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La Carbonara

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Monti
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Via Panisperna 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 482 5176
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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
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found it on google only after finding maps of Rome. Very close to our hotel (Hotel Italy) and a little gem. The food in general was delicious (especially the carbonara - over fab) and the prices were extremely reasonable for both food and wine. Revies about uncomfortable chairs are true, but a small annoyance. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Long overdue review but honestly can say this was one of the best carbonara dishes we've ever had. We came in before the restaurant had opened and was told to come back in an hour. When we got there, we were the first people there and the owner and his mother (we believe?) were there along with the server. While... More 

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Thank ldecook
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait 45 minutes even though we had made a reservation. I don't mind waiting if they just explain and ask if you want a drink while waiting etc., however they just seemed grumpy and didn't offer anything. When we finally got a table the service was so slow, no bread and only one menu between us. Antipasti meat... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited for La Carbonara to open at 12.30 pm (there was a queue) so we popped across the way to the café where the wine was 6euro for a craft! Loved the atmosphere in La Carbonara. We obviously had the main dish we all anticipated to try and I honestly can say it was the best carbonara we tasted... More 

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Geneva
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328 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations a must. Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful staff, great food. Really enjoyed this restaurant tucked away of Via Nazionale, very busy with locals and visitors. A must visit when in Rome.

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Thank Ian S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended restaurant to try their Gnocchi in pork ribs sauce (picture). They only serve it on Thursdays and reservation is a must.

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1 Thank Christelle E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed by our visit to la carbonara. Found the whole experience rushed and intimidating. They did not have an English written menu and the waitress was not helpful in translating it for us, we used Google translate on our phones!! We went for valentines day hearing that it was nice and the decor was the most unromantic... More 

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Thank Courts212
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since I tried this restaurant, I can't help but bringing there all people who come visit me in Rome. Authentic Roman first courses in a typical and friendly environment.

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Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the reviews I thought I'll give it a try and what I found was an overrated, overpriced and had to wait for an hour to be seated even though we had booked. The food was not so astonishing typical Italian and much to be desired

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Thank mariagatt001
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a little surprised at the negative comments, we really enjoyed our time here. There was a wait when we arrived, but they sat use as quickly as possible, we weren't rushed out and the food was really delicious and affordable. We even selected a wine that they were out of and the waiter found us another similar one for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $32
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, 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: +39 06 482 5176

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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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