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“Horrible Experiance” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rose's Italian Restaurant and Old World Pizzaria

Rose's Italian Restaurant and Old World Pizzaria
Ranked #3 of 47 Restaurants in Windham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Waldoboro, Maine
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3 reviews
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“Horrible Experiance”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Called them in April to reserve their advertised "room for large groups" for a family reunion dinner in June. Called again in May to confirm and again the night before. I was assured that every thing was in order. When we get there....other diners are in the "large room" and were told that they could not seat us together. We had planned this for months and ended up having to leave....good thing Buck's Naked BBQ helped us out. Would never give them my business.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible - rude and dishonest”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

We called Rose's 6 months in advance to reserve their "private back room" for our 20 person family reunion and specified that it was important for us to all sit together in a private space. We called again the day before our reservation to confirm and were told that everything was all set. However when we arrived, multiple other parties were seated in our room, and we were told that there was no way they would have granted anyone a reservation for the whole room on a Saturday night. They had 6 different tables reserved for our party, all spread throughout the room - not even together. When we asked to speak to the manager and/or the person who had confirmed our reservation the day before, we were told they were unavailable and there was nothing that could be done. The woman was borderline rude, insisting that there was no way anyone would have told us the whole room was reserved for us. Incredibly frustrating and disappointing. We left on the spot and went to Buck's Naked BBQ across the street, which turned out to be wonderful. Really poor form Rose's. Do not recommend at all.

Visited June 2013
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Poland
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67 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Very Nice Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Upon arriving at Rose's we weren't impressed by the ambiance, but we were very pleased by our orders. The salad was nice & fresh, my pasta was cooked correctly & had very tasty tomato sauce, & my husband's pizza was also delicious. Server mentioned that some renovation in decor was planned. Is this fine dining? No, but our food was flavorful & enjoyable. Prices were quite reasonable. I must also mention that a fellow friendly diner was rather surprised that his Veal Marsala contained bacon - quite unusual! He was not thrilled, but my husband & I will definitely return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Maine
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pricey restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I went to Roses with my family for dinner.
My food was supposed to have garlic, but
It was just pasta marinara and chicken .
It was bland . My wife's food was good
With A large portion. My Daughters food was COMPLETELY AWESOME.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Maine
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Improvement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Have been here before and thought it was good Italian food, but nothing spectacular. When we went last week we saw some good improvements. Gone was the terrible tiny understocked salad bar and a generous, fresh salad was delivered to the table. All four of us ordered something different, and every meal was plate licking delicious. Yes, a bit pricey but the quality and quantity made it worth every dollar. The staff was outstanding, even the girl at the counter gave us a friendly appreciative send off. We will not wait too long before we return.

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