Trattoria Romana In Wakefield
Trattoria Romana In Wakefield

Trattoria Romana In Wakefield

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoria-south.com/
  • Phone: 4017924933x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Thursday 4:30-9:00
    Friday-Saturday 4:30-10:00
    Sunday 4:30-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Steak, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: Trattoria Romana South will be hosting a Beringer Napa wine dinner on Monday, March 19th! Space is limited, so call today!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Preservation Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Trattoria Romana In Wakefield
Trattoria Romana South was opened by award winning Chef Luciano Canova to offer residents and visitors of southern Rhode Island with the authentic Italian cuisine that the Trattoria Romana name has become synonymous with after the success of the Trattoria Romana restaurant in Lincoln. The team selected the location in South County Commons in Wakefield to offer convenient access to all of Southern RI.

Today, our Italian restaurant in Wakefield RI offers a lively bar scene, where regulars and guests can enjoy cocktails, liquor, beer, and wine from our extensive drink menu while also enjoying our full food selection. Our bar and restaurant are open year round for dinner and drinks.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Trattoria Romana In Wakefield reviews from OpenTable diners
195 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (114)neighborhood gem (99)fit for foodies (87)romantic (70)great for outdoor dining (53)notable wine list (47)good for groups (45)vibrant bar scene (38)hot spot (20)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Spot
    LovesGoodFood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My only real complaint with TR is the bread they serve....I know thats piddily. Its consistently burned on the outside and could be more cooked on the inside. I know this is how it is as Ive had it 20+ times. They need to switch to a different kind of bread altogether. Its a let down. Other than that, food and service are great. Desserts are soso. The Molten Chocolate cake is fantastic while others are meh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • from an Italian man...
    lives2eat
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    wanted one 'fine dining' experience while away at the beach to offset the lobster and chowder, chose the Trattoria out a few others, couldn't have been better, I'm fussy and food and service and walked away a most happy man......
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish it was in my neighborhood...
    DinerWineLover
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    But a 30 minute ride is worth it - the food was very good. The only negative was our waiter. He startled all of us by coming up to the table using a louder than necessary voice. We had barely sat down and 3 out of 4 had not even opened a menu and none had looked at a wine/drink list. We felt rushed until we let him know in a subtle way to back off a bit. Several times he appeared out of nowhere putting his head between myself and the friend next to me as we leaned in to converse. His odd attempt at an Italian accent was distracting at best. Public service is not his forte.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • patron
    RIdiner
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great food! A little noisy but prefer that over quiet. Service excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Denny
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We celebrated our daughters 19th Birthday and it was a nice place to do it. Very nice atmosphere....just fancy enough, very comfortable. We all loved our meals and will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    MarciRIVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We are regular patrons of this restaurant because the food is consistantly good and we like the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beachbum
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    this is our go to spot ,food is great and service wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly disappointed
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    so many wonderful reviews from close friends my husband and I and family guests were so looking forward to Trattoria Romano so sorry to say the calamari was soft almost spongy and the filet of sole undercooked veal not tender angel hair and mashed potatoes excellent server was wonderful and food served was well timed
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining as it should be
    Franklav
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    An Italian restaurant that can easily be compared with the finer ones in NYC. From the moment you enter you are embraced by the ambience, the warm welcomes from the hostess, servers and even the food runners! The meal selections are so vast and intriguing we were almost tempted to order several choices from each category. Our waitress "Dee" was very knowledgable, professional and answered all of our questions. To briefly summarize we found all of our food to be fresh, prepared to taste and was of outstanding quality, especially the veal. We will definitely revisit this fine establishment and I strongly suggest anyone else do the same.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dell
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Love the atmosphere and of course the menu choices are wonderful. We were a party of 4 and we were seated in the main dining room. Very comfortable and the waitress was very attentive to us. We were pleased with the overall experience. We have been very satisfied every time we visit Trattoria.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual, excellent
    Wickie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I have dined here on numerous occasions and can honestly say that we have never had a bad meal or bad dining experience at this restaurant. When our out of state friends come to visit, Trattoria Romana is our first choice of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nicely Done
    Shield17
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wonderful meal, very nice decor, great service, not much else to say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining as it should be!
    WalktoTrattoria
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was the very best dining experience we have had in some time. We dine out at least once per week at any one of our favorite places. Each is very good in their own right but absolutely not up to the quality of Trattoria Romana. Our waitress, ( I cannot remember her name), could not have been more efficient. She rattled off each dinner special with such precision that we could not wait to enjoy our food. My martini was presented just the way I like it: served up in a carafe, poured at the table and ice on the side. I had Panzanella Alla Romana and Salmon Con Aragosta --- to die for! Trattoria Romana understands Italian food and how it should be served, and I should know, because my mother was Italian and that's what I grew up on!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    skyedog
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time at the Wakefield location. We had a party of 6 that grew to 7 and then 8 and they accommodated us without any problem. Service was excellent. Food was very fantastic - most of us had veal dishes and they were cooked to perfection. Prices were quite reasonable compared to other restaurants with this ambience in the area. Many of us brought home portions; they were quite generous. We will go back frequently this summer and try other veal dishes and maybe sit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EdLittle3
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Haley the server was great, the food was perfect and the drink selection was awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time and we will be back.
    jayd
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Everything was very good. Early dinner on a weeknight. The waitress was new and seemed nervous but she was fine considering.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    theplace
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Another wonderful experience at Trattoria Romana In Wakefield, food, service, atmosphere were all GREAT! They cant do enough to make your dining enjoyable. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We chose Wakefield to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed a champagne sangria, it looks like summer in a glass. The food lived up to the high expectation we expect from the establishment. The perfect place to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • trebor
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Another great dining experience. The food was fantastic as usual as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shadowVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was very good as always but service was terrible which is not usually the case. And, the restaurant was not particularly which sometimes explains why there is a delay with food delivery. This was surprising and it was also surprising that the manager did not seem to try to do anything to keep us from being very unhappy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner82
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Ambience and service were excellent. Prices were high for an Italian restaurant. Food was okay.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A standout
    Couchwoman28
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This restaurant has something for everyone in an extensive menu that should appeal to all tastes. In our party of five (4 adults, plus one child) each person ordered a dish that he/she raved about. I especially appreciated the home-made pasta dishes, ceasar salad, crusty hot bread, and gelato. Service is "leisurely" so get in the European mood and savor your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's night out
    tophutch
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've been to the Trattoria Romana (South) several times and it's always been outstanding. This time was somewhat less than outstanding. It was the Saturday night before Father's Day so it was very busy, ..busy enough so that they could not fulfill our request for a table by the window in the pub section. They wanted to seat us instead along a wall where one has to sit in a booth type of seat. We opted for a small table in the main dining room which had two chairs. Our server, Nichole, was very good and had all the specials memorized BUT - she spoke so fast, about 25 megabits per second, that we could not understand her clearly. Only caught about every fourth word. Other than that the dinner and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great food and bread but very noiseyWe have been there many times
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RIdiner
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great menu selection excellent service eggplant ripiene is terrific and bolognesee is excelleny
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Improvement
    sborsher
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had been here a couple times before, but were not overly impressed. However, we took a chance on it again for my wife's birthday and were very pleasantly surprised by what we perceived as a vast improvement. The food was prepared perfectly, and was nice and hot; and the sauces were "to die for". If you tried it before, like us, and haven't gone back, I strongly recommend you try it again. Some places rate it as a $$ restaurant, but I would make that $$1/2; but worth it. It has definitely hit its stride.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PASTA RECOMMENDATION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We recommend ordering dishes that include homemade pasta only. Not all their pastas are homemade.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The food was good however I found the steak I had was lacking seasoning maybe they should try a pepper crust
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, generous portions
    eatyourheartout
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The dinner menu was almost overwhelming, long enough for the pages to be numbered. There were several appealing options and I settled on the chicken sorrentino (with eggplant). Very satisfying. One issue I had was that every single fish dish on the menu contained some kind of shellfish, to which I am allergic. And many of the other dishes in other sections contained ham. I think they could get a little more creative with their dish design. All in all, it was an enjoyable meal. No rush, good service, bread right out of the oven and ample portions.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wavewatcher
    wavewatcher
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened...we have never had anything but the best meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Marilyn
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have found Trattoria Romana a consistantly excellent dining experience. The extensive menu gives so many wonderful choices and the quality has never disappointed us. The service is outstanding. Management obviously has taken staff training seriously and any contact with staff is friendly, cordial, and professional. The manager on duty visited us to make sure we were being taken care of and was attentive to all the activities in the restaurant. We are seasonal residents in the area have been to the restaurant about 6 times over the last couple of years. It has become one of our area favorites and have no reservation recommending it to others. It is moderately priced and the generous portions are well worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    principalvic
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We enjoy Trattoria Romano in Wakefield for several reasons. It fits the bill for any occasion. Casual or a Saturday Night Special. Basic Italian like its Veal Parm or select one of their special combination plates. Delicious appetizers, salads, or soups or just nimble on their bread basket. Keep it simple and leave with a bill under $75 or go the full way, apps or salads, main course, bottle of wine, desert and coffee. Trattoria Romano can do it all. It was my birthday and we enjoyed an appetizer of sliced tomatoes and soft mozzarella and we each had a different veal dish. Wine accompanied our meals and we finished with decaf cappuccino. Service on this busy Saturday night was good. They know how to do it right here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    usmcdog
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I have been to both restaurants. I took my mom to Wakefield she loved it, very pleased, that's not easy thank you I will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    luvfood
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was great, the price was reasonable and the service was excellent! Would highly recommend!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 121 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 900 reviews are from the Trattoria Romana In Wakefield reviews archive.
  • Good food, great service
    Doug
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great meal with more than ample portions, especially with the pasta dishes. My wife and daughter had seafood, and raved about it. Wether only disappointment: we tried the evening special cocktail, which was sangria, and didn't care for the addition of fruit juice to the wine. In hindsight we should have stuck to first instincts of ordering a bottle from the very good wine list. We also wished we had shared an entree so we could have tried dessert. Maybe next time. Our waitress was extremely friendly, helpful, and attentive. She was one of the highlights of an overall memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service.Will Return.
    WeKnowGoodFood
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went to Trattoria Romana because it was convenient (we stayed at the hotel in the complex) and would be a good experience. It turns out the food is outstanding, the service impeccable and the menu is extremely varied. There were so many great choices it was hard for our party of 8 to make our decisions. It is truly fine dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    Lvmc
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Always a pleasure to go to the neighborhood gem where you are greeted with a friendly, professional smile and exceptional service. The food is fresh and well prepared. Just wish the outdoor seating looked at the water instead of a parking lot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    our first time dining experience was fantastic! The food was awesome, the service was amazing. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Authentic Italian Food!
    toni
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had just gotten back from Italy and were in search of an Italian restaurant to keep the memories going. Well Trattoria Romana certainly did that. The tomato sauce reminds me of my Grandmother's recipe. The menu had a great selection and the prices had a wide range from inexpensive to costly depending upon what you ordered. The portions were quite ample. I would recommend calling in advance for reservations or you could have a long wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    MA179
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The restaurant is in a strip mall, but when you walk in, it looks like a restaurant in the North End of Boston. Nice decor and fantastic service. Our waitress knew the long list of specials by heart and knew everything about the menu. She was also extremely efficient and friendly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.