Our Chefs

Vinnie Carbone | Chef Owner

Vinnie the 3rd generation of family ownership continues Carbone’s long tradition of excellence in food and service in both his restaurants Carbone’s Ristorante and Carbone’s Kitchen. He has also established himself as a celebrated chef with national recognition from the prestigious James Beard Society. The selection of Carbone’s Ristorante as Best Italian by Connecticut Magazine, Hartford Magazine and other food publications reflect Vinnie’s culinary skills and passion for cooking. In addition, he maintains a very strong commitment to the community. Serata Di Cibo a signature event with proceeds benefiting the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is in its second year of sponsorship by Carbone’s most recently being held at Carbone’s Kitchen. The Petit Foundation, Liver Foundation, and Hartford Public Library are among the other worthy non profit organization to benefit from Carbone’s support.

Paul Rafala | Executive Chef

Paul graduated from Johnson and Wales in 1983 and joined Carbone’s as a broiler chef for a short time. He then expanded his culinary skills by exploring other cuisines elsewhere, including classical French, Cajun and Creole. He returned to Carbone’s in 1984 as General Manager and Executive Chef. Carbone’s restaurants consistent reputation for excellence in cuisine are a product of his long term involvement. Along with Vinnie, he is also recognized by the James Beard Society.

Jarit McCoy | Sous Chef

Jarit has been working in the food industry for over fifteen years. He has a passion for cooking and occupies his position as Sous Chef after many years of varied experience in the kitchen.

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PROMOTION Half Priced Wines Every Wednesday Night // 4pm-9pm Learn more >
PROMOTION 80th Anniversary | Roman Dinner April 2nd - June 29th, 2018 Learn more >
PROMOTION Maine Lobster Nights Every Monday through Wednesday in July & August Learn more >


588 Franklin Avenue

Hartford, CT 06114 


Free Onsite Parking

Lunch:  Monday-Friday 11:30am – 4pm

Dinner: Monday-Thurs.  4:00pm – 9pm

Friday:  4pm – 10pm

Saturday: 4:30pm –10pm

Closed Sundays