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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/
  • Email: info_ac@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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I originally made a reservation for 7pm on a Saturday evening. 7:45 we grew a bit impatient after seeing one group of men slipping the host cash and watching the host pull three tables together to "get them right in". There was also countless groups of women who walked up and hugged the host and were also escorted right into the restaurant. Finally we were seated since we did not bribe nor hug anyone but patiently waited. The menu is on the wall and we were not offered table menus. It's a dimly lit area and we were placed behind a half wall and in a corner. We are in our 20s and still couldn't see the menu. The disappointments of not being a valued customer just ruined the whole experience. Will never ever return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We made reservations for 7 pm only to wait at the door until 7:30 we ordered the chicken parm the normal portion expected at carmine's was cut to 2 pieces of chicken ,and the waiter was not attentive . I will not return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The large portions can easily feed 3-4 so if you are with just one other you have to eat the same thing and the portion would be very big"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our server Ramon was fabulous. He 'explained' the portions so we didn't over order. He was attentative without being overbearing. We enjoyed our evening greatly"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "No problem with accommodations for a party of 7. We were greeted by Italian bread and basil dipping oil. After a champagne toast and drinks, appetizers came out promptly. There was plenty of food. Since it was Friday during Lent, we ordered the Pasta special with shrimp, mussels and scallops and a Pasta w/ Vodka Sauce. Pasta was cooked perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed the waiters/waitresses singing Happy Birthday to my daughter and presented a huge ice cream Sundae with a surprise Chocolate cake inside. It was the bomb and enjoyed by everyone."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Don was a fabulous waiter. He took great care of my party of 9 people. He explained about it being family style and was very knowledgeable about the menu. He had an upbeat attitude and was an overall pleasure. Ill be sure to go back and personally ask for him."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food is good and the family-style eating works well for groups."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was great but the restaurant was very noisy. It was hard to hold a conversation."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The larger the group, the better the time! Service was very good, food was fabulous and would not hesitate to go back again!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The Italian food is so good it reminds me of visits to my Aunts house for Sunday dinners where you're stuffed and need a nap after. Everything is fresh, homemade and absolutely delicious. You leave the table completely satisfied. Everything I've had so far has been fabulous. Service from everyone is friendly, courteous and attentive."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place is a great place for a large group of people.. The food is good and the service is well."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was really good and loved the circle - family style table, but you still couldn't hold on a conversation due to the noise. I realize it's in the casino and you can't control crowds, but the noise level took away from the experience. We left that night with a full belly - but a headache."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food great service, only issue was many large parties going on and they seat them in the same area. 4 very loud parties when we were there."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Carmines has changed over the years from early days in NYC. it has become more of a quantity rather than quality establishment. not saying the food is not good, it is ok, but it has become more know for the amount of food rather than high quality taste. And I find it to be extremely expensive."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Went to Carmines in AC on Friday evening. The food was outstanding, clams, shrimp parm and rigatoni with broccolli. The server was very helpful. You need to come rhere with a huge appwtite. Im still full 2 days later! Its a fun place to go with friends and family. You wont be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "the guys were spending the weekend in atlantic city and i made us reservations to carmine's ,my wife and I love it there so I figured with four of us guys family style was a good idea.The food is great and service is the best,we all decided on a pasta dish with a side of garlic bread and two bottles of wine,the food was so good and we could not even finish it all.I would recomend the location in atlantic city or in the bahamas,I have been to both and still think of the good times we had."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've never had a bad meal here - bring an appetite and prepare to share dishes. What fantastic food!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our appetizer came to the table the dinner followed quickly so we felt a little rushed..the restrant it self was busy and a little Loud but for good food and drink with pretty good service was worth it I would say !"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was the first I had been to this restaurant in a very long time. I was disappointed in the quality of the food and found it very overpriced. Granted it was a large portion, but it kept us from all being able to order different items to satisfy all tastes. We had to compromise a lot. And I have to say that the food was only OK. For that price it should have been great. Their competitors produce a better quality at a better price point. And the service was slow for drinks. I would not recommend this place to anyone unless they had a very large group and didn't care if the food was great."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Tons of food, tons of garlic! What could be better. Old world recipes. Carmine's is a staple and a must stop for anyone seeking great family style Italian."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Lots of tasty food with fast delivery by a friendly, knowledgeable staff who appreciates you as a guest. We are repeat customers and we had our son's wedding rehearsal dinner last August ('13)."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My family had a great time. Servers were outstanding the food delicious /desert was on the money I will return and so will members in our family with the next trip to AC. Thanks again From The Rossi Family"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "we were having a birthday dinner for my 87 year old Mom who loves the food but it was WAY TOO NOISY so our party of nine was disappointed. Food was outstanding as always though."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I wanted to go out to dinner in AC and not be disappointed. I knew where to go. I was with my girlfriend and wanted her to experience the Carmines I know. Also that I know good restaurants as well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have been to Carmines numerous times on different occassions. Food is alway great, Servers are always helpful and friendly."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Only get to Carmine's once every few years!! This was my first time eating at Carmine's in Atlantic City & it was delicious - just like NYC!!! Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a great time! Staff was very helpful with menu selections."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I was very excited to hear that a Carmine's had opened in Atlantic City. I have been to both locations in New York many times. When we arrived, we were told that it was "the same Carmine's". It also looked the same as well. The food, however was not. I would not recommend this location to anyone who is expecting to have the great food of the New York Carmines."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "For my first visit to Carmine's I was totally impressed and sold!! Great food, service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This was my first time at Carmines. Had a blast! The service was excellant, food was delicious!!! I would recommend this place to anyone...and I will be back again soon!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Good food and plenty of it. A little noisy if you want a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food and service was great, but limited on the variety offered in seafood dishes."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great family style plates. Make sure if you get dessert you are sharing with more than 2 people :)."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went with a group of 10. Family Style was great for a group our size and the waiter helped us order so we didn't have tons of leftovers. Everything was delicious. The restaurant is noisy since it is pretty open to the rest of The Quarter at the Tropicana. We will definitely be eating at Carmine's again. Order the Tiramisu for dessert -- it was OUTSTANDING."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Our server, Luis, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in choosing wines that each of us would enjoy. The service was exceptional and the food was absolutely delicious. can wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was terrible! No personality, not helpful and never came over to retake drink orders. At the end of the meal he took even longer with our check. Not a good experience!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "When we first got there the wait was very minimal. We had a great waitress (so we thought) who helped us right away. However, that was basically the last time we saw her. We had others bring our drinks and food --- no one ever came back to see if we wanted refills. We waited 25 minutes for our check and then another 15 minutes for someone to cash us out (this only happened when we approached another waiter who took care of us). The food was just okay. This place was recommended to us; however, not impressed at all."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a party of 10. food was good, But service from the main server was poor. she was not very friendly and not responsive. she also totally forgot to bring one platter. we will return just hope we get a better server."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We went with another couple,the food was great,the server was great also,he used my camera to take a couple pictures of us,he had a great sense of humor,it was kinda loud but that was ok,will go back again and again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014