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

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carminesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 6095729300
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Carmine's - Atlantic City reviews from OpenTable diners
676 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (559)special occasion (348)fit for foodies (236)kid-friendly (163)hot spot (145)great for lunch (98)romantic (95)notable wine list (77)neighborhood gem (71)late-night find (54)great for brunch (42)vibrant bar scene (41)scenic view (14)great for outdoor dining (8)Show More
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Fantastic food and plenty of it, family style. Friendly and helpful waiter. Fast arrival of food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just wow!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food is amazing and the wait staff does a stellar job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I had a wonderful time on my birthday. The food was awesome the ambiance was great. Couldn't ask for a better birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Love Carmines! Food is always consistent and delicious. Fun atmosphere. We come a few times a year and always on my son's birthday. It is his favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everything was delicious. Especially the wings!! I always come back :-)
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    NicoleP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went to Carmine's AC for a friend's birthday dinner. Had a wonderful time, food was great and the waiter was awesome despite our initial impression that he hated us. He ended up being a rockstar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tight Seating/Noisy/Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The seating that we had was extremely tight. One of the people in our group is large and it was very uncomfortable for him since the tables are so close together and he needs to sit a little farther away from the table. The noise level was unbelievable -- everyone seems to want to talk louder than the other. The food was fantastic. Waiter couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food at Carmine's never disappoints. Always a good hearty meal ~ Lots of choices. Great family style restaurant. Always party, energetic ambience! Love going to Carmine's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Able to seat us right away, sometimes wish some of the portions were a touch smaller for couples. The food was really good, drinks were delicious and service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carmines in AC
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As I have been to the Carmine's in New York city and loved it. Thought this one in Atlantic City was just good. Food was great but was rushed. We sat down at 7 with a party of 7 and was finished eating by 7:55. That to be was rushed. They brought out the appetizers right away and just as we were finished with that the dinner came out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE Carmine's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I went to Carmine's Atlantic City location in the Tropicana hotel with my husband and it was a great experience. Everything we ordered was delicious. My favorite was the penne a la vodka and chicken marsala. Yum! They serve family style so the portions are huge and we left with a ton of leftovers. Will definitely go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place to eat.
    Fern
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    food and service is always consistent and good. Only complaint is that it is very noisy. Portions are huge so we take home for 2 additional meals. Well worth the price
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dont eat here if your a party of 2
    nycritic
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    If you are a party of 2, then dont eat here! Food was great but it is all served family style & is ridiculously too large of portions, even 1 salad feeds 6 easily! Such a waste of good food otherwise. The prices are as gigantic as the portions too! We ordered a special that was a stuffed salmon with mushrooms,spinach & crab. They ran out of it by 6pm. We were seated by 5:30.We were informed after we ordered it. Had a show to get to by 7 as well. Waiter was slow in every way, inefficient & had the personality of a door knob! Food runners bring food to the table. We never saw the waiter again until the bill came. Fish took over 45 min to get to our table & then we rushed to eat it! Left most on the table. A waste of time, money & food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmines AC is amazing as always!
    WineMeDineMe
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    As always Carmines delivers. Great food, ambiance & service. Highly recommend the baked clams and the chicken Marsala is the best. Table of 7 adults left there stuffed and very happy for under $250. We even took home food. Also have to mention the Titanic dessert is amazing. If you go, this is one thing you can order 1/2 portion and it's still way too much. Definitely a must go to place for large groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy and Fun
    Bella
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Came here for a bachelorette party dinner. We had an experience that was classy and fit for the important occasion, yet fun for the occasion too. Note: The restaurant was so understanding of a food allergy we had among the group and still made the experience delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DELICIOUS
    Bachlorette069
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything was wonderful! My friend's Bachlorette Party was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family style feast
    SES08080VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Reliably good and authentic Italian food served family style. Portions are large . Split three entrees with six adults and came home with leftovers enough for another meal. Waiter was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal
    Cddm
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Friday special, chicken a la romana is the best! When we go on a Friday night that's always what we order! Great food, drinks, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary in AC. We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience. We started with drinks at the bar. We were seated at a cozy table and served a delicious variety of breads. We had the bolognese sauce with rigatoni....to die for. We had this once before and couldn't wait to go back to have it again. The chocolate torte was also amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come with a HUGE appetitie!!!!!
    DiningDuo
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Everything is prepared from scratch and served family style with extra large portions. It's a relaxing theme with food fit for a king or queen. We had the Carmine's salad and the homemade Manicotti. On this trip we only had 2 in our party so couldn't finish this wonderful meal. We have eaten here before and have also enjoyed Carmine's in NYC and plan to return whenever we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Libby
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Carmine's was not a disappointment. The service was wonderful. We had lunch and we so full we then came back later for just dessert. Both times the service was wonderful and the food was too. Only small complaint, the veal was a little salty. Biggest drawback is the noise level when we went for dessert. Seems you have to almost scream to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Have been to Carmine's many times always delicious and a great place to take company. Everyone is always pleased with the food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recipe Change?
    LuvScarpiello
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Previously had dinner at Carmine's in A.C. and had chicken scarpiello and it was delicious - it had sausage and potatoes in it and some peppers. This time even though the taste of the dish was good we were disappointed that the dish did not have sausage and potatoes. Otherwise the evening was good and the escarole was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of my List
    MavenVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    In celebration of my daughter's birthday we enjoyed wine and dinner at Carmine's. We ordered the Veal Marsala. The enormous dish was shared by both with enough left over for another adult! I don't think I have ever enjoyed this dish as much as I did here. Our chocolate cannoli dessert was unique and delicious. Our wine, served in a simple glass, was filled to the brim with an outstanding house Malbec from Australia. Our waiter was busy, but so attentive to us we felt special. We can't wait to return to this excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic food
    ErikaE
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Carmines is a family style Italian restaurant that offer generous portions of some of the most wonderful food I've eaten. Their calamari is phenomenal. It's always a wonderful dining experience. A must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Galore !
    Sammare
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great restaurant.....portions are huge ! Worked with us on dietary concerns of one of our guests. Delicious food & excellent service. Only issue was noise level.....very noisey! Would like to see somewhat smaller portion options so you can order more choices for smaller parties.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday dinner experience
    Lexie24
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and drinks were good, portions are large and serve groups of a least 4 people. The only draw back is that everyone has to want to eat the same meal. So any one with certain food allergies meal gets altered for everyone. Service is excellent, waiters are all so friendly . The other help , not so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    zileev
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our dinner together on our 20th anniversary weekend getaway in Atlantic city. The only thing I would say is that if the customers r sitting up against the walls a menu should be given. I had a very hard time seeing it and didn't want to be rude to the people eating around us by standing up and putting our backs to them. Other then that this was a five star for us..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    Mendoza
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my first time at Carmine's in AC; I've visited Carmine's in the city. It didn't disappoint me. Food was great, service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weezcat
    Weezcat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food is always good, visit every time we go to AC. Never disappointed in iur service or our meal. I would say a must try for anyone who loves Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much food!!
    calukaVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Let me say that I did realize this was a family style dining experience, but... the portion sizes were absolutely huge. The food was good, I really enjoyed the rigatoni w/sausage & broccoli. The meatballs were fine and the lasagna was good. My mother-in-law loved the Carmine's Salad (although it wasn't my thing). Everything was good, the problem was that even for 4 people the amount of food was staggering. It is definitely better suited for large groups. If we go back, it would only be with 6 or more people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious & abundance
    JosyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was delicious, we ordered too much food but enjoyed it again the next day. The service was friendly & helpful, we were seated in a quiet area of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    pmkdo
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We have eaten at Carmines many times, very good food and huge portions. We arrived with 2 other couples, ordered 2 apps and 2 entrees. The cold apps came out quickly, before our drinks arrived. I told the waitress we were not in a hurry. BTW the place was dead on a weekday, off-season. Within 2 minutes the hot app arrived. OK, but I again asked the waitress to be sure to slow down our dinners. We were still eating our appetizers when the entrees arrived. There was literally not enough room on the table for all the dishes. I asked the waitress why this happened, she told me that she could not do anything, the kitchen controlled the pace of the dinner. Really? Very disappointing, were expected wolf down a huge dinner in under an hour
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOA Was I crazy
    Bill
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Last minute she cancels.. I guess it was worth it. oh well. I trudge on. I tried to cut deal and get a 1/2 portion. no deal. The portions are basically for 4 people at a time. Had the hot antipasto excellent except didn't like the fried ravioli. SO mussels, baked clams,Luigini pie as good as they get and plenty. Had room for cheese cake but 1/2 portion is still 2 big slices. Had a Italian soda with seltzer and pomegrante nice. Had a R Strong chardonnay very sweet. Bill came to $90 with tip .I'm glad for the hotel mini frig
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reservation/dining
    coliee720
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Making a reservation was very simple and easy to do online. Much easier than calling. Food was absolutely delicious and our waitress told us exactly how many plates is a good amount for 8 people. Great ambiance for a special event! Will definitely be returning next time in AC!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Sueb5
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everyone in the place was happy and enjoying food themselves
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carmine's A Must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    When in Atlantic City, we always try to go to Carmine's. Better with a group because the food is not only great but the servings, even though family style, are huge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spot for everything
    HunGopher
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was awesome, accommodating 10 people was easy, and the server was very nice to deal with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My bachelorette dinner
    Stina1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Me and my girls ate here for dinner for my bachelorette party and everything was perfect. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The service was great and fast. The food was delish
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Bachelorette party dinner!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I celebrated my bachelorette party at Carmines in AC with 9 of my bestest ladies. We were greeted warmly at the door and our table was ready when we had arrived at 7pm. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and the waiter was cute, friendly and on point. We ordered baked clams, calamari and a Carmines special salad...delish! Then for the main entree we ordered the shrimp scampi, chicken parm, chicken saltimbocca and the penne ala vodka. We never felt rushed to eat and run and they were cool enough to take pics of our table when kindly asked. We all had such a great time, I cant thank them enough for such a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic