If you go anywhere outside of Central New York and mention "Riggies" - people are bound to look at you like you have seven heads. It's a staple for us! Whether you make them yourself, or dine out at your favorite restaurant, Riggies are everywhere!

The definition of Riggies, according to Wikipedia: an Italian-American pasta dish native to the Utica-Rome area of New York State. Although many variations exist, it is a pasta-based dish typically consisting of chicken, rigatoni, and hot or sweet peppers in a spicy cream and tomato sauce.

So many restaurants serve Riggies, it's hard to know which ones are amazing and worth trying.

We asked you the question "where are some of the most amazing Riggies in Central New York?" These were some of the responses.

***Please note: other restaurants also have amazing Riggies, but we compiled a list of a few after asking people like you.

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