Trattoria Romana Johnston

4.7
1096 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnthonyC
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
250 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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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
33 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

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vipJosephZ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Johnston location is always consistent. Food is excellent. Service is great.

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JosephF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here several time and we always have been satisfied with the quality of the service and the food.

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WaltC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere. Staff very attentive

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Linda
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy eating at the Trattatoria, The food is consistently delicious.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very cordial and professional. The service was five Diamond. Our waitress could not do enough for us. I will be back and recommend this restaurant to everyone especially if you like gone fiji g!

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GaryV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had another wonderful dining experience at Trattoria Romana in Johnston. We wanted a special dining experience as we celebrated our wedding anniversary. The food and service were wonderful! We will be going back soon.

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vipsuperman
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with excellent service at modest prices.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. The staff were attentive and friendly. The stuffed mushrooms, veal Sorrentino and fruitti di mar were all hot and delicious. We will be back.

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vipRobertC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good. Waite person was attentive and the check was presented in speedy fashion

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Auzzie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter, Michael was very attentive, and made perfect recommendations based on our conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food came out cold , but was sent back.The waitress wasn't attentive to our needs. In addition the the waitress was a pest, came over around 4 times trying clear the dishes away. Our party was still eating ,I got the impression that she was trying to rush us,because the restaurant was getting ready to close.

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ANNETTEM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there many times before. Food was excellent, service was as well. Waitress was right on top of everything. We will be back soon.

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SusanaS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food flavors were well balanced and the service was outstanding.

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vipbhockey
New England
48 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It had been a while since my wife and I had been the restaurant. We will definately not wait so long to go back. Excellent food and very good service, though a bit pricy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way around! Authentic Italian cuisine in little Italy atmosphere. Service (Jess) was exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It’s comfortable, yet elegant. I love the food and service. I didn’t give it a 5 b/c I was disappointed in the sangria. Not much wine and way too much soda water. Not at all the same as in the past. Maybe just a bad night.

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SusanneW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing & portion was huge! Prices were very good and atmosphere was so nice! We went for our sons 21st birthday and could not have picked a better place to celebrate the very important day! Service was top notch too!

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Chris
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We had a reservation and we had to wait over 30 minutes for the table. My meal which was a shrimp and scallops was terrible and I have had this meal 3 or 4 times before was always very good. The service was poor, but they are short on help so that I can not complain about. My wife s special was salmon which she loved.

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vipTriciaM
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One person in our party sent back their meal but all of the others were outstanding!

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RichardB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal with awesome service and attention to detail.

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ElaineS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious, from calamari, chicken parma, veal parm, veal sorrentino to chocolate lava cake is a great reason to come back and dine.

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Legal
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Ordered on special menu charged for two items on regular menu instead
Fish was extremely dry
Pasta had red sauce no flavor
Complained Ordered coffees which came out in expresso style cups with not even a refill offered
Very disappointed was there frequently before pandemic and always was very pleased

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vipRobertA
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fine dining experience at Tratorria Romana Johnston. Service , food
and ambiance were outstanding. Will definitely return.

JM
vipJosephM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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SandiC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, food is always good.
The atmosphere is very nice we stayed for 3 hours and they never rushed us out.

RC
RobertC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent. It was a great experience!

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PAULT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All considered, this is a great place. The breads are homemade and hot, simply put, were “outstanding”. Only complaint is the water. The water had a distinct taste of fluoride. As a result even the pasta tested like fluoride. This is unfortunate, because this is primarily an Italian cuisine and hurts the overall review.

Portions large, service and ambiance were outstanding. Would go again.

LJ
LauraJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and the food was delicious! Makayla was our server and she was wonderful!! We definitely look forward to dining here again.

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 1096 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.