The best pasta dish you’ve never ordered
Spaghetti with the simplest of ingredients cooked to perfection
When the chef comes out to compliment you on your order, you know you’re doing something right. Spaghetti aglio e olio con peperoncino - spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, and red pepper - is the simplest and most sublime of Italian classics. It’s not a difficult dish to make, but takes skill and timing to prepare well in a restaurant environment. If this dish is on the menu, you’ve probably found an authentic kitchen, run by an Italian-born chef.