We have three separate dining rooms, offering privacy for special events. We have the prettiest outdoor dining with a covered deck, an outdoor bar, and a piazza dining area.
Wonderful homemade Italian cuisine. We had the burrata and prosciutto appetizer. Wonderful and definitely prosciutto di Parma. Bolognese for me was delightful. My wife had the seasonal ravioli and it was also wonderful. Nice touch with the freshly made bread. Nice assortment of wines with good array of price points. Server was nice but a bit rushed at times. We highly recommend and plan to return as our son is in college at Towson
We're so thankful that you came to join us! We love to read that you enjoyed so many of our Italian classics and had an excellent meal and overall experience with us at Cafe Troia. Hope you'll think of us next time you're in the area visiting your son! Go Tigers! Thanks so much.
If you like quality Italian food and don't want to go downtown, try this restaurant in Towson. Among my favorites is the Osso Buco, Veal chop and Lamb chops. Stick around for dessert. It will be worth the extra calories.
We cannot thank you enough for your kind words! We take immense pride in providing our guests with an authentic Italian meal and nothing makes us happier than reading that you can count on us. We appreciate your compliments on so many of the dishes that we offer, and can't wait to see you again next time so you can try more favorites! Thanks so much.
Went with my daughter and family for parents weekend. The food was incredible and great portion size. Really really good service and perfect ambiance. A little pricey but worth it.
We're so glad you came to join us! We appreciate hearing that everyone enjoyed the food as well as the service on this recent visit. Hope you enjoyed parents weekend, and will be back to join us again next time you're in town! We'd love to have you. Thanks so much!
Excellent service and food was great!
So pleased to read this from you! Thank you for dining with us at Cafe Troia and for letting us know how great your experience was, all around. Hope to see you back again soon!
The dining room is lovely and quiet, which is a welcome respite from most restaurants today. Our spinach appetizer was delicious but the veal entree was dry and overcooked, although the mushroom sauce was delicious.
Lindy, thank you for joining us at Cafe Troia! We're so pleased you enjoyed the warm, quiet ambiance with us for your dining experience. We're disappointed to read that you felt the veal was a tad overcooked. However, we appreciate you bringing it to our attention so that we can pass the feedback along and show you a better meal next time. Looking forward to seeing you then!
Amazing food, service, and ambience in general. The food was amazing, and tasted like real Italian cuisine. You could tell the ingredients were very authentic and very fresh.
Authentic Italian and fresh ingredients are what we're all about, AJ! So pleased to read that you enjoyed the food, the service, and the ambiance here with us at Cafe Troia. We hope that we'll see you again soon! Looking forward to another great time.
The pasta selections were very good. An inexpensive by the glass wine selection was available. Deserts were quite good and not overly large. I think that we will return frequently. My review would have been better, but we happened to dine on an evening when there was a banquet going on and we were seated in a front, rather acoustically loud room with a table of 10 salesmen (or something). At any rate, the circumstances, while perhaps unavoidable, made it difficult to enjoy our meals...and the couple with whom we were dining....as much as we might have. This was our first time dining at Troia's and we do plan on returning. Hopefully, the ambiance will be better next time. The food was very good.
We're so glad that you came to see us! We apologize if the events going on around our restaurant affected your time with us. We would love to see you back again for more terrific food and great times all around. Hope to see you soon! Thank you for the feedback.
As always, food, atmosphere, service was enjoyed by all, including Spencer.
We're so pleased to know that you had an amazing experience all around! Thank you for this incredible rating and kind words about your time at Cafe Troia. We will pass your compliments along to Spencer, and hope to see you again soon!
Food was delicious. Our server, James, was terrific, personable, attentive, and made excellent recommendations about the menu. We had the special pastas offered and they were wonderful. We'll go back again when we're in town.
So glad that you came to join us while you were in Town! We truly appreciate your kind words about the quality of the food as well as the service provided to you. We will absolutely pass the compliments along to James! Looking forward to another great visit in the future. Thank you!
We enjoyed very much our dinner.
We love to read this from you, Stan! Thank you for joining us for dinner at Cafe Troia and for letting us know how great your experience was. Hope that we'll see you back again next time!
We enjoyed our dining experience very much. Cafe Troia is a lovely atmosphere, and the food was delicious. It was my birthday, and when our server learned that, he brought a dessert with a candle at the end of the meal. We had dinner upstairs in one of the formal dining rooms. However, we do want to return and enjoy a light fare where there was outdoor seating.
So pleased to read that you had an amazing birthday dinner with us at Cafe Troia, Pat! Thanks for choosing to ring this special occasion in with us. We cannot thank you enough for your kind words about the atmosphere, service, and food during your time. We'd love to see you again on the patio! It's always a nice time. Looking forward to it. Happy belated birthday!
This was not my first time at Cafe Troia. We chose to dine here for restaurant week. We were a little disappointed in getting seated in the front room, yet a trip to the ladies room showed the formal dining room was empty.
We were very disappointed in the Restaurant week menu, and chose to select from the full menu. Our dishes were excellent, and so were the desserts.
This was however the first time sitting at the bar, and the bartender was very friendly, and the drinks were perfectly made. Nice bar space, and perfect for a pre dinner drink.
Thanks for joining us again, Kelly! So glad that you came to see our restaurant week menu and enjoyed all of the selections available and served to you. If you'd prefer for different seating on your next visit, just let us know and we'd be happy to accommodate if we are able to. Glad to read that the bartender was friendly and that the drinks and space suited you well. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks.
It was a wonderful evening. The best restaurant week menu! Lisa selected the perfect wine for each of our our preference and entree. Both the food and service were outstanding.
So glad that you enjoyed the wine recommendations and had a truly wonderful evening with us at Cafe Troia! We love to read that the food was fantastic, the service was attentive, and that you enjoyed every aspect of your time with us. We appreciate your kind words and hope that we'll see you again soon. Thank you!
Cafe Troia is always excellent. The only reason I did not give a 5 rating to everything is because there's always room to improve something. Everyone should enjoy this restaurant at least once in their lifetime. Of course, the more the better.
We can appreciate this from you, Michael! While we want nothing more than for our guests to enjoy a 5-star experience with us, we always strive to be our best and improve on something every day. Glad to read that you consistently enjoy our place and the experience that it provides to you. Greatly appreciate the recommendation and truly hope to see you again soon!
CT food is consistently high quality. It was a beautiful summer evening and we wanted to sit outside on their lovely deck, and we arrived were sad to discover they were hosting a large party on the deck and we were seated in the basement. I certainly would have rescheduled if I had known basement seating was the only place available to us. We enjoyed our meal of steamed mussels (the best available in Baltimore area), olives, lamb chops and branzino filet.
Hi, Mary! Thank you for joining us at Cafe Troia. We're sorry that the dinner you had envisioned with us was not what you experienced. We do our best to try and inform our guests if their preferred seating is unavailable if we are made aware of it. We're glad that the food was still great for you, and hope that your next summer evening with us can be spent on the patio! We look forward to seeing you then.
This was our second visit to Cafe Troia. Because our first time was such a great experience, we're back only 2 weeks later. This is a hidden gem in the heart of busy Towson. Beautiful decor, quiet, intimate bar, indoor and outdoor seating. You'll feel transported far away from the metropolis. The food is delicious with several specials added to their regular menu. Makes the choices more difficult! Fresh fish, homemade pasta, delectable desserts and to top of each dining adventure we were presented with the owner's own homemade, magnificent Limoncello. She came to our table to insure we were enjoying everything and she told us about the family recipe which takes about 3 months to make. And let me not forget to mention our fantastic waiter, Moises. On our first visit, he gave us a personal tour of the restaurant (there are 2 floors) Such a pleasant, professional and personable man. We asked to be seated in his station. We were so happy to find him working this evening and he remembered us! Although this restaurant is not close to home, it will definitely become a regular spot when we're in the Towson area. Highly recommend.
These are the types of comments that make all of our hard work so rewarding, Dave. We cannot tell you how much it means to hear that our atmosphere, the service provided, and the food were all exceptional for you yet again. So great that Moises remembered you and made your return, and initial, visit that much more enjoyable. Thank you for trying the limoncello and for your kind words about it! We love nothing more than to hear how much you loved your time with us and we hope to see you soon!
My wife and I went there for our anniversary. James waited on us and was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He directed us with the correct pairings while being sensitive to food allergies. The back deck was perfect for a beautiful night. Both dinner and dessert were great. And Lisa even came by to check on us (her homemade limoncello is fantastic!) we will be back again soon!
So glad that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us! We're so pleased that you chose to spend this special occasion with us at Cafe Troia, knowing that we would take great care of you. We will let James know how much you enjoyed him! And so glad that you enjoyed the limocello! The best way to end any night out! Happy Anniversary to you both! See you again soon!
Very cute little restaurant. It was exactly what I hoped it would be. The food was great and the service even better!
This is so great to hear from you, Brian! Thank you so, so much for joining us at Cafe Troia and for letting us know that we surpassed your expectations! Both food and service combined. We appreciate hearing from you and truly hope that we'll see you back again soon!
The food was excellent as usual. We had a Saturday 8pm reservation and the restaurant was not crowded. We ordered a salad and an appetizer, both to share and each ordered an entree. The salad and appetizer can out together and 5 minutes later the entrees arrived. Upon questioning the waiter, he said he could put the food under the warming lights which we declined, but the entire meal was out on the table 15 minutes after we were seated. I expect more of a quality restaurant.
Hi, Bob. We’re so glad that you enjoyed the food on your recent visit. We truly apologize that your starters and entrees were not spaced appropriately. We always strive to allow our guests to enjoy every course, without rush, and we've put systems in place to ensure this. We will be looking into this further to see that all of our staff follow this protocol without fail so this doesn't occur again. Hope that you’ll give us another shot to show you a better time. We look forward to it.
We have had better experiences here and hope for better next time. The waitress forgot to bring bread, the kitchen forgot to add the vinaigrette to the tuna salad, the grilled calamari was slightly over-cooked, and the pappardelle was verging on soggy. This was not because the restaurant was busy.
Hey, Paul. We greatly appreciate that you know our typical standards of operations and your feedback on your recent visit. We truly apologize that this last experience was not up to par and we will be looking into this to ensure a better, consistent, visit for you next time. Thank you for your continued patronage and we look forward to this next visit.
We came to Cafe Troia for Mother's Day dinner. Our reservation changed several times & Lisa and her staff were very accommodating. The food was excellent as usual, and our bottle of wine was a great value at $33.
The dinner rolls are homemade, the Caesar salad can come with anchovies if you'd like, and the specials were very good. Don't skip the gelato for dessert!
We are incredibly thankful that you chose to spend this special day with us at Cafe Troia. We always do our best to accommodate our guests and truly appreciate your constant communication with us so that we could. So glad that everyone enjoyed their meals and this very special occasion. Hope that we’ll see you again next time! Thanks so much, again. Happy Mother’s Day!
2 years ago I LOVED this place. Not today. It was all just mediocre. The service, the food, everything. No one did anything special for the birthday, which I did mention in reservation and several times at tabke. Not even a Happy Birthday. Bizarre. The carpaccio was fresh from the fridge cold and bland. The chicken dish I had looked slightly overcooked. Too much wilting of the greens. The chicken was slightly dry. We skipped dessert entirely because we were so underwhelmed.
I really like this place, generally, and can only hope it was just a bad night. But it felt like the owners have given up. I hope I am wrong.
Hi, Linda. This hurts us to hear! We can assure you that we care just as much about our guests two years ago as we do today, if not more! We appreciate your feedback, and apologize for the oversight in acknowledging the birthday in your party. We do our best to provide fantastic service, food, and ambiance to every guest but are always open to feedback to better our daily operations. We hope you’ll give us another shot to show you a better time, and that we do care! Hope to see you soon, Linda.
Great staff and my client NFL boxer Walter Sanders said the service was awesome great food and great staff
We're so glad that both of you enjoyed the service, food, and time spent with us at Cafe Troia, Jimmy ! We appreciate you reaching out to let us know how excellent your visit was, and we hope that we'll see you again next time!
Delicious food, start to finish. If nothing else, we go there for the Lemon Napolian which has been a sensational dessert on their menu for years.
Henry, we're incredibly thankful that you can always count on Cafe Troia for a fantastic meal from start to finish. The Lemon Napoleon never disappoints, and we're so glad that you enjoy it! We look forward to your next visit, and appreciate this great rating!
We all enjoyed it very much. We will visit every time we are at Towson.
We are so glad that you all enjoyed yourselves! We would love to see you stop in to see us whenever you're in the area! And we look forward to it. Thank you for joining us and for this fantastic rating!
Excellent in every way
This is excellent to hear, Jill! Thank you for joining us and for this fantastic rating. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here. Hope that we'll see you again soon!
We had a party of 8 and had a wonderful time. Food was great and perfect place to take a 94 year old with hearing impairment because it was not too noisy. (Okay, we were probably pretty noisy!)
And thanks for giving us a round table !
Hi, Kate! Incredibly thankful to hear that you and all of your guests enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! Suited for all ages! Thank you for choosing Cafe Troia, and we truly hope that we'll see you all again next time! We are always happy to accommodate.
After living in Towson for almost 2 years, I finally made it to Cafe Troia and can’t believe I waited this long. What a lovely experience and the food was delicious! I’m a first generation Italian American so super picky about pasta, sauce well food in general and especially Italian food! Everything was fresh and tasted really good, a more rustic approach to the sauce which is what I grew up eating. The biggest reason I couldn’t give 5 stars as mom’s was the best! ;-) I will definitely return and look forward to getting a group together to dine in the future. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
As a true Italian restaurateur, we have to respect that mama's is best! But we are eternally grateful for your kind words on all of the food and the preparation. We take an immense amount of pride in what we do and we're glad it served you well. So glad that you finally made it in to join us and had an incredible experience. Nothing makes us happier than to hear this from our guests. We look just as forward to your next visit as you do! Can't wait to see you then. Thanks so much, Nina!
Nice menu but we both had the chef's specials, a seafood stew and a fresh fish. Both were delicious. Started with a tuna tartare and a grilled romaine salad which were both also delicious. Very nice wine selection. Enjoyed a bottle of Vermentino. That's not a wine found at many other restaurants.
Thank you for joining us! Truly excellent to hear that you enjoyed the chefs specials as well as some other traditional menu items. The Vermentino is always an exceptional bottle to pair with our food, and we're thankful that you found one that you enjoy at Cafe Troia. Hope that we'll see you again soon!
Fabulous from start to finish. Seasoned servers with exquisite food. One of our favorite spots in Baltimore County.
We're so glad that you enjoyed everything! So thankful to hear that the service was exceptional for you and that you loved the food. We love being one of our favorite spots! And truly hope that we'll see you again soon! Looking forward to it!
The food was sensational and it was quiet enough to talk.
We're so thankful to hear that the food and ambiance created a fantastic time out for you. Thank you for joining us at Cafe Troia and we hope that we'll see you again next time! We look forward to it.
I haven't been to the Cafe Troia for several years, and am happy that they still offer some of the best Italian food in Towson. The veal scaloppine is fantastic!
We're so pleased to hear that you came back to see us again, Sandy! Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and for letting us know that the food is still incredible even after all of these years. The Veal Scaloppine is always a hit! So pleased to hear that you enjoyed it, and we hope that you'll come and see us again soon! We look forward to it.
The food was wonderful but the service was not. I wanted to use valet parking but no one came out so I dropped my wife off and looked for parking. She walked in the door and 2 valet attendants were just sitting there.
We had to ask our waitress several time for water. After the rolls were brought over and she left we had to get up from the table to the serving cart near us to get butter since she neglected to bring any. At the conclusion of our dinner we waited for way too long to be asked about desserts. Upon finishing our dessert/coffee we waited an even longer time for our server to return. She never did on her own. I eventually left the table to search for her through the now near empty restaurant to ask for our check.
Hi, Ron. We thank you for joining us for dinner, and appreciate your great words about the food that was served. We apologize that both the valet and table service let you down and soured your experience with us. We will use your feedback to locate where you sat and address your concerns with the server, as well at the valet attendants. We appreciate hearing this from you and in turn, allowing us to better our operations. Thank you, and we hope that we’ll have the pleasure of seeing you again.
Our meal was only partially satisfying. The grilled romaine salad is usually wonderful, but this time, it had spent too much time on the grill. Dressing was delicious! My wife's eggplant parmesan was badly overcooked to the point where it was a soft mush. She didn't eat much. My other companion and I had shrimp and pasta with a parmesan cream sauce and it was nicely done with the pasta al dente. The sauce however was too creamy and not with enough parmesan. Dessert was the incomparable lemon Napoleon which was superb. Cappuccinos were also good. Maybe the main chef was off - we like the restaurant but this wasn't the best night we've spent there.
We appreciate your feedback on your recent visit, and always love hearing about our guests experiences, good or bad. It allows us to utilize their opinions and educate those working hard in the kitchen to serve our food to its fullest potential. We thank you for your continued patronage, and hope that your next visit is a better one, like you’ve had so many times before. We look forward to it. Thank you again!
Awesome experience. Ambiance was perfect, staff was amazing. Owner spent time talking about Italy.
Food was excellent
We're so pleased to hear that all of these aspects of a fantastic dining experience aligned for you, Jeff! It was so nice to speak about Italy and share the love that we have for our place. We appreciate your patronage, and kind words. Hope that we'll have the pleasure of seeing you next time!
Consistently good. Love the pasta and fish. Also good wine list.
We truly appreciate hearing this from you, Jean! Thank you for this fantastic rating and for letting us know that you enjoy consistently great food each and every time you join us. We look forward to your next visit! Hope to see you soon.
I’m sorry to write this review. I had always heard how exceptional this restaurant was so I was excited to take my family there to celebrate a birthday. We were seated right away by a kind hostess. That was about as good as it got. We waited for what seemed like an eternity for our server. When she finally made it to our table ( mind you it was Monday night and the restaurant was not busy) we were asked if we wanted water. There are water glasses on the table. They should be filled without asking. Then I ordered a glass of prosecco. Not knowing if they had it at the bar the server walked away from the table, returned ten minutes later to tell me they did indeed carry prosecco, but didn’t bring me a glass. SMH.
Appetizers. We ordered the arancini and grilled calamari. The calamari didn’t look the least bit appetizing and in fact was tasteless. The arancini looked nice but as my daughter put it “tasted like the rice was made with dirty water”. The table concurred. For fear of being embarrassed, my family wouldn’t let me say anything at the time so we just politely left the remaining food on the plates to be cleared. When i waited tables and food was left, I asked if there was a problem. Not here. The plates were just scurried away.
My family ordered from the menu. When it came to me I asked if there were any specials. There was. Why didn’t she start off by telling us about them? Five people had already ordered. SMH. Branzino was on the special menu. I asked how was it cooked. She said filleted. Anything else on there? She was a little stumped so she guessed. I still ordered it. Not terrible but heavy for such a delicious fish.
My girls ordered a pasta dish that resembles shrimp scampi. They skimped on the shrimp so it was massively overpriced. Lastly, I ordered a cup of decaf coffee. I’m writing this at 3:30 in the morning. Been up since 1:00. Perhaps she got that wrong too.
I had really high hopes for Cafe Troia. We will not go back. Ever.
Jennifer, thank you for joining us. We will use your feedback to train our servers so that they are more prepared when handling specific requests and to better familiarize themselves with specials and available menu items. As for the food, we're sorry that this wasn't brought to our attention at the time of your visit so that we were able to fix it for you and your family. We truly feel that we offer much more than a 1-star visit for our guests. Sorry that we fell short of your expectations.
Good meal. We liked the fact that we could get a half serving of pasta which allowed us to get a couple of sides without being too much food. The wine list was great and we really enjoyed the bottle we had which was 50 percent off. A very enjoyable experience.
Hi, Barbara. Thank you so much for joining us. We're so pleased to know that you enjoyed the portion sizes, and being able to have full range of our fantastic menu options. Half priced bottle night is always a hit! Hope that you'll join us again next time. Looking forward to it!
The food was outstanding, however service in the bar area was much less than expected.
Thank you for joining us and for letting us know how much you enjoyed the food! We're sorry to hear that the service wasn't aligned with the food, but we will use this opportunity to address this with our staff. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you next time! Have a great weekend.
We're so glad that you enjoyed yourself and our place! It means a lot to hear this from you and to see this fantastic rating. We hope that we'll have the pleasure of seeing you next time! Have a great week!