IT'S: A pasta-focused restaurant
11-09-2017OPENED: September 11th, 2017
LOCATION: Greenwich Village
ADDRESS: 47 West 8th Street
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 9th Street
OPENING TIMES: Daily until 11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
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Aunt Jake’s first came into our lives last year with their build-your-own-pasta concept in Little Italy and now, the homemade Italian pasta restaurant has spread to Greenwich Village. Of course there’s no shortage of authentic Italian cuisine in New York City – there’s even been serious quick-service spots like The Sosta that recently opened up in Nolita with high-quality and affordable Italian options – Aunt Jake’s is a similar concept but with a more authentic approach and everything comes homemade.
The second location is situated within a Greenwich Village townhouse at 47 W. 8th St. and spans 1,600 feet upstairs and a further 1,800 feet downstairs and is decorated with a blue and white-tiled bar and whitewashed brick.
At Aunt Jake’s, customers are encouraged to create their own pasta dishes by choosing from one of the restaurant’s hand made pastas to pair with one of the restaurant’s sauces. There’s classics like rigatoni and tagliatelle to pair with pesto or marinara as well as more interesting items like beet pappardelle alla vodka. For those that aren’t pasta-inclined there are specialties like chicken parmigiana, braised rabbit tagliatelle and branzino to name a few. Daily specials include pork chops with vinegar peppers on Wednesdays and baked manicotti on Sundays.
Of course, there’s prosecco and there’s red, white and rosé wines too. There’s also bottled beers and cocktails like Sangria, a Negroni and a frozen Pina Colada.
Starters range from $10 – $14 with main courses going anywhere from $12 – $39.