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La Carbonara

#1,128 of 9,161 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Monti
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Via Panisperna, 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
064825176
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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
Nice atmosphere good food

I liked this place: the restaurant is nice and the food was good. The waiters were friendly and gave me some advice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Henrivdb2015
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I liked this place: the restaurant is nice and the food was good. The waiters were friendly and gave me some advice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant is definitely different, with signatures covering the walls. I would have preferred if there was an english menu as I don't think the waitress would have been too happy to translate the whole menu! Got the ham starter which was just ham on its own.. kind of plain but good all the same. Pasta for the main course... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This made our trip. So food we rebooked for another meal before we left. Waiters helped us to understand the dishes and made marvellous recommendations for wine. If you do nothing else, go here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have a son who is a carbonara maniac so we had to come here while in Rome! It was nice and service was fine but we didn't feel particularly welcome or comfortable. The food however, was delicious, especially the Carbonara and the hams to start.

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Oradell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Cacio e Pepe recommended. We were the only English speaking people there. Lunch was a treat. Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Bread was fabulous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Busy, lively restaurant popular with both locals and tourists. True to its name, the best Carbonara we tasted. Our waiter was quite a character and quickly gave us recommendations and complimentary shots at the end of ours meal! When we return to Rome, we will be back!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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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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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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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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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

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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.