The Secret to Making Instagram-Famous Spicy Rigatoni Vodka Sauce

You know those dishes (or treats) that constantly pop up on Instagram and are so mouthwatering you immediately add them to your Saved album? Mine was the spicy rigatoni vodka pasta from Carbone. This was, of course, in the pre-pandemic era, when I could still fantasize about indoor restaurant meals. But even now, everything about this simple yet decadent dish of creamy red sauce with a kick of spice—once presented tableside in a traditional Raffaellesco printed plate—oozes the cozy, authentic touch we all love and enjoy while dining Italian.