As devoted Burning Bush readers might recall, Pasta Shop’s closure left a dark and depressing Italian food void in Bushwick, only to be replaced by the bougier, far more expensive alternative, Linguine. But now, from the ashes of Pasta Shop has risen Pasta Bistrot.
The simple, no frills joint picks up where Pasta Shop left off, with a touch less of sophistication to it (they’re available on GrubHub, after all). Offering “build your own pasta” options–which kind of smacks of Olive Garden, but we’ll overlook it–and free wi-fi with purchase, Pasta Bistrot is bound to give Linguine a run for its money.
Gino Andronapoli, the owner of Linguine, balked when The Burning Bush mentioned Pasta Bistrot. “That slop? You think people will pay $5 when they can pay $50? I don’t think so.” Obviously, Andronapoli is very in touch with what the people want. The owner of Pasta Bistrot, Mario Marioni, could not be reached for a response.
Written by Genna Rivieccio