Located on Via Panisperna in the heart of the Monti district, La Carbonara is something of an institution on the Roman restaurant scene.
Established in 1906, this popular osteria offers a decent selection of authentic Roman food such as strozzapreti and cacio e pepe pasta; artichokes; coda alla vaccinara; gnocchi on Thursdays, baccalà on Fridays and tripe on Saturdays. Its wine list is also generous.
The cuisine is down-to-earth but tasty and the graffiti-covered walls and closely-placed tables generate an informal and intimate ambience.
Advisable to book in advance. Closed Sunday.