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Cafe Cardini

27120 Union Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040-1532
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Ranked #37 of 83 restaurants in New Hyde Park
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Dec 11, 2012
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7 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
Queens NY
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I have been going to Cafe Cardini forever and are never ever disappointed we have invited friends and relatives to join us there and they have always enjoyed the food. It`s the same everytime we go because it`s the same chef the owner who is about as consistent with the quality of the meals in any restaurant... More

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long island, new york
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Went there for lunch...even though 5 years ago I swore I would never go there again. Eggplant Parmigano terrible..........eggplant was paper thin, breading was 4times the size of the sliver of eggplant. The sauce was horrible...eggplant was swimming in a very bad tomato sauce. The salad that came with the lunch was decent. The service was nice. The pasta that... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

My partner and I have been to this eataurant many times after being introduced by some close friends who also frequently eat there. We usually have their chicken soup, meat lasagna or the linguine with clam sauce and house salad and wine which are good. But, unfortunately today after a nice meal, we ordered double expresso's and a Sambuca. Well,... More

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Franklin Square, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

I have gone to Cardini with my wife numerous occasions. Owner and staff are always pleasant. It's more for an older crowd - not young. But the prices are not "early bird." That tells you a bit about the food. The Mussels are the best in LI/Queens - period! everything is good. Highly recommend, but don't expect a happening experience.... More

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Queens, NY
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Today Operators are actually Greek (I had to ask because of the taste.) The food is pre-prepared and gave me indigestion--more like diner food with an expensive price. Woman (owner?) rudely sits behind the bar and stares at guests. Patrons are rushed. Very uncomfortable. Not a hospitable atmosphere at all. Wait and bus staff were friendly. Maybe I was just... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

My family and I ha ve been going to Cafe Cardini for years - we have held many private parties there as well. Whenever we want something special that is where we go. The food is the best, the portions are generous and the service is impeccable. We love the owners and vincent is and always is great.

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new york
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2006

MY wife and I go to cafe cardini whenever we want a great meal. The food is so delicious and it is about as consistent as any restaurant there is. The owners are as nice as can be and vincent the waiter is the best.The riggatoni ala vodka is the best I have ever had .Try anything on the menu... More

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