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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Ernie B
Baldwin, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Purchased a Groupon recently - the price was right. Upon entering, the restaurant looked cozy and very nice. I quickly realized not only did it become quite crowded within several minutes, but virtually every table was waiting to be served. Generally a nightmare for waitmstaff and kitchen. So the servers seemed a bit frantic - we easily excused that. Then... More 

Thank Silverpal
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had theater tix for 7pm and a reservation at Cara Mia for 5:30. We arrived at 5:35; the restaurant was mostly empty and we ordered right away. We received bread, water and a diet coke by 5:45 and then waited until 6:05 with no waiter coming anywhere near (no more water, diet coke, bread, etc). With difficulty we flagged... More 

Thank KimSL10
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arrived for a 5:00 pm reservation last night (Saturday night) and the hostess was extremely disorganized. We were told to wait outside along with numerous other people who had a 5:00 pm reservation. It appeared they were overbooked. After twenty minutes of waiting outside, we were seated at a table the size of what should be two to three, and... More 

Thank joan071176
Stonington, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd read some raving reviews so my wife and I were excited for dinner after a day in NYC. We had a good dinner but frankly it wasn't the great food we were expecting from the reviews. Maybe we just caught them on an ok night but the food was simply not that tasty. I had a chicken special and... More 

Thank Seahawks88
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had visited Cara Mia on numerous occasions and raved about it. I must admit, there were right! Located in Hell's Kitchen, this cozy little place serves good food at a very decent price. The $19.99, prix fixe meal is not skimpy and very inventive...not the usual bland pasta thrown at the tourists. Service is congenial and not pushy... More 

Thank MusicProf
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived here, with clients, following a Broadway matinee. We were immediately seated and while my client went to the restroom, to wash up, we were immediately greeted by waitstaff. My client explained to the waitstaff that we had just come from a show and were in no rush. The waitress was holding a plate of various pastas and started telling... More 

Thank Ornell52
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The food was creative and delicious and the service people very helpful and friendly. And do not forget home made pasta 👌

Thank erzennn
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious and authentic Italian food. Perfect date spot. Friendly service and lovely atmosphere. I will be coming back many times!

Thank Dan P
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Oct 7, 2016 Hosted a party of six, with a reservation. Excellent service with immediate seating. Our server Olmedo was very attentive and explained all the specials of the evening, explained the different types of pasta and answered everyone's questions. Everyone's food was excellent, decor of the restaurant was very nice and great atmosphere. Enjoyed my experience and would recommend... More 

Thank Paul S

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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