Cloistered upstairs in a utilitarian apartment block, Aldina feels like a precious secret guarded loyally by local shoppers from the adjacent produce market. The menu features the kind of no-nonsense homemade grub that only an Italian nonna raised on hand-shaped pasta could possibly concoct. Despite a written menu, you'll be offered what's in the pot and revel in the people-watching potential.

If the lasagna is in the pot, don't miss it.