This Annapolis staple has
This Annapolis staple has been up and down over the years, and is definitely now up! Their menu has a good variety of foods and choices and they will adapt for you if there's something else you want. For a pleasant change, the wine service was perfect! There was no trying to overfill glasses to empty out the bottle. The setting can't be beat.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was yummy, well prepared,
Food was yummy, well prepared, good portions. Staff was correctly attentitive. Would recommend.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The seafood spagetti was one
The seafood spagetti was one of the best meals I've ever had! And the wait staff reacted to our needs the moment we needed them. Wonderful meal and experience. Can't wait to go back!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where to go on a rainy afternoon
Having visited this restaurant as part of a food tour, we were anxious to come again. The appetizer we selected was a heavenly crab and artichoke creation in a light puff pastry. This is the best appetizer we've ever had! The lobster ravioli came with a lovely, smooth sauce of tomato and vodka, and was delicious! We also sampled the house sangria, which, made with brandy, was perfect. The only item we found that lacked all we hoped for was the shrimp bisque. We anticipated a smooth bisque, but the shrimp were in whole lumps, and in a rather bland creamy base. Otherwise, we can't wait to come again to try out other of their outstanding menu items.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Facility was clean and quaint, staff was polite and knowledgeable, food was great and prepared in unusual ways and the night was almost ruined when I was offered what looked like Kraft grated cheese.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Know people who love Piccola Roma. Checked it out on TripAdvisor before making a reservation. The waiter was great, as was the food. We were seated very near a door where apparently extra produce and other non-food items are stored, as we got to see several waiters go in and out with food, a bucket, etc. I could have lived without this, especially since the restaurant was not filled during the time we were there. I would definitely return, but ask not to be seated in the same spot.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time at Piccola Roma
The food was amazing and the service was great. The only complaint I had was that my fish was underdone (which is understandable because it's cooked inside a parchment paper pouch), but the waiter handled it great and got me my dinner back very quickly so I wasn't left eating by myself after the rest of my family ate. We would definitely go back in a heartbeat.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The appetizer's are the best I have ever tasted. Even if you do not like Dates, you should try them. We had various appetizers and all were excellent in flavor. The four of us each had a different entree and no one was disappointed in their choice. I had the stuffed Rockfish with Crabmeat and have never tasted a dish prepared this tasty. The food was so good that we all opted for desert. The strawberries with cream was excellent. The whipped cream tasted like fresh whipped cream. The Tiramesu tasted like it came from Italy. The lovely young lady who waited on us gave us some of the best service we have ever had. She watched over the table adding or removing things as necessary throughout our meal but we never felt like she was hovering.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience!
If you are looking for excellent food at an affordable price Piccola Roma is the spot. Owner Marc Lucas has succeeded in creating a traditional Italian restaurant with a unique twist. I can't wait for Osso Buco night which happens every Thursday night and the third Thursday of each month is Barolo by the Glass night. Thanks Marc, and your staff, for a wonderful dining experience.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The seafood fettuccine was very good with good balance of flavors. The salmon was a little dry being broiled to long. Salads were fresh and all serving size were appropriate. The burrchetta was very good again freshness being the key. Timing of the meal was well done , one wasn't rushed nor waited to long between courses. I have eaten their only a few times and really enjoy the food. It is great that they actually make the tiramisu in house.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable Annapolis DIning
We were pleasantly surprised with the quiet atmosphere of Piccola Roma in the heart of bustling downtown Annapolis. We were a short walk from the Naval Academy, so parking was not a consideration. Very enjoyable meal from appetizer to dessert.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and the service was great. We will be back.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always great food/service
Can't complain, the food is great for a good price. The service is friendly and polite. Never had a bad experience here!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking for a place to celebrate a 60th birthday in Annapolis. This restaurant's food was absolutely excellent. I totally enjoyed the veal-wrapped shrimp.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food Friendly Service
Wife and I enjoyed the pasta dishes on the 4th. Our only disappointment was that their bread wasn't anything special although the dipping olive oil was great.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Time at Piccolo Roma
Early diners can have a quiet place for conversation while enjoying a wide variety of Italian cuisine at good prices.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun anniversary celebration!
As locals we had never tried this Main Street fixture. Now we know how special it is.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
4 of us had dinner at Piccola Roma before seeing Justin Hayward at Rams Head. We had a great time. We had a reservation and were offered a choice of 2 tables, both nice. The service was very good and all of us really enjoyed our meals. We started with a few caeser salads and grilled calamari, both very good. 2 people ordered eggplant parmesan which was delicious and light, and I had a fettucini with shrimp and scallops which I ordered because I wanted to try the lemon cream sauce. It was delicious and lighter than I expected. The other diner ordered shrimp spaghetti and although she liked it she would order one of the other items I mentioned earlier. And a very tasty chianti....we liked everything a lot.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service!
We held a bachelorette party with 10 ladies in Annapolis this weekend. I made a reservation through OpenTable about 2 weeks before. When we arrived at our reservation time our table for the group of 10 was waiting for us. The service was excellent the entire night. Everyone of the 10 ladies (who have a range of dietary needs and likes/dislikes) found a dish they loved. I think our group may have escalated the typical noise level in the smaller restaurant, but they were still accommodating. The bartender even made one of the ladies in our group who is very pregnant a "mocktail" so she could join in the festivities. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing evening after the Academy
My wife and I had a very enjoyable relaxing meal after a full day touring the Naval Academy. we requested a booth and were pleased that the request was honored despite the fact that there was only a few seating's with booths. The meal was very good and not rushed. The only small complaint was that my rosatto was a bit andante
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite good. Easy to ring up
Quite good. Easy to ring up a pretty good size bill. Special was outstanding according to individual who ordered it. everyone was pleased.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great small place
We have eaten there twice. This time was better than the first.
The crab ravioli was awesome.
Walk up the hill away from the tourist traps and bars.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the Best
There are many good restaurants in Annapolis, but in the 20+ years we have been visiting (we love the area but live several hours away), we always make it a point to visit Piccola Roma. When we first dined there, my Wife and I were courting--now our college-age son proclaims it his favorite restaurant. It's been through a number of owners over the years, but they have kept the same recipes and we have never had better Arugula salad, Bolognese sauce or grilled Calamari anywhere. They also offer Gluten-Free pasta for our son.
Steaks, veal, chicken, seafood, desserts and espresso are all excellent and they have a great wine list (including by-the-glass) as well as some less common drinks and aperitifs.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian on the Chesapeake
Piccola Roma is a good Italian restaurant on main street in Annapolis. Great for visitors especially boaters off the Bay.Baked Dates stuff with goat cheese and grilled calamare are 2 great appetizers.Good Primo and Secundo selections. Open for lunch also.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with the boss
We had an intimate table for 12!! The "boss" joined us. Service was perfect!! A great evening. Terrific menu. Everyone was jealous of what everyone else ordered.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Italian Gem on Main Street
Whether you are strolling down Main Street in Annapolis or planning a romantic evening with your significant other, this restaurant definitely has the ambiance and quality worthy of trying out. Though there isn't really a dress requirement, the restaurant is still high class. In a nutshell, and this is only in trying out a few menu items, the food is made with passion, the waiters are attentive, and the atmosphere is desirable.
Only negative about the restaurant is the price, but the restaurant is generous in how it serves you.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner here last Saturday evening. We both love a good Italian restaurant. We arrived early for our 8:00 PM reservation and were warmly welcomed by the staff. They were going to put us at a table in the back. We asked if they could move us to the front dining room where you have a great view of everything going on on Main St. They were very accommodating and gave us a great table right next to the window.
We both had the Veal Saltimbucca for dinner and it was outstanding.
We would both recommend this as a place to dine the next time you visit Naptown.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dining experience was superb from beginning to end; including honoring our request for just the right seating, delightful appetizers, fine wine at a reasonable price, memorable entrees, after dinner drinks, and professional service throughout. Such service and quality all at a surprisingly reasonable price!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time around
Second visit. Bread/oil dip. excellent; caeser salad crisp and good, veal picatta superb. Wine list excellent. cheapest is $30 bottle
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Small Restaurant
Cozy spot with a nice wine list by the glass. Service was excellent. We would definitely return.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect date night place
Perfect romantic place with great food, wine, deserts, drinks, whatever you may need !
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has a unique blend of yummy food and romantic atmosphere. We had a lovely table by a window that was comfortable and scenic. The service was superb - the wait staff was attentive and personable. All in all, a wonderful experience.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM