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La Carbonara

#560 of 9,635 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Monti
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Via Panisperna, 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
39064825176
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Today
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, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 788
    Excellent
  • 711
    Very good
  • 239
    Average
  • 108
    Poor
  • 96
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You need to book - it's popular

I didn't realise how popular this place was. We thought we'd be able to just turn up on a quiet weekday evening. This place does pull in the punters. It is a little place with quite small tables (although not Parisian small) The service was decent and the food was rather nice. It's a shame we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David W
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North East UK
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's as good as most reviews here suggest. At first we were worried it might be a tourist trap but we were wrong! Excellent food. The carbonara was fantastic - best one I've had in Italy.

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Thank mozzette
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by a local we met in a nearby bar. We were welconed by the helpful and friendly staff in this busy restaurant straight away. There was a short wait for a table as the restaurant was full with a mixture of locals and tourists. The restaurant serves its own make of beer which was nice.... More 

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1 Thank Keely P
North East UK
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I didn't realise how popular this place was. We thought we'd be able to just turn up on a quiet weekday evening. This place does pull in the punters. It is a little place with quite small tables (although not Parisian small) The service was decent and the food was rather nice. It's a shame we weren't more hungry at... More 

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Thank David W
Goodyear,Az
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As they say"when in Rome" well as in the name of the restaurant,I had the Carbonara and it was great. Good service and friendly staff. Off the beaten path but we'll worth the time.

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Thank bobbyd1945
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in here for a late dinner following recommendations from a local bar. Great service from the waiters and despite a short wait for a table the carbonara was perfection. You won't be disappointed.

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1 Thank N L
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first dining experience in Italy and expectations were high. Menu was all in Italian but the waiter was very patient and helpful in explaining it to us. We went for a salad to start, which was fine but not memorable. For mains we went for a "Schue Schue" spaghetti and a pomodorro e basilico fresh pasta. It... More 

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Thank Ibi I
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled across this while walking from Termini to a hotel, and it is the best restaurant from my 5-day trip. Not on the main tourist axes, and with a back room more populated with italians. Service was excellent; you may have to wait on the weekend to get a table! Order La Carbona made with fresh pasta (Pasta Fresca,... More 

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1 Thank mr_kuiper
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It´s a fantastic place, with a nicelly atmosphere and we met the Brazilian Manager that was so helpful with nice tips about the menu. I recommend.

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Thank ARTUR A
Los Angeles
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Rome for a day, and specifically went to have Carbonara pasta here. It was worth the trip in, and we had a beautiful lunch! Alongside our pasta, we enjoyed a beautiful bottle of wine, and aged proscuitto. They have a remarkable list of both, and additional bottles along the walls. The owner was still there to meet and... More 

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2 Thank winenutt
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made a booking for the wrong restaurant that night but despite our mistake, this La Carbonara made an exception and found us a table for two. I had the carbonara, my husband had the Scaloppine al limone, we enjoyed a bottle of their moscato as well and it was overall a great dinner. Even the very simple desserts... 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: 39064825176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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