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 1358reviewers.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by good wait staff- good old school Itialian place- which shows in menu & presentation Aug 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's an authentic Italian cuisine at Detroit's oldest restaurant. Aug 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Authentic , old school, quality , what more could you want. Aug 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The service and the food are impeccable. The reasons we continue to go to Roma Cafe Aug 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by After not dining at Roma Café for many, many years, I was rather surprised at the experience. Food was very good and our server, Kassem (Kasey?) was also excellent. Aug 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was delicious. The service was wonderful.The building isn't impressive,but it's definitely worth checking out. The menu has a large selection. They also have a buffet on Monday nights. Prices are reasonable. Portions are large. Aug 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Waiter was not very perosnable Aug 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Italian in the city. Attentive but not fussy wait staff. Aug 16, 2014
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