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Roma Portland

4.6
4.6
680 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Roma is a throwback, classic American Italian restaurant located in the heart of the West End on Congress St, that pays tribute to the great American Italian restaurants of decades past. The Roma will serve classic Italian-American fare in a relaxed and comfortable dining room. Love for comfort food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (207) 761-1611

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 680 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Maine

    Romantic

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  1. JJ

    JustJoe

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We shared the meatballs and the Kale Caesar salad, and then split the mushroom risotto with duck breast. The food was delicious, it came out in a very timely manner. The service was great, the wine was very good too. The ambience is so terrific here, beautiful, beautiful space. This is a fabulous restaurant. The house did have an issue with the bathroom, which they were unaware of. They began working on it immediately, but were still working on it when we left. Without that, this would easily be a 5 star review. We have been there before, and we will be going back.
  2. FL

    FLME

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are (kind of) “foodies” and have dined in high-end restaurants around the world for many years. The Roma has now become one of our favorite local spots…charming ambience, flawless service and our dinners were excellent.
  3. CT

    ColleenT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The pasta dishes were way too salty! My son ordered the Zucca e Prosciutto and it was the saltiest, so much so that he could barely eat it. My husband ordered the Ravioli del Giorno which was also very salty, and I ordered the Gemelli with Mushroom Ragu and it was much better, but still on the salty side. Our friends ordered Eggplant Parmigiana and Chicken Milanese which were very good.

    Roma PortlandResponded on November 23, 2022Thank you for sharing! We just introduced some new dishes and we are curious about guest feedback. We will be sharing with Chef and making adjustments. Cheers! Hope to see you soon.

  4. l

    loriw

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Someone must have called out. The wait for service was long and the wait staff didn't bring 2nd round of drinks. Food was good and restaurant has good ambience. Service was lacking.
  5. w

    woodcockre6

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We had State Theatre tickets for 2 hrs after the reservation, which we told them when we arrived. They didn't come to take our order until 30 minutes after we were seated. After one person took the order, another person brought half the drinks, and had to ask the remaining people to restate their drink orders. They put the food down in front of the wrong people. They forgot to bring one appetizer, and when we mentioned it, the response was so rude that the people at the next table commented on it to us. The service was painfully slow, haphazard, and unconcerned. We had to flag them down to ask for another drink, etc. They never just came to check on how we were doing. We understood that they could not do separate checks for a party of 5, but they wouldn't even split the check evenly between 5 credit cards. We were 15 minutes late to the theatre. They were not busy AT ALL. They should have been able to be much more attentive, quick, and friendly.
  6. DP

    DawnP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal and incredible service. Looking forward to going back - again and again.
  7. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was my first time visiting and found the staff attentive and the food excellent. Will return!
  8. HM

    HeleneM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our most recent visit was an early dinner on a quiet Sunday evening. Eight tables seated quickly at 5:00 pm. While we were there the single waitress was very calm, smiling and efficient throughout. Our meals were served promptly and cooked to perfection. In past visits things were busier but recall the same quality of service and food preparation. Having said that, we would always recommend advance reservations for this venue. Their quality of food and service is beyond your generic eating establishment. Well worth the advance planning.
  9. DS

    DianeS

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic food!!! A comfortably quiet place even when nearly full of diners. We loved it the first time we visited last summer and loved it just as much this fall!
  10. p

    potionrx

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This warm, inviting restaurant reminded us of our trips to Italy. The cocktails were delicious as were the freshly made pasta and focaccia. I'd highly recommend the baked eggplant and chicken parmesan dishes. The waitstaff was very welcoming and attentive. I definitely will go back!!!
  11. T

    Tony

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The focaccia and EVOO was great. The salad and brussel sprouts were very good. Our entrees were average and the olive oil cake was average.
  12. P

    Portezportez

    New England

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Not an ambitious menu, but what do, they do well. Lovely dining room. Only grown-ups seem to eat here. That's a nice change for Portland.
  13. L

    Leslie

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service
  14. SL

    StizzyLiz

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot! Great food, service, highly recommend! Wonderful Italian cuisine.
  15. d

    davidt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cant wait to return, we couldn't be more happy with our experience. Its too bad it took us this long to visit Roma Cafe, we will be back soon. Thanks DT
  16. CH

    ChasH

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Limited Italian menu which the kitchen skillfully prepares. Outstanding special scallop appetizer. Wine list varied (e.g., a primitivo from Puglia) and reasonably priced. Attractive dining room.
  17. K

    Kimmed

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small spot with great food, service, and ambience.
  18. k

    kbtraveler

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    two of the main dishes were dry. but the ambiance and service great.
  19. J

    Jeffr

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the setting, ambiance, staff attentive nature. Enjoyed the appetizers, wine selection and dessert
  20. m

    mikethewineman

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the wine list.
  21. KC

    KimC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. We were in Portland overnight, but all in our party said we would travel the 1 .5 hours from home to come back for dinner! Service was great, just enough, no hovering. Cannot say enough about the food!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place to catch up with a friend and enjoy a comforting meal. Service was great too! Cozy place, would return for sure.
  23. DA

    DanA

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar which was a fun experience. Food was outstanding- from the Caesar salad to the squid ink pasta to great wine list. The staff is so friendly. A go-to restaurant for us.
  24. RE

    RichardE

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were both outstanding. Ambience was ok but not as I had expected.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find! Delicious food- great price and such a charming space! Would definitely go back again!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hand made pasta daily. Food was amazing!
  27. AB

    AmyB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Small and cozy with attentive waitstaff. You feel like you're in someone's home. Food was good. Loved the brussel sprouts!
  28. AL

    AndreaL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is simple yet spectacular. It is truly comforting. I can’t wait to go back. PS the cocktails are very sippable.
  29. KH

    KHutch

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother in law has been living in FL for 20 years and had never been to Portland. We were going to a show at the Good Theatre so we wanted to take her out to nice dinner beforehand. Chose Roma as we had been there on previous occasions and really enjoyed it. Matt was our server and he did an outstanding job taking care of us. The food was delicious and the atmosphere perfect for a relaxing dinner that did not come with an extremely high price tag like some of the other local restaurants. Would definitely recommend Roma to anyone looking for authentic Italian food in Portland😊
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birtday dinner for son’s partner in life.
  31. DG

    DaveG

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is in a beautiful old home. The sevice was great and the homemade pasta was wonderful. I highly recommend it.
  32. N

    Nick

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Food is fine but disappointing dining experience We ordered pasta along with with our eggplant parmesan But it did not come until fully 15 mins after our entrees As we were getting ready to finish up Waiter did not even apologize And we were charged the extra 7 dollars for the add on Not cool
  33. a

    alanr

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance of aroma was delightful. We dined in a room with other diners and there was not a sound problem at all. Our server was excellent. I would definitely return!
  35. HI

    HaleyI

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely fantastic! great service, food and atmosphere!!
  36. JB

    JoanneB

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Roma. Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. Looking forward to our next visit!
  37. MF

    MFuture

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Reasonable portions. Pasta was fantastic. Had squid ink with haddock and carbonara. Grilled caesar was yummy. Great wine selection. Why was this our first time?
  38. JN

    JohnN

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Staff was welcoming. Ambience was perfect. In short a great experience. That’s why we went two nights in a row.
  39. BW

    BrendaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Our server,Devan, (sp) was very efficient and welcoming.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful and delicious.

FAQs

Roma Portland is rated 4.6 stars by 680 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 7 times today
Google Map for Roma Portland

767 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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