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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/

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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

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Daily 12:00PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 7:30PM

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La Carbonara Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for a Date (5)
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Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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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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vip
 (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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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Been going here for years. Was one of my favorite Italian spots however the food quality was not nearly the same as it had been previously.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and service; authentic dishes snd delicious specials; very reliable

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Had lunch here. Great food and good value for money. Will go again

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Always a fun brunch. Drag just makes it more fun! Good food and good fun. Always a good brunch

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was good and we got there at 2 during Sat brunch and could only order off the main menu with a Groupon.
They had a drag queen comedy show while we were eating that was very vulgar and not appropriate for us.

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

Great Place, Food and Service were Fantastic

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Continued personnel change on the floor make this once familiar place feel a little new to us. Possible changes in the kitchen has recently caused favorite dishes to disappoint. My guess is we will dine there much less frequently.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Found this on another website and thought it would make a fun meal when my son and I were in NYC for a day. It was absolutely excellent. Menu was not overdone but offered plenty of choice, staff was very welcoming, meal was delicious. Would definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Nothing good in that reastaurant. Bad quality of food, lentil soup with other strong and undefinable ingredients that changed totally taste (in bad way), octopus probably old and with no flavor, the glass of pitcher with tap water was opaque, sinonymous of dirty, and at the end, I couldnt avoid to leave the tip, because it was already included in the bill! Really fanny: usually tip is something leaved to everyone's decision, but in this case no, they decided for me. In conclusion, not recommended at all.

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

They are no joke with the unlimited mimosas, my huge glass was full the entire 90 minutes! My friend and I both had brunch pasta dishes and were both happy with our choices. Definitely pop in between 2pm and 4pm and get 90 minutes of nonstop mimosas and a fantastic drag show!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The service in this place was TERRIBLE. When I made the reservations on the website through OpenTable, it did not say that there would be a drag show through out my entire meal. Even though I asked to be seated outside, the noise was ridiculous! Our bill was $90 for two mediocre plates and watered down drinks. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent authentic Italian food, friendly and gracious service all make La Carbonara one of my favorites!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

How can a bar that lists Bloody Mary as a brunch special not know how to make a Virgin Mary?

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was slow. The Prix Fixe menu seemed reasonable, but then the portions were ridiculously small and thus the meal seemed overpriced.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant and very accommodating staff!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

I love la carbonara best place ever best la carbonara sauce

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

Went on a Saturday for brunch with friends. We did the $25 bottomless brunch option which allowed us unlimited mimosas, champagne, screw drivers & bloody mary's, drinks were quite strong. Four of us had eggs benedict and all of our eggs were very overdone (they were essentially hard boiled) and there was almost no sauce on it. Out other friend had a cheeseburger and said it was overdone as well. The drag show and bottomless drinks made the meal worthwhile, but i would recommend ordering something safe like the french toast or a pasta dish.

Tags: Live Music, Fun
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