Cafe Fiorello

4.7
7699 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 7699 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Excellent service. We really enjoyed it

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vipLRNT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a relaxed evening catching up with family.

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lorenl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiorello’s was busy with happy customers. Food and service very good!

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CarmenR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a perfect experience with the wait staff quite knowledgeable about both the food and the wine to improve out experience of our meal. This is a lovely place to meet friend and to enjoy an experience. The food tasted as good as it looked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the last night in New York City I had eaten here before and it was amazing then. My firmed has never been to New York and she needed to have a great and special dinning experience. You guys did it to the tens no the hundreds. Thank you for one last night and some amazing food. I will be back for sure thank you again so much.

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vipCarmisa
London
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I wish they put less sauce on their entrees! Otherwise, it was a lovely evening! Oh, yes! Some sorbet as a dessert choice would be nice!

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vipJoel
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cafe Fiorello hasn't been around so many years for no reason. The food and service are very good. Old style restaurant which reminds me of the First Palm and Raos mixture.

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JuanjoA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Italian food, at it's top point, don't miss the cheesecake

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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BarB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The acoustics were terrible—impossible to hear each other or the wait staff. But the food was FANTASTIC!

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Mononanyc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Staff - Best Food Ever!!

JK
JoanneK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

fun environment. Old italian, bustling with activity. Would go again. I would go again.

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RobinR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch. Waiter was perfect. Felt safe with the table distancing.

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foodie123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing restaurant! The pancakes were to die for and the verity of the food was excellent. Incredible safety restrictions including plexiglass and 6 feet distance. I will definitely be returning!!

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vipEddyG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent.
Ate outside which was comfortable , but a little noisy from traffic...particularly from a number of motorcycles...which was probably an unusual event.

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KathleenP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The food, service, drinks and ambiance was excellent. A perfect dining experience with family.

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vipJoan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, as always. Our server was very attentive. We sat at an outside table so the noise level was not an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, excellent! Food, service and beverage was great!

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vipjvansch
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff very kind snd supportive and discreet, knowing we had a lot of talking to do. We hadn’t seen one another during COVID. All the dishes were delicious, wine was good. The sidewalk cafe is about the prettiest in town. We left two sets of tips in thanks for good everything, and time to catch up.

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vipNJUnited
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great to celebrate being vaccinated with a spur-of-the-moment dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend at a long-time favorite Cafe Fiorello. The food was really good but the friendly and efficient service is what makes this restaurant special.

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vipSusanC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - food, service, ambiance. So glad to see it is back after pandemic.

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vipUWSfoodlover
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My buttermilk pancakes were fluffy and delicious.
Others enjoyed the Tony Bennett special of French toast along with sides of bacon. Attentive service and enjoyable brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a loyal customer of Cafe Fiorello. The food is Amazing and the service is always top notch. A special shout out to Jessica, our server. She is the BEST!!

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vipAMKo
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate inside in a comfortable booth. The menu has some great new items (eg, a baked eggplant stuffed with shrimp and crab), and the standbys, like veal cutlet parmigiana and veal chop, were as usual excellent. Service is professional and courteous, and the room is spacious and “covidized” well. (The 60 minutes limit on outside dining seems unrealistic, however.).

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DKPNYCSFO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local favourite. We'll be back, very soon. Thank you.

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LauraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food wasn't spectacular or even memorable and was overpriced. (I ordered the 3-vegetable entree.) I don't enjoy paying close to $5 for a cup of coffee. That's what coffee costs in a hotel and this isn't a hotel restaurant.

The service and ambience were outstanding. It was lovely dining outside.

If I had a pretentious "friend" or someone who was more into the superficial than substance, I'd recommend the restaurant. Since my friends aren't pretentious, I doubt that I'd recommend the restaurant. As I had indicated, the food is overpriced and, only based on what I ordered, yesterday, isn't memorable. This is a good place for people watching and to be seen, if it's important to someone to be seen.

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MK18
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great waiters. So nice to our family.

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vipwmhenry
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and location are excellent at Cafe Fiorello!

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vipGilR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant and eat it all the time and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!

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vipsunshine
New York Area
515 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable. It took a bit too long to get our main courses. And, why was there no bread; this was greatly missed; the so-called Covid excuse is without merit, as all other restaurants we patronize serve bread. One more thing, your wines are grossly overpriced and, as such, only one of the four of us ordered a glass! There's no need to gouge.

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vipPhiW
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a vegetable Pizza which both of us agreed was one of the worst. It had a series of vegetables but the six cuts were made so the other person was unable to partake unless the pie was recut. it did not matter. It would have not been worthwhile as the pie was full of excess oil. The third person had a much better meal, crab salad with avocado. That was fine. Will think twice, maybe three times before returning.

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vipOT43VIP
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back after this year. Food still excellent, and wonderful service. The pesto pasta was amazing, and my friend had the pasta bolognese. Yum....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband. Excellent!

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Miguel
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

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Laurie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Cafe Fiorello for years and have always been delighted with the food and service. All the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and the food is top quality in ingredients and preparation. The Italian specialties and the fresh fish are wonderful. We have never had trouble getting a table, which is very helpful too.

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vipJackNYNJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place, great food, friendly staff. Lots of indoor and outdoor tables.

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vipMarilynS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was fine.
Restaurant was able to accommodate us for outdoor dining.

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vipReginalampert
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first outing since Covid19 lockdown.

FAQs

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

Cafe Fiorello is rated 4.7 stars by 7699 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.