Trattoria Roma

4.6
1211 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Originally opened on Morse Road in 1990, Trattoria Roma relocated to it's current location on Grandview Avenue in 2000. For over 30 years, Trattoria Roma has been serving upscale classic Italian cuisine, with a great accompanying wine and cocktail list, and exemplary service.
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KatieA
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful. The food the service and atmosphere are perfect. The location is convenient and safe. Always feels like a nice night out and never disappoints!

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DavidR
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great specials. Unique Manhattan cocktail.

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CTKaz
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice, out of the way place with good food and wine list.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread was the best ever! Salads were amazing. Gnocchi, eggplant Parmesan were great! Service was wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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JenniferK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amanda, our waitress was attentive, patient with my kids, kind, and had a great sense of humor. It was a bit louder and tables closer than I anticipated, bit within current COVID guidelines. We were there at peak dinner time on a Friday which also may have contributed to noise level. Will definitely return as a family for the great food & service.

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KathyB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods is absolutely amazing! The pasta, lasagna, and polenta were wonderful. The Alfredo Sauce is one of the best I have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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Wolfgang
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 4 of us had great entrees. I recommend the Crispy vegetables appetizer. Try the specials as well.

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KELLYF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, staff, and atmosphere were all great. Really great place for a date night.

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Radar
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was a wonderful waitress and the quality of food was delicious!!!
It was our first visit and we shall go again!
The desserts yum yum! Pistachio cheesecake and Butterscotch crème brûlée❤️

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AndrewH
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All I have to say is both the food and the service were both good.

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vipTC009
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and nice ambiance. Noise level was low so easy to converse.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

What a cute little restaurant. Loved the vibe. Service was good too. Our issue was our food took over and hour for what appeared to be no reason. The restaurant was not full. They seemed to be amply staffed. Our waitress told us twice our food was coming.

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Punky
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Quality of food is not what it once was. However, this may be due to Covid and supply chain issues. Have been going here for years and will go again.

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Pop1
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food

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Dinner
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every moment, start to finish was wonderful! Great ambiance, food and our server was the sweetest!! With much patience. Amazing night, and we even witnessed an engagement!

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vipDonald
Columbus
396 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food tasted like leftovers heated up again. Service was excellent.

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LeftyJere
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately the food was the worst it has been this visit! We were very surprised. The butternut squash soup was cold and had no taste. One dish of pasta was cold and very small while the eggplant parm was as good as usual. We also ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer which was we could eat. It was burnt, mushy and cold.

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vipHaveforkwilltravel
Columbus
81 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server — very helpful and enthusiastic. Maybe Mackenzie? Food very good, but almost too plentiful to be appetizing. Prices extremely reasonable. A lively and very pleasant dinner.

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vipRecentDiner
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and phenomenal service! A diamond in the rough for sure. So glad we found this place.

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Romantic
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a long time visitor to Trattoria Roma and love everything! There is a choice of both southern and northern Italian food and the season salads are to die for.....

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Maria was fantastic. She was helpful and kind and very personable.

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TheCruiser
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Other than the waiter forgetting we were there and we had to be helped by a very nice lady the food again never disappoints. Also specified it was her birthday and they did not recognize it at all. But, extremely authentic northern Italian with great portions.

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Brian
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and overall experience. Never have anything negative to say about this place.

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LanceP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and service. Cathy did a great job taking care of us. Great Italian place!

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ChrisK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arancini was fantastic and ravioli was excellent as well. A little pricy but overall pretty good value for the price. Would recommend!

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vipKingfisher752
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Trattoria Roma since it first opened. They have been able to maintain an excellent consistency of food, service, and ambience. If you are looking for top flight Italian dining, you need go no further.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very surprised with the quality of service and food. From the wine to the tiramisu, everything we had looked great and tasted excellent. One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve been to!

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AlexanderM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Highly recommend for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of my husbands favorite restaurants ❤️ it never disappoints and the food and service were outstanding!!! All of the appetizers were amazing!! The arrincini was delightful!! Their drinks and wine selection is on point!! Our server was so fun and helped us make sure my husbands birthday dinner was perfect!! You should definitely try this place!!!

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HeatherD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Loved the food and the service.

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emptynester
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing Italian food. A must stop place when you visit Columbus.

Trattoria Roma
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review!! We look forward to your next visit :)

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just absolutely love this place! Their food: we got the arancini appetizer and the bruschetta, the arancini is to die for but the bruschetta wasn’t as good as I have had it there in the past this time, but previously it’s been delicious as well! They give you such big portion sizes for your entree that you are bound to have leftovers which is on all accounts awesome! Everything is made to order however you like it, and the staff could not be any nicer! Have never once had a negative experience there and I’ve been at least 6 times now. LOVE their patio outside, with the curtains and flowers to create a great ambiance, on a summer night it was just perfection. It was my sisters birthday and they gave her a cookies and cream cannoli on-the-house, and our waitress with brown hair and glasses (hate that I’m forgetting her name) and her trainee with red hair and glasses were both super nice and pleasant to have serving us for our evening. Overall great night, you will never be disappointed by this place!

Trattoria Roma
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review!! We try very hard to make this everyone's experience, we are so happy you enjoyed everything!! Cant wait to have you back in :)

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Kaitlyn
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Where to start… it took about 20 minutes to get the bottle of wine we ordered which was a white. We had to ask for a chiller to put the bottle in which is ridiculous. One person in our party ordered a club soda with lime and it took the waiter over 40 minutes and being asked 3 times to bring the lime which he brought over WITH HIS BARE HANDS!!!! It took an hour and 10 minutes to get the bread that is served. We ordered a soup and a salad which came out AFTER our entrees. The wedding soup was gross. The half size Caesar salad was 6 bites worth and so soggy and costs $6. Absolutely NOT worth it. Most of our party liked our food but 1 person ordered marinara that was NOT marinara. It was spicy like curry with vegetables in it, not marinara. They were not short staffed so that was not the problem and I am not complaining for the slowness of the staff but of how our waiter was and how he did not execute our meals properly. We only had 6 people in our party so a normal amount. The fettuccine Alfredo was good but you can find it elsewhere.

Trattoria Roma
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very sorry that you were not happy with your experience. Chef Matt did address the items mentioned in your review. Your server is very new to the job and we have already talked about the issues you brought up (ESPECIALLY THE LIME) he means well and we do think he will continue to get better. We are almost back to being fully staffed, now training everyone to provide excellent service is what we are working on daily. Thanks again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The ambiance and services are very good.
But the meals we selected came with certain spices/seasoning that gave the food a very strong and strange smell. My wife's and my son's food choices were difficult to eat due to that strong smell and strange taste (Spaghetti with Meatballs and Gnocchi with chicken both with Marinara sauce). Not sure what was in those 2 meals but my wife and my son couldn't eat their pastas. Hopefully this feedback will help them review their recipes and identify what was wrong with the pastas my family ordered.

Trattoria Roma
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Chef Matt did address the issue with the marinara. Apparently, the garlic we received was very pungent and aggressive, actually smaller than usual. We already changed it out and the recipe is back to the wonderful sauce we have served over the years. Thank you for letting us know. We hope that you will come back in and try it again.

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BobL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with great service and hope to go again real soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it will be a forever favorite. Excellent dishes. I will go back again n again.

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KaitlinT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They seemed very short staffed when we went, which unfortunately is happening everywhere right now… the poor bartender was the server and the bartender for a room of I’d say 20 people. He was running around like crazy and extremely sweaty. I give him props for staying as cool, calm and collected as he was. We were seated right by the door so my husband kept getting pumped into from people passing by. The food was pretty good, but not amazing.

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Cbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The web site offered a three course prix fare. When we got there they wouldn't honor it - that was disappointing.

Trattoria Roma
Responded on September 1, 2021

We are sorry for the confusion. The menus were labeled for June and July. We are doing these menus through out the year and were showcasing the ones we have done. We are removing them from the website to avoid any additional issues. Thank you for the feedback, again we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Trattoria Roma does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Trattoria Roma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 488-2104.

Trattoria Roma is rated 4.6 stars by 1211 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.

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