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Carbone Ristorante Italiano

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$$ - $$$
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331 W 38th St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-2923 (between 8 & 9 Ave.)
212 290-2625
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on this restourant because i'm italian and i wanted to taste the italian food again. The boss is an italian, so he spoke with me in italian language, and I felt at home, I ordered a white pizza with some parma ham, and a beer. Later I drunk a shot of amaro also. The bill was impressive.. 10... More 

Thank Sergio T
MASSIMOCESAREAUGUSTO, Proprietario at Carbone Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review
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Caro Sergio la prima recenzione e gia' scrivi ipocrisie, non inventare scuse, la tua focaccia era buona come il resto... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great service and the best NYC Italian food!!! Hospitality and a beautiful space will be waiting for you!

Thank Emerson F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is a must try if you're looking got exceptional service and incredible Italian food. Michelin stars are extremely prestigious in the food community and it's easy to see why carbone boasts the honor. Try the veal chop and penne vodka!

Thank Anthony V
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Dinner at a literal hole in the wall Italian restaurant. Not attractive from the street, upon entry you feel transported straight to Italy. A gregarious owner welcomes you with boundless good humour and classic Italian handwaving. He describes the specials in great detail like he is imagining savouring each in his mind. I had black linguine a la mare, a... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Food was excellent - spicy pasta specialty was some of the best pasta I've ever had. Well worth a visit

Thank Alan J
MASSIMOCESAREAUGUSTO, Owner at Carbone Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Hi Alan, the restaurant appreciates your review, you will always be welcome ! More 

Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

A very calculated, but very good, replica of what would have been a Little Italy bistro of 50 years ago. Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc on the sound system, and Sinatra wannabes as servers. Generous portions and tasty extras abound...prices are very high for the cuisine. An experience...

Thank smithfree
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My family and I decided we wanted Italian tonight. Even though we were being directly to Little Italy or Times Sq, we saw that this restaurant was round the corner so tried it out. Initially it looks small and pokey, but soon the rustic and casual atmosphere engulfed us. We had a good 2/3 course meal for $140 including wine... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Food was average, service terrible, decor outdated, toilets dirty and prices way to high. Waitress more interested in her friends at the bar. This was by far the worst of the 20+ restaurants we visited in NYC. Don't let previous reviews fool you (as we did) - stay away!

Thank Peter L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE! The prosciutto was honey ham on the pizza and in the calzone. The bottom of the calzone was completely charred. The pizza I ordered had no sauce and was only crust and cheese with raw tomatoes thrown on and the honey ham they tried to pass as prosciutto, which both weren't cooked into the pizza. Never... More 

Thank Carleigh T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

It's a cozy authentic italian restuarant. I've been coming here regularly, and I've never been let down by anything. The service was amazing! Friendly hosts that makes you feel like home. I've been to tons of italian restuarant in my life, but this one will be on the top of my list!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 W 38th St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-2923
    (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
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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