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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

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (43)
Romantic (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Authentic (30)
Cozy (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Business Meals (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Healthy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing service and food! Definitely will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and waiters were great. Host downright rude, almost enough to make us not come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Second visit while visiting Hartford. Fond memories of our first visit several years ago. This time? Sorry. Clams casino were barely warm, I should say that undercooked is clearly better than overcooked, but 4 expensive clams and not quite a classic recipe.
My wife's carbonara was a murky mess, too much very busy content. If there was egg, cheese, and bacon it was not discernable. My veal, with cool polenta underwhelmed.

The kicker? Unreal and unexpected price of wine by the glass.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Simply outstanding - in every way! The food, the service, the ambiance. It was all perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Romantic, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Fun, Local Ingredients
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for a birthday celebration. We enjoyed the whole evening....plenty of time for drinks, appetizers and our meal. Will go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Valentine's Day, food was outstanding, I had Filet and Lobster as main dish with spinach and mashed potatoes, if I could have licked the plate I would have :) . Started with a meatball appetizer with Ricotta cheese that was all world. Kristine had pasta carbanora which I had the luxury of finishing later that night. We haven't been to Carbone's in a while and wondered why we don't go more often. Wine is priced very fairly and the Grand Marnier is up to par and the expresso martini was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Love this place. See vice and quality truly outstanding!

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Such friendly, welcoming service and amazing food. They said they had been there for 80 years! I’m glad I searched this place out on a short overnight stay in the area- it was well worth the detour. I had a hard time deciding between a pasta dish and the braised short rib which I chose in the end. It was cooked perfectly with incredible cauliflower purée and greens and paired with a glass of Sangiovese. If they had the cauliflower purée on the dessert menu I would have ordered it for dessert. I’ve never had any purée that tasted so good. If I’m ever in the area again I’ll be back for the pasta and another amazing meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to Carbones to celebrate Valentines and the food and service did not disappoint. Great appetizers including a raw bay scallop special which was outstanding. The veal chop Milanese was cooked to perfection. A great place for any day or a special occasion!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I eat out quite often. Whenever we leave Carbone’s we wonder why we go anyplace else!
Delicious food, wonderful service and a very relaxing atmosphere. What more can you ask for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Still the best....great food and great service! Little pricey but well worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for Taste of Hartford. Food was excellent. Service was mostly very good, but had to wait a short while to put our drink order in. Otherwise, everything was excellent from beginning to end.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was our first time dining at Carbone's. The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. I rated them high on value given the fixed Taste of Hartford menu for $20.18. We will definitely return for a date night or gathering with friends.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always love our dinners at Carbone’s. Carbone’s is our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My boyfriend and I visited tonight for CT restaurant week. It was amazing! I had the salad, the tenderloin steak, and the chocolate raspberry torte. As well as a bottle of Chianti. My boyfriend had the arancini, chicken piccata, and cannoli, as well as two roads on draft. Everything was phenomenal. Tony was our server and he was an absolute gem. He was courteous, professional, kind, and had the loveliest demeanor. I felt like the hostess didn't treat us very kindly because we are quite young, but we work in the service industry and Tony treated us like gold. Everything was well timed and perfectly cooked. We will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

love this restaurant. everyone enjoyed their food. Service is always wonderful.
our waiter , Scott, was fantastic--very personable and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My niece Alison Colli, her husband Paul, daughter Katie and my late sister and I have always enjoyed Carbone's. It is a favorite of ours and we are treated exceptionally well by all at the restaurant.

I hope you have a great 2018.

Maureen

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This meal was part of Taste of Hartford restaurant week(s). The meal was as expected . (I have had it in the past.) I also ordered broccoli rabe as an extra, prepared bitter - it arrived as requested. Open Table put the wrong date on the reservation (seems to be a pattern there), but Carbone's adjusted so that I got credit.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Carbone’s is a classic Italian kitchen. My wife judges all restaurants by the calimari and Carbone’s tips the list.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Polenta was fabulous and the table side Cesar Salad is a MUST!! Carbones never disappoints—thanks for a great evening

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our service and food was excellent. We ordered from the Taste of Hartford menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a pleasure to go to Carbone's Hartford. Wonderful atmosphere and always fabulous food. Drinks are also excellent. We love Carbones and go as often as we can. You can't miss with Carbones.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We would go again and would recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The ravioli was impeccable, my wine and water glasses were never empty, and everyone was super nice!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Server was exceptional. Love Taste of Hartford at Carbone's!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

As always, Carbone’s never disappoints us. The service was friendly but gave us our privacy. The traditional Italian menu and the wonderful flavors will bring us back again and again. There are so many options to choose from even for Taste of Hartford. Please do not ever leave Hartford!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I brought a friend who had never been to Carbone's before. It was a thank you dinner for house sitting. We were all incredibly happy with our meals. I had the veal cusinetto, which never disappoints. The worst part is trying to decide what meal to get, as everything is so enticing. Our bartender was wonderful and made us feel welcome while we dined in the bar area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

All your meals were excellent and the service was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I took my wife there for her birthday and we had a great relaxing evening. The food was phenomenal, and the service was excellent. We had team service (Tony & Ellen). They was we're pleasant, knowledgeable, and they checked in the right amount (not so often that we couldn't talk, but we never waited for anything). A great location.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was exemplary from the moment we drove into the parking lot until the time we drove away. Felt warm and inviting. Nice menu with many additional specials offered. Portions were on the smaller side of average with a higher price point. Not a complaint because the food was fresh and well prepared. This was our first time here but will more than likely return.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were impressed with how orderly everything was on New Year's Eve - our table was ready on time, the service was attentive, and we never felt rushed...and as always, the meals were delivered exactly as ordered, and were delicious. Carbones has been a favorite "special occasion" spot for us for over 45 years!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Calamari was tasteless. Ceasar salad tableside was as expected. Veal was chewy. Bocci desert was delicious...only memorable part of meal. Coffee was served cold. Service was poor. Too bad we selected this restaurant for NYE...disappointed!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent as always. Wait staff was above and beyond. Tony was great. Not rushed at all and no wait. Always a pleasure to dine at.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had been to Carbonne's many years ago, it was nice to see the updates that have been made and the quality of food was still top notch! We enjoyed our quiet dinner, had wonderful service and our fish was fresh and delicious, we both enjoyed our prosciutto wrapped halibut!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always amazing food and great atmosphere! Have gone there for special occasions and dates and they never disappoint.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Had rib eye for $47.00 Way way overpriced and poorly compares in value i.e. to Ruth Chris.
May return but there are as good or better choices. Steak was good but not for $47.00

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

we waited a long period of time at out table before the waiter appeared - seemed like 10 mins. wine was over priced - 9.95 bottle sold for over 30$ good meal - good portions - they could have more non - meat options. a good experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience and for so many years - fabulous food, wait staff and atmosphere! Excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It's a Hartford institution and a Connecticut classic. If you like Italian food and believe in locally owned, family-run restaurants, this is a must-dine destination. Carbone's has been around on Franklin Ave for 50+ years - and it's always good. Table-side service, tandem waitstaff teams, personality and, of course, very solid, creative and delicious Italian specialties. Don't come looking for spaghetti and meatballs - it's not that type of Italian - it's unique, special and unforgettable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

In the initial seating the restaurant was cold. The waiter was not very attentive. Service was slow and wanting. Just observing the waiter was overwhelmed. The food was adequate but disappointing. Next outing for Itailon food will be the Havens.

Tags: Good for a Date
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