La Carboncita Paladar
If you’re looking to stray from the local food scene during your visit to Cuba, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a growing number of quality international restaurants springing up across town. La Carboncita is one such example - offering some of the most authentic Italian cuisine you’ll likely to sample in Havana.
Much of this is down to the restaurant’s Italian owner and chef, Walter Ginevri. Producing a varied menu of classics, its Walter’s outstanding pizzas that are worthy of the highest praise. Pizzas are cooked in the restaurants wood-fired oven for a truly authentic taste and come served with a generous amount of toppings.
Walter also produces his own wonderful pasta and homemade sauces, and it’s the freshness and quality of the ingredients he uses in this process that ensures his dishes are frequently met with gushing praise. Worthwhile options include the rich and creamy penne carbonara, mushroom fettuccine and ricotta and spinach cannelloni.
More than Italian food
But beyond these traditional favourites, there’s a great selection of fresh salads, fish and meat dishes to choose from. Just make sure you bring a hearty appetite with you - the portion sizes are large to say the least.
La Carboncita has a relaxed, informal atmosphere with the restaurant split into separate dining areas. As well as a small terrace area out front and a secluded patio at the rear of the property, there’s an exclusive room available for private hire.
For anyone seeking an alternative to traditional local food - especially those staying in the Miramar district, this is a restaurant that deserves consideration. Every guest that dines here is made to feel truly welcome, while the outstanding Italian cuisine served up is arguably the most authentic you’ll encounter in Cuba.
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