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Falai Panetteria

79 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002 40.718909 -73.985189
at Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-8956 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Cafes, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

falainyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Prices

$12-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

Now that he’s opened a bakery-café, Iacopo Falai, owner of the eponymous Italian restaurant up the street, has been exposed as the onetime Le Cirque pastry chef he is. It’s a smart move for a destination restaurateur to placate the neighborhood with fresh-baked bread, delicious rustic loaves like the signature black cabbage and the sweetly pungent onion-fennel. We’re most enthused about the focaccia, a variety that’s hit a bit of a slump lately as misguided pizzerias and midwestern chains pumped out fat, flabby squares festooned with all manner of cockamamie toppings. Iacopo redeems the classically dimpled flat bread by keeping it relatively thin and satisfyingly crunchy, embellished with nothing more than a dash of sea salt and drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, delicious the day of purchase and even better heated briefly in the oven.

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