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Roma

4.5
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Roma Italian Restaurant open for patio dining and takeout.
We offer the perfect combination of truly authentic, delicious food, a friendly staff and the warm ambiance that will make you feel at home.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 41 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IfeanyiI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved the food was very yummy and delicious to eay

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vipKendraG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

the food was disappointing. sitting outside was fine, and the service was good.

JC
vipJChildsWeMissYou
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another truly delightful evening at Roma's, Saturday, January 30, 2021. The dinner was delicious and the service was superb. My girlfriend had the salmon, which was cooked exactly the way she prefers it. I had the skirt steak, which was cooked to perfection. During this challenging chapter in history, it is encouraging an inspirational to know that neighborhood venues such as Roma are still managing to offer a memorable and lovely dining experience. I commend everyone at Roma's for their wonderful work to provide a bit of sunlight our world of shadows. Thank you.

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vipoliver
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

food good but extremely expensive. i feel sorry for the restaurants but this was extremely expensive.

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vipMicheleN
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a lovely time, except for one table of obnoxiously loud women. Has they not been there, noise level would have been quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good food and glad they were open during Covid.
Service was slow and they forgot about 2-3 things, had to ask multiple times. Understand it was busy but maybe they need extra staff

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vipTheTrain
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Everything was solid from the point at which we were seated. Leading up to that: there was no host to check us in for our reservation, and we had to flag two people down to be acknowledged, which took 10 minutes. No one was running the front of the restaurant, and there was zero communication. We were seated 35 minutes after the reservation time.

Would we return? Maybe - but I’d be hesitant, because I want to know my reservation matters, and I don’t want to chase people down to report that I’ve shown up for it.

JC
vipJChildsWeMissYou
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and superb service at a reasonable price. A neighborhood gem. We go there about once each month as a treat. Thank you to everyone at Roma. Cheers.

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CindyC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all perfect now, so I can’t wait until the pandemic is over to see how they do it with no special measures needed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely outdoor setting. Filet mignon, skirt steak, and pasta were delicious!

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TF05
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very welcoming. Seated quickly with a reservation. Very nice outdoor ambiance, we were at the front window/French door table.
Service good, good recommendation for wine. Calamari good, nice crisp. Bruschetta needed better bread and more zip. Chapters salad good, pastas had good flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waitress did not put drink order in properly and spilled portion of drink when transferring to a glass with ice. The food was excellent and loved the eggplant Parma and warm cabbage salad. Would come back just for that!

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vipDavidF
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Third time coming here for lunch food hasn't been consistent service was terrible the last time I was there! Took 25 minutes to get water and ice tea entrée about 40 minutes we had salad and pasta. Will try one more time and see if they've get a little more consistent.

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vipEllen
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were there for an early dinner, and liked the ambience of the outdoor dining. Our server was very nice and attentive, albeit very busy. As the sun went down and the temperature dropped, we had to ask 3 times to get the space heater working. In fact, other tables around us were asking too, and we all waited for the owner to finally come out to crank it up for us. He was obviously very busy too. Our food took forEVER, and our nice server could only apologize for how long it was taking. When it arrived it was hot and tasty, but by then we were sort of turned off by all of the waiting. It just seemed like the restaurant was understaffed. Everyone was working hard and running around, but they weren't able to take care of their customers. We may try again in the future, because if it could be a different experience if things were running more smoothly.

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vipProfessor
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been here for 10-12 meals -both lunch and dinners -since their opening and had been VERY happy with quality and flavor of meals- and friendly, attentive service
My entire family of 3 generations was loving it here
Most recent dinner on a Very busy Sat night was disappointing-
Everything brought to our table that should be hot -was not-
From appetizers to dessert
They need to recalibrate kitchen and service for their extra busy times
I give them a Mulligan on this one
But they do need to fix the problem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food. Loved our waiter. It was friendly and covid safe!! In a great location too

KB
KellyB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

These guys are to be admired and celebrated! To open a restaurant literally weeks before the pandemic - and to be surviving because of their work ethic, great attitude and willingness to serve in the street. It cannot be easy, we greatly appreciated the experience and look forward to many more evenings here.

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GuyM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service!
Enjoyed very much the outside seating.

Risotto was great and so was the calamari.
Steak was good, though definition of "medium done" was closer to well done.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I unfortunately had pretty terrible service with mediocre food. Definitely not worth the price.

CL
vipCherylL
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. We ate inside (a first since March). Doors tall and wide open. Nice people.

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vipRSonoko
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I ordered Eggplant Parmesan. It was nicely done. The eggplant came with pasta. The dish was very good although the pasta was not piping hot. It was warm enough to enjoy the food, so I did not return it to the kitchen.

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vipRobertH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined "COVID" style, outdoors, and in a dedicated, well-constructed patio area between the sidewalk and the street. It was a Sunday night and barely a car nearby. It was a very pleasant Sunday evening dinner.

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vipcookie2monster
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good. My Mediterranean shrimp had beautiful shrimp and vegetables, but could have had a bit more flavor. I added salt and pepper. The mushroom risotto was very tasty. The outdoor patio is beautifully set up and was a happy buzzing scene. I enjoyed the meal and would recommend for classic Italian fare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Service took longer than expected.

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vipmyrne
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We've eaten at Roma's previously and had a very pleasant experience with reasonable service and food. Saturday evening the bus boy brought water and bread, then we waited 20 minutes for waiter to order drinks, 30 minutes to take food order, 45 min. for food to arrive. We won't be back anytime soon.

JC
vipJChildsWeMissYou
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

My cousin and I went Roma on 9/18/2020. We had reservations and were seated away. He ordered crabcakes and I ordered spaghetti. Half an hour later, we were informed there were no more crabcakes. Then the spaghetti arrived and my cousin got to watch me eat the whole thing before his new pasta choice for dinner arrived half an hour after that. I realize the pandemic is imposing new challenges on restaurants, but Roma can do better than that. Under the unusual circumstances, I believe the restaurant should have offered to comp my cousin's dinner. The food was good but serving people one at a time is awkward and not a good way to earn repeat business.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service always!! Love Roma! If you want to feel at home, and feel like you are part of a family! This place is it!
Amazing food, I highly recommend the ravioli Gorgonzola, bruschetta, salads , tiramisu that hits the spot!
A must try is their dipping sauce and their bread! I can’t but crave that every time!
Big shot out to Mark and his family for always making it special for us!!

MM
MiMisChoice
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quaint and perfect

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vipNikki
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we asked for an orange juice not in the menu ,to create our own mimosa and the waiter did served us an orange juice.
Good food

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SandraS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Roma offers an outdoor dining experience that feels quite safe due to the tables being so far apart and the great care that all the servers take to provide quality service. The food was fresh and all dishes quite good. As older people we don’t go out much so going there was a real treat. We will definitely go back.

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vipoliver
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

as usual during this pandemic outdoor eating is a must. this restaurant fits the bill.

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Rose
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our outdoor dining at Roma in our own patio setting.

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vipSFCouple
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The meal we ordered (Mediterranean Prawns) was underwhelming; good but not great. We ordered a Caesar salad and it was warm and wilted. They really need to work on their service. It took 30 minutes to get drinks and then my husband's glass had a huge crack down the side so he asked for a new drink. Rather than coming back right away with a fresh drink, he had to wait another 10 minutes for a replacement.. We were seated outside on the street, way out in a far corner where it was dark, even though we had a reservation. The only lighting was a small tealight candle on the table and lighting from the nearest storefront. It took a long time to get our food. When we had finished, we sat there a long time waiting to get our check. My husband finally had to get up and go inside to pay and the staff were all sitting at the bar. I had read good reviews about this new restaurant and really wanted to like it but regretfully no, I do not recommend eating here. There are other restaurants on the same street where the service is top notch.

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vipLBBB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time to try Roma; it was OK; didn't knock our socks off. I ordered lamb chops; they were a bit overcooked. My wife had veal it was just OK. Service was decent. Sat outdoors due to covid which was nice. We like supporting our local businesses and understand everyone is going thru a tough time.

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stevenp
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the staff to the owner everyone was very inviting. They make you feel like family.

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JessiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Roma and I can see it becoming a family tradition. The wait staff is highly knowledgeable about their dishes. They are friendly and give excellent customer service. I got the ravioli and it was divine.

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none
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried this restaurant for the first time. Outside seating due to COVID, everything very nice! great service, Will come again.

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SHANF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside which was nice. Server was very friendly although a little slow - the kitchen was overwhelmed. Felt very safe regarding precautions for covid19. The food was very good. We will go again.

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vipMatt
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was awesome. Going back to try other dishes for sure.

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Fred
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there.
We had a business lunch in COVID times. Great round table with 6ft distancing for the 3 of us.

FAQs

Roma offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 323-3665.

Roma is rated 4.5 stars by 41 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.