Gaia, the Italian Cafe at 251 East Houston

Posted on: January 6th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

The curtain of paper advertising a new Italian cafe has become a semi-permanent fixture at 251 East Houston.  In the months after its window placement, notable activity had been pretty scarce.  But that all changed in early December with the arrival of a new wooden nameplate.  The cafe was officially christened Gaia, which means “earth.”  And as previously reported, the cafe will offer authentic Italian fare “at your table.”

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We caught up with the eponymous owner from Milan last week.  It was in the days following the epic snowstorm, and she was shoveling the entryway in anticipation of a food and supplies delivery. We were informed that Gaia is slated to open by the end of January, and that the menu is still pending.

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Gaia Italian Cafe, 251 East Houston, (646) 350-3977; M-Th: 8a-6p, F-Sat: 8a-9p, Su: closed

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