Fiorini
Fiorini

Fiorini

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fiorinirestaurantnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123080830
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luis Quispilema
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: 4, 5 & 6 Trains to 59th Street and N & R to Lexington Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fiorini
Once again the Arpaia family is at it again, known for Lello Scarlatti, Cellini, Bellni, Acquapazza, David Burke & Donatella, Dona, and Anthos. Restaurateurs Lello and son Dino have paired up to introduce Fiorini ("little flower"), a smart but simple elegant Italian restaurant for the neighborhood that is moderately priced. Fiorini is committed to regional traditional dishes and having the best and freshest product available. Lello and Dino are dedicated and passionate about solid cooking, consistency, and obliging staffers to create a welcome atmosphere. Located in midtown on 56th between 2nd and 3rd avenues.
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Fiorini reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (8)special occasion (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (4)good for groups (4)Show More
  • Very good consistent Italian
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a wonderful place. Consistent food, polite waiters, a calm ambience. Food was very good as always. I feel welcomed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    DinaVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have never had an unrewarding meal or experience of any kind at Fiorini. I feel like "family" when I am there and never hesitate to take guests or recommend Fiorini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Lunch Spot
    MCal
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great spot for business lunch, small crowd and street view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was delicious. We enjoyed it and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at its best
    GloriousfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Celebrated a birthday and was very happy to be dining in a restaurant that is what dining should be. Good food , perfectly made drinks ,happy severs always willing to please and a sound level commensurate with conversation. We've dined here many times and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Fantastic dining experience. One of the top nyc dining locations still undiscovered by the masses. A great total experience and always consistent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 347 reviews are from the Fiorini reviews archive.
  • JMazVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Open table lists this as $$, it is definitely a $$$, maybe a $$$$. Everything was great but much more expensive than I expected based on OT
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  • EXCELLENT
    DinaVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Fiorini continues to be excellent. Thus, our continued patronage bringing friends and colleagues to share the experience of great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    DinaVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Have never been disappointed with the food, the service, or the drink at Fiorini. They are consistent in all respects. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian
    BearCakes
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Not much to say about this restaurant. It wasn't bad nor was it great. Just a normal Italian place with lots of different people. The food was well portioned and gets you full. The whine list was notable with its big selection. The interior of the restaurant was a little throwback Italian.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    DinaVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Every meal in Fiorini is a great experience. Tonight we brought visitors from overseas to enjoy dinner with us. The poussin was very good as usual. The rack of lamb was perfection per our visitor and the beef ribs which were on the special menu were perfection. The wait staff could not be more professional and friendly. We were asked several times if we were enjoying our meal. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wishes to have an excellent dinner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food preparation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Two tries and the chicken/poussen was overcooked. They declined to try a third time. Mine was fine. Medium rare.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food at very fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Very good food at very fair prices. Good wine list and the BYOB policy is fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like an upper east side lunch
    MimibeeVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Surprisingly quiet and staid; mostly neighborhood people. Old. Don't go for business lunch. No atmosphere
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When All Others ArecBooked
    Barry
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We went to Fiorini because it was one of the only restaurants with an open reservation at the last minute on Saturday night. Although the service was excellent, the food was only fair.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can always get a good meal
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Can always get a good meal here. An excellent restaurant. Hope all of NYC does not find out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Go!!!!!
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Very over-priced. Salad of mozzarella and tomatoes was $19. When you are paying $45 for Dover Sole and $40 for rib-eye steak, I don't want a crying kid in the background. . Steak wasn't tender--@ $40--not acceptable.
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  • Midtown Oasis
    StringsriderVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Fiorini offers excellent food, served by attentive but not intrusive staff in an attractive low key setting. The tables are spaced nicely so that one can actually have a discussion over lunch or dinner. A perfect, slightly out of the way spot for a business lunch and probably equally viable for a romantic dinner or just a first class dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polished, Professional, Delicious
    ElsasolseatsVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Donatella's polished, professional enterprise delivers reliably delicious, no-nonsense Italian cuisine in an atmosphere as quiet and sophisticated as the mature, knowing crowd that comes in for casual dinners, business lunches and family or business events. It's a neighborhood treasure that delivers for a crowd that knows what it wants -- and gets it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had an outstanding dinner
    tag810VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had an outstanding dinner here, the bartender was great and very attentive to the large group that we had. The wait staff did a excellent job attending to every detail . The wine that they recommended was just as good. Nothing about this location was bad !! Outstanding job I will return every time i am in NYC. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for a romantic weekend!
    Reba99
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Wonderful dining experience! We had an early dinner before a show. Food was exquisite and service to perfection. Quiet,as it was early, but made it more romantic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall: very good experience
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Overall: very good experience at our first time here. The service was attentive - and patient, since we were catching up with friends we hadn't seen in a long time. Slightly pricey for a 'neighborhood' Italian, but the Salad Bianca was excellent (artichokes, endive, nicely dressed) and chicken with sausage & spinach was generous and tasty. Others had spaghetti with clams, which was also was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polished Professionals
    ElsasolseatsVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Always reliable, always hospitable, always delicious. Attracts an older crowd that appreciates civilized, quiet, comfortable quarters, a warm welcome and culinary excellence.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it
    Local
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Food was great, the location was just off the beaten path enough to keep it quieter so it had a real local feel to it. Would recommend to friends and will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    GreatFood4EverVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Simply outstanding. Our table of 4 loved every minute of our experience. Can't wait to return for more. The dinner specials were a huge hit, the wine was a perfect match, pasta and risottos were from heaven. Even the cappuccinos were created by an expert. The staff care about their clients and have a terrific system that keeps the whole place running smooth. No reason to complain or change a single thing. Just found THE midtown Italian restaurant to refer visitors and locals who haven't found it yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!!!
    Zoomzigy
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Everything was done with expert care. The food was great. The ambiance was so nice, and just what I needed after a New York day. I felt very taken care of and the food was high quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A WONDERFUL GEM
    ShellyS38VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS FILLED WITH RESTAURANTS FIORIN STANDS OUT. THE MENU, THE FOOD, THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING AS WELL AS THE MODERATE PRICES. GREAT VALUE!! GOING TO MAKE THIS OUR GO TO ITALIAN RESTAURANT. PORTIONS ARE GENEROUS AS WELL AS THE INDIVIDUAL GLASS OF WINE WE SELECTED.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem is the word
    ShozgirlVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    I met an out of town friend and we wanted somewhere we could talk...be heard..,with good authentic Italian reasonably priced. Fiorini fit the bill! We shared a special burratta appetizer, and then each had pasta. For mr liguini con vongele which was perfectly al de te and fresh clams in shell, and for my frie d a parpadelle dish he very much enjoyed. We shared a delicious ricotta cheesecake for dessert. The noise level was perfectly low enough to talk, and our corner window table was perfect. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant and delicious
    Jiniscute
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The food is delectable and served with quiet professionalism. Also, this restaurant is far more roomy than most midtown places. Go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gnocchi a little rich with
    deliciousVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    gnocchi a little rich with gorgonzola cheese would give another shot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Fiorini is a beautiful Italian Restaurant. Subtle lighting and soft decor makes it very inviting. We were there on the early side which was actually very nice. It was quiet and we had great service. The hostess was warm and welcoming and our server was very attentive. The food and wine were wonderful, we will be going to Fiorini again !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were first-timers. Really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We were first-timers. Really liked the food, service, and decor. Sort of Milanese in feel. The only complaint is that the prosciutto & melon came with a tasteless piece of melon (maybe out of season?).
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  • intimate romantic dinner
    jaharris44
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    my wife and I had an early romantic dinner the night before the marathon. Fiorini was exactly what we needed! The pasta was perfect for our pre race meal. This is a gem in New York City.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Comfort from the rain.
    MCal
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Nice bar with "free pour" friendly barkeep. Open windows to the street. Refined crowd. Great food and service...all things appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Clubby Charmer
    ElsasolseatsVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    An older, sophisticated crowd patronizes to this civilized yet friendly neighborhood Italian for reliably fine food, polished service, quiet conversation, comfortable clubby ambience. Wine cellar is a wonderful party venue. If it's not on the menu, they will make it for you -- beautifully. Lunch attracts mostly a business crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very good restaurant. Food,
    HarvVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    A very good restaurant. Food, service, wine list above average.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable neighborhood Italian
    MidtownEatsVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Not spectacular but a good choice for a nice dinner in our neighborhood. It was only about 3/4 full on a Friday night and it seemed like half the patrons were regulars (older couples). Pastas were perfectly cooked, sauces were delicious although on the salty side, their homemade gelatos were decent (more icy than creamy), service was lovely. We'd go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food, the service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Loved the food, the service, the wine and the abilty to talk & hear each other. We had a group of 5. Really nice dinner choice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the caeser salad was not good
    marcia
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    the caeser salad was not good very small no taste and with capers which was very strange-otherwise the lamb chops were done to perfection and excellent I would definitely go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed a night out
    jerryfVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Was looking forward to this and it didn;t disappoint too much The profiterole for dessert was a big disappointment and definitely not worth it. The baked clams appetizer was ok, not outstanding. Same for the Bufalo mozzarella. The main courses of linguine vongole and rigatoni bolognese were both outstanding. Same for the bread, deliciously crusty and also foccacia. I was also disappointed in the price of a glass of Sangovese. $15! I am sure I could purchase a bottle retail for less than that. So next time I will be more careful in what I order and what I drink.
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    • Noise LevelModerate