Roma Trattoria

4.3
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Delicious Italian restaurant located in Arlington! We are currently BYOB, and we accept reservations. Please call ahead for groups larger than 6.
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LE
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was really good. The servers were nice but the service was REALLY slow - it seemed understaffed. The only reason I won't come back is the noise level. If acoustical tiles are installed in the ceiling or an outdoor patio is created, I would definitely try it again.

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TB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best and most authentic Italian food we have eaten since we lived in Italy.

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LC
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A quiet neighborhood gem. Food is excellent. Easy to get a table. Service was very friendly and attentive. They saw from my OpenTable reservation that it was for a special birthday and gave us a nice table as I'd requested. They then went the extra mile and served the birthday guest a special dessert with a candle and sang to her. Very, very much appreciated but not expected!

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R
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I think it depends on what you order. I ordered chicken with roasted potatoes and my husband ordered chicken Marsala. He loved his plate but my potatoes were not really roasted. It was overall a 4 out of 5 restaurant.

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SR
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Just not sure what to say about aroma Trattoria. The food was tasty for the most part but a far far cry from authentic. My Caesar salad was overwhelmed with more Parmesan than lettuce and who would even think to add balsamic vinegar to Caesar salad dressing. My gnocchi had a tasty sauce, but the gnocchi was the same packaged little nuggets you can buy at Kroger so a bit of a disappointment. The service was high on friendliness but void of professionalism. Perhaps, some people like that as they had a nice crowd. I did appreciate the BYOB policy as so many restaurants these days are charging $15 for a decent glass of wine. I would rather bring my own. The television in the dining room was a super turn-off for me. Two things that could definitely spoil a meal is having to hear a hemorrhoid commercial while staring at your Caesar salad or listening to Tucker Carlson. Both of which happened. I think with a little effort, this could be an enjoyable place for a meal, but they really need to improve the ambience and use more finesse in their cooking. I love going to individually owned restaurants so I hope this one makes it.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good!

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GM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was excellent again. Screaming small child for 30 minutes was really not good.

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KA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was delicious but the service was horrible. No one was rude or anything like that, in fact they were all really sweet. They just had no clue how to wait tables. People were standing up front for quite sometime waiting to be seated while the servers slowly and tediously set up a new table. We didn't have a server, we had ALL the servers. They all thought the other had done this or that or was helping this table or that table, everything was slow and it was just a mess. They had all of the sat tables grouped up front by the door when half of the restaurant was empty. Like I said, the food was really good but the service...………...no thanks.

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CJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I took my wife here for Mothers Day. Overall very good, the food was excellent at a great price the service was very slow in terms of drink refills and checking on the table. But the server was polite and helpful with menu questions. I will happily be back and most likely a regular.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Amazing food. Absolutely horrible service.... It ruined my Mother’s Day.

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BD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First of all, the food was amazing. There was 7 of us, and we all had different meals. Everything was so tasty and fresh! Service was a bit slow, but they comp'd us some appetizers to make up for that.But to be fair, it was Mothers Day, so it was clearly more crowed than usual. Oh, and its currently BYOB. Will definitely go back again. Recommended.

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GM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The waiter Jesse was attentive and had a great personality. It was an extremely pleasant experience and we will be back.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our family tried this place for Sunday brunch on Easter. Although we were the first three people there, it took over 5 minutes for anyone to come to our table. And it went downhill from there. Food was bland and over priced. Service was poor. Wouldn’t recommend or return.

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LC
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food in a clean, airy environment. Wait staff are accommodating though don't talk much and should be instructed to be more friendly. Don't forget the BYOB policy!

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YC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the reviews concerned me but they seemed to have a common thread. 1) The restaurant tries too hard to make people happy that are not enjoying their experience (not a terrible thing); 2) there may be some spice (like Cilantro) that tastes off to some people. 3) Know ahead of time this is a BYOB place. With all the essential information, a Friday night prime time reservation, 4 bottles of wine and a couple mini bottles of Crown and Vodka I gathered my party of six and we gave it a try. They were crowded and it took a while to get our appetizers and food but everything was worth the wait and the price. Service was excellent meaning available but not intrusive. No one had anything that tasted off. Everything was excellent we will definitely go back !

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R
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Should have wine glasses on table. Waitress chewing gum. Should not have TV. Could improve bread quality . Do not put glasses upside down. Please correct these aspects as you will go broke otherwise.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Michael is an outstanding server! He's quick to get you whatever you need AND he does it all with a smile! We just adore him and always ask for him.

For the ambiance: they need some cafe curtains on the lower half of the windows to make the restaurant more 'finished'. The glare from lights and the traffic from Cooper is a buzz kill ... half cafe curtains would solve this issue.

It's BYOB so don't forget your wine to go with the yummy food!

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CD
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have visited Roma Trattoria several times, lunch and dinner. Nice that it is BYOB. The food is never disappointing, but we wish the Chicken Picatta that is served at lunch would be served at dinner - it is fabulous! Everyone enjoyed the meal, especially the lobster ravioli..

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TX
Dallas
77 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meals as usual and certainly will be back again. They are often less expensive than other Italian restaurants in the area.

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TM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Service was fast, warm and friendly. The lobster ravioli in a pink sauce was delicious! There were seven of us in the group and we unanimously agreed that it was a worth another visit.

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S
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was a mess.

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I
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The atmosphere just wasn't that appealing to our group. Service, food, and value were good.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. We will definitely be returning!

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b
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we have eaten there on multiple occasions and have always been pleased

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LU
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

It was our first time to dine at Roma Trattoria and we had a thoroughly delightful experience. The food was quite authentic and we enjoyed every bit of it. Our server, Michael, was so much fun and quite knowledgeable about the menu. All in all we truly enjoyed our dinner and look forward to returning to Roma Trattoria!

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J
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot with BYOB.
Entrees have good depth of flavors and menu has numerous options.
Love the fact that we can bring wine.

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TX
Dallas
77 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is our 3rd visit and we have enjoyed all of them. This time it included additional family members and our waiter David was spot on even getting a booster seat for our granddaughter’s stuffed animal. Now that is going the extra mile! The food was excellent as usual and we certainly will be back.

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PM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice staff. Food was good. Need a few more fish choices

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MJ
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tried this restaurant and was happy with their service and food.

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JG
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service and great food but kitchen was slow.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Would highly recommend! We had the Calamari appetizer (Fritto Misto) and it was very good and the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese is amazing. Very authentic food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation, were severed immediately, then we didn’t see a server for 20 mins, they took our order 45 in, and got our food after an hour and a half of being there. Took two hours just to eat entrees. The food was actually pretty good but the menu is limited to a few pastas and chicken dishes. Overall- the service was terrible and the food was just slightly above average.

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KS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Great food, but service was slow and full of long gaps.

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JG
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service but to go was a little slow, but they were busy for a Thursday.

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JG
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this more and more each time I go.

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F
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Everything was excellent except for the service. Too many water and bread folks and only one waitress. Very slow and then brought the wrong entree. Food was excellent!!!

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JG
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a gem! The food reminded us so much of our trip to Italy! It was so much more authentic than other Italian restaurants in the area. The service was excellent, the food was great, and it was very reasonably priced! My husband and I went for a date night. We brought our own bottle of wine (this place is BYOB), ordered the caprese salad, the spinach cannelloni, a veal plate, and tiramisu for dessert. Incredible! Can't wait to go back.

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JG
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pesto, great service, great food, great dessert, and BYOB!

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AE
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed it well enough. No front podium makes walking in and checking in kind of weird and unprofessional. Food was pretty good - son loved lasagna. My chicken parm was so-so. Might return, but more likely to head to another fav not that far away.

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