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Does anyone remember La Focacceria on 1st Avenue?

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Does anyone remember La Focacceria on 1st Avenue?

luckiestduck | May 17, 2010 06:34 AM

La Focacceria was on 1st Avenue, around 9th Street if memory serves. It was a Sicilian restaurant that served vestedi, sfinchione, rice balls and great pasta fagioli. My family went there for many years. I moved away to California and when I returned to NY it was gone. I honestly don't know if the food was any good, but my memories of that place are golden. It was owned by Vinnie, a burly Italian American who, rumor had it, had been to prison for murder. His family all participated in the business and it really was a totally unique spot. Does anybody remember La Focacceria? Does anyone know if they've opened somewhere else? What I wouldn't do for a slice of their sfinchione!

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