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Owner Mario Flotta Insists West Village Institution Caffe Dante Isn't Closing

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He says the rumor was started by someone with a "big mouth."

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Caffe Dante's owner Mario Flotta has finally responded to Monday's rumors of the restaurant's forthcoming closure over on DNAinfo—and he's claiming that the whole story is a "false alarm." Flotta suspects that this rumor was probably started by a waitress with "a big mouth" and claims  that it was wrong of his staff to perpetuate it. He reassures Caffe Dante devotees by saying "we're going to be here for a while yet." But, while there is no deal to sell the restaurant at the moment, Flotta  adds that "anything is for sale if the price is right."

Caffe Dante

79 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012 (212) 982-5275 Visit Website