Food & Wine

Gillian Nelis: In Rome I sampled a world famous pasta carbonara, and here’s why you should too

A visit to Rome provides the perfect excuse to sample Luciano Monosilio’s native cooking at Luciano Cucina Italia

Luciano Cucina Italia: the restaurant near the Campo de Fiori in Rome is famous for its spaghetti carbonara. Picture: Stefano Delia

Around the corner from the Trevi fountain, I’ve locked eyes with a woman sitting at a pavement restaurant. A waiter has plonked down what I can only describe as a plate of slop in front of her, and she has visibly recoiled.

I think it’s pasta, but it’s been so heavily submerged in grey gloop that it’s hard to be sure. I feel like telling her to just get up and leave, to free herself ...