Fodor's Expert Review Carmine's Upper West Side

$$$ Upper West Side Italian

Set on a nondescript block of Broadway, this branch of the Italian mainstay is a favorite for families celebrating special occasions, pre-prom groups of teens, and plain-old folks. They come for the tried-and-true items like fried calamari, linguine with white clam sauce, chicken parmigiana, and veal saltimbocca, all served in mountainous portions. Family photos line the walls, an antipasti table groans under the weight of savory meats, cheese, and salads, and there's a convivial feeling amid the organized chaos.

Italian Lunch Dinner Family Lively $$$

Quick Facts

2450 Broadway
New York, New York  10024, USA

212-362–2200

www.carminesnyc.com

Known For:
  • Best red-sauce joint on UWS
  • Cheerful scene
  • Antipasti table

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