Rich Torrisi and renown chef Mario Carbone took over a vintage space that for many years housed Rocco, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village. These nostalgia experts revamped Rocco’s while honoring its historic features and Carbone was born.
Carbone’s interior feels like one has teleported back to the 50’s. The navy walls, embroidered green curtains and stained-glass lamps create the vintage ambiance topped off with some Billy Joel tracks.
Start with the Caesar salad prepared tableside by the waiters, followed by the baked clams, the rich spicy rigatoni alla vodka and a side of the tender meatballs, then finish off the main course with the veal parm or the wonderfully cooked bass. Of course the Nutella tiramisu is a must try before ending this incredible dining experience at Carbone.
Address: 181 Thompson St, New York