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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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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    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
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  • 9
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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
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Friends wanted to go to Becco, which I'd been to several times before and was never impressed. Every hausfrau from New Jersey thinks Becco is the end all and be all...rust me, it's not. So I suggested a small place with a neighborhood feel, and Carbone came recommended by a concierge friend...not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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NY, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Friends wanted to go to Becco, which I'd been to several times before and was never impressed. Every hausfrau from New Jersey thinks Becco is the end all and be all...rust me, it's not. So I suggested a small place with a neighborhood feel, and Carbone came recommended by a concierge friend...not fancy, not big, no famous name behind it...but... More 

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West Stockbridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wonderful food in a beautiful small space on Thompson Street. Very professional service and scrumptious looking and tasting food. Not your regular homey Italian restaurant. Very creative and delicious A big winner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was skeptical when I first looked at the menu because nothing is described. There are simply titles like

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had a great meal here. Best to order several dishes to share, as we did. Wines are amazing. Service impeccable. Cutest little bar tucked into the corner. Went when visiting our cousins in NYC. Maybe it was because they had been before, but were treated like family by the staff. Seems to be a place like that. A bit noisy... More 

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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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