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Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Carmine's UWS is open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Curbside Pick-up & Contactless Delivery. Reserve your tables now. We can't wait to see you all!

Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted Carmine's with a singular vision; bringing his guests “wow-factor” sized portions and making every meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast.

Platters of made to order antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing among 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6140 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience . The employees are exceptional and food amazing

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lola08
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The good was ok but the service was terrible. The waiter came by the table twice and forgot the bread. Never came around until he was leaving we had to ask someone else to bring me drinks and the check.

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RayI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Poor service. Waited 15 minutes for someone to come to table - every other table got bread- not ours.

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JES2020
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was delicious and the portions were plentiful. Enjoyed the Calamari with red sauce over linguine, spinach, and the ricotta cheese cake. We were tucked away at an outdoor tented table, and our server was cordial and attentive.

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TyroneW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great.
My only problem was the out door dinning.
My friend enjoyed the outdoors i myself prefer indoor dinning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point. Carmine’s is an experience like no other

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Terrible experience. Far from an upscale expectation. Unreasonably huge portions for an unwarranted price range. Bland taste to top it off.

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vipMETGUARD
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first indoor dinning at Carmines since this crazy pandemic hit us. It was my birthday dinner with close friends. The service and food was excellent. We all felt very safe inside. Carmines spread out all the tables so we all was away from one to another.

Thank you very much!!

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Abby
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and had a wonderful time. It was my daughter’s birthday and food was great and dessert delicious. It will definitely be a birthday to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here since 04. Still amazing.

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Gaby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was great! I took my man there & it was his first time. He loved it! The food was great as always! I had shrimp pasta w/ white sauce! I want it again so tasty, I’ll be back!

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BrookLynn
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome "safe" time. Our server Eddie was amazing! Great recommendations on the food and drink menu! Our family had a good time!

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods do service was amazing definitely will be returning

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NYCMAfan
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was so nice to be back inside one of our favorite places. The food and drink menus are a bit limited now, but it’s understandable. Service was timely. Food was tasty. Steak was a bit overdone, but edible. Looking forward to making more happy memories.

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Mobilemommy4
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Family style Italian Dishes. Perfect for large gatherings !

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RitaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

I've been to that Carmine's several times and always enjoyed the food. Though I'm glad that Carmine's is open to eat indoors, I feel like the taste of the food changed. We were disappointed that the Friday specials were no longer on the menu since the pandemic, I had shrimp parmesan, my friend a veal dish which we've both had previously, but we felt the food was a little salty. Also though pretty much empty, at 3pm, our waiter was not very attentive. The Carmine's salad didn't have any meat or cheese like it should which was rectified , but at the end the waiter never asked us if we wanted another drink, dessert, or anything else, he just bought the bill, which he had to fix because we wanted to add a take out order. Would I recommend not right now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie was so helpful. He told us about the special and even showed me a picture so I would understand portion size better. He made sure to inform of Covid guidelines and switched out the drink for my daughter when it was not to her liking. Thank you so much Charlie! See u again!

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GabrielleO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my lands - this was by far the best food we had in NYC and we ate at some amazing places. We made a reservation a couple hours ahead of time, got a great table and were able to sit away from others and take our masks off at the table. Our server was friendly, helpful and fast and the chicken special (with spinach, lemon butter sauce and roasted potatoes) was incredible. Keep in mind each entree can feed up to 4 people easily so be prepared for leftovers!

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NateS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, as always. We had the carbonara, which was amazing. It was rich and creamy, but surprisingly not too heavy. Their meatballs are fantastic, "density city," as described by our server. Speaking of which, Charlie was the highlight of the night. He really spent the time to have a conversation with us throughout the course of our meal, and gave the best recommendations. He had us laughing and was overall just a fantastic server, and I'd go back to Carmine's just for him.

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Luis
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

It was my sons birthday and i told the waiter plus i send a message. I told the Maitre D but to no avail. The service was slow and not attendive. The food took longer than usual especially the bread pudding. I was very dissappointed especially after spending over 250 dollars.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worse dining experience I’ve had in a while. Food wasn’t nearly as good as we remembered. Our calamari was soggy and our chicken Parm was bland/ undercooked with weird textured and flavored cheese.

Drinks were great, I must say. However, the service was the worse we’ve gotten in years. Our waiter kept disappearing, when food arrived there were no utensils on the table and two ppl waited 10 mins before their drink order was taken. When we complained about our food and asked to see a manager, no one was sent to our table; Just another server explaining they weren’t charging us for the food we sent back.

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RichardA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent value. We go often and at both locations.

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TheaS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had 2 Tables that night, both had the same food on each . The food was okay!

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KrystalR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmine's is my favorite restaurant of all times. Glad it's back open with outdoor seating. The service was great and I appreciated their commitment to creating a safe environment despite the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Aunt's 80th birthday!!! Awesome food and service, especially from our attentive server, Omar. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning experience! Plates are family sized to plenty if left overs to take home! This was our first time here and can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Omar was extremely attentive and welcoming, great energy. Great service and food!! Definitely coming back 😄

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my friend reunited after Covid lockdown and it was a great ambience and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time here celebrating my moms birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was great however they did not have the first 4 bottles of wine we tried to order. They also had no wine glasses and served our wine in water glasses. They brought out a complementary dessert for our birthday boy with a candle and we were STUFFED.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at carmine's was very satisfying. The food is great and plentiful. The waiter was very respectful and knowledgeable about the menu and his recommendations were right on the nose. I still have dinner for tonight from carmine's which I look forward to eating when I get off work tonight. Thank you. MR. Robert Brown jr.

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VictoriaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

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DAO91ST
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I've dined here just two weeks before and it was FANTASTIC. This last time though was the total opposite. Seems to be cutting corners to drive down cost. Apps were rushed out, Calamari was cold. Wings were dry. The sauce must of decipated while sitting in the window under the heat lamp. Penne Ala Vodka was bland and disappointing. To our surprise an employee told us they aren't using garlic in the vodka sauce anymore. Find that very hard to believe. I know we're all going through some tough times but this visit was very disappointing to all 8 of us. I hope your experience is a much better one.

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AmaniM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat with the family or group dinning

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was cold, service was terrible, we never got bread like all the other tables did. I wouldn’t go back.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Classic Italian food. The dishes are enormous! Good for sharing. It is a family restaurant, so people of all ages dine there.

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JoeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience from beginning to end. I had a 7pm reservation for 2, on a Saturday. I arrived in the city early and asked if they would be able to accommodate us earlier than our scheduled time and and they did. This was the first week for indoor dining in NYC, post covid. Carmines took every step necessary in providing us with a very safe environment. The perimeter tables were separated with partitions and all staff were wearing masks. Guests were asked to wear masks whenever they conversed with their waiter and when moving about the restaurant (otherwise you can sit at your table without) The hostess sat us and provided us with a card that outlined all the rules and it included a QR code for the menu. Payment at the end was contactless as well.

The waiter was very friendly and the food arrived quickly. I wish I could have eaten more but my eyes we’re bigger than my stomach. We shared the lasagna and shrimp parm. Both were delicious, as we expected them to be.

So glad that indoor dining is available again. Because it was such a beautiful night, the outside business was booming as well. Do not hesitate coming back to Carmines. You’ll be glad you did. They deserve our business. I already shared my experience with my friends on social media and they were glad to hear indoor dining at Carmines resumed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing everything was amazing

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CDelia
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. They are taking good precautions with social distancing, your parties temp will be taken upon arrival and you will need to leave your contact info. The tables are well spaced as opposed to the usual crowded floor. We sat inside however they do have adequate space for outdoor dining. The bar area is not open for sitting and enjoying a drink prior to dinner. Overall we had a great time. Service and food were great as usual.

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Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC is rated 4.5 stars by 6140 OpenTable diners.

Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://carmines.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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