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Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.6
10118 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 10118 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day 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 a day 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 a day 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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5.0Dined a day ago

Delicious meal. Very attentive staff and generous portions!

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5.0Dined a day ago

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

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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3.0Dined 2 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 2 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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Awesome place!

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4.0Dined 2 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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2.0Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 3 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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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Attente 25 minutes avant d’être à table
Service du vin avec tache sur la nappe
Un plat de pâtes bolognaise pour 4 mais la portion est plutôt faible
Et le service des pâtes dans les assiettes avec 3 taches sur la table et une Gillette de sauce dans le visage
Très bruyant.
Les sont bonnes si vous aimez al dente.
Bref n’y allez pas !!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and lots of it ;served family style). You won’t go home hungry.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great experience. We were seated with minimal waiting time. It was my family’s first experience there and they were impressed. Food was delicious as always.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Large portion sizes, you don’t need as much food as the waiter tells you!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent late lunch on a weekday for my wife and myself. The food and service were excellent but the serves were too large which resulted in wasted food. This restaurant should offer smaller servings to avoid such wastage of food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Carmines Creates Memories!
This authentic family style NYC restaurant is perfect for so many occasions. Bring your appetite - the food is scrumptious and plentiful! The staff is friendly and helpful and the ambiance is cultural and memorable!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food might be classic Italian but it was done very well. It was served family style. Our waitress, Chi, was fantastic and made sure we didn’t order too much.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Perfect food. Chicken part and penne alla vodka were outstanding

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The location on 44th st in New York is a great location if you are going to see a show. They have a lot of gluten free options. The waitstaff is very friendly and the food was great.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We took our daughter for her 21st birthday. Unfortunately, she left her identification at home. She even forgot to bring the lipstick. Papa was our waiter, he was quite efficient and happy. The quantity of food was a Normas! Our daughter was very happy however, she would have leftovers for quite some time.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a reservation, but weren’t seated till 30 minutes after we should have.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Super crowded. Food was decent, but the atmosphere was crazy for a Sunday night.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Happy Anniversary, waiter was name Mica. Very accommodating and thoughtful. We choose bake clams and lasagna, both were excellent and abundant

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our first trip to NYC and Carmine's came highly recommended....we LOVED it and would recommend others to go also. Great food and everyone who waited on us were very friendly!!!!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Our sever kept forgetting to look at our table and if we could get her attention she would not remember what we had asked for. Overall good experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always loved Carmine’s. Never a bad meal & more then enough to eat!! Also staff is very friendly & accomdating! Keep up the great work!!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We were told to wait at the bar and we’d be taken by our reservation time. We checked 50 minutes later -30- past our res. They had lost us. We had 2 children. Not good. They did seat us then but with no apology or accommodation. I call that arrogant. The only reason we may come back is it may have been one incompetent staff. Would love to hear from management if this is how they routinely ignore mistakes

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best Italian food in New York! I would book a flight back there just to go this restaurant! All dishes are sharing portions for a maximum of 4 people and at very reasonable prices. Highly recommended! 5*

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The family style portions were huge and just delicious!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I would highly recommend Carmine's the food is alway good and the services is also great.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We have been to the Carmines in DC with our kids and everybody loved it. I was skeptical the NYC Carmines wouldn’t be as good, since it is around the Theater district it would be very touristy, therefore they would skimp on the quality. Boy was I surprised. Every course and every dish was utterly delicious and memorable. The service was on the ball for our entire dining session. We are going back soon with the family and friends.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Made a reservation for 6 and it was honored in a timely manner once everyone had arrived. The food is served family style and the entrees are very large. We ordered garlic bread, salad, 2 entrees and one dessert for everyone. You cannot order a single serving dessert, only whole cakes are on the menu. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Runners deliver the food. This restaurant is in an excellent location right in the heart of the NYC theater district.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

El lugar está siempre lleno y en la zona de teatros o time square tiene un menú q desde hace 26 años no lo cambian y es un éxito el penne al vodka es una salada rosa muy buena la ternera al parmesano extraordinaria los calamares el titanic de postre órdenes muy grandes muy bien servidos y muchas y buen sabor altamente recomendable después de ir al teatro

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Really had a great time at Carmine’s this past weekend. The food and atmosphere were great. Large family style portions. Great drinks at the bar. Just a place you definitely want to visit.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Special thanks to Ana-Maria.
My second diner in your restaurant and what a pleasure again !!!!!
Thanks a lot

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