Made a reservation a month and a half in advance but after
Made a reservation a month and a half in advance but after our experience I think this restaurant is overhyped and overpriced. I had high expectations and wished it lived up to his hype. We ordered everything all at once besides the dessert:Eggplant & Zucchini Scapece: this was a light dish with grilled zucchini and eggplant with some ricotta on topBeets salad (the waiter described this as beets with a pistachio vinaigrette): this was just a regular beet salad, there wasn't anything unique but it was good Spicy rigatoni vodka: the flavor was good, but the pasta was getting stuck to our teeth repeatedly. You can easily get better spicy rigatoni pasta elsewhereTiramisu (there's a dessert cart that rolls around the restaurant and you can pick what you want from there): super dry and frankly inedible The warm bread basket that came before the meal was delicious! The Italian cookies that came after we paid for the meal were great too! The service was subpar, we had to keep on flagging our waiter down and it wasn't busy that night. Parking: you can park in the self-parking garage in Cosmo and take the elevator up.
Good quality food and great pasta ! The bread is so
Good quality food and great pasta ! The bread is so delicious the salami top tier, and the pasta was great we had the tortellini, spicy rigatoni vodka, and fettuccini con fungi and it was all good but my favorite was the fettuccini. Do recommend family style since the single portions still leave me wanting more
Carbone is one of those sexy date night dinner places.
What I mean by that is that I would definitely put on a nice dress and heels for a dinner here. Carbone is ig worthy for sure! The vibe is overall elegant and classy. It's dimly lit and gives you that romantic vibe. It's incredibly hard to get a reservation here even as a local. Food:The breadbasket, Parmesan reggiano and salami to start is a little prequel into the yummy meal you're about to indulge in. It's probably one of the best breadbasket starters at any Italian restaurant. I ordered the bread basket twice, it's that delicious. Calamari: it is amazing. It's deep fried, wild caught and with their sauce they add on top, it's 10/10. Probably one of the best calamari's I've had. Spicy rigatoni: it's what they're popular for and with good reason, you'll leave wanting more and more. 4/5Tortellini al ragu: it's okay, I'd get another pasta for next time. It wasn't anything wow. 3/5New York strip: cooked to perfection and a nice portion steak. It was the perfect amount of lean and fatty. 10/10Carrot cake: Oh my yum!!!! 11/10The presentation of all the food was up to par with the service and quality of the food. Service:The service was great, I will say the waiter was a little slow at times. There were multiple times the food runners brought food to our table and we didn't order it. I'm not a snob about those things, however, if we are paying $400 plus for a meal I'd expect that quality of attention. The meals are extremely coursed out and our dinner took 2 plus hours. We enjoyed our time. I'd recommend Carbone for a special occasion, date night, celebratory night, etc... It is hard to get a reservation so pre book.
Service was spectacular HANDS DOWN, ambiance was sexy,
3/5 by M I.
Service was spectacular HANDS DOWN, ambiance was sexy, drinks were good but some of the food was bland. We were highly disappointed, Person #1 had the heavily saturated Ceasar table side salad. I think the question you ask 1st before making a salad is your dressing preferences (light, moderate or heavy). She had it with oyster which were great. Person #2 had spaghetti and meatballs, which I thought was an Italian staple dish & seems as though I stand to be corrected b/c it didn't have much flavor unfortunately. Person #3 had the spicy rigatoni & said it was good even though she kept adding salt & pepper lol...the bread basket were great & popping hot which made us more intrigued of what's to come. I would come back to the nyc location to give it another try maybe Thursday night wasn't a good day.
Couldn't get a reservation in New York, so I'm grateful I
Couldn't get a reservation in New York, so I'm grateful I got one here. I can see why people have mixed reviews about this being overhyped, but I think with the quality of food, ambience, service, this makes it 5 stars. Yes, it's definitely overpriced, but in my opinion it was worth it. Now let's get to my reviews!Cesar salad: made in front of you& ingredients are super fresh. 5/5Carpaccio piemontese: this was super delicious, but wouldn't care to order it again. I say 4/5Eggplant & zucchini scapece: this was delicious! Never knew eggplant could be an ingredient used so wonderfully 5/5. Assorted baked clams: this was pretty good, but I don't need to order it next time. 4/5Spicy rigatoni vodka: loved loved this overhyped dish. The noodles tasted freshly made. 5/5Lobster ravioli: also another one of my favorites! 5/5Veal Parmesan: it was heavy and too cheesy for me. 3/5Lamb chops: I don't even like lamb, but wow! Loved the sauce variations. I mixed them all. 5/5Chocolate/hazelnut: it reminded me of a chocolate Cookie Crisp. Not too sweet & delicious 5/5 Overall, one of my favorite meals. The ambience of the place felt like you were in Italy. Staff were attentive and super helpful in recommending drinks. The bill can be heavy, but definitely try it once.
It took me almost a month and a half to get a reservation
It took me almost a month and a half to get a reservation so I took it. Even if it had to be on a Tuesday night, I had to find out what everybody loved about this place.We get there right when it open and there was a few minute wait before we were seated, but that's OK. We were taken to the back where there were big red booths with floor to ceiling red curtains, and beautiful chandeliers were all around the room. Almost immediately, we were offered drinks and brought out a huge wheel of Parmesan where they cut off a little piece of cheese for us. Yum! Next, we were brought out the bread basket and this isn't just any old bread basket. There was sesame seed, bread, garlic, bread, and this amazing pizza focaccia, that was to die for. It also came with salami in a cute little flower design and spicy cauliflower and yes it was spicy. It felt like such a fancy place, but the prices weren't bad.For our dinner we decided to order the oysters that weren't on the menu, the table side, Caesar salad, and two orders of the spicy rigatoni with the meatballs that weren't on the menu. Oysters were probably the best ever. The table-sideCaesar salad was amazing so much flavor, so crunchy with fresh homemade croutons he even let us choose whether we want it anchovies and we said no, thank goodness. The spicy rigatoni was a little spicy, but not too bad it was very creamy and just melted in your mouth. Unfortunately, we couldn't finish it all and brought the rest home. There was no way we could get dessert at this point. Since it was our anniversary they brought out the Italian cookies with a candle in it. They were surprisingly moist and taste like marzipan.I would gladly come here again it's a perfect date night restaurant and I love the music they have playing. Everything was top-notch, and the service was right on point I highly recommend this place , if you can get in.
What a fantastic treat! We were in Vegas for a concert and
What a fantastic treat! We were in Vegas for a concert and decided to snag a reservation at Carbone. Make sure to try to get a reservation as early as possible. Our dinner started with a small piece of parmigiano reggiano, which was delicious and our server walked us through the menu. The cocktails were delicious (great espresso martini) and we ordered a Cesar salad, which they make table side, the spicy vodka pasta and then the mushroom pasta. The pastas were slightly too Al dente for my taste, but the otherwise so good. We also got a side of asparagus, which was seasoned with lemony goodness and one meatball to share. Truly a wonderful dining experience and excellent service. Highly recommend and wish there was one closer to Los Angeles!
Beautiful Italian restaurant with so many great options to
Beautiful Italian restaurant with so many great options to choose from. From the service to the food it's extraordinary. There's a reason Drake mentions the restaurant in his music more than once. The Spicy Rigatoni and Beef Carpaccio are divine. The pasta has just the right amount of spice and I was pleasantly surprised by how my palate took a liking to the Carpaccio.
Service was very slow and my Branzino at "market price" was
Service was very slow and my Branzino at "market price" was $130 when I received the bill...was I eating a Great White? I know Vegas prices are high, but that's outrageous.
Unbelievable service! The food was so tasty and the drinks
Unbelievable service! The food was so tasty and the drinks were made extremely well. The atmosphere was so cool, old school Italian feelings. The whole service was made to make you feel special. Excited to bring some other friends there.
Great food, great ambience.
4/5 by M W.
Service is excellent. We enjoyed the whole kit and kaboodle.A must place to visit and enjoy
bad service and bad food (New york strip tasted like hot
bad service and bad food (New york strip tasted like hot dog)... I needed a hot dog bun to complete this terrible meal
Food is good and the environment is nice. I recommend the spicy vodka rigatoni!
Good but not as good as the hype.
Called in a favor to get in and I thought it was average and not as good as all the hype has you believing. Food was good not great and where it really lacked was the service. Restaurant’s like this the service should be excellent and it wasn’t. Drink orders messed up took forever to get food, etc.
So overrated. As a local, this was my third time here. Don't go to the bar for a $25 drink because it's reserved for diners. They push you to the side. So annoying and rude. Food and service is excellent but dramatically over priced. Hard to deal with the selfie crowd that now fills the joint.
Good food, service and atmoshpere
Made reservation, promptly seated. My food was the Vodka pasta, and a side meatball, both very good. Glass of prosecco to start, Amarone with the meal, Tiramisu cake for dessert. all was good, service was very attentive without being overbearing. Would definitely return.
Food was good felt rushed
In many ways I liked the layout and decor of this location a bit more than the NYC venue. However, from the moment we sat down (party of 6) it felt like the server was in a hurry and wanted us to be in one two. Our request space out the courses was totally ignored and when this was brought up it was as though his opinion of how people should want to eat mattered more than the request. Having said all this the food was quite good and we enjoyed the meals. The somme somewhat made up for the server. I'd give it another try since as I mentioned the food was good. Perhaps the server was having a bad night or was indeed rushed.
You must book a reservation ahead of time. The wait is well worth it. The ambiance is perfect: velvet upholstery, Frank Sinatra music, and amazing service and food. We ordered the spicy rigatoni, Caesar salad and the chocolate dessert.
The food was just ok. I ordered the chicken scarpariello and spicy rigatoni. The chicken was not as tender as I thought it should be, so I barely took a bite and had them box it up thinking my husband could try it. The server gave me someone else's to go bag and when I got home I called to tell them of the mistake. They said they couldn't verify that, and I even offered to bring it back but they said there was nothing they could do. In fact, the hostess I spoke to was very rude about it. As a former hostess of a top rated restaurant in a billion dollar hotel chain, I know that this is unacceptable, and they could have been more apologetic. As a Vegas local I won't waste my time on them again.
5/5 by AW35
We went last minute, got there when it opened and asked to be seated at the bar and had no problem getting a spot. We were warmly greeted by Bernard the bartender. He helped us narrow down our selection to the veal Parmesan and the spicy rigatoni. We had Cesar salad and calamari to start. The Cesar salad had quite a kick to it that I wasn’t expecting. The bread was delicious. Everything was paced well and came out just as we were ready. We were very pleased with our dinner. It is pricy, but with splitting everything between the two of us we were more than stuffed and helped keep the cost down. We sat next to two strangers and enjoyed talking with them as well. The one was a semi regular customer who has dined there many times before and also shared recommendations. I will say the individual next to us did not enjoy their experience and said they would never return- however not really sure why bc while we were all dining we spoke about how we enjoyed it 🤷🏻 ♀️
Another wonderful experience at Carbone!
Our group of four had a great experience recently at Carbone. The Veal Parmigiana is a favorite, however, our group shared dishes and you cannot go wrong. Exceptional food in an exceptional atmosphere!
Excellent service by bartender extraordinaire Bernard Winter
Great ambiance. You walk from the calm of the 2nd floor or Aria to an exuberant Manhattan eatery. My chicken dinner came with a bowl of cauliflower, basket of assorted amazing breads, and cookies at the end! Plus a sampling of their famous Espresso Martini.
Pretentious Captain ok food
Reservations were made four months in advance and we were seated in the middle of bar area. The captain seemed to have attitude from the start we ordered pastas dish and entrees. We absolutely asked to space out our order which the captain said he would take care of everything….NOT….. At one point I asked the waiter about our food because everyone around us were eating his response was it’s coming. Shortly after the entrees came out with pasta I complained to the waiter the captain never came back to check in. Prices for drinks and food to high for what you get. Two desserts given complementary for four people so nice…NOT….
the steak i had was quite possibly the best ive had since i went to tokyo in 2002. this is a high class restaurant which i would definitely recommend for special occasions etc. its very pricey but worth it. you will feel like yo went to the right place in vegas
Had a great time at Carbone! Be warned that this restaurant
Had a great time at Carbone! Be warned that this restaurant is more slow-moving, and you'll be there for quite some time. I didn't realize this going in and we were there for dinner for about 2, 2.5 hours.We had:- caesar salad (this is made tableside!)- spicy rigatoni (my favorite)- angel hair pasta in olive oil- sea bass (this was the worst dish because it was way too salty)Shocked at the HUGE portion of the caesar salad. Pasta and mains portions were definitely more manageable and sadly the sea bass was terrible because it was just a salt bomb. Service is pretty good, ambience is very old Hollywood. Would definitely recommend and return!
My favorite restaurant in Las Vegas
The food and service are first class. The restaurant is always full. You need a reservation in advance, sometimes weeks in advance. The ambiance and architecture are great. The music that plays in the background is great, an important part of the experience. We had the veal parmigiana and the spicy vodka rigatoni. Finished it with a slice of tiramisu.
Soooo good! From the appetizers, bread, pasta, drinks,
Soooo good! From the appetizers, bread, pasta, drinks, everything was amazing. Portions are great for sharing. We ordered the carpaccio, caprese salad, tortellini, lobster ravioli, and spicy vodka rigatoni (I think) and it fed 4 people very well. I will say the wait was a bit longer than we anticipated even with reservations we waited about 45 minutes but besides being rushed we thoroughly enjoyed our experience
Nick is a great bartender! He's attentive and his drinks
Nick is a great bartender! He's attentive and his drinks are delicious. My meal started with bread, sliced meat andcheese. Everything came out really fast. This visit I ordered tortellini with a meatball on the side. Both were delicious. Last time I ordered the spicy rigatoni with a meatball on the side, also a great choice! For dessert I've had the tiramisu and bananas foster. Nick made the bananas foster right by the bar and it was quite the show! They have different dining rooms in the restaurant. The main dining area has red and gold, which gave it a vintage Vegas feel. The bar chairs are super comfortable and you have plenty of space to have dinner there. Overall, the is a great choice for dinner at Aria! Thanks Nick!
The restaurant atmosphere was perfect for date night!
The restaurant atmosphere was perfect for date night! Music was on point for dinner. The food was delicious! The best thing was the service! We never needed to ask for anything, servers were filling water before you were empty. Stopping by often asking how the food was! Best date night restaurant in my opinion!
Best in class Food (consistent) ,Service , Ambiance and you
Best in class Food (consistent) ,Service , Ambiance and you feel like a Bawse being there!!!
I have been eating at this restaurant forever! The keep it
I have been eating at this restaurant forever! The keep it on point with amazing consistency! The service was amazing with our server Bernie! Totally made us feel like we are family I made sure we had the best dishes! Not to mention great conversation when he had time! Love this restaurant will continue to come back over and over again!!!
Is it expensive? Yes! Is it worth it? 100% Yes.
I couldn't believe we were able to get a reservation but we did. From start to finish this place is decadent. The ambiance, the staff, the service, and the food. It is a true Italian joint. The Parmesan, marinated cauliflower, and spicy salami to start. We had the prosciutto and mozzarella, table side Caesar salad, the spicy rigatoni vodka pasta, and the Dover piccata, and finished with tiramisu. Again be prepared to spend some money and know that it will be worth it!! The icing on the night was Chris and Tony who took excellent care of us, super knowledgeable, and just a ton of fun!!!
A MUST HAVE at Carbone is the spicy rigatoni, veal parm and
A MUST HAVE at Carbone is the spicy rigatoni, veal parm and Caesar salad!! Incredible experience here, Ramon went over the top. He was knowledgeable and welcoming, can't wait to go back! ASK FOR RAMON!
Spicy rigatoni might be my favorite dish of all time! I've
Spicy rigatoni might be my favorite dish of all time! I've been here so many times but this review is for Ramon!! Best server ever and we're gonna ask for him next time we're here! Put him in a red jacket!!!
I have been here with my husband and friends multiple times.
There is no doubt the food is always incredible and superb. However, I felt I needed to leave a review today because our server Ramon went above and beyond. He was so friendly, knowledgeable and genuine. Next time we're here, we are asking for him, at least to just say hello! A truly great person!
A slice of Italy in ARIA
Carbone is delightfully delicious and fun! We had the 2 best servers with so much energy and charm! My husband and I split the Lobster Ravioli as an antipasta. Wow!! So good. The tail cut up in the middle was the best part! Then we shared the Veal Parmesan and it was so crispy, cheesy and perfectly cooked! It was hard to eat because the music was so good and such a throwback that we had to Sing every song! Carbone is now one our favorite restaurants in Vegas!
Great food, great service but horrible music
Great food and service but music was WAY off. The bread service is absolutely to die for him and everything else we had was delicious. I asked if they could change the music from the hard-core rap that did not really go along with the ambience and was told that that was impossible. It just really ruin the whole experience having to listen to that soundtrack. Everything else including service was on point
Best in the Aria Hotel & Casino
Probably the best restaurant located in the Aria. Our waiter was nice & knowledgeable and I enjoyed all of our dishes. I’m pretty picky with Italian food, as I got married in Italy and frequently travel there, but for a stateside dish it was quite good. It’s expensive, as to be expected, but at least you feel that your food is good to somewhat backup the price. I’d recommend stopping in if you’re staying at the hotel.
Now part of the Las Vegas dining landscape for seven years Carbone can safely be called an unabashed success, Rich Torrisi. Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick’s homage to Italian-American Restaurants of the mid-20th century still proving a tough reservation thanks to classic Cuisine and tableside showmanship. No doubt a splashy space, the Manhattan original channeled for much of the lavish interior that stretches from Bar to high-backed booths and velvet curtains in the dining room, service is highly polished yet friendly thanks to industry vets like James Muscaglione and bussers that are ubiquitous but unobtrusive. Clearly trying to evoke a bygone era with Rat Pack classics playing a bit too loudly, the bar moreso than elsewhere, it is before menus are even delivered that complimentary bites begin to arrive, the acid-soaked Cauliflower simple yet refreshing while Cured Meat alongside three Breads were all quite delicious – the saucy Focaccia particularly quite addictive. Unrepentant in terms of opulence, hand-painted plates and big chandeliers all part of the show, Appetizers were deferred to the captain who chose Carpaccio Piemontese and Tuna Calabrese instead of a Caesar or Clams, the former riffing on Giuseppe Cipiani’s original with added texture while cubes of spicy Tuna outpaced the quality of all but Sin City’s best Sushi bars. Breaking the menu down into four-courses, though tableside presentations occasionally see things slightly more staggered, Macaroni recommendations predictably include Carbone’s heralded Spicy Rigatoni Vodka though thick double-stranded Gemelli di Rabe with housemade Sausage is actually even better thanks to Greens rendered to the consistency of Pesto. Onward to Secondi, the Pork Chop & Peppers undoubtedly channeling Mario’s time with another Mario at Babbo, guests enticed by the famous fried Veal Chop will be happy to know that the substantial tab is justified by both size and peerless execution while Potatoes Louie take Anna a level up with crackling edges and a fluffy center. Enjoying well priced Prosecco and Barolo with the meal and a double Espresso to finish Dessert at Carbone offers several choices, the Tiramisu and Cheesecake undoubtedly most popular but the Carrot Cake outpacing any other in terms of style and spicing while recently-added Nutella Crunch Cake should please Chocolate lovers before the arrival of complimentary Rainbow Cookies. FOUR STARS: As it always has Carbone offers a rarefied dining experience well-suited to New York, Miami and Las Vegas where prices are often subject to tourists with deep pockets, but unlike many imports the focus on Ingredients, service and style is uncompromised to create a Restaurant greater than the sum of its parts.
Fantastic in every way!
Dining at Carbone is a memorable experience. The service is amazing. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was exceptional, from appetizers to desserts. We enjoyed it so much!!!!
On my last few visits to Carbone I have been a bit disappointed in the food quality and level of service. I decided to try it one more time, and I found that the food portions are smaller, prices are higher, and service still is lacking for this restaurant. We tried several dishes and all were lacking. I realize that Carbone gets a lot of "press" for their restaurants, and if you want to eat there for that reason, you may as well. However, if you truly want a good Italian dinner at a fair price, there are so many better places to go in Las Vegas. Personally I would go to Sinatra at Encore, or off strip to Pietro's.
Where to begin... Form the start I guess? I loved everything about our dinner on May 15th 2022. From the moment that we walked past the front bar room to our cozy booth in the main dining room, the vibe was already set. Our server, Athena, absolutely crushed our service. From breaking down the menu, helping us map out a game plan, and seeing the menu through our eyes, she is a seasoned professional. They are extremely fortunate to have her. Food: -The breads that they bake in house let us know that we were in for some seriously fresh food to come! Incredible focaccia. -CAESAR ALLA was as close to as perfect a caesar salad that one could ask for. -SPICY RIGATONI VODKA, we only ordered one order for the table to share because we wanted to really explore the menu, but we all agreed that we should have doubled up on the Spicy Rigatoni. Apparently its legendary- now we know! -LOBSTER RAVIOLI was a perfect texture. Each ravioli was so delicate and full, we compared them to Italian Potstickers! Generous and flavorful. -DOVER PICCATA deboned at the table, delicate, flaky, SUPER fresh. Another stunner. -VEAL MARSALA - the absolute best. We never order veal, but a local foodie told me that I must order the Marsala. Wow. This dish changed my entire perception of what veal could tasting like. Perfectly grilled and sliced. This dish should serve as a sole reminder of how a single dish can expand your palate, live with you forever, and every other veal dish that you order for the rest of your life, will never compare to this Veal Marsala. Only order it at Carbone! Yes, we will be back!
This was our favorite restaurant while visiting Vegas.
We came here for our anniversary and although it was not acknowledged at all it was still excellent. The Cesar salad, the vodka pasta, and the chocolate cake were phenomenal! I can't wait to come back and have this again.
This place is pricy let's start there.
I would say if you're going to estimate price per person and are going to order appetizers, mains, and a cocktail you're looking at around $80 per person. However the food quality really is excellent. The ingredients are so fresh and the ambiance and service make this a place you have to try even if it's just once. We ordered a few things. I will say I was not impressed by the salmon it was not as flavorful as I'd hoped but everything else really was great. We ordered a couple of appetizers the Caesar salad and octopus which are both highly recommended. The stars of the show were the Ribeye Diana and the spicy rigatoni. These are two things I would say are a must try. I'm not a hog fan of sauce on steak as I like the beef to speak for itself. But this dish just works. The pasta was also very fresh and the sauce couldn't have been better not too heavy but defiantly pact with flavor. The highlights of the meal forsure. I'm fact they're were so good I didn't even get a photo before I ate them.
Food 4/5- spicy rigatoni is their signature menu item.
We were told that the portion size is going to be small before ordering it but it turned out to be much bigger than I thought.Service 1/5- the service was very interesting. Given we were in Vegas, there aren't much active things to do so I was not very hungry throughout the trip. So I wasn't feeling like ordering a lot. However, our waiter was very pushy. From the very beginning, he was not content about us not ordering drinks. Then he kept telling us that the food we order was not going to be enough- and it turned out to be more than enough. We didn't want dessert and even though we said no to dessert we were asked 3 times. During the whole time we spent at Carbone, our waiter never took "no" as a "no" at once but it took multiple tries. It was honestly quiet frustrating. Even when we were paying at the end, we were staying at Aria and he kept asking if we will charge to the room- which we had already said no and said will pay at the spot. I am not sure why communicating was so difficult. We were done eating so quickly because we were so uncomfortable and pressured. Also this place was not easy to get a reservation but there were many empty seats in the restaurant. If you are looking to eat and drink endlessly, it might not be a bad choice to dine here but if you just want a simple meal, I'd say stay away.