2 Spaghi Pasta Bar
Run by three Italian natives, 2 Spaghi is a small pasta shop in Budapest with an endearingly simple mission: serve fresh, made-to-order pasta dishes quickly and well. You're invited to pair a variety of pasta shapes (fusilli, bucatini, tagliatelle, etc.) with a rotating set of sauces. On any day, there might be cacio e pepe, carbonara, puttanesca, amatriciana, and aglio, olio e peperoncino listed on the blackboard.
You can't go wrong with any of them and they each cost around €12. Of the stuffed pastas, the ravioli with spinach and ricotta is especially good. If you have some stomach space left, round out your meal with a light panna cotta topped with strawberry sauce.
Note that 2 Spaghi is located inside Gozsdu Udvar, a tourist-heavy passage lined with overpriced bars and restaurants. I can't help thinking that this charming pasta joint would deserve a more worthy home, but if you don't like the vibes here, you can also just buy some fresh pasta to go.
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