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Carbone

4.5
4.5
729 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Carbone is an Italian-American restaurant created by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant pays homage to the essence of the great Italian-American restaurants of mid-20th century in New York, where delicious, exceptionally well-prepared food was served in settings that were simultaneously elegant, comfortable and unpretentious. The food nods to that same history, but take its culinary cues from the great talents and techniques of the present and of the future. Familiar dishes like Seafood Salad, Linguini Vongole, Lobster Fra Diavola, Chicken Scarpariello and Veal Parmesan elevated to a new level.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - Midnight Saturday - Sunday: 5pm - Midnight Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 254-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi

  • Private party facilities

    Carbone offers a variety of semi-private and private dining options within the restaurant for parties of 10 to 100 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Carbone Events Department: (844) 401-7752

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Houston

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    B/D, 6, N/R

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room

What 729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. E

    Edie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on November 25, 2018

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Dined at Carbone with my parents before catching a late night show at Terra Blues and it was such an outstanding experience. Our table wasn't great as it was in the back, dark room next to fluorescent lighting from the kitchen but it didn't impact the overall experience. The staff was all extremely friendly, including our server Eddie who was very knowledgeable on the menu and provided great vegetarian recommendations and made sure to take extra care of us. The meal was outstanding and if I wasn't so full, I'm sure their dessert would've been spectacular! Bravo!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    getting to the table was on time; service and food is very good.a big wine list but extremly expensive- took me 10 minutes to find a $ 95 pinot noir which wasn't very good... but overall a nice place to dine ..
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    The food is good, but the staff lets you know they are doing you a favor allowing them to come to their restaurant. The reservation situation is horrible. They only put a limited number of tables on Open Table. They obviously hold most of the tables for the "in crowd". They are inflexible with reservations and could care less
  4. P

    Poots

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I thought the food was quite good. The pasta at Carbone is definitely the hi-lite
  5. DP

    DianaP

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our reservation was November 9th 2016 at 9:45 PM, we got there a bit early to see if they could accommodate us and they did. We've both been to the location in Vegas but It was our first time at this one in New York. We started off with the chopped salad which was very nice. Our second course was the Linguini with clams - this dish wasn't the best as it was quite salty and something I wouldn't order again. To top things off we got the veal parmigiana and an order of spicy rigatoni vodka, both were incredible and a must have!!Overall, I would most definitely recommend this place and will be returning when I visit NY next.
  6. M

    Mrmustard22

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Pretentious and obvious old school, annoying, hard core up selling. Great room, great food, bad service.
  7. m

    mikeyclimb

    New York Area

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    very hard to classify this restaurant one of the hardest tables in NY we reserved 6 wks in advance for a 5:45 Sunday meal! Ambiance is very old school Frank Sinatra recordings playing in the background a small place with close together tables no place for quiet romantic conversation here.... wine list extensive but expensive 3X list or more meatball antipasto excellent pastas are to die for service quite good and friendly this was our second time here and we would probably return even though there are many more affordable and available establishments in NYC BUT this is Carbone and you have to go at least once
  8. J

    Jesdbest

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2016

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    I ordered the hyped meatballs and vodka penne pasta. It was mediocre at best. Such a disappointment considering the hefty price tag.
  9. m

    melissa

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food and service ever.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best thing ever.
  11. JD

    JohnD

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I just found this place to be too gimmicky. There were several wines we ordered and all out of stock?? The food was just ok and Americanized Italian. We asked for Ceasar Salad, were told they were out of it and when we were walking out the door, the same waiter was making it at another table. The price was excessive for what we had.
  12. N

    Neveragain

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken fingers were marvelous Loved the sweet and sour sauce.
  13. C

    Ceci

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El mejor restaurante Italiano
  14. SB

    ShivaB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Solid Italian food in the heart of the Villlage! The Rigatoni is phenomenal, as are the wine pairings. Service was friendly and prompt, appetizers were great also. Decor is fun, really takes you back to a different time. Definitely check it out.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, great ambience. It is a must to visit in NYC.
  16. TI

    TheItalainOmniviore

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was great. the main problem stemmed from the closeness of the tables. The waiters butt was constantly in our faces as he served the table next to us. Kind of kills the appetite.
  17. S

    Simi

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Absolutely outstanding service and great dishes recommendations!
  18. NE

    NewyorkerEF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impressive wine list, gourmet quality food. Nice ambience. We'll be back👌🏻
  19. BB

    BrettB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the best. Major Food Group kills it!
  20. F

    Finkster

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I used to LOVE Carbone; it was where I went for special occasions. For each of my last three meals, they have squeezed me and my dining mate between two other couples with no room to get out without moving tables, had slightly "forced" authentic Italian service and disappointing food relative to how it was ~3 years ago - the bread came out very cold.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    terrific fun vibe. Old school but modern..? Felt like I was in a scene from GoodFellas. Service was excellent and never overbearing. Wine list is great
  22. T

    Tupelo

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Exceptional atmosphere and ambiance. Food was very good, not great. VERY overpriced. Service was less than stellar (had to keep asking for another glass of wine, had to ask for bread, never received the "cheese" that every other table seemed to get). We seemed to be annoying to our waiter every time we asked. I don't think we'll go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Great service. Food very salty!
  24. BK

    BritainKnee

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    In terms of the food, everything we ate was delicious. My boyfriend and I shared the rigatoni with spicy vodka sauce, veal parm, and carrot cake, which was more than enough food (especially considering you get complimentary bread, pickled vegetables, cheese, and meat to start). My only critique was with one very brusk, miserable server we had. Our main server was sweet, but the one who brought us the veal definitely acted like he hated his job. Also, I'm not sure if this is what the staff is trained to do, but he cut our veal in "half" before asking us if we wanted it split up, and he gave my boyfriend the much larger "half" in addition to the bone, as if to say, "this is a MAN's portion." A little sexist for 2016. He also could have cut the veal lengthwise to make two even pieces, so it was a little strange. We're big fans of tomato sauce, and he swept away the serving plate with leftover sauce before we could say anything. We asked our main server for a side of sauce, which he kindly brought out. Aside from that, we had a great time, and the carrot cake was the sleeper hit. The room also had a really fun, old school vibe. Will be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! We ordered lobster ravioli and it was perfect!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best cost x benefit I've experienced.
  27. PJ

    PJ10

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We specifically requested that they do something for a birthday and they did nothing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2016

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Very pushy maitre. Trying to rip out cash from you. Suggesting only expensive choices and being very unpolite. A pity cause food was very tasty.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. The experience is slightly theatrical but in a self-aware way. Waiter would sing along to songs, pull up a chair next to us, in a relaxed familiarity. Pork chop was delicious.
  30. c

    cassie

    New England

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Terribly Overpriced and not a friendly experience.
  31. JG

    JanetG

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Carbone. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. The ambiance and music is terrific. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. I think we should have been told that the portions are large and more than enough to share. We ended up taking home a large portion of our meals. It is expensive and we could have shared the appetizer and main course and still had food to spare. Otherwise, the experience was a good one, and the next time we go back we will know to share.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Overpriced, average food, unimpressed. We came for our anniversary and the caponata on burrata was too oily.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best restaurant We've ever been to.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fantastic. Just the right amount I nostalgia, more so in the energy...the vibe was straight out of a memory, - great memory of how Italian restaurants used to be and how an old school mentality can live within a modern upscale world. Food prepared to perfection without compromising the traditional approach. Perfect balance in the ambiance. Music selection was perfect as it helped paint the perfect picture of a true Italian setting.
  35. J

    Jack

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    this was our second time at Carbone, but it was disappointing. The service is still a lot of fun--it is theater and very well performed. But the food was really lackluster. Pasta was overcooked. Porterhouse steak was chewy and underdone. A side order of corn that was highly recommended by our server was mushy and a lot liked canned corn. This is becoming a theme restaurant and the food is mediocre.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    Hi, Everything was great. But they charged me twice and since they don't manage themselves with a direct phone number, just by email they haven't answered back and I need this transaction to be void. This was Friday and I still haven't received an answer from them.
  37. G

    Gorme5543

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding food authentic Italian in a world where every restaurant serves pasta it seems and thinks it's authentic it's expensive but worth it for a special night out
  38. n

    notdemanding

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    This place is all show biz. There is a real effort to invoke Italian restaurants of an earlier era. It was loud. I felt a bit rushed. The food was not uniformly good. The pasta with spicy vodka sauce was mushy. The real problem with Carbone's is it is crazy expensive. $28 for that pasta- $11 for a beer. For those prices, I expected more.
  39. g

    gandalf

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    18$ for a bottle of acqua panna is too much. Same for a plate of pasta at 31$. But meatballs were very good.
  40. u

    usound

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It really has a cool fun vibe. The people are great and the food was very good, but a little less refined than I was hoping for the wait and the price. The wine markup is about 4X, which I think is a little ridiculous. Also, It's very hard to get a reasonable time and reservation but curiously when we were there, there were plenty of open tables that could have been filled.

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Carbone is rated 4.5 stars by 729 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Houston

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - Midnight Saturday - Sunday: 5pm - Midnight Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    B/D, 6, N/R

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room

  • Phone number

    (212) 254-3000

  • Private party facilities

    Carbone offers a variety of semi-private and private dining options within the restaurant for parties of 10 to 100 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Carbone Events Department: (844) 401-7752

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