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About Trattoria Roma

For over 25 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.

1447 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Bistro, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 11am-2pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
5th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 488-2104

Website:
http://www.trattoria-roma.com/

Catering:
We have an extensive catering menu available, and can customize any event.

Parking Details:
A private lot in located in the rear of the building. Street parking & public lots are also available in the area.

Executive Chef:
Matt Prokopchak

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Wars Trivia Night and $10 wine flights every First Thursday of the Month. Special Wine and Beer Dinners throughout the year, or by request.

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Trattoria Roma Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

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4.1

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Trattoria Roma never disappoints! Always a delicious experience!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

After waiting on table even with reservation the service was slow. They ran out of the specials and never advised so we were quite disappointed. Then delay in getting the food there. Overall 3 of the 5 enjoyed their meal.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

They never even asked.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came here on a Friday night with my boyfriend for my birthday and had a great time!!
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. They gave me a complimentary bday dessert which was very nice of them. Great atmosphere as well. Would defiantly recommend coming here!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The featured entrees were excellent. I had the beef ravioli and date had barrel fish. An amazing combination of tastes in ravioli with vegetable combo sauce mixed together. There were 7-8 flavors in each bite. The calamari appetizer was good with decent fresh tasting (for Ohio) calamari, but the zucchini sticks that were part of it were so very thin that they were essentially needles of breading deep fried with a hint of zucchini taste. The red sauce and aoioli were both good with it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was my first time dining at Tratorria Roma. I was there with my husband and another couple. The service was very good and our waitress was helpful. However, when asked, we were told the mussels appetizer and salad would be enough as an entree. It may be for some but I was still hungry after dinner. The food we had was very good. Other entrees ordered were the chicken scallopini and chicken parmesian. I definitely will go there again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The patio looked really nice, but there was a bit of a wait so my wife & I opted to sit at the bar. Bartender was great. Took his recommendations for wine & entrees. Food was outstanding. We will be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was good: great cocktails and service but not as elegant as I had imagined

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was amazing! I am not even a fan of pasta but it was so delicious. We did sit for about 15-20 minutes before we received any service, I’m not sure if there was confusion of who was serving us but once we actually started receiving service it was a good experience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very nice Italian restaurant with a good selection of traditional dishes as well as others with modern flair. The service was very good and the atmosphere is very quiet and relaxed. A great place to dine out with friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is one of our favorite Columbus restaurants. We have been going here for 27 years. We discovered Trattoria Roma when it was located on Morse Road the year they opened. We've been going back for special occasions ever since. Never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Lovely old fashioned Italian restaurant. We were there on a week night and received great service and delicious food. My husband had seafood that he raved about. I had a special that was also great though I couln't finish it. Our appetizer of bruschetta was well above average. Gone in a minute. No room for dessert. Next time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A great, intimate Italian restaurant with some tried and true recipes, and also some surprises. It's just consistently one of the best restaurants in Columbus.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 28, 2017

First of all, it's not a true Italian restaurant. It's a typical American cousine with some "Italian" faint notes. Polenta was a little bit weird and too dry (although, frankly, the mushroom sauce was very good). Matching fish and cheese in "Italian restaurant"... hm, it's almost the same as offering a pizza with pineapples. :) Arancini was just ok. I mean, the food was not that bad, but don't expect much looking at the name of the place. Service was fine. Also, I assume, cheap (plastic?) plates and glass covering of white table-clothes (can't they afford cleaning and washing them?) are very good for a fast food place near a gas station but an absolute disaster for a prestigious restaurant.
Overall: OK restaurant, but nothing special, traditional, or interesting.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I have eaten here for years and always enjoyed the experience. However, I realized we had not eaten here in over a year, so we made reservations for a birthday dinner. The service was good and the menu had a great selection and variety of food. The BLT salad was nice with fresh tomatoes and ingredients and the pancetta was a nice addition. The Caesar salad was one-note, needed more lemon and was forgettable. The entries consisted of lasagna that was dry, the meat was the consistency of a paste and the sauce was on the plate, not the pasta and was watery and had little taste. The special of slow-cooked pork roast and polenta was dry, over-cooked and tough. The polenta was the consistency of mashed potatoes and contained black beans. Overall very disappointing. We told the waitress and she apologized but offered no compensation. Sadly, the experience was not good and I doubt I will return. Another of the few good Columbus restaurants that is now amongst the many mediocre ones. Sigh.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Long wait for service, apps and meal - food was average at best

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A bit slow, but we didn't mind. Excellent service from attentive staff...delicious food! Nice, low key atmosphere.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I was hoping for the outstanding cuisine we had when Juliono was the chef--a very long time ago now.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful dinner! Food, service, atmosphere were all exceptional...will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was delicious. Service a little slow, but our server was very amicable.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 6, 2017

great service, great meal. we will return. thanks!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Made reservations for a group of 8 friends to celebrate a birthday. They seated us immediately upon arrival at a cozy but roomy table where we could easily talk to each other even though we were a large group. They were patient as our entire group trickled in, taking drink orders as people arrived. The food was delicious, our water glasses were always full and everyone we encountered was extremely nice. A+.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 27, 2017

There were 8 of us; the food was all very good; however from the moment we got there service was poor; took forever to get our drinks; they brought me the wrong drink, but at that point I just drank it because I knew it would take forever to get the right one. then it took a long while to get our food; and when they did bring food they only brought 7 out of the 8 of our meals; seems like order number 8 dropped off somehow. We were trying to be respectful and not eat until he got his food, but he encouraged us to go ahead and eat. It did not seem very crowded to warrant such poor service. They should have offered a free dessert or something but that did not happen

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is a favorite for friends!!! We love the atmosphere everyone is always having a good time

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great location and easy reservation to make via OpenTable. Nice ambiance and not very noisy which is a huge plus when trying to communicate. Authentic food with good specials . Friendly staff too.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My girl and I have dined well over a dozen times at Trattoria Roma. We love the food and especially enjoy eating al fresco during the nicer weather times of the year. Saturday evening was perfect for that. Initial service was prompt and spot-on, but it took more than 45 minutes to get our entrees - and that was after asking the host a couple of times to check on the status of our orders. Yes, the restaurant was fairly busy. Yes, the food is made-to-order. We undersrtand those criteria. However, when we see other diners near us receive their meals before us - and they ordered after we did - that's a problem. For our inconvenience, they comped us one glass of wine. Table service throughout central Ohio has gone way downhill recently. Very sad indeed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Service was not good, and the restaurant was not crowded. The food was not good at all...I could have made the same dish at home, and it would have been tastier. Would not go back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Intimate and consistently excellent.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Love this place!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is a gem of a restaurant. It is quiet with attentive and friendly service and you never feel rushed. There are more items I like on the regular menu than almost any other eatery, and yet I often go with their Daily Specials. The selections are their own recipes and spot on. If you try something new, you can't go wrong and I would describe myself as a conservative diner.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had an awesome experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Best restaurant bread I have ever had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The menu has many delicious options - couldn't decide, until our waitress recommended the veal scaloppini. It was fantastic paired with a great red wine. The stuffed meatball is a must try! We had a delicious dinner with great service. Can't wait to share this gem with family & friends who visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Good authentic Italian cuisine.....never a disappointment!!!!!

Great go to restaurant

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The bruschetta, the salads, the shrimp ravioli, the wine...everything was cooked perfectly and delivered in perfect time.
It was a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great food and service we will definitely come back.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Trattoria Roma remains one of our favorite restaurants. We had two friends who joined us. They commented that they had never been there and the food and service were outstanding. My wife always orders the blackened scallops and I enjoy the stuffed ravioli. Both dishes were excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Delicious food!!! Great service! Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Nice outdoor seating...but portions are very small for price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We sat outside and listened to live music across the street. Perfect summer evening, great bottle of wine, and the best lasagna I've had recently- what more could you ask?

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 23, 2017

. Food was excellent! Wine selection was amazing as well! My girlfriend and I were first time diners to this location and we will definitely be back!

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