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About Cara Mia
Cara Mia restaurant is a neighborhood treasure in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan. Minutes from Times Square, locals and tourists alike flock to this Italian trattoria which features delicious homemade pastas, fresh meats and seafood, as well as an extensive wine list. Cara Mia's cozy and intimate atmosphere are the perfect location for a romantic dinner.
New York, NY 10036
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 4pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 4pm - 12am
Between 45th &46th
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
N, R, Q, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, 7
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Takeout, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Cara Mia can accommodate all your special event needs.
Cara Mia Ratings and Reviews
Cara Mia has become one of our go-to favorites for its cozy atmosphere, delicious menu and great service. I had one of the fresh, hand-made pasta specials - spinach ravioli with fresh English peas and diced asparagus in a pink vodka sauce. The veggies were crisp and flavorful while the sauce was creamy and subtle. Excellent. My dinner companion had the carbonara, and raved about it.
Went with my boyfriend for our Valentine's Day dinner and it was AMAZING! We live in Hell's Kitchen so this was a very easy walk to get to but honestly, if we lived farther away we would definitely take the trek to get back there because we had the most amazing dinner. We ordered a fresh mozzarella appetizer and it was some of the best mozzarella I've ever had. My boyfriend who has been to Italy compared the food to the authentic Italian he had overseas. The portions were a great size and the food was absolutely fabulous. We left stuffed and extremely happy! Our server was also the BEST he was so attentive! We will definitely be back!
Love this place! Second time going here. Good food and the service is always great. Nice variety on the menu. Great specials. For being in Manhattan, I never feel rushed here and the prices are reasonable. I will be back again. Seating is tight, but that's to be expected in NYC. Noise level was fine. Highly recommend!!
It was my wife’s birthday. We wanted a restaurant conveniently located near the Theater district. They offered several dishes with freshly made pasta. I had the spinach fettuccine pasta fra Diablo. It was excellent. My wife had eggplant fettuccine pasta with eggplant, tomato, crab meat and basil. She loved it. Our server was Eddie who was very friendly and attentive.
Went there for brunch and the food was terrible. Got a Pulsd deal for brunch with unlimited drinks and I ordered the pancake and it came with ONE pancake. The Pulsd deal was for $20, but when you get the check they give them selves a 20% tip on the ORIGINAL price, which they say is $80 for 2 people - so the tip was $30.
$80 BUCKS for ONE pancake, an omelette and unlimited drinks for 90 min, C'MON. We only had one drink because the glass wasn't even cleaned properly.
The manager was nice, but everything else was terrible. STAY AWAY
Sorry, not a fan. Went pre-matinee ( table for 8 ) on a quiet Saturday in January ; was underwhelmed with the service level , and the food was ordinary despite some unique variations of pasta . The bread was cold and the lack of attentiveness was noticeable as their was only one other table of 4 in the restaurant at the time. As others mentioned, the gratuity was included in the bill, without it being brought to my attention. Plenty of other better choices especially on a Saturday afternoon.
Really enjoyed my dining experience here, attentive and easy going waiter, Erzen was great. Classier ambiance, prime date night spot. The risotto with the osso bucco was phenomenal. Expect to pay a few more bucks to eat as this near the Theater District.
-Calamari Fritti (fried calamari appetizer)
-Bafalo Mozzarella (mozzarella and tomato slices appetizer)
-Osso Bucco with Risotto
-Strozzapreti with Boar
-Riesling was delicious
-RSVP via OpenTable for points
-With a $25 Corking Fee choose wisely and do the math
-Appetizers were good, but at $17-$19 a piece, I will go right to the entrees next time
I needed to find a restaurant to meet an out-of-town friend that was convenient for both of us. An hour or so on Open Table helped, and I am most glad that Cara Mia is the restaurant that I picked for our reunion. I made reservations, and we met at 3 pm. The restaurant was quiet—about half full—at that hour. Good—we could talk and easily be heard by one another. We ordered wine, one soup, and some fried calamari. We talked; we laughed; we ate. The food was delicious: the calamari was crisp, light and fresh tasting; the fennel soup was a subtle blend of many flavors and so delicious that I asked for the recipe. (The response was a most polite, “no.”)
And the wines? Chosen by our waiter, who was a truly delightful man, were by the glass and perfect for our simple repast. Trustworthy, convenient, delicious, amiable and idyllic. What a wonderful reunion we had in a quintessential NYC neighborhood restaurant.
A note to theatergoers: this is a great location for people going to an 8:00 curtain. The restaurant begins to fill around 5 pm, so do make reservations. This place is a delight, and this New Yorker says, you won't be disappointed!
We have eaten here several times. The food is excellent and the prix fixe menus cannot be
beat. But this time we went on a Thursday night, 12/28, and there was no prix fixe menu because it was a "holiday". I was not told this when I made the reservation and there was
no notification on their website. Therefore our meals for 7 people cost much more than
we were planning on. They gave us 2 free salads which was nice, but did not near make up
for the difference in price. I am still a little bitter and feel I was duped.
Service was great as was the food. Lovely presentation. Noise level got a little high as the restaurant filled up on Christmas evening but it wasn’t unbearable. Cara Mia is a small, cozy, venue. Highly recommend. We have been there numerous times and have never been disappointed.
Lovely birthday celebration on a Sunday evening. Delicious meal including artichoke appetizer and many other goodies. Good idea that the front door now has a winter enclosure to keep out the cold and drafts. Veal chop excellent, 1/2 lobster on platter with other seafood [served without a seafood fork] large dessert menu...tartufu, tiramisu and choc. moose cake nice portions but priced at $12. no prices listed on menu for desserts. Been here many times..always a winner.
Found this little gem for my twin daughters 18th birthday dinner. Small, tight and busy restaurant but the food was very good! Enjoyed the house made pastas, we had 7 people and each of the meals were very well received. Noisy for an intimate dinner, but for a family dinner it was perfect. Will return
Dinner before a Broadway show and daughters nursing school graduation. I was appalled that the champagne glasses that were first brought to us were not clean, and I had to ask for new ones. Waitress took them away, and when came back said she cleaned them herself. I didn’t argue but it didn’t endear me to the restaurant.
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