This restaurant has closed
Porano Pasta closed on July 31, 2018. Gerard Craft has streamlined the ordering process at his fast-casual restaurant downtown. No longer must customers choose each element of their pasta (base, sauce, protein and toppings). Now you pick a base (pasta, rice, farro or gluten-free pasta) and one of the menu’s pre-determined combinations, like the Neapolitan (with the standout Smoky Sunday Sugo, roasted pork, giardiniera and breadcrumbs) or the Classic (with red sauce, meatballs and pecorino cheese). Or you can skip the pasta entirely in favor of the thick-crust Detroit-style pizza or the chicken Parmesan sandwich, which stands up to your favorite version on the Hill.
Hours: Lunch and dinner daily
Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best
Must order: Neapolitan bowl (regular $9.95, large $13.95)