Mandilli at The Factory Kitchen
Why We Love It: Although this restaurant slipped quietly onto the scene in late fall, we only got there this spring. The mandilli di seta was already one of the most talked-about pasta dishes in town, and just one bite reveals why. Named for a "silk handkerchief," a sheet of incredibly tender and delicate pasta falls onto the plate enrobed in a pale green pesto. It's so simple and perfect, you'd think everyone could serve this, but simple is never as easy as it looks.