Finally had lunch at Sapore, a neighborhood Tratoria on Greenwich Ave. Their 4.95 lunch deal has got to be the best non-asian deal in town. They give a choice of pasta dishes or a great Chicken sandwich on an Italian Baguette, soup or salad(I got the Portabella mushroom soup of the day which was a puree of soup thick like a split pea and a nice not too salty and galicky flavor.)
For an entree I got a generous bowl of Penne Fiorentina which was just painted green with pureed spinach and basil and a snowball of ricotta resting on top. Another tasty looking option was a gorgonzola, walnut, parmesan and ricotta with Fusilli.
I would stick with the sandwich or pastas as my wife paid the 2 dollar supplement for grilled salmon and it was totally mediocre. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente which I find pretty rare at this price point.
For the under 5 bucks you also get a free refilled coffee or tea. Friendly, young Italian waitstaff as well. Not the best food in the world but you can do a lot worse for a lot more in this town. It's a bargain if you're in the nabe.