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“Maurizio Il Magnifico”
Review of La Carbonara

La Carbonara
Ranked #22 of 499 Restaurants in Estepona
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Seldom do I write any sort of review but the meal we had in Estepona at La Carbonara simply blew me away. And not just me. All five of us. The food was exceptional, from the seafood fettucini to the spinach and cheese ravioli. All on a different level to any Italian meal we have had either in England or even Italy.
Maurizio, the chef/owner is an engaging character, full of life and funny. Nothing funny about the cooking, simply fantastico.
I am not surprised other reviewers have raved about it. By the port, where you'd expect more touristy (and pricey) food, this place has only been open a few months but madre santissima, cannot stop talking about the meal even now when am back in England.
And his home made tiramisu was something else!
Excellent value for money (12/13Euros for these dishes)

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Thank Pietroilmagnifico
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here and was pleasantly greeted and immediately served tapas. The meal was superb- excellent flavor and presentation. Service is impeccable. Highly recommend!

Thank Julia W
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place, my favourite Italian.
Visited with my parents who were overjoyed to find many Roman specialities on the menu and the very friendly Maurizio, the owner and chef, cooked them to perfection. Simply great food. Grazie Maurizio, Buonissimo!

Thank SurreyHegs
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Maurizio is a fun and colourful chef from Rome who does it all. A very personal, and typically Italian experience. Everything I have eaten here is delicious, but a MUST HAVE is the ravioli. Best Italian food I've had here and very authentic as he sources most all of his ingredients from Italy. Reasonably priced considering the location and quality of food. If you love Italian food you'll love La Carbonara !!

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Thank fred p
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The port of Estepona has always been full of poor restaurants that rely on passing holiday trade; in short, a gastronomic no-go zone where in-the-know locals have always feared to tread (La Escollera excluded, although it too has its drawbacks). Thankfully, La Carbonara has finally changed all that!

On my most recent trip to Estepona, I was thrilled to find this new, genuine Italian restaurant that serves the best food not only in the port, but, in my 20-year experience, in the whole of Estepona. Finally, eating out in the port is a viable option! From speciality Roman dishes such as oxtail stew to classics such as seafood pasta and pizza, the chef and owner Maurizio provides it all with an exceptional level of quality.

All the pasta is homemade and personal attention is given to every dish. There are always daily specials available that don't appear on the menu. Must-try dishes are the seafood fettuccine and baked aubergine antipasto.

As well as the food, the staff at La Carbonara offer a level of hospitality unheard of anywhere else in the port. They are friendly yet professional, and are committed to making sure you have a nice experience and love your meal.

Estepona is blessed to finally have a restaurant of this quality run by a professional restauranteur from Rome. I highly recommend it for any occasion – a quick lunch, a dinner, a special celebration, or even just breakfast.

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