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Cafe Fiorello

4.6
4.6
8378 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Our outdoor cafe is first come, first served. We do not take reservations for our outdoor cafe.
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A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly 30 years, Café Fiorello features a sprawling bar filled with more than 50 kinds of antipasti. Finished in warm wood, brass and mirrors, the main dining room suggests a timeless charm. In addition to the hot and cold antipasto specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty dishes, as well as a selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.

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Booked 92 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 595-5330

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brando De Oliveira

  • Catering

    We would love to cater your office party or private event! Please email sholmes@thefiremangroup.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The intimate semi-private dining room provides and elegant oasis within the restaurant's lively atmosphere for up to 35 guests. To book our semi-private room, please email banquets@thefiremangroup.com or call 212-265-0100.

  • Private party contact

    Carmen Bottoms or Andrea Roman: (212) 265-0100

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    Between 63rd and 64th Streets

  • Parking details

    We offer a discount of $24 for up to 6 hours at the GGMC Parking Garage. Address is 5 West 65th Street, with additional entrance at 10 West 66th St (between CPW and Columbus Ave).To take advantage of this discount, please go to https://www.cafefiorello.com/location and present the QR code.

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, B, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,378 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. m

    mexicali

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good food and really classy service. Excellent filet mignon and salad. Good wine list by the glass, carafe, or bottle.

  2. LJ

    LionJeff

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice find across the street from Lincoln Center. We had the whole bread loaf with garganloza which was unique and very tasty surprise. We both had the bone in veal Parmigiano. OUTSTANDING!!! The Parmigiano sauce was supplemented with burato which was very nice touch. Our server Kevin was quite attentive.

  3. ES

    EthanS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    graduation

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I live on building so I’ve been coming here as long as restaurant was here. Used to come in through building in my slippers! Love it! Noisy inside but so is every restaurant. Great foot-great waiter-great booth!

  5. JG

    JenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed the Four Seasons pizza and the quinoa and avocado salad, which I shared with my husband. He can be a food snob so I was happy he was happy. Good selection of wines by the glass. Had a really nice server. The tab did not break the bank, a huge thing these days. Great place for a meal before a Lincoln Center performance.

  6. KD

    KarenD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was phenomenal and the servers as always professionals. Been dining here for decades and always delights.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love Café Firello. It has a wonderful variety as fresh and delicious food. The atmosphere is also warm and welcoming.

  9. f

    francisp

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect dining experience before experiencing a new ballet at the Met

  10. EH

    ElizabethH

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Excellent caprese salad—their burrata mozzarella is worth the visit. Four seasons pizza was nearly perfect (it had onions, which wasn’t on the ingredient list), the flavor balance was just right and the ingredients fresh and generous. Fairly attentive waitstaff, although they occasionally overlooked me. Overall, as a single diner, I felt un-rushed, and valued. The Sancerre white wine was killer. Worth the splurge.

  11. n

    nina

    New York Area

    277 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    277 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Fun place great for outdoor seating. Salads could be less involved- how about a simple mixed field green with cucumber and tomato?

  12. O

    Oana

    Las Vegas

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christian and James always make us feel welcome when we arrive. Digo makes an awesome Old Fashioned and Simona provides great service. The chocolate mousse is the best! Thank you.

  13. DL

    DeborahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect spot for brunch on Father’s Day. All four of us enjoyed what we ordered. Gooey omelet; frittata; Italian wedding soup; sandwiches. Great cappuccino too!

  14. D

    Dkat

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was tremendous and the wait staff was super attentive.

  15. O

    Oana

    Las Vegas

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff is very attentive without being intrusive and the food and drinks are great! James always makes us feel welcome when we arrive. The vegetable antipasto bar is fantastic! Diego makes great drinks at the bar. Thank you.

  16. s

    susanjo

    New York Area

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience3

    I've gone to Cafe Fiorello for MANY years but Saturday night was disappointing. They totally honored my request for a quiet table - not easy in a very busy restaurant- so loved our table- and I do understand the service shortage....but still! We all ordered the anitpasto bar- the food is already prepared and all they had to do was put it on a plate- but it took forever!We also told our waiter we had to be done by 7:30...but woundup having to rush. The food was ok- but not what it used to be. Not ready to totally give up- but not again soon before a curtain!

  17. JM

    JacobM

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Perfect for dinner before a show at Lincoln Center.

  18. JO

    JosephO

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always we had a great dining experience. Our waiter Elvis did a great job and the food was outstanding, especially the vegetable platter from the antipasto bar!

  19. M

    Merlee

    Philadelphia

    195 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    195 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have read other exceptional reviews and I am attempting to find the words to add to our incredible lunch experience. We arrived early from Philadelphia for our reservations and were greeted with a smile from the Hostess and shown to a booth inside which we preferred....and then, for an hour and a half were graciously waited on by Lyndon. Whatever questions we had or suggestions we needed he was on top of it! Fresh crabmeat on my pasta? ABSOLUTELY! Soup and another appetizer? ABSOLUTELY!! Suggestions for dessert? YUM! We were on our way to the Ballet so I didn't want to take my leftover pasta dish because of the garlic BUT he wrapped it over & over in foil and plastic so I could enjoy it again on my return to Philly. I requested the Manager and I hopefully conveyed to him how extraordinary Lyndon was to us.

  20. MC

    MarciaC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Noisy and one waiter was great but he disappeared and others not as attentive

  21. j

    jills

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was great. I’m gluten free and my friend is a vegetarian. The menu had several options. Food was delicious!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    There are so many delicious entrees, but we especially love the vegetable antipasti. Friends love the pizza, and pastas, and.. (The list is endless!).

  23. O

    Oana

    Las Vegas

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    James always greets us by name and is very welcoming. Simona provides us with excellent service. The food is delicious, the drinks are great, and the entire experience is lovely. The salmon pizza is marvelous and the chocolate mousse is spectacular. Thank you.

  24. AW

    AshleyW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service! I really appreciate how wonderful the staff was to me, especially since I was dining solo. I will definitely be returning :)

  25. O

    Oana

    Las Vegas

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simona was our server this evening. She was fantastic! She was engaging, attentive, and made great recommendations. We had a lovely meal and a very nice evening as always. Thank you.

  26. H

    Harvey

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Very busy as expected. We had a reservation and were seated right on time. Was a little noisy but manageable. Food was very good, the garlic bread was excellent a must have.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was absolutely wonderful

  28. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    550 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    550 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Just went for after theatre dessert. Must say that the chocolate mousse while excellent is a mere fraction of its former portion which was served in a bucket so overall it was disappointing. And the waiter was very lackluster and perfunctory.

  29. J

    Janie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Dinner was way rushed. Entrees served 5 min after appetizers. Food reheated. Warm bottle sparkling water

  30. NY

    NYCGER

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    The evening started off so well - our server was friendly, our drinks and entrees arrived promptly but it went downhill from there. Our server disappeared and even after we asked another server to find him, we waited nearly 20 minutes with dirty plates. We would have ordered coffee and dessert, but ran out of time after waiting an additional 10 minutes for the dessert menus to be brought over. What a disappointment.

  31. SC

    StuartC

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere for pre-show dinner! A true classic!

  32. T

    Tinabird

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been coming here fourth years. Still the best food, great service and ambiance. Just love this place ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  33. CO

    CaroleO

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I liked my meal very much but my husband didn’t like his. Everything else was very nice.

  34. GG

    GGRP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was great as always...everyone enjoyed and raved about their food!

  35. MT

    MargieT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were excellent. Will be returning soon

  36. s

    sharprabbit

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Ambience less than good. Quite crowded tables. But excellent location for Lincoln Center. Good food. Vegetable antipasto selection unusual and great even for non vegetarians.

  37. MD

    MatthewD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    This restaurant is very good. Great scene and ambience.

  38. c

    compo63

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pleasant, covered outdoor seating. Good food in large portions. Outstanding service from Peter!

  39. p

    pieduck

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good basic Italian done well - fab antipasto selection

  40. DK

    DiannK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Server was excellent even though brunch time was very busy.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Cafe Fiorello offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 595-5330.

Cafe Fiorello is rated 4.6 stars by 8378 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 92 times today
Google Map for Cafe Fiorello

1900 Broadway New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 63rd and 64th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer a discount of $24 for up to 6 hours at the GGMC Parking Garage. Address is 5 West 65th Street, with additional entrance at 10 West 66th St (between CPW and Columbus Ave).To take advantage of this discount, please go to https://www.cafefiorello.com/location and present the QR code.

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, B, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Brando De Oliveira

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 595-5330

  • Catering

    We would love to cater your office party or private event! Please email sholmes@thefiremangroup.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The intimate semi-private dining room provides and elegant oasis within the restaurant's lively atmosphere for up to 35 guests. To book our semi-private room, please email banquets@thefiremangroup.com or call 212-265-0100.

  • Private party contact

    Carmen Bottoms or Andrea Roman: (212) 265-0100

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