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US$ 5 - US$ 20
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Italian, Pizza, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

Very disappointing. Went there the other day and everything was fabulous. Came back for our very last meal in Playa and it was anything but. Waited 40 min for a table, another 490 min to get any food on the table, and that was only...after stressing that my husband needed food ASAP. We never got dinner, someone came and took menu away before we ever got the chance to order.then, when I told them it was too late for my husband to eat, and we needed the Bill, they tried to to tell me that they wouldn’t accept my credit card, cash only-unacceptable! The food is good here, but unless you have Abraham for your server, forget it. If he ever leaves this establishment I will never go back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 May 2020

ended up eating here on my first night when my cuban friend i was meeting for dinner and i had planned on eating at a restaurant around the corner...which was closed. i view this as being lucky! after our meal here at La Carboncita, i...added this place to revisit on future trips. my spanish is minimal and the service could not have been more accommodating. after we ordered, we were invited to tour the restaurant to enjoy the beautiful furnishings and art. our meal was incredible! both came out looking and tasting five-star and we ended up sharing to try different foods! thank you for being open on a monday night for be!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

I really likes this Place! The food, the service was really great! And also the atmosphere. The Place becomes one of my favoriter in Miramar. /Thomas, from Sweden

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 23 July 2019

What a pleasure to review La Carboncita! This restaurant is in a beautiful, elegant home. The service was excellent and the food was superb. Mojitos are wonderful, and their wine choices go well with the main courses. Our party of five had a variety of...pastas, seafood, pizza, salads, and incredible desserts. Their flan was the best flan ever; the mango ice cream was so good that everyone wanted more. I highly recommend this paladar and will be back again on the next visit to Havana.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019

Such a shame, I so wanted La Carboncita to be better than the other “Italian restaurant” in the neighbourhood as the people are much nicer. All started well, a small discreet stone cladded building on third avenue, decorated in a modern style with tables on...the outside terrace that lined the front and one side of the building. Both of the serving staff were cheerful, welcoming and it transpired were efficient and enthusiatic although hampered by what they have to work with. The menu was fairly typical of a pasta and pizza place. First glance offered no surprises so off I went. I asked for the tomato bruschetta and was upsold by the waitress to the mixed bruschetta which when delivered was six thin toast biscuits of the pre-packaged variety; three with a smear of what perported to be pate de tartufa, two with a smattering of diced tomatoes and one with a thin coating of what had been described as tuna with mayonnaise but was light on mayonnaise and bereft of tuna. Next up was the tuna salad which was true to description and passably mediocre, disappointing but nothing worse than average, however only one of the four peppermills I was provided actually did any milling, obviously a popular model as unlike the others, which for obvious reasons were full, was almost empty and the only dressing available for the salad was olive oil, not a drop of vinegar of any description in sight. On the menu there is a selection of fresh pasta including a listing of what is described as “traditional” I always thought fresh pasta as being traditional but I guess they meant made with semolina rather than egg. Alongside is a list of the sauces available to have with the pasta and also some house specialities that are priced individually. The list of sauces includes all the usual suspects although this being Cuba I did ask the waiter what the ingredients of a few of the sauces were and it was fortunate that I did as any self respecting Italian would be very surprised at the local interpretations. I did wonder how they intended to prepare Fettucine Alfredo in a country where milk is like rocking horse poo, let alone cream of any description. The first three fresh pastas I asked for were unavailable so in the end I asked what they did have and of the four that were available I asked for the fettucine and chose the seemingly safe option of quatro fromaggi. When the mountain of pasta arrived it became obvious that they should concentrate on quality/price ratio rather than quantity. The portion I had, billed as a primo plato, was sufficient to feed three people as a main course; what it lacked in quality it made up for in quantity. It was stodgy and despite the obviously very cheesy sauce, lacked any flavour of cheese whatsoever and had not been seasoned. Very strange that in a pasta restaurant I should have to ask for a spoon as it is fundamental to the consumption of so many types of pasta and in most places such as this is part of the standard cutlery layout. Actually the consistency of the pasta made the necessity for a spoon redundant, but a point worth noting. All in all very disappointing and for what I was served, I thought priced a little on the high side although not massively. If quantity and mediocrity is your preference then this is the place for you. If not but you still want “Italian food” there is a much better place around the corner on first avenue where the price is deservedly a bit higher and where the only downside is the lethargy of the staff.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

My family and I cruised to Havana and had a most amazing experience at La Carboncita. We started with truly the best mojito I’ve ever had...and my husband makes a great one. We began our meal with a focaccia with arugula and tomato as well...as a mozzarella and prosciutto appetizer. Both were fresh and flavorful. Our main course was a lovely seafood pasta, again with the freshest ingredients. Our deserts were flan and fruit sherbets served in the fruit. Deliciosa! In addition to the great food. We had a wonderful dining experience. We sat outside in a lovely courtyard with native plats and herbs growing all around us. The staff was very friendly and attentive and ensured that we wanted for nothing. We will definitely return on our next visit.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 10 April 2019

Wonderful dinner again with a special waiter, Norge. My husband had the ravioi and I had pasta and carbonara sauce.Excellent wine and servce.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 March 2019 via mobile

Excellent value and great food. Friendly staff. The pizzas and lasagna are their best offerings. They also do takeaways.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 25 February 2019 via mobile

My friends and I were in Havana from Febuary 11 -21. We stayed in the Miramar side of town and decided to explore the many resturant in that area. After sampling quite a few resturant we ended up eating at LA Carboncita 5 times. There...pizza is second to none and their fish dishes will make one over eat. Even in Canada the amount of lobster or other meats on pizza is pretty skimpy, not here. The prices are reasonable. And the staff are easy on the eyes. This is a hidden gem and will be my stomping grounds from now on when I visit yearly.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant in the Miramar area of Havana. Quickly became our favourite. Excellent food, wide variety of choices - all were tasty and delicious, prepared in reasonable time. Outdoor dining in front, side, and back gardens. Also a few tables inside the lovely interior. We...(4 friends) each thoroughly enjoyed our suppers here on all 4 occasions within our 10 day stay. Service always excellent and prompt. (thanks Saily, and all other staff). Facility very clean, comfortable, high quality furnishings, well cared for. Prices reasonable. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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La Carboncita Paladar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5