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Carbone Ristorante Italiano

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331 W 38th St, (between 8th Ave & 9th Ave), New York City, NY 10018 (between 8 & 9 Ave.)
Times Square Subways.
212 290-2625
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Small, intimate place. Run by real Italians, which shows up in the food...
Small, intimate place. Run by real Italians, which shows up in the food. The place isn't particularly flashy - I feel as if many people probably pass it by, but inside past the bar it's nice and cozy with brick walls and little Italian signs here and there. Cute place and the prices are fair and the food is really good. Of note is the brick oven pizza -The service is very friendly and generally pretty snappy.The Backyard is now open. Buon Appetito !
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good service...decor could be a bit better

We had great reviews of the restaurant before and we wen't with high expectations. We did not start right since we were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time. The decor is not great, most tables are tight but at the end we care more about food than the decor. Food was really good. As... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

The best Italian food you can ever have.Perfect sauces and delicious meals with a different taste.It really worths visiting👍The food is fantastic and the sevice is unbelievably perfect.I would highly recommend it that you'll enjoy the fabulous meal at Carbone Ristorente İtaliano.Once you come,you will be addicted to the food they serve with the amazing service

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Let's start with the good: the food is excellent, although the menu is brief and not very descriptive (know what Chicken Massimo or Chicken Scarpariello is? ... neither did I, so I had to ask, which I find annoying). After getting a stern email that the grace period for holding tables was 15 minutes (which I agree with) we turned... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Recommended by a friend who had eaten here before, I was eager for the meal as I've never had a bad Italian meal in any of my travels to NYC. This was the first truly average meal I've ever had. The small restaurant is located in the heart of the Garment District. We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Small, but well worth the wait. It's a true authentic Italian restaurant with freshly prepared, fantastic meals. Good selection of drinks/bar. Tricky little spiral stair to get down to the rest room! Call ahead for reservations to avoid a wait. Resonably priced.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great food .... Nice people , quick service. Liked the menu and food was delicious. No complaints. Great linguini and clams. Shrimp ravioli in a brandied rosa cream sauce. These were fabulous!

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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had great reviews of the restaurant before and we wen't with high expectations. We did not start right since we were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time. The decor is not great, most tables are tight but at the end we care more about food than the decor. Food was really good. As appetizer the panchetta and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This little place on the edge of the garment center is cute and the owners have tried to create a nice ambiance. But, one would expect better versions of Roman dishes being that the owner is from Rome which we guess proves that even Rome has average food. Nothing was bad.....just average. The wait staff was friendly and attentive but... More 

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St. Petersburg, FL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I'm in NYC once a month on business, which means I'm also on a budget and in NYC, that's a challenge when it comes to restaurants. Carbone is definitely the place to try - even if your not on the corporate dime. It's small but very inviting. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The chef looks like an Italian... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Read the positive reviews on Trip Advisor so thought we'd give this a try however was disappointed. Service was bad, had to ask 3 times for a coke and still didn't get it. Realised after we left we got charged $14 for the $8 soup of the day and the general feel of the restaurant was depressing. Would not recommend.

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New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice place with great service. The food is good, the wine list expensive. Great for special occasions . Some dishes like the cesar salad are outstanding others like the veal parmigano average.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 W 38th St, (between 8th Ave & 9th Ave), New York City, NY 10018
    (between 8 & 9 Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Times Square Subways.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 290-2625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Small, intimate place. Run by real Italians, which shows up in the food. The place isn't particularly flashy - I feel as if many people probably pass it by, but inside past the bar it's nice and cozy with brick walls and little Italian signs here and there. Cute place and the prices are fair and the food is really good. Of note is the brick oven pizza -The service is very friendly and generally pretty snappy.The Backyard is now open. Buon Appetito !
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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