Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Thank you for choosing Carmine's Midtown. We are located in the heart of Times Square on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue. Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. With "wow-factor" sized portions and making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. Platters of home-style antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing amongst 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
Ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! We had a great time!!! Food was fresh and we enjoyed the environment!!

c
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to see the rocketts with the grand kids

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was good. The food was amazing! We will definitely come back with a larger party so we can try even more of the dishes!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday celebration.

C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

I made a reservation for 5 at 9:30 pm. I was not greeted when I first came in, and had to wait for the hostess to look up and acknowledge my existence. We showed up 10 minutes early and I was told someone would come over to me to take my group to our seat. We waited 30 minutes past our reservation time to get seated as their were some tables open. I told the host to push 2 of the tables together, but she replied with an attitude saying “then where are we suppose to put our 2 tops?” May I remind you we made reservations for a reason. After waiting another 10 minutes they finally sat us at the table I asked them to push together for us. Overall the food was amazing and my servers were great at accommodating us!

NP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food Salt intake was too heavy and made it hard for me to eat my meal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The only reason we didn’t get 5 stars is really because the service was very very slow and it took forever for our server to get to us, for drinks, for ordering, etc. probably because he had too many tables.

PO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The reception is the worst part of our experience.

m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant
This is the second time we have been there within 10 months.
We travel from Philadelphia and make a weekend trip out of it.
We always make a reservation to Carmine’s. Can’t miss it.

Although OpenTable offers the option to chose what type of occasion brings us to Carmine’s, the restaurant never acknowledges it.

Both times we have been there we have specified it’s for our anniversary or birthday and it doesn’t get recognized like at other restaurants where they do acknowledge it.

However, food ambiance and service is great.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Entrance and waiting by the bar for our table was chaotic. Once seated, everything else was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anything you order is going to be delicious

SS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great portions and service! The food was very flavorful and filling.

OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

A New York icon that's ranks high on the fun spot list. Always great. Make a reservation for Saturday and order the prime rib. Can't miss.

JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. Reasonably priced for NYC too!

D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always... the food and service are always consistent!! We love coming here!!!

JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really great food for a reasonable price. Portion size is perfect for families. Great and friendly service. A little noisy but not too bad.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent food!!!!! Would highly highly recommend this place and I am a picky Italian!

JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carmine’s is always a good time, with great food, if you don’t mind braving the midtown crowds and insanity, but maybe that’s part of the fun... Be ready for hordes of tourists and huge portions of delicious food!

AU
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great time. Only turn off was we didn't get our bread once we sat down and when we did it was cold

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and they took into account my request for surprising her with a cheese cake and a song. The food was great, I would definitely come back here a second time.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the Sangria was the best I ever had.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary. One of our FAV places in NYC...we come back every time we are in town! ❤️

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We came over from London ,and that was our first sit down meal and we was very please, we was recommended and was not disappointed. Staff was friendly and accommodating and the food was superb!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a reservation d a broadway show to make. Took 40 minutes to be seated. Not worth that.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had to get to a broadway show. They were very busy but got us in. Good and service were excellent. We will definitely be back.

SA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of 6 wisely ordered appropieately as this was our 2nd visit and of course the large portions served us all. We all each would have liked a menu. Only 2 menu were given and we were told sometimes only one menu is given per table.

TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was worried about eating in a Times Square establishment as there is a reputation of less than good quality. His was not that. The downstairs was a bit loud but our table was upstairs and quieter. The food was really good (chicken all’s Roma) and plentiful. Too much for a table of two so we had leftovers to share with the less fortunate. I would highly recommend this restaurant

m
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing service and food! Few restaurants are able do this.

LL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and drink very good and worth the money and time.
Wait staff were extremely friendly and helpful during our experience.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was definitely worth it!!!

NJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service was OUTSTANDING. Tyler, our server was wonderful. 1st time there and can’t wait to go back & try other dishes. Our 1st visit included Caesar salad, spaghetti and meatballs and for dessert we indulged in the “tugboat”. I have never had a better meatball, incredible. Everything was delicious and my son & I enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thanks Carmine’s. Hope to visit again soon.

J
Atlantic City
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fridays special chicken meal was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Great selection.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love the food at Carmine's! It's noisy and fun and you share everything because most portions feed 5 people. They also have gluten free choices! Chicken scarpariello and gluten free penne vodka with house salad is the best.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Food is delicious and service was also great!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

excellent!!

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VM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best italian place in Manhattan. Just love it. I have brought many friends in the past months, and they are grateful with the selection.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service, amazing food as always

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service, best part of our trip so far

AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I brought my relatives from Italy to Carmine's for dinner. My cousin is a chef in Naples and he commented that the food was wonderful. In fact everyone in my party was very pleased with the food and service. Our waiter Edwin was very helpful to us when we were ordering our dinner. I definitely will be going back to Carmine's.

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