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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.)
+1 212-290-2625
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 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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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 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 

Thank prabskap
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 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Food was average, service terrible, decor outdated, toilets dirty and prices way to high.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
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 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
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 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!

Thank nuttanicha p
Arvada, Colorado
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a quaint little place with about 7 tables. It looks like an old school Italian restaurant which was cool. The waitress was nice and efficient. The food was good, but for the price, the portions ar small. I got the baked ziti for about 15.00 which was yummy, but I would have expected to pay about half for... More 

Thank lam2691
New Jersey
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

This is at least the fifth time I've been to Carbone and it was as great as ever. This time I brought my daughter and 2 work friends and we were treated like family. I love how quaint the atmosphere is and the homemade raviolis are outstanding. Don't miss this restaurant!

Thank sacchetfam
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I know this is a "popular spot" and kind that I always go into doubting the reputation. On my visit the food was outstanding and maybe the best Southern Italian (I hope the chef doesn't mind me labeling it) I have had outside of Italy. The Tortellini were better that any I have experienced. We also shared the veal chop... More 

Thank 4RB7
Wayne, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My husband, son and I went here last week. The place is cozy and the menu was plentiful. However, the portions were miniscule. My husband's chicken, which was very tasty, did not come with any sides and was just two thin pieces of chicken. My son's pasta was enough for your average 10 year old (he's 21). My meal was... More 

Thank Mary W

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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
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-290-2625
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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