Carbone's Ristorante

4.7
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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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4.5
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CL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Loved how everyone was so welcoming too.

SB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding and classic Italian cuisine.

LZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will always be our favorite restaurant!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bananas fosters was the best I’ve ever had !

n
New England
17 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
14 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
50 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

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Carbones! Outstanding food, phenomenal service. The value is unmatched!

m
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food great service from server Scott R. Very accommodating making veal marsala although not on the menu that evening. Excellent

SG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was outstanding once again!!

Thank you

KL
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! This had to be a regular stop on your monthly calendar.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience1

Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience which was surprising. I made the reservation three weeks in advance for a special occasion, four of us dining. They sat us in the bar area they called the library.... loud music, pop music, and not pleasant at all. I asked if we could move to the dining area and was told no availability and no one even had entree’s yet. The wait staff was great and the food was great but extremely disappointing and embarrassing for me considering it was supposed to be quiet, nice soft music.. Italian we hoped... and it was a special occasion. I was very unhappy with the experience.

g
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous as usual! Caesar salad done tableside! And had the special seafood fra Diablo just can’t say enough about our very special dinner. Wait staff friendly, and oh so accommodating!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal !

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RH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent one of the best dinners I have ever had.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal with excellent service. We had two of the specials. Yum. And we couldn't resist dessert. Very pleasant.

N
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a fine visit. My comments are meant to be instructive. The clams casino was a huge disappointment . We are used to making them quite simply ourselves and these were a combination of too many flavors. The fried calamari was fine. The The Manzo Wornoff meat was delicious but the accompanying potatoes were just slightly warm and the asparagus was terribly overcooked.

CT
Tampa
159 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A quality restaurant that has stood the test of time. Fettuccine carbonara is the best in the world. Veal chop was extraordinary. When we came back to CT for a visit, had to come here. A classic.

PG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the entire dining experience. Staff was very attentive. Food and choices were excellent. Strongly recommend and will most certainly make this a "regular go to" .

HB
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

An old classic, it has lasted this long for a reason. Solid food and excellent service in a nostalgic environment. Worth the trip.

M
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was wonderful! The bread was delicious, the soup tasty and our entrees were divine. The waiter was very pleasant, but seemed to have too many tables as we had to wait for him to appear a few times. We never had to ask to have pur water glasses filled.

We look forward to dinging at Carbone’s again.

JZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great. I love the old school Italian vibe. Only complaint: it's a bit ridiculous when spend hundreds on food/drink for a party of 5 to celebrate a birthday to charge me $3/pp to cut my own cake that I brought in for the special occasion. Was the 2 minutes of time for the server cutting really worth my $15?!? Just makes the restaurant feel cheap... if you have a large party for celebration I would think twice about coming here. Otherwise, for a night on the town, it's a good choice.

NK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was lovely - service impeccable. I'm not sure why we let 20 years slip by before we returned. We certainly will be back much sooner this time around.

m
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great-as always :)