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Sant Ambroeus Is Taking Over Caffe Falai

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Sant Ambroeus Photo: Yoo Jean Han

Next Tuesday’s CB2 Manhattan Licensing Committee meeting includes a new liquor license application for 265 Lafayette Street, last home to Caffe Falai, under the name Lafayette Ristorante LLC, d/b/a Sant Ambroeus. It would appear that the talented Iacopo Falai’s breezy restaurant, which closed last November and has not reopened since, is down for the count, joining his original Falai, which shuttered in 2011.

In addition to opening an UES space with art mogul Larry Gagosian, it was announced last month that Sant Ambroeus owners Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli will be the new operators of the Loews Regency when it reopens in the fall after renovations. They will run two restaurants in the space: an Italian grill and yet another location of Sant Ambroeus.

Agenda [CB2]
Earlier: Falai Shutter Is Permanent, Cites Changed LES
Earlier: Sant Ambroeus’s Owners Will Run the Post-Renovation Power Breakfast at the Loews Regency

Sant Ambroeus Is Taking Over Caffe Falai