Quality ingredients, high-end display, hearty, healthy portions, easily under $10/meal. Signature homemade pasta dishes will make you drool. Fresh mesculin salads, spicy sauces, rich cheeses, nice varied seasonal menu. No liquor license, so bring your own table wine (at your own risk, of course.) Location is a ways from Central Square, so if you're really hungry, driving/biking might be the best way to get there. Take-out an option, open until 10pm-ish most nights.
Pros: walk-in, take-out, yummy, inexpensive
Cons: limited drink options, street parking