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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond excellent!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience2

The food was good but the place was busy which I believe affected the service level. I give it five stars because of the food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just a bit cramped with seating

BW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience for time of year and the chicken romana was outstanding.

OT
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As Always,Food Was Awesome!!! We never visit NYC Without dining at Carmine’s!!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just over the top terrific! Had carbonara and meatballs, lovely drinks (big) SUPERB service, festive, fun, great introduction to NYC!!!

AH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food , very big family portions . Good price Lovely welcome , fast service

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, AMAZING food and loved our waiter Larry!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation in a very cramped loud waiting area. Once we were finally sat we had amazing service and amazing food. It was worth the wait.

SN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Carmine's is a great restaurant for large groups. The food is served family style and is delicious! Unfortunately the service we received was not amazing. We were served our appetizers before we had received water, let alone our drinks that we ordered. We ate most of our appetizers before finally flagging down a server to bring us some water. The food was all brought quickly, but service in between such as having drinks, olive oil or bread at the table were lacking.

JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s never disappoints!!! Reservations should be made in advance versus walking into Carmine’s without a reservation. Food is delicious. Portions are large. Prices on high side but then again, it’s NYC!!!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Christmas lunch with friends- was seated very quickly at a great table!!! Jonas was very attentive. Food good as usual-
Most festive- o e if my favorite spots ever!!!!
Will return this week.
Judy C

M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Carmine’s never disappoints!

GD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was great especially the food there was a lot of it and it was delicious

SF
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and terrific portions. Best suited for parties of 3 or more due to size of portions. Food was very good also.

CF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy finally got to Carmine’s!! Had early reservation so was not crowded when we got there...by the time we finished was very crowded...food and service were both excellent...beautiful, festive decorations...got us in the Christmas spirit!

SR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful! Fantastic! Delish! Amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was amazing!

LM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a salad from the specials menu and Meatballs with Angel Hair pasta. Food was delicious! Portions are huge.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a great night in Carmine's restaurant. When we arrived they took our reservation information and we wait like 10 minutes. Then we had our table in the 2nd floor, I think it's much better than downstairs, and everything was perfect. Great service, the food was OMG, you can share 1 for 2, and the taste PERFECT. BTW, the Christmas decorations are so beautiful. So, definitely I would recommend it and I'll go again.

RC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very lively, waiters friendly and food plentiful! Very popular - best to book beforehand.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a FANTASTIC time at Carmine’s for my little girl’s 10th birthday celebration! We made reservations and were seated almost immediately at a perfect spot overlooking the room. The service was great, the food was spot on, the ambience was fun and casual and friendly, and the price was really reasonable! We will absolutely visit again next time we are in NYC!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Husband and wife date from Tulsa Ok.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

D
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautifully decorated, awesome food, drinks are overpriced, waiter was just ok, forgot about us but paying more attention to the larger tables. Super crowded & super noisy. Disappointed that you can’t request a specific table even months in advance. Even when you tell the host you’re willing to wait they yes you to death & sit you anywhere they want anyway. Might return but not in December.

MO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and service. Recommendations were great - absolutely wonderful experience

LJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was pretty good... nothing spectacular for the price. Wish they had half portions. They wouldn’t even provide us mozzarella cheese for my pasta because I didn’t order it in advance. My only choice was the Parmesan on the table . They don’t care because they know they will get the business no matter what.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larry CHARLES was our awesome waiter...thank you!

BC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad for 2 was far too much. Also very wilted. Meatballs were superb. We will come again next year.

JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Will come back on my next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent!!

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service has been getting worse of the years.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bread basket - most was stale. Dissappointing. The entree and salad was good. Coffee bitter yesterday. Had a reservation yet was asked to wait about 10 minutes in the bar (11:30 am reservation so not sure why).

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Easy to be near to the theaters and stay open until late.
But the food is okay and the service is terrible.

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Ambience is beautiful but the service is really poor unless you’re in a giant party. Expect to get nothing and ask every server.

TG
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great old family style restaurant. Our waitress was attentive, kind and extremely nice. Food was excellent and we all shared!!!
Wonderful experience.

KG
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Carmine’s experience! We just wish we had more than the 2 of us in our group as we wasted a lot of food. Since we were going to a show afterwards, plus we didn’t have a fridge in our hotel room we were not able to take our leftovers with us!

c
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

HUGE portions of each and every item and no small alternatives. Only good for gluttons or groups. Service was pleasant but very slow. It took 15 minutes to get the check. Food very good. Loved the clam sauce and liked the broccoli but it was enough for 4 people

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