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Carbone's Restaurant

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588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
+1 860-296-9646
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11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We re-discovered Carbone's recently during Restaurant Week. Although there were a number of restaurants from which to choose, we decided to go back to Carbone's because we hadn't been there in years...it just fell off our radar. Well, it's back! We enjoyed the limited menu of the Restaurant Week so much that we went back a couple of weeks later... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a regular forty years ago. the food was classic Italian and the atmosphere sexy and fun. We went back, for old times sake and were pleasantly surprised. The food remains traditional Italian but has been updated, We had the daily pasta bolognaise ala carte. The pasta was al dente and the bolognaise was hearty with a smoky flavor,... More 

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Thank allen k
Glens Falls, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our party of five had delicious meals, and we especially enjoyed the table side preparation from scratch of salad and a flaming dessert of chocolate covered ice cream doused in liqueur. The service was excellent. I would definitely go there again when I am in the area.

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Thank Paige A
South Glastonbury, Connecticut
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So happy we tried this place! Have lived in CT for 10 years and our first visit was last week and we are asking ourselves WHY?? Food was absolutely delicious, servers very friendly and atmosphere quiet. A must return location!

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Thank tmchoate
Hartford, CT
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For reasons we can't remember we hadn't been to Carbones in years after it being our "go to" place for 15 plus years. Anyway, it was my wife's birthday so we decided on Carbone's with friends for her special night. We booked reservations for 7PM on Saturday night and it was very busy when we arrived. We opted to wait... More 

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Thank Food9er
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner. Food delicious as always. Server Scott made the evening. Always a great time! Can't wait to return.

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Thank Denise W
Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not in the habit of doing restaurant reviews, but sometimes old habits need to be changed. We've been dining with the Carbone family for years, but last Saturday they exceeded our admittedly high expectations by a new margin. We were there with friends, also Carbone afficianadoes, and experienced the normally excellent attention and service. More important the special offerings... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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81 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent Food is average and not tasty Not what you expect from Old School Italian Being from Italy this was a poor representation of our culture and food.

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Thank Rocco L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Went to Carbones for dinner on a Saturday night with family. Very attentive right from the start upon entering. We were greeted right away and seated. Our server John was very knowledgeable on the menu and provided great service. Everyone enjoyed their food and I especially liked the chocolate dessert (can't remember the name of it) and the coffee was... More 

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Avon
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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My husband and I had an excellent meal which began with a Chianti Clasico Borgo Scopeto. We decided to have the calamari, family size, but really could have split a serving for one. It was very lightly breaded and tasty. I chose an apple salad with arugula and almonds which was fresh and delicious. My husband asked for the Caesar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-296-9646

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