Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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13469 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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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelentes platos para compartir! Super recomendable!

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

El servicio excelente, la comida riquísima. La única “contra” es que se escuchaba mucho bullicio.
Pero sin duda, volveré!

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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love Carmine’s! Our waitress wasn’t the most friendly but that didn’t stop us from having a great time and enjoying the amazing food.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good

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

Very impressive and food was excellent,it was our first time and definitely lives up to its hype

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

Great food and excellent service !

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

It was our last night visiting New York and we had a lovely special meal 😊 we had booked in advance and arrived a little early due to the rain, but we were quickly seated 😊 the service and food were super and is definitely recommend Carmine’s to anyone visiting !!

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

It was very cold and the food came out cold. Best to have reservations

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

Excellent service warm and comfortable atmosphere. Great food!

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

Very unhappy with quality of food. Food was undercooked and way to much butter and oil and seasoning

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PM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were excellent. Sat us right away with reservation. It's not just a meal it's an experience.

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

Waitress was excellent, knew we had to see a play and hurried with order.

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

Great food - huge portions. Very friendly staff. Would recommend to any family visiting NYC

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

Every time we visit NYC, we come to Carmine’s. It never disappoints. It’s a great gathering place with friends and especially fun when some of the folks have never had a Carmine’s experience!

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

The food was absolutely amazing. Fresh angel hair pasta with chicken saltinboa...to die for. Would highly recommend going! Portions are huge where it is family style...suggest going with another couple or two and chose favorites to share.

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

Me encanta, cada vez que estoy en New York, imposible que deje de ir, solo tengo que hacer reservación siempre. Lugar muy concurrido y no es para menos.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience from the time we got there. We sat for 15 minutes before anyone asked if we wanted water or anything. Waiter then spilled grease all over my daughter brand new coat and my mom coat. Called yesterday to talk to manager of course no one he called back. Will never go back.

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

Fantastic Italian food and great atmosphere
Excellent staff service
Would highly recommend

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The portions were huge and the food was great. Even my picky kids enjoyed the food

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

Awesome food!!!! Will definitely go back soon
Nice and close to hotel and theaters

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M
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I only have 4 words. You must eat here.

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

Awesome food and atmosphere - have been coming for years.

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m
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Huge portions. The waitress was the best we had while in NY

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

Sweet Sixteen Birthday

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

Have eaten here several times when we visit NYC. Brought guests for their first visit. The place is noisy, but the food is good and reasonably priced for NYC. Like the family style. The person at the door herding people to the bar area was offensive. Everyone else was on top of their game.

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Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As part of 50th birthday celebrations for my wife - Carmines was everything you’d hope for in an Italian Restaurant...the place bounces with continual movement as the service is electric....you can feed a family of 4 with the size of the portions - it is truly an experience you’ll never forget! We won’t!

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

Had a reservation made over two months ago but still waited in excess of 30 minutes to be seated. There was absolutely no where to stand to wait even though management told us to wait at the bar. It was excessively crowded and very stressful. Wouldn’t do this again. The server was just an order taker - nothing more. This is not a place to enjoy a nice dinner.

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

It was great!

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

It is now officially a family tradition we are trying to get a group of twenty to go to a play and Carmine’s will be our first stop!!! Book your reservation early and let the anticipation of a great family style meal with friendly people and a great atmosphere in the heart of NYC warm your heart

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

Very good, as usual. Will continue to dine.

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

Once again Carmines was a great experience for entertaining clients at a business lunch. Convenient from nearby conference, reservation prompt, welcoming service staff, great food, waitress explained family style portions and very positive experience during a busy lunch period. Table was a little tight for 6 people but overall experience was a 9. Definitely will be back again.

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

Always fun

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

The food and ambience were great! Portions were a bit big and overpriced for 2 adults and 2 children.

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

Do not remember waitress’s name, but she was fabulous. We had several special needs (2 gluten free folks, one who is a child & a vegetarian). She was so accommodating & pleasant throughout. We had a wonderful time & she certainly made that possible. Food was really good!!! We love the pasta gardeniere. Love Carmine’s.

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

The chicken Parmesan was very good but the pasta was a little bit undercooked. Really great value though!

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The ladies who work the check in hostess area are super nice, they were awesome. I had made a change to my reservation and changed the date as well by mistake, so we showed up this past Saturday post show times at around 10:30 PM and the hostess did not have my reservation , she ask if I possibly had the email which I did and it showed I made it for incorrect night. We all laughed , she told me hang in there and they would try ...we only waited less than 10 min and were seated. We were three women dining alone , we had a great seat right in front of the window. The server never got our drink order until have someone seated after us had been served food. Ok so they are busy . I have been before several times but it became evident that the other tables who were seated after us were all getting food and drinks and we were 3 white woman, practically everyone else was black in that waiters sections. I was a bit dissapointed in service as I had family meeting from Argentina and its was there 1st time to Show and late dinner. I always have great food there and always good service this was perhaps a new server!

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

Great waitstaff! Delicious food!

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

Awesome Italian food. Large portions, definatly good to share!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I booked this restaurant weeks before we went to NY and it’s a good job I did as when we arrived it was so busy. The atmosphere was great. We had booked for 8pm but arrived 20 minutes earlier so we had a quick drink at the bar and were then quickly seated. The food was great, drinks were lovely the only thing that let it down was the service from our waiter. After waiting quite a while we were given a menu and then again waited a while for our order to be taken. The table next to us ordered about 2 minutes before us and received their starter of calamari very quickly, we ordered that aswell and waited ages, the table on the other side of us which was a table of 4 were seated and ordered way after us however they still got their starters before us. Eventually a waiter came over with our mains however we had not had our starter yet. They took the mains away and then brought our calamari. In the mean time I had ordered another drink (waiter forgot about it) my husband then ordered another peroni (waiter forgot about it again). The table was very wobbly so we asked our waiter if he had a wedge or even a beer mat, he forgot this aswell so we used a knife to stop it wobbling. The mains then arrived however we hadn’t even finished our starter, but at that point I didn’t even care any more. What we ate was delicious and like I said the place is great I just think our waiter couldn’t cope with all his tables as the table of four next to us had fantastic service from a different waiter. It’s just a shame as we were really looking forward to it and left slightly disappointed.

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

You don't know what your missing....Fantastic Food. This is my favorite restaurant in New York City. Can't wait to eat here every time I visit. The baked stuff clams are to die for. I have never had a bad meal.

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