fantastic!!! Lively food,
fantastic!!! Lively food, lovely staff, lovely evening :)
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A true neighborhood find off
A true neighborhood find off what I feel to be the tourist route. The owner is a very gracious host. Not your usual red gravy, Italian restaurant.
Try the Italian sausage, potatoes and red pepper stew; that's what mama would have made
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
An excellent experience overall.
An excellent experience overall. Outstanding, attentive service with an interesting-and-slightly-more-than-expected innovative menu. I definitely plan on returning and incorporating this into my local restaurant rotation.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Need to work on food presentation
Need to work on food presentation a bit- salads great but a bit too big/not bite-sized. Some dishes outstanding, others a little bland
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fresh and tasty. Cafe Linda Salad was delicious with house dressing. Reasonable price. Definitely will go back.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is only 0.5 miles from Grand Central Terminal. It serves the best calamari I've ever had. Their black noodle w lobster was amazing at only $21. Tiramisu and Panna Cotta were great!! I will definitely go back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Caffe Linda is the real deal
Caffe Linda doesn't sound very Italian. So I was a little concerned. We were on vacation in NYC and I wanted every dinner to be special. We were a few minutes late so we had to wait about 10 or 15 minutes while they readied a table.The maitre d' was very personable and very good at making people feel right at home. Because it is a relatively small restaurant, he was able to make the rounds and made sure everyone was being well taken care of even though the waiters were doing a fine job of that. I had a pasta that had a tomato based sauce which included half a lobster along with an assortment of seafood, something that was new to me. To finish the meal, we had a trio of deserts that were exceptional, probably the best we have ever eaten.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
a real find!
A real find in midtown east witha lobster and shrimp with black linguini that is outstanding. Risotto is exc as well. Nice people run the place and there is one menu for lunch and dinner which is great. Highly recommended!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little place in midtown!
Great little place in midtown! Will definately go back!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice small neighborhood place. I very good food, reasonably priced.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, charming place
We ate at DeGrezia the night before. While the ambiance at Caffe Linda is not as nice as that, the food was much better. This was close to our hotel, Marriott East Side. Wine list is small, service was outstanding, food was very good. We would return if we are in the area again.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are so happy to have found Caffe Linda, and count it among our favorite NYC restaurants. We will definitely return again and again! Intimate with delicious food.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Linda experience
Cafe Linda is very small and casual, good neighbourhood feel to it. The owner was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. Tables are very close but fortunately the people next to us were very nice so we chatted a bit! Food was tasty, nothing spectacular but good value for the money. I would go back there again.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service and
Great food and service and the restaurant was on the quieter side so more intimate.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely neighourhood eatery
This is a lovely neighbourhood gem. Quiet with good food and friendly welcoming service. Good for groups but not intimidating if you want to dine alone.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took a chance on Caffe Linda and were so pleased we did. It is small and charming, the staff are attentive and friendly, and the food is excellent. It was a lovely night, the restaurant windows were open, and the diners all seemed happy to be at Caffe Linda! Will definitely go back.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and ambience. Good value for the price. The place was jammed with happy dinners. The staff was very responsive and helpful. We were staying at the nearby Doubletree and hunting for such a spot. If we are in the area, we would definitely return. The ceasar salad was very good and different from the standard.d.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and drinks
Love their mango margarita's the food was good and so was the service.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
A good find!!
Small, noisy, but delicious food. Very friendly . We had salads and pastas and an excellent and reasonably priced wine. All really good!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint & Good
Small family style restaurant with very good food and very reasonable prices for NY. Would definitely go back
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly Staff/home made food
Been many times at this restaurant, recently took a friend who is a deaf person. The staff is very accomodating, friendly and attentive. The food is very good, home made style. Definately will go again and recomend this place.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Midtown East Spot
Caffe Linda is a great spot for dinner in midtown east. It's good italian food with a relaxed atmosphere.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good good reasonable priced with excellent service. Daily specials which were a hit.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the relaxed feel of this place. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable. The warm mozzarella appetizer was amazing. We were there celebrating our anniersary and we were very pleased.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great italian food
as an Italian, I recommend Caffé Linda: great food, perfectly cooked and served. A truly corner of Italy in midtown NYC. Excellent linguine and delicious mozzarella di bufala with tomato. Good choice of wines.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
So, my other half, she loves her Italian food. Upon being prompted with 'surprise me' when discussing where to go, I stumbled across Caffe Linda online (Yelp etc), read some reviews (which were 'ok') and booked! Suffice to say, I was worried (as any sane man would be!). Luckily, however, she absolutely loved it!
She ordered the veal and I ordered the chicken. both of which were absolutely delightful. The salad was fresh and the wine (Chianti) was exceptional (leave it for 10 minutes before drinking).
Service was punctual and consistent. Staff just got the job done, nothing too special, but not imposing and 'nosey' like some places.
I'd strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for true Italian food in Midtown East.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back!
I found this restaurant to be great in every way. I was looking for an Italian restaurant near Grand Central to meet my friend, and this place was perfect. The food was excellent. The wait staff very attentive. The cost very reasonable. I will definitely be back!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great late night meal
We visited on a Sunday evening after seeing the Rockettes Christmas show and were appreciative that we found a place open late and close to our hotel. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was commendable. We will remember this place for future visits to NYC.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were visiting NYC over Thanksgiving week and staying at a hotel within walking distance of Caffe Linda. It was the perfect spot to meet our son, who works nearby. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. There were five in our party and we were comfortably seated and our waitress offered suggestions based on our tastes. The complimentary bruchetta was delicious. The pumpkin ravoli was delicious as well as the black iinguini with lobster. We splurged and had dessert as well. The cheesecake, coconut sorbet and tiramisu were enjoyed by everyone. We look forward to dining with you again!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unassuming, great food
Café Linda always delivers. We have been there 3 times and our memories of this restaurant have always been very special.
Great food, attentive and very cordial service
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a family dinner,
Great place for a family dinner, date or dinner with friends.
Menu is very good as is service. Restaurant is quaint and charming
food authentic and prices reasonable
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM