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Roma, Houston, TX

Roma

4.8
4.8
888 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 10 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 888 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Outdoor Dining

  • Houston

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. BW

    BrianW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food service and attention to detail is always spot on. Back soon as I’m back in town
  2. SN

    ScottN

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience Shannon and his staff are remarkable! With so many choices in Houston to eat, Roma is a gem, and it just seems to get better.

    RomaResponded 2 days agoScott, thank you for the kind words. It is always great seeing you and having you into our home. Shanon

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!! No waiting!!

    RomaResponded on June 24, 2022Thank You for joining us and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  4. CB

    CBiscuit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roma creates the best Italian food in Houston, has an amazing ambiance, and it’s fantastically priced. I’d pay twice what they charge. Incredible.

    RomaResponded 5 days agoThank you for the kind words and for sharing your dining experience here at Roma! Shanon

  5. MF

    MrFishOdor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good spot. Can’t wait to try patio in cooler weather.

    RomaResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you. Shanon

  6. CF

    ChandlerFam

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and enjoyed sitting outside comfortably with our dog!

    RomaResponded on June 20, 2022It was great having you and meeting everyone (especially the adorable helper). We hope to see you again very soon. Shanon

  7. SM

    SharonM

    Houston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were seated on the patio, provided water and a wine menu. 20 minutes later we had not seen a waiter, hostess, employee of any kind. We left.

    RomaResponded on June 17, 2022Sharon, I am sorry this happened. We were extremely busy that evening and like everyone in Houston we are also short staffed. Please join us again. Shanon

  8. MP

    MarthaP

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Roma! We are from out of town and tried this restaurant by chance. Everything was delicious- from the octopus appetizer to the lobster risotto. Can’t wait to go back!

    RomaResponded on June 17, 2022Martha, thank you for sharing and for joining us once again. Shanon

  9. T

    Takuya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere like a little hideaway is very nice!

    RomaResponded on June 17, 2022Takuya, thank you for joining us and for sharing. Shanon

  10. GS

    GigiS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service the same. Snapper was $$$$ - presentation was exceptional and fish was tasty but too expensive. Regardless, I'll go back.

    RomaResponded on June 12, 2022Gigi, I am glad that you enjoyed everything, thank you for sharing your dining experience here at Roma and we hope to see you again very soon. Shanon

  11. S

    Skimama

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here while visiting Rice. It is located in Rice Village. Great food and ambiance.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My partner got the rigatoni, and I got the carbonara. The rigatoni from what I tasted was fantastic, and they loved it. The carbonara was pretty good, but I think it needed a tiny bit more cheese or salt to bring out the flavor of the sauce a bit more, but other than that, the carbonara was rich and filling and I would eat it again! I lived in the Rice area for 4 years as a student and never stopped by, but nearly a decade later, I'm glad I did. We will be returning!

    RomaResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you for joining us and for sharing. We look forward to seeing you once again very soon. Shanon

  13. GV

    GreatViews

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and outstanding food/service!

    RomaResponded on May 28, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  14. NT

    NancyT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Osso buco was very good and my friend had the lobster and enjoyed it very much. Massimo was very nice and was there when we needed him - not cloying and annoying. Dessert was okay although a trifle singed, which pleased me but not my friend. I will be happy to return.

    RomaResponded on May 28, 2022Nancy, thank you for joining and for sharing. Shanon

  15. MH

    MaureenH

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!!!

    RomaResponded on May 26, 2022Maureen, thank you for the kind words of encouragement. Shanon

  16. JV

    JoVayneC

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely evening at Roma! Perfect food and very friendly staff. Gracie Mille!

    RomaResponded on May 25, 2022Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here at Roma! Shanon

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. The entire staff treated us like family. We can’t wait to return.

    RomaResponded on May 23, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  18. R

    Rainbreeze

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Roma! I asked the chef to make me fettuccini Alfredo and he did! The food tasted like we were in a restaurant in Rome. We will definitely return to Roma. The service was fantastic.

    RomaResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here at Roma! Shanon

  19. A

    Andrewv

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was superb and the food was outstanding. The Gorgonzola gnocchi was the perfect blend of cheese and tender perfectly cooked pasta. Every dish including the bread pudding dessert was a mouthwatering treat. Will come back whenever in town

    RomaResponded on May 19, 2022Andrew, it was a pleasure having you into our home. Thank you for the kind words and for sharing your dining experience here at Roma. Shanon

  20. GN

    GregN

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time super staff

    RomaResponded on May 23, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  21. MG

    MiraG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    ceasar salad and bolognese sauce were excellent. Noodles were homemade/fresh. very cute place

    RomaResponded on May 19, 2022Mira, thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shaon

  22. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time at the Diner. Outdoor seating was more than comfortable . Not loud, but people seemed to be having fun. The food was spectacular , with large portions and perfect spices. Owner and staff went out of their way to recommend and food and wine , and they were right on. Will would recommend highly to friends and family.

    RomaResponded on May 18, 2022Robert, thank you so much for both joining us and for sharing your dining experience. Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you back again very soon. Shanon

  23. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Italian menu with unique dishes and extensive wine list.

    RomaResponded on May 16, 2022Brian, thank you for sharing your dining experience here at Roma! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon

  24. G

    Garallen

    Houston

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent wine list and the prices are fantastic for the food quality and quantity. Excellent service too! Try it, you will love it!

    RomaResponded on May 16, 2022Garallen, thank you for mentioning our wine list. It is 100% Italian and I have been to several of the winerys. To me it is a labor of love that I enjoy sharing with our friends and family. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon

  25. J

    Jane

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good menu selections, innovative salads also - don't miss1 Beautiful restaurant inside and out (the patio). Excellent service throughout the meal. Parking is a sort-of problem but they do have valet. (Best not to meet friends at the restaurant; all go in one car.) Definitely we will go to Roma again - soon! Great place to take friends and family.

    RomaResponded on May 16, 2022Jane, thank you for sharing and for the kind words. We look forward to having you back into our home very soon. Shanon

  26. YH

    YvetteH

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Charming, cozy, intimate place with delicious food! Will definitely come again. The ossobuco was divine!

    RomaResponded on May 16, 2022Yvette, thank you for the kind words and for sharing your dining experience here at Roma! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon

  27. HF

    HeightsFoodieGuy

    Houston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fresh, well- prepared and delicious. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Placed in an old house, the separate rooms help keep noise levels down. Lovely patio as well

    RomaResponded on May 4, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! It always makes our day when our guest enjoy everything. Shanon

  28. SB

    SuzanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dinner was at 5:30. Restaurant was quiet. Food was excellent. I enjoyed the style and set up of the restaurant. Fun and enjoyable. Excellent wine!

    RomaResponded on May 4, 2022Suzanne, thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!

    RomaResponded on April 30, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  30. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! We have truly enjoyed Roma every time we have been. Food is outstanding and staff is very attentive.

    RomaResponded on April 30, 2022Amy, thank you for the kind words and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  31. K

    Kimb

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was amazing, as always!

    RomaResponded on April 26, 2022Kim, thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon

  32. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and wine list. Treated like family.

    RomaResponded on April 26, 2022Gary, thank you for sharing your dining experience and for the 5 star review!

  33. MJ

    MarioJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. I’m going back again for sure.

    RomaResponded on April 18, 2022Mario, thank you for sharing your dining experience! It is always great seeing you and it has been way to long. We hope to see you again very soon. Shanon

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another nice evening on the patio. Great food, drinks and service. Our top neighborhood restaurant.

    RomaResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again very soon. Shanon

  35. DC

    DebbieC

    Tallahassee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, waiters, wine, location . We will be back!

    RomaResponded on April 11, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  36. C

    Connie

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and our waiter was very pleasant! We enjoyed the ambiance,and had a fun evening out.

    RomaResponded on April 18, 2022Connie, thank you so much for sharing your dining experience. Have a wonderful day and we hope to see you again very soon. Shanon

  37. DE

    DrEd

    Houston

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ROMA is a wonderful intimate Restaurant and the Ambiance sets the tone for the meal to come. The prices are more than reasonable and the food and service are excellent and the Wine Menu pricing is not unreasonable like some places and a very good selection. When the weather is permitting the outdoor patio is very nice and the indoor is a romantic setting. We will be back again and again, What's there not to like about ROMA?

    RomaResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you for the kind words, also for sharing your dining experience with others. We hope to see you again very soon. Shanon

  38. JT

    JackT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had cod, the mussels-shrimp-clam soup, and tuna. All 3 dishes were excellent. The service was quick, the outdoor ambience was refreshing, and the bread pudding was delicious.

    RomaResponded on March 31, 2022Jack, thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon

  39. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roma has everything you would want in a restaurant. Very authentic italian with great service and a feel like yiur family atmosphere.

    RomaResponded on March 28, 2022Kim, thank you for the kind words and for sharing your dining experience with us. Shanon

  40. JS

    JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New favorite. Comfortable, small-ish and unpretentious.

    RomaResponded on March 31, 2022Jim, thank you for the kind words and for the great review! 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 4.8 stars by 888 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 10 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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