Best Stand-in for Mom's Home Cooking

Caffé Roma

Joe and Carolina Coreno will make you feel like famiglia in their homey little restaurant, Caffé Roma. The menu's nothing fancy, composed mostly of pasta, and their plates are unapologetically mismatched. But what a value! An ample portion of spaghetti and meatballs, followed by a freshly stuffed cannoli, will set you back less than a 10-spot. The result is an old-fashioned sit-down meal that's easy on the budget.