I brought my family who came
I brought my family who came in from out of town here and we all loved the food. My suggestion is to order the spaghetti & meatballs; they make the most delicious meatballs I have ever eaten (sorry grandma). We had a great meal, friendly service, and it all came within a fair price point. It made for a very nice night with traditional Italian food, which hit the right note after a long day of travel.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Midtown Italian
Price point and delicious food keeps bringing us back. Pastas come with salad and bread. Two waiters work the entire restaurant. Both friendly and hard working. Will return
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Meat Ball Are The Best
The meat balls were the best my husband and I ever had.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
There seems to be only one
There seems to be only one waiter and one person who brings some of the food from the kitchen. This is not enough to serve the lunch crowd within a short priod of time. Really hard to get a second cup of coffee or a bill.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice, casual restaurant!
If you are looking for some nice inexpensive, casual dinner, this is the place to go! The food is tasty, and authentically Italian. Very delicious!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meatballs were amazing! Definitely coming back
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Red Sauce and Meaballs
This is a traditional Italian restaurant with fantastic meatball and spaghetti. The veal cutlet parmigiano was also excellent.
This is a place to go to enjoy traditional old fashion Italian food.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good spot for a business lunch.
Good spot for a business lunch. Not too loud. Easy place to talk.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, solid food. Not terribly
Good, solid food. Not terribly expensive and good choices.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going around the corner to Fagiolini on 39th for probably 7 or 8 years and finally tried the other restaurant. Awesome lunch special $13 gets you a salad, pasta, and biscotti. Service is friendly, the place works for a casual lunch or dinner with friends or for business. The front section of the room with the bar is nicer than the back section (also the whole place is a bit nicer than 39th). Certainly not upscale but a nice place, friendly service, and great value for good comfort Italian food!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, even better service.
Great food, even better service. Go, you won't be disappointed.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fagiolini on 40th
A proto-typical New York Italian restaurant at a very high standard. The service was good, the food was very good. The type of restaurant where you strike up a conversation with the people at the next table and end up sharing an after dinner drink. The staff makes you welcome whether you're having starters, pasta, main, and dessert - or just a main dish. There is no rush to get in and get out. The food is fresh and served hot. Really enjoyed the evening.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Homestyle authentic Italian
I was seeking a quiet spot close to my customer's hotel in the Grand Central Station area. I read the reviews shown on Open Table and selected Fagiolini's. My customer was jonesing for authentic, homestyle Italian food, as where he lives in Europe it
is difficult to find.
Both of us were pleased with the overall dining experience at Fagiolini's. We were given a quiet table for two where we could spread out, as we were combining a meal with a business meeting. The food was served in ample amount, was served hot and
the service made it very easy to combine our business needs with a good meal.
I would recommend this spot as a quiet respite for a small group that wants to have good conversation and a nice meal.
Well done Fagiolini's.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet, nicely furnished small restaurant. Be certain to check address, because another Fagiolini is around the corner.
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very comfortable and satisfying reataurant. Very good friendly service, good basic unpretentious food, reasonable prices, quiet enough for conversation. I'll be back.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a solid restaurant experience
I was looking for a restaurant near grand central to meet a friend and catch up. I wanted basic, good food, not too expensive,, attentive, yet not overly so service, and decent atmosphere. This restaurant fit the bill all around. I had the chicken parmagan, which came over a plate of spaghetti, with a salad and bread on the table. My friend had the lasagna. Both were declicious, served hot and plentiful. Neither of us could finish our portions. The wine we had was served in a carafe, so it was a generous pour. The bill for 2, with tax and tip was under $80. Very reasonable for NYC prices. I would definitely go back again! One down note was my friend asked for a substitution, and they wouldn't give it to her.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found a gem!
I was looking for a Saturday night table, with accomodation for six, at the last minute, when out of town relatives came to visit. We were lucky to find this gem on Open Table. The food was very good, the service was FANTASTIC!! The room was quiet, which was very unusual for a Manhattan midtown restaurant. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a table with ample room and with the ambiance to allow for conversation.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet Midtown Italian
After reading the reviews I thought it would be the perfect place for a large group. We wanted to be near GCT because we had friends coming in from CT. We made a reservation for 8 and was easily able to increase it to 10. They were very nice,we had ample space and were not rushed. Food was standard Italian fare, prepared well, but not thing exotic. We were the last people in the restaurant at 10:30. You really got the feeling it was a midtown lunch scene since it had large flatscreen TVs with CNBC in dining area. It was great for us because we were able to have a large group and be able to talk all the way across the table and not feel rushed and it was reasonably priced.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quiet joint with comfort food
If you find yourself near Grand Central and need/want a place where you can actually have a conversation with your table mate, head here. The food is standard Italian comfort - lasagna, pasta, grilled fish. The wine list is unremarkable, but fine for what it is. And the service is attentive. This is not a place of Mario Battalli, nor Charlie Trotter, nor Ferran Adria. Nor it is it anywhere near as expensive. It is conveniently located, the food is fine, and you will leave with some cash in your wallet. So this is a solid place.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time & Definitely Not My Last
I found Fagiolini to be very inviting. The food was excellent and the service as well. I went with two other colleagues and we all enjoyed what we ordered. It just might replace our "usual" luncheon place to go.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM