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!

925 Airport Center Drive
Allentown, PA 18109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday-Saturday 11am-10:30pm Sundays 11am-9pm

Cross Street:
Airport Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 841-7662

Website:
http://www.romapa.com/

Catering:
Roma Ristorante offers In and Out of House catering. From office lunch-ins to graduations and formal weddings, we can handle it all.

Parking Details:
Roma Ristorante is located in the Airport Shopping Center. Plenty of parking available.

Executive Chef:
Joe Grisafi

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

Additional:
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

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4.5

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4.6

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4.2

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4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (3)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and wait staff were excellent

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Did not measure up to previous experience at this restaurant.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time trying Roma and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent and our server was the best. We will definitely go back

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Too noisy. Birthday Party going on. A disappointment

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I love eating at Roma. I have never had a meal that I did not like. One of my friend's that went to dinner with me had never been there before, & she raved about the food. She plans to return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Roma never disappoints! Great place to meet with family and friends. Something to please everyone. Salmon is always delicious. Kids love the pasta. And great warm bread - yum!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent pan seared scallops with garlic for a gf meal served with carrots and a salad with house made balsamic dressing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We have been to Roma many times and sampled most of the menu. The food is fantastic and we have not had anything we did not like. The staff is fantastic. always attentive and friendly.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Four of the six of us loved the food. My husband and I always do. The one couple said their dish had too much sauce. The happily took their food home to have the next day. I believe it was the bolognese sauce.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Reservations are suggested
The food was very good, the pasta was cooked to perfection!
Drink menu had many different options and the drinks were fabulous
Service was also great!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Just an awesome place. The lunch specials are a great value and taste great! Would highly recommend!! Staff is great as well!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food in this little restaurant. Terrific hot bread, good service, comfortable atmosphere. Perfect for when you want decent quality without it costing a fortune. I would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome food! Although the Shrimp Cocktail should have come with cocktail sauce and not marinara, but overall, we will definitely come back.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was excellent, we had a group of 6. Food was fantastic, as always. Large portions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My Gnocchi was good, but the Alfredo sauce my son and mother-in-law got was a little bland and watery. Caesar Salad was good and the Service was good. In the end it was not a bad experience, but it was also nothing extra special either.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food & service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We stopped there for lunch on Friday before heading to the National Museum of Industrial History. It's in a shopping complex, which was a bit of a surprise but the food was fabulous. All 4 of us raved about our meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. We had a great time! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Calamari is always very good; Roma Feast is also one of our favorites. Cocktails are excellent.
Only one thing could be better - the seating needs to be updated. Booths are worn because they are so popular!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was delicious. Our server, Andrea, was fabulous. The music was a little strange.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good food and good service. Vegetarian friendly. Recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I really enjoyed special menu which was crab ravioli.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Excellent service and food. This is one of our favorites.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner. Food was excellent & portions enormous. We ate at the bar & had a very nice conversation with the bartender, who happened to be the owner. His wine recommendation was spot on. We will definitely be back on a regular basis.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

After several visits, the food is always excellent. Nice atmosphere along with good service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great variety and amazing food! Friendly staff. Great drinks!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Small, cozy space. Service was adequate. Food was very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We had an early morning flight out of the Lehigh Valley the next morning, so we decided to go to Roma because it was close to our hotel. Surprisingly, it was a rather quiet Friday night, but the food was quite good. The service was average, no complaints, but no outstanding compliments either. Everyone in our party was happy with their entrees as Roma remains a staple for fresh italian comfort food in the Valley.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food. Great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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