Cafe Fiorello

★★★★☆
  • 1900 Broadway

    New York, NY 10023

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  • 212-595-5330

About Cafe Fiorello

Hours
Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 12:30 AM Saturday From 10:00 AM To 12:30 AM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. However, the prices are a bit high. I recommend the seafood/raw bar.

3
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. However, the prices are a bit high. I recommend the seafood/raw bar.

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While the food, except for the overly dry branzino and the warm martinis, was fine, we were seated in the corner of an oven-like dining area in the middle of the restaurant.

3
★★★★★

While the food, except for the overly dry branzino and the warm martinis, was fine, we were seated in the corner of an oven-like dining area in the middle of the restaurant.

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Excellent service. Standard Italian menue. Comfortable restaurant with good ambience. Fiorello's will get you to the show on time and in a good mood. Good to very good deserts.

4
★★★★☆

Excellent service. Standard Italian menue. Comfortable restaurant with good ambience. Fiorello's will get you to the show on time and in a good mood. Good to very good deserts.

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I went here last night to meet up a friend I havn't seen in years. I've walked by this place several times and it looked like a fun place to check out. The waitress was so-so, the tables were so squeezed together you cant even get through. We never got a basket of bread throughout the entire meal. My friend ordered some fish dish which he liked but thought was too overpowered with tomatoes. I ordered one of their "famous" thin-crust pizza's....which was absolutely horrible.....and expensive too. If I'm paying 25 dollars for a pizza I at least expect it to taste good. To top it off, I asked them to pack the remainder of the pizza for me to take home and instead of wrapping it in foil, they folded the entire thing up and stuffed it in a little plastic container....I opened it to have for lunch and it was totally soggy and gross. Maybe some of the other dishes are better, but I think the entire menu is WAY overpriced. Save your money and go somewhere else!

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★★☆☆☆

I went here last night to meet up a friend I havn't seen in years. I've walked by this place several times and it looked like a fun place to check out. The waitress was so-so, the tables were so squeezed together you cant even get through. We never got a basket of bread throughout the entire meal. My friend ordered some fish dish which he liked but thought was too overpowered with tomatoes. I ordered one of their "famous" thin-crust pizza's....which was absolutely horrible.....and expensive too. If I'm paying 25 dollars for a pizza I at least expect it to taste good. To top it off, I asked them to pack the remainder of the pizza for me to take home and instead of wrapping it in foil, they folded the entire thing up and stuffed it in a little plastic container....I opened it to have for lunch and it was totally soggy and gross. Maybe some of the other dishes are better, but I think the entire menu is WAY overpriced. Save your money and go somewhere else!

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: Very expensive, horrible thin crust pizza

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If you plan to attend a concert or opera across the street at Lincoln Center, rest assured that you'll be there on time if you dine at Fiorello's. Their waiters are experts at getting you out before curtain time.

The food is standard Italian fare with an excellent antipasto bar and while I've never raved about a meal there, I also have never complained.

4
★★★★☆

If you plan to attend a concert or opera across the street at Lincoln Center, rest assured that you'll be there on time if you dine at Fiorello's. Their waiters are experts at getting you out before curtain time.

The food is standard Italian fare with an excellent antipasto bar and while I've never raved about a meal there, I also have never complained.

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I went there yesterday because they were one of he 2 Italian places featured on the upper west side for restaurant week. The hostess wasn't very friendly but that is about the only con. The waitress was great! My friend showed up 30mins after i had been seated and the waitress didnt seem to be up set. We ordered our food and it was really really good. *LEMON CHICKEN* We sat outside and it was a great evening. I will most def be going back again!!!!

2
★★★★★

I went there yesterday because they were one of he 2 Italian places featured on the upper west side for restaurant week. The hostess wasn't very friendly but that is about the only con. The waitress was great! My friend showed up 30mins after i had been seated and the waitress didnt seem to be up set. We ordered our food and it was really really good. *LEMON CHICKEN* We sat outside and it was a great evening. I will most def be going back again!!!!

Pros: Waitress, Lemon Chicken

Cons: Hostess was not the nicest

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My husband and I dined at Fiorello last Friday night. We had a 6pm reservation and when we arrived, the place was packed--unusual at that hour for New York. It was absolutely a pre-theater crowd--we're in our late 20s and we were the youngest people there by an average of 20 years. It felt strangely like a Carmine's or other Times Square tourist hangout--the priority was turning over the tables, and once she took our order, our waitress disappeared until we stopped her to ask for the check. It is extremely crowded--so much so that squeezing between our table and the next to use the ladies' room got me uncomfortably close to our neighbors. The food was so-so--I LOVED my open-faced lasagna but my husband wasn't crazy about his pizza. It was the thinnest-crust pizza I've ever seen, so not everyone's style. The food is also very expensive--the appetizer/antipasto bar sounds intriguing but for $18 I got 3 spears of asparagus, a tiny slice of quiche, and two slices of roasted peppers. Outrageous! Even the simple pasta dishes were in the $20s....So, I'm glad we went to cross it off our list but I doubt we'll be back.

1
★★★☆☆

My husband and I dined at Fiorello last Friday night. We had a 6pm reservation and when we arrived, the place was packed--unusual at that hour for New York. It was absolutely a pre-theater crowd--we're in our late 20s and we were the youngest people there by an average of 20 years. It felt strangely like a Carmine's or other Times Square tourist hangout--the priority was turning over the tables, and once she took our order, our waitress disappeared until we stopped her to ask for the check. It is extremely crowded--so much so that squeezing between our table and the next to use the ladies' room got me uncomfortably close to our neighbors. The food was so-so--I LOVED my open-faced lasagna but my husband wasn't crazy about his pizza. It was the thinnest-crust pizza I've ever seen, so not everyone's style. The food is also very expensive--the appetizer/antipasto bar sounds intriguing but for $18 I got 3 spears of asparagus, a tiny slice of quiche, and two slices of roasted peppers. Outrageous! Even the simple pasta dishes were in the $20s....So, I'm glad we went to cross it off our list but I doubt we'll be back.

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The food is reasonably good (check out especially the appetizer bar), but the place is pretentious to the point of obnoxiousness. Yes, you do get to seat and watch people going to Lincoln Center, but the price you pay for it is pretty stiff. Better deals nearby.

1
★★★☆☆

The food is reasonably good (check out especially the appetizer bar), but the place is pretentious to the point of obnoxiousness. Yes, you do get to seat and watch people going to Lincoln Center, but the price you pay for it is pretty stiff. Better deals nearby.

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We had a 6:00pm reservation on a Sunday and were seated immediately. The service was superb. The Martini was well prepared and cold. I had the Shrimp and Scallop appetizer which was nicely presented, very fresh and had a slight bite. Just excellent. The Veal Scallopini Parmagiana entre' was fantastic. The coffee was robust and the Lemon tart a real treat especially with the fresh whipped cream. About $60 without tip.

2
★★★★★

We had a 6:00pm reservation on a Sunday and were seated immediately. The service was superb. The Martini was well prepared and cold. I had the Shrimp and Scallop appetizer which was nicely presented, very fresh and had a slight bite. Just excellent. The Veal Scallopini Parmagiana entre' was fantastic. The coffee was robust and the Lemon tart a real treat especially with the fresh whipped cream. About $60 without tip.

Pros: Fresh excellent well prepared dinners

Cons: Tight eating spaces, very crowded, noisy. Corner table a plus!

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This Italian restaurant/sidewalk-cafe is right accross from Lincoln Center and for that reason you can bet it will be packed on evenings before a show. However if you're lucky enough to grab a table you'll be treated to very good service and very good food at a very good location for a price that takes all of that into consideration. The ultrathin-crust pizza they serve here makes an excellent appetizer. Pavarotti reputedly has a table here and I wouldn't doubt it.

2
★★★★☆

This Italian restaurant/sidewalk-cafe is right accross from Lincoln Center and for that reason you can bet it will be packed on evenings before a show. However if you're lucky enough to grab a table you'll be treated to very good service and very good food at a very good location for a price that takes all of that into consideration. The ultrathin-crust pizza they serve here makes an excellent appetizer. Pavarotti reputedly has a table here and I wouldn't doubt it.

Pros: Ultrathin-crust pizza, location, service

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I am quite upset. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants to eat at on the UWS untill a friend of mine showed me an article in the NY Times about the management taking a % of the waiters' Tips!!!! Still, I will probably go for a Brunch here or there. (it's Fantastic!) But I just don't feel the same about the restaurant after reading that article. Everyone has always been most hospitable. Service can be a bit slow when the restaurant fills up but the food and atmosphere is worth it. Try the Pizza!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I am quite upset. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants to eat at on the UWS untill a friend of mine showed me an article in the NY Times about the management taking a % of the waiters' Tips!!!! Still, I will probably go for a Brunch here or there. (it's Fantastic!) But I just don't feel the same about the restaurant after reading that article. Everyone has always been most hospitable. Service can be a bit slow when the restaurant fills up but the food and atmosphere is worth it. Try the Pizza!

Pros: Great Food!

Cons: Can be quite packed, managers steal waiter's tips

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I would recommend this place because the food was great. It was pretty crowded but the waiter provided great service. I sat outside so I didn't get the dining experience inside...but I would definately recommend this to anyone that wants to eat good italian food. It was nice because outside there was a mix of people from corporate to more casual mix making it very nice and confortable. Will go back for sure!

2
★★★★☆

I would recommend this place because the food was great. It was pretty crowded but the waiter provided great service. I sat outside so I didn't get the dining experience inside...but I would definately recommend this to anyone that wants to eat good italian food. It was nice because outside there was a mix of people from corporate to more casual mix making it very nice and confortable. Will go back for sure!

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I've been to Fiorellos several times and the seafood/vegetable bar is definitely the way to go. Go a little early for dinner and you'll usually find a spot at the bar. The service is excellent, waiters very nice, food is wonderful and there is usually great conversation to strike up with the stranger next to you. My sister and I went this weekend and although she is not easy to please gastronomically, she loved it too. Sitting in the dining room is more expensive and a totally different experience - not at all my preference.

2
★★★★★

I've been to Fiorellos several times and the seafood/vegetable bar is definitely the way to go. Go a little early for dinner and you'll usually find a spot at the bar. The service is excellent, waiters very nice, food is wonderful and there is usually great conversation to strike up with the stranger next to you. My sister and I went this weekend and although she is not easy to please gastronomically, she loved it too. Sitting in the dining room is more expensive and a totally different experience - not at all my preference.

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This is one of my favorite brunch restaurants. The pizza, although pricey, is absolutely delicious! The UWS isn't necessarily my favorite place to dine, but this is definitely worthe the trip!

2
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite brunch restaurants. The pizza, although pricey, is absolutely delicious! The UWS isn't necessarily my favorite place to dine, but this is definitely worthe the trip!

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We were there before the rush. Not a lot of patrons, just plenty of waiters. Coffee delivered too late. We had to find "anyone" to give us a bread basket, which was supposedly included in meal. We had to find a waiter for the check. Just across from Lincoln Center. Come on people. You could do much better.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were there before the rush. Not a lot of patrons, just plenty of waiters. Coffee delivered too late. We had to find "anyone" to give us a bread basket, which was supposedly included in meal. We had to find a waiter for the check. Just across from Lincoln Center. Come on people. You could do much better.

Pros: ambience

Cons: service

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Went here for mother's day dinner, was seated promptly with a 6:30 reservation. Waiter was wonderful and very helpful in helping us decide. Fried artichokes were amazing, so was the chocolate mouse desert, they are definitly not skimpy in that area. One of the best meals i've head uptown.

2
★★★★★

Went here for mother's day dinner, was seated promptly with a 6:30 reservation. Waiter was wonderful and very helpful in helping us decide. Fried artichokes were amazing, so was the chocolate mouse desert, they are definitly not skimpy in that area. One of the best meals i've head uptown.

Pros: food, service

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Found on a trip to Lincoln Center. Absolutely LOVED it. it was rather crowded for a saturday brunch and my table was a BIT too close to the table next to me. BUT! the food was an absolute treat. I had a seafood linguine and my friend had salmon over spinach. Both of us are quite critical of food- but it was absolutely wonderful. The mussels were free of sand (that almost never happens) and the spinach was fresh and sauteed just right. And, not to mention, we sat at the booth specifically reserved for Pavarotti. Service could have been better, but it was a crowded day so I'll forgive them.

2
★★★★☆

Found on a trip to Lincoln Center. Absolutely LOVED it. it was rather crowded for a saturday brunch and my table was a BIT too close to the table next to me. BUT! the food was an absolute treat. I had a seafood linguine and my friend had salmon over spinach. Both of us are quite critical of food- but it was absolutely wonderful. The mussels were free of sand (that almost never happens) and the spinach was fresh and sauteed just right. And, not to mention, we sat at the booth specifically reserved for Pavarotti. Service could have been better, but it was a crowded day so I'll forgive them.

Pros: seafood!

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My girlfreind and I were looking for a nice place to grab a bite when we came across Cafe Fiorello. Our waiter showed up and took our drink order and appetizer order. Our waiter seemed more interested in walking the isles ignoring us than see if we needed anything else. I called him over and asked if the food and wine were going to take much longer? He replied that our wine was being delivered from downstairs and our food was almost ready. An eternity later our food was hastily delivered. If the food were good perhaps there would be some sort of redeeming quality, no luck. Bland, devoid of any semblance of creativity yet expensive. We asked for the check and our lackluster waiter realizing we were not happy decided to condescendingly wish us a "wonderful" evening. I wouldn't stop in this restaurant again to use the restroom.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My girlfreind and I were looking for a nice place to grab a bite when we came across Cafe Fiorello. Our waiter showed up and took our drink order and appetizer order. Our waiter seemed more interested in walking the isles ignoring us than see if we needed anything else. I called him over and asked if the food and wine were going to take much longer? He replied that our wine was being delivered from downstairs and our food was almost ready. An eternity later our food was hastily delivered. If the food were good perhaps there would be some sort of redeeming quality, no luck. Bland, devoid of any semblance of creativity yet expensive. We asked for the check and our lackluster waiter realizing we were not happy decided to condescendingly wish us a "wonderful" evening. I wouldn't stop in this restaurant again to use the restroom.

Pros: Not Poisoned., Wasn't lit on fire., Great Coat Check!

Cons: , Bad Service, Expensive

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I was beginning to believe that all hosts and waiters were becoming robots until I dined with Fiorello's. Our party was greeted with smiles and personality. Our coats were checked immediately and we were sat in the middle of the main dining room. The service was above and beyond anything that I've seen in a long time. Not only was the waiter very professional but he was also having a great time with us. I personally never see that anymore. The food was unoriginal and a little bland, but I didn't let it ruin my night.

2
★★★★☆

I was beginning to believe that all hosts and waiters were becoming robots until I dined with Fiorello's. Our party was greeted with smiles and personality. Our coats were checked immediately and we were sat in the middle of the main dining room. The service was above and beyond anything that I've seen in a long time. Not only was the waiter very professional but he was also having a great time with us. I personally never see that anymore. The food was unoriginal and a little bland, but I didn't let it ruin my night.

Pros: Service, Good Parking, Personable Staff

Cons: , Crowded

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When I first entered, the host ignored me for roughly five minutes while he organized his reservation book even though I had a reservation. The waiter was rude and had an attitude. Upon leaving, when I asked the host where I could get my coat that I checked, he instructed me to walk through the entire restaurant to back near the restrooms where the coat check man has lounging. All the other customers had their coats brought to them.

1
★★★☆☆

When I first entered, the host ignored me for roughly five minutes while he organized his reservation book even though I had a reservation. The waiter was rude and had an attitude. Upon leaving, when I asked the host where I could get my coat that I checked, he instructed me to walk through the entire restaurant to back near the restrooms where the coat check man has lounging. All the other customers had their coats brought to them.

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This place has the best cheesecake in America!!! The mousse is also out of this world..

Try the fried artichokes and the pizza. You won't be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

This place has the best cheesecake in America!!! The mousse is also out of this world..

Try the fried artichokes and the pizza. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Crowded

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This was our 2nd time dining at Fiorello's and our opinion is the same. The food here really Rocks!!! From the appetizer (try the fresh buffalo mozzarella or the antipasti bar) to the Mista salad with shaved parmesean to the entrees to the desset., OOh!! please try the chocolate mousse, it is heavenly. Wow! what a great meal. We were seated promptly and even though our waiter had a major attiude problem, the meal, the ambience and our previous visit, were the waiters were phenominal overshadows his cold and indifferent attitude. Also, make a reservation, it's a must.
Oh! the best is... We sat at the booth in front of the actress who formerly played Alexandra Spaulding on "The Guiding Light", cool.

2
★★★★★

This was our 2nd time dining at Fiorello's and our opinion is the same. The food here really Rocks!!! From the appetizer (try the fresh buffalo mozzarella or the antipasti bar) to the Mista salad with shaved parmesean to the entrees to the desset., OOh!! please try the chocolate mousse, it is heavenly. Wow! what a great meal. We were seated promptly and even though our waiter had a major attiude problem, the meal, the ambience and our previous visit, were the waiters were phenominal overshadows his cold and indifferent attitude. Also, make a reservation, it's a must.
Oh! the best is... We sat at the booth in front of the actress who formerly played Alexandra Spaulding on "The Guiding Light", cool.

Cons: seating cramped

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Service is definitely part of the experience in any restaurant, and I found the service to be exceptional at Fiorello's. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the hostesses, which in itself sets this place apart from some of the restaurants in New York. We were then treated to incredible service by a cheery and pleasant waiter named Joe. The food was fabulous and the dessert was even better. I highly recommend this place to those of you looking for a delicious meal minus the I'm-better-than-you attitude present in too many New York establishments.

2
★★★★★

Service is definitely part of the experience in any restaurant, and I found the service to be exceptional at Fiorello's. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the hostesses, which in itself sets this place apart from some of the restaurants in New York. We were then treated to incredible service by a cheery and pleasant waiter named Joe. The food was fabulous and the dessert was even better. I highly recommend this place to those of you looking for a delicious meal minus the I'm-better-than-you attitude present in too many New York establishments.

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Its a tight fit, and the servers are pompus, but the food is tasty and quick. highly reccommend the brunch...

2
★★★★☆

Its a tight fit, and the servers are pompus, but the food is tasty and quick. highly reccommend the brunch...

Pros: Food, Value

Cons: Tight Seating, Slow Service

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Every month, when I visit NYC, I go from LaGuardia straight to Fiorello's. Mouth-watering vegetable side dishes and cold and well-seasoned seafood make it worthwhile. A friendly and competent waiter named Marcos is the plus that always makes this stop a great dining experience! Be sure to ask for him!

2
★★★★★

Every month, when I visit NYC, I go from LaGuardia straight to Fiorello's. Mouth-watering vegetable side dishes and cold and well-seasoned seafood make it worthwhile. A friendly and competent waiter named Marcos is the plus that always makes this stop a great dining experience! Be sure to ask for him!

Pros: ambience, service, seafood bar

Cons: parking, manager

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Went here to get some quick fettucine, but ended up being there for hours with a friend. Place is quite packed there, but friendly atmosphere. Would definitely go back. I love the tiramisu, also-- must have. Going back there tommorrow for the tiramisu to go!

2
★★★★★

Went here to get some quick fettucine, but ended up being there for hours with a friend. Place is quite packed there, but friendly atmosphere. Would definitely go back. I love the tiramisu, also-- must have. Going back there tommorrow for the tiramisu to go!

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Imet a friend here. I couldn't be more happy with this restaurant. Pasta bar was alittle to small on the portions but, very good recomend choosing your own. Tuna was cooked toperfection and huge. Enough for two people to share. Get the Zuppa it was out of this world. They give you on the house dessert wine take them up on it was yummy. I will definitly return and a good place to eat before you go to lincoln center, if you can get a table.

2
★★★★★

Imet a friend here. I couldn't be more happy with this restaurant. Pasta bar was alittle to small on the portions but, very good recomend choosing your own. Tuna was cooked toperfection and huge. Enough for two people to share. Get the Zuppa it was out of this world. They give you on the house dessert wine take them up on it was yummy. I will definitly return and a good place to eat before you go to lincoln center, if you can get a table.

Pros: location, wine list, service

Cons: portion size on apps, no music

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One of Shelley Fireman's hallmark New yrok restaurants, Fiorello's is a favorite of mine. Recently when two good friends of mine came into town, we met each other at Lincoln Center, and then went to Fiorello's. I ordered a Margharita pizza, and we all dug in. The food is fantastic, and the wait staff is friendly and professional. Fiorello's is highly recommended!

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★★★★★

One of Shelley Fireman's hallmark New yrok restaurants, Fiorello's is a favorite of mine. Recently when two good friends of mine came into town, we met each other at Lincoln Center, and then went to Fiorello's. I ordered a Margharita pizza, and we all dug in. The food is fantastic, and the wait staff is friendly and professional. Fiorello's is highly recommended!

Pros: Tasty Food, Nice atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Can be expensive, Sometime is noisy

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I moved away from Manhattan a few years ago, but when I visit, I always make it a point to visit Fiorello's. The tuna is fantastic.......the best I've ever had. The chocolate mousse is heavenly. As good as the food is, the service is even better.

2
★★★★★

I moved away from Manhattan a few years ago, but when I visit, I always make it a point to visit Fiorello's. The tuna is fantastic.......the best I've ever had. The chocolate mousse is heavenly. As good as the food is, the service is even better.

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Proclaiming to be the "longest running show on Broadway," this vivacious Italian eatery---just a jete from Lincoln Center---has become a decades-old staple for theater-goers. The menu doesn't deviate from the doctrine of "cucina di mama,"…

 

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