The dining room needs a upgrade. Tables crowded together lighting weak.
My wife loved her lame chops my steak was good but not great.
The place was fantastic as always. Our server was phenomenal and the food excellent. Only negative thing I have to say is a put the loud group of friends at the center table. I’m trying to have a nice/romantic conversation with my wife while we enjoyed our food and the 3 couples thought they were in the islands on vacation. Wrapping napkins on their heads, asking the waiter to take their photos, hooting and cheering and talking very loudly to the point where I was ready to give my answers to questions they were asking each other. But I can’t hold the restaurant accountable for the actions of people who obviously thought the rapture came and they were the last customers on earth. Cafe Troia is beautiful and excellent. My wife and I go there every Valentine’s Day.
I've been here several times before. This time a little disappointing. It was for a birthday and I said so on the reservation. But no mention of it by the waiter or anything special done. A little piece of cake would have been appreciated. More importantly, the food was rather ordinary. Veal cutlet and chicken cutlet both a little tough and I remember thinking that I could have made it myself - nothing special. The waiter seemed a bit frazzled even though it wasn't crowded. I asked for a bubbly Moscato and they only had it sold by the bottle. It was okay but I don't think I would go here again for a special occasion. Maybe I need to stick with the pasta.
The cafe is my choice for gathering with colleagues. Excellent food, great choice of specials, and, as always the ambiance is inviting! Our waiter was excellent and very knowledgeable with the menu!
Lisa, the owner, is always there and checks on each table. She had excellent wine selections. The food and wait staff are amazing.
We really enjoyed the 2018 Baltimore County Restaurant Week special menu for lunch on Feb. 2nd. I ordered the lentil soup, orecchiette pasta with spicy sausage, and cannoli. My husband ordered the fresh house salad, perfectly baked salmon with dill sauce and thinly sliced roasted potatoes, and tiramisu. We each had a glass of wine and the whole meal with tax was $50 (before tip), a real bargain! Our waiter Jose was very good, friendly and efficient. The room was comfy as was our table, with a nice semi-couch to sit on. We took home half of our meal and had a nice lunch at home the next day with the leftovers. We plan to come back again soon!
Food and service were great. Our lovely server took great care of us, even though she had a large group to attend to. We’ll be back. It’s always delicious! We left happy.
Met a friend here for Restaurant Week. Food was very good. Service was excellent.
I have reviewed this restaurant previously, but it's worth another because there seems to be a full scale effort towards continual improvement from a traditional past to a more timely and detailed present.
My earlier review crowed about a grilled romaine salad with a creamy gorgonzola, oil and cream dressing. Troia's has doubled down on this signature-quality offering by adding a grilled caesar salad as well. It is fabulous. Warming the letuce on the grill allows the dressing to become more aromatic and it gives the cheeses in both dressings to spread their wings of taste. These salads are not to be missed!
On this night, my companion chose the gorgonzola and I tried the caesar. There was a noticeable lull in our conversation as we both savored those salads. Mains were no less delicious. My friend ordered his perennial favorite, Troia's richly layered lasagne. The layers of pasta, ricotta cheese, meat and sauce and parmesan combined to produce a satisfied smile on his face. I veered away from strictly Italian entrees to have chicken breast filets, pounded but not encrusted in breading, but instead sauted and topped with a mushroom cream and fresh tarragon sauce that was delectable. The thinly-sliced and slightly crusty potatoes were a perfect counterbalance. It was memorable, served nicely and with care and pride.
I saved enough room for affogato, a scoop of vanilla ice cream swimming in expresso. Wow. If you drive by Troia's and see a tent pitched on the sidewalk in front, it's only me, waiting for my next Troia Treat...They could use a little help on some of the wines, but this restaurant continues to impress!
Bread was hard....butter hard. no spices to mix with oil for bread. asked for bread took 10 minutes for it to arrive to table....only received one on plate. Very few wines could be purchase by glass. overall fair....not qualify of service or food it was 5 yrs ago
Went with friends to catch up on life. Our waiter Jose shared the specials of the evening with us, then made excellent recommendations for which kind of wine would go with the meals we ordered. The food was prepared with care, the plates arrived looking delicious, and tasted even better. We enjoyed a wonderful meal, an unhurried pace and were able to relax with our friends.
After reading and hearing some very good reviews, we really waned to like Cafe Troia, but we were fairly disappointed. We started with the arancini. The filling was good, but the outside was very under done and not at all crisp. We each then had the arugula salad which was a bit under seasoned, but easily fixed with some salt and pepper. For the main course, I got the bracciole with gnocchi. The gnocci was very mushy, and the rest of the dish was just ok. My wife got the agnolotti piemontesi, which was the highlight of the dinner. The pasta was well cooked, and the filling and sauce were very good.
On the positive side, the service was excellent. The staff was friendly and attentive. The wine was also very good.
It is possible that they had an off night since we have heard from a number of people that Cafe Troia is very good, so we may give it another shot.
Lisa and the Team at Cafe Troia did super job making our dinner very enjoyable. The dinners (duck and filet) were delicious, along with the dessert and wine. Definitely on my list of places to go back to.....Well done...
Four of us had dinner at Cafe Troia and we enjoyed the experience. The food was very good, and it was reasonably priced. Our waiter was knowledgeable, and he had a good sense of humor, too. The setting was nicely lit with dimmed lights, and we could have a conversation without shouting.
My husband and I went for our anniversary based on reviews I had read. The restaurant ambiance is lovely and the menu is very impressive. We shared two appetizers of which the grilled calamari was outstanding. We then each had a pasta (homemade) dish, both of which were delicious. We also enjoyed our drinks. They were very generous and sent dessert over on the house for our anniversary. Our only complaint was, although our server was very nice, service was extremely and unnecessarily slow. If we go back, it will be for the great food, not the service!
Had the grilled salmon sandwich. Highly recommend it. Excellent and friendly service.
This year I selected Cafe Troia for our company Christmas luncheon. I could not have been more pleased. Food was wonderful, service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Don’t miss great coffee selection and desserts were top notch!!
We topped it off by being able to make “coats for kids donations” right there!!! Happy Holidays to all.
Thanks Cafe Troia team!
The food was delicious, but the service was off. I took over 20 minutes to bring additional rolls, and another 20 for butter. All the help was polite and kind.
Very professional and friendly staff...accommodating to baby in high chair..great ambiance...EXCELLENT food!!!
The food was very, very good. Waiter was friendly and attentive. The noise level was totally unacceptable. We expect a busy restaurant to be somewhat noisy on a Saturday evening. However, on this occasion, a party of six was seated in the middle of the dining area. They were beyond loud...they were obnoxiously loud. Seemed to have had too much alcohol. And...their waiter made matters worse by yelling and joining in. In fact, after they paid their bill, he sat down with them and joined in the bad behavior. Other waiters, including ours, just rolled their eyes and seemed to be embarrassed. My wife started to attempt to say something to them, but they were far too gone. The restaurant staff should have handled the situation better. Ruined an otherwise very good evening.