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Cara Mia
Cara Mia

Cara Mia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caramiany.com/
  • Phone: (212) 262-6767
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12pm - 4pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 4pm - 11pm
    Thursday - Saturday 4pm - 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Adrian Lazo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire dining room is available for rental
  • Private Party Contact: Jona or Besim (212) 262-6767

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 45th &46th
  • Public Transit: N, R, Q, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, 7
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cara Mia
Cara Mia restaurant is a neighborhood treasure in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan. Minutes from Times Square, locals and tourists alike flock to this Italian trattoria which features delicious homemade pastas, fresh meats and seafood, as well as an extensive wine list. Cara Mia's cozy and intimate atmosphere are the perfect location for a romantic dinner.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Too many children in this restaurant, the restaurant was very loud as well as the children in the back of the restaurant, the table was quite small, they definitely cram a lot of people into that place. We both had fried calamari and pasta dishes, the pasta was a bit overdone and the meat with chewy- I do not think I would return here."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The prix fixe menu was reasonable in price and the pork dish I had was delicious. I would go again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "A great local Restaurant serving good Italian food at a reasonable price. Great fish"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We arrived just after the crowd left for the theater, so I'm sure everything slowed down. The staff was friendly and available. What a surprise to find a prix-fixe dinner for $19.95 including choice of salad; although the section was slim we all found a meal. Basic Italian comfort food which was we all enjoyed. Nice selection of wines for a reasonable price. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Uneventful Very pedestrian. Keep walking Get a chef Learn to use spices"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Good value for pre-matinee lunch. Good service and pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Homemade pasta with fresh seafood. A perfect balance. Left feeling satisfied yet not stuffed. Perfect for quiet dining. Service was excellent and restaurant was very clean."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We loved this place! We come from a city that has more restaurants per capita than any in the U.S. (Omaha, NE) I discovered this restaurant online when looking for a dinner location close to the Al Hirschfield Theater. It was charming, small enough to get great service and just around the corner from the theater. Everyone thought their food was delicious. We all ordered something different. They even specially prepared something that wasn't on the menu for my teenage granddaughter. The prices were reasonable. I highly recommend this charming place."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Consistently good food and service. One of my theater district favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Cara Mia offers a nice menu and is very close to the theaters. I really enjoyed the buffalo mozzarella caprese salad, papardelle with 3 varieties of mushrooms and the creme brulee. The service was good and we were able to have a conversation and hear each other. I will certainly come back again!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Restaurant menu at the restaurant is updated including a two course fixe lunch instead of a three course fixe lunch on the Internet. Price is lower which reflects the difference. Food is tasty and plentiful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was completely so so. We got the fish special with red snapper and mussels, shrimp, and clams. The red snapped tasted old. For desset we got strawberries and cream. The cream was redi whip - all for $8.00. How hard is it to whip some real cream."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I see Cara Mia as either a neighborhood place or for economical pre-theater dining. We got the prix fixe lunch before a 3PM show on a Sunday. It's fine for that, but I don't think foodies would be too impressed. Our salads were just OK, and the entrees were competent enough. Pretty comfy feel inside. My Moretti beer was pretty tasty, though."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place is great for home-made tasting Italian food. Great for dates."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "While our food was satisfying and cooked perfectly, the restaurant had black flies buzzing around the dining room (windows were not open so I don't know where they came from). For a pre theater meal, everything was fairly priced, and the standout dishes included the tilapia with olives, tomatoes and potatoes in a white wine sauce, and the Cavatelli bolognese. Unfortunately the setting was depressing and the ambiance was nonexistent."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The staff is always friendly and prompt and the food it great. Even if you are short on time before a show, they somehow make it feel like there is no rush. You end up having a great dinner and getting out of there in plenty of time. It is also a great place to go around 7:30 for a nice dinner when you really aren't on a schedule."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We selected Cara Mia hopeful that it would be a convenient pre-theater restaurant. The food was good and service was very quick so it was ideal for our family with 3 kids in tow."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "ALWAYS A PLEASER DINING AT CARA MIA GOOD FOOD , DRINK AND SERVICE ALONG WITH THE THEATER MAKES A GREAT NIGHT OUT"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Good food, good service, pleasant decor, reasonable prices, close to the theater."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I used to absolutely adore this restaurant, back when they had a more extensive wine list and chalkboard, by the glass specials every evening, which they no longer have. The food is still excellent, love the service and the ambiance, but the wine list is no longer spectacular, and I wonder why. They don't serve liquor, so why are they skimping on the wine selection when they used to have a more extensive list and specials"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The Cara Mia staff did not seem to know we had reserved via OpenTable. The special beet salad was made with stale, wilted arugula and beets seemingly out of a bottle. The pasta and tiramisu were run-of-the-mill. The location is good for pre-theater."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Cara Mia is consistently good...good food and good service. It's a great theater district restaurant. The staff is a always warm and welcoming."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to eat when I'm in the city - I'm never disappointed - and Cara Mia came through again. I have personally recommended this restaurant to all of my friends and they have all enjoyed eating here as much as I do. Grazie!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Veal was tough. The worst part was the noise level was awful. Couldn't wait to leave. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood gem with good food and a nice ambiance. But they only serve wine and beer so go somewhere else for that martini. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We arrived late and were served a lovely meal in timely fashion. Food was very good, and the service was superb"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We have eaten in Cara Mia for years. Well located in the theater district, it has been a reliable and reasonable place to eat. After the meal last week, we may not go back. We chose the Prix Fixe as we have often done ($20 each). The Caesar Salad consisted of 1 cup of torn lettuce pieces with a pedestrian dressing. No zip to it at all. The pasta dish was acceptable, But the servers were on top of us. If a fork was put down, the plate disappeared. Our reservation was at 5:30. We finished our main course and received our bill by 6:10. And the bill, with two glasses of wine, no dessert, tax and tip was still $78. The next time we will spend a bit more somewhere else."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "If you are looking for a good Italian restaurant before theatre, I would recommend this. It's very noisy but the food is good and the service is not too rushed. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "very friendly staff..but need to be more attentive! very accommodating staff also!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Tiny place near theatres. Food was very good, attractively plated and reasonably priced. Service was good. Waitress was pleasant just very busy. Had a nice bottle of Malbec for $34. $19.99 fixe price dinner was plenty of food. Would return next time we are in the area"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This is a real deal in the Theater District. The food's delicious and the service is pleasant and quick. I highly recommend Cara Mia. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Very conveniently located to the theater district. Nice neighborhood feel. My second time there and my meals, as well as my friends, were all great. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food and won't break the bank. Very close to Broadway shows too."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was okay. Service was good. Very quiet. Cute receptionist"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It's a great spot for pre-theatre and just for really good Italian food! Out of town guests always ask to go back. It's not fancy, it's affordable - and the food is great! Go - and enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We were seated at our reservation time and promptly received water and a basket of delicious bread with dipping oil. The menu was extensive and reasonably priced for the high quality delivered. Everything served piping hot. Highlights were the eggplant parm, mixed mushrooms with tagatelle pasta and the tilapia from the prixfix menu. Service was excellent and attentive. I would be a regular if I lived in Manhattan."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "One of our favorite places to eat when we're in the city to see a show - we're never disappointed! Grazie!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overall a good place to eat before a show. The services was fine but nothing special. Charged my for a refill on club soda.....okay it's the city but at least tell me there are no refills please. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I ate at Cara Mia with my friends for the first time on Friday night. At first I was nervous because the waitress messed up the drink order and we had to start over, but other than that it was a great experience. A little noisy because of the location....a lot of screaming ambulances and cop cars, but it added to the ambiance! Beautiful interior. Food was quite good. I got the fusilli with broccoli rabe and sausage and it was delicious. Friends got the chicken dinner special and the portions were enormous. I thought the bill was a little high, but overall, a great night and I would definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Had limited time to eat before a play. Was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/23/2014