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Carbone's Restaurant

588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
860 296 9646
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Ranked #22 of 402 restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
CT
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Carbone's is a wonderful place for celebrations, The food is great and service excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I've been going to Carbones for 20 years. The food is absolutely amazing. Great portion for a great price. Love the waitresses there extremely friendly and personable. Lights are Dim and is a very romantic atmosphere

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Trumbull, Connecticut,
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have long wanted to eat at this establishment. I was specifically excited about and purposefully chose Carbone's, for the table side preparation of the Caesar salad, We were a party of four, with reservation, and were seated in a corner. When the waiter took our order, we specifically mentioned we wanted to watch and converse with the salad preparer.... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We visited Carbone's last October and we pleasantly surprised by how great the food was! We haven't been able to stop thinking about how amazing the table side salads and great desserts! The main meals were great too but the salads and desserts really stood out to us. We loved the warm atmosphere and the fact that the restaurant was... More

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I'm so sorry to say our lunch experience at Carbone's in Hartford was a great disappointment. The fact that only two dinner rolls are served for a party of two is ridiculous. We asked for more bread, and so did other guests at nearby tables. The dipping oil had the flavor of cod liver oil that we tasted the remainder... More

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Ashland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Have not been here for years but recently visited for dinner. Service was fair and professionalism was lacking. It was not like it use to be!

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We were a party of six and went for the 2013 Taste of Hartford. The special three course menu was offered at a fixed price of $20.13 (plus tax and tip) All of us chose from that menu. Among the entrees we chose were veal piccata, chicken parmegiana, and spaghetti Bolognese. A choice of two salads was offered as starter... More

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CT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I have been to Carbones many times and am always pleased. If you take advantage during restaurant week you are really in for a treat. The food is superb and the atmosphere is old fashion dining elegance. The service is great. Everyone makes you feel as though you are celebrating a special occasion.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

we had the $20.13 taste of Hartford. delicious! I had the veal piccata. so tender and flavorful. good portion size. served with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. it came with a tossed green salad - vegetables also nice and fresh. it was topped of with dessert - sponge cake with fresh berries. everything very good and great for the... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I am probably more critical than most when it comes to Italian food, but OVERALL Carbone 's is a very nice place to chill at the bar, and down a few appetizers celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a leisurely Romantic dinner. The service is above average, but sometimes drags when busy. When you are a regular at the... More

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