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Apr 18, 2008 11:35 AM

Great Pasta Meal?

Husband and I are looking to have our last meal before keeping Passover all week as a delicious pasta meal - any recs on restaurants with amazing homemade pasta dishes - wed go anywhere in manhattan, but prefer the west side. Of course, it has to be a place where we could get in tonight w/o reservations as well!

Thanks so much.

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  1. You can still walk in to Babbo at 5 - 5:30 pm and score two seats at the bar.

    Otherwise Lupa will have tables reserved for walk in as well.

    For more done-to-earth version, Malatesta, Da Andrea, Po, etc. all serve pretty good homemade pasta

    4 Replies
    1. re: kobetobiko

      jfood ate at Babbo last night and the manager was telling a woman in front of him the exact same thing that kobetobiko set forth. And it is well worth it.

      BTW - jfood is in the pasta is OK for passover camp.

      1. re: kobetobiko

        I second the recommendation of Po.

        1. re: Hurner

          I agree- Po is great for pasta - but we just ate there 2 weeks ago and would love to try something new - scored 2 seats at the bar during the week - had an amazing papardelle with peas and mint.

          1. re: Hurner

            Po is tough to get into. It's a little loud. And I have found that they have a bit of an attitude ("we can't *possibly* take you" despite empty tables, rush you to the door, etc.). YMMV.

            Pasta is very good, though.

        2. Il Cortile in Little Italy makes great basic homemade pasta. Great meat sauce, great Alfredo, etc. Finish the evening off at Caffe Palermo for some great Cannoli.

          1. You might try Novita, on E.22nd, east of Park Avenue.