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The Rome Restaurant

4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
+1 508-528-4740
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I have been going to the Rome my entire life. The service is friendly and the food is fantastic- particularly the chicken parmigiana. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Thank ToesInSand123
Beth C, Owner at The Rome Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Can't thank you enough for all your support over the years! A review like this really makes my day. We can't wait to have you back for more chicken parmigiana! Sincerely, Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We go here a lot never been disappointed the food is great the service is great don't have anything bad to say

Thank gvnconst
Beth C, Owner at The Rome Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

We always love serving you! Thanks for leaving a kind review. We can't wait 'til next time. All the best, Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Michelle at the bar is awesome! Great service, very attentive to the patrons. Food was amazing as always. Large crowd tonight. Will be back again soon.

Thank JimJoRI
Beth C, Owner at The Rome Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Joanne, thanks! I'm so glad you were happy with our food, Michelle's awesome service, and our lively crowd. Until next time! Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2017

I had been a couple of times so I suggested that my sister and I dine here before a show at Dean College. It was her first time here. She ordered the Veal Ala Roma and absolutely loved it! The sauce is just incredible. She...More

Thank RioB72
Management response:Responded 25 August 2017

Thanks for stopping by before your show! We loved serving you and your sister. It sounds like you not only enjoyed your dishes at our place, but that they really held up at home, too -- that makes me so proud! We can't wait to...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

My husband and I went here again for dinner one night before we went to a local musical show. They give 10% off your bill if you eat the night you go and show your ticket stub. I had the spaghetti with vodka sauce. It...More

Thank Diane123Diane
Management response:Responded 18 August 2017

Thanks for stopping by before your show, Diane! We probably should've suggested something with a little smaller serving size, since you wouldn't be able to take it home with you, but there's always next time. Feel free to stop by again when you're feeling really...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Rome is our go to in Franklin. The food is definitely old school Italian, with its red sauce, large portions, and dated menu. However, you can always get a table, the waitresses are very friendly, the drinks are large and the beer is cheap....More

Thank Gary D
Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

We love being your go-to Italian spot here in Franklin, Gary! It sounds like you know exactly what you want from our menu, and we're happy to provide it for you. See you again soon! All the best, Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Been to The Rome every time we've been in the area. A great place to watch a Boston game. Any Boston game. Today I had one of the specials, a luscious veal a la Roma, a huge portion with mozzarella and parmigiana and mushrooms, and...More

Thank OneRealLady
Management response:Responded 4 August 2017

Thanks for watching a game at our place! I'm happy that our veal a la Roma did the trick for you, as well. Hope you and your husband can dine with us again very soon! Sincerely, Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

You get free soup or salad when you ordner pasta. The pasta is grate and the service is to. The price is not bad eather.

Thank Roy R
Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

Glad you're such a fan of our pasta, Roy! I hope you'll come back and try something new with us very soon. Sincerely, Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 14 June 2017

i have enjoyed the rome restaurant for many years,usually with my son and wife. this year ,having lost my daughter-in-law unexpectedly, my son and grandson took me to the rome for mothers' day.! I happen to enjoy italian food most of all,and the rome never...More

Thank lattelady78
Management response:Responded 16 June 2017

I'm so very sorry for your loss, and I'm honored that we had the opportunity to serve you for Mother's Day. If there's ever anything we can do for you, please, let me know, and thank you so much for the wonderful review. We can't...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Food was below mediocre. Gave it several chances. I asked what was their best dish...and tried it. Not good.More

Thank Cathyraz
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

I'm genuinely disappointed that we couldn't find something on our menu to impress you. We have our great reputation for a reason, but that doesn't mean everyone's going to love us, and it's okay if we're just not your style. I sincerely appreciate you giving...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 508-528-4740
The Rome Restaurant is a family-run restaurant serving quality homemade Italian cuisine at an affordable price. As the Colace Family enters its second generation, the Colace Brothers (Carmine, Richard, James, Mario, Daniel) are proud to carry on the tradition of serving quality Italian cuisine at an affordable price. We never use preservatives or additives and all of our soups, sauces and pizzas are made fresh in our kitchens daily. We serve all of our entrees from only the freshest ingredients possible. We look forward to serving you soon. Welcome!
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