Carbone's Ristorante

Carbone's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.carbonesct.com/
  • Phone: 8602969646
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -3:45pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our off-premise site catering team excels in entertaining events of all sizes including grand scale weddings, complex corporate events or festive family celebrations. As with any Carbone’s experience, culinary creativity and artistry is our passion.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Goodrich Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking lot adjacent to the building.
A word from Carbone's Ristorante
Carbone’s has been serving authentic Italian cuisine since 1938. One Family and Three Generations has established Carbone’s as the premier Italian dining experience in all of Connecticut. Consistently voted Hartford’s Best Italian Restaurant, Carbone’s offers elegant gourmet cuisine served with Old World Hospitality. Reserve your table today and come see why…What’s Special is You.
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Carbone's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (32)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (7)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Old Standard Comes Through Again
    TomK
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We don't get to Hartford much, but when the opportunity arises, Carbones never disappoints. Great American-style Italian food, good wines, knowledgeable staff. Always a great pleasure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny
    Rich
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed our dinner with class.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KBN57
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a wonderful time, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Excellent food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have not been disappointed here
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    5 visits to Carbone's between 7/25 and 9/12. I have been completely satisfied every time. I have had the veal parmagiana all 5 times. Excellent veal, expertly cooked. Pasta is just right, too. I would try something else, but veal parm is my favorite Italian dish. We went with another couple who were first timers. They very much enjoyed their meals. If I hadn't mentioned it before, the bread is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my Favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Been here many times and as always the food is delicious and the service is fantastic. Not a cheap place to eat, but well worth the money if you like perfectly cooked food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family run gem
    Scotay72
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Good food, good service, and reasonable pricing for an upscale neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great 1st time experience. The food and service was great. The restaurant is a hidden gem I'm the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian
    CTPatrick
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been here a few times despite this place being in a shady neighborhood. Always felt safe at night as they have a security guy monitoring the parking lot. Always had a great meal and was never disappointed. Brought a friend and he said he wants his last meal at Carbone's. Can't wait to go again. The banana fosters is calling my name.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    Daniel
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful food, impeccable service. I cannot say enough about this restaurant. We drive 45 minutes to Hartford just for dinner. The worst part is being too full to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A absolutely wonderful experience
    Daniel
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My second time at Carbone's. We were seated in a different section of the restaurant from our last visit. It was still a great experience. The veal parm was my choice again and just spectacular. I had gnocchi as my pasta, it was excellent. We enjoyed our meals, had excellent desserts and loved watching the cafe diablo being made table side. I will be back. Our dinner companions were making their first visit and were pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic northern Italian
    OTLongTimeMemberVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Some things never change; clams casino, Caesar salad prepared table side, veal cuscinetto, bananas foster prepared table side. Unfortunately, the neighborhood has. Now there is someone standing at the entrance watching the parking lot. Instead of inviting chain restaurants to populate the new entertainment area - another attempt to create a safe zone for tourists - the should have moved Carbone's. There are very few reasons to visit Hartford: the Bushnell, Uconn basketball, and Max Downtown, Dish, and Carbone's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hartford's finest
    Number1fan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Carbone's still continues to serve the best food in the area. The summer lobster special has to be the most incredible meal at a fantastic price. Cudos to Carbone's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    SurprisedVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were passing through the area on our way home from vacation in Maine and decided to find a local restaurant on Open Table. We found this gem after searching the site, and we're sure glad we did. Upon arrival, we were seated immediately and attended to by two very nice and exceptionally capable ladies who took excellent care of us the entire evening. We couldn't have asked for better service. We enjoyed the table-side Caesar and Spinach salads, and our pasta meals were very good. We will stop in again next year, as this restaurant is now on our "favorites" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Dinner
    Lorie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was wonderful, the decor elegant yet relaxing and the staff was accommodating for any dietary request. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • edge5150
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    wonderful food. the bread dipping sauce was really good, i wanted to take some home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Endearing Carbone's
    flower
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We returned for the Taste of Hartford after reviewing their menu. We were seated upon arrival and greeted by a seasoned waiter. We sampled the caprase salad which was excellent. I enjoyed my salmon with spinach and polenta, one had eggplant parmigiana which was a perfect portion. The service was excellent with a great wine list and a wonderful choice of excellent desserts to complete a very nice dinner for the Summer Taste of Hartford.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have eaten here several times. The food and service are top notch. Always! A big thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall excellent italian
    zzvalika
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great food but not sure if prices worth the dishes. Big portions. Shrimp scampi and salmon were our favorite dishes; the various chicken dishes were more lacking in flavor / spice. Dessert was excellent. No specific complaints about our service. Would consider coming back again during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great Italian food
    Daniel
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had never been to Carbone's before as I do not get to Hartford often. I am Italian & very picky about Italian food, one usually cannot get something as good as what one could make at home (especially since good Italian boys love their mother's cooking over all others). I was really pleased with the veal parmesan. I was served a generous portion of breaded, veal cutlet with the right amount of cheese & sauce. The veal cutlet was very tasty & the sauce was quite good. It was served with a side of penne, which was also good & cooked perfectly al dente. I learned later that I could have asked for linguine or angel hair & as a matter of personal preference, I would have ordered the angel hair. That will be my reason for going next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Chris
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was an older crowd but the food was incredible. The overall experience was great and will be back in the future!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    Nicky
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went here for the first time on a business trip and so glad I did. The decor and ambiance is lovely and the we were greeted before we even entered the building. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Very creative martini list, I recommend the veggie martini which is a great fit with any of the entrees. The menu has a variety of options and distinctive ingredients. You must try the chicken lakava appetizer. I had an amazing entree of veal stuffed with blue crab that was made to perfection! Can't wait to go again and try something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    sallyjones
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food and service top notch. Too long of a delay between apps and dinner. Otherwise great evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    JeanetteVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was a bit slow despite the fact that 3 servers were assigned to our table and the restaurant wasn't very crowded. The cod was very bland and soupy. Steak was fairly good. I might give this another shot someday but not in a big hurry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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