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La Carbonara
La Carbonara

La Carbonara Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lacarbonaranyc.com/media/lacarbonara.html
  • Phone: (212) 255-2060
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
    Dinner: Monday – Sunday 4pm – 11pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuliano Matarese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Coming Soon!
  • Private Party Facilities: Private back dining room is perfect for parties of up to (15) people.

    The entire dining room is also available for private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Angelo Nasti (212) 255-2060

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Aveuue
  • Public Transit: A,C or E Train to 14th St. and 8th Ave., 1,2 or 3 Train to 14th St. and 7th Ave.,

    L Train to 14th St and 8th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered Parking Available, Read Parking Restrictions

    Indoor Garage located on 14th street between 7th and 8th Ave.
A word from La Carbonara
La Carbonara is the perfect place to go to for Italian “comfort” food at a really good price. – eat well and don’t worry about what you are spending. Keeping within the traditions of NYCRG other restaurants, La Carbonara has a casual, rustic look, tailored to its surrounding neighborhood.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The fresh pasta is delicious! They are clearly trying to cater to tourists with an "Italian" feel."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Mediocre food. Limited menu. Terrible ambiance (drag queen on a Subday afternoon - actually). Loud music."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "You must try their fresh pasta dishes, we had the pappardelle and the ravioli...excellent and literally made minutes before our dishes came out!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was good, it has a small wine list, service was outstanding with the head waier directing traffic and paying attention to details, with a great sense of humor and very professional at the same time. He made the difference."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend's family here. His mom lives in New Mexico and wanted an Italian experience. We couldn't have been happier with evening! Prices were friendly, options were plentiful. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a good time and stretched our dining experience to the max. Two of the people at our table ordered the prix fix menu which included appetizers and the other 2 didn't. Mama from the back sent out a bruschetta and zucchini chips on the house so none of us would be without, so generous! Thank you for making our family dinner a memorable one!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This has become a go-to place on our quarterly board trips to mid-town Manhattan. It HAS to be good to get a second trip in the culinary paradise of Manhattan... Thanks to Sammy you are Amazing ........"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A friend and I were meeting for lunch and did not have anywhere in particular to go. I came across La Carbonara on Open Table, and I am so glad that I did! The prix-fixe lunch was $8.95, and included a salad and lunch portion entree! The food was wonderful, and I loved the wine selection! Very attentive service, and we even had a complimentary after-lunch drink of blueberry grappa! I will definitely be going back for another lunch, and now I am interested in trying it for dinner! :)"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "two of us chose Carbonara to host a couple from out of town due to good service and correct pricing. We did not ask prices for specials and the guests liked the sound of the dover sole and both ordered it. We were not advised of the cost ahead of time and did not think to ask. Altho it was well prepared and delicious, We were taken aback at the $45.00 price tag!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Used to enjoy, but things have changed. Cheesier decor, cheap plastic menus and cheapo early bird per fixes. Food was just OK, but nothing memorable at all. Place had 4-5 tables full in whole place but still waiter service was abysmal. He was either on the phone or nowhere to be seen. Then he would walk back and forth to the kitchen and never look up. Ever. Had to literally stand up and wave and call out across the room to get his attention. Then came the 35 minute struggle to get the check after we told him we were done. Sent several busboys to tell him, another r to tell him, then...oh never mind, let's just say never again. Too bad, used to like it. Guess there is a reason it's now empty at 8 pm on a Thursday."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was my birthday abd I decided to share it with my carbara family. Sam always me feel like a king and so special. The mussels were the best I have ever had"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "the attentive service is most welcome and food and wine just fine.... keep up the good work, folks..."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been coming here frequently since a friend of ours began hosting Saturday and Sunday brunch parties here. Not only do they have bottomless mimosas for $20, but they really keep them coming for up to two hours! The music is pulsing and the diners are always entertaining. Around 4PM, the inebriated brunchers start dancing around the restaurant, doing "shows". Not the place if you are looking for a quiet morning spot, but if you like a brunch party, this is the place for you!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I've eaten dinner here five or six times, with one friend, with my husband and with small groups. The new owner is very attentive. Before there was only a hostess who odd little more than take you to a table. The other night I couldn't decide on a wine and the new owner Sam personally brought me one tast after another until he was sure I was happy. While he was busy he stopped by to make sure my friend and I were enjoying our dinner and to chat. He made us feel very welcome."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "the $15.95 2 course prix fixe is a great joy ......glad to see they are back on track!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Every single person there went above and beyond to give some of the most unbelievable customer service as possible. Gave great recommendations for wine - we absolutely loved our Nero d'avola bottle. The owner read the specials to us for the night while they gave us complimentary bruschetta and grilled zucchini. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh oysters and Buffalo mozzarella to start. We shared the special lobster ravioli which was unbelievable. My boyfriend had the special lamb shank and I had the grilled shrimp with stuffed seafood. They were absolutely amazing. Everything came out with a timely manner and there was never a point that I had to think that my wine glass or water glass was empty. They were extremely attentive the entire night"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Good solid food, great atmosphere but the service is what distinguishes this restaurant. They delivered 5 star service from start to finish. They don't bring a menu until you've had a chance to order a drink and appetizer. They bring a second tablecloth and roll it out after dinner before dessert. Impeccable love the complimentary After dinner drinks keep up !!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I came for brunch last Sunday (6/1) with some friends and we had an great time. There was a drag show going on and it was definitely fun entertainment. Mina the DJ was very good at feeling out the crowd and enough can't be said about the staff. Alejandro especially made sure that our drinks were always fill. This is my 3rd time at the restaurant and it definitely wont be the last! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I was there with a dinner companion for an early-ish dinner. The restaurant was not very crowded, and it remained so for most of the evening. The physical setting is comfortable and space is ample. Service was very attentive, and the food was excellent. The calamari was fresh and crisp. We had the specials (veal and snapper) which were both delicious. We were treated to complimentary bruschetta and after-dinner drinks. Prices were very reasonable (specials, as usual in most places, were priced quite a bit higher than the regular menu items). We were not rushed at all. I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The pre-fixe is great value the waiters are very helpful fun place to go to"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "been coming to this neighborhood restaurant for years and while never great always acceptable...my fresh pasta with clams was awful... large chewy cherrystones and pasta like glue...waiter explained gluey because of egg in pasta...then dont use this pasta with clams! wiater brought another dish with just olive oil and garlic, but it was still gluey! companion had pasta with tomato and eggplant ...all tasteless. shape up carbonara...we miss the good old days!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "It is up to you, if you want a fun brunch, La Carbonara is great. Good music and a very funny drag queen! But if you want a romantic or quiet meal, La Carbonara is great at night time. Food has been very good and service is great. Love it!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We are from San Diego, this is our forth visit. It was recommend by a local friend."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "One of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city. Only downside is its on 14th st but once you're inside the ambiance is great."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "we were treated very well and enjoyed the birthday celebration."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Not my first time here. The food seems to get better every time. Definitely try the oven roasted leeks with goat cheese appetizer. Delicious!! Decent wine list and friendly service. Much more crowded train usual; glad we made a reservation as one doesn't seem required usually. There were two large parties going on this particular night, so the space was noisier than what I'm used to."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This was my third time back to La Carbonara and as usual I was very satisfied. The food is fresh, tasty and does not disappoint. I live not far from the restaurant but didnt know if it until a friend who just moved to New York, started asking strangers in the street to recommend a good Italian Restaurant! I hung my head in shame as I explained "she just moved here"..I then made fun of my friend for bothering strangers with really lame questions and 'we don't do that here'...Of course the restaurant happened to be amazing and I've been eating there and my words ever since!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I went with a couple of friends because I heard Logan was performing there. Not only was Logan extremely entertaining as always, but the food and drinks were great!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I'm all for drag queens and disco lights, but not when I choose to go to a quaint Italian joint in the West Village for brunch - the show didn't suit the venue, the music was far too loud and even the wait staff seemed uncomfortable with what was going on.. it just didn't make sense... I would try the place again for dinner during the week, perhaps.."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I adore this place for the service, food and atmosphere, a true gem!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A friend and I went here for an early dinner on a Saturday night. The ambiance was warm and friendly, and the food was very satisfying. I ordered an arugula salad and pasta with veal. The salad was very fresh, crisp, and perfectly dressed. The pasta was cooked well and the veal was tender with a lovely deep stewed flavor. While we waited for our food we were served bread with what I believe was a bean dip, and after dinner the waiter brought a plate of delicious cookies. I would highly recommend this restaurant for its comfortable surroundings and food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I wouldn't necessarily come here for the brunch food since I have been to plenty of better places. But I would highly recommend that you come for the brunch show which is highly entertaining. Service is good and they are very generous with the huge wine glasses that are filled to the top for the bottomless mimosas. Definitely worry a try!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great brunch spot for a group of friends, not a good spot if you're hoping for low key brunch days because of the DJ and drag show."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Logan Hardcore and Mina are great hosts and the staff is extra friendly (and give great service). I keep coming back because they've never let me down. I recommend it to anyone who's looking for a great show with an awesome meal (and a few mimosas)."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "A comfortable and affordable restaurant that has changed ownership. The lighting was so low for dinner that patrons had to use cell phone to read menu. This was distracting as flashlights went on and off at other tables. The service was pleasant and attentive. Do not order the Caesar salad. It was inedible. The pasta and chicken are still very good as is the fish."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Had to take home balance of the appetizer, it was so much. Had baked eggplant. Very tasty. Not a lot of people. Restaurant business is not easy. Prices were very good."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "And I liked this restaurant before. The new prix fixe menu is a plus. Loved the veal ragu pasta. Service is friendly and accommodating. I'll keep going back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I have been coming to this restaurant for years and the food had been reliably excellent. I had not been to La Carbonara in 6 months and noticed a huge difference in the quality of the selections I ordered. The lentil soup, which had always been amazing, was bland and lacked seasoning and any hint of white truffle oil. The chicken cacciatore was bland, under seasoned and burnt. The staff seemed totally new since my last visit (and certainly not as friendly), which makes me wonder in it is under new management. This place has taken a turn for the worse, which is disappointing. There are now large signs on the windows offering a fixed-price menu, which also makes me think that they are struggling. Better than signs, improve the food!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The service here was very attentive and the price was right. The mussels appetizer was superb but my salmon was a little stingy. Would have enjoyed a bit more fish and if it were grilled rather than baked. So don't order the salmon but enjoy this restaurant nonetheless."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Always love coming to Carbonara--the service is excellent, the food is delicious and the place is so charming! On top of that, the prices are reasonable. Will be coming back here ASAP."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Dined on 1/6/2014