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About Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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!

200 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 221-3800

Website:
http://www.carminesnyc.com/locations/tdny/index.php

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.

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.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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.

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (517)
Special Occasion (449)
Pre/post Theatre (448)
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Good for Birthdays (403)
Comfort Food (383)
Fun (369)
Casual (360)
Authentic (339)
Good for Anniversaries (257)
Great for Lunch (251)
Good for a Date (250)
Kid-friendly (222)
Neighborhood Gem (193)
Hot Spot (178)
Worth the Drive (171)
Fit for Foodies (158)
People Watching (150)
Sunday Lunch (149)
Bar Seating (129)
Cozy (122)
Business Meals (116)
Romantic (114)
Seasonal (113)
Late-night Find (97)
Vibrant Bar Scene (90)
Creative Cuisine (83)
Tasting Menu (77)
Happy Hour (53)
Notable Wine List (50)
Good Vegetarian Options (43)
Local Ingredients (40)
Great for Brunch (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Great Beer (23)
Scenic View (21)
Healthy (20)
Quick Bite (20)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Paleo Friendly (18)
Spicy (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Vegan (10)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful as always!!! Waiter was phenomenal!
Great food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Carmine’s was as good as usual. The mussels in marinara were excellent, especially the broth. The shrimp in marinara was also very good. Their rolls and bruschetta are also excellent- great for dipping in the broth. Service was top notch! We’ll continue to go their pre theatre.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and plentiful. Relaxing because you are not rushed. Quick service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

I have to say I wasn't expecting much from this restaurant because I'm picky with Italian food, but wow, I'm a fan! My husband and I shared the spaghetti with meatballs, a classic choice since it was my first time (he had been before) and everything was really tasty. the portions are huge, we still had enough for two more people, so I'd recommend coming with a big group so you can share the food and try more dishes :)

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is expensive but the servings are large, so you really only need a pasta and a meat dish (plus salad or appetizers) for 4 people. The hostesses could be friendlier, for sure. Our waiter was great. Stopped us from ordering too much, which we appreciated. Restaurant on the 1st floor is VERY loud; 2nd floor a little quieter but still quite loud.

The only negative part was the hostess stand. Three ladies who chose to acknowledge you when they are ready...I stood there for quite a while, which made me angry.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excelente los spaghetti con meatballs! Nunca comí unos tan ricos

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food family style setting was excellent. The service was excellent. Compare to the temperature outside, which was bitingly cold 12 degrees, it was heavenly to be inside Carmine's, sitting down, and enjoying a healthy delicious meal with the family while warming up.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. Bring your appetite as the portions are huge; highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit to Carmine's and we were not disappointed! The food was great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Fun experience every now and then. Careful not to over order!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and huge portions. A little pricey - but this is midtown Manhattan - where everything is overpriced. We had a reservation for 6 pm (on a Wednesday night in mid January) and were right on time, but the place was a zoo. We weren't seated until 6:20 pm and the bar area was so packed we were suffocating. (No place to sit down). It did not help that I had a cold and needed to sit down asap. Also, we waited a long time for our food and the waiter apologized profusely. We had an 8 pm play (one block away) and barely made it. If you are going to an 8 pm show, be safe and make a reservation for 5:30 pm.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

Arrived early and enjoyed sitting at the bar talking with the staff and other patrons. Our reserved table was perfectly located. Waitstaff was great and tended to our every need. The food was amazing and so plentiful. Never felt rushed. We truly enjoyed our dinning experience and the delicious leftovers.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

Only two doors down from Times Square we arrived to find our table was ready on time even though the restaurant was very busy. This was important since we had arrangements to see a Broadway play later that evening. Our waiter (Moe) explained the menu and gave us just the right attention. The food was particularly good - it was all home made (even the sausage). The portions were immense but Moe warned us and we therefore ordered two entree's for our able of four and we ate family style. It worked perfectly. The Chianti we ordered was delicious and pared well with our Italian meal. The manager came over to thank us for our patronage and ask how our meal went. The rest of the staff including the doormen were very helpful with directions and advice. Carmines was an extremely good dining experience. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone .....but bring your appetite.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

We were early for our reservation so we had a drink at the bar. Good wine list, reasonable prices. We choose the cold antepasto and chicken masala to share. For 3 people it was too much food but very good. It's in the heart of the theatre district so it's very convenient. Great for groups. The waitstaff were knowledgeable and pleasant. Would definitely return and recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Definitely make reservations for this popular and worthy Italian restaurant. Know that portions are served family style and arrive hungry.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I couldn’t believe our luck when I found Carmine’s on the door step of our hotel. Having eaten in the Las Vegas restaurant in October last I couldn’t resist it. Got a late booking through open table so we skipped the queues. The place was buzzing on a Tuesday night , atmosphere was terrific and service was spot on. We had the Mussels and Special Carbonara and both were to die for.
It really made our trip to New York . Looking forward to visiting the Bahamas restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Fun, accommodating and GIANT portions!! Loved our waiter.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Went to Carmine's prior to seeing Aladdin on Broadway. We had a party of 8 and at first through the table may have been a bit tight, but it was just fine for the family style dinner. The food was delicious and served quickly so we had plenty of time to walk over to the theater.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great service. They were about 45 minutes behind on reservations on a Monday night, but it was worth it.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great time and meal.

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·Dined 6 days ago

I know carmine prides itself in huge portions, but it’s s little ridiculous. If your there with a group but I was in from out of town with my daughter. We ordered chicken and pasta, I would have like a small salad, but my only option was a $25 salad — crazy that there’s no alternative for one person having salad. Similarly my daughter wanted a little dessert but the only options served three to four. This leads to tremendous waste (huge portions of uneaten food were being thrown out all around us (hotel stayers don’t really have an alternative and contributes to a rampant problem with obesity. I understand that big is a main part of the image — but when it’s this extreme and this rigid, it’s just poor customer service.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Definitely one of the best spots to dine in NYC. Great service, nice ambiance and the food’s so good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Great Beer, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I've loved the food. My complaint is about the too loud music inside the restaurant.

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·Dined 7 days ago

The portions are HUGE! We ordered an appetizer and one dish for 5 people and still had leftovers. Very Yummy.

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·Dined 7 days ago

I'm sure others have raved about Carmines but this place was the highlight of all places we ate at this past weekend. Crazy busy and loud but we arrived for our 7:30 reservation pretty early so we could get out of the cold and they seated us within 15 minutes. I'm not sure you can find a better place in NYC to get your money's worth. My wife and I shared a simple plate of spaghetti and meatballs that could have fed 4 people. Couple of drinks and a bill of less than $50 is incredible. Pretty exciting place and everyone seemed to be enjoying it. Definitely will have to return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined 7 days ago

Hands down the best Calamari I have ever tried!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Excelente comida a buen precio y buena atencion

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Adding this as a must for every visit to NYC. The most authentic cuisine and atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Carmine's is one of our favorite NYC venues! Reservations were easily made.... however, we were not allowed to "check-in" until the specific reservation time. We were informed that we would still have a 20 minute wait ... will continue to return every time we are in NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined 7 days ago

reservations are a must-have and get there early for your reservations. food and service is exceptionally well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The dining room was hectic, chaotic, and not efficient. I had to wait 10 min to get a wine glass for my wine after asking 2x. We had to ask a roaming waiter for plates. We could not hear our waiters explanation of the 3 chicken dishes, due to the loud noise.
It is a New York experience,but not one I would return for.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

We visited Carmine's as part of my 10, 8 and 6 year old nephews Christmas present. Our server was fantastic. The table we had which needed to accommodate 8 people was is a place where the kids were not in anyone's way and still had enough room to move around.

I have been to Carmine's many times and this restaurant never lets me down. Being a first visit for my young nephews, they were amazed when the family style spaghetti and meatballs arrived at our table.

If you've never experienced Carmine's, it's a must try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

What a nightmare!!! Our reservations requested a high chair and they seemed surprised (even though we had a 12 month old with us) when we asked for it. The first highchair didn't have a buckle on it, which violates safety standards and renders it useless. The replacement one they brought had scraps of food on it, which we had to clean. The order of penne with Mariana sauce was delivered with meat sauce instead. The vegetarian in the group was the one who pointed out the mistake to the waiter, who confirmed that the sauce did in fact have meat in it. The replacement sauce took 10 minutes to prepare, by which time the food was already cold. VERY DISAPPOINTED in Carmine's, and next time we are in the area will opt for better food and service at a neighboring restaurant instead.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

suggest you consider changing the glasses that the wine is served in.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Grossly overpriced - their pasta special platter featuring 4 different types of pasta was tempting but at $35.95 a total rip off, it was tasty but for what couldn't have amounted to more than $8.00 worth of pasta and cheese,, way overpriced. The bill for two adults and two children each having one beverage (soda for the kids) each came to $ 186.00 no worth it. Serve yourself, no staff never came back to the table.
Would never go back or recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food is wonderful, menu is simple. Highly recommend the penne vodka.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food. NYC, you cannot beat the quality, size of portions, taste and overall value! Highly recommend! Service was an area that needs attention.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I was disappointed with the service on this visit. We were passed around between at least 4 wait staff. We were seated early, which was nice but no one came to take a drink order until almost 45 minutes later. Food wasn't ordered until almost an hour after being seated.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic meal! Loved everything about it! My only suggestion would be to scale back the portions when 2 are dining. We went to a Game, and couldnt take the left overs. Disappointed but more so at the waste. Thank you!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I've been to Carmine's many times over the last 15 years and I am not sure what is better: the food or the memories created from every dinning experience with the friends and family that share the table. Love the staff here too- always warm with a keen sense of humor

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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