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Carbone Ristorante Italiano

331 W 38th St, (between 8th Ave & 9th Ave), New York City, NY 10018 (Garment District)
212 290-2625
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Ranked #2,466 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between 8 & 9 Ave.
Transit: Times Square Subways.
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 !
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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Lafayette, Ca
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The owner is very attentive and the sauce is outstanding. We stumbled on to this place one evening and the service and food was outstanding. It is a very small place and you feel like you are in Italy. The stuffed pepper first course was simply the best and we split it three ways. The tomato sauce was great. The... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great Italian in NYC is abundant but this is a +1 on the scale. We had three of their signature dishes and one appetizer recommended by our table captain and each was outstanding. The Carpaccio ap was great. The three mains were 1) Lobster ravioli, 2) Spicy Rigatoni Vodka 3) Veal parm...the place is expensive and wines less than $75... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The staff is so knowledgeable about food and wine. We based our wine and dinner on their recommendations. It was one of the best meals in NYC.

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Additional Information about Carbone Ristorante Italiano

Address: 331 W 38th St, (between 8th Ave & 9th Ave), New York City, NY 10018
Phone Number: 212 290-2625
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Garment District
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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