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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.

620 S. Rangeline Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, International

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
126th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 848-4600

Website:
http://www.ristoranteromaindy.com/

Executive Chef:
Lucio Romani

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Roma Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
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Authentic (11)
Romantic (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Casual (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (2)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Tortino al Salmone to die for. The oxtail is divine. Cuisine fresh, clean, and lovingly prepared. BUT beware! The cannoli is not as presented on their website. Was hard, dry and chalky. We will return nevertheless.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Awesome food & awesome people. It is a fantastic, authentic restaurant and we love visiting every time that we can.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous! Went to Roma for our 27th anniversary. The food was fantastic and our waiter was awesome - his recommendations were perfection! We will definitely be going back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food at Roma is always good. Its noisy but the food is excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is authentic Italian cuisine, freshly homemade pasta with terrific options.
A wonderful place, with a giant Rome scene mural! Almost like actually dining in Italy, but right here in Carmel. Superb!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We love the food and the ambiance! Perfect for a date or special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always have a good meal here. I try not to overeat, but I can never resist trying one of the interesting -- and filling -- appetizers. The service is always excellent, and there is plenty of free parking. Support this independent eatery!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Carmel's best hidden gem! Delectable appetizers and entrees. We had the Red Snapper on cedar plank.
All dishes were very creative and not your average dinner. A must in Carmel!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fantastic! My wife and I had dinner there on Friday night. It was exceptional. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. And the service was great! Highly, highly, highly, recommended!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Outstanding as always! Love this restaurant.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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 😊

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service is good. Could be a bit more knowledgeable on wine selections. Specials should be special therefore not read from a sheet. Be confident in your ability to make the food come to life.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Fabulous as always we eat here every time we are in Indy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 1, 2017

So happy to find his restaurant! Food & service was wonderful! We will definitely come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was plain; nothing exciting here. Definitely not a special occasion meal

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very much enjoyed our pasta. Great wine list. Cozy restaurant just off monon. Will definitely be back, now an Italian restaurant favorite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Enjoyable evening at Roma Ristorante. Outstanding service. Food always first rate and made onsite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Enjoyed my dining experience. I would recommend Roma to friends and family. Insalata Caprese was excellent! Homemade paste, very good. The volcano cake was decadent!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The service was attentive. The menu is limited but does have adequate variety. The prices of food and especially wine are reasonable. Everyone enjoyed their food that included 3 types of pasta, seafood and meat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was bummed they were out of the oxtail (it's amazing),but I had the porchetta and my husband had a sausage and mushroom pasta. The pasta is hand made and delicious. Would highly recommend Roma. So good.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A bit noisy, but the food is always fabulous! The waiters and waitresses are always friendly and helpful.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I have been here several times and always enjoy the food and service. The food is authentic Italian and always excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great food, ambiance and service.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fine locally-owner establishment
Great food and service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food was on point. The calamari appetizer was among the best I've ever had. The homemade pasta selections was delicious.
Noticeable was the lack of patrons during peak hours on a Friday evening. The noise level was avove average.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Very nice and quiet restaurant serving homemade pasta and sauces. Great restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent food, service, and experience. I would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Spectacular! Great service and wonderful, authentic food! I had the Lamb in cream sauce and my wife had the Clam Gnocchi. Fabulous!

Highly recommended,

Erikk & Gina Lee

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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