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Cafe Roma

7712, St. John
340.776.6524
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Ranked #58 of 108 restaurants in St. John
Price range: $1 - $30
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Cafe Roma has served St. John since 1981. The restaurant has been voted "BEST ITALIAN CUISINE" in the US Virgin Islands, seven years in a row. Cafe Roma serves delicious Italian Trattoria-style cuisine with an extensive menu, full bar and has a vast selection of wines. Offering in-house specials and traditional recipes. Vegetarian, seafood, veal, chicken, pizza, salad, and pasta selections are all freshly prepared. Sit back and relax in an casual air-conditioned cafe setting with a heavenly mural.
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English first
Elk Grove, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Awesome restaurant if you like Italian food. We had mussels, ravioli, lazagna and pizza~all were excellent! The dining room is tastefully decorated and the service was impeccable.

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Easley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great dinner on islNd and take out pizza is some of the best on island. The menu is great huge variety. Get ready for a Roma coma

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north carolina
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204 reviews 204 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The last time we visited St John we were unable to visit Cafe Roma after 4 times before (see previous review) because they had had a fire. Fortunately, the owner decided to keep it going and is actively raising money to pay off the loan taken out to rebuild the restaurant. The staff here is very friendly remembering us between... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I have been to Cafe Roma numerous times over the years, but not since the fire damage and temporary closure. We expect the service to be slow and the dining room to be hot and humid, but that's always been part of the island charm. What we didn't expect was the bland, salty sauces and lackluster cuisine.... More

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Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I don't like writing negative reviews but the food at this place was not good. I think it is Italian modified for a tourist palate - very sweet and somewhat outdated dishes. If you are a foodie used to good restaurants I don't think this is for you. For example, I got the salad special: local greens with gorgonzola, cranberries... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Didn't have a chance to go here last year with the fire damage, but we enjoyed our dinner last week! Service was a little slow, but food was excellent. We didn't have to wait to be seated as we got there just after 6. I had the eggplant parm and it was awesome, you'll definitely have leftovers! I have heard... More

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New Bern, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We used to eat here all the time, but it has changed hands and the place was half empty on a Saturday evening which says it all. The wilted spinach salad was totally cooked like Popeye would eat out of a can. The Fettucini sauce was soupy and the pizza was grocery store frozen quality. They say the crust is... More

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Walker, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After a disappointing experience at a competitors pizza joint we decided to try again at Cafe Roma. We weren't disappointed! We LOVED the pizza here! The ingredients were fresh and the crust was perfect! Highly recommend!

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Pizzas, salads are decent. Antipasta plate is huge and good! Staff was very friendly. Always a consistent spot on a trip.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There aren't a lot of choices for a real Italian meal on St. John and being there for an extended time, I needed some and chose Café Roma. We shared a nice Caesar Salad which was good and we had ravioli and spaghetti Bolognese with shrimp added. The sauce is a very meaty and very dark sauce, more meaty than... More

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