Carbone

Carbone

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • 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!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 10+ 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!
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22, 2016
    For their ultra luxe version of veal parm, Carbone uses premium veal from Pat LaFrieda, plus house-made mozzarella and a bright, unfussy tomato sauce. It is the platonic ideal of a veal parm. Read more
    Downvoted 2 days ago
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Reinvented classics soar, especially baked clams, rigatoni alla vodka, veal Parmesan, and chocolate layer cake. – Green Guide Editor
  • Irma Z.
    Irma ZandlDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazingly good!!! Raw tuna appetizer, linguini vongole and cheesecake. Great vibe, terrific service and delicious food.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Marc E.
    Marc EMarch 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.
  • 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
  • Mike S.
    Mike SingletonNovember 13, 2014
    Baked clams were a highlight appetizer. I'd recommend 1 app, 1 pasta, 1 fish and 1 meat for 2 people.
  • Sam T.
    Sam TNovember 25, 2013
    The pricey ($54) veal parm is incredible, as are all the pastas, the meatballs, and the carrot cake. Great cocktail and wine list as well.
  • naveen
    naveenNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    the mozzarella to start. the meatballs. the rigatoni. the veal parm. split everything. to finish: an espresso with a splash of sambuca
  • Erika D.
    Erika DjerfJuly 14, 2016
    Let them order for you, they know the drill or order: carpaccio, meatballs, veal parm & spicy rigatoni
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