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Fiat Cafe

4.6
127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Cozy
Fiat cafe is not only a roomy cafe in the heart of Nolita but a symbolical warm and welcoming place to grab a bite. The inside contains a colorful surrounding as fiat 500 cars of variant types are fixed on the wall emphasizing its simple but original theme. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 969-1809
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Oscar Santana
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Private party contact
Stephane Iacovelli: (917) 568-3377
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring Street
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Parking details
There is street parking and a garage located 200ft from the restaurant (parking on 75 Kenmare street).
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Public transit
6 train @ Spring street, R & N & W trains @ Prince street, J & M trains @ Bowery & B,D,F, V trains @ Broadway-Lafayette
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 127 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent food and service at this Little Italy gem. Remember, this is a cash-only restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love this place! Awesome food for a reasonable price! I will most definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing food, amazing coffee and great service!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a reservation for 10 to surprise a friend and the staff was great.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Enjoyed excellent Sunday brunch at the Fiat. The omelet with mushrooms and asiago cheese and the eggs benedict were very good. The place is tiny - reservation recommended.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The pasta is good. Only the waitress is too snobbish. Also the latte is too light.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great quant location with great food and ambience.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Charming and hilariously small, but the Italian food was genuine and so was the service. Great spot - casual - I'd come back again and again.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Love the fish stew

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Try the fish stew, you will love it.

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

INTERIOR SIZE: I had searched on OpenTable for a restaurant that could hold 9 people at a table and this was one of those suggestions. I'm surprised that this place would take a reservation for a group of 9 when we took up HALF of the place.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: The tight seating arrangement wasn't necessarily what bothered me; what bothered me was that upon arrival at exactly 11 am (our reservation time), there was no room for our group to sit. The waitress acknowledged our reservation and was expecting us, but she ended up making a few couple along the wall move to accommodate us. I did not want to burden OTHER customers' meals and I feel that the establishment should have set out signs to reserve the table to avoid interrupting other's meals and having us take up a lot of space. *HOWEVER* the waitress and waiter were both very kind and checked on us during the meal.

FOOD: *FROM BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU --- NOT SPECIAL MENU* The food was nothing special. My browned butter ricotta ravioli was soaked in a sauce much more sour than I anticipated. My friend's eggs benedicts seemed good, and the linguini pasta with baby clams and pancetta was AMAZING.

OVERALL: a smaller group would be best suited for this cafe. My overall experience was average, nothing special, especially with the food. The dinner menu may be much better.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I were in town just for the evening and stumbled upon Fiat Cafe randomly. It was such a great find! I absolutely loved the ricotta ravioli with browned butter! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

This restaurant was small, intimate and very cozy, Food is homemade and very fresh. the butternut ravioli was delicious and everyone in our party enjoyed the meal and the ambiance. This was a no frills restaurant that was very neighborhoody.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

The best Cappuccino in New York (and it’s an Italian to tell thai!!!)

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Cafe Fiat must be one of the best finds in Soho. It’s authentic Italian Food on the edge of Little Italy. The food was delicious and incredibly reasonable. Pastas, eggplant parmigiana, chicken dishes that taste soulful and homemade. The staff are friendly, cheerful and helpful. It’s the best.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

LOVE fiat and their staff! Can’t recommend it enough!

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Small place tight tables but worth it The service and the food was good. The prices for a NYC brunch were definitely less than most brunch spots. The food was very fresh

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious!!

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Large portions, mediocre but inexpensive food. Very busy on a friday night, but service was actually horrible. The waitress repeatedly ignored our attempts to order.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Good bread and excellent coffee for breakfast.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

I love Fiat cafe. So fresh and delicious-homemade pastas and authentic dishes. Also great prices!

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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

I have eaten here many times and enjoyed it. However last time the arugla was full of sand. Also the chicken was not pounded enough it was too thick.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Wish it was made very clear on opentable that this is a cash only establishment.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

My favorite place for wine and some pasta, simply incredible

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Cute little cafe. The buratta with cherry tomatoes is a must try!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Food at Fiat Cafe is always delicious. It's one of my favorite go to spots to catch up with an old friend or for a casual date night. The dim lighting casts a romantic ambiance but it reminds me of sitting at a restaurant in Italy somewhere. The only downside is it's cash only but otherwise, everything is amazing.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2017

This place does not disappoint. Very good pasta dishes.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Great quality food at very reasonable prices. The Ravioli and Rigatoni dishes were delicious. Tried two of the Bruschetta types as well - the eggplant one was especially tasty. Only complaint is that the restaurant is quite small, so can be a bit loud and cramped when at capacity. But overall, a great pick for causal dining at cheap prices with very good food.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Best italian in the city!! Takes me right back to the small authentic restaurants of Italy.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Our waitress was terrific, very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious, simple and fresh

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2017

Fiat is a cozy restaurant......cozy means it will seat 32-34 people at one time. It is a noisy restaurant but I think that is the charm. The service is nice because the restaurant is small and they are happy to address any issues with your food. The food was very good. We had the Ricotta Ravioli, Gnocchi and Fiat Penne and they were all good. My family cleaned their plates.
Two side notes. Mott Street is where they filmed part of the GodFather....scene where Marlon Brando's character had the assassination attempt. The other is that this is a CASH only restaurant. They have an ATM downstairs, however the first time I used it , it did not distribute any cash and flashed an error code very quickly forcing me to try the transaction again....which they deducted the amount from my account twice and now I am dealing with my bank.....so AVOID the ATM at the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2017

Small but good restaurant. Went for a brunch with friends and ended up having the Spaghetti Carbonara. This was delicious and there was plenty to eat!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Cozy place. Solid good pasta.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2017

Thank you for your service, we love the place and we will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2017

Just a casual brunch with my boyfriend. Glad I made a reservation in advance. Had the salmon eggs and of course, the carbonara and sangria. Relative to the price, the portion was great and the food was tasty. Highly recommend for casual brunch with friends or a date before or after you go exploring SOHO or LES. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Hidden gem in Little Italy

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2017

delicious food - I am still dreaming of it, great value, cute atmosphere. we had to wait 30 minutes from our reservation time before we were seated but were comped with a glass of wine - good customer service!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2017

No frills. Great food in a casual environment. Great prices make this place a regular visit.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

The best pasta of New York ! Too small place but Funny and very good service ! We love this place !

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