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“Lovely Server/Ghastly Food”
Review of Porta Di Roma

Porta Di Roma
Ranked #389 of 3,626 Restaurants in Dallas
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
Riverside, CA
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lovely Server/Ghastly Food”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

I feel badly for the review I am about to give, because the server was such a delight. Nonetheless, the food here is shockingly awful. I make chicken saltimboca at home, so I had to try it here. Ugh! First, the bread was strange. Knot-shaped, rubbery and flavorless. The chicken was awful. An oddly-textured chicken breast covered with melted cheese. There was a slice of questionable ham (it was supposed to be prosciutto, but I have never tasted prosciutto like this). The spinach it was on tasted like frozed spinach out of a Birds-Eye box. The side of pasta was a mushy glob of overcooked spaghetti. All of this was drowning under the mass of melted cheese. If I had produced this dish at home, it would have been sent back, for sure, with a proclamation that we were going out for dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Shreveport, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Visited this restaurant with my sister and brother in-law. They live in the downtown area of Dallas. We walked a few blocks to this place. Great atmosphere. More than I would normally pay for pizza but the pizza was really good so I'll let that slide ;)

We had two small children in our group of six and I'm not sure this would be a place for children. Seems like there were a lot of adults there that would prefer that the children eat some where else.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank stephaniejjordan
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Gilmer, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere& location”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Ate here for lunch. Had a decent beer selection. Service was good. The have complimentary breadsticks which were delicious. I had a pepperoni calzone for $6 and it was enough for two. Plus it was very good. I will eat here again on my next visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank jeremy g
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Was surprised by the food. I ended up here by accident with my roommate after another place we attempted had a wait that was unbearably long. Upon first glance, we were going to walk out but we decided to give it a shot (plus we were starving!). The house salad that came with our meals left much to be desired; very plain and unflavorful but the dinner and house wine made up for it. Wine was good and the main entree was just the right portion. I ate all of mine and did not feel stuffed. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank travelgirl140
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The selection was extensive and descriptions were helpful on the menu. The range of prices, from stromboli and calzones to fine cuts of beef was reasonable. The mimosas were generous and exceptional good. We will certainly dine here again when in Dallas.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Kaye N
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