Cafe Fiorello

4.7
7642 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 7642 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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CarolP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - everything was delicious. The wait staff couldn't be better or more helpful, and the decor is beautiful and very atmospheric. For a pleasure-filled, relaxing dining experience, Fiorello's is top of the list.

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viplynnej
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place!!!!!

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vipSteve
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
Covid friendly and SAFE

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viprjgarnold
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful eating outside and the heat lamps made it toasty warm (almost a little too warm as it was a warmish evening). Very good dover sole. Only saw the waiter once, but overall good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire city. Incredible service, warm and friendly and fantastic food matter what you order

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dragonlady221
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to be able to go back to one of our favorites. Everything was wonderful and we are looking forward to many more happy meals at Cafe Fiorello.

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WetC
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal here. Especially recommend one of their specialties: the chicken and eggplant parmiagiana...outstanding! Even the garlic bread is the most delicious you have ever tasted. And the service was attentive, thoughtful, and superb! Thank you!

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IriaF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. The entrées are huge though. If we knew how big they are we would have shared. The lasagna can be perfectly shared between 2-3 ppl. Same thing with dessert. I couldn't finish the plate or dessert. The taste was really good. The outside area is great. Service is great, very nice staff.

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IreneF
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had hoped to dine outdoors but when I got there, the wait would have been too long so we ate indoors by the front windows and it was just fine. No complaints, although next time I'd like to try to outdoor canape.

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vipWillardB
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating in a restaurant since last November and I admit I was very apprehensive. I am happy to report that everything about Fiorello’s’s service is top notch and I felt very safe there. The food was as wonderful as I remember and I can’t wait to go back again. I thank them for doing such an excellent job.

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vipchyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute café! Awesome for brunch dates or lunch with the family, it was no problem getting a table for two on a Sunday morning. As well as a table for four in the next following days.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Fiorello is Amazing!! My wife and I both love the food and the ambiance. The service is also Wonderful!! Special mention to Jessica, our server. She is the BEST!! Her attention to detail and her wonderful ability to make you feel at home is beautiful. You will never be disappointed with Cafe Fiorello.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced for what it’s worth.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!! This is not the first time my wife and I have visited. This place is definitely worth the trip!

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vipHenriv
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner here and was surprised by an excellent wine list (even if relatively short). Only concern would be whether the meat they serve is really grass fed...had the feeling it wasn't

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GaryR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, a great place to eat and drink. Highly recommend.

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GabrielleL
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

LOVED THE DOVER SOLE AND JACKIE MASON WAS THERE. HAD A FABULOUS TIME!

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AugustD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza is crisp and bursting with flavor! (Some of the best pizza in New York; my father was a pizza maker) The Italian Wedding soup is unlike any other I have ever tasted—full of fresh herbs and vegetables (I think I tasted fennel). Order this soup and some garlic focaccia and you could be completely satisfied. The carbonara is a bit oily with the guanciale. (IL Baretto on 11th Ave makes a perfect carbonara) But Cafe Fiorello gets nearly everything else just right. Consider the spaghetti & short rib meatballs or another pasta dish. Will definitely be back here again! Service is very attentive and gracious. You cannot go wrong at Cafe Fiorello.

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vipstategogreen
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is simply terrific. Nice to be back dining in nyc.

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vipGinger
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful Petit Dover Sole. Asparagus to die for. A great business lunch for marshaling in Spring 2021.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After moving to the UWS, my gf and I have been looking for a reliable gluten free Italian place and we’re definitely making it our first choice from now on!

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Spunkygirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food & service. The Manager, Michael, is really a nice person & runs a great place. Highly recommend.

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Kamils
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in town! The food is immaculate and the service is exceptional.

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NewYorkLizzie
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had pizza. The Margherita is amazing. Very thin crust. (If you don't like thin crust pizza, this is not the place for you.)

Prices are expensive, but especially now, since we cannot travel to Italy because of COVID-19, it's worth a splurge.

The cheesecake was crazy delicious also. The server brought warm chocolate sauce to complement it. The strawberries were just so tasty! Four people shared one slice of the cheesecake. Cheapest, most satisfying dessert we've had in years.

The server was exceptional. We joked around with him. If it had been evening, we might have asked him to join us for a drink. That's how friendly he was. I love this place!

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Kerry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and the service was excellent.

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Jennifer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Definitely recommend. Great food, service and ambiance.

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vipMichelleM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The staff take great care of us new regulars and we love being there. We have started calling our late lunches “Fiorello Fridays”.

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vipShel
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiorello’s lasagna has been a favorite for the past 15 years! Never disappointed.

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vipDavidschu
New York Area
264 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back and with a server who has known us for 25 years! Excellent drinks, food and wine.

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vipUWSGuy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy relaxed Italian restaurant with reasonable prices

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vipTracyW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Fiorello's. Impeccable service, great old school atmosphere, top notch food and family friendly. I am food snob and a mom, and this place is our new go-to.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My experience was not as good at it used to be!
We were seated in area that wasn’t even ready for customers yet so the first 5-10 minutes people kept moving tables right next to us. This definitely threw off the vibe. We were there for a special occasion and were given the worst table.

The server didn’t bring me a spoon for pasta and brought a soup spoon for my dessert. No oil/vinegar was offered for the bread.
In order to get a server’s attention we had to wave for like 5 minutes.

Now that I think about this I wish I didn’t tip.
Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Fiorello is the Best!! My wife and I come here every chance we get. The food is Amazing and the ambiance is perfect. We love the adult atmosphere and the service.I highly recommend Cafe Fiorello!!

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vipMrCPW
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service and authentic Italian food. Recommended the chicken or veal parmigian.

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vipCharlestonGirl
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! My go-to for neighborhood dining!

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vipMiraW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the upper west side. The food is very good, my favorites are the lasagna and eggplant caponata. For desert, the tiramisu is outstanding. The staff is amazing, they are attentive and always make sure you’re happy. I can go there everyday! They are always welcoming!

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vipBarbie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor area is quite lovely and spacious. Plexiglass between tables is great! Service and food were excellent.
Looking forward to the antipasto bar reopening for seating.

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vipArcadioC
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great service!!

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vipMarkG441
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not excellent but pretty reliably good. The adjustments required to navigate the COVID restricted dining environment have limited choice. This is especially noticeable in their previously excellent antipasto now restricted to its still tasty but limited core options. The pizza is still very good if you like paper-thin crust. They have done an excellent job of accommodating outdoor dining even through the winter. We found it perfectly pleasant on even a few pretty chilly nights. Become more of a neighborhood place these days versus the pre-Lincoln Center dining venue it used to be -- but that's not a complaint.

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vipPaigeB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always loved Fiorello’s. It was so great to get back. They’ve separated the tables pretty far apart and it felt just fine. Waiter was great, food was incredible! Only disappointment was they didn’t have their staple fried artichoke! But their bringing the full menu gradually.

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 7642 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.