If you forget about the staggering rent hikes and rezoning for a moment, Bushwickers are really winning right now! The neighborhood has recently been graced with a slew of new eateries, including everything from a vegan bakery to a gourmet hotdog joint to a poutine-slinging “shack.” And now, we can add “well-priced pasta place” to that list.
According to Bushwick Daily, the aptly-titled Pasta Shop opened very quietly last week—so quietly they don’t have a website or phone number yet—and have starting dishing out simple, well-known pasta dishes (cacio e pepe, carbonara, etc.) alongside smaller dishes of meatballs with eggplant, garlic, basil and pine nuts, mussels in tomato sauce, and cheese plates. For brunch, there are frittatas, panna cotta and fancy coffee to be downed in a post-binge-drinking haze.
Co-owner Antonio Campanelli picks all the wines himself and is currently sourcing all his produce from a farm out on Long Island. Meanwhile, his business partner Paolo Falciani sends olive oil and Pecorino Romano straight from Italy. Another unnamed partner is preparing to send his own beer once Pasta Shop gets its liquor license. For now, visitors are encouraged to BYOB(!) and should prepare to pay about $10-$15 per dish. Not a bad deal.
Pasta Shop is located at 234 Starr Street near Wyckoff Avenue. Hours: Mon-Thurs, 5:30-11 pm; Fri, 5:30-12am; Sat, 11am-12am; Sun, 11am-11pm. Lunch hours TBA.
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