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Café Cortina, Farmington Hills, MI
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Café Cortina

4.8
4.8
626 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Cafe Cortina, located on the former site of an apple orchard in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has been in existence since 1976 and earned a following among food lovers for its authentic Italian atmosphere and cuisine.

Fresh pastas, gnocchi, ravioli and lasagnas are made from scratch in house daily, and many ingredients are sourced from their on premise garden located behind the restaurant. Meals likely to catch your attention include the vitello paillard, which includes bone-in veal and the tower of layered spinach lasagna.

Fireside seating is available in the main dining room as well as on the outdoor patio. Perfect for dates, special occasions, or just a casual meal with friends and family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 474-3033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ernesto Antopia

  • Catering

    Email the Private Event Directors: rina@cafecortina.com or kelly@cafecortina.com or call 248.474.3033 ask for Rina or Kelley

  • Private party facilities

    Email the Private Event Directors: rina@cafecortina.com or kelly@cafecortina.com or call 248.474.3033 ask for Rina or Kelley

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Vandesande/ Rina Tonon: (248) 474-3033

  • Neighborhood

    Farmington Hills

  • Cross street

    Orchard Lake and 10 Mile Rd-

  • Parking details

    Gratuity based valet and self parking available

  • Public transit

    East of Orchard Lake, West of Middlebelt on the South Side of 10 Mile

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Spanish Wine Dinner

    $195.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 13, 2022 only
    6:30 5 Course Spanish Food & Wine Experience

What 626 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

  • Detroit

    Best Food

  • Detroit

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a birthday and had the absolute joy of being taken care of by the wonderful and attentive staff! Everything was amazing. The bread, olive oil, salad (dressing!!!!) and I had the lasagna which came with the most perfect blush sauce! Despite being too full for dessert, our server brought small tastes of gelato and caramel so we could celebrate with one of the beautiful sparkler candles they bring out for my moms birthday! This is such a hidden gem in the area and well worth the price for all the food you get and the quality and authenticity of the Italian fare! Can’t wait to go back!
  2. PM

    PM69

    Detroit

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary, we had made a mention while booking through open table. There was no acknowledgement of it by the restaurant
  3. FM

    FayM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fresh delicious ingredients! Would come here again
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was exceptional, and the quality of the food.
  5. JM

    JacquelineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service. We have been going here for awhile and everytime we leave here happy.
  6. VM

    VinceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality and service is absolutely five-star.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful girls night out at Cafe Cortina! The staff was extremely attentive and the food was great!
  8. C

    Caro

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special place to celebrate a special occasion. Friendly, attentive service but no pressure to rush at any time. Food and wine were delicious.
  9. DD

    DoctorDetroit

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Good outstanding and best side car in metro Detroit
  10. LG

    LindaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were all incredible and knowledgeable about the menu. Very attentive and kind. Food was served on heated plates and was delicious.
  11. R

    viewerRosa

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The ambiance was delightful for a special occasion. The food was fresh, with interesting combinations such as deconstructed lasagna. It was delicious. The air conditioning was set too cold for me.
  12. TA

    TimA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and you are treated as a VIP. Absolutely love this place!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its a family favorite of ours & never disappoints. We had the pleasure of being waited on by Paul & he was impeccable. I dream of the gnocchi with bolognese, definitely the best ever.
  14. LZ

    LenZ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb in every way. In several visits, I have ordered from the regular menu and from the vegan menu. In every case selections never fail to delight. If you can, and if weather permits, try to be seated on their expansive patio for the additional romantic ambiance. Highly recommended.
  15. PL

    PeterL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply my favorite place for a delicious relaxing dinner. You always feel special by the service and the quality of the food!
  16. D

    Disappointed

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was inconsistent. We were repeatedly asked for our drink order in spite of the fact we had indicated we were interested in wine but needed to decide what we were having for dinner. After about the third drink order request we were finally provided menus and a QR code so we could start making decisions. While the food was good it was not exceptional and not in line with pricing. Simple things like offering Parmesan cheese with wife’s pasta didn’t happen. Nor did anyone ask if we were celebrating anything - even though I provided a note on Open Table indicating it was my wife’s birthday. Nor did anybody ask if we were interested in dessert until we’d finished our coffee. Other service was good - plates cleared timely, wine glass kept filled, etc
  17. JM

    JudyM

    Naples

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio dining was outstanding. Loved both specials that we tried. And the service, as we always expect, was impeccable. Always recommend.
  18. DR

    DarylR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food3service2ambience4
    The special Scallop dish with the Red Sauce and risotto was below what I would have expected. The red sauce did not compliment the scallops and the risotto was not very good. The scallops alone were great - but my wife was very disappointed in her meal. Ha, it was her birthday and for her it was a disappointment. The tortolini's for me were exceptional - the best I have had.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manuel was an excellent waiter
  20. j

    jeng

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Service is phenomenal. Always enjoy my experience.
  21. MP

    MildredP

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cafe Cortina. We have been going for years and we always bring friends and guests with us.
  22. M

    Michelle

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Café Cortina for my husband‘s 50th birthday. This restaurant is exactly what we were looking for. Old school ambience, excellent service, and wonderful food. We will absolutely be back!
  23. MS

    MaryS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was absolutely delicious. Our server Roberto did an outstanding job. We celebrated a birthday
  24. JG

    JeffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner outside on the patio was spectacular, although could hear road traffic and a few pesky bugs, but all worth it!
  25. SM

    StephanieM

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals excellent as always. Very large portions for dinner, cannot say enough about the short rib, it is phenomenal! The appetizer with mozzarella and tomatoes and prosciutto is extremely fresh. The ambience it’s very quiet and romantic and the service is top-notch!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here for our 42nd anniversary dinner. We live just outside of Ann Arbor so very familiar with that restaurant scene. I had heard of Cafe Cortina and had always wanted to come here. This year I made the reservation to experience something a little different. Wow! The whole experience was truly amazing. Service, food, presentation just remarkable and the patio setting was perfect for our special occasion. Will definitely come back!
  27. LD

    LudmylaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Above average food
  28. MP

    MikeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    While the food was excellent, I found the wait staff either short on numbers, or not always close by to check on the needs (if any) at the table. Overall, a very enjoyable experience!
  29. J

    Jkolozsvar

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner on the patio. Perfect romantic setting. Service was outstanding especially Larissa who really helped make our experience over the top! The food…beyond expectations. Cafe Cortina checked all the boxes for us and we can’t wait to go back!
  30. KB

    KBRAM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just ok. We started off with Cherry Martinis and they were fantastic. Rolls were on the hard to crisp side and were covered in oil (made for a messy tear and consumption). Our entrees and house salads were "just ok". Nothing special. We always want to split a dessert and decided on the flourless chocolate cake. Big disappointment. The slice of cake was odd shaped, not even enough for one person and a small scoop of ice cream. For $20 we didn't see the value. New to the restaurant, we found it strange that there was no hostess. Just people running around and an ipad sitting on the ledge. Next, they required the use of a QR code to access the drink menu (well it takes you to their website where you can view all menus online). It takes a bit of time to navigate those codes on your device. We were told that we would get paper copies of the entrees, etc. I understand Covid has forced many restaurants to paperless options, but do one or the other. Not both. Made the kick off to the evening a bit awkward. Server was well spoken and had a strong command of the menu. Played up the prep and flavor a bit too much - we just didn't see it / taste it. Our "bartender" was very helpful to provide wine selections (the one we requested that was on the menu was no longer available - which required us to try several wines before settling in on an "ok" choice).
  31. R

    Ritajoe

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All staff was kind and accommodating. They wanted to be sure we were cared for. I was brought a small pasta dish to enjoy while my husband had his salad...I am unable to eat leafy greens. The wine server was kindly concerned that he find the best wine for my palate/profile. The food was amazing and we had a wonderful time.
  32. MP

    MildredP

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Cortina is absolutely our favorite place. We have been coming here for years and never have been disappointed. It is not just a restaurant with fine food, it is an experience which we truly enjoy.
  33. SA

    StephenA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, wonderful food, and the service is top notch.
  34. PS

    PhillipS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Cortina is a crown jewel of a restaurant in Oakland County. I have had the please of eating at this restaurant over half a dozen times over the years and it has never disappointed. Celebrated an anniversary with my wife. Sitted outside in a lovely setting with lighted trees, soft music, rose-pedals strewn across the table, and talian food that is elegant, full of taste and beautifully presented. The wait staff is impeccable. Clearly one of the top Italian restaurants in the area. HIGHLY recommend!!
  35. EJ

    EllenJG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here, but certainly not the last. Celebrated our anniversary in style at Cafe Cortina. Sat outside surrounded by beautiful trees and foliage, sparkling lights and soft music. A perfect night all around with truly excellent and attentive service, AMAZING food and wine. Loved that we had a robust vegan menu available to us. What a great addition to their traditional menu. Hats off to Chef Ernesto - you are an artist. Flavors were outstanding and portions plentiful. We will be back soon!
  36. MB

    MeagonB

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely. Service and food was top notch. Got married there 10 years ago, just celebrated our anniversary and it was magical. Highly recommend.
  37. SW

    SharonW

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service. If the weather is good, request outdoor dinning. The gardens are beautiful with lovely lighting in the evening. The perfect place to celebrate an occasion or to just enjoy a great meal.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, food and atmosphere. Always a pleasure and perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.
  39. DR

    DeborahR

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Cortina never falls short of providing us the best dining experience. We love the excellent food and service. And our seating on the beautiful patio this evening was outstanding. Cafe Cortina is Number One on our list.
  40. M

    Mark

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a first class dining experience. Always greeted warmly. Atmosphere is quiet and elegant. Service exceptional and food impeccable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Café Cortina using the Order Online button. Café Cortina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 474-3033.

Café Cortina is rated 4.8 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Café Cortina

30715 W 10 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336-2605

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orchard Lake and 10 Mile Rd-

  • Neighborhood

    Farmington Hills

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Gratuity based valet and self parking available

  • Public transit

    East of Orchard Lake, West of Middlebelt on the South Side of 10 Mile

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ernesto Antopia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 474-3033

  • Catering

    Email the Private Event Directors: rina@cafecortina.com or kelly@cafecortina.com or call 248.474.3033 ask for Rina or Kelley

  • Private party facilities

    Email the Private Event Directors: rina@cafecortina.com or kelly@cafecortina.com or call 248.474.3033 ask for Rina or Kelley

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Vandesande/ Rina Tonon: (248) 474-3033

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