Osteria Romana

4.6
163 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Brothers Graziano and Maurizio Ricci bring you traditional recipes from Rome, Italy. We specialize in homemade pasta, fish, veal, and chicken plates, in addition to imported Italian wines and unique Italian deserts. Our pasta, prepared daily in the restaurant, is a favorite for all of our customers. Our commitment to quality can be seen in our selection of the freshest ingredients from local producers and our attention to quality and detail. We at Osteria Romana pride ourselves in offering traditional Italian family recipes made with the finest ingredients. Every meal is prepared fresh upon order. The pasta, fish, chicken dishes are all delicious. Our specials are exciting. Modern twists on classic favorites, like our signature hand-made pasta with wild mushrooms and a brandy truffle sauce, are what keep customers coming back.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 163 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the greatest little area; covered because it was supposed to rain… ambience was amazing and that’s to be said of the entire experience. Never ceases to be perfection in dining👍

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time visit. Service was excellent, food was good.

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viprnnn
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most meals were very good except for the baked clams and the calamari. The calamari was soggy and under cooked the baked clams were undercooked as well.

The wine pour was minuscule. A very busy night which may have contributed to the shortcomings.

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JenniferB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Romana is authentic Italian cuisine. I lived in Italy for 25 years, so I know a thing or two about what Italian food is supposed to taste like (as opposed to 'Italian-American food, or whatever). The ambiance is great, and you have the option to dine indoors, outdoors, or 'in between' on their terrace.
The service is always great, and our server, Giovanni, was excellent - knowledgeable, courteous, professional, and not overbearing :) (unlike servers in other places that come over to the table every 5 minutes).
The noise level depends on the day - if you go there on a Saturday night, it's obviously going to be a bit loud indoors.
I definitely recommend this place!

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LouisD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice outdoor covered seating and outstanding food.

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vipMike
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Every meal I ever had had been delicious! We ate outdoors and it was a nice evening. Highly recommend!

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TwoWomenEatingItalian
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outside on a fairly warm evening, but it was pleasant! My dining companion both enjoyed the spinach salad. While she had meatballs as her entree, I had the pappardelle. Both were excellent. Then we enjoyed desserts--the ricotta cheesecake and the nutella brioche (the brioche was the best, we decided!). Service was good, but as they got busier, we saw our waitress less. I highly recommend this restaurant and plan to visit again!

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DonnaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Always a great meal. Thank you

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JenniferC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service, and the live music outside was thoroughly enjoyable. Great time always.

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NJFBP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed the whole experience - will go back.

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Susan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was just ok. But the service was very friendly and efficient

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KathyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful, the food incredible and the ambiance lovely!!

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vipgourmandmom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and nice ambience!

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JJpp
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable dinner! Food was delicious …I felt like I was back in Italy 🇮🇹…and the service was excellent.
Can’t wait to return and have another great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff!

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viptckdp
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual, great staff, great food & great ambiance.
Make reservations because it is packed on weekends.

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vipSarathiR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Giovanni's service was above excellent as always !!!

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vipJoseph1
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Baked Clams Oreganata is one of the best that I have ever had. I asked the server if the Linguine with white clam sauce had both steamed clams as well as chopped clams, and she responded yes to my question. When I received the dish is was minus the chopped clams. While still very tasty it was a disappointment.

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vipStephanie
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is fantastic, homemade, service great , great place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful experience. We come to this restaurant once or twice a year and it is always absolutely fabulous. We always sit at the bar and we are entertained by Michelle the bartender. Yeah atmosphere is always professional, the food is always five star in the ambience is just warming and inviting. We love this restaurant.

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Erika
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. A very enjoyable meal. We will definitely go back.

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GraceA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here multiple times. The food and service always excellent. We highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve was beautiful at Osteria Romana. The dinner started out a little slow but once our drinks and appetizers came, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening. The food was delicious. They made a special order for my 14 year old as it was not on the menu. The Pollo Cardinale was fantastic as was my husband’s Pollo Rustico. My son had the chicken parm and my older daughter had the shrimp scampi. Both of them said how fantastic their meals were. We finished our dinner with a tartufo, lava cake and a dessert made with Nutella. I would highly recommend this Norwalk Charm. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner celebrating our anniversary.

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StephanieT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. The service, food and ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant and to make reservations in advance.

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DawnM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We ordered take out and my husband could not eat his meal. He ordered veal and it was very tough and stringy. We were quite surprised as we love this place. The food is always great. We have never ordered take out before and will not again. The manager did credit my husband's dinner. My dinner was fine.

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vipPaulA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner , meal was outstanding , will go back when in CT

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connectictutdad
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Italian restaurant has fantastic food, great servers and a beautiful outdoor patio for comfortable dining at all temperatures

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Andy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten there 20 times and never had a bad meal. Pollo Rustico rules.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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TonyL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personal service and just plain fun.

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Patriciony
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and good value
The staff very helpful without being intrusive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Noise was not an issue. Service was ok, they were extremely busy.

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BedfordBob
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time here and it did not disappoint us. Service and food were excellent. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Prices are reasonable and parking is plentiful and easy. Will definitely return.

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best luncheon specials in the area. Plenty of choices and generous portions

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MrBMW6
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with a large Italian menu

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vipExcellent
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close your eyes and you're dining in Rome. Osteria never disappoints. Excellent food and service. Enjoyable ambience. Try the chicken in Prosecco sauce and leave room for the Nutella brioche. Both super!

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vipGlobalWoman
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious and well-priced. Service was excellent. Would definitely go back.

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vipWoodsidepasta
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Ambiance & overall decor is a bit shabby
Service was not good, but food & prices were very good

FAQs

Osteria Romana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Osteria Romana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 229-0844.

Osteria Romana is rated 4.6 stars by 163 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.