Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
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 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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- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Great mother daughter night out!
Jermaine was top notch!
Atmosphere was terrific!
Great service and food! My family love it! We will return
Carmines is always amazing. We had the salmon special which was probably the best I’ve ever had, anywhere. And our server Eduardo was a joy. We wanted him to sit down with us!!!
I have been to this location a few times. I always have a good experience. This time I was pretty astounded that in NYC where they require you to show your vaccine card everywhere - that our server was not wearing his mask. It was uncomfortable and from my experience with asking someone to put a mask on - it can get very confrontational. This is supposed to be a standard in NYC. Management should be looking and not have me or another guest say something.
Excellent food, great atmosphere and large portions. Staff is extremely attentive and professional. I highly recommend this place if you are in town and a must do before a Broadway show. Make reservations ahead of time for a quick sitting !!!
Great food, large portions. Good for groups to share entrees.
Really fantastic evening. Kiesha provided outstanding recommendations. Be warned everything is family style so it’s way more food than even two people can eat. And save room for the chocolate bread pudding it’s amazing. If you can ask for Kiesha do it. We’d come back just to hang out with her.
The food and service were great.
Excelent, as usual. Too many people and too close for pandemic from my point of view.
Great food and incredible service. Family style entrees so plan on sharing. Loud, crowded… and fun. Would definitely recommend and look forward to going back.
Service was fantastic, quick, good value, nice ambiance.
Service was slow and prices were too high. The did not have the cold or hot antipasto which was one of their best appetizers.
Milton was our server and he was EXCELLENT! Highly recommended!
Our server Melissa gave exceptional service. Had a great time with my partner, definitely would come back!
We were told good things about Carmine's from friends who visited New York. It did not disappointment us. The food was incredible on our visit. We were disappointed the cheesecake was not available but the bread pudding was a great substitute. Overall we had a wonderful experience.
Love this experience and if you are lucky enough to get a table; enjoy every second of it.
Server was very blunt and unfriendly.
Had a good meal the pasta was really good. The chicken was ok n the bread was dumb cold. For a Covid experience it was hella packed so our waiter was extra busy and didn’t have much time to tend to us. But overall my friends and I enjoyed our dining. Would recommend just go when they not busy.
I have been to Carmines at least 20 times. Usually it’s great … this past time was horrible. Tbh if this was my first time there I would never go back. The staff was so rude and unhelpful. We ordered A carmines salad . There were no peppers or olives at all and the lettuce was soggy. The Rigatoni and meatballs was so mushy and overcooked it was like paste. Horrible experiences and completely disappointed.
This place the best when you are having dinner with a group of 4 or more. Love the style, the ambiance, the food is so tasty that you will eat everything. My kids enjoyed it as well, specially dessert 🧁.
We had such a great time. The atmosphere was positive and energetic. Everyone greets you professionally and with a smile. You are not rushed. If you are in NYC you must go and eat here.
We normally live this place because it’s great food and family style. Fir two people it’s a lot of food so it’s more limiting. The chicken parmigiana was disappointing because it was chewy and then the cannolis we’re not filled properly.
Everything was great. So much food. It’s family style so come hungry. Server was great!
Penne a la vodka was too salty to eat. It was as if they spilled the salt in there. Unfortunate and too busy to send back.
Food was outstandingly great but service was a bit inattentive. Was surprised that the waiter said they could not sub the marinara sauce on the chicken parm with vodka sauce telling us they didn't have vodka sauce, even though we were willing to pay an upcharge and they have vodka rigitonis on the menu... go figure. Otherwise, it was still a nice experience.
Best cheesy garlic bread
Always good food and large portions
Be prepared for crazy large portions. Not suggested for groups smaller than 4. The food was good. But we ordered baked clams and got clams on the half shell. By the time the correct clams came we were halfway though our meal. The meal was good though. They packaged leftovers in a catering tin. The Tiramisu was a 9in pie. The server got our drinks wrong as well. The service was pretty bad, the family style is something that needs to be planned for. The bread is cold and they will not warm it if asked. Overall, I would not eat there again.
We loved the shrimp with linguine and white sauce… Delicioso!
Carmine where have you been all my life! We will be back!
Excellent server , great atmosphere , great taste, and very large portions !
Egbert was amazing. Food was great and came out quick for the amount of people there.
Was an awesome experience, the waitress was the best and I would recommend 100% its a must have in Ny .
We absolutely enjoyed every bit of Carmines. Made our reservation on Open Table a week before our trip. Arrived at our reservation time and were seated immediately (on a Saturday). Food was delicious. The Porterhouse steak was cooked perfectly and the flavor was amazing. Highly recommend!
Girl’s trip to New York!
The experience was good for a one-time NYC experience. It was incredibly crowded and we had to stand in the packed lobby 15 minutes after my reservation time. The service was good and everyone was attentive. Even though it is family style, there should be a 2-person option to avoid food waste and lower costs for a couple going out to eat.
Remember it’s Family Style and portions are huge.
This is our 6th trip to NYC and we have made a Carmine's visit everytime. We have never been disappointed. Food and service are always outstanding! Make a reservation or you will be waiting. Food is all family style so a few dishes feeds many.
Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 221-3800.
Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC is rated 4.6 stars by 19361 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.