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Cara Mia


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Hot Antipasto
Stuffed pepper, stuffed mushroom, shrimp scampi, eggplant rollatini,
Baked Clams
Fried Calamari
Crispy golden fried calamari, served w/ marinara sauce
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed w/ breadcrumbs in a light butter sauce
Mozzarella Sticks
Served w/ marinara sauce
Mussels Marinara
Price Edward mussels sautéed in marinara sauce
Full dozen
Baked Clams
Full dozen
Baked Clams
Eggplant Rollatini
Fresh eggplant rolled w/ ricotta cheese, baked in marinara sauce, topped w/ melted mozzarella
Shrimp Cocktail
Served w/ cocktail sauce
Grilled vegetables marinates & sauteed in our balsamic vinaigrette dressing. served over mescaline lettuce, topped w/ fresh mozzarella & provolone cheese
Cold Antipasto
Meats, cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes & roasted red peppers
Traditional caesar salad topped w/ homemade garlic croutons
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & provolone, salami, cucumbers, & roasted red peppers
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, celery & roasted red peppers
Side Tossed Salad
Lettuce, tomatoes & cucumbers
Pasta E Fagoli
Red & white cannellini beans, ziti & prosciutto
Egg & spinach in chicken broth
Fresh vegetable‏ soup
Escarole & Beans
In chicken broth w/ garlic
Chicken Soup
Pastina, shredded chicken, carrots in chicken broth
Breaded cutlets topped w/ tomato, onions, mescaline lettuce & fresh mozzarella cheese
Served w/ mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce
Sautéed in white wine, lemon & butter
Breaded cutlets baked in tomato sauce, topped w/ mozzarella cheese
Parmigiana Sicilian
With eggplant
Parmigiana Prosciuttana
With prosciutto
Cara Mia
Sautéed in a marsala wine sauce w/ mushrooms, topped w/ eggplant & mozzarella cheese
Baked w/ mushrooms & peppers in a hearty marinara
Layered w/ prosciutto, eggplant & mozzarella cheese, in a marsala wine sauce w/ a touch of marinara
Layered w/ prosciutto & mozzarella cheese in a white wine sauce over a bed of spinach
Eggplant Parmigiana
Layers of freshly battered eggplant, smothered w/ tomato sauce & mozzarella cheese
Eggplant Rollatini
Fresh eggplant rolled w/ ricotta cheese, baked in marinara sauce, topped w/ mozzarella cheese
Pork Chop Valdostando
Pork chop stuffed w/ prosciutto & mozzarella cheese, smothered in a portobello mushroom sauce
Pork Chop Portobello
Sauteed w/ Portobello mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce
Sausage & Peppers
In tomato sauce
Chicken Sweet Melissa
Layered w/ prosciutto, eggplant & mozzarella w/ onions & mushrooms in a sweet vermouth sauce
Chicken Monachino
With melted‏ mozzarella & mushrooms in a sweet vermouth sauce
Chicken Scampi
With lemon, butter, white wine & garlic sauc
Homemade meat lasagna
Baked Ziti
Traditional baked ziti
Gnocchi Bolognese
Homemade potato‏ gnocchi in a creamy meat sauce
Linguine Garlic & Oil
Cheese or Meat Ravioli
In tomato sauce
Penne alla Vodka
Penne pasta sautéed in out traditional vodka sauce
Penne Primavera
Fresh mixed vegetables sauteed w/ garlic & oil over a bed of penne pasta
Spaghetti w/ Meatballs & Tomato Sauce
Shells w/ Meat Sauce
Spaghetti w/ meatballs & meat Sauce
Tubular homemade pasta stuffed w/ mozzarella & ricotta cheese, baked in tomato sauce w/ melted mozzarella
Shrimp Alla Cara Mia
Sauteed shrimp in a creamy garlic sauce served over a bed of linguine
Mussels Marinara
Served over a bed of linguine
Linguine White Clam Sauce
Traditional fresh clam sauce
Linguine Red Clam Sauce
Traditional fresh clam sauce
Seafood Combo
Mussels, clams, scungilli, shrimp & calamari in marinara sauce over linguine
Shrimp Parmigiana
Jumbo shrimp, breaded & fried baked in tomato sauce, topped w/ mozzarella cheese
Fried Shrimp
Fried jumbo shrimp served w/ tartar sauce
Shrimp Fraciavolo
Shrimp sautéed in a fiery marinara sauce
Shrimp Monachino
Breaded shrimp sautéed w/ onions & mushrooms, in a sweet vermouth sauce w/ a touch of marinara sauce, layered w/ eggplant & topped w/ mozzarella cheese
Flounder Francaise
Flounder in a lemon butter & white wine sauce
Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Sausage in Tomato Sauce
Homemade French Fries
Sauteed Escarole Garlic & Oil
Sauteed Broccoli Garlic & Oil
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe Garlic & Oil
Sauteed Spinach Garlic & Oil
Sauteed Zucchini Garlic & Oil
Sauteed Asparagus Garlic & Oil
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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All reviews veal flounder broccoli rabe tiramisu cakes italian food many years prices are reasonable hillside ave home made chopped clams let them know family restaurant wonderful meal old school the food is great large portions
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the restaurant 5:20 on a Saturday night and waited 20 minutes for a table for party of 3. The restaurant is very small so much of the restaurant is reserved for parties of 10 or more. That means that waiting time for parties...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Pathfinder812083
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Took my date for Valentine's Dinner and it was very comfortable, excellent food and service. We arrived late but were seated promptly because I had reservations, and called to let them know we were running late.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MA0524
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This restaurant has been around for many years and it’s easy to understand-The food is great,The service is very attentative, the portions are large and prices are reasonable for the quality. They have many choices in addition to specials.The home-made gnocchi are wonderful-branzino-veal dishes-everything is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jocat1944
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This out of the way restaurant right off Hillside Ave is a true hidden gem! They've been in business for over 48 years and by the way it tastes may be another 48 years more definitely!!! It's located in an area not known for fine...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lejaceman
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Have to say I have been to this restaurant 4x . The first two times was not as good as the last two times. So let me tell you what I had most recently. The Eggplant Parmesan was terrific. A light bettered eggplant so you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank havingfunagain
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a family Italian restaurant. The food is excellent , good price and a variety of very good wines. Staff very friendly and excellent.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank pablomJ9419FF
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The entire staff is friendly and the food was fresh, delicious and cooked perfectly. Had chicken parm and calamari. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Scott W
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a small restaurant very well known and loved by the community. You can't go wrong if you dine here. We decided to eat here on Christmas Eve instead of cooking fish at home which was our tradition. We have decided to make eating...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank RAP326
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times. The food at Cara Mia is one of the best. Better than some high end expensive restaurants. The baked chopped clams are excellent. The veal is superb. If you like broccoli rabe, Cara Mia makes it the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I took a small party out for dinner at this lovely restaurant one weekday evening. This is truly a family restaurant with good, old fashioned Italian cooking. The fresh bread made from pizza dough is excellent. All dishes are huge. For a party of 6...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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May 13, 2018|
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Response from RAP326 | Reviewed this property |
They are open for lunch but no pizza . They are closed on Monday's
Jackie K
June 9, 2016|
Response from llna1970 | Reviewed this property |
You can call the restaurant at 718-740-9118. They will take a reservation I think if it is for more than 6 people. It is a GOOD restaurant. My family has gone there for many years. ENJOY
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