Carmine's - Atlantic City

4.5
9505 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Simarik
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were there(3 people) Morhers Day Dinner. We eat so many times different Italian restaurant this was the worst one we had. Pasta was not cook white sauce was terrible . It was so watery . There was no taste at all.
They did not even offer fresh parm on pasta. It took too long to get salt and pepper.
OverAl we were not happy on mothers day dinner.

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MarciaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Although food was very good, it took far too long to flag waiter down and receive check.

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yanni
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I know Carmines is up front about recommending group reservations, but I thought they must have some accomodation for just couples. I was wrong. They serve the same huge platters at $35 a piece even if there are only two of you. The food is great, but this policy is not appreciated. You're going to pay a lot and take tons of food home for way more leftovers than you bargained for.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it everytime

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Laura
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother's Day and the food was simply AMAZING. The staff were very friendly too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don is the best server ! He is always on point and always so friendly ! Food is always consistent !

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FrankR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was fast. Seating was quick with reservation

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Uncooked food & chipped glass serving water in

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I loved carmines in the past, but the quality of the food has changed. Seafood and pasta were not fresh. Seafood was chewy and gummy and pasta super salty. Will not return until things get better.

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JoeD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ARTICHOKES ARE BACK!!! YES!!!!
Andrew, our waiter was excellent. The food was spectacular. We ordered Meatballs and Pasta, Eggplant and the Artichokes. Everything was perfect.
The prices have gone up. Perhaps Carmines can consider reducing the portions and reducing the prices? That would allow a family of 3 to try a variety of things on the menu and have room for desert..
Thank You Carmines. You did great this time!
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JEANNED
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great! Cannot wait to visit AC again if only to eat at Carmines.

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KimberlyA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a couple birthdays and the food and service were awesome. Haven’t been to Carmines in years but hope to be back again very soon! Excellent!

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RichardH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

AT Carmine's you need to understand that everything is served family style, with entrees that serve at least 4. We were looking for something that would give us leftovers the next night, so it was perfect. Service was slow, but food excellent.

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StaceyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!

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leelee
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wait staff was very nice and efficient but the hostess wasn’t very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We normally are very pleased with Carmine's...we were not totally disappointed, the food was very good, portion sizes were good...but the start of the experience was a bit off-putting. As soon as we were seated, we were told we had an 1 1/2 hours to finish- not a warm & welcoming start. We do understand the issues that restaurants have been dealing with since the start of covid, but it still felt like an unwelcoming approach at the start of a positively anticipated dining experience. We had guests, that had never been there, so that added to our disappointment- we had really pumped them up about the experience they were about to have at Carmine's. There is a proper and positive way to say everything, and our service provider lacked in customer service skills. To conclude on a positive note: the food was very good and enjoyed by all....

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ShenekquaJ
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was with a party of 4 on Sunday May 2nd. We waited 57 minutes for our food to come out. I received my to-go order before my main meal.

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ColetteM
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The only issue we had was the volume of noise. The option to sit somewhere more quiet would be great.

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BerniceR
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was very slow the food was fantastic
Drinks were very watered down

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MaggieN
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and came in at a reasonable time. Our server did not pressure I in ordering more dishes. For a party of 5 (2 adults, 4 kids) 2 pasta dishes were more than enough. Same great quality food that makes us come back over and over again!

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sarahsmile
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love Love! Delicious! Amazing staff! I can't wait to go back!

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BruceM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions of food was generous as always and delicious and the service was excellent

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MichaelM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was excellent,the food was delicious and the service was fantastic

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EileenD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal was excellent. It's only my husband and I there and I really wanted a salad but my husband doesn't eat salad. How about offering 1/2 platters if not individual??

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cheryla
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was outstanding we enjoyed every mouthful the service was great and every table was socially distanced so we were very comfortable.

Carmine's - Atlantic City
Responded on April 29, 2021

Dear Cheryl, We're honored to hear you think we're the best! Our team is always happy to welcome you in for a delicious Italian meal. Thanks so much for all your support. Can't wait to see you again soon! Eder Sinclair, Director of Dining

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EvetteT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great place to eat. I will revisit this restaurant everytime I visit A.C.

Carmine's - Atlantic City
Responded on April 29, 2021

Dear Evette, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. The team here at Carmines is thrilled to hear such good feedback, and we’re proud to be the best Italian Family-Style restaurant in Atlantic City. We are glad you and your party loved our friendly services and homemade dishes, which are made fresh daily. We hope to see you again and please bring all your friends and family! Sincerely, Eder Sinclair, Director of Dining

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IndiaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The family style is Great, I will return with my kids

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SharonR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was decent but the service was awful! We barely saw our server and had to go looking for him frequently, asking for grated cheese, salt, pepper more than once. The table next to us was so loud that the people at that end of our table couldn’t hear our conversation. And don’t wear anything that you don’t want to have dry cleaned. The server landed a big spaghetti sauce stain on the back of my sweater without so much as an apology. All of that for the bargain price of $300. Very disappointed!

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NatashaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner was great did not like that we were rushed to put in our oder after having a 9:30pm reservation having to still wait 15mins to get a table. Upon getting to our table it wasn't clean so we waited another 5mins before we were seated. The waiter gave us the menu and said we had to immediately put in our food order as the kitchen would close and we would not get food. Ridiculous to as we were there on time!

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Celia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sister to Carmine’s in Atlantic City for her birthday, it was very nice, enjoyed the meal, service was great.

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MMKD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always...we will be back in the future for sure! :-)

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SamH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good but for a family not for a couple. Should have been made aware w GG en we got there

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food even better service. Our server was the best

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WilliamC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

I would like to say I loved the food but felt service was poor and honestly felt a little fat shamed when server told me and my new fiancé no to 2 entrees we did not receive utensils or waiter for over 20 minutes even though bread and butter was at table we had no plates napkins or utensils to butter bread and no drinks even though bus waiters hovered nothing was done and like I said this was special occasion and to be told no to 2 entrees we don’t need it was a little insulting even though we said we are fine taking leftovers in a time when you think people would want to make sales was pushed away felt it was very rude not to mention we finished all the food in under 10 minutes so family style or not if a customer is willing to pay for 2 entrees let them don’t be smug with them

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ll definitely be back!!!

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PIERRE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The quality of the dining experience was outstanding. The service seemed very
rushed and never should diners be told they must be finished and out in a set time.
Often guest will have traveled a fair distance to enjoy Carmine's
hospitality and reputation. Often guest are celebrating a very special
occasion and are spending a great deal of money. Never should plates and
food be removed before the patrons are fully completed. The Pandemic has
caused many adjustments but common courtesy should still be honored. Management
should visit the waiting area outside the restaurant entrance and make it
more accommodating. The food and portions were excellent.

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RobertC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Carmines is a great place to go with family or a group of friends. The food is always excellent. The family style portions are huge.

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JoshD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would absolutely go again!! Got the lemon butter chicken and instantly loved it!!

I only selected moderate noise level because it’s in the casino. Everything was perfect though.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever eaten at Carmine’s absolutely outstanding the waiter Don was absolutely incredible one of the best waiters I’ve ever had you need 50 Don’s the party of 6 we had all felt the same way and we can’t wait to come back thank you for the great Experience at Carmine’s you guys are first class

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ColleenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful hostess got our 3 tables near each other & we had a great time!

Carmine's - Atlantic City
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you Colleen for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We’re proud to be the best Italian Family-Style restaurant in Atlantic City. We are glad you and your party loved our friendly services and homemade dishes. We hope to see you again soon!!!

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