147 W 43rd St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.756355 -73.985484
Sun-Mon, 11:30am-11pm; Tue-Sat, 11:30am-midnight
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Theater District - Times Square
FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE STINKS – I went to Carmine's in NYC recently, and honestly, was treated like SH*T. We made reservations ahead of time. I asked if the restaurant was child friendly, which I was told, of course. When we got there, the food was sub par Italian cuisine, and I was told by the OWNER, that maybe I shouldnt have brought my child, who was behaving spectacularly. I couldnt believe it! I was so offended that I told the manager, who went on to tell me that the owner was an old kook, and not to pay attention to him. Overall, food stinks, wait staff and restaurant manager are EXCELLENT, but the owner S*CKS, and I wouldnt bother going there. Take the cab ride to Little Italy and get a real meal.
Delicious food and amazing service - Great party atmosphere! – We just had our company Holiday party at Tony?s Di Napoli Times Square at the Casablanca Hotel, and it was fabulous! I can not express how unbelievably kind, professional, and generous the staff was. Every single one of the wait staff and managers out did themselves to make a happy and joyful occasion for over 120 of our employees. I have been taking calls all day from our staff telling me the food was absolutely delicious, the room was beautifully prepared and the staff simply went above and beyond the call of duty to take excellent care of us. We are looking forward to holding the party at Tony?s again next year.
nice service and great for group dining – I went there on weeknight. The service was impressive. Food wasn't impressive, but it was ok. Each dish portion was for 2 people, not 3. We share Tiramisu for dessert, one order was enough for 4 people. It was too creamy, but ok.
Over Cooked , Over Rated, Over Priced – I was polite, even patient after reading several reviews on Chowhound about the mediocrity of Tony?s Di Napoli, when I found out that we had a ?work dinner? scheduled there. I was going to give it a chance, but from the first bite of the calamari, I knew where the dinner was headed. We ordered everything family-style. I?ll start with appetizers. The calamari was a too soft and almost doughy and the house and caesar salads were unexciting. However, the shrimp - as overcooked as they were - were in a pleasant garlic sauce, and the mushrooms, though lying in a pile of oil, were cheesy, nicely stuffed, and delicious. For entrees: the clam linguine was dry and boring ? there wasn?t even a sauce, the lobster (in tomato sauce) was thoroughly overcooked, the ravioli was lifelessly soft, and the veal saltimbocca was again dry and lifeless. Dessert was the highlight, as it should be, because how bad can desserts really be? We had the canoli ? which were standard, the jumbo eclair filled with chocolate mousse ? which was great - and raspberry ? which had clearly been previously frozen, and the tiramisu ? which is what you should order if you even want a dessert after such a meal. In short, everything tasted as if it had been cooked hours earlier and then kept warm so that all of the meat (shrimp, lobster, and veal included) achieved an un-chewable toughness. The pasta was cooked to achieve that sloppy denseness that can only be found at one of my favorites, the Olive Garden. In fact, I?ll only use the word ?al dente? in the context of this review to describe exactly what the pasta was not. We also ran into a corked bottle of Chianti while we were there, which made the experience even more atrocious. Unfortunately, there is no incentive for this place to improve its standards because as long as its located a stone?s throw from Times Square, Tony?s Di Napoli can always count on tourists with empty stomachs and low expectations to stumble in from the street for a meal.
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