"The 'pastabilities' are endless!" quips the announcement for a second location of Aunt Jake's, which we will forgive because pasta is a gift from the gods that can make one go temporarily punny. The first location of the homemade Italian pasta restaurant opened in Little Italy in 2016, and now Chef Carmine Di Giovanni is bringing his pasta operation to Greenwich Village, with a revamp of his previous restaurant on West 8th Street near 6th Avenue.

Aunt Jake's favors the "choose your own adventure" style of dining, encouraging diners to pick a pasta to pair with one of the restaurant's sauces. You could opt for a classic rigatoni with marinara or herb garganelli with pesto, or go a little kookier with beet pappardelle alla vodka. Pasta experimentation should be encouraged in all forms.

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All of the restaurant's pastas are made in-house, along with the sauces. There are also Italian staples like Chicken Parmigiana, Lemon Chicken, and Branzino on offer. Daily specials include Pork Chops with vinegar peppers on Wednesdays and Baked Manicotti on Sundays.

The space—which was recently rebooted from Di Giovanni's Greenwich Project concept—takes up two floors of its townhouse address with a blue and white-tiled bar and whitewashed brick.

Aunt Jake's 2.0 plans to open September 11th.

47 West 8th Street; auntjakesnyc.com

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