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Cara Mia

) #1,057 of 9,269 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ Italian
654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678
+1 212-262-6767
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pear salad” (6 reviews)
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654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, wine and service! This is a small quaint old school Italian restaurant. My daughter loved her spaghetti and meatballs and my risotto with asparagus and a gorgonzola cream sauce was sooooo good. The portions were large and it made me sad to have...More

Thank Jody E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant as we were staying in the Hells Kitchen area of the city. Nice place but rather on the small side with tables quite close together. There was a lot to choose from on the menu but opted for the set menu....More

Thank Davidajones77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got into town late, which meant a late dinner. Though it was close to closing time, these guys were more than happy to have us, and dished up some great Italian food. The pasta I had was excellent, and slightly different from what I'm...More

Thank Dr_Engineer_Adelaide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great family owned restaurant in the heart of Hells Kitchen. Location is accessible within walking distance from Times Square. Perfect spot for a meal before or after theatre without the pedestrian traffic and noise. Cozy atmosphere, all inside dining, although the expansive...More

Thank Pearl D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner before a Broadway show at the Atkins theater. It was about an 8 minute walk. The 2 of us had a 5:30pm reservation that Saturday night in June. The perfect time, after that it fills up very quickly whereas by 6:00pm...More

Thank oldnavy1988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doing some window shopping for dinner in Hell's Kitchen, we saw Cara Mia. We were greeted by a friendly and smiling host. Even though it was just after 5pm, the restaurant was less than half full. We were able to be seated right away. The...More

Thank Rebby2k
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Ate here pre-theater based on a friend's recommendation. Cara Mia is noisy (to the point we could barely hear the waiter and we do not have hearing problems) and perhaps because we were there pre-theater, it felt just a little frantic. Pasta (made in-house) specials...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Found this gorgeous Italian restaurant. Excellent food and wine. My husband had the lobster, squid, clam. seafood, squid ink pasta which looked and tasted amazing, served on half of lobster. I had the chicken breast stuffed with ham, mozzarella and prosciutto with a mushroom sauce....More

Thank Sonia G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Okay, it's really crowded and loud on a Saturday dinner, so make sure you're sitting close to the person you want to talk to, or just yell or read lips. But you won't be able to read lips because you'll be busy eating some delicious...More

Thank flymonkey
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I don't usually take the time to review but had to do with this restaurant fabulous fabulous fettuccine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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