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Roma Portland, Portland, ME
Roma Portland, Portland, ME
Roma Portland, Portland, ME
Roma Portland, Portland, ME
Roma Portland, Portland, ME

Roma Portland

4.7
4.7
842 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 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 842 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maine

    Romantic

  • Greater Portland

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Portland

    Best Value

  • Greater Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Portland

    Romantic

  • Greater Portland

    Good for special occasions

842 Reviews
  1. Patrick

    Maine

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only issue we had was our food was Luke warm. When asked by the waiter, how was everything? We explained that two out of the four meals were lukewarm on the cooler side at the end there was no discount for the meals. He did offer to bring them back to be warmed up, but by then, the meals were already half eaten.

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  2. CoreyR

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I typically don't write reviews but I felt compelled to do so here because it was probably the best dinner I have ever had. My wife and I were visiting the area and I asked a local business owner, who is Italian, if he had any recommendations for a good Italian restaurant. He suggested Cafe Roma and I made a reservation on line which was very easy. The service was phenomenal and the food was even better. Homemade pasta and the best chicken parm I have ever had. We will be visiting Cafe Roma the next time we are in Portland and I highly recommend it.

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  3. MaryB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent but there was an error on one person’s order. It was a misunderstanding as to what the waiter heard versus what the customer ordered. When the customer told the waiter that he had misheard her, he didn’t offer to get her the ordered dish or comp her the food made in error. In my opinion, it was a silly decision by the waiter as it left a bad feeling with our party of 5 - who are locals!

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  4. Pete

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, attentive staff, impressive wine list, top flight eggplant parm. We pre-gamed at the pub downstairs. A very pleasant evening.

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  5. RebeccaL

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fabulous food, amazing wine. We will definitely be back!

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  6. davidt

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its always good! unfortunately I would have to uses flashes for photos of the food, and that would be a distraction. Trust me the food is top notch. Never had a bad experience yet!!

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  7. JohnM

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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  8. EdinsonF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful establishment. With delicious meatballs.

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  9. Came

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    After a disappointing meal at one Portland's most heralded restaurants on Friday, we were delighted with the better service and food at Roma. Our party of five couldn't pick apart any of our menu choices. Drinks, mocktails, appetizers and main meals were all great. Only one person had room for dessert--and said the cheesecake was delicious. Roma should be on your regular rotation if you dine out in Portland.

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  10. julief

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a fantastic meal and this evening was made even more special by sharing it with long time friends. Thank you Matt and the team for a great evening!

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  11. MarciC

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our visit to Roma. The staff were all really welcoming and attentive. The ravioli and ragu were both flavorful and tasty. The special appetizer was like a deep fried mozzarella sandwich which was crunchy and cheesey. We'll definitely return.

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  12. dupont51

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visitor to Roma and it definitely won't be the last!! I received a warm welcome on entering and the feeling continued throughout my meal. I had one of the homemade pastas and it was absolutely delicious!! It is a hidden gem on Congress Street and I highly recommend it to everyone!!

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  13. JillC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, terrific service. We brought out-of-town guests for a relaxed dinner and it was very good.

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  14. PaulaG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had out of town guests, and everyone had an excellent meal, including the Vegan option.

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  15. Semiregular

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Roma. We had signed up for the tasting menu a couple of weeks ago but got Covid and had to cancel. Yesterday we had the amazing pan seared cod (my wife) and the bolognese (me). As always, great food, service and ambience. Easy to have a nice conversation where even I can hear everything!

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  16. PamelaG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We felt that the food was overpriced. To pay $27 for six raviolis was a bit pathetic. My husband is a chef and I thought it would be nice for a special treat to go out and not have him have to make food, but he got home and was so hungry. He had to make a whole other meal, my muscles were delicious. It came with only one piece of focaccia bread, while I noticed at another table they got two pieces of focaccia bread have to pay for bread to come to the table or anything extra was a bit much. I was glad we had a gift certificate For this time, but will probably not return.

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  17. JeanC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always think the staff there is professional courteous and friendly the food was brought out promptly and was delicious I had an enjoyable experience

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  18. EDnSCal

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner with our server Matt meeting all of our needs. One of our attendee's is an eggplant aficionado and received the Miss Eggplant Sash !! Our folks had the Egg Plant, Chkn Parm, Pork Saltimbucca & Ravioli. All were excellent !

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  19. Annie

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was our second time here and the Roma lived up to our happy memories. Food fabulous, wait staff attentive even though it was New Year's Eve and as our waiter said "we're rocking and rolling." Wish we'd had room for cannoli but I couldn't even finish my pasta! We'll surely be back again.

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  20. amyd

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    suppi al telephono 9/10 salsiccia & succa 8/10 brocolli & walnut pesto 7/10 good ambience & vibes

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  21. AllissaB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and excellent service in a quiet, quaint and quirky atmosphere! Would definitely return for another special occasion!

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  22. David

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back.

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  23. JulianH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A family birthday. Three generations and all were very happy. Now that is what I call a complete success!

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  24. BizTraveler

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, appropriately sized meals that will make your eyes roll back in your head. The carbonara was spectacular!

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  25. Bela

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not 5 star but close! Food, service and ambience very nice. Would definitely go back for a special occasion.

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  26. June

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit to Roma from Rockport, Mass. was just as special!! Our delightful server was prompt, efficient, and friendly. Eggplant parm and the Bolgnese were delicious - here’s to our third visit!! June and Jim

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  27. LJET

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening at this cozy restaurant! The temperature was comfortable as was the noise level. The service was great and everyone enjoyed their food. The salads are perfectly sized - a true appetizer - not a giant dinner plate. We will definitely return. The only negative is that they have only one bathroom - and my 88 year old mother finally gave up waiting to get in. Maybe they can add a sign to the mirror reminding patrons that this is the only bathroom, so please be quick about your business.

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  28. PeterT

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, friendly service offering great food in a quite refined restaurant.

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  29. JamesM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was phenomenal! We were greeted warmly and the host made mention of an occasion that we noted on our reservation. The dining room is the definition of cozy, we felt as if we were eating in a family dining room and felt truly at home. The service was fantastic and our server was extremely friendly and very detail oriented. The food was outstanding! We started with house made focaccia and a salad. The bread was warm and fluffy, perfect for dipping. The salad was fresh and came dressed in a tangy vinaigrette. For our entrees, I had tagliatelle with shrimp in a salmon crème sauce while my girlfriend had gemeli with butternut squash and sausage. The house made pasta was to die for, it was absolutely perfect and flavorful. The salmon crème sauce was the perfect combination with the extra large shrimp. This was an incredible dining experience from the moment we walked in the door. It made a special occasion even more special and we can’t wait to come back for more celebrations and amazing meals

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  30. MaryM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was disappointing. Service was so/so. They were very busy & it appeared that they were understaffed & not prepared for a busy night

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  31. FreshFoodie

    Greater Boston

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome! Service was stellar as always. Caesar was delicious. One of portlands best. Aranccini were ok. Meals were phenomenal. Huge eggplant entree with delicious sauce, gemelli with squash and truffle oil, ravioli, carbonara all delicious. Desserts were awesome too, especially the warm apple cake! We love the Roma!

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  32. JamsF

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance, the most friendly and knowledgeable and helpful server, great food and and overall a wonderful evening!

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  33. CarrieC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! The meal portions do not make you feel full, just like in Italy! Our meals were delicious, and the apple upside down cake is amazing!

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  34. SHARIS

    Maine

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and friendly. The atmosphere is quiet, it was nice that you could have a conversation at the table without yelling. The food is amazing especially the butternut risotto

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best part of the meal was the bread (which cost $2.00!). Spaghetti & sauce that came with the chicken Parmesan tasted like it just came from a Chef Boyardee “Spaghetti O,s” can. Service was impeccable & ambience was relaxing.

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  36. NinaH

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived 1/2 before our reservation and was still seated. The food was inspiring and diverse from typical Italian food. Our service was aware of our needs but also gave us privacy. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food was delicious but the eggplant parmesan was definitely the table favorite. The ambiance with the small rooms kept the restaurant volume low.

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  38. AnneF

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    unpretentious and high quality food and service, cozy ambiance , cute neighborhood location, a gem. Street parking can be a challenge .

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  39. Sarah

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Local for over 20 years and wanted to try. Glad we did but the 1/2 empty dining room on a Friday night should have been my hint. Hope they can improve and keep and grow their customer base. Amazing potential!

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  40. JeanC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I actually arrived a little bit early but they more than cater to that it was a wonderful experience I picked a good night because they weren't many people there so the service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious I enjoyed every morsel of it and the Ambiance was perfect quiet subtle although it was a little entertaining because there was children in the other room who were trying to whisper but were Whispering kind of loud but it was enjoyable I got a chuckle out of it so the experience was great and I will go there again

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Roma Portland is rated 4.7 stars by 842 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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