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Trattoria Roma

Trattoria Roma Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoria-roma.com/
  • Phone: (614) 488-2104
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Matt Prokopchak
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A private lot in located in the rear of the building. Street parking & public lots are also available in the area.
A word from Trattoria Roma
Serving authentic Italian cuisine for over 15 years, Trattoria Roma specializes in made to order dishes such as Rotolo di Pasta & fresh seafood features daily.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Our dinner was excellent. We split the calamari, each had a salad and an entree. The seasonal peach salad was delicious and refreshing - a great suggestion by our server. Our food was also delicious and everything was spaced very nicely. They have a very nice wine list with by the glass options that are reasonable price. Our server was very friendly and very attentive. Overall, we were very impressed and will go back again. All the food delivered to other diners on the patio looked delicious too!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The weather was perfect and the dining experience was a close match. Great food as usual and the service was exceptional, including a couple of fine recommendations from our server. Love T Roma!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We always have a good experience here. With all the food choices in Columbus, Trattoria Roma continues to stand out. Soft Sinatra jazz, quiet, and flexible with the food. I generally ask if I can have something a little different about a dish and chef is always glad to do it. And the food is always served HOT, which I really like. Quite a nice wine list, and reasonably priced. Nice desserts, too."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I've been going here for years. I've never had a bad meal or bad service. Consistent, great food and friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Has an intimate, neighborhood feel. The bar is excellent, the food is nicely prepared and presented, and the service is always prompt and attentive. My wife and I have been there several times, and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Returned to Trattoria Roma based on a previous great experience. This time was completely different. Service was inattentive and unacceptably slow. Restaurant was literally EMPTY except for one other inside table and a full patio but it took nearly 40 minutes to receive salads. The server blamed it on a kitchen rush despite the empty dining room. After waiting for entrees he came to clear our salad plates and said our entrees were ready. He then left and went to prepare checks for other tables while we continued to wait, until I finally asked another server if he could find our entrees. The food was forgettable and one of us was very ill later in the evening. We had to ask for our check while the server continued to ignore us. AVOID "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Nice romantic night for a big anniversary. Enjoyed the quiet even on a Friday night. Most people were outside eating - but we also got there early and as the night went on the dining room filled up. Very good food. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We have had really good food at Trattoria Roma in the past and we have also been disappointed in some of the offerings but we thought we would try it again when family came to town. Unfortunately, it was more of the same. Two of four meals were pretty acceptable but two of them, both pasta fresca, one with the whole wheat pasta and one with the angel hair, were decidedly uneventful. The 'fresh'vegetables were slightly overdone rather than crisp tender, the cream sauce was fairly flavorless and underspiced. This dish could shine with some fresh basil and lemon juice along with some freshly ground black pepper to enliven the flavor. We're hesitant to try again until they start to recognize the importance of fresh and flavorful dishes."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is one of our "go to" restaurants. Food is consistently great and have not had anything here that isn't the same level of quality. They had one of my favorite salads (I guess it's seasonal)--blood orange dressing and currants and sunflower seeds. We had an appetizer (humus...it's unique), so I ordered the salad and crab cake as an entree, which was great. Our server was young but very professional and checked back appropriately without being too hovering or forgetting about us. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The salad, calamari, and Key Lime Pie were excellent. Probably one of the best Key Lime pies I have had in a long time. My husband was very happy with his panini, while I thought my gluten free pasta & meatballs were just ok. The Mimosa was fine, although, felt as though it could use more alcohol. It is a matter of taste. The Italian Mojito was excellent. The waitress was very attentive, and she did not interrupt conversations or bring in the main dish while we were eating salads and appetizers. She is a very strong asset. I would say the experience was very good...a few more boxes need to be checked to make it excellent :) "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food, wine list and atmosphere. We will be returning to this restaurant soon!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Been to the restaurant before; very pleasing. Nice ambience; wait staff very attentive; food very good, hot/well seasoned (stuffed chicken breast). Quiet night which I appreciated. Only downer: swinging kitchen door on the other side of the wall, sounds/feels like small child kicking a the wall, thump, thump, thump. Didn't really take away from the experience but didn't add to it either. Recommended for a "date" night. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My husband and I go there quite often. The food is tasty and served in moderate portions. The staff is always friendly and attentive. They can answer questions re the menu and make good suggestions. The restaurant is always clean and pleasant. After 7:00 PM mostly an adult crowd/ Tjere are a few tables out front facing the street which some folks like during warm weather."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A long standing Grandview Avenue gem - always lovely to enter the environs of Trattoria Roma - so clean with fresh looking table linens, welcomed by the professional service staff. Always look forward to the freshly toasted slices of Italian bread that are served immediately. The scallops were perfectly cooked and infused with flavor. The antipasto was a delicious beginning and the pasta serving was delicious and not a huge serving that is intimidating. You can carry on a conversation which is part of a good dining experience too! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Several years ago we went here and were not huge fans but boy has that changed. The service was great the food was better! Best calamari ever. Our group had pasta chicken scallops and it was all great. I have already recommended it to friends."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was awesome. Loved the caprese salad! Server was friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Very friendly neighborhood gem with great service and food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Reliably good. Chef very willing to customize a dish."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Glad we got a coupon... Not the best place I've ever been - food was expensive... without the coupon would have been $95 for pasta, a single glass of wine (shared), an appetizer, salad and the meal... all that said, it tasted wonderful... needs updating IMO to be able to charge those prices."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The waiters that waited on our tables were not good at all. There was a woman that came to our table to bring water and to refill our glass and she never made any eye contact or say hi. Our main waiter also came to our table once in a blue moon and we noticed that he waited on the table right next to us that had two women and he made alot of small talk with them and also showed more care and compassion to their needs then ours. We truthfully had to flag him down to put in our food order as well as for our checks. Didn't expect that experience and quite frankly I was disappointed on an evening like that for my girlfriend and I on Valentines day. Will not go back there again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Sunday night, six o'clock. Table for six. Restaurant was quite busy, service was superb. Diyana continues to excel, and Jan at the front podium was on top of his game as well. Food was served on a timely basis, and a busy kitchen hit all its marks. Thanks again, TR!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was bland, cold and took a very long time to come out."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We have been going to Trattoria Roma since it had been on Morse Road years ago when it was owned by Mr. Diapolo. The story was he didn't particularly like local Italian restaurants so he sent a chef to his home town in Italy and set up the restaurant after he learned all his favorite recipes. Since we have been going so long (25 years now) we have seen the food only improve. The latest chef/owner Matt is one of the best and Shawn, the other owner, runs the front room with style and a friendly grace. He took over from his dad that was the Maitre'd there years ago. We always feel welcomed like family and have never had a bad meal there. Wine selection is outstanding. The desserts are great too. The staff is knowledgable, friendly and helpful"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Sean and Matt continue to excel. A wonderful meal, with fresh ingredients, including the special recipe Jewel Evans bread. Served by Diyana, who is a true professional. Topped off with fabulous desserts and Stauf's coffee. Thank you Trattoria Roma!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "On the dining side of the restaurant (there is a small bar separated from the dining room), there is no competing music or other background noise; so, it's a perfect place for having conversation and simply enjoying a great meal. The lighting is appropriately set, so reading a menu and seeing the food when it arrives are easily done. After years of dining there, the restaurant is considerably above average with consistently good food and service! As I think about the experience, I appreciated the atmosphere as much as I did the food; so, I strongly recommend it for an all-around great dining experience."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I have lived in Grandview for years and can't believe I have never been here before, but my husband is a Celiac so I figured they would not have much on the menu for gluten free folks. I checked out their menu online and I was so wrong! They now have gluten free pasta and will basically make any (with a few exceptions) on the menu gluten free by request. I had the shrimp diavalo and it was delicious, and my husband enjoyed gluten free pasta with clams. They noted his food allergy on our order to ensure that he would receive a gluten free meal which is always appreciated."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed Trattoria Roma very much this time. The food was good, not great, but good. Our server was excellent. The noise level was not a problem and for the four of us over 65, that was a plus. I have to say it was a very slow night there, but it was nice to be able to hear our conversation."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We went in for New Years dinner with some apprehensions based on the mixed results of other reviews. Should have stayed away as the food was edible but not great! Anti pasta was piled on a medium plate without any presentation. Salads were good. Found it very strange that their meat plates were really all pasta plates with some meat. If your an italian food junkie then this is not the place for you! You can get the same ho-hum food at any italian chain."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Great service, food, and wine. Always accommodating about revising ingredients."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Trattoria Roma is definitely a cozy, romantic restaurant. It is dimly lit and the ambience is relaxing. It is a good spot for a romantic evening or a special occasion. Definitely a more expensive dinner option than other places."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Very comfortably decorated restaurant with very good service. Food is average Italian. Several of us had spaghetti arrabiata which was OK but bland. The sauce looked and tasted like it had been sitting around for a while. Similarly, Caesar salad was OK but dressing was bland and salad had excess shredded cheese. We'd go there again but it's not a favorite."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I must say that I was pretty disappointed with this restaurant during our recent visit. It took almost 2 hours to complete our lunch. The waitress was nice, but the food came out slow. It took 30 minutes to get bread for pete's sake! The salads came out after 45 minutes and the food was served at almost an hour and a half later and luke warm for that matter. Brutal! Needless to say, I will never be back."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Trattoria Roma does a great job. Service is always outstanding, the atmosphere quiet and friendly. The food is always prepared well but for one thing, they tend to over sauce. When we order any pasta dish we always ask the waiter to have the chef back off on the sauce. And he or she does and its wonderful. This time we didn't do that because we had gotten the special, fish with a risotto, and the scallops with faro. It never occurred to us to for these dishes. But again, the food was nearly swimming. The sauces are always good but they should accent not over power. This is not unique to Trattoria Roma. Most Italian restaurants in the US tend to do this. So go, eat good food, just remember to ask the waiter to reduce the sauce on everything."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "I had the spciy chicken gluten free pasta and was very pleased with the texture, it tasted like regular wheat pasta! Just enough spice too for a nice kick. However, they do not list on the menu the up charge for gluten free, nor did they mention it when I asked....when the bill came that was an unpleasant surprise. The bread before the meal was just mediocre (according to my finance). It looked very soggy and limp. Another table's did look nice and crisp though, so I think we were given an old batch."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We recently moved to town from Chicago, where great Italian food is on every corner. Trattoria Roma can stand with the best of 'em! Our server, Maggie, was awesome! We were very impressed...and we will most definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "From the unfriendly welcome to the greasy food, not a wonderful experience. The crab appetizer was all bread and grease. The veal was mostly the same."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Excellent cocktails in addition to wonderful food. Comfortable atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Always great food and service. Very busy night for them, but we were never neglected. Can always easily make changes to the choices of additions, I.e. Different cheeses on salad and pasta . Very accommodating staff."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The food, service and experience was really great. As we waited for our table the bartender made one of the best martinis I've tasted! Definitely will return."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We really enjoyed the Dine Originals options and pricing. It was great food and a fair price. Our service was prompt and welcoming. We will return again."
    Dined on 9/20/2013