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Cafe Fiorello

4.4
5565 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
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 5565 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipflewett (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service was at times spotty as everyone seemed very busy. But attitude was good and the food was delicious.

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kenneth (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

TOOK THE GRANDKIDS AND HAD A LOVELY TIME. ALWAYS RECOMMEND THE LA SAGNA. GREAT SERVICE

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Early dinner before the opera. Very efficient service. Nice food.

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EddyG (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Just fine. Food was good; service very good and fun ambiance.

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vipHardlee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We have been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years! Now it is better than ever! My favorite things to order are the roasted artichokes and pizza!

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vipGaltDines (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Sing for Supper
The MetOpera performance of Semiramide by Rossini at Lincoln Center is at 7:3pm - but why not an Italian dinner at Fiorello’s before the show? Ask for Doug, he is a hardworking waiter and all around wise man. Great attention and service. (Not too fast. Not to slow.)
Taste homemade Tordelli Bolognese stuffed with a delightful wild boar ragu and mushrooms. Yum. Then an appetizer of fresh artichokes lightly fried - crispy and deliciously topped with burrata. A bottle of sparkling rose from the Veneto, and your now ready to hear Semiramide, the ancient Queen of Babylonia sing Bel Canto! Prego.

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vippokeysmom (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Pre- theater is always very busy but the staff is quick and knows the guests have a show to make. Love the "thin" crusted pizza. Nice and crunchie. Great tartufo!

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John (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We go quite often but the service left a bit to be desired on this trip. Sat at the bar bar not the app bar.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great experience as always! The vegetable bar is simply the best, awesome spot!

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EvelynA 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Loved the fried artichokes and lasagna. Shared the very large lasagna-plenty for two. Good coffee too. Good service and got to the opera with plenty of time.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Super people, super food, reasonable bill, super,s...........................................................................................................................................................................................super.

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Joanieka (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was great. The opera ran later than expected but the staff graciously found us a very nice table. Food was excellent; service excellent. I would recommend Fiorello's to all my friends.
Please compliment your staff, especially the fellow who was at the computer who found us such a nice table.
Regards and best wishes.

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vipjanet (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food- good value for the area- big portions. Great caesar and pizza

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vipFMnyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Perfect brunch before Lincoln Center. The zucchini parm is a must. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We were thoroughly pleased with our brunch--many fine choices, food well prepared and piping hot, sufficient healthy choices, excellent coffee.

The service was also cheerful, but not overly so, and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food excellent
Table too small for plates
Aisles too small for people in winter clothes

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Classic spot of pre- or post-event near Lincoln Center. Service that perfectly borders the professional and the friendly. Prompt service yet no rush.

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stevezissouesq (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Just a great place all around. Especially the bartenders Clever and Adrian. Tried to get there early enough to get a spot at the bar.

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PeteF (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Our meal at Cafe Fiorello may have been the top highlight of our recent trip to NYC. The food is beyond fantastic. Exceptional service. Very busy and popular place - so don't go there for a quiet conversation. But, it was just a GREAT dining experience. Wow!!

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Dessertlover (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was excellent
Can’t wait to go back .

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OpenTable Diner (Guanajuato)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Ocupe la barra!! Excelente atención por parte del Barman....muy atento y simpático !!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Ours was a pre-theater birthday dinner. Our server accommodated our time requirements without sacrificing a pleasant demeanor. We enjoyed the vegetable appetizers: flavorful grilled broccolini, grilled mixed vegetables and quinoa with vegetables- presented beautifully and cooked just right. Overall, a lovely dinner.

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viphamptonlover22 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We love this restaurant. Our go to spot before the ballet, theater or philharmonic at Lincoln Center. Staff is accommodating and food always delish. And you can't beat indulging in the warm cookies they walk around with. It happened to be my parents anniversary and the staff gave us glasses of champagne to celebrate- making our experience even more memorable.

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lupo45 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Delicious baked clams. Great location for Lincoln center

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viplunch42 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

As usual, it was great to have a weekday lunch/brunch at 11:45 at Fiorella's. This restaurant is
very reliable and consistent for delivery of good food and service at a convenient location for
out of town visitors here to attend opera at Lincoln Center. My friend from San Francisco had
one of their great pizzas and I had the frittata. Both were delicious. The staff was very nice in seating us in the very quietest secluded table so we could have a nice catch-up visit. Both of
us were very happy with our meal. My only comment regarding food selection is, being a late riser, would like more of traditional brunch choices during the week as well as the weekend.
Thank you Fiorella's you are always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I never write bad reviews, really. But had to this time. We have always enjoyed Cafe Fiorello’s bar area when we stop in without a reservation for supper after the opera or ballet. We decided to reserve a table for post-ballet supper on Valentines Day. I reserved this weeks in advance. We wound up with a truly horrible table that was super uncomfortable in a tiny dark back corridor behind the wait station even though there were plenty of tables available in the main dining area, which was lively, comfortable, and nicely lit. Had a truly dreadful time. We would have asked to be seated elsewhere but I didn’t want to make a fuss in front of the other people dining in the area we were in. But honestly no one should be put in this part of the restaurant. We had a great waiter, he was terrific, food was just ok, not as good as in the past. We were so uncomfortable we didn’t order as much food as we intended. And no one offered to take my very long coat (too large to sit in at the tiny table) so my husband had to get up and ask them to hang it up after we saw where we were sitting. Just. No. A really disappointing Valentine’s Day supper on the 30th anniversary of our engagement. Not sure we will ever return to this spot we used to enjoy.

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Simma (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food and staff were very polite and efficient. I would definitely return here and recommend it to my friends.

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Nightonthetown (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Best place for dinner before Lincoln Center. Organized, friendly service. Loved the fried artichokes. Unforgettable chocolate mousse.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

always a pre-ballet favorite ! We have been dining at Cafe Fiorellos for years and years- thank you for your ever famous appetizer bar - and your chicken Tuesday night was amazing !

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Edish (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Brunch omelet was fantastic. Service was excellent.

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