A'Roma Ristorante
A'Roma Ristorante

A'Roma Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aromalapalma.com/
  • Phone: 7145233729
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Available for Private Parties
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gerardo Lopez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: In the comfort of your home or in the convenience of your workplace, Ferrari's A'Roma Ristorante can make any place Delicious! Contact us to create a memorable experience for your next catered event. Visit our website, www.aromalapalma.com for menus and pricing.
  • Private Party Facilities: From corporate functions to family gatherings, Ferrari's A'Roma Ristorante makes any event enjoyable and unforgettable.
  • Private Party Contact: Luigi Ferrari 7145233729

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Valley View & Orange Thorpe
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from A'Roma Ristorante
At Ferrari's A'Roma Ristorante, it's all about great Italian food, attentive service and an atmosphere where you feel truly welcomed into our family.
We are the Ferrari's; Joey, Anthony, Adriana, Josie and Luigi. Together, with our professional staff, we offer you what we feel is an exquisite dining experience.
Once you taste "La Vera Cucina Italiana" you will be tempted back again and again.

Join us in the intimate "Ferrari Bar" for your favorite cocktail or a glass of wine from our hand selected list. For more information about us, please visit our website.

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A'Roma Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (21)romantic (17)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (13)good for groups (12)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Outstanding
    lancermom
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A'Romas is a casual fine dining restaurant. The staff is incredible and the food is amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Superb cuisine. Everything was outstanding - pasta, shrimp and veal wonderful. Service by their new waiter Ian was perfect. Job well done and incredible cuisine to boot. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked away in a tiny Mall a gem!
    SandiB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The first time we came here we had such a difficult time finding it. This time I mapquested it. It's a little gem tucked away in this confusing maze of streets. The food was so good the first time we just had to return. I had a Penne Caprese Pasta dish. Oh so very good. We had a night at a local theater planned, so we arrived early. We learned from our last visit to make a reservation & opentable made it easy. Our server was very good & even surprised me with a dessert for my birthday! My friend had brought me a birthday gift & he asked about it. After dinner he returned with a Spumoni Bombe with a lit candle! Very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    BobbyD
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have been going for years... Food is excellent and resturant is family owned.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Incredible, memorable experience. Food is always great and the service outstanding. You can't ever miss with this fantastic restaurant. Enjoy...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FRENCHs
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was delicious! Service was exceptional! The waiter suggested an outstanding wine that everyone enjoyed! One of our favorite places to go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love this outstanding neighborhood, family owned Italian restaurant. The food, service and ambiance is flawless. Dom, our waiter was a true professional and both pasta and meat dishes sensational. A wonderful gem and one of the best Italian restaurants in North Orange County. A must try
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Evening
    LePy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The staff is efficient. We asked our waiter, Dominico, what he likes/not to miss - his recommendations were spot on. Absolutely great food, wine and evening experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbeatable service!
    Kathe
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Nice little Italian restaurant with the best service ever! The waiters are so prepared to ensure your dining experience is pleasant. I have been here several times for business lunches, but rarely for dinner. This will be our new "go to" place - it was just perfect!! The food was also excellent!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never fails to please!
    winepro
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have been going to the restaurant for over 20 years and I still enjoy it as much as when it first opened. Wonderful Italian food - the mascarpone cheese and bread is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    Mike
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great chef and the food is the same high quality all the time, nightly specials, great service, great cocktails, What did I leave out, it is all just perfect EVERY time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great restaurant. Very competent wait staff. The food is consistently good and they are willing to adapt dishes as necessary. My personal favorite is the salmon. Highly recommend for a business lunch or a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I took advantage of the Saturday night wine tasting with entertainment. A delightful, noteworthy experience with a two person combo, including the owners son Anthony who is quite talented. The food here is sensational and is one of the best Italian restaurants in Orange County. You can't miss from the delicious pasta to the numerous meat/chicken and nightly special dishes. Enjoy...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sr Vice President
    Grandpoint
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    For all business lunches in the area I always prefer Arom
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Italian Gem
    diningdrVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We enjoyed A'Roma so much the first visit a few years ago, we came again. Loved the antipasti, fine Pinto Grigio.my husband had the veal marsala and it was excellent served with the right amount of pasta and a side of vegetables. I had the canneloni, two generously filled crepe like pasta with a side salad. very filling very good. The foccacia bread with the marscapone and marinara as the bread and butter service is a meal in itself. And Spumoni for dessert! The restaurant was also hosting a wine dinner in the banquet room, their bar had regular guests. You must go and tell Anthony you heard about them on Open Table!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exemplary Dining Locally
    billwood98
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    From a casual night out to a formal affair A'Roma is the place to go. I have been coming here for the best part of 20 years and have never had a bad meal or experience. As a delightful aside many of the waiters speak northern Italian which my mother when she would visit could communicate with her in her native tongue. The price of the meal and beverages are reasonable , particularly when considering the quality of the food and service. Overall, just a gem for a local establishment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This family owned and operated establishment is one of the best in North Orange County. Outstanding cuicine that is consistly wonderful. Service from our waiter Dom and each meat and pasta dish is cooked to perfection. Run, don't walk to this incredible restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Definitely romantic & accommodating
    Anniversary
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were celebrating our 5th anniv and made reservations here. From the moment we walked in, to when every item ordered arrived, to when we were exiting the restaurant, we were greeted a happy anniversary. The staff is so friendly and patient as we were first timers, our server Juan even made a few suggestions and they did not disappoint. The cheesecake souffle is a must try!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 194 reviews are from the A'Roma Ristorante reviews archive.
  • The Best
    Linda
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A'Roma's is still my favorite! The staff is friendly and efficient and the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    outandaboutVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Both the food and service were excellent and they had a reasonably priced wine list with very good selections. So glad we found this place on Open Table. We will definitely be returning for many dinners in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    AmyKVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Best Italian food I've ever had! Crab cakes are absolutely amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Aromero
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Highly recommended restaurant, I have been going here with family for special occasions as well as for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem!
    WhatsUp
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good food, great service. Local family-owned gem in the suburbs. Much better than the any chain restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazingly Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I went here with my wife and my twin daughters (6yo) the night before Mothers Day. The food and service was out of this world, the hosted was very nice (owners daughter) and the chef and other staff did their jobs to the fullest. This is a new spot for us we came all the way from Pomona to this p[lace and it was well worth it, we were even able to meet the Chef which was a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This consistently outstanding restaurant should always be your 'go to' place to dine on incredible Italian cuisine. The Ferrari family owns and operates this establishment and you can never go wrong with daily specials highly recommended. The wait staff, including Dom and Baron are the very best. Ask for either one of them and enjoy superior pasta, meat and fish dishes... There award winning cheesecake is amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot ! Why go anywhere else
    Etejada13VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The family is all working together to bring great service to you. Order halapeno cheese bread wirh brushetta! Not on menu but ask for it and be careful with jalapenos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite Spot
    cacowgirl22
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Best Italian Food around. This is definitely our new spot.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    PattyoVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Amazing family place with personal accommodating service. Food was fantastic. This is coming from a person of Italian decent who is a foodie that entertains extensively in NYC. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE. Hidden gem for sure!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    Linda
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I am so lucky to have ARoma's "in my backyard". It is consistently fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Went with my girlfriend and her family to celebrate a birthday. Everything from appetizers, wine, entrees and desert were terrific.the waiter was very attentive and everything was served hot and efficiently. This is a great place owned and operated by some wonderful people. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Haven't been here in 15 yrs.
    Loveathepasta
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Haven't been here in 15 yrs. It was even better than I had remembered! The staff is very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. I would recommend this restaurant !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A-one restaurant
    vald
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We treated friends to dinner for their 50th wedding anniversary and they loved everything especially the food. Our friends were visiting from Maryland and they said it was the best Italian food they have ever had. I was so pleased on the food and how well we were treated by the employees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is an incredible, wonderful
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This is an incredible, wonderful gem in North Orange County. Owned by the Ferrari family, this outstanding Italian restaurant serves quality food, excellent drinks and outstanding service. A wonderful combination to ensure your lunch or dinner experience is outstanding. Highly, recommended - pastas, veal, chicken and meat dishes about the very best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place!
    Sknflnt
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    A'Roma is not inexpensive, but it executes every stop beautifully. It makes a perfect choice for people who love Italian food (who doesn't?) and who want a convenient (just off the 91 Fwy.) and lovely place to go. Each time I have dined there I have been pleased and am looking forward to the next occasion. I sometimes hesitate to recommend a place too highly for fear of disappointing, but the others in our party were also impressed and commented several times on how good the food was. It has a genuine Italian feel, beautiful vintage black and white photos on the walls, friendly and competent staff, and wonderful cooks. I can't imagine your regretting a visit there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    A perfect evening at a reasonable price. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This lovely Italian gem is
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This lovely Italian gem is a must to dine and enjoy outstanding Italian Cuisine. The recipes are culled from the 'old world' and each entree never disappoints. Nice nightly specials which I highly recommend. The service, by Dom, is very professional, friendly and efficient. Job well done and the food is a treat. Don't miss the 'out of this world' cheesecake. A true winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NPEW
    Slaub
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I was in town for a convention and took my customer here. Our group size kept changing and the restaurant was very accommodating to my requests, basically they said whatever size you need we will get. I ended up only having 6 and we were in a table off to the side where we could talk, enjoy our company and not bother anybody else. The food was good but nothing to write home about. I had the veal saltimbocca as well as another and we both thought there was too much sauce on it. Other than that it had great flavor and texture. The wine list was also good. I probably wouldn't go out of my way for A'Roma Ristorante but I would also go again if I was in the neighbor hood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    littleblondechick
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Food was outstanding, servers and all staff were very friendly. A great experience, and will definitely bring clients back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service! Excellent Food!
    Jb562
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This is our second time dining at Aroma Ristorante. It was recommended by a friend and we absolutely loved it. You are greeted and welcomed right away upon opening the door. The waiters are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Although it would seem that the open table dining would be noisy, it is actually quite relaxing. You don't feel rushed. The food is amazing. I had the chicken cacciatore and the sauce was delicious. Try the spumoni for dessert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. Service is always excellent and the food is always great. The restaurant has been in the neighborhood for many years and never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.