“Here at Roma, we’ve created a menu centered around the Roman classics like the pasta trinity — carbonara, amatricana, and cacio e pepe — and deep-dish pizza, which most people think comes from Sicily but actually comes from the Eternal City.” But the departure from southern Italian cooking has also allowed Shanon to include other Italian greats like osso buco and braised lamb shank.
His wine list has also evolved: It now features the three Italian big reds: Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello, as well as favorites from Tuscany like Chianti and Super Tuscan blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Very disappointed. Calamari appetizer was rubbery. Entree arrived 1-1/2 after appetizers and wasn’t worth the wait. Veal was tough and tuna was overcooked. They servers seemed confused and taking food to wrong tables
I am sorry your first experience here was less than perfect. I do hope that you will join us again so we can meet or exceed your exceptions. Shanon
Wonderful food and service. It’s a very Romantic spot. Feels authentic
The restaurant was beautiful and felt very homely. Though it was Valentine’s Evening, we felt the staff did a good job of handling the rush.
Carlos, thank you for joining us. I am so glad that we were able to meet your exceptions on such a cray evening. Shanon
Poor quality overall. Cheap wine list, food and service just ok, no ambiance at all.
Sorry you did not enjoy yourself, not sure if cheap wine list is a good or bad thing. Nothing above $100 on our regular all Italian wine list. We have a reserve wine list which is much more exclusive. Shanon
My husband and I went here for our wedding anniversary and had the best experience! The service was great; although it was a busy Saturday night, they were attentive and prompt. I had the seafood soup and my husband had the veal scallopini, both were excellent! Quaint, romantic but light atmosphere. 10/10 would go back!
Kalie, thank you for sharing your dining experience here. We look forward to seeing you both back very soon. Shanon
Excellent service and wine parings. Will definitely return.
Thank You! Shanon
caesar salads were good but small. few main dishes on menu(4 as I recall) and they were out of a veal scaloppini plate. My wife thought her meatball appetizer was good but after we left the restaurant, "it was just fair". I tried the spaghetti carbonara and was disappointed. the flavor of the guanciale was weak and the sauce was dry and became more so as I ate the dish. Not sure we will return.
Martin, we have 10 main dishes. I wish you would let me know while you were ere. We could have corrected them while you were here. Shanon
We attended the special event and as typical of this gem, it did not disappoint. Thank you for a wonderful time, with wonderful food, service and Prosecco! It's our neighborhood 'go to' restaurant because we can always be guaranteed a great evening!
Bob, thank you for joining us! It was a pleasure to have you both in again. Shanon
Fantastic evening and great food. Server suggested a great wine to go with our selections of appetizers, pasta and lamb shank. Plus the homemade limoncello was fabulous. Definitely a go-to place for great food and wonderful service.
Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience! Shanon
Roma was a great find! Excellent pasta and appetizers and fantastic wine and service!
It always makes our day when our guest leave satisfied. Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon
I really wanted to like this place. Pretty porch and nice ambiance. But after we were seated it took ten minutes til we were asked if we wanted water and ten more til our waiter appeared.
Food came promptly...but it was bland. But no salt on table and when I flagged someone down to ask for, it took 10 minutes for someone e to bring . Despite being asked if we wanted bread, no bread showed up.
No grated cheese was offered.
Basically saw our waiter 3 times total during dinner - one of which was to deliver the check.
I could overlook the bad service if the food was stellar.
It was not.
I am so sorry that your experience here was less than perfect. I would like to invite you back in on me. Please call or text me at (713) 459-4911. I take every review to heart and I want to make sure that we can correct it. Shanon
Unfortunately, my experience at Roma was a little disappointing. The place is very cute and the service team seems to awesome, but my major complaint is about the gentleman who was at the door and did most of the serving.
I can tell from the other tables around me that the food must be fantastic, but my friends and I were specifically looking for pizza. We didnt check the menu so that is partially our fault, but when we let him know that we would only be drinking wine, he was immediately and very visibly annoyed with our table. We noticed him rolling his eyes and mumbling as he looked at our table a few times.
We were very apologetic and I felt were still polite despite the situation, but most definitely wasnt reciprocated.
We enjoyed our family dinner, the food was delicious and very well priced. Also impeccable service. The only remark is that our table was a bit small for 4 people, we would definitely appreciated more space.
Denise, thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon
Great lunch. Excellent service
Thank you for sharing your experience here! Shanon
Wonderful food and service. Everybody got something different and it was all delicious.
Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you back in very soon. Shanon
Had my birthday lunch there with a friend and it was AMAZING. Food and service were top notch.
Thank you for joining us for such a special occasion and for for the kind words. Shanon
My favorite Italian restaurant in Houston!!!!!
Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here. Shanon
Always exceeds our expectations
Stephanie, thank you for joining us and for the kind words. Shanon
Service was very attentive. Had the ravioli and carbonara both were excellent. Also started with calamari which was good. Ambiance and service were best parts for sure.
Nathan, it was a pleasure having you in and thank you for sharing your experience here. Shanon
This place is awesome! Most authentic Italian I have had in Houston in a while. The staff was amazing, we came on a busy Thursday evening and they had steady traffic. We sat outside on their deck on a beautiful evening. Our waiter was great, with good wine suggestions (go with the Pinot from Venezia!) and food. We had the Veal scallopine and the tuna with risotto. Both were outstanding.
The desserts are not to be missed. Tiramisu was traditional, and my apple tarte was perfect.The price was right, and the staff made our evening a real experience not just another meal. We will be back.
Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here. We are only 1 of a handful of restaurants with an Italian staff. Shanon
Shannon the owner was there and came by many times. The staff is literally all from Italy. I will hit this place every time I am in town.
Thank you for joining us! We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town. Shanon
Very accommodating of us! Thank you!
Thank you for joining us! Shanon
Really enjoyed my meal here. They offered valet for $5. Service was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Suggested a few wines and we ordered a bottle. Great suggestion. Had the cesar salad as an appetizer, it was cheesy and the perfect amount of creaming. Order the pasta bolognese and the pasta tasted fresh, not sure if it's made in house. I devoured my whole plate. Finished off with the truffle chocolate. Prices is great for the area and the amount of food you get. You will not be disappointed. Hope this place does well and sticks around because it's my new go to Italian Restaurant.
Cathy, it was a pleasure having you into our home. Everything is made fresh in house daily. We only have a small freezer for gelato and sorbet. Thank you so much for the kind words and we look forward to having you back in very soon! Shanon
We were anticipating a standard neighborhood spot and were absolutely blown away by the delicious dinner we enjoyed. Probably one of the best Gnocchi I've ever had! Also loved the Panna Cotta!!
Thank you for joining us and for sharing your experience here! Shanon
Wow, never had dined here before and was very impressed. If your rushed for time, pass! This is a typical European experience where you need to plan for a great dining experience and enjoying time with your company. Food portions are nice and food is excellent.
Douglas, it was a pleasure having you in and thank you for the kin words. Shanon
Shannon and team have created a little treasure! Food and atmosphere were fantastic!
Dorian, thank you for joining us and for sharing your experience here. Shanon
We had an excellent meal. The lasagna was fantastic. The cacio di pepe was a show - stirred in a cheese wheel table side. Scrumptious chocolate truffles for dessert. Service on point. We’ll be back.
Thank you for joining us and for sharing your experience here! Shanon
Tony was amazing, and we had such a great experience at Roma!
Thank you for sharing your experience here. Tony and I look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon
We sat on the patio and enjoyed the ambiance. We had meatballs, spinach ravioli, tiramisu and cappuccino; everything was delicious! Highly recommend!
Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here! Shnon
Fantastic food and people! The squid ink seafood pasta, seafood soup, and tiramisu are highly recommended!
Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you back very soon. Shanon
Disappointed.... lasagna was served barely warm, sent it back and they almost burned it under the broiler, salad was heavy with too much dressing, dining was very noisy
I am sorry once again. The lasagna was not hot enough for you, that is why we placed it back in the oven and I did not charge you for it. When I asked you how was everything the second time I wish you would informed me that you still were not pleased. The main dining does get a bit loud on the weekends. We also have two other areas that are much quieter. Next time you join us please let me know that you would like one of those rooms. Shanon
Our favorite neighborhood restaurant- personalized service from Shannon the owner and Massimo our waiter, the best for wine selections!!! We go all the time and like the " little house= home atmosphere" outside is great when warm.
Terrible service!! Won’t ever come back. Will not refer.
Can you let me know what happened? Shanon
Every one should eat here
Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you back again very soon. Shanon
THANK YOU! Shanon
Don't miss the meatball appetizer and the whole roasted fish! Great food and even better service!
Carol, thank you for sharing your dining experience here. Shanon
Great place to meet with a friend and talk. Really quiet place and good service. The pizza was pretty good. Need to go back and try their pastas. They seemed to have an interesting selection
Pete, it was great having you in and thank you for sharing your experience here. Shanon
Delicious and excellent service , we will definitely return
THANK YOU! Shanon
My Houston favorite for traditional Northern Italian food. Shanon Scott has created a warm and inviting atmosphere with
Thank you for joining us and for the kind words. Shanon
THANK YOU! Shanon