A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of internationally inspired pasta at The Pasta Factory in Latham.
The Pasta Factory's spaghetti wranglers draw upon noodles of all shapes and sizes to concoct a globe-trotting menu of well-sauced fare. Send taste buds to the world's boot with the basil pesto ($7.89), which dresses tomatoes and mushrooms in farfalle bow ties for a date with smooth pesto cream, or opt for the tuscan chicken ($9.99), a Gordian knot of angel hair untied by a team of chicken breast, artichoke hearts, and prosciutto. Beef stroganoff ($8.99) showcases sautéed sirloin strips enriched by sour cream and mushrooms, and Thai-inspired rice noodles ($6.99) dwell beneath peanut sauce and achieve a fiery kick from peppers and matchstick carrots. The Pasta Factory's casual, no-reservations-needed attitude and familiar fare make it as kid-friendly as a version of Goodnight Moon sung by myna birds.
952 Troy Schenectady Rd.
Latham, New York 12110Get Directions