I made this for dinner last night and it was an absolute hit! My partner and I have incredibly different tastes and, while it isn't hard to meet in the middle or find ways around dishes to work for both of us, I needed to change absolutely nothing about this dish. I'm not a huge fan of peppery dishes but I'm so glad I gave this a shot. The flavor of the dish is fantastic and my unenthusiastic partner (everything is always just fine or "yeah I guess I could eat that again") got up for thirds and made a point of bringing up how much he liked it.
I would recommend, if you like your pastas on the creamier side, reserving a bit more pasta water to ensure the sauce doesn't dry out before you have a chance to get seconds. And trust me, you're going to want seconds.