Trattoria Aroma - Buffalo

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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Aroma Bryant Street. Passionately prepared Cucina Moderna in the heart of Buffalo.
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Large parties and specific dining times are available only by phone
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MadelineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Came here for our anniversary dinner and had a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant is very nice and the service was adequate. My wife ordered pizza which was good and the portion would’ve been plenty for two people. She didn’t come close to finishing it which is a good thing because of what I’m about to write. Our twenty year old daughter joined us for dinner and ordered spaghetti and meatballs. The sauce was very good, as were the meatballs, but the portion size looked more like something we would’ve ordered for her years ago in a kid’s meal. It was a very small portion. I’m always perplexed why a restaurant would do that with pasta, given how inexpensive it is. I ordered Braciole which was good but also very small. It’s one of my favorite Italian dishes and it was good, but was probably half the size of what I’ve received at other similar local restaurants. I rarely have an issue with portion size of any dish, as I’m not a big eater and neither is our daughter. But we were definitely happy that my wife ordered the pizza because we were both still hungry when our food was gone and we each had a slice of that. All told, it’s a nice restaurant with good food. However, they definitely need to address portion size, especially given the price. With a couple of glasses of wine, no bread service, salads, and entrees our bill came to $125.00. That’s not inexpensive in my mind. I doubt we will return.

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SusanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

With Covid, we chose to eat outside, so as far as the ambience is concerned, we were basically on a sidewalk, but having been at the restaurant a couple times before, I can vouch that the inside is very nice and relaxed. My trout was incredible! Very tasty and served with polenta. My friends loved their dinners as well, except for the Caesar Salad. It was very bland, even with the anchovies on it. I would not recommend it. Other than that, the dinners were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I enjoy coming here - great service and ambiance and usually delicious food. Unfortunately, I ordered a veal chop with truffle porcini risotto, and the veal chop was undercooked (think: squishy more than chewy) and the risotto was severely under-seasoned. I’m sure it was an aberration, though!

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

frito misto included semi-cooked shrimp & scallops, caesar was the size of a side salad with barely any dressing, waygu steak was tough & cold & 2 pieces of cold frittata on the side for a $50 dish???? will NEVER go back

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vipKlim
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We didn’t mind waiting since our table wasn’t ready for our reservation. After service we received we know why we had to wait. 3 of the 4 cocktails (4th was a beer) weren’t anything special, not very good, or even worth the specialty cocktails labels. Our waiter who we’ve had in the past was almost non existent half the night. Slow, and really not very attentive nor did he listen to our questions. It took over two hours to get our meals and dessert. Cippino was mediocre at best, trout bland and dry, pasta dishes were okay. Salads were good. Problem is that some times food is good. Some times it’s hit or miss. Very disappointed. For a $300 bill for 4, not returning anytime soon.

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anitabee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We met another couple for a very pleasant evening on the patio. The arugula salad was large enough to share, and half price cocktails before 6pm were enjoyed by all. The seafood stew and pasta dishes were standouts. The tiramisu and panda cotta were shared between four. The serving sizes were generous. Our server was experienced and kind. A pleasant night was had by all.

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vipLanceM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My wife had a salmon dish that was mostly humus with a side dish of salmon. I ordered a veal chop that was undercooked- rare vs. med rare. The bread ordered at extra cost was dry, and last the drink I ordered was incorrectly mixed. Not a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! I’ll be back $$

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly & accommodating. We were not rushed at all & The food was wonderful. It was so nice to be out for dinner & to be able to relax.

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ShirleyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinners creatively prepared. Super service as well!

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AmieP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was excellent and always is excellent. Sadly, our meal was not up to the usual standard for Aroma. Our family has dined here frequently and have never been disappointed but this time the food was cold and not of the usual quality. It was still a nice location and the FOH staff are wonderful hosts....hopefully, they will improve the food.

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vipMark
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lemon tart was unbelievable!

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BillH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service.

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vipAmyG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Aroma Bryant!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent Vino.
Porch was perfect
Thanks Dave & Co.

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Karena
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined with a friend here the other night. I ordered the Salsiccia Alla Cacciatora, and she the Pappardelle Piemonte. Both dishes were delicious and well-prepared. Our server was very professional and capable, in addition to being appropriately warm and attentive. He receives extra high marks from me as he was the only server in the restaurant that night, yet he still managed to provide wonderful service. The setting is very comfortable, and the noise level still allows for unstrained conversation. Highly recommended.

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FrancescoD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants around! Authentic regional Italian menu with very apparent fresh and homemade selections. If the food wasn't enough to make Aroma Bryant great, the imported wine list tops everything off!

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Mike
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall an ok experience. Our visit may have been a fluke - but it was not memorable. Pasta could have drained more, lasagna was plain and Ceasar salad was forgettable. Service was ok, glasses weren’t refilled, table water was forgot. With many quality restaurants as options I don’t know if we will be back

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vipLinda
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour !! food, service excellent!!
Price cannot be beat..

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JasonP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Normally, Trattoria Aroma on Bryant is excellent, but they had all sorts of issues that night - lights going full blast, then completely off, our waiter seemed overwhelmed and it took them forever to get us bread, our drinks - I'm going to say it was an off night for them, but when it costs as much as it does and you rarely get nights out from the kids, and it was for Valentine's Day, you really want a romantic setting, that was not a romantic dinner. Still, overall, great restaurant.

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RoyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was Valentines but reservation for 7PM and sat at 8:30???

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JFvO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice place, good food. Slow wait staff.

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vipBrettcsp
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Trattoria Aroma had a special menu for Valentine's Day. This menu was a somewhat limited menu, but still provided plenty of options. The seafood bisque was silky smooth with the right amount of sherry. The polenta and seafood was unique and a much different presentation than expected. Salads were crisp, cold and fresh. The pasta was homemade and cooked perfectly. The lobster in tomato cream sauce had tons of lobster - not over cooked and a sauce which was not heavy. The textures and seasonings were spot on. The cippino with pasta had a nice edge to the sauce. The seafood was all perfectly cooked and was plentiful. Cocktails were expertly prepared and a nice wine list. Desserts were solid - Creme Burle was light and incredible. The Tiramisu was delicious - not too heavy. Service was excellent.

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viptasty
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great waiter, nice ambiance. Great diner pre Sabres game.

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vipDinerShore
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow, but host/manager apologized when we left. They got slammed with two big parties at the same time. Understandable. The unfortunate situation that I feel was taken very lightly was that my daughter found a 6 inch piece of twine in her salad. Our server only said that he'll have to tell the people in the kitchen to be more careful. No I'm sorry or that's unacceptable. Figured he'd take it off the bill as a sign of good business, but no he didn't, hence this review. My daughter's appetite was understandably halted a bit after that for the main course. Other than that, the food was pretty good and the wait time didn't bother us much because we had a great flow of conversation going! I would possibly go back again, later than sooner, but I will most certainly be keeping an eye out for foreign objects in my meal.

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bufeat
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Had a stuffed hot pepper app that was yummy! The bread was excellent. I had the cioppino app as a main course. It was delicious and satisfying. My husband had the paperadelle w rabbit which is one of my favorite dishes at Aroma. Able to order a $25 bottle of wine which kept it affordable. My only complaint would be the house sslad- a little overpriced for what it was. At least there was some cheese and an artichoke in it..overall a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food was outstanding, service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, terrific service and nice place. What else can you ask for?

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vipGierus
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best kept secret in Buffalo for great Italian food! I eat out several times per week at great places, and this is one of the best little Italian restaurants in NY State! The salads are unique, blending together layers of flavors, texture and interest. The pasta with homemade sausage, while sounding typical, was fantastic! Desserts are made on premises, as is the bread. Great dirty martini! I can't recommend Trattoria Aroma enough!

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ChristianD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the nicest restaurant in Buffalo perhaps Western Hemisphere ( having never travelled East that’s all I can say)
This is our go to spot for a nice dinner and occasionally Sunday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service as always

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MatthewK
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on New Years eve. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We are from out of town but would make this restaurant a destination if we are back in town.

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vipMarkC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and delicious food in a wonderful setting.

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ChrisE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the ambiance, to the service, to the food was fantastic. There were 4 of us, and every meal we ordered was great. This is the perfect restaurant for a date night. I highly recommend checking this place out. You won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for son. We had a fantastic meal.

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BrekC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience and the food along with the service was amazing!

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JudithC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I hadn’t been there in a number of years, but it wasn’t as good as I’d remembered. It’s starting to show its wear. There were 5 of us; we waited longer than we should have for our meals to come out; and 4 of the 5 weren’t hot. Our server was pleasant and competent but didn’t clear the table before coffee. That’s a pet pieve of mine. Aren’t servers trained anymore? Overall , just average.

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RachealC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

While the food was great we waited over 45 minutes to receive out starters (salad and soup). We watched several people around us who were seated 30 minutes after we did get their order before us. They forgot our bread basket. We were told our ticket order was lost by the kitchen. After receiving our starters we waited another 45 minutes for our main dishes. My food was great but half of my friend's lasagna was so over cooked she couldn't cut or chew it. The waiter was very nice and took off our bottle of wine and dessert from the bill. My friend suggested this place because she goes all the time; I'm from out of town. We weren't happy with the late food and such, but we would go back.

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KennethM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Aroma is a wonderful Buffalo gem. Small restaurant with a unique, but classic menu. They know what they are good at and they are very good at it. And because everything is to order, we were able to make some dietary modifications with no angst. Great wine list, too. I especially liked that each price group has its own page; e.g., $35 bottles of red wines.

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Trattoria Aroma - Buffalo is rated 4.5 stars by 345 OpenTable diners.

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