Our Managers

Dawn Kinoshita | General Manager

Dawn started working in restaurants as a hostess her freshman year in college back in 1995. Within a short few months, she began training as a server. In 2000, Dawn was hired by the Max Restaurant Group, where again she was hired as a hostess due to her lack of fine dining experience. She immediately proved herself as a valuable employee and was then cross trained as a server and bartender. By the summer of 2005, Dawn knew that although she was graduating with a master’s degree in education, her passion was hospitality. She lives and breathes restaurants in every way possible and was then able to understand that work isn’t work when you love what you do. Dawn left the Max Group to get her feet wet in management. She was hired as an assistant manager at a local pub, where she worked for a year and a half before being sought out by Vito’s Restaurants. Between 2006-2007, Dawn was promoted within Vito’s from restaurant manager to general manager of Vito’s by the Park to general manager of both the Park and their new location Vito’s by the Water simultaneously. With tons of new experience under her belt, Dawn tested out other restaurants, from Grants in West Hartford to David Burke Prime at Foxwoods Casino. Not finding the right fit for what she was looking for, Dawn rejoined the Max Group, briefly at Trumbull Kitchen in Hartford then for the next couple of years at Max’s Tavern in Springfield. In the summer of 2016, Dawn is happy to tell anyone willing to listen how she finally found her home with the Carbone’s family. The level of respect and vision of hospitality the two share will inevitably make this a fruitful and long lasting relationship.

Patty McDowell | Manager

Patty McDowell started her experience in fine dining at DiFiore's Restaurant in the mid-eighties. She effectively worked in a high paced atmosphere learning about wines, fresh pasta, and Italian cuisine. She quickly became one of the key wait staff personnel that DiFiore's depended on during busy services. Patty then went to Ristorante Sorrento from 1992-1995, where service and food was praised in the Courant's Northeast Magazine. She made the transition to Carbone's Ristorante in Hartford in the mid-nineties, where she added table side service to her expertise. Patty became one of their key servers who took on small managerial tasks such as scheduling and most notably training new employees in the Carbone's way of fine dining. She moved on after a few years to Carmen Anthony, bringing her high self- motivation and exceptional service which led to guests asking for by name. After Carmen Anthony closed, she came back to the Carbone family where she in a new role as a manager with hands on experience working with her teammates to ensure everyone receives a positive Carbone's experience.

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Bloomfield, CT 06002  


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