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Cara Mia

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654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678 (Between 45th &46th)
+1 212-262-6767
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent our first night in New York here and were beyond happy with the experience we had. We loved this restaurant so much that we came back here on our last night in New York. After arriving in the evening, and desperate to get out of the cold, we went in and were immediately happy with our choice with... More 

Thank Maddie D
New York, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Twenty years ago I popped into Cara Mia with my two teenage kids to get out of the rain knowing nothing about it. We were hungry and wet and the lunch specials were appealing. That lunch was the beginning of a long relationship with Cara Mia. We have had family birthday parties with twelve people, small pre-theatre dinners with my... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant in December on our last night in New York, making a special effort to find it as our twin daughters are called Cara and Mia. Although it was the week before Christmas and we did not have a reservation a table was found for us immediately by the friendly, welcoming staff. The meal was good, particularly... More 

Thank Julia D
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Omg ! No words can describe anything about this place ... the food, the service... the nice quaint atmosphere ... I'm not a good snob, I appreciate good food with great taste and good service and this topped it off - a must and I'd return (I come from a small Italian city in Ontario Canada and this blows all... More 

Thank Pam B
Port Washington
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177 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here based on my Sister-laws recommendation. We were a parry of 6 and she made reservations thru Open Table. It was a Friday night at our reservation was 7:30pm. When we arrived it was crowded and the place is small. But in a few minutes the place cleared out a lot as many people must have been going... More 

Thank Softball4ever
Camp Hill, PA
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group wanted Italian food, and Cara Mia was near our hotel so we gave it a try. What a great place! The restaurant has a large menu, a very good wine list and some very nice dinner specials. There were four of us, and we had a variety of appetizers and dinners, and each was excellent. The service was... More 

Thank Maddie2
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this restaurant on the internet whilst still in the UK. We just had to visit as the name of the restaurant is the same as that of my Twin daughters. The food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was very welcoming. Highly recommended.

Thank Andyd48
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

There is nothing than I have ever had! Your friend amazing, there is not a, cooked to perfection. Your tortellini ala Nona is the best I've ever put in my mouth!!! Fab veal parmigiana and picatta- Tonight I had the truffle / porcini risotto, fabulous. Your wine selection is great - and ending the night with your homemade profiteroles is... More 

Thank mel30324
Edison, NJ
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Met cousins here and was surprised to see the long line out front! Glad we had a reservation and didn't wait too long to get in. Thankful because It was very cold outside. This is a small restaurant neither tables close together. Waitress went through the specials so fast we could barely understand them. I heard every other word die... More 

Thank Bestmom81
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Planning an extended, weekend Christmas visit to the city, we'd made reservations for Saturday night. When we arrived there was a group waiting at the door. Turns out the table turns were running behind so the tables for 7:45-8:00 PM were backing up. Decided to wait in the cold and damn we're glad we did! Warm and cozy atmosphere with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-6767

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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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