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“Fabulous Lunch - will def visit again!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trattoria Aroma

Trattoria Aroma
Ranked #56 of 1,027 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Singapore
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous Lunch - will def visit again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Came here for my birthday lunch solo for a lil "me" time. After being helped by the nicest little waitress; I ordered the risoto with tiger shrimp. I wanted to add on scallops so she went and checked and informed me that it would be $4 dollars a scallop! Eyebrows raised I ordered 3 scallops at her recommendation and man the meal did not disappoint! I am a hard to please customer and let me tell you... from my lemonberry cocktail to my dessert everything was top notch! I will definitely give this place a thumbs up and will visit this restaurant again. Not many restaurants of this caliber open for lunch and they did not disappoint!

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Date | Rating
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

I visited this restaurant early one sunny evening and sat outside. I was expecting to have a really nice couple of hours sat in the sunshine. I don't know whether it was because I was on my own but I felt that I was more of a nuisance to them. It killed my appetite straight away and I just ordered a pizza. I ate in a lot of different restaurants in Buffalo during my week away (alone) and was always met with friendliness and made to feel very welcome. Although the food was OK (quite expensive for Italian) this was this least favourite of my places to eat whilst I was in Buffalo.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hamburg, New York
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dinner Yes....Brunch NO!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We went to a much anticipated brunch after going there for dinner. The difference is night and day.....the food served at brunch was to say the least....awful! There were 4 of us....two had the steak and eggs.....it was ordered at the recommendation of the server. The steak was of very poor quality. I and another diner order the benedict....don't know where they learned how to make Hollandaise sauce....but it was nothing like I expected.
Also...the server never even came over to ask how the food was....that should be a clue I guess.

I will go back for dinner....but never again for brunch.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, Michigan
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294 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“So-so overall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Three of us had dinner here last night. When I called for reservations they hemmed and hawed about not having anything until 8:30. They finally agreed to squeeze us in at 6:30. Oddly, plenty of tables were open the entire time we were there. I bristled a bit when the waiter (Dave?) called me "dear." ICK! He was personable but I don't want to be called any endearments by my waiter. I ordered a terrific glass of red wine and perused the menu. Menu is interesting and has a variety of pasta, meat and fish. Hubby had a frutti de mare pasta which he called good but not great. I had the ravioli with goat cheese and mushrooms. Good but not very warm. Our friend ordered a pizza. Said it was good. She had a glass of wine and hubby had a soda. One dessert to share (good tiramisu!) and the bill with tip was $120.
The good: wine, menu selections and quick refills on water.
The bad: waiter never asked about a second glass of wine, food was lukewarm and the requested soda refill never appeared.
This was our first night in the Buffalo area so I can't rank this restaurant compared to others in town.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Buffalo, New York, United States
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“LOVE the Main St location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

On the night of our engagement, no other restaurant would do for intimacy, food quality, & service. We return for our anniversary & whenever we can justify the expense. Meals are not a bad value but a pleasant evening for two with a few glasses of wine and the nice tip they'll earn will run $75-$100 vs. the $40-$50 we would spend on a less formal trip to Fridays.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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