Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.6
15244 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 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Attentive staff.

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TM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wow! Each plate is large enough for 2-4 people to share and it was the best Italian food I’ve ever had. So good!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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MM
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service, as always! There’s a reason this place is still going strong almost three decades since opening - many reasons, in fact!

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BK
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was our second visit and we will not go back. I’m not sure what the appeal is? The service was not friendly. Our granddaughters meal came out way before ours. We paid $16 for garlic bread that was burnt. Pasta dish was marginal. Sat under a huge ceiling fan that was on high which made the food cold and us uncomfortable. Meal cost $150 without alcohol or desert. Very poor experience overall.

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k
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Very good value! Definitely plan on a return visit!

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

A member of our party was in a wheelchair the staff couldn’t have been more helpful, pleasant, and respectful. We wanted for nothing! Everyone was so attentive and genuinely nice!

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JF
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Recommend to all... Enjoy! Bring your appetite.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing per usual

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

Great food and nice environment. Carmines is always a restaurant that we like to visit when we come to New York and it is some of the best Italian food we have had outside of Italy!

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AR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was incredible. Our waiter was helpful in assuring that we did not order too much food from the family style menu.

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VH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prices might turn away some at first, but the plates are made to split with each other (2 or 3 ways). This was, by far, the best Italian food I’ve ever had. Got the lasagna and spaghetti bolognese.

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TE
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An emblematic restaurant in Times Square area.
Go!

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

Family style service with lots of food. Service staff was exceptional, food average - had to send back entree because it was cold. QRestaurant was rather loud.

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

Every time my daughter and I go to the city we ALWAYS eat here. It is our favorite place to eat. We have also been to the one in Vegas and Atlantic City!!! NEVER had a bad dish at any of the location !!!!

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

Staff was friendly! Able to share one dish so the price was cheap. Wonderful food!

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

We had a fantastic time in NYC this past weekend with family and friends! Dinner at carmine's was wonderful. I would always return!

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

Great food... Great service.., Rest Rooms could use upgrades to match 5-Star quality of this restaurant...

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GW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and food were great. Calling it family style us a little misleading, I thought each dish was enough for 2 the most..

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KM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a classic Italian restaurant in New York City and we've been there several times. We enjoy the family style dining and the atmosphere is great. The place is always packed and lively. The food is delicious.

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

The food at Carmine’s was delicious. However, the service and the price will prohibit a return visit. The waiter never took a drink order and refilled our water glasses (on a 100 degree day) once. He did not remove the dirty forks from the appetizer course and replace them with clean ones for the entree. The $39.00 shrimp fra Diavlo dish came with a $12 upsell to include pasta. This was unfortunate because we found the food enjoyable but not the overall experience.

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

Always a great family style meal here. All the food was delicious and the service was excellent too. Would recommend to anyone looking for quality Italian food!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! From host to our waiter to the delicious food and drinks! This place never disappoints.

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

Well, it was a fantastic place but, it wasn’t what I would have expected. Pasta contained some raw noodles. Our waiter was great but, absent a lot. The ambiance was nice except for the seat I was sitting in, that was broken and tarnished from time-after-time use. It was our first visit.

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

Amazing food and fantastic service!! We had the Carmine’s salad, manicotti and meatballs! Soooo good!!! We will be back for sure!!!

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

It was a great experience. We arrived prior to our reservation time and the host was able to accommodate us, which was helpful as it was quite busy. The food, ambience and service was amazing. Would definitely return and recommend to others!

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

Cute restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. Huge portions - one plate is good for at least two people. Authentic Italian, flavorful food.

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

The food was outstanding! I couldn’t believe how delicious the stuffed mushrooms were and we got the Friday special, sooo yummy. Our server was wonderful, very informative and kind, on top of everything. Overall great experience! Will definitely be back to try new things.

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

My husband and I use to come to this restaurant. We love the food specially the linguine white clam sauce. It’s our favorite!!! This time, we went with my grandmother and my aunts. I was so glad that they loved it too. The liked the ambiance, decoration, service, food, etc. Every time we have the opportunity, we like to bring our family to this place. We know that they will like it as well. Thank you Carmine’s

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JC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

No. Food isn't that great and service was not good. UWS location is much better.

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

Mucha gente, pero la comida estaba muy buena y el ambiente, años 30, muy logrado

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

Très bon, rapport qualité prix excellent.
Une bonne ambiance mais un peu bruyant !

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

What a great experience and the best Italian dinner we’ve had. Will go again.

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

LOVE Carmine’s. Great food, great deal. Totally fabulous. A must do! Have to book this place at least two weeks in advance though because it’s that good!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful!

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

Busy Friday night and we waited an extra 20 mins past our reservation time with standing space becoming very limited. We were happy to get to our table where we met our 2 excellent and charming servers. We order ordered sharing dishes and the food was perfect. Excellent value for money at this vivacious family restaurant.

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BJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was slow and poor but the food was good. If you are in a hurry don’t come here.

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were great! Carmine’s never disappoints.

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

Our dinner was delicious and the family style meal is such a great idea! Our server was awesome and I will definitely be back!

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

Always a great and plentiful meal! The food is good and the service was excellent. I had a reservation and we came early. Carmine's accommodated us even though they were nearly full. Every time we go to NY we go to Carmine's!! Always worth it!

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