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Roma Cafe

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3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207-2020
+1 313-831-5940
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Roma's is the oldest restaurant in Detroit and has been my favorite for over 20 years. The menu is mostly Italian,but also serve seafood and steaks. I have never had a bad meal. Their veal parm is the best and can't go without getting their salad. The building is original and nothing grand, but the food more than makes up... More 

Thank Sallye H
Dearborn, MI
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to love it. It's the oldest restaurant in Detroit. But it was...meh. I'd always heard about these old school male servers. I imagined the ones they have at La Dolce Vita or Bucci or the Chop House. Nope. Ours was nice but not informative in any way and scribbled our order on a crumpled piece of paper with... More 

Thank Kate F
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The last time I dined at Roma Café I vowed never to return. Unfortunately I did on Tuesday evening before the Red Wings game. Despite the fact that we had a reservation, we sat right in front of the door going to the kitchen that constantly opened with waiters buzzing by our table ever few minutes. I ordered a salad... More 

Thank Permit99
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Always live the Roma. Old time atmosphere, unionized staff endures professionalism. Food great value decent people outstanding. A hidden gem that never disappoints.

Thank Stephen M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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307 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I was excited to have lunch here, but we ended up stuck in the claustrophobic bar. Service was poor, we had to wait for a menu and to order. The food was substandard and we even found someone else meal on our plate bottom. TheTiramisu did not cut it, the lady fingers were only around the outside and it left... More 

Thank hjensen90
Plymouth, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The last 3 times we ate at Roma, the food was not hot; (actually, one dinner, the ravioli was ice cold). We had dinner on Thurs. night 11/10/16, and I told the waiter about our 2 previous experiences. He said he was sorry and would inform the kitchen. The reason I told him up front was to express our interest... More 

Thank Gussietab
Lake Orion, Michigan
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129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The evening started off not so well. We had a reservation that seemed to be ignored. The restaurant was very crowded and we waited and watched as regular patrons were seated and attended to almost immediately upon arrival. Once seated, we waited an additional 30 minutes before we were greeted by our waiter and I am thinking we got him... More 

Thank troutcatcher04
Troy, Michigan
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Arrived early for a 6pm dinner reservation. Roma Cafe was packed at 5:30 but we were able a get a seat at the bar until our table was ready. The bartender was pleasant and brought our drinks quickly. Our table was ready promptly at 6:00 and our waiter Jeff appeared immediately to offer menus and suggest appetizers. We had the... More 

Thank Luvjoy720
Trenton, Michigan
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Roma Cafe has been around for over 100 years and serves generous portions of good old school Italian. Close to Eastern Market, it feels like it's always been there. If you're looking for the latest trendy place, this isn't it. Go for good service, home style veal, fish and pasta the way it's always been made. Comfortable atmosphere that yes,... More 

Thank TraverseCityDiner
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch on a Monday afternoon. Easten market is closed on Monday so the restaurant was very very slow. My sister ordered the chicken and eggplant Parmesan which is chicken Parmesan and eggplant Parmesan both on the plate. It is served with a side of spaghetti with meat sauce. Was about $14. The eggplant parmesan was delicious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-831-5940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?