Walking into Carbone's, you instantly feel the warmth and history. 80 years ago in the throws of the Great Depression, brothers Charlie and Tony Carbone, made the bold decision to turn their gas station into a restaurant. In an era when Italian cuisine was not yet appreciated by the average American, the menu first featured “Chicken in the Rough” (now known as Fried Chicken). They slowly began working in Italian staples like spaghetti, meatballs, and grinders.
Over the past 80 years and 4 generations, Carbone’s Hospitality has grown and evolved. But their patrons remain their lifeblood. One of which commented, "The staff has always been friendly and attentive. They noticed one of our napkins dropped on the floor, before we had a chance to even notice ourselves! They seemed to be appear out of nowhere with a fresh replacement."
April 2nd through June 29th, Carbone's invites you to join them as they celebrate their 80th anniversary with a unique nod to their rich past. Every Monday
through Friday, they’ll be offering a long time customer favorite, a menu previously reserved for very special occasions –– the Roman Dinner, which includes their famed Caesar Salad presentation. A frequent patron shared, "The table side presentation of the Caesar Salad always brings me back to the first time I dined at Carbone's over 10 years ago. That moment remains one of those dining moments that imprints in your brain and that salad is the one by which I compare all others!"
The 7 course chef tasting menu, served family style, will include a specialty wine to pair and a small gift to take home. Congratulations Carbone's from all of us at EatIN Connecticut!!