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Cafe Cardini

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27120 Union Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040-1532
+1 718-343-2728
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 22:00
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United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may be in Queens, all the octagenarions gather around 6:30 and lunch is filled with LIJ'ERS; but it's with good reason. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, and the service is fantastic! So do me a favor stay away so I can enjoy my lunch and/or dinner.

Thank ddyg2016
long island, ny
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Steady service and food. Good lunch specials. Very reasonable. Food always reliable. Nice quiet atmosphere.

Thank LongIsland_NyCab55
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We have been frequenting Cafe Cardini for years, and have become their unsolicited ambassadors, bringing friends and family with us to share in the wonderful and warm ambiance, the amazing and plentiful food (at very fair prices), and the hospitable and attentive service. You cannot beat Cafe Cardini for a positive dining experience. We live in Brooklyn, and make the... More 

Thank Avanan
1 review
Reviewed 1 December 2016

By far. this one of the worst dining experiences that I ever encountered in my life, and this is also the first negative review that I have ever composed. We had a six o'clock reservation for a party of eleven. We were not served until after eight o'clock, in our party there were five children,for them the wait was excruciating... More 

Thank Margaret W
Long Island, New York
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our cousin lives nearby and we take for granted what a GREAT place this is to dine! We stopped in for an early dinner and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. My wife had her favorite, Chicken Francese and it was delicious. The portion, along with all of the others, was huge and she took home half of her meal. However,... More 

Thank MassRoadWarrior
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Planned dinner for 10 to celebrate a 96th birthday - it was the perfect choice. The restaurant itself is good sized but not too big, very clean and cheerful. The menu selection was extensive with a dinner special list to suit most everyone's taste. What really made it a wonderful night was the staff. They were quick, attentive, available without... More 

Thank LOCommishNY
Bayside, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I often go there with my friends for their lunch menu. It is varied and delicious. Very good dollar value. Free parking available. Convenient location.

1 Thank Florence E
Queens NY
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

My wife and I have been going to Cafe Cardini forever and are never ever disappointed we have invited friends and relatives to join us there and they have always enjoyed the food. It`s the same everytime we go because it`s the same chef the owner who is about as consistent with the quality of the meals in any restaurant... More 

3 Thank Aaron44QueensNY
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2012

Went there for lunch...even though 5 years ago I swore I would never go there again. Eggplant Parmigano terrible..........eggplant was paper thin, breading was 4times the size of the sliver of eggplant. The sauce was horrible...eggplant was swimming in a very bad tomato sauce. The salad that came with the lunch was decent. The service was nice. The pasta that... More 

2 Thank riceball58
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2011

My partner and I have been to this eataurant many times after being introduced by some close friends who also frequently eat there. We usually have their chicken soup, meat lasagna or the linguine with clam sauce and house salad and wine which are good. But, unfortunately today after a nice meal, we ordered double expresso's and a Sambuca. Well,... More 

1 Thank Cappas52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27120 Union Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040-1532
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  New Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 718-343-2728

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