The food was creative and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. The antipasto choices were each special and tasty but not overwhelming. They all worked with each other regardless of your choices. My pasta and incredible meatballs was eaten pasta by pasta to savor the flavor and because I eat to fast sometimes. The Veal Milanese was tender as the salad it was served with. Perfection again. The bucket of chocolate mousse and fresh whipped cream was like a gift from Paris. Wow was that good. Mousse and Martini's. Well done and enjoyed. We'll be back soon.
Despite being tucked into a remote corner the noise level is intolerable. Food and service were good but noise may prevent my returning
Cafe Fiorello’s is one of my favorites. My husband and I eat there before the opera.
Waiter ignored us — very disappointing as I was trying to impress a friend after seeing Elektra at the MET. No bread delivered to table; no offer for a second drink; had to ask for water glasses; dessert was the shared chocolate mouse — but not enough was given to us to share. Sad since I’ve always enjoyed this place in the past.
Great brunch spot!
After the opera
We used to love this place. We were staying directly across the street at the Empire. Unfortunately, I was not feeling well and ordered a pickup order. The hotel does not have forks or knives (don't get me started), so when I ordered their famous lasagna I specifically asked for cutlery to cut and eat my food with. The woman working there Sanday said NO WORRIES! I always get nervous when stock answers are No worries!
When my son brought me the food, guess what? No fork, no knife just the food. By this time my son and wife left the hotel. When I called back, Sandy was not so sorry. She said she would have the cutlery delivered right away. After 15 minutes, I told her to just bring me a new lasagna, because no one should have to eat $30 cold lasagna. I also told her my room number and have it delivered directly to my room since I was in bed. About 15 mins later I get a call from the front desk, my food has arrived. Oh man! So I get dressed and go get it. There were 15 sets PLASTIC CUTLERY. When I called Sandy and told her this, and asked who was the smart Alec that thought it was necessary, she said she was, and I should not have been bothering her about such things. I would not go to this place, there are way too many great places to eat in the city.
We were seated promptly and given a choice of 2 seats. Our waiter was excellent and we enjoyed a nice pre concert dinner. The food was good, a bit pricey, and the location is excellent.
The service extraordinary & superb! Food not at the same level this time, usually very good. Not this time. Due to location a bit pricey.
Always a pleasure eating there. I love the comp freshly baked CC cookies that come with the check!
Service and request for a quiet table met with a smile an courtesy. Food satisfactory. Will come again.
If You like crowded and noisy, with mediocre food, Brunch at Cafe Fiorello is the place to go. Personally, that's not for me, so I'm not likely to take another chance there. Too bad. It's been a go to choice before Lincoln Center for years, but... sometimes things don't stay the same, and that's too bad.
When we are in NYC this is our Brunch tradition.
Good menu with plenty of variety, breakfast and lunch, sweet and savoury style dishes.
Food was very good. Generous portions. Very good service. Noisy when full.
Honestly, we settled for this place as we needed something close to Lincoln Center in pre-theatre hours. It was bustling, but it is a well oiled machine and so service was quick and attentive and the food was outstanding. There were four of us and we did not feel rushed but did not have to wait at ll for drinks, appetizers main courses. The antipasta plates are terrific and varied, the Caprese Salad surprised us with cooked tomatoes with the burrata, and it worked well. The pizzas are very light and thin crust and also terrific. Four of us shared a piece of cheescake, which is good as it was tasty and large. Reasonably priced for location. We will be back!
Cafe Fiorello is one of my favorite Restaurants in Lincoln Center. Located in Lincoln Center - It's right across the Broadway from Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and just 5 minute walk from Columbus Circle, as well as Central Park. Apple Store in the area, many other attractions attractions and shops.
Very busy and crowded. Need a reservation. Food was good and arrived promptly. Hot when it came to the table. Our waitress forgot to bring us bread. Nice atmosphere. Across from Lincoln Center so very convenient.
Lovely wait staff and beautiful ambiance
Food is good, noise level high
Perfect for quick pre- show meal
Cafe Fiorello has never disappointed us. It is one of our go-to-eating destination in the area. It gets very crowded but it is always good and fresh food.
A good option for a meal after a concert or opera at Lincoln Center, as the restaurant serves until midnight. The cuisine is of the classic Italian red sauce variety; don't expect anything exciting or novel. But service is friendly and quick.
I orderred the veal w peperoni. The portion was huge and I had totake half of it home. Obscenely huge. And not that tasty
Crowded at lunch but the food was very good Their website has a price fixed menu which doesn’t exist. Still well worth a visit.
Always great never varies
Enjoyed coming for breakfast lunch or dinner
all meals delicious
Ordered from the Antipasti Bar.. delish as always
Great artichoke omelet
Excellent meal and service to match. Pre-Lincoln Center show, worked very well.
We dined here for both breakfast and dinner. The service and food for both were excellent. Beautifully presented, authentic Italian flare. The staffs focus on the attention to detail is much appreciated. Can’t wait to come back for another Lincoln Center event.
Stopped by for dinner after the ballet. Service was slow getting started but then picked up. Love the menu here and my pizza and salad were great, daughter's short rib lasagna was amazing. Saw some of dancers we'd just watched performing across the street come in and sit at the bar to eat. A great NY spot. Never had any dish here that was the slightest bit subpar. Great location across the street from Lincoln Center. Make reservations.
Pizza was overcooked. Somewhat burned and had to be returned. When the new one came back, it was not much better. Vegatables were great.
The decor needs some updating. The ceilings are dirty and filthy, the furniture old and the floors curiously dated too. But the food is spectacular and makes up for a lot!
Exceptional dining experience. One of best restaurants I've eaten at in NYC.
When I visit Lincoln center for a performance I make it a point to book reservations at Cafe Fiorello. The staff there are very accommodating and friendly. Thank you Lyndan for being our waiter. You will always find something that you will enjoy from pizza to osso bucco. They have a fine menu but wait to hear the specials. Excellent wine list also.
The same Terrific dining experience I have every time. I really appreciate the vegetarian options and the friendly wait staff.
The gnocchi just melted in your mouth! Our waiter was kind and charming.
Went after Philharmonic. Sat at bar & served by charming & attentive waiters who we recognized from a prior visit many months ago. Food was delicious & servings were abundant. A tad pricey for routine dining. But we will return.
It was mainly the food. I just thought it was poor. Our waiter (who sings Opera and was amazing) said that people raved over the pizza - and I thought it was a step above pita pizza. The antipasto bar was kinda the same. I had no desire to finish my plate.
The service was wonderful, though! I don't know the name of the host that night, but he was very sweet and wanted us to have a nice table because it was our first time. And our waiter, as I mentioned, was amazing and answered all our questions and was just really friendly.
I would absolutely take people here for the ambiance/location, but not for a great meal.
My breakfast experience here was quiet and lovely. Dinner was loud and crowded, but still a nice atmosphere. Our dinner took over 45 minutes to come out after ordering. The food was good but the wait took away from our dining experience for sure. Our server was great - very attentive and kind.
Always excellent food without exception. Great service. Old world ambiance. We were never disappointed. Great!!!!
Had a delicious meal. Branzino was grilled to perfection. Veal Milanese was also fantastic. My daughter and I had a delightful dinner.