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La Carbonara

#1,069 of 9,105 Restaurants 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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
Very good restaurant

Found this restaurant to be very traditional . We enjoyed the food but would have felt it easier to select a meal from the menu if there had been an English section. We did ask the waitress to explain the dishes which she did very well. Would definitely recommend booking ad we saw people being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
barbarapim1
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dubai
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Of all the restaurants recommended to us by Hotel Giuliana where we stayed in Rome, this was the least successful. The hotel booked us in of an evening and when we got there we saw a snooty, unfriendly hostess turn away two Chinese tourists because they were fully booked. She could have been a bit friendlier and apologetic at least!... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. The prices are low, the food is great and the service is very friendly. This is the place in Rome with the best Carbonara - and only at 7 eur, fantastic. The place is very popular, so book a tabel in advance. Highly recommend it.

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dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Found this restaurant to be very traditional . We enjoyed the food but would have felt it easier to select a meal from the menu if there had been an English section. We did ask the waitress to explain the dishes which she did very well. Would definitely recommend booking ad we saw people being turned away as they hadn't... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had no reservation (before 20:00), but could wait to be seated within 10 minutes and ordered some glass of wine in the meanwhile. Already few minutes later other customers were asked to come back at 22:00. The food was good, but was not to special. The pasta was self-made and tasted very good. As the restaurant was very busy... More 

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Modena, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very nice restaurant and good typical food. Many tourists but also Italian people ( I recognized an Italian politician) were having dinner that night. Only one suggestion: improve table service and update the prices in the menu to avoid bad surprises to the customers.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This restaurant, created in 1906 is very popular in Roma, but now it is more devoted to toursits and not so good even if the dishes are real local specialities. Before 8 pm it is full of japanese and asian tourist and waiters are very busy and not so friendly, but after 8PM, you got more locals customers and if... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The first time we tried to get in, we were turned away as they were full, so I booked for the following night. It was worth the wait and is popular with locals and tourists. The staff do their best but they're rushed off their feet. Help them out, if you don't speak Italian, and come prepared with a phrase... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We went to this restaurant following reviews online and on trip advisor and to be honest I'm disappointed No English menu, waiter very unhelpful when asked to explain what things were in English; 'I have a job to do' - yes you do but all we're asking for is an explanation in English. I'm sure we won't be the first... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Their menu has an option for choosing freshly made pasta right then and there. The pasta and all the sauce options are amazing! You can order half sizes and share multiple pasta choices. This restaurant is hands down one of the best ones in Rome!

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We dined at La Carbonara last night. The area of Monti is fabulous with many bars and good restaurants and this is meant to be one of the best. However, unfortunately we found the service erratic, teetering between very friendly and neglectful / forgetful. Our shared entree was cold (they did reheat it), my main (bistecca) was ok however the... 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

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

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.