Whether you prefer a creamy carbonara or a meaty spaghetti bolognaise or a slow-cooked ragu, today is the day we thank our lucky stars for the invention of a little carbohydrate we call pasta.
World Pasta Day is the day that people across the globe celebrate the culinary treat that is the unleavened dough moulded into funny little shapes.
A staple food of Italian cuisine, pasta was first officially referenced in Sicily back in the 12th century and has since become on of the most consumed foods around the world.
If all this talk of pasta is getting you hot under the collar, perhaps it's time to get out and about in Brisbane and get your Italian on.
Here's our list of The Best New Italian Restaurants In Brisbane for pasta inspiration.
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