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“Very good local Italian dining” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Roma

Ristorante Roma
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Ranked #8 of 261 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carmel, Indiana
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135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very good local Italian dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Great selection although limited of dinners that are very authentic plus 3 specials
Portions are not large but plentiful
Presentation was very nice
Locally owned which is a great change from chain dining
Menu changes every 3 to 4 months
Wine selection was very good
Restaurant is small and a little noisy could use some soft areas. To help absorb sounds
Did not have desserts
Service could be better. Service was pleasant, knew the menu, was too rushed as she seemed to be only server, restaurant was not overly busy - Tuesday night- and the rushing around was not necessary, no one appeared to be in a hurry, she also needs some professional training on serving in a fine dining establishment
Definitely will return

Visited July 2014
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, but inconsistent approach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

This restaurant can't decide if it's trying for a classic Italian dining experience or an informal neighborhood eatery. The good entree, the price, and much of the decor say classic dining. The booths, lack of any soup offering, rustic table tops, and owner who pulls the waitress away in the middle of describing the specials without a word of apology says informal eatery. Thus, this is a star lower than the many fine Italian restaurants in the Indy area despite it being the same price point.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Better the second time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really enjoyed our second visit to this hidden gem. Our first visit was enjoyable but the food was just above average and the noise level was problematic. Decided to visit again and although the noise level cannot be addressed when the restaurant is full, the food was exceptional (try the veal chops - new on the menu). And ask for Paula for a server - she is the best and will provide great recommendations.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Absolutely Authentic and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

If my waistline (and my wallet) could afford it, I'd eat here everyday. The food is excellent. Great

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zionsville, Indiana
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Find in Carmel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went to Roma for the first time on Saturday on the recommendation of the Wine Guy. We were not disappointed. Took the kids and everybody left satisfied. We were three for three on entrees and appreciated the waitress who helped steer us into two of them. The homemade pasta carbonara was delicious. Fairly rich but very tasty. The filet and pork entrees were excellent as well. We are looking forward to going back in better weather so we can walk off dinner on the Monon and go back for dessert.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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