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Carbone's

588 Franklin Ave., Hartford, CT - (860) 296-9646
The cornerstone of Hartford’s Little Italy, Carbone’s has been serving white-tablecloth Italian specialties since 1938. Five-star appetizers include arancini and Chicken Lacava, and the veal selections, namely the Cuscinetto (stuffed with prosciutto and sharp cheese with artichoke hearts), are among the finest Italian dishes we’ve ever eaten.
100% Approval Rating (5 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Veal Cuscinetto
Gnocchi
Arancini
Panettone Bread Pudding
Chicken Lacava

Highlighted Reviews

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Chris & Amy Ayers - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"One of Connecticut’s grand old Italian restaurants since 1938 and a Roadfood favorite, Carbone’s has served the finest food to generations of discerning customers in the Insurance Capital of the World. Their specialties are top-shelf Italian dishes like marsala, ..."   [Read More]
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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
" We have long believed that the Northeast has the most and the finest Italian food in America. In the big cities – Boston, Providence, New York – and in lesser ones from Newark to New Haven to Northampton, you can count on there being a significant, deep-rooted Italian ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

588 Franklin Ave., Hartford, CT
(860) 296-9646

http://www.carbonesct.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
At the top of our own Best Thing We Ever Ate list is this Veal Cuscinetto, stuffed with prosciutto and sharp cheese, then topped with artichoke hearts -- truly an incredible dish.
"At the top of our own Best Thing We Ever Ate list is this Veal Cuscinetto, stuffed with prosciutto and sharp cheese, then topped with artichoke hearts -- truly an incredible dish."
Chris & Amy Ayers





With bacon-wrapped stuffed cherry peppers, the Chicken Lacava makes it very difficult for us to try other appetizers on return trips.
"With bacon-wrapped stuffed cherry peppers, the Chicken Lacava makes it very difficult for us to try other appetizers on return trips."
Chris & Amy Ayers


These arancini, crispy fried rice balls with fresh mozzarella inside, are best with this fabulous marinara sauce.
"These arancini, crispy fried rice balls with fresh mozzarella inside, are best with this fabulous marinara sauce."
Chris & Amy Ayers


These tender gnocchi are accented by a pork, veal, and beef tomato cream sauce and a dollop of ricotta cheese.
"These tender gnocchi are accented by a pork, veal, and beef tomato cream sauce and a dollop of ricotta cheese."
Chris & Amy Ayers


The panettone bread pudding is soft and eggy as you would expect, and the caramel drizzle is, quite literally, the icing on the cake.
"The panettone bread pudding is soft and eggy as you would expect, and the caramel drizzle is, quite literally, the icing on the cake."
Chris & Amy Ayers


The size of this chocolate hazelnut torte looks skimpy, but the cocoa explosion of sweetness that ensues is comparable to half a chocolate cake.
"The size of this chocolate hazelnut torte looks skimpy, but the cocoa explosion of sweetness that ensues is comparable to half a chocolate cake."
Chris & Amy Ayers


The excellent fresh bread comes with dipping oil infused with tomatoes and peppers.
"The excellent fresh bread comes with dipping oil infused with tomatoes and peppers."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Carbone's is the crown jewel of Franklin Avenue in Hartford's Little Italy.
"Carbone's is the crown jewel of Franklin Avenue in Hartford's Little Italy."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Carbone's oven turns out beautiful loaves of bread as well as
"Carbone's oven turns out beautiful loaves of bread as well as "stone pies," the house name for pizzas ... available in variations from the classic Margherita to proscuitto and figs."
Michael Stern


A house specialty for years, the Sicilian Orange Salad is not listed on Carbone's menu. But it would be a mistake to eat here and not ask for it.
"A house specialty for years, the Sicilian Orange Salad is not listed on Carbone's menu. But it would be a mistake to eat here and not ask for it."
Michael Stern


Served as an appetizer or atop a gorgonzola salad, Carbone's fried calamari is some of the best anywhere.
"Served as an appetizer or atop a gorgonzola salad, Carbone's fried calamari is some of the best anywhere."
Michael Stern


Carbone's bar just before the lunch crowd starts streaming in.
"Carbone's bar just before the lunch crowd starts streaming in."
Michael Stern


The dining room at Carbone's is an elegant place to eat.
"The dining room at Carbone's is an elegant place to eat."
Michael Stern



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