Trattoria Roma

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Trattoria Roma first opened it's doors on Morse Road in 1990. 10 years later, the "Italian Gem" moved to it's current location on Grandview Avenue. A tandem team that's been together for more than 15 years, owners GM Shawn and Chef Matt combine their efforts to provide a wonderful dining experience with exemplary service. Our mission is to provide an amazing Italian meal using only the best ingredients available, using local sources through the course of each season, served by a professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff, in a cozy and romantic atmosphere.
Consistently recognized by Zagat and Wine Spectator as one of the best in the country, Trattoria Roma is your home away from Italy.
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L
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good & the staff is so friendly.

L
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria has consistently been one of the best Italian restaurants in Columbus. Their food is always top notch. Service never disappoints. The ambience is a welcome break from the clatter one experiences at so many restaurants

d
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Trattoria Roma for some time. We are glad we decided to revisit an old favorite. The service was excellent...friendly and efficient without being overbearing. Our meals were served in a timely manner without our being rushed. The special spinach salad was fresh and had an amazing dressing (apple, walnut, balsamic, I believe). They should put this on the regular menu. We had the Veal Saltimbocca and the Pollo Saltimbocca. Both dishes were prepared with care and presented nicely. A nice touch occurred when leaving the restaurant. The person who had seated us earlier in the evening responded to my compliments by saying, "Good. Let do this again!" We definitely will!!

P
Columbus
92 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Reliably good southern Italian dishes: spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli, fettuccine Alfredo, with great service.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Server very attentive and kind.... unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. There were three of us... each of our entrees came out at different times... due to kitchen. We dined at 6:30... literally were maybe 8 people at the most in the restaurant. Felt the food was assembled from frozen or prepared items... not homemade.

D
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a welcoming atmosphere at Trattoria. Very accommodating for allergies and food preferences

c
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our lasagna and salads were fine, but the "arancini" were very disappointing, overly fried, with the expected arborio rice coating not in evidence (and squares instead of balls?--arancini means "oranges" in Italian). The shrimp in one of our entrees was also overfried, and the risotto with it was gluey, looking and tasting like a previously prepared risotto that was reheated. Will not be back--too many good Italian places in Columbus!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always. Awesome

p
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We waited for 1 hour and 10 minutes for our entrees. My husbands pasta was watery and not hot. My steak was over cooked. We were very disappointed. On the positive side, my husband was not charged for his entree. With all the other options in Grandview, we will definitely not come back. Worse dining experience in a long tome for us.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food!

MB
Columbus
83 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, as always. Our server, Aja, was
attentive without being overbearing. The sea bass and risotto was excellent! Highly recommend it.

GB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Trattoria Roma many times and it has been a great experience every time.

TW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kristy was great . Lemon cello martini is awesome , chicken parm and Alfredo was good. Love the peach cashew kale salad . Chicken caprese was moist and delicious

H
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Trattoria Roma is far more than a neighborhood Italian restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

DR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with yummy traditional Italian dishes! Great service as well!

MH
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Teresa, our server, was WONDERFUL!
As was the restaurant in general - our first time there!
We only didn’t enjoy two things in the four different meals we ordered...the peanut reduction on the beet salad, and how much sliced garlic was in the pasta bolognese/cream sauce.
The fish special was amazing!

RH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were greeted by the owner when we arrived. Our table was waiting. The restaurant offered a special menu of choices to celebrate its 29th birthday. My wife's shrimp and ravioli were delicious, and my grilled steak gorgonzola was perfect. Bundled with a tasty kale salad and a dessert- we picked the tiramisu- made our dining experience very special!

MD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was really bad. Been there a few times and decided to bring two other couples with us. Unfortunately, the service was really bad and we waited very long for our food. Might go back with just my husband, but will never bring guests there again.

R
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Plastic in my food. Pasta over cooked.

BT
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely from the time we arrived until we end our evening. Would go again in a heartbeat.

OT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Theresa did a great job, I like to go back to restaurants with excellent service

E
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

From the special menu

Shrimp cocktail - 2 items

New kitchen staff - it showed - delivery of entrees and appetizers was 4 different trips (2 patrons)

T
Columbus
69 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Columbus !!!
Quaint, authentic, intimate...what more do you want for a date night?

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service outstanding!!! Very personal and attentive. Food delicious with a vast array of choices. Great service for a large group.

AG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food my wife and I have ever had. Must must must try!

SB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was beyond fabulous. It was the 3 course Taste of Italy. The stripped bass was the best fish I've have in Columbus, the special salad and desert beyond beyond. Server was friendly and helpful. I think this is my favorite restaurant in Columbus

l
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner at the bar with delicious small plates and Shawn making sure
we had everything we needed. Good food and drink and outstanding and cordial service.
We'll be back!

UA
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is always well-prepared and tasty. To celebrate their 29th anniversary they offered a three course dinner for just $29.00. It included an appetizer choice, main course options, as well a choice of desserts. It is nice that in warm weaather they have outside seating. We decided to eat indoors because of the extrmely hot weather. They are very accommodating and allow some veggie and side-dish substitutions. We are never disappointed when we dine at Trattoria Roma. I highly recommend them-

NL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I often get Tratoria Roma for lunch but since the food was so good I decided that I wanted to go on a date there. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the noise level in the restaurant was so considerate.

PA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My experience was of a four star place with five star prices.

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

Food was good, not outstanding, and pasta bowl was slight on the selected chicken.

JG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early ahead of our reservation and were promptly seated. Service was great and food was delicious and presented well. Drinks and food were fairly priced. Our first time there and looking forward to the next.

DC
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were going to a show downtown after a quick meal and the staff made sure we were in and out of Trattoria in a very timely manner. Great martini and a nice Caesar salad with Chicken Parmesan and warm rolls for dinner from the Happy Hour Menu. Good value for the food! We'll be sure to return when we can take our time and enjoy dinner without racing off to downtown Columbus.

CR
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as always at Trattoria Roma, and they were able to accommodate a special request for our anniversary. Only knock I would say was our waiter was a little inattentive/spacey at times considering the restaurant was not busy. Regardless, one of my favorite Italian spots.

JB
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We picked Trattoria Roma to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. I asked everyone to RSVP 2 weeks in advance, but I still had stragglers begging to be added to the guest list up until the actual day (seems to happen to me pretty often!) Luckily, the restaurant didn't bat an eye at my numerous calls to bump up the reservation number (even the one that came 2 hours before we were supposed to be there!) Food was lovely, drinks were strong, and my husband was able to be surrounded by the people that love him most on his birthday. We love this place and will continue to come here!

RT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service was awesome, prices not terrible either. We will definitely be going back!

CM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Not my first visit but my most disappointing one. No bread offered. I had chicken parmesan. Chicken was good but fettuccini Alfredo was clumpy and almost cold. Not really edible but I didn't send it back because I had brought a friend from out of town and bragged on the restaurant. He seemed to be happy with his pasta dish, but didn't eat that much of it. Really sub-par dinner.

E
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

My husband and I visited Trattoria Roma for the first time this past Saturday. It was perfect weather for a seat outside and the patio area was beautiful with newly-installed white curtains providing a bit of privacy from the adjoining street.
Our server was very friendly and kind, but we waited several minutes at various times throughout our meal experience (once seated getting our order placed, refilling of bread).
I ordered the beet caprese salad to start. The beets were delicious, but the dressing was a little too sweet. At the bottom of the salad was a nutty/chocolately paste that didn't really seem to complement the overall dish.
My husband and I both ordered pasta dishes, and they were pretty good but it was difficult to really get the full flavor because of the large amount of cream sauce that accompanied both the ravioli and the tortellini. I had five large pieces of ravioli that were good once they were removed from the large amount of sauce.
We would likely come to the restaurant again but we would order different dishes.

DB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The staff was courteous and bruschetta was excellent and drinks were very good!
Unfortunately while the special with cheese tortellini was good the veal was poor and we were the only patrons eating at the time.
Sorry I am unable to recommend but obviously my oversight for not sending it back

EO
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner. You can actually hear your dinner companions because it’s not too loud. The mahi-mahi special was fantastic. The risotto was really unique with nuts added and very delicious.

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