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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Cleveland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit to NYC always dine at Carmine’s

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food !

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

It was my best friend’s birthday....we had a great time...server Harold was a pleasure and very professional!

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

Must visit in New York! Great food and atmosphere!

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

Food was amazing however did not realise that the dishes are all meant for two or more people when I booked. This is difficult when one party is a difficult eater.
The service at the table was excellent. Well informed of all addiction and specials to the menu.
The restaurant was very very busy. All tables full and a large queue. Definitely book before hand if you want a guaranteed seat! Very loud. Only downside - a separate area to wait would be beneficial as we were waiting next to tables who were eating their food. Not pleasant for us or them.

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

The good and service were great. However sitting 12 people at a table normally for 8 was awful. Plus the noise level of the restaurant was unbearable. It was impossible to hold a conversation at the table. The noise level alone would be the driver should If I chose to come back.

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

Long weekend getaway to NYC from Ohio. This place was recommended. Thanks to opentable and a weekday we were able to score a reservation for this place. Delicious food and great service. Very accommodating and quick. We would choose this place all over again and plan to come back!

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

Carmines is one of our favorites. Food is always on point.

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

Amazing food and service , we loved the family size portions to share ...

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

Food was wonderful, food was brought out after a short wait and we were served by the server. Service was great!

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

Make sure you make reservations way in advance. Be ready for a crowd and energetic atmosphere. We love the family style eating and wonderful service. Don’t be afraid to ask the waiter or waitress is for recommendations.

b
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came here for the first time to celebrate a birthday and anniversary. We had a nice table overlooking the room. We had reservations, and got there about 10 minutes early. We were escorted to the bar to wait. It was very crowded but we did not wait too long.

The food was amazing! Our server was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the menu. She hooked us up with a delicious cake for dessert.

I would definitely come back again!

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on our list of restaurants we love to dine at when in NYC. The food is amazing, one of our favorite places!!!

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

Service was excellent! Professional servants. Delicious food & authentic ambiance! It was a pleasant dining experience!

K
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love Carmine's. Waiter Maxon was fantabulous!

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

We loved the food and the service was great. Carmine’s is always my go to restaurant in Manhattan.

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

Overall, great experience. Loved the food and our service was fantastic. Only opportunity we saw for improvement is check in process. People are told to wait by the bar to be called. Very crowded and no guidance given where we are in the list. People calling names are barely heard. We were sat about 30 min late which would be fine if were given an indication of what was happening and how long it would be.

e
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Only complaint is that we were seated 1/2 after our reservation time- allow plenty of xtra time if going to a show- not the fastest service either

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

Cozy and delicious!!! I felt like I was in my own kitchen !

u
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the second time my husband and I have dined here alone and we probably wouldn't again - it's not that we don't like it, but it's much better with a larger group to share the food. The four pasta special available on Sundays is a good option.

SJ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food at Carmines is always amazing, we dine in every time we travel to the city, and have never had a subpar bite! You’ll need a reservation and some patience because it’s crowded, but it’s busy for a reason!

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

Carmines is my favorite restaurant !! Love everything about it!

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

Love this place!! Food is delicious. Quantity is incredible. Such a fun place to go, especially with a group of people. I wish they would open one in Boston!!!!!! Been to the one in Vegas and it was just as awesome!

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

convenient location and food that remains consistent through the years- excellent!

MG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at Carmines is excellent and the wait staff are professional. The problem is with the host stand. There appears to be no or very poor management at the front door. We waited one hour at 5 pm and over the course of the wait were told multiple times it would be 5 minutes or less. You can't do this to family group. Some groups were taken ahead of us - understandable based on table size but infuriating when you've been told you are up soon.
Is such good food worth an hour wait in chaos by the bar. You have to decide. It is anxiety provoking when you have theatre tickets.

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

If you don't mind the 45 minute wait when you have reservations and you don't mind paying $30 for a box of pasta with sauce, or the refrigerated foccacia, this place isn't bad. Last time we were here much of our food was burnt. We thought we would give them another chance due to the rave reviews. This time the food was very good. Not overcooked but definitely overpriced. $30 Salad are plentiful but don't load up here. We had 5pm reservations and could not do dessert for fear of missing our 8pm show. We spent 2 hour and 20 min here if you are planning to see a show.

Overall, very good food, decent service...once you get a seat but way overpriced for what it is. Even my kids said we don't have to come back.

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

What a great place to go before, after, instead of just about anything!

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

Amazing food service and time with my partner for my birthday. Our waiter was great (sorry forgot his name). Came her 5 years ago when last in the New York and just as good if not better than then

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

Lick the plate clean delicious. Stuffed Artichokes, Chicken Parm and chocolate bread pudding. Planning a repeat soon!

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

I visited Carmine's yesterday after not going there in a long time. I went with some friends who were visiting from out of town. I had 2pm reservations and was seated promptly. Our waiter Peter was awesome, very attentive and friendly. We ordered calamari, eggplant parmesan, lasagna and an awesome salad!! The food was really good, quite tasty! I will definitely re-visit this location again soon.

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

This is truly family style dining. I came with two grandchildren and found the portions to be preposterously gigantic. We went home with fifty percent of what was ordered. Great restaurant if you're attending with a voracious appetite. The menu was good and the wait staff was most attentive to your needs.

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

Will return

NB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trip to NYC

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

A round table that we asked for to celebrate birthdays was perfect!! The 7 of us had a wonderful time and will certainly be back on our next visit to NYC!!

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

I loved the time! The food was delicious and the servers were perfect!

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

I have always enjoyed Carmine's. Reservations, however, are irrelevant. We arrived 20 minutes early and were made to wait 45 minutes past our reserved time. They're just too busy to care.

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

This was our first time eating here while we were in town over the past weekend. I was unsure of what we’d get from thinking Carmine’s was a “chain” restaurant - was I completely wrong!

Our waiter was completely educated on the dishes and drinks, helpful helping us create our masterpiece meal, and his service was extraordinary from start to finish.

The food recommendation was so good my four daughters now think Carmine’s is the best meal they’ve ever had in a lemon butter sauce. The meal you could tell was made fresh.

Not only will we make reservations for Carmine’s each and every time we visit NYC, we will recommend this place to everyone we know!

Thank Carmine’s!

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

My husband and I went to Carmines for the first time. It was outstanding. Our server was great. We will be back.

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

Annual NYC trip a must stop
at Carmine’s 44th Street- A MUST STIP ON ANY NEW YORK VISIT.
Food - Service - Staff all Excellent

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

Carmine’s food is one of the best experience in town but you have to know what to order. The service is good and fast but the space is too tight. The people next to our table could not get out from their table without one of us standing to give them space.

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