Trattoria Romana
Trattoria Romana

Trattoria Romana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoriaromanabocaraton.com/
  • Phone: 5613936715x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Arturo Gismondi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms are available for parties of 6-45. Contact Carol Brown for further information.
  • Private Party Contact: Carol Brown 5613936715x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N.E. 5th Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is located behind the restaurant on NE 5th Avenue.
A word from Trattoria Romana
Welcome to Trattoria Romana, one of South Florida's premier restaurants where you can experience a casual, relaxing evening with authentic Italian dishes. Established in 1993, chef/owner Arturo Gismondi blends the most innovative and exquisite culinary creations with the old world charm of Italy. Choose from an extensive menu that features such signature dishes as Lobster Tails Garlic & Oil, Veal Chop Romana, and Jumbo Shrimp Saltimbocca, all prepared using only the freshest and finest ingredients. The superb wine list features over 400 world-class international and domestic labels. Located near the Intracoastal Waterway and within walking distance from the Boca Raton Hotel and Club.

Trattoria Romana is the place to be and the place to be seen.

We look forward to dining with you.
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Trattoria Romana reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)fit for foodies (37)romantic (36)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (26)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (18)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)Show More
  • a fantastic experience
    pattypilot
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our party of 4 really enjoyed the evening - the food & service were top notch. Our meal began with their complimentary bruchetta (which was delicious), followed by a variety of salads & olives from their olive bar. We enjoyed their daily specials - grilled swordfish, veal chop & the rigatoni with sausage & roasted red peppers in ala vodka sauce was heavenly. Our server Nick, offered professional service; he kept an eye on us and knew when we needed attention but disappeared when we didn't. The ambience makes you feel like you're in Italy yet conveniently located in downtown Boca Raton. Pricey but quality costs. A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian on FL's East Coast!
    Michela727
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Fantastic dining experience, all around. Great atmosphere, delicious food and outstanding service, ask for Tony to be your Server. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food at its best.
    Be4yougoVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food and service are ALWAYS outstanding! The noise level atrocious, partially due to the drunken, egotistical and self-possessed state of most of the clientele who need to be heard by everyone in a 3 mile radius.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service.
    Forbridget
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The restaurant is very nice but the service was slow between the salad and entre. The food was good but my entre was not exceptional. I would definitely go there again and probably would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Italalian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Antipasti offering was similar to what I have experienced in Italy, very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best of Boca
    steveVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Best restaurant in town.. Has beeb for along time and every time I go, it is confirmed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HarryVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    While pricey, food and service was excellent. Penne ala vodka the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular
    GTSNY1VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    A taste of Italy. I dine here frequently for many reasons. Great food,great service and ambiance. Delicious veal chop served so many ways. Great eggplant pie. Every type of delicious fish one could desire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food always delicious
    lotsoffoodVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The veal was the most tender I have ever had. Wife's bronzini was scruptuous .
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • new find
    foodcritic
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I found this restaurant on yelp and so glad. I am a Manhattanite spoiled by the abundance of excellent restaurants. I travel to Boca regularly to visit family, friends and meet with business associates. The restaurants I have relied on in the past have been disappointing lately. Trattoria served us good quality meals along with very good service. We didn't even mind that the waiter mixed up the drink order because he was very apologetic and personable if not professional. I plan to always include a night or two at Trattoria on all future visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    seclawVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A perfect dinner with my wife for her birthday. Food, service. and atmosphere all outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but worth it!
    pattypilot
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We really enjoyed our 1st visit to Trattoria Romana - the food & service were superb! The decor & ambience makes you feel like you are at a villa in Italy instead of downtown Boca. We began with Burratta, tomatoes & argula salad; which enjoyed with their homemade breads. It was a tough decision but we had the pounded Veal chop (the best we ever had) and also the Fruitti de Mare; which was full of seafood; in a light tomato broth over linquine. Our server was extremely helpful without being pushy. The menu is extensive making it a tough decision on what to order. It's expensive but if you appreciate quality food & service you won't mind paying the bill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Class
    EETjrVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Trattoria Romana has a reputation as being the finest Italian restaurant in South Florida. It is certainly well-deserved. Everything about it is perfection. The menu is varied and extensive but each dish appears to have been individually prepared. The service is outstanding as is the varied wine list. it is a memorable experience I hope to repeat frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service should match Price
    FoodiefromNYVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As a New York foodie I'm used to high prices AS long as its commiserate with great service. Sadly Trattoria Roman does not live up to the price tag. I was there for a special occasion and our waiter was awful!! So I paid the tab but would not recommend or back! The food was good NOT great and not worth what they charged.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great dining experience
    DonnaF
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We love eating here. Food is always delicious and the staff is very attentive!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not thrilling
    Majic
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    For the reputation this restaurant has it was disappointing, especially for the money. Very nice atmosphere and the service was good, but all four us had different dishes and we all stated the food was just average. We would not hurry back
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We stumbled across this place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. The positive reviews were right, this is a gem of a Italian restaurant in Douth FL, more reminiscent of a classy New York Italian restaurant than what you normally find in FL.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like Being in Italy
    luvitalian
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. It was good quality, large portions and served with style. The service was wonderful and all of the staff were professional and trained to make our dining experience one to remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional experience, Bravo!!
    Capri
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We came to celebrate mom's 75th birthday and it was a Great experience as usual. Succulent lobster, tasty Marsala, and flavorful Veal Chop with a rustic hillside ambiance of Italy, set the tone for a glorious evening. Thank you, Dr. Ernest Caruso and Family
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor seating/small tables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Chairs extremely uncomfortable & tables small. Unacceptable for a restaurant in this price range. Food OK, but nothing special. Service was very competent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't Be Beat!
    VincentVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been coming here for years. Always amazed that the food quality and service stays at the top of its game. Boca Raton is a tough market and while we've seen dozens of restaurateurs fail in town, these folks keep providing a real dining experience that keeps them packed. Reserve your table days ahead!! WAIT! I shouldn't have said that! If you reserve early, it will make it harder for me to get a reservation!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food, very pricey
    NYMindedDiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Sat my table of six just at the entrance to the dining room which sort of ruined the ambiance for us, with the cocktail. dress-clad 20-something receptionist prancing her wares a wee distracting. Main course came out for the others as I waited 10 minutes for my own dinner to come out. Once out, the food was excellent for south Florida but concordantly priced. Apologies, but no compensation were offered for the delay in my main course. Not too classy for such a pseudo-classy environment, particularly in light of the price of the meal. I would have to rate my dining experience "good" rather than "great" overall.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our experience
    GLENDa
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    altho at 1st we were led 2 a corner (we were 4 women) we suggested main dining room-altho noisey the atmosphere was upbeat-food as always was superb-meatball app was enormous-a little bready but still delicious as everything else we ordered one of favorite restaurants-we also ordered veal eggplant pasta
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    First time there I took a date and it was very relaxing yet romantic. Food and service were excellent, it made my date very enjoyable. The valet in complimentary and they will wash your car inside and out fro a very reasonable price while you dine as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    RichGVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Rivals any NYC Italian. Outstanding food; great variety; outstanding service. Has never disappointed. Try the eggplant pie, the veal Romana.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boca 123
    Boca123VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The branzino and chicken scarapiello were memorable and the service exceptional. We will be back to enjoy the experience again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian in Boca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Living in NYC makes you spoiled when it comes to good Italian food. Romano did not disappoint. Start to finish one of the best meals I have had out in a long time. Order the meatball app if it's a special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Cherie
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This has always been our go to retaurant, but we were very disappointed this time. The noise level was so loud we were unable to converse at our table. We waited for more then 45 minutes for our main course. The Ceaser salad was unforgetable, much like Duffeys. It was a birthday for my husband and they simply put a candle on a plate of cookies (the same as they serve after every meal) sprinkled with sugar. We will not return any time soon.
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  • Sensational!
    FotoVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Truly enjoyed the meal and friendly staff. Look forward to coming back and bringing friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KC57VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This restaurant is the epitome of consistently great Italian dishes. The wait staff is friendly and thorough. I've been there many times and everything is terrific each and every time. ENJOY!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian plunge
    FoodieexpVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    If you like Italian food this a must visit on your bucket list for special occasions. Just keep hold of you wallet! There is an extensive and expensive wine list to go with your food order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RaymondVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food is very good here at this highly popular and packed restaurant. There are many specials, which often can be surprisingly expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Remains a favorite
    Joan
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wonderful as usual! We went there for Father's Day, and while the atmospher was enegetic, our dining needs were very well met.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    nycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Trattoria Romana for Father's Day and everything was just lovely. The food was delicious, service outstanding and they were very accommodating to my two picky eater kids!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Incredible
    GTSNY1VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Trattoria Romana is my favorite Italian restaurant in Florida. When you sit, you are served a large portion of the worlds best bruschetta and wonderful bread. The giant meatball appetizer is amazing. Also , try the eggplant pie...soo sooo good. From fish to veal to steak, the food is always excellent. Great service. I have been here 20-30 times and it never get's old!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best Italian
    Trd1
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great Italian but on the pricey side- but like most things- you get what you pay for. The Snapper oreganata was great. Meatball fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 737 reviews are from the Trattoria Romana reviews archive.
  • Always amazing!
    FefeVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Never a bad meal here. The bar could be larger as there is always a wait, even with a reservation. Have been coming for years. Always crowded, even in the summer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Cannot recommend. The older woman at the door was rude to customers. Do not feel welcome here. Do not go.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sysays
    Sysays
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We have dined here many times and will continue to do so. One of the finest restaurants in south Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner
    Just4funVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great food and very good service. I had a pounded veal chop that was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.