Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge
Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge

Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rovezzis.com/
  • Phone: 5083470100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Sunday: 4:00 - 8:00pm
    Available Mondays for functions and catering only
    Our entire facility is available for daytime use as a company retreat or meeting space, with lunch and breakout service.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Rovezzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Take the stress out of event planning by choosing Rovezzi’s chefs to cater your next party. From business lunches and seminars to social events of all types, Rovezzi’s staff will assist in planning your menu, expertly prepare your culinary selections and deliver everything you need to make your day a success.
  • Private Party Facilities: Rovezzi’s offers venues which can accommodate events and functions from 10 to 350 guests. Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, bridal or baby shower, weddings, award dinners, corporate meeting, presentation or a casual get-together, we have the right room for you.

    Our venue in Sturbridge holds up to 50 people. Our new venue in Southbridge, LaSalle Hall, has 2 spaces. The newly renovated Tuscan Room holds up to 120 guests, the grand hall upstairs up to 250. Please allow us to cater your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Erica Foley 508 380 5181x
  • Special Events: Wine dinners, Ladies Nights and other events will be posted to Facebook

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt.20 Rt. 148
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two private lots; Valet parking Friday and Saturday
A word from Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge
The Rovezzi family has been in the restaurant business for more than 40 years. We are proud to note Chef Chris Rovezzi is the winner of the 2012 Worcester Area Best Chef competition. Unrivaled attention to ingredients and flavor is what makes Rovezzi's the absolute favorite dining experience for many Central Massachusetts residents. Rovezzi's offers traditional Italian cuisine with an innovative and creative flair. And the majority of our service staff have been with us for many years, taking pride in the Rovezzi fare and striving to match Chef Chris' attention to ingredients and flavor with our attention to your experience as our guest.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (32)romantic (25)good for groups (19)notable wine list (14)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (5)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food was great. Service was very friendly and attentive. They split four dishes for us at no charge. The black pepper fettucini was delicious with the seared scallops. We also had it with the bolognese. Always enjoy dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Dining
    Tsleeps
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After dining at Rovezzi's Ristorante a few times, the service and food have been exceptional. It has a very comforting ambience that is great for groups and for romantic dinners. The staff provides great recommendations, and the specials are all very delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was good, server was very knowledgable. Was looking for homemade pasta and they do have that. For our first time visit, which they asked us upon arrival, they sat us near the stairs and we could hear people going up and down the stairs. The experience was much to be desired. One thing that turned me off was the salt and pepper shakers along with the olive oil containers were so covered in a film it was pretty disgusting. They should clean them in btw services.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Going to Rovezzi's is always a treat. Love the food there. Always want to order more than we can eat. Will continue to go back. Thanks !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely the best spot in town.
    marthaB
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    As always the food was EXCELLENT! I generally order the salmon when I go out and Chris Rovezzi is a master at offering the "same salmon" to be a totally different experience each time we go. My husband stayed with his favorite which is the lobster tortellini and once again he raved about it. We go to Rovezzi's as often as our budget allows. We have tried other upscale restaurants in town and by far Rovezzi's outshines them all in their quality and presentation of food, to the ambiance and to the attention paid to each diner. This time we sat in the lounge area because Rovezzi's was featuring Sam James as the evenings entertainment. It was a bit loud and energetic but there are also quiet nooks for an intimate dinner at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was delicious, as usual. Service was excellent. All staff work well as a team. Live music was playing in the bar area - which was very good, but did not lead to quiet conversation in the upstairs dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Steeze
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The home made pasta's are terrific as was the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    j1963
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything we have been to Rovezzi's we have had the best service and meal. We just love it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian
    Wakesvegas
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I loved our dining experience. I often tell people that you can always get a great steak at Italian restaraunts. Rovezzi's did not disappoint. I had the sirloin over sweet potato hash. Cooked perfectly just plain amazing. My wife had scallops over pepper fettuccine equally amazing as she had more than enough to share with me. For dessert we had the International. Ice cream roles in corn flake with magic shell and whipped cream. Fantastic!! We spent two days at Brimfield which we very much enjoyed but, the memory will be Rovezzi's. The music was a little loud and I would like to get a glass of Pinot Noir (only offered by bottle). Neither of these issues would keep me from returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always FAB
    HJHry
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Never had a bad meal!! Whether I try an old favorite or something new, it never fails to please!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have never been here before and we were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was!!! The portions were a little on the smaller side for anyone with a healthy appetite. We will definately be coming back and recommending to friends and family...........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Noisy but great service and food very good not sure what the complaints were about in past but did not see any
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Ajb1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great place to meet good food nice atmosphere. We are from Ma and we have met our friends from Ct here a few times
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent italian!
    Lacrrc
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is always top notch. Made reservations for my sons engagement. Nothing was mentioned during service and nothing special done. Next time we go up the street
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit to Rovezzi's.
    TSLSVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We visited Rovezzi's on a Saturday night. Food was very good The Caprese salad starter was very fresh and among the best I have ever had. Soup of the day choice seemed a little strange - corn chowder - would have liked a more Italian style soup as a choice. Gnocchi was very good as were the scallops carbonara style. Service was good until end of meal, took quite some time for dessert and check, but several large parties had been seated. Overall, a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Thumbs up
    NYCOutlaw
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Group of four, arriving late from NYC. Seated immediately. Stellar hostess. Stellar waitress. Made my day with a kicking no vodka xtini (signature cocktails). Found a new favorite drink. Friends had leftovers for lunch and still raved. In summary: Fabulous seasonal foods. Excellent pasta dishes. Excellent seafood. Nice bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The most savory food and seasonings that we have tasted in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jennifer A.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for my fiancé's birthday and asked for a romantic spot, definitely got my way! Loved the family, yet high-class feel of the entire restaurant. Overall, delicious food, great atmosphere... You won't be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Hit
    Davis
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday by having dinner at Rovezzi's Saturday night. Friends told us about this restaurant 15 years ago when we moved to Tolland, Ct and we have been eating there ever since. We expect the food to be excellent and we are never disappointed. Occasionally we decide to eat there at the last minute. If it happens to be a weekend we know we will not get a table without a reservation so we sit at the bar. It is a very comfortable setting and usually results in conversations with the bartenders and other patrons who are also eating at the bar. We always leave feeling that we have been well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Sturbridge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Rovezzi's has it all. Great food paired with just the right wine suggestions, impeccable service, inviting atmosphere. There's nothing better in Sturbridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rovezzis
    love2dinebynine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We really love the Bruschetta, most of the italian things we'v had are very good...I ordered fish once and it was like a hunk of rubber. You couldn't even get a fork into it. It seems that your visit really depends on the server you get. We always ask for Tami or Shannon. Both extremely professional and friendly as well as efficient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    michael
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Dinner was fantastic . Service is good. Staff is knowledgeable . Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An underwhelming visit.
    Underwhelmed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My first visit to Rovezzi's proved to be underwhelming. After hearing wonderful reviews about the food I had some disappointing occurrences. First, my water glass had a lipstick mark on the edge. The edge of the wall was very dirty. Our appetizer was so spicy that we could not taste the cherry clams nor the mussels. My entree was good but 3 scallops for a $23 meal was not right! My dining partner had veal parmigiana that was just OK. It was far from outstanding - little on the dry side. For dessert we had the Creme Brûlée. Although it was tasty, it was not real custard. It appeared to be a pudding. I would have thought that a high-end restaurant would know how to bake a "real" custard. All in all my visit to Rovezzi's was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and service
    wineanddine915VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great Food. I had the Bruschetta for an appetizer and it's always delicious but this time was extraordinary due to the butter toasted side. Delicious.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food; Energetic Night Out
    DandPVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Rovezzi's delivers great food from the amazing bread served with olive oil to novel and well prepared salads and entrees. Scallops were seasoned to perfection, served on an amazing puree of vegetables. Smashed potatoes excellent. A good place for small and larger parties. A lovely private room can be used as a function room for a not-too-large private party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service slow
    bostonbonnie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    On an only slightly busy Saturday night we found the service to be really slow. The food quality far exceeded the service level, particularly the innovative brussel sprout salad. Especially slow toward the end of service, dessert and the check took roughly 45 minutes and left us with a damper on our otherwise very good meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I found the food to be very good but I found the prices were more than I wanted to spend. Very pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    Donna
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The ever changing menu is one reason to return again and again to Rovezzi's. Each time I go I can can get something different and it is always special. My favorite is of course the house made pastas, but there is enough variety to make any taste bud happy. Our waitress was excellent... and the staff was always there and ready filling up water glasses and taking away empty plates. We had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the fresh pasta!
    CraftyTchr75
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food here didn't disappoint. Loved the fresh pasta and had one of the best meatballs I'd ever had. It was a little loud with a screaming child, which was a little disappointing since we were there for our anniversary dinner at 7 pm. The biggest negative I would say is that it is a bit noisy upstairs and the tables are a little close for a quiet dinner out, but I would return for the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We eat at Rovezzi's often, but this last Friday was one of the best yet! The scallops were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food was superb especially the antipasto and the veal. My husband couldn't finish the veal and had it the next day and said it was even better if that's possible. The service (Shannon was our waitress) was excellent and most friendly without overstepping her place. She suggested a particular cocktail that I had never had before and it was super - Strawberry Lemoncello. The place was fairly noisy but I guess most restaurants are that way nowadays. Chris, himself, came over to the table and made us most welcome. Will definitely go back this summer. The only problem, it's not closer to Worcester.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesomely Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Going out for dinner was a last minute decision and the place I chose was, Rovezzis. Whatever is ordered on the menu you can always ciunt on being delicious. Once you taste you food its very obvious it is fresh. If uou typically ho to the franchise/chain restaurants, treat yourself to great food you definitely will be very happy you did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 507 reviews are from the Rovezzi's Ristorante-Sturbridge reviews archive.
  • Food was great!!!
    MikeC
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great place to go for dinner! Make sure to go early to have a drink at the bar. The specialty drinks are excellent. The food is always great. One of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biscotti Cod
    wineanddine915VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This is the best cod I have ever had. Yum yum I do love fish and have tried many at your restaurant but I have to agree with Chris's wife this is a favorite.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    HJHry
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Meal outstanding as usual...... Waitress pre-occupied....and service slower than usual, especially since it wasn't busy! 2nd round of drinks sat made at the bar where we could see them and waitress too busy chatting with fellow worker...had to yell over to her to ask if drinks were ready when we knew they clearly were. But that usually isn't the norm..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Dissapointed
    wineanddine915VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    All the staff at Rovezzi's adds a personal touch every time. This makes us feel special and appreciated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NEVER AGAIN!
    RovezziVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Took my family here last night. Waiter forgot our Drinks.... Had to remind him after 20 minutes. Then, he forgot or Salad. I told the owner about our experience and did not care. I wouldn't mind but for three people for $84 I expect service to be impeccable. He lost me and my family as customers. We wont be back if the food was for free. Worcester's best chef my a**.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Central meeting place for a business dinner. Good food, nice inside and very nice and helpfully bar staff and waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Faverate Place
    Bongo
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It is one of our faverate restaurants! Everything That is served is perfectly cooked and perfectly served. We go to Rovezzi's at least six times a year. The restaurant was very busy last Sat. evening and the noise level was a bit loud but we are just happy that the restaurant does such good business so we do not mind the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice
    ynot
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had a very nice meal and an even better evening. The cancel light was just right, the hifi was in the back ground and the wine was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.