Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.6
18822 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Pick-up & Delivery. As of 12/14/21, NYC requires all guests 5yrs+ to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is not required for outdoor dining. In order to dine indoors, each guest must provide CDC card or photo, excelsior pass, NYC Covid Safe App and photo ID.

Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted Carmine's with a singular vision; bringing his guests “wow-factor” sized portions and making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast.

Platters of made to order pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing among 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends & family at Carmine’s and enjoy our traditional holiday specials in addition to our full menu, available for dine-in or to-go. Book now or learn more about catering & private party options for groups of 15 or more.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Celebrate Christmas Eve with friends & family at Carmine’s and enjoy our new Feast of the Seven Fishes special & many other traditional holiday specials. Our full menu is also available for dine-in or to-go. Book now or learn more about catering & private party options for groups of 15 or more.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Celebrate Christmas Day with friends & family at Carmine’s and enjoy our traditional holiday specials in addition to our full menu, available for dine-in or to-go. Book now or learn more about catering & private party options for groups of 15 or more.

What 18822 people are saying
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AlonsoL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitio encantador con un ambiente único a buen precio y calidad y sobre todo un experiencial el ambiente!

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SiobhainB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing history and great staff from top to bottom.
Big shout out the manager TJ !!

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SergioP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

4th time I have been dining here. And I think that it is going to be the last in a looong time. Good service by the table tender but the food... nothing remarkable and high priced. Is not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 1st trip to New York and your restaurant was my final stop. Could not think of a better way to end it. from beginning to end, I have no complaints, only praise.

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dennisd
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food and portions. Disappointed with our seating. Made reservations 2 months in advance stating it was a special occasion (40 wedding anniversary that day) and was crammed at a very small table between two large parties, often times neglected by wait staff. Certainly not the “special” I was looking for. All in all, I’d still go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Wonderful service. A must do whenever I’m in NYC.

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vipDebbie
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Definitely would go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was superb.

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SineadW
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was excellent, easy to check in not a long wait to get our table.

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tomL
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was very good as always, although dishes got cold quickly. Had a stone in our spinach and a cracked glass - waiter was charming but inept. We will not be back.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Carmine’s during every visit to NY. The service and the food are always great and as long as there are enough of us to eat the huge servings we get, life is good!!

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JaneW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fun place to go after theatre. Our waitress Hillary was the best of the best!

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Sallier
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit for a family dinner when visiting Manhattan. We make this one of our most stops every time we come to town.

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ReginaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Dear sir or Madam;
Usually before my review for Carmine’s is 5 stars, but this time we’re are very disappointed with the food, this is the first time the food was terrible, the waiter was exceptional great.
My friend order the porthouse steak and was terrible like my chicken Scarpielo.
This time we didn’t enjoy Carmine’s at all, very sad.

Regina Bou Merhi

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect

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Greg
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Do not sit outside; service was TERRIBLE. Food was good but didn’t make up for the service.

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JamesT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

When we arrived if our outside seating reservation the staff was not ready to seat us, and we had to wait and bug the staff about how long this would take. We even saw another party seated before us. I would like to see a better process for seating outside parties.

Thanks,
Jim

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Ronald
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Salad was Wilted with no crisp lettuce. Our chicken
Parm arrived just Warm And Not hot. A huge serving of bread pudding was really good but much too
Big for 2 people.
Hopefully they will one day have portions for 2 people because about half of ours was wasted because portions
Much too large for 2.
All in all A good experience but anyone going should
Have 4 persons.

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Timeka
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family size portion food, good service

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!

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StefBarski
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We used to love Carmine’s, and went every year. This year, the service changed; it wasn’t as good. Lots of new faces; I’m assuming the senior wait staff left due to the pandemic. The food came out cold and the server no longer served you the entree onto your plate, like in the past. This could be due to the pandemic, so I have to give a pass there. But the server wasn’t as friendly. We had a 5:15pm reservation and didn’t get seated until 5:45. The bar area was so packed with people waiting for their tables, but the restaurant kept herding them in. We had a decent time, but not as great as years past.

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Let me start with the food is great. We hadn’t been able to get a reservation here for years and were so excited to finally get one. Everything we ordered was delicious. However, the wait was way too long and the noise level very high. We were crammed in a corner so that the table had to be moved to get at one of the seats. All of these factors made it hard to enjoy the experience beyond eating delicious food. We were so hungry by the time the food came. Lastly, due to how busy the restaurant was, the service was lacking. No refills on drinks or bread. In the end, not worth going back again. While the food is worth the money, when spending that much, you want the whole experience. Not that you can’t wait to get out of there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all good made a reservation for 4:15, we were seated just about on time, ordered appetizers and dinners at the same time and was not rushed through the meal

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tammyr
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter antonio was spectacular!!!! great waiter!!!

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner ambiance and service
Love Carmines

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BeatriceT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had reservations but still had to wait too long before being seated. Once seated it took too long for server to come take our order and waited too long for food to come out. Servers were very nice though and apologized.

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AnnetteD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I was very upset we come there every year and we even go to the one in New Jersey we always order the chicken cutlets it went from a family style to two chicken cutlets

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BeckyA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at carmines. The most delicious calamari. I would highly recommend

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and Dan was an excellent server. Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Holiday gathering

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JackieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal here, they never disappoint!! We love coming to Carmines when we visit NYC!

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DoreneL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have eaten here at least 5 times, and the food is always good, service excellent, and family sized portions. It is in a perfect location to all broadway shows.
Will go back again next year!

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AllanZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Carmines on Sunday, December 5th. Our waiter really took good care of us. Answered all questions, had a calming, very pleasant personality and smile! The food was very good with large portions. The bloody mary was excellent as well. I would highly recommend Carmines....come hungry!

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AFloridaGirl
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent Edgar was very professional and we never felt rushed as first time visitors.

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JoanL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately; place decorated beautifully for Christmas; drinks were excellent; Hilary was our server and she was so pleasant and exceptional!!

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ErikaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was absolutely beautiful. It was decorated for Christmas when we went Dec 5th. The staff was friendly. The food was so good! It’s a family style so sharing is a must and the portions are huge.

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APRILP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sooo good! Portions were HUGEEE. Wine was great.

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LuisH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Had 9pm reservations. We showed up at 844pm. We didn't get seated till 958pm. Walk in's we're getting seated before us. I asked about my table, I was told 5 mins this was a little after 9pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, but would recommend going with a big group. Come hungry. Family style portions….a lot of food. Would definitely recommend :)

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Melissa
Omaha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this restaurant was recommended to us! Amazing Christmas atmosphere and a great NYC experience!

FAQs

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 221-3800.

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC is rated 4.6 stars by 18822 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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