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Vinnie Carbone

Chef Owner

Vinnie (the 3rd generation of family ownership) continues Carbone’s long tradition of excellence in food and service in his three restaurants. 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.

Born in Northern California, Chef began working in restaurants at the young age of 14. Following college, Chef traveled through Europe, eventually ending up in France baking croissants. Chef soon returned home to attend The Culinary Institute of America to refine his technique and expand on what he learned throughout his travels.