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“Excellent food and service!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Carmine's

Carmine's
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Ranked #114 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: Carmine's is two blocks north of the Times Square 42nd Street subway station serving the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R subways. The A, C and E subways stop at 42nd Street and Eighth Ave. The B, D, F and V subways stop at 42nd Street and 6th Ave. The MTA bus system also serves the area. The M7, M10, M20, M27, M42, 27,104 all stop within one block of Carmine's.
Description: Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. The Carmine's concept is to bring its guests a "wow-factor" sized portions and making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. Platters of homestyle antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing amongst friends and family. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic - we want every day to feel like a Sunday afternoon at Grandma's.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Always stop here on our visits to NYC...remember that portions are LARGE!! Food is delicious and authentic Italian.

Visited July 2014
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Jennifer W, Manager at Carmine's, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you for a great review and recommendations with others. Hope to have you again soon when you are back in NYC. Carmine's is also in Atlantic City, Washington DC, Las Vegas or the Bahamas. Mangia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food, huge portions, great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

We dined at the restaurant three times; in all cases we have not done a reservation prior to arrival.
The first two visits, we waited a bit and the host sat us down in the restaurant:
Excellent food, huge portions, great service, the waiter in a decent and fair way told us there is no need to reserve as many dishes as diners because of the portion sizes.
The third time, due to lack of space, the host offered us to sit "on the bar", as a family we did not like the idea, but eventually we got it.
Beyond the excellent food, the service here was great, remarkable and unforgettable:
Bartender (unfortunately I do not remember his name) served us exceptionally while "multitasking": serve other diners, preparing cocktails, takes orders and serves drinks to the waiters in the restaurant, all professionally, quickly and with a smile.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2014
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Jennifer W, Manager at Carmine's, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for your rave review. Hope to have you again soon. Mangia
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Kentucky
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good family style dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

I loved the resturant. The service was excellent and so was the food. You order food and it is enough to share. I didn't like it that it was hard to get through on the phone to make a reservation.

Visited July 2014
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Jennifer W, Manager at Carmine's, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for your review. Hope to have you again soon. Mangia
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Houston, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Arrive hungry (and make a reservation)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

The more people you invite, the more food you can order! While visiting NYC with my elderly parents, my sister suggested Carmine's. When she told me we would need a reservation at 5:00pm on a Saturday night in manhattan, I thought she was crazy. But, as a local, my sis knew we would be competing with the matinee and evening-show crowds. The place was packed, loud, buzzing and hectic. Not bad for patrons who like that vibe, but a bit overwhelming for my parents. The waiter was less then thrilled with his job, but was ok. We ordered a terrific salad and spaghetti and meatballs. The meal came out with Penne instead of spaghetti, but, really, who cares? The food was awesome. We added peppers and fresh Parmesan to flavor. Those two dishes fed the four of us, with food left over. If you're in the neighborhood....go!

  • Visited July 2014
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Jennifer W, Manager at Carmine's, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for review. Hope to have you again soon. Mangia.
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Harrisville, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food comes family style on large platter. We had shrimp scampi which came shrimp on a platter with oils and butter, no pasta. We had veal parm and it was delicious and tender. Large assortment of breads in a basket all very good.
Need reservations

Visited July 2014
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Jennifer W, Manager at Carmine's, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for your great review. Hope to have you again soon. Mangia
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