My SO and I are driving out from the city this weekend to meet a friend who's working in LI next week. We're looking for an Italian restaurant in the Port Jeff/Stony Brook area. My SO has been to Pasta Pasta before and really liked it but that was a few years ago - though I saw some posts here tht sound like it's still good. I also found a rec for Pentimento and liked what I saw on their website.
Should I just randomly pick one? Is one much better than the other? Or is there another option that's better? Looking for the price range to max at about $15-$25 for pasta/entrees and preferably something that is more modern and casual rather than formal and stuffy.