Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:30 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 13 times today

Cara Mia

4.3
2166 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 4pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 4pm - 12am
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(212) 262-6767
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Adrian Lazo
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Between 45th &46th
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
N, R, Q, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, 7
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Cara Mia can accommodate all your special event needs.

View Private Dining Details
What 2166 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

I love this place they have very good food exselent service 👏

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Very nice, slightly noisy. Everyone was happy.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Farewell event

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a reservation for 6:45 and waited until 7:15 before leaving. They never assured us a table would be ready soon and kept telling us 15 more minutes. Awful customer service, not really sure what the point of a reservation is.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Dined here on Saturday night. The food was excellent! Slightly loud at the beginning, but as the night progressed the restaurant quieted down.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Chicken Parm tasted like rubber and the waiter was rude and dismissive. I would not recommend this place to anyone

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Despite having reservation at 5pm after theater- the restaurant was unable to seat my party because they "overbooked"...very disorganized

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Our family enjoyed a meal here before a show - excellent! I had the seafood fra diavolo and fresh pasta option which was very good. Large half lobster, much calamari, and tender mussels and clams. Only small complaint, the spice level was quite low. Beyond that excellent flavor! Nice fresh salads and appetizers were great. All enjoyed. Nice selection of Italian wines even by the glass. Will return and recommend to anyone. Word of caution - weekend night before a show GET RESERVATIONS. It was a mad house with unruly folks outside that did not have reservations.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was excellent, from the appetizers to the main course. Portion sizes were very good for NY and the prices were reasonable. Service was terrific, and the place was very warm and welcoming. Would definitely go again.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Nice people, good food, nice specials, limited to wine for drinks.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Best pollo parmigiana ever we came for lunch best deal in town
9;95 are you kidding me outstanding

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Really disappointing. Lousy service. Made to feel the wait staff experience was more important than mine. Don’t even think about spending the higher dollars to be treated like an annoyance. I won’t return nor will I suggest my company go there.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was outstanding! Just the perfect amount for pre-theater! We were very relaxed and not rushed at all. A really hidden gem! Prix-Fixe was fabulous!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was bland and just not good. Service was good though.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food, great place. Chose it because I remembered it was quiet. We had a great business meeting.

Topped of with “as good as grandma’s” ricotta cheesecake.

Well done.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on December 2, 2017

When I arrived on time I was told to wait another 10 minutes. There were people outside still waiting for their reservation from 45 minutes ago. We waited around a total of 30 minutes and then left.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Tables are pretty close together and the restaurant is very loud. But the food is excellent!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We make are reservation Saturday night place was full full Line up to the door soon we got ther host did very good job seat us in 5 min food was outstanding service very attentive ask for Omedo 👍

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a great time and there was plenty of fresh pasta to choose from. The prices were great considering it's NY.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Simply the best Italian homemade pastas - delicious

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

This is another good restaurant to have in your pocket for when you are in the mood for some good straightforward, red-sauce Italian. Had some interesting specials and homemade pastas. Nice wine selection. And it doesn't break the bank.

We were there before a show, and we dine all over. I was very happy to be able to add this into the rotation of restaurants for dining out.

Feels very much like a typical New York City restaurant without lots of frills or gimmicks. That's comforting.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food
Friendly atmosphere
Excellent value
Location near theater

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing food at an incredible value

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

My father came to this place 2 month ago with my mom 6 month ago when they visit they love this place I ask him when can we got have dinner with my gf hi told me right way cara mia
Let me tell you best food I ever have in my life
Service outstanding

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Very good meal, good service. Very popular place. We went before a show and were very happy we chose this restaurant. The homemade pastas are delicious. The specials are all excellent.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Always an amazing time here... we come back every time we are in the city. The food is great, the service is amazing, and the ambiance is perfect “Hell’s Kitchen”!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

A return visit after a wonderful lunch - this time for dinner -- excellent prix-fixe for $20.. puree of mushroom soup - heavenly! and 2 excellent pastas - capellini primavera and rigatoni siciliana.. and a glass of Chianti as part of Happy Hour. We are returning next week for lunch -- so that means we love this place!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Best place Italian food in town try ravioli zucca 👍

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

My family we have thanksgiving dinner at this place never let you down this place best turkey ever
My family love cara mia

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service one of our favs in the city.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a great place for dinner or pre-theater dinner. Courteous service, good food, varied menu. Their homemade pasta dishes are delicious and the prix-fixe dinner is a great deal. Walking distance to Broadway theaters.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I started dining at Cara Mia almost three years ago. I live in Kansas City and visit a few times a year. It's delicious. I swear we have the same server every time and he is wonderful. Two of our kids live in NYC now and every time we go to visit they ask if we are going to Cara Mia. It has a special place in our hearts. This time around we celebrated our 14 year old daughter's birthday. It was perfect.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Not real Italian food and bad quality with too much sauce. Somebody order spaghetti with clams and there was only 4 clams on the dish. Once we left we noticed it even had a B rating.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

As out of towners my mom and I were looking for a restaurant that wasn’t something “everyone around times share” was going to. Wandering into Cara Mia was one of the highlights of our trip. Wonderful staff, amazing food! Definitely a place I will return to and suggest to others!

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Not good. Tables were crammed in and we were bumped several times. Someone trying to walk by knocked over a plate from our table.
Baked clam appetizer was the first time I can remember that I didn't like baked clams.
Entrees were mediocre.
With literally dozens of restaurants to choose from in the neighborhood, choose one of them.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Perfect for pre theater dinner. Pasta special was very good

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

5 star all way ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Food outstanding
Service Erzen 🤝
Best place ever

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

We have been coming to Cara Mia's for years and yes there are alot of good restaurants
in the theatre district, but Cara Mia's is consistently excellent in not only the quality of their food
but the presentation and care that goes into preparing their meals is what keeps us coming back
time after time. Last night I had a Chilean sea bass with grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, and asparagus that was to die for. My husband loves their rigatoni melanzane(which I tasted and was excellent).

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

I love love cara mia food is so good
Service is outstanding ask for Lili she is very very good

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Cara Mia is our go to spot before theater in NYC. The food is always good and the service excellent. Good value for the city and always have creative specials. We enjoyed the 1 dollar oysters. Cheers

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
4
55