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Roma Cafe - CLOSED

3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207-2020
+1 313-831-5940
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207-2020
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This is my kind of place, a hole in the wall that has stayed put since 1890 with authentic Italian food. The decor is old school as are the waiters, actually. The pasta was homemade and I liked both the meatball and the sauce. I...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I've had many friends and relatives go here but I had never been. Two weeks ago I went for the Monday dinner buffet-$19.99 for adults, $9.99 for kids. Antipasto salad, bread, pasta, veal parm, chicken, peppers and sausage, and cannoli or eclairs for dessert. This...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Several opening notes: I have dined at Roma Café off and on for years. The restaurant has been around for more than a century serving old school Italian food; this is not gourmet dining nor is it creative cuisine. On past visits, I have ordered...More

Thank goatguy46
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Old Time atmosphere. Food was good and served fast. Was hot and ready to eat. Bread was excellent. Was not asked about a refill on my soda. All others at my table were given refill without asking. Excellent place to visit while eating.

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Not the best location, not the best set up, not the best service, old and shady restaurant, uncomfortable chairs, dark restaurant......nothing on the set up and amosphere invites you to eat here......unless the food is great. Amazing food can compensate and balance all what I...More

Thank Alvaro E
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Whenever we have an opportunity to introduce someone new to Detroit, the Roma Cafe is always on our list. It's the oldest restaurant in Detroit (1890), near the Eastern Market section of town. The servers all wear tuxedos and the food is classic Italian dishes...More

Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Let me begin by saying that we have been to the Roma Cafe several times over the course of several years and have never had a bad experience there. This visit was no exception! Let me begin with our waiter who has been at Roma...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Outside of the restaurant it was a little sparse but inside a nice quaint atmosphere was presented. The food was very good.

Thank youngl_s
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The best part about eating here was there very helpful shuttle over to the Opera House. The gentleman was very nice and was waiting for us as we exited the theater. As for the restaurant, the place was completely crowded. The calamari appetizer was not...More

Thank TravelLover985
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Been going to Roma Café for 50+ years (I am 60 now). Best Italian food this side (either direction) of Italy! Monday night there is an Italian buffet to die for.... meats, cheeses, salads, pasta, entrees, deserts, and strolling violinist and accordionist. Waiter in tuxedos!...More

Thank WilliamHarrison55555
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-831-5940
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