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“Best Italian Ever”
Review of Romano Cucina

Romano Cucina
Ranked #7 of 97 Restaurants in Laguna Hills
Cuisines: Italian
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Ladera Ranch, California
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Italian Ever”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Hands down, the best Italian food ever. I go at least twice a month and have tried nearly everything on the menu. The garlic bread is to die for. Great ownership, clean, and always a great experience.

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Orange, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great value and amazing Italian food.”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

My wife and I decided to try out Roman Cucina last night as I had heard good things. We arrived around 8 and were shocked how many people were there and that there was a 35 minute wait for a 2 person table. Two minutes in to our wait, two spots opened up at the bar where we stayed for our meal and found out that it was Wine Wednesday! Wine Wednesday they do half off all their already reasonably priced wine bottles and have no corkage fees. We shared the sauteed mushrooms and the primavera marinara with chicken and the rosa sauce, both amazing especially adding the mushrooms to the pasta! The bartender, Ryan, also gave us great service being the only bartender while having a packed bar. We will come back!

  • Visited November 2013
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Laguna Hills, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian!”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

We make a point of taking our houseguests to this great Italian spot! Everyone raves and asks to return. Never had a better meal and service is top notch! Get there early, have a drink at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere!

  • Visited October 2013
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Danville, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I was not really expecting much when we drove into the strip mall where Roman Cucina was located, but once we were shown our table I knew we had made the right choice for dinner. The menu was excellent and it was difficult to choose from the many selections that all sounded good. I ended up with the marinara lasagna which was one of the best I've had in a long time. Although this is one of several restaurants owned by the same owner, it did not at all feel like it was one of those chain restaurants. They pay attention to detail and you get the feeling it is run with family pride. Very nice dining experience overall and I highly recommend Roman Cucina.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Italian in town”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Just off the 5 freeway at La Paz, and a bit hard to find, but an absolute gem!!! They open at 5 and by 6 there is a wait. A little loud but fun! Not a big place, but the food and service are top notch!!! The food is wonderful, served hot out of the kitchen every time, and the servers are the best. This place runs like a fine swiss watch. Expect the manger to stop by your table as they really care about their customers. Eggplant parm, scampi, pepperoni bread all excellent and served large!! Bruschetta is over the top!
**The food and servers here are the best....other restaurants should take a lesson from this place**

  • Visited May 2013
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