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Cara Mia

) #1,151 of 9,243 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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (49 reviews)
“pear salad” (6 reviews)
“clams” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
$$ - $$$
654 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3678
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1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank richsband
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were walking by and the waiter invited us to try them out. He was very friendly, and we accepted his offer. They have a lunch special that was a really good price, available to 2:30 or 3, very nice. Sangria specially priced also, with...More

Thank LCEguy
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Cara Mia is one of the many little restaurants lining Ninth Avenue in the 40's. It keeps its wide doors open even on a chilly evening-which was what the weather was like the evening I ate there. The food is nothing special....neighborhood Italian -- but...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had lunch at Cara Mia on a Saturday and we were the only ones in the restaurant. We had appetizers and each ordered a daily special, which was one of 4 fresh pasta dishes. The pasta was outstanding; fresh, flavorful, and the seafood was...More

Thank Robudhubs
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We ate there with a group of adults and found this very busy restaurant absolutely filthy and the food was really only fair. My husband and I each had very tough veal, supposedly one of their better dishes. For a restaurant in midtown Manhattan on...More

Thank montauk1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Nice place and good Italian food. Service is fine and atmosphere inside is nice. Lots to choose from and the fresh Ravioli is excellent.

Thank smookToronto
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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