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Cara Mia

654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678
+1 212-262-6767
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (60 reviews)
“strozzapreti” (5 reviews)
“pear salad” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whenever we travel to NYC we always try to make it a point to go to Cara Mia. The staff is attentive and friendly, the atmosphere is calming, the vino is terrific and the food is homemade Italian.

Thank Rosetoo76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have two locations. Although we specifically called this one and made the reservation, they failed to log it in and we spent 5 minutes playing the game of did you call the right place. Once that was over and we were seated, we ordered....More

Thank 10140A3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried this restaurant given that my initial choice was fully booked, nothing outstanding came out of it but it can be ok for a casual/quick lunch. As a starter, I took the buffalo mozzarella and, if the mozzarella was quite good, it was let...More

Thank FeatStick1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bravissimi tutti! What a great experience we had with 21 guests 4/6/18 at 7:30 p.m. While it took a little bit of time for all of us to be seated (not the fault of the Cara Mia team--just lingering guests), we enjoyed every morsel and...More

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The last time we ate at Cara Mia was about 17 years ago. We live out of town and don’t get to the city very often. We stopped in because our hotel was not far from the restaurant. The service, food and atmosphere was fabulous!...More

Thank kblkmw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As usual, we didn't think to make reservations on a Saturday night...Were able to pop in here after a 15 minute wait and had a fabulous meal. The service was very good, great wine selections and varied menu. More than usual seafood selections than found...More

Thank intinerant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here before seeing a show on Wednesday night. Very small with a fantastic atmosphere and excellent service. Very reasonably priced, with a nice wine selection. Wife and youngest daughter had chicken parmigiana and it was a huge portion that I got to try....More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Charming small restaurant. Reasonably priced and excellent freshly made pasta. We both ordeded the Carbonara and enjoyed every bite. The pasta was very tender. Our coconut gelato made for a perfect ending. When I return to NYC, I will eat here again. Manga!

Thank 280TE_Chick
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had our evening meal here on Christmas Day whilst we waiting to watch Phantom of the opera on broadway! And we really enjoyed it! We had calamari, pizza and pasta! All dishes were really good! Pizza was huge and high quality! Really authentic taste!...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We visited last night for dinner. My hubby had the carbonara and I had seafood linguine in white sauce. Both meals were spoilt by way too much salt. We won’t return.

Thank Donna H
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becky b
1 February 2018|
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Response from jazzedup1 | Reviewed this property |
You can Bring Your Own Wine ($25 corking fee)
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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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