In this city, restaurants come and go faster than you can say "sustainable locavore burger." And even though there are great new additions to the culinary landscape popping up every week, you've gotta give kudos to anyone who can stick it out for over a year. With that in mind, we bring you Still Got It, our tribute to establishments that continue to serve mouthwatering meals and drinks long after the buzz has faded—or if the lingering hype is still justified.

There's nothing better than a stalwart neighborhood pasta joint, and Supper, a Northern Italian-style osteria that's been hanging out in the East Village for the past few years, is just the ticket. Its power is in the simplicity—casual dishes are prepared lovingly, sprinkled lightly with spices and sauce that focus more on the quality of ingredients than the poshness of their construction.

Supper's space is brickwalled, boasting long communal tables and a few smaller spots in an "outdoor" patio (it's covered and heated in the winter) that fill up fast on weekend nights. There's a front dining area—complete with an open kitchen—a rear one and a lovely little candlelit bar next door, where you can have a glass of wine or two while waiting for a seat to open up. They don't take reservations for parties smaller than 8, but those are available Sunday to Thursday at any time, and at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

A restaurant is sometimes best judged by the quality of the bread it serves, and Supper delivers, offering up fresh country-style bread and a small plate of pinto beans dressed olive oil. Do not fill up on this, though, because Supper's pasta dishes, while basic, are not small, and they pack enough flavor to warrant forgoing bread if necessary. There are two standout dishes here: the tagliatelle al ragu (flat noodles in bolognese sauce, $17); and the stellar spaghetti al limone ($12), which comes sprinkled with parmesan and a simultaneously sweet-and-tart lemon and olive oil dressing. Supper also offers some specialty dishes worth a taste—the lasagna alla bolognese, which is served on Wednesdays, is particularly good, as is the kale gnocci special served intermittently during the week.

Supper's menu also includes meat entrees like veal and osso bucco, but your best bet here is to stick with the pasta, though feel free to pre-game them with antipasti dishes like polpettini di vitello (baby veal meatballs, $12) and mozzarella di bufalo ($16). For dessert, they offer typical northern Italian sweets like hazelnut panna cotta ($9) and tiramisu ($9), along with sorbets, ice creams and fresh fruit. And they offer a solid selection of Italian wines that range from about $8 to $12 a glass, $36 to $48 a bottle, in addition to cocktails and after-dinner liquors.

Do note that Supper is cash only; do not let that keep you from this gem.

Supper is located at 156 East 2nd Street between Aves A and B in the East Village (212-477-7600, supperrestaurant.com).