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Being the capital of the country famous the world over for its pasta dishes, it's really not difficult to find good pasta in Rome. Carbonara, amatriciana, cacio e pepe, they are all typical Roman dishes, and if you stray a little from the tourist trail you can find the properly traditional recipes.
A great place for pasta in Rome is Flavio Al Velavevodetto in Testaccio neighborhood (97 Via di Monte Testaccio). Their pasta is perfectly al dente and richly dressed, but if you want to enjoy also a cozy Roman atmosphere, avoid the weekend, when it's too crowded and noisy.
Still in Testaccio, in 29 via Mastro Giorgio, an exquisite tonnarelli cacio e pepe (pasta with cacio cheese and pepper) can be ordered at Felice, glorious traditional restaurant since 1936, while for an excellent carbonara try Trattoria da Danilo, 13 Via Petrarca, in the lovely Esquilino area.
Apart from the strictly Roman tradition, you can find delicious pappardelle al sugo di lepre (pappardelle pasta with hare sauce), dish belonging to the Umbrian cuisine, at La Tavernetta Umbra in 103 viale Giulio Cesare, in Ottaviano area, near the Vatican.