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
374 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (181)neighborhood gem (175)fit for foodies (127)great for lunch (126)special occasion (110)great for brunch (93)good for groups (81)late-night find (81)hot spot (51)scenic view (42)kid-friendly (38)romantic (37)notable wine list (31)vibrant bar scene (24)Show More
  • First time, loved it
    BrianM
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went here after a NY Philharmonic show. Loved it. Food was great, service was very good. The fried ravioli are the size of footballs and they're delicious. We got a pepperoni pizza and an arugula salad. Everything was very good. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Fiorello Near Lincoln Center
    Location
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Cafe Fiorello is located across the street from Lincoln Center in one of Manhattan's most vibrant areas. The Italian dishes including pasta, seafood and abundant choices of fresh vegetables will appeal to most palates. Service is warm and friendly, although our waiter forgot to write down one of the orders. It is expensive to eat there but it was a great setting for our birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual
    emjohn
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were delighted to introduce FIORELLO'S to John son Alex who is a real foodie. He was enchanted with everything - the ambience, the attentiveness of the staff (who greeted him by name and fulfilled every need and desire) and especially the terrific food. He will definitely be back with friends - and of course we will as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We felt extremely comfortable at Café Fiorello. The open-faced lasagna was simply unforgattable, the best I have ever eaten. The NY cheese cake was also extraordinary. The service perfect. Without any doubt, we will be visiting your restaurant in our next visit to NYC. Congratulations!!!.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    MarikaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Having been here many times before, it was a let down to find the food coming out of the kitchen was not hot. This was true for all four in our dinner party. Although our server was amiable and offered to have our dishes removed, none of us wanted to have our dinners reheated in the microwave or have to wait for new ones to be prepared, as was suggested. The fillet branzino was tasty, but had bones. The crowd had thinned out, as lincoln center performances were close to starting time, so the kitchen should have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Before Lincoln Center performance
    birdyelynn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Four of us enjoyed the antipasti selections, just the right amounts, and at 3 per person, we sampled almost all of them. It is a quick, light supper before sitting for several hours at the ballet. The food was delicious and the waiter very helpful. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • quality declining
    NomiVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a delightful place, especially pre-theater, but the food we had this time was just not worth the price. But the wine was wonderful and the creamed spinach excellent.
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  • Great Lasagna
    livetoeat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We discovered the Fiorello special open face lasagna about a year ago. Have loved it ever since and introduced it to many of my friends. Our waiter was just delightful. My friend told him it was my birthday, but when I declined dessert, he brought me a brownie from the front with a candle in it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Brunch
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Enjoyed brunch immensely. And the Bloody Mary really had vodka in it! Basket of fresh muffins and pastry delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • don t ever go there. touristic...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    discosting and noisy and expensive...wine horrible
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Michael Vitanza provided excellent service. He paid special attention to our every need.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal!
    Melissa
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Lunch for girls' day out and couldn't ask for more! Outdoor table; great food and wine and excellent service! Have eaten there before for both lunch and dinner and it is always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful service
    Linda
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our waiter was very informative and attentive..the open face lasagna is fabulous..the pick 3 or 6 vegetable, meat, or fish lunch additions also were very appealing. Order the cheese cake for dessert!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    mikegalloway
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    On our trips to Midtown we always enjoy Café Fiorellos. Food is consistent, place has a great buzz and the prices are ok New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    weebaronaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We always stop at Café Forello when in NYC. It rarely disappoints. The lobster Carbonara was outstanding. The salad bar is always a treat. The ravioli unfortunately was undercooked and not really edible. Service is always attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Italian
    grillgirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were visiting from out of town and wanted good food close to our hotel (The Empire). We ordered several different dishes and shared them all. The house made Burrata was wonderful as were the house made ravioli with almond arugula pesto. The Arugula salad with pear and blue cheese was routine ( good but nothing special) as were the sautéed shrimp and scallops. The service was very attentive and professional and the food delivered quickly but in a timely order. Overall it was a nice evening with good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually reliable
    Nikki10023VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dined there on Sat Aug 30th of the Labor Day weekend. It was very quiet. Ordered Shrimp Scampi It was as usual wonderful. My friend ask I share her open faced Lasagna - their House Specialty. Which has been wonderful. This time it was dried out along the edges, a disappointment. Assume next time it will be up to their usually dependable standards. The waiter has extremely considerate.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I visit NYC at least once a year and this restaurant is always on my list of "musts". Best liver and onions anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced, not great
    graeire
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I found that this restaurant was very overpriced considering the food that you get. The portions were an average size but the quality of the food wasn't very impressive. I'd have expected to be blown away for a main course that was more than 30 dollars (32 dollars for a lasagne which is what I chose). I don't mind paying more than normal for something that's worth the money but I'm afraid I don't think this was. The service was great though - polite and efficient staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Healthy lunch before Dr . Oz
    bossAnn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great service and wonderful healthy lunch menu ! Perfect spot before a show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    jkmmdmjaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We enjoyed everything at Cafe Fiorello. Food was superb. Kevin was the best waiter one could imagine. Truly a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our anniversary dinner
    JRJR
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Couldn't be happier that we returned to this gem for our anniversary dinner. They made us feel very special- champagne and chocolates were included with our delicious meal, and a professional sounding chorus of Bon Anniversaire! Recommend the lasagna- different than anywhere else, veal piccata, and amazing chocolate mouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nxr1
    nxr1
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We arrived early for a 7:30 pm reservation and got a very nice table. The food was great. Service attentive. Server well informed. We felt welcomed and had a nice relaxed meal. Good wine list. We had a very nice chianti.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • 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
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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
  • What has happened?
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Took friends for a late lunch to a restaurant that used to be VERY good. First, waiter seemed to be infatuated with himself and barely deigned to serve us. You changed your bread basket, which used to be excellent, and now is poor. I missed the homemade flatbread for which you substitute some factory made junk. I ordered the antipasto which used to have an marvelous assortment. Only a few items I could see, and they all tasted the same. I think you put the same sauce with tomatoes on all of them. To top off this whole bad experience, my companion paid for the check, and when she got home, discovered that someone else's check had been added to ours, and there was a large overcharge.
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  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    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
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  • 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
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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
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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
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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.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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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
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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