Trattoria Romana
Trattoria Romana

Trattoria Romana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoriaromanabocaraton.com/
  • Phone: (561) 393-6715
  • 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, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Trattoria Romana reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (45)special occasion (43)neighborhood gem (40)notable wine list (29)romantic (29)hot spot (25)good for groups (20)vibrant bar scene (18)great for outdoor dining (15)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • My favorite in Boco
    dinnerout
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    In all the years I have been traveling to the area, I never miss one or two nights here. The food is 5 star as is the service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I had read in other reviews that the restaurant favored regular clients and excluded newcomers. We did not find this to be true. While we had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time, the service staff was extremely accommodating and made us feel very welcome. Our server was excellent, as was the cuisine. It was my wife's birthday, and we had a good experience. The lobster-stuffed ravioli, as well as the veal chop, were first-rate. We intend to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    KCBoca
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    probably the best Italian food in Boca Raton. It is an expensive restaurant . So go for a special occasion or just splurge and have fun!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    tippir
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This restaurant was very highly recommended by several people and we found it to be a disappointment. The pasta was very underwhelming. The fish I ordered was very good. Our waiter was not very attentive. The cheesecake was excellent. Overall I would not be inclined to recommend.........
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious dinner
    shopperlkdVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    It was a lovely evening. It might be because winter season is not in full swing because the noise level was fine and our reservation was honored. Bonus.. goy a very good car wash while we dined!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We always enjoy having dinner there. Fabulous food, always consistent, great atmosphere. One of my favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to be Back
    qltartVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Back here for the season and our first dinner out was Trattoria! Still the best,consistent and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was our second experience and it matched the first! The food is so good...the service excellent...and we can't wait to return! There were so many seafood specials we had trouble picking. The seafood salad is totally amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time there
    Barbaraarlene
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Good food and service Great specials Very crowded and had to wait 20 minutes extra from our reservation time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Phyllis
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Overpriced. When I asked the waiter about veal chop preparation, he mentioned 20 0z chop which I felt was too large. Then he mentioned a smaller chop which he indicated was smaller, and I asked him how thick, to which he replied approximately 1" on the bone. When my dish arrived it was flat and was not good. My wife ordered Chilean Sea Bass which was inferior to other restaurants. Wine was $16.00 a glass. The only highlight of the evening was the strawberry short cake. This was a special occasion ruined by a mediocre meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian food
    abcgooddiner7
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Excellant food taste preparation quantity and delivery plus table cloths
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Al12VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is one of our favorites. We have excellent food and service everytime we return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian as it should be.
    wayneVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food was very good. However, the prices were high for what was served. The service could use a refresher course.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    DiningOutVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant was very nice and the food good, although a bit pricey. The service was good, they were always coming past the table to make sure that everything was good. They have valet parking, and also offer to wash your car, which is an additional $20.00.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best .
    SplendidVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    No restaurant in south Florida offers so many wonderful choices cooked to perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Patr
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Could not ask for a finer dining experience. Everything was outstanding! Delicious food, great service ...outstanding menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best in Boca
    seclawVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    A terrific restaurant with incredible food and impeccable service. You really could not ask for anything more. If you can get a reservation, go. If you can't, go to the bar and eat there. A great experience either way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • superlative food
    lotsoffoodVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    great dinner- delicious food noise level precludes conversation
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved it!
    PatH
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Redommended by a woman on the plane, evey bite was delicious. The service was great. I went with 3 female clients, and we shared food. The waiter had great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food -wait staff overwhelmed
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have eaten here many times and always have a delicious dinner. This time was no exception. Our complaint lies with the waitstaff. The service was slow and not as attentive as usual. We waited a very long time between courses, and our waiter disappeared several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot fir special occasions
    VickiP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was our first visit to TR but it won't be our last. This was our 25th anniversary and it was perfect from start to finish. Great food Great ambiance and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food.this was our 3rd time.
    Seidelsprayco1VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food as a matter of fact outstanding. However they have yet to honor a reservation on time. We had to wait 45 minutes at the bar. That is not normally a problem however their drink prices are very high. So you have to nurse a drink. Two drinks were $38 before tip. The menu is great however you will suffer sticker shock so be prepared. Keep the number of visits to a min and it is worth the extra bucks! And be ready to wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    HarMel
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    One of the best Boca restaurants. The food and service is fantastic. The location is perfect. Parking is great and the added touch of an available car wash is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • third time's not the charm
    foodie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I first tried Trattoria Romana based on a very compelling glowing review. We were a large family group and enjoyed both good food and service. However, in several subsequent visits, we were served by an older waiter, who we later sadly discovered, did not even offer us all the specials. The most expensive dishes on the menu were the most disappointing: the lobster tails were tough as was the ossobucco. Once the main dishes were served, he disappeared. Since were no other servers or busboys to attend to our needs, we were unable to place drink orders or make other requests. It was even difficult to locate him to pay the check! The restaurant is only a 15 minute ride away but we have crossed it off our dining list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
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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.
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    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
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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.
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    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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  • 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.
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    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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 762 reviews are from the Trattoria Romana reviews archive.
  • 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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    • 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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