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Roma Ristorante - Allentown

4.5
563 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday-Saturday 11am-10:30pm Sundays 11am-9pm
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Phone number
(610) 841-7662
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Grisafi
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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.
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Private party contact
Joe Grisafi: (610) 841-7662
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Catering
Roma Ristorante offers In and Out of House catering. From office lunch-ins to graduations and formal weddings, we can handle it all.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Airport Road
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Parking details
Roma Ristorante is located in the Airport Shopping Center. Plenty of parking available.
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
What 563 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our only issue was timing. We were getting into town late so made sure to make a reservation because we wanted to be able to eat and get our daughter to bed at a decent time. The reservation was at 8 but we didn’t get seated until almost 8:40 and didn’t get our order taken until 9.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Dine at Roma dozens of times over the years and food is usually prepared perfectly.
This occasion the veal parmesan was disappointing. Veal was overcooked, dry, no taste and the cheese on top was burned and tough.
I pass this along since the experience is one-off and unusual in case there was a circumstance in the kitchen that needs to be addtessef.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was good! I highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I had pasta before and it was ok. This time I had a grilled chicken sandwich, served with fries. It was a big sandwich cut in two. The bread was disappointing, not the crusty fresh baked kind. And it would have been better served with a little house salad than the fries. The coffee was also so and so, not better than in a diner.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food, it was very busy food delay, but food was amazing... will definitely go back

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Ewww, a strip mall Italian restaurant !! WRONG! This was one of the best meals I’ve had in the lehigh valley in a long time. Sun dried tomato Salmon melted in my mouth. Place was clean and low noise level.
Service was spot on! Don’t be fooled, this place
Is a legit Italian restaurant!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I always think of this restaurant when I'm craving Italian food. The service and food made for a good night.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Roma's is a hidden gem of a restaurant, tucked away in a shopping center with a tiny storefront. But inside it is spacious, and their food is consistently first rate. Their Italian dishes are especially delicious. My favorites are the chicken parmigiana and lasagna. You won't be sorry choosing this great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Only had to wait 5 minutes for our table and the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We travel about an hour and fifteen minutes to visit Roma about once every two months. We have always raved about their food and bring more people with us each time. My only issue with the food with time was with the alfredo sauce; it was very salty and didn't have the normal cheesy alfredo taste we are used it. It was a more blander taste that was extremely heavy on the salt. Our waiter was fantastic (we usually have him or see him each time we are there).

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was good, as always! We had a great server, who was quick and attentive.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

One of our favorite places,we love this place.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and wait staff were excellent

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Did not measure up to previous experience at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Too noisy. Birthday Party going on. A disappointment

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food & service

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Get the lobster bisque

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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!

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