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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the plus side the restaurant reserved us a table on a busy Friday lunch time and the staff were knowledgeable enough about the ingredients in each dish to help us manage food allergies. On the down side, the food was disappointingly mediocre and we...had visited based on researched reviews. We ordered grissini stressing that these were a starter and that the Children (3 under 10s) were hungry and would struggle to wait for their main. We had to ask again for this to be served and it came after our main. The adults were served first. Children were not offered any cutlery to eat pizza -fair enough fingers were fine but nor were there any napkins available to wipe their hands and face. In fact the children in our party, 4 in all were completely ignored. No staff spoke to them at all from entry to leaving. I was clear with staff that I had an onion allergy. They helpfully told me that all dishes with tomato contain onion, but then served my olives covered in raw onion. They didn’t clear plates. In the end we took the plate with leftover pizza downstairs to ask for a takeaway box as we left. No one asked if we enjoyed our meal and we felt staff would benefit from further customer front of house training. We went elsewhere for dessert. Overall a really disappointing Lunch. We won’t be visiting again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to the theatre and needed to book somewhere to eat so I found this Italian restaurant on google and so glad I did we all had starters mains and desserts all the food was amazing drinks were fine service was spot on...will definitely be coming back (panacea) deliciousMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely food. Tasted very homemade and authentic. Great vibe too. However, the restaurant is upstairs and you have to go downstairs to order food, there is no table service to order. It also took a while and a request to clear our plates. Great...food and lovely people but service to the table could be a lot better to provide an improved experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

30 of us came for dinner before off to watch a show ...the waitresses where very well organised all the tablets got drinks and hot food which was delicious 😋 xx Very reasonable priced would highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

You know those little places that just seem to get everything perfect e.g. the seasoning, the flavours, the price, the happy and friendly staff, the drink selection, the sides and even the desserts, well this is one of those places. I absolutely love café Roma,...we've only been 5 or 6 times but it's probably my alltime favourite place, don't get me wrong I've eaten much more expensive and fancy foods but I don't think I've been to many places as enjoyable, friendly and downright enjoyable. It's a simple menu but it's all done really well, from my experience theyre happy to make minor changes to accompany certain tastes or requirements. The prices are incredible when you consider both the food quality and the portion sizes, for the hungry folk I'd recommend the calzone, for those wanting something super tasty but saving room for pudding I'd recommend anything from the mains section as the pizzas are pretty big and the pasta very filling. But yeah overall it's great, couldn't recommend it highly enough, it's a real treat whenever we go, I hope it never changesMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

1st Time Ever Been To Roma Cafe On Halfords Street - A Delightful Cafe Serving All Dishes To Do With Italian Food - All Food Freshly Prepared On Site And Brought To You,Pipping Hot - The Staff That Work There Are True Professional And Dedicated...To Their Job - My Advice Go On A Lunch Time Deal - They Have A Meal Deal And Comes With A Hot Or Cold Drink Of Any Choice - Everyone In The Roma Café Made Me And My Finaceë Feel Really At Home - And Wanting To Come Back For More - I Always Say Book 1st :- Can Be Really BusyMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Portion size is greatly reduced so much so that I was left hungry after meatballs and spaghetti. I had to pay £5 for a tiny portion of dried (not fresh) spaghetti to accompany my meatballs which were delicious. The combined portion was the size of...a child's or starter portion. All in all a disappointing experience. Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Azizza Burnham, Owner at Cafe Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. that being said your waitress did try her upmost to accommodate your requirements. You ordered a main meal of 7 meatballs with a side of salad which comes included, you were charged...More

Reviewed 15 November 2023

I've never written a review before, but Cafe Roma has compelled me to share my experience. It consistently delivers the kind of high-quality food that I usually expect but often find lacking, especially when faced with prices 50-100% higher elsewhere. This warm and hospitable cafe...boasts a traditional decor that enhances the overall dining ambiance. Let me be unequivocal the food at Cafe Roma is nothing short of outstanding. Fresh, simple, hearty, and unpretentious, each dish is a testament to excellence. The traditional flavors, served piping hot, are not only comforting but also delicious. The execution is flawless, making every bite a delightful experience. Equally impressive is the fantastic service, making a visit to Cafe Roma a must. It's not just about the amazing value; rather, it stands out for successfully achieving what more expensive establishments so often fail to do. The fact that this gem is reasonably priced is a welcome bonus. If I were to suggest any personal improvement, it would be the addition of draft beer. That would elevate my rating to a perfect 10. In conclusion, Cafe Roma is doing something truly special, and my advice is to stay true to this winning formula. Don't change a thing—double down on what makes it exceptional.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

Went to Roma on a Saturday evening. Called ahead to book a table the week before. Unfortunately we were sat upstairs with only one other table occupied by the time we had finished eating. The upstairs dining room offered no atmosphere at all. We ordered...starter and mains. Starters were great but my pizza was disappointing. Crust was too thick and not enough pepperoni. The rest of our food was good. I would visit again but choose a different main as the menu was extensive and interesting.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

What a great accidental find. This is a typical 'moms & dads' type of small restaurant which you find all over Italy. 5 stars on the door for food handling & hygiene which was a bonus. Great value for money, excellent food which was so...good we went two nights on the trot. The lady owner & staff are very friendly and chatty, nothing was too much trouble, they all made us very welcome. So different from the big Italian themed chain restaurants like Prezzo's etc who just churn out the same old pasta & pizza but without any passion unlike the folks at Cafe Roma who love & eat there own food. Very much recommended place to visit.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

went to celebrate my daughters graduation . food was lovely surroundings , only down was another table with a graduation on were given complimentary drinks and a desert and we weren't so it felt a bit odd.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

We enjoyed the live saxophone music however food and service was very underwhelming so we won't be going again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Such a popular place and deservedly so. Last couple of times we have called in but pre/ theatre dining meant they were fully booked. Booked last minute yesterday and we were successful. Curve is dark atm so could be why. What a lovely experience it...is eating at Cafe Roma. Independent restaurant with delicious food and lovely authentic atmosphere. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

100% would recommend. Great authentic menu with lots of options. For main we went for 3 pastas for £18 - ideal for 2 people sharing, each was incredible and delicious. We had a pizza as a side (lol), which was also lovely and fresh. The...tiramisu was the best I’ve ever had, again great punch of flavour. Lovely prompt service. Will definitely be going back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

What an amazing find! Pre-theatre meal last night with my Mum. Wonderful food, lovely service & atmosphere. Really good value! Great to find an authentic family run business. Will definitely be returning. Thanks for a fabulous meal Roma!! 😋

Date of visit: August 2023
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Cafe Roma is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5