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About Trattoria Romana

Welcome to Trattoria Romana, one of South Florida's premier restaurants where you can experience a casual, relaxing evening with authentic Italian dishes. Established in 1993, chef/owner Arturo Gismondi blends the most innovative and exquisite culinary creations with the old world charm of Italy. Choose from an extensive menu that features such signature dishes as Lobster Tails Garlic & Oil, Veal Chop Romana, and Jumbo Shrimp Saltimbocca, all prepared using only the freshest and finest ingredients. The superb wine list features over 400 world-class international and domestic labels. Located near the Intracoastal Waterway and within walking distance from the Boca Raton Hotel and Club.

Trattoria Romana is the place to be and the place to be seen.

We look forward to dining with you.

499 East Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
N.E. 5th Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 393-6715

Website:
http://www.trattoriaromanabocaraton.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is located behind the restaurant on NE 5th Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Arturo Gismondi

Private Party Facilities:
Private rooms are available for parties of 6-45. Contact Carol Brown for further information.

Private Party Contact:
Carol Brown: (561) 393-6715

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Trattoria Romana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Authentic (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
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Good for a Date (40)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Romantic (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Hot Spot (26)
Business Meals (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Fun (19)
Casual (17)
People Watching (17)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Cozy (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was outstanding and our waiter, Bobby, was phenomenal. One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Reservation for 6:30. Had to wait until 7:00. Staff uncaring. Would not recommend.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional experience across the board for Valentines Day. Went the extra mile to make each and every customer feel special. Well done!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I've dined at Trattoria Romano before, but this visit was a disappointment. We arrived on time for an early reservation. Restaurant was not full. Host led us past empty tables to probably the worst seat in the house. When I said we didn't want to sit there, he shrugged his shoulders and said that was only available table. I mentioned other tables and he said they were reserved. Well, pardon me, but we had a reservation too. Guess those people were more important than us. I was ready to leave - I'd rather spend my money where I'm welcome. He finally found us a hi-top table in the bar. I hate restaurants that play games. Left me with a bad taste in my mouth. No pun intended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food, but your sitting on top of the next table, crammed together seating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food delicious but they never fully honor reservations They alway keep you waiting

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything here is amazing. But when you reserve at open table you should not have to wait 30 min for your table. Only fault.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a great place to bring friends. Although the restaurant is busy and often quite noisy it is always a great meal. A little pricey but most accommodating. Portions are good size and you can share without a problem. Waitress was very good and made excellent recommendations. Our friends from NY were most impressed. Great choice

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was very good but service was not attentive. Sat outside to avoid the crowded and noisy inside. It’s a happening place

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere with an Italian -style decor. Our waiter, Tony, was extremely knowledgeable (the recitation of specials is quite something). He was charming and attentive without overdoing it. The food was incredible! The mussels were out of this world-both quality and broth flavor. The homemade tiramisu is not to be missed! Just that alone is worth a visit to Trattoria Romana! Thank you for a lovely dining experience! AAAAA+++++

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner was fabulous as always!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went on Friday night to celebrate my husbands birthday. We had a great table. The food was wonderfully prepared and we had an outstanding wait staff. For dessert we had the red velvet cake. I have to say this cake put any other red velvet cake to shame. It was a beautiful red color , with the most sumptuous icing, and a slight flavor of ammoretta. To die for. Everything that came before the cake was also delicious. You won't be sorry you dinned here.but you may be if you don't .

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Bartender was mediocre. He set up napkins next to me, practically in front of me and when I pushed them aside, he did it again. I was annoyed. The drinks are expensive and the service should be deserving of it. The bar needs updating and get rid of the lights underneath.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

As usual the food there was incredible, and our waiters Tony (who was so knowledgeable about the menus) and Mario who was so very personable were just fantastic! One of my favorite spots in Boca!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always delicious! We just don’t enjoy having to wait 15-20 mins for a reservation because they are so busy.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Waitress, food, restaurant was phenomenal. No complaints. Great place for a special occasion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Delicious food, good service but sat outside and noise level was unpleasant

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Was rushed thru dinner by our server....Then brings our check telling us to pay because he's leaving...Are you kidding meeeeeeee!!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great as usual.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The real deal! This place is fantastic. Great food. Big local scene at the bar. Fun dinner.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and great ambiance!! Good service as well ! Will definitely go back

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. Only complaint was noise level. We were a party of 6 at a round table. Could not converse with guests across from us. The restaurant needs some acoustic panels to soften sound.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great staple of Boca Raton. Excellent food, ambience and service from a mature wait staff. Very professional and very New York. Enjoy! We alway do.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Good basic Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on meat dishes. Good service, and the food is cooked correctly—al dente is in fact served al dente.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great bruschetta!!! One of my fav restaurants

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

They have valet service which is a plus. The food is incredible - appetizers and dinner. The service is fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I love coming here! Best Italian food around!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I brought my mother here for dinner to celebrate her birthday. We were seated in a nice quiet table in the back. The reservation was for 5:30 pm, early, and there was no wait. We were served bruschetta and breadsticks and ordered white wine ( by the glass).... I ordered the appetizer seafood salad as an entree, and asked that it be made larger than the appetizer version and with Castelvetrano Olives and extra radicchio. It was spectacular, mussels poached carefully, calamari rings, shrimp, very generous portions of perfectly prepared shellfish in a lemon, olive oil vinegret dressing. My mother had the lamb chops, mashed potatoes, broccholi, and raved. We will be back. Service was perfect. It did start getting pretty crowded and noisy by 6:30, so we’re glad to have early reservation.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Trattoria Romana is hands down the best Italian Restaurant in Boca Raton. We had the Dover sole, filet, Penne alla Voka, tartufo, etc. The service, ambiance, and food is always consistently amazing!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent food typical to old world Italian cooking. Busy even on a Monday night. Waiter was very attentive and accommodating on special order for dietary restriction

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The restaurant is always very busy Usually there is a wait for the table They have many areas for dining and unless they know you You will never get a table in the main front area We were 4 people and there were 4 open tables and they did not offer us one of them
They led us to a small cubby hole off the front
At a table stuck up against a wall with another table
Very close if there was a fire we couldn’t get out !!!
We asked if we could have a different table and they said NO They are all reserved With a nasty attitude

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent!! Best service. Food was amazing!! Try the MB and crab cakes.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Was not impressed

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

fabulous food will be back and already recommended it to friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This is was the 4th time I have eaten here. Each time, it was very good.
A place I believed you can always get good food. Well, this time was not the case. I ordered the eggplant pie as an appetizer and it was terrible and cold... (totally changed the way they made it before. The my main course which was Branzino and it was drenched in butter and oil ... looked like it was sitting for a while
No only was my dish not goo but my husband and our guests were not happy.
Not cheap either,but when you want a good meal, It was worth it ...
I asked the waiter if there was a new chef and of course he said no
Don't think Ill be going back any time soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Love this restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Consistently great authentic Italian food! Reservations should be made the earlier the better...
The langostinos are sweet and delicious!
Best in Boca! Our favorite and we are very particular.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food is excellent, waiter tried to rush us to order. Tables too close together. Noisy atmosphere

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food. Had to wait about 15 minutes past reservation time and offered outdoor table on a cool night. Would have had to wait longer for an inside table. Great food and wait staff. Outdoor heaters were minimally effective.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

VERY disappointed. We showed up at 7 PM for our reservation and the hostess proceeded to seat us outside, in the cold on the patio (essentially in the street). She said it would be 30 minutes for an inside table! This was not acceptable.

After 10 minutes, I went inside and demanded we get an inside table. She understood, but I felt that no one was treated with much respect in that restaurant. After another 10 minutes, the hostess kindly came outside and led us to a table inside. However, as we approached this table, another man (maybe a manager goes "don't seat them there, they need to wait for this other table"). We then hovered awkwardly another minute for a different table.

All in all, the food was fine. But the restaurant could not have made us feel less special on our anniversary. No one seemed to care or treat us with much respect. After our third table, at least we got to eat. Very disappointing to say the least. It will be our last time there.

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