The food at Carmine's in Times Square is...good....?

I had some family in town that insisted on going to Carmines in Times Sqaure. I was expecting this place to be a cheesy tourist rip-off spot with overpriced totally mediocre food. The place was cheesy and overpriced, but both my girlfriend and I (both of us red-sauce snobs) had to admit that the food was…pretty good? Flavorful, meaty meatballs, strong marinara sauce, a steak that was well seasoned and cooked properly all the way through, very good pastries and espresso. I'm curious to hear if anyone else has been to Carmines, and what they're take on the food is. What’s going on?!

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