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La Carbonara

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Via Panisperna 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
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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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Superb, authentic and top class! Of course start with the carbonara and then venture further. Salvatore at the bar is a star!!

Thank Dravidiantraveler
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Institution to Roman cooking. This place is off the chart. Be prepared to indulge in ridiculous amounts of the best food you will eat. Locals try to get in and there is a queue a mile long before opening. I suggest anybody going to Rome to at least once have the experience. Best service and food at a very reasonable... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The drinks, the wine and the pasta here is really good. It is a very nice local restaurant in Monti. The only problem is that the service can be really slow and a little forgetful due to the fact that they are seriously understaffed at this family run place. The servers are nice, but they just have a hard time... More 

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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small and old local restaurant in a main street in Monti. The food is typically Roman and well prepared. The only downside is an extremely loud and echo filled back room were two young women tourists made supper extremely unpleasant for all the other diners, to the point that some of the locals pushed them and the... More 

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Richmond, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like traditional and simple Italian cuisine, this is the place. Nothing special or imaginative. Prices are moderate to low. Simple trattoria. However, judging by the fact that it was full (half of the guests were tourists), they must be doing something right.

Thank Arturas3
Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on Sept 22, 2016. We got there a few minutes before they opened at 7pm and there were 20 people waiting in line. We figured this restaurant must be good given there was a line. We were so wrong. This is not a place for tourists at all. If you speak Italian you... More 

Thank destiny_flynn
Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our last day in Rome, and wanted to eat in this restaurant it was highly recommended by my friend. We made reservations by phone, they even responded to our e-mail. They gave the last table on the back and "forgot" about us. After many attempts to call the waitress she showed up. We ordered a bottle of wine... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourists be warned - you are not welcome here. The staff make sure from the offset that you are aware of that. Our waitress was incredibly rude, and made a conscious effort to avoid serving us. We were a relatively large group - 9 of us - but we didn't plan on being trouble and we absolutely weren't trouble. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found out about that bar restaurant on the internet so we went to check it out really quickly...we didn't have a reservation so we couldn't find a place on the main restaurant but we stayed for a beer at the bar!loved the environment,there were plenty of things to choose from the menu to drink.I would definitely pay another visit!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd been planning to go to this restaurant for a while. Tried to book via their website. They didn't bother to reply. So I phoned and the man said "fully booked" and hung up. Making so much money, they don't need care about good PR.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $34
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Staying in Monti

Neighborhood Profile
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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