Trattoria-Pizzeria-Roma Inc

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Monday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Don't go here. place was closed

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Don't go here. place was closed

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Atmosphere: Though very small inside, this well priced italian trattoria is very romantic... dimly lit at night with wonderful decor including partially exposed brick walls and a reproduced column from ancient greece... decorations are sparce, but the mood is great for a quiet dinner...There is little room between tables, so you if the people at the next table are talking too loud you can easily hear the conversation...

Food: The first thing i noticed walking in was that the menu was a xerox copy, not printed.. though a little taken aback, i discovered this is done because the menu at Roma changes all the time based on the ingredients they get... there are, however, a number of items always available such as the pizzas and the manager (who has worked with the owner for quite a long time) was willing to custom make a pasta dish if we didn't see anything we liked! We tried the quattro fromaggi pizza and a custom made rigatoni with eggplant.... both were EXCELLENT. I love pizza and the mixture of cheeses on the pizza was exquisite! My wife hates the taste and smell of bleu cheese, but still LOVED this pizza. I will say that it was a tad runny... the pasta was perfectly al dente and the sauce was amazingly fresh. We were so full we couldn't eat dessert, but were tempted by the tiramisu in the dessert case near our table... it looked decadent with the right mix of lady fingers without excessive filling (as is the case for most tiramisu i have eaten) ... it is supposedly homemade by one of the staff's grandmother's or mother's (can't remember which) ....

Service: the manager greeted us warmly and readily explained the menu and the ability to make custom pastas to order (very helpful since my wife and i are vegetarian). The restaurant was packed so the waitress was busy, but she checked with us during our meal to see how things were

Overall, i highly recommend. Food is better than the place around the corner: Dinotto, a citysearch 10best.

2
★★★★★

Atmosphere: Though very small inside, this well priced italian trattoria is very romantic... dimly lit at night with wonderful decor including partially exposed brick walls and a reproduced column from ancient greece... decorations are sparce, but the mood is great for a quiet dinner...There is little room between tables, so you if the people at the next table are talking too loud you can easily hear the conversation...

Food: The first thing i noticed walking in was that the menu was a xerox copy, not printed.. though a little taken aback, i discovered this is done because the menu at Roma changes all the time based on the ingredients they get... there are, however, a number of items always available such as the pizzas and the manager (who has worked with the owner for quite a long time) was willing to custom make a pasta dish if we didn't see anything we liked! We tried the quattro fromaggi pizza and a custom made rigatoni with eggplant.... both were EXCELLENT. I love pizza and the mixture of cheeses on the pizza was exquisite! My wife hates the taste and smell of bleu cheese, but still LOVED this pizza. I will say that it was a tad runny... the pasta was perfectly al dente and the sauce was amazingly fresh. We were so full we couldn't eat dessert, but were tempted by the tiramisu in the dessert case near our table... it looked decadent with the right mix of lady fingers without excessive filling (as is the case for most tiramisu i have eaten) ... it is supposedly homemade by one of the staff's grandmother's or mother's (can't remember which) ....

Service: the manager greeted us warmly and readily explained the menu and the ability to make custom pastas to order (very helpful since my wife and i are vegetarian). The restaurant was packed so the waitress was busy, but she checked with us during our meal to see how things were

Overall, i highly recommend. Food is better than the place around the corner: Dinotto, a citysearch 10best.

Pros: great FRESH food, good service, walking distance from Sedgwick Brown line stop

Cons: small space

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With an interesting and large selection of pasta and secondi dishes and some tasty pizzas this spot is hard to beat at its moderate price point. Take advantage of the buy-one/get-one-free coupon for your entrees, and the value is terrific. Unlike a previous reviewer, we found the service just fine and our food was great. We shared a pasta primavera and a tasty veal dish and had plenty to eat. I would cook the pasta just a little more al dente and go a little lighter on the oil, but these are minor complaints.

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★★★★☆

With an interesting and large selection of pasta and secondi dishes and some tasty pizzas this spot is hard to beat at its moderate price point. Take advantage of the buy-one/get-one-free coupon for your entrees, and the value is terrific. Unlike a previous reviewer, we found the service just fine and our food was great. We shared a pasta primavera and a tasty veal dish and had plenty to eat. I would cook the pasta just a little more al dente and go a little lighter on the oil, but these are minor complaints.

Pros: An interesting menu, well-prepared food, good service

Cons: Limited street parking (valet parking available)

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Was searching for a good Italian food Restaurant in the lincoln park neighborhood and I stumbled across this place. As an affadit cook of Italian food and frequent restaurant visitor I was shocked by the place from the moment I walked in. The place was very very small and crowded I had reservations and was dumbfounded by the fact that my table was joined to another couples table for lack of space. The food was average at best and did not merit the cost. The service was terrible our waiter rushed our orders was sweaty and did not give us the time of day instead he was more concerned about clearing other tables. Had to practically beg a bus boy for refills on our drinks because our waiter was practicing his disappearing act all evening. IF lookin for nice romantic place avoid this one.

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★☆☆☆☆

Was searching for a good Italian food Restaurant in the lincoln park neighborhood and I stumbled across this place. As an affadit cook of Italian food and frequent restaurant visitor I was shocked by the place from the moment I walked in. The place was very very small and crowded I had reservations and was dumbfounded by the fact that my table was joined to another couples table for lack of space. The food was average at best and did not merit the cost. The service was terrible our waiter rushed our orders was sweaty and did not give us the time of day instead he was more concerned about clearing other tables. Had to practically beg a bus boy for refills on our drinks because our waiter was practicing his disappearing act all evening. IF lookin for nice romantic place avoid this one.

Cons: no parking ,small ,crowded ,terrible service, very loud!!!!!!

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This little Italian bistro was just ok for me. The service was terrible and the food was just marginal. We used a coupon found in the red-eye and the waiter was very rude about us using it. I definitely wouldn't go back

2
★★☆☆☆

This little Italian bistro was just ok for me. The service was terrible and the food was just marginal. We used a coupon found in the red-eye and the waiter was very rude about us using it. I definitely wouldn't go back

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this place has the best food ever. wanna eat some good food? COME HERE ull never be let down!!!! amazinggggggggggg food, esp. PIZZA!!! =] =]

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★★★★★

this place has the best food ever. wanna eat some good food? COME HERE ull never be let down!!!! amazinggggggggggg food, esp. PIZZA!!! =] =]

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I love this place. It has a simple menu but the food is high quality. You have to try the grilled calamari, simply fabulous. Fish and meat dishes are good. Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

I love this place. It has a simple menu but the food is high quality. You have to try the grilled calamari, simply fabulous. Fish and meat dishes are good. Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Parking is not easy. You will probably need to valet.

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This restaurant is delicious. If you truly want a taste of Italy, this is the place for you. Me and my Italian wife and kids come many times to enjoy this actual Italian food. VIVA TRATTORIA is all i have to say. Taste it for yourself, you will see!

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★★★★★

This restaurant is delicious. If you truly want a taste of Italy, this is the place for you. Me and my Italian wife and kids come many times to enjoy this actual Italian food. VIVA TRATTORIA is all i have to say. Taste it for yourself, you will see!

Pros: true italian food

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Trattoria Roma has been a tradition in my family for about 2 years now. Every Thursday night, my husband and I head out to the cozy restaurant and enjoy a delicious dinner. In fact, the gorgeous patio is where my husband proposed! We had the reception in the fabulous upstairs dining room, and my friends and family loved every minute of it. I always eat WAY to much, the excellent food is simply to die for. We start with the grilled calamari and move from there. In all, this resturant is amazing and you must try it for yourself. Who knows, bring your significant other, and they might just propose!!

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★★★★★

Trattoria Roma has been a tradition in my family for about 2 years now. Every Thursday night, my husband and I head out to the cozy restaurant and enjoy a delicious dinner. In fact, the gorgeous patio is where my husband proposed! We had the reception in the fabulous upstairs dining room, and my friends and family loved every minute of it. I always eat WAY to much, the excellent food is simply to die for. We start with the grilled calamari and move from there. In all, this resturant is amazing and you must try it for yourself. Who knows, bring your significant other, and they might just propose!!

Pros: delicious pizza

Cons: you dont want to share it with the family, they might take over because its so good!

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The menu is handwritten and changes daily so you know you're getting fresh ingredients. Creative wine list with lots of choices. The grilled calamari comes in a delicious sauce that's perfect for dipping your bread. Great Food.

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★★★★★

The menu is handwritten and changes daily so you know you're getting fresh ingredients. Creative wine list with lots of choices. The grilled calamari comes in a delicious sauce that's perfect for dipping your bread. Great Food.

Pros: Huge Portions, Delicious Food

Cons: Slow Service

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Although it was a busy day, there is no excuse for serving overcooked food. It just wasn't that good. Also, the Valet parking uses the on street metered parking spaces for parking. Even if they are NOT employed by the restaurant, the owners should share responsibility. The food was somwhat expensive, too. Perhaps we ate on a bad day, but I don't think this restaurant is worth the time or money.

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★★☆☆☆

Although it was a busy day, there is no excuse for serving overcooked food. It just wasn't that good. Also, the Valet parking uses the on street metered parking spaces for parking. Even if they are NOT employed by the restaurant, the owners should share responsibility. The food was somwhat expensive, too. Perhaps we ate on a bad day, but I don't think this restaurant is worth the time or money.

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The pasta and veal are highly recommended here. We had veal and angel hair with shrimp scampi and scallops both were good. However, they do not have nice wine selections though. We had a glass of merlot from Napa, and a glass of chardonnay both were pretty cheap quality, but we paid $10 each. Tiramisu and their lemon liquor were excellent but the homemade cheese cake was way overrated. The cheese cake was made of yellow cake mix that you could buy from the market only one layer of ricotta cheese and it was pretty stiff we didnt really finish the cake after all because it was not that delicious but it is a nice little restaurant in the old town where you can go before or after those small theater shows. Nice to walk around the neighborhood after your dinner, too.

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★★★★☆

The pasta and veal are highly recommended here. We had veal and angel hair with shrimp scampi and scallops both were good. However, they do not have nice wine selections though. We had a glass of merlot from Napa, and a glass of chardonnay both were pretty cheap quality, but we paid $10 each. Tiramisu and their lemon liquor were excellent but the homemade cheese cake was way overrated. The cheese cake was made of yellow cake mix that you could buy from the market only one layer of ricotta cheese and it was pretty stiff we didnt really finish the cake after all because it was not that delicious but it is a nice little restaurant in the old town where you can go before or after those small theater shows. Nice to walk around the neighborhood after your dinner, too.

Pros: nice neighborhood, food quality

Cons: wines

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This place has been a favorite of ours for couple of years but not for last two visits. Dissapointing service and extremely average food has been a big turn off. What is going on with this once classical Italian restaurant? Please tell us everything is going to be back to normal soon. Till then we will be dining else where.

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★★★☆☆

This place has been a favorite of ours for couple of years but not for last two visits. Dissapointing service and extremely average food has been a big turn off. What is going on with this once classical Italian restaurant? Please tell us everything is going to be back to normal soon. Till then we will be dining else where.

Pros: cozy

Cons: food quality, blah taste , so so service

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Excellente! Food was superb and service was fantastic! Bravo! Fantastic!

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★★★★★

Excellente! Food was superb and service was fantastic! Bravo! Fantastic!

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My boyfriend and I ate here after reading all of the rave reviews on this site, and everyone was right! This place is great, from the appetizers, to entrees, to wine, it was great! The service is fantastic and with a constantly changing menu we are always finding a new favorite. Very affordable as well! Try this place when you're in Old Town, you won't regret it!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I ate here after reading all of the rave reviews on this site, and everyone was right! This place is great, from the appetizers, to entrees, to wine, it was great! The service is fantastic and with a constantly changing menu we are always finding a new favorite. Very affordable as well! Try this place when you're in Old Town, you won't regret it!

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celebrating 20 years, yeah!!!
great work all you guys who work there

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★★★★★

celebrating 20 years, yeah!!!
great work all you guys who work there

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This is the best Italian food Chicago has to offer. Not only is the food absolutely delicious, but the atmosphere is extremely friendly as well. The service is quick and the staff is like a family. This restaurant comes highly reccomended!!

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★★★★★

This is the best Italian food Chicago has to offer. Not only is the food absolutely delicious, but the atmosphere is extremely friendly as well. The service is quick and the staff is like a family. This restaurant comes highly reccomended!!

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awesome food!!!!!!! my first ever date was here and it took my breath away because of the environment!!!! amazing food and waiters!!!!! VISIT THEM!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

awesome food!!!!!!! my first ever date was here and it took my breath away because of the environment!!!! amazing food and waiters!!!!! VISIT THEM!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I wanted to go for really good Italian food and this was definitely great. I loved the atmosphere because it was small and quaint and we felt like we were really in Italy. I had a Rigatoni pasta that was excellent. It had such good flavor. I tried my sisters ravioli which was also very good...but rich. I love having bread with dinner and it was served warm which is a plus. The only downside is how close the tables are to eachother, but the food distracted me from that. I would for sure go back.

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★★★★★

I wanted to go for really good Italian food and this was definitely great. I loved the atmosphere because it was small and quaint and we felt like we were really in Italy. I had a Rigatoni pasta that was excellent. It had such good flavor. I tried my sisters ravioli which was also very good...but rich. I love having bread with dinner and it was served warm which is a plus. The only downside is how close the tables are to eachother, but the food distracted me from that. I would for sure go back.

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Trattoria Roma is by far my favorite Chicago restaurant! The seafood, the pasta, the entire hand printed menu is fantastic. The staff are so wonderful and the atmosphere is as authentic Italian you can get. I love the artichoke ravioli, which are covered in a tomato cream sauce, and the grouper is another favorite.
The pizzas are great because they are so light, made with fresh cheese, nothing processed or greasy...
And try a piece of the berry torte or the homemade ricotta cheesecake, they are fantastic
The prices are reasonable, and the place is gorgeous!
It is casual enough for a weekday dinner, but makes the perfect spot for a date too!
I love Laura and everyone over there and always look forward to my next meal there..

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★★★★★

Trattoria Roma is by far my favorite Chicago restaurant! The seafood, the pasta, the entire hand printed menu is fantastic. The staff are so wonderful and the atmosphere is as authentic Italian you can get. I love the artichoke ravioli, which are covered in a tomato cream sauce, and the grouper is another favorite.
The pizzas are great because they are so light, made with fresh cheese, nothing processed or greasy...
And try a piece of the berry torte or the homemade ricotta cheesecake, they are fantastic
The prices are reasonable, and the place is gorgeous!
It is casual enough for a weekday dinner, but makes the perfect spot for a date too!
I love Laura and everyone over there and always look forward to my next meal there..

Pros: Phenomenal Menu, Gorgeous atmosphere, Staff

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this restaurant is the greatest italian food i've tasted in long time. My grandgather used to complain how all the italian retsurants in Chicago would never taste like "The food in the old country!" He was a huge Italian cooker, but now since he's aged he doesn't get to cook as much as he used to, but whenever he wants authentic italian food, we hop into our car and head to Trattoria Roma! It's great for the entire family, and i have ALL of my parties up[stairs in thier party room!

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★★★★★

this restaurant is the greatest italian food i've tasted in long time. My grandgather used to complain how all the italian retsurants in Chicago would never taste like "The food in the old country!" He was a huge Italian cooker, but now since he's aged he doesn't get to cook as much as he used to, but whenever he wants authentic italian food, we hop into our car and head to Trattoria Roma! It's great for the entire family, and i have ALL of my parties up[stairs in thier party room!

Pros: authentic real food, great for the family, inexpensive

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This restaurant is the place to go for real authentic Italian food! The pizza was delicious ! The selection of food never ceases to amaze me, there is always something worth trying. No, everything is worth trying! This is the ONLY place to go for great Italian food! Plus, the menu changes EVERY single day!

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★★★★★

This restaurant is the place to go for real authentic Italian food! The pizza was delicious ! The selection of food never ceases to amaze me, there is always something worth trying. No, everything is worth trying! This is the ONLY place to go for great Italian food! Plus, the menu changes EVERY single day!

Pros: great nieghborhood, inexpensive, excellent staff

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This restaurant is so good! I don't like eating out, but whenever my fiance mentions eating at trattoria, i am out of the door! I never get tired of the great slesction of yummy food! That's mostly because the menu at Trattoria changes everyday! This restaurant is so awesome...you have to taste it to believe it! Yum!

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★★★★★

This restaurant is so good! I don't like eating out, but whenever my fiance mentions eating at trattoria, i am out of the door! I never get tired of the great slesction of yummy food! That's mostly because the menu at Trattoria changes everyday! This restaurant is so awesome...you have to taste it to believe it! Yum!

Pros: AMAZING food, extremely nice staff, cool atmosphere

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strongly recomended great service the food is delicious, i walk in to the restaurant with no reservation i was greet it and the waiter was fantastic his name was benny, Tratoria roma keep the good work the food, service and friendliness . i love chicago and now i love tratoria Roma i'll be back again,again and again thanks.

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★★★★★

strongly recomended great service the food is delicious, i walk in to the restaurant with no reservation i was greet it and the waiter was fantastic his name was benny, Tratoria roma keep the good work the food, service and friendliness . i love chicago and now i love tratoria Roma i'll be back again,again and again thanks.

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the most important thing I can say about Roma's is after my mother died it was the only Italian restaurant I would eat at because of the food and the people made me feel like I was at home again.

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★★★★★

the most important thing I can say about Roma's is after my mother died it was the only Italian restaurant I would eat at because of the food and the people made me feel like I was at home again.

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A must visit whenever I'm in town! Like a little taste of Italy in Old Town - the ambience is lively and charged - with excellent food (leave room for dessert!), attentive service and a very decent wine list! Love the specialties - but more importantly in a time when eating out is essential, and not necessarily a choice - you can eat here several times a month without breaking the bank. Pasta, Veal, Fish and Salads...a glass of wine and thee! A great place for pre theater - an even better choice for a large party in upstairs dining room. Buon Apetito!

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★★★★★

A must visit whenever I'm in town! Like a little taste of Italy in Old Town - the ambience is lively and charged - with excellent food (leave room for dessert!), attentive service and a very decent wine list! Love the specialties - but more importantly in a time when eating out is essential, and not necessarily a choice - you can eat here several times a month without breaking the bank. Pasta, Veal, Fish and Salads...a glass of wine and thee! A great place for pre theater - an even better choice for a large party in upstairs dining room. Buon Apetito!

Pros: easy parking, Old Town location, like family

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If you are looking for a fun, casual and incredibly tasteful evening out, Trattoria Roma has got to be on the top of your list. Incredible food is just part of the experience. The servers are incredible and make you feel at home, the lively atmosphere will keep your spirtis high, and what a value! I hosted my husbands surprise birthday party in the upstairs party room and my friends are still raving about the fod a year later!

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a fun, casual and incredibly tasteful evening out, Trattoria Roma has got to be on the top of your list. Incredible food is just part of the experience. The servers are incredible and make you feel at home, the lively atmosphere will keep your spirtis high, and what a value! I hosted my husbands surprise birthday party in the upstairs party room and my friends are still raving about the fod a year later!

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There is no place in the city that captures an experience quite like Trattoria Roma. The cuisine is second to none with a value that cannot be beaten. There is so much variety, that you can eat there every night of the week and still not experience everything. Trattoria Roma has a great wine list, grappas, and phenomenal desserts. Service and ambiance is a family atmosphere. While dining, you don't feel like you're in Chicago anymore - you feel like you are in Roma!

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★★★★★

There is no place in the city that captures an experience quite like Trattoria Roma. The cuisine is second to none with a value that cannot be beaten. There is so much variety, that you can eat there every night of the week and still not experience everything. Trattoria Roma has a great wine list, grappas, and phenomenal desserts. Service and ambiance is a family atmosphere. While dining, you don't feel like you're in Chicago anymore - you feel like you are in Roma!

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If you've never been to Rome heres a chance to taste & feel what its really like. From the relaxed, fun, but classic atmosphere to the pastas, freshest of fish and pizzas to die for you understand why everyone wants to go!

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★★★★★

If you've never been to Rome heres a chance to taste & feel what its really like. From the relaxed, fun, but classic atmosphere to the pastas, freshest of fish and pizzas to die for you understand why everyone wants to go!

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The cozy dining room gets packed on weekends; when there's a wait, head to the basement bar. If your group has three or more, start with the antipasto caldo--a large plate of fried calamari, baked clams, sauteed shrimp…

 

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