Fabio Cucina Italiana
Throughout his formative years in Rome, Italy and in NY, he has perfected signature dishes such as FETTUCINE alla Fabio, made with porcini mushrooms and a delicate sauce that enhances the woody taste of the mushroom without overpowering the palate, and RISOTTO Crema di scampi, made with the freshest fish and lightest of creams.
Chef Chicco personally selects his produce and vegetables directly from the market daily, as he wants to insure top quality and freshness of all his ingredients. The same applies to the pasta dishes - all are homemade and great attention is paid to preparation and detail. He will also go out of his way to prepare dishes upon request.
Perfect Italian dinner for my wife and I to have an anniversary dinner. It's fairly small inside - which is what we wanted. The food was absolutely incredible. The Veal, Meatballs, Sauces... so good! My favorite part of the experience was the chef mixing the pasta at our table and taking a moment to thank us for being there. That extra touch goes a long way in my book and we could tell he was genuinely thankful for us being at his table. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a true dinner table experience!
A gem! From the moment we stopped at the front door to being seated, served and enjoying our meals. We were debating whether to go in or not but meeting the owner at the door and him explaining his business sold us on dining. Great food!! Each of us enjoyed what we ordered which ranged from Fish to Vegetarian. A very flexible staff and the perfect setting for romantic or just friends or family getting together. Highly recommended!!
Menu has changed from open table site and prices have gone up but food is excellent. We had the pasta primavera and red snapper special. The portions are very big.
Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. Met a good friend at the restaurant and enjoyed comfortable seating, very hospitable and excellent food! Lobster ravioli was delightful and the pasta definitely tasted fresh! Kudos to the owner! I will definitely return to this restaurant when I am back in NYC!
Excellent service food was over priced for the taste
We were about 15-20 minutes early & was seated right away.The service was great from the maître d’ to the wait staff. Food was very good & nice size portions. The creme brûlée was delicious & the largest I’ve ever had! My daughter wanted to go back the next night. We didn’t but we will definitely come here again.
Amazing service and food. Ownership will personally greet you.
A very friendly and happy atmosphere at this restaurant. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and seated promptly. We had a nice comfortable table. The waiter and staff were excellent. We enjoyed the food. My husband loved his ribeye steak which was cooked to perfection with vegetables. We will return and recommend Fabio to others.
Loved it. Chef Chicco is amazing and hospitable. Will be back!
Wonderful friendly atmosphere and very accommodating. Excellent food to match the service. Highly recommend it to others
Service was amazing. the owner and chef actually greet the guest and checked on my table several times to make sure everything was ok. I’ve been to many restaurants in NYC and hardly ever you see this attention to detail. The food was even better!! Need I say more! Highly recommend this restaurant and I definitely will return!
Thank you to the Fabio Cucina team!
The best Italian food in the city.... and I am a picky Italian. Not only is the food amazing, the wait staff is wonderful, the chef is available and talks to the patrons. You feel like welcomed family. You will not be disappointed. Fabulous fabulous fabulous.
Good food and service
Food was fantastic. Excellent service. Chef gave us a free dessert. Everything was so nice. Highly recommend.
We LOVE this restaurant. The food is brilliant and the staff is lovely. The room is pretty and the tables are well-spaced. The chef is brilliant! Fabio Cucina is our favorite in our new neighborhood. Highly recommended!
Fabulous experience at Fabio’s. Great personal service, delicious entree and dessert. Ambiance makes this place one the the best restaurants we’ve ever been to. Prices are reasonable; busy yet quiet enough to enjoy a friendly conversation.
We were treated like we were their favorite customers!
Did a great job serving a family of four from out of town celebrating their daughter’s birthday.
This was my second time visiting Fabio Cucina and could not be more pleased with the overall experience. We had a visit from the head chef at the table who made me a dish that was not on the menu that he insisted I tried. My girlfriend and I will be regular customers here for a long time
Attractively quiet, rather intimate, neighborhood find. Reasonably priced and friendly. Could do with a bit of a spruce up in general maintenance but overall a winner for classic and delicious Italian fare without the pretense so often sold.
Service was outstanding. Pasta cooked al dente. Risotto with Mushrooms outstanding not to mention the decadent desserts. Espresso strong and smooth as it should be. Met Chef Asante also a partner after the meal. Very personal and compassionate about his profession. Highly recommend it.
Excellent service and attention!! Multiple servers tended to us including water refills, prompt appetizer, salad and entree service as well as wine refills that were anticipated before needing to ask. The head chef even made an appearance at our table since my husband devoured his nicely charred steak on the outside and perfectly rare to medium cooked on the inside. It was truly a great dining experience for all of us! Highly recommend!
This wonderful restaurant, which we just discovered has much to offer. It is intimate, welcoming, graceful and provides a true Italian dining experience.
The food and service was exceptional. Would recommend to anyone who wants a very special dining experience
Fantastic spot for lunch or dinner with excellent food and a warm and welcoming atmosphere!
Great food and service. Relaxing and cozy atmosphere. Nice decor. Loved it.
Fabulous Fabio’s!!! We had a wonderful family dinner with friends celebrating a birthday. The owner was kind and let our children make their own gelato from the kitchen. This is an extremely friendly place!!!
OUTSTANDING , The Shrimp Limone over the BEST Rissotto was “to die for” A little Gem on 52nd Street
Best Italian food around. Everything fresh and tasty.
Great food and service. Very friendly!
Excellent food and service. Loved the pastas and the grilled artichokes appetizer!
Personally met Executive Chef Chicco Aaante and he is the most delightful person and the food was delicious.
The food was delightful, the maître d made us wait for multiple patrons that came after us to be seated first, his given reason being that we had recently made our reservation online. The waiter never said that the wine being open, was not the one we had ordered. Overall a pleasant place we would go back, now that we would know how to navigate it's eccentricities. By the way, good live music, always a plus!
My two boys and I wanted Italian for dinner. Hand down it was one of the best food experiences me and my 2 boys ever had...amazing perfect food! Very impressed and I am quite the critic. The chef came out and made us feel at home. Again I highly recommend.
Walking up to the restaurant and seeing all the tacky blue Christmas lights literally made us second guess going in but we did... the ambiance was so outdated and tacky that I couldn’t enjoy the overpriced food and overpriced wine. The whole experience was a little too much and trying to hard for a random Thursday night dinner. Sorry :(
Elegant atmosphere , romantic and relaxing music , delicious cuisine from appetizer to dessert . Love the freshness of burrata and lobster bisque , blue crab ravioli and lobster risotto to die for , close your palate with amazing sweets and fresh fruits platter . Kiko is amazing Chef and felt all the care and personal service of all wait staff and owner. Highly recommended place for New Yorkers and tourist .
Excellent food and ambiance. Pleasure to dine on good food, and be able to have conversation without straining to hear
Poor quality food, terrible service, shockingly overpriced. Will never go back unless it’s to pick up my refund.
Fabulous food, graceful service in a true Italian manner. It was also a treat to discover a waiter with whom I could speak Italian.
The group that I was with enjoyed the food overall. The service was great and the location had a very nice modern ambiance. No one in the group said their food was outstanding, but I would definitely recommend the place.