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La Carbonara

#1,151 of 9,034 Restaurants in Rome
#1,391 of 9,835 Places to Eat in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Monti
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Awesome food, but they hate tourists

This is definitely the best food you can get in all of Rome, but its VERY obvious theyd rather not have tourists there. They don't have english menus AT ALL (And we were in a room with ONLY international guests that didnt understand italian). Service also wasn't exactly great. If you don't have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Christin S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We came here in July for dinner but it was fully booked so made a reservation for another night. We thought that the decoration was quite quaint and the service was fairly good, however if you don't speak/read Italian be warned.....there is no menu in English. However despite that, the waiter was helpful and it's not that difficult to work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

On the last night of our recent visit to Rome, we decided to have a "celebratory" drink, and after walking around the "neighborhood" to see a few local watering holes, we chose La Carbonara... what a find! We sat at the bar, drawn by the bartending theatrics of Toto, and the friendly atmosphere. We started with a beer, then watching... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is definitely the best food you can get in all of Rome, but its VERY obvious theyd rather not have tourists there. They don't have english menus AT ALL (And we were in a room with ONLY international guests that didnt understand italian). Service also wasn't exactly great. If you don't have a reseration you should come early (1900)... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to love this place. It's warm and cute -- but on our night there -- their service was just off. We ordered two fried artichokes and two plates of Pasta Carbonara -- but for whatever reason, our pasta orders got lost or misplaced or something. We had two fired artichokes arrive promptly on the table soon after... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Wow, this place has the best food I've had in all of the Europe. The service is amazing and we got a free sweet wine with our dessert!! I had the fresh pasta with ox tail and it was mouth watering. I would recommend to anyone in Rome and I would love to go back one day! The only problem... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were a party of 5, arrived on time, shown to our table. Waiter eventually came to take our order but left without saying anything after taking 4 orders for starters only. Another waiter came over 5 mins later to say he had a phone call to take ! Completed orders for starters and then said we'll sort the rest... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If pasta carbonara is your mood this evening then you can't go wrong. My family and cugini just dined here. We were a group of 8 and 4 plates of carbonara were ordered. Perfect sized portions and all were devoured. Our waiter Simone was friendly and offered suggestions when we simply couldn't decide. We also have a nut allergy in... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Service was friendly and fast. Their pasta carbonara was simply the best I've ever had and I've made and ate it a lot of times. The entrecote I had for secondi was also excellent.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I read some not so good reviews about it before going so honestly, without my very pushy friend, I would have missed one of the highlights of my trip in Rome. We arrived quite late (around 10pm) and without a reservation which was risky but after 10 mins waiting at the bar, we got a table. I can't stop praising... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place was awful, just like any other American traveler I got on this site and found what was thought to be a great place to eat instead my wife and I walked into a place where subsequently some of the staff are not to fond of Americans. Now to be fare we did make a reservation and we were... More 

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Additional Information about La Carbonara

Address: Via Panisperna, 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 064825176
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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

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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

Neighborhood Profile
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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