Pasta Presto Grill
93 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
THIS POST WAS supposed to be Dinner And A Movie, but Sharon and I found upon arriving at Film Forum that "Control," the Ian Curtis biopic, was sold out. We also learned that the sold-out 9:00 p.m. show was the film's last at Film Forum. Ah, what terrible timing, and, speaking of terrible, we had dinner at Pasta Presto Grill. This Greenwich Village joint displayed a prowess for exactly two things during our meal: absent service and oily food. The mushroom ravioli was pleasantly cooked, flavorful, but drowning in a far-too-oily walnut pesto. Worse, it cost twice what it should have.
MIKE EATS NEXT TIME: Not a chance.