Basil Pasta Bar is not necessarily food to missing your plane for, but definitely worth a mention.
Here's the skinny: Basil is a quick pasta joint that allows you to either create your own pasta or order one of their selections. It's $8, there are no limits to toppings, and the pasta is cooked up as you order it, so it's fresh. There's not much not to like.
The portions are huge. The ingredients are good. It's very quick. And it's cheap.
Here's my signature recipe: penne, chicken (I tried chorizo initially, and it's the only ingredient that I felt was under par), mushrooms, peas, red onion, chili (it's not on the menu, but ask for some chili spice or something as they do have it), garlic, creamy pesto, Parmesan, and parsley.
I tried the Penne Arribiata - not bad, not spicy or garlicy enough, and I don't know how I feel about the goats cheese or the red peppers.
Caveat: This is not an Italian restaurant. It's just a place for a quick bite. Smuggle a little Chianti in a Sigg waterbottle, though, and you've got yourself a date.
As it's location is a short block away from Granville, these guys should consider extending their hours of operation. I can say with some certainty and personal experience that a hot plate of garlicy pasta would appeal to those stumbling out of the Granville strip with vodka induced munchies.