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When in Rome

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8270 Mt Highway 35, Ste 7, Bigfork, MT 59911-3582
+1 406-837-7663
5:00 am - 8:00 am
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Tue - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 am
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here at least one time a summer. The salads are always exceptional. I love their pasta and pizzas. Great wine selection.

Thank Alexandra L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't even live in Bigfork and I have no problem commuting 2 hours to come to this wonderful restaurant. The new owners are dedicated to keeping up the quality and atmosphere of the previous owners. I would definitely recommend making a reservation and if you have a large group try to make your reservation for as early as possible.... More 

Thank 639mikaylal
Kalispell, Montana
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New owners; we were disappointed that the food was not of the same excellent quality as before. Kitchen ran out of some standard items. Did not seem prepared to handle crowded dining room. We will wait a few months before returning, hoping things improve.

Thank adven2rers
Bigfork, Montana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"When in Rome" is one of the best restaurants in Bigfork. If you like authentic Italian food, delicious wood-fired pizza, and tiramisu (my favorite dessert in the world), this is where you want to eat!

Thank Debi S
Kalispell, Montana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

atmosphere and service was all very good. Would recommend it to anyone. Would recommend getting a reservation. They are busy.

Thank mikelW7704UC
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

My husband and I are accustomed to eating in Italian-American boroughs in Boston and NYC, but this place satisfied our expectations while traveling a distance from those cities! We ordered a Capriciosa pizza and the gnocchi in gorgonzola and were not disappointed. Were we amazed? No, but the ambiance and attentive, gracious service made this for a lovely evening.

Thank newenglander888
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

While in Big Fork for 2 weeks, we ate here twice. The Sun Mountain pizza was delicious; the Caesar Salad, perfect...served in a chilled (or at least cold) bowl w/a simple dressing that did not overpower; Lobster Ravioli, delicious; Pasta Puttanesco, spicy & tasty. The restaurant is under new management since May 2016, so I'm giving them a "pass" to... More 

Thank RovingRose
Kalispell, Montana
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374 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We finally made it here and while it did not makes us sick, it was not special either. We started with a very underdressed and bland salad...in fact, two different selections, one being the special of the day and one with wilted arugula having blackened edges. Not worth the $ to add salads for sure. The two different pasta entrees... More 

Thank MaryEllenM27
De Pere, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Just left 'When in Rome'. Food:excellent. Service:not so much. My husband ordered a dish that came with cantaloupe and prosciutto. I being the "mom of 4" that I am, thought "Wow! We've been on a long road trip and the kids haven't had much fruit, this is the perfect opportunity." I asked if I could get an order of chopped... More 

Thank momfvgd
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is as close to fine dining as you'll find in the Flathead valley. Very creative menu including their pizzas. Extensive wine list. They do take reservations and are full most nights during July and August. I don't like to wait so I generally eat by 6 pm. The kitchen does back up and it can take a long time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 am - 8:00 am
5:00 am - 8:00 am
5:00 am - 8:00 am
5:00 am - 8:00 am
5:00 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8270 Mt Highway 35, Ste 7, Bigfork, MT 59911-3582
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-837-7663
Mediterranean Restaurant. Serving Pizza Pasta and other Mediterranean dishes since 2010. Voted Best Pizza in Montana from Food Network Magazine. Local Fresh.

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