Is this really in West Seattle?This place originally opened as a really fancy 'high tea' room... I could never convince anyone to go. Must have been an issue with others as well, because they changed the concept to fine Italian dining... and boy did they do it right. The decor is still very fancy with crystal chandeliers and Venetian plaster walls, but the staff and food is exceptional. This is now my top choice for authentic Italian food in West Seattle. PS - the also have live piano music on the weekends.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and Gluten-Free !La Romanza was a perfect get-away for date night as time alone without our one year old is hard to come by. The food was delicious and they had many options for my gluten-free hunger. I will be back for sure. The service and the food were both fantastic. Thank you.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA real SurpriseMy husband and I were looking for a new resyaurant to try, and had a wonderful experience at La Romanza. We were there on a Saturday night and they had a young piano and bass player. Great bonus to go with a nice meal and friendly, professional service. No doubt we will be back soon. A real neighborhood gem!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner spotMy daughters and I went to Romanza on Saturday evening as the end of a fun "Girls get-together" time. We were pleasantly surprised as we were treated to wonderful food and live music. We decided to get several times from the menu and share them. We had the spedini with tender beef, sweet onions and peppers, the bruschetta with roasted red peppers, walnuts, cheese and honey--very good. We also shared the risotto verde. We were satisfied, pampered and felt full as we left, saying that we would return again.Our waiter was so friendly and helpful as he explained not only the food options on the menu, but also the other offerings of the restaurant with special evening dinner events and happy hour.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food, loved the peopleWe really enjoyed our dinner at La Romanza: ordered cocktails (very well-priced and tasted great), two appetizers (yummy and so generous that we considered not ordering our entrees), two entrees (super-delicious crab lasagne and a spicy pasta dish) and dessert (a fruit cobbler-style dish) for my husband, the Birthday Boy. We really were impressed with the food and the wait staff and owner.
We will definitely go back again. I would have given a rating of 5 stars but I was surprised that they did not comp the dessert as it was my husband's birthday...normally a nice place like this will do this, especially when they know in advance that it is a birthday celebration. Oh well, this will not keep us from going back because we loved the food!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMArrive early !Received a referral from a W Seattle coworker, who raved about the food here. We arrived at 5:30 on Friday eve and the restaurant was empty. Well, that didn't last long, over the next hour, it filled up quickly! Great Italian food, knowledgeable waitress, and a cozy neighborhood atmosphere. Could have used another wait staff, as service was a tad slow, but overall, we enjoyed the experience and will be back.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day 2013 BrunchMy daughters and I had brunch. The seating was quite crunched. We had a tiny table shoved into a corner and every time I wanted to get up my daughter had to stand and move her chair for me to get by. There were plenty of empty tables and I don't know why the wait staff didn't move them out of the way to better accomodate us. Our waitress was snippy and certainly didn't imbue much joy towards us. There did appear to be some staff that were helpful to other diners. We had to wait quite some time for our waitress to bring us coffee and had to wait for plates for the buffet. The food however was an absolute delight and I would like to return to try the dinner menu. At brunch try the housemade meatballs with papalina sauce and the french toast.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had gone to La RomanzaWe had gone to La Romanza for High Tea and were disappointed when we arrived and were told there would only be a Mother's Day buffet served.
The food was great, but my mother had driven 2hrs to join me for High Tea. Needless to say, we would have preferred to have the type of meal we had planned on.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI planned a Mother's Day brunch/aftI planned a Mother's Day brunch/afternoon tea for 10 people. They were completely accommodating and the service was very good. They have a "Tea for Tots" menu for $14 so it's perfect to bring little girls who want to enjoy the High Tea experience with the adults. The Italian influenced tea service was a unique and delicious twist on the classic British tea time. We had a great time!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAfternoon Tea--Italian styleMy adult daughter and I visited La Romanza to celebrate Mother's Day together. It's not a large place, but a unique one. Their take on High Tea suited us just fine--we love Italian food.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEarly Mother's Day TeaWe had a delicious brunch /High Tea at La Romanza. It was easy to make reservations and all 4 of us were seated at a great table by the window. The service & food were outstanding, and our waiter was very charming and patient explaining the menu. I had no regrets ordering this dish and savored every bite.
I was researching restaurant’s for a combined early Mother’s day and birthday celebration. We’ve had sad chronic illnesses in our family – this was a very special get together. La Romanza exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will be back soon to try the dinner menu.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and atmosphere createdThe food and atmosphere created at this gem of a restaurant in West Seattle is one reason why I love our neighborhood. By spreading the word, I become my worst enemy but La Romanza is deserving of such praise. Well done.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent selection of brunchExcellent selection of brunch items, and all 4 dishes ordered at our table were tasty.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Wine & JazzThe combination of generation-tested and refined Italian family recipes coupled with live jazz makes La Romanza a delightful place for dinner. The wine list is creative and features some gems that I've not found elsewhere.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNow our favorite place inNow our favorite place in West Seattle! Reminds us of a French cafe - we lived in Paris for a couple years and it brings back memories!
Excellent food, whether you opt to share small plates or order an entree.
Excellent service as well. Very welcoming place.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a gem in West Seattle!Such a gem in West Seattle! It's one of those restaurants where you take your first bite and say WOW. Upscale Italian food in a beautiful setting. Great wine list and a sommelier to help select. But don't think it's pretentious, it's not. Perfect for a nice dinner out.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful meal in intimateDelightful meal in intimate setting. Fabulous food. Can't wait to go back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth Every PennyLove love love this place! Every time I eat here the food is amazing! The gentle live music and charming decor make for the perfect ambiance. The service is fantastic (the wine maker was there when we dined and he was so helpful and attentive and the wine was delicious). This place is one of the reasons I love living in West Seattle--good food and great people!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe placed was packed whenThe placed was packed when we arrived. Three large groups were seated. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how quickly and courteously were greeted. From the time we were seated to the end of our meal we were given appropriate attention. The food, ambiance, and service was outstanding!For a romantic evening for 2 or a group, La Romanza knows how to pull it off seamlessly.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelic!They hosted us for family bithdays. The staff did an outstanding job. Made each guest feel special, took exceptional care of us. The food was delicious. On a rare occasion the pasta can be slighlyt over cooked, but the sauces and flavors are phenom!
They even did a special birthday dessert for my mother in law. a terrific neighborhood spot where you are treated like family and fed like royalty. Highly recommended.
Amy and her team are super accommodating for groups, really helping families celebrate special occasions in a special place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMParis is West SeattleThe vibe at La Romanza is amazingly versatile. We are neighbors, and dine there often (love the food!) But this week is Seattle Restaurant Week, and the place was completely full by 6:30 (that's kinda early) giving it a really festive atmosphere. Everyone was talking, eating, drinking people watching...It was like a Paris cafe! Loved the bass and piano working there now. All the food is awesome, but I had something new - the baked gouda appetizer - that and the Facelli Cab Franc made it one of our more memorable dinners there. Thanks Aimee!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the kind of placeThis is the kind of place that you go to in order to gaze into your partners eyes. The food is good not great, but that's okay because it's not the reason to go here.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely intimate Italian bistroLovely intimate Italian bistro with wonderful service, decor, and food. Will definitely be returning soon for another dinner... And I'm really looking forward to trying their brunch/afternoon tea.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM