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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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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Get the Cafe Diablo

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
bobbylupo
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Connecticut
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
137 reviews 137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
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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Columbia, CT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
361 reviews 361 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
527 helpful votes 527 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?