Cafe Fiorello

4.5
7589 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
RESERVATIONS FOR INDOOR DINING AT CAFE FIORELLO.
We are open Monday - Friday 12pm - 11pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am - 11pm.
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Our outdoor cafe is non-reservable, and for walk-ins only.
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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 7589 people are saying
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CDangyo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the service there. All the staff are super friendly and the food is always delicious!! I always take my friends who visit here! Will come back soon!

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vipEddyG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I hope that they will be able to maintain their outdoor dining even into the colder weather. Their precautions seem perfectly adequate and the heat lamps adequate.

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vipstategogreen
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously best pizza!

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vipSusanW
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment! Delicious food! Attentive waiters! A great place to go for any meal! Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff.
Great service.
Great food.
Highly recommend!

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nycgal
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We opted for outdoor dining during the lunch hour. Heat lamps made it pleasant. We had pizza and lasagna. The lasagna portion was enough for two. Staff was attentive. Will be back again. So glad they are able to reopen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great food. Sat inside near the window.
Pricey, though worth the price. Thank you.

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vipJeannaR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love your restaurant so much!
The food is always amazing as is the service!
Thank you for all of the wonderful meals!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation and my date made one too. So, they sat us using his reservation. His name is Salvatore Somma.

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vipwmhenry
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good and our server was very welcoming and attentive. It's a great location!

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vipKathy2go
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a joyful evening to be out and treasured the get together with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks, food and service!! Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live in building for 50 years. Regular!

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vipJimD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It wasn’t bad. The pizza was pretty good. The appetizers were not bad at all. The drinks were pretty good. The service was decent, except for having to ask for the check several times. I was very surprised that they brought no bread to the table. Olive oil, olives, anti pasta? After all this is an Italian restaurant. Overall, it was just ok. I will never go back. For what we received, it is grossly overpriced. Leave it for the tourists.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music on and this causes everyone to talk louder which leads to greater spre

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Jpkunz
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great restaurant for breakfast!! Superb waiter.

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vipKevinC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was up to expected standard and the service provided by Domenico is always excellent! Ambience rating is due to the cold weather and being seated outside (by choice).

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vipDlmboston
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Nice to go “inside” and see regulations being followed so well.

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vipMichelle
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went back to indoor dining at the cafe and found it really nice. Enough distance from other clients but it was still festive with happy eaters. Food is as good as usual (we always love the vege plates) and hospitality was great. The only thing is that we need to ask for the key to use the rest room so always there was someone among us looking for staff to get the key.....

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PATRICIAG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Great staff. Food mediocre - my burger arrives ice cold and grease pooled in the plate. Not at those prices.

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vipAndrewF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service, food and ambiance in COVID-19. Kudos to you all!!! And thank you Michael, for the wonderful table.

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Arnie180
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, social distancing is well organized. A wonderful neighborhood eatery!

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foodie11
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot - pancakes and eggs Benedict are great and outdoor seating is comfortable with lots of heat lamps

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best restaurants in Manhattan.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Menu options have shrunk since COVID. Question whether food quality not quite as superb. Boisterous pre-teen birthday party while we tried to enjoy our meal.

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vipIrishfe53
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early outdoor brunch on a cool cloudy Sunday. Fine thin crust avocado and smoked salmon pizza for two. Able to order wonderful Italian Wedding Soup to take home. I enjoyed it at outdoor dinner earlier in the week. It is ready at noon. Highly recommend. Available both freshly made and frozen. Also recommend new garlic bread loaf.

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ChristinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall wonderful place! Excellent service and friendly staff, and the food and drinks are delicious, plus a great ambience. Highly recommend!

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SamsDad
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, always delicious.. love they way they evolved and kept open!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic good and lovely service. Their pizzas are amazing!

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vipmrcafeNYC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised by the quality of the food as though we always enjoyed eating here they have upped their game since our last visit a year ago. My wife had ravioli and I had the whole branzino, we both proclaimed them the best we can remember!

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vipArcadioC
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite. Service extraordinaire. manager Matteo Superb!

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vipTaraW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, as is the service and during these Covid days, they’re doing it right. Plenty of space and a warm heater that was helpful.

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jody
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cafe FIorello -- and go there all of the times. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food is fantastic and the Chocolate Mousse dessert is the best ever. It is perfect for an intimate meal, quick tasty lunch, business meal or friendly get-together. All depends on where you ask to sit. One of my favorite restaurants in New York

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CherylB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely place with absolutely the best antipasto bar. Food is delicious, service was good. Will definitely return.

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ArthurP
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All enjoyed their food...pasta dish, pizza and steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Fiorello’s and whenever we are in the city no matter for how long we make sure we have dinner there at least on night. My Fiancé’s favorite is the Spaghetti and meatball. Mine is the chicken Parmigiana alla Vodka. We never skip dessert here as it is truly the main event. The chocolate mousse is the best move you will ever have in your life. We have never matched it no matter where we travel... Italy and France included.

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vipLoisB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Our server was not very friendly and we had to ask him twice for our food- think he forgot about us

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vipAlenaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very pleasant with excellent proximity to Lincoln center. delicious italian cuisine. highly recommend

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vipKEENJ
New York Area
243 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A good pre-theatre option for Lincoln Center. Food is very good. They have lots of vegetarian options. Prices range from reasonable to expensive, depending on what you order.

FAQs

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

Cafe Fiorello is rated 4.5 stars by 7589 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.