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Cafe Fiorello

4.4
5698 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 11:15 am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 12:30 am, Saturday 3:00 pm - 12:30, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 595-5330
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
The intimate semi-private dining room provides and elegant oasis within the restaurant's lively atmosphere for up to 35 guests.
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Private party contact
Carmen Bottoms or Andrea Roman: (212) 265-0100
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 63rd and 64th Streets
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Parking details
Icon Parking System between Broadway and CPW. Entrances on 63rd and 64th Street. No validation.
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Public transit
A, C, E, B, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 5698 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Took my visiting Texas cousins to dinner last Saturday. We were not disappointed. Good food, lovely ambiance, kind, attentive staff. Will be back with more family on special occasions in future.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Mediocre food in a restaurant geared to tourists. Despite location near Lincoln Center, not a good option in my opinion.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Brunch for three generations! Something delicious for everyone including the calorie watcher. A treat in mid-town, not to be missed.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is one of the best places in the world to eat. I had a fantastic time with my parents eating at your place. Everyone was nice and the phone was exquisite. Thank u for the food and the hospitality.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Fiorello’s strength is that they get you decently fed and out the door by curtain time at Lincoln Center across the street. Service is brusqe, volume is loud, food is acceptable. But, we were right on time for the opera, well fed, with no hassles. In season, a reservation is an absolute must. Off season, there’s lots of competition in New York.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of the few places where you can go for a bite after the Lincoln Center performances. Food is steadily good as is service.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

It's a go to place near Lincoln Center with family friendly menu and energetic, lively crowd.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Noise level was much too high. Service was very slow. Would not eat there're again in the evening.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and service are consistently high quality.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We love the place. Never disappoint us. All stuff leading by perfect management is great. Always make us feel like home. We have to have dinner once a week. And I am writing not because we are regulars but we are regulars because of place and wonderful crew.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Waiter was slow and confused

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Old School NY now includes things from the 80's - so its old school I guess - somethings are really still fantastic - some - eh. The pasta dishes are simply just delicious - the Carbonara is a 20 year favorite. I wish they'd ditch the veal or offer them with chicken. Sometimes if they recognize you they give you the good room - if they dont you get the anti-room which is more comfortable so you win either way. The cannoli still eh. And a quick delicious vegetarian dinner at the bar is a Lincoln center pre theater breeze.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Cafe Fiorello can be quite busy and noisy. It was the last time I ate there. Every table was filled and the scene was bustling. Sometimes I'm in the mood for that but not usually.

Our waiter was running around like crazy, appearing as if he had too many tables to handle.

There was an initial long wait, but then the entrees arrived too soon, while we were still eating appetizers.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Burrata ravioli is to die for!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place always delivers, though a bit on the pricey side. The service and food are top notch and usually a lively NYC crowd. Portions are generous and seating is comfy. Always make a reservation or you will wait for the first come first serve outdoor seating.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Having lunch there a year ago was much more pleasant than our dinner. For our dinner this week, the wait staff were friendly, helpful. The ravioli w/ burrata was lukewarm. Very noisy. I would go back only for lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Maitre d' was very accommodating when we arrived very early for a dinner reservation on a crowded evening, yet he was able to find us a table so we didn't have to wait too long; and service was very good at a hectic time. Food is always very good here.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food is delicious and portions are huge. However, everything is extra. I would prefer a smaller piece of veal and a vegetable be included in meal. The additional $7 for a small side of spaghetti is too much and should be included with the dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The quality of the food and service is consistently excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Lovely & tasty as always, but one thing...
My wine: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo...I order regularly, but this time it was a bit “off.”
I should have complained, but I didn’t.
Either it was a different wine or the bottle was open too long. At $14 for 4 ounces, it should be fresh. First time this ever happened.
Please pay attention. Many thanks.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fiorello is still a favorite, practically the only place we ever visit for New York City dining. That's partly because it's convenient to Lincoln Center. I had a marilena salad (grapes, pecans, arugula) which was excellent except for the rather high vinegar content of the dressing. The ravioli buratta may be the best ravioli I've ever (that is, in 65+ years) had---not the usual stuffed squares, but rosebud-shaped pillows of the pasta tasty on its own, filled with two cheeses and surrounded by tomato pieces (not the usual tomato sauce). The caprese featured yellow as well as red tomatoes. My cappuccino could have been fresher (obviously poured before I ordered it) but was still very good. Ice cream is priced by the number of scoops, which makes good sense. Service was attentive (even overbearing, when the waiter made 3 approaches to whisk away our appetizer dishes before we finished that course). But we appreciated the efforts to get us across the street to the opera on time.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

First time, prior to attending a concert at Lincoln Center.
Food was good, with a nice selection. We had the special, Salmon over lentils.
Menu has a good selection of appetizers and pasta.
Service was attentive, understanding we had a concert to attend.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was terrible! We ordered a salad and waited 1.5 hours for the main course. By the time the food arrived we were not hungry anymore. The excuse was that the chef called in sick. They offered free desert which I did not want. It was the worst birthday I ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

All perfect; just super loud as it got closer to “show time”....still had a great time!

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We were initially seated in the back where it was cramped and noisy. I asked to be moved and they complied. I don't know why, as a regular (I go there at least 2X a month), and with plenty of other seats available, we were initially given a crappy table. However, to the restaurant's credit, we were moved to a more satisfactory location.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food and service were good. The tables were much to close together and you couldn’t even talk. I would not recommend it to any friends just for that reason.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

VERY NOISY and crowded. The food was good but not exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

An outstanding restaurant. One of my favorite italian restaurants in NYC and that's no small order. Although a large restaurant the service is very personal and attentive. I always feel welcomed. Their antipasto is delicious, their bread to die for and there Chicken Parm remains the best I ever had. The portions are huge as well. My friend enjoys the salmon and the fried artichoke.
They come by with a tray of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and they have a chafing dish of delicious dark chocolate as you leave.

I highly recommend this restaurants. The service, the ambiance, the food and the portions are second to none. And, a tremendous value!

It's a must if you are attending an event at Lincoln Center.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great before or after Lincoln Center

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was good. One negative comment, place is too busy and the seating we got was not very comfortable. Tiny table for 2 with uncomfortable chair.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I WAS SEATED IMMEDIATELY ALTHOUGH MY GUEST WAS STUCK IN TRAVEL. SERVICE WAS PROMPT; WAITER VERY RESPONSIVE; FOOD WAS GOOD; A PERFECT VENUE FOR GETTING OUT IN TIME FOR LINCOLN CENTER CONCERT. THE OUTSIDE SEATING MAY BE AN OPTION NEXT TIME!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always good and the antipasto bar offers lots of seafood and vegetarian choices. Service always competent and friendly. Not inexpensive, but worth it.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Always a good restaurant considering it is rather noisy. The hostess was accommodating when I had to asked for a table away from the mainstream. The food is terrific and the #1 reason why I continue to come to Fiorello's.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Cafe Fiorello is a good place to dine if you're tired of haute cuisine...the food is good and the service is wonderful. Very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The staff works hard, to provide an excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food and service, but we had to yell at each other to be heard. Way to loud for a pleasant conversation. I couldn't wait for the meal to get over so we could leave and go somewhere to have a nice conversation with our friends. Too bad, since we came at 5:30 on a Tuesday eve and thought it would be quieter. Sat way back in the restaurant which should have helped, but noise level rose very quickly since tables are so close together.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Every time I go to Fiorello's, I enjoy it more and more. Comfortable, great service in a relaxed environment, with great food. I cannot ask for anything more!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great as always, just like all the the Fireman restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place and our annual Easter dinner. Thank you too all of the staff and for the great table (Bob Costas, Bernard King, Alan Alda). See you all again soon.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Matteo, the Manager, a great host! Carey, our server, very attentive, courteous, friendly, & professional!
Wonderful food with great surroundings!

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