Cafe Fiorello

4.7
7792 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Reservations are for inside only. There is a 90 min time limit on indoor tables.
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Our outdoor cafe is open with heat lamps! It is non-reservable, and for walk-ins only. There is a 60 min time limit for outdoor tables.
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We are still open for delivery and pick up!
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 7792 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbarbara960
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner, especially the vegetable appetizers and Dover sole. Prompt efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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vipRuthK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious. My companion promised me a bite of her seafood stuffed eggplant but once she tasted it kept it all to herself! My Lobster & burrata salad was refreshing and so fresh. Our waiter was charming and clever. We ate outside, which can be a bit noisy, depending on what’s on the street. Still, a delightful dinner

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vipJimN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were incredibly warm and attentive. Generous, even.

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MartiM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy neighborhood place where food is consistently tasty and service is good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is incredible, so friendly and on top of everything. The pineapple mojito was great along with the margarita pizza & meatballs.

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vipQuietEnjoyment
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is an ok place for a quick meal across from Lincoln Center. Food is just ok, but expensive.

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AlejandraG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent time dining at Cafe Fiorello. The food is exquisite and we didn’t wait too long for our plates to arrive. Prices are reasonable compared to other restaurants. If you want to dine here, it is a great choice.

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vipRickO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid food as always, and very attentive service.

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Simpson
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the first time eating here and it won't be the last. It's a wonderful place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiorello never disappoints. The food is fantastic. Last night we had the Dover Sole and Chicken Parmigiana Pepperoni. Both were perfectly done and superbly flavored.

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vipDeborahF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable, always good - conveniently located!

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DMDB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Cafe Fiorello is back. I always enjoy the food, staff, etc.

I was surprised at the price increase. But I certainly understand and champion the success of our restaurants.

Best wishes!

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Artichokelover
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed a four-hour lunch.! Food was delicious as was the ambience. Our waiter, Jeff, was excellent.....he didn't hover over us; yet was anticipating our every need. We were not rushed. We look forward to a return visit soon. Thanks.

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JuliaUWS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly hostess and quick table service. We stayed a long time and no one rushed us out. Excellent food. Definitely a good value for that neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been meaning to try this restaurant. Everything and everyone was amazing. Keep it up! Thank you!

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always the best at Fiorellos. They make you feel at home.

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MarilynW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious as always but the service was non existent last night... no removal of appetizer plates, drink glasses left, as new ones were place down, no ability to get service when finished. Surprised and disappointed

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CGD1209
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was poor - took a long time, not flexible w/ substitutes, made a couple of mistakes

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jeffd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to come here when we visit nyc the place is great vibe and ambiance on point and food always amazing and perfect- just a fun crowd pleasing kind of place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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maryQ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu. Perfect scrambled eggs with many meat choices. Eggs came with a small mixed greens salad and the best fries ever. Nice brunch cocktails. Good service. We sat outside in COVID-adapted seating, looking out at Lincoln Center,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Cafe Fiorello was Amazing!! I highly recommend Cafe Fiorello for its amazing food, service and ambiance. It’s number one in my book!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good but fried shrimp batter tasted burned. Grilled pork chop excellent. Service was spotty. Pound noise from boom box playing in car parked in front where outside seating is.

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Judy
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant- very classic Italian with the best lasagna around. Service is always amazing. Great salads and brunch as well. Highly recommend.

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vipStephenC
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an enjoyable lunch. Ordered a new item on the menu, eggplant stuffed with crabmeat & shrimp which was very good. I appreciate that the restaurant is continually updating their menu

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MarcyM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FIORELLO'S IS ALWAYS GREAT. NEVER DISAPPOINTS. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for Lincoln Center area - outside or inside can be accommodated.

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vipArcadioC
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive, courteous, friendly service by a pleasant professional personnel!!
Good tasty satisfying food!!
A bit overpriced!!

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AnnaTB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great outdoors terrace. Good service and ambiance.

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vippatti
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Cafe Fiorello early on 7/4. It wasn't crowded! We had a delightful, funny, and attentive server, Lydon. He gave us his full attention, as well as the other tables he had. He was great with the kids at another table - good to know. Our food and drinks were superb. We overdid it with desserts - quite generous and too tasty to leave anything uneaten. We will definitely return.

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LarryM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time back in the city, so glad to be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very salty

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NewRoMommy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the food and ambiance were lovely. So glad to return after such a difficult year.

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vipMichelleM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is excellent as always! When it started pouring out of the blue and we had to leave our food to get out of the rain, they automatically replaced our food order and brought it to the bar. Great team!

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Luismanuel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiorello is one of our favorite restaurantes in New York. After the Opera or a concert is the place to go. But even without activities in Lincoln Center we always come back.

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Cookie
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we had a later reservation and had arrived early, we were accommodates without a problem. The food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed what they ate.

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TheatreGoer
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of the great staples on the upper westside. I have been going here for over 20 years and it keeps getting better and better. Even during COVID-19 the owners, who spent a lot of money and creativity in making the patrons feel safe and welcomed. It would have been a disaster if they didn't survive. Look forward to another 20 years of great service and dinning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service

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Cubano
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were amazing. Our server knew about every food and wine on the menu. It is comforting to know that 5 star menus and personal service still exist for the common man. This restaurant is like no other in terms of exquisite food and exceptional service.

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bustermom
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Fiorello several times lately, and it has never been anything but terrific.

FAQs

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

Cafe Fiorello is rated 4.7 stars by 7792 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.