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Café Cortina, Farmington Hills, MI
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Café Cortina

4.8
4.8
584 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Cafe Cortina, located on the former site of an apple orchard in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has been in existence since 1976 and earned a following among food lovers for its authentic Italian atmosphere and cuisine.

Fresh pastas, gnocchi, ravioli and lasagnas are made from scratch in house daily, and many ingredients are sourced from their on premise garden located behind the restaurant. Meals likely to catch your attention include the vitello paillard, which includes bone-in veal and the tower of layered spinach lasagna.

Fireside seating is available in the main dining room as well as on the outdoor patio. Perfect for dates, special occasions, or just a casual meal with friends and family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 474-3033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ernesto Antopia

  • Catering

    Email the Private Event Directors: rina@cafecortina.com or kelly@cafecortina.com or call 248.474.3033 ask for Rina or Kelley

  • Private party facilities

    Email the Private Event Directors: rina@cafecortina.com or kelly@cafecortina.com or call 248.474.3033 ask for Rina or Kelley

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Vandesande/ Rina Tonon: (248) 474-3033

  • Neighborhood

    Farmington Hills

  • Cross street

    Orchard Lake and 10 Mile Rd-

  • Parking details

    Gratuity based valet and self parking available

  • Public transit

    East of Orchard Lake, West of Middlebelt on the South Side of 10 Mile

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 584 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a friend here for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. Manuel was the best server either of us have ever had. Our food was incredible and all of the staff was friendly and so kind. We can’t wait to return!
  2. T

    Tequila71

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. We love coming here. The food is delicious and we always get superior service. A little pricey but worth it for special occasions.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was a bit off due to staffing shortages but overall good. Food was incredible
  4. M

    Maureen

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as it always is. Our waiter Manuel was great. He was very knowledgeable on the menu and we didn’t feel rushed. We will definitely be coming back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and service was excellent! Our favorite Italian restaurant!
  6. E

    Eraka

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was out first time dining there but wont be our last, the service and the food was amazing!
  7. J

    Jeff

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Cortina is our go to place for special occasions. They are always excellent and our celebration dinner last evening was no exception.
  8. RC

    RainaC

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The service was absolutely horrible! We had reservations at 7 and got sat accordingly, but it took them 30 minutes for two glasses of water, 30 minutes to come take our order, and we didn’t receive our food until 8:30. Our server never came to check up on us. We decided we wanted desert at 9pm didn’t get it until 9:30 and again our server never came to check on us. At 10pm we asked for our bill we gave them our card immediately. We sat there until 10:40 waiting for our card. There is no reason why we sat there for 3 1/2 hours. It was probably because we are pretty young (20), but i’m a hostess at a restaurant and I would never let any server give poor service. We had to keep asking the host for water when our server was no where to be found. I’ve never ever wrote a review before about any place, but this was so horrible I will never come back and would not recommend unless you want to pay $200 just for seating for 3 hours.
  9. n

    northville2

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    wonderful Italian restaurant on the high end for quality and price.
  10. BP

    BrentP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was good, but a little on the high side. Wait staff was fantastic. Sat outside and there were bugs that came from their landscaping that were a problem most of the night. they sprayed but that only temporarily slowed them down.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible
  12. DM

    DarrenM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julie and her team did a wonderful job. It was our 10th anniversary and planning on coming back every year.
  13. KC

    KenC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Food is amazing and so is service!
  14. M

    Maria

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening! The food was absolutely a special treat. The outside seating was magical with soft breezes and twinkle lights! Can’t wait to return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was spectacular, everyone was ready to help. Great food. I felt like I was in Europe. Everything was amazing.
  16. v

    vette

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and quaint setting
  17. WP

    WillisP

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I have been driving pass this establishment for years and always wonder what it was like. Decided to finally make a reservation; I don’t regret it. Dinner for two at an Italian fine dining experience. Great for a date night. It’s a lot smaller inside than I anticipated but the overall spacing and atmosphere does not make it seem crowded. You’re still in your own world at your table. Restaurant is not loud per se (moderate conversational ambiance) but if you wanted to you could eavesdrop on a conversation at the next table over; again I think this has more to do with the the size of the venue. Just one peculiar thing I noticed. It seemed like the staff spoke with Italian accents. I don’t know if they were legit Italian or if they went through some sort of training/coaching in acting or what. It just seemed odd. Not really a knock or a negative. Just something I noticed. The food. It’s great. I had a seared halibut filet over spinach risotto (special that night) and the dish was well composed and absolutely delicious…but the risotto was God-tier! I honestly didn’t know risotto could be THAT good (I make a REALLY good risotto now, after much practice, and it pales in comparison - that’s a good thing). Compliments to the chef that night. I didn’t give 5s across the board in my ratings because I’m sure there are restaurants and dining experiences that are just once-in-a-lifetime, excessive, and unreal (think like eating a $25k taco in Mexico…Nick DiGiovanni fans know what I’m talking about). Even the side of pasta that came with the meal was a masterclass in how Italian cuisine can be simple but nuanced and complex at the same time (rigatoni, tomato sauce, fresh basil, and cheese added to your liking that’s it). Will definitely eat here again. To think, it was “right down the street” this entire time.
  18. JE

    JoanneE

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to dine from its opening. My father in law was a valued customer who had many business lunches there. We've been coming over the years with friends and for small parties too.
  19. M

    Motown

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We pre-requested a table for two outside in their courtyard to celebrate my wife’s Birthday. We were disappointed when they seated us inside near the windows. They said outside seating was unavailable. Very disappointed since it was a special occasion and they were not able to accommodate. The maiterd did acknowledge her birthday but, no celebratory dessert or candle offered. Again not special. This was not the celebratory occasion we were expecting. Very disappointing in the experience.
  20. ML

    MarilynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely enjoyed the outdoor seating , the attentive , friendly, staff but not intrusive. The appetizer, salad and Dover sole was delicious. Other than the tiny flying bugs which kind of annoying and we didn’t realize there’s citronella candle that we could have placed close to our table . Thank you
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    We sat outside which was so lovely but the service was very slow from the minute we walked in, to getting our credit cards back at the end. We enjoyed ourselves but waited too long just for waters, to place a drink order, to order our meal etc.
  22. D

    Denali

    Detroit

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal
  23. K

    Kittygirl

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I was looking forward to dining here. The food was ok. I have had better. The service is very good. The place needs updating as does the menu.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Cortina went above and beyond to make our dinner special. We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary. The serve and food were both outstanding.
  25. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last night, and dinner was outstanding. Our waiter, Raldo, was terrific. His recommendation of the short rib was spot on. It was sensational. So was his recommendation of the 16 layer dessert. It is so rare when you combine amazing food with terrific service. This morning I ate the flourless cake we took home, and it was excellent. Thank you for an epic experience.
  26. P

    Peachesandprincess

    Detroit

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant does not disappoint. From the initial greeting by the Maitre De to the entire staff that make sure that you entire time at the restaurant was a great experience. The food presentation and taste was excellent. Can’t wait to return to an exceptional dining experience
  27. MH

    MegH

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As expected, our dinner at Cafe Cortina was fabulous, always a special occasion even when we're just there for a Friday night-out, which then blossoms into a special occasion simply by being there. The food and service consistently are outstanding, and if there's room for dessert, the 16-layer Millefoglie chocolate cake is not to be missed.
  28. F

    Fan21

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is absolutely amazing, from start to finish!! We will certainly return again for another dinner.
  29. C

    Christine

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We celebrated our first wedding anniversary and returned to Cafe Cortina where we were married. Fantastic food!!! There was another family who dined near us and unfortunately they had a crying baby and were not at all dressed for this special venue. The restaurant also seemed to be short staffed. The impeccable service we were used to was slow, but they did the best they could and the staff was very friendly.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and the food was awesome!!
  31. A

    Anon

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu and service. Expansive wine list. Worth the trip.
  32. DR

    DonnaR

    Savannah

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Waitress was very curt, has to ask for my husband’s drink, pepper, parmigiana, etc. had a coffee, but did not take dessert order. It put a damper on our 60th birthday celebration. Food was great as always. Been to your restaurant a lot over many years and have never experienced this bad of service. Sad.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience4
    Food: outstanding Service: outstanding First impression: needs improvement. The hostess was rood and didn’t treat me with dignity and respect. She was unprofessional.
  34. JE

    JamelE

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we pulled into the parking lot we were very impressed with the valet, host, staff, food and drinks. Definitely recommend.
  35. CS

    CarlS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Cafe Cortina didn’t live up to its reputation last night. We sat on the patio and it was a lovely setting but it Took nearly 30 minutes just to order a drink. Food was good but not outstanding (scallops were undercooked and a little fishy; veal was good). Server totally screwed up the bill and changed it twice before being getting it right — and was embarrassing to us and the restaurant the way their mistakes were handled. I’ve been there several times over the years but not sure I’ll be going back anytime soon. I do recognize that staffing problems are a concern at most every restaurant but at Cafe Cortina’s price point and expected service level, it’s probably a better value to go downstream on the price scale.
  36. JP

    JoeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, service very good. For the price value a little on th high side but overall great experience.
  37. N

    Nertila

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service, will visit again to try outdoor seating.
  38. PW

    PatrickW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambience. Food was fantastic . Staff was friendly and attentive. 5/5 as far as I'm concerned.
  39. A

    Aitha1

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Cortina never disappoints! The Branzino is amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Cafe Cortina does not disappoint. Amazing food, service, and ambience. Thank you for making this special day amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Café Cortina using the Order Online button. Café Cortina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 474-3033.

Café Cortina is rated 4.8 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Café Cortina

30715 W 10 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336-2605

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orchard Lake and 10 Mile Rd-

  • Neighborhood

    Farmington Hills

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Gratuity based valet and self parking available

  • Public transit

    East of Orchard Lake, West of Middlebelt on the South Side of 10 Mile

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ernesto Antopia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 474-3033

  • Catering

    Email the Private Event Directors: rina@cafecortina.com or kelly@cafecortina.com or call 248.474.3033 ask for Rina or Kelley

  • Private party facilities

    Email the Private Event Directors: rina@cafecortina.com or kelly@cafecortina.com or call 248.474.3033 ask for Rina or Kelley

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Vandesande/ Rina Tonon: (248) 474-3033

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