Permanently Closed - Roma Ristorante - Allentown

4.5
671 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Roma Ristorante is dedicated to providing diners some of the finest, freshest Italian dishes in the Lehigh Valley. Tying in old Rome with new Rome, we have created the perfect place to connect with friends or have that intimate dinner for two. From interesting appetizers and crisp salads to traditional favorites and a full-service bar, Roma has it all. Our menu offers a variety of selections from generous portions of specialty pasta dishes, to chicken and veal entrees as well as steaks, seafood and chops. Our full bar offers a wide selection of premium liquor and beer, creative martinis, and a broad range of Italian wines by the glass or bottle. Stop in for Lunch or Dinner. Our experienced wait staff will help you pick out just the right meal to satisfy your appetite!
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Cosmo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quality of the food seems to have gone down recently

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vipDennisr
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I stop by every chance we can.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great and we didn’t have to wait long for our food ...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent

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PatrickF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Go to Roma whenever we can. Never disappoints. Waitress was very accommodating and nice. Wouldn’t think twice about going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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kevinm
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone...the hostess, the bartender, the waitress, and the busperson...were all very nice an very professional. The food was excellent. The food is always excellent. We visit here several times a year and it's always top notch.

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Jerk
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid this place at all costs, its a glorified pizzeria in a strip mall very dirty and poorly trained unprofessional servers! I went in Recently with my young son and ordered him a well done steak and got a bloody rare steak, I complained to server and he got defensive and raised his voice at me when I told him to cook it right. The owner came out and started cursing at me in front of my son and other patrons! he said "Pay the bill now and get the (explanative) out of my resturant!!" We just got our food back and he comes back and throws two take out containers and the bill at me and again yells "now get the fu$%ck out!!" Allthis in front of my young son who was afraid and other patrons! I paid and gathered my son and our things and tried to leave quickly in fear of our safety when he yelled from the other side of the bar area " you BLANK BLANK BLANK don't ever come back here!" We tried to get to my car when he ran up to the front door. WOW what an experience this dud needs tolerant how to cook a steak and anger management. Do yourself a favor and dine at the Vineyard for better experience and do not patronize this guy.

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vipHopWHCT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice spot in an unlikely location. The wine list is very impressive. The food was quite good, and the service was even better!

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MimiAndPoppy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Willing to accommodate special requests. (Substituted vegetables for pasta) We enjoy coming here. Waitress was very good as well.

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DanH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place overall, but especially for holidays or special occasions. On New Year's Eve, for example, they offer their full regular menu with no price increases, as well as a list of specials that also seem to be priced normally. Food quality is as good as always, which seems to suggest that they don't overbook and thus rush the kitchen staff. Good service. We've done this three years in a row on Dec. 31, encountering no problems whatsoever.

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JosephL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of ur favorite dinner restaurants. Tony, our server, was EXCELLENT. He was very attentive and was a joy to have as our server. The food was excellent as well. Never had a bad experience here, Thank you to everyone, especially Tony, for a very plesant New Year's Eve dinner.

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IheartIronHillBrewery
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My pan seared salmon was served nearly raw. We brought it to the attention of the waitress who apologized and took the meal back to the kitchen. They heated the entire meal in the oven. It did not cook the salmon and was still raw. I could not eat my meal. They did not charge us for the entree but they did charge for a side salad. That’s just a poor practice. No apologies or visit from the manager/owner.
It’s a shame. This used to be one of my favorite places to dine. I doubt I will ever go back.

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vipLaslo
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and very good food.

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vipChar
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just in town visiting and wanted a quick casual meal...we chose well. The food was very good and the service was exactly what we needed after a long day on the road. Caylin was very attentive but gave us some space to enjoy without letting the water glasses go dry. We very much enjoyed the meal which was very inexpensive (and we had extra to take to the hotel for a snack thanks to the generous portions.)

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vipTKCTanaka
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience1

Excellent food, great service.

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vipDennisr
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! Heather and Donna are #1

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices. Staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

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vipDennisr
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, one of our favorite!

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vipsusanr
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem in Allentown. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. We will return as often as we are in Allentown. Keep up the perfect Italian home style feeling, thank you for making our evening so enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always—Great food and great service!

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vippurrformer
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town for an event, picked the restaurant because of the variety and originality we saw in the menu, and were not disappointed! Everything was delightful and the service was superlative. . . and it turned out that several other event participants had picked the same restaurant! We'll be back next year!

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ClaireD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! There were 6 of us and we all got different entrees. All 6 were terrific! We will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A local gem! Food was excellent, our server (Jordan) was professional & friendly.

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TravisS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great Atmosphere, Jordon our waiter was the best!!!

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vipLaslo
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is very good and service was excellent.

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Psm1234
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Wow, what a surprise. For a small restaurant in a busy shopping center the food is amazing. The chef prepares sauces beautifully. I had the Veal Fantasy. It was loaded with seafood. Lots of scallops! The only down side was the slow service. It seemed as if they were short staffed for a Saturday night. May want to avoid this if your in a rush.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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DoreenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a quick bite before a 1pm show this past Sunday. We were one of the first to walk in during the lunch time. We were graciously greeted with smiles and warmth. We ordered 4 appetizers for lunch and everything was perfectly delicious ! if I were to have one concern, it would be they never brought us out a basket of bread and dipping oil, as what I thought to be customary. No problem, however, after asking for it. I think it didn't automatically come out because we didn't order a pasta dish.... and only appetizers .... but it was really no big deal !! everything was fresh and the presentation was great !!! I wouldn't hesitate to go back to Roma Ristorante !!!!!

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BellaM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for a date night but realized once we got there its not really a date night kind of place,
It is really quiet , or at least when we were there is was super quiet and we sat at 6:45.
Not to many people there and the people that were there were there with their whole families.

The food however is really good, there pizza was perfect and they have a great wine selection. We already talked about going back with the kids and family.

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Daisy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This was my first time back after a bad experience a few years ago. The hostess was extremely nice. My friend ordered a salad with no cheese I had veal. She was very specific as it can make her very ill. Our food took 45 minutes to come out & her salad had cheese. My friend asked the waitress to please tell them to remake a new salad as just the cheese touching it can make her sick. The waitress completely understood. She returned in under 5 minutes with the salad minus the cheese but it clearly was not a new salad. The waitress had other patrons she couldn't stand watch over it. The cook staff merely removed the cheese. My friend would not eat it as now we lost all trust. No manager came to speak to us. The salad was removed & one was offered to take home but we declined. Honestly for all the grief & long wait both meals should have been covered. They charged her for her ice tea which I feel was also wrong given the cook staff risked making my friend ill by cutting corners in just removing the cheese. The waitress & even the hostess were so apologetic & kind. But not a manager or owner came to apologize. I will not be going back.

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JanetB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to have a leisurely dinner with an excellent waitress and delicious food!!!

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vipslyno70
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Love that you can purchase a 1/2 salad! Fries are very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was excellent. Enjoyed sitting outside.

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jenneyelitetraveljourneys
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as usual. We were there at 1 pm on a Sunday. Hardly anyone in the place.

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vipWandaF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have eaten here many times. It’s one of our favorite places to for Salmon. Unfortunately this time when we ordered our Caprese salad, it was half the size we normally get. Yet the price was the same. Also our salmon sides which were spinach and potatoes were also half the portion we normally get. We are hoping it was just a one time fluke. If it happens again we will say something and it may be our last visit. We pay too much money to have portions cut down.

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CynthiaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as always. Took another couple for their first time. They raved about their meal choices. Waitress excellent. Desserts and specialty coffees great as well.

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kimberlyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of 5 visited Roma on Mother’s Day. It was our first time dining here. We had a reservation and were seated quickly. The service and food were fantastic. We had the fried calamari that was tender and perfectly cooked. The Bolognese was excellent, as were the meatballs, eggplant parm, and marinara sauce. We will definitely return.

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PhilipN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, had to wait for my reservation. If not for having to wait excellent food

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vipSJPlainfield
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roma is a wonderful little secret. You don't expect great food and a super wine list when you see the store front, but once inside, its great. I sat in the bar area, the service was stellar. Prices were more than fair, and the service was top shelf.

The wine list was great, good choices for by the glass. The appetizer and main dishes were prepared perfectly, its a place I will return to for certain. Thanks.

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Permanently Closed - Roma Ristorante - Allentown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 841-7662.

Permanently Closed - Roma Ristorante - Allentown is rated 4.5 stars by 671 OpenTable diners.