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Cara Mia

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220-20 Hillside Avenue, Queens Village, NY
+1 718-740-9118
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New Hyde Park, New York
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Our third new years eve dinner at Cara Mia. We get there around 5 before the crowd and this place is the best. Great Food, great drinks, great service. This place never disappoints. Highly recommend

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Thank RJM72
Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have been going to Cara Mia over 25 years and EVERY meal has always been delicious! I have had pasta, red and white sauces, fish, chicken- appetizers, you name it, always excellent authentic Italian food. Service is attentive too. This is my favorite Italian restaurant by far! I love the Chicken Sweet Melissa dish, but my family members love... More 

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Thank deebz171
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Best Italian restaurant on Long Island. Mostly southern Italian food cooked to perfection and reasonably priced Be warned no reservations for parties under six people. The line to eat can get very long on weekends. We are talking 90 minute wait. So go on weekdays or early. But definitely go.

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Bridgeport ct
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We recently had dinner at Cara Mia and were very impressed with the food-Homemade pasta was excellent-Very varied menu with fish and meat dishes-antipasto - salad-desserts - prices are reasonable for the quality of the food-The service was very attentive- I can understand why this restaurant has been there for so many years

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Whitestone, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Ate here for the first time after my girlfriend had recommended Cara Mia. Simply a great experience with generous portions of quality, classic Italian fare. Server was very friendly, and courteous. Many desserts were homemade. Strongly suggest Nonna's meatballs, the Veal Cara Mia entree, and homemade Tiramisu. There is free parking in the rear as well. We will be back... More 

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Thank Danny S
New York City
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Ate here for the first time and will be back. The food and portions are great. We did not have a reservation and got nervous because when we entered the place was packed. We were seated at a nice corner table. Seems to be a friendly neighborhood restaurant. Everyone was friendly including the people at the table next to us.... More 

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Thank WeLoveTraveling23
NYC
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I go for dinners with friends, celebrations at least once a quarter and weekly take out an Italian meal to eat at home. Always satisfied.

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Thank ScottGassman
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was my 5th time here, best food around hands down. You're definitely getting what you pay for here, and it's so close home.

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Thank Tom D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Been patronizing Cara Mia since walking a date there after seeing West Side Story, I have experienced all the metamorphosis that this classy, and intimate restaurant has gone through. I have NEVER had a bad experience or a meal that was not outstanding in every way. A family owned and operated outfit that takes pride in their food, and their... More 

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Queens, NY
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you sneeze, you will pass, and sadly miss Cara Mia as it is located in a small strip of shops in Queens Village. Cara Mia has the best Italian Food I have had in many years. Everything is prepared fresh and tastes wonderful. The baked whole clams are to die for as is the Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parm, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220-20 Hillside Avenue, Queens Village, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Queens Village
  • Phone Number: +1 718-740-9118

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?