Cafe Fiorello

4.7
7685 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 7685 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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foodie123
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing restaurant! The pancakes were to die for and the verity of the food was excellent. Incredible safety restrictions including plexiglass and 6 feet distance. I will definitely be returning!!

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vipEddyG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent.
Ate outside which was comfortable , but a little noisy from traffic...particularly from a number of motorcycles...which was probably an unusual event.

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vipJoan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, as always. Our server was very attentive. We sat at an outside table so the noise level was not an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, excellent! Food, service and beverage was great!

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vipjvansch
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff very kind snd supportive and discreet, knowing we had a lot of talking to do. We hadn’t seen one another during COVID. All the dishes were delicious, wine was good. The sidewalk cafe is about the prettiest in town. We left two sets of tips in thanks for good everything, and time to catch up.

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vipNJUnited
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great to celebrate being vaccinated with a spur-of-the-moment dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend at a long-time favorite Cafe Fiorello. The food was really good but the friendly and efficient service is what makes this restaurant special.

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vipSusanC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - food, service, ambiance. So glad to see it is back after pandemic.

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vipUWSfoodlover
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My buttermilk pancakes were fluffy and delicious.
Others enjoyed the Tony Bennett special of French toast along with sides of bacon. Attentive service and enjoyable brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a loyal customer of Cafe Fiorello. The food is Amazing and the service is always top notch. A special shout out to Jessica, our server. She is the BEST!!

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vipAMKo
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate inside in a comfortable booth. The menu has some great new items (eg, a baked eggplant stuffed with shrimp and crab), and the standbys, like veal cutlet parmigiana and veal chop, were as usual excellent. Service is professional and courteous, and the room is spacious and “covidized” well. (The 60 minutes limit on outside dining seems unrealistic, however.).

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DKPNYCSFO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local favourite. We'll be back, very soon. Thank you.

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LauraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food wasn't spectacular or even memorable and was overpriced. (I ordered the 3-vegetable entree.) I don't enjoy paying close to $5 for a cup of coffee. That's what coffee costs in a hotel and this isn't a hotel restaurant.

The service and ambience were outstanding. It was lovely dining outside.

If I had a pretentious "friend" or someone who was more into the superficial than substance, I'd recommend the restaurant. Since my friends aren't pretentious, I doubt that I'd recommend the restaurant. As I had indicated, the food is overpriced and, only based on what I ordered, yesterday, isn't memorable. This is a good place for people watching and to be seen, if it's important to someone to be seen.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great waiters. So nice to our family.

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vipwmhenry
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and location are excellent at Cafe Fiorello!

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vipGilR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant and eat it all the time and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!

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vipsunshine
New York Area
515 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable. It took a bit too long to get our main courses. And, why was there no bread; this was greatly missed; the so-called Covid excuse is without merit, as all other restaurants we patronize serve bread. One more thing, your wines are grossly overpriced and, as such, only one of the four of us ordered a glass! There's no need to gouge.

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vipPhiW
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a vegetable Pizza which both of us agreed was one of the worst. It had a series of vegetables but the six cuts were made so the other person was unable to partake unless the pie was recut. it did not matter. It would have not been worthwhile as the pie was full of excess oil. The third person had a much better meal, crab salad with avocado. That was fine. Will think twice, maybe three times before returning.

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vipOT43VIP
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back after this year. Food still excellent, and wonderful service. The pesto pasta was amazing, and my friend had the pasta bolognese. Yum....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband. Excellent!

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Miguel
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

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Laurie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Cafe Fiorello for years and have always been delighted with the food and service. All the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and the food is top quality in ingredients and preparation. The Italian specialties and the fresh fish are wonderful. We have never had trouble getting a table, which is very helpful too.

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vipJackNYNJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place, great food, friendly staff. Lots of indoor and outdoor tables.

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vipMarilynS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was fine.
Restaurant was able to accommodate us for outdoor dining.

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vipReginalampert
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first outing since Covid19 lockdown.

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vipmirkom
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Mal servicio, y la comida de italiano no tiene nada

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ArleneH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent. Always top notch. Food is excellent, service is terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time of indoor dining in a year. The place look great. The service was friendly and professional. The maître D and manager know how to run the place like clockwork. The food is always good. The garlic bread is addicting. Great dover sole and salmon.

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vipSENEM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were very good as always. I am very pleased to have the indoor dining option again and am very much looking forward to bar seating when available after the pandemic.

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vipLynneS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I used to love this restaurant. They changed the menu, raised the prices and no longer give the bread basket that was so enjoyable - they now charge you for bread. Unfortunately my waiter was also extremely rude. That said, the ambience was very nice and the food was pretty good, especially the pizza.

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DanielF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were not expecting the Pizza to be so thin, it was comparable to a cracker. Also the Price was too high even though it had prime rib toppings. The calamari was outstanding but the ravioli was a tad undercooked. And the table was just a tad dirty. Perhaps next time we will order something else on the menu.

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JohnnieBond
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was familiar but with a twist. The chef's special chicken transported me back to the Italian Alps. There was a bit of confusion about who our waiter was but we were still served relatively promptly once the uncertainty was resolved. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone but especially for those who are experiencing the large NYC restaurant for the first time. One final note, the standing heaters were appreciated after it took several attempts to light.

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CarolP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - everything was delicious. The wait staff couldn't be better or more helpful, and the decor is beautiful and very atmospheric. For a pleasure-filled, relaxing dining experience, Fiorello's is top of the list.

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viplynnej
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place!!!!!

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vipSteve
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
Covid friendly and SAFE

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viprjgarnold
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful eating outside and the heat lamps made it toasty warm (almost a little too warm as it was a warmish evening). Very good dover sole. Only saw the waiter once, but overall good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire city. Incredible service, warm and friendly and fantastic food matter what you order

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dragonlady221
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to be able to go back to one of our favorites. Everything was wonderful and we are looking forward to many more happy meals at Cafe Fiorello.

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 7685 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.