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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 #2,181 of 11,662 Restaurants in New York City
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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
Neighborhood: Garment District
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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Ridgefield, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Cartagena, Colombia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

the service is very good. the food is excellent and he dishes are very colorfull as well. all the recommendations from the restaurant should be taking without hesitation. try the grill octopus.

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Cary, NC
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The atmosphere is wonderful the service is excellent, you feel like home and the Food is just melting in your mouth We came here twice during our stay and we will come again next time we are here I do not understand how somebody could write review saying the service was bad The service was wonderful we felt like we... More

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Laval, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

And they charge you 20% tips!!! Food is between ok and good Not a place to go back for sure Busboy was rude, drop cheese on us, give us attitude. The chinese waitress did not come to our table before bill time. Bad, really BAD

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Long Island, New York
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160 reviews 160 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

First five "star" review and this place is worth it. First the quirk(s): the music is fifties rock and roll. Here's a restaurant that has gone out of its way to make you feel like you're in a high end trattoria in Florence and the music is Alan Freed at the Brooklyn Paramount. Ok; that's out of the way. The... More

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

When you dine at Carbone's, you feel like you are dining in a fine restaurant in Italy. While we only got to try their prosciutto and melon, their meatballls and their delicious pastas, it is one of the very best Italian restaurants that I have ever been in. Their service is also excellent. Well worth the price. Book early. A... More

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Harrison, Arkansas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant is tiny but very cute and quaint. The servers are very attentive, the food is very good!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I ordered the Lasagne for delivery to my hotel room. It was alright, but just an average meal. I opted not to eat there again during my trip.

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New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

There are TWO Carbone restaurants in NYC. Seems some reviewers might have confused the two. Last night 6 of us had a good dinner at the little place on W. 38th St (NOT the one in the Village). Very intimate setting -- maybe 6-8 tables? Small bar. We all agreed our food was excellent, service was earnest if a bit... More

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