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Carbone's Restaurant

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588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
860 296 9646
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Good food, nice and quiet place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
pieroinusa
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
hartford
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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161 reviews 161 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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Connecticut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Upon entering Carbone's you feel like you are stepping into one of the dining rooms in a Newport mansion. The dining area is beautiful as it the bar area. Clean, quiet and tastefully decorated. The menu is rather expensive, however it is a nice treat.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have eaten at Carbone's many times and am never disappointed. A bit pricey but worth it. Recently had a wonderful Caesar salad, a medley of appetizers including stuffed mushroom caps and chicken with hot cherry pepper wrapped in bacon and Veal Cusinetto(stuffed with prosciutto and cheese with artichoke hearts with rigotta macaroni. Also had some calamari which was disappointing... More 

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Northeast
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had dinner with another couple after not having eaten here in many years - as always Carbones lived up to expectations. Good food, good service AND, with ordering off the special "Taste of Hartford" menu, a price that was inexpensive enough to make me think there was an error on the bill. I seldom return to restaurants more than once... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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
140 reviews 140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?