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Cara Mia

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654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678 (Between 45th &46th)
E train
212-262-6767
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food for its value

I went to restaurant with family and a friend. It was a very cold day but the temperature in restaurant had been raised too much and it was uncomfortable. One of the negative things about the restaurant is that the tables are extremely extremely close and as a result, it is noises! The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Maritsa1215
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went to restaurant with family and a friend. It was a very cold day but the temperature in restaurant had been raised too much and it was uncomfortable. One of the negative things about the restaurant is that the tables are extremely extremely close and as a result, it is noises! The food was very good and we mostly... More 

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Conroe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a great Valentine's dinner. Food was good yet a little pricey for what you get. If you don't mind sitting inches away from the next table you will enjoy.

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Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Visited for lunch based on the fixed price menu and had a lovely experience. This is a cozy "shoe box" eatery tucked in a row of small restaurants so don't miss it! Two of us ordered off the fixed price menu, two ordered fresh pasta entrees plus a bottle of prosecco for all. While everything was tasty and the service... More 

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New York City, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

we've been before... went on a night following big snow... few people but a table for about 12 which was kind of raucous. Nothing to do with the restaurant. Trree ordered prix fix... one had a la carte. Caesar salads for all. Just o.k. Not enough dressing so not too tasty. Veal Saltimboca was large portion and good. Pasta with... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice, quaint Italian resturant, with attentive service & very good food. It is in the theater district however, so at certain times it can literally be a mad house. If you get it at a time when it is quiet...enjoy the quiet, quaint atmosphere. Off the beaten path over on 9th, but well worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited on our trip to New York. We had great time food was good, but sloppy service. Staff were pleasant but kept missing our orders. Order of lemon lime bitters drink was taken but not delivered. When after a while we asked about that order we were told that the restaurant does not serve this type of drink. Interesting response... More 

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Oslo, Norrway
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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Boston
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678
    (Between 45th &46th)
  • Public Transportation: E train
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-262-6767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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