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“Great Italian food and lots of it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carmine's - Atlantic City

Carmine's - Atlantic City
2801 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609 572 9300
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Ranked #26 of 351 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: New Jersey Ave at Revel Resort and Casino
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Italian food and lots of it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Four of us visited Carmine's at the Tropicana before a comedy show. Reading about their portions beforehand, we knew not to over order. We had the meatball side order (6 very LARGE balls) which were one of the best I've ever tasted. Next came the lasagna and veal saltimbucco entrees. Veal was good, lasagna just okay. We still had leftovers to pack up. Meal came to $170 with tip, quite a value in an AC Casino ! I would def return but with at least 6 people so we can try other food to share. All is served family style which I do love!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“YUM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are a guest at the Tropicana, do yourself a favor and enjoy a wonderful family style meal here. Everything our party of four ordered was superb! The wait staff is quite helpful and very friendly. Great atmosphere, several levels for seating, the place is larger than it looks! You won't be disappointed. There are Carmine's in NYC and at the Atlantis Hotel. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset, Massachusetts
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great portions..great price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The portions size for a sub is so large you can split it between 2 people and still not eat it all. We ordered a meatball sub which comes with a salad and split it..it was more then enough and cheap! Food was delicious, our bartender was friendly ad attentive! Great visit once again! Carmine's is a must when visiting AC!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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River Vale, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best italian food for the price in AC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

consistent food-excellent service and quality ambience.Portions are so large-two people should share the entrees/salads and you
will take another meal home with you

Visited July 2013
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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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“Customer Service Needs Improvement!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My family usually loves to stop and have dinner at Carmine's while we vacation in Atlantic City.
In the past, we have been so impressed with the great food and the hospitable staff.
As always, I brought my entire family to the restaurant earlier this week, and not surprising, we were told by the hostess that there would be a wait for a table.
I then asked if we could wait in the bar area until a table became available, and the hostess said we could, and that she would let us know when the table was available (she said 10 15 mins. approx.)
Well...we waited and waited.
At the half hour mark I walked back to the hostess and asked about our table and she said that she had called our name 15 minutes ago and that we would have to wait for another table.
We were sitting very close to the hostess and not once did we hear our name being called...and there were five of us.
She also knew that we were sitting there because I had asked earlier if we could sit in the bar area and wait.
There was no apology from this staff member, and in fact, she seemed to blame me for not hearing her call our name!
The manager did eventually come over and apologize on behalf of the hostess and said there was some "miscommunication" (suggesting both parties were to blame).
In all honesty, I expected more from management in this situation, especially considering our bill was close to $300 at the end of the night.
I realize that this may seem like a minor issue, but it will indeed make a difference the next time my family is in Atlantic City and we are looking for a 'friendly' place to eat...we will definitely take a pass on Carmine's.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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