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La Carbonara

#1,065 of 8,609 Restaurants in Rome
#1,289 of 9,378 Places to Eat in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Monti
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
As featured in A Few Days in Rome
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Via Panisperna, 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
064825176
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved the service and the banter

This restaurant is always full and busy so definitely book ahead if you want a table right away. We didn't book but were glad we didn't - our wait was maybe 45 mins or more but the drinks and banter at the bar were worth it! If you're a negroni fan don't miss it. My partner had a custom made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
ksamelbee
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is always full and busy so definitely book ahead if you want a table right away. We didn't book but were glad we didn't - our wait was maybe 45 mins or more but the drinks and banter at the bar were worth it! If you're a negroni fan don't miss it. My partner had a custom made... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Seeing as we wanted to try good italian pasta, this restaurant is exceptional! It is always booked out every day so you must book in advance and the food is well worth it. On our first visit we had a red wine and the carbonara and a plate of prociutto. On our second visit we tried the red sauce pastas.... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner at LA Carbonara and it was great. Well cooked, honest food that was really very tasty and well priced too. The restaurant is small and very traditional. People have signed their names all over the walls and I noticed a photo of Robert de Nero on the wall so guessed he must have been there. We shared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great Pasta selection, honest food. Great staff, cool little spot and reasonably priced for the Monti area. Book, they are always full

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Portland, Oregon
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35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The guy we rented an apartment from told us about this place and we are so glad he did. It's obviously a popular place and was packed when we went for lunch. Unless you are staying nearby like we were I would think that this place is too out of the way from the main attractions. Everything we ordered here... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Make some pasta at home, put some boiled bacon it and a row egg and serve it as a carbonara. The worse ever. We couldn't chew the stake. The chicken was bad too. Don't go there really. I dint know what kind of people they have in kitchen to cook. I don't know if it was good in the past,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Brusque unhelpful waiters clearly carefully selected by the rude indifferent owner/manager in order to maintain his contrarian view of the skills required in the service sector Most of our first choices on the menu and for wine were out of stock or season (latter clearly untrue). Food mediocre Monotonous thudding jazz background music simply awful and we like jazz!! Massively... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We stumbled on this place when the first restaurant we tried was full and we were happy that we did! We shared a prosciutto plate, then pasta arrabiata and carbonarra and veal marsala and saltimbucca. Fairly expensive, but worth the cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Came here for lunch, great food and atmosphere! Was disappointed gnocchi was only served on Tuesdays though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

After reading mixed reviews I was sceptical about this place! I had read the waiters were rude and the food didn't live up to the hype, but I felt the opposite! The menu is in Italian only, so we had to keep asking the waiter for advice etc! I went for the spinach and ricotta ravioli with tomato sauce at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Panisperna, 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighborhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: 064825176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Monti

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Monti
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
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