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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank harris2705
Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank MizMunce
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was excellent and service friendly. Unsurprisingly , almost all tourists at 7pm seating. Boys loved their cabonara. Reasonable prices. Warning signs about tripadvisor and keeping voices at low volume were a bit annoying and perplexing.

Thank Marknbellair
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many places which claim to have great pasta and authentic cuisine. Yes there are a lot of tourists that go, but there were plenty of locals too. I really enjoyed my meal here. I had the cacio pepe, and my friends ordered the carbonara, and amatriciana. I would go back in a heartbeat. I would recommend calling... More 

Thank Natalie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here last night for the carbonara ! Best carbonara I have ever had. My partner also enjoyed his. Friendly staff. Would defiantly recommend !!!

Thank Renee H
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I didn't have reservations but we were offered to wait 45mins to get a table. We received water while we waited and observed the many people filing in. Seems like a popular place. My wife had the carbonara which the waiter said is the best. Pasta was well made but a bit salty. But considering the meat... More 

Thank 1Fete
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grwat restaurant located in the cool district of Monti in Rome. Had a cocktail whilst we waited for our table which was large and strong - perfect! For main my partner and I both wanted pasta. As pasta is more a primi than the main meal the portion was quite small so we ended up irdering two lots of pasta... More 

Thank Tom C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few friends from Rome recommended this restaurant to us. Their wine selection was huge and amazing as their pasta selection. We ordered spaghetti carbonara as we were told that was a must and also pasta with white Tartuffe. It was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgable and friendly. The decoration of the restaurant is lovely and the ambience... More 

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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
$27 - $33
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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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