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About 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.

588 Franklin Ave
Hartford, CT 06114
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -3:45pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Goodrich Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 296-9646

Website:
http://www.carbonesct.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Large parking lot adjacent to the building.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Carbone's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Business Meals (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Carbones never disappoints. Food outstanding, staff friendly. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a perfect place. We had dinner out just my husband and I. Everything about Carbone's is exceptional. The bar is hopping, the servcie outstanding, menu options fantastic. we just loved our meal there

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything is so good here, for special occasions the flaming bocce ball desert is incredible. I love the pasta, home made and amazing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was a wee bit slow but servers were very professional.... your menu is abbreviated from the original one... we were hoping for more Traditional authentic Italian options. Otherwise it was good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My boyfriend and I went here for out anniversary dinner on Saturday evening. We waited 15min to be given our drinks. We odered a bottle of wine and a soda. Over the course of the next 50min, we were only attended to three times. The first was to take our order, the second for breadsticks(35min after we were seated), and the third was to tell us they messed up our order. The only reason she came to our table the third time was because I flagged her down as she was attending another table. She finnally came to our table and says she put in my order of beef brisket, but failed to input my boyfriends order of a NY strip steak, saying she entered in the order as a veal dish. How do you get that wrong when the steak itself is a $50? After trying to sell us the steak even after she messed up, she brought us out a salad as a courtesy. Why would we wait another 30-40min for a steak when my dish has already been cooked? She brought me my dish and my boyfriend a salad. Okay, now she takes the $50 off our bill and gives us a $50gift card to come back again. Upon cashing out, I mentioned it was our anniversary and we were pretty disappointed that they messed up. We were given a sorry and come back again. Now why TF would we go back? We spent an hour waiting for food that wasnt even hot. Honestly, for being rated such a great place, this was not a good experience. And btw, when I made reservations, I put in detail that this was for a special occasion, romantic dinner for anniversary. Nothing was acknowledged. Huge disapointment.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service! Never disappoints! Excellent place for cozy meal for two or dinner with friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was pretty good, as was the service. The place needs to be renovated. It's a Hartford "institution", but it needs a facelift.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent as always! It was our anniversary and my wife's birthday! They made it special!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our evening was made special by our conversation with John, the asst manager(?) and Maria who prepared items tableside for us. We so enjoyed the artwork surrounding us. A happy scene of a farmers market leading us to enjoy our vegetables all the more! Both our dinner were very good. Mine Halibut wrapped with prosciutto and my husband's short ribs so tender! Our appetizers were ok, not as special as our main entree or the dessert! The Octopus was rather bland and really should have been much more flavorful.
It was a lovely evening. Nice to be around Professional servers and cooks!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went for our anniversary dinner. The restaraunt was very quiet though it was on a tuesday. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend Carbones and I can't wait to return myself.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We decided to try Carbones for our 10th wedding Anniversary. Our Server Siobhan was amazing. We are both restaurant people so we appreciated the pace of service. Drinks were served promptly. The staff was extremely nice. Thank you for the great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was good but watch the waiter doesn't bring you extra apps

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We ere very disappointed from what we heard about this restaurant. We were a table of four and every part of the meal was delivered to the wrong person at the table. We were overcharged for by seven dollars for one of our drinks. And at the end we were just brought the check and never asked if we wanted coffee or anything else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Carbones Restaurant always has been and always will be one of our favorite Italian restaurants. Between the ambiance, the service and the food Carbones is damn close to perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wait staff was wonderful. Restaurant was extremely busy but everyone was pleasant and made it a fun night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is a great restaurant. Food and service are always tops.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was excellent but the food was exceptional and delicious!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The home made pasta was superb. Overall it was a Great dinner!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

As always Carbones was excellent. Good and staff are excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Four of us wanted to take advantage of CT Restaurant Week; and we decided to go to Carbone's for dinner. Needless to say, everything was just outstanding from the food to the service. Can't beat such a lovely meal for $20.17.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

From the friendly greeting at the hostess station, to the waitresses and waiters, to the lovely meal and excellent wine, our experience was quite pleasant.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

My friend and I went for restaurant week for $20.17. Had not been in a long time. Liked the atmosphere and lighting. The food was delicous and served hot. Noticed they have happy hour will return for that next time. Server was pleasant! Great value.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

On line menu was completely different from the one presented at the restaurant. My wife had her heart set on the lobster risotto. Also thought the menu was very limited in choices. Did not get the feeling of an Italian Ristorante.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

If you're looking for a dining experience where the food is consistently delicious and the setting is a bit more formal than usual look no further!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Carbones made our 5th wedding anniversary quiet special! The food was amazing, service even more so. Everyone treated us so well and we really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always great.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was wonderful, good portions and very well presented. House wine was a little pricey per glass. Great service as always. Nice atmosphere, not too noisy. Overall, great experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love it. Can't go very offen because it is expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food. Great service. We love going to Carbone's.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good, service was adequate at best. Our seating was terrible. Jammed into a corner where the table didn't fit, only place for our feet was on the feet of the table and although I had a decent view of the restaurant, my wife could only see the wait station and kitchen. We were there for anniversary but were never able to get comfortable. With a better table and better service it would have been an enjoyable night with good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have been dining at Carbone's for 14 years. We were celebrating our 13th Wedding Anniversary . In the past, I would have rated everything outstanding. The attention to service by the staff and management wasn't the same this time. We were disappointed that there weren't any specials, but perhaps that changed since the last time we were there. Our server entered our order wrong and I had to wait for my entree. Food was outstanding, I would have preferred to eat with my family. I didn't want to have their fresh meals held. We asked for another soda for our son and it was forgotten. I was offered a bag for my leftovers and it was forgotten. The ladies room was not clean. At that point I was ready to leave. Our bill was incorrect and I did ask to have that corrected. It is unfortunate, but I told my husband that it didn't meet my expectations and I don't want to go there again. I hope that others have a better experience. It makes me a little sad because we have always loved Carbone's.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

A waiter almost broke my nose in the restroom on how he barged in and kicked the door... service was very average. food is great.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We always are happy when we come to this restaurant. Authentic Italian food, attentive waiters, and great martinis. This has been an old standby for 35 years for us and it never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food from start to finish was great. Authentic Italian and the service was phenomenal. I will go again and make it a tradition.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great service, elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, a variety of both unique and traditional dishes.
On the expensive side but, well worth it for a special occasion.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Unfortunately the menu has been simplified. we wish they still had polenta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent meal and the service was spectacular. The recommendations for our meal and dessert were spot on very enjoyable. The service was very attentive but not overbearing. A truly enjoyable experience.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

This place is just wonderful for special occasions. The menu has great Italian and alternative choices. Service was colorful and exceptional. Meals were uniformly excellent. One notoriously picky restaurant goer was thorough pleased. Kind of and old standby on the Hartford cuisine scene to me...for good reason as it is the one I measure the rest of them against. Can't go wrong for a special occasion here. Take THAT to the bank.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

From the door greeter to the MD, wait staff and the service it was a pleasure as always to come there. We don't come to Hartford often to eat but, when we do carbone's is the destination for us. We will come again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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