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About Roma Ristorante
Welcome to Roma's Ristorante. The food at Roma’s is an interesting blend of both traditional and innovative Italian cuisine and serves the freshest ingredients possible, many imported directly from Italy. Executive Chef, Lucio Romani, takes great pride in his homemade sauces and his ability to acquire the freshest ingrediants available. Each course is made to order and requires accurate preparation time. Roma is a slow-dining establishment; so come for romance, or for an important business dinner. Roma will accommodate private dining with prix-fixe menus for any special occasion. Italy is known for more than just the cuisine, which is why Roma also offers the finest Italian wines to compliment the food. Along with regular wine selections, a Reserve List is available for those wine enthusiasts with a taste for something special. Reservations are recommended.
Carmel, IN 46032
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Roma Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant is as consistent as they come with food and service. Others have noted the strip mall and blah atmosphere. I will say that the good outweighs any of those 4:1. The only criticism I have is that the specials are uninspired for the range of the menu. I would love to see the chef get out of his comfort zone
Insanely delicious, terrific and personable staff, and absolutely wonderful wine list. All at a very reasonable price for what you get. I'm someone who never finishes their meal, especially when it comes to filling dishes like pasta, but I put it all away. Highly recommended.
We have been here on at least 5 other occasions, and as usual, the food is outstanding. Service is also very good. Tonight we had the ox tails (to die for), and a pasta special of shrimp and scallops in white wine sauce with pumpkin (who would have thought). Both were very good. As pointed out in my previous reviews, there are 2 downsides to dining here. One is the noise level. As has been the case in the past, it was extremely noisy; to the point of having a difficult time hearing the person across the table from me. The second downside is that they do not have a full bar, so you are restricted to beer (and there are only 2 to choose from) and wine (they have an extensive wine menu). Finally, I will say that they probably have the best bread in town, for what that's worth. We had 2 servings, and could have had a third, but we didn't want to seem like gluttons.
4 of us ate at this restaurant for the first time prior to the Chris Botti performance at the Palladium. The place was quiet when we arrived at 5:45 and about 1/3 full. By the time we left it was about 3/4 full and the noise from diners and the background music was moderate. Not at all disruptive to conversation. The interior decor is old worldly; the exterior is 70's shopping strip center. Our food was delicious. 3 of us had pasta, two the bolognese sauce, 1 with fettuccine and 1 the gnocci. I had the fettuccine with the FRUTTI DI MARE AL PESTO: shrimp, scallops, fresh grape tomato in a basil pesto sauce ,which was excellent. Our 4th diner ran late due to an accident on the road and the restaurant accommodated her shortened time to dine before we had to leave for the concert which was fortunately just around the corner. She had the jumbo shrimp with butter lemon sauce which came with a fried potato concoction and broccoli. The shrimp were beyond jumbo, about 3/5 the size of langoustines! She said it was delicious. No time for desert this visit. We all agreed we would be back soon.
We had a difficult time finding the restaurant. GPS was not accurate.
Once we arrived, the staff was very congenial and so was our waitress. We started our dinner with calamari which I thought was pretty tasteless. Caesar salad was average but
my main course was very tasty. I had the sweet
sausage and mushroom pasta entree. My husband had the mussels and mushroom pasta entree.
We were too full for dessert so am unable to
make any personal comments but I've heard the lava cake is delicious!
Overall service was excellent.
Nice little mom and pop Italian restaurant. Not much seating and it is a small venue, so it gets loud quickly. The host sat us right away and server came shortly after to explain the wine and dinner menu. They have a Sommelier that works at the restaurant, and he was helpful explaining the wine list. Food was excellent! Only complaint is the portion was small, I probably could have had two. 4/5 overall 😊
The only reason I gave a three for ambiance was because of the noise level. It wasn't Roma's fault as a large party with large voices came in after we were eating. After more people and drinks they stayed pretty loud. Service (John) was top notch right amount of attentiveness without hanging around. Food was prepared very well and the flavors mixed very nicely.
Have dined here many, many times and it is always a pleasure. Friendly and prompt service. Great wine. Limited, but authentic, menu. Park for free practically on the doorstep. Not a chain restaurant. If you don't want to drive all the way to Mass Ave for an interesting, delicious meal, go to Roma. We will keep coming back.
What a hidden gem. The former Mohawk Shopping Center changed hands and was remodeled over the last couple of years. I read about Roma Ristorante online and the reviews were very good. After a few disappointing meals at Convivo in Carmel, my sister and I decided to give Roma a try. We shared a couple of main dishes, as well as a bottle of wine. The food was excellent and the wine was great. The server was knowledgeable about our wine selection, as well as the dinner choices. We will definitely go back. Would like to see table cloths and uniforms to give it more ambiance, but the food makes up for it.
First time visit. Menu was limited. They had a special Salmon with some kind of an onion sauce over it. I asked for it to come without the sauce. They said no, can't do that. What? Zero flexibility. My daughter ordered the kids pasta. It was $19.95. I asked if this was a mistake as it was $2.00 less than my meal. They said no. Wow. There are many other places for good Italian food with more flexibility and reasonable prices.
After a much earlier disappointing experience here, we gave Roma Ristorante another try and were glad we did. Our server was charming, efficient and knowledgeable; the house-made pastas were a standout, and the ability to mix and match pastas and sauces a plus; and the appetizers were especially inventive and tasty. The location, in a dying strip mall, is unfortunate, but at least parking is plentiful and close to the door. We'll be back.
We went to Roma for an anniversary dinner, and were surprised at the few people in the restaurant on a weekday evening. Weekend business is much stronger on weekends. The service was attentive and excellent. Generally, the food was very tasty, but the presentation was lacking - our main courses were the campagnola and a similar daily special including chopped filet in sauce - both dishes were delivered with a pile of food with all ingredients completely mixed; how much better it would have been with the meat and sauce presented on a bed of the homemade pasta with some garnish sprinkled on top or placed on the side of the dish. The dinner menu was a la carte and seemed overpriced for the meals we had.
We had tickets for an event at the Palladium in Carmel and our 5:45 reservation was perfect for a relaxing dinner with wine and a leisurely walk from the restaurant to the Palladium along the Monon Trail for our 7:30 event. The food was wonderful and the wine list was endless. I would recommend this to everyone even if you aren't going to the Palladium! We plan to be back soon
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