Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Group Bookings
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Birthdays
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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The problem with our meal is that we were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time. I spoke with the manager several times and they said there was nothing they could do. They did help get the food out fast - in and out in 45 minutes once seated - But it was not the dinner we had hoped for.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Mashroom salad good but pasta is very simple. To much tomatos on souce. This is my third time and never go again

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Carmine’s never disappoints!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Correcto, platos muy abundantes pero no deja de ser un comedero.

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We planned a dinner there with some people who are in from out of town to join us in celebrating our son’s Broadway debut. Food was amazing the service is always good the only problem is is that it’s always very loud in there and it was pretty expensive. No doubt the drinks that some of our guests had made it even more expensive.

A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reservations are a must! Food and service is excellent. Penne alla vodka and cheesecake were delicious.!

PP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Reservation was for 5:30. We were not seated until a little after 6:00. Too long to have to wait with a reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of 8 had a platter of chicken Marsala, lasagna & a platter of salad. We all ate generously with plenty left over. Great great food

SG
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and outstanding food. The waiter was very attentive and did not rush us through our meal.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining. Especially over-the-top waiter, excellent food. Worth the wait to get in, even with s reservation. Will come back in a heartbeat when I am in town again. Had the pasta with vodka sauce and loved it. Wine was perfect ambience great. A bit loud but didn’t mind

MY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Had to wait 30 minutes for a 5 pm reservation which almost made us miss our play. The served us veal instead of chicken parm.

W
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

A great place to eat before a theatre matinee. Food is served family style, which works well for large theatre crowds and there were a LOT of customers in the restaurant - testimony to the popularity of the place.

OT
Acapulco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excelente todo. Solo menciono como negativo el Salón muy ruidoso en horario de salida de teatros

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BS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Carmine salad was excellent!
The check-in process and the friendliness of people handling the check in leaves a lot to be desired

MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Busy and full of energy. Food is standard, family style Italian, with some great surprises Carmine's salad and deserts stood out. Great for groups!

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first visit to Carmines and I can't wait to go back. Fabulous food, service and got us out in plenty of time to make the theater. Highly recommend

NM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place is ideal for a group. The food portions are just right. Food is excellent! Servers and waiters are friendly, polite and nice.

C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

If you visit NY, you cant miss dining at Carmine's. Food is heaven. Just watch the size of the servings before you order; they're too large.

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

For Family style lovers!
Quality very good, line was long despite reservation waited for 30 min..

LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

CARMINE'S Never disappoints! I come from California and can't leave New York without a dinner at Carmine's. My husband is not but I'm gluten free and we love Italian. Carmine's makes both superbly!! The service is great and ambiance is fun!

K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Good food, almost no vegan options and zero willingness to accommodate. Very large portions, and meat eaters loved the food. Very loud. Service was OK.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best salad dressing ever on the Carmine’s Salad. Shrimp Parm and Gnocchi ala Vodka more than enough for 4

LG
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Carmine’s is a huge tourist restaurant. Very crowded and loud. One order feeds 3-4 people. Some may find that wonderful, but for two people it was way too much food and a terrible waste. Our spaghetti was very dry. I don’t want to go back.

NI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great, our waiter was very helpful and welcoming. I
would def return again!

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here several times and always great food. The pasta dishes are out of this world. We tried the stuffed artichoke and it was very good; lots of extra of sauce to dip the bread into. The Veggie Lasagna was fantastic. Strawberry lemonade is very refreshing with real strawberries. The cappachino was a bit strong for my taste so I only drank half of it. The place is a bit pricey but for the city & the great food it's worth it.

CW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Enough food in All of our family style dishes for 5 adults

MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Carmine’s yesterday! It’s alway one of our places we go when we come to NYC! Everything was perfect! We had the greatest waiter and the food was great! I always appreciate that they let you know how big the portions are!! Such a wonderful day!

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review! Were happy to hear your guests enjoyed your dining experience with us. We always want to make sure we let the guests know of our generous portion sizes in case its their first time. Until next time, Cheers!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On vacation

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RH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent as always. The two of us got a single Carmine's salad and a penne bolognese and brought more than half of each home (the portions are huge). Christina was our server and she was superb - friendly, fast and perfect.

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the positive review! Well be sure to let Christina know about your positive dining experience. Looking forward to seeing you all next time! Cheers!

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JK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Waiter to chatty about political issues. He thought he was there to entertain us. Meanwhile he never asked us if we wanted something to drink!

EW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great restaurant! The portions, even for family style, are enormous.

V
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had lunch prior to seeing moulin rouge on broadway.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Early Lunch before seeing the play - Aint Too Proud to Beg. Food was excellent, waitor was courteous and pleasant.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Too much food. 2 people should be able to have portions for 2, not 4. I don’t get this.

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was great we will be back again

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback and the positive review. Were always happy to hear when our guests enjoyed themselves. See you soon!

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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This was our first experience at Carmine's. It was a busy noisy Italian restaurant. The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was good and we enjoyed ourselves. I would go back.

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank your for the feedback and the positive notes on our staff! We hope to see you back soon!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I grew up in Brooklyn so I know good italian food. Everyone was very friendly. The place is beautiful with nice music in the background. The waiter was very attentive so service was great. The most important thing was the food which was great! Highly recommend!

TS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very large portions..... pricey for a couple, A Bargain for a Group!

DH
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I've been to Carmine's a few times and this past Friday was the worse service I've received.

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback about your negative dining experience, we always strive to give our guests a great dining experience, please feel free to reach out at the restaurant to discuss further. Sherwin Levitis General Manager

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LB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Big portions

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