Roma Cafe

3401 Via Roma (Riopelle)
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: (313) 831-5940
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $$$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sunday: Closed
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Family / Children, Bar Scene
  • Special Needs Smoking Section, Non Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, 8-10 Daily Lspecials
  • Banquet Facilities 25 People
  • Parking Availability Valet
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Amenities Private Party Room
  • Payment Methods Amex Discover Mastercard Visa


The sense of traditional Italian dining saturates the place from the moment you pull into its Eastern Market locale, a few blocks from Comerica Park and Ford Field.

Roma Cafe is indeed 'old-world' -- its doors opened in the late 1800s, and is Detroit's Oldest Italian Restaurant. Old World charm seeps through the wood paneling in this 130-year-old house with an atmosphere like you are at home. Roma Cafe serves up a wide variety of entrees from your standard pasta dishes, to a number of veal dishes, polenta, and even the unusual such as sweetbreads. Top notch wait staff - very prompt, courteous and informative about the menu and wine selections, and even though they carry handheld computers to take your order, the tuxedos they sport lend to the old-world charm.

Standouts include the homemade gnocchi and anything of the various veal dishes. The Roma salad with chicken, tossed table side is astoundingly delicious for such a simple salad. In addition, the cappuccinos are arguably the best this side of the Atlantic.

Private rooms are available for any occasion
Free shuttles to the all the sporting events

Roma Cafe is a great gift for anyone who lives near or is visiting Detroit.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1376reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Although we don't frequent Roma's as often as we would like to, it is a family favorite. Food is always excellent as is the service. Lasagna is my all time favorite, but today I chose "outside the box" and enjoyed the chef's special which was shrimp & scallops over lentils and it was excellent as well. Sep 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Servicer was excellent. We had reservations and didn't have to wait long for our table. Sep 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick is ia excellent waiter Sep 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food presentation was visually appealing. And tasted delicious! My veal parmagiana was tender and their meat sauce was fantastic. My date had the salmon that was tender, moist and had been rubbed with with a combination of spices that truly enhanced the taste of the salmon. And the bread that accompanies the meal was an old fashioned loaf of traditional real italian what you would bake at home, not commercially bought. Sep 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Food was bland (I'm Italian and I love garlic - this was seriously lacking), service was rushed, calamari was chewy. Not much to like, unfortunately. Sep 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Always great food great service like being back in the old country Sep 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food and service were fantastic!!I thought the meal should have come complete with sides not a'la carte. Sep 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick took excellent care of us making the great food even better with his service and personality. Sep 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The restaurant was great. It was the area that was sketchy. Aug 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing "old world" feel to the place, the wait staff is amazing and the food is out of this world, especially the lasagna. Aug 29, 2014
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