There's something about the drool-worthy aroma of a piping hot bowl of pasta that just soothes the soul and fills the stomach, here are our picks of the best Sydney has to offer

Whether you like your pasta with an aromatic, slow-cooked hearty meat sauce, a rich, creamy truffle or a hint of heat paired with a little light seafood, Sydney really delivers. With a thriving Italian food scene thanks to the large Italian community who call our harbourside town home - the pasta (and indeed all continental culinary delights) being served up is authentic, delicious and exactly like Nonna would make it. There's no need to hop a plane to Italy when there's so much talent working the pasta pan in the kitchens here.

Scroll through for the top five pasta dishes currently being plated up in Sydney (warning: don't read this if you're hungry):

Soul food: the 5 best pasta dishes in Sydney