The Pasta Wiz Express, the confusing Harry Potter–themed eatery that opened in Williamsburg earlier this year, is apparating across boroughs and opening a second location in Greenwich Village.
The new location, located at MacDougal Street between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets, will host its grand opening on September 5. While the dreary NYU high rises are not nearly as scenic as Hogwarts' castle towers, bringing the wizard-inspired spot to the millennial-filled neighborhood makes complete sense. After all, NYU does have its own Quidditch club.
Sadly, you wont find any chocolate frogs or cauldron cakes here, just casual Italian food. The outpost promises organic pasta dishes and salads, including build-your-own options, that are ready in just five minutes. But the Pasta Wiz's connection between fast-casual noodles and the magical universe of Harry Potter is befuddling. (Pasta kind of looks like a Basilisk. Maybe?) There are plenty of places in New York that make you feel like you're Harry Potter, and this pasta spot isn't the most magical one.