Gaia Italian Cafe

Row 1

251 E Houston St (at Norfolk St)
New York, NY 10002
(646) 350-3977
Italian, Café
Tue–Thu: 8:00 AM–7:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM–9:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • $5 paninis?! The 'Delizioso' is as the name implies. Good espresso, free wifi, and Gaia is a character!
  • Oh how we love the paninis here, and they're just 5 bucks! If you're in the area, stop in for a quick bite or just to say hi to the owner, Gaia.
  • Really great authentic Italian food and Friendly service. Check out the daily specials.
  • Befriend Gaia and this will become your fav spot. $5 paninis, good coffee, wifi. Food is outstanding. Order diff everytime and it's all great!
  • Gaia works hard to give you a little of "la dolce vita" every time you visit and her prices are very reasonable.
  • As much as I love the food and prices here, the proprietor deserves the negative reviews. Downright hostile for absolutely no reason.
  • Awesome place to grab a coffee and do some work downtown. Authentic and unique italian fare. Try a panini for only 5 bucks!
  • Such a hidden gem. The sandwiches are SO good and at $5 bucks a pop, makes me think that this place may have mob ties? Either way, awesome sandwiches.
  • This place is so cozy and lovely. Try the deliziozo for an escape ti anchovy heaven for only $5!
  • Gaia Bagnasacco probably loves her job more than anyone I know. With Gaia Italian Cafe, she has given NYC a really special gift.
  • Paninis are piled high and served on the most delicious, super thin, homemade bread. Best value, super high quality lunch in NYC.
  • This place is filled with the same $99 IKEA table and 2 chair combo I have in my apt...
  • No carry out
  • Authentic. Great food great prices. Feels like home
  • Fantastic little Italian place. Grab some friends, make a reservation, and eat family style. The lasagna is a must try!
  • Make a reservation.
  • Easily the best panini on the LES, if not all of NYC. just $5. everythig else on the menu is dope. Authentic Italian soul food. Easy. Affordable. Eat here.
  • Delicioso panini.
  • Original home-made cooking place recommended by a intalian friend. Good price. Lower the street level. It is hard to be found
  • I've never had anything I didn't love at Gaia's.

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