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Roma, Houston, TX

Roma

4.6
4.6
972 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
"One of the Best New Restaurants in Houston."
Culture Map

ROMA, an Italian eatery in Rice Village, is Houston's premier Italian restaurant, known for its homemade traditional pastas, its creative contemporary Italian cuisine, and its fine wine program.

ROMA was called one of "Houston's Best New Restaurants" by CultureMap when it first opened in 2019. And Houstonia magazine has called it one of their editors' favorite Italian restaurants in the city.

In 2020, ROMA launched what would become one of the city's most successful virtual wine dinner programs, often "hosting" more than 80 guests weekly in their homes as Italian winemakers joined from Italy.

That has inspired Shanon Scott to take his wine program to the next level. "Our goal is to make ROMA one of Houston's top wine destinations by the end of 2021," says Shanon.

Look out for new and regularly occurring wine tastings, wine dinners, and other wine and food events at ROMA!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 664-7581

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Roma has two private dining rooms, the Ostuni Room, which can accommodate a maximum party of 10, and the Palermo room, which can accommodate up to 20. Call now to book for your upcoming event!

  • Private party contact

    Shanon Scott: (713) 664-7571

  • Neighborhood

    Rice Village

  • Cross street

    Morningside Dr.

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available as well as valet service.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 972 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Houston

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. BA

    BrandiA

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Friendly staff, very attentive, and food was SO good. Will absolutely be back!

    RomaResponded 5 days agoBrandi, thank you for the kind words of encouragement. Shanon

  2. JP

    JennyP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we enjoyed our dinner and definitely we will come back soon

    RomaResponded 5 days agoJenny, thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon

  3. ND

    NohellyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The food was good, the service was terrible; so, overall value? It was poor for the price I paid, it doesn't worth ...

    RomaResponded 5 days agoI am so sorry that your Thanksgiving was less than perfect. Unfortunately we were extremely busy (not an excuse hough). Please join us again and ask for me personally. Shanon

  4. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Turkey and sides came out cool. Squash soup was cold. Service a little slow Not up to their usual standards

    RomaResponded 5 days agoJames, I am so sorry. I wish you would have let me know and we could have rectified the situation while you were here. Thank you for joining us though. Shanon

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so incredibly tasty and innovative. you will love Roma for holidays or date night

    RomaResponded 3 days agoThank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  6. LC

    LisaC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've dined at Roma's in the past and chose it for Thanksgiving because we love the food. We were on the covered patio during the height of a bad storm but were kept dry. It was like being in Paris. Very romantic. Oh, and the food and service were superb, as always. Looking forward to our next dining experience at Roma's. Highly recommend this romantic neighborhood establishment.

    RomaResponded 5 days agoLisa, thank you for choosing Roma for such a special occasion. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything! Shanon

  7. m

    mjgreenville

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic as always and food was amazing. One of our Houston favorites.

    RomaResponded 5 days agoThank you for the 5 Star Review and the kind words of encouragement! Shanon

  8. MA

    MaryAnne

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was wonderful. The staff is so nice and attentive and the food is so delicious.

    RomaResponded on November 21, 2022MaryAnne, thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you once again very soon. Shanon

  9. H

    Heather

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Roma - the food is excellent, the service is very accommodating and helpful, and the setting is friendly and warm.

    RomaResponded 5 days agoHeather, thank you for joining us, for sharing and for the kind words. Shanon

  10. MC

    MarkC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

    RomaResponded on November 9, 2022Mark, thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here at Roma! Shanon

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I would love to rate them higher but I was just so disappointed with the bread. The pasta was delicious. The servers were kind and quick. The outdoor patio was beautiful. However, the bread seemed to be simple slices bought at the store with some rosemary sprinkled in. It was not homemade and was served cold.

    RomaResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you for joining us ad for sharing. The bread is made fresh daily but served room temperature ( traditionally in Italy that it is how it is served). Please join us again and we would be more than happy to heat up your complimentary bread. Shanon

  12. RD

    RobD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Run, don't walk to Roma. What a jewel. Fabulous food, fabulous staff, fabulous environment. Two big thumbs up. Highly recommend.

    RomaResponded on November 7, 2022Rob, thank you for joining us and for the words of encouragement. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous as normal. Staff are like family. Food is exceptional, and wine selected by Shanon is always exquisite. One of our go to places, and if you haven't tried it you should.

    RomaResponded on October 31, 2022Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. We look forward to seeing you once again very soon! Shanon

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love the pasta! Fresh and authentic! Will definitely be back.

    RomaResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience! Shanon

  15. CK

    ClarenceK

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is traditional Italian food. The staff is very attentive and the food was outstanding.

    RomaResponded on November 1, 2022Clarence, thank you for the kind words of encouragement. We look forward to seeing you once again very soon. Shanon

  16. f

    fredb

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food - as usual. One of our favorite places.

    RomaResponded on October 31, 2022Fred, thank you for joining and for sharing. Shanon

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food all around. Enjoyed the ambiance outside!

    RomaResponded on October 24, 2022Thank you for joining us and for sharing. Shanon

  18. SA

    SAndyB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food and Atmosphere..... First time dining there. Was well worth the drive from Sugar Land

    RomaResponded on October 24, 2022Sandy, thank you for the kind words of encouragement and for sharing your dining experience! Shanon

  19. d

    davidp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Roma for the first time last night for our anniversary. Not only was the food excellent but our server Antoni was fantastic. We let him choose our meal and wine and it was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant!

    RomaResponded on October 17, 2022David, thank you for selecting Roma for such a special occasion. We look forward to seeing you both back very soon. Shanon

  20. B

    Bill51

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great meal, good value for the times we live in.

    RomaResponded on October 17, 2022Bill, thank you for joining us and for sharing. Shanon

  21. AC

    AnnC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Noisy but fun

    RomaResponded on October 17, 2022Ann, thank you for joining us. Shanon

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend!!

    RomaResponded on October 17, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  23. MF

    MaryF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roma has delicious food, excellent wine selection and the wait staff is friendly and accommodating. We ate on the patio and found the whole experience lovely.

    RomaResponded on October 17, 2022Mary, thank you for the kind words of encouragement. Shanon

  24. LW

    LynneW

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roma is a wonderful neighborhood bistro. The menu has recently changed. Everything is delicious.

    RomaResponded on October 10, 2022Lynee, thank you for joining us ad for sharing your dining experience. Shann

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding...Best patio dining in Houston.

    RomaResponded on October 10, 2022Thank you for the kind words! I personally love dining outside and I am glad that it you enjoy our patio. Shanon

  26. LZ

    LoraZ

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roma is a quaint, perfect Italian restaurant for that special date or on the casual side. The food is spectacular and they have never failed us on a nice bottle of Italian wine. Hats off to their chef who is amazing as well as the staff who are knowledgeable and extremely attentive. We can’t wait to go back the next time we are in Houston.

    RomaResponded on October 5, 2022Lora, thank you for the kind words of encouragement. The staff and I look forward to having you back into our home very soon. Shanon

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food fresh pasta great service always

    RomaResponded on October 2, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  28. m

    mariog

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food very good service. We sat outside because of the great weather. When the sun set there was hardly enough light to see our plate. Roma, spend $50 and install a string of outdoor lights. It will pay for itself in no time.

    RomaResponded on October 2, 2022Thank you for joining us and for the tip. Shanon

  29. RT

    RichardT

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Authentic Italian menu Old world bread with great dipping spiced olive oil. Bolognese pasta is to die for.

    RomaResponded on October 2, 2022Richard, thank you for joining us and for sharing. Shanon

  30. RB

    ReneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiente and excelente servício. Lo recomiendo

    RomaResponded on September 26, 2022Rene, thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here at Roma. Shanon

  31. S

    Santiago

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roma never disappoints! The food is excellent and the service is unparalleled. Wine recommendations are top notch. The same team has been there for many years and it is just a pleasure to dine with them.

    RomaResponded on September 26, 2022Santiago, it is always great having you and your lovely wife in. Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and we hope to see you again very soon. Shanon

  32. L

    Laurie

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Roma is a find, especially in that neighborhood where pricey restaurants are the norm. The service was excellent, and the staff was not in a hurry to get us served and out the door. We sat for almost 3 hours and never felt rushed. The food is very fairly priced and good. My only complaint is the that the tables are very small, especially for 4 diners, and the plates and bowls are quite large leaving no room.

    RomaResponded on September 26, 2022Laurie, thank you for joining us. Shanon

  33. AB

    ABCDEF

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love everything about this restaurant, the food, the chef, the ambience, the service and most of all the owner!!!

    RomaResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon

  34. J

    Jake

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was incredibly underwhelming, service on par with the food. Ambience, lovely. We came from out of state specifically for the cheese wheel pasta (cacio e pepe) which we ordered as an appetizer. We specifically mentioned this to our server - sharing excitement about the table side preparation. My fiancé went to the restroom and while she was gone, our food was plated behind me and plopped on the table. Not much of a presentation. Further, we felt the dish needed salt, but we did not finish our appetizer. When dinner arrived, (we each ordered a seafood dish) all of the seafood was over cooked, we couldn’t eat it. We would have happily mentioned this to our server, but we were never checked on. Our full plates were bussed from the table without question and a bill arrived for over $100. As former employees in the service industry, we get that some nights are off nights. It was just frustrating that our special trip and pricey meal weren’t enjoyed. We don’t frequent Houston often and don’t plan on returning to Roma.

    RomaResponded on September 26, 2022Jake, thank you for joining us. I am truly sorry that everything was less than perfect though. I wish you would have let me or someone else know about all of these issues. We could have fixed everything while you were here. As a former restaurant employee you must know how frustrating it is when your guest leave unhappy but you have no clue that there was an issue. Please join us again and ask for me personally so that I can be assured that you leave happy. Shanon

  35. A

    Augusta

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Very strange atmosphere. Service was weird and seemed out of synch. The dining room feels cramped and lacks any intimacy or privacy. A young couple came in after us and waited 20 minutes for someone to greet them...and eventually just left because no one seemed to care. The cocktail menu isn't offered until you get the dessert menu which is weird because not everyone drinks wine (allergies, people). The cod I had was delicious but my husband's pasta was mushy and overcooked and had WAY too much sauce. We got the bread pudding to go which did not taste like bread pudding...more like a take on pull-apart bread. Really wanted to like the place...the deck looks charming for cooler months but not worth the $$$.

    RomaResponded on September 26, 2022Augusta, I am sorry that you left unhappy. Please join us again and give us the opportunity to change your mind. Shanon

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Will go back every time I’m in Houston

    RomaResponded on September 26, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious anniversary dinner at Roma! Thank you Shanon and your team for elevating a typical Tuesday into a relaxed, delicious and enjoyable evening celebrating our anniversary!

    RomaResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for joining us and for such a special occasion. We feel honored in sharing such a special date with you both. I appreciate you sharing your dining experience and the kind words of encouragement as well. Shanon

  38. SH

    SamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing I had the lobster risotto. My waiter was very attentive at all the right times. Very nice atmosphere, louder inside than outside. Great wine. I highly recommend this spot for nice dinner and wonderful service.

    RomaResponded on September 23, 2022Sam, thank you for the kind words of encouragement and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The service wasn’t great, the food wasn’t great either. For Italian I’d rather go to Poscol or Potente. The dessert and appetizer were good, however both pasta dishes were disappointing.

    RomaResponded on September 19, 2022I wish we knew while you were here that everything was less than perfect. Please join us again to give us the opportunity to change your mind. Shanon

  40. JS

    JoeS

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food, atmosphere and service were excellent! Our Waitress was fantastic!

    RomaResponded on September 17, 2022Joe, thank you for joining us again and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Roma does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Roma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 664-7581.

Roma is rated 4.6 stars by 972 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Roma

2347 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Morningside Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Rice Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available as well as valet service.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 664-7581

  • Private party facilities

    Roma has two private dining rooms, the Ostuni Room, which can accommodate a maximum party of 10, and the Palermo room, which can accommodate up to 20. Call now to book for your upcoming event!

  • Private party contact

    Shanon Scott: (713) 664-7571

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