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Cara Mia

654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,969 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 45th &46th
Transit: E train
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71% Recommend
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant for it's ratings on Trip Advisor. On entering we received a female server who was extremely abrupt and rude. There is no beer menus and we merely asked what beers were available. She couldn't look ore disinterested and talked in a very condescending tone. There were no beers listed on the menus - hence the question. Prices... More

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

While visiting family in the city our hostess recommended Cara Mia for a nice meal before a show. The menu had a nice variety of offerings as well as being reasonably priced.

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Naples, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Cara Mia is located a short walk from the theater district, so it is a great location for an early dinner before a show. The menu has many options and they offer nightly specials. We enjoyed two different pasta dishes prepared to perfection with bread and a delicious salad. The wait staff was aware of our pending theater reservations and... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

During my stay in NYC we came across this nice restaurant and found it good enough to return to a second time. Fast service and no fuss food. I'd gladly go back again as all meals had by my family of 4 on both occasions were very good. Well worth the try if you're in NYC.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Service was very good, atmosphere pleasant, and the bread was fresh and delicious. However, the entrees were very bland, as if we had all ordered from a sodium-restricted menu (which we did not). The look of the food was appealing but everything was just so-so. We loved trying something new but will not return.

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Prescott, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

During a visit to NY and meeting a friend, my husband and I were looking something a bit different than a chain following a matinee on Broadway. When my friend suggested we try out 9th Ave I was a bit surprised. It certainly has changed over the years. After looking a several options we decided on Cara Mia's. We had... More

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New York, NY
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190 reviews 190 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It had been a while but I joined a friend for a pre-theatre dinner --- Cara Mia is such a good choice for such occasions. Why? Food is always good, service is fast, even when crowded it's not too noisy, it's reasonably priced and it's a 5-10 minute walk to most Broadway area theatres (from its location on 9th Avenue... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great food, great ambiance, great service, nice people - what more could you ask for? Came here for pre-theater lunch on a Sunday afternoon - sat outside in the back and had a lovely meal and overall experience. Great menu too...

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

On a recent Sunday in NYC, we visited Cara Mia. We usually research restaurants in the area we are visiting, but this time we were there for a show and the International Food Festival on 9th Ave. we decided last minute on a sit down lunch and checked out a couple of restaurants nearby before deciding on Cara Mia. When... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our family had dinner at this restaurant before a Broadway show, and the staff made sure that we were finished on time to get there. It definitely was the best meal of our entire trip. From beginning to end the service was very friendly and attentive, and the food was outstanding. All of our entrees were excellent, and the bread... More

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