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Caffe Falai

265 Lafayette St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Prince St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

83% would go back.

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The ambience of Italy brought straight to New York

By hugh_stanford on 1/30/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been familiar with the Panatteria and the Restaurant in the Lower East Side and was pleased with the service and excellent food at the Cafe. I would definitely go back there again.

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85 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Best Kept Italian Secret in Nolita

By arts10022 on 1/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My guest and I were thrilled to stumble upon Caffe Falai just around the corner from busy Broadway in Nolita last week. The sparkle of candlelight, crystal, and white linens drew us into a welcoming atmosphere. After asking for help with the wine, a luscious bottle of white from San Gimignano provided the perfect start to our meal. A light tomato and bread soup was followed by a salad of delicate greens and avocado dressed with white truffle oil. A perfect al dente linguini was then served with a sauce of parmesan, garlic, and lemon zest. Tiny biscotti with expresso ended the meal perfectly. The collection of mirrors hung at various heights along the outer wall of the restaurant proved not to be mere decoration. In fact, the mirrors offered diners a clever, yet subtle, way of watching the reflected activity on the street, in the kitchen, and among fellow diners. This restaurant has great potential. The subtle and beautifully crafted cuisine is glorious. Be patient, show appreciation, and you will be rewarded.

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74 out of 154 people found this review helpful.

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