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Carbone

181 Thompson St. (Bleecker St.) Send to Phone
212-254-3000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi serve up familiar Italian fare at this Greenwich Village hot-spot.
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Carbone Restaurant Review

: Entering Carbone, one is transported back to the red sauce joints of 1950s New York City. With Frankie Valli supplying the soundtrack, the burgundy tuxedo-clad servers seem as if they'd been traversing these floors for the last half-century. While the overpriced Manhattans are expertly mixed, the heavily Italian wine list offers depth (especially for those with deep pockets). Menus the size of a tabletop list standard Northern Italian fare, all delivered with old-school flair. The bread basket, filled with the same famed garlic bread served at sister restaurant Torrisi Italian Specialties, is alone worth the visit. But there's much more: first-rate Caesar salads are made tableside, and linguine with clams is offered with three variations of chilies so guests can adjust the heat level to their liking. A hulking veal Parmesan might feed a family of four, and a grand lobster fra diavolo turns heads. For dessert, wait for the massive tray to be presented, where whirl-shaped carrot cake, topped with fresh carrot, and tiramisu are both standouts. This is deeply comforting food that would have the approval of even the choosiest Italian grandmother.

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