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About 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.

202 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday 4pm – 11pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Cross Street:
7th Aveuue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 255-2060

Website:
http://www.lacarbonaranyc.com/

Catering:
Coming Soon!

Parking Details:
Metered Parking Available, Read Parking Restrictions

Indoor Garage located on 14th street between 7th and 8th Ave.

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.

Executive Chef:
Giuliano Matarese

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Carbonara Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Cozy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants: great food, pretty dining room with white table cloths and subdued lighting. The service is gracious and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

In the city for Christmas with my two daughters and wanted to find a neighborhood cafe for a cozy holiday dinner. Made last minute reservations on Open Table and crossed my fingers. Santa Claus must have put us on the good list - Wonderful service, tasty food and fair prices. We felt like locals enjoying an exquisite evening. Our table was even beside the Christmas tree. What a great find!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great local place for Italian food. Service is really attentive, too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious classic Italian dishes, but I don't recommend fish.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were warmly greeted by the hostess who was accommodating in assisting us with a table in a quiet corner. Miriam could not have been more delightful. In general, everyone was pleasant and efficient.
The food was delicious, with perfect seasoning in each and every dish. Fabulous olive oil for dipping warm, crusty bread.
Portions were generous, and my grilled calamari appetizer was generous enough to be a main dish.
When we mentioned one of was celebrating a special birthday, the staff came out with a dessert holding a lighted candle and sang birthday wishes to our friend. Lovely.
It's our first time at this restaurant, but we will return, and we'll tell our friends about our find!!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Staff was amazing and attentive and the food Devine!!! One of my fav spots in the city

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

My friend and I had lunch here and it was incredible! Arlinda , our Waiteress , was warm, friendly and made wonderful suggestions for us to try. Great food and great place!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was good, not amazing. The octopus was slightly over cooked. The pasta was well cooked. The desserts were not made there and previously frozen.
The biggest problem is that they did not take Open Table gift cards even though they claim to on tha site. This would have been fine except the maitre d’ came to the table with his phone and the person from open table on the line. It was quite awkward. I spoke with open table who claimed that the restaurant has taken them in the past. Open table was gracious and apologetic and gave me credit plus. Th restaurant lied to me not to take the gift card, and the whole experience of having to explain to the maitre d’ that they have taken these in the past was annoying. It ruined the entire meal.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very convenient to where we were staying, but would be worth going across town for. The gnocchi were about as close to perfect as possible, tender and tasty. The sauce was clean and bright. The salad was served in a crispy cheese bowl and was phenomenal and perfectly dressed. The only flaw was the eggplant was a bit tough. Otherwise, a beautiful meal. Go. Eat. Enjoy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

What a great service, they were very considerate, helpful and professional. Even asked if music was too loud since me and bf picked a table in the corner that was near the speakers.
The food was delicious, they were happy to adjust order too which is an extra plus.
Will definitely come back, very happy to find a place like this next to my home)

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife & I attended an event in the area and looked ahead for a place to have dinner. La Carbonara was close by so we looked a table after reading so many top-notch reviews. We were still wary because we have experienced places with good reviews that were disappointing.
Well - we were so happy we found La Carbonara - cozy warm atmosphere, old world feeling, linen tablecloths and napkins. Our server was very warm and patient even though most tables were filled.
The food - I ordered the Lasagna Tradizionale and my wife ordered the Minestrone soup. I am Italian - grew up in an Italian household - I have had many many versions of Lasagna - including my own. The Lasagna at La Carbonara is beyond description. It has a meat sauce - I mean - a meat sauce - small meatballs - chunks of other meat - the noodles seem homemade - not like the store bought Ronzoni or even the ones that cook in the sauce. - and the sauce--------Fagedaboudit!
Even though the portion was just right for me (and I'm a pretty big eater) I was wishing I had more - It was too good to come to an end - so I toyed with the idea to maybe asking for a side of meat balls, but I did not and glad because the desert was also terrific - I had the Grandmother's cake - Lemony filling over a shortbread crust topped with pine nuts and powdered sugar.
Oh - my wife thoroughly enjoyed the Minestrone - she said it heart and substance -
I had to help her finish her slice of Grandmother's cake. On the way home we were thinking of what other events we can attend in the same area - but - hey - we'll take a taxi no matter where we go. This is a really top notch authentic Italian restaurant. And we are really food people.
Mario

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This may not be the most attractive restaurant in town; however, the food is really, really good. Pasta is fresh and very well-prepared. The chicken was moist and flavorful.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday Celebration for Friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food, widely varied menu including fabulous homemade pastas and great meat and fish entrees. Reasonable prices. Terrific, attentive service, beautiful room with tables nicely spaced. So why only four stars and not five? Well, the small bar at the front of the restaurant was populated by a few very loud people whose laughter and voices reverberated throughout the restaurant, which seemed to make an attempt to drown them out by turning up the volume of the music. The decor seems designed for quiet conversation, but that was impossible at the time I was there. I'm sure this was not typical and I'll definitely return -- I really like this restaurant -- but they need either to separate the bar from the dining room or cut barflies off when they've clearly had too much!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had great time!
I was so impressed by quality of the food!
Definitely going back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place, very friendly atmosphere. Food was very tasty, great portions. To the gentleman who was walking around was very friendly ! prosciutto off the bone. It was incredible!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall, La Carbonara is consistent with quality of food and level of service with both being very good. I will say that I tried to use Opentable dining points and La Carbonara rejected the gift card even though it clearly stated the restarurant's name and address on it. Opentable reimbursed the points to me. It was embarrassing to say the least as I was treating friends to a dinner. Anyway, I would recommend La Carbonara for a casual, italian dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

There were fourteen of us, not quite an impromptu gathering, immediately welcomed and settled. And then the foods began to arrive, and each one was wonderful. Paired with the wine we chose, it just kept getting better and better. What was particularly special for us all was the attentive service, and the welcoming humor with which it was done. As for the desserts ... a stunning selection, nothing cloying, each terrific. And then, as if we hadn't had enough, we were served their signature cheese cake. Truly special and delicious and worth a bunch of !!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ask for Albano new Cheff outstanding very fresh food I love his food 👏

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It’s a great brunch. I’ve been before and always had a good time. The food is delicious. This particular day was not their best. The food took a long time and mine was cold. The other meal was good. I’d still go back! It’s a great deal and good food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

i hope that this restaurant can improve its service. our food was not bad at all, but the service was remarkably poor. staff seemed disorganized and were slow to take orders. they were not always knowledgeable about the menu. every course was verrrrrry slow to arrive. the room seemed noisy and confused as customers looked around for their servers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It's a comfortable restaurant with attentive staff and the prices are very reasonable!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Somewhat disorganized service when it got busy, food is adequate as expected

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The WORST service! Not very crowded. Appetizers took over 45 min. and then another 35 min. before entrees arrived. No apologies! Not at all friendly staff. The only thing that arrived promptly was the check!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was good, but service was slow. Waiter forgot a side dish we ordered.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I've eaten here a few times and I'm never disappointed. The food is really good, the prices are reasonable and the service is attentive. I will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awful food. Stay away!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service terrible and indifferent and food mediocre at best

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great neighborhood place, the staff is very accommodating

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I loved this place! I had a birthday dinner and they were amazing! the food the service and everything was great. Not too much $$ and drinks for my birthday!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We waited 20+ minutes for bread and an hour for our dinner. The food was not good. The waitress gave zero apologies for the long wait.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Crap on a plate! Lobster ravioli was frozen in the center, sauce was an oily watery mess! Ambiance; the radiator by the bar was falling off its hinges, it was a bad JOKE come to life.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I've liked this restaurant for years although i don't get there often- This time it was for my sister's birthday and though we were the only ones there at the start, at the time we needed to leave they were getting busy and our waitress was over-burdened. She was wonderful and we thank the staff for everything but the hostess and other staff did not seem to be able to step in and help the waitstaff when things got busy right when we needed coffee and check (we had told them at the start we needed to leave in one hour and they acknowledged it). Still a very nice place and my guests said the bar drinks were good as well- Lovely end of summer meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had very good night
Food and service was on spot.
I hade pollo valdostana with prosciutto spinach and fontina cheese.
I recommend this place!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Have been here several times and have never been disappointed. The only caveat is be sure to ask the price of the specials. They are more costly than regular menu items, but are also very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I was disappointed at this visit and I have been here a few times before. The restaurant was very quiet hence, an undo amount of attention. However, the fish was not fresh, half portions of pasta are not available for an appetizer, and a change in pasta type is unnecessarily an additional charge. Flexibility and a waitstaff that will let you alone to enjoy your own company is warranted. Make a few changes and La Carbonara will be up to par again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Casual Mon night dinner. Perfect. Delicious. Quiet. Great neighborhood Bistro!!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

DO NOT COME HERE! Worst server in New York City and food are only mediocre. They make you pay a service charge AND a 20% tip even if it is only for 2 people and did not specify it on the menu. The service here is non existent.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food was great and the ambiance was really nice. The service was a little slow and the tables are small, so it was a bit crowded with our bread, salad, and entree plates on the table at once. We used a Groupon which turned out to be an amazing deal. Overall, I would definitely return.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Good Italian food. Fresh pasta and the food was ok for the price.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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