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“Solid Family-run Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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The Rome
4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038
(508) 528-4740
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Ranked #10 of 64 restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Solid Family-run Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We were traveling down I-495 and didn't want to resign ourselves to another chain restaurant. We were very happy to find The Rome (via TripAdvisor) and had a very nice dinner.

Our waitress, Joanne, was pleasant and helpful, with a fun attitude. She treated us like regulars, even though it was our first time to the restaurant. My wife had the fettuccine alfredo (nice sauce, home-made noodles a little over-done) and I had the chicken piccata (very good, with lots of mushrooms). Our salads (included) were fine, if uninspired, and while the dessert menu was tempting, we were too full from dinner to try anything.

So, don't resign yourself to the Olive Garden when you can go to The Rome.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Consistantly great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I get the impression that this place has been around for as long as Franklin has been a town, but somehow the quality of the food remains high. Traditional Italian menu, and I've never had anthing there that I didn't like. You can't go wrong with this place. The Chicken Roma is probably one of the best meals I've ever had.

Visited May 2012
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Madison, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Great food, great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the bar was warm and inviting, the restaurant full of happy people and great food! will go back again and again! This is a great locally owned and operated restaurant that anyone would feel welcome in!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Local, great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The Rome is always a good standby to get a great meal with friendly waitstaff and a local atmosphere. This night they did not disappoint. Great Chix Parm and Roast Chix dinners served up with an outstanding antipasto. We'll be back again!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Franklin, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I love this townie Eye Talion place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I love to go there and get the home made pasta !!! the food they give you is so much you have to take it home for lunch the next day . it is easy and casual and full of laughing and good times.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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