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Trattoria Spaghetto

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Trattoria Spaghetto

Peter Cherches | May 11, 2006 09:33 PM

I must have passed this place hundreds of times without considering going in. Tonight I was looking for a quick, cheap solo dinner after a noir double-feature at Film Forum. I had considered doing a roast pork noodle soup at Sammy's (just about the only thing I'll order at Sammy's or Ollie's), but this time I decided to go into Spaghetto. It's certainly dirt cheap. All I had was an antipasto and a glass of basic, house Pinot Grigio (how many places will serve any wine for $4.25 a glass these days?). I wasn't expecting much, but the antipasto wasn't bad at all--a pretty simple combination of grilled and marinated vegetables plus mozzarella & tomato with basil.

So, how's the other food there? It's a very low-key place, and there seemed to be a number of neighborhood solo diners.

Also, is it a gussied-up version of the old Italian luncheonette that had been there for eternity, or a totally different establishment?

On the way to the West Fourth Street station I passed a Beard Papa branch. I had never tried a Beard Papa cream puff before. Luckily, I'm not much of a dessert person, or I'd probably be morbidly obese. I must say, the cream puff was very good.

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