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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
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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 18 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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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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346 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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 

1 Thank CTCouple310
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We go to Carbone's whenever we can and went here for The Taste of Hartford. Fabulous food and exceptional service. During The Taste we usually try different things and everything was wonderful. Our whole family loved it. Highly recommend Carbone's for any occasion.

1 Thank Anne Marie M
Marlborough, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I love to come to Carbone's for their fresh and flavorful food and beverages! If you have a special request or wish to adjust a menu item, they can usually take care of that for you! They prepare some items table side as well. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is that last night the service was... More 

Thank CindyD007
Colchester, Connecticut
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Everything about Carbone's is the finest. The service is just beyond compare - friendly, professional, talented, and knowledgeable. The food is perfection - table side caesar salads - my husband talks about it for days. Their wedge salad - I usually try to leave a little on the plate for good manners - not with that salad. Entrees, everything we've... More 

1 Thank Beachywriter
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84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 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

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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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?