WINNER: Who has the best pasta in Atlanta? | Best of Atlanta

The votes are in to see who has the best pasta in Atlanta.

Pasta is a dish that can easily and affordably be made at home, but can also be found at most restaurants in metro Atlanta.

The noodles you'll find at some of Atlanta's most popular Italian restaurants "are almost always handmade, using flour, eggs and a lot of love," Bob Townsend wrote for the AJC Dining Guide: The Noodle Edition.

And Atlanta loves pasta, if our latest poll is any indication.

We asked: Who has the best pasta in Atlanta? Here are the results.

In fifth place was Sotto Sotto in Atlanta. Sotto Sotto has been an Atlanta dining destination for more than 15 years, its website states, with dishes "firmly rooted in centuries of Italian tradition."

Our fourth place finisher was Osteria Mattone in North Fulton. Brothers and Roswell High graduates Daniel and Ryan Pernice opened Osteria Mattone as a "neighborhood restaurant serving regional Italian cuisine."

Coming in third was BiBa's Italian Restaurant, with two locations in Gwinnett. BiBa's is "built on traditional family values with delicious Italian food, quality service and our friendly neighborhood atmosphere," its website states.

Our second place winner was BoccaLupo in Inman Park. The restaurant says it specializes in "handmade and extruded pasta dishes with an eye on seasonality and where it comes from."

Which brings us to our winner:

"Stepping into Mezza Luna is maybe a little like stepping into an Italian home," an AJC food critic wrote in 2016.  The Smyrna restaurant's "culturally driven chefs bring years of experience from Rome, Lazio and Calabria," its website states.

If you need to do some comparison eating, check out the Italian noodles from these metro Atlanta restaurants.

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