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About Roma Ristorante - Allentown
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!
Allentown, PA 18109
Italian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday-Saturday 11am-10:30pm Sundays 11am-9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Roma Ristorante offers In and Out of House catering. From office lunch-ins to graduations and formal weddings, we can handle it all.
Roma Ristorante is located in the Airport Shopping Center. Plenty of parking available.
Private Party Facilities:
We do offer private dining for private functions, events and charities. Times are limited and we do have a 60 people minimum.
Private Party Contact:
Joe Grisafi: (610) 841-7662
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Roma Ristorante - Allentown Ratings and Reviews
The food is not near the quality that it used to be. I had Shrimp Scampi and the pasta was over cooked to the point of being mushy. The shrimp was extremely tough like it was precooked then reheated. The others in our party were disappointed as well. We will not be returning.
Been visitors to Roma since it opened years ago.
Lately the presentation and overall quality of the food has depreciated at bit therefore, the loss of one star in the ratings above.
Breads now are presented cold and with a sparse accompaniment of spiced oil unlike that once served.
The lamb shops were a wonderful entree for years, served with sides and a dollop of mint jelly. Unfortunately, the mint jelly is no longer available. How can an establishment looking for a reputation for above average food not offer mint jelly with a lamb entree. Is it too much to ask to have a jar of the jelly in the refrigerator to serve with a regular menu entree.
We still enjoy our dinners at Roma but look back fondly on the days when it was a cut above what it currently offers.
We had been at Roma's several times and wanted to introduce friends to this resturant . Unfortunately , this time the wait staff was not on their game. They did not anticipate our simple needs without asking , for example bread, water . Was a Saturday evening, but resturant was not crowded.
We had an awesome family dinner with a pizza loving 3 year old. We all loved our food,our waitress was very attentive to our needs. My husband had the Roma Feast, I had the grilled romaine and chicken salad. Our son had the kids pizza and he loved it!! When we go to Allentown, Roma Ristorante is top on our list!!
Best Italian restaurant in the area. Not cheap, but not overly expensive. Food portions are huge. Great menu for all occasions. Service was 100%. We've been there before & we'll be back. Never have we ever had a bad experience. Great place whether you're in a suit or jeans.
This is one of our "go-to" places for good food and very friendly service. Our favorite is the SPQR salad with a piece of grilled salmon. It is beautifully presented and delicious. Other favorites are the calamari and the eggplant rollatini. Wine and beer selections are good and service is very good.
I think the server was new so there were a few missteps, like forgetting to enter our to-go order, but the few times I've been here, we've been pleased with the food. It's a little pricier than some other Italian restaurants in the area, but it's definitely my first choice.
All of the Grisafi restaurants are really good! I had the chicken over linguine with roasted red peppers, asparagus and lump crab -- delicious! My mother had the homemade Italian wedding soup (always terrific!) and true to form, spaghetti Bolognese (boring, but good). The wait staff is always so pleasant. Have been here many times & will be back again, thank you!
This is a great, family-owned restaurant that serves excellent Italian food that is authentic and delicious. I have dined there many times with both business associates and family. The wait staff is friendly and always courteous.
The food was delicious and piping hot, but service was not as attentive as you would expect. Although our waitress was very friendly, she never refilled the water glass, for example. Would have appreciated fresh parmasian too, rather than from a shaker. But no real complaints and given the delicious and generous portions, we were very happy and would recommend Roma's to a friend.
This was my first visit to Roma and I went with two other people. I would go back but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so. I ordered the pesce alfredo and it was pretty good. One person ordered the crab cakes and didn't like them and the other ordered the chicken parm and said it was good. I thought the chicken looked "thick" and not very appetizing. As for the crab cakes, I would suggest ordering an Italian dish and you will probably enjoy the meal.
Food was delicious but the service was poor. The staff apologized, but we had to hand the dirty dishes on the table to our server in order to have somewhere to put the entree! I don't think it is too much to clear bread and salad plates after 30 minutes. Everyone enjoyed the meals and the food was freshly prepared with accommodations for several special requests/food preferences. Good for casual dining.
We went here for an early Mother's Day dinner. Both my MIL and I have dietary restrictions (Gluten Free and Dairy Free), and the server was extremely helpful in identifying options. The service was great. The food was amazing, and the portions were very big! Thank you for a great experience!
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