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About Cafe Fiorello

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.

1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 11:15 am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 12:30 am, Saturday 3:00 pm - 12:30, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between 63rd and 64th Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 595-5330

Website:
http://www.cafefiorello.com/

Parking Details:
Icon Parking System between Broadway and CPW. Entrances on 63rd and 64th Street. No validation.

Public Transit:
A, C, E, B, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle

Private Party Facilities:
The intimate semi-private dining room provides and elegant oasis within the restaurant's lively atmosphere for up to 35 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Carmen Bottoms or Andrea Roman: (212) 265-0100

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cafe Fiorello Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (167)
Neighborhood Gem (100)
Casual (75)
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Special Occasion (71)
Great for Lunch (69)
Good for a Date (59)
Good Vegetarian Options (55)
Fun (53)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Good for Groups (49)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Comfort Food (45)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Great for Brunch (44)
Late-night Find (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Authentic (39)
People Watching (39)
Bar Seating (36)
Business Meals (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Hot Spot (27)
Romantic (27)
Kid-friendly (26)
Healthy (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Cozy (22)
Quick Bite (20)
Seasonal (19)
Vegan (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Scenic View (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Tapas (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Organic (3)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Party of five, unusually slow service and very noisy. Food is always good but meatballs were not hot. Bill was incorrect and needed adjustment. Maybe an off night?

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife’s Christmas present - dinner and theater

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Hostess and waiter were welcoming, knowledgeable about food allergens and very accommodating. Brunch was delightful, everything done to perfection. Very busy, place was full but they did not rush us and let us enjoy a leisurely meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We ate dinner at Café Fiorello after going to hear the NY Philharmonic. The restaurant is just across the street - easy access. The restaurant was animated and vibrant with authentic Italian food and many options for those with dietary restrictions. The wait staff was honest, friendly and attentive. Our waiter, Linden, is a real gem! We enjoyed dinner there so much that we immediately made reservations for the next time we're headed to the NY Philharmonic. What's best is that the clientele and ambiance spanned many generations, proving its value across the ages!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Easily our favorite restaurant in New York City! If you are looking for a quintessential Italian restaurant experience, you absolutely positively cannot miss Cafe Fiorello. The food is incredible, the ambiance delightful, and the staff are amazing.

If you do nothing else in your life, try the lasagna. It's unlike you have ever had before, and really makes you consider that everyone else who makes lasagna has just been doing it wrong.

Cannot recommend highly enough. I like it so much I wrote a review about it on the internet, which I never do for anything ever.

It's literally that good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Menu or chef has changed, not for the better.
Seemed much more expensive than in the past

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our party was seated immediately upon arrival and then surprised with a champagne toast in celebration of our friend's birthday. From Shrimp and Salmon, to Seafood Risotto, to Homemade Short Rib and Meatballs Lasagne, each dish was well prepared and delicious. The staff was attentive and kept our glasses filled and brought us extra focaccia bread to enjoy. At dessert, we were brought a plate of chocolate mousse along with a pile of fresh whipped cream with a candle and a waiter sang for the birthday boy. We had a great time and appreciate all the special attention we received. A very special celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a happening place. Saturday, 5:30 at Lincoln center is extremely popular. If you are going to the Ballet. Opera, symphony etc it is a great place to eat before. However if you want a quiet place pick a different place. They are very accommodating here and you can eat fast or take your time. Great food and service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Cafe Fiorello never disappoints! The food is consistently and dependably good! The scene is energetic and electric! And the service is beyond compare! For a restaurant that is so busy and so crowded, the wait staff is still on top of refilling water glasses and checking back frequently to see if we needed anything. We were a party of 5 -- pre-theater -- and our table was ready for us within 10 minutes of our reservation. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

This was one of the best restaurants I have enjoyed in the City in years. The food was great, plentiful and priced reasonably. The wait staff was excellent and very attentive. Bread replenishments etc. was automatic.

The reservations were simple and efficient with re-confirmation call the day prior to our visit a great help. We were even able to move our time a bit later than the original reservation.

We have found our new "go-to" spot in NYC!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was amazing! Special Thanks to Matteo for taking great care of me and my friends! Will defiantly return soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I love this restaurant mainly for its convenience to Lincoln Center. The food is good and the wait staff cordial and accommodating. I go there frequently.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, but way, way over priced

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Cafe Fiorello is located right across the square from Lincoln Center. It is one of my favorite options for dining before the ballet or opera. t is well-organized, immaculately clean and has a cozy, continental atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The service is always friendly, if a bit hectic during pre-theater meals. A fabulous looking antipasti - for want of a better term - exhibition is the first thing you see along the triangular bar and it is ALWAYS packed with people who seem delighted to be tasting the mouthwatering tidbits while enjoying wine or a cocktail. I cannot tell you anything more about it - I have never indulged. We have only enjoyed dinners - always with a great bottle of wine - Italian of course - from a well thought out wine list. There are no specials, and the menu is filled with excellent Italian staples, many with a little something different or extra to make Fiorello a lot more than your typical red sauce joint. They use game in the meat dishes - adding a deeper, more intense flavor to the sauces - and the meatballs are stellar. Our favorite appetizers are the two burrata offerings - a caprese salad and a delectable pairing with prosciutto de Parma and greens. My unfailing way to judge the food at an Italian or seafood restaurant is to order the fried calamari - if it is rubbery, or the breading is bland, heavy or soggy - I will not return. Fiorello passes with flying colors - crispy, delicately seasoned coating covers the perfectly cooked calamari. The marinara sauce is fresh and bright and just spicy enough. We have sampled about a dozen of the entrees, and all of them were terrific. For those who love seafood risotto - a bit of an acquired taste, order and enjoy! The pizzas are marvelous, particularly the pepperoni and arugula - a scrumptious topping served on the thin crispy crust with the perfect amount of sauce and cheese. The ravioli with burrata are a favorite. We plan to come back on a regular basis.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

All the staff were friendly and helpful. We were there for a pre-theatre dinner and even though the restaurant was full and we were late for our reservation due to weather and traffic, we were served in a timely manner and still able to enjoy a cappuccino.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Hi, Very good service, menu somewhat limited but good. Generous portions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

great place,,eclectic memos and good to little children

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Disabled Access, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It's always been one of our neighborhood favorites, and somehow it has recently gotten even better. It has the feeling of a restaurant that has been here a long time, and the comfort of tradition has been added to the fact that it's just a really good restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I was on a liquid diet for 2 days, and the head waiter cordially arranged for me to give a big bowl of clear broth, just right! My friend enjoyed her branzino, cooked to perfection.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We went for my husband’s birthday and had a wonderful experience! From the minute we walked in to the moment we left the ambiance, food and service was spectacular. I look forward to returning.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love the thin pizza here & many choices of appetizers...the food was salty tonight! It was crowded but our waiter was very attentative...the bar scene was also very lively :)

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 (London)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I always enjoy the foods there, but unfortunately everything is too salty. Also, prices are little to high.
The waiters are all very pleasant!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This is a restaurant I have usually enjoyed over many years. My recent experience there was awful. 1/2 of what we asked for from the menu they did not have. The fish my husband and I had were the worst we have tasted anywhere. My recent experience suggests the restaurant is going down hill. Please pay attention to this review.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Located across from Lincoln Center this venue is always very active. That being said, the food is excellent and the staff was very accommodating. We needed to be finished with our meal in one hour and, even with many appetizers, mains and dessert, we were out on time! Great lobster and shrimp fra diavolo (a special) and a supreme chocolate mousse!

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

New York ain't cheap. This is one of the places where you can spend a lot money, e. g. one pizza for 23 bucks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Waited 20 mins at the bar when we had a booking, had to carry a full drink to the table which was subsequently spilled when they didn't pull the table out for us and I had to manoeuvre my way into a corner table. Waiter barely waiter for us to finish our sentences before he ran off. Took >40 mins for food. They brought us the wrong pasta and no one was around to check it was okay so we just ate it. Waited 20 mins for them to sort our bill out. One of the most disappointing New York dinner experiences I had in terms of service - food way tasty

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Very busy and no where to wait for our table even though we had made a reservation. Then we waited a long time before a waiter showed up. But the food was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I've been going here for years and years and I think given it was NYD, they had an off night. It was SUPER busy and their Bolognese just wasn't up to par. It was very dry and unappealing. I didn't want to insult the kitchen and send it back, but it definitely wasn't like it always is.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was the most busy of any restaurant we visited, and remarkably, they make it work. It's like a city with the hustle and bustle, and people moving in every direction. We got a great table in a corner, and we could see it all unfold. It's civilization. Masses of people seeking their own benefit while being friendly and kind to their neighbors, their customers, and their servers. A nice atmosphere. I have to admit I was very impressed. And on top of that the food was very good NY Italian. We would go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was my third visit to the restaurant, the previous two having been wonderful experiences. I visited on New Years day. Maybe the usual staff were off, but the food was a disappointment. It was far too salty (this is a dish I had previously which I had thoroughly enjoyed). It was burnt around the edges and overcooked. My husband's pasta dish was too dry, and I love aldente, but it wasn't cooked enough. I think consistency is really important for a restaurant, and I think it will be quite awhile before I give it another try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our first time dining at Cafe Fiorello -- New Years Day brunch. We were there early so don't know if it was going to get crazy later, but it was nice and quiet with prompt service and a great meal for us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always reliable under pressure for all the theaters & concerts at Lincoln Center. Gr8 antipasti & good wine & even warm cookies & free chocolate . Love it

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We appreciate the regular menu on New Year's eve at tye earlier hour...
food is reliably good, friendly and patient staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Thank you for a perfect pre opera dinner. Gala Eve so early curtain. Service prompt. Food excellent. Not our first visit by any count. New bar looks inviting. Be in again soon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pleasant waitstaff, accommodating for dietary restrictions. Busy and noisy for a very early (3:30 pm) New Year’s Eve dinner, but very enjoyable nonetheless

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had forgotten how good the food was here. I met a friend I had not seen for many years...
We enjoyed everything we ate. Don't miss the Italian Wedding Soup!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My mom was visiting the city and Cafe Fiorello was wonderful. They were very accommodating, we switched tables 3x with no hassle. The chicken parm, salmon, and chocolate mousse were all wonderful. Best of all, our waiter sung opera to wish my mom a happy birthday, only at LC!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have eaten at Fiorello's several times over many years. This latest experience was terrible. We spent $130 on a mediocre meal. We won't dine there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Neighborhood gem for many years. Despite long presence the food is great, service attentive and it’s alwyas busy - with locals as well as Lincoln Center theater goers. Best chocolate mousse out of bucket!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious food, courteous staff, efficient service. All around a great spot to go especially before a show at Lincoln Center

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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