Columbus >Food & Dining > Trattoria Roma
1447 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321239.987328 -83.044725
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 2pm;Sat. 4pm - 11pm;Sun. 4am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Grandview Heights
Occasionally fantastic, always good – 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.
make your own mind up – 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.
Great Experience – 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.
Very Disappointing – 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.
AMAZING – 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!
Great Service! – 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!
Columbus' BEST! – 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!
I got Lucky – 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.
Il Migliore – 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!
Best Italian – 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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