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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SJ
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time visiting having heard about it
Great experience
Server was very helpful

C
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Followed up on a recommendation from a fried. And Carmine’s did not disappoint!! We made reservations, showed up late (NYtime), with no issues and were directed to the bar for drinks. We enjoyed the bar ambience so much we stayed there for dinner! Well, an appetizer and drinks! Once we ordered the friend calamari - there was no way we could eat another bite! Highly recommended!!!

RC
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a GREAT meal with wonderful drinks. Try the cranberry orange mojito. Waitstaff was very attentive

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very Good and hospitality

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited NYC for my birthday so made a reservation at Carmine’s. Service great sat upstairs. The one thing I must say is, the food is wonderful BUT every dish is for 4 people to share , it would be better to have the option of 2 people to share dishes as the 4 person dishes are far too big for 2 people

MG
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Carmine’s! Try to visit every time I go the New York City.

EB
Portland
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Salads, appetizers etc are for 4+ people. Too much food for two people and no option for 1/2 portions.

BS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is "family style" sharing platters ( not plates) and the portions are meant for 4 people, so if you are a couple you will be paying for a lot of food that you could not possibly eat.

The simple fix would be to have smaller sharing platters for 2, priced accordingly, and the larger family sized platters.

The amount of food wasted in this restaurant is sad.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Portions are too large for our party of three. That was sharing just one entree and salad.

BB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner after the theater with wonderful service.. it’s a fun restaurant to go to and I recommend it for anyone visiting the city

DH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great ending to a great day at Tina very happy with all

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Sub-par italian food that is overpriced and waited 30 minutes with a reservation with a handicap family member in a wheel chair without being seated. Added shrimp to penne with vodka sauce for an upcharge of 12.99. We were given only 6 shrimp for 12.99.

AS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Work conference
Very good service and great food !

MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visit Carmine's numerous times each year. The food is always Tremendous and cooked perfect! Great family and friends get together place to enjoy Great food and a Great night out!

SV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious and more than enough for 2 - 3 people. It's a little pricey but not if you average it with how many the platters feed! Our server was very busy, but another server came over and helped. He was fantastic!! Our actual server, just ok. She seemed too overwhelmed. The only real downside is that if you are going with a small party, the 2 person tables are almost on top of one another and cannot fit your plates, drinks, salt, pepper and the food you ordered. They had to keep re-organizing. But I would go again - for the food alone!!!

KF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. Staff was very friendly. Being such a large place, we were afraid the food would be just okay - it was absolutely delicious!! My husband is very particular when it comes to eating out. He didn’t have a single complaint. Lol.
My only suggestion to the restaurant would be to do something about those awful drop leaf tables. We were a party of 6 & my son’s gf kept pushing her food back up because the leaf on the table was slanted toward her lap. We shoved some folded up paper underneath to try to fix it...perhaps invest in some new tables?

We will be back!

AN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, service was awesome, we were seated in a high traffic area but we made it work. Overall a really enjoyable experience!

FA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love love love love love love love love love love love love Carmine's

C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went into New York from New Jersey to see the Radio City Christmas show. Our family never goes to New York. Carmine's was our first impression. It was fantastic. Our waiter was Harold and I can't imagine having a better waiter. He was so enthusiastic, friendly, and happy. When the salad and dinner arrived, Harold actually served each of us. Everything we had was absolutely delicious - a variety of bread, an Italian salad, Veal Saltimbocca, Chicken Francese, and Pasta Bolognese. Even the spinach with the Veal and Chicken was delicious. We ended with a Chocolate Torta and Tiramisu. We brought half of the Torta home only because we were too full to finish it. We are still talking about it. It was truly outstanding in everyway. Thank you Carmine's and Harold.

N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food and place. Going back very soon! Family style, authentic tasting Italian food, great service, great location to see a play and have a wonderful meal.

FF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure when I have the chance to eat at Carmine’s each time I’m in town. I’ve been coming since 1998 and they never disappoint.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great service and perfect for our birthday celebration!

DS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

First time visiting this restaurant. VERY busy location, but still had a good time and greatly enjoyed their gluten free options.

I'd visit again, but at a location farther away from Time Square!

HR
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were so friendly, system is very well ran. And I have never tasted a lasagna so flavourful in all my life. X

SB
Poconos
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Wait staff was excellent. Restaurant is loud so would not recommend if you are looking for quiet dinner. Great for kids.

D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Our server was absolutely wonderful, very knowledgeable and attentive. She was great! The food was delicious, however it could have been hotter. Our lasagna was cold but our server took care of it and brought a piping hot brand new serving. It's a beautiful restaurant but incredibly crowded with no where to stand and wait for a table. If I would have had a 2 top table next to the bar, I would have been furious and probably would have left. Theres no way you would enjoy your meal at 7pm on a Saturday night sitting in this area. Its elbow to elbow people right up against your table. We had plenty of leftovers even with 7 people in our group, the portions are huge. We were there on a bus so we gave our leftovers to four different homeless people, who were all very appreciative. All in all we had great dinner experience!

TL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I’ve been to Carmines several times and it’s always very good. On my most recent visit I’d say it was my least enjoyable time though. Just way too busy and I think the quality of the food and atmosphere suffered a bit. Still overall a good night. Thank you

RH
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were not sure what to expect going in. The size of the place and the crowd can be intimidating. Everything moves fast. We had reservations and the wait once we were there was short. Our server was extremely helpful and explained the ordering process. A host, noticing we kept turning to see the menu on the wall unprompted brought us a printed version, which made the process easier. The food was very good, the prices reasonable and the atmosphere festive. Our party of four all agreed we would return again, which is the yardstick we use for any venue. Go, go on an empty stomach, and enjoy a night out.

JI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Crowded and noisy, but the food was delicious. Definitely family style, so bring a large group.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Broadway show

RN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, very nice environment. Perfect reservation with Open Table . No waiting time to be seated.
Thanks , Highly recommended.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome. Love eating there.

MI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and accommodating service!

o
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service. Great food.
Had some dietary restrictions which staff
Easily handled to our satisfaction.
Everyone pleasant, attentive made all of us happy.
Would go again!

SP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was so delicious but the service was slow. And though the food was really amazing, it's very expensive to me. For a special day, it was a terrific choice!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Carmine’s!! Best stop before or after the Broadway shows!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are always pleased with our experience at Carmine’s! A tasty meal and a fun experience! Great service!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful time with thoughtful service

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A true and yummy NYC experience! Great food, fabulous ambiance and friendly service!

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