Trattoria Romana Johnston

4.7
1124 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Trattoria Romana brings the signature Italian cuisine of Chef Luciano Canova to the Centre at Cherry Hill in Johnston, RI. Guests at Trattoria Romana will enjoy the authentic Italian food that Chef Canova is famous for, served up in a beautifully decorated setting by expertly trained service staff. Offering dinner, lunch, banquets, and a special Sunday breakfast/lunch service.
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BryanB
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait a bit for a table even with reservations because they were short handed so they provided our first round of drinks for free which was nice of them.

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BillJr
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always fabulous, however our server, Julia, was absolutely incredible!!

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chewy
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Romano in Johnston RI is fabulous. The services was exceptional, as was the food and drinks. Very comfortable place to be.

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petey
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

simple, short and sweet. good food, good service, goiod compasny, was my wifes birthday, she could go anywhere but wanted TR. always has been our favorite either johnston, lincoln or plainville.

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JoanneH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch.We had the blackened salmon salad before but they have removed it from the menu.However they did make it for us.It was delicious.

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MARIE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Shrimp Special, Veal Marsala and Pesto Pasta with Chicken all Excellent.
Wine Excellent, not much in the glass though.
Espresso Excellent.
Service good instead of excellent only because you like everyone else is short staffed.
Waitress was excellent.

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vipChristineD
New England
257 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Trattoria Romana in Johnston made us smile and enjoy our meal throughout our dining experience. Josh, manager for the evening, along with Samantha, the manager of the restaurant as well as our server Julia, were there as a group to be sure we had everything we wanted throughout the evening. As always, the Caesar salad was tremendous. Regarding entrees, the Chicken Carciofi, chicken breast, artichoke hearts, & black olives sautéed with fresh garlic, lemon juice & sherry wine and finished with a touch of cream and a rich demi glaze, was served over capellini pasta, but I chose rigatoni and loved it. It was FABULOUS! The veal parmigiana were definitely perfect. No doubt, it was a great evening.

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Jeffrey
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent here. Our servers, Julia and Samantha did an awesome job. Food came out of the kitchen steaming hot. All eight of us loved our meals.

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KarenP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We sat near a big party so it was a little difficult to hear our conversation over the noise from the big party.

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vipMarciaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to the server, everyone worked to provide a fantastic experience. The food and atmosphere are excellent. Highly recommended!

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raymondj
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT! THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC AND THE SERVER,S ALSO.

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vipeliterules
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love all there restaurants!

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BRIANF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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PaulineC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food ok, nothing special about it. They ran out of coffee…said waiting for shipment. Never heard that one before.

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DaveE
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most congenial waitress, she is a definite asset to the restaurant

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vipKathyKranston
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Our server Genevieve was courteous, professional and helpful. Nice varied menu with many seafood, pasta, or meat/potato options. I added shrimp to the Fettuccine Alfredo and loved it. My friend let me sample her Pork Chop with Mashed Potatoes—both excellent! Iceberg Wedge Salad with Bacon, Tomato and Blue Cheese was perfectly crisp and delicious.

I also like the fact that the Wine and Beverage Menu is included at the front of the regular menu. I wish more restaurants would emulate that, because too often, other restaurants put ONE small beverage menu on the table, and it gets lost in the shuffle.

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Linda
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch menu and fantastic service!

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vipMarkB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I have been dinned here many times for dinner and its been great. Server Julia N was great. I had the spicy salmon over salad which was very dried out.
The 2 other folks I brought there had chicken over salad they said was very dried out as well. not good.

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vipMarieD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food was delicious. All four of us enjoyed our meals!

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rjlwjl
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinners. Grilled swordfish special as was seafood special. Have been here and ordered for menu and always enjoyed!

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vipAwful
New England
40 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place! Great food, service, and very clean place!

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ScottC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around

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Fran
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going to Trattoria Romana for all of our special occasions, and recommend this restaurant to all our friends and family.

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JoanN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the bucatini carbonara and it was absolutely delicious. Very flavorful.

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Atis
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was Excellent. I had Parmesan Risotto and it was not cooked through so it was crunchy. The flavor was good but risotto should be creamy and soft. Was not happy about that. I let the waitress know, but no response from the chef or management. 😞

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vipMichelleV
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter which Trattoria Romana you choose you will never be disappointed!! The food is always consistently good. Each location has its own menu with beautiful additions. I wish I took a picture of the squash flower and burrata and peaches appetizer. It was beautiful but even tasted better than it looked! Service is always on point

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mercrd
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my elderly mother out for lunch. The staff was very accommodating.

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AnthonyC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After our previous visit ( when it was still Osteria Romano ) we vowed we would not return. Bad service and overpriced and subpar food (fish was terrible).

100% turnaround this time. Great service and fabulous food. A total enjoyable evening with friends.

We will be back.

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vipChristineD
New England
257 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely outdoor experience at this Johnston location. It is very similar to the wonderful Trattoria Romana in Lincoln. The Johnston waitstaff and the manager Samantha were top notch- kind, patient, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Our group of four loved the white sangrias as we munched on the fantastic basket of breads and olive oil with tasty herbs. The generous Caesar salad was phenomenal as was the tasty wedge, and our fourth dining partner loved the bowl of pasta e fagioli soup. The main entrees that followed in a timely fashion, as we enjoy a break between courses, were also to our liking. Although I have never tried it, my friend said the veal marsala was luscious. The gentlemen both liked their veal parmigiana with rigatoni, although the pasta lover in the group would have preferred a little more pasta with his fantastic veal. The Pollo Francese served over capellini was also nicely prepared. We were definitely full and had a little to take home for enjoyment the next day! There are many reasons to love this restaurant and to return to it often!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We wanted to try a different restaurant than our usual places. My wife was interested in their Sunday Extravaganza menu but not for me. They did not have any problem with us ordering from separate menu's. Our server seemed good at first when she took our orders. My wife ordered the Pollo Alla Luciano she did not like the taste of the tomato sauce and said it was very bland and she did not like the taste of the smoked ham. We finished the bread before our meals arrived and the waitress asked if we wanted more bread, my wife said yes. We never saw more bread. I ordered the Gamberi Alio E Olio with no lemon or wine and changed the pasta to Rigatoni instead of Capellini. When they brought the meals the server gave my wife her meal and then said he had the Rigatoni for me. I asked him where the shrimp were, he said let me check with the kitchen and took the pasta back with him. After a few minutes someone came to me after looking at a slip of paper and asked if I ordered the shrimp scampi, I said yes and started to say how I ordered it and he apologized and said that they will correct it and have it out for me shortly. They did bring it out a few minutes later and it was mostly correct but I did not complain and it did taste good. Nobody else there said anything about the kitchen screwing up the order including our waitress. We heard someone at the next table letting her know that their bill was wrong, it seems that the waitress gave them our bill by mistake. When we got our bill, it took quite a while for the waitress to process the payment, I think was because they closed the order, this was finally corrected and we were able to leave. I am disappointed that other than the one person from the kitchen, nobody in management or even our waitress acknowledged the error with the meal.

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William
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always great. The Sunday brunch is a favorite meeting place with friends after church.

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vipZompa
New England
48 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb!

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vipNickD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at this location and it didn’t disappoint.
Julia was our server and she was GREAT!
My champagne sangria was delicious as well as our dinners.
Definitely will be returning!

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vipchooey
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, quiet and private, loved the food as usual

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DebraD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful spot in Johnston we didn't expect to be so special for a birthday dinner. The warm greeting, the excellent quality of food, the service, the atmosphere, the setup of tables were all very special and truly made the event a special night out with the family. This will definitely be our new favorite special place to go.

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MariaD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Everyone was friendly and attentive.

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Annie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was most pleasant and attentive. The food was quite good and reasonably priced.
A relaxing atmosphere enhanced the overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!! No matter how many times we go there it’s always constant.. DELICIOUS, great friendly service, the best bread we’ve ever tasted, beautiful decor & just a wonderful experience

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KimS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian cuisine would definitely go back

FAQs

Trattoria Romana Johnston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 519-9100.

Trattoria Romana Johnston is rated 4.7 stars by 1124 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.