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La Carbonara

#1,225 of 9,111 Restaurants in Rome
#1,477 of 9,911 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
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Busy place, good food, full of locals. Although busy we really enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Worth going for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Peter D
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Best restaurant experience in Rome. We stumbled upon this place, when we were hungry and in a rush to get home. The place was packed, but they had a table for two for one hour. This was perfect, since we just wanted to get sone food. We ordered La spagetti carbonara(their specialty) and spagetti tomato and onion. It was perfect,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I lived in Rome for 5 months before I knew about the magical neighbourhood of Monti. Thank god I found it!!! La Carbonara is just one of many examples of the low key/high quality gems tucked into the sloping streets behind the colosseo. Try the pistachio spaghetti.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I don't know if it's because i went there alone that I received such a terrible service in relation to the other reviews but I completely regret having eaten here. The pasta was not well done, it was too hard, the staff was very unhelpful and i felt very uncomfortable when they kept looking at me to finish drinking my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Busy place, good food, full of locals. Although busy we really enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Worth going for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant on our recent trip to Rome and we are so thankful we did! The food is authentic Italian and excellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were staying nearby for about 4 days in Rome and our host recommended La Carbonara. It surely was no mistake going there. We thoroughly enjoyed the proscuito ham with mozarella but most importantly the ambience of the restaurant. The waiter was very friendly the first time but on our second visit (which was our last day in Rome), they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It was a very good dinner. Food quality is very good and price is very reasonable. However it was quite crowded and noisy. Service was fast though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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

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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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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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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