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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent staff, from welcome, through service to departure. We had the 2-course fixed price menu, which was excellent value, although limited choice - $20 each. The food was great & portions generous. The wine was also good, but expensive at €40. A really friendly, welcoming & intimate atmosphere too. An enjoyable evening meal.

Thank Colin G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is freshly and tastes outstanding. The portions are generous. This restaurant is clean and delicious. The staff wonderful.

Thank Steve s
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for dinner with my parents before a show, and my dad was running late, but the staff were very accommodating, kind, and patient. They never once rushed us before, during, or after our meal. The waiter explained every dish to us, answered all of our questions, and brought our orders out promptly. I ordered the fresh, spinach... More 

Thank dannnnon
Brewster, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used TripAdvisor to find a convenient Italian restaurant to the theater district, and Cara Mia had wonderful reviews. A busy restaurant, but that only shows that it's a favorite in the neighborhood. The waiter comes by and shows you examples of the fresh pasta of the day and the special dishes that come with it. I had a seafood... More 

Thank Julie Y
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

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 15 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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 January 2017 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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176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

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 

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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
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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