Al dente pasta is cooked to achieve firmness, unlike forged checks or foam fingers with traces of gunshot residue, which are cooked to dispose of evidence. Stick a fork into something firm with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of pasta, salad, drinks, and more at Nooï Pasta To-Go in Midtown.
The culinary experts at Nooï empower hungry pasta cravers by allowing them to author their own meals using al dente components cooked behind the counter. Patrons start by selecting regular or multigrain noodles and a size—options include 16 ounces (starting at $2.75), 26 ounces (starting at $4.15), 32 ounces (starting at $5.15), and venti macchiato. Then discerningly decide on a sauce, such as bolo, an amalgam of ground beef, carrots, and onions ($5.75–$6.75); or bollywood, which is flavor-fied with chicken fillet, mild curry, cream, and lemon ($5.95–$6.95). After rendering pasta saucy, guests can further customize their mealy masterpieces with vegetable or meat toppings, a mélange of cheeses, and extra sauce. Pair a savory wheat-based creation with a refreshing soda ($1.25) or homemade tiramisu ($2.95). All of the culinary craftwork is done directly in front of customers, like a theater production or a surgery that calls for a local anesthetic.
- Ultimately, Nooi’s Vodkaya with basil, fresh tomato, and mozzarella cheese turned out to be the ultimate combo. The shredded mozzarella cheese topping melted into strings over the penne and balanced cream sauce. I’d go back without hesitation for this one. – Amy Cao, Midtown Lunch
- I was amazed by the person who took my order, she was super friendly. As I stood there debating on what to get she started explaining how the process work [sic]. I picked alfredo and it was ready in mins. – Jin Y., Yelp, 1/23/11
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