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“Autheontic Italian Fare with Character”
Review of Bar Roma - CLOSED

Bar Roma
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West End
yorkshire
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Autheontic Italian Fare with Character”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

A great authentic Italian eatery situated in the West End of Edinburgh. Food is very good and fresh, unpretentious. I guess the owner, Antonio? leads from the front; service is good without being overbearing. Value for money? Yes, very much so. Why would you go to a pizza chain when you can eat here? And the people watching - yes, part of the fun!!

Visited February 2013
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Thank johnniestrunk
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BebeCugini, Owner at Bar Roma, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review, and hope you come and visit Bar Roma again. Regards from us all.
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Windermere, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun, friendly & fantastic Italian food”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Lovely classic Italian restaurant, staff are lovely and food was amazing, only problem is the competition with near by big chain restaurants. Great with children and really recommend it x

Visited February 2013
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Thank Sarah B
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BebeCugini, Owner at Bar Roma, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thank you for such a nice review. Too true, there is too much competition all around us these days, but that's the fault of the Edinburgh Council, allowing too many licences for similar businesses literally yards away from each other!! It's shocking! Sorry for the rant, but very glad you had an enjoyable evening at Bar Roma, and look forward to your return.
Kindest regards from us all.
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Edinburgh
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“You know what you're getting but it never disappoints”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Went to Bar Roma last night. It was full of Italians over for the weekend for the 6 Nations game. That's all you need to know.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank HotdogScotland
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BebeCugini, Owner at Bar Roma, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thanks very much for your review. Yes indeed, the Italians (over forty of them) were in full voice
and in good spirits in the Restaurant last Saturday, even though they were slaughtered at the Rugby. Must have been the Bar Roma experience that kept them all happy! Ha! Ha!
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Glasgow, Scotland
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Unfailingly good informal Italian fare”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I'd say I've been coming to this 31 year old family establishment, not far from Haymarket and close to the Caledonian Hotel, about once every two or three years. Tonight I brought my mum for a Sunday early evening dinner and the meal and service were as good as they have been every time before. We chose from their pre-theatre menu as it was good value and had a first class choice. I had aubergine slices fried in breadcrumbs then topped with grilled tomato, mozzarello and basil. Mum had a very tasty, and very generous, shrimp cocktail with marie rose sauce. Both absolutely delicious. Main courses were grilled salmon with broccoli, spinach and potatoes for mum and a beef olive casserole with saffron risotto for me. Again, each was cooked to perfection. The beef olives were melt in the mouth tender and the risotto was the perfect accompaniment. I was so full up I passed on dessert but mum had the most moist and tasty chocolate gateau I've seen served with beautiful Italian ice cream. I can vouch for this because I had a taste of each! Lovely dinner and friendly, welcoming staff made the evening a nice end to the weekend.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank TravelManGlasgow
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BebeCugini, Owner at Bar Roma, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
What a fantastic informative review! We are so pleased you and your mum had an enjoyable experience at Bar Roma, and we are very grateful for your critique. Very best wishes to you both.
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UK
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231 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had a really good meal, service was excellent. I can recommend the Lamb shank and the Chianti Classico Reserva, and the chococlate cake was very chocolatey, All the meals were well cooked and tasty. It's conveniently situated and we parked for free just around the corner after 6.30. Good value all round.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank happygirl20
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BebeCugini, Owner at Bar Roma, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
We thank you kindly for a great review. Delighted that our Restaurant ticked all the boxes for you, and we hope we can do the same on your next visit. Kindest regards from Bar Roma.
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