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Roma Cafe

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7210 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Many dinners later

Consistently good Italian fare. Nothing comes from a can as Chef Antonio prefers to make gnocchi, marinara, spaghetti etc all from scratch. Service is fabulous at this family owned and operated restaurant. Cant say enough good things!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Consistently good Italian fare. Nothing comes from a can as Chef Antonio prefers to make gnocchi, marinara, spaghetti etc all from scratch. Service is fabulous at this family owned and operated restaurant. Cant say enough good things!

Thank Moodli
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is the Best meal and experience I've ever had, time and time again. The atmosphere, the food, the service, the people. It isn't the cheapest meal ever, but it's worth every penny. I read a lot of the reviews here, 95% of which were excellent. To the one or two horrible reviews, you must have clicked on the wrong... More 

Thank Brent W
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you want an authentic Italian dining experience, Roma Café Ristorante is the place to go. The food is consistently good, the service is friendly and the family are all welcoming. Antonio will prepare my favorite dish just the way I like it. We dine here 4-5 times a month and have NEVER been disappointed.

Thank Pam2011_11
Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Authentic Italian restaurant run by an Italian family. We have been there many times over almost 10 years and have never been disappointed. Portions are large, the quality of the ingredients is excellent, and the food is consistently well prepared. My favorites are the puttanesca pasta and the risottos (which are prepared like my Italian mother did), while my husband... More 

Thank anna146
Apache Junction, Arizona
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you want good food, don't eat here. The sauce is watery and the service, well lets put like this, for 2 people they charged us a gratuity fee; and, they expecty to be tipped on top of that. We do NOT recommed this so called ittalian restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This restaurant sits oddly in the corner of a shopping strip - doesn't look special. But this spot is a terrific family run spot with real Italian food. Some of the freshest and best cooked calamari we've ever had. Everyone's meal was top notch. Definitely a place I would recommend to friends.

1 Thank SeattleLwn
chicago IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Roma café is a refreshing oasis in a corporatized food desert. This cozy family run restaurant combines superb Italian cuisine and service with a homey atmosphere at a very reasonable price. The care taken in the preparation of each dish is evident. I would highly recommend Café Roma for an authentic Italian dining experience.

1 Thank meadguy55
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I've spent quite a bit of time in Rome, and I think that I have a good idea of what Roman cooking is like, both in the home and in restaurants. This was one of the most authentic home style Italian dinners I have ever had at a restaurant. The place is family run and they really are Italian. The... More 

2 Thank AllanRNorth Las Vegas
New Hope
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We found this little jewel today. It is a family owned place that is truly shows the love. The pasta dishes were cooked well and seasoned exceptionally. The special linguine with clams and muscles were excellent with a spicy sauce. In an earlier post someone mentioned price being an issue with the specials. We did not find that to be... More 

2 Thank Evelyn D
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

a very surprising italian restaraunt in mesa- truly great food - minestrone -fresh, no excess salt - vegetables were cooked right. had also a pasta dish - phenomenal- no excuses - just great food

2 Thank davetarot

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7210 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: 480.654.0558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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