Cafe Fiorello

4.6
7823 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
What 7823 people are saying
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vipEddyG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. I have always been pleased by the service at Fiorello.

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BradM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food and very good wait staff. A bit crowded and a bit expensive.

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vipSandyR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our server Kevin was very attentive and wonderful. And we had lots of space/social distancing.

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vipStephenC
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably very good restaurant with extensive menu. Recommend the chicken cacciatore.

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vipGordonS
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place to go after Lincoln Center event. And convenient

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was good. Reliable quality. Good service. Good weeknight option

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BobOinky1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, server cordial and competent.

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vipJimL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My latest review of Fiorello is the same as all others. This is our go to restaurant for every event at Lincoln Center. I recommend everything..
enjoy

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vipWetC
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always! The vela cutlet parmigian and chicken parmigian entrees are classics. Attentive, friendly service. Outdoor seating is a pleasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love the place only service very slow you look the staff for order food and ask for something

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FlyingPt
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Jackhammers 2 doors down made us wish we ate inside, not out. Waiters were scarce and part of our order was forgotten.

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vipCVFRacing
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go-to spot for brunch. Good selection of antipasto, salumeria and salads. Excellent service.

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vipcjb1
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service.

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KristinaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always special to go to Fiorello’s. In addition to the wonderful food and great service we had the pleasure of being serenaded by a wonderful guitar player

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I've been going to Fiorello for decades. It's a dependable, stylish neighborhood staple. On this occasion it was somewhat understaffed so the service was slow, but the staff were kind and apologetic about a situation beyond their control.

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MichaelB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great neighborhood place for a really good meal.

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vipjuliel
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the food is always outstanding, esp the antipasto bar.
noise level is very loud and it's hard to hear your table mates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great time here!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at Fiorello in need of fresh food after a long week of exercising.

The Caprese Lobster salad is fantastic.

The Chicken Parmesan is very good as well.

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vip0411brunch
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The host at the entrance is very hostile and not willing to help customers to be seated. Amazing!!!
Waiter was excellent

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vipMichelleM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite! The food and service never disappoint.

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vipSally
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken pillared with caesar salad was crisp on the edges, tender away from the edges and terrifically seasoned. The caesar salad was a perfect accompaniment. I will look forward to that on my next visit.
I was pleased with the way the staff processed everyone through vaccine cards and picture IDs. If this is the new norm, they did it well.

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vipjvansch
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends’ get-together lunch was impeccable. Staff were friendly in a supportive yet quiet way, food was delicious, and of course, the classic New York interior is always comforting.

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MARYD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Comfortable outdoor seating and moderate noise level.

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vipMarshallT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks and nibbles before the opera. Just what we needed.

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NorthJerseyFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great company! Try the chicken or veal parmesan. You will be glad you did!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Pésimo servicio del mesero. Tardaron horas en servirnos. Mo vayan con niños, no tienen opciones.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiorello is my go to as an Italian myself. Love the food, staff and service. Bravi!

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BarbMoat
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!! Waiter Lyndon was amazing! And manager Michael very friendly. Had a great time! It was my birthday and we had a great celebration 🥳👏🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion s we it’s family

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georaven
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Thursday evening for a small celebration. Used OpenTable to reserve inside but also called the restaurant directly to ask for a specific booth. Everything worked out perfectly. Table we requested was available and we were seated immediately. Waiter was attentive but did not hover. The noise level was low for a quiet evening. Our party of four had a lovely time and will do this again regularly. And did I say that our dinners were excellent? The short ribs meatballs never disappoint and the vegetable antipasto was lovely.

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place to take kids. Waiter was inexplicably spacey but food was worth it. Sit outdoors!

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vipMolly
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambience, quality food and great service!

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IrishFoodie
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service but Ravioli was cold and they kept asking us if we really wanted it when we asked them to remake it!

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vipmistermusic
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Fiorello Cafe is always good and quality and service totally dependable.

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BarbaraS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was wonderful, it was a charming place, good wine selection, but it really felt like they were hustling us in and out as quickly as possible. Maybe just because they're used to theater diners? I don't know, but it was a little disconcerting.

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vipSueL
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so good. I went back again the next day!!

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GeorgeG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our only comment is that we miss the signature bread basket.

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 7823 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.