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La Carbonara

Via Panisperna, 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #850 of 7,956 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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77% Recommend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a popular and busy restaurant. We tried to get a table at 8.30 but were advised there wouldnt be one available until 10.30. We booked for the friday night instead and were not disappointed. The signature Carbonara is incredible. The service was quite frantic and there were some communication/language problems (we asked what a starter was and ended... More

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Weirton, West Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at Carbonara, based upon the good reviews, but were quite disappointed. My husband was served the wrong pasta and the server tried to get him to eat it anyways. When he insisted that he wanted the pasta that he had ordered, the server informed him that the kitchen was out of anchovies - quite a surprise given... More

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Galway, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice while we were in Rome, we were really pleased first time, a thurs, everything we ate was really good. We went back the night before we left because we liked it so much first time and it was close to our hotel. I think the main chef may have been on a night off (mon). The... More

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Oslo, Norway
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We have visited this restaurant before and were very pleased, and they did not disappoint us this time either. The fond was delicious, the staff very pleasant and the atmosphere was lively and relaxed. We started out with fried vegetables which were very crisp and light and absolutely irresistible. As first course we had the best 'cacio è pepe' I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Restaurant was packed but they still found us a table. Flavours were really good, from the simple tomato sauce pasta to the more complex dishes. Service quick and friendly. Go there!

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This highly popular restaurant serves excellent Italian food at pretty reasonable prices. Booking a table in advance is recommended. We made a table reservation for both of our visits. Without a reservation we could have only gotten a table past 21:30h. The food is excellent. We would visit this restaurant again for its food. However, its service somewhat suffers from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

THE LOCALS COME HERE: When a restaurant in Rome is full of locals you know you have come to the right place. Authentic menu is in Italian but the wait staff will help you order anything and from the looks of it - it is ALL GREAT! The price is extremely reasonable & the value is excellent. Our private tour... More

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

And NO if you aren't looking for a traditional Italian restaurant, you shouldnt come here. Two tips: Go for lunch instead of dinner. Arrive around 14h Great authentic food amongst Italians.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband and I went to La Carbonara with our two children recently and we had a very good experience. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating (which can be rare in Rome!) and the food was fantastic. The Carbonara was truly delicious! We then had veal which was also excellent but the carbonara is what really stands out in... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were recommended this place by a bar tender from further afield in Rome. When we arrived we tried to book but were too late so we booked for the next day. they have two sittings 19:00 and 21:00. It seemed a great rush when we arrived to get everyone seated and I thought it would be horrendous taking orders... More

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