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When In Rome Ristorante

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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New owner, Marco, a native of Rome, has taken over this intimate Italian Restaurant and I wandered in

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The evening started out with an excellent waiter.. he was working double duty as bartender and waiter..took a long time in between refilling wine/water...... It took 2 hours and 15 minutes to get our food....... this is a small restaurant.food is cooked fresh-not enough grill...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank talchick50
Reviewed June 27, 2019

Okay -- I confess...it was the meatballs. They are so damn good, my wife and I decided to return for what I anticipated was to be my last visit EVER to When In Rome (this being #4). The good -- the food is good. I...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cjackson27
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

When we walked in the door, we knew this place was going to be excellent! Cozy and decorated beautifully! The wine and food were amazing. It was hard to choose, so we shared several dishes. Five parmesan appetizer was to die for as was the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you dine with us and we look forward to your next visit. Grazie mille!

Reviewed May 7, 2019

We have been three times, so pretty obvious we like this sweet, small, local Italian Restaurant. We understand it is under new Owners. We have enjoyed our dinners and certainly plan on returning. The Seafood Salad (a special), was amazing. The regular Dinner Salad was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Gerald E
donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed May 5, 2019

First the good: delicious food; have been here twice since new owners took over and everything we've tried thus far has been wonderful. Meatball appetizers: absolutely don't miss out...and have bread available to mop up the sauce. Now the bad: service on a Saturday night...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

We appreciate your comments and suggestions. We strive to create a wonderful fine dining experience. Your comments have been brought up to the staff to correct. We hope you return and give us another chance.

Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

First time dining here and will not be our last!! So glad my husband just happened to see a review posted about When in Rome because otherwise we would not have known about it. Food was excellent and fresh. The Veal Parmigiana was huge!!!! Service...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank LindaF1960
donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed March 31, 2019

I write a few months after I came last time, and this time I must be further amazed by the quality, courtesy, and high professionalism of the manager. First of all, thank you Marco (the owner and chef). marco organized me a special business dinner...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank RobTCA
donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

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

Reviewed January 16, 2019

Go for the pasta! If you're looking for homemade pasta go here. Very good and you can also bring fresh pasta home. Kind of pricey for the amount of grease served on my plate though. If we went back I would go back only to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ckprice89
Reviewed December 21, 2018

My wife and I had dinner there on a Wednsday evening. The restrauant is small and the tables are all very close together making it hard to get around. The service was Terrible. It appeared that they were short staffed and the service suffered. While...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank sail2fun
donmpaul, Owner at When In Rome Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

We have been under new management and ownership since February and have incorporated many changes to create an authentic fine dining Italian experience. We hope you give us a second chance.

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