Firenze

4.3
80 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
A romantic, warm, inviting candlelit setting with an elaborate wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:15pm, Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am.
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Phone number
(212) 861-9368
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Caesar Mandelli
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Catering
Please contact Emanuele with any catering or private dining inquiries.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 80th & 81st Street
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Public transit
4, 5, 6, Q to 86th Street
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately It was a holiday weekend so the restaurant was quite empty, although the few tables outside were filled. We both had white wine: savion blanc and pinot grigio - both finishes were a little off. The food and service was good as well as the prices. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

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LR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service! I recommend this place to everyone.

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great as usual...yummy food and good service

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MG
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Waiter sucked. Asked for some extra olive oil and he basically refused. Waiter appeared as though he rather be playing cards with his friends than serve people.

Satisfactory...BARELY.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible place to enjoy a tranquil evening. The atmosphere makes you forget that you are in a restaurant. You feel right at home with top notch wine and superb gourmet food. If you’re looking to go out on a date, whether a first or sentimental night out, this IS the place. Grazie mille per tutto!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Waited a long time for food to arrive

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This is not the place to go with young children. It took over an hour after we ordered for the food to arrive, and that was at 6:30pm when the restaurant was not crowded. The waitstaff tried to make up for it with complimentary desserts, but it was too little, too late. The food is just okay and the place feels dated and a bit cheesy. Also, one of the air conditioning vents dripped on my shoulder throughout our meal.

Two things I did like were my dirty martini and the bruschetta.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice people. Good food.

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OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was super attentive, food was amazing, and beverage choices were fantastic.

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GJ
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Air conditioning was spotty even on a very hot day.

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L
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

While the servers were very nice, the service itself was terribly slow. It was almost to the point of being uncomfortable because everything took painfully long. The food was mediocre unfortunately. The atmosphere was cute and cozy. The owner or manager did approach at the end of the meal and offered a complimentary after dinner drink. That was very nice although we didn’t take him up on it because it was already late.

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the service, ambience and food! Our waiter was very attentive. Food was great!

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HC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The calamari was under-cooked for my taste. The main pasta dish was pretty good, though. Service was great - friendly staff. A bit pricey for the night. Could have pigged out on sushi for what we paid. There are better Italian places that you should consider first.

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a pleasant surprise. Had dinner here the other night with no great expectations. The atmosphere is quaint and lovely. The food was incredible...from the bread/olives to the appetizer and entree. Liked the wine as well and our waiter was just fantastic.
Can't wait to come back again...

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and lovely atmosphere.
The staff was very accommodating.
Would definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a birthday lunch on a Friday food was superb. Can’t wait to return

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow service and had to remind waiter to bring a second bottle of wine. Food was about average.

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JW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Quiet atmosphere. Food was very good.

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IS
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

1st time here. Very pleasant to sit, eat, talk. Option to sit outside, weather permitting.
Nice presentation of food.

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g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our family enjoyed our Father's Day dinner at Firenze and we plan to return.

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m
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my brother's 78th birthday for prix-fix lunch, but also ordered off menu. Restaurant wasn't busy and waiter attentive. Food was excellent. So glad they moved, former location was not as airy.

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B
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Firenze often but this was our first brunch/lunch. We were joined by 4 friends and this was also the first time we were part of a relatively big party. The staff was very accommodating and our friends couldn't thank us enough for introducing them to this lovely place. Food was wonderful, as always. We love Firenze!

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C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant to sit outside for dinner. Food was good (swordfish and tuna special with calamari). Salad was good too. The bruschetta brought to table to begin was delicious, as was the bread. Had a nice rose wine for a warm evening. Service was great! I will be back.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a romantic restaurant! Delicious food. So much attention to detail. Definitely will go back!! Highly recommended

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The meal we had was weak starting with cold and old bread . I do not thing these people have been to Italy . Room is pleasant , people were friendly. This Italian cuisine would be acceptable maybe in the mid west not in NYC

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

This was a horrible experience with kids. We walked in and all the staff were extremely grumpy. Then the waiter was very rude. Waiter did not announce any of the specials, and when we asked for additional plates he went away mumbling under his breath. When we got the plates they were wet. Overall a completely horrible experience.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I figured I would try this restaurant based on how nice it appears both inside and out. The food was very bland and uninteresting. When I asked the waiter for a rose wine by the bottle (there are none on the wine list) his response was "we have one" and brought us the bottle. It was the only one they had so we agreed to try it. Amongst 3 of us dining, we shared one salad and had three entrees. The bill was nearly $200 including tip. We obviously got taken on the wine and were very disappointed with the food (enough to not order dessert). I hope they consider replacing the current chef with one who cares about quality of the ingredients and with some creative talent. Until then, I will not be returning.

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GJ
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A large party was seated next to us, that's always going to be noisy, otherwise very nice.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I visited NYC for the first time in 4 years. We used to have an apt. there and ate in Firenze frequently. We took 6 of our friends from Florida to eat there on Friday, April 27th. They all said that Firenze was their favorite restaurant while visiting in NYC. Great food and great service.

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EL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance. Great food and service. Will be back.

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LR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is unbelievable!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never write reviews, but I felt compelled to after eating at this gem. Everything we ordered was beyond excellent! I cannot wait to make this my local spot!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with two friends for a birthday celebration and we were very happy with the experience, from beginning to end. We have long been a fan of Firenze. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We stopped in for a late lunch, and we we're thoroughly satisfied. The chicken and buckwheat soup was fresh. Our main plates we delicious too. A nice portion of pasta pomadoro and chicken... Two glasses of wine with dinner, and a fantastic piece of Tiramisu.

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RG
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant’s Valentine’s dinner was a total disaster. We left after waiting over 2 hours for our entrees-and were told it would be another ‘hour’ before we could even take the food home. The servers had no idea why the kitchen was so delayed. The managerial staff did not make any attempt to keep us happy while we were happy. The only positive -to their credit -they did refund the cost of our meal as we were leaving

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

They were obviously over booked and couldn't handle the crowd. We were sat at 7:15 and still had not gotten our main course at 9:45. Also, there was a mandatory prix fixed menu for Valentine's Day that was not advertised on their website or Open Table, and they had no prices listed. The service was slow, the food was mediocre, and the dinner was way overpriced (over $90 a head- revealed to you when the check arrives). In addition I found this restaurant to be inauthentic (e.g., the wine list had a limited selection of Italian wine and instead offered California and Australian) and I would not recommend visiting if you are seeking a Northern Italian experience. Very disappointing considering how wonderful the previous Firenze restaurant was.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant over booked and overcharged for a poor meal on Valentines Day. We had to spend 3 miserable hours.

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IE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pleasant experience. Reasonable prices for a nice meal. Service was attentive.

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AM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, food and menu. Highly recommend for a cozy, quiet dinner!

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CS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent, but the service was not good most likely because it was New Year's Eve. They also seemed a little disorganized. The restaurant was extremely noisy. It is probably better for a special dinner , but not on a holiday like New Year's Eve.

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