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“Overall really good!”
Review of Trattoria Romana

Trattoria Romana
Ranked #11 of 820 Restaurants in Staten Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Staten Island, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Overall really good!”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

The service was impeccable, they were really on top of all aspects of the meal. The owner/chef was making pumpkin rissoto in the main dining room - chatting with the patrons and staff. The free fried polenta bites were a great way to start the meal.

The Sunday Sauce and meatballs, sausage was excellent. The chicken parm was perfectly done.

Only down side was tables were too close together, but with the reputation the place has people would be waiting forever to get in if they didnt pack them in.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Not the same restaurant”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

My husband and I have been a weekly customer of the restaurant for the past 15 + years. It has been a big disappointment for the past 6 months. The portions have been smaller and prices have increased. But what bothers me the most is why Victorio (owner/chef/manager) is not keeping to his tradition of the past 15 years....which is giving his customers roasted chestnuts and walnuts the weekend after Thanksgiving thru Christmas at the end of their meal. To many who read this review may find this not important or relevant.....but to my husband and I it is. It was a tradition...which made this restaurant unique. It's a minor issue for some but when Victorio lies right to your face when you ask him what happened to the walnuts and chestnuts is really unacceptable. He has become cheap and never offers u a drink to dedicated customers. He has his favorites and makes it very obvious. Don't get me wrong..the waiters are great...but Victorio needs to treat his loyal customers equally.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Marie A
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Staten Island, New York
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent neighborhood Italian”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great neighborhood restaurant with warm service and fine Italian food of great variety. Chef does frequent interesting specials.

Visited November 2013
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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food!!”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

I was a little hesitant based on the photos but was pleasantly surprised on the warm and friendly atmosphere. The food was absolutely superb, the fish entree I ordered was cooked to perfection, and the dessert was excellent as well! What a find, I highly recommend and would definitely go back!!

  • Visited October 2013
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New York City
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“One of the best traditional Italian restaurants in the City!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

And my Italian sister-in-law agrees and now comes out from Manhattan to eat there.

Even the house wine is good -- and my family is pretty fussy.

The only thing even better than eating there is eating on an off day (Tuesday), when it is not as crowded.

  • Visited September 2013
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