Caffe Linda
Caffe Linda

Caffe Linda

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffelinda.com/
  • Phone: 6464971818
  • 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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Caffe Linda reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)romantic (9)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (3)good for groups (3)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was a wonderful restaurant where the quality definitely exceeded the cost!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub par meals
    gech
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Expensive (charging white table cloth price for casual dining really) for mediocre food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • midtowndiner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food is ok, nothing to write home about. Service is slow during lunch.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall a good experience
    Saw1444VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was good although the restaurant was a bit warm inside. Space is tight and they don't have a lot of capacity for large groups. I would definitely return again but a reservation is important given the limited seating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfecto!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We found this little place while wandering near our hotel and it reminded us of the many neighborhood restaurants we loved in Italy. We were not disappointed. The server was both attentive and informed, gladly accommodating a slight variation to one of their dishes. The price was very reasonable too. Our dinner was most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cute spot
    nellbell
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We fell in love with this cute caffe. Such a great spot to catch up with girlfriends and enjoy a glass of wine and some cibo italiano.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a nice find!
    Veggiepro
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I already love Italian restos and this one was wonderful. seated in the back area so it was nice and private but outdoor dining would have been awesome also. Black linguini: Slightly too spicy for my taste but I suppose we could have sub'd it with alfredo sauce. Lobster was ok but still a good value. Ensalada Linda was an amazing salad - I love the bite size, perfect salad by itself. We had added chicken to it which was fried and tough but again, I supposed we could have asked for the side of chicken to be backed. The owner or manager was super enthusiastic and awesome but one of the waiters spoke very little and didn't seem like he wanted to be there. Maybe he was just super overwhelmed or tired. Service was fast & appreciated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • IanNorth
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It's ok food but VERY loud (so you had to scream for any kind of conversation)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small and loud, but food is good
    MidtownEatsVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is a very compact restaurant attached to a small Best Western hotel. Nothing too inventive on the menu -- mostly standard pasta dishes -- but the offerings are well-prepared and delicious. Portion sizes are just right. Tables are small and close together, and at peak lunch hour you have to strain to hear your dining companion. Service is friendly and non-intrusive. All around, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely pasta
    WilliamB
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Nice cozy Italian with home made pasta. Service was attentive and friendly. Would come again if staying nearby.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We stayed at the Walforf Astoria and found this nearby. It was great Italian food at a very reasonable price. Nice ambiance and highly recommend to anyone. Great neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love this place but..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    this is the second time I've dined there, the third for my sister-and we love, love the food and atmosphere. However, they only ever have one server for the entire dining room (at least when we've been there) and it is simply not enough. We ended up ordering at the same time as the entire dining room as well-I think due to the fact that the server was stretched so thin-and so waited for almost an hour for our food. The server was lovely and doing her best, they just need more staff there as they seem to always be busy!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Linda
    JoJo
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a good Italian restaurant near E42nd street during a quick visit to NYC, and were very pleased with this find. Straightforward classic Italian dishes done very well (at least based on our choices). We would be happy to dine here again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet & tucked away
    AvaG
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    When I dined here, it was quiet and calm. The server was prompt and friendly. I ordered the caprese salad, branzino appetizer, broccoli rabe side dish, and finished with the tiramisu. All just fine and well prepared! The branzino was especially delicious, not overly salty and with just the right amount of grilled charred flavor. If I'm back in Midtown for work, I'll be back for a quick lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious italian fare
    Epags
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Chose this restaurant for its location (around the corner from our hotel) but would recommend it to anyone visiting the city for a play or just a day of fun. Ambience was cozy and the staff were friendly and accommodating to our requests. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Good Reviews Were Correct
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Everyone in our group loved their meals and enjoyed the restaurant. Service was friendly and attentive. I'd highly recommend Caffe Linda......especially the scallops appetizer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, Simple, Intimate
    elledbVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is the perfect neighborhood gem when you're in the mood for some good Italian food. I ordered the black linguine with a half Lobster (minus the shrimp) and it was the perfect portion and was DELICIOUS. Good wine selection with a great price range. Friendly service. Will be returning!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WDKNTVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Good food and solid value but service was very slow. We were one of 3 parties in the place and they forgot one of our appetizers.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • truly authentic italian
    kfin
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    when your friends/colleagues who came from italy recommend an italian restaurant in NYC you know its good. enough said. food is authentic and is not regional italian, but rather offers dishes that are typical in rome, and northern italy, and sicily for example. food is very well priced and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too noisy
    welltraveled
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    great location and small, cozy tables but way too noisy if you want to catch up with your companion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian sleeper
    Jeff
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was a quick find for a late dinner. Small and quiet with excellent food. Neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • flowersVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Have eaten out hundreds of fabulous meals in NYC BUt needed a place convienent to GCT. N wanted Italian that had not been too Made a very BAD choice the food was lack luster and who serves bad bread in NYC!!! Obviously I will never return
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  • Disappointing visit
    tojo
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Pleasant restaurant and welcoming atmosphere, but it was a disappointment. Food was OK - interesting menu, but execution was so-so. Very poor service for a quiet Tuesday evening; we waited for everything: the first visit by our server; drink orders; a glass of water; food; dessert. The only thing that came quickly was the bill - before we had been served our dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quaint
    PitBoss
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Very quaint place. We were there at 5:00 when they opened for dinner. Only one other table showed up while we were there. So it was very quiet. Not the most elaborate decor by any means, but nothing wrong with it either. Food was very good. Overall felt very personal due to quaintness of this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Recommendation
    BenihanaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We stayed at the Marriott East Side and were looking for Italian food. Excellent food and servie and a great value for the price. We highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable meal!
    JojoVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Terrific value, outstanding preparation and delicious Italian meal. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The service was good and our server very pleasant however the food was unremarkable and the noise level was extremely high making it nearly impossible to hear conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 114 reviews are from the Caffe Linda reviews archive.
  • cozy and good food
    HSF1
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Met up with an old friend and we spent hours at Caffe Linda. The service was wonderful. The food was delicious. I'll go again. They make great drinks too! And will customize their offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty and affordable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We were tired and hungry and it was right around the corner from the hotel. The food was delicious, the prices were affordable and the service was quick.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food.
    Anne
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Beef carpaccio very good; Salmon a bit overdone. Vegetables too many carrots!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Midtown Italian
    JimH
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A nice choice for Italian in Midtown East. Popular for lunch. Dinner is about $50 pp but as good as some more expensive places.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in NYC
    RikasmomVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We found this restaurant from our hotel. We were greeted by the owner and when we ordered a really nice bottle of wine he paid special attention to us. We both had pastas and they were outstanding. We recommended it to our friend that lives in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good lunch place
    NYCmaggie
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Met a friend for lunch - service was very attentive - good menu - would dine there again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location
    Rafael
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We selected this restaurant due to its proximity to the hotel we were staying at. My wife and I were visiting our son and his girlfriend. We had a mixed review. My wife thought the food was ok but not exceptional. My son indicated the restaurant was too pricey compared to other Italian places in the area. I didn't find the food outstanding since the taste was not to my liking. In fact, my son finished over half of my meal. Thus, I would not recommend restaurant to any of my friends since there are others in the City where you get better tasting food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice surprise
    CityGirl
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food at Caffe Linda was delicious and the staff made us feel welcome. What a find. I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The restaurant was very friendly and the service was very good. The atmosphere was upbeat and warm. The food was good but nothing special.It was a family place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Another great meal at a fair price..a real gem in the area for dinner with no fuss and an upbeat ambiance of informality....
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little quiet place in Midtown
    2ChainzVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We like going here because it feels different than other Midtown East restaurants. Bit quieter. Good value on the cheapest wine which tastes good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendy gem near Waldorf Estoria
    JeanM
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Getting overwhelmed with the opulence and prices of Waldorf Estoria, we went to Caffe Linda for dinner. LOVED IT! Friendly and great food. Small, but tidy neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiny restaurant - great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We were so surprised that many people could be served quickly and efficiently by only 3 employees. Delicious food - special requests honored easily. Tables very close - not the best choice if you want an intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.