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Carbone's Restaurant

588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
860 296 9646
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Ranked #14 of 402 Restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $21 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Have had the opportunity to visit this establishment on occasion over the past 25 years and have never been disappointed. The service is top tier and the food is excellent.

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Avon, Connecticut
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have had lunch here a couple of times and always been thrilled. Most recently we had a great server who told me that I would be sad if I did not order a salad. So ... I ordered a Ceasar and quickly conceded that I would have been sad if I did not have it. Simply one of the... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My family has been dining at Carbone's for years, and it's one of the few restaurants with sauce my Italian grandmother finds "acceptable" and delicious. So it was no surprise when she chose it as her restaurant of choice to celebrate her 90th birthday. We decided to go the private function route and booked the Porch Room. Mary-Beth was a... More 

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Columbia, CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

On a Saturday evening, the place was busy and the service was excellent. We began with some fabulous martinis for the ladies and I had an excellent bottle of the featured wine. After ordering, delicious rolls were brought to the table nice and warm with a wonderful tomato coulis dipping sauce. We began with great Clams Casino and delicious, perfectly... More 

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Avon, CT
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355 reviews 355 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
520 helpful votes 520 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have been going to Carbone's for many years and as many times as we go, it seems to get better and better. This is Hartford's finest restaurant, bar none. It deserves its famous reputation. The welcoming is very warm and Mary Beth, the manager, makes sure her guests are well taken care of. I recommend having a drink at... More 

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Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unassuming place, appears run-of-the-mill but food was delicious, prepared with care and executed perfectly with one exception. Very professional and friendly wait staff. Lobster risotto was brothy, loose, good lobster flavor and succulent as it should be. Not gummy. Short Rib Ravioli full of flavor, tender. Eggplant parm is well proportioned and delicious. Salmon is a unique preparation seared with... More 

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Ellington, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We get to Carbone's every other year, it seems, more often than not to celebrate a noteworthy birthday or anniversary. Our most recent visit was no exception, and the consistency of food quality and service has been remarkable given that we have dined here for close to twenty years. I agree with a previous reviewer who mentioned correctly portioned dishes,... More 

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Winchester, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was by far the best meal I have had in a very long time. Great service thanks to Patty! It is reminiscent of an old restaurant called Lockober's in Boston that closed many years ago when service was really important and not just the person giving you the meal!!! Our dinners were great! I had the veal which was... More 

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Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Carbone's was the caterer for our wedding. There are not enough words to describe what an AMAZING job Carbone's did. It all started with Mary-Beth the event coordinator for the restaurant. She was beyond professional and answered any questions we had right away. She also helped incorporate every part of our theme of our wedding. The little details she thought... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I haven't been here in years, so when a friend recommended we go for dinner I jumped at chance. This restaurant is just as good as I remember. The food looked great and tasted even better. The portions were perfect large enough to fill you but not overbearing. If you're in the mood for authentic Italian this is a good... More 

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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

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