7 pasta places in Karachi that provide the perfect fettuccine fix for carb loaders
Pasta is a dish loved by all. It comes in a variety of flavors and is a go-to item for dinner parties. The Italian delicacy is widely consumed in Pakistan, whether it’s cooked to be authentically Italian or with a South Asian twist.
We’ve curated a list of small businesses that cook delicious pasta in Karachi.
1. This former chef has started a pursuit of his own
Food Retreats (@food.retreats) is owned by a passionate chef who is doing what he does best. The owner’s name is Faraz Faruqi, he was inspired by the lockdown to start his own business. He brings new items to the menu every day and engages with customers. He cooks pasta, burgers, and sandwiches, which are delivered fresh to your doorstep.
The tantalizing Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta with Grilled Chicken is one of the most popular items on the menu!
The Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta is priced Rs. 450/-. Place your order here.
2. This pasta venture is surely a smash hit
Pasta Smash (@pastasmash) is another treasure that popped during quarantine in 2020. It’s a small business started by a self-taught chef, who has been cooking from a young age. They dream of opening up their own cafe and this is just the start of their journey.
You can find all sorts of pasta dishes here, from classic Fettuccine Alfredo, Mac n’ Cheese, Red Sauce Pasta to flavored pasta with a Pakistani touch to them.
Flavored pasta start from Rs. 350/- and regulars start at Rs. 400/-. Check them out here.
3. In the mood for some spice and fire? These sisters do it best
De Wooden Spoon (@de_wooden_spoon) is owned by two sisters, Saniya and Rabiya. They kicked off their cooking journey in August 2017 with the launch of this startup. Red Sauce Pasta was the first item on their menu and it was a hit! Since then, they started digging deeper and added a myriad of flavors to choose from! They got such a great response from it, so they began exploring different kinds of pasta and now their menu has a variety to choose from. Their priorities are quality and convenient service. They also take custom orders on customers’ requests.
These self-taught chefs have been given the approval of celebrities like Mariyam Nafees and Rabya Kulsoom.
The signature Spicy Pasta costs Rs. 700/- and other flavors start from Rs. 500/-. Click here to check them out.
4. This young chef is turning a hobby into a living, one dish at a time
Foodie Cooks (@foodie_cooks18) is a project of 18-year-old Anusha! She has been cooking from a very young age and her love for cooking inspired her to start her own little business. She cooks Pakistani, Italian, and Mexican food, but her most popular item is her Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta and Lasagna. Anusha dreams of expanding her business and menu but her current items have been a hit among her followers.
She also shares her recipes with her followers through Instagram stories and has gotten various outstanding reviews from customers.
The Alfredo Pasta starts at Rs. 500/- and if you wish to upsize, it’s priced at Rs. 700. Click here to see her Instagram.
5. These are the most Instagrammable meals you’ve seen
Chef Zaira (@chefzaira) is owned by Zaira Kamal, who has taken her love for cooking and presentation to the next level. Zaira has been cooking for years and started her business more than a year ago. She cooks all types of cuisines, Pakistani, Turkish, Mexican, and most popularly, Italian. Her menu includes Alfredo Pasta, Penne Arrabbiata, and Lasagna. Her service is hassle-free and her food will impress you for sure.
Zaira has also collaborated with @htvpk to share her recipes. She offers deals on Mother’s Day.
Alfredo Pasta starts from Rs. 350/- and you can upsize to Rs. 550/- or Rs. 750/-. Click here to see her Instagram.
6. This place will take your tastebuds on a trip to Italy
Pomo (@pomokarachi) is owned by Imran Bandukda, it’s a casual Italian restaurant established in 2018. Their menu includes all sorts of Italian dishes that’ll always leave you wanting more. They serve pasta in all shapes and flavors, from the classic Fettuccine Alfredo to Ravioli in different flavors. You can also choose which vegetables you’d want to include in your meal.
Pomo excels in Italian dishes and it’s the perfect place to visit with friends and family over the weekend. The ambiance is relaxed but still has an exquisite feel to it.
Their pasta starts at Rs. 800/- and you can add on different toppings for Rs. 75 – 300/. Click here to check them out.
7. This places provides a serene fine dining experience
Jardin Restaurant (@jardinkarachi) is located in the heart of DHA in Phase 6, Khayaban-e-Ghazi. It excels in exquisite meals from European cuisine and has a Paris-inspired ambiance, where customers can meet up for important occasions. The menu offers a dish for everyone’s taste and preference.
Jardin has a team of professionals who have experience of years in the culinary field and prepare excellent dishes with passion and excellence.
The Pastas start at Rs. 895; a variety of flavors is offered. Click here to check them out.