Reservations are accepted up to one month in advance to the numerical date (not including group dining). Felidia accepts reservations for parties of up to 11 guests. For groups larger than 11, please contact our events  team  at

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Felidia is the acclaimed Manhattan East Side flagship of Lidia Bastianich, open since 1981. It is here that many of Lidia’s devoted fans find her greeting each guest with the same warmth and passion that she exhibits through her television shows and cookbook.

Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra has been with Felidia since 1996 and has brought an innovative presentation and touch to traditional ingredients and dishes from all of the regions of Italy. The New York Times three star restaurant and nominee for Outstanding Restaurant U.S. from the James Beard Foundation was a proud recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Winning Wine List for many years.


the team

Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich: founder & president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high-quality broadcast productions including Lidia’s Italy, an Emmy-nominated television series; one of the best-loved chefs on television, ...

Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra

Fortunato Nicotra arrived in New York City to work for celebrity chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich in 1995. Hired as her Executive Chef of the famous flagship restaurant, Felidia, the restaurant earned three ...

Anthony Decker

Chef de Cuisine

Jennifer Tillerson

Private Dining Manager

Jeff Taylor

Wine Director


Always hiring

and excited to add new talent to our team.

For a list of available positions, visit our page on Culinary Agents. Whether or not we have an appropriate position available, submit your resume and cover letter and we’ll review your information promptly.

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