Cafe Fiorello

4.6
7984 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Our outdoor cafe is first come, first served. We do not take reservations for our outdoor cafe.
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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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Celebrate the New Year at Cafe Fiorello in the heart of Lincoln Center. The evening includes a 5-course feast, midnight toast, party favors, and a televised view of the Times Square pandemonium. $125 per person exclusive of tax an gratuity.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Celebrate Christmas with Cafe Fiorello in the heart of Lincoln Center! We will be serving our full menu and holiday specials.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Celebrate Christmas with Cafe Fiorello in the heart of Lincoln Center! We will be serving our full menu and holiday specials.

What 7984 people are saying
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vipStephenC
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy my meals here. Large, tasty portions, friendly service, many options.

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walter77
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite UWS restaurant after 40 years. Food delicious, service friendly and welcoming. I shouldn't say all this because it's hard enough to get a table!

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vipSusanC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service.
My go to place for Lincoln Center, never fails.

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RevReggie02
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special night of thanksgiving with my husband, sister and her husband. A wonderful dinner and theatre night.

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Edwardl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the servings generous!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who spends a good bit of time in NYC - and ohhhh, my goodness - what a FIND! The building was warm and welcoming, and nicely decorated. We ordered the salmon and the lasagna - the fish was seasoned perfectly and was absolute perfection! The lasagna was interestingly presented - at first, when they served it, we thought that it was a pizza delivered to us in error, but it was just non-traditionally layered, topped with the most delicious short rib meatballs and burrata. Even though we didn’t have much room left due to the generous entree portions, we went for the chocolate mousse which was DELICIOUS! We will definitely be back!

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vipRomaineTournel
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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LisaS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gréât service and food

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DanielO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent as usual, we love Fiorello, it's an amazing place

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DonaldH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent service outstanding try the lasagna

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andPeggy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, atmosphere and service .

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Yource
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J'ai beaucoup apprécié leur cuisine et service. L'ambiance était très sympa. A revenir!

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KellyD
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Great atmosphere and friendly staff. We ordered the lasagna (definitely a sharing plate), chicken Caesar salad, the vegetable antipasto, garlic loaf, and the tiramisu. Loved everything but the tiramisu which we felt had been soaked in too much espresso and taste more like a liquor.

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vipbardo
Atlanta
93 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dominique was a great server. All our food was outstanding. Great ambience. Can’t go wrong with this gem!

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LisaC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place for our Thanksgiving 2021! On the expensive side but NY is that way and the food was outstanding!

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Equaloportunityeater
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving menu was delicious as well as the regular restaurant's menu. The staff is courteous and the restaurant is very cozy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Thanksgiving- we ordered at 11:15 am…they told us we couldn’t get Lunch, only breakfast… 5 minutes later the table next to us ordered lunch… and then the table behind us… they all got their food and we were still sitting…. By 12:15 we started asking where our food was. They obviously forgot our order, but wouldn’t admit it or come tell us. I sat there for another 15 minutes and then complained again and finally got our food that was cooked in a rush. The waiter was nice, but he didn’t make up for the restaurant’s lack of organization. I gave them one extra star because it was Thanksgiving and I’m sure they were understaffed. The biggest problem is that they didn’t care that they totally wasted two hours of our time and served everyone around us first.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

loved it!! server and other staff were very nice. food was insanely good. got drinks, apps, pasta, and desserts — finished everything! spiced apple toddy, garlic toast, caprese, and spaghetti is what is tried, 10/10! would definitely go back and recommend to anyone eating over on that side of town.

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vipgourmaid
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

If you like noise and mediocre food ordered off a plastic covered menus then look no further. Everything is blanketed in butter, olive oil or cheese so leave your calorie counter at home. On the plus side the staff was friendly and service prompt

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vipEloise
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

This was so utterly disappointing and overpriced. I ordered the "Italian Cobb Salad" for $27. It consisted of approximately 3 leaves of shredded Romain lettuce with a deboned, skin-on chicken thigh on top. A few lovely olives and some nice smoky bacon could not rescue the meal. It was so unappetizing and also un-flavorful. Having picked the restaurant I was so embarrassed to push the food around on the plate for an hour. Every time I tried to cut into the meat it took enough effort that the whole table wobbled. The warm white wine was also nothing special. Maybe this last thought is a bit petty, but I'll write it anyway- the table we were seated at consisted of a curved booth with one place setting and one chair right by the entrance that had also been set. My companion suggested I share the banquette with her as it was a bit cold. No one bothered to move the cutlery or water glass. It's just shabby service and far from elegant. I grabbed a Sweetgreen salad on the way home for $12 and it was delicious.

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carmenb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

One of the best resto in NY!!! The food is OVER THE TOP (FYI this comment came from an Italian demanding person) //the service More than the expectation!!
Highly recommend !

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galechim
Fort Lauderdale
32 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ordenamos dos entradas, fried shrimps and a caprese americano salad and spaghueti with meat balls. Todo muy bien preparado y muy sabroso

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vipMarthaD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great Italian food.

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vipgoldenboy
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Think the food was a mixed bag… We started with a vegetable antipasto pasta which looked amazing but was a little disappointing on the taste buds. My friend and I shared the chicken cacciatore which sounded amazing on paper but was quite bland. I’ve eaten here before in the veal Parmesan is very very good but I was very disappointed with the selection

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LuzM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early so not too crowded or loud. By the time we left it was definitely heating up. Food was great as was service.

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vipAlanG
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. My wife and I finally tried the chocolate mouse desert. Go for it. It’s to die for.!

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Fiorello is an incredible restaurant, and I love how cozy and comfy an environment it is. From amazing cocktails to such yummy dishes, I highly recommend coming here.

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Lovegoodfood
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch outside in the enclosed patio. Lovely and heated comfortably. Service was prompt and excellent. Quality of the food was great as well. We had reservations and were seated upon arrival. Overall outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Thanks, Jennifer

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food selection, great ambiance!

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vipVictoria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Too noisy, too crowded (no Covid table spacing at all, which made us uncomfortable, and mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, always good.

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PattyM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good early dinner after the opera. Would not recommend their signature lasagna.

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CMNJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. I have to specifically call out the pancakes - the best you have ever had. You'd think pancakes are pancakes, but Cafe Fiorello will prove you wrong.

Service was also excellent.

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CharlesM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding services and food

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vipAndy
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Have eaten there many times, this was the first since the pandemic and it was up to its usual standards. Service a bit slow for getting dessert, otherwise very good.

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zaide
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My wife thought her Tuna glazed in balsamic vinaigrette excellent but the
salmon I had was at best mediocre - a good sized portion but not flavorful. The 5 items we had from the vegetable bar varied from one that was excellent, butternut squash lasagna to bland and barely recognizable as to what it was , the cauliflower milanese and the rest were passable. Having to sit next to a table with a screaming child whose parents ignored her tantrums did not improve the ambience. The water glasses were small and our waiter was absent most of the time so we were left dry for most of the meal.

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vipLetitia
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cozy booth, delicious meal and attentive waiter. Great spot if you are going to Lincoln Center.

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forfarque
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

theater tickets at LCT at 8 PM; all staff from beginning to end unfailingly polite and smiling and charming; food just fantastic and wines also perfect. The play turned out to be a dud, but the dinner out made our evening worthwhile anyway!

FAQs

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

Cafe Fiorello is rated 4.6 stars by 7984 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.