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Cafe Roma

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220 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311-5069
+1 423-339-1488
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Connecticut, USA
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us had an excellent dinner last week at Cafe Roma. The server was attentive and efficient, and the food was great. A standout was the dessert I had - homemade basil mint ice cream in a pecan cookie of sorts. Ridiculously good.

Thank PassThroughCustoms
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Shannon and his crew always provide a great experience and wonderful food. The dishes are numerous and authentic- hard to choose just one. Never disappointed here!!

Thank Jerry B
Dalton, Georgia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint and elegant atmosphere with amazing food. Cafe Roma is one of the best Italian restaurants in the region. Well worth the drive to Cleveland, TN from Chattanooga. The meals are pricey, and everything is a la carte, but the portions are generous and fantastically delicious. I had the Penne Bolognese while my wife had the Tortellini Roma with a... More 

Thank Benson M
Pensacola, Florida
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling south, back home to Pensacola, Fl. Landed in Cleveland, TN for night. Just picked Cafe Roma because I wanted good Italian, which is impossible to find in Pensacola ! Lasagna was excellent, but the arrancini with Pomadoro sauce was to die for!!!! Will try to stop whenever we travel north for sure! You could open a restaurant in Pensacola---gorgeous... More 

Thank Neil C
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stumbled on this great hidden gem in downtown Cleveland, TN. Food was wonderful as was the service! It's in the historic downtown of Cleveland which is a wonderful little area.

Thank Sandy C
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today. I ate the spinach salad and bruschetta. I loved the bruschetta with grapes and walnuts. The salad was good. My friends enjoyed their panini pizza and portabella sandwhich. Wonderful atmosphere and staff. Good location. I was disappointed in the bread pudding which was unevenly heated. Could have used ice cream. Friend who ate tiramisu liked it.... More 

Thank Kathleen W
Naples, Florida, United States
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Nice to get away from the usual Is it Greek? Is it Italian? mish mash you find just about everywhere in town. My husband enjoyed his Pollo Cafe Roma. But the star was the Tortellini in Rose sauce. We shared a tiramisu for desert which was almost as good as my mom's. Our waiter, Whitney was both knowledgeable and spot... More 

Thank Janice S
Ten Mile, Tennessee
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The lunch special of bacon wrapped shrimp was a very welcome lunch, and very reasonably priced. The service was impeccable!

Thank Kevin K
Cleveland, Tennessee
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145 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The menu has great options. We tried the bruschetta, calamari, and hummus appetizers. All were tasty. I tried something different for my main course. They offered a mussels pasta special. It was my least favorite meal I have ever eaten there, so I wish I had stuck with the veggie sandwich or the burger. The pasta had very little pasta... More 

Thank rwilliams2911
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for 5 star food, locally owned & the place where locals enjoy the best Italian food; this is your place! It's our favorite for several reasons. 1) the food is always incredible 2) we always get the very best service 3) it's the perfect sized restaurant - cozy, but not too small or big. A local favorite... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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