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654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #3,046 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 45th &46th
Transit: E train
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Oslo, Norrway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I dropped into Cara Mia just before opening for lunch and decided to stay till they opened, enjoying a glass of very good prosecco whilst waiting. We did not regret the decision to stay. The chef served an excellent mushroom soup (much need in the cold New York December) and equally good main courses. (The kichen was... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were walking the streets of NYC and getting tired and I saw a $9.95 2 course offer at this cute little place. That offer scared me but what enticed me was I saw a Zagats review on the outside of their establishment that was great so in we went. We had an absolutely fantastic lunch for $9.95 (each) of... More 

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Sewell, NJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went to dinner after theater. I am glad it was after and not before, given the slowness of the service, that could have been a problem. The place is crammed, little room to seat or move. Even the waiter could not reach our water glasses to refill them. The tables close to the door are drafty and cold, so if... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Came across it by just walking down the street. Nice atmospheric Italian restaurant. The food was very tasty and the service was very nice. Will make this a regular restaurant stop in the future.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We received special service at this cute little Italian bistro. We were meeting friends here for lunch, so we stayed for quite a while. The staff was so patient with us, not trying to rush us out. The food was very good. Wish we had more time, we would have eaten here for dinner.

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Ipswich, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband and I had dinner on our recent trip to NYC in September twice - on our first night and on our last. We had dinner there 5 years ago when we were with family and decided to try it again. The menu has plenty of interesting choices, the service is good and the food is plentiful enough without... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We ate here while visiting New York. They made room for our group, which we really appreciated but the restaurant is too small for how many tables they have. Having said that - the food was very good and the service was quick and friendly. Good pasta dinner before the NYC Marathon!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very good location. Food good but not great Filling but tastes not interesting. Home made pasta not melt in your mouth type

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Enjoyed a very tasteful meal with the flair of Italy. The portions were quite large so we split the main entree and then had room for desert.

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Springfield, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We recently enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner at Cara Mia and were not disappointed. The service was prompt and our dinners were excellent. We had a party of six and everyone was most pleased. Try the lamb shank!

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Additional Information about Cara Mia

Address: 654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678
Phone Number: 212-262-6767
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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