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

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Red Sauce Italian

Price: Expensive

Food Quality:
Excellent for Old World, southern Italian family style dining. Portions are huge.

Friendly, attentive.

Dining area has dark paneling throughout and walls adorned with pictures of popular Italian celebrities (many of them deceased), Huge dining rooms, festive with many large parties celebrating.

Overall Rating:
2 Stars
Note: Four-star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class 

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

Carmine's is located at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino inside The Quarter, Atlantic City's biggest shopping and entertainment destination

Carmine's is very popular with out-of-town tourists who come to experience Carmine's feast.

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.

This family-friendly Italian restaurant is about diners who come out for a fun, sometimes boisterous, dining experience. Kids will fit right in with parents not having to worry about them acting up.

Menu is basic and rarely changes, limited to traditional red sauce dishes, served in huge portions. The menu is listed on a board on the wall, for some it's difficult to read without leaving your table.

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 brining 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.

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

Open 7 days/week and on holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day

(Updated: October 2023)

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