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La Carbonara

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Via Panisperna 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 482 5176
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this place because was recommended by the staff at the hotel. But it's a ripoff, they come up with extra charges and charge €3 for a bottle of water for one person. And you don't get a choice, if you ask for water, that's what you get. The food was not good either, this is Rome! It's gotta be... More 

Thank Alejandro G
Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to the restaurant because the receptionist recommended it as a good pasta place. The food is OK, the service is terrible. There is no English menu and the waitress did not really want to explain about the dishes. I ordered 2 dishes. I asked not to clear my first dish, but they did so anyhow. I asked for... More 

Thank Shneor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here. Our waiter, Luca, was kind and attentive. The pasta was delicious! You should make a reservation, but we were lucky enough to walk in for dinner when it opened at 7:00 (there was a line of four parties before us). There is a mix of tourists and locals. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Tracey L
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to eat here because the hotel recommended it. I have to say it was a waste of time. I would never recommend anyone to go to this restaurant for dinner . It took at least 25 minutes for our appetizer and It took at least 45 minutes after that for us to get our entrées.The entrées were both horrible.... More 

Thank Krizia H
Brentwood TN
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191 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It starts with the crowds of tourists. You aren't going to walk in. We eventually got reservations. We were advised we had a time limit on the reservation and were expected to be out after a couple of hours. Didn't feel rushed though. Food was above average. We went here for the Carbonara, since that's what they're supposedly famous for.... More 

Thank Noleman
Island of Malta, Malta
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this place after searching on TA and so glad that we got to try it! We actually dines here twice in 4 nights! The restaurant is always very busy so make sure you book in advance to get a good table, although if you show up without a booking you can wait for a table whilst you enjoy... More 

1 Thank Sorcha_MG
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is OK. Again, much better pasta found elsewhere but the price is decent at 7 euros for a pasta and 8 for a glass of brunello di montalcino. We ordered the amariciana which was really fatty and I had the gnocchi since it's their speciality on Thursday's. The sauce tasted like fresh tomatoes were mixed with canned... More 

Thank marguerite258
Chamonix, France
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and walked across town for lunch there. Unfortunately, it really wasn't worth the hype. Crowded with tourists and fast turnaround, they were understaffed and trying hard, but service still ended up being really subpar, our food came really late and they forgot our orders for desserts and coffee. Appetizers were mediocre at best (artichoke salad... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made a mistake selecting this place. Far too many tourists, felt like a conveyer belt. Ordered two pasta dishes that were both lukewarm by the time our overstretched waiter delivered them. But the fish and beef dishes were both hot and well prepared and seasoned.

1 Thank Peripatecian
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It cosy, comfortable and good value for money ... Food is good and around €8 for a pasta .. I had the carbonara and really enjoyed it... Wine is around 18 which is the normal... I'd recommend it if your in the area

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 32
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Panisperna 214, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 482 5176

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Neighbourhood Profile
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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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