Carmine's Opens at The Forum: Home Style Italian Dining on Steroids

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Carmine’s has brought a heaping sampler of Upper West Side Manhattan’s Golden Age to Las Vegas at the Forum Shops at Caesars Place. The 20,000 square foot restaurant was designed with family style dining in mind and also features eight private dining rooms where groups from 15 to 500 (and receptions for 1500) can enjoy Southern Italian cuisine served on sumptuous platters that are perfect for sharing, and sharing..and even sharing again at home. Home style antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood and meat entrees, and homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine’s, and set the mood for dining as though at an Italian American wedding feast.

The ambiance at Carmine’s is enhanced by hundreds upon hundreds of photographs that decorate the walls. Lighted, poster-sized menus are strategically placed among the pictures and are highlyitalian anitpasta visible throughout the immense restaurant: a very good idea since once the food begins to arrive there is no room at the table for much else—aside from the beverage glasses. A preponderance of round tables instead of generic angular ones, plus excellent service and Italian food that tastes Italian are guaranteed to make Carmine’s a welcome addition to the Las Vegas desert.

Carmine’s first location opened August 14, 1990 at 2450 Broadway on the Upper West Italian dessertsSide of Manhattan. Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted the Carmine’s concept with a singular vision; to bring his guests great food, in huge portions, that is reasonably priced and served in a traditional Italian family style. Other Carmine’s locations include Times Square, Washington DC and Atlantic City.

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