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About 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. 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.

Brighton and the Boardwalk
2801 Pacific Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30AM to 11:00PM
Friday: 11:30AM to 12:00AM
Saturday: 11:30AM to 12:00AM

Cross Street:
S. Iowa Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 572-9300

Website:
http://www.carminesnyc.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available on Pacific Ave. Self park on Brighton Avenue Atlantic and Pacific Avenues.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Gotta

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Private Dining

Located at the Tropicana Casino’s Quarter, Carmine’s is a true NY tradition at the Jersey shore. Our award winning cuisine is served family style in the tradition of an Italian wedding feast. Private & Semi Private dining rooms seat 15-200 guests. Celebrate your next special occasion with Carmine's.

Carmine's - Atlantic City Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (193)
Special Occasion (162)
Good for Birthdays (153)
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Casual (125)
Comfort Food (118)
Good for Anniversaries (113)
Good for a Date (98)
Authentic (97)
Fun (95)
Worth the Drive (86)
Business Meals (62)
Romantic (61)
Fit for Foodies (57)
Great for Lunch (51)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Kid-friendly (44)
People Watching (43)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Cozy (40)
Hot Spot (40)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Bar Seating (34)
Notable Wine List (28)
Tasting Menu (27)
Seasonal (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Late-night Find (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Disabled Access (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Scenic View (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Healthy (9)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Spicy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Vegan (3)
Waterfront (3)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food, service and ambiance were excellent however the restaurant was very loud - the loudest we have ever experienced and definitely louder than we preferred. We ate quickly and left to escape the noise.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Every time we go to AC, we go to Carmine's for dinner. Huge portions and always delicious!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food huge portions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

As always food was great. Unfortunately our waitress disappeared fir over an hour. We never got refills. We were never asked if we wanted dessert or coffee. We even had to ask for bread. When it became time for us to leave we had to ask a waiter if they had seen our waitress. We needed the check because we had a show to catch. She finally came by and apologized but we were already upset. Never had that type of experience before in Carmines.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Have only ever been to Carmine’s in NYC. The service in AC does not compare.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was very bad. Made a reservation in advanced but reached late due to snow and explained them once reached at restaurant. Not sure what the story was with Angela (our server) but she was pathetic. It took her 15 minutes to bring her refills of water. During those 15 minutes, we looked at her and she was talking to other guests and laughing. When asked for couple of minutes to review menu, it took her 15 minutes to come back at our table to take our order. When asked for more breads, she came back after 20 minutes, they were out of breads. This was my 2nd visit to Carmine's in AC. I recommend to my friends because I had great experience first time around. I'm not coming back again. I have visited many restaurants in East coast. This has to be the worse experience of service.

Food was quick to arrive since there were very few guests in restaurants due to bad weather.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Waitress was tired, seemed annoyed-wanting to leave. We ordered the special which was meat mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe. It was ok, not worth the $99 that it cost. Disappointed we didn’t try a pasta meal. Wish our waitress was more friendly. Couldn’t get in until 10pm (made reservation day before) felt rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I had a awesome experience as always we thank Carmine’s for treating us perfect

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·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed a delicious dinner on Saturday night at Carmine's in Atlantic City. We had a reservation and were taken immediately. When the hostess noticed that we had my elderly in-laws, she had a table set downstairs so that we didn't have to worry about getting them up the stairs. Our waiter was excellent as well as all the staff. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Although I found Carmine's to be good, I like Tony's Di Napoli on 43rd Street in NYC. Although they are similar in serving family style, menu on the wall and Italian cuisine; Tony's food taste better.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good and the service was excellent. We will be back with a larger group next time to try more dishes!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Carmine’s is always a good time. I’ve seen previous reviews and I must say, this is my fourth time here and I’ve always had a great time. I’ve never had bad service. The servers are very knowledgeable and nice. I’ve never had bad food. It’s always been hot and fresh. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome!!! Friendly !!! Delicious food!!! Relaxing atmosphere !!! They do not rush you

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Had the Veal Scallipini and it was amazing. Service was top notch and you made our time of sorrow (was up for a funeral) a little bit easier.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Went there for Valetines Day with my husband, 3 children, and my mother in law. The meal was amazing, everything came out quickly, and the staff was very helpful. We were so happy with our choice! Can't wait to go back! Just a side note they do love their garlic, which is ok with us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

THE FOOD IS GREAT AND WILL ALWAYS GO THERE . THE EMPLOYEES ARE GREAT AND ALWAYS WITH A SMILE. THE SERVER WAS VERY NICE

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

Place is always great my wife and I enjoy going there Everytime we usually go there 3 or 4 times a year.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

The portions are family size and the flavors are unbelieveable. I have been to a lot of restaurants and this one is consistently the best.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Disabled Access
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

We were seated downstairs, was so much quieter ,food was great,service was also great.Love this restaurant .

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

This is a wonderful place to eat. Everything is great except the portions of too large even for a family style eating. It makes it very hard to eat more than 2 or 3 things. If you are staying in the hotels, you do not want to take with you 2 or 3 meals with you to eat at another time. Way too big portions for parties of four unless you only get 2 or 3 things, which always seems to be the type of parties at the tables. 5 or more you are set for those huge portions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My girlfriend and I was there on the week of Valentine's Day, and she loved it so much. That was her first time and my 2nd time at Carmine's . The food was excellent, and huge. It was enough to feed more than 2 people. Moreover, we had a wonderful time and will definitely be back. Thank you for your hospitality.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Husband and I were there for dinner the night before Valentines Day. It wasn't too crowded and we were seated immediately at time of reservation. Waitress was excellent and everything we ordered was perfect. We love the bread which can fill you up before you eat, but it's a splurge we have to enjoy as we dip into the oil. Even though it was Tuesday which has their special of rack of lamb, this time we weren't starved so we ordered the Carmine's house salad as our main course, which was immense, filled with tender greens, fresh vegetables, ripe tomatoes and an abundance of chopped meats and cheeses, topped with olives and green pepperoncinis in a delicious oil and vinegar dressing. We literally left over half so we'd have enough room to share a chocolate torta and fresh whipped cream, which is divine. Plus we had half a salad for lunch the next day and half the torta. Way too much food for one meal but great for leftovers. We eat here on special occasions. If we ate here more often, we'd get used to it and it wouldn't be as special as it is. Perfect dinner for Valentines Day!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 12, 2018

carmine's food is delicious. We love the Carmine salad and the special Chicken a la Romana was awesome.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My family and friends came here for my birthday dinner and made a reservation ahead of time. We all stayed at the hotel, so my family and myself were the first to arrive for dinner. Unfortunately, the hostess refused to have us sit down, and we were told the entire party had to get there at the same time. My friends were running late, so my children were running around outside the restaurant, and people were bumping in to them left and right. The hostess would rather have an empty table inside than have my children, my husband, and myself go and sit and wait, maybe even order some drinks. Finally, after 15 minutes, I had to tell the hostess to let us in because my child has special needs and he can't be waiting outside having people bump into him. She actually asked us if we were going to order anything before we could go in! We eat out at many restaurants, and this is the first time I've ever encountered anything like this! Finally after agreeing that we would order without our friends (!!!) she let us through to the empty table. After my friends shortly arrived, the dinner went smoothly, with a few exceptions. I asked for a mojito, and it was completely not what a mojito was supposed to be, so I sent it back. Then I ordered the linguine with white clams, and they actually ran out of clams. HOW? You're in Atlantic City, seafood is everywhere, so there goes that option. The one thing I can say that is constant about this place, is the food. The food and the service actually. The food is always amazing, but the service is always horrible. They never show up when you need them, and only when you're still eating, they ask to clean the table! They really need to get friendlier hosts and servers here. Overall, we should have went to Cuba Libre, they are 100% way more friendlier, livelier, and never ever make you feel like you owe THEM a favor!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food great, such a shame nothing can be done about noise level as we found ourselves screaming to be heard

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our Waiter Don was great and friendly!!! Would definitely go back with friends and family. Highly recommended.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had three different server's due to the other two server's going on break. We ordered mussels, a few of us got very sandy mussels. We will not order again and the rest of the food tasted delicious by out of 6, 4 of us ended up with stomach issues. Typically, we like Carmine's but we really did not love it this time and probably won't return.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Loved everything about Carmine’s. Especially family sized food.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food that we had and our server was on point!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place as usual. One disappointment was they ran out of a chicken menu item by 8:30. This is a simple chicken dish that is always on the menu not a daily special. Very surprising.

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Carmines is a great place to dine with friends/family. The service and food are excellent, the kids love the spaghetti with meatballs.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food. Extremely healthy portions. We had enough food for 4 and still enough for all 4 to take back with us. And our waiter was excellent. Always a pleasure!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The rack of lamb was one of the best I've ever had. There were four of us and everyone agreed that we had no complaints about the food. There was a large party there and we asked to move to a different table and they were more than accommodating. I would definitely recommend Carmine's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

With the reservation I made on open table, I was immediately seated. From start to finish every step was impeccable! Next time I’m around I’ll definitely repeat!! Oh and make sure you come hungry!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went as a nursing school reward...the food was great the prices since it was family style dining was great. No on spent over $20 and we had quite a few dishes to pick from plus left overs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday dinner. Food was great as usual, staff was excellent and accommodating

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went here for my 21st birthday, the service was fantastic. Our server named Ed was very pleasant and attentive. The food was very good, got the penne vodka!! There was so much left after we were done eating! Love the idea of family style plates!! We had a great experience and will be returning when we go back to Atlantic City!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service wasnt the best food was ok. Everything is family style only so would only return with a group. Frozen berry cosmo was awesome. Clams were incredibly salty.We were sat where we can see all the people walking by. Noisy, crowded, so i would not recommend for a date

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good. Unfortunately the service was awful. I took a party of 5 there for my mother’s birthday. The wait staff was completely apathetic. It actually seemed as if all of the tables of customers were an inconvenience to the waiter. They couldn’t be bothered to smile, let alone check to see how the food was or clear plates. Very disappointing.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was outstanding! Enjoyed the salad and delicious pasta. Well done

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food
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