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Roma, Houston, TX
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Roma

4.7
4.7
995 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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 995 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. TN

    TaliN

    Houston

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything last night was amazing! Service, food, and ambiance! Will definitely be back!! Thank you for a great evening
  2. OD

    OperaDevotee

    Houston

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My spouse and I decided at the last minute to make a reservation at Roma. We both started with a small Caesar salad which was lightly dressed but still very tasty. I then had the conchiglie with ricotta and pumpkin and was very pleased and my spouse had the pasta with mixed seafood and loved it. We finished off the meal with a single order of chocolate cannoli (which turned out to be 3 miniature cannolis); the small cannolis were excellent with shells that were lighter than those I’ve usually had and a filling that was top notch. The wine list was reasonable with a generous selection of Italian wines. All in all, a wonderful evening at Roma.

    RomaResponded 5 days agoThank you for the kind words of encouragement and for sharing your dining experience here at Roma. We look forward to seeing you both again very soon. Shanon

  3. SF

    SantaFeDreamin

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great! It is a quaint restaurant and we will certainly return.

    RomaResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food great service

    RomaResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for sharing! Shanon

  5. G

    Guilcajun

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent fare and very attentive service. The cocktails were on point and staff really appears to work as a team.

    RomaResponded on January 10, 2023Thank you for sharing and jhe kind words. We look forward to having you back into our home again very soon. Shanon

  6. JS

    JoeS

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance and service were excellent! Felipa is a wonderful waitress. She is knowledgeable, fun and friendly.

    RomaResponded on January 10, 2023Joe, thank you for joining us and for sharing. Felipa, I and the rest of the staff look forward to seeing you once again very soon. Shanon

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice,felt very welcoming, very small in a good way

    RomaResponded on January 10, 2023THANK YOU! Shanon

  8. JT

    Jane77877Texas

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Very disappointing. Read it was a charming old house. It was but, no music,flowers ,candles. Little ambiance really. We had a reservation and was offered a small two top in dark area out of flow of main dining area with a quarter full restaurant. Couple came in after and were seated in main area on 4 top. We were finally moved. Ordered a brunello wine and cork broke . Waiter says happens all the time. We hoped it would open up. It wasn’t very good. Caesar salad seemed pre made and dressed. Soggy not crisp. Squid ink pasta with seafood was gummy, dry lobster tail, small seemed like frozen shrimp, mussels that didn’t open. Husband ordered lamb shank and polenta. Said it was ok but some tough spots. Service was mediocre. Maybe it was a bad night, but seemed there was Littleattention to detail here. Won’t be going back.

    RomaResponded on January 2, 2023Jane, I am sorry your dining experience was less than perfect. Please join us again and ask for me personally. Shanon

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! We will be back. The octopus is awesome.

    RomaResponded on January 2, 2023THANK YOU! Shanon

  10. p

    picky

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food at Roma is superb as is the service. They have interesting wines also. This is my new favorite restaurant in my area.

    RomaResponded on December 31, 2022Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  11. M

    Mysticrock

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve

    RomaResponded on December 26, 2022Thank you for joining us on Christmas Eve and for the 5 Star Review! Shanon

  12. RS

    ReneeS

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is wonderful little Italian restaurant with impeccable service, good, and ambience. A jewel in Rice Village. It was perfect for date night!

    RomaResponded on December 21, 2022Renee, thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  13. D

    Dwight

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the warm hospitality that Shannon and his staff extend. The food is always excellent. The wines are reasonably priced. Even though it is a bit out of the way for us, we know we'll always have a superior dining experience at Roma. We give it our highest recommendation.

    RomaResponded on December 23, 2022Dwight, thank you for joining us, sharing your dining experience and the kind words of encouragement. We look forward to seeing you once again very soon. Shanon

  14. CB

    CarolynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adorable and quaint in an old house environment with indoor and outdoor seating. Perfect service! Delicious food! Affordable pricing for gourmet dining.

    RomaResponded on December 17, 2022Carolyn, thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon

  15. CB

    ChrisB

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Our waiter was helpful with wine selections. Good size portions. Very nice patio.

    RomaResponded on December 12, 2022Chris, thank you for joining us and for sharing. Shanon

  16. GG

    GallopingGourmand

    Houston

    270 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    270 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    At the request of our dining partners, we requested a table in the main dining room, but never again, as the noise level is absolutely overwhelming. We were unable to carry on a conversation at a table for four. The food is excellent, and the service is above average, but the tables are too close together (as well as too small for four people). While our waiter, Vittorio, was very helpful, his breath was absolutely horrendous, and it was very noticeable every time he came to the table. (Management should be more aware of servers' hygiene.) Next time, we'll request a table either outdoors or in one of the back rooms, as the food really is worth the trip.

    RomaResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for joining us and for sharing your comments. Next time you join us please let someone know that you would prefer a quiet area. We are a very small restaurant and sound can be an issue if we are full. We hope to see you back again very soon. Shanon

  17. TC

    TimC

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Shannon and team bring their best. Thanks Shannon
  18. Y

    Yazdines

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pasta and great service.

    RomaResponded on December 12, 2022THANK YOU! Shanon

  19. TD

    TerryD

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening out with my wife ! The Lobster was excellent & the pappadella bolognese was great !

    RomaResponded on December 12, 2022Terry, thank you for joining us and for sharing. Shanon

  20. JO

    JeanneO

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great!

    RomaResponded on December 9, 2022Jeanne, thank you for sharing! Shanon

  21. NK

    NancyK

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We focused on small plates so we could try a variety of flavors since this was our first time. Very good overall. We will be back.

    RomaResponded on December 7, 2022Nancy, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the new menu items. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Shanon

  22. AR

    AnitaR

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

    RomaResponded on December 7, 2022Anita, thank you for the kind words and for sharing your experience here at Roma! We hope to see you again very soon. Shanon

  23. MM

    MusicMan

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An intimate Italian bistro with great food and a lovely gentle ambience. The octopus appetizer was tender and delicious, and the squid ink pasta with seafood was delicately flavored and scrumptious. An eager to please staff and a terrific chef. I’ll go back!

    RomaResponded on December 7, 2022Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  24. BA

    BrandiA

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

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

    RomaResponded on November 28, 2022Brandi, thank you for the kind words of encouragement. Shanon

  25. JP

    JennyP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    RomaResponded on November 28, 2022Jenny, thank you for joining us and for sharing! Shanon

  26. 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 on November 28, 2022I 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

  27. 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 on November 28, 2022James, 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

  28. 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 on November 30, 2022Thank you for joining us and for sharing your dining experience. Shanon

  29. 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 on November 28, 2022Lisa, thank you for choosing Roma for such a special occasion. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything! Shanon

  30. m

    mjgreenville

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    RomaResponded on November 28, 2022Thank you for the 5 Star Review and the kind words of encouragement! Shanon

  31. 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

  32. 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 on November 28, 2022Heather, thank you for joining us, for sharing and for the kind words. Shanon

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. RD

    RobD

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

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 4.7 stars by 995 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 23 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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