Cafe Fiorello

4.6
7812 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 7812 people are saying
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vip0411brunch
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The host at the entrance is very hostile and not willing to help customers to be seated. Amazing!!!
Waiter was excellent

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vipMichelleM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite! The food and service never disappoint.

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vipSally
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken pillared with caesar salad was crisp on the edges, tender away from the edges and terrifically seasoned. The caesar salad was a perfect accompaniment. I will look forward to that on my next visit.
I was pleased with the way the staff processed everyone through vaccine cards and picture IDs. If this is the new norm, they did it well.

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vipjvansch
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends’ get-together lunch was impeccable. Staff were friendly in a supportive yet quiet way, food was delicious, and of course, the classic New York interior is always comforting.

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MARYD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Comfortable outdoor seating and moderate noise level.

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MarshallT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks and nibbles before the opera. Just what we needed.

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NorthJerseyFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great company! Try the chicken or veal parmesan. You will be glad you did!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Pésimo servicio del mesero. Tardaron horas en servirnos. Mo vayan con niños, no tienen opciones.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiorello is my go to as an Italian myself. Love the food, staff and service. Bravi!

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BarbMoat
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!! Waiter Lyndon was amazing! And manager Michael very friendly. Had a great time! It was my birthday and we had a great celebration 🥳👏🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion s we it’s family

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georaven
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Thursday evening for a small celebration. Used OpenTable to reserve inside but also called the restaurant directly to ask for a specific booth. Everything worked out perfectly. Table we requested was available and we were seated immediately. Waiter was attentive but did not hover. The noise level was low for a quiet evening. Our party of four had a lovely time and will do this again regularly. And did I say that our dinners were excellent? The short ribs meatballs never disappoint and the vegetable antipasto was lovely.

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place to take kids. Waiter was inexplicably spacey but food was worth it. Sit outdoors!

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vipMolly
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambience, quality food and great service!

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IrishFoodie
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service but Ravioli was cold and they kept asking us if we really wanted it when we asked them to remake it!

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vipmistermusic
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Fiorello Cafe is always good and quality and service totally dependable.

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BarbaraS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was wonderful, it was a charming place, good wine selection, but it really felt like they were hustling us in and out as quickly as possible. Maybe just because they're used to theater diners? I don't know, but it was a little disconcerting.

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vipSueL
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so good. I went back again the next day!!

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GeorgeG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our only comment is that we miss the signature bread basket.

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vipKarenC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, friendly service, nice outdoor setting

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PatriciaK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the Lincoln center area.

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ladyb
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

we ordered the burrata ravioli and the Four Seasons pizza - both were excellent. The firied shrimp basket was a little disappointing - they were not hot enough so the crunch was a bit soft. Otherwise, the drinks and cocktails were delicious and nicely priced.

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vipFati
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Way too cold (despite asking several times to reduce AC strength)

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artsygal
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Outdoors is loud because it’s Broadway but I love the food and the staff.

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Samtrue
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time last evening. The food was great; our waiter went out of his way to explain the options and prepare some special plates for us. Just ask, they'll be happy to add twists to your meal. The ambiance was great and so was the value for the money.

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vipSusan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service wonderful, food very good, prices much too high, and no social,distance or vaccine status check making safety questionable

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vipfrancoiseJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had an quinoa and artichoke salad which was a fresh and creative riff on what can be made with quinoa. The dressing was light and the flavors melded beautifully. The service could have been more attentive but was appropriate when available. The outdoor space is enjoyable. Overall, a very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good food and very accommodating staff. Menu is a little pricey.

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vipnamajan
Miami
130 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants for casual dining. They make the best thin crusted pizzas in all of Manhattan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant.. just might be my favorite in all of NY

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vipReginalampert
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and have been coming back for years! Everything about it is wonderful- from the location, opposite Lincoln Center, to the welcome that you always get, and the way you can make your dining experience so special and intimate, to the incredible food- so flavorful, made with only the finest ingredients, and perfectly cooked, to the warm, homey feel you get at the dedicated tables- they never rush you. They always aim to please. Last night we came for an after off- Broadway theatre/cabaret experience called Celebrity Autobiographies. Two of us ordered their impeccable margarita pizza, so light and full of authentic flavors and with the crispiest thin crust ever! One of us had their rich, creamy ravioli with amazing fresh home made pasta. One of us had the phenomenal Dover sole- yum to all! The chocolate mousse with homemade real whipped cream is so intense and rich and, once again, perfect! What else can I say- it is our “ go to” place, and we will be back…

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EdwardS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOT DISABLED ACCESSIBLE. THERE IS NO WAY SOMEONE USING A WHEELCHAIR OR A WALKER CAN USE THE TOILETS

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BillS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!!

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always reliable, satisfying and friendly. Love it.

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Trlv8r
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for a casual dinner. Good to note that they offer gluten-free pasta (corn based - penne shape) which is quite good. They also offer gluten-free pizza (have yet to try that).

A bit noisy but acceptable

Meatball app highly recommended

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SherryP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go to place for me. Avocado and crab salad is divine. We were very comfortable in the seating inside. Didn’t feel it was overly crowded

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CeciliaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to go fast because of concert tickets. They made us feel like there was plenty of time and it was a great experience.

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 7812 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.