Boil 4 quarts of water. Once boiling, add pasta and cook for 10 minutes.
Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook in a frying pan until brown and crispy.
Beat eggs and add grated Romano cheese.
Get a large bowl and fill it with very hot water. You will dump out the water before using this bowl. You need it to be warm when you mix everything together.
Pour 1/2 cup of pasta water in the bowl with the eggs and cheese to temper them.
Drain the hot water from the large bowl. Add drained, hot pasta, hot bacon and pour warm eggs and parmesan on top.
Use tongs to mix everything together. If you feel the pasta is too dry, add 1/2 cup of hot bacon grease to bring it all together.
Garnish with fresh ground pepper and more cheese.Pasta carbonara is traditionally served with ground pepper. Personally, I do not like it with pepper. I would suggest trying it without the pepper and then adding it to a bite or two before adding it to the whole dish.