Fiat Cafe

4.5
191 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fiat cafe is not only a roomy cafe in the heart of Nolita but a symbolical warm and welcoming place to grab a bite. The inside contains a colorful surrounding as fiat 500 cars of variant types are fixed on the wall emphasizing its simple but original theme. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have Indoor and Outdoor seating available.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 191 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.7
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vipTK719
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most wonderful lunch at Fiat Cafe. The arugula salad with tuna and eggs was fresh and delicious. The gnocchi was just amazing. And the bread pudding was superb. The service was excellent and the prices so reasonable. They're cash only - but there is an ATM downstairs. Wonderful dining option in the NoLita area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Not recommended for big parties during

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fiat Cafe made a clear effort to create a comfortable COVID dining experience. They had a covering, glass dividers between tables, and overhead heat lamps.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious and the waitress was beautiful and so very nice. She has great suggestions if you’re stumped on what to get, but all the food is amazing. Definitely going back again soon!!!

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Danielle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite cafe in NYC :) Fantastic quality, ambiance, prices. Great choice for every type of mean. so cozy and the people who work there are SO nice/caring. great outdoor set up with heaters. you won't be cold!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made a reservation but couldn’t get seated.

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Barb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They made outside dining at 40 degrees a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch spot. Lots of tasty choices. Great attention from the staff. Will come back soon.

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vipShannaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great portion sizes, our server was super friendly, outdoor seating had heat lamps, $ value for food is very reasonable. Cash only.

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vipfunfoodie
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, my favorite! Food is great, prices are right and service is super friendly and good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Comida deliciosa pero por covid muy incomoda la mesa

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Awesome food, hole in the wall atmosphere. Great value.

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vipJohnB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiat is a neighborhood gem. Great food and great service, and a very relaxed vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I don’t think I’ve ever had such bad service here or anywhere else that I’ve dined at. When we were seated, a group of 4 people showed up a few minutes later, waitress brought them out water first and tended to them nicely. But when it came to me, she wouldn’t check up on us to ask if we wanted or needed anything else. Meanwhile you hear here chatting it up with the guests that arrived after us, which are sitting right behind us. She even gave them something on the house (didn’t catch the name of the item). I don’t think I’ve ever felt discriminated against because of my race until that night. Perhaps I wasn’t treated the same way because I’m not white. Don’t think I’ll ever be going back. Food was okay and worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually a family get together. Our server was outstanding! She made it such a great experience. The food was really good and we weren’t too crowded in with other diners either.

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vipIZ817
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Good food and great staff. Note it’s cash only.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A Small, cute restaurant with manhattan prices from 10 years ago. Very casual but service was beyond lovely and nice. Just real, good hearted people working there.

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BrookeP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very tasty food. Cute tiny atmosphere. Tight even for New York standards. The food is priced fairly and is so so good!

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vipFinolaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely service. Will happily return just for the spaghetti carbonara. BLT panini was also delicious

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CarmenR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and service, only issue is that the place is tiny and tables are very close to each other, overall very good value for money

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños

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AlanH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiat Cafe is simply one of my favorite places to eat, period, and has been since I first discovered it 8-10years back. The food is outstanding, like a real-deal Italian neighborhood restaurant in Italy, and it never fails to please!

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vipLocal
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early dinner so it wasn’t crowded. Everything was good. From service to food. We ordered mussels, linguini & whit clams, pesto, chicken taglieritti

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twice in a row.. best pasta dishes down in NOLITA

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vipRomainG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best carbonara in the city! They never disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Horrible Italian to be brutally honest.

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Brendan
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little Italian cafe. Highly recommended!

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Dannie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Dirty dishes, not a nice place, don't understand the good ratings at all

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vipbheights
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Blech food. Too many good food options to waste your time here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We arrived very early, way before our reservation time. We were tired and hot from walking around in the city. The restaurant was quite small, but the food was delicious and the service very good and friendly. Make sure you have cash because no card accepted.

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vipEJS0427
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor service, poor atmosphere, poor food. Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for breakfast, casual and friendly

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vipKatarinaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A little crowded, and cash only which I didn’t know until I asked for the check. Gave a lot of food though, and was good for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location, great food and very friendly service

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TommyO
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing when we come here. Made reservation just in case but didn’t need it. Delicious food and friendly staff as usual.

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SimonK
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice little spot for breakfast. Helpful staff and a nice feel to the place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most amazing waitress, Bea, I think her name was, she was spectacular! She made my night so calm and relaxing which is what I needed. I wish all of my dates with myself went this well. The food was amazing and the flavors were explosive. I will definitely be back!

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A small and intimate cafe in noho with affordable dishes to top it off. The only downside is the wine selection but overall a great choice for some quality Italian food that wont break the bank.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food! Very well served for a fair price. Delicious food and great service from the owners . Our second time there and would come back for more !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. And the service from Bayata was as good as the food.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fiat Cafe using the Order Online button. Fiat Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Fiat Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 969-1809.

Fiat Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 191 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.