Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.6
12599 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - 11:00 AM – Midnight
Tuesday - 11:00 AM – Midnight
Wednesday - 11:00 AM – Midnight
Thursday - 11:00 AM – Midnight
Friday - 11:00 AM – Midnight
Saturday - 11:00 AM – Midnight
Sunday - 11:00 AM – Midnight
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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
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointed with service and food. Felt rushed by the server and she was annoyed at our questions about the menu. Food was all family style even the food allergy and vegetarian/vegan options. We had 1 gluten allergy, 1 vegetarian, and 2 regular diet people in our party. Had to order gluten free family style (feeding 2-4) and same with vegetarian which alot wasn't gluten free and vise versa. Was not easy to find common options and being forced into family style was not a choice we were happy with. Had we known that first we never would have eaten there. Would not go back.

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Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 8 after Rockettes Christmas Spectacular! Food was delicious! Huge portions served family style ! Spaghetti and meatballs so good but also loved the eggplant Parmesan . Loved it

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

Everything about this place was perfect! We can’t wait to go back!

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

Annual nyc trip with family

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K
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and server! Loved it!!

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DS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class service and amazing food ! Thanks for an other great food / wine evening with family !

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

everything was delicious aa usual. been there few times and to one in atlantic city. place is beautiful, staff and waiters are courteous and pleasant, service is timely and food is wonderful

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

Great family style experience! The perfect place to eat after a show!

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

CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE - Every Christmas season my family goes to Carmine’s for the great festive atmosphere, holiday decorations, great food, and great value. Pasta with bolognese sauce is excellent as well as the Chicken Parm. The price at this Family-style restaurant was excellent considering the amount of food and drink we had. The only negative I saw was they must measure their alcohol with a jigger for drinks on the rocks - even with ice, the short glass wasn’t even 1/3 full.

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

We took our annual Christmas trip to the City. I was really happy to get a 2:30 reservation so close to Christmas. We were given a window seat!!!! What a score !!! The food was wonderful, our waitress was awesome, and the table was the BEST. Thanks Carmine's for making our get away that much more special !!!

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

The food never disappoints! Everything was delicious. Our server was not that attentive and kept rushing us. Wanted to take dishes away while we were still eating.

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

My 62 Birthday

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

I’ll definitely go there again. Everything was good. Alot of food. 1 dish should be enough for 2.

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

I visit Carmine’s every time I’m in nyc!! Their food is delicious & the ambience is hustling but beautiful! Our waiter was friendly & efficient. I will be back again and again!

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

The service was horrendous. It took over 30 minutes to get the check, no one checked to make sure our food was OK, and the veal was terrible overcooked.

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

Patty was our waitress- she is awesome.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come every year. This was our first trip to this location.

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

Love this place, my wife and I go everytime we're in NY. Love it!

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

Excellent food..took home lasagna and chicken marsala gave only one small piece of bread disappointed in that

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

Most meals are for sharing. Great late-night/post show meal! The place was full but still quickly served; and service was great!

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

The service was terrible-very rude waitress and the Manager was unapologetic. The worst service I have ever experienced-very very rude serving staff and management

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EM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fantastic New York experience for our first visit to the Big Apple!

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KV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The place was packed and pretty noisy but that never became unbearable. The food itself was mediocre but there was a lot of it. One portion of lasagna can sustain a small army for a few days, so if starvation is your only preoccupation this place has you sorted. For fine Italian cuisine look a bit further to the West where much better quality is to be found.

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

Anniversary dinner.

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

Wonderful wait staff...very attentive and friendly. Beautiful restaurant decorated for Christmas. The food is amazing!!! Large, family style servings....so delicious! The manager personally delivered and served our meal. Definitely will come back! Just wish there was something comparable in Dallas/Ft. Worth!

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LP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was OK. However I thought the food at another restaurant a block away is better.

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

Great food and service! Very festive! A must at Christmas time!

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

nyc trip with mom and friends

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

We had a disappointing experience as our waitress was terrible. She brought out manicotti with so little red sauce, we asked for more, she forgot, asked her twice more . Almost 20 minutes wait and manicotti got cold. She never came to refill our drinks. She referred to meals with a “what are we having gang”, “ what are we drinking?, “ she claimed she had five other things to do. She put many many circles around how much to tip on the bill. I tipped her less than 10 per cent and she should cherish that. A terrible waitress that many would refer to as “ airhead”!

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

I'm from NJ and have been to Carmine's many times. It's touristy, but fun, and we were there this time with out of town guests who asked to go. Food wise, the chicken a la Romana was spectacular but the eggplant parm was really dry. The salad, like both dishes, was plentiful and we had lots to take home. Our waitress was friendly and helpful but extremely busy so we had to wave her down if we needed anything. We had a rez and were seated exactly on time, which was a miracle since the place was packed to the rafters, uncomfortably so. This is not the place for a quiet, relaxed lunch or dinner, but it's Carmine's and the pushing and bumping and noise are part of the experience. The only negative is the upstairs ladies room which could really use some work.

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

Penne vodka w/chicken was outstanding

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NJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Huge family style portions...a little pricey but you’re in NYC! Highly recommend!!

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

Always amazing food and great service! Make the trip to New York every year just to go to Carmine’s!!

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CA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmine's is so much fun and the food is amazing! It has consistently been one of our most favorite New York restaurants when we travel there from Arizona.

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Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We won a Bottle of The Best Wine of the Menu given by the Couple who were at the other table next to us! It was AMAZING!
Best Penne à La Vodka we ever esten there! And best waiter too! It was OUTSTANDING !

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

Experiencia excelente con una atención esmerada y solícita! Los platos son superabundantes, de los que de uno pueden cenar dos o tres fácilmente! El local siempre lleno y por algo será!

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

Excellent and Fun!

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

Food was good but too many tourists for me. I prefer a quieter and more intimate settings which serves better food. There are a number of better places in NY for Italian. Not bad, just not special. I much prefer Carbones.

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

I booked a month in advanced and at first i had 13 people and they coulnt fit was at one table and at two different times.. But in the day of arrival two peoole backed out and that left us with a party of 11 so when we got to carmines i explained our sistuation snd they gave us one big table a stairs for my party of 11.. No wait .. And the table was round and i loved it better bc i got to talk to everyone at my table.. I love the round tables.. Carmines in times square is the best carmines.. My waiter was hands down the best waiter.. He was funny and so nice also he was very patient with my party of 11..

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

Whenever we are in NY we always dine at Carmine’s. The food is fabulous and so is the atmosphere. The staff is always very pleasant. Love this place it never disappoints.

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