Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.6
14192 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very large portions of food. Good to go with large parties.

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DZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmines is the best in NY. I look forward to going there whenever I go to the city! Staff is excellent. Food is excellent.

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M
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Huge portions, rustic atmosphere, great location, family friendly , after theatre hot spot

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

Great food. Great service. Make a reservation. We were seated right away with ours. Portions are HUGE so worth the money.

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

Carmine’s is a favorite restaurant of mine and although I had not been there in 29 years it was like time had never passed because the service and the food tasted the same if not better. My guests also enjoyed themselves and we all say that we cannot wait until the next time to go back and enjoy more food and good service. We were treated like royalty and a close family members who came home for dinner. Thank you to all the staff and the owners for making this so special.

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

Fabulous!! Food servings are massive, but our server advised us to share.

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

While the food at Carmine’s is good the service was so poor and the waiter so inattentive our experience was awful. Even the person who was a manager of the table was unresponsive. The order was wrong and it was not corrected. Shame on tjem

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OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 4:30 reservation and were promptly seated on time to what looked like a packed house. Our server was very friendly and was willing to help us navigate the family style menu. She recommended we order just one thing due to the size so we opted for the basic spaghetti and meatballs. Wow. Not basic here. A full platter of perfectly cooked pasta with just the right amount of sauce and covered with moist meatballs. Perfect for the two of us with some bread and wine before a show. Out the door with a tip for $80.00. Its not intimate. It's fun, lively, and neighborly. Can't beat it just steps from the theater.

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

Our go to restaurant in the theater district. Always a great meal.

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

Had a dinner reservation and was promptly seated. Service and food outstanding. You cannot go wrong with Carmine's. Location is the best, too.

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

Booked reservations online for 4pm. Enough time to enjoy are meal before are show. Place was packed with people waiting to be seated. Waited 10 minutes at bar. Family style. Food was on point. Definitely recommend and we hope to go back again soon.

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

The food was delicious, the service was great. The plates are big and you can share for 3 or 4 people. I recomend it so much.

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

Hemos cenado dos días seguidos y la experiencia ha sido muy buena. Relación calidad precio excepcional, servicio estupendo y extrema rapidez en servir
Es un sitio muy recomendable.

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

Portions are meant to be shared. Two can finish a dish, but three would be enough.

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A
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great rating food, portion sizes for smaller parties are probably too big but would be great for larger parties, extremely attentive team members, they do move you quickly in there

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

Ok experience for my 1st time. I made a reservation and I didn't have to wait to long. Food was good

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a
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Every time we come to NY we visit your restaurant! Our server was great!

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

Despite my reservation from Open table, we had to wait 20min vs reserved time. Food was nice while having just pasta and beer because of the volume.

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

we has Easter dinner which was as always absolutely delicious.

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

I would recommend it for the food which is excellent. However, eating at Carmine’s was not enjoyable. There were way to many people. The noise level was unbearable not to mention the added annoying music playing in the background. The tables are literally on top of each other...you can’t move your chair in any direction without hitting someone at another table. On this particular evening, the service was terrible. We had to ask for bread which is normally the first thing on the table. The waitress was nowhere to be found when we needed her. However, when it was time to pay the bill, she hovered around us. This was suppose to be one of the highlights of our trip but in the end, we couldn’t wait to get out of there.

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

Carmine’s is always on point! Waiter was great, food was great. Overall, always a great experience! Only one complaint would be that is was a little hot in the eating area.

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KM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Huge servings of food. Everything was delicious.

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

Everything was perfect. The food was great,the service spot on .Had a great time. Can not say enough good things.

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

Easter Dinner at Carmine’s was amazing!!

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

Our meal was outstanding as usual. We had the rack of lamb & it was cooked to perfection.

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Over the hype of Carmine's that has not delivered the past few visits. Food order was verbally taken and both pastas were wrong. Water glass had major crack discovered near end of dinner. Waiter was not attentive to table - had to look for him. Drink orders were extremely slow and one never received.

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

Waiter wanted food order 20 minutes before the drinks were served. Way too long for first drink.

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

Had fun with family. Definitely a family style meal

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

Always a great time at Carmine's its a treat to bring family here. True family style portions that will last for days ( we had 4 people) All the pastas are really fresh as are the meat and veggie entrees. Service can be a bit unattetive it seems very chaotic at times but the food and experience are worth it. If you are in a rush it might be cutting it close if you have to be at a show etc. I'm a believer! Love the Parmesan and Giardiera pasta.

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

We have been there many times and Carmines never disappoints. Because it’s always packed reservations are necessary and should be made weeks in advance. Everyone is very friendly and the service is great. Our special favorite is the rigatoni with broccoli & sausage...delicious!! No one leaves hungry.

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CD
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal with outstanding service as always. Carmines is family style and the waiters are very good at letting us know if we are over ordering. they were extremely professional and I felt like I was at a very fancy restaurant but with a casual atmosphere. this is a quintessential NY experience!

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

Easter Sunday, family trip to NYC

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

What can you say? Carmines is Carmines!!!! If you do know how great the food is then you live under a rock!!! I go there strictly for the food and staff not the portion size even though that's the cherry on top!!!! And our waiter was one of the best waiters I have ever had.......

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

Penne Alla Vodka from your dreams. Highly recommend coming here with large groups. Perfect for family style dinner.

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

Muy buena comida con raciones gigantes. Un acierto

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

Great food, great service!

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Was greeted at door by a large individual who very rudely corralled my family to the side and would only allow me in to rest..After I can back out I understood he was there to manage the crowd at door however his presentation and first impression of you establishment left me very frustrated.rude ,abrupt and no patience

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Short wait to be seated. Server was busy, a little less attentive then we are accustomed. He would just pop in and out. Food was delicious.

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

THE PORTIONS ARE HUGE!!! COME WITH YOUR APPETITE BECAUSE YOU WILL BE FULFILLED.

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

As always the food was great! We only had 4 people and we ordered too much, but we definitely enjoyed the dinner.

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