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220 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311-5069
+1 423-339-1488
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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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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great

The food was great and the owners are wonderful people. The prices are great and the staff are friendly and makes you feel welcome

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
SableBurns
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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Cleveland, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was great and the owners are wonderful people. The prices are great and the staff are friendly and makes you feel welcome

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in Cleveland. The food is excellent and I have never had a bad meal. Reservations are needed for weekends. The restaurant is small and it is loud when at capacity so we prefer to go for lunch or week nights.

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Cleveland TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Cafe Roma is one of our favorite restaurants in Cleveland and we were glad to go back after over a year since our last visit. Two of our family got the tomato basil soup and it was delicious. My wife ordered the tortellini carbonara, my son ordered Pollo Parmesan and I got the linguine alla pescatori with a red sauce.... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have dined here many times over the years and have received consistently great food, good wine and excellent service. Whether you drop in for lunch or have reservations for dinner, it's always a wonderful experience.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

You will definitely know after eating here that you received an authentic homemade Italian meal. I have eaten here twice now with visiting business colleagues and we are fans. Easy walking distance from the court house and worth the drive into downtown. What a pleasant surprise to find real Italian cuisine in East TN. Best since Naples in Knoxville.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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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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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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Additional Information about Cafe Roma

Address: 220 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311-5069
Phone Number: +1 423-339-1488
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cleveland
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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: +1 423-339-1488

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?