Authentic Roman cuisine in the DC area?
I've been trying out a lot of Italian restaurants in the area lately and I've noticed that all of them lack some sort of authentic Roman cuisine, particularly a good carbonara (without peas and cream). Does anything of the sort exist around here?
Just using that as example, but when I mean authentic I mean guanciale, eggs, pecorino romano, and black pepper, nothing else. It just seems that the only place you can get something so simple and executed so perfectly is in Rome or by someone who knows his/her stuff at home. I've only had authentic carbonara once in my time in Rome and I'll never forget it. Unfortunately that means I'll be disappointed constantly and the closest thing to experiencing real Roman cuisine is through the Travel Channel.
And I'm not just talking carbonara, things like alfredo, amatriciana, their offal dishes like trippo and veal sweetbreads.