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
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and food

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

Food is terrific though so much is wasted because the servings are HUGE!!

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very disappointed this time around. We come here often and always have a very plesant experience but this time we were not impressed at all. Waitress took forever to come over. Bread was ice cold, both food dishes were covered in way to much garlic- like so much it was in every bite. Cloves of it not even chopped up- it was very disappointing- Waitress was awful, busy chatting with staff who were leaving- drinks not refilled

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

Amazing! We celebrated my birthday there.

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

Tourist trap in Times Square. They charge a lot bc of big portions and the food is mediocre.

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

Valentines

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

Chicken Parm & meatballs were outstanding ! Waitess was awesome as well

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

Birthday
Staff sang to Birthday Boy

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

Food was not good. No flavor. Tasted like SpaghettiOs. Would never go back even if it was free.

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

Family style portions that would probably feed 5 ppl! It was delicious!

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Huge servings. Very satisfied. Will come back. M

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

Huge portions! The frozen cosmo is SO GOOD! Our waiter was Anthony and he was so sweet and we really overall spent a great Valentine’s Day in the city and this dinner made it even better! I’ve been telling all my family and friends about this place!!

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great prices and excellent service. Our waiter was phenomenal. Would definitely go back soon.

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

Yes!!! Always a delicious and wonderful time. The ideal spot for lunch or dinner.

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

Need to specify that’s pasta is extra charge if you get the chicken or seafood. Think charge for scampi 39.95 then 12.00 pasta seems very over priced

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

Ordered anti pasti to share for 2’andnit covered the whole table but didn’t enjoy the contents. Also shared the family sized pasta dish which was good but massive portions just put me off. Atmosphere was good though and staff really friendly.

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

Our server was awesome

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

My sister and I visited NYC and several friends recommended that we eat at Carmine’s. Thank goodness for friends! The Caesar salad was absolutely delicious and our entree of 6 oversized veal/beef meatballs served over angel hair pasta with marinara sauce was awesome. The family style platter would have easily fed 5 people. When I told our waiter that we would have no way to reheat the leftovers at our hotel, he suggested we take the carry out and pass it on to someone in need. I’m sorry I hadn’t thought of that myself and appreciate his input. All in all, I highly recommend their restaurant and hope to eat there again.

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

Nach 9 Jahren kehrte ich nochmal ins Carmine‘s ein und ich würde nicht enttäuscht. Das Essen war top, der Kellner ebenfalls und die Menge der Gerichte lässt keinen Bauch verhungern.

Ich kann das Carmine‘s jedem empfehlen, der es lebhaft mag und großen Hunger hat!

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

Amazing food, great service, will absolutely come again

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

Wow!! Incredible all the way around. ten out of ten out of ten out of ten. A true New York experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a good experience! Just the noise is too much!

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

Came for my 40th Birthday! Had a great meal!

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

Wonderful food and great service!

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

Loved the restaurant and family style portions. Plenty for a meal the second night. Pasta is cooked to perfection and sauce is some of the best I have had. Wish this was an option in my hometown!

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D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my daughter and client here for their first time. As always the food was exceptional!! The waitress seemed a bit distracted but was helpful with everyone making their choices. We look forward to coming back again next year when we are in town.

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CK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love, loved the food. Server was not helpful for first time visitor to restaurant. They changed server after seating “new shift”. First one was exceptional, new one was average. Food worth it though.

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VC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food for the price. Service was quick and quality was good

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was good like always!

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SC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great & good value for money, however the tables are placed VERY close to each other, it's like your sitting on your neighbors lap we had a table for 2 and could reach over and sample our neighbors plate if we were so inclined.

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CZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere are amazing!!Is a little pricey for smaller groups as everything is served family style.

If you’re visiting from out of town eat there early the leftovers are just as good as if they just came out of the kitchen.

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CD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Is a must every NY stay. Good food!!!!! Super ambiance

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A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Iuri. The food was great and we made the reservation and we didn’t have to wait. Prices are reasonable and food is to share. The angel hair pasta was to die for. Been coming here for more than 20 years. Plan on coming back for the next 20!!!

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KJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister, mom and I ate here while visiting New York. We ordered one of the pasta specials and since family style there was plenty of food. The staff friendly, food delicious and atmosphere great.

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m
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated at reservation time,order taken quickly, food excellent and abundant and reasonable priced.will definetly visit again

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portions are huge; service is great and quick, but you’re not rushed at all. Perfect post-matinee spot

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

First time visiting! Packed, mobbed, crowded at the entryway - be prepared! But we arrived early and were still seated before our reservation time as a party of two. Since the servings are so large, we couldn't try much, just got a salad and a spaghetti with meatballs. Both were very tasty but I specifically said I liked a lot of 'gravy' and there was less than I like, but the table next to us got the same thing and theirs had much more - so inconsistent. The food came out quickly, they do keep things moving to get the crowds in and out. Other than wishing we could have tried more things and that there had been more gravy on the spaghetti - everything was great! Next time, we'll try to come with a larger group.

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MG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in the Times Square area you Must eat at Carmine’s ( and you MUST have a reservation you made several weeks ahead). Fantastic food

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DH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining here. I was not able to get a reservation in the past. I will definitely dine there again! The food was delicious and my reservation seating was timely!

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CV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had a wonderful time and a fabulous meal at Carmines. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The food was plentiful and savory. It was a real treat! We truly enjoyed the ambience and elegance of our surroundings and hope to be able to come again.

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