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Carmine's - Atlantic City
Carmine's - Atlantic City
  • Address:
    Brighton and the Boardwalk
    2801 Pacific Ave.
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Neighborhood:
    Atlantic City
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was amazing; our waitress, Robin, was phenomenal. Highly recommend this place if you like Italian food and a lot of it. Don't expect a quiet atmosphere, though. There's always a party or two going on."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Never disappoints! I can never say anything bad about carmines. Great food, great wine selection, great customer service... Oh and did i mention the food!?"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had the best waitress, Nancy, who made the experience wonderful! The food as always superb!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was absolutely great the kids loved it and so did I"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Good looking and tasty food, waitress very attentive and serviceable"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food is Good - Service could be better. Every time we come here, our reservations are never taken on time. So if you make a reservation at a certain time, plan on eating about 30 minutes after that. Food is very good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "As always this place is so accommodating to large groups, food was expedited perfectly. Great time with great friends and great food!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service staff was very friendly, upbeat and charismatic. As a group of 4 we ordered the Hot Antipasto as our appetizer and it was great, but the dinner we ordered was less than thrilling. The food is generic and mass produced Italian. There's nothing authentic about the food served here and I can't understand why people flock to this place. We ordered the shrimp fra diavolo and veal saltimbocca, neither of which were seasoned properly. There was no flavor in either of the sauces and we left less than satisfied. There are much, much better quality restaurants to dine at and we will not be visiting Carmine's again. Save your money, not worth the hype."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Having a large group is perfect for dinning at Carmine's. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Awesome food, the calamari is the best I've had. Great timely service. Fantastic experience overall. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience @ Carmine's!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I brought a group of my girlfriends here for a bachelorette party & was very pleased with the environment & the food/staff!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "$30 for a salad. Will not be going back unless our party is large and maybe not even then. Servers were nice. Prices were crazy."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our waiter was absolutely GREAT!!! It was awfully noisey."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was great and so was the service. I just wish we had 2 more people to share all the food with. I'd highly recommend going with 4 or more....TONS of great food."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Service could have been better. They sat us at a table near the kitchen. Servers would congregate by our table and talk. Did not enjoy where we sat. Food was good and plentiful."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "both waiter and food were great.waiter named DON went over all the speacials with us.we ate down stairs wich was new for us.the waiter assured us everything would be just like up stairs,and i think because of his pleasantness it was all of that.p.s.the other couple with left thier credit card behiind,but DON CALLED MY CELL NUMBER THAT I HAD LEFT WHEN I MADE THE RESV.we willbe coming baack soon."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This looks like a great place for groups of ppl that want to share the huge portions...BUT for ppl that don't like a red sauce it's not the place to go...had we known this we would have eaten else where...the staff was very nice and helpful but the food was bland..meatballs were huge but lacked in flavor...and we didn't like having to read the menu off the wall..we struggled with our old eyes to see what they had to offer...the resturant itself is nice and ppl were enjoying themselves..unless they offer an Alfredo dish we won't be returning..remember it's family style . portions are huge and so are the prices."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Entire experience from booking on line to completion of dining rates an A plus- Food was outstanding, service excellent- Great way to spend an evening with my family."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I've eaten at Carmine's in Manhattan and the one at the Trop in Atlantic City many times, but I have to say that the food at Carmine's in Atlantic City is far superior to the one in Manhattan."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Made reservation few weeks ago. Husband uses scooter. Hostess wanted to put us downstairs.This was a problem.Finally got table upstairs Awful table. We were rushed by waiter.Took plates and silverware away before we felt finished Wasted lot of food. Bad experience. Waiter left bill at start of meal,grabbed it before we were finished putting money in folder. I told him we were unhappy being rushed. He said that is how it is done in NJ."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food was great as always and plentiful, love the family styled servings, there were 7 of us and we had plenty of leftovers. The restaurant was quite noisy, hard to have a conversation with everyone at the table."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a great time. Home style is a lot of fun for folks without food fetishes and like to try lots of different dishes. Drinks were just ok."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Love the family portions. So many choices keep you coming back. The wait staff is constantly moving. I didn't have to ask for a thing. They were a step ahead of my needs all evening. Finally a great meal and great service. Very rare find these days. They treat the customer like they are number 1 !"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food is always delicious. It's always loud, but feels festive. We had a guest in our party with a dairy allergy. They had great allergy menus."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Fried Calamari, Caesar Salad, Penne Vodka, and Chicken Parm are the best I have EVER HAD anywhere. Good prices, huge portions, and a great atmosphere. If you are in AC, it is a must!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First time back to Carmines in quite some time. It did not disappoint. The food was great, big portions and vibrant atmosphere. If you want quit this is not the place."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The only negative issue I had was having to wait 20 minutes past my reservation time to be seated. It felt pointless to even have a reservation if the table was not going to be available. But the staff was great! Even the host that showed us to our seat was amazing. He deserves a raise!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is terrific, the wait staff as attentive as a bustling restaurant can be, and the overall experience feels like a night on the town in New York."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We visited Carmine's in AC to celebrate my mother's birthday on a Saturday night. My only complaint would be that our dinner reservations were for 6:00pm and we were not seated until after 6:30pm. Admittedly, we arrived about 10 minutes late for our reservation, but at that point, I did not expect to wait for our table. We had a drink at the bar while we waited and the bartender was not the friendliest. However, once we were seated, we had a great experience. Our waiter, Don, was very attentive and hilariously funny. The food was amazing and there was plenty of it. We had leftovers for days! The dining room was a bit loud for our group of 4 (2 of which are hearing impaired), however I imagine it's a great spot for large groups."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Celebrated my Mom's 70th birthday. Service was friendly and fast. Food was delicious. Perfect for a large group."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We love going to Carmine's especially on Friday night for the chicken a la Romana special! It's always great! Our waitress was excellent. Her name was Amanda and she was on top of it! Great night!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As usual our experience at Carmine's in AC was fantastic. The food is always great as is the service. Our servers were knowledgeable on all the dishes and the wines. Food came out at a great pace. Everyone is smiling and pleasant. I've been here at least a dozen times and have never had a bad experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We love Carmine's and went before our showt to see Dana Carvey. We love Carmine's but, I do have a gluten allergy and one slip up could cause a disaster for my health. Our waitress suggested a meal to my husband and I after I told her of my allergy. Our carmine's salad, which comes out quickly, was not showing up. We flagged down a manager who got our salad and took the liberty to pull the meal ticket for our meal. She knew I had an allergy and knew the meal wasn't gluten free. I commend the manager for being on the ball and preventing a bad night for me. We will be back, but I have to remember to stress my allergy and make sure the waitress understands how important it is. Thank-you for the nice woman manager who saved me! :)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "you are tied into ordering too much food for only 2 people. They do not offer single servings."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have been to Carmine's on several occasions usually with a large group but this was the first time just two of us celebrating our anniversary. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is inviting. The staff is at attentive and knowledgable which completes the ultimate dining experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is some of the best Italian food you'll ever eat. The meatballs taste just like the ones my grandmother made 40 years ago!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a reservation, so we sat almost immediately. Food came right out and the family style portions were generous and delicious. Service was good and the food was great."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have eaten at Carmine's on many occasions. Both is the AC location and in NYC. They offer a great meal for a reasonable price considering the huge size of the potions. It is actually better to go in groups if four or more because just ordering two dinners is way to much to eat. We ordered the Carmine's salad and the chicken in lemon and butter, and we could hardly eat half of it. I strongly recommend Carmine's to anyone who wants to have a good time with great food."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Totally overrated.Tourist trap. Very unfriendly service. Treats everyone like they stole the creditcard they were using."
    Dined on 7/10/2014