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 1553reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roma Cafe has been around 100 years and the oldest Italian restaurant in Detroit. The food is fabulous and the service is always exquisite. Feb 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great ambience Feb 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great food - great atmosphere. Feb 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Its always excellent service. That's the way it is every time you dine there. Feb 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Our young waiter was neglectful and seemed more concerned with setting the other tables than waiting on us. He lacked any enthusiasm for his work. We witnessed better service from the other waiters. The food was excellent but he left us not wanting to recommend the restaurant. Feb 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Food always good...waited to get a coffee refill a little longer than normal Feb 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent hostess and wait staff. They anticipate our needs before we ask. Food was excellent as well - In our opinion, Roma Cafe serves the finest Italian dishes in the city. Feb 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The waiter was attentive, friendly and helpful. The Manager also came over just to touch table and ask if everything was alright. Feb 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Had 7:30 reservations, were seated at 8:40. The quality of the food was below average. The appetizers were great, the salad was good, the soup was cold and the main course was below average. We have been to Roma's before and they were very good, I hope the downward trend dose not continue. Feb 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent food, best Italian in Detroit, excellent service, at-home atmosphere. Jan 30, 2015
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