Detroit's oldest restaurant, located in what used to be known as Little Italy, a neighborhood near the Eastern Market, has survived several cycles of ... More
Detroit's oldest restaurant, located in what used to be known as Little Italy, a neighborhood near the Eastern Market, has survived several cycles of neighborhood blight and revival. Its tuxedo-clad wait staff and fancy traditional Italian food have remained in place as the family business has passed down through generations. Old World charm seeps through the wood paneling in the 100-year-old house. The menu is large and the place is bustling, especially on weekend evenings when reservations are a must. Veal is the specialty here, but chicken can be substituted in most dishes. Homemade pastas complement the huge array of meat and vegetarian entrees. The homemade cannoli is a popular dessert.
The food at the restaurant was completely wonderful. It was a bit expensive but the food was worth it. It was by far the best italian food I have ever expirienced. I really recommend this great restaurant.
First of all, this place is a throwback to the old days of Detroit...when you go in there you feel like you have just entered the set of an old movie. The staff has been there for years.
Monday nights are host to an all you can eat buffet that shames even mom's on Sunday!!!
Take clients to lunch during the week and bring the receipt in on Monday for a discount.
Get to Roma, you will not go wrong
hello i was telling my granchildren about the roma cafe my father took me to the roma cafe when i was 6 years oldiam now nearly 86years old they was very surprised its still there i remeber going in the back door the resturant was up stairs my father was a freind of the owner just reminsing mary dimario cooper
The service is profesionally well done by experienced waiters. Menu items have been consistently good for over 50 years. The restaurant has an ambience and history not rivaled in Detroit. I've been coming with family for over 55 years.
Went for my birthday and was very disappointed, especially after hearing so many good reviews. I had the chicken marsala, normally a fav of mine, and found it very bland and definetly not worth $20. The spaghetti was nothing special. The place is old and that ambiance can work, but it was dark, crowded, and loud inside. We were so disappointed we didn't bother with dessert.
Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere in the heart of downtown Detroit. The building and waiters are charming, the menu includes enough variety to satisfy everyone, and all dishes are well prepared. Classic Italian food at it's best. The pastas, fish and poultry dishes are nicely seasoned without the cloying sauces found in many of the "cookie cutter" Italian eateries that seem to be on every corner. Wonderful salads and, if you have room, great desserts. I've had at least 20 of the entrees on the menu and all were just delicious.
I've been coming to Roma for over 20 years. Not just the best Italian Restaurant around, the best restaurant period...end of discussion. Johnny mixes the best salad. Worth the visit itself. The Veal Parmigiana is top shelf and try a canoli to end the evening. I've lived around the U.S., and the best meal I've ever had has been at Roma.
You can't dislike anything at Roma's. The service from Harry is outstanding, the staff is the best, THE FOOD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD and the price is right.
For the best service ask for Harry.
Wonderfu atmosphere, fabulous food, outstanding service. Roma Cafe has a style and level of service not found in most establishments today, they make you feel they want you to return and not like just another customer. Make sure you have a reservation or you may wait, if you dont though it is worth every min. to wait. Try the veal! The house salad is somthing you will want to have more of and will think about the next day. If it is your birthday let them know, it is great!