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Falai - Closed

68 Clinton St., #1 New York, NY 10002 | Lower East Side | 212-253-1960

Location Description:

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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  • Cuisine(s): Italian
  • Hours: Daily 7am-11pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining

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  • Fork in the Road: Food News
    After months of speculation, Iacopo has closed Falai, his six-year-old flagship restaurant on Clinton Street.Following a report on Grub Street that the restaurant was temporarily closed due...
  • Dining: Reviews
    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...

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