Carbone's Ristorante

4.6
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847 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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JS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taste of Hartford deal was very good.

DS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carbone’s Restaurant food and service is always great!

W
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Even though we arrived at the wrong Carbone’s our reservation was transferred over & we were seated immediately. Our waitress was excellent & we had an enjoyable evening. I made the reservation at Carbone’s instead of Carbone’s Kitchen.

KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We sat for over 10 minutes with no menus and it didn't get any better from there unfortunately. It was such a let down that we left to meet friends for dessert and drinks at another restaurant.

TL
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Especially the table side Caesar salad Jake made for us. Highly recommend for any occasion. Will return soon. Thank You!!’

JO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is superb as usual and Scott is an outstanding waiter.

LA
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

P
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Next my best dining experience there. Very busy of course and took a long time to be waited on and had to ask for things....menu always good. Love the tableside service. Gelato was melted and cappucino cold when it got to the table. Generally always a great place to go so of course I will come back but not for NYEve.

JM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing experience at Carbone’s, top notch cuisine, service and atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good.

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

I picked Carbone's because it was listed as a Romantic setting and it was anything but. There was a very loud bar crowd that numerous tables were complaining about. The restaurant was cold, I asked them to turn up the heat when we sat down and by the time we left it had just started to warm up.
The server spoke very quickly and seemed in a rush to get us in and out as if she had somewhere to be.
Our meatball appetizer was cold, the clams were good and our entrees were as expected.
The doorman was very friendly as was all of the staff but at $170.00 for two people with two drinks each, an app and an entrée, very pricey.

CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had reservations, but arrived 20 minutes early and they were still able to seat us immediately. Friday night, so it was busy and while the wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive, they were a bit rushed. The food was FANTASTIC! This was our second trip there and we will definitely be going back and taking friends.

TO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The only issue was the eating area was cold, the chairs were cold when we arrived for a 6:00 o'clock seating.

Would be nice to turn the heat on earlier in the day.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The restaurant was very busy as it was the holiday season, but the service was prompt and the staff was attentive. I ordered the salmon and it was tender tasty and cooked the way I asked for it. Portions were good sized. It was our anniversary dinner and we were pleased overall with the restaurant. The restaurant was decorated nicely for the holiday season but it also has that Italian neighborhood ambiance. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasion dining as well as small parties.

AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We had a lovely dinner however my friend was charge twice -first time double the amount of her tab and second charge for the correct amount for her tab. It has taken over a week to speak to someone and to rectify the over charges. UNACCEPTABLE! We try to visit Carbone's 2-3 times a year..this was our last visit. Watch your credit cards for over charges!

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary and the food and service were excellent!!!

LL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Waiter did not tell us the price of the special entre. The caesars salad of iceberg lettuce and dressing was not worth $14 and the special entre was not worth the surprising price of $59.

HT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went for lunch and found everything to be very tasty. 2 of us had the arancini as an appetizer and I must say they were one of the best I have had in Connecticut. Still nothing like the true ones in Sicily but they were very nicely done. The lunch portions were very good for the price. We sat in the Library room and it was very nice ( just a bit chilly). Service was excellent. Would go back again.

CL
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Loved how everyone was so welcoming too.

SB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding and classic Italian cuisine.

LZ
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful experience Friday evening. Our wait staff (Siobhan and Tim) were exceptional.
My husband and I shared the caprese salad and we both had the carbonara. It was excellent. My daughter and I shared the bocce ball desert. Oh boy did we like that.
We will be back.

SW
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We were four women out to celebrate a birthday. We choose restaurants for each of our birthdays and chose Carbones because of its excellent reputation. Each of us had eaten there in the past and we were looking forward to a lovely evening with good company and good food. That was not to be as our server made it clear from the get go that he was in a hurry. We made it clear that we wanted to dine leisurely. he did not seem to be capable of adjusting himself to our expectations. If it were not for his assistant (who by far surpassed him in the service category )we would’ve left mid meal. As it was, the food was good. The assistant server was excellent. Our main waiter was the big problem. I think the management needs to remind their servers to be sensitive to their paying customers needs. This reservation was a 6 PM reservation not a quick lunch. When I come to a restaurant ready to spend serious money I expect excellent service as well as a great meal. Some people are not cut out to be waiters. This server was abrupt and very impatient.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will always be our favorite restaurant!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bananas fosters was the best I’ve ever had !

n
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleased with our evening at Carbone's. Great service Scott and Jeremy!

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food. Its easy to see why Carbone's has been a staple in CT for so long. Would definitely recommend the restaurant to all. Nice treat.

RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Took a friend who was down out for a birthday dinner, and they were very happy and pleased with the service and was on cloud 9 of how good the food was!

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food and service EVERY TIME.

B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The seafood pasta fra diavlo was amazing.

N
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday and had an outstanding time. When we first entered the building, there were a lot of people waiting to be seated so we thought we would have to wait a long time. We only waited a couple minutes to be seated for our reservation.
Our server was very nice. My martini was excellent. The calamari was and is always the best around. Our dinners were excellent and served hot.
Overall, my wife really enjoyed her birthday dinner. Carbone's is always an excellent value.

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great service. Waiter had great recommendations, not rushed

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great birthday lunch. The entire meal was wonderful. The fried calamari were light and crispy and a great start to the meal. The grilled octopus was spectacular as was the pasta bolognese. The best part of the meal however was the old fashioned with the their own bourbon that they age in house. Best ever.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We had a bad culinary experience on Saturday evening. Our reservations were for 7:00 and we were not seated until 7:30. When we did sit down WE ASKED about specials and was told that they had quite a few but they were all sold out ??? It was 7:30 !

While that is completely not acceptable, we moved on and ordered off the menu. The quality of the 4 entrees were so poorly prepared that we felt like we were at a diner. All of the entrees had the same side dishes, rock hard Brussel Sprouts with a sickening Maple Syrup sauce and poorly cooked Potatoes. The quality of the Rib Eye, Filet Mignonette, Duck Breast were average at best.

Tableside Caesar Salad was great as was the Bananas Foster.

They have taken a giant step backwards from a Culinary perspective...there are many choices for fine Italian food in the Hartford area rather then Carbone’s

DT
New England
51 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another outstanding meal and tremendous service
at Carbone’s. Always look forward to travel to Hartford so I can visit Carbone’s!

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is top notch. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient. The food is beyone delicious. They go out of their way to make you feel special.

PM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I definitely would. The service was very good and professional, they were able to answer any questions you had about the food without asking the kitchen. Table-side cooking was entertaining and a throw back to fine dining of an era gone by. The octopus appetizer and the spinach salad were great. Our entrees topped it off with spectacular flavor. We'll be back to try more. Highly recommend.

B
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal, great service! We tried this restaurant for the first time and were very impressed.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We have frequently had 2 gentlemen as waiters. They were excellent. The waitress that we had this time was good but not excellent. She did cover all of the bases and provided everything on time but didn't seem to have the chemistry that the gentlemen on the right side of the restaurant had.

VI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoy Carbone's and use it for all our special celebrations - plus regular times. Food and service is excellant