We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carbone's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
860 296 9646
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 92 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great dinning

Fantastic fine dinning experience, food is great, service is great, have had several nice dinners here, a few very special celebrations, great place for that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
dfitz64
,
Willimantic, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Willimantic, Connecticut
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Fantastic fine dinning experience, food is great, service is great, have had several nice dinners here, a few very special celebrations, great place for that.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somers, Connecticut
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I am not sure why this restaurant doesn't receive all 5 star ratings. I think it should. I have been there quite a few times for dinner or family gatherings and have never had a bad meal there yet. All meals I have had there have been excellent. Best pasta fagiole, best chicken parm, best sauce, I can go on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a pleasant suprise! The jazzy music was relaxing, the bathrooms were clean and it was decorated very nicely. It was a nice stop on our road trip trip adventure. The bread they give you when you sit down wasn't very good but I shared the spinach ricotta pizza and simply prepared salmon with broccoli and it was delicious! I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bonita Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Food is absolutely great. The calamari is the best I've ever encountered. We normally go with two or three other couples and have a very elongated dinner with no pressure from the wait staff. I highly recommend this restaurant

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Attended a business dinner in a small private room. Service was excellent! Food was great. I had a seafood special which was light when trying to eat healthy! Others had veal and lobster risotto, which looked amazing! Great salads and deserts and expansive wine list. I would definitely recommend for a business setting due to exceptional service and first class... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We decided to go out last minute and didn't have a reservation but no worries we don't mind sitting in the bar area. Dinner was nice except my salmon was over cooked but they did take it off the check. Normally my food has been excellent and I do enjoy eating here. Drinks are pricey and the bartender isn't overly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
hartford
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Classic menu; the tableside Caesar salad seemed to be a favorite of every table in the dining room! We asked for and received 3 giant meatballs with sauce as appetizer... fantastic! And unlike some places, there was never a need to ask for more fresh grated parmesan... they just kept putting it on til told to stop.... The Caesar salad... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Norwalk, Connecticut
Level Contributor
182 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lots of Italian restaurants are loud and noisy. This one is a welcome exception, if you would like good food combined with a place where you can talk without yelling. Caesar salad, prepared fresh next to the table is a good option. Lamb chops are good, tender and not too fat. But nothing remarkable. Wine list is good and reasonably... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dawsonville, Georgia
Level Contributor
83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Friday dinner for 8. Fried eggplant appetizer was tasteless and mushy, mussels were plumb and juicy, not enough to share very well. Entrees received mixed reviews. Meatballs were huge, and tasty, pasta was fresh, sauce was good. Shrimp Scampi had way too many sun dried tomatoes in it, and who puts sun dried tomatoes in scampi anyway. Salmon was good,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Connecticut
Level Contributor
148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went here for coffee and desserts. You have to sit in the dining room for tableside Cafe Diablo. The cafe master masterfully peels an orange and lemon, inserts cloves, ladles it over a flame with 3 types of liquer then pors the coffee into the flame. Very cool. They were doing 2 other tableside food like caesar salad and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Carbone's Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Carbone's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Carbone's Restaurant

Address: 588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
Phone Number: 860 296 9646
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860 296 9646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carbone's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?