The pasta dishes at Storico Fresco are fresh and exciting as they plate a combination of classics and twists. No matter which pasta you choose, it will be yummy. Below are a few of my personal favorites and wishlist items.

Corzetti con Funghi

Stephanie Yormack

They say this pasta dish is for the "mushroom lovers," and let me just preface by saying I don't like mushrooms. Why I ordered this one really knows, but I'm so glad my gut told me to.

The hand-stamped pasta coins were thin and delicate yet absorbent of the flavorful and creamy mushroomy-brown sauce. The contrast between the porcini cream and pungent mushrooms created the perfect blend of sauce.

If you love mushrooms this dish is vibrant in flavor and is perfect for you...and if you hate mushrooms, these pasta coins will probably convert you into a mushroom fan.

Cappelletti Spinaci

Stephanie Yormack

Cappelletti is most often described as a larger tortellini, or a cheesy-filled pocket. Storico Fresco does a nice job of blending spinach with ricotta, pecorino, and mozzarella and then tossing the pockets in a brown butter sauce. This dish is light and earthy, but don't underestimate the flavor these Cappelletti hold.

Cacio e Pepe

Stephanie Yormack

I've always thought Cacio e Pepe was a boring pasta. This pasta dish changed my entire perspective on what simple pastas can do. I now know that some of the most simple and "boring" pastas are actually the best.

As seen with Cacio e Pepe, although there are very few ingredients, the flavors work together to pack a punch. Cheesy and creamy with a hint of pepper...I mean what more could you ask for? Pure deliciousness.

Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

All throughout dinner, I was eyeing the pasta dish one table over—the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. Although I did not get the chance to try it, it looked amazing. The pasta was steaming and coated in a thick Bolognese sauce but did not appear to be drowning in sauce; it was the perfect amount. I might just have to go back to try it next time. 

Ravioli alla Pomarola

This classic take on ravioli would be the next must-try dish on my wishlist. Another nearby table ordered the ravioli and seemed to be really enjoying it. The ravioli is stuffed with ricotta cheese and doused in a cherry tomato sugo, or a classic red sauce. With a little cheese sprinkled on top, the dish looked delicious and filled the air with a saucy aroma.

If you read this article as a guide for what to order, I'm sorry to disappoint, but the struggle of choosing a menu item just got a lot harder. I genuinely believe you can't go wrong.

My final note about this restaurant is the experience that follows the food. In the back, there is a little grocery area of pastas, sauces, balsamic vinegar, oils, treats, crackers, and more: all of the Italian must-haves in the kitchen. I love how Storico Fresco creates an experience and is not just a restaurant. I can't wait to go back and try other dishes.

If you're looking for another Italian recommendation in Atlanta, check out this article on Bellina Alimentari located in Ponce City Market.