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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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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply the Best!

The best Italian restaurant. Period! Calamari is unmatched. Never had a bad meal there. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended for business or just a great meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Najib007
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The best Italian restaurant. Period! Calamari is unmatched. Never had a bad meal there. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended for business or just a great meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is my daughter's birthday restaurant. The service is great (2 attentive wait staff assigned to your table) and the food is great. Even though it was Restaurant week and crowded, they didn't rush us. We ordered from the regular menu. We always get the spinach salad- they make it table side. Main courses were great. My chicken Parmesan was... More 

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Colchester, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Twice in a week (Taste of Hartford), Carbone's exceeded expectations. The salmon senape was simply elegant, crunchy on the outside and beautifully moist on the inside. I ordered it twice. Enough said, although the delightful polenta and fresh spinach that accompanied it earned a mention. My companions sampled both of the $10 upgrades and applauded their choices. Especial mention to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went to Carbone's for their summer lobster special, which is $30 for a great NE clam chowder or salad, 1 1/4 lb. lobster with mussels and a berry shortcake for dessert. It was a great dinner with good service. Looking forward to returning to try their Italian specialties. Recommend.

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Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you want a feel for local Hartford, this is a great choice. Service was attentive, good wine list and traditional Italian menu. The food is good, maybe not great, but well worth the price. The atmosphere is nice. The outside might throw you a bit, but go in and you will be pleased. The caesar salad prepared table side... More 

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Willimantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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.

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Somers, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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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 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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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

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Houston, Texas
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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 

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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
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?