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4.4 (1,591) $$$$ $$$$ Italian, American


Summary: Classic Italian in a nostalgic setting.

Carbone is a charming throwback to the Italian-American restaurants of the mid-20th century, located in a bustling area and known for its classic dishes and stylish interior. The ambiance is reminiscent of a scene from "The Godfather," with staff dressed in burgundy tuxedos, adding to the old-world charm. The menu features traditional favorites like seafood cocktails, minestrone soup, linguini vongole, and veal parmesan, all served with a side of old-school flair. The extensive wine list boasts selections from France, Italy, and America, complementing the classic cocktails available. Guests are also welcome to bring their own wine for a corkage fee. The experience at Carbone is not just about the food—the presentation of dishes such as the tableside Caesar salad and the impressive dessert tray adds to the grandeur. With a warm atmosphere and a nod to the past, Carbone captivates diners looking for a sophisticated yet comforting Italian meal. Reservations are in demand, and the atmosphere is always buzzing, thanks to the restaurant's blend of history and modernity, complete with plush banquettes, exquisite ceramics, and sparkling chandeliers. Whether it's the crispy garlic bread, the rigatoni alla vodka, or the deceptively simple blackout cake, Carbone delivers high-end versions of beloved red-sauce classics in a space that exudes retro glamour.


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Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2017
Best Chefs - Nominee 2015
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2014
Best New Restaurant - Nominee 2014


181 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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