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Business Details

127

years

in Business

Detroit's Oldest Italian Restaurant Serving the City of Detroit since 1890!
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Hours:

Regular Hours

SunClosed

Services/Products:
Cafes Cocktail Lounges Restaurants
Payment method:
cash, all major credit cards
Neighborhoods:
Downtown Detroit, Eastern Market
Amenities:
Restaurant,Handicap Restroom,Wine Served,Valet Parking,Shuttle Service,Cocktails,Food / Beverage,Catering Arrangements,Dine-In
Categories:
Fine Dining Restaurants, Cocktail Lounges, Italian Restaurants, Wine Bars, Bars, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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04/14/2015

The meals that they have in here is as authentic Italian as it can get. I love the sauces that they have in here, not that very oily and enough to make you day.

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10/19/2012
When I'm asked to name my favo...

When I'm asked to name my favorite restaurent my immediate response is "The Roma
Cafe in Detroit MI". And I admit to being in a rut because I always order Veal Piccata and a Roma Salad with anchovies. That main dish, accompanied by a glass (or two) of fine Chianti and crisp warm bread dipped in virgin olive oil makes my day.

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Pointer48236
12/30/2011
WOW, Amazed again

I have been going to Roma's for over 30 years. Jan, just did a small update and everything was fantastic.

You would be very happy going to this restaurant o get great Italian food.

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11/26/2011
The spaghetti sauce and the pe...

The spaghetti sauce and the perch are the best in Metro Detroit!!! Old world feeling. Great Italian waiters in tux. It's always phenomenal.!

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01/24/2011
ROMA CAFE-FOOD IS AWESOME-MOST OF THE WAITERS SUCK!!

THE FOOD AT ROMA CAFE IS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. THE WAIT STAFF IS A MIXED BAG. SOME OF THE WAITERS ARE ABSOLUTELY STELLAR, WHICH MAKES FOR A FANTASTIC DINING EXPERIENCE, BUT MOST OF THE OTHERS ACT LIKE THEY ARE DOING YOU A FAVOR BY WAITING ON YOU. A COUPLE OF THEM ARE VERY CONDESCENDING, ESPECIALLY TO WOMEN, AND THEIR DEMEANOR IS ALOOF AND SNOOTY. MENTIONING THIS TO THE MANAGEMENT IS A WASTE OF TIME. THEY ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION. IT DEFINITELY DISCOURAGE...view moreS ME FROM GOING THERE TO SIT DOWN AND HAVE A MEAL, SO I NOW GET CARRY-OUT MOST OF THE TIME. HOPEFULLY, THEY READ SOME OF THESE CRITIQUES.view less

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08/25/2010
Very Good Food and Atmosphere

The food is outstanding, just good old fashion Italian cooking. The drinks are a dollar more but its a Great Drink. If they have the Oso Bucco on the menu , It Is A MUST TRY, YOU WONT REGRET IT. A small place but they turn them over so you will always be able to get in. Otherwise, I will definatly go there again, I here the Perch is awsome.

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AndreaSuperDuper
08/12/2010
Roma cafe

Terrible food. The service isn't too bad. Hi Mom.

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art1047
09/12/2009
terrible food and service

I would never go there again !My sauce was watery and the steak was rare when I ordered it medium.I've been treated better by McDonald's wait staff.Save your money and the drive to an unsafe part of detroit.

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letseatdinner
01/01/2009
Old and Overrated

I've been to Roma Cafe a few times and have been disappointed each occasion. I've read the other reviews and have to agree that I think the experience is directly related to who you know and how well the staff knows you. Frequent visitors seem to get a great deal of attention, while everyone else suffers through a rough dinner with tight seating. The food is simple but did not impress me as having the homemade, fresh ingredients as promised. This place is old, stodgy and severely o...view moreverrated. I'd go to Assaigi in Ferndale any day of the week but I'll never go back to this place.view less

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DocSeverin
11/07/2008
If you are not a regular

I know a lot of people who frequent this establishment who rate it as one of the best italian \r
restaurants that they go to. I have to say that these people do have good taste but I have \r
to say my experience there seriously fell short. My girlfriend and I got seated in a cramped \r
corner next to a big party of people who occupied the attention of our tuxedo clad waiter the \r
whole night. \r
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THE GOOD: Old world atmosphere. The bartender was amiable and made a good blo
...view moreody mary. There were a lot of people there who looked like regulars and they looked like they were getting special treatment.\r
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THE BAD: Seeking to impress my girlfriend at a highly rated Italian restaurant I ending up getting mad instead because the waiter ignored us all night and when our meals arrived (mine being Linguine w/ Clam sauce) the waiter dropped my dish down like he was giving me my prison meal. It was the most unimpressive Linguini I have ever had. It was like someone dumped some butter and a can of clams on it. Someone later told me that maybe that's because what I ordered is more of a northern Italian dish and not sicilian, so I guess I should have ordered something with a red sauce. What I found there is It depends on who you are pretty much. Expect to get treated as special if you ARE special (to them) That's why the reviews are so off balance.
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3401 Riopelle StDetroitMI 48207

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