Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my nephews and in-laws to Fleet Week to show them what their uncle use to do. Great food for a large family group.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Via een blog over NewYork kwamen wij in de restaurant terecht en het is ons zeer goed bevallen! We waren maar met twee waardoor de gerechten wat groot waren, maar hebben alles opgegeten omdat het erg lekker was. Wij zouden hier zeker terugkomen! De sfeer is goed en het is er echt gezellig!

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Too chaotic!!
Food fair☹️

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DM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Famous Broadway area NYC Italian classic delivers every time! You only need ONE entrée and ONE appetizer to feed FOUR people!!

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C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Carmine’s!!!
We celebrated my daughter’s graduation from Pace University on May 24,2019 in your fabulous restaurant!! Our food was to die for delicious and our waiter was absolutely THE BEST!!
Everything was perfect!
My whole family is straight up ITALIAN and we were so impressed by the beautiful presentation and how outstanding the flavors were!!!
We couldn’t have had a more pleasurable experience! We certainly will be back again!
Such a fun evening 🎉🍷💕🍾
Best wishes from the Cereo family!

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

Amazing as always!

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JV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the best baked clams & chicken parmigiana.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go after Pace University Graduation! Wonderful food and service!

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

It was wonderful to celebrate my sister and my mother anniversary at Carmine’s.

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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Ordered a dish of angel hair pasta with the veal. When it came out there was no sauce on the pasta. When I pointed that out to the server he told that’s how it’s done unless the customer prompts them. Really ? So the default option is to serve plain pasta that turns into a ball of noodles since they aren’t coated with sauce? Maybe I’m off base on this critique but that seems very obtuse and bad form.

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B
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here from out of town and met family here and it was amazing! Will definitely be back! This place was amazing!!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday . Got us in before our reservation and back out before our show time. Everything tasted great. Service was quick, great time.

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SR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a staple place to go before shows, always solid food

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

Great food and service in a lively atmosphere. Perfect location and value for the meal.

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

Always great service and food, highly recommend to all to go and experience everything at Carmine’s

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

Melt in your mouth food. Excellent service.

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m
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

First time disappointed in Carmine’s. Food was good, always consistent but slow coming out today and they weren’t as busy as I have seen in there pst. The main problem was service—we were 8 and we told the waiter we wanted a salad, fried calamari and asked how many dishes we should get. He said 3 more. After discussing what we had last time we were there with 5 people, we decided to only order 2 main dishes, not the recommended 3. On top of that we were pre-theatre lunch and did not order any drinks. Once we order the 2 main dishes, the attitude of our waiter seemed to change and we were always asking the runners to get him, as he never returned to our table. We were there for 2 hours and it was not enough time for dessert(the delicious cheese cake which we all looked forward to and have never left Carmine’s without having). So my first negative Carmine review!!

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

What a fantastic experience as always. The Michael Brothers truly know how to run this place to perfection. The staff are always friendly and know my name, and are always looking out for me and everyone’s best interest. It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. Thank you all again and I’ll continue to support this wondrous place.

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

My server was named DARWIN! He was the best! He recommended great plates and went out of his way to make sure my boyfriend had a great birthday! The food was PERFECT and the plates were HUGE! Thanks so much Darwin and Carmine's for a special birthday!

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C
Poconos
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Carmine's. The chicken scalopinne was to die for! Also love their caesar salad.

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

We went here 4 years ago and had a delicious home style Italian meal. Clearly every single chef has quit since then. Food was disgusting even down to the garlic bread. All the recipes changed and everything down to the garlic bread is a cheaply made substitution. The penne ala vodka was not in a creamy sauce, everything was bland, nothing tasted fresh, and to be honest we should have just gone to the Olive Garden if we wanted mediocre Italian food . It would have tasted slightly better and half the price. Save your money and eat at your favorite Italian spot.

Honorable mention to our server. He was fantastic and so friendly and sweet.

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JG
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmines did an excellent job. We came for our honeymoon and had not only THE BEST calamari but a plate bigger than our heads combined. Next time we will be sure to bring friends!!!!

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BL
Denver
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wayyyy too much food! Chicken Cacciatore was good. Salad was delicious. Cannolis okay.

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OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible Italian experience. You gotta do what you gotta do

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HB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmine’s is one of the reasons we come to Manhattan!

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London
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped in for a quick lunch - found very good and the service attentive enough. Great traditional American Italian joint. Clearly an institution as loads of families were in there for post-grad ceremony family lunch. Loving the GENEROUS portion theme and would love to go back properly for a proper feast. Tip for European guests - even the lunch portions are huge so you may want to share 1 between 2.

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JR
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a really good atmosphere

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AL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience good was great friendly staff.

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n
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. We had reservations for 8:00 and got there 20 minutes early and still took us to our table right away. The food came quickly as well and was delicious. The only thing I wish they had was a menu for 2. The portions are monstrous and if you are only two people you cannot order more than 2 plates.

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FD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Carmine’s. The food and service were excellent. We’re used to noisy, fun, energetic places so this was not a problem. I wouldn’t say this is a great place for a romantic dinner, however.

But here’s the deal with the portions...

Because the food is served family style, the portions are huge and the amount of food is way too much for two people. And because we basically shared the same dish to make it even reasonable, that meant we couldn’t order what each of us wanted. What we ordered was excellent (chicken parmigiana) but it limited our choices. And what we ordered could have fed four people, no problem. To be fair, they told us that when we arrived so it didn’t bother us. But we essentially paid for four people’s worth of food for two. So for that reason, I lowered the Value rating. But, having said all of that, we also wouldn’t hesitate to go back with a larger party.

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MZ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always a fun and good place to have dinner.Food was good.I would recommend using wine glasses rather than water glasses

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SD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. .

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very please with the overall experience. The waiter that seems very out party was very patient as well as helpful with our orders giving us suggestions that would benefit our dining experience. I would definitely come back as recommend Carmine’s as a place one have to experience.

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BG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big portions good food

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LW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been to Carmine's on 44th Street many times over the years an have never been disappointed. Always great service and outstanding food. A little noisy, but that is expected. Always a memorable meal

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Upon visiting New York, I knew that I wanted to have my birthday dinner at Carmine’s. We made a reservation a few weeks before we got there and we’re so excited to go. Service was amazing the food was excellent except for the chicken Parmesan. I was really disappointed because this was my birthday dinner and a fourth of the chicken Parmesan was burnt. I asked to speak to the manager and let him know and he was more defensive than he was helpful. He actually did nothing about it and told me the only thing he could do about it was make a whole additional chicken Parmesan which we didn't need because we were flying home the next day. He acted like I was being ridiculous about it. But being a foodie and a chef myself, I knew that the chicken was not right. I just feel deflated about it now. It was a let down. Everything was amazing and our server, Ceaser was first class.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! So much! Waitress was very good

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MR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Carmine’s we look so forward to it every time ! Best food !!

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

Excellent food and lots of it!!!!! Our group of 4 shared an appetizer and 2 main dishes. We still had some leftover. The wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would only recommend this place for larger parties since the platters of food are so huge-you should go with at least 6 people. Service was great and they even remembered from the booking that we were celebrating a birthday. Be prepared for a lot of noise but that is to be expected when there are large parties of people. They are very good with reservations-they seated us exactly on time.

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