First time dining. The food is excellent, service was outstanding but the place needs cleaning up. We were seated by the window, not only 1 inch of dirt on the window seal but a bunch of dead bugs. Woud love to come back but was a little turned off by the dead bugs which had obviously been there for quite a while. Agian, great food. Guess we should have been seated outside.
Started out okay but ended up badly. A broken chair with no help or even acknowledgment from the management or wait staff. Thank goodness for kind fellow patrons. There are a lot wonderful eateries in Austin that offer excellent service--this is not one of them.
I went to Romeo's with a group of 6 on Valentine's Day and the experience was abysmal. I understand that it is a busy holiday for restaurants, but I truly expected more from a place that I used to love.
The service was slow (the wait was normal, but we were there for 3 hours after we were seated), the waitstaff was rude and inattentive, and the food was definitely NOT up to par.
In addition to the overall bad experience, our waitress brought us a bottle of wine that was different than what we ordered (and significantly more expensive) and when we questioned it, we were told it was not a problem and it would be fixed on our bill. Then an INCREDIBLY RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL MANAGER told us that the mistake was on our part (although the waitress admitted fault) and we were forced to pay for it.
I was truly disappointed in a place that I once loved. I will NOT be returning to this restaurant.
When yearning for Italiano I love to hit this spot. The appetizer spinach dip is yummo and the Shrimp Alfredo is great and they serve it with fresh warm bread. just heavenly. the staff is unobstrusive and they are prompt and pleasant and overall enjoyable evening. Hope you enjoy it as much as I always have. I have never been disappointed.
We love Romeo's!
Recent updates to the wine list and the beer selection are just awesome!!! They have the best winelist for a mid-casual restaurant in town. Food is always good and prices are fair. It might look a little kichey, but you'll have a great time on the patio.
$5 at 5 happy hour is really cool - full size martini's for $5? I'm in! Live piano is fun too
First of all the food was EXCELLENT. I had the stuffed shells and my wife had the shrimp in pesto, both dishes were very fresh and tasty, this coming from a guy that really doesn't get excited about Italian food. The portion sizes were almost enough for two and they had a good selection of wine. The service was alright, not the best, but average. The price of the food was average meaning about $10-$15 a plate and a glass of wine around $12. I was impressed by the free valet parking. Considering how hard it is to find parking in Austin, I thought this was a nice touch. The atmosphere was good and if we had been there a little later (after sunset) I think it would have been pretty romantic. A little candlelight, white Christmas lights in the trees you get the picture.
I would recommend this restaurant to others!
My husband and I ate at Romeo's while in Austin. I had the pepper seared Tuna which was absolutely fabulous. My husband had the blackened shrimp milanese which he hated. The shrimp were not blackened and the sauce was too tomatoey (new word :-}). The tiramisu for dessert was very good and the sour apple martini was also good. Our waiter was nice and very helpful. He's the one that suggested the Tuna. Definitely not an elegant restaurant but it is cute. If I'm ever back in Austin I will go back for the Tuna.
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