Carnival Restaurant

4.3
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140 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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
8 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

M
New York Area
2 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.

OT
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.

JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

R
1 review
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.

LB
New York Area
1 review
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!

PS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good always good. Very good efficient staff!

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local joint!

OT
New York Area
5 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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JD
New York Area
1 review
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

N
New York Area
10 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.

BT
New York Area
73 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.

B
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place food is the best

b
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.

C
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!

OT
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!

MR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

S
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent Service impeccable

f
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.

l
New York Area
1 review
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.

M
New York Area
30 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.

m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Italian food with lots of choices. We dine here regularly and the staff are very friendly. I recommend this place highly. A cozy place with great prices!

PS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great dinner at one of our favorite restaurants!

OT
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Very crowded; large party adjacent, limited room for service. Our waitress, Sarah, was good, but overwhelmed, and having others so close was uncomfortable for a couples dinner. Terrific pasta night value, but not the best experience overall

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can get Italian food at a lot of places on Long Island, but for us, it always comes back to Carnival. The flavors, the portions, and so many memories make this local restaurant one of our favorites.
The service was great, the prices are reasonable, and it’s always nice when Nick comes around to the tables.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service

PJ
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful traditional Italian food. Friendly service. Comfortable setting. Great take-out
area also.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great as usual

ES
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the initial greeting at the door to the fabulous wait staff and chef's presentation to the packing of left overs it was a wonderful exerience

c
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and there were five individuals in my party and they all ordered different entrees.
Everyone's food was delicious.

m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding dining experience yet again ... the service and the Italian food remain consistently excellent and I always try at least one new dish each time I go.

LE
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere . Have been here before and will definitely go again

JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our sever Kayla went above and beyond to accommodate our family while we celebrated my mother’s birthday. Amazing food and wonderful service.

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I brought my niece to celebrate her first week at her new job. I told every person at the restaurant and they smiled and congratulated her. The staff there really is very nice. Our server, Dave, was very attentive and very friendly. I will definitely go back.

m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I am new to the area and I love this restaurant ...have been there 3 times now within the last month. I did request a special order this time (substituting spinach for pasta in their spaghetti primavera entree)... was a little disappointed with the very small serving size. Nonetheless, I would absolutely recommend this place

R
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I normally have a great experience at Carnival. This Past Saturday was an exception. It made me think of restaurant as a pizza restaurant instead of an Italian restaurant.
My veal sorrrentino dish was bland and a little cold. My starter salad was wet and ice cold as if it came from a freezer.
The waitress was inexperienced and dropped a plate on the table that nearly splattered my friend.
I will return as I am sure it will return to my previous good experiences.

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

No pork chops ,, no Italian cheesecake .. maybe next time

S
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful I loved this place. Mistake as to one dinner they left mistake and brought right dish. Such great experience