“You know how it goes when they can’t get a reservation up in Carbone” – Drake.
Riyadh diners are about to get stars in their eyes – we’re talking MICHELIN Stars. The fine dining Italian restaurant Carbone is opening in Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel on Wednesday, 1 November. The New York brand is making its debut in the kingdom, and here’s what we know.
Located in Greenwich Village, Carbone is famous for its grand dining experience, from shimmering chandeliers to white tablecloths. The restaurant was created by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. Plus, the concept pays homage to Italian American restaurants, which opened in the mid-20th century in New York.
Carbone was awarded a MICHELIN Star in 2014. Despite losing the star in 2022, it has remained in the MICHELIN Guide. Over the years, it has attracted A-list diners including Adele, Barack Obama, Jennifer Lopez, the Kardashians and Travis Scott.
The menu in New York spans antipasti, zuppa e insalte, macaroni, pesci, carni and contorni. If the New York signature dishes are anything to go by, we’re hoping the Riyadh restaurant serves Chicken Scarpariello, Linguini Vongole, Seafood Salad and Veal Parmesan.
Carbone has expanded across the world, and can also be found in Dallas, Doha, Hong Kong, Las Vegas and Miami. When it opens in Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel, it will be in good culinary company. Carbone Riyadh’s neighbours include L’Ami Davé, Sadelle’s Riyadh and Pucho Cigar Lounge, which boasts cigars from the specialist supplier La Casa Del Habano.
Carbone Riyadh will be open from 7:30pm to 12:30am daily.
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