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Vinnie Bondi's La Focacceria

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Vinnie Bondi's La Focacceria

Janet | Apr 1, 2006 08:09 PM

Even though this 90-year old neighborhood institution on First Avenue between 7th and 8th Street had to close last July due to a rent increase, Vinnie Bondi has given his blessing and the restaurant name to his long-time waiter and friend, Michelle, who is now running her own La Focacceria at 221 First Avenue, between 13th Street and 14th Street. I had the baked ziti with eggplant tonight, for old time's sake, and it was just as delicious and comforting as always. Rancho El Girasol is still serving Mexican food at the same address, 221 First Avenue, so the atmosphere is very different from Vinnie's old place, but just in case you didn't know that La Focacceria lives on, now you do!

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