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La Carbonara

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Via Panisperna 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
39064825176
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not fine dining. It's all about the food and wine and service. Walked in on a Tuesday night without a reservation and sat at the bar (featuring a signed picture of Robert DeNiro) to wait. The very friendly bar tender introduced us to Negroni's (their specialty). Absolutely delicious and the two we had were made in different styles.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for a late lunch based on the recommendation from our hotel. I was pleasantly surprised because La Carbonara is a restaurant with history. It has been around since 1906. I had a hard time with the menu since it was in Italian. Our waiter was amazing, very helpful to recommend dishes. We ordered the famous carbonara and pacherri... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Carbonara on Via Panisperna 214 is an excellent choice if you looking for a fabulous carbonara! It was the best carbonara we had while in Rome. All dishes are made fresh when you order so enjoy fellowshipping with a lovely wine or appetizer while waiting for your delicious meal. You won't be disappointed! Everything we tried was delicioso! The... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited "La Carbonara" following by great recommendations on trip advisor and other sites. And it was worth it ! Atmosphere was nice and welcoming, friendly staff and most importantly nice food. We didn't have reservations, but fortunately friendly staff found a table for an hour (which was enough for two course meal). I really loved carbonara as you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the host of the restaurant was rude and dismissive when we had issues with our reservation (note - do not make a reservation online ... Call or go in person) .. The food was very delicious!!! We ordered the carbonara with a pasta substitution, and the scallopine au vino - both were very tasty! The waiter was friendly, explained... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived 15 minutes before opening for lunch and there was a small crowd waiting to get in. We did get seated right away. We had eaten Carbonara at about five Rome restaurants before ordering it here. This was the most delicious! Service wasn't the best but worth it if you want delicious Carbonara.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off, they say they don't like tourists right on the door...and it's very apparent the moment you walk in. They say you need a reservation, and if you don't have one they reluctantly seat you but not before informing you tbag you can only stay an hour. They say they have reservations so that's why you can only stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended for authentic Roman pasta, especially the Cacio Pepe, alla Gricia and Amatriciana. But it's the eponymous Carbonara that's a must-eat. They have an extensive (and reasonably priced) wine list, featuring some great Italian grapes. The ambience is quite quirky, with graffiti and notes on the wall. It's not the first place I would think of for a date... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading reviews here, we booked this for a good restaurant local to where we were staying to celebrate my wife's birthday. We hoped for a fun atmosphere with good local food and wine. The food was disappointing, as was the atmosphere. What promised to be authentic charm proved to be more of a touristy sheen. Sorry but this place... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a place that people wait in line to get into for dinner. We had no idea that was the case when our innkeeper sent us there for lunch. When we arrived at 12:25, we found out that it doesn't open until 12:30. (They're serious about that, too.) Another couple was waiting, so we hung around and probably about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $34
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Panisperna 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighborhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: 39064825176

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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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