Roma Portland

4.7
419 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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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
3 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
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Yummy
New England
1 review
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
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place to eat. I will be returning again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 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!

GJ
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
28 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
3 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

WB
vipWilliamB
New York Area
4 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!

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vipGabeK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience at Roma. The best meal we had in Portland this weekend - the bolognese was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is a lovely old house. The lighting is low so bring your readers and your flashlight if you’re visually challenged. The drinks we had were excellent as was the service. The meal was average and the portion size was below average especially for the price. We didn’t have appetizers and didn’t like the offerings on the dessert menu. We left the restaurant hungry and went into downtown Portland for a second meal.

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vipJayP
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We almost left because the menu only included about 5 entrees and we aren’t Italian restaurant aficionados. We decided to stay and it was one of the best restaurant experiences ever. It pays to think and eat outside the box. Entrees and desserts were awesome

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DavidA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The home made pasta was fabulous, and desserts were even better! The wait staff was friendly and homework the menu well enough to make good suggestions. The only drawback was a loud gathering on the opposite side of the house. Overall, I am looking forward to going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While exploring Portland we chose Roma to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and are so happy we did! The food, service, ambiance, and history of the restaurant are all top notch! The building is a converted residence that is itself beautiful. Our server, Matt, provided a nice little history lesson about the building and restaurant and, after our meal, even gave us a tour of the building - so cool! Still, the best part about Roma is the food which was phenomenal! From appetizer(heirloom tomatoes) to entrees (spaghetti and clams, ricotta agnolotti) to dessert (goat cheese cheesecake) our meal was surprisingly satisfying and tasty! A big thank you to Matt and the rest of the staff for making our special night even more memorable! P.S. don’t forget to check out the speakeasy downstairs for an after-meal drink!

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JulieD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Fabulous food and service. Clean, socially distanced and comfortable.

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the entire dining experience here! The food was so flavorful and the ambience was unique. The bread was exceptional—perfectly toasted and seasoned that it didn’t even need the olive oil. The watermelon salad with chorizo was the perfect combination of refreshingly sweet with a meaty kick. The appetizer special—the braised lamb shank with polenta—was very tasty and filling. Next time I’m in Portland I will come back for the homemade pasta and try to save room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our salad came after the entre
My husband’s pasta dish was about 1/4 of a bowl- not much
No presentation, no placemat( could have had paper)
Was in at 7:30- out at 8:30
Not the romantic dinner we wanted
And no bread

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The lobster stew was delicious. Great staff as well.

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topher
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Everything was great.
Thank you 😊, we'll be back soon

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vipRebeccaF
Adelaide
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise! We had amazing food and equally good service. My sons enjoyed their delicious craft cocktails and chicken skewers to start. I had an amazing grilled peach and plum salad with creamy burrata cheese for my entree. They had a pork chop with homemade berry sauce and homemade pasta with a tomato cream sauce. It was a delightful and modern dinner in a charming old building. Five stars!!!

JG
vipJackGray
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very attentive and knowledgeable...food was outstanding and the environment of the restaurant is very nice...a hidden gem!

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Clara
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out cocktails and dinner we're delicious. Service was outstanding. We were so happy to celebrate our anniversary with Roma Cafe

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Roma Portland is rated 4.7 stars by 419 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.