The Best in SturbridgeDIning at Rovezzi's is always a treat. The menu selections offered a variety of choices and the wine suggestions made for perfect pairings. Our server, Desiree, was friendly, helpful, and attentive. Our Number One choice in Sturbridge.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on a Friday night, foodWent on a Friday night, food was great, service superb, and entertainment with Norman Tonelli was awesome!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLocals are LuckyVery nice atmosphere. The staff is polite and friendly. Best of all, the food is outstanding. Everything is fresh and prepared to perfection. All of this at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended as an everyday, as well as a special occasion eating place.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMfood always consistentFood is always delicious and consistent as well as the service and atmosphere. They didn't seem as busy for a Friday night during a peak dinner time.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet italian placeHad a very good meal at Rovezzi's. Arrived early for our reservations and were seated promptly. We had two waitresses, as one was training, and I feel that some miscommunication led to some delays in drink refills, but both were pleasant and professional.
Our meal consisted of Scallop Chowder(excellent, with 5 or 6 huge scallops in a rich broth), Pizzette(also tasty, but could have used a touch more goat cheese). Duck(very good with crispy skin and good sauce, and surprisingly delicious potato pancake...however the duck comes well done, no preference is offered) Lobster Tortelloni(reportedly amazing) and finished off with a very good creme brulee'. Excellent meal, worth the price and the drive.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent service and food;excellent service and food; presentation and preparation were very good. The drive to the restaurant is well worth it.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food & ServiceVery attentive wait staff, varied menu choices, large portions.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousRovezzi's is a fantastic restaurant. Will definitely be back. The food, atmosphere and service is outstanding.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. HadThe food was excellent. Had a long wait for entree, but the meal was worth it! One of my favorite places to dine.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dining experienceMy husband and I met another couple at Rovezzi's for dinner and we all feel we made the right choice in dining destination. Our server was very pleasant, courteous and attentive. The food evoked compliments from all four of us. The ambiance in the restaurant is pleasant.
We did feel the noise level was a bit high, probably because our table was situated near the entertainment for the evening. Had we been seated upstairs, I'm sure this would not have been the case. Although we had to wait approximately 25 minutes -- even though we had reservations -- the evening experience was nice.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experienceMy husband and I had never been to Rovessi's so we were a little nervous if we were going to be traveling for a restaurant that was just "okay". We were amazingly surprised. The service was outstanding. Our waiter took special care in explaining the menu as well as the background of the restaurant and its philosophy when we told him we had never been there before. Our dinners were to die for and very prompt in coming out of the kitchen. The atmosphere was comfortable and welcoming. We haven't had an experience like this in a very long time. There is no question that we will go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a neighborhood gem! TheIt's a neighborhood gem! The service is attentive, the food delicious; I look forward to many more dinners at Rovezzi's!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulThis was my second visit to Rovezzi's. I loved it the first time and it did not disappoint on the second visit. I started with their deconstructed version of oysters Rockefeller. This was delicious, delicately fried oysters sitting on top of spinach sautéed with prosciutto, garlic and a spectacular sauce. For the main course I ordered the veal saltimbocca which was so tender and flavorful. I had ordered this the first time I visited and was so impressed I had to order it on the second visit. For dessert I ordered the crème brule..also fantastic. I will definitely visit again when I am in the area.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSturbridge's FinestThis is by far the best restaurant in Sturbridge and Rovezzi's never disappoints. Food is amazing, drinks are mixed perfectly, wine list is extensive, service is friendly and attentive. Couldn't ask for a more enjoyable dining experience.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentRovezzi's is a great restaurant. The entire experience was amazing. We were greeted at the door with a smile, served with a smile and sent home with a smile. The restaurant was full to the brim but the waitstaff made you feel like you were the only one in the restaurant. They were also really helpful with picking out a dish. I have a shellfish allergy and was able to substitute the shrimp in my dish for chicken. I loved my food and the experience I had in the restaurant and will be visiting again!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BuffetWe went on Mother's day and did not know it was a brunch buffet, but enjoyed it. The food was good and it was not crowded when we went at 1:30, however it was a little more expensive than I was expecting.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantRovezzi's is one of our favorite restaurants because the food is consistently excellent, the service always pleasantly good, and it is located only fifteen minutes away. We have taken friends there and they always thoroughly enjoy the experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, waitress just okI visited Rovezzi's on a Thursday evening fairly early so it wasn't too crowded. We chose the chef's three course menu and it was absolutely delicious. The bread was to die for too. My only complaint was our waitress. She was actually training so you think she's be on her A-game. Unfortunately, I feel that because we didn't order alcoholic beverages, we weren't big bucks to her, and so she didn't really seem to care to serve us. She did seem quite attentive to all of the other tables around us, but she would walk by us and not even look our way!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect as alwaysFirst time we took our 4 year old and he is already talking about going back. Everything was awesome. Tammy G is always the best waitress.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Italian in SturbridgeAll aspects of the evening were very pleasing. My wife enjoyed her birthday and both my son and daughter loved the food as well. The service was terrific and every bite was well-prepared and elegantly presented.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe food and experience at Rovezzi's never disappoints. We love to go here for special occasions. I highly recommend this restaurant.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMYou've got to try it !Once again, we found the food "out of this world". I had the scallops with lobster risotto and my wife had the pork which were both cooked to perfection.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM"Memorable" !!!I took a beautiful girl named Debbie here on our first date. In a nutshell, my date was outstanding ... and so was my experience at Rovezzi's !!! Being of Italian descent, I basically have never left an Italian restaurant in my life satisfied. That can no longer be said. The Pappardelle Bolognese was to die for. And my fine date was very satisfied with her choice of the Salmone Arrosto. On top of that, the waitress (Laurrie I believe) made us feel like "family". Enough said. I was compelled to speak personally with the head honcho, Mr. Chris. I couldn't thank him enough. Give this place a shot .. you won't be disappointed. Tell 'em Tony D. sent ya !!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent every time !!!We have never been disappointed here. The food server knew her menu and made wine recommendations, very attentive. Fresh pasta was delicious!!!!! Casual4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService was professional,Service was professional, yet friendly. Food was excellent! Warm bread for dipping to start with a spinach, goat cheese, pear, and roasted pistachio salad. Our two entrees; eggplant & chicken with ricotta & mozzarella cheeses over penne and a filet mignon special. Filet special was quite pricey in comparison to other menu entrees, but the flavor was outstanding and filet practically melted in your mouth. This was not my first visit, nor will it be my last.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice concept, very niceVery nice concept, very nice restaurant, surprisingly high quality wine list. My guests were all pleasantly surprised.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe couldn't have been moreWe couldn't have been more pleased. We met my parents from Connecticut for a birthday lunch for my dad. The OpenTable reviews were spot on. The food was exceptional and the service was even better. We will be back for sure!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good, the staffThe food was good, the staff were really nice in general. I found the 2nd floor warm but we were able to open a window (Apr 2013) and I find it hit or miss as to whether they're able to deal easily with dietary restriction (gluten free), despite it being listed on the reservation. Once we managed to sort out an order, I had a very good and enjoyable dinner and evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI took a friend there forI took a friend there for his birthday - food was excellent, and the service was impeccable.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed my entire experienceI enjoyed my entire experience at Rovezzi's. The atmosphere is enchanting and the food and service was impeccable!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food though portionsGreat food though portions small; creative offerings in a relaxed atmosphere.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner at Rovezzi's wasOur dinner at Rovezzi's was very good. The wait staff was courteous, professional, and had a very detailed knowledge of the specials, regular menu items, and the wine list. I had the braised short ribs special and they were amazing. My father had the osso bucco and thought it was possibly the best he's ever had.
My one complaint, and the only negative of our trip was the musical performer. There was a gentleman with an acoustic guitar playing through most of our dinner. It made it a little difficult to have conversations at times, and it didn't really provide the ambiance we were hoping for. Honestly, it was a little cheesy for our tastes.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, service ambianceThe pasta is homemade and wonderful. The creativity and presentation is subperb. The wait staff is constantly attending to your needs and requests. The food is excellent and I will be going back again!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and our requests were easily accommodated. Our party of 4 had a leisurely meal and no one made us feel rushed.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeWe dined at Rovezzis this night because we won a free meal from the owne and head chef. We always think of Rovezzis as a special treat. It's wonderful. They make great drinks and although their regular menu is great I always like to see what Chris has crafted on the specials. As always it's fantastic.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is very good, butThe food is very good, but we would like to see more vegetarian entree options.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was impeccable.The service was impeccable. The food was amazing. It was our first time at Rovezzi's and we will definately be back4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time at Rovezzi's.Had a great time at Rovezzi's. The menu is innovative and fresh. Service was prompt and knowledgeable. Definitely a great spot to go and have a meal with friends and family.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic, itThe food was fantastic, it had great flavors and portion sizes. The only complaint I would have is the drink size for the price is not reasonable the drink prices for the glasses should be $5-6 instead of $8-9, especially considering the food is on the high side.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile we tend to go to BostonWhile we tend to go to Boston for dining out, Rovezzis is getting us to head west to Sturbridge instead. It is becoming one of our very favorite spots in the state, beating out some North End restaurants we love.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRovezzis is one of our favoriteRovezzis is one of our favorite restaurants in town. Food is always great!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a delicious meal andI had a delicious meal and an awesome waiter, Michael. My boyfriend, who chooses not to dine out because of many negative experiences, said he wants to go back! I never thought I would hear that from him!
Thank you for an enjoyable evening!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an amazing dining experienceWe had an amazing dining experience. They have very professional and welcoming wait staff. They don't have a kid's menu but bend over backwards to make either a smaller portion of something on the menu or as long as they have the ingredients anything off-menu. The food was perfect. Our family will be going back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe returned to Rovezzi's forWe returned to Rovezzi's for my husbands birthday. Waitstaff was very attentive and helpful and the food was excellent. I think this might just be our new favorite restaurant, even though it's a 30 minute drive to Sturbridge. Well worth it!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRovezzi's is one of our favoriteRovezzi's is one of our favorite restaurants and never ceases to please. Tried the Chef's Table this past Friday night and it was fabulous!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu that is alwaysGreat menu that is always changing - every time we go we get something new. There is an extensive wine list and each menu option has a wine pairing with it. There is also a menu option where you basically trust the chef to pick your meal. Love the live music being played - the place is noisy but you can still hold a conversation with your table. Food was great. I had the lobster stuff tortelloni which was in a lobster bisque sauce which was so good I used the bread to sop up the rest of the soup/sauce. My fiance had the bolognese which he also ate all of.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect steakRovezzi's is a neighborhood gem. The decor is warm and inviting and the food is outstanding.
On this visit I ordered the filet mignon, topped with goat cheese and mushrooms - it was perfection.
I ordered my steak rare, with a warm red center rather than a cold red center - this is difficult to achieve and they nailed it completely! Truly one of the best steaks I have ever had. Additionally you would be hard pressed to find a friendlier wait staff, thank you. A big recommend.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFrequent diners. Always enjoyFrequent diners. Always enjoy our experience here whether we sit at the bar or in the dining room. Anyone going for the first time will not be disappointed. Chris is an excellent chef and his menu is always changing. Homemade pasta as well.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMgood traditional Italian food.good traditional Italian food. chicken parm, shrimp scampi & eggplant entrees were all very good. a solid choice.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMStill Awesome!Absolutely delicious food in a convivial atmosphere. Efficient, friendly staff. Love the way the wine list was arranged by number to correlate to the suggested pairings for each dish on the menu--a brilliant idea! The housemade pasta was so light and delicious with perhaps the best red sauce I've ever tasted--obviously slow-cooked with quality ingredients. I can't wait to return!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM