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ROMA - The Grand Fire - CLOSED

The Grand Hotel Building | Cnr The Square & Church Street, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-952 5579
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
29 Dec 2014
“Tasteless food”
14 Oct 2014
“Sorry Roma this is a review of Crave”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Bar, Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
The Grand Hotel Building | Cnr The Square & Church Street, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

We had hoped that the new make over would help but were sadly disappointed. I had the most tasteless stuffed pepper I have ever had the misfortune to eat. I had wanted to order fish but was told on ordering there was none left. Few...More

1  Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Roma has gone and been replaced by Crave. Not a good replacement. I ate here last week and was very disappointed. I had a Moroccan Chicken, which came on a bed of Couscous with roast vegetables. I asked for it with out the Couscous and...More

4  Thank ShirleyM2
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We had not eaten here since the change of ownership several months ago. After a foray into another style of dining for a few years it was good to see Roma has returned to its Italian roots. The restaurant remains largely the same with a...More

1  Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 17 August 2014

It is a very small but nice pizza place that is more on the romantic side. Eating there alone felt strange, and I would much rather have been accompanied.

Thank Sam G
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Lovely Meal and awesome service .... to die for, Yummy!! Clean and tidy Restaurant with chill-out live Acoustic Guitarist .... a nice way to spend the night out, with my partner.

1  Thank JAGMIK
Reviewed 12 June 2014

The food at this restaurant is amazing! Also the hospitality of the staff is very friendly and warm. Great ambiance. Every time I'll be in Palmy I'll be going there for a meal.

1  Thank Germa25
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We have been here a few times and enjoyed the lunchtime meals so decided to try it out after the recent change of ownership.Wonderful service, big $16 meals including a free coffee or juice and we were also given a yummy cookie. We had fish...More

2  Thank palmynz
Reviewed 2 December 2013

My family and I went here after graduation. We had the feast, this included potatoes and salad for the table then they gradually brought a selection of meats out over the course of an hour. Everyone received good helpings of each selection of quality cooked...More

2  Thank T3urumana0
Roma032, Owner at ROMA - The Grand Fire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Thankyou so much for taking the time to write the wonderful review. Our Team will be thrilled, that they met your expectations as well the food. Look forward to having you dine with us again. Anne

Reviewed 6 September 2013

Not a pizza/pasta fan I wasn't looking forward to 'Roma' - the name said it all really but friends and family arranged it so ... :) Decor isn't inspiring and I thought 'yep what I expected'. Wrong. If there wasn't something to suit on the...More

1  Thank webbequestrian
Roma032, Owner at ROMA - The Grand Fire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2013

Thankyou so much; Its is always wonderful when we exceed expectations, and we appreciate your letting us know. I will pass this onto our team--- they will wish to thankyou also. Kind Regards Anne

Reviewed 4 September 2013

We came to this restaurant on our last night in Palmy and was so excited as we love pasta and pizza, most of the food was really nice ortho was missing salt. The staff were lovely and very accommodating. The price for what we ordered...More

1  Thank LD2000_13
Roma032, Owner at ROMA - The Grand Fire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

Thankyou, for reviewing our restaurant-- the staff will be pleased, as are we. I understand the slight confusion, we are always reviewing ways of overcoming that issue--- hopefully in time we will. We look forward to you dining with us again. Many thanks Anne

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Restaurant Details

Italian, Bar, Pizza, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grand Hotel Building | Cnr The Square & Church Street, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand (Formerly Roma Grand Fire)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-952 5579
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