We went to Roma after a recommendation from our friends that visit Phuket every year. Being our first trip to Thailand we were very keen to get stuck into the amazing Thai food on offer but decided as Roma’s was considered to be their place to eat in Patong we’d try it out.
We found the menu to be quite extensive however, not very exciting. We started with garlic bread which was your typical Thai bread (thinly sliced and plain) with tinned garlic and butter, pretty boring considering they have an Italian chef. We also ordered prosciutto and mozzarella starter which consisted of the same bread sliced and hardly toasted with one piece of prosciutto and hardly any mozzarella. And the bruchetta which was really nice, the tomato and onion was fresh and the bread wasn’t too toasted.
Having seen the extensive range of wines on the walls I was interested to see what they had on offer. On the menu the wine is listed as “white or red” I asked one of the staff what sort of white wine was on offer and she had no idea what I was talking about. Yes, I am aware that this restaurant is in the heart of Patong and not Italy but I would have assumed with an Italian chef and an extensive range of wines that they would know that there are not just two types of wines; red and white.
My partner and I both had pasta dishes, they were both quite plain and bland. The pasta wasn’t home-made as we had expected with an Italian chef and the ingredients weren’t as fresh as we would have expected. Especially the seafood in my partners pasta.
All in all we found it to be very overrated for what it was and we wouldn’t go back. Maybe for lunch when there is not much food on offer elsewhere in Patong but certainly not for dinner when there are other amazing restaurants around.
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