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730 Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380
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Fiorello's Cafe Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Come join us every other Thursday for Sinatra night, or Elvis night, or Italian night, or Opera night!
SEPTA bus 104 to corner of Westtown Road and Gay Street stop; or Westtown Road and Market Street stop
A word from Fiorello's Cafe
Cafe Fiorello's Serves Authentic, Old-World Italian Dishes Inspired by the Best of Sicilian and Mediterranean Cuisine
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Food was excellent! We went on a
Monday with a group of 5 and it was crowded. Service was a little slow but very friendly and competent. The pizza ala Fiorello, clams posillipo, osso buco, and fried calamari were particularly good. A little complicated to get there due to their location between Paoli Pike and Route 3 but well worth the effort."
Dined on 4/7/2014
I really enjoy all the food here.
The specials are always fresh and delicious while the classics remain awesome. But I always feel like I am bothering the waiter when I am there. I want my waiter to make me fell like I could sit there all night eating. Instead, I always feel like they just want me to order and get out."
Dined on 2/21/2014
I have been going there ever since
I moved to West Chester PA. Family owned and operated."
Dined on 3/28/2014
This place is nice when quiet but
they attempt to use ever square inch of space when busy...hot and noisy!"
Dined on 3/28/2014
Anytime I am near Fiorello's and
it is remotely close to a meal time, I eat there. It never disappoints."
Dined on 3/20/2014
Let me start by saying the food
was great. The rest not so much. The tables were packed in so tight you were literally sitting on top of other people. It was impossible to hold a conversation with my girlfriend because the other tables that we were on too of were so loud. The wait staff was rude. I would recommend this place for take out only. Don't waste your time going there to sit down and eat."
Dined on 3/14/2014
First visit to Fiorello's. Parking
was very tight, but not much they can do about that. The dining room was very busy and people were constantly coming in for takeout, which we took as good signs. Our server and busboy were attentive and helpful. The food was very good - worth the price, I think. The only detraction was the noise level. We didn't have to shout across our small table, but if you spoke to the person beside you, those across the table couldn't hear you. The food and service made it worthwhile, though. I expect we'll go back."
Dined on 3/8/2014
First visit- Opted for lunch
buffet which included a wonderful salmon with olives, and eggplant better than Grandmother's (and that is saying something- it's a first). Terrific cappucino! Our waiter was attentive but unintrusive. Will return!"
Dined on 3/6/2014
Very sized portions I could not
even finish it. I had the Rigatoni Mari and Monti my g/f had Vitello Marsala. Both dinners tasted great. The service was very good fresh bread great atmosphere. price for the meals I felt were good. I will be back soon."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Very busy on Saturday nights! Had
a reservation and still had to wait a half hour until our table was ready. Had an excellent meal once we got seated. Kitchen must have been very busy because it took a long time for food to arrive. We were not in a hurry so that didn't matter to us. Will go back on a week night, because the food was very good."
Dined on 3/1/2014
The food is great. I am never
disappointed. Fresh, flavorful and filling."
Dined on 2/27/2014
The place was packed. We had
reservations and still had to wait a half hour. Wait staff was good. Pizza was great! The anti pasta was good. The fish was good but a little fishy."
Dined on 2/22/2014
Good Italian food with a great
variety on the menu. Reasonably priced meals. We will be going back"
Dined on 2/16/2014
Love the staff, very friendly. The
food is exceptionally good and this is my third time back and just love it every time. The decor in the place is so rustic but romantic and not too dark but perfectly lit. The tables are close but I like that about a neighborhood restaurant. Will be returning again and again. The food is like my mamma's old world Italian, I love it!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
We had a wonderful first time
experience at Fiorello's in West Chester. Parking lot was packed but w/ our reservation, we were seated immediately. The table was nice and the food was excellent. The service was stellar given the large Valentine's Day crowd. The overall experience was tremendous; we will definitely return."
Dined on 2/14/2014
We had a family meeting with
friends from Delaware - we live near Allentown. Fiorello's had a great menu and food was very good. Entrees seemed to take a little long to serve, but could be because some of us had a first course. It was worth the wait. I had fettucini primavera - very good as was the chicken barley soup. Tasted fresh and homemade. My husband had sausage and pepper sandwich which he loved. Our friends enjoyed their lunch as well."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Good Italian food with lots of
locals and attentive service. Somewhat noisy ambience but it was very crowded for valentines day and the wait staff managed serving and questions very graciously. Wine selection was good but not exotic. Nice Chiantis to go with selections were all served quickly and were delicious. Risotto was creamy, all dishes attractively plated."
Dined on 2/14/2014
At Fiorello's Café, it's all about
the food. And that's because the space is so very cramped, it impacts the service. For example, the wonderful Italian waiter is in the aisle filleting a fish for several minutes, which means the young man serving the bread and water is blocked from accessing your table the entire time. You can have too many tables at a restaurant, and Fiorello’s Café has at least one too many. But the food is very good to excellent, so we generally come later when it is less crowded."
Dined on 2/7/2014
I failed to ask the cost of
specials. Average menu prices low $20's. Our "Specials" for which no price was offer by the waitress were $30 and $38. In my opinion this was not a reasonable price."
Dined on 2/9/2014
The food was very good and came
out in just the right amount of time. Our waiter was not very attentive and did not make us feel welcome. I will not be going back."
Dined on 2/7/2014
Server - older gentleman. He took
a long time to greet table and take drink order. When I asked about the specials - he was difficult to understand him(too fast). He never came to ask how the meal was, matter of fact, he returned to the table when our meals where complete. He did give the birthday boy a dessert and sing- which was very nice. Food - The plate presentation was horrible. Plates were cold and meal was luke warm. I ordered chicken marsala- tasted good - but looked very unappealing. Conplementary bread was good. Salads were good. Ambience - quiant, Italian restaurant. Lighting was good, it wasn't too loud. But tables are very close."
Dined on 2/8/2014
We arrived to a large crowd at the
door & could barely step inside. We waited about an hour past our reservation time to be seated. Other parties did as well. We were not offered a drink during our wait - others who arrived earlier were. Very disappointing."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Have not been to Fiorello's since
our son attended WCU, but our memories of great meals in the past was only enhanced by our recent visit. Went on a fairly busy Friday night, so maybe our meals came out of the kitchen little slow, but the wait was worth it. The brick oven Fruitti De Mare pizza is incredible! Clams and mussels in the shell right on the pizza."
Dined on 1/24/2014
We had a great time for my wife's
birthday, along with daughters and grandaughters. Katarina was an excellent waitress."
Dined on 1/26/2014
The food was delicious but not vey
hot when it was served. The bread basket is pleasantly unusual - contains pizza slices with the bread. The service was slow but it was a busy Saturday night. The noise level was very loud. It had just snowed that day and the parking lot wasn't very well cleared."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Overall, I had a good experience.
The food was delicious. I ordered one of their brick oven pizzas but the wait service left something to be desired....privacy. The waiter continued to interrupt conversation for unnecessary questions. At first I thought he was just being attentive until he concluded our meal by delivering the check. It was not apparent that we were finished eatting or drinking but yet the bill was provided to us shorty before 8pm. He continued to stalk the table and even stopped by AGAIN to say thank you and have good night. I felt like I was being pushed out the door. With only one other patron in the restaurant, it was uncalled for."
Dined on 1/23/2014
Food is very good and portions are
large. Friendly good service. Big menu with good prices. Pleasant night out."
Dined on 1/17/2014
This was a celebration of my
husband's 60th birthday. We enjoyed it very much. The food was very good, and the service was excellent. My son has dined in this restaurant many times, since he used to live close to it. He gave us a gift card for Christmas and we were very pleased with everything. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. We will definitely dine at this restaurant again."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Waiter was not helpful whatsoever.
Took drink orders and never offered a refill. One of our group of 10 wanted a menu and he finally gave him one but took his order last. Not a friendly atmosphere at all. We won't be back"
Dined on 1/9/2014
We had another wonderful dinner at
Fiorello's Café. Our dinner was delicious and the service was great."
Dined on 1/5/2014
Hi, we had the worst service on
NYE. I understand this is a very busy Night to go out but the waiter treated is with no respect. He took a half hour to come to table to take our order. Didn't ask if we wanted more drinks ( glasses were empty) Had to ask him for bread when one salad came. Bus boy was so helpful and nice. I had to tell him What I wanted for dessert. He made us feel not welcomed and rude to us. My date asked him if everything was ok? He said yes. We felt like he wanted to leave Since it was getting closer to the midnight hour for the new year. I saw the owner when I left and almost said something but decided not to ruin anyone's evening. They had a fixed menu that was way over priced. $34 for chicken parm? Sincerely, Steph P."
Dined on 12/31/2013
My family was visiting for the
holidays- we were looking for a local place to relax and enjoy a brick oven pizza and a beer. We made reservations for 10, the table was ready when we arrived but we were smashed in a corner, the backs of our chairs touched either the wall or the person behind us, we had to pass drinks and food down to the end of the table since the waiter could not reach. Service was barely adequate, salads still on the table when our food arrived, we had to hand our empty beer bottles to the waiter to be sure he took them away, luckily we didn't want a third since he did not come back until he brought the check. The pizza was good but nothing special-several came out with the wrong toppings. Probably wouldn't return."
Dined on 12/27/2013
We arrived at Fiorello's with a
group of 13 and we were seated promptly. The service was great and food was hot and delicious. We did wait a bit for our food, but we chalked that up to being a large group. But during the wait, we enjoyed copious bread and beverages and a beautiful and festive atmosphere."
Dined on 12/17/2013
We made a reservation, based on
others' reviews and were not disappointed. The service was excellent, even though there was a group of about 25 in for a holiday party. Our food was perfectly prepared, and most pleasantly, there is gluten free pasta. My husband has celiac's, and the waitress ensured him that all his food would be gluten free and it was. He was thrilled with eating out without worry about his menu selection. Fish was good, a special eggplant appetizer prepared by the chef was an added bonus, all the pasta dishes were scrumptious. This restaurant will be added to our regular stops."
Dined on 12/6/2013
The server we had this past Sunday
is the same as we have had in the past. He has made mistakes in the order this visit as he as in the past and either brings the wrong dish or totally forgets to bring something. My husband ordered soup and he never received it. We were not charged but he did order soup."
Dined on 12/1/2013
We arrived at 7:15 and did not
receive our entree until 8:45. Unusual but worth noting."
Dined on 11/15/2013
We had a reservation and arrived
early. We waited to be seated in a small foyer area with about 12-15 other people . We were crammed in. We were then seated at a table that was separated from the next table by no more than 2 inches! Moments after we took our seat in this very loud, hectic restaurant, another couple was seated at that table next to us. We got up and left."
Dined on 11/2/2013
If you are wondering whether or
not to try this place ...YES! Great food and friendly atmosphere! The stuffed mushrooms are delicious! Never had a bad entree. Serafino's salad dressing is perfect! The lobster ravioli is heavenly and there are always tempting specials. I honestly can't think of a bad thing to say. You will want to return often. Love this restaurant!"
Dined on 10/19/2013
This little place is a diamond -
excellent food and service. The Shrimp and Crab pasta was so increcibly good - although one of the most expensive menu items - it is well worth it!!"
Dined on 8/24/2013
We had a group of 9 and had a
wonderful experience. Food was excellent and so was the service. It is our go to place when we want good food close to home."
Dined on 7/12/2013
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