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Tue, 5/17
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Italian, Mediterranean
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All reviews lasagna prosciutto salad balsamic glaze service was excellent wonderful dinner chef appetizers crispy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience that started off with nice greetings from the crew when we walked in. An amazing appetizer was next with great wine selections. The entrees were extremely tasty and well prepared and cooked. The chef personally overseed our meal and asked us...how we enjoyed our experience. We would definitely go back again !! Please support local business , everybody needs it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

The appetizers are phenomenal. The fresh mozzarella is mouth watering with the balsamic glaze. The salads served fresh and crisp. All the meals were excellent. The Montepulciano Reserva and the Apprissante were excellent with the meal. Jessica provided top notch service. Excellent meal - thank...you.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

Food is excellent and the burrata appetizer is a must. The service here is what really makes it great though. Our waiter was outstanding and made it a wonderful experience. Went here for a birthday and glad we did and returned for another one and...just as good though sad they did not have lasagna as I wanted to try it. Will return here again and sure to bring family when they come to visit.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 23, 2021 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Extremely relaxing with excellent service. The entrees were beautifully presented and we all loved our selections.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 25, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food. Authentic experience. Tried so many just for the taste and it didn’t disappoint. Chicken Marsala, veal saltimbocca. But the best was the burata and prosciutto. Amazing, authentic. Really great food and family atmosphere. Just what you want

Date of visit: March 2021
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Don Paul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to your next visit

Reviewed March 12, 2021 via mobile

A fantastic meal,exquisitely prepared! Started our evening repast with a Caprese we shared; rather than the traditional slice of mozzarella on a tomato slice topped with a basil leaf & balsamic, it came with arugula, diced mozzarella, basil & tomatoes, all dressed with a tasty...balsamic glaze. We had Chicken Francesca & Chicken Piccata, each served with Fettuccine. Both were superbly prepared, the Piccata with just the right combination of lemon & capers & the Francesca with an ideal coating. A great place for a wonderful REAL Italian meal!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Don Paul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. Please visit us again

Reviewed December 18, 2020

The food was delicious. There are unique recipes and homemade pasta with gluten free options. The service was excellent. The standout is the hospitality of the owners themselves that gives it the real feel of Italy. Bravo!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Don Paul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. Looking forward to your return

Reviewed November 6, 2020

So...the menu didn't specify the type of pasta that came with both the Bolognese or the Meat Balls. We made the mistake of assuming that both would come with spaghetti. Wrong! The meat balls came with fettuccini and the Bolognese came with mostaccioli. Very odd....However...both the meatballs and the Bolognese were VERY good. I'd definitely recommend them.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Don Paul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2021

You can always request a different pasta. We pair our pasta with the type of sauce. Unfortunately we don.t offer spaghetti

Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Decided to try this cute little restaurant that I had passed by several times. We were greeted warmly and asked if we had a reservation ( we didn’t) the greeter was still smiling and said no problem. From the moment we walked in to our...delicious meal and dessert we were treated so well! The manager as well as maybe the owner were incredible and walked to every table to speak to patrons!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed July 31, 2020

Food was so good I felt like a baby getting breast fed! Nutritious, satisfied, and treated tenderly by the staff! Definitely will be coming back again.

Date of visit: July 2020
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donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful and hilarious review. Please visit us again

Reviewed July 31, 2020

What a wonderful dining experience. The service was tremendous and the wine that Don Paul chose for us to compliment the meal was phenomenal!!! Chef took the time to visit us and make sure all of our food was delicious. We ordered 4 different entrees...and shared them at the table. All of them were perfect. Homemade fresh pasta is so good. We will definitely return. As a side note, social distancing was in effect and the level of sanitizing and cleanliness in the common areas and both restrooms was a solid 10....More

Date of visit: July 2020
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donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review. Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed July 30, 2020

Amazing food! Being that I’ve been to Italy personally it’s hard to find anything that can come close to Italian cuisine but coming here and eating I felt like that was as close as I can get without being there again. Great staff, great service,...and overall very friendly environment! Will definitely be coming back next time I visitMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review. Looking forward to your next visit

Reviewed July 30, 2020

Amazing authentic Italian! Everything I ordered was wonderful and tasted just like the food I had in Italy last year. The service was excellent. The waitress was attentive, the chef came over and asked how we liked our dishes, and even the owner stopped by...our table to chat. I am vegetarian and there were quite a few options for me. I enjoyed my pasta primavera (With fresh authentic noodles) and then my lemon marscapone cake for dessert. I can’t wait to go back again and try more of the dishes! I was seriously blown away!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review. Looking forward to your next visit

Reviewed July 30, 2020

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING..This has to be the absolute Best Italian food I ever had. We were greeted and treated like VIP. The cook came out to our table to ask how our dinner was and the owner complimented our dinner with some Lemoncello. Now lets...talk dessert- I had the almond cake which was heaven on a plate. My friend had the Lemon mascarpone cake which was amazing. Everyone was very friendly, the place is so cozy but elegant. 5 star rating for this place for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review. Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed June 19, 2020 via mobile

The best Italian food we've had outside of Italy! Definitely try the Carbonara, Saltimbocca and Almond cake, all absolutely top notch! Very friendly and welcoming staff. We'll be coming back A LOT!

Date of visit: June 2020
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donmpaul, Chef at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review. Looking forward to your next visit.

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5