Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

4.5
6599 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are open for Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Pick-up & Delivery. The city of New York is requiring all guests 12 yrs and older to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is not required for outdoor dining. In order to dine indoors, each guest must provide CDC card or photo, excelsior pass, NYC Covid Safe App and photo ID.

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 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!

Support Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Carmine's Thanksgiving Feast

    $295.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2021

    Our Carmine's Thanksgiving Feast feeds 6-8 is available for $295. Includes one 18 lb. Roasted Turkey with Sausage & Sage Stuffing served with Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions & Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sauteed String Beans with Julienned Red Peppers & Toasted Hazelnuts, Baby Carrots with Fresh Dill, Sweet Potatoes topped with Marshmallows & Maple Syrup, Mashed Potatoes with Giblet Gravy. Finish your Feast with one of our delicious pies for an additional $24.99. Carmine’s a la carte menu is also available for you to add to your Carmine's Thanksgiving Feast experience.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6599 people are saying
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RaulP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The portions are enormous! The food and the service were both great!

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Anon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Huge portions. We said that we did not want too much food, but the waiter encouraged us to have a salad for starter, saying it would be manageable between us. It wasn't. They brought the pasta dish out twice, and took it away saying it was not the right one. The second time, the waiter had started to serve the pasta onto my plate (which I was already eating off). He said the pasta was still not right and scraped it off back into the main serving dish!

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MarkS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal at Carmine's. Some may scoff when you tell them you are dining there, stating it's a touristy place. But, do not listen! The portions are family style i.e. HUGE, and the food is amazing, and extremely reasonably priced considering. The ambience is fun (and loud) FYI, so be prepared. You can't go wrong with either NYC location.

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colleenc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,great service.Got stuck In traffic and they changed are reservations to account for the traffic delay.

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NewYorker
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Carmine’s was highly recommended and yet the food was not as good as we expected. We felt rushed as we were having our meal. It was super busy and loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor service, food was not good for the price, chicken Parmesan was cold, waiters did not bother pouring water or plating food.
I will cancel a future reservation and won’t be going back.

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RobertF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was attentive. A little busy but I'd expect that on weekends. We arrived at our reservation time but still waited a short while to be seated even though tables were empty and set, and we were told to wait at the bar although we had already come up the steps, party of 7 including baby in baby carriage. I'll be coming back again, though. Excellent, and I mean this, family atmosphere (so noisy and celebratory), family sized servings and the staff are friendly. Recommend the garlic bread...crispy and delicious. I'm vegetarian so stuck with that and the angel hair with garlic and oil. The rest of my party had veal parmigiana and lasagna with an appetizer of calamar

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Krenadav
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waiter didn’t pay attention. Took a while to get drinks and food. Portion was smaller and it fully cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience

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Kathleen
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Prices seemed to have increased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Waiter was very nice. Staff all around was nice. But quality of the food has gone down since I was there pre-covid.

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ikejr
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when i walk through the doors of Carmines. Its is the place to go for large groups. The rigatoni marinara was amazing the fried zucchini was a bottomless plate!

we did not even make it to dessert. cant wait to go back. Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service family style portions

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Carrie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and the serving staff was on point! We felt welcomed.

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vipjndndm
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met our son and daughter-in-law visiting on their honeymoon. It’s a great New York Italian restaurant. I appreciate how accommodating they were with my disabled brother

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DamianA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very tasty, but the waiter who served us seemed like he was in a bit of a hurry to go home and was not too friendly.

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saralynnr
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A reservation for two in the outdoor dinning area @5pm.
The outdoor area is fine noise level was okay occasionally you will hear the traffic by you but it was fine. Our first waiter had an attitude of some sort. He kept rolling his eyes while we were ordering none the less we didn’t see him ever again. Never brought us our drinks nor cup of ice. We had to ask for it 2x with the lemon we first asked for as well. The food came out within 15 minutes but our pasta linguine was cool the chicken parmigiana kept it warm. It was good but would of been better if food was hot. The garlic bread was to die for. Delicious they were. And plenty for two ppl. Overall I give 91st location a 3* women restrooms should be cleaner and maintain clean at all time. Toilet paper were missing, soap dispenser were not working and the floor was horrific!!!

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vipAhmedK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family style food. Food was very good, atmosphere is really nice!

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DellH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time in this place- our anniversary! Our matri’de was Tye- wonderful young lady, our server was Michael- exemplary personified! Foods were excellent and worthy of their prices in Manhattan! Sadly, this time my favored French Martini drink was not available, as on my first time in Carmines, because of a an ingredient in the making of it was not available 😔
Hopefully, they will rectify this anomaly, being that a weekend crowd (Saturday) is one of their money making days of the week; therefore, they should have made the inventories fully stocked!
My hubby enjoyed our anniversary date, this was his first time, and will come back again as do I.
We highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, very welcoming!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmines is always one of our favorite stops when we’re visiting NYC! It’s a must on our list. Food was amazing as always.

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Nonchalantwoman
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The portions were massive. My family and I celebrated my mother's birthday. The waiters came over and sang happy birthday to my mom, and gave her some vanilla ice cream accompanied with a candle. It was a birthday celebration she would never forget.

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Peng
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Except for an extremely rude bartender and a slow waiter, it was good. Noise level was bothersome. Food is an incredible value for taste and quantity.

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GeorgeT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served family style. Carmine’s has always been our family’s favorite spot for family gatherings.

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CarltonC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I absolutely love Carmine's! The only thing is, in NYC, with it being outside, you can't control the external crowd. Food was excellent, as always, but we had a minor inconvenience with some partaking of marijuana near the seating.

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vipcarm
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Carmine's is a great group dining spot. Unfortunately, we didn't know picture ID was required to enter, so a member of our party couldn't join us. They were vaccinated and had an official ID, but it did not have a picture.

Other than that, Carmine's delivered a great birthday dinner!

We had a group of 8 seated and were more than satisfied with an appetizer (fried zucchini - yum/ garlic bread), 4 entrees and a tiramisu.

Our entrees, 2 pasta (rigatoni/broccoli/sausage in white sauce & penne alla vodka) and 2 meats (chicken parm & chicken marsala).

All the entrees were great and filling, plus the homemade foccaccia filled us all up to our ears.

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ErickV
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good, tasty Italian food, served in huge size to share.

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JayD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent reception, and service was great though it was close to closing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very nice

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Rvmtherapist
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. We will be regulars from now on.

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Jared
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was awesome. Drinks were exactly what you’d expect to get. Prices are pretty reasonable for the size and quality of the entrees that come out. The energy of the restaurant is exactly what our group was looking to experience and enjoy in a NYC Italian restaurant. My only gripe is that our waiter (Claudio?) was a dick. I get I’m new and some explanation of how the restaurant works can get annoying after several hours into a shift, but ordering a house red shouldn’t be hard. Nor should it be a catalyst for the customer to feel talked down to and unintelligent. I believe the end of that conversation went as follows :“(pointing at menu) Whatever you’d like to call this tiny picture of a half carafe of wine, but filled with your house red? That’s what I’m trying to order. “
Other than that, it was pretty good. I’ll be back.

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GretchenH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and value! Will come again! Great for sharing a meal with the family!

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yogaann
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Carmines experience exceeded all our expectations! From the lovely gent at the dias to our spectacular service, nothing could have been improved upon. My North Carolina family is sure to return to visit… But not to see us, their family who lives here, but for the Caesar salad dressing!

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joeb
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

the busboys need training, some of the dishes could be more carefully prepared, and some waiters could be more sensitive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time here and the food was delicious. I would definitely return for that. The noise level was excessive. The bathrooms were not clean. It was a special occasion (birthday) and no one came to sing while other tables had that occur.

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Milla
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing, definitely worth the prices for the portions they give

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really good but the service was a bit slow and the place was quite loud

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JoshS21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Went here with my fiancé for a date night and have to say we were disappointed. We have dined at Carmines all over the world and always have been impressed. This time not so much. Our waitress was way to flirty and clearly trying to hard for a tip. When we ordered our drinks and food, we got our drinks at 30 seconds later our food was out. How is that possible ? Unless it was sitting there. We ordered the Cesar salad and the pieces were large and wilted that you couldn’t even eat it. I didn’t think brown pieces should be in a salad. We got the chicken scallopino which also was average and very salty. The calamari was good but that’s the only thing that was edible. The waitress continued to flirt with my fiancé as if that could make up for the bad service. I felt it was very rushed and we would of ordered more. I do not think we will be returning here. Have to say carmines you lost some good customers.

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DellH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods were phenomenally authentic Italian and scrumptious. The foods portions were definitely for sharing and be sated. The prices were exceptionally within the range. The cocktails were great; services were exemplary.
A place that we will come back again. Kudos Carmines at 91st Street- NYC! I hope you stay consistent.❤️

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TamiK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

You get plenty of food. Ordered 2 entrees between 4 good eaters and still had leftovers

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Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC is rated 4.5 stars by 6599 OpenTable diners.

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