Carbonara Day in Rome

Classic Roman dish celebrated across Rome on 6 April.

Carbonara, one of the signature dishes of Roman cooking, will be celebrated in restaurants throughout Rome on Saturday 6 April.

#CarbonaraDay, organised by the Italian Food Union and the International Pasta Organisation, features a day-long series of culinary events in Roman restaurants.

Eggs in Trastevere, offers a range of carbonara dishes, from classic to daring, with diners asked to vote for the best.

Maritozzo Rosso, also in Trastevere, raises the stakes with a carbonara challenge: customers who manage to eat one kilo of carbonara do not pay.

Carbonara restaurants favoured by Romans include Flavio al Velavevodetto in Testaccio, Armando al Pantheon in the historic centre, Da Enzo al 29 in Trastevere, and Da Danilo in the Esquilino area.

For those who wish to celebrate #CarbonaraDay by cooking the dish at home, here is our recipe.