Tonight was amazing, hand made ravioli stuffed with shrimp and smoked cheese in a butter sauce flavored with Grand Mariner. Simply fantastic! The sauce was similar to a chateau chalon sauce, but bolder, more aromatic. And the ravioli was, as always, fabulous.
3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local Gem for Great Italian
Visited Carbone after reading some very impressive reviews. We concurred, as the restaurant is a small rustic type environment, informal and inviting with a nice variety of specials, as well as regular menu fare. Our waitress was terrific and helpful with suggestions, including the tasting of various wines before ordering. Their pasta's were great (I had Fettucine with portobellos and tomato), as were the fish and chicken dishes. Service was particularly timely as we visited pre-concert and had plenty of time to get to our venue. Highly recommended as a reasonably priced,and delicious alternative to some much fancier restaurants in the area.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very urban setting serving
Very urban setting serving innovative Italian food.
The ravioli selection is outstanding and seasonally appropriate.
Execution of food is spot on.
Wine list is limited, but has a few gems.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mane Lobster with Penne
The owner had just returned from a short trip to Maine, and he brought fresh lobster with him. He prepared an amazing dish of lobster and penne with tender calamari, and julienne zucchini in a light sauce of olive oil, roasted garlic and lobster broth. The penne was perfectly al dente and lobster firm and sweet. I enjoyed my meal with a slightly aromatic, clean, dry tramminer aramatico and finished it off with and amazing cannolo siciliano AND a cassatina, both straight from Sicily. As always, the service was friendly and familiar, beginning with a greeting and ending with well wishes.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this neighborhood eatery! We have tried just about everything on the menu (and some that weren't) and continue to be impressed with the flavors and simplicity. From homemade ravioli and pappardelle to crazy fresh frutti di mare to thinly pounded veal, there have been no disappointments. Highly recommended!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Totally recommend this small restaurant. Great food, ambiance while a bit expensive.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great outdoor dining
My wife has not stopped raving about her pasta course for three days, linguini with mushrooms and clams. Bronzini, and the raviolis were also amazing. But the pizza which we had as an appetizer was just fantastic. This place is a gem
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem in NY's Garment District
Small, quiet but very pleasant Italian restaurant hidden on W. 38th Street...started with antipasti plate with several sliced meats and cheeses which was exceptional. Entrees were cooked perfectly...lasagna was very good, as were the lamb chops served in a Barolo sauce. Service was excellent...prompt, accurate and with a very friendly attitude. Would definitely recommend this as an alternative to some of the pricier Italian restaurants nearby.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to Open Table I found this location. Wow, am so glad I did. The service was amazing and the food, well, let's just say it was the BEST pasta i have EVER had. MUST go to this restaurant. The ravioli was the special and was hand made with love. Melted in my mouth, cannot say enough good things about this place. I told all the staff at the Hampton to send people here.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Worth the Hype
Carbone is living up to it's reputation. The food was delicious and the service was spot on. It also had a really fun vibe. We will definitely go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new NYC favorite
Carbone does not disappoint in any factor, be it food, service, or ambience. The staff is attentive and well informed, the owner friendly and engaging, and the food outstanding...all of this at a reasonable price. Top it off that, to our surprise, we saw that Carbone was mentioned in the Delta Sky magazine on our way home to DC! I guess someone else noticed as well.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very knowledgable staff, took very good care of us. Patio was quiet and romantic!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
found the food and ambiance
found the food and ambiance excellent - definitely would recommend and return at a future date - service/food was excellent
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dopo alcuni giorni di cibo americano abbiamo finalmente assaporato qualche sapore buono della nostra Italia...non pensavo che si potesse mangiare così bene a New York.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM