When my husband and I went with with friends to Angelina for dinner we were immediately impressed with the atmosphere. It is cool and hip and comfortable all at the same time. We began our evening at the bar and enjoyed a few drinks. We walked around a bit and thought the entire restaurant looked fabulous! But, let's get to the important part - dinner! It was wonderful. It is not your typical Italian cuisine. It is much more. My husband ordered the Amish chicken and I ordered the New York strip steak. Our friends ordered the whitefish and the Pork Chop. Each meal was presented beautifully. But beyond presentation the food was amazing! The steak was not a small little piece of meat that you barely fill up on. Coming from a butcher's daughter I think I know what I am talking about when I say that it was a nice portion and it was cooked to perfection! The mashed potatoes that accompanied the steak were heavenly. My husband said his chicken was the best he's ever had. Our friends raved about their meals too. We hope to go back to Angelina again soon. Our experience was great and the restaurant gets an A++++++ in my book!
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 DISCOURAGES 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.
In reading the previous reviews I was very surprised. My husband and i had a wonderful time - the food was great. I had Chicken parmesian and my husband had a filet. He said it was in the top 10 best steaks he had ever eaten. I know the restaurant has been here for years and probably could use a bit if sprucing up. Our waiter was cordial and discreet but brought us everything we needed. It wasn't a busy night. We'll definately go back!
...My wife and I eat here every year on our anniversary. In fact today is our 20th and we are looking forward to a great meal this evening. The food is very good, the atmosphere is nice (we don't take our kids and we rarely see children in there). The make their own pasta and have an extensive wine menu. If you aren't familiar with the area use their valet service.
This is a great find. And perfect if you are going to Fox, Comerica, MGM, or Ford Field and like something a cut above. Atmosphere is comfortable. Service very good. Food excellent. The green mussel starter is great. We like the tuna, as well as the steaks. If you are seeing an event at the Fox you can't beat this for one stop parking and a great time!!!! MJM
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.
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.
Go back to the Rat Pack days of Detroit. Sit and eat in the same atmosphere as many famous people. You never know who you will see there. The food is never ending - antipasto, salad, soup, pasta are served even before you order.Everything is great, especially the large cut filet.
We were in from Chicago and chose this restaurant and so glad we did. The food was amazing but the service from Samer was even more amazing, fun and very helpful. Would come back just to see him and have the calamari! Thanks Samer for a great evening!
The food was good. They a little slow but its worth it. They give you a lot of meat and its well seasoned.. Only thing I didn't like was it wasn't enough sauce on the afro but its was still good