Core de Roma - West Chester

4.7
1018 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Core de Roma Trattoria is a casual BYOB, intimate, family owned Trattoria, offering authentic Roman cuisine while upholding the best of Roman tradition. Some examples of our mouth watering Roman delicacies include our signature Artichokes alla Core de Roma, Saltimbocca, and Bucatini alla Matriciana. Contrary to what some people say, we spelled our name as "Core de Roma" intentionally, meaning "The Heart of Rome" in our family's dialect. Our ultimate goal is to make all of our customers feel like family through our cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and home-made dishes. At Core de Roma you can expect the true heart of Rome in the heart of West Chester.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food, excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The waitress was very sweet and attentive. You wouldn’t think by the outside that you would have such an awesome experience here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We hadn’t been to Core Di Roma in West Chester in quite some time. Decided to give it another visit with friends who had not been there before.

Sat night — table ready upon arrival. Dining room was fairly busy. Nice menu and good quantity of specials - both apps and entrees. Pricing here is still where it should be. BYOB. Great value.

Veal dishes and branzino very well executed. Delicious caprese salad and melt in your mouth calamari. Tried all of the home made desserts. Ricotta cheesecake is the standout, followed by Tiramisu and then the cannolis.

Yeah... we will go back. Absolutely

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RobertS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide-range of menu items and specials; well- explained by the server. Prompt, courteous service. We were not rushed and had a lovely evening. Always enjoy our visits to Cora deRoma!

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vipGrocerman
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good The servers were friendly and knowledgeable As most restaurants are experiencing a tough time getting enough help so too was Cores issues.
The review would have earned 5 stars if they had more help. As a frequent restaurant patron I am trying to be more tolerant when it comes to slow service due to the lack of help when it is not the restaurants doing

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vipRickB
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful meal from start to finish. Service could have been a little more attentive but it was busy at the time. Forgot that it was BYOB but the quality of the food made me quickly ignore that!

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RebF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, service was excellent and the tables are spaced apart well. We had a party of 4 and none of us had been to Core de Roma previously. We will definitely return!

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vipDCFinc
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best local Italian food available in Chester County!! Every one of us loved our meals and agreed we’d been away far too long!’

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Felt very special for family meal.

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vipReggieM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place every time..

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vipjillbo0
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Always a pleasure dining here! Love there signature dish, the roasted artichokes!

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vipReba99
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently wonderful dining!

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vipcuffa
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipMpat2zo
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Core de Roma was very good. Reasonably priced and BYOB. Good quality food.

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Rose
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been there in awhile but the food was just as good as I remember. The artichoke appetizer, lobster ravioli, branzino were excellent!!! First time out to eat in a year, glad they are still serving up great food.

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YvonneA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and staff was great. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Valentine’s day

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vipJRSIC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not very crowded and the food was excellent as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I love it here. Such great food

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat! Consistently delicious food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere! A perfect gem of a restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Worn down restaurant, nothing special especially considering the price. Basic food with high prices.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, efficient and personable staff that is always eager to please. A West Chester gem that should be recognized as the fine restaurant it is.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent as it always is at this restaurant. It could not be better!

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Diner1
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little spot. Our server was very kind, the food was excellent, and everything came out quickly (but not so fast that I'd worry it wasn't being made fresh).

Friendly note, since I didn't realize: it is a BYOB restaurant.

Would absolutely go back.

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OHara
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in West Chester, whether for a special date night or just a night out with friends.

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vipTireguyjim
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. They did everything they could to make it as normal as possible during this ridiculousness. Help support this great establishment... Oh yeah, the food was outstanding.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as expected. What more could we ask for? The best!

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, great value. What more can I ask for?

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vipDCFinc
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian is such a great treat in Chester County

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kristenT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love everything about this place! My husband and I go all the time but this was the first time we brought my parents and they loved the atmosphere! Felt just like grandmas kitchen & of course delicious food & fantastic service!

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vipLINDAO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was amazing. Would go back.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable and efficient staff. Always helpful and attentive. Cuisine is outstanding in both taste and value.
Love it.

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vipFoodChaser
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Roman/Tuscan cuisine. Very efficient, knowledgeable staff, terrific value. Can't wait for the Belmont Hills location to open.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent! I had a question about one of the entrees and the owner came out and described the preparation and ingredients. Everything was made to order and delicious. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, too. We will definitely be back!

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vipMNathans
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was wonderful. Servers worked together to make sure we had everything we needed. Very attentive. The owner also came to our table. Wide variety of menu options and several specials.

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vipCMac
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Authentic and delicious Roman cuisine with home made pasta and desserts.

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vipSakki
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quiet evening out with great service and food!

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VacationGirl
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there was Valentin Day. We loved it so decided to go back when celebrating my husband's birthday. Food is delicious! Can see this becoming a regular place!

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jgeats
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Core de Roma on several occasions. Some celebrations, some just for a good dinner. We have never been disappointed. Gigi and Judy are the best hosts always looking to be sure the food comes out perfectly. And it does. The artichoke appetizer is beyond delicious, and the marinated beans just placed on the table are an added treat. I know we will enjoy many, many more wonderful meals there.

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kristinb
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually order from the daily specials and it is always delicious. This visit was for my mother in laws bday and we chose Sunday lunch time and it was perfect!

FAQs

Core de Roma - West Chester does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Core de Roma - West Chester also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 701-8485.

Core de Roma - West Chester is rated 4.7 stars by 1018 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.