Trattoria Roma

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$30 and under
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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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Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding start to finish!! Special occasion or casual this is the place I recommend.

K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome people, amazing food love that the owner was there helping and working with his employees

OT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance

ST
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! We come out every year for our anniversary and it is always special thanks to the service we receive. I also just can’t say enough about how absolutely delicious the food is. Coming here is simply a delight.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Daughter’s birthday

AD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. It was a busy Saturday night so it took some time to get our food but this is understandable. Worth the wait!

a
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, interior could use some modernizing

DL
Columbus
48 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great menu with something for everyone.

l
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Because the service and ambiance- the noise level was comfortable, I would recommend to a friend, just not the vegetarian lasagna.

k
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine there when in town... I got the special of the evening (again) and it was absolutely fabulous. The way the chef pairs the foods is unbelievable! Thank you Sean for another wonderful experience!

L
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good & the staff is so friendly.

K
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
36 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

c
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Awesome

p
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

MB
Columbus
84 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

DR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

MH
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Plastic in my food. Pasta over cooked.

BT
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

E
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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