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Cafe Fiorello

4.6
4.6
8724 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 197 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • New Years Eve Celebration

    $145.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the New Year with Cafe Fiorello! Join us for a fantastic 5 Course Pre-Fixe Menu, Live Music, Champagne Toast, and a televised viewing of the Times Square pandemonium. The cost for the evening will be $145 per person (not including beverages, tax, or gratuity).

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What 8,724 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ladies day out to Nutcracker and dinner, both were amazing
  2. DC

    DrCS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service good choices Adrian and Elvis our attendants were excellent
  3. CC

    ChristopherC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Café Fiorello is a weekly standby for me. I go for the familiarity and atmosphere, which continue a traditional New York City feel that seems increasingly difficult to find. The staff are great, and so many are longtime employees. The restaurant somehow mixes a neighborhood vibe with the energy of visitors and those in the area for a Lincoln Center performances. The lemon tart is to die for.
  4. c

    carey

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the mini crab cakes. And definitely grt the fries—for sharing, of course!
  5. MS

    MSG1

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Will definitely return! Great food!
  6. L

    Lulu

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were taken to our table on time and our waiter was super nice. The pizza was beyond amazing and the pasta so good. We enjoyed our dinner and will for sure go back. The garden at the front is the best.
  7. MM

    MicheleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and amazing staff who made us feel very welcome and were wonderfully accommodating of our vegan dietary requirements.
  8. J

    Jenniferrosamarino

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice Friday evening before Aida at the Met. The restaurant was crowded and busy but the staff made us feel welcomed and the service was superb. We ordered the quinoa avocado salad it was delicious, my friend has the putannesca pasta and I had the salmon both were delicious and the fish was just perfect.
  9. RF

    RobertF

    Washington DC

    216 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    216 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again we had an outstanding dinner at CF. The service was superb and we had a great booth which made for a very enjoyable evening. Thank you.
  10. L

    Leonore

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    While the food was pretty good (the almond cannoli dessert was the best part) and our waiter was very nice, the cramming in of too many people was claustrophobic and the noise really unacceptable.
  11. BD

    BillD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had some time changes that the maître d' handled effortlessly. Food, as always was great. a big shout out to our waiter who made some dynamite suggestions and truly acted as if we were guests, not just people to serve.
  12. RM

    RayM

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent, both dishes one Salmon and the other Chicken Pepperoni parmigiana were delightful to eat , the CPP needs a health warning as it is absolutely huge. Tried as I might I could only manage about 60% but it was delicious.
  13. CL

    CandaceL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre theater
  14. B

    Bffound

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great place for dinner before crossing Broadway for a night at Lincoln Center. The restaurant always has us out on time even though some of us like to linger over the chocolate candy at the maitre d''s desk. Go for the petite dover sole. Delicious.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent. Try the Dover sole and tortufo Yum!
  16. M

    Miguel

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always
  17. d

    dbarroness

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had the meatballs as an appetizer and split a pizza. Both were very good. The pizza was a little bland for my taste, even with the pepperoni, but the super thin crust was great and not filling. The place is bustling and energetic! Totally packed with people heading to Lincoln Center. Service was terrific and fast. I had a glass of Chianti Classico which was really good. All in all, a great meal pre- and post- Lincoln Center events. Literally right across the street, couldn't be more convenient. It's a little pricey, but it's NYC and the food is really good. Make reservations!!
  18. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decorations for the holidays were beautiful. Service was great and the food outstanding. Veal was tender and moist we will return soon.
  19. t

    timothyd

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very convenient to Lincoln Center. Expensive but reasonable value.
  20. p

    pianorob

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliably excellent food. Always a positive vibe.
  21. KM

    KathleenM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    A piece of metal wiring was found in one of our dishes.
  22. T

    Tommyboy23

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best service Domenico was awesome. And the food was phenomenal. Cannot wait to come back. Highly recommend Cafe Fiorello. Thanks
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sat in quiet area all the way in the back. Service was excellent
  24. D

    Dave1

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to go pre-show for Lincoln Center. Food is authentic. Excellent service. Will go again
  25. JJ

    JazzyJoeyD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café Fiorello is an old-school Italian restaurant. With its location across from Lincoln Center, they get a lot of high-end clientele from the Central Park West neighborhood and the Lincoln Center performers, so the prices are not all that reasonable. The food portions are enormous, so you may order an entrée and split it between two people or bring half home and get another meal out of it, so despite the prices, you can get value by getting two (or even three) meals for the price of one. The food was served a mere 10 minutes after we ordered, which is incredibly fast. Both entrees my party ordered were delicious. The bar was energetic. The seating area - at least where we were - was really tight, but that's New York City. I would definitely go back.
  26. BY

    BenY

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a delightful dinner at Cafe Fiorello. It was a bit noisy, but that was to be expected. The food was delicious.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner yesterday! Service was excellent, garlic bread was out of this world! The chicken parmigiana was tender and scrumptious! My husband had the filet mignon, which was prepared perfectly. We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed! Our go to restaurant when in NYC!
  28. SF

    SFfoodies3

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Not a great experience. Service was sub-par and the restaurant was very full and chaotic. I think they have too many people doing too many jobs and so service suffers, therefore too does the diner experience. Very loud and I’ll use that as the excuse for our server not hearing our orders correctly. Not great. With so many restaurants around there are better choices available. Sad to be writing this, however that was our experience. Many things needed to be better.
  29. M

    Matt

    Jackson Hole

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good above average veal and chicken parm, pasta and meatballs. Portions are big. Warm festive atmosphere and convenient to Lincoln center.. Very good service. Not gourmet Italian.
  30. L

    Linda

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had a lovely server. Excellent pre ballet experience
  31. BG

    BarbaraG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We've been coming here since the restaurant opened, always a delight to eat here.
  32. AH

    AmyH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the most special Thanksgiving with my long time friend, we had a wonderful meal. The ambience was so special and festive . Our server was so sweet, on top of everything and just a pleasant person in general. We both had such a great time and I would go back again next year. I really love this restaurant even just to get a cup of coffee and the chocolate mousse. It’s just wonderful and special to me.
  33. M

    Meducator

    Tampa

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Sarasota Florida, here for Thanksgiving. No wonder this restaurant continues to get rave reviews. We arrived early, but host graciously seated us in a quieter location as requested. Our server was Mitchell, who gave us a warm welcome and exceptional service. We enjoyed the special Thanksgiving experience dinner, welcome Proseco, artichoke appetizer, followed by a delicious seafood risotto. Yum. We enjoyed the traditional holiday faire, roast turkey, brussel sprouts, mashed sweet potato, and an Italian sausage stuffing. To die for. Our dessert was pecan and cranberry pie with ice cream, and coffees ( Italian of course). This restaurant is located across from Lincoln Center, and s must return for us when in NYC.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with relatives from Italy. It could not have been any better. Great food. Great service. Great time!
  35. E

    Equaloportunityeater

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic place for Thanksgiving. It gets busy but the food is fantastic.
  36. H

    Hardlee

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family table if 10. Everyone loved their meals! Waiter was great! Setvice great!
  37. N

    Navydreams

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, value and service!! I would definitely recommend especially when attending an event at Lincoln center.
  38. R

    Rzee

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service off a bit off and short handed today - waiter is also bussing and carrying glasses and ice to the bar. Asked for bread 3 times. Overall food is excellent.
  39. TS

    TiffanyS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service before the opera at the Met. Will return!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    We wanted to love this place but were very disappointed. Service was lackluster at best. 3 of 4drinks were delivered promptly but my husband actually had to leave our table to find a server to ask for his. (The server took it off the check without being asked, but 🤷‍♀️). Server never came back to check on us after our meals were dropped. We had informed him that we had a 7:30 show to catch but still we had to flag him down to ask for the check in order to get there in time. Had he asked us how our food was, we would have told him that the lasagna was cold in the center/lukewarm everywhere else. Lots of cheese but very dull- flavored sauce; not good at all. Fusilli Puttanesca tasted wonderful but was barely lukewarm. 👎👎

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 8724 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 197 times today
Experiences are available.
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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