Great Mother's DayTook my grandmother and mom here for Mother's Day and they were blown away by the food. Grandma had the Chicken a la Romana and Mom had the Salmon ala Brace. They could not stop raving about the food. Service was a bit slower than normal, but I attribute that to it being Mother's Day. Service was still attentive and very polite.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Gem of La PalmaIve been coming to A'Roma for over 20 years and the food and service has just gotten better and better. It's a great spot for a first date or to get together with family. You know that the service is good when they are still checking to see if you need anything else when the bill is already paid. Water glasses are refilled all the way until the time you get up to leave. Most places totally abandon you after the bill comes. I think that is tacky and discourteous. A little cold water goes a long way toward our perception of the staff at the end of the night. Excellent service is more important than the food.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe very nice hostess madeThe very nice hostess made us feel very welcome to this glorious and special neighborhood gem. The restaurant is outstanding and continues to excel in service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual our food was wonderful!As usual our food was wonderful! But the service was not so good. We started with one waiter, who promptly left us after we said we wanted an extra minute to look over the menu. He never returned, so I had to grab another waiter to take our order. This waiter looked to be handling the entire room. I had to track him down numerous times to get our bill, extra silverware, etc. The food, however, was delivered to the table in a timely manner. A band was playing in the bar and was a bit too loud for conversation in the dining room.
My husband and I love this restaurant, but the service is a bit sketchy. This family run business needs to invest in some training.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMthis restaurant has becomethis restaurant has become part of my 'favorite ' restaurants to frequent. I have not had a bad moment in this restaurant whether it be the food, wine, or ambience.It is an exceptional experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI am fortunate to have A'Roma'sI am fortunate to have A'Roma's right in my neighborhood. I have brought visitors from other cities and states - without exception, they were impressed that I had such a fine restaurant so close to home. The antipasto salad for lunch is the best!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis authentic Italian "Ristorante"This authentic Italian "Ristorante" has an extensive menu as well as daily specials.
The waiters have been there many years and and their experiance is reflected in the great service. Try the pepper and sausages (home made)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI've gone to A'Roma's manyI've gone to A'Roma's many times for dinner but this time I had lunch there. The antipasto salad was fantastic!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was a diamondThe restaurant was a diamond in the rough!! The food was wonderful...would definitely go back!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome service (waiter wasAwesome service (waiter was Barin) and wonderful food. I came here with a business associate for lunch and was greeted very warmly. The Chicken was truly fantastic. Nice bar, nice restaurant. Go for it...3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely come to this wonderfulDefinitely come to this wonderful restaurant and partake of the fantastic wine and bar selection. Tonight, we experienced live guitar music which enhanced our dining experience. Pasta and meat dishes were superb and nicely seasoned. This is a fantastic neighborhood gem. Incredible service and the owner Lou is present and overseeing perfection in his establishment.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food in the area. ItBest food in the area. It is my go-to place for all business lunches. Many people don't know/or go because it's part of a retail strip center. Therein lies the beauty. The food and service are excellent. Big plus is the bar area always shows the big soccer games during the week.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFrank's Birthday DinnerCelebrated Husband's birthday recently here; everything was wonderful. Frank (fmr. New Yorker), swears by the carparccio and great veal dishes. I love the hand-crafted pasta and risotto dishes. The staff are so welcoming, like family and attentive. Hands down the best Lasagna and Eggplant entrees!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great (your marscaponeThe food was great (your marscapone (sp), salad dressing and loved my scampi diavalo and of course your cappucino dessert. Seemed somewhat hectic at times but loved to see the place filled w/ patrons who appreciate good food.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHey, I was on my way to theHey, I was on my way to the theatre tonight and decided to stop by this neighborhood gem. If you haven't tried A'roma, you need to immediately. Tonight, there was incredible entertainment in the bar. We enjoyed a 'smart cocktail' and listened to some pretty incredible guitar music from a talented chap. Then we moved into the dining area. Our waiter, Barin, was the consummate professional, and I decided to have one of the nightly specials. My date, had some of the old world pasta that this restaurant is famous for. Incredible is all I can say. Stop by here and enjoy a wonderful dinner and an evening of good entertainment.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI was with a client and hadI was with a client and had to take her to a special Italian restaurant. Aroma's of course and it was very impressive as always. Barron (I believe that's his name) served us and explained the nightly specials - did an excellent job. Everything was tempting, and the appetizer selection was the best. He recommended a couple of nice wine selections and it was all a hit and my client was noticeably impressed.2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFriends have been tellingFriends have been telling me about this neighborhood gem for quite some time. Tonight, I had the opportunity to dine in this outstanding establishment. A cute party was next to us and it was really nice to see a great group - nice roses and a stuffed bear. But, the restaurant itself is really something you find in Manhattan or Downtown Chicago. Its classy interior adds to the excellent food. The pasta is to die for and the nightly specials come highly recommended. Barron our waiter was the consummate professional. It was apparent this man worked at his craft in the European market.
Don't hesitate, go here and enjoy the incredible food and fantastic food and dessert selections. The bar is top notch as well.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were staying at the LaWe were staying at the La Quinta and saw this restaurant and it looked interesting. We walked over and were greeted warmly by the hostess. We were seated in a waiter by the name of Barin's section. My wife and I are originally from San Francisco and the service and food was better then some of the best Italian restaurants in North Beach. Everything from the bread to the included salads complemented the main course. I am going to tell all my friends about this place. Well done...1/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this North Orange CountyI love this North Orange County gem. The service (Barin) our waiter was outstanding. Our food dishes nicely prepared and with just the right ingredients. The remodeled restaurant is a marvel and the beautiful decor adds to the fine food and service. The bar is fun and their top shelf drinks are the best. Go here and enjoy... it's one of the best restaurants in Orange County.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM