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Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.6
10144 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm;
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 11:30 am to Midnight;
Wednesday & Saturday: 11:00 am to Midnight;
Sunday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 221-3800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Enjoy Carmine's classics catered to the venue of your choice. Our off-premises catering services range from a small drop off and set up for 20 to a full scale, off-premises event for 2000. Our signature dishes, including Carmine’s famous Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Marsala, and Shrimp Scampi, will be delivered right to your door.

Carmine's Catering offers one-stop shopping. Our full-service Catering Division offers a professional staff, complete set-up and service, rentals, linens, décor, and venue selection.

Catering packages or customized menus available.
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
There is ample and convenient parking in the Times Square area. Discount parking is available at Central Parking on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. Be sure to have your parking ticket validated in the restaurant. The nearest parking is directly across the street from the restaurant.
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Public transit
Carmine's is two blocks north of the Times Square 42nd Street subway station serving the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R subways. The A, C and E subways stop at 42nd Street and Eighth Ave. The B, D, F and V subways stop at 42nd Street and 6th Ave. The MTA bus system also serves the area. The M7, M10, M20, M27, M42, 27,104 all stop within one block of Carmine's.
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Special events & promotions
Carmine's is a true New York tradition, renowned for preparing the finest Southern Italian cuisine served family style in abundant portions. Our restaurant is dedicated to quality, service, and detail. Our professional events staff makes Carmine's a one-stop hospitality shop that attends to all of your needs. Corporate dinners, meetings, pre- or post-theatre groups, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, movie premieres, or Broadway openings: let us create an event to be remembered!

Our second floor offers a private dining room complete with a mahogany bar, private restrooms, coat check, and handicap access. The room accommodates up to 200 guests and boasts expansive windows reflecting the excitement of Times Square. For smaller groups of 15 or more, our plush velvet drapes can section off the room for semi-private dining.

Lunch starts at $41.50pp. Dinner starts at $51.50 pp.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Carmine's second floor offers private and semi private dining; with a mahogany bar, coatcheck and handicap access. The room seats up to 200 guests with expansive windows reflecting the excitement of Times Square. Our plush theatrical drapes are perfect for semi private dining for smaller groups.

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What 10144 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 hours ago

We were not told about the $7.50 bottle of water. My friend ordered a drink, we were not asked if we wanted top shelf liquor. $16 for a small drink!

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3.0Dined a day ago

Started out a wonderful dinner and the food was amazing! Our waiter did not check back with us after taking our order and we waited for our check with empty drinks and would’ve loved dessert. Instead we missed out on celebrating my sisters birthday with dessert due to the lack of service from our waiter.

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3.0Dined a day ago

We were there 15 mins before our reservation and checked in immediately. Told to wait at bar and names were never called. 45 mins later checked ion table again and they had never even checked us in. Gave us a table immediately but then no server ever came to our table for another 20 mins. Food was great but very disappointed in reservation system and servers.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This was a unique, awesome dining experience! Thank you!

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

We could not even talk to each other due to the noise level.
One person in our party was gluten free but the waiter said all the dishes are meant to be shared. I did not want what my partner was getting so we ended up with two giant portions. The waiter mixed up our order so I had to wait as my husband was almost done his.
It would not hurry back. The only thing was portions were too large so quantity vs quality.
I would not ever go back!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Price very good

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time here, but we had heard excellent things from several different sources. Went with some couple friends, and had a fabulous time. Food was delicious, and so was the wine. Would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Good family restaurant!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our first meal after arriving in new York following our 8 hour flight, it was simply delicious.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food!!! Anthony our server was awesome!! Sad he had to leave - his shift was over!!!
One down side but didn’t really bother us- was getting our bread after our main meal arrived!!
One major let down - We tried walk in service, we were told we have nothing but you can sit at bar! however we made a reservation using open table app and were able to book a reservation for 30 minutes later!! I actually made the reservation while walking out!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Placed a reservation upon recommendation of a friend. Was a perfect recommendation! Excellent place to take 2 teen boys with a big appetite. Arrived 20 minutes early for reservations and was seated immediately. Our server made excellent recommendations. The Red sangria was perfect. Food was excellent, and somehow had room for dessert. The Titanic was great, but the Strawberry Shortcake was the best that any of us has ever had. My boys are already making plans to go to Carmines on our next New York trip, and will try some new dishes.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service, I would recommend making a reservation like we did little to no wait time. Huge family portions and delicious!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very nice server. Food good, traditional, family style italian. Prices fairly reasonable for Manhattan.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Family restaurant, with BIG servings with fair price, very good food ! For the people that never went to Carmines this is my advice: share the plates ! Or check the tables next you to see the size of the servings, because its really very big!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great time of dinning, socializing, enjoying of the atmosphere and eating great food. A time of fun for all

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We always love Carmines! The food never disappoints.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I checked in and had to wait for my table. In the meantime I met some friends who sat in the section for no reservation and they invited me to sit with them. When they called my name for my reservation I answered then I got a message saying I did not show

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Large portions so bring your appetite and a few friends. Oh, and without a doubt, you better like garlic!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service, Great food! A wonderful Family outing!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Carmine's is a no-fail option for a pre/post theater meal. Just make sure you reserve a table ahead of time via opentable bc it gets packed. Family style Italian with something for everyone. The only challenge is that you need to get everyone in your party to agree on a dish or two bc each dish is designed for sharing. Enough for 3 hungry adults or 2 adults and 2 kids without second helpings.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything from food to service was outstanding reservations commitment was great and on time it was a great experience I would recommend it for get together's friend group

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

My daughter and I had an early dinner before going to a broadway musical. It was a special occasion birthday gift for her 14th birthday. The salad and raviolis were amazing and the food portions could have fed 4 grown men. Loved the wine. Fun classic Italian atmosphere and great service. Worth the experience when in NY. Loved it.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic as usual! Consistently great food, very sweet, helpful waiter and great value! Just wished lived closer, would eat there all the time. It is our first choice when we come to the city from the Hamptons for a show! Recommend it highly!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Such a wonderful place to gather with friends and family. The atmosphere reminds me of Italian holidays and special occasions from my childhood with all the energy and enthusiasm that being together can bring. The food is simply spectacular, beginning with the wonderful bread placed on the table all the way to the delicious dessert for the grand finale!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious meal. Very attentive staff and generous portions!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy , Carmine’s a must when we visit NY food good, staff friend.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Paul was our server. He was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Love this place!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food we ordered was too salty. The potions are double, so is the price, therefore you don‘t have chance to try more dishes. The style of the inside decorations are very nice, service was good too.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing Dinner! Great Caesar salad, garlic bread and chicken parm. The Titanic dessert was worth it for a special occasion and it was delicious! The service was almost as good if not better than the food. Everyone was personable and friendly! A definite for any trip in Times Square, especially if you have 4 or more.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Carmine's is like your neighborhood Italian restaurant on steroids. It is loud, busy, crowded and the food is like eating at your grandmother's table. It is served "family style" and each plate is enough to feed a family of 3-4. I thought, given this scenario that the food would be processed and poor but I was happily surprised that the food was delicious. We shared a Caesar salad that was nothing more than lettuce and a food bread crumbs (but it was fresh and tasty) and linguine and meatballs (the size of a cue ball). That dish was immense and it was so delicious that we almost finished it. The pasta was done well (maybe a little soft but I like it that way); the meatballs were delicious and the sauce was light and not overdone, so you could taste the food. Loved the basket of assorted breads.
The service was friendly and efficient. Tables were close but it was fun to talk to neighbors as their eyes bulged when seeing the plates arrive. We walked out stuffed and enjoyed every bite.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Awesome place!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

WOW! So much food - too much for a couple - better bring more friends. Great menu options. I had food envy of every patron near me. I wanted some of everything. We went pre-theater and were in and out quickly without feeling rushed. Highly recommend.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Our reservation was for 5:00 pm and we were seated at 5:45 pm. Paul, our server immediately stopped by the table for our drink order and was prompted serving and took orders for apps and entrees. The app came out after about 15 minutes and was good (calamari). Once done and the tabled cleared, Paul said that the entrée (shrimp parm)would be out shortly. Shortly turned out to be almost an hour. He kept apologizing that the kitchen was backed up. When the entrée did come out, stoned cold, as if was left on a counter with no warming, mozzarella cheese topping was rubbery. Totally not palatable. Again he apologized and took it back, at which time I asked for the check. Time to go.
We had frequented Carmine's on numerous occasions and it appears that the kitchen is cranking out sub par meals to unsuspecting tourists. For locals, like us, we see a change for the worse. Exec chef and sous chef should pay a better attention to what is coming out of their kitchen. It will be a long while until we go back again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A reservation had been set for early theater night at 5PM; Crowd striving to enter was thick as well as those at the bar--shoulder to shoulder....however, we announced our 5pm reservation and were instantly seated!!!

The menu is always set and is printed on the wall! This was perhaps our 10th carmine's visit including Las Vegas Carmines. Our guest couple enjoyed the energy level of the packed restaurant.

Waiter was friendly, helpful in explaining details of dining and was attentive at all the right times.

Carmine's is not elegant quiet dining...... Carmine's is Times Square NYC and is overflowing with
noise and excitement!

Try it!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We are visiting New York from Mobile, AL. We heard Carmine’s was really good from several people back home and we are so glad we decided to try it! Everyone who served us was super friendly and the food was awesome! Best dining experience ever! We can’t wait to try it again!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I wish I could remember our servers name but he was wonderful. Food was amazing like I remember. It's been 15yrs since I last was here.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Waiters and bus help lacked attention to details, especially when you needed a refills of water, basaltic vinegar, olive oil and other items.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Took 4 kids-fast and attentive service. Food was delicious.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, family style portions which means that you don't have to order a lot. We ordered a ceasar's salad, lasagna(unbelievable how many layers of them), a glass of wine and two soft drinks. Everyone leaves this place with some food for home as you can't eat it all. I would go back again!

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