We were on our last day in NY, but had some time to kill before leaving for the airport. My wife had a sudden yearning for some pasta, and a quick search threw up L'asso as an inexpensive but good option. I think it's fair to say we weren't disappointed! My wife had the aglio olio, while our daughter had the carbonara and we shared a pizza (culo di porko). The pastas were very good, with our daughter rating it "the best carbonara I've had", and the pizza was excellent. The restaurant itself is a cosy little place on the corner of Mott and Canal street, and the staff were friendly.