Lunch HoursMon to Sat, 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm
Dinner HoursSun to Thu, 6:00 am - 11:30 pm; Fri to Sat, 6:00 am - 12:00 midnight
Dress CodeSmart Casual
Private Room2 rooms for 20-44 persons
Accept Credit CardYes
Bring Your Own BottleYes
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There’s a certain swagger about Carbone, a retro-themed restaurant that pays tribute to the New York-Italian diners from the 1950s. Everything about it is big, bold and loud: the menus are larger than placemats, the tables generously proportioned. Music is cranked up, as is the din of diners, which bounces off the timber panelled walls and chequered floor. It’s the sort of place for a good night out with friends rather than a tête-à-tête, though if you’re after that, no one will overhear you. Servings are huge and suitable for sharing—comfort food at fine dining prices. Think tubes of rigatoni bathed in a kickass vodka, tomato, onion and chilli sauce, or a slab of veal parmesan, smothered with gooey tomato and buffalo mozzarella. Vegetarians, however, are limited to soup, salads and sides. The wine list is an interesting diversion through Italy, France and the USA, though mark-ups may raise eyebrows. Staff are effusive and knowledgeable, the type you expect to find in a spirited joint like Carbone.