Roma Ristorante

4.6
601 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Roma is an elegant fine dining venue that creates the atmosphere of your choosing- romance, business, or your weekly dinner out.
We spend the day preparing delicious, one-of-a-kind meals. Our pasta is hand made daily, and our ingredients are source locally and are always fresh!
Italy is known for more than just the cuisine, which is why Roma also offers the fine 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.
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Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for the weekend. Saw this on open table and took a chance. This chef has a special touch. Everything was yummy. We will be back!

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JE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We actually invited a couple who are good friends to join us and they loved the unique presentation of the dishes they ordered compared to the Italian restaurant they have eaten at a few times since moving here late last year. The waitress, Karen, was excellent, and explained each dish she was asked about in detail and how Roma's fare differs from the restaurant our friends told her they last visited, with us, in fact. So it was a new experience for them, but my wife and I have come here several times and return because we love the cozy atmosphere, the outstanding service, and the delicious food.

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Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, fast service - it was a little over an hour till we needed to leave for a show and without rushing us or our food we had time to share one additional glass of wine! Great quality and service! Well worth considering for your next nite out!

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HR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and could tell it was homemade. The server was so knowledgeable and made the experience so wonderful. The table felt private from the rest of the restaurant and it was so cute and quaint. Wine was delicious. Definitely would suggest for date night!

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M
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great, food was excellent! When crowded Roma is pretty loud, it wasn't very crowded when I was there last. All in all, I love Roma.

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KR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most authentic Italian meal outside of Italy! Always the best service and cuisine!

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PC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner prior to going to the Palladium for a concert. The food was outstanding. Overall, the restaurant was pretty crowded.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roma is a great privately owned restaurant, the food is authentic Italian, a wonderful wine list. The restaurant only serves beer and wine, so if you drink spirits only be aware before you come in. Well worth the trip to Carmel and an added bonus, easy to walk to the Palladium for the concert. Highly Recommend!
Service is fabulous.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

I have never had a terrible meal at an Italian restaurant, but this was. For Valentine's day they had a set menu with two options for main course, neither of which was pasta. Neither was good, as we tried both. The appetizer was a strange cold poached pear with cheese and one cracker. The second course was one large filled ravioli that wasn't good either. This is not a quiet cozy place to eat. There are many wonderful Italian restaurants in the Indy area and this isn't one. Oh and to top it off we were charged $65 EACH plus drinks. Almost $200 with tip.... very disappointing.

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DK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The St Valentine's set menu was wonderful! We always have a great experience at Roma's!

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KR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a perfect Valentine’s dinner at Roma with our waiter, Max. Excellent service and perfect Valentine’s menu! The only restaurant to dine at for Valentine’s!

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GP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roma Ristorante is our favorite place to go as a couple for a romantic evening with fine dining and fine, affordable wines served by an attentive, knowledgeable staff. We’ve also enjoyed going with friends and taking out-of-town guests as a special treat.

Pasta is handmade and the sauces are delectable; grilled shrimp is a favorite; and beef, pork, and lamb dishes are always perfectly seasoned.

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LV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for my husban’s 50th birthday with our kids. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. She selected the perfect wine for our meal. The homemade pastas and sauces are exceptional.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time here and brought my whole family, all absolutely loved the food! Even my 18 year old son commented that it was the best Caesar Salad he’s had.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we had delicious food and wonderful service. This is our favorite restaurant in Carmel!

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty expensive for the food. Pesto was bought from Costco and not home made. Service was good, but the food is not worth the money. Convivio is much better value.

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went recently for the 2nd time. The first time we were headed to the Palladium for a show and they were careful of our time. This time we were late and called and they were flexible for us. We live in Columbus, IN, and were grateful we did not have to change restaurants. The food was excellent as before. We each had one of the specials. Service was very good.

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JN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I just love going to Roma's Ristorante. This place is a GEM and anytime we have friends in from out of town, taking them to Roma's is a real treat. Still, that doesn't prevent the two of us from treating ourselves to a wonderful meal, with some of the best Italian food, we've ever had. The staff at Roma's are always genuine in their desire to make every experience one that wants us coming back.

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f
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! I look for neighborhood gems serving up authentic food made scratch from excellent quality ingredients. I feel extremely lucky to have found Roma's as they ticked off all the boxes above as well as excelling in service. My husband's handmade pasta had amazing flavor and my sea bass was light and flaky. Wine list was an unexpected bonus. Quality of their after dinner coffee service was also a nice surprise. We will come again, and again, and again!

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LD
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

By far our favorite local Italian restaurant.

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n
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hand crafted, made with loving care, Italian dishes. Also visit their Mamma Mia gelato shop for the tastiest gelato and fresh brewed coffees, hand made pastries, etc. Highly recommend both!

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Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went Christmas Eve and the service was superb. One of the meals was a little fishy though and although most of the food was good it was pretty expensive for what we got.

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BF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite independent restaurant. Lucia, the owner, is a terrific chef and a wonderful host. Max, John and the rest of the staff are superb. The homemade pasta made fresh daily is delicious!

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AF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful—easily the best kept secret in Carmel (maybe Indy)!

The pasta was on par with, if not better than, pasta in Italy, and ingredients are obviously impeccably sourced (see, e.g. burrata). Cannoli were also perfect.

Service was attentive but not overbearing, and the experience was fantastic. We will be back!

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j
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have dined at Roma many, many times, and it's always a pleasure. The service is always pleasant and professional. Chef/Owner Lucio Romani is a maestro in the kitchen. Try one of his unique appetizers. And don't leave without sampling some gelato; Lucio makes it himself. The place is small, so it helps to make a reservation. There is a large, free parking lot just outside the door.

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LH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our visit on a Saturday night was for my husband and I to celebrate the Christmas holiday along with a show at the Palladium following dinner. This was our first time at Roma. We enjoyed the food and ambiance very much not to mention the close proximity to the Palladium. What we didn't enjoy in the least was our server. For the price we paid ($100 for the two of us), we should have received far better service. Her lack of etiquette left a bad taste in my mouth.

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R
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food and nice wine list. Helpful server, quiet ambiance.

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l
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint was the table of 7 seated next to us. There was an extremely loud and obnoxious person who made it very difficult for the 4 of us to carry on a conversation. Once they left, it was very pleasant.

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D
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, well presented, knowledgeable staff. This was our first visit but will not be the last.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. The freshly made pasta is authentic Italian and can’t be beat. Also loved the cannelloni freshly made every day.

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RW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Ok, not bad, not great, just ok. Hurrays is pretty awesome though!!

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Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, quality of food was good - pasta bolognese was very good as usual. Unfortunately the salmon special that i ordered because its sounded so good on creamy polenta came out served with a side of roasted potatoes - servers were not aware of the change, and although Salmon was cooked well, it definitely wasn’t the same as a nice polenta. They said sorry, but no offer to replace, discount, etc.....not that they’re required to do anything, but would have been a nice gesture.

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M
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t great; food was very good, noise level was high.

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CG
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic food. Wonderful staff and home mage gelato, as good as you will get in Rome. Everything made at restaurant with fresh pasta. Always a great special . Make a reservation on weekend as they get busy.

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AB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, small selection of items though. We were advised it was because of the hand made pasta. Prices were quite high though, be prepared for a $70+ bill for two.

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LA
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were good, however the price was high for what you got. All dishes ala carte.

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PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a very nice meal. The salmon entre' and the lamb chops were both excellent. The server was very helpful and patient as we chose a wine by the glass. Everyone was friendly.

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j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hidden gem in Carmel.

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DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is authentic Italian with an owner/chef from Rome. Everything is made in-house with nothing from a can or box. The food is excellent and just the right amount which is a welcomed site in Indy.
Seating is limited so recommend making a reservation, especially on the weekend.

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MK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and delicious food. Authentic Italian experience.

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