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Panetteria Falai - what happened

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Gargle Jul 29, 2006 10:02 PM

We had brunch there several times before and it was always fine. Today, the prosciutto panini was made with cheese, prosciutto and foccacia that were pizza parlor quality and served with a salad that was drowning in balsamic. Yogurt with berries was about 1 small container of yogurt with maybe 5-6 berries in it. No wonder it was empty.

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    jonasblank RE: Gargle Jul 30, 2006 12:52 PM

    This may be an unrelated qualm, but the only time I tried to go there, it smelled... like a toilet. Probably b/c the bathroom opens right onto the dining room, and it's not a big room. It was so disgusting I can't bring myself to ever try it again, even though Falai is a favorite of mine. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

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      iheartoffal RE: Gargle Jul 30, 2006 06:15 PM

      I work in the neighborhood, so I end up there quite often. The place does certainly have its issues: the long waits, the haphazzard service, the inconsistent food, the general feeling of chaos, etc. Normally, I would have written the place off, but the food is so good when it's on, that I always feel compelled to return. The spicy salami on focaccia with onion confit and teleggio cheese is particularly good. And the bombollones...oh man.

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