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Antica Trattoria Da Carlone

#64 of 761 Dessert in Rome
#575 of 10,136 Places to Eat in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Via della Luce 5, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 (0)6 5800039
12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really wanted to give this restaurant an amazing. The food was amazing! The wine was great. However, the service was pretty bad. The waiter just looked like everything we asked or did annoyed him. I simply asked if they could make Fettuccine al pomodoro instead of spaghetti, and he made it seem like it was the end of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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480 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was wondering around in nearby area, and walked upon this , quick TA review and looked decent. Traditional Roman menu , service is blunt and straight which was quite refreshing , but the food was outstanding. Order veal chop , grilled veg , Roman artichokes all amazing , very good value , searing outside , very clean inside . Would... More 

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Twain Harte, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just returned from another great trip to Italy. I remembered this restaurant and managed to find it again. This time with 2 grandchildren and we all loved our meal. We wanted to go again, but couldn't get a reservation. Best carbonara of our trip!!

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Lakeland, Florida
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148 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by a good friend (Luigi Fontana, Son of the famous Italian singer, Jimmy Fontana), and he has lived in Rome for 53 years, so he knows a thing or two about where the locals go for good food. Also, the TripAdvisor reviews were great. Went there for lunch with no reservation. We were told by my... More 

Thank Jim C
Brossard, Canada
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

New in Rome, we were recommended this restaurant, especially for the spaghetti carbonara, so we went and we ate. We were well received and were given a reservation for 19h30 (eat early to ensure a seating). Drank the house wine, which met our needs. Beautiful patio on a tiny little street. very charming. A little more pricey but great quality.

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Budapest, Hungary
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited this place for lunch. My boyfriend looked up the best carbonara according to locals and tripadvisor so we end up here. I have to admit it was the best carbonara of my life. Actually our life. We ended up going back next evening for dinner! If you can get a reservation, dont miss this place!

Thank Szilvia M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We got the recommendation for this restaurant from a Lovely Italian Man who owns a Fantastic Sandwich Shop beside the colosseum (Pane en Vino, check it out) The carbonara was quite simple the best we have ever tasted. The restaurant was beautiful with a great atmosphere and excellent Service from a waiter named Gennaro. Great Value and in perfect location... More 

Thank Matt M
Paris, France
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Don't go here! Since previous reviews this place has seriously deteriorated. The Carbonara is unacceptable it is made with some kind of prosciutto cotto instead of guiancale and tastes as if it has cream in it. The other pasta was with watery frozen mushrooms and we did not get the spumande valdobbiano we had ordered but some random no name... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to this place as per a friend's recommendation. He told us that many locals consider the best place to eat Carbonara. We were lucky to get a table on a terrace for lunch - don't come later than 1 pm as it will be difficult to get seats due to the small size of the restaurant. We had... More 

Thank Luka R
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had to argue to have a table when they were clearly free in front of us. The waiter, very slow and not friendly at all, made us wait for 20 min to put a tablecloth on our table even if we asked it two times. Whe we try to ask the chef about the menu, he just say to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Luce 5, 00153 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)6 5800039

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Staying in Trastevere

Neighborhood Profile
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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