Save the date for this year's competition


LATROBE, PA – An engineering competition for area high school students, co-sponsored by Carbone’s Restaurant of Crabtree and the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing at Saint Vincent College, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7 in the Fred M. Rogers Center.

The public is welcome to watch as miniature bridges made out of uncooked pasta are loaded with increasing weights until they collapse.

The Saint Vincent College Engineering Club is assisting with arrangements for this year’s competition according to club president Ande Greco.

Forty-one teams representing nine Westmoreland County high schools will participate in this year’s contest including Derry Area, Franklin Regional, Greensburg Central Catholic, Greensburg Salem, Hempfield Area, Jeannette, Norwin, Penn Trafford and Yough.

Judges for the competition will be Matt Burns of Gibson-Thomas Engineering, Melanie Berry of Michael Baker International and Dr. John Smetanka of Saint Vincent College.

The competition is designed to increase high school students’ awareness about the role engineering plays in their lives and the career opportunities in the field and to provide an opportunity for students to collaborate on the design and construction.


For Information:
Don Orlando, Director, Public Relations
Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
Phone 724 805-2010, FAX 724 805-2019,,

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Students are asking...How much will my bridge hold?


Bridges are being built for the 2015 Pasta Engineering Contest.

Carbone's is once again proud to sponsor the contest.  This engineering challenge is designed to increase high school students' awareness about design, fabrication and careers in engineering. The purpose is to have the students work together to determine the best strategy using the provided materials to design and construct the strongest bridge.

The competition and award presentation will take place on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 pm. At Saint Vincent College's Events and Conference Center at the Fred Rogers Center. Students, their parents, and everyone else are invited to join us for the judging of the bridges. 

We are anxiously waiting to see who can build the bridge that will break the current record of 109 pounds set in 2011.  If you want to see pictures of that bridge they are on our facebook page.  Photos from the last two contests are on the Saint Vincent College flikr page.

Engineering professionals from local business along with a representative from Saint Vincent College will serve as judges.

You have asked for the dates....

BREAKING NEWS --- St Bartholomew's just announced the dates for this years Our Lady of Mt Carmel Festival. 

JULY 16 - 19, 2015
Its time to put these dates on your calendar and tell your
family and friends. Many families plan their vacations to
come home this weekend for the tradition of the Crabtree
Regarding the festival: “We are looking for a good DJ for
Saturday night of our parish festival. If you have a good
contact for an appropriate DJ, please contact Louisa
Wotus: or 412-554-7313.

Fireworks and Parking reminder for TONIGHT

Fireworks and parking reminder for tonight.

Carbone's will be closing at 8:00pm on Saturday, July 19, 2014 so that our staff and patrons can enjoy the Saint Bartholomew Church of Crabtree's Our Lady Of Mount Caramel Festival fireworks that begin at 10:30pm.

Due to the number of festival patrons that will be coming to see the fireworks, Carbone's Restaurant the the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department have developed a system to ensure that the restaurant patrons have ample parking while they enjoy their meal. 

When you enter our parking lots the firemen will collect $5 from each car. Once inside the restaurant, you will be given a $5 parking voucher that you must hand to a fireman to receive your money back. This process ensures that our patrons will have free parking. 

Of course, you may decide to donate your your $5. The donations will benefit the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department to support their hard work ensuring the safety of the residents of Crabtree and the surrounding local communities.
 — at Carbone's Restaurant.

Lenten Features

Carbone's is happy to announce our Lenten Features:
Homemade Haluski (Sauteed Green Cabbage and Noodles)
Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
Homemade Potato and Cheese Pierogies
Homemade Lekvar (Prune) Pierogies
Carbone's Famous Pierogie Pizza
Fish Sandwich Dinner
Pecan Crusted Tilapia
They are available every day in Lent.

Pasta Bridge Contest Rescheduled

Due to the impending weather the Pasta Engineering Contest has been rescheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014.  We would like to thank the students, teachers, Saint Vincent College and the community for their understanding.  Please be safe and stay warm through the upcoming winter storm.

75 Years and Counting!

Our 75th Anniversary Celebration is fast approaching!  
Join us November 11th through November 14th for a different event every day.  
More details to follow, but here is a sneak pee
spaghetti specials; pizza specials; 75 cent salads 
and free birthday cupcakes!  
Also, browse our 75th Anniversary commemorative merchandise!   Carbone's logo pint glasses and pasta servers and tee shirts designed by local artist (and cousin) Raphael Pantalone!

Great homemade Italian food. Carbone's has been attracting hungry diners from all over Western Pennsylvania for more than 75 years. Generations of guests have been enjoying homemade recipes created by founders Nat and Mary Carbone since they first opened their cozy restaurant in 1938 in the first floor of the Crabtree community building. The original building may be gone, but not the delicious homemade food that has made Carbone's famous: spaghetti sauce; lasagna; gnocchi; ravioli; pizza; italian salad dressing; onion rings; beef braciole; eggplants; chicken and veal parmigianas; Caruso sauce; pepperoni sauce and many more. Did you know that Carbone's has a large banquet room that is just perfect for your special celebration? Choose from Full Service, Buffet or Family Style menus. Carbone's is available for breakfast meetings, luncheons, and business meetings upon request. Contact Natalie for more information.

Carbone's Restaurant

2582 State Route 119
PO Box C
Crabtree, PA 15624
+1 (724) 834-3430

Store Hours:
Mon-Thu: 4:30-8:30
Fri-Sat: 4:30-9:30
Available for luncheons and Sunday banquets.

Boy Scout Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Join us at the Boy Scout Pasta Dinner Fundraiser this Sunday, October 13, 2013.  
Your $8.00 per person donation includes
salad, pasta with meatball, roll,
dessert, and beverage.

You can also try your luck on a door prize
and 50/50 drawing.  

Winners do not have to be present to win.  


*Advance Ticket sales only by 10/10 for more information please call

Bernadette 724.961.3219  

 CALL NOW, Limited seating available!!

New Fall Menu Items

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, not only because of the beautiful hues of the changing leaves and the crisp Fall air, but because of Carbone's many new menu items! We have a variety of seasonal beers such as Sam Adams Octoberfest, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale served with a caramel and brown sugar rimmed glass, and Pittsburgh Dad's 3-2-1 Win Craft beer.
Back by popular demand are the Pumpkin and Mascarpone Ravioli served with a Sage Brown Butter Sauce. Of course, you had better save room for one of the fabulous Fall desserts, such as Pumpkin Roll with Sweetened Cream Cheese filling, Warm Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce, Salted Caramel and Almond Cream Puff, and good old-fashioned Pumpkin Pie!


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