Cafe Troia
Cafe Troia

Cafe Troia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafetroia.com/
  • Phone: 4103370133x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - close; Sat & Sun: 5:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef George Batlas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We have 3 separate private dining rooms holding up to 25, 40 and 65 each. Two rooms have private outdoor accommodations for additional space; one has a covered veranda and the other has a partially covered Courtyard and garden area, making it the perfect spot for a wedding, rehearsal dinner or other special occasion. All dining rooms have a Tuscan ambiance. Business events are well attended as guests are excited about dining at Cafe Troia. We have extensive experience working with pharmaceuticals & brokerages for client dinners. We will design a menu to meet your tastes & specifications.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Enoteca dining room can accommodate up to 25 guests for a private seated event. Our Terrazza dining room can host up to 55 guests for a seated dinner and has french doors looking out to a beautiful walled-in garden. The fireplace in this room is a lovely enhancement to both the decor and the atmosphere.
    The restaurant's main dining room can accommodate up to 65 guests seated and has a large deck which overlooks the private garden. The entire restaurant is available for private functions as well.
  • Private Party Contact: Carol 410-337-0133x
  • Special Events: Periodic Wine Dinners are offered which feature either a region of Italy or a guest wine maker. We create a menu to compliment the wine served at each course. This is a great value and learning opportunity for our guests. Reservations are required as seating is limited and the chef must have an idea of attendance in order to custom prepare the evening's special menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located next to a metered lot on the corner of Allegheny and Washington Avenues. We offer complimentary valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings
A word from Cafe Troia
Cafe Troia was established in 1986 by the Troia family, natives of Naples, Italy. When you dine with us, rest assured that you are eating foods that meet a higher standard than the USDA - ours. We have been doing "Farm to Table" for 28 years. Our natural veal is fed a diet with no artificial hormones or antibiotics. It is humanely raised. These same standards apply to our other meats: chicken, beef, lamb and rabbit. When possible, we purchase local produce to endure its freshness. All this is nothing new, this is the way we have operated for 28 years which is why we have such a loyal following.
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Cafe Troia reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (25)special occasion (24)romantic (19)great for outdoor dining (18)notable wine list (16)good for groups (8)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Cafe Troia is always lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were warmly welcomed by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • treat yourself soon
    Babs
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Great food, good atmosphere. Pleasant evening all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant Week Specials!
    audreVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Food and service are always great at this lovely restaurant in the heart of Towson. Restaurant Week menu no exception.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as expected
    skeezixVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    We've been to Cafe Troia a few times in he past and loved it. I looked forward to trying their new location for restaurant week. My husband and I went for lunch. I chose the duck breast with warm sweet potato salad and apple peach chutney. I really struggled to cut the breast meat because of the ribbons of fat that went through the meat. I know that duck is a fatty meat, so I wasn't surprised about that. But my husband laughed at me as he watched me "saw" through the fat with a regular table knife. The favors weren't impressive either. Caesar salad & gelato with espresso were good. My husband ordered a chicken sandwich & didn't eat it. He said it was salty and was surprised the bread wasn't better.
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  • What a Find!
    QuitaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They have made a fabulous
    BenSVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    They have made a fabulous pasta with clams for many years and it only gets better over time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually this is a quiet restaurant,
    figlia
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Usually this is a quiet restaurant, but we were there when a big group swooped in--a wedding, I think.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atmospheric lunch spot in Towson
    GlencliffeVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    A pleasant place to have an Italian lunch in Towson. Park in the pay lot next door and enjoy a comfortable if not outstanding food experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For me, the place to go in Towson
    Paul
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocked
    Coop
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Waiter was very loud all u could hear was his distrubing extremely loud voice and laughter as if u were in his home and he was having a Super Bowl party. We were shocked and very upset. We never experienced anything like this in a fine restaurant before.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    wineauxrunner
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to Cafe Troia for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We went to Cafe Troia for our second anniversary and we were so excited. Unfortunately, this may have been one of my most disappointing dining experiences in some time. Bar - The bar ruined our experience, the bar tenders were rude and it took over 10 minutes to get a drink even though the bar was empty. My wife's drink had the wrong vodka and was easily the worst drink we have ever ordered. The bill was 26 for two drinks and I regret not complaining. Food and Service - Our waiter was great, he was courteous and professional. We thought the food was okay; however, when your bill is close to $200 you expect to be wowed. Unless things change, we will not be recommending Cafe Troia to our friends.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy
    weeklydiners
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    I made my reservation requesting a quiet table. The first five minutes were quiet, and then the noise from the bar began. very loud talking and laughing. My wife ordered her steak medium well and it arrived medium rare. Sent it back and arrived the second time still the same. Sent it back again and it came back well done and tough. All this time they left my food on the table and when able to eat, mine was cold. The price we paid for this meal was over 100.00 before tip, and was not worth it. Will never return. The only positive thing was the dessert, tasty but again over priced. I don't mind a high price as long as the quality is there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a Business Lunch
    Foster720VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 32nd Anniversary Dinner
    Tony
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed the dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Really enjoyed the dinner. Bottles of wine are half price on Sunday and parking is free on the lot on Sunday too.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first visit....from the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good but
    Gfbyrne
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The crab cakes and arugla
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The crab cakes and arugla salads were excellent, great way to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Good Choice
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent crab cakes, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Excellent crab cakes, very nice service. Good for a group/special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience!
    PenitaVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night in Towson
    EnjoyAgoodmeal
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Towson gem for any special occasion
    SusieQ1812VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality cuisine
    TheDowagerVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine once again.
    timm
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Great food and wine once again. My party of 7 was seated immediately at the reservation time (7:15 on a Saturday night).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was a bit low at the
    EmersonVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Service was a bit low at the beginning, but got better.
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  • The whole experience was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Troia is a lovely restaurant.
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely loved our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Absolutely loved our experience ....our server Rashid was friendly and attentive. Only suggestion would be to have the lighting a bit dimmer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our server was excellent and
    tobes
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    our server was excellent and the food was delicious, from the appetizer to the dessert dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Troia never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    The food was excellent, the service fantastic, and the atmosphere very pleasant. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is good. The ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The food is good. The ambiance and service are fine. Cafe Troia should lower its prices and lose the stuffiness; waiters should not be wearing tuxedos in this day in age in Towson, Md.
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  • Our waiter was most attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Our waiter was most attentive and courteous. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet