This pasta-focused restaurant serves a variety of house-made pastas, from simplistic classics like spaghetti and cacio e pepe to the more unique cresta di gallo (cock’s comb) with cauliflower, chili, garlic, and, curiously, almond. The compact menu excels elsewhere -- the boards of chicken, veggies, or pork are excellent options -- but your focus will always be on the pastas. Grab a seat at the counter, overlooking the kitchen, or dine at a table and be sure to order some wine.
This casual, counter-service Cal-Italian spot is the perfect choice when you need an affordable pasta and Italian wine fix. The six handmade pasta dishes rotate, but rest assured there’s at least one that will appeal to you (if not all of them). The compact menu also offers a couple of non-pasta dishes that are equally satisfying, like a crispy Brussels Sprout Salad with prosciutto and anchovy and Marinated Baby Octopus with capers and mango. The wine selection is also carefully curated but very accessible, and you never have to worry about price because every glass is $10, and every bottle is $40.
How to book: Make reservations online or order pasta and wine to-go from their online wine and good shop.