Trattoria Romana In Wakefield
Trattoria Romana In Wakefield

Trattoria Romana In Wakefield

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoria-south.com/
  • Phone: 4017924933x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Thursday 4:30-9:00
    Friday-Saturday 4:30-10:00
    Sunday 4:30-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Steak, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: Trattoria Romana South will be hosting a Beringer Napa wine dinner on Monday, March 19th! Space is limited, so call today!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Preservation Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Trattoria Romana In Wakefield
Trattoria Romana South was opened by award winning Chef Luciano Canova to offer residents and visitors of southern Rhode Island with the authentic Italian cuisine that the Trattoria Romana name has become synonymous with after the success of the Trattoria Romana restaurant in Lincoln. The team selected the location in South County Commons in Wakefield to offer convenient access to all of Southern RI.

Today, our Italian restaurant in Wakefield RI offers a lively bar scene, where regulars and guests can enjoy cocktails, liquor, beer, and wine from our extensive drink menu while also enjoying our full food selection. Our bar and restaurant are open year round for dinner and drinks.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Trattoria Romana In Wakefield reviews from OpenTable diners
179 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (106)special occasion (97)fit for foodies (87)romantic (63)good for groups (53)great for outdoor dining (44)notable wine list (44)vibrant bar scene (36)hot spot (25)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Fantastic restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant, food, and our waitress was fantastic definitely highly recommended
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably good, but not fine dining
    Emerson
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food here is always good. The waitstaff is well-meaning and attentive, but not well-educated in the art of serving. They read the specials awkwardly, mispronounce ingredients, and they know little about the wines--even ones the restaurant is featuring as a special. It's a great place for reliable food and a decent wine list, but not someplace to take someone for a special night. The tables also offer little privacy- you might as well be sitting at a family style table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Glorified Olive Garden
    Foodman
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been to this restaurant in the past and was pleased. But the quality has gone down hill. The calamari appetizer tasted like a microwave meal, the veal parm was over cooked and the sauce tasted like Ragu. At the end of the meal when getting the food packaged to take home the waiter made a comment that made my date and I feel awkward I will not be returning to this estaishment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dr T
    Doc1923VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We brought guests and they loved the food and the ambience. Always excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trattoria Romano South
    RockrinaVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This restaurant is always excellent! The menu is outstanding and The food is delicious ! Best Italian restaurant south of Federal Hill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    finedine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary Saturday night. We happened to be seated at a table for two by a window, so even with a large party nearby, it was perfect. My salmon dish was beautifully presented and my husband went for his fav, veal parm. It is always a pleasant and delicious experience at Trattoria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ginny
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We really enjoyed our food, portions where good. waiter was wonderful, sorry I can remember his name. Think his last name was NARDONE. Lives in Narragansett or Westerly. He was a very good waiter, very professional and also very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Service
    bsully
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I recently took my girlfriend on a date to Trattoria around 8:30 pm on a Sunday. The interior work and overall appearance of the restaurant was outstanding. The dining area was very comfortable and spacious. But as good the ambiance was the service was even better. We had a waitress that was very polite and extremely knowledgeable about the food and assortments of wine. But what disappointed me was the food, we had a calamari as chewy as rubber and an antipasto salad bought from shoprite. My gf had a tough piece of veal and my meatballs were dry. But what saved this review was the lasagna, it was magnificent. So 3 stars for the ambiance, the smart, cute waitress, and the lasagna.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in RI
    Doc1923VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Absolutely consistently excellent food. I love the veal parmigiani and the frutti di mare. Service is outstanding, atmosphere is classy and the place is spotlessly clean. And you can see the kitchen and not have to wonder what it looks like where your food is being prepared. Very skillful talented chefs, they obviously take pride in what they do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Italian Food
    Haoleguy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We made a reservation for a Thursday night. On arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to a nicely situated table. The server was friendly and timely. Attentive, pleasant, and helpful. Wine list is solid with many choices. Would like to see a couple of barberas on the list(hint). My dish which was a veal saltimboca had a delectable veal with a wonderful flavorful sauce. The only shortcoming was that the pasta underneath was a bit over done....should be more al dente. Food pricing is very reasonable. Overall this is a very nice restaurant. The ambience, service, and food are worth making a visit to enjoy a meal with friends. Well done Trattoria Romana. We shall be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sbm7
    sbm7VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is our third anniversary eating here. My husband and I have eating here on other occasions as well with groups of friends and never ever disappointed in food service for that matter anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous!
    glazedonutVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is by far one, if not our #1, favorite restaurant in RI. Consistently fabulous. Great food, nice service, good wine list. My husband always gets the stuffed veal chop with Lobster and it is always delicious! I like to " shake things up" a bit and usually try different things. I had the tilapia and shrimp over pasta. I've tried many things and they are all great! Finished dinner off with the chocolate fudge cake! BEYOND!! Thanks Trattoria Ramana..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to please
    MarioC
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have eaten dinner here many times in the past 3 years and the food and service have consistently been excellent. This is a quick drive from URI and a great place to take your student for a special meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Dawna44
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant is one of my favorites! I love the location, the food, the service and everything about it. They make a great cocktail too! I especially like sitting in the bar area. It has more ambiance and is quieter than the main dining room. My husband and I go there whenever we can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doc1923VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always consistently excellent. Wife and I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    always excellentnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Been to Trattoria Romana South twice and both times meals have been excellent Service may have been a little too attentive but was still very good, restauramt was not crowded so perhaps this is why wait staff seemed a little too attentive. All in all excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good dining experience
    Teddy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a group of eight and everyone enjoyed their entree. Seven had various veal dishes and one had eggplant parm. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful regarding the menu offerings and alternatives and she (Chelsea) was very personable which made the dining experience very good. Their hot crusty Italian bread is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    roey
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have dined at Trattoria Romana many times. It is consistently good. Cocktails are generous. Great menu. Friendly service. I'll continue to come back in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food
    Kimmy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing. There are so many excellent choices and everything was cooked to perfection. This was our second visit to Trattoria Romana and both times we had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in South County
    Ginger
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Once again, my family and I enjoyed an awesome meal at Trattoria Romana! Service and food were outstanding, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sweetsue0922
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had an early reservation on Saturday night to celebrate my daughter's 22nd. birthday. I mentioned to our waitress Chelsea that it was a special occasion for her birthday. I am not from that area and used Open Table to select the restaurant. The food and service were excellent. The only downside was that the waitress did not follow up with the birthday request. My daughter's dessert came to the table unceremoniously and the 5 of us sang to her quietly. When the bill came, they erroneously charged me for a drink that my sister paid for in cash because she ordered and sat before we arrived. If my sister did not note the error, I would not have known. I'd go back again on a special occasion, pricey for everyday dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    agoodcook
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We both found our food to be quite bland, and although the ambiance and service were very nice, the food was such a disappointment we will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    2Foodies
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food, drinks, service, all excellent. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and under served
    SurfnTurferVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The restaurant was only half full. The service was slow, with food taking forever to come out of the kitchen. Table next to us was seated well after we were. Yet their dinners came out before ours. They have no gluten free bread although they do have gluten free penne pasta and could accommodate my date's dietary gluten restriction/allergy. Wait staff would socialize near the kitchen window leaving drink and water glasses wanting refills. Sides portions were unceremoniously slopped into the side dishes leaving a trail of food across the side of the plate. The food especially the antipasti and salads were way overpriced for quality and size. They did offer a flour-less chocolate cake. Their ability to process credit cards failed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EdLittle3
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food, atmosphere and service. We brought three friends that were never their before and they can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter was pleasant and funny!
    Islandgirl02807
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was exactly what one would expect at an Italian Restuarant. The ambiance and decor was very suitable for the dating world.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food and service was good. But open table dropped the ball, no reservation when we arrived although I had confirmation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places
    Localguy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We enjoy good food reasonably priced. No parking problems. A real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shadowVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Usually, we have nothing bad to say about any of our experiences at Trattoria Romana but this time there was one problem. My husband ordered gnocchi with a red sauce and asked that the chef go light on the red sauce. Either the waitress did not pass that on to the kitchen or the kitchen went heavy on the red sauce because he could not eat much of the gnocchi. He ultimately passed that on to the waitress who apologized and the cost of his dinner was taken off the bill. We would definitely go back but it was disappointing that it happened.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trattoria Romano Wakefield
    Mike
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything about this place was good. Food was great (and plentiful). Drinks very good and the ambiance is nice. Lone criticsm might be the close quarters at a table for two. Would recommend it for anyone who likes good Italian food. We'll back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice atmosphere.
    Fussyeater66
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went with a group of six people after a performance at Theater by the Sea. This was our first time to Trattoria Romana in Wakefield. Have been to the one in Lincoln. First the interior is very warm and inviting. Our waiter was very good in all aspects. I thought the drinks were reasonably priced for this type venue. Everybody had a different dish and all were very happy with what they ordered. A couple of us had dessert. I had a gelato dessert that was kind of skimpy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charlie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our party group enjoyed the evening for sure..two in the group had nver been to your restaurnt before, they raved about their dining experience only negative component..the waitress removed a plate in front of the person before she had actually finished eating , also started removing our bread pltes too soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Fav
    finedine
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a favorite with my family, whether celebrating a birthday or family gatherings. Also, a great spot to meet with my girlfriends for a night out, or that romantic dinner with my husband. Always enjoy Trattoria Romana in Wakefield!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All was great, except service
    Localdiner1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We ate outside which was very nice. We had guests visiting us NY. The server was nice but took a long time to come to the table and then she took a very long time to bring our drinks and take our order and let us know about the specials, get our bread ect. Still love TR and would HIGHLY recommend it !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great birthday celebration
    Denny
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We really enjoyed celebrating my husbands birthday ...my two teenagers also enjoy the food and atmosphere. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the concert . We all enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Luvlunch
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Menu very pasta focused. Food is just okay and pricey. Nothing terrible but nothing to brag about. Will not hurry back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    DavidnRick
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant is located in a very walkable and attractive shopping area that makes strolling after dinner very easy. An outdoor, covered patio has maybe a half-dozen tables and is pleasant, and the inside ambiance is warm, rich, and inviting. Service is consistently efficient, friendly, and attentive. The crusty bread is outstanding, steaks are cooked perfectly to order for meat lovers (there are many choices of beef, veal, poultry, and pasta). The tomato sauce is not acidic or oily - very fresh, with deep flavor. The wine list is extensive, and the bar area is perfectly suitable for dining. We always enjoy ourselves and our meals here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    From the moment you walk in and are greeted at the door until you leave you know the evening is terrific. The food, service, ambience - it is all great. The place is hopping every time we have been there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great service and food. Very impressive menu and specials. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.