Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish from Latium, and more specifically to Rome, based on eggs, cheese, bacon (guanciale or pancetta), and black pepper. Spaghetti is usually used as the pasta, however, fettuccine, rigatoni, or bucatini can also be used.
The dish is made of yellow egg noodles. In the past, mi rebus was sold by mobile hawkers who carried two baskets over a pole. One basket contained a stove and a pot of boiling water, and the other the ingredients for the dish.