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“Neighborhood gem”
Review of Roma D Italia

Roma D Italia
Ranked #2 of 288 Restaurants in Tustin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Peoria, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Neighborhood gem”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Have been going to this restaurant for 25 years and the quality of the food only gets better. The staff is fun and the owner is an interesting person. If you like old fashion italian don't miss this wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited July 2012
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Santa Ana, California
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Almost Every kid in Tustin Grows Up Here”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

This is a terrific, family friendly restaurant recently remodeled and looking good. It's not "gourmet". Some might consider it standard Southern Italian fare but there are many things they do very well and it's just the perfect place to bring kids of all ages. Be warned, it is packed usually from Wednesday thru Saturday by 6:30pm and noisy! Not the place for an intimate or quiet evening. We love the pizza, fried calamari, and the chicken dishes. A tip: Don't have the standard pasta with red sauce that comes with the chicken dishes. doesn't work. Instead, ask them to serve the chicken over angel hair. Yum. I particularly like the chicken d'Italia. The pizza and pepperoni breads are good. Also, stay away from the shell fish unless you like frozen clams. Family run forever. Really nice, friendly, often hurried service. This is the place we bring the kids and their friends and families and so have many, many other Tustin/local families for probably 40 years. Wine so-so but kids don't drink wine!!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Hapitrails2u
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Tustin
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Yum! Mother's Day treat”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

We eat here a few times a year, and were delighted to see that the restaurant has expanded, modernized the outside and added more seats. Lovely day on the terrace, Italian mussels in red sauce, calamari linguini, fusilli marinara and my grilled salmon salad. Great service and hot bread. A treat!

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank hikingteachertustin
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California
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“One of the best around.”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We go here on a regular basis, it is consistantly good. We love the salad dressing. The calamari is the best I've ever had. It isn't cheap but good italian food usually isn't. It is very busy so go early. They have recently remodeled the place and it looks really nice. We also brought some other people here and they agree it is good food. The wait staff are very friendly and that is always important. The sauce isn't too sweet like some spagetti sauces can be so that is what makes it especially good in my opinion. We usually order our pizza well done cause we like the crust cooked more.

  • Visited April 2012
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Newberg, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
389 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Still good after 40 years”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

This review is being written by OregonJohn as dictated by Mrs. OregonJohn after a recent visit to Roma D Italia with our adult children. OregonJohn is still very upset that he was not along on this trip to partake. :-(
When we lived in Tustin years ago, before moving to Oregon in 1976, Roma D Italia was our favorite casual restaurant in Orange County. It was just a little family-owned hole-in-the-wall, but the pizzas and pastas were all first-rate -- freshly made and always flavorful. In the years since, the family moved the restaurant a bit up the street to much larger, more decor-conscious quarters. But happily, the food still has the great taste of Italy's tattorias that made it our favorite for frequent visits in the '70s.
This time, my wife and our 2 adult "kids" -- almost AARP age -- went for our old standby. The antipasto salad was loaded with greens, specialty meats and veggies -- including the same pepperocini of our memory. Scrumptious and practically a meal in itself. Then the main attraction -- a signature pizza topped with Italian sausage, mushrooms and onions, along with mozzarella and Italian-spiced tomato sauce.
And OregonJohn is still hungering for a slice!

  • Visited March 2012
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