Fiat Cafe

4.5
209 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fiat cafe is not only a cozy cafe in the heart of Nolita but also a warm and welcoming restaurant that will transport you right to Italy. 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. We have COVID friendly outdoor seating with heaters and dividers, and indoor seating with socially distanced tables.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 209 people are saying
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vipsummerlawn
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was simple, fresh, tasty and well prepared - one panini, one chicken salad, one squid and shrimp. Sat outdoors and enjoyed being on a quiet street with only a few other customers at lunchtime. All of us were happy with what we ordered. Food came out promptly. Service was pleasant but not very attentive. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome food, great effort on the servers. Only issue was the place was too busy and the service suffered from it. But the attitude and food quality sure made up for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna and Carla are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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AshleyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and cute . The food was very good and the service was great . The manager was so polite and helpful . I would def go back !

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Lisa13
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiat Cafe was delicious and I will always use Opentable for reservations!

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JesseW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Simple. Italian style diner/cafe. Always great for a nice breakfast on the weekend

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vipShytown
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is above & beyond! Very friendly and hospitable! The owner is a sweetheart and the food is always amazing!

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vipTat011
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious & the portions were perfect. Loved the causal vibe and the pasta hit the spot I’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Cash only!? Come on.

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vipChristina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place but keep in mind it's cash only, but there's an atm downstairs

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Kimm
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Rude service. Waiter in a horrible mood. Freezing out and they didn’t turn on the overhead heater when we asked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bonne cuisine italienne avec de bons produits
, les tables sont bien espacées et le service est au top. Une carte des vins un peu plus fournie serait bienvenue.

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NWat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for a birthday breakfast with my dad. The food was delicious! The portions were not as large as we would have hoped, but the flavor was on point. My dad also loved it. I will definitely try Fiat again soon.

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vipmarlol
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Fiat Cafe...yummy eats with the most pleasant server...she was kind and sweet!!!!

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vipfunfoodie
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely service, neighborhood gem, authentic and delicious

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vipSohoite
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiat café is wonderful. The food is delicious, a great value and the service is wonderful.

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mikek
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great family owned vibe. excellent food. i will be bringing my friends there. prices are super reasonable.

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DebR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! What a great place, we plan on going back. Cheap and cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Place! And so happy I was able to celebrate my birthday with friends. This place is a true gem operated by a husband and wife who always make you feel welcome.

So glad they were very accommodating to make us feel good and safe!

If I could would give 6 stars for the food. A go to in Nolita, worth the trip

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vipTK719
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most wonderful lunch at Fiat Cafe. The arugula salad with tuna and eggs was fresh and delicious. The gnocchi was just amazing. And the bread pudding was superb. The service was excellent and the prices so reasonable. They're cash only - but there is an ATM downstairs. Wonderful dining option in the NoLita area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Not recommended for big parties during

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fiat Cafe made a clear effort to create a comfortable COVID dining experience. They had a covering, glass dividers between tables, and overhead heat lamps.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious and the waitress was beautiful and so very nice. She has great suggestions if you’re stumped on what to get, but all the food is amazing. Definitely going back again soon!!!

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vipDanielle
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite cafe in NYC :) Fantastic quality, ambiance, prices. Great choice for every type of mean. so cozy and the people who work there are SO nice/caring. great outdoor set up with heaters. you won't be cold!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made a reservation but couldn’t get seated.

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Barb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They made outside dining at 40 degrees a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch spot. Lots of tasty choices. Great attention from the staff. Will come back soon.

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vipShannaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great portion sizes, our server was super friendly, outdoor seating had heat lamps, $ value for food is very reasonable. Cash only.

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vipfunfoodie
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, my favorite! Food is great, prices are right and service is super friendly and good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Comida deliciosa pero por covid muy incomoda la mesa

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Awesome food, hole in the wall atmosphere. Great value.

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vipJohnB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiat is a neighborhood gem. Great food and great service, and a very relaxed vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I don’t think I’ve ever had such bad service here or anywhere else that I’ve dined at. When we were seated, a group of 4 people showed up a few minutes later, waitress brought them out water first and tended to them nicely. But when it came to me, she wouldn’t check up on us to ask if we wanted or needed anything else. Meanwhile you hear here chatting it up with the guests that arrived after us, which are sitting right behind us. She even gave them something on the house (didn’t catch the name of the item). I don’t think I’ve ever felt discriminated against because of my race until that night. Perhaps I wasn’t treated the same way because I’m not white. Don’t think I’ll ever be going back. Food was okay and worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually a family get together. Our server was outstanding! She made it such a great experience. The food was really good and we weren’t too crowded in with other diners either.

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vipIZ817
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Good food and great staff. Note it’s cash only.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A Small, cute restaurant with manhattan prices from 10 years ago. Very casual but service was beyond lovely and nice. Just real, good hearted people working there.

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BrookeP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very tasty food. Cute tiny atmosphere. Tight even for New York standards. The food is priced fairly and is so so good!

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FinolaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely service. Will happily return just for the spaghetti carbonara. BLT panini was also delicious

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CarmenR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and service, only issue is that the place is tiny and tables are very close to each other, overall very good value for money

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fiat Cafe using the Order Online button. Fiat Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Fiat Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 969-1809.

Fiat Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.