Cafe Fiorello
Cafe Fiorello

Cafe Fiorello

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafefiorello.com/
  • Phone: 2125955330
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:30am, Saturday 3:00pm - 12:30, Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Raffaele Solinas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The intimate private dining room provides and elegant oasis within the restaurant's lively atmosphere for up to 35 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Erika Farber or Carmen Bottoms 2122650100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 63rd and 64th Streets
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, B, D & 1 trains t
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Icon Parking System between Broadway and CPW. Entrances on 63rd and 64th Street. No validation.
A word from Cafe Fiorello
A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly 30 years, Café Fiorello features a sprawling bar filled with more than 50 kinds of antipasti. Finished in warm wood, brass and mirrors, the main dining room suggests a timeless charm. In addition to the hot and cold antipasto specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty dishes, as well as a selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.
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Cafe Fiorello reviews from OpenTable diners
427 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (192)neighborhood gem (188)great for lunch (143)fit for foodies (132)special occasion (120)great for brunch (117)late-night find (88)good for groups (82)hot spot (57)kid-friendly (44)scenic view (41)romantic (38)notable wine list (28)vibrant bar scene (25)Show More
  • CakiVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant has the world's BEST veal parm! Definitely recommend for a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LA74VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Plentiful portions. Service was very attentive. Food was very good tight through desert...don't skip desert Good value for the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it's our "reunion" place
    opera1VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    When 6 of us get together from far-flung places, we pick a weekday lunch and have a wonderful wonderful time. It suits us to a T, with easy, but delicious, food, fun service, and a really comfortable atmosphere. This would NOT be true for dinner or busy weekdays. It may not be a "special" place, but it is our special place. Our lunches last Tuesday were exceptionally good, and it is exactly the kind of place we like. We do come without the out-of-town friends, but the prices and the noise level at busy times make it less frequent than it would otherwise be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient for Lincoln Center
    nadiaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great for proximity to Lincoln Center if you're going to a play or concert and if you're willing to pay the steep prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overpriced
    auntgidgetVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was good but not great enough to warrant the exorbitant prices. The extensive waitstaff was very attentive, but again we didn't feel that it was worth the high price of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • uppper west sider
    joy4food
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    we love café fiorello, and go often. good food. good service. what more could you want?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GeneKellyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is a nice place to sit outdoors and dine while taking in the view of folks strolling up and down Broadway just opposite Lincoln Center. The food/value ratio is not good but tolerable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our club
    twofourtalkVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    lovely near LCT and all the movies, and delicious for a week-end lunch, sitting outside! We love it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic - every time
    OrlandoVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is a real neighborhood gem. Whether you are visiting Lincoln Center or just want a nice place to eat to catch up with friends over dinner, the staff and food here are always fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jkmmdmjaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent in every way except for the extremely high prices for a lunchtime meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Excellent!!
    Oishides
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Authentic Italian cuisine! Everything is to perfection and staff was very pleasant ! The vegetable antipasto bar is definitely one of the best anywhere. The caponata and eggplant parmagiana are truly delicious and authentic. The menu was developed through travel in Italy where dishes were learned and brought to New York. The fra diavola pasta was superb and the magnificent gelato covered in chocolate pieces was a great finish!!! The wine list is also first rate and extensive!!! A GREAT NY restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such an enjoyable time
    dragonlady221
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Fiorello's has been and continues to be such an enjoyable restaurant. The location, the service, and the food - all top notch. You can't go wrong in choosing Fiorello's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu
    EvanVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Was surprised when I showed up to see almost the same menu as Bond 45, which I had eaten the week before. The food was good, albeit made and presented very differently from other eateries. I would have liked a few steaks on the menu. The meals and service were great. The free cookies are delicious, but much smaller than Bond 45. $30 min per person and $10 sharing charge.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much for the quality
    Lookingforvalue
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pizza was great. Soups were not. Very expensive for what we had.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Because the table were too close making comfort and service less than good, and the noise level too high, the experience wasn't great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • supper in a classic sense
    ProfSusan
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    After an opera or concert there's always a need for food, drink and conversation. This is my standby for over 20 years. Guests from out of town appreciate it as well as my great friends over the years. Get the pizza and do taste the wine. Yes, it's a little pricey, but perfect. In the summer the inside is quiet and perfect for reviewing your Mostly Mozart....In the winter, it can be a little noisy, but try to get a booth. Waiters and hostesses are ever so welcoming.....and not overdone. trust them...and me.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • still great
    BethyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Always feels special for before or after Lincoln Center Event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    VJkumar
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food was prepared as if the chef had a hot date and had to take off. It is over prized.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect pre-concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Perfect pre-concert place, especially when the weather permits dining on the outdoor sidewalk area. It's separated from the pedestrian traffic just enough--and the food is always good. Varied menu, pleasant and not too hovering service. Definite add to a delightful evening out!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the Best Restaurants in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have never, ever been disappointed when I bring friends...I am as proud of your restaurant as you are. Recommend it whenever I am asked for a top restaurant not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Delicious food, years of dependable quality, amiable chef willing to vary dishes, amazing antipasto display, brunch/lunch prices include mimosa, bellini, or bloody Mary + delicious breads. Birthday treat was whip cream covered in strawberries, a candle and an opera star singing "Buon Natali"
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXcellent and Reliable
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Cafe Fiorello remains a long time favorite for us. Aside from its location across from Lincoln Center and close by a big cineplex movie theater, which makes it a great choice before and/or after theater, concerts, ballet, or movies - the food is consistently excellent. This time our waiter recommended a mainly vegetarian dish with a farro base a little shrimp and a lot of vegetables. It, along with a few veggie antipasti were the perfect, light, protein rich - and delicious - late night dinner. With a glass of wine, of course. LOVE Fiorello. Waitstaff very accommodating and clearly happy to be working there. On this evening, the noise level was also mercifully low.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table service let down
    UkuleleMermaid
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Sit at the bar where service is more attentive. I love this place and have been coming for years. This time, we made a reservation and was seated in the back. It wasn't even busy inside (lunch time on a Monday). My server forgot my entree! I said I'd start with the arugula salad then the crabmeat omelette. My salad and my friend's entree came out together and my food never came, nor an explanation or apology. I left hungry and in a bad mood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    fiorello
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have enjoyed Fiorello before, but was disappointed this time. The service was very slow, the wine selection very limited and pricey as was the food menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great staff!
    Jacquelynn
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had a 6:30 reservation...when I arrived the staff was so welcoming and friendly...they even brought us warm cookies on the pan straight from the oven! Upscale but in no way pretentious...great food...fun energy. What my friend and I thought would be a 90 minute dinner turned into a 3 hour night out because we were having so much fun there. And although it was crowded the waitstaff never tried to rush us out and were attentive and friendly without interrupting our conversations. Pro staff, food was great (I got the targatelli special, it was delicious). A fun night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great
    Dining44
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    From the food to the service our special family occasion turned out perfect thanks to the staff of the restaurant. The antipasti and pizza are the best we've had anywhere c
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vast amt of pricey but good Italian
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Expect to spend a fortune on pasta, but you do get a lot. The open-faced lasagna could feed three. But pasta prices should be two digits that start with a 3.
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  • Still the best
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Still the best paper thin crust pizza in NYC! Location to Lincoln Center is perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not our first time not our last
    mbreds
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Every time we visit NYC we take the time to dinner here, you can go there after theater, but much more fun if you go early
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1sps
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    pasta dish from area of menu that lists 3 for $21 vegetables was only okay . It was calamari and shrimp I believe . Vegetables were very tasty although took long time to receive and was wrong order .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    m123
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The environment was fantastic and relaxing. The service was great and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pricey
    katet
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    surprised at how pricey it is; $30 pasta entrees not what i remembered from going there years ago. grateful that there was a quiet enough to talk with your companion section.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Choice
    HarriVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We return here again and again for great food and friendly attentive service. You can 't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susanne
    SusanneBVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always a hit great food great service lively crowd
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    we had to cancel due to the passing of my father. I called the café to apologize and told them we look forward to dining there in the near future. We have always enjoyed their wonderful restaurant. Thank you. Laraine Conte
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In decline?
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Delicious food, BUT poor service and overpriced. Service used to be excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay For a Visit
    Karen4VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were disappointed with our food this time around. The ravioli were not cooked quite enough--they were hard on the edges, so not al dente as they should have been. Centers were a bit overstuffed, but there were plenty, so did not make an issue. The clam pasta was very good and antipasti were excellent. Service was efficient, friendly and professional. Good wine selections. A mishap with one of our entrees (we weren't upset, just a fluke incident from the kitchen) had the manager to our table quickly with apologies. Complimentary limoncello came to our table after dessert, which was very nice. Still a good place to dine if you are in the Lincoln Center area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always good food. I especially enjoy the antipasti selection, though the price has gone up a lot. Friendly wait staff. Responsive maître d' to requests for quieter table when requested.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    BertVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Although it is crowded and noisy, the food was plentiful and good. They brought food ahead so the little ones could eat before they got cranky. Our waiter had a lot of tables so was a little slow in getting to us but he was pleasant and helpful in choosing our meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST......BUT.....
    DINERDAVE
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I love Fiorello's. I have been coming here for well over 20 years. I love everything about it. The food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is wonderful, and the service it the best. However, my one gripe is with the owner taking off the Profiteroles from the dessert menu. This had been the most incredible dessert aside from the chocolate mouse and whipped cream served tableside. I cannot understand why this was removed, and everyone I spoke with at the restaurant all says the order came from the owner. Well..........BRING THIS DESSERT BACK!!! PLEASE! Other than that, all is superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate