Carmine's Restaurant, Atlantic City, NJ:
A Dining Review

Carmines Restaurant

Carmine's Restaurant
The Quarter at the Tropicana
2801 Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609.572.930
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Restaurant Highlights

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Food Quality: 2 Stars

Service:  2 Stars

Decor: 2 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

Portions are huge.

Excellent for Old World Italian,  family style dining

Menu is basic and rarely changes,  limited to traditional red sauce dishes

The menu is listed on a board on the wall, for some it's difficult to read without leaving your table.


Fare:  Red Sauce Italian

Price:
Expensive

Value:
Excellent ----- for Atlantic City.

Noise Level:  High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners in a large group who enjoy red sauce traditional Italian food served in huge portions.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer complex fused, light Italian sauce dishes served in a quieter, upscale setting.

Recommended dishes: When available, Lasagna; Veal Parmigiano, and Spaghetti with meatballs.

Liquor:  Full service bar with extensive list of wines and cocktails.



Restaurant Review

Carmine's,   making it's mark in the New York City Theatre district as a landmark restaurant, has now achieved similar success with their Atlantic City location --- now one of six in the United States.

This is a red sauce traditional southern Italian, family style restaurant serving huge portions.

It's a popular place for a large group of families and friends to enjoy an Old World family style Italian dining experience.  It's fun and sometimes boisterous. Kids will fit right in with parents not having to worry about them acting up

The interior of the dining area is done up with dark paneling throughout and walls adorned with pictures of popular Italian celebrities (many of them deceased).

The ambiance is cavernous and festive with many large parties celebrating.

It is recommended that you order family style, sharing of platters, or everyone will be taking doggie bags home. The food is served on sharing platters for four or more.

The dining experience starts out on a favorable note with your server bringing huge bread baskets with seasoned olive oil. Be forewarned though, don't fill up on the bread as the entree portions will leave you stuffed and barely able to move.

Cozy alcoves are available with red velvet theatrical drapes, providing a semi-private area for private group dining. Parties of 15 or more will choose from a specially designed four course menu. Smaller parties are seated in the main dining room.

Adjacent to the bar area is the private dining room which can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated affair and 350 guests for a cocktail reception or buffet.

Carmines restaurant offers valet parking at Pacific Avenue or self-park at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.

(updated: September, 2016)

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