Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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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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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to New York City and Carmine’s had been recommended by friends and we happened to be staying in a nearby hotel. We had made a reservation so the wait was just a few minutes. Staff was very friendly. Had stuffed mushrooms for appetizer and manicotti as the main dish. Delicious. And even though it was busy, we were not rushed to finish and leave. Definitely a place we’d visit again.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular seafood special!

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Heerlijk druk restaurant. Reserveren een must. Gezellige schalen voor de hele familie of groep! Wij hadden pasta a la wodka en een schaal heerlijke kippenpoten erbij. Ook de tiramisu was goed en vooral veel!

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ME
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good experience, our server was awesome and attentive. The food was great and for our party of 10 the family style was perfect!! The only dish I didn’t like was the linguine with white clam sauce. The dish was lacking flavor all around and the clams didn’t appear fresh more like canned. Please improve this dish!! One of my favorite dishes so I was sad. But everything else we ordered was on point. Thank you, we will be back.

JT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful. There were 5 of us & we were starving. Started with a Carmine’s Salad. Fresh, cold, & delicious. For entree’s we shared cheese ravioli with Vodka sauce and angel hair pasta with bolognese. Both were great, but the ravioli was the favorite. Ordered chocolate cannoli and strawberry shortcake for desert. Shortcake was tasty but no one cared for the lemon flavor in the cannoli. Will return as often as were able!

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely Loved The Family Style Menu !! Food Was AMAZING !

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

Carmines is a very business restaurant and I understand why.
The food is delicious and plentiful. The service is generally quick and efficient.

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

The food was great and our waitress Nicole was outstanding. The only issue is that we had a 6:00 reservation and we’re not seated until 7:00. This was unacceptable considering I booked the reservation 1 month in advance. Once we were finally seated, everything was great.

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

Awesome food and waitress was excellent...service was great. We had an awesome experience.

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

The family style meals might not be best for only 2 people. Would be much better for larger groups so everyone can try different things. We agreed on Ravioli with a Ragu sauce, a salad and strawberry shortcake. Food and service were terrific. The prices were a bit high...each item was almost $30 each.

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

Great service, huge food portions, shrimp scampi was good, but the angel hair pasta was blah in flavor, not enough sauce, and the shrimp were a little over cooked. The Lasagna was good, but not the best I have had, huge piece could feed 4 people easy. I would probably not order the same next time, as the menu has lot of choices. Great NY atmosphere, but the for the price, I expected better tasting food.

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

Perfect evening, we will come back!
Service , especially food was excellent...

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

Always a favorite for me. Love Carmines. Just remember that one meals feeds 3-4.

V
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great family experience at Carmine's - our server was exceptional and the restaurant has all kinds of character. Would highly recommend as part of a trip to NYC. Great food, huge portions and excellent value. We will be back on our next trip. We booked a mid afternoon reservation which helped avoid the huge evening crowds. Thank you!

DA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family gathering with great food, service and atmosphere!! Will definitely be back again!!

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

Felt like a factory that just wanted your dollar. Horrible experience slightly made better by a nice waitress. Food was average at best.

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

Therer was a great line and it was extremely crowded

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiter was kinda rude. Place was great though.

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

A Great place for a family with kids in NYC. Had a family of 12 with 4 kids and had a great experience. Would recommend to anyone.

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

Great location with a big crowd. We frequent Carmine's before heading to the theater. Everything is consistently great!

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

Great, as always! Both, food and service, were outstanding.

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

We were shown to our table 30 min late so felt rushed before a 7pm show, but they really crank it out. Salad and calamari arrived literally within 5 min of ordering so we were eating before getting drinks. Food is a great value and boisterous room is good with a group.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

There is a lot, and I mean a LOT of food!
It’s family style dishes, which translates to huge! You’ll need at least 4 people to finish plates, or you are going to have leftovers for a week if you go by yourself.
The food is good, but not great Italian food.
However, it’s fantastic value if there is group of you

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

We were here for the week visiting from Texas & heard wonderful things about this place. It was DELISH! 10/10 would recommend.

H
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post theater dinner. Wonderful server. Delicious food.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Not authentic

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

Gigantic restaurant and full to the brim. Food family style and dishes are enough for 8 normal eaters. Service excellent. Prices not outrageous. Food can use a bit more spices.

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

Pasta is always great. Garlic bread with cheese would have been fine if the bread crust was edible. It was too hard, and we just had to eat the middle part of every bread slices.

Food was not the concern. The gentleman (who was not gentle at all) who was checking reservations at the entrance was annoyingly rude. After checking to see if they had us on the list as we have been standing for almost 30 minutes, his face was almost in my face and was responding to me with sarcasm. It was a weird and really rude experience. I am considering not coming back, or probably just get food to go. That experience impacted my impression of this establishment. I just picked my battle and decided to shrug it off. The other guest with me thought the same- that the man holding what looked like a device for reservations was rude. It was rude and creepy.

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

The food and service are always fabulous. And this time our waiter Darwin was beyond exceptional. It's the only place we eat when we visit New York.

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

Very efficient staff, food was good, service was quick.

BG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Day at theatre in NYC

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

Huge and tasty dishes! Ordered mixed greens salad, chicken parmigiana and chocolate torta.

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

my department loves carmines! our server was AMAZING, and the food as well.

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

Visit to NYC always dine at Carmine’s

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

Wonderful food and service

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food !

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

It was my best friend’s birthday....we had a great time...server Harold was a pleasure and very professional!

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

Must visit in New York! Great food and atmosphere!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing however did not realise that the dishes are all meant for two or more people when I booked. This is difficult when one party is a difficult eater.
The service at the table was excellent. Well informed of all addiction and specials to the menu.
The restaurant was very very busy. All tables full and a large queue. Definitely book before hand if you want a guaranteed seat! Very loud. Only downside - a separate area to wait would be beneficial as we were waiting next to tables who were eating their food. Not pleasant for us or them.

ML
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The good and service were great. However sitting 12 people at a table normally for 8 was awful. Plus the noise level of the restaurant was unbearable. It was impossible to hold a conversation at the table. The noise level alone would be the driver should If I chose to come back.

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