|Pastai! --photo via Pastai|
|Wine at Pastai starts at just $8 per glass--photo via Pastai|
The quaint yet chic space buzzes with after-work locals on weeknights and trendy Chelsea diners appear on weekends, ready to indulge in Chef Melissa’s creations. Innovative bar snack-inspired appetizers, like the Olive Fritte ($8), fried breaded castelvetrano olives stuffed with pecorino cheese quickly melt in your mouth in a glorious combination of gooey, crispy deliciousness. Other standout appetizers include the Pasta Fasul ($8), broken spaghetti pasta simmered with white beans, celery and garlic in a tomato broth, creating a savory pasta and vegetable infused stew, and the aranici stuffed with fontina and vegetable ragu ($12), crispy, creamy, with the delusion of healthiness oozing out with the rich vegetable filling.
|Freshly made pasta--photo via Pastai|
|You can purchase artisan pasta to take home. --photo via Pastai|
|Pastai is located in the Chelsea neighborhood on 9th Avenue--photo via Pastai|