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“Dinner for one.”
Review of Marefair Roma - CLOSED

Marefair Roma
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Dinner for one.”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

I visited on a Thursday evening as was the only customer. (joys of business travel) The owner was friendly and polite and was happy to make recommendations. This was helpful given my terminal indecisiveness. The restaurant was clean and warmly decorated. I had the cannelloni which was rich and delicious. If I ever end up in Northampton again I wouldn't hesitate to go back. There was a good drinks selection and the house white wine was reasonable and priced to match.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank zogworth
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
“nice place”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We ate here last sunday after the Grand Prix and enjoyed our dinner very much. Food was fresh and cooked to perfection. Even though restaurant was busy, we had great evening. xx thanks

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank purep55
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Glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not great, even for Northampton.”
Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Visited on the Sunday evening following the Grand Prix at Silverstone, as Northampton appears to be thin on dining out options on a Sunday evening. We were greatest by a flustered owner, asking whether we found ourselves in any particular hurry, as he had a large party booked in and he thought food may take a bit longer to come out of the kitchen due to this. We weren't and were given the last table. When the large corporate group arrived, the host informed us that we wouldn't be able to order pizza as the kitchen wouldn't be able to do this. My husband then tried to order the seafood risotto, just to be told that, since they were making "proper Italian risotto" (should an Italian restaurant be serving anything else??) it would take to much time to make and that he should maybe have the pasta instead. I doubt the corporate group was given similar restrictions.
When our food arrived (very quickly, clearly to get it out of the way) the antipasto starter was up to standard, although maybe a couple more tomatoes would have been nice. The main courses again arrived with rather undue hurry and were distinctly below par. The pasta, both in my Cannelloni as well as in my husbands seafood pasta was cooked to a glutinous mess. Otherwise, the taste was average, I'd even be tempted too say I could have fine better at home.
The only positive would be that given the haste the food was put out by the kitchen the meal was over quickly.
I left wondering whether we would have been treated better if we hadn't admitted that we were visitors and unlikely to return (although we had had a meal in this restaurant last year and were actually returning customers).
Also, I would have respected the owner more if he had just admitted that he wouldn't be able to serve both us and the larger group.
Overall very disappointing, will resign myself to having take away on the Sunday on the next Grand Prix weekend.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ural0000
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I visited Roma with my partner and we were very impressed. The food was outstanding and the service was friendly and prompt. My partner was particularly impressed with the whisky selection on offer! We will definitely be back soon!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Pip D
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

The restaurant is lovely and very warm and welcoming. My friend and I decided to eat there because we both fancied Italian and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was a friendly Italian who built on the authenticity of the restaurant and was extremely helpful, gave great service. The meal itself was delicious. We will definitely be visiting again!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank mimujer
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