Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Restaurant With A View-La Carbonara

One of Rome's institutions is La Carbonara in Campo dei Fiori. Contrary to popular opinion, it does not take its name from the famous egg and bacon pasta (although they do serve a mean Carbonara!). The name actually comes from the original owner who used to sell coal (a Carbonaro). When his daughter took over, she changed the name to the feminine form. The restaurant is famous not only for its traditional Roman fare, but also for its fantastic view of Campo dei Fiori and the statue of Giordano Bruno in the center of the square. You can't go wrong with the food-and you'll love the view from the restaurant's upstairs dining rooms. La Carbonara is open every day until 11:30 pm.

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