Looking for a really good restaurant with amazing pasta. Celebrating my birthday and am in the mood for some comfort food. The problem is that my husband hates spending a fortune and leaving hungry. For example, I took him to Nomad because I was blown away by the crabmeat and meyer lemon pasta dish. I had to beckon the waiter for more bread to fill him up. Tasting menu's aren't his thing unless it's somewhere like Grammercy Tavern, which he always enjoys. So while it's my birthday, I would feel uncomfortable if he wasn't satisfied. I have read about so many good restaurants here such is A Voce, Al Fiore, Lincoln, Ciano, Osteria Morini, Marea, Scarpetta, Del Posto. I would like an appetizer and pasta dish. I don't necessarily need a secondi, if the pasta is substanial enough. Scarpetta is known for their bread basket so I felt that was a safe bet, however Osteria Morini's creamy pasta dishes appeal to me more.