Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

4.6
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16558 reviews
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 15 hours 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!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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

AS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work conference
Very good service and great food !

FA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HR
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Broadway show

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Love eating there.

RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and accommodating service!

SP
1 review
Dined 3 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!

o
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 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!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with thoughtful service

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New York tradition!

KX
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with the senior director of a college I attended. Love the food there!!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

would not go with a party of 2. portions are served family style and they are too much for just 2 people. we ordered 1 entree which was delicious but we brought most of it home. bring the whole family to get the most of the experience!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great. The service was terrible.

b
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was inattentive. Food was great as always. The worst part of this place is having a reservation, checking in, then getting stuffed into the bar area where you can barely breathe. If it wasn’t for the quality of the food, I would recommend skipping this iconic restaurant.

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The portions are way too large for two people dining. Maybe smaller portions for two people equals not do much food waste and not so expensive

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Over one hour past reservation time for seating for four at 6pm. If you have a show go early! Great food and wait service.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It’s a friggin Zoo atmosphere with too many crammed in tables and people

No comfort here

Noise level like a sports arena

Where’s the pleasure in that

Like a meat market mill

R
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Hadn't been to Carmine's in years, and now I remember why. If you want a very touristy theater-district experience with humongous food and you want to get to the theater on time, Carmine's can do a great job. If you're looking for well-prepared food brought to the table piping hot at reasonable prices, not so much. While the theater district is always a challenge, there are better alternatives.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Touristy but who cares...food is always delish! Noisy Times Square restaurant but no problem having conversation! Make a reservation! You won’t be disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and environment were wonderful!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic

TS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super delicious family
Style restaurant in time square. The portions are huge and the wine is amazing, everyone was friendly and the service was awesome!

GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great family dining experience. Excellent food and staff.

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