MUST EAT: Ohio City Pasta

Twenty-five years ago, Gary Thomas launched a one-man pasta-making operation. Fast forward to today and Ohio City Pasta has dramatically increased its manufacturing while keeping its original production methods virtually unchanged. A beloved Cleveland favorite, Ohio City Pasta offers customers and restauranteurs a vast variety of hand-crafted pastas, pierogi, sauces, and more.

LGI first discovered Ohio City Pasta at their flagship stand in Cleveland’s famous West Side Market, a century-old public market and the anchor of the Ohio City neighborhood. Since 1991, Ohio City Pasta has been offering market visitors over-the-counter products at their stand – a spot that keeps busy during all market hours. Showcasing bundles of the various types and flavors of pasta, the market stand is definitely the most fun place to purchase the freshly made products.

Ohio City Pasta prides itself on its ingredients. “No corners are cut. Nothing is artificial. Ingredients are painstakingly selected and sourced as locally as possible. In the production kitchen, Gary and his team are never content with ‘good enough’” (

Ohio City Pasta is the preferred choice for renowned regional and local chefs and its commitment to the community remains strong. The company participates in citywide sustainability initiatives, sourcing ingredients from local producers and looking for the highest quality ingredients.

Ohio City Pasta’s products can be found in Heinen’s, Giant Eagle and Rego Brothers stores as well as farmers markets, in addition to the West Side Market stand.

Besides their delicious, fresh products, Ohio City Pasta’s website offers recipes, preparation guides and pasta and sauce paring options to assist in creating the perfect dinnertime meal.

So, if you are looking to serve a memorable Sunday family dinner, add Ohio City Pasta to your grocery list!

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