Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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13438 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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Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined a day 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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet Sixteen Birthday

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

It was great!

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

Very good, as usual. Will continue to dine.

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

Always fun

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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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F
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 2 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 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great waitstaff! Delicious food!

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

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

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

Birthday trip

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

We visited on Sunday 17th of Feb. It was cold out and we arrived at 7pm for a 7.30pm reservation. First impression was awful as the 'doorman' who was checking the list of reservations was really rude and thought our 19.30 reservation was 9.30pm and then complained about the paper reservation we showed him using the 24hr clock! Once he'd double checked and verified the reservation he sent us back out the door and told us to enter another door and wait. Shortly after we were called and given a table, the waiter was superb. It was packed and so very noisy which made it manic as opposed to bustling. Food was fine but really the night was ruined for my wife and teenage daughters by the guy on the door, shame as everyone else was great.

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

Great restaurant, awesome food, service was really good, expected Italian ambiance.....will Definitely come again!

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

The service was terrific the food was terrific I would eat there every night if I could

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Very crowded and loud.....people standing around tables while you ate. I attentive wait staff. Forgot several items. We ordered a salad and 2 dinners for 2 adults and 2 children. The kid’s’ food came out 40 minutes after adult dinner. The manager took that off the bill but we will not be back.

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

Wonderful food, wonderful staff, wonderful ambiance! Celebrated a birthday with our sons. Thank you!

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

The only problem was that I had reservations and still had to wait a half hour for a table for two! And the waiting area was nuts and jamb packed.

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

Insanely busy, controlled chaos kind of place. We ordered 1 app and 1 dish for 3 people, but it could've fed 5 or 6. Service was Great food was very good, not great -- go more for the experience than the food.

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

Unfortunately our recent visit was quite a disappointment. We had 5:00 reservations and because of lack of communication between staff, we stood in a huge crowd of people who had later reservations than we did. I do not exaggerate when I say huge crowd. We were like cattle. Once we were seated, we were packed in like sardines. The food was good, but not as good as it had been on other visits. Our waiter, Max was WONDERFUL..

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

Food was delicious, service was great, a little pricey but not crazy for the city, only Issue was having to wait 45 minutes with a reservation and they were calling names so softly it was difficult to know when your table was ready.

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

Made reservations two weeks in advance but still waited almost 30mins to be seated. We had to stand near the front door and move back and fourth out of the way while trying not to knock into servers walking past with platters of food held over and above my head. We actually had to stand right behind customers who were sitting and eating. Very loud and crowded. The upstairs where we were seated was much more quiet and calm. Food was amazing, service was okay. Portions are a nice size, if you have a hungry appetite it may not be as big to you as customers are saying! My party of three almost finished everything. Just saying.

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

Fabulous experience.
Food and drink was plentiful and tasty. The perfect atmosphere for a couple or a family.
Recommend making reservations as early as possible since it is always busy.
Will definitely visit again.

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

Great location in Times square. Reservations are a must and we were seated immediately at our reservation time. Food was amazing and fresh. This is our 2nd time at Carmines, once in AC and the service was outstanding.

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FL
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Carmine's has been a family favorite for years, it's our go to before seeing a play, but this was our first time to be disappointed. We had a reservation and we're sat a couple minutes early but we're put at a booth right by the front, which was a bit chilly. We ALWAYS order the Sunday special, which always comes out fast and delicious. This time we waited, and waited, and waited, and when it finally came out half of it was cold. We were all so disappointed I think it may have been our last time there. The one positive is the waiter was fabulous, he kept checking in on us and apologized for the wait.

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

We had a wonderful meal and great service. It was very crowded and noisy when we first arrived but the noise level subsided after awhile. We had reservations and got seated almost immediately even though we were early for our reservation. There were people waiting for quite awhile without reservations so definitely make a reservation. The food is always delicious. Ask the waiter if you have any questions or need recommendations as they are excellent.

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

great food (lots of food) great atmosphere staff was incredible--really enjoyed our time there would recommend it to friends and family

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

Love to go here. Was a busy holiday date so a bit loud and full!

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

Always great service and food. Fantastic place to go before or after a show

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

Absolutely! I would recommend this place to my friends. In fact, I am thinking of going back there with a few friends. Does Carmine’s have any promotional discounts?

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

Reservations are important
Food was amazing
Very busy restaurant

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

We had reservations and we showed up 10 mins early. We were seated fairly quickly. Food was very good. Service not so much at least our waiter seemed to be not very attentive.

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

Our friends come in for the Toy Show every February. It is a tradition to dine at Carmine’s around this time every year. Our server, Anthony, was outstanding. The food was delicious and the apple martinis are the best!

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

Our waiter was phenomenal and the food was amazing!

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

Felt like we were on a good conveyor belt

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

The food was well prepared and an even better surprise that they serve your entire table. Loved the service. The menu is slightly confusing, but the staff is very helpful. Expect to spend a little money. Went here for 25th birthday and I enjoyed myself

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

Busy restaurant with a solid take on sharing food. Quality was excellent. Not a place for an intimate event though, far too many tourists and too noisy for that.

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

Incredible super fast service courteous staff absolutely delicious food

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