Fodor's Expert Review Carbone

$$$$ Greenwich Village Italian

It seems like Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi can do no wrong, and Carbone is a case in point. The achingly popular place not only sticks to the Italian American formula that has won it (and their earlier restaurant, the now-closed Torrisi Italian Specialties) acclaim, but goes further: the white-tablecloth restaurant successfully emulates the Big Apple Italian restaurants of the 1950s, with revived dishes like veal marsala, rib-eye Diana, and baked clams.

Italian Lunch Dinner $$$$ Lively

Quick Facts

181 Thompson St.
New York, New York  10012, USA


Known For:
  • Well-done red-sauce fare
  • Pricey but huge portions
  • Retro vibe
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.--Tues., Reservations essential

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