Cafe Fiorello

4.6
8005 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 8005 people are saying
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larryb
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

consistent food but service can be erravtiv

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vipJosy
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outdoors area, pleasant. My Gem lettuce Caesar salad was delicious but pasta Carbonara not do much. Too much black pepper.

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DanaWyn
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price

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vipkent
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family Holiday lunch was perfect 😍 Lots of great food, attentive service and perfect Al fresco dining !!
The staff didn’t rush us, and we had a wonderful time 🎄

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Gene
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the lobster pizza which was fantastic. Devoured the chocolate moose & whipped cream!

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honey1977
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a favorite when at Lincoln Center. Love the pizzas and antipasto. Everything is very good. Service attentive. Can't go wrong if you can get a table.

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LauraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a happy festive atmosphere for a holiday treat!

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vipJARM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waiter made errors on 3 orders

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JamieN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We traveled from KY and wanted authentic Italian. I found it online while we were at tavern on the green having cocktails and with those reviews I figured it must be good. Cafe Fiorello provided beyond anything we expected! The carbonara, rigatoni al vodka, tiramisu, and cheesecake were DELICIOUS! We also made a last minute Sunday lunch reservation and showed up with 2 extra in our party. They were so accommodating and with 20 minutes time they had a table for all of us. Wait staff was fantastic and personable. I will recommend to anyone traveling to NYC!

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vipJoyceG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Place a mob scene before Lincoln center performances. Ordered lasagna and it could have fed 5. Slow service. Bathrooms need better cleaning

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vipLovetoeat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Wonderful meal and excellent service.

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Nick
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent restaurant. The service was great and the food came out quickly after we ordered. They were very busy but the staff was quick and efficient when it came to refills and getting drinks from the bar. I would definitely eat here again.

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Happysailor
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening! Attentive staff. Great food!. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience before attending The Nutcracker ballet. Beautifully decorated for Christmas, excellent service, food was delicious. Will definitely dine here again!

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vipMichaeleN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably wonderful. In business a long time and still very popular!

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SaraH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Came here at noon for lunch before a 2:00 p.m. show at Lincoln Center. The food and service were both excellent, but it’s extremely crowded and noisy.

We were so close to several other parties that by the end of the meal I knew what everyone was going to see, and what they had ordered, and how they liked it. Tables are so close together that you have to pass through a service area to get to the restrooms, for example, and it would be challenging to navigate for anyone on the larger side or with any mobility problems. The restrooms are equally cramped and definitely not wheelchair accessible.

We had one guest with dietary restrictions, and there was nothing on the menu she could order as written without requesting amendment. In this day and age I would assume every restaurant would have one dish for gluten-free vegans.

Overall, I would go again, as the convenient location and excellent food outweighs the other drawbacks. Just don’t expect a quiet, intimate meal. And bring omnivores.

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vipRonnieG
New England
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were waiting for a friend who was a little late, but we were not rushed at all. The food was delicious, and it was a very lively and festive atmosphere.

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EugeneK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had the lasagne, as I do every time we go there.....because it is so outstanding. Have never had anything close to it. A very upbeat place.
This time we were there for a special anniversary....Fiorello didn't acknowledge at all.
Otherwise, it is an outstanding restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy places to much noice , food was good but overpriced

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JoeyAdams
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fire any people who worship the fat orange conman Trump

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vipMichelO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is fast and friendly. Food is delicious. The flavors are perfect. We really enjoyed the restaurant.

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JamesR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at this restaurant and it was outstanding. We will definitely return the next time we attend an event at Lincoln Center or visit with friends.

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JessMacc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

After initial push back from the host trying to seat us very close to unmasked gentleman not eating, when all the tables were still open, we received a booth and were comfortable.
Our server was new to the restaurant so not able to speak well to the menu but she was kind and very helpful with keeping our drinks filled.
Overall the food was okay - basic tasting for the price. Nothing exceptional but all tasted good. Pizza got cold very very quickly which was disappointing.
Dessert was the highlight- the chocolate mousse and fresh whipped cream was amazing

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vipStephenC
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBarbieGirl
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Looking forward to dining here again.

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RevReggie02
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days 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 on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the servings generous!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
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 on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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LisaS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gréât service and food

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DanielO
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DonaldH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent service outstanding try the lasagna

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andPeggy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, atmosphere and service .

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Yource
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
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!

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 8005 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.