Carnival Restaurant

4.3
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157 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Informal, family-owned Southern Italian hub known for large portions of pastas, entrees & pizza.
What 157 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaimieR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MartyM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 August 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 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most terrific waiter

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FrankA
1 review
Dined on 22 February 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
1 review
Dined on 14 February 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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DeniseE
1 review
Dined on 12 February 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
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service.

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LauM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 January 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
72 reviews
Dined on 15 January 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 14 January 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 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious waiter was great.Price is excellent.

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MichaelR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a friend reunion and what a great place to have it. The place was filled with friendly, joyous people enjoying the atmosphere. The food was delicious as usual and we all had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Waitress was great made some food suggestions that were outstanding
Waitress was attentive without being overbearing
Food was good
Noise level was high but not unexpected
Seating was tight

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AntoinetteC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sisters birthday . Great meal.. great service .. great value

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dayyyy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, great service, the manager Joe is awesome. We will be back!

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ClorindaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our table was not ready . The noise Level really high. I ordered the shrimp Parmesan very little mozzarella on it .

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FrankR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Been a customer for over 30 years and food has been fantastic every time. Must have been an off night as the chicken parmigiana was cold-warm and looked like it was sitting under a warmer for quite a while. When asked to heat up (I should have asked for new, but they should have made new) it came back warmed up with new sauce on it. Being with friends and already stating how I loved the place I didn't want to return it. Their dinners were great and I will try again to hopefully find out this was a fluke.

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treysmommy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

80th bday for our mom
Our waitress was very sweet
Catherine our bus girl was amazing
Waitress was very nice - had a large table -
Hostess - a young lady from Mt sinai was great as when my son and I arrived at 350pm for a 4pm reservation they did not have our arrangements set - made the open table arrangements 3-4 weeks ago ?? She got the table set fast

My disappoint was really that
My 2 and 4 year old nieces wanted for dessert the “ flower” cake and apparently the owner or Mgr would not present the flower on the cake in the dessert cake to them so they were very disappointed as toddlers are - my brother asked to speak to the guy but nothing happened - $500 meal
Unacceptable very disappointed
Just down right mean

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Molly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I made a reservation for 9 people and they put us in the private dining area, so we had a more intimate and private meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was pasta night! Great menu choices for $18.99 with wine, coffee and soda. We all ordered Sole Franchaise and it was delicious. Served piping hot. Cheesecake for dessert was just enough and also delicious.
Highly recommend.
Our waitress was wonderful.

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JaimieR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was perfect. Will def be going back and recommending!

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Rocky5
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

They pack too many tables into sit-down restaurant. Waitress was friendly, but service was slow. They needed to move tables over just for people to walk by. A meal on the specials came with only meat and choice of pasta or salad, no potatoes, veggies, etc. and cost $31! Other than that, the food was good. Great potential, but looks like they are trying to pack too many people in at once.

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LorettaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great pasta night menu selections. My fish did not have great flavor. Service was great. A lot of food for only $18.99!

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vipPeterSNY
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had another delicious dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.

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Amelitaly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good always good. Very good efficient staff!

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vipFasa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local joint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were a party of 5 celebrating a birthday on a Sunday evening. The seating area in the back was very nice and the service was excellent. We had a very attentive waitress who was lovely and she helped some of us decide what to order from the extensive menu. The basket of warm bread offered as we sat down was plentiful and the wine by the glass was good as well. Most of us ordered pasta and the portions were enormous so we all had plenty to take home. We all agreed that the flavor of the tomato-based sauces was somewhat bland but the chicken dishes were excellent. For dessert, we ordered both the Napoleon and Rainbow Cake, both of which were delicious. Carnival is very good value for the money and we will go back when we’re looking for traditional Italian food that won’t break the bank.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time with friends....it was all perfect!

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vipJenniferD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

They had a specials menu but didn’t have a Jim eat of the items in stock. Waitress asked us to get up and look at dessert tray options on the counter

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vipNightout
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

While the place showed well the overall food quality and experience were well below acceptable standards. We had four different dinners and each one was lacking. One was not edible at all, one was marginal one was barely acceptable and the fourth was just OK. We did speak to a manager who did not charge us for one of the meals but did a little else. He should have done more to make us happy and not argue about our opinion of the food. He did offer to make something else but it was only after debating whether the mail was correct. With so many other choices I would recommend not going to this restaurant. This is just my opinion.

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vipBarbaraT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We were 6 people & didn’t think the food was as good as usual, so we were disappointed.

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vipBove
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place food is the best

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bant
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

The food was wonderful as always but not our service. Our waitress failed to bring several items including my grandsons pizza and a straw that was asked for. We ordered drinks and appetizers when Emily first came over . The drinks came however our cold appetizer took half an hour and we had to ask her to check on them. We had to use our butter plates since she never brought the plates we asked for so we could share. This occurred on a Sunday night and the restaurant was not crowded.

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Cynthia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This dining experience was my fifth time there. Another couple I was with went with me my fourth time and we really enjoyed the food so much then that we had to return. It was an overall great dining experience. Thank you. We will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I love going there for the Broccoli Parmesan, grilled chicken salad and Cassata cake, which are my favorite. The pizza is always delicious too! Overall, the food is consistently good every time I go. Last night I ordered pasta which I don’t order very often, and it was good, it was swimming in sauce, which is a little too much for my liking, but the flavors were good and I enjoyed what I could eat from it before I was completely stuffed! The portions are huge, way more than one person could eat but you definitely get your money’s worth!

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vipMaryR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Italian food, great family atmosphere, service was wonderful.

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vipScooter
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent Service impeccable

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franke
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Felt rushed, I guess the cook wanted to go home. Not the normal quality meal as in the past.

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leep
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service. It’s nice to have a family owned restaurant close by. You can tell everyone is happy to be there. Had the ravioli and fresh mozzarella. My friends had the streak and chicken carnival. Can’t complain about anything.

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Mystery
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent Veal chop, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Clams posiilipo and Broccolirabe. Ordered 2 Martinis straight up and this time was charged $3 extra for each in a small glass (they claimed straight up is more liquor) so $15 each. Never had this charge ANYWHERE or here before so be aware when ordering and we were there 2 other times in the past 3 months.

FAQs

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

Carnival Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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