Looking for good but not pricey pasta
Have a craving for some good, yummy but cheap pasta today.
Prefereably someplace below 23rd Street.
What's your definition of "cheap"? If you can provide a price range, that will be helpful.
Some came to mind are Malatesta (great), Via Emilia (great), Cacio e Pepe (solid), Max (solid and really cheap), Da Andrea (good). I heard Barbuto has a pasta tasting for $35 as well.
Actually if just pasta, Lupa isn't that expensive either.
Malatesta is awesome (christopher and washington)! Il Corallo Trattoria (on prince near thompson) is great.
Caffe Emilia (Yes, Cafe with 2 "fs,") on Second Ave. near 9th St. was really good the one night I was there... I am still dreaming about the lasagna my neigbor was eating, and I'm planning to go back for it. I had the scrambled eggs with mozzarella and grape tomatoes on grilled bread, yummy! A cute East Village hole in the wall, as authentic as it gets outside of Italy for the typical, owner-run place to get a nice bite.
Here's a link to the menu, I think the pastas were specials the night I went, but very cheap. Good food & friendly service.