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Caffe Linda
Caffe Linda

Caffe Linda Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffelinda.com
  • Email: info@caffelinda.com
  • Phone: (646) 497-1818
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please look for our catering menu available on our website at www.caffelinda.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between lexington and 3rd ave
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6 to 51 Street and Lexington or E,M to Lexington and 53rd Street

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Caffe Linda
Welcome to Caffe Linda, an intimate Italian restaurant committed to serving you authentic Italian food in a friendly setting and at a reasonable price. From our bustling lunches to our super reasonable, early prix fixe supper to our cozy evening dinner service, it is our goal to provide the neighborhood’s work force, families, tourists, and romantic couples with the best the marketplace has to offer. This is true Italian cooking made to fit New York life.

Our all-Italian wine and beer list is selected with great care. We have a full bar and can mix any number of Italian cocktails, liquors and digestifs.

Italians know one thing for sure; it doesn’t matter what is going on in your life, you owe it to yourself to eat well. The world may well be a crazy place, the table is where you set it right.

We have a table waiting for you at Caffe Linda.
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Diner Reviews
  • "If you ever want to go to a restaurant that is always awesome and consistent in the quality of food and service, this is the place."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Found on OpenTable, just around the corner from our hotel, excellent food, no delay, great atmosphere. Well worth a visit when in Midtown Manhattan."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I went with some co-workers on a weekday night. Very enjoyable time and everyone raved about the lasagna. Everything was perfect except we wish there was a more extensive appetizer selection."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I have walked by this charming restaurant for years. I am so glad that I decided to finally indulge with relatives from out of town. The food was excellent, served with perfect timing and the portions were perfect. The space is adorable, aside from the fact that we sat very closely to four very disruptive. loud and large women who obviously thought that making a spectacle of oneself is what one obviously does when they are in "the big city." I will know now to request a more intimate part of this charming restaurant when I drop by again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Siamo andati a cena, cercando su tripadvisor un buon ristorante ad un prezzo affrontabile a midmanatthan. Non ci fidiamo dei ristoranti italiani all'estero ma le recensioni degli italiani che lo hanno provato erano buone, era vicino all'hotel pioveva e allora abbiamo ceduto. E poi prenotare direttamente da web con opentable senza affrontare una conversazione telefonica in inglese è super. Comodissimo! Il cibo ottimo, ho preso un risotto con asparagi e gamberi fatto molto bene, mio marito ha preso taglioni all'astice. leggermente troppo piccanti entrambi per noi che non amiamo il peperoncino. L'antipasto buono, un po' diverso dalla versione italiana ma gradevole. Consigliato!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Authentic Italian food at a fair price - European ambience - cozy. Grrat find in a area predisposed to chains, delis and overpriced expense account places."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The restaurant was extremely hot. We rolled up our sleeves, asked them to turn the heat down and they did not do anything. The service was slow. The Caesar salad was bland,butThe pasta was very good. We got our bill and they hot us for a 20%, yes 20% gratuity since we had 5 people. I ordered two bottles of wine and we had expensive dishes and the service was less than stellar. I refused to pay the 20%. They brought me a menu where it states in really small print that parties of 5 or more they add a gratuity (they do not have a percentage). I refused to pay it and he did remove it. I left 15% which was generous considering the service level. A hearty tip with two bottles of wine on the bill. This restaurant experience was disappointing."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "During our NYC trip, this restaurant was literally around the corner from our hotel. We chose it as my Italian Mom is named Linda and we thought it apropos that this little Italian restaurant was named Caffe Linda. The wait staff was kind and although small, everyone was comfortable. Food was GREAT. I'm glad we came here."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal at Cafe Linda being there with the family this week. We had 3 appetizers and 4 main courses and all were tasty and well prepared. The wine list had many reasonably priced and food freindly choices. The service was friendly and attentive with an excellent neighborhood feel."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This is a little Italian Gem next to the East Side Marriott..very small and cozy likif ring in Italy. if you want to go make reservations far in advance.. we were a group of 6 and the staff was accommodating, the food delicious!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Every time i come to NYC i make sure that one of my dinners is at Caffe Linda. Great owner, servers, drinks, and incredible food. Recommend it to anyone who has not been. The pasta sauces are next level."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The appetizers were superb. We had the calamari and the eggplant Napoleon. Then onto the entrees- fettucibi pesto with pine nuts and string beans! Yum! The co-diner had the pasta with link sauce and sausage which was so fab. We finished off with taftufk andsttrd. The entire visit was superb. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "A very pleasant meal (dinner), the food was certainly respectable, but the service was on the inattentive side. We got what we needed, but the waiter was quite cursory and didn't seem too interested in us or our experience. I would go back (hard to find casual, reasonably priced restaurants near Grand Central) but would not rave about the place."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This is a better than OK resto, with good service. Not a place to go out of your way to, but, if you are near and want a pleasant place for lunch, then go for it."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "While on a business trip to NYC, I was looking for an Italian restaurant near my hotel and found Caffe Linda and what a find! Intimate dining room with nice atmosphere. The complementary bruschetta and bread with olive oil was a welcome treat with a glass of wine while I perused the menu. I had veal scallopine, which was wonderful! It was so good that I went back the next night for the fettucini with pesto and string beans, also delicious."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Service was very fast. Very friendly staff. Cozy environment. I almost forgot I was dining in the city!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "need more waiters on a busy night, great otherwise"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Second time in two years have visited this restaurant. Had delicious veal scallopini followed by outstanding coconut sorbet for dessert. The kind of restaurant everyone should visit -- neighborhood feel, friendly staff, reasonable pricing. Can't wait to return again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Pasta dishes were good, but I would not consider $19 pasta dish as a lunch special. But I guess that's midtown prices."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Friday 7:30pm. I saw only 2 people taking care of everything including payments. This created Very slow service on a busy night. They were working constantly but were overwhelmed . Very slow service"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I feel that it's hard to find intimate & quiet restaurants in Midtown east, and this place is a gem. My friend and I met for a chit-chat dinner and I was pleasantly surprised to see how cozy and warm this little place was. I believe it was the owner that was also serving as host, and he was quite attentive and personable. The food was awesome; gnocchi in bolognese & the tartufo were portioned well and to die for."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant and could not fault anything."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I never thought I'd try pasta made with squid ink, but the meal was so tasty! All the flavored of the seafood and the sauce complemented each other perfectly! The waitress and manager were so attentive, and the ambiance was just right, the wife and will definitely go back next time we are in NY."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Caffe Linda is a delightful little restaurant in Midtown, slightly away from the hustle and bustle, and serves up great italian food. We picked it mainly for its proximity to our hotel, but, were very pleased with the service, the food, and the overall pleasant experience we had. Our meal started with the beef carpaccio and a red beet salad. For our entrees we had the home-made gnocchi and veal saltimbocca which was a special of the day. 2 glasses of wine, sparling water, coffee and tiramisu brought the bill to a reasonable total of about $110. Would definitely return to Caffe Linda."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Service is always great and the owner and manager are always so appreciative of my hoice to dine there!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The food was outstanding . Caffe Linda is on the small side so make a reservation and enjoy !!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Caffe Linda is great value for the area. Good food and prices with solid service."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I found this restaurant to be an excellent value. Very reasonable prices for NYC. Not the fanciest but the food quality was excellent, service was very attentive and they were very kid friendly. Took friends from out of town and they loved it. Top quality pasta!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We waited 20+ minutes past our reservation time without any explanation or apology whatsoever. I would never ask for anything more than a simple "sorry," but the staff couldn't even muster that. I've never seen a staff less concerned with their guests' experience than the people working here. There are too many great restaurants in New York to ever return to Caffe Linda."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "My wife and I stayed in Manhattan for the weekend, staying next door to the hotel at the Best Western, so it was easy to decide to reserve at Caffe Linda for an early dinner prior to going to our comedy show. The food was great, the service very good, and it was typical of a Manhattan Italian restaurant, lots of tables fairly close together with an "energetic" noise level. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone eating in the area, and I would definitely go back there if my travels bring me that way again."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great food in a small mid town spot and we'd return."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Walked past this place for years and tried it for the first time. Would definitely go back. Food, service, ambiance was all good!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Charming little place in the hood and although the service was quick, we sat and hung out as long as we liked. Service from all was friendly. Not a lot of bells and whistles atmosphere and food were basic and very good."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Nice ambiance and service but the food was surprisingly mediocre unfortuntately."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Fabulous and accomodating! Vegan and special request! Lovely italian flavors, nothing acidic or over powering, textures delightful! Portions could have been slightly more generous, especially as sides. Don't leave without trying dessert, cant go wrong with any choice!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Discovered this place a couple of years ago on a trip to NY. Took my wife this time and had a wonderful experieince at Caffe Linda. Great food and service. The people their are superb. And my wife's name is Linda!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Portions are on the small side, but the food was cooked to perfection and everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Great homemade lasagna. The mozzella in the caprese was hand made as well. Delicious!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We were looking for something close to Radio City, that was reasonable yet good, and this restaurant fit the bill perfectly. The staff was a very attentive and accommodating. The food was delicious and very reasonably prices. We were so glad we found this place through OpenTable."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I've never been disappointed here! Great food and very busy if you don't get to lunch before 1230"
    Dined on 12/10/2013