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Roia Restaurant and Cafe

261 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2405
+1 203-200-7045
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Gluten Free Options
261 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2405
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

ROIA has phenomenal food, service, and ambiance -- my wife and I love it so much, we even got married there! Avi and Meera, the owners of ROIA, provided an absolutely perfect experience from start to finish. Throughout our planning process, ROIA's experience hosting five...More

Thank Nicholas L
Reviewed 18 December 2017

What's not fantastic about this restaurant! First of all, the location on College Street is so convenient - with public parking next door which is validated by the restaurant, the ambiance and décor - elegant and spacious yet not too loud (great for actually being...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Roia was elegant inside. The attire is dressy but we were ok in work casual. Parking is the garage next door is validated. Staff knew the history of the restaurant as the Taft Hotel next to the Shubert theater. I had the cocktail Orange blossom....More

Thank Faith D
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Roia is the complete elegant restaurant, without the stuffiness. Great food consistently prepared, and best of all a fantastically meticulous bar staff making great craft cocktails. Sitting beneath the high ornate surroundings of the old Taft Hotel ballroom, you feel as if you're in the...More

Thank Bobfromhamden
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with wife on her recommendation. She works in new haven and has had lunch there and raved about the fish. The dinner was great and the service was wonderful. The menu is small but covers all the bases the pasta was homemade...More

Thank pjsjr1
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We are blessed to be in New Haven because we get to eat at Roia. I have been here several times and it gets better every time. The most simple dish is sublime to exquisite. The wines on the list are impeccable. You have not...More

Thank X4405GR
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you have a dish that is just so perfect, in taste, texture, and appearance, that you know you will dream about it in days to come. The funghi carpaccio here is just that ambrosial creation. Thin mandolined slices of mushroom fanned out on the...More

Thank Gammie8
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The room, ambience, location, parking and menu were perfect. We had high expectations for an exceptional meal. We ordered the bread basket and fruit plate to share. Each plate was disappointingly small. While the food was good, it was nether great enough to justify the...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We came here for a pre wedding dinner. The resraurant has nice décor and quiet atmosphere. The service is very attentive and organised, as it was over 30 people in our group and never did I had to wait too long for my order. The...More

Thank Maksi-jazz
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely terrific. Service was professional and friendly, food was outstanding, location was excellent for walking and parking. If there is a downside I'm hard pressed to find one

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2405
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-200-7045
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