Carbone's Ristorante

4.7
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886 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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vipSteveG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good atmosphere was quiet our booth was very comfortable.

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CynthiaM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

In a meal which included cocktail, appetizers, entrees and desserts, there was only one flaw. My octopus appetizer had been cooked to the point of becoming rubber, which could barely be cut by a knife. All other items in our meals were cooked to perfection and were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Birthday dinner for my husband. Great experience.

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stephenr
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was friendly They served generous portions especially considering that this was a promotion.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. I sincerely hope you are lucky enough to get Brian as a waiter. He is knowledgeable, very friendly, takes pride in serving and is just an all around good human. (No I don’t know him personally-he’s really just that good). It makes the experience of Carbone’s even better, and that’s saying something as the quality is spot on. Try one of their specialty cocktails as well, you won’t be disappointed.

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SueR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Carbone’s for 8 years now and I am still constantly impressed with the quality of their food and service.

I have recommended them time & time again & will continue to do so!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Exceptional food.

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vipNorm
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Carbone's and hit the Restaurant week so we had that menu. We started with the calamari, which we always have when we go to Carbone's. It was excellent and we feel the best around.
My wife had the salmon which was very good. The portion was adequate. I had the filet which was outstanding and perfectly cooked. The sauce was exquisite. The salads and desert were great. I also liked the martini.
The only issue is the parking. The mosque across the street will not allow Carbone's patrons to park there anymore. Carbone's parking lot is very small so you will have to find a place to park in the street. The doorman, who is very nice, let's you know as soon as you pull into the lot. He is a nice person.
Carbone's is always a great place to go.

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coreenr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went during CT eats weeks and ordered off the prefix menu.

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vipSteveG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Table side Caesar salad was awsome,we ordered two specials the shrimp with pasta and cream sauce was delicious, NY strip medium rare was juicy. The short ribs were great and then dessert chocolate torte was a great way to end a great night with my sister and brother-in-law.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came here for Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful experience! The specials were delicious and the servers friendly. We wouldn’t do the table side bocce ball again though.

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Karl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our 44th anniversary and it has been many years before we were at Carbone's. We arrived there early for our reservation and planned on having cocktails at the bar. Our daughter raved about the Blood Orange Martini's. We settled into our seats and ordered a matching pair of martini's They were very good but a little on the sweet side for me. Since one of our favorite spots to eat is at the bar, we told the bartender that we would like to change our reservation to the bar. My wife thought she was at bar tending school as she watched Paul mix and shake some interesting combinations. Her next drink she settled on a Black Cherry Sour and I opted for the Blood Orange mojito. Both hit the spot. So we both had our eye on the Pasta Fagioli soup. Great choice. We were there for the veal as a main course. A nice thick veal Chop Parmesan and a Veal and Eggplant Napoleon capped our evening. Service was great. Parking was safe with help from the parking attendant. Perfect evening for my wife and best friend.

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ChristinaR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely fabulous!!! The food, service, and having gone during taste of Hartford week the amount of food for the price was great! VERY Pleased!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during the Taste of Hartford 2020 deals and sat at the bar. Both bartenders were extremely nice great service. I had the veal Sultan BOKA marvelous meal

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Ann1727
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Carbone's Saturday evening. We took advantage of the Taste of Hartford and it definitely met our expectations and then some. Our portions were just enough for us and our meal was just so delicious. We don't often come to Hartford from Meriden but it certainly was well worth it on Saturday evening. We think we will return sometime this spring for another delicious dinner.

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vipLisaC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff at Carbone's is wonderful. Everyone is courteous, helpful and has a smile on their face. Our meal was delicious. Cocktails and wine were lovely. We liked the room in which we dined. Thank you for a wonderful time, especially the classic tableside service of Caesar Salad and Bananas Foster. Love it!
All the best,
Lisa

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KarenW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food always and fantastic value for restaurant week.

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant really surprised me. My meal was exquisite, My service was excellent. Parking was easy, secure and free.

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vipDonM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and great meals - perfect evening!

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GerryK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During restaurant week we like to go to Carbone’s as a great price for excellent food. We go there when we want a great Italian meal. When you first walk in you are greeted warmly. At Carbone’s you feel like family. Their service is fantastic as the staff takes very good care of you. You always feel very welcome in their home.

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MargyS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Carbones never disappoints. They are a class act. The food is top notch, the cocktails are award winning, ambiance comfortable yet lively. EVERYone should experience this classic, well executed varietal Italian menu, quality ingredients and like being in the dining room of your best friend's home. All the way down to dessert, EVEN on restaurant week!!!

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vipShawnG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious. Great value during Taste of Hartford week.

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AnabellaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Carbones. That’s a Hartford staple! My mom’s favorite and mine as well

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JimF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carbone's always has great food and service in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. But when it participates in a special promotion such as the Taste of Hartford, it embraces the event like no other local restaurant-- offering interesting variations on standard menu options at an incredible value. A truly impressive experience!

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RichardM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Taste of Hartford, food was very good. Service was also. Restaurant ambiance was nice.

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RichardA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening with friends. Relaxed. No rush & delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish, excellent food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would definitely recommend eating here. The food was fantastic. Not the cheapest place out there but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our experience was spot on. The service and food were superb. We will be back. There is a nostalgia that Carbone’s of Hartford has that is so different than many modern restaurants today.

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mathlady
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant. It always feels special here like you are going out for a special occasion.

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Lepew
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the food and service were phenomenal, parking and passing through the bar area to our table were a huge problem.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my top picks in Hartford for fine italian dining

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JudyC
Riyadh
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu choices for the Taste of Hartford.Judy
Looking forward to returning for the graveside Caesar and more pasta. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

New sever took a long time to order never came back to ask for drinks

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Myreviewernickname
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable dining experience, after the first half hour or so. It took a really long time to get our waiters (yes there were 3 assigned to our table) to take our initial drink and appetizer orders for some reason. They were pretty busy on a Friday night, but it wouldn't have taken much to satisfy us. All I want is a drink other than water as quickly as possible and maybe some bread. I don't mind waiting for you after that. But we were forced to wait about 30 minutes before we could eat or drink anything which is a bad start to a meal.

After that though, we enjoyed the whole meal. Everything was cooked well, and dessert was fantastic. We recommend El Diablo coffee for dessert if you have some time and money to spare. It's an experience worth trying once.

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JeffreyS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste of Hartford deal was very good.

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SandyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Carbone’s during the Taste of Hartford. Food was good and prices were reasonable. We really enjoyed our starters (winter salad and arancini). My husband thought the sauce on his entree (manzo au poivre) was a bit overpowering and there were too many capers in my shrimp and scampi. Desserts were delicious, especially the Torta di Angelo. Service was just okay. Servers were pleasant, but brought out an incorrect starter for my husband. It took a long time to receive our meals after the starters, but luckily, we were not in a rush. After our meal/dessert, they never inquired if we wanted coffee and just brought us the check. Despite these minor issues, we enjoyed our experience at Carbone’s and would go back.

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TomM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Carbones never disappoints! Great meal and service.

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SolarGirl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food and service. Nice, upscale ambiance.

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