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Carbone's Restaurant

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588 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-3092
+1 860-296-9646
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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135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank muffinAvon
Hickory Creek, Texas
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a recommendation from a friend. It was 20 miles from our hotel but the guy insisted. Let me tell you, he was right! I'll never second guess a food suggestion from this guy! Jason was our waiter, he was perfect. Great recommendations for wine, appetizers and food. The food was fresh, authentic and perfectly prepared. Try the... More 

Sharon, Connecticut
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144 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrate two birthdays on a Saturday evening in February. Our waiter was very good and the wine list was extensive. The food is not run-of-the-mill Italian, but is very well prepared and presented. A reservation is a must. We plan to return.

Thank Jody1975
New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great italian food! Stopped in last night and had a wonderful time. Sat at the bar for dinner. Great atmosphere and superior service from Paul and Erin. Will definitely go back soon. Put Carbone's on your "Must go to" list.

Thank 213Signs
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I went to this restraunt for happy hour. The bartender was really nice and allowed me to get a few items in right after happy hour started. The food was awesome the blood orange Martini was great. I definitely would go again and recommend others to go. I had the bruschetta and a steak salad

Thank Nstapleton
West Hartford, Connecticut
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A Hartford tradition that never disappoints. I have never had a bad meal here and the service is always terrific. They have a sister restaurant in Bloomfield but I must admit I like the Hartford location better

Thank bobthetravellr
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place was average at best. I truly believe that Connecticut folk really do not know good food. For an iconic so called place, we where greatly deceived. I would not return plain and simple. The red gravy permeated with garlic. The sauce was not good at all.

1 Thank Kathleen B
Seymour, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Chose this restaurant after looking at other reviews. So glad we did. We were greeted immediately by our waiter. He gave a run down on the history of the restaurant and his recommendations (all were perfect). Then his wait staff partner "pops" came by to make Caesar salad table side. Fantastic. Enjoyed the fried calamari for an app. The four... More 

Thank Kyle P
Durham, Connecticut
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118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Carbones has always been a staple for good Italian food in Hartford. Even though it's been a while since I've last been, it did not disappoint. Their food is classic and the service is always fantastic. I'd recommend for couples as well as large groups. Their table side preparations are nice and a good way to break up the regular... More 

Thank mike725
Oxford, Connecticut
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377 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

So happy we tried Carbones!! The atmosphere is just perfect!!! The service is perfect as well as the food.. Great selection of wines and beers... We are so excited to go back! Its been around for 79 years and is just the perfect place to have a perfect dinner or just go for drinks and appetizers in the huge pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?