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Roma Portland

4.5
4.5
647 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

  • 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 647 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Maine

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!
  2. HI

    HaleyI

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    JoanneB

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    MFuture

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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?
  5. JN

    JohnN

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  6. 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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful and delicious.
  8. DB

    DavidB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprises that parking was restricted and without notice where it was acceptable
  9. NM

    NancyM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Roma! Excellently prepared meal--so tasty! Great servers and helpful and attentive staff. My new favorite place to DINE, not just eat...
  10. L

    Lill

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was good. Service was attentive and polite. Cost was reflected in quality.
  11. J

    Josie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great! A must while in Portland!
  12. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and service!
  14. DM

    DennisM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress did a wonderful job! We liked where they seated us. Seats were all comfortable and atmosphere was perfect for conversation and comfort.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner! Food was delicious! Wine too. Staff was energetic and so fun.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had two pasta dishes, the sauces and overall flavors were delicious but the pasta itself was slightly over cooked on one dish and undercooked (more than al dente, which would be fine) on the other. We had an early dinner so it wasn’t terribly busy, maybe the kitchen just wasn’t totally on their game. But the appetizers, cocktails, dessert and other aspects of the entrees were all delicious.
  17. TT

    TTours

    Savannah

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely historical building & interiors. Great service , wine & yummy food.
  18. KG

    KathyG

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a wonderful find. All of the pasta is made in house and is delicious. We both got martinis that were served in an old timey glass and made perfectly. Then it was on to salad and pasta dishes. I enjoyed my carbonara, but having just been to Italy was a bit disappointed that the ham was cooked like charred bacon instead of diced, unfried Italian ham. It added a char flavor to the dish that didn't appeal to me. But overall an outstanding place.
  19. DD

    DeeDee

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating 42 year anniversary, we used to go to the Roma over 42 years ago on dates. Food was absolutely fabulous, we enjoyed beet salad, Caesar salad , chicken parmigiana and halibut.
  20. FF

    FreshFoodie

    New England

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service! Delicious drinks (esp Prince of Maine, so refreshing). Grilled Caesar was delicious as were Nona’s meatballs. Delicious squid ink pasta with shrimp, chorizo, an$ mussels. Nice level of spice, and nicely cooked al dente. Eggplant parm was good - nice sauce. Carbonara was nicely done too, with rigatoni. Loved the olive oil cake for dessert, but blueberries not great… would hav3 preferred fresh without sugar. Always a great meal at Roma!
  21. SC

    SarahC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in beautiful old building! Can’t wait to go back!
  22. A

    Andreas5

    Hamburg Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and good
  23. E

    cookEmomster

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt was Awesome! So glad we had the chance to meet him & share an inside joke.
  24. CA

    CatherineA

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great space! We loved the restaurant’s ambiance in a former Portland mansion and great style in the dining rooms. Service was superb. Food was uneven, however - squid pasta and seafood were perfectly cooked, while a watermelon arugula salad was soggy with too much dressing, and a dense chocolate torte was rock- hard. Coffee was reheated or just plain bitter. We’d come again - there’s enough that’s good about Roma to warrant a repeat visit and see if this first experience was simply due to an off night in the kitchen.
  25. CD

    CarrieD

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual.
  26. GS

    GaryS

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Mainstream Italian. No surprises except pasta carbonara made with ziti.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience. Ravioli was amazing ! Staff was attentive and pleasant
  28. F

    Foody1

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our waiter was awesome!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great experience! No air conditioning on a hot night was a little oppressive. But overall great place!
  30. G

    Goodanu

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    This was our first time to Roma Cafe in many, many years. While the initial greeting and service was fine, the restaurant was extremely hot, to the point of being uncomfortable. There were several fans placed around the dining room, so I'm not sure if it was a malfunction in the AC or some other problem. Our waiter was nice, but he forgot a starter salad and butter for our bread. I think the restaurant has a few bugs to work out, at the very least, they need to fix the AC.
  31. ML

    MaryL

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Eggplant parm was delish, as was the focaccia bread
  32. AW

    AngelaW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very friendly staff, beautiful old victorian house, well decorated and designed style. Food was variable - first the focaccia was stale (they brought out fresh after we mentioned it) but then stale focaccia was placed on my entree (did not bring out fresh after that). The watermelon, feta, arugula salad was very tasty. Chicken and eggplant parmigiana I would rate so-so...Not sure we would go back if we returned to the area.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, authentic Italian food. Michelle was an excellent server!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a cool laidback atmosphere
  35. WS

    WilliamS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived when they opened so there was not a crowd. The food was great and our server was pleasant, informative, and everything arrived right on time.
  36. WB

    WriterBytheWater

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and lived it! Will definitely go back soon.
  37. LE

    LaurenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, dining room was cute and cozy. Every stagf member we encountered was super friendly and so accommodating especially with our toddler
  38. HK

    HeidiK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels as an appetizer were good. House made pasta and eggplant parmigiana and the ravioli with short rib were both delicious. Noise level was good, we could hear each other talk without raising our voices. We would recommend the Roma.
  39. SG

    SusyG

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so creative and good. The waitress was so cool. Loved the ambiance.
  40. CU

    ChristieU

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hesitate to write this, as I do not want to advertise one of my favorite secret spots... The Roma is an overlooked jewel. My family has been going here for decades. A blessed anomaly in today's Portland, where frequent guests are recognized and ALL diners are treated as the number one priority of the staff. We celebrated a special family anniversary and had a lovely evening. Food, service, and ambiance were FLAWLESS! Thank you so much...

FAQs

Roma Portland is rated 4.5 stars by 647 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 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

  • 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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