Carbone

Carbone

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanJuly 17, 2016
    Maybe one of the best meals of my life. Every item from the free apps to dessert were mind blowing. The spicy rigatoni and meatballs, Caesar salad, and rigatoni ragu all literally the best I've had.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessJune 10, 2014
    When you get to the Tortellini Al Ragu, shut out all distractions and focus on the intense cheese wrapped in silky soft pasta. For dessert, get the meatballs. Yes, they are that good.
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UAugust 28, 2014
    Everyone talks about spicy rigatoni and veal perm so I will skip that. (Did I just mention them???). Look at this carrot cake. This alone should tell you how inventive (and good) they are with food
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18
    At this Village restaurant, your meal is best concluded with the dessert cart, and the star of the show is the carrot cake. It’s a curvy, ultra moist slice that hugs a scoop of ginger ice cream. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterMay 22
    Dev meets “Chef Jeff” Pastore at Carbone, a very expensive red-sauce joint from Major Food Group, where they eat octopus pizzaiolo, fresh mozz, and beef carpaccio Piedmontese. [Episode 5] Read more
  • JAMESON P.
    JAMESON PINEMarch 21, 2015
    All the hype is for a reason! Great music and service. Charred octopus, spicy vodka rigatoni and carrot cake are all a must. Martinis too. Get there early and grab a drink at ZZ's Clam Bar!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 13, 2013
    Treat yourself to a night in Roma, or at least pretend to when indulging in old style delicacies like the Tortellini al Ragu. The cozy brick interior and traditional décor helps achieve this!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaApril 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best caesar salad of my life and the spicy rigatoni is out of this world. For all the hype, I was very let down by the veal parm. The decor is stunning and perfects the whole experience.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BMarch 3, 2014
    Grab a Caesar salad, Spicy Rigatoni vodka (add the Meatballs x 3 / order), double lamb chops then Veal parm, and sizzling pancetta. You won't need dessert, but get an espresso and add sambuca
  • Danley H.
    Danley HuOctober 18, 2016
    The best Italian I've ever had. The atmosphere is a little showy but the waiters are all friendly. The prosciutto+mozzarella was heaven. Highly recommend the spicy rigatoni and veal parm
  • Lindsey K.
    Lindsey KimJanuary 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    You're here for the incredible, entertaining experience. Let the waiters take over and enjoy your wine, chopped salad, spicy vodka rigatoni and veal parm. Try to save room for dessert!
  • Maggie V.
    Absolutely love this place. Highly recommended! The menu is HUGE (size wise) but clear. The food was excellent, especially the spicy rigatoni vodka. Had a great experience. Will be coming back.
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoMay 19, 2016
    Definitely worth the hype and money! The spicy rigatoni is out of this world. One of the best things I've ever eaten (not exaggerating). Phenomenal service. Good wine list as well.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListApril 20, 2013
    The place feels like a lively night downtown, circa 1958. Classics include linguine & clams, veal Parmesan, chicken scarpariello & lobster fra diavolo. Full Menu - http://goo.gl/IkIR5 Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 5, 2014
    Downright seductive, Carbone’s spicy rigatoni vodka is a must. Curves of fresh, house-made maccheroni arrive in a buttery tomato sauce, flecked with spicy Calabrian chilies and salty pecorino shavings Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 5, 2014
    The 2014 Food & Drink Award Winner for Best New Restaurant, Carbone has turned the traditional Italian supper club on its head. We recommend the rigatoni alla vodka, veal Parmesan, and tiramisu. Read more
  • Frank S.
    Frank SAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If You Want to Know How to Make The Type of Food served at CARBONE, Check Out SUNDAY SAUCE - When Italian AMericans Cook, LEanr How to Make "SUNDAY SAUCE alla CLEMENZA" Meatballs and all Your ITALIAN Read more
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineDecember 19, 2013
    From the same trio behind Torrisi Italian Specialties, Parm, and ZZ’s Clam Bar, all the tropes of the classic Italian-American red sauce joints are at play, but better than you’ve ever had.
  • Ben K.
    Seriously cool and so delicious. Order the baked clams and table side Caesar. Then lots of pasta; the vodka rigatoni and lobster ravioli are awesome. Sorry but the $64 veal parm is so not worth it.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 5, 2014
    Save your dollars, plan in advance and snag a reservation to this hot spot from pals Mario Carbone & Rich Torrisi! Love the throwback experience and food, especially Rigatoni and Cherry Pepper Ribs!
  • Krista H.
    Krista HoffmanAugust 24, 2013
    Baked clams, antipasti, spicy rigatoni, and meatballs are fantastic! Also, the music and decor make you feel like you're in a scene from goodfellas. One of the best Italian spots in NYC for sure!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BakhashNovember 7, 2016
    Spicy Rigatoni with Meatballs is a must. The Caesar is made tableside and the croutons rock. Wine list is pricey but definitely worth it for a special occasion. Service is also above and beyond
  • Alexis C.
    Alexis CandeeFebruary 10
    Impeccable service and high quality food served in this old school, clubby restaurant. Expensive wine list. Eat early if you want to get a reservation. Spicy rigatoni vodka lives up to the hype.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroDecember 13, 2015
    Carbone is easily in my top 5 restaurants in NYC! The ambience is amazing (you'll love the music) and the food is fantastic. The pork chop is top notch and the carrot cake is delicious.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie StelterApril 23, 2013
    Duuuuuude. Spicy rigatoni vodka. Everything also tremendous, but this is heaven and big enough to split between two for dinner. Again: spicy rigatoni vodka.
  • jansen c.
    jansen cJuly 2, 2016
    Amazing baked clams, spicy rigatoni volka and tortellini are must try! Meatballs was delicious, service as you can expected from a Michelin star restaurant
  • Cover
    CoverDecember 14, 2013
    Classic Italian-American. Order enough of the spicy rigatoni for the table. The meatballs are delicious and the veal parm can feed an army. Pay with Cover and skip waiting for the check!
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowAugust 10, 2015
    There is nothing here that is not OMG good. Some of the best oysters 3 ways I've ever had. The veal parmesan is the star. Share.. Huge portions.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 28, 2014
    Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone spent a year touring the five boroughs’ classic red-sauce restaurants to round up the ingredients of a high-toned homage. the veal chop, the bass Alison, Tiramisu...
  • Ubeyd D.
    Ubeyd DalmisDecember 17, 2015
    Classic Italian-American. Order enough of the spicy rigatoni for the table. The meatballs are delicious and the veal parm can feed an army. Pay with Cover and skip waiting for the check Read more
  • Garrison P.
    Garrison PriceJune 30, 2016
    Have a cocktail at the bar while you wait, pancetta for the table, pasta and the veal parm, don't get more than one side unless you are willing to take home leftovers, must order at least 1 dessert.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3, 2016
    Spicy Rigatoni Vodka: OK, Carbone’s prices aren’t for the faint of heart (we estimate you’ll be paying approximately $3 per bite), but once you taste this stuff, you’ll understand. Read more
  • Quoc C.
    Quoc ChangNovember 9, 2014
    Great wine, food and service all around. It can get pretty busy so make your RSVP well in advance. The only con I have is that we were seated very close to one another (table to table)
  • Frank S.
    Frank SMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    From the team behind PARM & Torrisi Italian Specialties Mario Carbone & Rich Torrisi open in Greenwich Village at the old Rocco's space . Expect Baked Clams, Meatballs, Spaghetti Vongole, and .... Read more
  • Will A.
    Will ArnoneJuly 6, 2013
    Sit in the back. Be sure to order the veal parmagiana despite the outrageous price. And avoid the chicken dishes. Save room for the lemon cheesecake. Overall a superb dining experience.
  • Sam P.
    Sam PezzulloSeptember 27, 2013
    The kind of place you go to for the scene, and the ambiance, which is terrific. It's a total throwback. The food is good, but not great. Try the Spicy Rigatoni Vodka & the Caesar Salad alla ZZ.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KleinerMay 28, 2015
    What's not good here?! This is the best Italian restaurant I've been to in NYC. Amazing food and service and good selection of wine!
  • emily c.
    emily chenAugust 13, 2016
    Yes, the spicy vodka rigatoni hype is real. Get the octopus, salad, baked clams 3 ways (comes with uni on top!!!) and the rigatoni. Loved the bread basket too.
  • Headlines and H.
    Headlines and HeroesNovember 11, 2014
    Keeping the tradition of great Italian-American alive and well, with traditional favorites including Veal Parmesan, Chicken Scarpariello, Linguini Vongole, and Lobster Fra Diavola.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 12, 2016
    The rigatoni alla vodka is like a Gucci edition of the overexposed Italian-American standard, its exceptional house-made maccheroni drenched in spicy cream and sweet melted onions. -TimeOut
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Reinvented classics soar, especially baked clams, rigatoni alla vodka, veal Parmesan, and chocolate layer cake. – Green Guide Editor
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazingly good!!! Raw tuna appetizer, linguini vongole and cheesecake. Great vibe, terrific service and delicious food.
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LauJune 27, 2016
    The free appetizer that came for every table at lunch was amazing. I was especially blown away by the tortellini al ragu!
  • Bryan A.
    Bryan AndrewOctober 20, 2014
    Great dining experience! Fettuccine with shaved truffles is a must. Same with eggplant antipasti - comes with homemade mozzarella. Overall DELICIOUS with amazing service.
  • danielle
    danielleMay 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Assorted Baked Clams, Caesar alla ZZ, Spicy Rigatoni Vodka, Chicken Scarpariello, Polenta Torrisi (best ever), Funghi Trifolati all amazing! (skip the Crispy Rabe)
  • Emily L.
    Emily LawJuly 6, 2014
    Best Italian I've had in a long time. Incredibly fresh/sweet tomatoes in the caprese. Would highly recommend the tortellini ragu and an order of their meatballs.
  • Marc
    MarcMarch 8, 2013
    Tasting Table says: From the Torrisi and Parm guys... Expect the classics, done right: linguine and clams, veal Parmesan, chicken scarpariello and lobster fra diavolo.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewApril 15, 2016
    Traditional Italian restaurant that lives up to the hype. The linguini with clams was great and the meatballs are a must order
  • Chad H.
    Chad Horner2 weeks ago
    ideal for a special occasion of any kind; make sure to get the veal parm and the spicy rigatoni vodka
  • Simon
    SimonMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Seafood salad, Caesar salad , baked claims, cold antipasti , veal parm , chicken scarp , rigatoni alla vodka , linguini in clams , veal with peppers and everything else
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