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Carbone's Ristorante Restaurant Review: When there's a business deal to negotiate or an anniversary to celebrate, Hartford-area residents still think of Carbone's --- the South End's reliable, authentic destination for old-world Italian cuisine and polished service. Third-generation chef/owner Vinnie Carbone upholds a family tradition that is 70-plus years old, not only feeding the city's elite but treating visitors to a true formal dining experience. Tableside preparation is the house specialty: few can resist the Caesar salad tossed together in a giant bowl. Every pasta and every sauce is homemade. Signature dishes include veal cuscinetto stuffed with prosciutto and sharp cheese, Maine lobster risotto, and grilled sirloin with Gorgonzola anchovy butter and truffle potato wedges. Menu classics range from veal, chicken and eggplant Parmigiana to fettuccine carbonara and pan-roasted cod. End your meal with another tableside spectacle: flambéed bananas Foster or the Bocce Ball. Wines from Italy rule on the extensive wine list.