Caffe Falai

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar · SoHo
265 Lafayette St (at Prince St.), New York, NY 10012, United States
$ $ $ $
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  • What you need to know
    Serious Eats
    "Best Bomboloni"(3 Tips)
    Cheryl Y.
    "Get the baked eggs w smoked salmon and dip the fresh bread into it!"(3 Tips)
    I A.
    "... Moon cake and the crepe cake."(3 Tips)
    "... flavors, including chocolate and vanilla crème, but our favorites were the chantilly and a..."(2 Tips)
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  • bomboloni
  • chocolate and vanilla creme
  • wild boar
  • baked eggs
  • crepe cakes
  • prix fixe menu
  • coffee
  • pasta
  • desserts
  • rustic
  • cute
  • branzino
  • fresh baked breads
  • smoked salmon
  • octopus
  • cod
  • pastries
  • cozy
  • fish
  • veal
  • F-Factor N.

    Cool modern interior with interesting food choices makes eating here always a great experience

    F-Factor Nutrition · October 26, 2012
  • Sergio C.

    Food is absolutely fabulous. Service really sucks. That's a pity!

    Sergio Cesario · August 25, 2012
  • Zach M.

    Not good for bigger groups. Food comes out slowly and sporadically over the course of 20 to 30 minutes.

    Zach Maier · July 13, 2012
  • Nick

    greet everyone Ciao bello/bellas as you come in! Random nights you will see several people talking loud at the bar (yup, that's me) ...

    Nick · July 9, 2012
  • Alon B.

    Crepe cake

    Alon Burg · July 8, 2012
  • brandy L.

    20$ corkage fee I am impressed

    brandy LaVelle · July 5, 2012
  • Laura L.

    Buffalo mozzarella with watermelon was refreshing and delicious. Everything is fresh and yummy here!

    Laura Lachman · June 26, 2012
  • Natalia Q.

    Their goat cheese salad is amazing. Pair with wine!

    Natalia Quintero · June 14, 2012
  • Lafayette 148 New York

    Wonderful food and it’s close by!

    Lafayette 148 New York · May 11, 2012
  • Gina F.

    If you enjoy a negroni but can't always handle the hooch try the negroni sbagliato. Delish

    Gina Feliciano · April 14, 2012
  • Noah W.

    The $20 for "half" an appetizer and any main is a great business lunch in Soho without the pretension and tourist trappiness of Balthazar.

    Noah Weiss · April 6, 2012
  • Massimiliano P.

    Best Italian pasta in SOHO. Forget about touristic Little Italy! Period.

    Massimiliano P. · April 3, 2012
  • Alex R.

    They have a killer lunch Prix Fixe. If you're with a small group, I recommend everyone orders something different an go family style!

    Alex Rainert · March 5, 2012
  • Su L.

    berry bombolini.

    Su Lee · March 1, 2012
  • Colin N.

    My new jam is asking them to add some mozzarella to the whole wheat spaghetti. Super tasty.

    Colin Nagy · February 12, 2012
  • Zach Aarons

    Delicious pasta and amazing desserts. The decor is simple and chic. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Zach Aarons · February 3, 2012
  • Lesleann

    "Bomboloni at Caffe Falai are light and delicate... They come in four flavors, including chocolate and vanilla crème, but our favorites were the chantilly and a sweet strawberry jam." -Serious Eats

    Lesleann · January 29, 2012
  • Suraj A.

    The boar ragu pasta and the Mozarella appetizer are wonderful. The clam linguini was so-so.

    Suraj Acharya · January 25, 2012
  • Doug P.

    Veal stew is underrated. Full of fresh vegetables.

    Doug Petkanics · December 27, 2011
  • Cheryl Y.

    Get the baked eggs w smoked salmon and dip the fresh bread into it!

    Cheryl Yeoh · November 17, 2011
  • Hillary R.

    Straciatella is not the menu but you can ask for it. Like the best burrata you've ever had.

    Hillary Reinsberg · November 10, 2011
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    Gansevoort Hotel Group · October 27, 2011
  • Cheryl Y.

    Try the Lunch Special - Incredible spread!

    Cheryl Yeoh · October 15, 2011
  • Laura R.

    Try the flourless chocolate cake. Yumm!!!

    Laura R · October 14, 2011
  • Anthea P.

    fermented Palermo. Squid ink, vodka, baby spinach, ginger & olive oil

    Anthea Pena · September 21, 2011
  • Elly K

    Food was great (I had the cod), place is cozy and very cute but service was terrible. Servers were glorified busboys and we had to hunt our server down for everything; he just stood around all night

    Elly K · September 19, 2011
  • Serious Eats

    Best Bomboloni: They come in four flavors, including chocolate and vanilla crème, but our favorites were the chantilly and a sweet strawberry jam. Read more

    Serious Eats · September 8, 2011
  • Josh H.

    The buffalo mozzarella w/lemon olive oil antipasti was transformative.

    Josh Himwich · August 20, 2011
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    Stop in the shop next door to pick up chef Iacopo Falai's favorite cheese: Blu di Bufala (mild blue cheese).

    Find. Eat. Drink. · August 10, 2011
  • Vipin G.

    Don't leave without getting the Crepe Cake

    Vipin Goyal · August 1, 2011
  • Rachel J.

    Loved the squid ink pasta and octopus. Spinach gnocchi was a bit overwhelming.

    Rachel J · July 26, 2011
  • Thompson Hotels

    60 Thompson concierge Paul says that though the baked eggs may be the most popular dish, "the Marinated Figs Over Ricotta Cheese takes a bit of my heart each time I go."

    Thompson Hotels · June 7, 2011
  • Felix S.

    Wifi password is falai265

    Felix Salmon · May 25, 2011
  • Colin N.

    Veal meatballs are a delight

    Colin Nagy · January 8, 2011
  • Lulu

    Boar ragu and squash papardelle is to DIE for!

    Lulu · January 7, 2011
  • Seth G.

    White truffle pasta special, but screw that - tagliatelle w/ veal ragu is the winter warmer you want right now. Or pappardelle w/ wild boar. Rustic, perfect. Forget Osteria Morini & the crowds.

    Seth Gordon · December 2, 2010
  • Rob F.

    Make sure to ask for the prix fixe menu - its a steal!

    Rob Fishman · September 14, 2010
  • Morgan P.

    Best iced coffee ... ask for a bombeloni with your coffee

    Morgan Paul · August 5, 2010
  • Colin N.

    For breakfast, order the foccacina with boiled eggs and have them add a slice of prosciutto. Amazing.

    Colin Nagy · June 30, 2010
  • Brian A.

    The se

    Brian Anderson · April 21, 2010
  • Paul S.

    Really Great Coffee - Italian Style.

    Paul Steketee · April 3, 2010
  • I A.

    Day: The pear-and-chocolate turnover here is one of the best pastries in New York. Buy a loaf of cabbage bread to go. Evening: the branzino is delicious, as are the Black Moon cake and the crepe cake.

    I Amos · February 10, 2010
  • John D.

    Note to self: come here more often.

    John DeCicco · February 4, 2010
  • Lisa F.

    They make the BEST Cappuccino here. Just like in Roma.

    Lisa Ferrero · January 15, 2010
  • naveen

    do the baked eggs for brunch

    naveen · October 18, 2009
  • sharilyn

    Menu is seasonal but all the pastas are mindblowing.

    sharilyn · October 5, 2009
  • Youssef D.

    Amazing Panna Cotta!

    Youssef Drihmi · October 3, 2011

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