Terrace Roma

4.2
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Terrace Roma is an authentic Italian restaurant that insists on having the necessary qualities to you to feel inside Rome for a few hours. It has trained staff to make this possible, bringing a professional Chef from Roma. It has a terrace overlooking the Mallory Square, where thousands of people enjoy the sunset celebration everyday. The music that sounds at night accompanies to make the atmosphere even more pleasant and relaxing, so much that you will not want to leave.
The wine list and the bar is even very large, surely you will spend an excellent night tasting a delicious wine in the candlelight unless you prefer tasting it seated at the bar.
Buon Appetito !
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vipHooter
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff! Owner/Chef actually came to explain the menu and take our order. Highly recommend if you want quality Italian in Key West

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The location was nice but service was bad. Food was blah, and overpriced. They recommended the “kids” menu spaghetti with three additional meatballs for the two kids and it tasted like a can of spaghetti-O’s. When we got the bill, the kids spaghetti was $25 with $15 in meatballs?!!! They charged us for an extra $40 meal after we asked for itemized receipt. When asked for correction, the waitress stormed off and refused to talk to us. The chef came up trying to explain mistake, and got the bill reduced correctly. We also noticed the table next to us for an extra charge on their bill after we mentioned ours. Sketchy place and would highly not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Food and chef was amazing. Service was great.!!!!! Really catered to our taste and wants :)

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most authentic Italian food I’ve ever had in the United States. Amazing, owner very entertaining. Going back next week. Oh yum

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Doogerdog
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. This restaurant is real Italian, better than many Italian restaurants in NYC! Go here if you want to visit Italy while visiting key west

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vipDmkdmk
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Location was relatively empty for busy Friday evening. Ambience felt as if they were just getting started in business. Attention to detail was parse from menus to the table settings and tattered flags on the building. No real view of sunset even from terrace. Food quality was average and wine selection light. I would give it a chance in hopes they can step up in different areas but don’t be shocked if your experience is average or less. Good news is pasta is more forgiving than some other cuisines.

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vipBrettK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed the entire experience at Terrace Roma!! The food was great and our waiter was exceptional!! We will definitely visit again the next time we come to Key West.

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vipbarbara
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

amazing Italian cuisine, just perfect. will definitely go back

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JonH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After enjoying the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square, our family of six enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Terrace Roma. Our table was outside on the 2nd floor patio, so we could enjoy the beautiful weather and surroundings. The staff were very friendly and attentive all night, and the waiter had a great rapport with our children. The food was delicious, and everyone enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.

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FayeB
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Hidden away just off Duval Street and up a flight of stairs. We had the cheese ravioli with a pink vodka sauce and the pasta with clams. Rivals the food we love in Italy. Worth the search.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, fantastic service and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience great food and personal service from the owner. We are looking forward to going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We ate here after watching the sunset at Mallory Square. The food was delicious. We started with a meat and cheese tray and bread. Good size and good selections. We tried the ravioli's with a meat sauce, tortellini with a cream sauce and spaghetti and meatballs. All was delicious. We ate every bite. Then we had tiramisu and key lime pie. Again delicious. My son wanted to order a second slice of key lime pie! Our waiter, who I believe is also the owner, was great. Very enthusiast and accomadating. The restaurant was surprisingly slow (in my opinion). Because they were slow they only had 2 people working... our waiter and one other person. We sat on the balcony terrace over looking Front street. we would definitely eat here again.

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JonF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Pasta dish was great, but the fish was okay and over priced.

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vipMassieR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

You know that feeling you get when you visit a recently opened restaurant and they just don't have it together -- and probably won't ever get it together? That was the vibe at Terrace Roma when my family visited for dinner following Key West's sunset celebration. Not worth going into detail. Key West has many great restaurants. This will never be one of them.

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vipelliebethmv
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service here are excellent. They could work a bit on the ambiance but the authentic Italian food is really very very good.

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vipBlunos
Key West
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Four of us, all locals, made the reservation based on the online menu but arrived to find a very limited menu of meat, cheese, pasta and sauces with one potato side dish. Nothing green on the menu, no salads, no vegetables. The gnocchi was very good and more than I could eat but without anything to go with it, it was boring. And it was expensive, the gnocchi was $27 and pricing went up from there. The Open Table menu states entrees are under $30 but simply not true. As a local, I am totally discouraged about the cost and quality of dining in Key West, I have improved my cooking skills in the past year and will remain home. Oh! And our waitress wore her mask under her nose. Young thing, probably never sick a day in her life, but still a spreader. We received complimentary Limoncello, which was gracious. Such a great location, it was sad to see the place so empty but Duval St was busy and it was Valentines Day, so maybe they need to step up their game.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Food was marginal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden Gem. One of the best Italian restaurants I have been to outside of Italy.

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vipraidersix2002
New England
137 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Italian chef/owner from Rome takes great pride in his meals. Enjoyed red snaapper with a zesty tomato based sauce

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vipMelissaC
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Authentic! Everything was delicious and the service was great!

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MelissaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. Daily chef specials were amazing. Definitely on my list to return again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, small portions big prices, we left hungry.

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ashleys
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our meal and service was fabulous !!Alessandro was amazing an originally from Italy. This was an authentic Italian meal and experience. Would definitely go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful! The owner/chef, Alessandro, took excellent care of my love and me. He treated us like family as he expertly prepared a wonderful anti pasta with a Roman flare, medium rare filet, and linguini with clams that was the best I’ve had. Thank you, Alessandro!

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vipAGolden
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First night in Key West and Terrace Roma kept popping up on lists so we checked it out. The food is great. Had the buffalo caprese and spaghetti with meatballs. The BF had the lasagna and it was all great. Service also nice. It’s advertised as overlooking Mallory Square for the sunset, buuuut you can’t really see the square or most of the sunset for the next row of buildings and power lines. People passing on the street below shouting, honking horns, and blaring music is pretty annoying, but it didn’t damper the meal at all. The server/bartender makes an amazing aperol spritz. Even better, the straw is hollow pasta ;)

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Nana
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was awful. Ambience was non existent prices too high. The Eggplant Parmesan was a soggy, oily mess. There are too many other choices. Don’t go here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large work group of 9 and ate on the terrace. We had plenty of room and privacy. The food was excellent!

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vipPaulK
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were eating a late dinner and there was only one other family dining!
If you’re in Key West, make reservations here the menu has a variety of items to choose from.

We had the filet Mignon and it was cooked perfectly. The peppercorn sauce was an outstanding compliment to the filet.

The restaurant is hidden but worth the search!

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roberto
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Italian food, this restaurant does not disappoint in atmosphere and Italian ambiance. Food was excellent and not rushed.

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vipJerryL
Key West
73 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great dinner - very nice setting above the street and away from the noise. ITI Alain owner and friendly/professional staff. We enjoyed it very much and will return!

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FrankB
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alessandro thank for a wonderful evening great food great service love fresh pasta my brother and wives felt the same See you next trip Francesco

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ValerieP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sicilian dish!

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vipJoeM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, real Italian food. The owner and the waiter are both from Italy. The service is great. Great local ingredients like seafood prepared as if you are in Italy. Have Key Lime pie or Tiramisu for dessert. Better yet have both!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the atmosphere and outdoor seating was amazing. the service was superb and we asked for recommendations for food and were not disappointed. the owner even came up to our table to introduce himself and make sure we enjoyed everything. the perfect end to dinner was the spread of desserts that the server brought us to try for free! would 100% recommend and will definitely be going back when we return to key west!

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tollandfoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was truly authentic. The Mediterranean style sauce on the grouper was a true taste of Sicily, the pasta was true comfort food, and the meatballs as good as anything i tasted in Rome.
Service was attentive, friendly and prompt.
Great value for the price. This is a classic Italian restaurant which is rare in these parts.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

They gave us cold black tea and said it was sangaria and charged us 10$ for 1/3 of a glass

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vipHappyMeal
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great, authentic Italian cuisine. A nice change of pace from Key West - Caribbean restaurants which dominate the food choices. Will be back.

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vipnevereatathome
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pretty rooftop location and very quiet and romantic but there was a strong seaweed smell. The food was delicious but portions were a little small compared to other places we ate in the keys. Duval street is really where all the action is.

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ZenB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and it is now a must every time we are in Key West. Service and food and wine selection are all spectacular! Cannot say enough about this place.

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Terrace Roma is rated 4.2 stars by 66 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.