Cafe Fiorello

4.6
7802 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Reservations are for inside only. There is a 90 min time limit on indoor tables.
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Our outdoor cafe is open with heat lamps! It is non-reservable, and for walk-ins only. There is a 60 min time limit for outdoor tables.
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We are still open for delivery and pick up!
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7802 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BenF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the egg plant stuffed with shell fish. My wife loved her lumped crab salad. Ample portions. Home made cheesecake perfect finish. 5 stars

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vipdustygirl
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside for brunch. We’ve been there many times for dinner. Food was good as was the service. Access to the bathroom is difficult.

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SMH1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & Attentive Service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Linden was the best ever !

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, but they rob you blind with the high cost of their small size of Wine glass measures

CR
vipCrotonR
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always great service which is appreciated since often on a tight schedule. Love the veggie plate choices...mushrooms and caponata especially!

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vipPapapat
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Dover Sole in Lemon butter sauce. My wife had smoked salmon and burrata which she enjoyed very much. Favorite neighborhood spot.

DT
vipDouglasT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with family and young children.

Wonderful server. Excellent food and drinks.

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vipAnnie
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our fav restaurants!

JL
JesseLivermore
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Welcoming front-end staff, professional waiters, good food expertly prepared.

What's not to like?

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030106
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Fried artichokes are good. Mussels are OK but disappointing,
Dont even think of ordering Lasagna; awful. Open face lasagna or whatever you want to call it. Dry lasagna pasta base with blobs of cheese, wash out tomato sauce, and something looking like meatballs. But very big. If you are so hungry that you will eat a huge amount food regardless of how it taste this is your place.
Disappointing because I have been there a couple of time before and the food was very good.

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AAFR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was disappointed in the service and the quality of the food this time. This used to be one of our favorite brunch places to come to as it was a breath of fresh air compared to some of the busy and overpriced brunch places in the area.

SB
SofiaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good food

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catec33
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The service is perfect. The food delish!

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Happyman
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food

MR
MindiR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, the service wonderful, and the ambience was delightful,

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vipbarbara960
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner, especially the vegetable appetizers and Dover sole. Prompt efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

RK
vipRuthK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious. My companion promised me a bite of her seafood stuffed eggplant but once she tasted it kept it all to herself! My Lobster & burrata salad was refreshing and so fresh. Our waiter was charming and clever. We ate outside, which can be a bit noisy, depending on what’s on the street. Still, a delightful dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was especially good, the best I've had there over the past decades that I have patronized this restaurant. The waiters were very nice and very incompetent. They had to be told to move dirty plates when serving a new course--they had to be told to do everything practically. Fiorello's does itself a disservice in serving excellent food but hiring their wait staff off the streets.

JN
vipJimN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were incredibly warm and attentive. Generous, even.

MM
MartiM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy neighborhood place where food is consistently tasty and service is good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is incredible, so friendly and on top of everything. The pineapple mojito was great along with the margarita pizza & meatballs.

QE
vipQuietEnjoyment
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is an ok place for a quick meal across from Lincoln Center. Food is just ok, but expensive.

AG
AlejandraG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent time dining at Cafe Fiorello. The food is exquisite and we didn’t wait too long for our plates to arrive. Prices are reasonable compared to other restaurants. If you want to dine here, it is a great choice.

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vipRickO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid food as always, and very attentive service.

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Simpson
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the first time eating here and it won't be the last. It's a wonderful place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiorello never disappoints. The food is fantastic. Last night we had the Dover Sole and Chicken Parmigiana Pepperoni. Both were perfectly done and superbly flavored.

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vipDeborahF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable, always good - conveniently located!

DM
DMDB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Cafe Fiorello is back. I always enjoy the food, staff, etc.

I was surprised at the price increase. But I certainly understand and champion the success of our restaurants.

Best wishes!

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Artichokelover
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed a four-hour lunch.! Food was delicious as was the ambience. Our waiter, Jeff, was excellent.....he didn't hover over us; yet was anticipating our every need. We were not rushed. We look forward to a return visit soon. Thanks.

JU
JuliaUWS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly hostess and quick table service. We stayed a long time and no one rushed us out. Excellent food. Definitely a good value for that neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been meaning to try this restaurant. Everything and everyone was amazing. Keep it up! Thank you!

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always the best at Fiorellos. They make you feel at home.

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MarilynW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious as always but the service was non existent last night... no removal of appetizer plates, drink glasses left, as new ones were place down, no ability to get service when finished. Surprised and disappointed

CG
CGD1209
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was poor - took a long time, not flexible w/ substitutes, made a couple of mistakes

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jeffd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to come here when we visit nyc the place is great vibe and ambiance on point and food always amazing and perfect- just a fun crowd pleasing kind of place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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maryQ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu. Perfect scrambled eggs with many meat choices. Eggs came with a small mixed greens salad and the best fries ever. Nice brunch cocktails. Good service. We sat outside in COVID-adapted seating, looking out at Lincoln Center,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Cafe Fiorello was Amazing!! I highly recommend Cafe Fiorello for its amazing food, service and ambiance. It’s number one in my book!!

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 7802 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.