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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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Highly recommend.

KL
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at 9:15 with a 9:30 reservation for 4, was checked in promptly and told we could wait at the bar, it was very crowded and the bar was not a good option, I don’t like hovering behind people at a bar nor do I enjoy when others do it to me, so two of us found a quiet out of the servers way to stand and two opted to go outside, we wEre seated 30 minutes after arriving and were escorted to an upstairs table to a lovely table location in a spot a lot more quiet than the dining area downstairs. After a delicious bread and olive oil starter We shared a perfectly stuffed artichoke and the meatballs and spaghetti dish which was served family style, while some may think those were the most basic things we could order .... it was so well prepared and had excellent depth of flavor that it was an amazing experience for the palette.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Not impressed. Average pasta dishes with very high prices. Our waiter suggested a “half” portion for our kids. We asked to add mozzarella cheese to which they charged us $18 ($9 for a slab of melted cheese on each plate) Outrageous. Waiter didn’t care we were upset or why we questioned it. Disgusted with that and will never go back nor recommend. There are far better true Italian restaurants in the city to enjoy. Don’t waste your time.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was a bit abrupt. I was there with my young son and he made little effort with us. He made much more effort with an elderly coupon next to us that ordered alcoholic drinks. Tables are super tight- I don’t love people breathing on my food. Food was good.

DC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this location for before and after Broadway shows
Great food, excellent service
Love the Holiday music and decorations
All plates big enough to share
Highly recommend!

BC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience at Carmine’s. Had a reservation at 10:00 pm arrived @ 9:50 and seated at 10 . The food and wine were both excellent!! Loved the atmosphere was very lively and very festive. Highly recommend to a friend. Carmine’s will always be in my dining plans when in New York.

FV
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As busy as it was be Christmas time, everything was spot on

RL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious!!!! Booked my parents a reservation for January 25th and bought them a gift card. Only concern was being charged for 2nd drink. We also didn't ask for refills on soda. Waiter took it to refill on his own. Then 4 soda's times 2 came to well over $30.

FS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Part of our yearly tradition around the holidays! Always a great experience!

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great return experience. It’s important to know that walk ins are not excepted at this time of year. We made our December reservation in July! One of the the high points of our NYC weekend.

JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience for my guests first visit to Carmine’s. We had a 1pm reservation and were seated promptly. The ambiance, service and food were all exceptional. This is a must go to if visiting NYC.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Shrimp parmigiana is yummy.
A must do in NYC

PK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Men bathrooms tight and nasty, could use some upgrading

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was great, drinks and food were very good. Had a great time.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond excellent!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 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

MO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always visit when I am in NYC. Our server Andre was wonderful!

a
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a place!!
Very noisy but atmospheric!
You need to be hungry- portions massive but very good quality of food.
Quick and efficient service.
Great position for theatres.
Would defo come again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wait a bit for a table but other than that it was good. Food is always delish

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Outstanding food! Our annual Christmas trip to NYC! Carmine’s never disappoints! Staff is amazing, makes the experience so great and memorable!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just a bit cramped with seating

KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places in Manhattan. Make reservations because it's always busy. Everything is family style so go hungry. We had Chricken Parm & the Friday chicken special. Food was fantastic!

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. Food was outstanding. Thank you

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal here, love Carmine’s at the holidays!

BW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, AMAZING food and loved our waiter Larry!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Carmine’s never disappoints!

SF
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 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.

GD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful! Fantastic! Delish! Amazing!

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