Permanently Closed - La Carbonara

3.9
601 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday 4pm – 11pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 4pm
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Phone number
(212) 255-2060
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giuliano Matarese
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Catering
Coming Soon!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th Aveuue
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Parking details
Metered Parking Available, Read Parking Restrictions

Indoor Garage located on 14th street between 7th and 8th Ave.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant is CLOSED permanently..... FOR rent sign out front

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o
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is permanently closed. Please delete it from your website

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G
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

You’ve got to be kidding. Sending this after I wrote a letter telling you they went out of business. You never notified me, I found out when I showed up fir my reservation.
You people need to do your jobs. This site is certainly not what it used to be that is why the new snd hot places are on other sites.

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant has been closed for at lest three months. We didn't know that so when we got our confirmations for our reservation we were looking forward to what had always been a great restaurant. When we arrived there were at least 10-12 people milling around the dark and empty restaurant. It appeared that the place had been abandoned. No note and no information.

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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They’re closed. No longer open!!!! Remove them from Open Table

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had been closed

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F
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my out if town cousins last Thursday and they loved the place!

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AS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

La Carbonara always provides a very pleasurable, relaxing dining experience. The staff are gracious and efficient. The dining area is charming and usually fairly quiet. This is truly a place for scrumptious Italian comfort food. I have dined there several times with different groups of friends and everyone was pleased.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Probably the worst brunch I have ever been to in NYC.
- We paid 25 for bottomless brunch but the champagne basically tasted like vinegar. We changed to screw drivers thinking we would Be able to get that down but everyone was gagging at how terrible the vodka was.
- Food was mediocore at best. My boyfriend was still hungry when leaving.
- Service was painfully terrible. We constantly had to ask to get a refil or for them to even take our order. Basically had to beg for the check and we could not wait to leave.
- extremely loud beyond the point of being even semi enjoyable
- To top it off they added a 20% tip to the bill (makes sense why the waiters didn’t feel a need to work)
Never go here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Dont get house drinks ! Very cheap and horrible “champagne “

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s
New York Area
234 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very nice people, very pretty rest, very average food. Prices are reasonable but nothing we ate stood out and prob will not return

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch is always so much fun n and the wait staff is on point!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Super fun place to get brunch with girlfriends on a weekend. Awesome drag show!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to go for really solid Italian food. The atmosphere is quite buzzing so I would not recommend for an intimate dinner for 2. It's more of a place to with a group and try the many delicious things on the menu. Everything is so fresh and the pastas are all outstanding.like the carbonara. Enjoy!

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YB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service! I’m so happy u found this place

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AS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RS
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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L
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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M
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

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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l
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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E
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration for Friend

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D
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !!!!!

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OT
New York Area
325 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

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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g
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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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K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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TM
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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