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“Best italian food in Havana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

La Carboncita Paladar
Ranked #61 of 844 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Better late than never. Best pizza i have had anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!! I had great service in a great atmosphere. Cant wait to get back there!!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

First time we visit “La Carboncita” we order pizza, as usually we do when visit an Italian restaurant.

Next time we want to try something different and we ask for a recommendation to the girl that was serving us, she could not properly recommend so Don Ciccio, the chef himself recommend us the risotto “A la milanessa”, he told us he was the only chef in Cuba (at that moment) able to do that plate.

That was our first time with the risotto so we were a little skeptical about it. But it really worth it! I don’t know if the chef is the only who can do it, but the risotto was great!

Every time we want Italian food we visit La Carboncita and try something different, always with high quality.

The service can be slow sometimes, but the food quality makes you kind of forget about it.

Although the prices are higher compared to other Italian restaurants or Paladars, the pizza and the risotto are great (best in Havana in our opinion).

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Fresh salads, a variety of fish and seafood, fresh pasta (yes, fresh) and some of the best thin crust pizzas you could try anywhere and judge by any standards. A favorite of the diplomatic corps, and their families,

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Thank SergioLubezky
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

On the advice of those who wrote reviews, we tried it out. Cook was not there on the first visit, so many items were not available. But what was available was good. Disappointing but good. Took some local friends the next day for lunch, same situation. Disappointing but good again. On a third visit (i was dieing for a good pasta), I had the taxi wait until i knew the cook was there and all items were available. it was great and I am an Italian food snob!!! heading back down in 6 weeks. This will be one of my first stops, if the cook is there.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food here. Its rare to find a place in Cuba that serves anything other than Cuban or Seafood. At La Caboncita, I found a great selection of pastas and pizzas and the quality was on par with a good Italian restaurant in the US. The owner/chef, Walter,helped me with the selection of a very good bottle of Sicilian wine. It very likely that Walter has the best selection of Italian wine in Havana.

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