Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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15580 reviews
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Thank you for choosing Carmine's Midtown. We are located in the heart of Times Square on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue. Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. With "wow-factor" sized portions and making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. Platters of home-style antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing amongst friends and family. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic - we want every day to feel like a Sunday afternoon at Grandma's!
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

À faire ! Une institution.. Beaucoup de monde. Mais c'est une expérience à ne pas rater... Réservation obligatoire

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Carmines is an amazing experience for lunch/dinner in the theatre district. Service was fabulous, everyone was very attentive and friendly. The music could have been a little softer, it was too loud so conversations were a bit strenuous. Great music but too loud. Drinks were a bit pricy but the food was awesome.

JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place before seeing a show in NYC! The portions are meant for 4 people, so bring friends!

JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The waiter was very absent minded , didn’t answer our questions about eje good properly
Very expensive for its value , chcken with spaghetti

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

this is not an italian restaurant, i hated it. The food was very very very very bad, worst meal ever. I am really sorry that i chose this restaurant):

z
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service.

TT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was outstanding but the Food was just okay.

A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here right after i props to my girlfriend. The server was extremely receptive and genuinely happy for us! It made us feel right at home. They even comped our champagne and threw in a dessert for free! They really did an awesome job at making that special day even better

PP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well served food, always for 3 to 4 people, fair price and excellent service. I booked through Opentable and was called just in time.
recommend to all

EB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Unfortunately, we were seated next to a large party that were really loud and using a lot of profanity through out our entire meal. I was with my 11 year old daughter. I understand that it was a busy night but we didn’t have a good time because of that. We tried to brush it off because service and food was great! But it was really unfortunately.

T
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best place and very tasty italian food in NY.
We ordered a chicken parmesan and it was amazing with food for at least 4 people for only one dish.

P
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family atmosphere! Staff was knowledgeable and friendly! Go for a good time and ample food!

KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always dine at Carmine’s every time we travel to NYC ! It always turns out to be a wonderful experience for ourselves as well as our guests !

JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, atmosphere, and service! We loved the family size portions and the quality of the food. The spaghetti and meatballs were perfectly cooked and the basket of bread was delicious and generous. Our waiter was very professional and efficient. The whole experience was top shelf. Thank you for a wonderful evening! We will be back!!

VR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, great food. Great service. Recommend it

R
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent service was great anytime we are in NYC it is a stop for us.

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation! Place is a blast And the food is awesome. Go with a large party and you will have a blast.

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Janice, our server, was helpful and delightful; a gem. Seated quickly and on time; very busy but never felt rushed. Noticed that canolis were smaller. Having leftovers tonite.

MS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pat our waitress fantastic. 24oz of Salmon $64.00!! Over priced.

F
Oklahoma City
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

With friends and family for a weekend in NYC

JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner for four before Broadway show. Had a couple of cocktails before our reservation and we were sat in a timely manner. Waitress was excellent and attentive. Will definitely be back

MJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

good food
went for lunch was handed dinner menu for upcharge, had to ask for lunch menu.

JG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to eat! Friendly staff and amazing atmosphere! Food was amazing!

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Already came 5 years ago during pour last stay. Coming from France.
It was as i remembered.
Good place !

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I made a last minute trip to NY before the start of a new school year. We wanted to make it a girls only trip for some one on one time, and a friend recommended Carmine’s and we were glad we took her advice. Not only was the food delicious but the service was excellent!

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I used to go to Carmine's all the time, but for some reason I haven't visited in years. Well, I am happy to report that the owners have kept things up, and the food and the experience is just as good as I remember.

The first thing you need to know is that reservations are a MUST. Otherwise, you'll be outside in a line-up begging for a table. The one issue we had was that even though we had a reservation, we were asked to wait by the bar, as were many others. But as the clock kept ticking, and it looked like we might be late for the theater, I asked the hostess why we were waiting even with a reservation. She got us a table right away so I never got an answer.

The other thing you need to know is that the food is served FAMILY style. This means every dish is HUGE and enough for 2-4 people easy. If you're only 2 people, chances are you only need to order 2 dishes. Either a salad and a main dish, or a main and a side. Anything else will be thrown out - no joke.

Our caesar salad was fantastic, enough for 4 but we were just 2. And this time we had spaghetti and meatballs, also great. Very basic, simple, good home cooking. Carmine's is also about the experience. It's about being part of the always full crowd, and the atmosphere.

Carmine's is perfect for a pre-show dinner or celebration, or just a regular night out. Enjoy and thank you Carmine's.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Booking for 6pm. Didn’t get table until 640pm. Service took ages which meant finally getting meal at 710pm. We needed to leave at 7.15pm to make our show.
We were gutted as had to miss most of the dinner to make the show.
Good food but spoilt by poor service!
Would love to go back if they could rectify the issues and run to time on bookings

KL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Do not go to Carmine’s if you are heading to Show afterwards. I made our reservation three months out for 6pm on a Thursday night. We arrived early but did not get seated until 6:40pm. Also they had an elevator for my dad’s wheel chair but it was kept under lock and key and took ten minutes to open each time by a manager. Needless to say we were almost late to our show at 8pm three blocks away. The food was great but they are overwhelmed turning over tables and seating guests.

GL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as you would expect from a classy establishment. Never go pre-theater without a reservation.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We had reservations at 5:30. Didn’t get seated until 6:10. We kept reminding the hostess that we had to see a show at 7:00. Didn’t really phase her. Waited another 10 min. before the waiter came to our table. Told the waiter we were in a rush. Got our food at 6:50, asked for the check at the same time. We ate our food in 5 min. and ran out of there. Not going back. It’s a shame because we really like it.

RZ
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great family style Italian! Bring a large party to be able to try more things!

MJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just being a tourist! Great menu.. if a family a four can all agree on 1 dish then it’s a great value... we have shrimp scampi w/ angel hair and a Caesar salad. Fabulous. Great servers topped it off.

BK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was terrific- probably the best Caesar salad we’ve ever had! The manicotti was delicious. The service was good but could have been more attentive.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After Broadway show meal.

IB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the city hands down! A must on every trip!

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best way to have a family meal in the center of NYC! Make sure you get reservations ahead of time. This place has been packed nightly since it opened in 1990! So be sure you get a seat at the table. Great Italian food. Take if from me, I'm a NY Italian and this is where I choose to eat when I'm in the City!

TG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time eating here. We didn’t know it was family style when we made the reservation. We had Caesar salad and chicken parm. Both were excellent. We actually had an issue with the chicken parm. One of the two was fabulous- one of the best we have ever had. The second was burnt. When we pointed it out, they took it back and made a whole new plate of parm for us. Great customer service. Wine selection was also very good. If you have issues with stairs, the bathrooms are on the second floor. Overall, I was very pleased with our meal and the atmosphere.

RC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, waiter was nice and the titanic was amazing

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Big portions best calamari,Caesar salad and porter house.

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