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Carmine's Italian Restaurant - Upper West Side

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Serve 4-6 People
Spicy Scarpariello Wings
Marinated, pan-fried and tossed in lemon butter and herb sauce with a little kick. Served with fresh fennel and Gorgonzola dipping sauce
Zuppa Di Clams
Fresh clams cooked in your choice of red or white broth, with garlic, white wine and herbs
Stuffed Artichoke
Stuffed and baked with our seasoned breadcrumbs and chicken stock
Spiedini Alla Romana
Mixed Green Salad
Mixed greens with celery, onion, black and green olives, cucumbers and tomatoes
Portobellos Parmigiana
Topped with cheese over marinara sauce
Roasted Peppers with Mozzarella
Freshly roasted peppers topped with fresh mozzarella, basil and herbed olive oil
Grilled Portobellos
Marinated and served over a bed of arugula
Garlic Bread
Nine thick slices topped with garlic and herb butter
Zuppa Di Mussels
Fresh mussels cooked in your choice of red or white broth, with garlic, white wine and herbs
Serve 4-6 People
Shrimp Marinara
Shrimp sauteed with garlic and fresh herbs in a marinara sauce with white wine
Shrimp Parmigiana
Breaded and pan-fried shrimp topped with melted mozzarella served over marinara sauce
Shrimp Scampi
Broiled shrimp topped with garlic breadcrumbs and traditional garlic, clam juice, olive oil and sweet butter sauce
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Shrimp sauteed in spicy marinara sauce with white wine and fresh herbs
Serve 4-6 People
Veal Cutlet
Breaded veal pan-fried to a crispy golden brown
Veal Scaloppine Marsala
Veal sauteed with fresh mushrooms, served in a rich veal and Marsala wine sauce
Veal Saltimbocca
Sauteed veal and prosciutto served over a bed of sauteed spinach. Topped with melted mozzarella and surrounded in a Marsala wine sauce
Veal Parmigiana
Breaded veal cutlet pan-fried and topped with melted mozzarella served with marinara sauce
Veal Scaloppine with Lemon
Thin-sliced veal enhanced in a rich lemon butter-sauce
Serve 4-6 People
Chicken Scarpariello
Cut chicken on the bone pan-fried and tossed in buttery lemon rosemary sauce
Chicken Cutlet
Breaded chicken breast pan-fried to a crispy golden brown
Chicken Marsala
Thinly sliced chicken breast sauteed with fresh sliced mushrooms in a rich veal and Marsala wine sauce
Chicken Saltimbocca
Sauteed chicken breast and prosciutto served over a bed of sauteed spinach. Topped with melted mozzarella and surrounded in a Marsala wine sauce
Chicken Contadina
Cut chicken on the bone pan-fried and served with roasted peppers, potatoes and sweet Italian sausage, enhanced with sweet pepper vinegar
Chicken Parmigiana
Pan-fried breaded chicken cutlet topped with melted mozzarella and served over marinara sauce
Chicken Scaloppine with Lemon
Thin-sliced chicken breast enhanced with a rich lemon butter sauce
Serve 4-6 People
Pasta with Clam Sauce
Sliced cherrystone clams cooked in either red or white sauce (garlic, olive oil, fresh herbs and clam juice)
Pasta with Calamari
Calamari cooked until tender with garlic, fresh herbs, a touch of crushed red pepper, white wine and Italian plum tomatoes
Pasta with Pomodoro
Plum tomatoes, white wine, garlic, oil and prosciutto
Rigatoni and Broccoli
Sauteed broccoli spears added to our signature marinara or white sauce
Pasta with Meatballs
Six over-sized meatballs made from beef and veal over your choice of pasta. Served with a combination of marinara and rag red sauces
Pasta with Marinara
Signature sauce consisting of plum tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs and Romano cheese
Ravioli with Cheese
Filled with three cheeses and topped with our signature slow-cooked rag sauce or marinara sauce
Thin egg crepes filled with a mixture of four cheeses. Baked over a layer of our signature marinara sauce
Penne Alla Vodka
Plum tomatoes, vodka, onion, garlic, Romano cheese, a touch of crushed red pepper and cream mixed with penne
Pasta with Shrimp
Shrimp sauteed with fresh garlic and herbs. Served red or white (garlic and oil with a little chicken stock and fresh herbs)
Serve 4-6 People
Sauteed with garlic, olive oil and chicken stock
Sauteed with garlic and olive oil
Peppers and Onions
Red peppers, green peppers and Spanish onions sauteed with garlic oil and fresh herbs
Six over-sized meatballs made from beef and veal. Served with our marinara sauce
Spears are sauteed until brown with garlic, olive oil and chicken stock
Eggplant Parmigiana
Lightly-battered and fried eggplant, marinara sauce, mozzarella and Romano cheeses piled high and baked
Four sweet Italian fennel sausage pan-fried. No sauce
Italian Cheesecake
A creamy ricotta cheesecake with a marble lb. cake crust. Topped with fresh strawberry
6 Piece Chocolate Cannoli
Chocolate coated shells filled with our homemade creamy chocolate chip cannoli cream and dipped in pistachios
Strawberry Shortcake
A slice of marble pound cake topped with fresh whipped cream, strawberries and pistachios
Bread Pudding
Campobasso bread soaked in sweet custard and layered with chocolate chunks and golden raisins
Mascarpone and Marsala zabaione layered with cocoa, shaved chocolate and lady fingers soaked in espresso
Chocolate Torta
Rich, dense, dark chocolate accented with coffee and liquor. Served with fresh whipped cream
Bottled Water
Family Style Italian Restaurant
US$15 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pasta strawberry shortcake bread penne a la vodka stuffed mushrooms shrimp family style huge family portions are huge italian food large parties new york doggy bag upper west side come hungry our waiter take home
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After several try, I finally got a seat for this wonderful family style Italian restaurant. The dish here is big plate and big portion. One dish can feed four or five person. It is great for family. The cook is good, very tasteful! I will...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank flypiggy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited carmines for dinner 2/13. ..around 3:30 pm..restaurant is family style..was very surprised..by the skimpy amount of food that was served. ..had two appetizers...calamari...which was ok. The other stuffed artichokes...was terrible...waiter kept coming by and not the same waiter asking if we were done...and we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always try to find a Carmines in any city we go to though the vibe in New York City is always elevated and makes for a great celebration. Thank you for always having delicious family-style meals for us! See you soon.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the service are second to none. Every plate is HUGE and family-style. All Italian and all good. I had a group of 7 and everyone left full. The only drawback is your entire party must be present to be seated, but the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ngreenidge26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As it was likely the coldest day of the year/decade we didn’t want to roam far after our show for dinner. Heard a lot about Carmine’s so we thought we’d check it out. First, the atmosphere was great. We were greeted and seated promptly in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank joebabu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to say that everything was perfect ... it was a party of 25 and you guys made last night a night to forever remember for us ... the food the service and the atmosphere was all absolutely perfect .. no wait, no...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maria V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Carmine’s delicious Italian food. We had the Caesar salad and calamari to start. Our main dish was the four pasta special which had gnocchi,vegetarian lasagna,bow tie pasta with a meat sauce and cheese filled cannolis pasta. Dessert was what they call the tugboat....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ldybugg014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Carmine‘s both mid town and uptown every time we see a show. This time the uptown restaurant was beyond disappointing. Waiter forgot to put in our salad order, waiter put in the wrong meal order. Waiter brought out a meal that was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Donna M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a reservation for 4 to celebrate my daughter's birthday and didn't disappoint. Being a Friday night, it was crowded and a bit loud but not so loud that we couldn't have a relaxed conversation. Our server was friendly and attentive, the food was outstanding...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CTtraveler79
Reviewed 16 January 2019

If you want a place that serves great food, plenty of it, fantastic wine and a really lively atmosphere then please book a table next time you are in New York City.. We have eaten here on every trip and they never fail to please,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
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7 October 2018|
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Response from bizaro | Reviewed this property |
Anything you want on the menu. You wouldn't have a problem, since its the two of you
18 December 2017|
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Response from RJ B | Reviewed this property |
Obviously you only ordered 1 or 2 entrees for the group.
18 November 2017|
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Response from LarFleury | Reviewed this property |
The dish is served family style so with salad, bread and spaghetti and maybe an appetizer you should have more than enough food! Excellent spot!
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