Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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$30 and under
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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 antipasto, 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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JG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were here the weekend before the city shutdown to limit contact and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Broadway was dark and the thousands of employees that work in the food and entertainment industry are now facing new challenges. The four of us had a very nice dinner. I'm glad we had a chance to help the local economy. Be safe and we look forward to returning to Carmine's once the city returns to normal.

VH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful and the service was amazing!

SW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Service is great and food is consistent. Portions are huge so keep that in mind when ordering!

AR
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I picked Carmines based on the Open Table reviews. We had a reservation at 9 and had to wait 45 minutes for a table. I don't know if this is normal for NYC or perhaps its the virus that threw everything off. After the long wait, I was disappointed with the service and the food. My food was cold and the server didn't come back to check on us until much later. By that time, we were ready to go, so I didn't say anything. We had a 5 year old with us and he was getting antsy.

I suppose if we are ever back in NYC, we may give them another try. I was just disappointed overall with the food and service. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and consider the that the threat of the Corona virus had everyone in a tizy.

AD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine's was wonderful as always. The food was extraordinary and the staff terrific

CW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family style dining. Great food!

JM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Didn’t even wait to be seated.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must visit while in NYC and we always love our experience. Thank you for always being amazing

AL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you can overlook the noise level, the experience along with family style food is great. Service was excellent, but I think that’s to get you in and out.

M
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was delish ~The chicken cutlet parmigiana & Three Cheese Ravioli~ Portions size are huge (feeds 3-4 per dish) Servers are very nice. Ambiance is old school/traditional - classic vibes ~feels like you're at the grandparents home eating a goood meal! Looking forward to returning!

JM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is good, service is impeccable, food delicious...
We will visit again

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing service!

J
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time! Delicious food and great service!!

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service

PM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a fabulous New York experience. Great ambience great staff and fabulous food. Only criticism... too much food. Loved it. I will be back

WG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was fun to dine in such a landmark style restaurant, and the atmosphere didn’t disappoint.

The food was good, my 16 and 19 year old thought it was the best chicken parm they ever had, but the pasta was undercooked, and the chicken in the penne, chicken, broccoli was over cooked. Meatballs were good.

The service was disappointing. Our waiter was curt and condescending. For a family of 5, for which it was our first visit, the experience would have been better with a server who could make recommendations, and answer our questions without snide remarks.

Glad I went, but for the money, definitely not worth it.

KF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the first time we ate at Carmine's. It was a wonderful experience all around - the drinks, the food, the place was great - everything was great. I will always highly recommend it.

CO
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience. Wonderful food. Beautiful restaurant

PF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the staff was attentive, the manager was delightful, and we left stuffed, tipsy, and happy. The only less than steller item at our table was the Bloody Mary one of our party ordered; she reported it was fine, not excellent. Food is served family style, and we ordered manicotti, which amply fed us 3 ladies, and a ceasar salad (huge, had leftovers). Do save room for dessert! It will be worth it! We had the cheesecake and the chocolate torte. Divine! I may have to change my address to the gym to make up for the calories consumed. Worth it!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great time

OT
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great lunch! Meatball and Italian cheesesteak sandwiches were very tasty!

I
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Giant and delicious meal!! Great ambient and really recommended

R
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Dishes were 35 to 45 per plate. Bread came out ice cold. Waited for server for at least 15 min. Asked server about bread and she said "our bread comes cold"

We walked out.

YS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, everything was so delicious. Quiet enough ambiance.

MN
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Food is served family style and the amounts are ginormous!

D
Central Coast
52 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service and food ! Hostess could be a little more nicer !

MR
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a special evening!

SJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends eating a great meal in break from cursed child parts one and two.

C
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner during the Harry Potter two part play.

MA
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Shareable portions hence the prices. Would definitely go back!

LK
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much wonderful food. Try not to over order. Lol

SB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Family dining style is great value, dishes feed 5 each easily.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Not enough vegetarian options. Waiter was very rushed and uninterested in everything.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting NYC from Minnesota and had a great experience!

WL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for "great" Italian food - Carmine's is an excellent choice.
My favorite restaurant in NYC!!!!

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020