“Here at Roma, we’ve created a menu centered around the Roman classics like the pasta trinity — carbonara, amatricana, and cacio e pepe. 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.
spaghetti pasta with egg, pecorino-romano and guanciale
Fettuccine alla Bolognese
fettuccine pasta with a meat and tomato sauce
Tonno Grigliato al Salmoriglio su Risotto al Limone e Parmigiano
grilled tuna steak topped with a herb vinaigrette over lemon risotto
The food and service were excellent! Really appreciated the wine recommendations, can't wait to visit again!
It has always been a little tacky .. inside is cosmetically dingy which if it is supposed to be charm fails. They should walk across street to see how well DAmicos does it I am a reluctant diner but outside seating is the lure. Parking is no fun
Food is not over the top great but while not having sampled the menu what I have gas is IK .. the bread is simply awful .. might as well get a Kroger brand loaf of white bread
Great ambience and excellent service! The server had great recommendations and was very accommodating. The outside seating is also very cute when the day is pretty!
We live nearby and love to come here... overall excellent experience...
It was our first time visiting the restaurant as it’s one hour far from where we live. Wine and food was great except by the carbonara that lacked flavor.
Also, we tried to change one if our plates, in fact, the carbonara, within 5 minutos of placing our order but they were unable to do it, which I found kind of rigid.
Overall food was very close to authentic Italian food which was what we were looking for
Best patio dining! Don't miss the meatballs or roasted branzino.
Love our meal and service! Will be coming back when we're in town.
My first experience with Roma was great but after this dinner I do not think I will be going back or recommending this to anyone. A member of my party sat down before I got there and when I arrived the hostess and manager were incapable of taking me to my table or showing me where It was as It didn’t appear in their system anymore... I had to call my friend to come find me. We were placed in a small back room that was very quiet with only 3 other tables around us. It took awhile for us to be attended to. The food came out quickly. We honestly were not impressed with the food. This restaurant was one of my favorite Italian places since It had a good reputation among the Houston Italian community, but I was really embarrassed and disappointed and having taken my friend there for our dinner. Maybe if you decided patio or main dining room seating your experience will be different.
Amazing homemade pasta! I was visiting from out of town and found Roma. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend.
We came here because they no longer require face masks 👍😃. The food was great. The veal was tender and full of flavor. Goes well with the Pinot Noir.
Loved whole experience
But was soooo loud for us
And it was not full
But will return!
Lamb shank was served cool and not fall off the bone tender.
Grilled artichoke was delicious.
Veal was flavorful but not very tender.
Overall a lovely evening and would definitely return.
LOVE the ambiance!
We liked the food options and enjoyed the seafood soup and the octopus. The wine list, although not extensive, provided adequate choices. The prices are reasonable and outdoor eating area is far enough from the road that there is no interference. Great evening and we will be back.
local italian spot with traditional dishes. not expensive but food was not impressive. okay for a quick fix, but not for a culinary journey.
Our waiter was amazing. So friendly and attentive.
Food was ok.
The food and service was excellent. We felt the prices were very reasonable for the amount of food that was served and the quality.
Excellent experience. Lovely patio. Best bolognese in town!
The food tasted mediocre and my friend joked that she made pasta at home that tasted better. The noodle texture was good but the taste was just bland. Compared to the price point, it wasn’t worth it at all.
We came in for a warm meal after several days with no power or water. Everyone was welcoming and did their absolute best to make our dinner special, even with limitations on things like ingredient availability, tap water and ice. We enjoyed the food, the friendly service and the effort to make things as normal as possible during a very abnormal week. We will definitely be back.
We visited Roma for the first time last year for our anniversary and fell in love - it's now our tradition! Great food, excellent service, and love the wind and dessert selection.
Couldn’t accommodate changes because of Valentine’s Day even if dietary. Food came cold but tasteful, would I go back? Not likely
I have very mixed feelings about this place. I love their patio - it’s pleasant and cozy, and the service is always attentive and prompt. My problem unfortunately is with the food. I’ve been here many times and have tried many different things on the menu, but nothing is ever better than just okay. Everything tends to be bland and unimaginative. With so many great italian places around, they badly need to step up their game and re- work the recipes adding interest and flavor. I hate to leave this review because I really want this place to survive, so I hope this will help rather than hurt.
Excellent in every way; what great people and great food.
Charming place!! The food is delicious!
Food was very good and service was as well. The wine menu is fairly limited.
Furniture is very uncomfortable and poor overall ambiance for the price point.
Roma is a beautiful restaurant that always has amazing food and best of all is the astounding service. And save room for dessert!
Mary, it was great seeing you both! Thank you for joining us and for the kind words. Shanon
The best service with outstanding food!!
Great as always!
Chris, it was great having you both in. Thank you for sharing your experience here. Shanon
Good ambiance and service but food was underwhelming. We ordered calamari, it came in cute little wire basket with 2 shrimps n a fistful of calamari - expensive for tiny portion. Hubby had sausage pasta, good flavoring but ordinary. I had gnocchi with shrimp-not stuffed inside. It was smothered in yellow cheese and few sprigs saffron which could barely taste. I was disappointed because it tasted like Kraft Mac and cheese with doughy pasta. I came in excited with high expectations but food not up to par.
Sensia, I am sorry that everything was not perfect. I wish I would have known while you were here. We could have corrected it then. Please join us again and ask for me personally. Shanon
Family evening. Felt very safe and clean with always outstanding service
Jennifer, thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here. Shanon
Great place to hang out with friends or grab dinner with a special someone.
Thank you for joining us and for the kind words. Shanon
The octopus salad was quite good, but the other good was nothing special. The traditional seafood soup was fishy and all the mussel shells were broken. Broth did not have depth of flavor, tasted like tomato sauce out of a can. Made me wonder if they put old seafood items in the soup to use them up. Service was very inattentive.
Delicious! Can’t wait to go back. Excellent service and food.
THANK YOU! Shanon
Food was good, we were given a table in a private room...so service was not very accesible.
Overall nice atmosphere
Jorge, thank you for joining us. Shanon
Good pasta. Great veal dish.
Thank you for joining us. Shanon
Always an enjoyable dinner at Roma. The food, service and vibe is wonderful
Leslie, thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here! Shanon
Food was delicious and service was great without being intrusive. Wine was priced right. Very happy. I’ll be back
Thank you for the kind words, it was great seeing you again. Shanon
Great experience. The service and food was wonderful! We will be back.
Joe, thank you for sharing and for joining us! Shanon
The outside patio is delightful in mild weather. The branzino is devine.
Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience here! Shanon
Great place for food, drink and friends. Wonderful patio with owner and servers who care.
Thank you for joining us and for the kind words. 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 699 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.