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Roma Ristorante
Roma Ristorante

Roma Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ristoranteromaindy.com
  • Phone: (317) 848-4600
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, International
  • Executive Chef: Lucio Romani
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: During the weekend we will have live music with a variety that goes from classical to jazz.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 126th
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Roma Ristorante
Welcome to Roma's Ristorante. The food at Roma’s is an interesting blend of both traditional and innovative Italian cuisine and serves the freshest ingredients possible, many imported directly from Italy. Executive Chef, Lucio Romani, takes great pride in his homemade sauces and his ability to acquire the freshest ingrediants available. Each course is made to order and requires accurate preparation time. Roma is a slow-dining establishment; so come for romance, or for an important business dinner. Roma will accommodate private dining with prix-fixe menus for any special occasion. Italy is known for more than just the cuisine, which is why Roma also offers the finest Italian wines to compliment the food. Along with regular wine selections, a Reserve List is available for those wine enthusiasts with a taste for something special.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Every time we dine here I am more impressed. The new menu is full of fabulous dishes. They should think about adding a zuppa. We are going to eat here regularly."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food at Roma was good but not wonderful - perhaps adequate is the right word. We had salmon and the pork loin, and I actually like my own salmon recipe better than theirs. Potato side dish was good, but the squash was not very flavorful. Server was attentive, but we felt a bit rushed, and we weren't there on a weekend night. For a small restaurant, the wine list is impressive."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant, however, be prepared that they don't have an extensive menu. I assumed that they would then offer a fair variety of specials, but they only had one. Everything that our party of 4 had was very good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our wait staff Cory was exceptionally attentive and informative. The food was light and unique. We especially liked the calamari and homemade lemon mayonaise. Overall great follow through on a recommendation."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great flavors and aromas,but very limited mains and sides a downer"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Everything that was served was wonderful! I can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Nice place for a special occasion dinner. Very good food and service. Quaint restaurant."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Three of us enjoyed dinner here for the first time. We all ordered three different entrees and agreed that all of our meals were excellent!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great time and can't wait to go back. Food and service were just great."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Facility filled up quickly after 6:00 on a Thursday evening.. Early service very good , but understaffing was apparent by 7:00. By far one of the best meals ever eaten in an Italian retaurant. Spectacular lamb chops and excellent choices of wine. Reflective sound very problematic. Many people could be seen leaning in and cupping ear to hear table conversation. We will go back to experiment with the many choices inspite of the noise."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This restaurant (ristorante) just keeps getting better. The chef has tweaked his menu again to keep it from getting stale and..well, the lamb chops (and I rarely eat lamb chops)? I didn't think the taste could outdo the aroma. I was wrong. And then there was this layered potato block that just melted in my mouth. My wife's noki with marinara was heaven on her tongue. The service (John) was absolutely spot-on. Love this place and the people who work there."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food at this restaurant is excellent. We have been twice to sample more dishes and the food and service have been excellent. I would recommend Roma to everyone!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is a neighborhood find. The food was great, and the chef specials are wonderful. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The wine list is good, but not lengthy. The food is really the star. The chef came around to visit, and in talking to him, he has been at a lot of really great restaurants. He understands cooking with the freshest ingredients and produce from nearby. The menu changes every few months, to take advantage of changing seasons and supplies. The chef specials take advantage of what is available and fresh now. The night we were there recently, the chef special was asparagus gnocchi and it was exquisite. We have been several times, either dine in or take out, and it has been consistently great."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Relatively new neighborhood Italian restaurant. Food was good but quality was uneven. Server was good and worked with us to make a concert. Music was too loud, but was reduced upon request. All in all, a good but not great experience. But we'll try it again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was exceptional. The menu was complete. The staff was very experienced. It's a great neighborhood place. There's going to be a lot of regulars."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "There is a welcoming atmosphere. Service and food were special. We plan to dine there again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Best new restaurant to hit Carmel in years. We have dined there several times and always had excellent meals. Not a huge menu but everything is prepared wonderfully."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Indianapolis area."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We have eaten at Roma twice and have yet to order entrees from the menu. My husband and I have always ordered something off the specials list. We have yet to be disappointed. Tonight I had the Caprese, it was a small bowl of fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, paired on the plate with sliced prosciutto. It was delicious. My husband had their carpacio, paper thin slices of prime rib it looked so good I almost tried it and I don't like carpacio. We both had the roasted trout with potato cake for dinner. The trout was roasted with olive oil, thyme and lemon. It was very moist and quite delicious. The potato cake had thin slices of potatoes layered with cheese, it was very light. Everything was excellent! Chef thanked us for coming"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Took my wife to Roma for our 6th anniversary. Very authentic food, good wine, excellent port. Owner and staff created a warm atmosphere. Much nicer experience than the national chain Italian restaurants. Felt like an oasis inside. We enjoyed our experience and plan to return soon. thank you Lucio for a very special evening. Pleasant, intimate and special."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance and decided to give this a try. The food was fresh made, interesting, and very authentic. We were slightly disappointed that one of the noodle dishes was not available that night as all the noodles are homemade. But it just gave us another reason to return. If you are set on a noodle dish call ahead and check. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "A wonderful experience for exquisite Italian food. We were brought as guests a few months ago and liked everything so well we returned bringing our own guests this time whom had requested good authentic Italian dining. The salmon on the menu as well as the salmon on special were delicious, as was the trout special. It is so nice to have a non-chain little restaurant in an area close to our home that we can now think of as "our place." No one was disappointed! We WILL be back!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Very limited menu. Saturday evening at 8 pm out of 2 items. Extensive wine list but expensive. Very friendly staff."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "although located in an older strip mall, Roma Ristorante is a cozy, friendly restaurant with nice Italian food. Staff is exceptionally friendly and the nightly specials have been worth trying on both our two visits."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My wife & I ate at Roma on the recommendation of a friend of ours who is a chef at a local fine dining restaurant. The restaurant itself is a little hard to find but the best ones usually are. Jon was our server and he was both friendly and knowledgeable. We first picked off the antipasti menu the Caprese salad which was delightful and fresh. Some of the best mozzarella I've ever tasted. The wine list was not large but the few that were available by the glass were excellent. Try the Stump Jump Shiraz, a personal favorite that paired well with my salmon. The salmon was grilled and set on a bed of pasta, wild mushrooms, redskin potatoes, and a light cream sauce. Our food was hand delivered by Chef/Owner Lucio Romani who was a delightful man."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Pasta choices were different that typically seen - asparagus cream sauces, mushroom tortellini with sausage cream sauce. Wine list had a large variety and was not overpriced. We were able to choose a satisfying red for $20. Small, romantic - staff was knowledgeable and working hard to make your experience a good one. Calamari appetizer was not your typical fried mass - but had a lighter tomato sauce. Overall, we would go back again. There more items on the menu I would like to try."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Have been there three times and a great experience every time. Basis menu, but the food is exceptional."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Roma Ristorante. We have enjoyed both visits. We found a friendly staff, great food and an outstanding house wine. .. just like so many restaurants that we visited in Italy. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our group was looking for a quiet hideaway before attending the Civic theatre. We told the wait staff of our timing needs and they were perfect. Food specials came out right after the wine, it was hot and delicious. Our waitress could not have been more attentive. Decor was very quaint and not over powering. Everyone in our group had a great food experience. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Just as the preface of his menu reads, the chef recreates Italian cuisine the way it ought to be. Wonderful balance of oils, vinegars, sauces, and creams display his simple menu of appetizers, salads, pastas, meats, and fish (2 or 3 in each category). Our wine selection was an unique Chianti Classico full of berries, spice, and toasted oak. We started with bruschetta, each one topped with a different mixture of goodness. My mother had the cheese tortellini cooked perfectly "al dente" and served in a bowl that preserved its warmth. My wife ordered the scallops with wild raspberry risotto (so interesting and delicious!) which were a huge hit at the table. I had an amazing filet mignon cooked to my exact request. Definitely going to return!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We have now eaten at Roma twice and both times the experience was excellent. The food is fresh, presented artfully, and very delicious. The entire staff from the greeter at the front door to the chef himself are delightfully friendly. We ordered a mid-priced Italian red wine and it also was very satisfying. The room we were in has a lovely mural of Rome and it adds just the right ambiance. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The staff was friendly but the food was terrible! Talk about over salting. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I had heard favorable comments by others and that's what usually entices me to try a new restaurant in town. It didn't disappoint!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We just returned from a trip to Rome. We have been waiting to try Roma Ristorante, and made it a priority when we got back. The food is wonderful. I've been twice, and enjoyed each meal. The pasta dishes are wonderful. My husband had the sword fish which was a special one night. It melted in my mouth when I tried it. The chef is from Rome, and comes out to greet his guests. The restaurant is in a location that you wouldn't except in the back of the newly renamed Monon Center on Rangeline Road. (Used to be Mohawk) Make the time please to find it, and enjoy dinner. Oh, the desserts are fabulous too. We tried every one with another couple. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "For a new restaurant they are doing great. I look forward to going back in the near future. "
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We headed over to Roma on Saturday evening before a show at The Tarkington, which was very convenient. Started off with a caprese with prosciutto, which was different, and delicious. I would ask them to add more basil next time as there was only 1 piece. My husband had salmon and I had scallops, both were very good. The scallops were perfectly grilled and the raspberry risotto was delicious. There was a grilled fig on the plate that had been soaked in red wine. Amazing. They accidentally brought us a tiramasu because they thought it was my husband's birthday, which we gladly shared. Very good. I hope more people discover this charming restaurant. It was not very busy for a Saturday night. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Charming decor, friendly and efficient wait staff. Food was tasty, menu limited. Enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner at Roma last Saturday night. All four of us enjoyed our dinners but the Swordfish was outstanding. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Did not meet expectations! Service was average, waitress was probably a smoker as she smelled of cigarettes. Food was average. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was also great. No complaints there at all. Very few wines by the glass. Add a merlot or a red blend. Also felt the wine pour was a tad stingy. An extra ounce or two would have been great. Also, the menu needed more items, especially for those eating light and watching calories. Entree salads would have been nice. A light menu also such as Biaggies has. Very few fish dishes on the menu. Maybe a little more pricing variations for the non pasta dishes. Pretty pricey and there wasn't a ton of options. With that said, the food, wine, salad and bread were all delicious. I will go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014