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Italian, Pizza, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here this week for a friends birthday food was amazing staff great great service. Plenty to chose from on the menu. Only thing is the choice of soft drinks I think they need a better choice, they don’t do pop on tap so maybe...small bottled pop or something.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food ,Shane staff were impatient rushing for service and payment , felt rushed after fi ishibg meal came round for payment after bringing bill

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food and friendly efficient service.Will certainly eat here again.Great price too.Such a great atmosphere too.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

Been coming to Bistro Romano's for almost a year now and it's safe to say it's a beautiful place to come and eat, the service is fantastic and the environment is a very comfortable place to be. The food is some of the best Italian...food not just in Barnsley but Yorkshire on the whole, if you've not been before then you are missing out. Give it a go and I'm sure you won't regret your decision.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

This was our third visit together here,we get together for our birthdays and various locations ,this is by far our favourite Italian that when we want Italian this is the only place we come.in no particular order food is so good and plentiful and service...is so attentive yet not overpowering and Romano just makes it he is so funny and nice. Till the next timeMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

We ordered a takeaway from here tonight. It was really nice! They made dairy free adaptations for my partner too but it didn't take away the taste. Really nice food, great Barnsley treat :)

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Fab friendly service with amazing food. If you need to amend any dish, they’re more than happy to accommodate.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

I have to say food was OK fairly priced staff very helpful I'm not an Italian food person but I enjoyed what I had

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

Been twice, recently, nothing special about the food , Italian 🤷‍♀️ the place, atmosphere or service. Wouldn't reccomend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Oh my word , if youve never tried this place now is the time, the service, the atmosphere, the food, absolutely delicious, and the portion size, youll not be disappointed, will definately be back, thankyou for a lovely evening

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

I would give zero stars, worst dining experience of our life. Unbearable atmosphere louder than a nightclub full of awful, pissed up, Barnsley clientele. Food was bland. Christmas lights gave epilepsy. Could not believe my eyes when the blonde member of staff behind the bar...appeared to stick her middle finger up at me, to her horror when she realised I saw her do it! Presumably because I left 90% of my food and my face must have reflected our disappointment. Only positive was the large measures of wine which was needed to get through such a terrible night.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

The food was good, the service was very good,the price of wine was good (although no Chardonnay. The bistro itself was decorated for Christmas which was a little over the top with tacky decorations. The atmosphere was very strained as there was a table with...owners and family watching over things, which is very uncomfortable. Shame really because the food was good . Ps the roof on the bar is worth a look even if its through the window.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

I'm really disappointed with our visit to Bistro Romanos. On the website they advertise that it is an intimate setting, which is very literal. It's a very small restaurant with not much space between tables meaning there is always waiters walking next to you. It...felt more intimidating than intimate. There were also candles on each table so it wouldn't take much for someone to accidentally set themselves on fire when walking passed (I am an anxious person if you can't tell). We ordered garlic bread with cheese for starters and found out that the waiter mixed up our order with the table next to us, so we had to wait quite a while for them to redo it. When we did get our food, it was very bland. It was as if the base was bought from a shop. We could see there were quite a lot of mix ups going on with the table next to us and there was a lot of arguing between the manager and waiters. Next minute the manager is waving the paper with their order around in front of my boyfriends face. I really couldn't believe it! Extremely unprofessional. We got our mains pretty quickly but we ordered pizzas and again the base was the weird shop bought tasting thing. However the tomato sauce was really nice. Overall, I think if we went at a quieter time it may have been better but our experience has really put us off and we just wanted to leave. I didn't get the chance to inform the staff of our disappointment as we were already late for the cinema so had to dash off. But one positive I can say is that we were also 30mins late for our table due to traffic and they did manage to save it for us which we did appreciate.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

We choose this restaurant because it said had GF options when arrived the waiters didn’t really know what food was ok for me to eat then another waiter came and said we make anything gf apart from pizza so I ordered stating I was celiac...and he put GF on order slip I had stuffed pepper and started to feel a reaction soon after I ate it once home and feeling really ill I called restaurant and spoke to chef he didn’t know a celiac was eating in the restaurant! And I felt he knew I ate something I shouldn’t off !! NOT SUITABLE FOR CELIACS EATING HERE!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Tili Meci, Owner at Bistro Romanos, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

We thank you for your feedback. You chose the stuffed pepper as your starter, after speaking to myself, and I can assure you that dish is definitely gluten free. It is stuffed only with minced beef, cheese, herbs and Napoli sauce (a tomato based sauce...More

Reviewed 17 October 2023

I would imagine it's been there 30 years and never had a refurb. Quite a strange little place but nice dimly lit atmosphere. Quite shocked at the prices for a Barnsley Bistro. Food was good. As with many local eateries definitely substance over style (big...portions - little finesse!)......fillet steak really good but at nearly £36 it should be! Staff friendly. All other tables were "birthdays" and having a good old singalong to Dean Martin. Volare! Ohh ohhh ohhh ho! If I'm ever back in the area I will return for a touch of nostalgia! Pass the Black Forest please and a glass of Black Tower.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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ROMANOS BISTRO 24 Shambles St, Barnsley S70 2SW Phone:01226 240000 Hours: Tuesday 5:30–11pm Wednesday 5:30–11pm Thursday 5:30–11pm Friday 5:30–11pm Saturday 5:30–11pm Sunday Closed Monday 5:30–11pm
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BISTRO ROMANOS, Barnsley - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Bistro Romanos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5