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Cafe Fiorello

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  • Italian, Pizza, Steakhouses
  • 1900 Broadway, New York NY10023 40.772953 -73.982105
  • (Btwn 63rd & 64th St)
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  • (212) 595-5330
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User Ratings (Based on 77 reviews)

3.345
Food 3.6 Value 2.8
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 595-5330
Website:
www.cafefiorello.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC, JCB
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-4pm Dinner Mon-Fri: 4pm-12:30am Sat: 3pm-12:30am Sun: 3pm-11pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 10am-3pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Business Dining, Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Pre/Post Theater, Delivery, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
15.00
Delivery Area:
59th to 72nd St; Central Park W to W End Ave

User Reviews

  • Cafe Fiorello

    Posted by JohnRyan on 12/22/2009

    Wonderful!

    Had a delicious meal with my family yesterday. We were a party of five with reservations and had a fine table. Everyone from the Host to the server to the coat check person was great. The sea bass was the best my wife ever had, my veal scaloppine was excellent and the kids clam sauce was very good. Try the cheesecake it is fantastic! Our server was excellent, professional and had a little extra patience with the kids who are 6 and 8. The gratis grappa at the end of the meal offered by our server was a very nice touch and let us on our merry way! Thankyou

  • Cafe Fiorello

    Posted by Anna on 12/08/2009

    disappointment

    Fiorello's was very good. Years ago. Now, it is very expensive...and not very good. I ordered one of their signature veal chops...medium rare. Before, they got it right. Now, I had to return it to the kitchen because it was overdone. Their daily soup has dissapeared from the menu, they have a porridge-like vegetable 'soup' and a tasteless chicken-egg-vegetable broth. VERY EXPENSIVE and POOR QUALITY. The service is good, friendly and ...perhaps they just hire good actors and they pretend to like the customers... Pity that places like this are open and Cafe des Artistes, with their excellent cuisine has now closed forever....

  • Cafe Fiorello

    Posted by laura85 on 12/01/2009

    Fantastic, Classy & Delicious

    Went to Fiorello as part of a birthday dinner party (4 guests) with a reservation so had no trouble getting a table. Our waiter was great, very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was delicious! I had their pear salad - very tasty, a friend got the braised lamb, which was ridiculously tender. Desserts were amazing as well - we had the gelato stuffed profiteroles with hot, liquid chocolate poured on top. The staff also sang a killer version of happy birthday for my cousin. Had a fantastic evening here :)

  • Cafe Fiorello

    Posted by Sue on 11/25/2009

    Disappointed

    Everything was good. Great service,clean and food was good. The website said there was a fixe price menu and a business lunch. When we got there we were told they no longer had those specials. So we had to choose from the lunch menu which was very pricey. They had some nice touches but all in all we could have done better someplace else.

  • Cafe Fiorello

    Posted by Concierge.Food.Critic on 10/16/2009

    *An Italian Disappointment*

    Tonight I went to this once highly rated restaurant, but I am disappointed to have to report that they no longer live up to their reputation. There are better Italian restaurants on the upper west side. First, let's start with service. There was no mention of the specials to us unlike the other tables. Second, the waiter did not ask us how we liked our appetizers nor did he offer fresh cracked pepper for the appetizer. Third, we had to ask for crackers for the lobster when they should have been provided prior to the entree being presented. All in all, the service was sub-par. On to the food, which is often the most important part of a dining experience. The calamari salad was overcooked. This turns the calamari into a dry rubbery consistency. Given the coloration, one would have easily noticed this. The white anchovie salad was actually quite good. Portabello mushroom side was good as well. The entree however was poor across the board. The linguini with lobster, clams, shrimp, and mussels was not properly cooked. The pasta was much harder than al'dente. Mussels could have been fresher. Now for a restaurant of this caliber, you would have expected that the chef would have cracked the claws so that a patron diner would be able to easily extract the meat. Otherwise the patron would have to messily use crackers and de-shell the lobster. I chose to have the lamb ossobucco served over polenta. Now the ossobucco is pressured cooked as oppose to oven roasted, and thus you have to watch your cooking time. The ossobucco should always be well done and such meat can not be undercooked, which it was. The polenta although tasty had one big problem. It was not creamy but rather clumpy, like a risotto gone wrong. Next, sitting by the window, there was no heat at all. The restaurant was freezing. I use to love Cafe Fiorello as a kid, but I don't know what happened to the quality. Given the more elderly patrons, this should have been a sign. It's good that the place was packed tonight because I can not recommend this to my colleagues.

  • Cafe Fiorello

    Posted by nycgirl22 on 09/13/2009

    limoncello tart

    the best limoncello tart in the world. seriously. i am addicted. its worth the $10 a slice i promise you. you will not be disappointed. take your girlfriends there for a glass of wine and split the tart to stop the feeling of guilt later! enjoy!

  • Cafe Fiorello

    Posted by ilikefood on 03/06/2009

    Spare me the attitude

    It was practically empty when a group of eight of us went there post-opera. Even though waitstaff lounged around nearby, hand waving didn't bring anyone over. After 20 minutes, I went to the bar and asked for a waiter. Same thing happened when we wanted the check. The food and wine tasted fine, but the price was at least 1/3 more than a pizza and a glass of mediocre montepulciano ought to cost, even near Lincoln Center.

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