Falai - Closed

68 Clinton St.
New York, NY 10002

Courtesy of Falai


  • Daily 7am-11pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
This might just be the best Italian restaurant currently operating in the city, but don't expect food of the most traditional sort. Familiar recipes are often zapped with one unexpected ingredient (like cocoa nibs with the pork loin);the miracle is that it always seems to work. The noodle-free raviolis called gnudi are also spectacular, lumps of creamy ricotta and baby spinach topped with pecorino and bathed in butter and sage. And don't ignore the wine list, which has some amazing bottles even at the lower end.

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  • Falai Has Closed, and Falai Panetteria Is on the Market
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 2:14 p.m. by Rebecca Marx

    After months of speculation, Iacopo has closed Falai, his six-year-old flagship restaurant on Clinton Street...

  • Nudies
    Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 4 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

    Nothing's more food-porny than gnudi ("nudies"). Also known as ravioli malfatti ("badly made ravioli"), these naked lumps of cheesy filling arrive without a noodle covering, a classic Florentine recipe that predates the introduction...


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