Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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14138 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Es muy comercial

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Our reservation was for 6:00 PM. We did not get seated until after 6:30.

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New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food always good. Calamari cooked well, tender and not chewy. Pasta flavorful and slightly al dente. Good Friday thus very very busy and service was slow and sparse but staff was very sweet and apologetic. Understandable but worth noting on a holiday weekend.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had a 6:00 reservation. Seated within a few minutes, unfortunately next to a large family with several very loud very wild children! Our server took our orders promptly and our salad came out within a few minutes. However- we waited over an hour for our entree and needed to leave to make our theatre show. Finally found a manager and she was very helpful and apologetic. Ended up getting our meal for free so that was great but it definitely did not live up to the hype

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Poconos
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delish... food was so good. Huge portions! Will be back next time I’m in the city!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Huge servings make sure to only order one item. Enough for 2-3 people. Definitely make reservations if possible or wait will be long. Service was great, will definitely be back

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buena los platos son abundantes y exquisitos

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, service was average

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New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Services were great!!! we ordered dht garden green, which is just ok but the Pasta with calms was the best!!! One of the BEST I must say. it was fresh and tasty. one plate feeds 3 - 4 ppl but two of us ate the whole thing. So delicious and the flavor stuck in my head for two days. LOL. will be back here again soon.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time family trip to NYC! Carmine’s and WICKED!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure to bring the whole family; great food, huge portions 😋

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. Best Italian food I’ve had. Second visit. A must do. Family style. Large portions. Melt in your mouth.

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JR
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Twenty years ago it was one of my favorite restaurants. Times have changed. They couldn’t possibly cram anymore people into the dinning area. People are on top of each other. The noise level is a 10 out of 10. Our table was so small that when our entree arrived, they had to take our half eaten salads. We had already moved our bread to the side of the table. The server let us sit for over half our meal with empty glasses. I mentioned it to two other employees with no avail. I also had to get up and find olive oil for the bread. We had asked for it 10 minutes earlier.

Our server Brandon took his hair out of his man bun, adjusted his hair and pulled it back into a bun. He then served customers without washing his hands. The bathroom upstairs was disgusting. But to be fair, the bathroom has always been disgusting.

On a positive note, their Caesar salad is still my favorite. The chicken parmesan was good. The pasta and sauce was below average. The sauce was watery.

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SI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmine’s was a pleasant stop for dinner before a play. It was close to the theater, the ambiance was electric and the food quality and price were great!

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente!!!!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The service was outstanding. Will be back for sure

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Always come back!
Always have excellent service!
The portions are way too large!

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, great atmosphere and attentive staff. I don’t come to New York very often at all, but I always book Carmine’s when I do

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Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet with friends and family and to have a terrific meal. Every time I come to New York City, I make it my business to come there. Way to go Carmines!!!

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DC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Can't beat it for a large group.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We usually enjoy our dinners at Carmine's. Unfortunately, our dinner and experience with the wait staff on Wednesday, April 17, was very different. We arrived and was seated immediately. The first waiter we had came over to us and took our drink order. He explained they would be changing shifts and we would be getting a new waiter which was fine. The new waiter came on and immediately started talking with the people sitting next to us. It was a very personal conversation about their backgrounds, had they gone back to the country their parents came from, etc. It would have been fine except the conversation lasted at least 15 minutes.
Both our appetizers and dinners were cold. Some of the meat in the ragu was not eatable. We didn't complain, we finished, had coffee and dessert, paid our bill and left.
Neither my husband nor I said anything about the service or food that night but the next day we both said we were very disappointed. We always look forward to dinner at Carmine's but not this time.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location for pre-play lunch was great. Our server was outstanding. Will be back!

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant!!! Would eat here everyday if I could!!! Will be back soon!!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our first night in NY with our kids and loved the experience!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited as tourists, but found it to be very popular with locals. Huge portions but still cooked perfectly. We arrived early for our reservation but they found us a table quickly despite how busy it was. Very fun experience!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentically delicious!!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Lots of diners
Rather slow service
Huge portions

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Espectacular!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridal lunch

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there and I loved everything about Carmine’s. The food was excellent and their drinks delicious The wait wasn’t long, just reserve a table. I will be going back

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Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal with my family - portions are
good to share by any standards and super tasty. Also they do kids portions of any dishes. Great service and the bartenders are skilled in mixing drinks to your preference. Awesome service too!

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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday - excellent food but the portions really are huge 😊

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New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We waited for a long time in a super crowded area even with reservations. The service was good once we were seated. Meatballs were good. However, red sauce was not good..it had no flavor. We were visiting NYC and someone told us that Carmine’s was a must-do. I don’t agree. The Italian food didn’t taste as good as some of the local spots we have in Louisiana (which is not known for Italian). Maybe all of the hype is due to the family style service?

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with an unbelievable amount of food!

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for reservations but they seated us immediately. Waiter was very helpful in explaining menu and offering suggestions. Overall a great experience.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations
Our waiter Peter was simply OUTSTANDING
My Daughter Laura and I loved it
Highly recommend to all I know

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Our waiter Sergio was on point. It was my BFF B-Day and her 1st time at Carmines. She was very happy.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The ambiance was great and the service was fantastic. The servers were attentive and friendly and the food came out quickly. The food I say was average. We had chicken parm and ravioli. They were both somewhat bland.

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