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Pasta Presto

93 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.729281 -74.001131
nr. Bleecker St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-5679 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

True to its name, the restaurant has speedy service, but the kitchen's a little on the fickle side: Pan-Italian, it mixes Southern and Northern Italian Roman and Ligurian styles. Ingredients are supermarket-standard, with many dishes thrown together so quickly that flavors often fail to blend. Look elsewhere for the lovingly stewed sauces that characterize Sicilian and Southern Italian cooking. Yet Prince Edward mussels on linguine, with a garlic pesto that draws the plump mussels together, is one of the better choices, a cut above the run-of-the-mill vodka- or clam-sauce dishes. Fettuccine Bolognese is filled with toothsome sausage and mushroom chunks, but the sweet sauce recalls Chef Boyardee, and needs longer simmering. Tuna steaks, shrimp scampi, and various chicken preparations lead the entrées. Portions are large; if you're in a hurry or want to stockpile provisions for a few recycled meals, this is the place for you.

Recommended Dishes

Fettuccine Bolognese, $12.50; Prince Edward mussels in garlic basil pesto over linguine, $12.95