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Review of Core de Roma

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Ranked #14 of 255 Restaurants in West Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Adams Street
West Chester
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Visit and enjoy!”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is our "go to" restaurant when we want delicious Italian fare which is consistent in quality and at a very reasonable price. The restaurant is always packed, tonight was no exception. A spur of the moment decision, we stopped in without a reservation and took two seats at the "bar"...note this is a BYOB..bar in place when it was the Italian Social Club (RIP) a few years ago. Antipasto Italiano as our appetizer, gnocchi, and linguini pescatore as our entrees...with a bottle of wine we brought and it was a nice meal in every respect. Some reviewers complain about the noise level, we liken it to being at a big party where every one is having a great time. Being at the "bar" was not a problem, service was attentive without being intrusive, and we saw a different perspective of the restaurant's operation. We recommend!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Cape May, New Jersey
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had dinner here with another couple who had dined here before and raved about it. Everything was great. great atmosphere, great service, great food. It is BYOB. Between the four of us we had pasta, fish, and veal. They all were excellent. Loved the Limoncello cake for desert. A must visit!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Rod V
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Suburban Philadelphia
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212 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Julia got her ravioli, and we all had one fine meal!!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

My wife, 7 year-old granddaughter, and I visited Core de Roma for the first time this past Saturday evening and were delighted to find that it more than lived up to the rave reviews that it had been getting locally and on Trip Advisor. Our granddaughter had her heart set on ravioli but, unfortunately, it was not on the menu that evening. When my wife mentioned this to the waitress, she checked with the owner, and he said that they could prepare some ravioli especially for little Julia. Now that's what I call service!
And the ravioli was wonderful, to boot...as were the linguine and clams, etc., etc. The service was attentive, friendly, and professional--timing was perfect. The restaurant has two dining areas: a smaller room up front which also has a bar (Are they waiting for a liquor license?) and a larger room in the back.
Both areas are attractively decorated and reminiscent of a trattoria in Italy. Prices were more than reasonable, especially for food of such high quality. The only negative was the noise, but that's becoming harder to escape in dining out these days. We'll definitely be returning to Core de Roma--highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank CodgersontheMove
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great find! ”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Actually had lunch and dinner here last Saturday and both meals were fantastic. Nice ambiance, real candlelit tables. Excellent food and service, Mussou (sp) our waiter was very kind and accommodating, especially during our lunch visit with our young boys. We enjoyed the food and service so much we actually made dinner reservations for 7 for the same evening and it was equally enjoyable and everyone loved their food. Also BYOB is a real plus with a large group, four appetizers, plenty to share among 7 and each had a entree for $70/ couple, can't beat that! The prosciutto wrapped tomato/ buffalo mozzarella and antipasto along with the grilled calamari appetizer are awesome, enjoy!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Our Favorite”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Core de Roma has become our favorite restaurant in West Chester. The food is excellent; fresh and authentic. It is a BYOB so bring your wine. We've probably had dinner there 10 times in the last 9 months so we are familiar faces and always receive a warm welcome. Saturdays can get very crowded now that the word is out so reservations are recommended. When our niece from Italy visited recently we took her there for dinner; she enjoyed the food and had a blast talking to the staff in Italian.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank MTF719
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