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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Always a Treat...

We choose to go to Carbone's when we need to feel as if we have what our best local city eatery has to offer. Carbone's Caesar salads, made table-side, are a delight (make sure to ask for additional anchoives, if you like them, as we do) and their fresh, hot bread is fabulous. The specials are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
Dr R M
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North Stonington, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I live in Hartford, and I have been here many times. It's a venerable institution in the area, and one of the best restaurants in the city.

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Thank LucreziaButi
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We frequent Carbones and have never had a bad meal. Some favorites: Calamari appetizer, eggplant fries, Caeser salad, Tendeloin Tips in a Gorgonzola sauce, Bocci ball for dessert . They make table side salads, desserts, and coffee. They are creative with their sauces. A most stop for an elegant dinner.

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Thank Greg Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I never felt more disrespected at a Restaurant in my life This was the 2nd time I had gone to Carbone’s in the past few months (I SHOULD HAVE LEARNED THE FIRST TIME) The wait staff is awful and the food even worst! The evening stated off at the bar, the drinks were fine and everything was looking up. When... More 

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1 Thank leon d
North Stonington, Connecticut
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We choose to go to Carbone's when we need to feel as if we have what our best local city eatery has to offer. Carbone's Caesar salads, made table-side, are a delight (make sure to ask for additional anchoives, if you like them, as we do) and their fresh, hot bread is fabulous. The specials are usually excellent; the chefs... More 

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Thank Dr R M
Middletown, Connecticut
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Since my wife and I weere in Hartford we decided to visit Carbone's for lunch. It was a Friday and I was kind of surprised that there wasn't a crowd. Tried the soup special which was a sausage, barley, vegetable soup. VERY VERY good!!! My wife had the calamari which was tender and fresh perfectly fried!! She chose veal saltimbocca... More 

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Thank Stuart L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a great lunch here. The food was wonderful and the place is beautiful inside. I had the carbonara . It was a nice portion just wish they served some bread with it

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Thank Cfairy34
Middlefield, CT
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went to Carbone's for our wedding anniversary. Our experience was unpleasant from the get go. Our seat was next to a drafty window and it was freezing. The lighting was bright fluorescent. When my wife ordered one of the only vegetarian items the waiter advised against and offered no other alternative. From there we waited a... More 

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Thank rwalsh1348
Florida
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108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Carbones is one of the last great authentic Italian restaurants in the Little Italy section of Hartford. Food was great, service ok. Carbones is also the rare restaurant that prepares table side Caesar Salad. Excellent pastas and veal. Good wine selection. Busy restaurant on a Saturday night; parking can be a challenge. Definitely need reservations if dining on a weekend.... More 

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Thank RDCarerra
New York City
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This Hartford landmark lived up to our expectations Food was good, not extraordinary, but good, and the wait staff excellent. When I ordered a Bellini which is not on the menu, the bartender insisted on making it for me! All in all, a nice experience. We will go back.

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Thank JanetA-RayMNYC
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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?