Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.6
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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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4.5
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LH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful and our waitor was brilliant ,great value all around

A
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is superb and would definitely come back but with friends or family since they only offer family portions. Buca Di Beppo have nothing on this restaurant as the food quality is fresh.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience4

They don’t like Kids!

The hostess take more than 30 minutes to find a table to us, and everyone who arrived after us was sat down first.

Very bad recepcion.

The food and table service were great.

SM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate before going to see a show. We had a Great time. My wife and daughter totally enjoyed it.

JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellect dining experience! We were celebtating out of town family visiting...it was a great choice!

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a hungry crowd!

JC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine's is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC!! The atmosphere, the food and the service are all fantastic. A reservation is a must and even then be prepared to wait a little. Most tables are large parties so people tend to linger a little longer, but you never feel rushed to leave. Come hungry!!

DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A reservation is the way to go!! Busy Saturday night, 8pm reservation. We were sitting by 8:05!! Food was amazing as always. Love Carmines!!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

F
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, accommodating, amazing crowd of people, waiters and waitresses 5 star service, order the zucchini fries, titanic dessert. Special ordered the grilled chicken parmigiana. Outstanding dinner and time

C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was perfect. i went to NY and made a reservation a month ahead and was taken AT MY RESERVATION TIME which was so nice even though it was busy. the amount of food and prices was not even too expensive. i think everything was perfect. It was my boyfriends birthday and it was a good one thanks to carmines

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was great. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Unfortunately the service was poor. We were not even offered dessert or never checked in on us.

J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Made a reservation to have people who came after us be seated before us. We also waited past our reservation and had to say something to the individual by the door before we were finally seated. I always love Carmine’s but the experience at this particular one was not up to par.

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food- family style! We always book Carmine’s when we visit NYC!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Broadway show

NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Me and my partner had a fantastic meal at Carmine's and will defo revisit on our next visit to NY.

Thankyou

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Portions were small compared to prices! Tonys Di Napoli is much better quality and larger portions for less money! Veal tasted like it was fried the day before and had cheese thrown on it and heated!

DK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was not good at all. It was cold, salty and the bread was cold and hard. For the money spent I was so disappointed

Will never go back

L
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

WAY too crowded. I felt bad for people with tables surrounded by people waiting for their ore-theatre dinner.

DK
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and were not seated until 45 minutes after our reservation. Staff was discourteous, short and dismissive during this time, and it left a bad taste in our mouths. There was no acknowledgement of the birthday we were celebrating, which I included in my OpenTable reservation. Once we were finally seated, the wait staff did an adequate job and the food was good. However, the severe mistreatment we received prior to be seated has severely affected the rating.

LB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! This is a must for us when we visit nyc

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Food is so delish.... great menu.

TD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best place to go when I come back to town. Thank you all again for the hospitality.

RJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an exceptional experience. Carmines brings to life the true Italian family-style al a carte dining experience! Highly recommended!

J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good but my waiter was unattentive. I had to ask for the menu multiple times. And he was very rude when we ask for boxes for our leftovers.

LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drew was awesome and very helpful. The food was really good. We really enjoyed our experience.

LN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot to go for a meal with family and friends....large portions of solid Italian food. BEWARE the specials as they are significantly more expensive than the menu items.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch before theater. The Best Buy is with 4 people as meal served family style and 1 meal serves 4.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a reservation at 11:00 pm and were seated right away. Wait staff was very nice and helped us with suggestions. First time to NY and will for sure coming back to eat at Carmine's.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, service was good

DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food was just magnificent, tasty, and portions huge. me and my group did not leave hungry that is for sure

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend getaway with family. Excellent service, excellent food! Huge portions. The eggplant was amazing!! Busy, busy, busy place.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Although the seating was somewhat cramped, the food was delicious!!!

DP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have but one criticism. Our party of 7, 6 adults and one child had reviewed the menu prior to our visit. We knew what the family size portions were and based our order on that. After taking our order, our waiter felt they we needed a third entree. He felt that lasagna was a good choice. Unfortunately, we couldn’t finish our intended order and the Lasagna never got touched. It was such a waste and because we didn’t have a refrigerator in our hotel we were unable to enjoy it as a leftover. This won’t deter us from returning to this awesome restaurant. But I will be firm in what our order will be
Thank you for this opportunity

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. Fabulous waitress

JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food we have ever had. Atmosphere was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Family style with great atmosphere! We all loved it! Sooooo much food!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat down on time of reservation and food is awesome
A+++++++

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were a large group celebrating a birthday. Food was very good, drinks very overpriced and had to wait quite awhile for our table even though we had a reservation. The staff was getting a little annoyed at us for being in their way while we had to wait for a delayed table to be ready.

MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

When we walked in there was a sea of people waiting. I approached a podium to check in for my reservation and was told it was on the other end of the restaurant, where the exit is located. How that makes any sense is beyond me. I had to make my way through everyone waiting to be seated to get to the host stand. I checked in and was told it would be a few minutes. No problem. I work my way through the crowd, back to my family and then get yelled at by their staff to get off the step. This place is so packed I am astounded the fire department allows them to operate like this as there is no concievable way everyone could safely exit in an emergency.

While waiting only about 10 minutes, I received an email from OpenTable asking how my experience was-I had not even been seated yet. Suspecting that they cancelled my reservation I headed back to the host stand. They claimed they called my name, but no one answered. It was so noisy it is impossible for guests to hear their name being called.

The host was very nice. Our server was extremely rude and abrupt. When asked if we could order pasta without the sauce, he responded with an abrupt, "no." He gestured for us to hand him our plates whenever he cleared the table. I really have no problem passing a plate, but use your verbal skills and ask-that was really strange and uncomfortable.

The food was decent, but definitely nothing to rave about, other than the garlic bread.

I would not recommend this restaurant as there was absolutely nothing that set it apart from most other Italian restaurants in NYC.

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