Trattoria Romana In Lincoln
Trattoria Romana In Lincoln

Trattoria Romana In Lincoln

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoria-romana.com/
  • Phone: 401-333-6700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luciano Canova
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available through our gourmet deli, Trattoria Express, located next door to the restaurant. Visit www.trattoriaexpress.com or call (401) 333-5261 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Trattoria Romana and staff bring a tradition of excellence in food, service, atmosphere and attention to detail. We invite you to plan your upcoming social affair with us. Our restaurant and function rooms are beautifully decorated and our professional staff is looking forward to serving you. Our private dining room, The Coliseum Room, can accommodate a maximum of 40 people; when combined with our Fontana di Trevy Room, we can accommodate parties of up to 80 people. Lastly, our beautifully decorated Roman Garden Room can accommodate a maximum of 60 people. Should we be honored with the opportunity to accommodate your party, we promise to carry out our tradition of excellence through every detail of this special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Sheena St. Pierre 401-333-6700x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 116/George Washington Hwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Trattoria Romana In Lincoln
Trattoria Romana's success has always been driven by food and people. Chef/owner Luciano Canova designed the concept & experience at Trattoria Romana to offer a comfortable dining experience with moderate prices, similar to his favorite Trattorias in Italy.

Just minutes from Providence in Lincoln, RI, Trattoria Romana combines old-world Italian preparations with gracious service from our attentive staff. This attention to detail creates a truly unique dining experience that keeps our customers coming back. Guests enjoy homemade Italian food cooked with only the finest & freshest local ingredients while dining among our beautiful decor & murals that transport you to Italy.

The entire team at Trattoria Romana is truly passionate about providing our guests with a great dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Trattoria Romana In Lincoln reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (102)romantic (79)neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (60)notable wine list (56)great for outdoor dining (53)good for groups (48)vibrant bar scene (31)great for lunch (27)hot spot (21)late-night find (10)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The person who was our waiter had an attitude of I don't really want to be working here.she took our orders, gave us incorrect information, and we never saw her again except when she brought the check. In fact, I was so annoyed with the lack of service, I only gve her a 15 percent tip instead of a20 percent. She really put a damper on an expensive dinner and embarrassed me as the host of the dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Many of the menu items are tried and true Italian favorites but the quality and prep are a cut above.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely, just a bit loud
    wbuntel
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food (starter- lobster ravioli, salad- watermelon, main- cannelloni, desert- cannoli) was spot on. The watermelon salad was particularly refreshing and the fresh made pasta was fantastic. The service was attentive without annoyance. Great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot for a local restaurant
    LuckyLouie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We always enjoy this restaurant! It's a wonderful spot that is an easy drive from our home. We are always amazed at how many people attend this place on any given day! We did make a reservation for a Tuesday night and still had to wait a bit for our table - which I don't really understand especially since the table was ready. The food is so good but the service is a little slow. We had to wait quite a bit between courses, which is fine, but again for a Tuesday night...it doesn't really make sense. It all worked out but it is worth mentioning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service,food and all top notch.
    BostonTony
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    From apps through dessert the portions, and the staff were magnificent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed in food
    Satnitedine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very disappointed in food for the price. Dishes were very small with lackluster flavor. A highly priced app of zucchini flowers were so small it appeared they have actually been cut in half. Description was zucchini flowers stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella fried in peroni batter. They arrived at the table each no bigger than a thumb. They were a quarter of the size they should've been priced more than double compared to other restaurants I've dined at. Very beautiful restaurant however the food is not nearly worth what you will pay.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great4dinner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Only one criticism. The place was very busy and we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table. We arrived on time with our whole party and stood around for the 20 minutes. Once seated, it did take a while until our waitress arrived to take our drink order. This is about our 4th or 5 th time there and it was our longest wait with an Open Table restaurant. We keep taking new people there and felt we waited a little too long. The food is always excellent which is why we keep going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SPD61
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food but they were over booked and had to wait 45 minutes with no place to stand and getting bumped by other patrons. That does not make for a good night. They should pay attention to a person comfort because there are too many fantastic restaurants in the area to choose from.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We wanted to go to the restaurant for a special occasion mean; which also meant taking our two children under 4 with us. Admittingly, we were the first reservation of the evening (for a reason) and the hostesses and wait staff are definitely not used to children dining in the restaurant. Despite this, the experience and dinner was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    good food, good service, quite noisy, very very dark, could not read the menu. the prices on the specials were very expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tuesday at Trattoria Romana
    Miriam
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were seated after a brief delay. We'd arrived early to get a seat at the bar, but none were available. I ordered sangria while standing at the bar. The drink my husband got me was unusual and very good. Sparkling wine had been used in place of red. Our food was tasty. We had veal done in Marsala, spaghetti with meatballs, tilapia, and lasagna. The meat was well prepared, but in all cases, the pasta was overcooked, tending to spoil the dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Patience
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    dinner was excellent. We were seated right away since we had reservations. The wine list was great although I was drinking Sangria which was delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and courteous. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a romantic dinner or a relaxing night with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent restaurant and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We chose to celebrate our anniversary here and as always it was a fantastic night. We had an exceptional server (Jamie), the food was great and while having a drink while our table was being set we met 2 other couples who's anniversary was the same day. We had a champagne toast and some nice conversation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very appealing
    Lover4food
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We dined for The first time at this lovely spot. We had very generous portions of both salads and entrees. We even had a split plate and it was the same size for both plates,very large! We had lots of leftovers which we enjoyed. Dessert was also outstanding, Very wicked dark chocolate cake. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A suburban miracle
    Favorite
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    By menu, Trattoria Lincoln is a neighborhood basic Italian place - until the food comes. Service is old world European at its best. The servers have all the specials (including all the details of preparation) and all the desserts memorized. They take time and effort with every customer. And the *food*. Cliche alert: to die for. All first class ingredients with superb preparation. The veal and beef is fork tender. The recipes are innovtive but not trendy - and some of the best dishes are the simplest! This is not the place for a quick $15 chicken parm. Plan to spend at least a few hours and a fair amount of money. Worth every minute and every nickel. This is our place for special two-or-three-times-a-year dinners. It should be yours, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Average
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We dined outdoors. The night was beautiful, food and service was excellent as usual :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    Snowman
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My server was a goddess! She was so kind and knowledgeable. Not only could she recite the extensive specials top me but she also would describe how the ingredients would pair together. She was personal and I enjoyed her very much. Also I'd like to thank the host who arranged my seat underneath the ac. I had requested a cold area near the ac and my spot was perfect. Lastly, the food is delicious and beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!!!
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We dined at Trattoria Romana last night and I can truly say it was a very impressive restaurant. We were warmly greeted by a friendly hostess. We were given the choice to sit outside in the patio area; which is surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants, but decided to sit in the dining room which was quite lovely. Our waitress had a contagious smile and was very knowledgeable. We started with the Squash Blossoms and WOW!! The outside was incredibly light and crispy and the inside creamy and great flavor. Everything we ordered was delicious and cooked perfectly. Their portions were very generous as were the drinks - Loved the Sangria! We can't wait to go back! I would highly recommend this restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    KZANO
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food is always delish! The server Sarah was excellent. A list if apertives should be added to menu. Better knowledge of wines and pairings would be beneficial.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian restaurant
    happydiner99
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place is consistently good. I've been for both work lunches and for a dinner date. It doesn't disappoint on either front. The latest time we enjoyed the antipasto appetizer, although I think calamari might be their most popular, and I had a delicious bellini martini. The service was good and although checked in on multiple times, I didn't feel rushed to leave. Both of our entrees were very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, ok service
    Javoho
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    After we were seated it took almost 15 minutes before our waitress came over to offer us a beverage. Food was good except for if you want to substitute something on your plate for more vegetables e.g. if you didn't want your mash potatoes and wanted more asparagus instead expect to pay more. I would visit again to see if the experience would be different.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our food was excellent, from the nicely displayed antipasto plate to our meals.the waitstaff was attentive and each course was perfectly timed. Unfortunately, the dining area was so dark that neither my husband nor I could read the extensive menu. I even tried to use the candle on the table to cast some light onto the menu to no avail. I ordered what I had got on a previous visit because I didn't know what to do. It was our anniversary and didn't 't want to ruin meal by complaining right there and then. The lights were dimmed way beyond you usual night dimming. I would suggest going at lunch or eating outside, if warm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Royal Treatment at Trattoria Romana
    Lollypop
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We're regulars at TR for special occasions, and they made this anniversary the best one yet. Tim, our waiter, was knowledgeable, charming, and though VERY busy, always quick to respond when asked. I hadn't made a point of it being our anniversary, only mentioning it when our reservation was confimed by phone ... but after the hors d' and before our entree, we were surprised by flutes of prosecco!! We shared the TR's superb bread pudding for dessert (the whipped cream tastes like not-cold ice cream, delicious!). All in all, a wonderful dinner, and we remain great fans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Wifes Birthday experience
    Arunesh
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    It was a wonderful experience to see my wife so happy with the sweet gestures offered by the restuarant.. they made our our first visit so good that we already recommended this to so many ppl to visit this restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy, crowded, dark and slow
    pvddiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Not a good experience, given the prices. The lights were too dim to read the menu. The waitress was too busy with other customers to pay attention to us. The music was too loud. The wait for a table (despite a reservation) was too long in a crowded area that did not allow a seat or an opportunity to get a drink.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Italian fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were a group of seven and everyone loved their meals. The caprese salad was made using heirloom tomatoes, I have not tasted tomatoes like that in decades, what a treat! For dinner, I ordered Cannolli Boulanese, generous portion, excellent flavors. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another fantastic meal!
    Paul
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A wonderful return visit! Starting cocktails were well-prepared and hit the spot. Shared appetizers were plentiful and delicious. Entrees were great - Vitello Boccacini was fantastic! Good portions all around. Excellent desserts, especially the strawberry "parfait." Service was very good, attentive without being intrusive. Overall another great meal. Highly recommend. Although, we always specify the inside dining room because other parts of the restaurant can be noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    petey
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have been at this resturante for many occasions. I had my after the wedding brunch here. Can't tell you how all my guests reacted to the great food and service. I always bring my clients here. Couldn't be treated by the staff any more like friends and family. Luciano is the best. Met him yesterday again to tell him what a great place this is for dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was wonderful as was our waitress. But bring you wallet
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good All the Time
    CJC4th
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I would never give 5 stars to any review of any kind just out of principal but Trattoria Romana is certainly a very strong 4. Food and service was outstanding. Perfect place to bring business guests from out of town.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love2eat
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    my 91 year old dad from Florida loved it. He was an Aurora Club member for years when he was in a business in the oil company. The fine dining reminded him of those days. We had a party of five people and everyone was pleased.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively and lovely
    great4dinner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We arrived on time and the restaurant was mobbed. The bar was busy and we had to wait a while for our table but no more than 15 minutes. I had requested a quiet table and was concerned when we first sat that it would be hectic because it was near the hostess area but once we got settled it was fine. Appetizers were wonderful (rolled eggplant). A variety of main courses were ordered and all were wonderful . One guest had a veal dish and said it was the best veal he'd had in ages. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed and will surely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Typical Saturday Night!
    Fred
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I took another couple to the Lincoln location on Saturday evening 8/2 and while it was very crowded we did have reservations and had only a 10-15 minute wait. Seating in the right side dining room was very tight so much so the waiter had to walk around the entire length of the room to bring our food. The main concern however was that two of the means did not come with vegetables which were not noticed until we left the restaurant. Also the waiter seemed anxious to take out plates when we paused eating. My wife had to firmly tell him to leave her plate when he took it a second time. Our typically visits are excellent but this night seemed more like dining in a fast food restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    IBChowinVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've dined here several times, It's always good. Last visit had a noisy party next to us but I can't blame the restaurant for that. Good food and service at reasonable prices. Outdoor dining with live music available if you choose.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Italiano!
    youcanquoteme
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Overall, one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever dined at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    SOD2
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This restaurant consistently has great food. Never disappointed when I've eaten here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jojo
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary with our friends. Everything was perfect. We have been five or six times to this restaurant and we are always happy with the food, service and variety of offerings on the menu. We will continue to frequent this establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    BaseballMom
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I requested intimate seating for my family & they gave me a wonderful U shape booth. Waiter was pleasant, knowledgable, & attentive. 2 of us devoured the nights specials, & rest loved mela off menu. I've dined here numerous times & certainly return. Did not disappoint on my anniversary!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.