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Cafe Fiorello
Cafe Fiorello

Cafe Fiorello Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafefiorello.com
  • Phone: (212) 595-5330
  • 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 (212) 265-0100

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Still the best paper thin crust pizza in NYC! Location to Lincoln Center is perfect."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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"
    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 ."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The environment was fantastic and relaxing. The service was great and professional."
    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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We return here again and again for great food and friendly attentive service. You can 't go wrong!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Always a hit great food great service lively crowd"
    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"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Delicious food, BUT poor service and overpriced. Service used to be excellent."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "One of our favorites in this area. The waiters are helpful and the food is terrific. They get you out in time for your performance."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Delicious veal, great bread, fine glass of wine, draft beer. No time for dessert... it would have been wonderful to have time to sit and enjoy the meal... we were late for our reservation due to traffic on 95 South :( Will return for meal in an off-hour (after theatre crowd/Lincoln Center people have left) Recall thin crust Pizza from some time ago."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Best food ever. The straccatella was perfection, the broth delicate and savory, with huge slivers of chicken floating among the fresh spinach and poached egg. Roman Fried Artichokes alla Giudea were sensational, subtle, not greasy... a great summer appetizer and a real treat. Summer vegetable antipasto table choices make for a huge variety that a party of four can enjoy together, light, yet substantial. Chocolate Mousse dessert is obscenely dolloped out from buckets and more than satisfies any sweet tooth. And the service was delightful, cheerful, New Yorky, efficient. And don't overlook grabbing a chunk of dark chocolate on a paper napkin as you pass the host podium on the way out. OMG!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "good reliable neighborhood restaurant. It is as bit hectic before Lincoln Center curtain, but comfortable after the rush."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Have been to Cafe Fiorello a few times and find there are only 3 or 4 brunch time entrees. Other items are all pasta. Some additional choices should be added in brunch type, omletes, french toast, other than lemon pancakes and eggs and sausages."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I've been to Café Fiorello numerous times over the years, mostly when I'm going to Lincoln Center. In the past I have found them pricey, but the food has always been excellent. This time I still found them pricey, but the food was terribly disappointing. We ordered the 3-vegetable antipasto, which was tiny, but tasty. My son ordered the lasagna, which was mediocre at best. His girlfriend had the "fravioli" which was a) much heavier and deep-fried than the menu indicated and b) came without the poached egg as stated on the menu. When we got the waiter's attention and asked for the egg, he looked annoyed. I had the lemon ricotta pancakes, which were marginal. All in all, a very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent waiter service. Great food and ambiance (requested a quiet table and one was provided). Have not been there in a while and did not disappoint."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "When ever we are in NYC we always get reservations here. The open face lasagna, and the moose for dessert are in real. There is so much food I can never finish it, even though I try every time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "For years and years we have been coming to enjoy the antipasto bar. The team behind the bar is very friendly and accommodating. It's just very relaxing to select your own dishes from right in front of you while taking in the scene of Arts patrons across the street from Lincoln Center..."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Although friendly environment ... Good menu selection ... Needed more servers....appeared to be understaff ...."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Lunch staff was wonderful. We had to wait for the last person to arrive and the staff was helpful and solicitous without being annoying. My husband and I decided to order since we had a performance at Lincoln Center. Out guest came in a little later and ordered. The kitchen staff was able to get all three orders out at the same time. Points for the kitchen. We we even given a table inside (outside was unavailable) at the front so we could easily see out guest. Points for the hosts. All-in-all, it was a lovely experience with no sense of having to hurry through our very tasty lunch."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food n service was very good. Notable to try are the HUGE veal chop and the lobster spaghetti, YUM!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "For years Cafe Fiorello was our go-to choice after a performance at Lincoln Center. Due to my mother's failing health - we haven't gone as much in recent years so when the opportunity to take her to see ABT'a Coppelia presented itself we knew where to have dinner after! Suprisingly, the menu is much more expensive than we remembered. She would have liked veal chop parmigiana but not for $50(!) Opted for the lesser-priced specialty - an open lasagna for her. Husband had the veal scallapine marsala and I three clams pasta. All were tasty - though lasagna too big & rich. The true stars here? From maitre D to bus boy - we couldn't have asked for kinder nor better service. That is what makes me say - yes, we will return again and again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Two of us who have been to Café Fiorello often, made the wrong choice this time. The lump crab omelet was tasteless."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was one of the nicest times we have had at Cafe Fiorello. The brunch items were very good, with Bellini, Bloody Mary or mimosa included for no extra cost. The thin crust pizza is always a treat."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A neighborhood gem with good italian food as it should be in every restaurant in the city. We've tried their pizza, pasta and desert and it's always delicious no matter what time of the day or day of the week. Consistency in food flavor, great service and great indoor or outdoor seating is what makes Fiorello a gem."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food, great service, GREAT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE! Perfect place for dinner and a show."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It was nice to be outside and convenient to Lincoln Center but the food was really bad."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Cafe Fiorello's chief advantage is its location. It is just a block from Lincoln Center . Our experience this time was better than it has been in the past because we were seated in a better area . Some areas have a very high noise level and others - close to the entrance - are too warm for comfort in the summer . The receptionist asked each person about their seating preference , which is a nice touch . Our food was very good although service was a little spotty ,probably because it was a very busy time. We did think that the prices were a little high . We split a salad and each had a veal entree. This plus 2 wines and one drink came to $172 - without tip."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Dinner was fantastic! Our group of five--2 adults, 3 children--sat beneath the outdoor canopy as the rain poured and the city continued to scurry. Our children were pleasantly accommodated with Shirley Temples and penne with marinara, while the manager approached, chatted and drew smiley faces at place settings for each child. The adults ordered the lemon sole and shrimp. We both adored our food!!!! Our waiter saw a break in the clouds/rain and delivered our check pronto, ensuring for us a less soggy return home. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The bus stops just in front of Cafe Fiorello, and Lincoln Center is just across the street. Our dinner arrived promptly and was delicious. Carl, our waiter, was quite professional for such a young person, and served us in the European manner. All in all, a winner of a restaurant choice!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Ashly, the manager, was extremely helpful to resolve a conflict with another customer. Very professional and very much appreciated."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our group of 7 all had a great time. We especially love the antipasto choices."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The thin crust pizzas are our favorite. Add a few salads, a bottle of wine and chocolate mousse for dessert! The pizzas used to be on the menu all of the time. They are now only available on the menu after 8:00 PM. Order them anyway. You will get them. You will not be sorry."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food is amazing but the staff seals the deal. The entire crew at the bar might very well be the best in Manhattan."
    Dined on 6/29/2014