Trattoria Roma

★★★★★
  • 1447 Grandview Ave

    Columbus, OH 43212

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  • 614-488-2104

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For the amount of food you get the prices are great. My fiance works at Spagio and they have the same prices but you get half the food then you do here at trattoria-roma. Their Salmon is to DIE For!! Their Tiramis is the best I have ever

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★★★★★

For the amount of food you get the prices are great. My fiance works at Spagio and they have the same prices but you get half the food then you do here at trattoria-roma. Their Salmon is to DIE For!! Their Tiramis is the best I have ever

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For the amount of food you get the prices are great. My fiance works at Spagio and they have the same prices but you get half the food then you do here at trattoria-roma. Their Salmon is to DIE For!! Their Tiramis is the best I have ever

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★★★★★

For the amount of food you get the prices are great. My fiance works at Spagio and they have the same prices but you get half the food then you do here at trattoria-roma. Their Salmon is to DIE For!! Their Tiramis is the best I have ever

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My experience here was an absolute nightmare. The waitress was polite and pleasant. Everything else was awful. Food was mediocre and terribly overpriced. Which I could get over, considering I had a gift certificate. Unfortunately, they

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★★★★★

My experience here was an absolute nightmare. The waitress was polite and pleasant. Everything else was awful. Food was mediocre and terribly overpriced. Which I could get over, considering I had a gift certificate. Unfortunately, they

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My experience here was an absolute nightmare. The waitress was polite and pleasant. Everything else was awful. Food was mediocre and terribly overpriced. Which I could get over, considering I had a gift certificate. Unfortunately, they

3
★★★★★

My experience here was an absolute nightmare. The waitress was polite and pleasant. Everything else was awful. Food was mediocre and terribly overpriced. Which I could get over, considering I had a gift certificate. Unfortunately, they

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Just tried Trattoria Roma yesterday (4/13/10) and although the waiter was good, the food was just OK and they did not honor a gift certificate like it said they would on the internet. Overall, as a frequent Italian restaurant diner, I have had better food elsewhere in Columbus and would not recommend Trattoria Roma.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just tried Trattoria Roma yesterday (4/13/10) and although the waiter was good, the food was just OK and they did not honor a gift certificate like it said they would on the internet. Overall, as a frequent Italian restaurant diner, I have had better food elsewhere in Columbus and would not recommend Trattoria Roma.

Pros: Good waiter

Cons: Food just OK and Gift Certificate not honored

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I've been to Trattoria a number of times for lunch and dinner. I don't take the time to write reviews often, but after tonight I couldn't resist. Everything about Trattoria is top notch. The staff is great, the food is phenomenal and the quiet, small atmosphere is perfect. In the 4+ years I have eaten there, I have yet to not see the owner Shawn hard at work. I highly recommend just about anything on the menu!

Also, be sure you check for available coupons on www.restaurant dot com! We got a $25 certificate for $12.50.

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★★★★★

I've been to Trattoria a number of times for lunch and dinner. I don't take the time to write reviews often, but after tonight I couldn't resist. Everything about Trattoria is top notch. The staff is great, the food is phenomenal and the quiet, small atmosphere is perfect. In the 4+ years I have eaten there, I have yet to not see the owner Shawn hard at work. I highly recommend just about anything on the menu!

Also, be sure you check for available coupons on www.restaurant dot com! We got a $25 certificate for $12.50.

Pros: Atmosphere, Staff, Food

Cons: None

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The calamari appetizer seemed like it was heated up out of a store-bought frozen bag, and the red sauce was nothing special (tomatoes seemed to be canned).

However, the mushroom, spinach and cream sauce was excellent. I would definitely get that the next time. The veal is also tender and very good.

Portion sizes were good. I could not finish the Osso Bucco.

The food was decent overall. However, since not enough seemed to be made from scratch, I found the menu to be overpriced.

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★★★☆☆

The calamari appetizer seemed like it was heated up out of a store-bought frozen bag, and the red sauce was nothing special (tomatoes seemed to be canned).

However, the mushroom, spinach and cream sauce was excellent. I would definitely get that the next time. The veal is also tender and very good.

Portion sizes were good. I could not finish the Osso Bucco.

The food was decent overall. However, since not enough seemed to be made from scratch, I found the menu to be overpriced.

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My girlfriend and I just celebrated our one year anniversary and I wanted to take her somewhere romantic. This is the place. The service was outstanding and the food was just as good. I had the Pollo Devolo (pardon my atrocious spelling and I cant quite remember the name) and my girlfriend ordered the smoked salmon ravioli which was out of this world. They even put two little candles on our desert (if you like chocolate, the Pots de Creme is heavenly). They offer a great wine list and the servers are very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. One of my favorite romantic restaurants in Columbus so far!

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I just celebrated our one year anniversary and I wanted to take her somewhere romantic. This is the place. The service was outstanding and the food was just as good. I had the Pollo Devolo (pardon my atrocious spelling and I cant quite remember the name) and my girlfriend ordered the smoked salmon ravioli which was out of this world. They even put two little candles on our desert (if you like chocolate, the Pots de Creme is heavenly). They offer a great wine list and the servers are very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. One of my favorite romantic restaurants in Columbus so far!

Pros: Food, ambience, service

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This is a great restaraunt to bring a date, it's romantic and has great atmosphere. The food is very good and I enjoy the relaxed feel. The last time I ate there it was my girlfriends 21st birthday and when we were ordering wine the waiter was nice and wished her happy birthday. After dinner they brought out 2 butterscotch shots, one with a strawberry and a candle on it. All without us asking for this! Excellent service, I would recommend going!

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★★★★★

This is a great restaraunt to bring a date, it's romantic and has great atmosphere. The food is very good and I enjoy the relaxed feel. The last time I ate there it was my girlfriends 21st birthday and when we were ordering wine the waiter was nice and wished her happy birthday. After dinner they brought out 2 butterscotch shots, one with a strawberry and a candle on it. All without us asking for this! Excellent service, I would recommend going!

Pros: good food service and romantic

Cons: none!

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Their pastas and entrees are flavorful and of the highest quality.They offers a really great menu with wonderful soups .The dining experience is wonderful.

4
★★★★☆

Their pastas and entrees are flavorful and of the highest quality.They offers a really great menu with wonderful soups .The dining experience is wonderful.

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We just got back from dinner and had to give the experience 2 thumbs up! The outdoor atmosphere was very romantic with charming music in the background. Our service (by Jon) was superb. He was very knowledgable of the menu and helpful in giving reccomendations. We loved the crab cakes! Ask for Jon!

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★★★★☆

We just got back from dinner and had to give the experience 2 thumbs up! The outdoor atmosphere was very romantic with charming music in the background. Our service (by Jon) was superb. He was very knowledgable of the menu and helpful in giving reccomendations. We loved the crab cakes! Ask for Jon!

Pros: Service and Atmoshphere

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We live fairly close to the restaurant and go as often as we can. I've recommended this restaurant to many friends who have all been equally impressed. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu (although there are certain dishes I can't get away from because they're so delicious). The staff is always so friendly, and we leave full and happy! In the summer, the patio is a wonderful place to dine. It's located right on Grandview Ave., which is a great place to people watch. After dinner you can take a stroll down the avenue and go see a movie at the Drexel!

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★★★★★

We live fairly close to the restaurant and go as often as we can. I've recommended this restaurant to many friends who have all been equally impressed. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu (although there are certain dishes I can't get away from because they're so delicious). The staff is always so friendly, and we leave full and happy! In the summer, the patio is a wonderful place to dine. It's located right on Grandview Ave., which is a great place to people watch. After dinner you can take a stroll down the avenue and go see a movie at the Drexel!

Pros: Cozy, romantic admosphere; excellent food; friendly service; great location

Cons: Wish it was cheaper so we could go every day

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I RECENTLY VISITED ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND I HAD WONDERFUL FOOD AND SERVICE. THE STAFF AT THE TRATTORIA ROMA WERE TOP NOTCH! THANK YOU, TRATTORIA ROMA!

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★★★★★

I RECENTLY VISITED ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND I HAD WONDERFUL FOOD AND SERVICE. THE STAFF AT THE TRATTORIA ROMA WERE TOP NOTCH! THANK YOU, TRATTORIA ROMA!

Pros: FRIENDLY STAFF, GREAT FOOD

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I recently ate at this restaurant. My party and I had several questions about the menu and our server seemed kind of clueless about the answers. I ordered the wedding soup which came out with bits of fat floating on it, I tasted it and realized it was ice cold. So I sent it back and it came out piping hot. My main meal was the lasagna. It was excellent. My friends also like their meals but we thought it was overpriced. I think the lasagna at Villa Nova is just as good and 1/4 of the price. Our waitress came out with a stack of the covers for the bills. Then she stood there with a long strip of bills and tore them apart in front of us and put them in the covers. I just thought it was kind of tacky, like something they would do at Applebee's.

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★★☆☆☆

I recently ate at this restaurant. My party and I had several questions about the menu and our server seemed kind of clueless about the answers. I ordered the wedding soup which came out with bits of fat floating on it, I tasted it and realized it was ice cold. So I sent it back and it came out piping hot. My main meal was the lasagna. It was excellent. My friends also like their meals but we thought it was overpriced. I think the lasagna at Villa Nova is just as good and 1/4 of the price. Our waitress came out with a stack of the covers for the bills. Then she stood there with a long strip of bills and tore them apart in front of us and put them in the covers. I just thought it was kind of tacky, like something they would do at Applebee's.

Pros: Easy Parking

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The service is truly as great as all the reviews say. The mushroom soup is fabulous. People who do bring young children tend to be responsible enough to remove them outside when they start becoming noisy.

The restaurant is located in a trendy part of a trendy town in Columbus. Like all the yuppie/trendy areas of Columbus, parking is nearly impossible on a weekend evening. Unlike Cincy and other surrounding cities, everything here tends to be in a strip mall which means it doesn't have its own parking. We'd eat here more often if it had its own building.

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★★★★☆

The service is truly as great as all the reviews say. The mushroom soup is fabulous. People who do bring young children tend to be responsible enough to remove them outside when they start becoming noisy.

The restaurant is located in a trendy part of a trendy town in Columbus. Like all the yuppie/trendy areas of Columbus, parking is nearly impossible on a weekend evening. Unlike Cincy and other surrounding cities, everything here tends to be in a strip mall which means it doesn't have its own parking. We'd eat here more often if it had its own building.

Pros: Good food, Near Perfect Service, Grownup Friendly

Cons: Parking, Strip Mall, Small tables

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the sauces make most of the dishes. it's all fabulous but the rotollo de pasta may be my favorite. when the young girl bartends it can be a little slow getting a drink. she seems to be very inexperienced.

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★★★★★

the sauces make most of the dishes. it's all fabulous but the rotollo de pasta may be my favorite. when the young girl bartends it can be a little slow getting a drink. she seems to be very inexperienced.

Pros: taste, atmosphere, service

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We love to dine outside and think Trattoria has one of the best settings on Grandview Avenue. Our server was terrific, very knowledgeable both about the wine list and the dinner menu. We desided to go with the feature wine, Centine, which was a great match to go with our food. My Salmon raviolis were the best I have ever had and my husband's veal was perfectly prepared, the Tiramisu is the best in the city. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★★

We love to dine outside and think Trattoria has one of the best settings on Grandview Avenue. Our server was terrific, very knowledgeable both about the wine list and the dinner menu. We desided to go with the feature wine, Centine, which was a great match to go with our food. My Salmon raviolis were the best I have ever had and my husband's veal was perfectly prepared, the Tiramisu is the best in the city. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: great service, fresh ingredients, fair pricing

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My wife and I were really looking forward to checking Trattoria Roma out, but were very dissappointed. At best, some of our food was adequate and much of if was poor. I got a shrimp dish with a tomato sauce (can't recall name) - the sauce seemed as if it came from Trader Joes and that they tried to heat up cold cocktail shirmp (many were still cold). All in all, the food lacked any imagination. We are generally pretty openminded, but this is one of the few places I don't think we'll give a second try.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I were really looking forward to checking Trattoria Roma out, but were very dissappointed. At best, some of our food was adequate and much of if was poor. I got a shrimp dish with a tomato sauce (can't recall name) - the sauce seemed as if it came from Trader Joes and that they tried to heat up cold cocktail shirmp (many were still cold). All in all, the food lacked any imagination. We are generally pretty openminded, but this is one of the few places I don't think we'll give a second try.

Pros: Location

Cons: Loud

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I took my girlfriend here for her 22nd birthday because we were in the city for a concert, and I heard great things about it. It was her "best meal ever" and mine was perfect also. It is our new "spot" and plan on making the 5 hour drive for every special occasion. PERFECT food, PERFECT service, PERFECT atmosphere!

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★★★★★

I took my girlfriend here for her 22nd birthday because we were in the city for a concert, and I heard great things about it. It was her "best meal ever" and mine was perfect also. It is our new "spot" and plan on making the 5 hour drive for every special occasion. PERFECT food, PERFECT service, PERFECT atmosphere!

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The food is spectacular, but the service will keep me coming back again and again. Far and away the best service staff in Columbus. I know GREAT Italian, and this is GREAT Italian!

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★★★★★

The food is spectacular, but the service will keep me coming back again and again. Far and away the best service staff in Columbus. I know GREAT Italian, and this is GREAT Italian!

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Wine List

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Having had the pleasure to dine in great Italian restaurants in northern Italy in the last few years, I have been spoiled and have a hard time finding comparable restaurants in the states. I was introduced to the Trattoria Roma through a friend who lives in Columbus and was amazed by both the authenticity and quality of food, and absolutely blown away by the level of service! Our server, Kay, not only knew the menu down to the smallest ingredient of each dish, but her passion and enthusiasm for the restaurant was contagious! We let her select our entire meals and loved it all. From the Mozzarella Caprese, to the Osso Bucco and Vitello Rosso, to the decadent Tiramisu and espresso dessert, everything was spectacular including her wine recommendation. What a great find. Columbus is lucky to have this one!

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★★★★★

Having had the pleasure to dine in great Italian restaurants in northern Italy in the last few years, I have been spoiled and have a hard time finding comparable restaurants in the states. I was introduced to the Trattoria Roma through a friend who lives in Columbus and was amazed by both the authenticity and quality of food, and absolutely blown away by the level of service! Our server, Kay, not only knew the menu down to the smallest ingredient of each dish, but her passion and enthusiasm for the restaurant was contagious! We let her select our entire meals and loved it all. From the Mozzarella Caprese, to the Osso Bucco and Vitello Rosso, to the decadent Tiramisu and espresso dessert, everything was spectacular including her wine recommendation. What a great find. Columbus is lucky to have this one!

Pros: Staff, service, atmosphere

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After spending a few days in the doghouse, I decided to take my beautiful girlfriend, Julie, out for a dinner to try to get back in good graces. Wow! The staff at the Trattoria Roma helped me out so much! They made arrangements to have roses on the table, got us a quiet corner table and then served us the best meal I have ever had. The Osso Bucco was amazing and Julies veal was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The salads and calamari were fantastic as well, and dessert and espresso made my girlfriend's day. Not only am I back in her favor, I got my dessert later! You have got to try this restaurant! Thank you to Shawn and Megan for a great evening.

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★★★★★

After spending a few days in the doghouse, I decided to take my beautiful girlfriend, Julie, out for a dinner to try to get back in good graces. Wow! The staff at the Trattoria Roma helped me out so much! They made arrangements to have roses on the table, got us a quiet corner table and then served us the best meal I have ever had. The Osso Bucco was amazing and Julies veal was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The salads and calamari were fantastic as well, and dessert and espresso made my girlfriend's day. Not only am I back in her favor, I got my dessert later! You have got to try this restaurant! Thank you to Shawn and Megan for a great evening.

Pros: authentic italian, great wine list, oustanding service

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Far and away the best Italian the city of Columbus has to offer! The big chains are fine for what they are, but not true Italian. Authentic Italian is hard to find and authentic Northern Italian...well, forget about it. But this place is the best! Everything is prepared to order and is amazing. I could eat there every night! The staff are incredibly knowledgable and professional, but still very friendly at the same time. Great wine list compliments it all. Food, Service and Atmosphere are all five star. Don't miss this gem if you love Italian!

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★★★★★

Far and away the best Italian the city of Columbus has to offer! The big chains are fine for what they are, but not true Italian. Authentic Italian is hard to find and authentic Northern Italian...well, forget about it. But this place is the best! Everything is prepared to order and is amazing. I could eat there every night! The staff are incredibly knowledgable and professional, but still very friendly at the same time. Great wine list compliments it all. Food, Service and Atmosphere are all five star. Don't miss this gem if you love Italian!

Pros: intimate, authentic, great portions

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This is the best Italian in the city. The service is always very friendly and professional. There are so many great wine selections. The food is always amazing. We can't wait to go back and we always recommend Trattoria to all of our friends.

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★★★★★

This is the best Italian in the city. The service is always very friendly and professional. There are so many great wine selections. The food is always amazing. We can't wait to go back and we always recommend Trattoria to all of our friends.

Pros: Romantic, Accomodating, Martini's

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I used to love this place when it was on Morse Road. I guess prices had to go up to reflect the higher rent in Grandview, but is that why the quality and creativity declined from what it was? Still, it isn't really bad, just no longer interesting and since it is so close to other, better places, I'm not sure I will be back. I've tried it about five times since the move, each time it seems to get worse.

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★★★☆☆

I used to love this place when it was on Morse Road. I guess prices had to go up to reflect the higher rent in Grandview, but is that why the quality and creativity declined from what it was? Still, it isn't really bad, just no longer interesting and since it is so close to other, better places, I'm not sure I will be back. I've tried it about five times since the move, each time it seems to get worse.

Pros: Large portions, Lovely space

Cons: , parking problems, Expensive for type

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This is my favorite restaurant when I come in town. I live in NYC but love coming to this wonderful restaurant which rivals a lot of NYC restaurants. The food is ALWAYS great and the service compliements. This is expensive for Columbus but well worth it.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite restaurant when I come in town. I live in NYC but love coming to this wonderful restaurant which rivals a lot of NYC restaurants. The food is ALWAYS great and the service compliements. This is expensive for Columbus but well worth it.

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This is the kind of truly great food that people gladly drive clear across the city for. The staff is excellent and yet unpretentious and warm, as is the decor. And another bonus: the place is locally family owned, not a chain.

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★★★★★

This is the kind of truly great food that people gladly drive clear across the city for. The staff is excellent and yet unpretentious and warm, as is the decor. And another bonus: the place is locally family owned, not a chain.

Pros: great food, vegetarian dishes, for quality price goo

Cons: occasionally noisy, no dairyless veg dis

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My husband took me to Trattoria for Valentine's Day and I must say that the whole experience was wonderful. I had the Tortelli (to die for!) and he had the Rotolo (also very delicious). The food was so flavorful, with whole cloves of garlic in the sauce--YUM! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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★★★★★

My husband took me to Trattoria for Valentine's Day and I must say that the whole experience was wonderful. I had the Tortelli (to die for!) and he had the Rotolo (also very delicious). The food was so flavorful, with whole cloves of garlic in the sauce--YUM! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Pros: FOOD, ATMOSPHERE, WINE LIST

Cons: PARKING

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This is great restaurant. If you've tried and liked Figlio and Spagio, this is your next stop in Grandview.

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★★★★★

This is great restaurant. If you've tried and liked Figlio and Spagio, this is your next stop in Grandview.

Pros: Good Food, Great Location, Cool ambience

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As a transplanted Brooklyn, NY Italian, I was THRILLED to find Trattoria Roma. It is by far the best Italian food I have had in Columbus yet, and I have been here 15 years. It is one of the few Columbus restaurants to which I am not embarrassed to bring visiting family and friends. It is, however, as stated, NOT a place to bring children.

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★★★★★

As a transplanted Brooklyn, NY Italian, I was THRILLED to find Trattoria Roma. It is by far the best Italian food I have had in Columbus yet, and I have been here 15 years. It is one of the few Columbus restaurants to which I am not embarrassed to bring visiting family and friends. It is, however, as stated, NOT a place to bring children.

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the ingredients were so fresh and good. roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil - the original & the best. nice wines, great offerings, fabulous ambiance, good location

2
★★★★★

the ingredients were so fresh and good. roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil - the original & the best. nice wines, great offerings, fabulous ambiance, good location

Pros: ambiance, menu selection

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Your first look at Trattoria Roma---tucked into a strip shopping center that's seen better days---suggests this is an average, friendly neighborhood red-sauce eatery. But inside, it's a different story. The modest dining room is spruced up…

 

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