Romeo's Cafe
Romeo's Cafe

Romeo's Cafe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.romeoscafe.com/
  • Phone: 3058592228
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Romeo Majano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View
  • Private Party Facilities: The Juliette Room can accommodate private parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW 22nd Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Romeo's Cafe
Romeo's Café is an intimate and elegantly appointed restaurant in which a maximum of 52 guests are treated to a unique and exceptional dining experience from the minute they enter the room. While there is no set menu, chef and host Romeo Majano has prepared Northern Italian influenced dishes tailored to the tastes of his guests since 1998. Each diner is asked about his or her individual food preferences, tastes and dietary restrictions. Based on their answers, (and Romeo's imagination), a series of 6 gourmet dishes (3 at lunch) are then prepared to order and presented by an award-winning professional service staff. Complemented by a wine list that features predominantly Italian and American selections, the 2 ½ hour dinner is one of the most enjoyable and gastronomically satisfying dining experiences to be found anywhere. Consistently rated among South Florida's top restaurants for food and service, Romeo's Café appeals to those who truly enjoy the art of fine dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Romeo's Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (27)romantic (25)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (4)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food & personalize service make you feel unique.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Small romantic place with a very personalized service. Food was delicious. Every plate was a suprise (no menu).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food, service, ambiance
    Sanford6810
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Romeo's Cafe is a wonderful place to go for special occasions, although every dinner you have there becomes a special occasion. There is no menu. The waiter very carefully listens to your palate preferences as well as any food allergies you may have and then begins serving - at just the right pace - a series of dishes of the perfect portion size. And if on the first bite it doesn't suit you, let him know and it will be replaced by something that does. The service is attentive but never intrusive. The low light, soft music, tables-not too-close, environment is perfect for quietly enjoying an intimate dinner and conversation. The chef may come out and personally ask you if you enjoyed his cooking. And I promise you, you will. You will.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romeo's Cafe
    pdp10550VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was delicious and service was very good. It was a quiet, romantic atmosphere. It was a great experience, but it was quite expensive, so I would save going for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing, Romantic!
    MrsTyson
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I made reservations here for my fiance's 30th birthday, and it was simply amazing! The moment you walk into the doors, you are greeted with a warm, romantic, and inviting atmosphere! Our waiter was amazing, and very attentive to our needs, and the food was the best ever!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great, one the best in Miami
    Juan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Romeo's always great, you're never gonna go wrong with it, it's always absolutely awesome. One of the best things I appreciate about this gem is that if you were to order the exact same thing that you ordered the last time you visit here, it will taste the same (always great). Consistency is hard to find in any fine dining restaurant. Here you ill. Kudos to Romeo and his staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    PinecrestGuy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Romeo's Cafe is a unique restaurant. There is no menu. The waiter interviews you about your likes and dislikes and the chef then prepares a 6-course meal. The restaurant will take back and substitute anything you don't like, but I can't imagine anyone returning anything. Given the customized selections, it is not surprising that the restaurant is expensive. My wife and I had one glass of wine each, and the check, with tip, came to $265. So for most folks, Romeo's is for a special night. Unless you're wealthy. In that case, you can visit every week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Successful anniversary!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was a bit skeptical at first, I was reading a lot of mixed reviews, but was extremely satisfied!!! It is definitely a special occasion sort of place, quite pricey, but the food was spectacular and service was first class. I highly recommend checking it out!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, quiet find
    jon1180
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I'll have to say, i started the meal a little disappointed, as i was served a plate i had seen in the pictures posted by other guests. My thought was if this truly is a custom experience, why are they serving the same dishes!? However, my diappointment quickly changed as i indulged. The food was excellent, and they were accomodating for my wife's gluten allergy. We left truly having enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romeo's Cafe
    Newbie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The place is in a shopping mall off Coral Way. When you walk in, there is beautiful wood panelling everywhere. Albeit, a little dated, but well kept. There are religious status pretty much everywhere, which was a little freaky. The food was good, but I am a foodie, so my standard of good would likely be amazing for someone else. The service was nice, not overly in your face, but attentive enough.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excelente food preparación and mixe of flavors . I would recomend it to hall My gourment freinds.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was amazing. Staff was extremely friendly and the chef came out to the table to ensure we were having a good time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very unique experience.
    BroncoVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had a wonderful Saturday evening recently at Romeo's Cafe. Dimly lit, high roller atmophere. Excellent service. No menu, you are asked about foods that you do not eat, given some friendly suggestions and then proceed to thoroughly enjoy a six course extravaganza. Plan on about a two hour repast. Corkage is a very modest $20. The meal is fixed price at $90 per person. Dessert is the sixth course, coffee is a bit extra. Meal is served at the correct pace. My only complaint(?) would be too much food! The way the meal ts served does not lend itself to requesting doggie bags, it just would not be proper here. It is a great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to expectations!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is a great place for a romantic dinner. The food is exquisite and you always feels it is being adjusted to your tastes and desires. Romeo always finds time to come out of the kitchen and speak a few words with you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why bother asking?
    ForgottenFiancee
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Asked me for suggestions, I said I was going to propose to my girlfriend so I needed a private table (first time in the restaurant, so I later found out it wasn't possible), yet I didn't even receive a “Congratulations, sir."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Pricey but worth it. Cozy atmosphere. Delicious food. Feels like private dining. Romantic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicius
    EstherVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very exquisit food,great qualiti,nice ambience,and is very relevant the particular atencion from the cheff who came table for table to ask each comensal what they like.only the price is very very expensive
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing experience!
    Yanelis83
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Definitely unique and very romantic!! Perfect for a first date or any other special occasion. I went for the first time after hearing about this place for years. Can't wait to go back. It was everything I expected and much moreeeee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Treat
    PhilSommelierVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've heard of Romeos for many years but don't live near the Gables,my wife doesn't like to travel south, so never been. When I scheduled a lunch meeting with a client from the Gables, I took the opportunity to try Romeos. It is really small in a less attractive section of Coral Way, but it is worth trying. As you probably know if you've read other reviews there is no menu, and the Chef (or assistant Chef at lunch) will prepare dishes for you based on your likes and dislikes. Lunch ($45 +) consisted of five very good courses suited to our preferances, including Salmon Carpaccio, Braesola, Homemade gorgonzola stuffed pasta, Risotta with chopped filet mignon, fish, veal, all well prepared and attractively plated. Dinner involves more courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Romeo's Cafe reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Romeo's is a unique find. Intimate and romantic, low lighting and elegant. Food is excellent, with multi-courses, smaller in size but each large enough to be satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Some dishes were out of this world!
    BruniVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I would say this is a place not to miss, as it is excellent overall. The carpaccio, fish and risotto were extremely good. The ravioli were excellent. The only dishes which should be improved were the duck (too tough and salty) and the filet, too small and overdone. Desserts were good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food is excellent, good attention, the restaurant is nicely decorated romantic for couples, it also has an ideal area for meetings of the Group and friends,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't let the outside fool you
    JustJaime
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I had never heard of this place. When we walked in, I was still hesitant. After a six course meal on a set menu, I was in shock what an amazing dinner we had. The service was impeccable. The chef cane out iy great us and ask welcome us. It's pricey but so well worth it!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sorprendente
    Rupert
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Cada uno de los tiempos estuvieron sorprendentemente deliciosos, en especial el seabass.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    ElisaVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Chef/Owner is fabulous. Custom makes dishes to meet dietary requirements, and does so with love. Amazing place. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Abundant Charm, Character, Warmth
    Discriminating
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Typically quaint as found on any side street in Europe. Romeo upon greeting table said portions small, about quality not quantity. We asked Romeo to start with 4-course. Later we were not sated and asked to graduate us to 6-course. (Last course =dessert). APPETIZER salmon carpaccio sublimely thin punctuated with capers & lemon. 2ND COURSE PASTAS: Purses filled with pear & cheese in cream sauce delightfully on point, AND Spaghettini in light fish broth with small pieces of shellfish, bravo! ENTREE QUALITY DEFINITELY RESPECTABLY GOOD, HOME-STYLE NEIGHBORHOOD COOKING, but NOT outstanding NOR excellent. Portions are petite. This is neighborhood European dining, NOT truly fine. Price per person shockingly high for home-style quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent restaurant
    Amazing
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Totally recomended!! Excelent food and service. The wine was amazing.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and a pleasure
    PenendenVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Great food and a pleasure discussing the menu with Romeo. Decor and lighting is a bit odd
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Excellent food. Service was great. A top of the line restaurant overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the Best
    Dining4greatexperience
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    the restruant is the Best!! outstanding, the wait servers have been long time employees, Romeo (the chief and owner) comes out to each table, not only to greet the diners, but also to find out your likes, and how you would like your food prepared. Super tastes, creative dishes. The gorgonzola ravioli is THE BEST, this time he had a goose salad which was the very best.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romeo's is consistently great!
    Jomama
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Romeo's is consistently great! Always time well spent with friends, family or clients. Everyone leaves happy from the unique Romeo experience. Romeo himself is a delight, and makes everyone feel important and very welcome. It is no wonder that Romeo's ha won so many accolades from the food industry and glowing compliments from restaurant guests. Thank you, Romeo and your entire staff, for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For those of you looking for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    For those of you looking for a quaint, romantic, and special place to dine; look no further. The service, ambiance, and food is simply the best in town.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinning experience
    Eddie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was a fantastic dinning experience. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    Mary
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This place is a hidden gem, quiet and romantic, the chef comes out to meet you, there is no menu, just let the chef know what you like, pricey but worth it, excellent service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romeo's is awesome!
    BobR
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    For over 20 years, Romeo is an awesome personal dining experience. Once you step into the restaurant you are in for a delightful evening. We have never been disappointed. No pretense, just great dining and an intimate experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The most wonderful, romantic, creative, attentive & enjoyable restaurant in South Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I have loved this place for years and it was as good as ever. Romeo is a real class act and a culinary genius.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and Unique
    Lovefood
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    A very unique dining experience with just telling the chef your likes and dislikes and then anticipating what you get next. Everything was excellent. The food was served hot and the pacing was excellent. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romeo's is a great surprise
    sca7777
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Romeo is an outstanding chef and he choses your plates. There are no menu !! Great plates, special flavors and all my family loved our dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vera good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Romeo is very friendly and made the experience very coozy The food is fantastic and more than enough - we stopped at the fifth course, although there were more
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.