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220 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311-5069
423-339-1488
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Personal Favorite in One of the Most Unlikely Places

After moving from Hawaii we settled in Cleveland, Tennessee. We thought this would be the end of our 'foodie' restaurant experiences, but there is an eye-opener in little ole Cleveland called Cafe Roma. Now, Cleveland is home to many surprises, but finding a place that serves an interesting fusion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Lihue, Hawaii
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Lihue, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

After moving from Hawaii we settled in Cleveland, Tennessee. We thought this would be the end of our 'foodie' restaurant experiences, but there is an eye-opener in little ole Cleveland called Cafe Roma. Now, Cleveland is home to many surprises, but finding a place that serves an interesting fusion of off-beat Italian dishes that have a faintly Southern twang in... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This Italian restaurant has a very extensive menu and excellent wine list.. It is housed in a cozy retro brick building adjacent to the Courthouse. It is extremely busy during weekday lunch hours when scores of lawyers and other business people with offices on the same street visit. We much prefer to visit during the dinner hour. Reservations are accepted.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Cafe Roma is a farm to table menu. The chef uses the finest ingredients in very creative ways. From the focaccia to the the ice cream everything is made in house. A full bar and excellent wine selection makes this a very enjoyable dining experience.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stopped on the way North via Route 75..about 4 1/2 miles off the interstate. Cleveland is a picturesque small town with the county court house across the street from Cafe Roma. Lunch menu offered a variety of nice choices..I chose the meatball sandwich and spinach salad..My wife ordered the Portebello sandwich with sweet potato fries..All were excellent..Meatballs were very authentic... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great food, good drinks, friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. What else could you wish for? Ahh yes, speedy service and reasonable prices as well. We'll sure come back!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After reading about this place, we decided to finish our long day of driving with a good meal before our overnight stop. We expected the great food and service. What we didn't expect was their being able to accommodate us once we walked in, not knowing it was prom night and without reservations. The staff couldn't have been nicer to... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We just tried this small local restaurant located east of Chatanooga, TN based on earlier reviews and it was well worth the short detour to downtown Cleveland. From the delicious bruschetta to the wonderfully balanced salads to their take on classics like lasagne and pasta Bolognese, everything was special and authentically Italian. They also had a nice wine list. The... More 

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I absolutly love this place! Every time I go its amazing!! The chocalate cake is a great end to the meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

10/10 would eat again. Great food left me feeling satisfied but not overly full! Penne Bolognese was very good and the atmosphere was comfortable

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Cleveland, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good menu, great food and pleasant people/environment. I have been twice recently and have enjoyed it very much.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311-5069
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 423-339-1488

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?