Core de Roma - West Chester
Quiet evening out with great service and food!
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!
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.
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!
Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend.
We used to come here all the time and things had started to go down hill. This was our first time back in about 3 years and we fell in love again! The artichokes have always been amazing. We had 2 soups that were both incredible and the chicken core de Roma was wonderful. We’re excited to add this back to our list of favorites!!
As a group of women who had catching up to do , we were seated at a round table , perfect !! We had a lot of attention from the owner who guided us through the specials . We loved that the eggplant parmigiana was not breaded , but cooked” like they do in Italy “, he stated .. thin sliced with cheese and sauce ! Delicious ... !
Fabulous food, good service in an energetic space. A true neighborhood gem and BYOB to boot ! We will definitely be back soon !!
The mussels in the red sauce were great and a good amount for an appetizer. Had the chicken dish with crab and it was delicious and enough to have lunch. Will definitely go back
From the moment we walked in we knew it would be a great meal and we were not disappointed.. great food, great service and we will be back...
Always great food and service. Even with two large parties, they were able to provide service and hot food.
We love Core de Roma, Gigi and Judy!! Great food and always takes good care of us.
Our family had a great evening at Core de Roma! We were seated soon after we arrived. We appreciated the extra water on the table. Our waitress, Jessica, was very pleasant and efficient. All employees worked really well together. We never felt rushed, and everyone was happy with their meal choices. It was absolutely delicious!
The food was excellent as it always is. The place was hopping and a line out the door which is indicative of how great the food is.
The Burata was excellent as was the ricotta cheesecake.
Outstanding food. Luigi made us feel like we were home
Excellent as always
Wonderful evening with friends. As always dinner was outstanding. Jess was our server this night and she was informative, cordial and attentive as she always is. Excellent server. Thank you. Despite the busy evening, Gigi’s welcoming always adds to the family atmosphere that Core de Roma exudes. By far, the best Italian restaurant in Chester/Delaware County.
First time there. Valentine's Day. Had not made a reservation in a timely fashion, considering how busy it can be for Valentine's Day. We were able to get a table at 4:15, however. Everything was wonderful ....the atmosphere, staff, and especially the FOOD! Plus, byob! Will definitely be returning.
So glad we stumbled on this BYOB:) Food was amazing and very authentic. All the owners and employees were wonderful. Artichoke appetizer was best I have had. We had to wait a bit for our reserved table but that was part of the fun. They opened our wine as we were waiting and we chatted with others waiting. There are parking lots right before and right after restaurant which is before the heart of downtown West Chester.
Allways a great meal here. Nice atmosphere, excellent food, attentive staff, good prices. What not to like?
Service was good. Restaurant was very warm. Braciola portion was very small. Quality of food was good, but nothing exceptional. Nice ambiance, love byo.
As always we were greeted and treated like returning family.
Server was attentive. Food as always was great.
We keep going back because it is always so reliable.
The food was fantastic. CDR has some of the best Italian food in the area. The service however was a bit slow. Being only one of three tables in the restaurant, it took a while to get our bill and I had to look for the server, who I believe is one of the owners. She was doing everything, and there were no other servers. Regardless, it’s nothing to dissuade me from going back.
This is an amazing restaurant with unbelievable food and people! This is a MUST go to restaurant straight from Italy!! Everyone loved their food!! The crespata soup is the best soup I ever had ANYWHERE!! The eggplant parm is to die for!!! Can not wait to go back!!!
We have t been there for awhile, but we were very glad we went back! The food was excellent and very nice servers and people!
Great meal, fantastic service
Genuine Italian cuisine with great service. Also a BYOB which helps make it a very reasonable night out!
We had a great time but would request a table not in the middle of the restaurant. The perimeter tables would make this 5 stars instead of 4.
This is our go-to restaurant in West Chester. My wife is a vegan and the chef accommodated her diet by making an excellent plate of grilled vegetables. And I had the grilled tuna special, which was a first for me. Both meals were excellent. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was packed and lively. But we had no issue conversing among ourselves and our guests. This little Roman Tratoria BYOB is a gem and well worth the visit. If it is your first visit, check out the artichoke appetizer which is the closest thing to genuine Roman cuisine that you will find.
This restaurant has changed since it first opened. When I ate there several years ago I would have rated the food as outstanding and truly Italian, but I think that now they cater more to American tastes. However, it is still VERY GOOD food and the prices are great.
The "ambiance" is not good, though, as we were squashed in like sardines and the noise level was VERY loud! Even though the tables are small-ish and we sat close to each other, the 4 of us could barely hear each other without yelling to be heard!
SIGH - I am so tired of trying to go to dinner with friends and actually being able to TALK to each other! We did have reservations, but I should have specified that we wanted to eat in the outer room (where the "bar" is - although they have no liquor license, the bar is still there. It's much quieter there!
Toast to the New Year/ Decade
It was a very busy Saturday night and service was uncharacteristically slow. We had a 6:30 reservation for my husband's birthday and were offered the opportunity to wait for a table or take the only one that was available when we arrived. We opted for the available table which was unfortunately in a high traffic area; not ideal, but we felt it was better to take it vs. wait for the other party to vacate the "good" table. It took 17 minutes for a server to approach our table to open our wine as a large party was seated just after we were. It was nearly 30 minutes before our appetizers arrived. The food was, however, perfectly prepared and delicious.
Love this restaurant but the service was a little off this evening. Maybe it was just they could not handle the crowd.
Always great food. Staff is wonderful. A lovely place for any occasion.
I Was disappointed because the pasta was not homemade.
Waiter said only the gnocchi is.
We are sorry you were disappointed with your visit, but after reading your review, I would like to clarify one misunderstanding. It is not true that the only home made pasta are the gnocchi. The home made pasta in our restaurant are: Gnocchi, lasagna, cavatelli, ravioli etc. Also, The non home made pastas used in our restaurant are spaghetti, penne, linguine and capellini. We use the De Cecco brand that is the best and most expensive pasta in Italy and USA. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
We cannot stop talking about the food...it was beyond fabulous and is probably the best italian restaurant in the Philadelphia area. Truly authentic Roman style italian food that far surpasses your expectations! Be sure to try the artichokes, meatballs, calamari and essentially any dish! UNBELIEVABLE!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Great time with my girlfriends...foiod was top notch...love it here..
Excellent and fresh as always
Food just ok, very salty , nothing special