Cafe Troia

4.3
836 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Cafe Troia was established in 1986 by the Troia family, natives of Naples, Italy. When you dine with us, rest assured that you are eating foods that meet a higher standard than the USDA - ours. We have been doing Farm to Table for 33 years. Our natural meats have no artificial hormones or antibiotics. When possible, we purchase local produce to endure its freshness. All this is nothing new, we have operated this way since 1986 which is why we have such a loyal following.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipWaltM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Among the best in the state.

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Lovedit23
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE!! Food exceptional as usual.

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WilliamD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great again. this place, Cafe Troia, does the best they can, better than most, considering COVID. Excellent food.

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RobbinJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience. Food was excellent and our server was perfect.

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BarbaraM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Cafe Troia for years and have never been disappointed. We loved our meal and everything about the evening. Looking forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious apps. Wide array of entrées, including duck magnet and a crab risotto, but delicious.

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Kinchy
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Party of 6 for my wife's birthday. Wine list was extensive, but not a big wine drinker. Wish there was a bit more drink selection on the bar.

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Kelli
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seated on arrival. Staff is fantastic. Waiter was perfect food was exceptional. Was lucky to get one of the few booths. Not a ton of ambiance but music was good. Bar looks nice, we will try sitting there next time we visit.

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vipCassieH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Most importantly, the food was fantastic as always!!
Covid is a strain but the quality remains.

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vipluvnyc
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy ourselves at Cafe Troia. Moises our server is excellent.

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JohnB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The veal scallopini and potatoes were overcooked and the meat tasted a bit off. My wife and I enjoy dining at Cafe Troia, but I found the quality of the food to be lower than usual.

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vipJeffreyH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!!! I have been going to this place for over a decade and it is always a great place to be

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vipKitty
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service a little slower than usual.. Our wine was made with organic grapes, which was not noted in the description/comments for the wine. It was much too bitter for a Chianti.

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Debra
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food and the menu has lots of variety!

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frenchfoodgal
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening for our special event. The staff is exceptional.

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ajtaps
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and my favorite Lasagna is a menu staple. Outside dining is very pleasant. I go at least once or twice a month. You will love it too!

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vippackygirl
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for lunch. It was a beautiful day and were able to be seated on the back deck. Service was great and so was the food. We'll be back!

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vipKitty
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice to sit on veranda with lovely warm sunlight streaming in.

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vipAverageJoe
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can always count on Café Troia for a good experience and good food. The menu has an extensive list of options of all types and we had great service.

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BethR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Food and service were superb. Outside covered seating was comfortable and made for a wonderful evening.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten here many times. Our evaluation is affected by the pandemic that exists now and the restrictions it puts on restaurants. This restaurant has always been excellent in the past. With that said:
My wife had the Beef Carpaccio....how can you screw that up except it's always too little.

I had the Grilled Calamari....tougher and harder to chew than in the past, but a very substantial portion....could be easily shared.

My wife had her favorite Braciole with Gnocchi.....good but not as good as in the past

I had The Vitello con funghi (veal with mushrooms)....a tougher than in the past but a very large portion. I swapped the "roasted potatoes" (which was served with everything...I had to wonder if the owners just bought stock in potatoes) for asparagus for an extra $4. Didn't like that especially because the asparagus was tough.

The desserts were good! My wife had her favorite Tiramisu, smaller than other restaurants, but good. I had the Lemon Napoleon which was VERY good.

The service, though, was excellent. Emilia W. was our waitress and was VERY good.

Overall, I believe any and all disappointments were because of the restrictions due to the virus.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Dan was excellent. Outdoor dining at its best! The grilled octopus was fantastic and the lemon napoleon was a great finish to a perfect meal. We will definitely return.

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ninda
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared and served to perfection. The bronzino entree was especially tasty and presented well Server was attentive and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere

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NancyB
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had gone to dinner to celebrate my birthday. The outside patio was beautiful albeit a bit hot (although the first seat was by a dumpster and there was an unpleasant smell). It was no problem to move our seats when we asked. The server was very helpful with making suggestions and attentive. My only disappointment was that she never acknowledged my birthday- even though my husband had added it as a note on the Open Table reservation. The food was outstanding! We will definitely be back.

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MonicaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor garden is beautiful. Staff is professional and courteous, all wore masks the whole time (during coronavirus). We felt safe and well cared for. Celebrated 20-yr anniversary and was happy to have this nice neighborhood option.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day date

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MirandaB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for a Father’s Day and Birthday celebration and it was amazing. Everything from the service to the ambience to the drinks, apps and food. We will definitely be back soon!

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vipEastCoastFoodie
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were very nicely spaced apart on the terrace, allowing us to enjoy our first date night out in months on a beautiful evening. We loved the semi-dried tomatoes with burrata and the asparagus ravioli. My son loved the leftovers so much that he is trying to recreate the ravioli at home. Service was excellent and they have a great wine line. We took home a bottle of their house-made limoncello.

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vipKarenR
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first restaurant experience since COVID started! Something to celebrate! It was great!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining space. Lovely and friendly staff. A Towson hidden gem! As a diner only once, I wasn't wowed by the food for the first time, but I don't have any specific complaints. I look forward to returning and trying it out again.

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DylanG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for my girlfriend's birthday. Sat outside (as required per the Governor's Order and the Covid-19 emergency) and the ambience and patio were beautiful. Food was amazing and the service was superb. Will definitely be back.

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vipCanyonsOwners
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Troia. Diverse and creative menu and wine list in addition to specials.

Cafe Troia
Responded on April 4, 2020

We are so happy to read this wonderful review! We thank you so much for choosing to continue to support Cafe Troia, especially during this time, and we are so thankful for great customers like you! Thank you again, and we can't wait to serve you again as soon as we can!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for our daufhter

Cafe Troia
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thank you, we are so happy to hear that you could celebrate your wonderful daughter here at Cafe Troia. We hope you'll come back again soon!

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MichaelJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic night.

Cafe Troia
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thanks, Michael! We appreciate the 5 stars and we hope to see you again really soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, just not a lot of it considering price.

Cafe Troia
Responded on April 4, 2020

We are so sorry you did not find more value in your food, but we do appreciate the compliment that it was enjoyed. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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LCBolin
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to come and enjoy the food and ambience of Cafe Troia. Everything is fresh and the flavors never disappoint. The servers are attentive in just the right way so you don't feel like they are hovering. It is the most requested place to eat in our family when considering a night off from cooking.

Cafe Troia
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We really appreciate your taking the time to post it. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipcheerios
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful meal! I don’t know why I don’t visit more often!! Great drinks! I had the branzino and it was amazing.

The server was attentive and sweet.

Cafe Troia
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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JohE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

On 2-22-2020, the food with the exception of dessert was AWFUL. I actually only ordered a salad since I am plant-based dieter and our server was hell bent of boasting about his being vegan and proceeded to instruct me on what I could eat and not eat from the menu. Go figure, I am a physician and certainly know what to consume as a plant-based dieter.

The salad was a double portion, yet I was served a bowl full of green and a sprinkling of toppings (I actually counted the apple slices and tomatoes). The raspberry vinaigrette was yellow in color and FLAVORLESS (I requested the salad not be dressed) Scrapped an entree and had the Blackberry Sorbet while my daughter enjoyed her full meal!

Comparison to my 1st time dining at Cafe Toria on T'giving Day and on 2-22..... a 1 STAR rating.

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