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Cara Mia

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654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678 (Between 45th &46th)
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212-262-6767
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
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  • 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
Italian Cuisine that Didn't Disappoint

This was a small yet good place to dine. The tables were packed in, but the restaurant was not too crowded. With numerous items on the menu, there were also specials. We chose salads and pasta, one with seafood. We independently agreed that the meals we chose were very good and so was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Naples, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Naples, Florida
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a small yet good place to dine. The tables were packed in, but the restaurant was not too crowded. With numerous items on the menu, there were also specials. We chose salads and pasta, one with seafood. We independently agreed that the meals we chose were very good and so was the service. The food was tasty, hot,... More 

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Michigan
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good restaurant near theater district. The theater district is always packed with people, so when we got out of our play we wanted a quieter place for dinner. Cara Mia is within walking distance from the theater district. The restaurant is small, cozy and casual. They only serve wine and beer. The pasta dishes we had were very good. Our... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Was recommended this restaurant by the concierge at the hotel we stayed and were happy we went here. A party of 9 pax we had several different food and all of us were satisfied, both for starters and main course. The waiter was very good, seemed to be the boss.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I lived in NYC for years and this was my absolute favorite restaurant! I probably ate at this restaurant once a week. The service was always excellent (especially Eduardo...I'm not sure if he's still there, but I hope he is the next time I go back!). I loved all of the food at this place and they really treat their... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have eaten here numerous times and find it very convenient for a pre-theatre meal. We normally select from the Prix-Fixe menu and find it to be a good value. We travel with individuals who are gluten intolerant and they were happy with their gluten-free pasta dishes. We will return to Casa Mia when we need to have a meal... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The ravioli, eggplant Parmesan, and chicken parmesan were the best I've had. I highly recommend those meals. The atmosphere is quaint and old world. It's not been overtaken by modernization. There were fresh flowers on the table. It was by far the best meal we had in NYC.

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Oyster Bay, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A friend bunch of staffers here welcomed my large group with spirit. Excellent down to earth connection with the waiting staff. The place gets kicking and loud in the evening but you can still have conversation with the people around you. The appetizers were large portions and very tasty. Excellent calamari, stuffed mushrooms and baked clams. Main course of lamb,... More 

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I read the reviews and decided to use a voucher from Travelzoo. Although the restaurants out the lobster as it contained another section and a small tail. was clean and convenient, we left after our meal unimpressed. My husband was encouraged to order a special, kore expensive than most of the other meals. The waiter raved about the seafood combo.... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have eaten here before last year around Christmas and the food is wonderful!!!! We came here again just before our matinee show a few blocks up. I love their food!!!! Great service!!! The noodles are always cooked perfectly!!! They have the best sauces too!!! We did they lunch prefix. For 10 dollars you got salad and a great Italian... More 

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stopped here last night on the way to the theater. Lovely small restaurant with good service and excellent food. I had the snapper which was a daily special and it was perfect. Cooked just right. The asparagus was done right too, not over-cooked like so many places. Had the house Chardonnay, it was good and obviously not just a cheap... More 

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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>  > Midtown
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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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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