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“Fine Midtown Italian”
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Ranked #7,473 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Transit: 4, 5 & 6 Trains to 59th Street and N & R to Lexington Avenue
Hillsboro Beach, Florida
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“Fine Midtown Italian”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

I enjoyed a meal at Cellini, one block away and picked up a card for Fiorini. They are both Arpaia family owned.
Pleasant and professional service.
We split an insalata Bianca, crisp and tasty, although I remember the same salad at Due slightly more favorably.
We shared a bottle of terre de tufi, a Tuscan white, as they were out of Greco de tufi, a Calabrian white, for the same price? The wine list is not online, but I'm sure they were doing us a favor.
I had a special veal " a la martini" scallopini encrusted with parmesan and a thyme enfused red wine reduc sauce. Delicious. My companion had veal Milanese, which was also ordered at Cellini. The waiter asked if Fiorini's version was better. " Delicious , but it would be hard to say 'better '" was the reply.
As we settled the bill, they presented us with small portions of a lemon liqueur . Just the right touch.
With tax, it came to $128, before tip, in line with what good Manhattan midtown restaurants charge.
Unusually, we sat near windows that looked out at the street. No sounds intruded, and the street theater was interesting. One might like to not have such distraction; ask for an interior table.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank coccinea
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“Best Neighborhood Italian”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Those in the know enjoy this wonderful Italian restaurant in Midtown!!! Beautiful interior only matches the beautiful food . Owned by and run by Lello Arpaia , the patriarch of a well known restaurant family in New York. Charming ambience assures a delightful eating experience at very fair prices for NYC. Take the family and mangia.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Lynne M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Authentic food and excellent service. Head waiter remembered us the second time we visit, even the food we ordered.

Visited December 2011
Thank 55travelbug
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“Good Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

Located in mid town this restauarnt is clearly a favourite with locals. Most of the diners appeared to be regulars and were warmly greeted by the staff.
The standard of food is very good and there is a good wine list.
Service was prompt but not rushed and the staff friendly without being intrusive.
Not the cheapest Italian in NYC but worth every cent.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank travellerecosse
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2011

This is a great neighborhood find. Excellent service - Great food

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank GSO421
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