One of our Italian surveyors told us that Ecco-la, roughly translated, means “We put free weed in our pasta.” No wonder neighborhood UESers flock to this tight little Italian bistro. Or maybe it’s the heaping portions of hot pasta, low prices and the little cozy side room that you can only get into if you’re on a first date or trying to get back together with an ex, or just a sucker for public humiliation. Try the Rigatti Rossi and go home happy. [MF]