Roma Portland

4.7
433 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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vipbrianr
New England
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic but I felt the portions were a bit small.

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HollyA
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating at Roma, tables were spaced apart, food was flavorful and the staff was kind and attentive. We will be back soon!

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Mike
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Good food and excellent service.

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LaurieD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food and service!

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vipEllenS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Dined there Friday night. Thought food just ok. Would not return. Portions generous but prefer higher quality and less quantity. Clam fritter appetizer barely any clam taste. Chicken parm entree heavy dish which we shared. Dessert of lemon curd and beignets very good + wine pour generous.

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DavidJ
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server, Matt was great and helped us choose the best small plates and pasta dishes. The Brown butter bourbon old fashioned was so good that we're trying to make it at home. We're looking forward to returning soon.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal at Roma was fabulous. Drinks were great, appetizers were great and entrees were excellent. The atmosphere was quiet and sophisticated but not stuff. Our server was professional and friendly -- attentive but not overbearing at all. It was a fantastic experience beginning to end. It is not inexpensive. Our bill for four was 240.00 with tip.
We had appetizers, drinks, and entrees. We'll definitely go again, but not for an impromptu dinner out as this was.

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noels
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. Never fails to please.

JW
JohnW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant
Great food and service was excellent

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JA14
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Having lived in Portland in the late 70's, we used to eat at Roma quite often. We moved away and just returned to Maine this week and decided to try it with our friends from New Hampshire. The ambiance still gracious, the menu pleasing, a nice Italian wine list and the service outstanding. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. The ambience was quiet and cozy. Overall we had a great experience. We recommend the Grill Sweet Potato, Tagliatelle Bolognese and the Goat Cheese Cheesecake.

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PeterH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland. Excellent service, great food and nice ambience.

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AlyssaH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff friendly, and the restaurant was quaint and beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I celebrated my birthday at Roma and had a fantastic experience and dinner! Excellent, attentive service/staff. The drinks, homemade pasta and dessert were delicious. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was really impressed by Roma, we were sat in a lovely nook it was a very relaxed and quiet night which I enjoyed, it felt like we had to the place to ourselves. Our server was experienced, attentive and didn’t miss a beat. We were most impressed by the food!

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We'll be going back again soon.

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RichardM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All three appetizers, three different entrees, and two different desserts were superbly crafted and delivered. The only complaint voiced by my guest is that the portions of the entrees were smaller than expected and less than they might have been given the price. It wouldn’t take much to bump up the volume by 15% to increase the value part of the equation to the established quality.

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MatthewB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and time with my wife for Valentines Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roma was incredible! Everything tasted great and the services was excellent

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MELISSAD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We celebrated Valentine's Day at Roma. This was our first time there. The ambience was nice. We were hoping for more salad options. The Brussel sprouts were a little over done. The steak was delicious. However, the temperature of all of the food was room temp. And the Prosecco brand they have was a little flat. The Montepulciano that they serve is great. Since the back room is so small, soft music would be nice so that you don't overhear everyone's conversations. Overall, it was a good experience.

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TomC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. Room was quiet, tables spaced appropriately for covid.

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CatherineF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitstaff were excellent! Our meal and desserts were sublime.

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Yummy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. I always like a range of flavors in my dishes and Roma delivered! Just the right amount of food. The roasted beets and butternut squash pasta were fantastic, as was the bolognese. Pleasant atmosphere and great staff. Felt safe during COVID, and highly recommend.

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JoshuaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place to eat. I will be returning again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roma is totally underrated. I’ve lived in Portland for 3 years and have always passed it by - what a mistake! The food was incredible, Matt, our server was so fun and top notch. Will definitely be back!

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GaryJ
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We went there after reviewing menu on open table to find the menu wasn't the same. It was updated some time ago to find out and never changed. So do not count on Open Table's menu of restaurant your going to. The room was a bit cold and dark, menu limited, & little pricy for what you get. No good directions as to where to park either.

After deciding what I wanted again the food was good!

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PhoebeF
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

celebrated an anniversary at Roma and our server was so nice! she recommended an amazing bottle of red wine and offered suggestions on the menu. quiet rooms, separated tables and 10/10 for covid precautions.

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Charles
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

Can you bring back the Vodka rigatoni sometime soon??

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the most excellent Italian food I've ever had

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retiredhollisguy
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Appreciated smaller size options on some entrees. Very covid safe.

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vipyank999
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I was very excited to eat at Roma. I arrived pleasant looking place. Server was nice and I knew what was ordering . I ordered the bologense and the waiter asked me if I wanted. bread.
My food came out , bread two pieces 1st then the pasta. When the pasta arrived I was amazed, there were like 12 pieces of pasta the protein was so small and it was $26,00 . It was good but not very feeling. I quickly got my bill, I noticed they charged me $4.00 for the bread. With a glass of wine my bill was $46.00 + tip = 54.00!
So disappointed. I will never go back!

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MelissaK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and food. Pasta was fresh. Drinks were great and dessert was to die fow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt our waiter was awesome. Food was fantastic.

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LucasS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a night out and enjoyed a beautiful evening. The decoration was beautiful and tasteful. The server was attentive and fun. The food was excellent at the price point, almost a steal, but would recommend to anyone looking for a nice night out and to enjoy Italian food the way it was meant to be prepared: simple and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Lovely, quiet, romantic. Food was great, service quick and attentive. Ambiance beautiful

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vipWilliamB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice staff (even gave us recommendations for great nearby restaurants as well as a couple of downtown stores) and excellent food.

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AmyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our waiter, Matt was very friendly. Felt safe during covid restrictions.

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MarieB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting from CT. The food was gourmet. Simple calming decor. Our waiter Matt was friendly and exceptional, giving us the history of the home. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, wine , and service will absolutely return next time in Portland!! 5 star all the way keep up the amazing work!!!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and restaurant. Would absolutely go back!

FAQs

Roma Portland is rated 4.7 stars by 433 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.