Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.5
11082 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • 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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Delivery or takeout
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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 11082 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! The meatballs were the best ever! Must come back!

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MS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in town! Always go here with different friends when I am in New York City! The service and high quality of food makes it a must visit.

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

It was our first time rating at Carmines. We wish we could’ve ordered more. Delicious! We can’t wait to come back.

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

Visiting New York.

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

Me and my friends had a great time. Only negative was we were charged for a birthday dessert that we didn’t order

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

It was busy, definitely want to get a reservation ahead of time otherwise wait will be ridiculous. Also, go with a big party, not a date night place, portions are huge (they're family style).

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

Had reservation and was seated exactly on time on a very busy Friday early evening. Party of 4 ordered the marsala chicken and spaghetti and meatballs..also calamari as appetizer...everything was delicious. Our food could have easily fed 6. Waited about 35 mins for main dishes which wasn't bad cause it was packed. Friendly waiter, kept us informed when the main dish would arrive...would go back if in NYC again

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

Daynin NYC with our children. Enjoyed lunch. Made reservations very far out in advance of trip.

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

La exelencia

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Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We love Carmine’s in Midtown. We’ve eaten there several times after attending theatre performances. The family style servings are large enough for at least 4 hungry people- so order accordingly.

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

The food was all excellent except the lasagna was not hot enough, only Luke warm in the center.

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D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good; we had the veal parmigiana and mixed green salad and calamari.

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

Amazing food with an awesome price. The dishes are all family size and they are delicious and cheap!! I loved it!

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

Great food and service. Large potions, best with 4 people.

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

The food was amazing as was the service. Reservations are highly recommended. We ordered cedar salad, penne ala vodka and chicken parm which was perfect for our party of 4.

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

Perfect food and perfect atmosphere! We always eat at Carmines each visit to NYC

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

meals should be balanced...shrimps as much as pasta,,,

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

Had reservations for a Wednesday evening at 8pm. Glad we did because wait time was over an hour for non reservations. We were seated promptly. The restaurant decor and ambiance was warm, and reminded me of Italy. It felt very romantic and fun. The food was served within 15 minutes of placing the order and was great. We had lasagna. We only ordered one entree and we was able to split the lasagna in four and we ate half and took the other 2 pieces to the hotel room for the kids. The family size portions definitely made you feel like you got your money worth. They song happy birthday for my husband and everyone in the restaurant participated! That was fun and nice! Overall I would recommend to everyone!!!

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

I had been last year and when I was planning my trip to New York this year I knew I had to return.

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

Delicious Italian food in a great atmosphere. Always a pleasure to eat at Carmine’s. Love the pasta’s, meat dishes and the strawberry shortcake.

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c
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious authentic Italian food. The Chicken Parmesan was yummy. Big portions, so be prepared to share since that’s their plan. Excellent service! We had the most amazing waiter who helped us with our order. Kid friendly. Recommended.

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

Outstanding food and service, as usual.

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MA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch at Carmine’s was a wonderful start to a great day in Manhattan. We were ushered immediately to our upstairs table, and greeted by Max, our server. Max had a great, welcoming personality and was very attentive throughout our meal. The food was plentiful and delicious and served in a timely manner. The wine was fabulous too. Really nice place with great food.

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

Our first time in NYC and Carmines came highly recommended...it did not disappoint. Only waited 5 min for our reservation as well and others walking in had a 90min wait!!! The service was excellent, food amazing and the portions were huge!! Cannot wait to go again one day !

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

Awesome!!!!!

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

This was our second visit to Carmine’s. We plan on making it a regular part of our visits to NYC. Food is always fantastic.

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

We got there at 3pm for lunch and the we were offered the dinner menu which starts at 3pm. The dinner portions are huge and the server recommended that we should share. This does not make sense bc every one has a different taste and althought we ordered less food that our party size we ended up havinf a lot of left over which was eventually wasted as we were on vacation and could not take them home.

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

Big food portion. Good value. Couldn’t order a pudding cause they would be too big. Wine was expensive.

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

Delicious food and huge portion. Very nice service

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

We are here 2 nights in a row while in NY. The food was absolutely amazing !!!! HIGHLY recommend it!! Service was great too! It just needs a more extensive wine list !!

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SF
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmine’s never disappoints. Food is always fantastic and they have some of the nicest, most professional wait staff around. Yes we over order, but who can argue that leftovers for lunch are a bad thing? Had the cold appetizer (eggplant is delicious), stuffed artichoke-OMGosh, the best. Meat balls with rigatoni as good as my own meatballs, veal parmigiana, and roasted lemon chicken-both excellent. Thank you Carmine’s!

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

This place is awesome! Incredible food, great atmosphere.

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

Great for families and friends to gather and dine! carmines has an energy and appeal that is unforgettable. The oversized helpings mean one will have tasty leftovers for at least another day!

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LF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very crowded and noisy. Everyone must eat the same choices as is family style dining.

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d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Carmine's has been a Theater District favorite for decades, and for good reasons with their traditional (NYC) Italian dishes in bountiful portions. Everything is served family style so one dish can easily serve two-three people. If you want to eat before a show, make a reservation several days in advance; the pre-theater slots can fill quickly. Even with a reservation, allow for at least 90-minutes since you may have to wait to be seated. My one gripe is that we showed up on time for our reservation (party of 4) and were asked to wait for a table. A party of 5 showed up 10 minutes later (and later for their reservation at the same time) and were seated almost immediately. I thought it was because they were being seated at a 6-top table. Five minutes later we were seated, also at a 6-top. Frustrating but not enough to ruin a wonderful dinner. Don't expect Americanized Italian dishes like fettuccine Alfredo or caprese salad.

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

Excellent Food and service, very nice atomosphere and priced well. We would highly recommend Carmine's!

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JE
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our out of state adult nephews here. The amount of food is unbelievable. They did not leave hungry, and we had a doggy bag for a whole dinner the next night. Great time with great staff.

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

We don't come here often but when we do it is always a great experience. The staff and service is professional. The food is awesome.

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

Third time I've been to Carmines when in NYC and it's always amazing!! Took our friends this time and they enjoyed it too!

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

Great food and amazing service.. Menu is good for family and group size. I love the place and food and this one is my favorite of Time Square.

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