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Carbone's Restaurant

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588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
860 296 9646
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came back to Carbone's for the taste of Hartford, and as it always is throughout the rest of the year was phenomenal. The caprese and arancini are outstanding, and the veal saltimbocca is definitely one of the best around. Jason and Kelly were our great wait staff, they were friendly and attentive, and despite being packed made us feel like... More 

Thank TJ C
Hartford, Connecticut
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258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of Hartford's bests -- authentic Italian...pricey but good. The annual "taste of Hartford" brought a fixed price for $ 20.16 Nice but small portions. Strange that the waiter lost my original signed bill. Good flavor for sure !

Thank GringoAlto2000
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place though extremely tight parking lot, you have to park at a mosque across the street we were told. This is a 4 star place due to packing inconvenience.The food was good, the energy was great, very busy so get the reservation in! The service was nice but if you are looking for specific things like the details,.then... More 

Thank Barbie C
Tolland, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I discovered Carbone's about a year ago. It is definitely one of our favorites. Excellent romantic atmosphere yet can also be a great place for a large group celebration. Menu is fantastic. Service is great. Food is amazing. I highly recommend the "table side" salads.

Thank EAQ
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a special feeling as you enter Carbone's -- the feeling of tradition, of history that comes with being in an old up-scale Italian restaurant. That's part of the fun. The restaurant lives up to the expectations. The food, the staff, and the ambience are all excellent. From the restaurant-week menu, we chose the marsala tenderloin steak; it was wonderful.... More 

Thank ConnecticutLocavore
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always love Carbones for every day or a special occasion! The ambiance is very nice and the staff is always prompt and knowledgable. My favorite drink is their house made orangecello (sp?)martini - it's also my all time favorite cocktail! The table side Caesar salad is always great and a unique experience. I personally love the Carbones Carbonara, but this... More 

1 Thank Laura E
West Hartford, CT
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76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating there last night with my family. This is an old fashioned wonderful venue. The waitstaff is great and very patient and very helpful. The Caesar Salad is awesome and is made tableside. Mojotos were good. Veal parm was very nice. Short ribs were delicious and a special pork chop was excellent.

1 Thank Richard J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation here for my birthday. The outside of the building is less than desirable which made me worry a bit. The staff was extremely polite and eager to please. We ordered Arancini and Fried Calamari for appetizers. Both were extremely fresh and tasty! The wedge salad and caprese salad did not disappoint either. For dinner I asked... More 

1 Thank menkat
Goshen, Connecticut, United States
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My first visit to Carbone's was a business dinner with seven colleagues, and I was not expecting more than average. The menu was not extensive, but our waiter promised we could get whatever we wanted, within reason. We ordered several appetizers ahead of dinner, including calamari and other antipasti. Delicious! Caesar salad prepared at the table (with anchovies) was one... More 

1 Thank RobFisher2002
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Classic restaurants that have been around forever and continue to fill up every night are scarce. Carbone's in Hartford is one of the few that really impresses on all levels. The anticipation of a great evening starts with the classic bar, complete with framed photos of famous customers, including Dustin Hoffman (when he very young), Gordie Howe, local TV personalities,... More 

1 Thank Mike K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860 296 9646

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