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Carmine's - Atlantic City
Carmine's - Atlantic City
  • Address:
    Brighton and the Boardwalk
    2801 Pacific Ave.
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Atlantic City
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Carmine's - Atlantic City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carminesnyc.com/
  • Phone: (609) 572-9300
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30AM to 12:00AM
    Friday: 11:30AM to 12:00AM
    Saturday: 11:30AM to 1:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Gotta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Enjoy Carmine's classics catered to the venue of your choice. Our off-premises catering services range from a small drop off and set up for 20 to a full scale, off-premises event for 2000. Our signature dishes, including Carmine’s famous Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Marsala, and Shrimp Scampi, will be delivered right to your door.
    Carmine's Catering offers one-stop shopping. Call us for your next birthday celebration, office luncheon, Bar Mitzvah, family gathering, rehearsal dinner, anniversary, or Super Bowl party. We offer many menus and can customize.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Located in the exciting Quarter at The Tropicana, New York’s legendary Carmine’s tradition continues. Carmine’s prides itself on being a family style establishment with large portions meant to be shared by family and friends. Old world values and exceptional service combined with fun and flair create the perfect atmosphere for your party. Carmine’s Atlantic City also offers a private dining room, valet parking, and a huge 25-foot bar. Parties of 15 or more will choose from abundant, specially designed four course menus created by our Executive Chef.

    Come celebrate your corporate event, rehearsal dinner, bachelor or bachelorette party, wedding or a just night out with old friends with the Carmine’s family. We invite you to share Carmine’s style! Abbondanza!
    Contact our Special Events Department at 609-572-9300, ext 827.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Iowa Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available on Pacific Ave. Self park on Brighton Avenue Atlantic and Pacific Avenues.
A word from Carmine's - Atlantic City
Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast - which means large portions of home-style antipasti, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on large platters designed for sharing. And when we say large, we mean large. An entree here could easily feed three to four average eaters. If you are in the market for better than average family style Italian food that is served in huge portions at reasonable prices, this is the place for you.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Carmines, you never disappoint. Again your service was prompt and efficient, your food arrived timely and hot, and your portions were generous enough to feed those in attendance with food to spare. And everything was delicious. What more can one ask for? Thanks again!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I've eaten at Carmine's in several locations and I do have to say, all have been consistently good. The bread basket they bring out and the wonderful basil-infused olive oil are a treat in themselves. Focaccia, Hearty Italian Bread, Cracked Black Pepper bread, among others, can all be found in the baskets. The food is very good. We went with four people. Ordered two entrees and had left overs! The Rigatoni Bolognese is a family favorite. We order it every time and no matter what location we are in, it is delicious. Carmine's tends to get noisy, so if you are looking for a romantic dinner, this is not the place for you. However, if you want good italian food...and lots of it, give Carmine's a try. You will NOT be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was average, portions okay except chicken cutlet, very small, Waiters/waitress talking over tables to communicate to other employees of the resturant. Very loud, dishes were dropped. Felt rushed. Better experience in NYC. Will not be back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Generally a fun place, albeit noisy, for groups of 6 or more. We were 4 people which means we had a Carmine's Salad, which is excellent, and enough for 6 people, and 1 entree- we chose shrimp parmigiana. The salad was delivered very fast and right after the shrimp. Former was excellent and latter mediocre. Overall, dinner was good but quite rushed. We were done in less than an hour. Felt like a Chinese restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We celebrated my daughters birthday. We had a group of 10. Food and Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "If you are hungry, and enjoy great Italian Food Family style then Carmine's is the place to go. We visit this eating establishment every time we go to Atlantic City"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This restaurant offers enormous servings of salads and main dishes that easily serve 4-6 people. And the food is quite good, too."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Carmine's menues are on the walls of course but it would be so much better it they were lit well. I had to actually stand up to see the menu near me, and though I have normal vision it was so dim in the room it was difficult to read. I enjoy the ambiance of lower light but they could add something more to the menu."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "All the waiters where Great and made us feel very welcome."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Fantastic place for a large group since it's family size the food plates...."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "You can always expect tasty food at Carmine's AC location, portions are big, ( the usual) and ambiance is pleasant. However my experience this past Saturday, was a little less than the norm. Food came out barely hot, service was just ok, although waiter was pleasant. The cannoli s (very expensive for 3 tiny ones) were stale and mushy. We felt completely rushed to place our order with a party of 9! Dining should be an experience, should be enjoyed not rushed, especially at their prices."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I Love this restaurant! Always consistent & great! The food is awesome and the service is wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Carmine's is great for groups which is what makes it do noisy. The food is good and great for sharing. Service is ok. We would have liked the servers to check with us more so we could have ordered more drinks during dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was awesome and due to its family style portions it was great for groups. Went here to celebrate my girlfreinds birthday with some friends and it was the perfect place to go and only costed us about 30 bucks each including the tip for the 5 of us."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We've eaten at Carmine's AC and NYC several times, great for large groups, but not good for 2 people. Large family style portions."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent food and atmosphere for a group of six hungry members of a family!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I challenge you to find a better multi location restaurant that brings the level of quality that this place does, over and over and over. I have been to the Washington DC location, both locations in NYC, and this Gem, in Atlantic City. Try the Spedini alla Romani, you wont be disappointed !!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Let me start by saying the portions are worth the price. Carmines is a family style Italian restaurant with big city rustic ambiance. The servers were great and the prices are resonable for the portions received. That said if you are like my fiancé and I and like trying diffrent things on the menu be prepared to bring the leftovers home. The food was amazing, best chicken marsala I've ever had. Overall the only bad thing I can think of is the fact that you aren't given a menu they are posted on the walls of the restaurant and with the lighting and ambiance it was hard to read even with good eyes. Overall I highly recommend Carmines to anyone who is near Atlantic city we will be back again!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food, as always was delicious. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. However, the price, $30, for 4 chicken cutlets was ridiculous. The dish should have absolutely served more people. The restaurant was very noisy and it was very difficult to hear those who were only sitting two seats away from me. I do not remember it being so noisy on past visits."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Carmines salad...an array of flavor! The bread...a variety of scrumptious delights! The dipping oil...a delectable combination of spices! The entree...a bounty of deliciousness! The dessert...a taste bud party! The service was friendly and efficient and the waiters who came to our table to sing Happy Birthday to my Aunt felt like family!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My family and I dined at Carmine's in Atlantic city several times. The food is always fantastic. I'm italian and know my italian food. The gravy is awesome. Never disappointed."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A group of12 Italians from Montreal were pleasently surprised to be able to get reservations in Atlantic City in such a short notice after trying several times in the NYC location with no sucess. The food was excellent quality, the service was fast and waiters were professional and friendly. The portions were plentiful with a large choice on the menu. The price was moderate and we all rated the overall experience a 5 star. The only issue was the concept of sharing the dishes with 3 or 4 people as itwas difficult to satisfy eveyone's choice. Would suggest the possiblity of individual portions. We are all looking forward to another evening at Carmine's in the near future. We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Carmines was absolutely fabulous. The portions are huge, you certainly won't go away hungry. This has become our 2nd favorite place to eat when we go to Atlantic City. Thank you so much for making my sister's birthday's so much fun."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was decent, the servers were good. The menus are on the walls, so that was kind of annoying. As someone who can't see well, they were hard for me to read. When I asked for a menu I could hold in my hands to read up close, they told me they don't have any. Also, the menu items here are family style, so come with a group. Portions are huge."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fun place big portions. Food quality not as good as years before. Salty just ok , probably would not go again. Not good for parties of 2 too much food hard to order"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "being delicious and comforting. I always go back to Carmines time after time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We came here for a friends birthday and everything was perfect. Food was great and the service was great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Upon entering the establishment, our group of 5 was given a table next to the kitchen. We didn't want to sit there and asked to be moved. There was a nice round table out of the way in which we requested. We were told the table was taken and were put in the middle against a wall. The server seemed to be annoyed that we wanted to take our time & enjoy the salad and asked them to hold off on the entrées until we were ready. Meanwhile, the round table stayed vacant until the restaurant closed. Server was rude and trying to rush us as she wanted to leave. Food was good but service lacked."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Never gets old going to Carmine's... Everything is always delicious and after a great meal I highly recommend the tiramisu for desert !!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been there before. Every time the food and service is outstanding. They need a better system for people waiting. We had a reservation. We were early so we had to wait. We were right in front of the podium. After a half hour I checked with them. They said they had called us earlier and we did not respond. They had NOT called us."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We visit Carmines Atlantic City around 5 times a year. It never disappoints. We highly recommend if your a group of 4 or more and lobe to eat. Carmines is not for tiny eaters. So bring your friends and your appetites and enjoy."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Since it was just my husband and I we got put in the back cornor against the wall in a tiny table. The food was good but too much for 2 ppl. I asked about half portions like one reviewer stated to do but they couldnt do it. The sangaria is good! I have been to a different Carmines with a group before and loved it..just not for 2 ppl."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The portions of this restaurant are very big. Any one dish can feed 2-3 people. We had a group of 8 and ordered 3 appetizers and 3 dishes and everyone had more than enough to eat. The waiter was our biggest help as he warned us about the portion sizes. Food was excellent, service was great."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "the food tasted great loved the consistency the flavors were outstanding can't wait to come back Thanks."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wanted something simple. Had chicken cutlet and side of escarole. Was a great combination."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great service great food served family style - no one leaves hungry!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have been to Carmine's many times and am always happy to keep returning. The giant "Family Style" portions (and matching pricing) make it a requirement to share unless you want to walk out with days of leftovers. I'm not kidding. A single salad will easily serve three and may even accommodate four. Ditto for apps and entrees. The portion sizes are (in my humble opinion) both good and bad. If you're dining with four or five people, it's exciting. You can order two entrees and be set. You can order three and eat like Kings (or Queens). That written, if you show up with a date, the two of you MUST agree to eat the same thing. This is not a place to take a date who is a picky eater and there are only two of you dining."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was sadly just ok. The prices are ridiculous. I get it, it's family style, but if you are there with 3 (as we were), $250 is ridiculous! The salad course was pretty good, and it was HUGE. Took most home. The pasta dish was also HUGE. Took most home. The tirimisu came in pie form and was awful. If you know Italian food..disappointing. The main course was Veal Saltimbocca. There was brown gravy on it and there was no prosciutto on it! I should have complained. The veal was about $38 and we received 5....FIVE small pieces of veal! They were smaller than the size of an average computer mouse and very thin (as they should be). The flavor was overpowered by the gravy and the meat was on the tough side. Wouldn't recommend to small party."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Not superb Italian cuisine, but a great place for a group to share and have a full dinner experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Wonderful Italian food...and plenty of it. The special salad of the day was outstanding. The meatballs were the best ever and the linguine with white clams was so good."
    Dined on 6/23/2014