Carnival Restaurant

4.3
186 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Informal, family-owned Southern Italian hub known for large portions of pastas, entrees & pizza.
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4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food is always great but last night service was terrible

Place was packed and short staffed like many businesses are these days.

Waiter orders wrong food for one couple. Brought the appetizer and main meal to other couple.

We waited 1.5 hours for food and each couple at table got food at different times. I only ordered salad with grill shrimp and my order came out last.

Management did take off 20 percent for inconvenience

People need to work and get off the enhanced unemployment!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great vibe! I think the food can be better

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vipKrissy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service. We're from our of town but came back to this restaurant some we had sick a great time last year!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Servers were friendly and attentive, food was delicious. The pasta night special had many choices and even came with dessert and coffee. We will definitely be back soon!

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vipMrhistory
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for Italian good. Specials are very good with many choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Long Island comfort! Chicken francese, eggplant rollatini & filet of sole all 👍🏽

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vipBarbaraT
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress (didn’t get her name) was outstanding. She serviced the entire floor from front to back, including bussing the tables. She had no help whatsoever and did a fantastic job. We had pizza, Caesar salad, mozzarella sticks, and soup. All were great. We ordered Chicken Francese to go and unfortunately it was not good. The chicken was too thick and was almost inedible. But everything else was great

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vipenjoy0331
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

waiter always friendly food cold/ 2 nd time this happened

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LewisS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is good service was good restaurant interior well done clean

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were almost seated next to the kitchen close to a table with a fairly large family until we gave a funny look to our hostess. Once we were provided a more socially distanced table everything was excellent. Food was great, service was very good.

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ArleneK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carnival was great, precautionary measures taken, food delicious and we totally enjoyed ourselves!

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vipLaurie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this place. The food is great the service is impeccable and they have great choices

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Met a friend for lunch we ordered salads and asked to add shrimp. The waitress asked us how many we wanted and that they were $1.50 each shrimp. We both thought that that was very unusual the salad salads then came and mine had a hair in it. The waitress replaced it but no one ever came over to say anything more about it. Honestly for the price I wasDisappointed

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was packed, it was Valentine's Day, but they couldn't have been more accommodating, kind and professional. All the ladies received a Red Rose when they left. It was a wonderful experience.

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KevinK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a favorite of ours. The food is always delicious and the service outstanding.

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vipDenise
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great there and service a little slow but worth the wait

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carnival is a great restaurant. We love it there. The food is great and the service is outstanding. Pasta night is really, really great and I don't think I've been anywhere that gives you a better value with excellent food. But if you only go there for the pasta night, you're missing out!! The regular menu just can't be beat!

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vipSteveG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Sorry but the food is not good.

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vipJeanne
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinners were delicious and our waitress was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night, delicious food, fabulous service, and outdoor dining. Perfect.

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vipWendyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best calamari I've ever had and the mozzarella carozza was delicious. Service was exceptional and portions were large. Looking forward to going again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and atmosphere was great!! Definitely going back

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BrentR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food! Outside seating was great for those of us not ready to eat inside just yet.

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DonnaM
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Carnival, delicious food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was not up to par. Baked clams, we recieved 6 small, itty bitty ones. Not enough sauce but still were good. Got a Carnival salad and added grilled shrimp but the shrimp smelled bad. Veal parm although was good and decent amount too.

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vipScooter
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters need to keep their mask over their nose. Majority did not and I felt unsafe won’t be returning until this passes customer shouldn’t have to keep telling waiters to pull mask up

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vipRonp
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and prixe fixe menu was great value.
Wine by the glass a little expensive for type of restaurant.

MW
MrsWoogz
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a Thursday night and even in these crazy coronavirus days it was great! We chose to sit inside because it was very hot and humid but it was not a problem to get a table and all was properly distanced. Service was great, as was the food. Will plan on going here again soon. Twenty percent discount for cash was wonderful too.

JR
JaimieR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Could not have been happier. Thank you for making it a great night!

MM
MartyM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was excellent. It was so nice to eat out under the tent. The food was just OK. Not as good as I remember it, pre-pandemic.

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GingerD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most terrific waiter

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FrankA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS A FAMILY MEMBER OF AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT I KEENLY NOTICED THE FINE CHARACTERISTICS OF A QUALITY RESTAURANT. THE STAFF WAS VERY ACCOMIDATING WHEN I ADDED ANOTHER GUEST UPON ARRIVAL. THE STAFF WERE ALSO PLEASANT AND CONSISTENTLY PROVIDED GREAT SERVICE ON A VERY BUSY NIGHT. THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC AT A REASONABLE PRICE. THE RESTAURANT THROUGHOUT WAS IMMACULATE. PARKING WAS CONVENIENT AND THE ATMOSPHERE WAS WARM . TV VIEWING WAS ACCESSIBLE FROM ANY TABLE. PORTIONS WERE VERY GENEROUS AND FLAVORFUL AS WELL!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

When we arrived they sat us in the back near the kitchen where there is a lot of foot traffic. I had to ask to them to seat us elsewhere. The food was bland and they serve appetizer with a main course Instead of separating it. Would not go back 😡

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got Pasta night take out we got salmon Lebanese very nicely done included two small bottles of the red or white wine which came with desserts we got the cheesecake and everything was great. Thanks we needed that

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DeniseE
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The price and food was very good. We went on Pasta night . I had the shrimp and angel hair pasta. The shrimp were huge and the sauce was very good. My husband had the linguini and clam sauce, which he said was also very good. Service was ok. We definitely will go back.

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vipLydia
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

LM
LauM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carnival is always our "go to" when we want a delicious lunch at a good value price. Walter is a fantastic manager/matre d' and the ambience/cleanliness is superb! Dinner any night is a treat but even more so when they serve nightly specials. You can't go wrong at Carnival!
PS Have a cappuccino, a dessert in itself!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pasta night Monday or Wednesday. Waitress was excellent, as was the food. Good soup and salad, small desert, coffee, glass of wine and entree for $19

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always fabulous. Host/hostess is always pleasant. but the servers are very unfriendly and waitress isn’t very attentive, she didn’t tell us the specials etc. I felt rushed and the place was Practically empty. It’s a shame they don’t have friendly servers and waitresses . Been going here for decades just for the delicious food.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious waiter was great.Price is excellent.

FAQs

Carnival Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Carnival Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 473-9772.

Carnival Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

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.