The food was excellent, the
The food was excellent, the service fantastic, and the atmosphere very pleasant. I will definitely be returning.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The veal dishes were a bigger
The veal dishes were a bigger hit than the grouper. The grilled spicy calamari was fabulous.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waiter was most attentive
Our waiter was most attentive and courteous. Would definitely go back
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
our server was excellent and
our server was excellent and the food was delicious, from the appetizer to the dessert dish!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely loved our experience
Absolutely loved our experience ....our server Rashid was friendly and attentive. Only suggestion would be to have the lighting a bit dimmer.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cafe Troia never disappoints!
We visited on a Saturday night with a group of six. The wine, food and service were outstanding and the environment elegantly cozy and comfortable. We look forward to our next visit!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cafe Troia is a lovely restaurant.
Cafe Troia is a lovely restaurant. The food is excellent quality, well prepared and presented beautifully. Troia offers Northern Italian cuisine with some classic standards and has a lite fare menu available. There is something for everyone.
We've dined there for special occasions, group parties, weeknight dinners and quick meals in the bar. We've enjoyed every visit
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The whole experience was wonderful.
The whole experience was wonderful. There were so many entree choices to choose from that I can't wait to go back again. The service was superb.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was a bit low at the
Service was a bit low at the beginning, but got better.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and wine once again.
Great food and wine once again. My party of 7 was seated immediately at the reservation time (7:15 on a Saturday night).
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I usually test an Italian restaurant by ordering spaghetti Bolognese. Cafe Troia passed that test with no difficulty. Delicious dish, served with attention and courtesy. Extensive wine list and lovely list of desserts. It all made for a very pleasant evening.
As others have said, most entrees are priced comparatively high, but so is the quality of the cuisine.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Towson gem for any special occasion
Upscale Towson restaurants are few and far between, but Cafe Troia was the perfect spot to celebrate my 60th birthday. Friendly and superb service, wonderful atmosphere on their back deck and, of course, delicious food. Yes, it's pricey, but well worth it for any special occasion. We split their Piatto Misto appetizer, then ordered the Gamberi in Guazetto, which was out of this world; large shrimp sauteed with a fabulous roasted garlic, lemon, white wine cream sauce served on delicious parmigiano toast or linguine. I had enough for dinner the next day. They have a nice cozy bar and serve lunch during the week. I want to come back for lunch and sit on the deck for another spectacular meal.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice night in Towson
My wife and I enjoyed our evening at cafe troia. Food was very good, service very good and we really enjoyed the home made limoncello!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience!
Café Troia is a favorite for my husband, myself and many friends and relatives. The food is superb, and staff is very professional and super friendly. Stefan is a great waiter. The Bronzino, risotto, and fettucine Bolognase are among our favorites, but everything is excellent. We frequently have musicians come to stay with us, and Café Troia is a must! They love the crab cakes!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent crab cakes, very
Excellent crab cakes, very nice service. Good for a group/special occasion.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always A Good Choice
We love Cafe Troia. If we're in the mood to dine with friends or just grab something casual in the bar, it's always a 'go to' place for my family.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The crab cakes and arugla
The crab cakes and arugla salads were excellent, great way to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Good but
Always have a fine dining experience at Cafe Troia - but one of the waiters really need to learn how to speak in softer tones - it's nice to see someone energized but he is really really really LOUD.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first visit....from the
Our first visit....from the minute we walked through the front door , our entire dining experience was superb. We were greeted very nicely, seated in the best seat ever - love half round booths & our waiter was most knowledgable & pleasant. He made our dining experience the perfect evening as he was so passionate about his restaurant & all that was served, from the cocktails, to the appetizers, wine, entree & dessert. We were celebrating our sons 21st birthday & our celebration could not have been nicer. From Justin to Justin...thank you much! Can't wait to return to try other delectibles.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the dinner.
Really enjoyed the dinner. Bottles of wine are half price on Sunday and parking is free on the lot on Sunday too.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group enjoyed dinner. Portions were generous, but It would have been nice to have some type of pasta included with dinner. There were only a few green beans with the veal entrees. I thought prices were a little inflated, especially the wine list.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
32nd Anniversary Dinner
This is one of our favorite dining spots for special dinners as it is pricier than surrounding eateries. That said, it is worth the extra. Their menu selection will let you sample a broad spectrum of Italian dishes and we wish we could try every one. My wife is of Italian heritage and she claims its as close to what her grandmom made as she's ever experienced.
I'd say the food is even better than before they relocated from across the street.
One note that applies to any Towson eatery, finding parking can be problem. Baltimore County gouges 24/7 at the parking meters.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a Business Lunch
Met a client here for a business lunch and it was perfect. Great food, quiet, good service and easy parking. Who could ask for anything more!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit and I simply loved everything about this restaurant. The service was absolutely beyond compare and themenu items made it nearly impossible to narrow the choice down to one. It was the best Italian food I've had since I left Italy. This restaurant is a must!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
For me, the place to go in Towson
The cuisine was uniformly excellent, and so was the service. Food and drink arrived promptly, and waiter was as good as I've encountered anywhere in a while: knowledgeable, businesslike, and attentive without being intrusive. I still harbor nostalgia for the old Troia venue across the street, which was more intimate, but the current space is perfectly pleasant. It's nice to see a wine list with some bottles under $30. We'll be back.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Usually this is a quiet restaurant,
Usually this is a quiet restaurant, but we were there when a big group swooped in--a wedding, I think.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have made a fabulous
They have made a fabulous pasta with clams for many years and it only gets better over time.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Find!
Cafe Troia has been delighting residents of Towson for decades, and it has maintained its excellent quality. In the process it has survived a move to larger quarters, but many of the staff has stayed with them. Its friendly and warm service adds to the excellent food.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
Food and service are always great at this lovely restaurant in the heart of Towson. Restaurant Week menu no exception.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of town guests in for the evening. Where to take them without going downtown? Cafe Troia's. Always reliable. A place where the service matches the food and where the staff treats you like family -- a true neighborhood gem.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Restaurant Week Specials!
What a treat to have roasted peach appetizer or zucchini/mozerella/procsciutto skewers, beautifully prepared rockfish or succulent pork chop with delicious fruit salsa and a coconut flan for dessert. The service was attentive and the ambience delightful. A great restaurant for Towson.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good atmosphere. Pleasant evening all around.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
treat yourself soon
This Was A Memorable Experience! The GreetinG Was Pleasant. THe Wait Staff Was Experienced And Described The Specials Well. Timing Was Perfect. Highest Recommendation. Delightful Setting. Lighting Was Perfect. Quiet So That We Could Have Private ConversatioN. Ambience And NIse Level Were Fine.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were warmly welcomed by
We were warmly welcomed by a kind hostess who seated us immediately. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding, especially the orchiette al salsiccia. We did not eat outside, the the deck seating area looked very appealing. This was my second time there this summer and I'll be back again soon.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good night out
Cafe Troia has a relaxing but romantic atmosphere. Not too loud. Good service. Menu offers lots of choices. My pasta was excellent. Dessert, tiramisu, was delicious. Only complaints - Bread was a bit dry and Caesar salad didn't taste like it had much dressing (although it was much better than Caesars that you can get elsewhere that are drowning in creamy stuff).
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cafe Troia is always lovely
That says it all! Cafe Troia has been a favorite of my family almost since it opened. Lovely people, great service and delicious food! Check out the deck for outdoor dining.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal was delicious and the waiter, Walter, was outstanding.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for that Friday or Saturday evening when a good glass of wine and pasta or pollo Olivia is calling.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and fun for a date
While the cafe is located inside an office building, this is not obvious once you're inside. The décor is lovely and tables are not bunched together so there is plenty of room for private conversation. The wine list is both extensive and expensive and has great descriptors for each wine. We ordered a lower end bottle at $36 and it was not great but good. I'm simply not willing to pay more than that for a bottle of wine when dining out. Our chosen appetizer was grilled eggplant. It was prepared unlike any we'd had before, paper thinly sliced and doused in olive oil. Somewhat odd. I ordered the fish special (blue fish) and it was delicious. My husband ordered veal and enjoyed it. We'd give it another try and make other selections.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, excellent waitress! Each of the four of us thoroughly enjoyed different appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and the chef's preparation of the Italian classics was excellent!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first time here
This was my first time here and the chef came out of the kitchen chat about our meal....WONDERFUL!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate here for the first time for thanksgiving. Decorated very nicely, food was very good, nice menu, and the service was great. Would definitely eat her again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is exceptional. The wait staff were extremely professional and they listened to specific instructions regarding food allergies. I will definitely return for my next special occasion.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We savored and relished each morsel, really not wanting our tummies to get full so our mouths could continue their swoon! Appetizer: Piatto Misto, Salad: Insalata di Arugula con Fragole (arugula with strawberries, fresh pancetta and a pear vinaigrette to die for!), a mushroom ravioli that was a combination of filling and fulfilling with every morsel. The four of us split three desserts and I must confess that the tiramisu was the best I've ever had. But the lemon napoleon is something I would order at the end of ANY meal. Wines were decent and reasonably priced. The service was delightful, courteous, humorous, and with good timing and table sensitivity. I recommend this restaurant for a nice night out and am looking forward to returning.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM