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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Friendly staff and delicious food. We enjoyed ourselves.
It was our first time dining at Roma and we will be back. Friendly service, great food, lovely patio.
Mike, thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon
We couldn’t have asked for better service or food than what we had at Roma! Shanon Scott and his staff do an amazing job from the minute you walk in the door to when you leave. The food was fabulous and every dish was not only delicious but plated beautifully. The wine selection is also fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!
Thank you so much for the kinds words. Have an amazing day and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon
First time trying out this place and will definitely be back. Food and service were awesome!
Chris, thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon
We had a fabulous evening of fine wine, exceptionally good food and world class service with a smile.
Thank you for the kind words and the private note. You made my day:) Shanon
Fabulous! We enjoyed everything about our dining experience.
THANK YOU! Shanon
Have been three times and a real dining experience each time. Quiet, elegant, comfortable, engaging, sophisticated, and convivial all at the same time.
Thank you for joining us once again and for sharing your dining experience. We hope to see you again very soon. Shanon
Sorry, but this restaurant fell short of my expectations. The service was terribly slow and the food was just “okay”. The ambiance was very casual and felt like they should use tablecloths at night to make it more dressed up and nicer. Overall, I wouldn’t go back because there wasn’t anything to write home about.
I am sorry that everything was less than perfect. Our guest typically like the more casual feel. We want our guest to take their time but we can always rush things for you if you would like. Please join us again and call in advance and I will put a tablecloth on your table. Shanon
Massimo was exceptional as always and Shannon throws down an amazing experience
Tim, Massimo and I always look forward to having you in. Thank you for sharing your dining experience. Shanon
Beautiful patio dining on a cool evening and the food was delicious.
What can I say! What a truly wonderful dining experience! The food was excellent, our waiter Tony friendly and attentive and the owner very personable and caring.
Jerry, thank you for taking time to share your experience here and for the private note. We all love it when a guest really has a wonderful time. Tony and I and the rest of the staff look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon
some of the best house made pasta and fish you will find anywhere in Houston. from the minute you walk in you are treated like a real guest instead of just a customer.
Brad, thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you back in our home again very soon. Shanon
Delicious dinner. Service was first class.
Richard,thank you for sharing your dining experience here! Shanon
Thank you for sharing your dining experience! Shanon
Didn’t hear about the nightly specials. Sat outside and the main course took along time to be served.
I am so sorry, we do not always have specials. I apologize for your wait time as well. Please join us again and ask for me personally. Shanon
Always so welcoming and relaxed. Just perfect.
Glenn, thank you for the 5 Star review and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon
Perfect for a relaxing dinner or a fancy night out. Any and all are welcomed to enjoy the beautiful and serene ambiance. The food is so delicious and feels authentic.
Jasmin, thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon
Overall experience was okay. Small menu. Food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either, just very average. The bread was cold and old.
The place has a cute patio, but the service was very average. We asked for an appetizer and the server asked us to decide on the entire order right away, because it was a requirement for the kitchen to put in the whole order for the table at once. Meaning, we couldn't add things to our order later...? just odd.
Again the food was average and with some many great Italian restaurants in Houston, I don't think this one makes it to the "go back list".
Kiaa, I am sorry that everything was less thank perfect. We are a traditional Italian restaurant and bread is served room temperature. As far as asking for your entire order, we are a small restaurant with a smaller kitchen. EVERYTHING is made fresh daily and to order, that is why we ask for your entire order on a busy evening. The other "Italian" restaurants that you mention have a huge kitchen with items pre made. Please join us again and ask for me personally. Shanon
Birthday dinner was very nice. It was our first time here and we are very glad we have now discovered Roma. We will be back regularly.
Thank you for sharing your dining experience! We hope to see you back again very soon. Shanon
So excited to fin another delicious restaurant with wonderful ambiance. My husband had the octopus, and I had the osso buco, which was amazing.
Can't wait for our next dinner at Roma. Great date night spot.
Lisa, thank you for the kind words and private note. I share all reviews with the staff (both good and bad). It always makes our day when one of our guest goes out of there way to share their experience with us. Have a great evening and we hope to see you back again very soon. Shanon
We all enjoyed the food. The portions are not too big and not too small. Nice atmosphere with lots of talking but it wasn’t too loud. In my opinion the dessert is not big enough to share so get your own
Renee, I am so glad that you enjoyed everything. Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon
Quick & friendly service of beautiful & delicious foods!
Thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon
Fabulous food in a cozy and friendly environment. I would recommend Roma to anyone.
Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you again very soon. Shanon
Food nothing special. But terrace is very nice
Can you please let me know why you were not excited about the food? Shanon
Great as always. Thx Shanon!
Chris, thank you for joining us and for the kind words. Shanon
Wonderful! We sat on the patio, and it was lovely! The service was incredible, and the food was delicious. We will go back!
Thank you for sharing your dining experience! The staff and I look forward too seeing you back again very soon. Shanon
Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Great service. Ate on patio but it got pretty humid and hot after sun went down, even with fan. Our first time here. We will come back!
We are so happy that you enjoyed your dinning experience and thank you for sharing. Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon
Very enjoyable, and made us feel as if we were in Italy. Food and wine were outstanding. Mix up on the entrees resulted in an extended wait, but the waiter was super apologetic and comped a glass of wine and one of our desserts. That’s the way to handle a problem! We will be back.
Thank you for understanding and being patient. Massimo and I hope to see you back again very soon. Shanon
Im obsessed with this place
As am I! Seriously, thank you for the joining us and for sharing. We hope to see you back again very soon. Shanon
Excellent food and service as usual
Thank you for joining us and for the kind words. Shanon
Food and service is excellent. One of our favorite places. We plan on returning often.
James, thank you for joining us nd for sharing. Shanon
Service and food werewolves fantastic
Thank you for sharing and the analogy! Shanon
What a great time with delicious wine, friends and delicious food! Our server Massimo helped with our wine selections and menu! Wine was amazing and meals were delicious! We loved the outdoor patio even during the hot dog days of Houston! Highly recommend!
Ester, thank you for the kind words and for sharing your dining experience here. Shanon
Roma is always a safe bet for great Italian food. From the homemade pastas to main entrees like Saltimbocca, the ingredients are fresh and the presentation is lovely under the close watch of the owner, Shanon, who appears to be always, greeting each table.
I want to personally thank you for the kind words. It was great having you in and I really appreciate you sharing your experience here. Shanpon
Would not recommend won’t go back
William, can you please let me know what happened? You can call me at the restaurant (713) 664-7581 or email me shanon@romahouston, I welcome all forms of input, positive or negative. Shanon
Great food and wine! Valet parking was easy and quick.
Robert, thank you for sharing and we hope to see you again very soon. Shanon
So yummy!!! 10/10 recommend for some tasty Italian food.
Maria, thank you for the 5 star review and for sharing your dining experience here! Shanon
Service wasn’t that great, waitress seemed annoyed with us the whole time. We ordered pasta tossed table side for a new experience and waitress loaded the pasta up with pepper and didn’t even ask us our preference. The overload of pepper ruined the whole dish. Ended up leaving without eating most of it.
I am sorry that you did not enjoy the pasta, we should have gotten a different dish for you. The cacio e pepe is just cheese and pepper (cacio is cheese and pepi is pepper). Please join us again so we make you a different pasta. Shanon
Excellent food. Osso Buco was one of the best I’ve ever had anywhere aside from my own (Italian) mother’s. The sauce with it was delicious. Squid ink pasta with seafood was top notch. Calamari fritti were perfectly cooked although serving with marinara and tartar sauce (!) was a bit odd.
Good wine list — could have a few more by the glass though. Cute place inside, if a bit too noisy. Outside patio was much quieter and although we went on a hot night, the ceiling fans made it pleasant enough (Houston in August, so can’t expect too much!) Good prices too. Definitely will be back. Hope to get a better server though next time. Ours was decent if a bit overwhelmed the night we went. Not a deal breaker though. It happens. Cute place and finally one that gels well with that space.
Thank you for joining us and for sharing. I am sorry that service was less than perfect. We (like most of the restaurants) are short staffed, it is by no means an excuse. Please join us again and ask for me personally.
Excellent HRW meals. The red italian wine and service were great.
Thank you for sharing your dining experience here and we hope to see you again very soon. Shanon
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 801 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.