Carley's Ristorante & Piano Bar

204 Locust St, Harrisburg PA 17101
$$ Italian Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Special Offer

Serving traditional Italian rustic food including homemade pasta and pizza and seafood specialties. Live entertainment weekly.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 204 Locust St, Harrisburg PA 17101
  • Cross Street: N 2nd St
  • Cuisine: Desserts | Italian | Pasta | Pizza |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (717) 909-9191
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Famous Chef, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Private Room, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Restaurant 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Restaurant 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Restaurant 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Closed-Restaurant
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 260 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 11, 2024
RJ C.
Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Quaint. Lots of regulars, but we didn't feel out of place. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2023
Mary S.
I had such a great time. The staff was wonderful, the entertainment extraordinary, and the food delicious. I couldn't have asked for a better night.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2023
David H.
Excellent happy hour experience. Really enjoyed the chicken chili. Ted Ansel on piano was very entertaining.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2023
Jeff A.
High quality experience- tasty inventive food, quality drinks, excellent attention to make sure you’re welcomed and served well.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2023
Jackie S.
Loved the service, the food and wine. Beautiful piano music. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2023
Rachael W.
We had a spectacular time singing along and eating dinner!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2023
Christine C.
Food was delicious! Service was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2023
Vince M.
Wonderful little piano bar with a great atmosphere. Great service, great food and drinks. I wish I lived closer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2023
Beryl K.
Very positive experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
May 15, 2023
Jeff A.
This is one of our favorite quality restaurants when we want to celebrate an important event. Highly recommend them

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 12, 2023
Jeff A.
Michael provided great attentive informative service. Great food. We enjoyed tasting each of our different dishes. Will recommend and go back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2023
Gordon L K.
Relaxed ambience, efficient and friendly wait staff, interesting and good food, and NO TVs affronting patrons!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2022
Steve S.
Carley's and piano man Dr. Nyce made our wedding anniversary date night so special. The food and ambience was out of this world, and Dr. Nyce learning "our song" on the fly and serenading us and getting the whole joint to celebrate...well, that was the icing on the cake. Thank you for a very special and memorable evening, Carley's!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2022
Bob D.
Everything was GREAT! The Caesar Salad, fish tacos and brussels sprouts were all outstanding. The crab cake was not. It was low grade crab and a lot of filler. I know crab is currently expensive. I suggest you take it off the menu until it becomes more reasonable.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 20, 2022
Jim D.
Great place. We always listening to the piano player. Food is great

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 1/10
Feb 19, 2022
Chris D.
Bartender was Awesome on drink knowledge.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 25, 2021
Anthony H.
I never got to the restaurant through no fault of mine or Carley’s. Every time I called to postpone my arrival, and then ultimately cancel my reservation, just made me want to come to the restaurant even more. I was greeted courteously and you all were very understanding each time I called Saturday night. If the food is half as good as the staff was friendly it’ll be a great experience when I do get there in person.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 21, 2021
Kevin M.
Always a great experience. Can't wait for the live music to resume.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Vanshika A.
Michelle was a fantastic server and we had such a great experience :)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 02, 2023
Pat H.
Good meal and our server was very accommodating.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 10, 2023
Raymond G.
Exceeded expectations. Duck was a little overdone but overall meal was very good. Jessica Perla was phenomenal entertaining on the piano with a tremendous voice. I would suggest replacing the individual chairs as they were somewhat unstable. We will definitely return!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 07, 2022
Vince O.
Very good dinner, drinks and a great server. Piano player was very enjoyable. Music is definitely a nice touch! Only issues was that smoke came thru restaurant with open front doors. and $10 parking fee which use to be $5. Bartender should be on Broadway. We really like coming here!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 05, 2022
Anthony G.
All good except missing pianist who was out sick. Understandable in these times. Hope to get the full experience next time. Beef brisket entree was a winner for sure!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2021
Chris B.
Had a great time at Carley’s, piano music and food were very good. Good date night place

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 5/10
Nov 02, 2023
peter m.
Food and service were decent but unlikely to go back - despite it being happy hour we were charged full price on glasses of wine- 6 in total . Hate it when that’s done so I’ll vote with my feet and not be back.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 25, 2023
Charlie Y.
Food was sub par but the ambiance of the live music and excellent service made up the night.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Mar 13, 2023
Pat S.
Ordered the shrimp and garlic pasta with farfalle pasta, shrimp were tiny and white marks from being frozen and barely any flavor of the sauce.. skimped on everything in the dish