Cara Mia

★★★★★
  • 654 Ninth Ave

    New York, NY 10036

    Cross street: nr. 46th St.

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  • 212-262-6767

About Cara Mia

Hours
Sun-Thu, noon-10:15pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:15pm

Food

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my family has been going to cara mia for years. 2 years ago i took my girlfriends and they loved it. it's our favorite place in nyc. for the past 2 years, we go for birthdays and i just regular dinners. the staff is the most pleasant and

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my family has been going to cara mia for years. 2 years ago i took my girlfriends and they loved it. it's our favorite place in nyc. for the past 2 years, we go for birthdays and i just regular dinners. the staff is the most pleasant and

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Best gnocchi I've had! I go to this place every time I'm in NYC.

3
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Best gnocchi I've had! I go to this place every time I'm in NYC.

Pros: Great ambiance, food and service.

Cons: A little small.

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My son and I had the most amazing homemade pasta at this restaurant. It would be easy to miss and that would be a shame as the food was excellent. The bread was tender and freshly baked. Makes my mouth water just to remember.

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My son and I had the most amazing homemade pasta at this restaurant. It would be easy to miss and that would be a shame as the food was excellent. The bread was tender and freshly baked. Makes my mouth water just to remember.

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What an absolutely amazing evening. The food is exquisite and memorable. I had the Cara Mia salad with red pepper, shaved fennel, white beans, and shrimp. My wife had Luna Russa, a salad of beefsteak tomato, red onion, and gorgonzola.

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What an absolutely amazing evening. The food is exquisite and memorable. I had the Cara Mia salad with red pepper, shaved fennel, white beans, and shrimp. My wife had Luna Russa, a salad of beefsteak tomato, red onion, and gorgonzola.

Pros: Authentic, Delicious, Romantic, Great Service

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We had a fantastic meal with excellent service. One draw back is that it only has a Beer and Wine license but It MORE then makes up for that in its delicious food, presentation and service. You can?t find a better restaurant in the city

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We had a fantastic meal with excellent service. One draw back is that it only has a Beer and Wine license but It MORE then makes up for that in its delicious food, presentation and service. You can?t find a better restaurant in the city

Pros: Great Food and Service

Cons: Beer & Wine License only (but don't let that stop you from going)

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Simple but elegant. I love this place. Walking distance from our hotel in times square, so adorable. Friendly service, decent prices and a great overall feeling. We made reservations, which may be recommended, its small and may be packed

3
★★★★★

Simple but elegant. I love this place. Walking distance from our hotel in times square, so adorable. Friendly service, decent prices and a great overall feeling. We made reservations, which may be recommended, its small and may be packed

Pros: Ambience, quaint feeling

Cons: not good for severe clausterphobs.

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This little restaurant was really nice. We had some bread and focaccia with olive oil and 2 mini brushetta as we were waiting. My husband took the mozzarella & tomato salad and the mozzarella was really really good. I had the spaghetti

3
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This little restaurant was really nice. We had some bread and focaccia with olive oil and 2 mini brushetta as we were waiting. My husband took the mozzarella & tomato salad and the mozzarella was really really good. I had the spaghetti

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Great italian food on 9th Avenue. My favorite dish there is spinach pasta with pan seared tuna. Everything was done just right. Great wine list, perfect for a quiet date dinner.

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Great italian food on 9th Avenue. My favorite dish there is spinach pasta with pan seared tuna. Everything was done just right. Great wine list, perfect for a quiet date dinner.

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This restaurant is not bad, but not great either. The service was pretty average and so was the food. While it is reasonably priced for HK, it's not exactly cheap.

3
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This restaurant is not bad, but not great either. The service was pretty average and so was the food. While it is reasonably priced for HK, it's not exactly cheap.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Small

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I was referred to this place by my former boss in 2000 as a pre-theater eatery. Every time I have returned I have had a lovely time. It's quick and fast... with generous portions. Not a place I would recommend for a romantic meal on

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I was referred to this place by my former boss in 2000 as a pre-theater eatery. Every time I have returned I have had a lovely time. It's quick and fast... with generous portions. Not a place I would recommend for a romantic meal on

Pros: Quick and easy for theater-goers, great portion sizes

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I'm tired of fancy fusion. I hate tiny portions. I have no tolerance for snooty hosts. That's why I love Cara\r
Mia. A real trattoria serving great but simple food, without the attitude. Go ahead, enjoy.

3
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I'm tired of fancy fusion. I hate tiny portions. I have no tolerance for snooty hosts. That's why I love Cara\r
Mia. A real trattoria serving great but simple food, without the attitude. Go ahead, enjoy.

Pros: great food and wine, cozy

Cons: can get very busy

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I was looking for a decent Italian place to accommodate a my family while they visited NYC. We tried getting a reservation at Carmine's on Broadway....one year waiting list. I did a search on the net and found Cara Mia. I was not that

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I was looking for a decent Italian place to accommodate a my family while they visited NYC. We tried getting a reservation at Carmine's on Broadway....one year waiting list. I did a search on the net and found Cara Mia. I was not that

Pros: Food was as good or better than most restaurants on Mulberry Street.

Cons: No Bar...Wine and Beer only

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This was close to the Theater district. Good menu selection and good value for the money. The stuffed mushrooms and risotta are excellent.

3
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This was close to the Theater district. Good menu selection and good value for the money. The stuffed mushrooms and risotta are excellent.

Pros: Appetizers

Cons: limited Wine list

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Wow! Went to Cara Mia by chance and what a lucky accident that was. The service was great, with a waitstaff that was knowledgable and attentive. THe food was excellent, and being an Italian I am a tough critic. The pasta is made fresh,

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Wow! Went to Cara Mia by chance and what a lucky accident that was. The service was great, with a waitstaff that was knowledgable and attentive. THe food was excellent, and being an Italian I am a tough critic. The pasta is made fresh,

Pros: Italian food, romantic, service

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My entire family went to dinner there after a matinee. We were a large group and were sat immediately. The Food was great: a bunch of appetizers and nine dinners, and not one complaint. The wine selection was huge and had a number of

3
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My entire family went to dinner there after a matinee. We were a large group and were sat immediately. The Food was great: a bunch of appetizers and nine dinners, and not one complaint. The wine selection was huge and had a number of

Pros: great food, lots of wine, reasonable prices

Cons: small

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I've been going to Cara Mia since they first opened and I never get tired of it. I've referred local friends, friends visiting from out-of-town and strangers (I'm a tour guide)to it and they've never been disappointed.
The specials are

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I've been going to Cara Mia since they first opened and I never get tired of it. I've referred local friends, friends visiting from out-of-town and strangers (I'm a tour guide)to it and they've never been disappointed.
The specials are

Pros: Food, Service, Wine Selection

Cons: Tourists (my fault), Space btwn seats

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When I am in the mood for great service, great food, great wine and a little romance with my husband we call ahead and go to Cara Mia... Highly Recommend

3
★★★★★

When I am in the mood for great service, great food, great wine and a little romance with my husband we call ahead and go to Cara Mia... Highly Recommend

Pros: Small, Romantic, Great Service

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We had a reservation for three on Friday evening. We told the hostess we had a reservation. She didn't say anything, instead talked to this woman who seemed to be a manager. She said nothing to us and made us stand there for a while.

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We had a reservation for three on Friday evening. We told the hostess we had a reservation. She didn't say anything, instead talked to this woman who seemed to be a manager. She said nothing to us and made us stand there for a while.

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I've been to this restaurant a few times and I know it is a favorite of a few friends. The ambiance is nice, though when busy it's quite cramped. The food is always incredible and they have a great wine list. The eggplant parmesan is the

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I've been to this restaurant a few times and I know it is a favorite of a few friends. The ambiance is nice, though when busy it's quite cramped. The food is always incredible and they have a great wine list. The eggplant parmesan is the

Pros: Food, Wine

Cons: Space, No Liquor

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My friends and I went here last night for my sister's Birthday dinner. We had read all the reviews before heading out to the restaurant, so we were prepared for anything. Here's what I have to say, the staff was attentive. (Our waiter

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My friends and I went here last night for my sister's Birthday dinner. We had read all the reviews before heading out to the restaurant, so we were prepared for anything. Here's what I have to say, the staff was attentive. (Our waiter

Pros: service, entrees, desserts

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I just visited with my family. There were nine of us, and everyone loved their meal. The service was great, and they had a table waiting for us when we arrived (we made reservations a week prior). I would highly recommend to anyone. It

3
★★★★★

I just visited with my family. There were nine of us, and everyone loved their meal. The service was great, and they had a table waiting for us when we arrived (we made reservations a week prior). I would highly recommend to anyone. It

Pros: great food, great atmosphere, great service

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My friend and I were walking along Hell's Kitchen not sure where to eat. Found this place and it was a gem... both of our dishes (I had the penne ala vodka, she had a special) were delicious... they brought us tons of bread and free

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My friend and I were walking along Hell's Kitchen not sure where to eat. Found this place and it was a gem... both of our dishes (I had the penne ala vodka, she had a special) were delicious... they brought us tons of bread and free

Pros: location, food, price

Cons: none I can think of

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You can't just highly recommend anything. You must be choosy with your praise. I thought Cara Mia was on the cusp of high recommendation, but not quite. The five of us were seated promptly in the back and were more than satisfied with the

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★★★★★

You can't just highly recommend anything. You must be choosy with your praise. I thought Cara Mia was on the cusp of high recommendation, but not quite. The five of us were seated promptly in the back and were more than satisfied with the

Pros: Wine list, Service, Atmosphere

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I made reservations for 2 people at 7pm on a Thursday night. Got there at 6:55/7 and was told there was a 15 minute wait (even with reservations). So we waited... and waited... and waited...

Very inconsiderate they were. They kept

3
★★★★★

I made reservations for 2 people at 7pm on a Thursday night. Got there at 6:55/7 and was told there was a 15 minute wait (even with reservations). So we waited... and waited... and waited...

Very inconsiderate they were. They kept

Cons: , No Seating, Not Romantic

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I arrived 15 minutes before my reservation. Decided to wait at a table for my wife since there is no bar. I was ignored completely.
So - service? NOT! Then there is the food. Veal saltimbocca, a favorite. The veal was like shoe leather -

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I arrived 15 minutes before my reservation. Decided to wait at a table for my wife since there is no bar. I was ignored completely.
So - service? NOT! Then there is the food. Veal saltimbocca, a favorite. The veal was like shoe leather -

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Mom, sister and I did a weekend in the city - went to a show and ate at Cara Mia immediately following. After a short walk, we were there and seated immediately. The service was wonderful, the food was delicious - great selection (good

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Mom, sister and I did a weekend in the city - went to a show and ate at Cara Mia immediately following. After a short walk, we were there and seated immediately. The service was wonderful, the food was delicious - great selection (good

Pros: Price, Service, Atmosphere

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We went to this restaurant on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine's Day. I made reservations about a week in advance, and was so glad we made this choice. It's such a small, quaint place, perfect for a date or a casual dinner. The food was

3
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We went to this restaurant on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine's Day. I made reservations about a week in advance, and was so glad we made this choice. It's such a small, quaint place, perfect for a date or a casual dinner. The food was

Pros: Inexpensive, Ambiance, Menu

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had lunch with family: food excellent; nice menu, we shared & i tasted items i don't ordinarily like & liked them; pleasant, curteous staff - they filled water without my asking once; didn't have everything we asked for,but it's a small

3
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had lunch with family: food excellent; nice menu, we shared & i tasted items i don't ordinarily like & liked them; pleasant, curteous staff - they filled water without my asking once; didn't have everything we asked for,but it's a small

Pros: inexpensive, food excellent, curteous staff

Cons: in hell's kitchen

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My wife and I tried Cara MIA based on the reviews in CitySearch and we were not disappointed. Even though it's maybe 15 feet wide at it's widest point, we were never crowded, always attended to, and had two great meals. We wanted a

3
★★★★★

My wife and I tried Cara MIA based on the reviews in CitySearch and we were not disappointed. Even though it's maybe 15 feet wide at it's widest point, we were never crowded, always attended to, and had two great meals. We wanted a

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This place is by far the BEST place I have gone out to yet. The food was the BEST! The wine was even better. I took my girlfriend, her mother and two family friends to dinner, and we all loved it. After dinner, dessert, and two bottles of

3
★★★★★

This place is by far the BEST place I have gone out to yet. The food was the BEST! The wine was even better. I took my girlfriend, her mother and two family friends to dinner, and we all loved it. After dinner, dessert, and two bottles of

Pros: everything

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Last week was my first time at this restaurant where I brought a date I wanted to impress and it worked like a charm. The ambiance was just what I hoped for and the attentive service made the evening perfect. We had great food and wine, in

3
★★★★★

Last week was my first time at this restaurant where I brought a date I wanted to impress and it worked like a charm. The ambiance was just what I hoped for and the attentive service made the evening perfect. We had great food and wine, in

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I keep coming back to this cozy and amicable hell's kitchen Italian trattoria because it's got the best of both worlds, food & wine.
Prices are so affordable for the quality and consistency of their dishes and their wine list is so unique

3
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I keep coming back to this cozy and amicable hell's kitchen Italian trattoria because it's got the best of both worlds, food & wine.
Prices are so affordable for the quality and consistency of their dishes and their wine list is so unique

Pros: consistent food, great wine list, lovely ambiance

Cons: theatre crowd

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this place is unbelievable for amazing prices! Avoid before theatre it is crowded and noisy. I always hit this place after 8:30 pm. The food is the best cheap Italian in the neighborhood and has fantastic ambiance

3
★★★★★

this place is unbelievable for amazing prices! Avoid before theatre it is crowded and noisy. I always hit this place after 8:30 pm. The food is the best cheap Italian in the neighborhood and has fantastic ambiance

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My family and I discovered Cara Mia this year and since then it has been our favorite hang out place besides our own living room. The only negative thing is that the food made my mother jelous because it's really as good as hers. When in

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My family and I discovered Cara Mia this year and since then it has been our favorite hang out place besides our own living room. The only negative thing is that the food made my mother jelous because it's really as good as hers. When in

Pros: great food, awsome wine selection, attentive service

Cons: sometimes too crowded, can be loud

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I have been to Cara Mia so many times in the last 2 years and I have never been disappointed of service food and atmosphere. The food is delicious but most important, always "consistent". They have the most friendly staff and the

3
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I have been to Cara Mia so many times in the last 2 years and I have never been disappointed of service food and atmosphere. The food is delicious but most important, always "consistent". They have the most friendly staff and the

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It's a pity when what should have been (and would have been) an excellent dining experience is marred by a rude, arrogant maitre d'. This young man publicly reprimanded us for tearing off a section of the protective paper tablecloth so

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It's a pity when what should have been (and would have been) an excellent dining experience is marred by a rude, arrogant maitre d'. This young man publicly reprimanded us for tearing off a section of the protective paper tablecloth so

Pros: excellent food, wide selection, reasonable prices

Cons: rude maitre d', public humiliation

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Cara Mia offers delicious and creative Italian cuisine with excellent service and ambience. They specialize in homemade pastas (be prepared to see at least 6 pasta specials on any given night), as well as a variety of meats and fish. Ive

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Cara Mia offers delicious and creative Italian cuisine with excellent service and ambience. They specialize in homemade pastas (be prepared to see at least 6 pasta specials on any given night), as well as a variety of meats and fish. Ive

Pros: great food, close to Broadway, big portions

Cons: small dining room

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Our waiter vanished, so we asked another if they had a dessert menu. "Yes." Perhaps he thought we were just taking a poll, not that we wanted to see it! When our waiter reappeared, we asked him for the dessert menu. Never brought us

3
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Our waiter vanished, so we asked another if they had a dessert menu. "Yes." Perhaps he thought we were just taking a poll, not that we wanted to see it! When our waiter reappeared, we asked him for the dessert menu. Never brought us

Pros: delicious dinners

Cons: vanishing waiter

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I lived and learned to cook in Italy. I was there for 6 years and can say with some authority (my Italian husband agrees) this place does it right! The best way to judge an Italian restaurant is by its pasta al pomodoro, it was great -

3
★★★★★

I lived and learned to cook in Italy. I was there for 6 years and can say with some authority (my Italian husband agrees) this place does it right! The best way to judge an Italian restaurant is by its pasta al pomodoro, it was great -

Pros: authenticity, delicious food, quaint tables

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The atmosphere of this place is adorable! So quaint, charming, and welcoming. The food was delicious...best shrimp scampi I've ever eaten.

3
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The atmosphere of this place is adorable! So quaint, charming, and welcoming. The food was delicious...best shrimp scampi I've ever eaten.

Pros: Great Food, Great Value, Charming

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Absolutely darling. One of the greatest italian restaurnats I have been to in the city. The entres are seasoned to perfection, the wine is top notch and the prices will not break your bank. An absolute must, do try!

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Absolutely darling. One of the greatest italian restaurnats I have been to in the city. The entres are seasoned to perfection, the wine is top notch and the prices will not break your bank. An absolute must, do try!

Pros: delicious, romantic, great value

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Cara Mia is an amazing NYC experience not to be overlooked! On top of the excellent food, service, and unbeatable prices, my entire party was treated just like family.......when the check was finally given, it brought tears to my eyes; I

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Cara Mia is an amazing NYC experience not to be overlooked! On top of the excellent food, service, and unbeatable prices, my entire party was treated just like family.......when the check was finally given, it brought tears to my eyes; I

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cute little room, nice on good day with doors open
very interesting menu, roasted calamari different and good
service could use a little more coordination, polish otherwise marks would have been much higher. better than most of the

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cute little room, nice on good day with doors open
very interesting menu, roasted calamari different and good
service could use a little more coordination, polish otherwise marks would have been much higher. better than most of the

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Cara Mia's not far from Times Square, but its intimate setting seems worlds away from that fast-paced setting. The quality food draws in tourists and locals alike.

 

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