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Carastina - CLOSED

1055 First Avenue, New York City, NY
(212) 750-3232
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 57th & 58th streets
Transit: 4,5,or 6, N, Q, R Subway to 59th Street

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

I have been several times at Carastina. I like the decor, the menu and the location. Service is good but atmosphere is wrong. And all Latinamerican cast listening to Mexican Luis Miguel singing boleros. It does not sound very Italian, right? Call me purist but I would like some Italian flavor with my ravioli. Coffee machine was off, "leaky" they... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I visited this restaurant with my father who lives in the neighborhood. There has been some turnover with this location which previously housed another Italian restaurant. In fact, the best Italian restaurant that many people in this neighborhood frequented, Gino's, closed a couple years ago leaving a void for good Italian food. When this restaurant opened, the hope was that... More 

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Dayton, Oh.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant. Reservations are a must as it is a small place! Delicious northern Italian food. We had 3 different entrees and everybody thought their dish was the best!! We had the special salad of the evening which consisted of greens, tomatoes, roasted artichokes with a light dressing. Delicious! Dessert was something chocolate ( can't remember what... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

A couple of friends and I wanted to check out this restaraunt so we had a date there. I must say it was well worth the trip. I had the Gamberoni with the grilled srimp and it was a delight. Very tasty and with the bar right next to us we had a couple drinks along with our delicious meal.... More 

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

My husband and I went to Carastina for dinner. My husband started with a special order of Lentil Soup which was outstanding. I had a goat cheese salad that was very tasty. Both of us had the Cornish Hen and it was very flavorful. The owner was personable and accommodating. He made us feel very welcome. We would definitely go... More 

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Additional Information about Carastina

Address: 1055 First Avenue, New York City, NY
Phone Number: (212) 750-3232
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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