Cafe Fiorello

4.6
7891 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Cafe Fiorello! We will be serving our full dinner menu and a special traditional four-course feast.

What 7891 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant so much!!! Never disappoints. Food is delicious and staff always kind and helpful and upbeat!

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vipdoctor1
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

This is an old favorite and an important
Restaurant for Lincoln Center audiences. Unfortunately it is too crowded and over the top noisy for a pleasant meal now

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Neveragain
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

The waiters tried hard but were overcome by the impossible numbers of guests to serve. The noise level was so high and the crowd was so dense that we took our main course away for consumption in our hotel. The veal parmesan was enough to serve four non-obese customers. The fried shrimp appetizer was the best anywhere. I doubt if we will ever patronize this restaurant again.

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ingridg
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Been going here at least once a month for over 10 years. Is a neighborhood staple. Brunch is good. Generally it does not disappoint.

First time the tiramisu was less than desirable. It won't keep me from coming back. See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and service were both first rate. Reservations definitely recommended for weekend

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Mpar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I went with two friends for Sunday brunch. The food was good but the area we were seated in was very loud, even though not crowded. Acoustics? Tin ceiling? I don't know the cause but it was difficult for us to hear each other

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MZObrunch
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It felt safe, covid vaccines where checked and most servers wore masks. Tables were spaced.
Service was friendly and quick. Food was outstanding, salads fresh, perfect amount of dressing. The avocado toast was great, and bread used was very good, crunchy but easy to cut with knife. And the buttermilk pancakes are the best we have ever tried, exceptionally good! Great lively atmosphere, kids friendly.

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vipMikeW
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience from the moment we arrived. Drinks, food and service were all wonderful.

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CheryllF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went here for Fordham Family Weekend dinner. It was a great crowd. Excellent food and service. We will be back

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vipAlokUWS
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, as always, in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Impressive how many people this restaurant could serve, however, flavor of the food was mediocre at best. Fried artichokes (there specialty) were over done, calamari was underdone and entree, chicken parmigiana was flavorless

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FayP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Missed the chocolate and the bread that was available before the pandemic. Close table extremely loud, otherwise great dining.

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honey1977
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Love the vegetable antipasto. We shared that with a meatball pizza which was outstanding.

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MOCA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was very helpful. Food was delicious. We enjoyed ourselves.

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vipLIfoodie
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fiorello’s is one of our favorite spots for brunch before attending an opera matinee. The menu is extensive and the service is excellent. I specifically would recommend the artichoke frittata which comes with a salad and cacio e pepe French fries—absolutely delicious. It’s our go-to spot near Lincoln Center.

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SharonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jack Benny French Toast was wonderful. Our Waiter was very attentive and courteous. We can’t wait to visit New York again and Brunch at Fiorello’s. It was a wonderful dining experience before attending a performance at Lincoln Center.

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vipMiguel
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Buena relación calidad precio

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LindaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cafe Fiorello is one of my west side go to places. Love sitting outdoors.
They recently put bread as an item to be paid for. Why getting stingy?
Kind of a spoiler.

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vipELFA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience5

good food altho expensive

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HasanL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always an excellent meal. The vegetable antipasti and pasta we had were choice.

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Juil123
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food, ambience - if outdoors. A bit overpriced.

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holidayjunkienyc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We dined indoors and it was lovely. The waiter was friendly and very patient with my son. The food was delicious. We'll be back.

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JohnH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I have dined here many times in the past. The cuisine and service were better.

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vipMichelleL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nothing better than the antipasto bar! So glad that longtime staple is still there and the same!

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gringo
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love this place but the food seemed a bit better. We always get the pizza and the vegetable assortment. Cauliflower was particularly good.

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vipFace
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were warmly greeted, sat down a bit early, and ate delicious pasta. They were careful with vaccination checking. Had to wait a bit to start with water, drinks orders, etc., but once we got started things went smoothly. Also ordered an order to go that was promptly and correctly delivered to the table. We'll be back.

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vipAlanG
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Our waitress was confused and poorly trained. I ordered veal Parmesan and my wife and I went to great lengths to explain to her not the veal chop but the veal pamesan (schnitzel). She brought the veal chop Parmesan. We explained to her the mistake and she was very apologetic and I kept it.

My wife asked for a clean fork when the food arrived which took her ten minutes. We found another waiter who got it for her. Later I asked for salt which she assured me she would bring right away and then totally forgot.

When the check arrived I notice she didn’t correct the bill to charge me for what I ordered and instead charged me the higher cost for the chop. Rather than bother to complain I just adjusted my normal 25% gratuity down by the difference.

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Foodguy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All dishes were great!!
Ambiance was lovely.

Our waiter Jef was FANTASTIC!
He attended to all our needs and was an excellent host !!


GREAT JOB !!

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vipWillardB
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a lovely Sunday brunch at Fiorello's and really had a great time. I ordered the fried shrimp appetizer for thee first time and absolutley loved it. I then enjoyed their bagel and smiked salmon platter which was tasty and fun to eat. Followed it all up with the chocolate mousse with whipped cream. I can't wait to go back again.

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Luismanuel
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fiorello is a must for us each time we are in New York

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time here after the Opera. People were very nice, food was great.

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caitlins
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Best chicken parm I’ve ever had. Ever. Definitely will return

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vipAlanG
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We never realized what a gem this place is and passed it by often until last night. Good solid food, excellent service, and reasonable prices (fir the neighborhood it is in).

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vipKathy2go
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We've been coming to Café Fiorello for years and it was very comforting to be able to sit outside during the last year or so. The place never disappoints with the great and efficient food and services. Very happy to be there to see the people dining and enjoy themselves last weekend!

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vipSTEPHENM
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was attentive and professional. Food choices were excellent. Well prepared snd presented. ENORMOUS portions. Some entrees can easily be share. Convenient and superb pre Lincoln center spot

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CindyS
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and service. It’s a large restaurant, we asked for a quiet table and ours was perfect. Able to have a nice conversation . Would definitely return and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

there was hair in my tiramisu

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Neurotaster
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Convenient, efficient, pleasant and tasty experience overall. Wonderful for any event taking place in the Lincoln Center area. Reservations are recommended.

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vipTimC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So beautiful so delicious!

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 7891 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.