We have three separate dining rooms, offering privacy for special events. We have the prettiest outdoor dining with a covered deck, an outdoor bar, and a piazza dining area.
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Humanely raised veal hind shank roasted Milanese style. The bone is topped with gremolata and served over saffron risotto (15 - 17 oz shank)
Filetto di Manzo
An 8 oz. certified angus Filet Mignon grilled and finished with a red wine demi glaze, mushrooms and taleggio cheese. Served with roasted potatoes
With a homemade three meat and tomato sauce
Love Cafe Troia. Diverse and creative menu and wine list in addition to specials.
We are so happy to read this wonderful review! We thank you so much for choosing to continue to support Cafe Troia, especially during this time, and we are so thankful for great customers like you! Thank you again, and we can't wait to serve you again as soon as we can!
Wonderful birthday dinner for our daufhter
Thank you, we are so happy to hear that you could celebrate your wonderful daughter here at Cafe Troia. We hope you'll come back again soon!
It was a fantastic night.
Thanks, Michael! We appreciate the 5 stars and we hope to see you again really soon!
Great food, just not a lot of it considering price.
We are so sorry you did not find more value in your food, but we do appreciate the compliment that it was enjoyed. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
Always a treat to come and enjoy the food and ambience of Cafe Troia. Everything is fresh and the flavors never disappoint. The servers are attentive in just the right way so you don't feel like they are hovering. It is the most requested place to eat in our family when considering a night off from cooking.
Thank you so much for this awesome review! We really appreciate your taking the time to post it. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Truly a wonderful meal! I don’t know why I don’t visit more often!! Great drinks! I had the branzino and it was amazing.
The server was attentive and sweet.
Thank you! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon!
On 2-22-2020, the food with the exception of dessert was AWFUL. I actually only ordered a salad since I am plant-based dieter and our server was hell bent of boasting about his being vegan and proceeded to instruct me on what I could eat and not eat from the menu. Go figure, I am a physician and certainly know what to consume as a plant-based dieter.
The salad was a double portion, yet I was served a bowl full of green and a sprinkling of toppings (I actually counted the apple slices and tomatoes). The raspberry vinaigrette was yellow in color and FLAVORLESS (I requested the salad not be dressed) Scrapped an entree and had the Blackberry Sorbet while my daughter enjoyed her full meal!
Comparison to my 1st time dining at Cafe Toria on T'giving Day and on 2-22..... a 1 STAR rating.
Pur server, Emilia, was terrific.
Thank you, Michael! We are happy that Emilia took such great care of you, and we thank you for dining with us! Be sure to come see us again soon, maybe for Happy Hour one day during the week. Take care!
Always a treat to eat here.
Thank you! We appreciate that feedback, and hope to see you again!
Very nice for our date night.
Thanks, John, for the lovely feedback! And thank you for choosing Cafe Troia to celebrate a special night for you and your sweetie. We look forward to seeing you again!
We went for Valentines Day dinner and it was a really great experience. Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. I’ll definitely be going back for the next special occasion. (Lots of healthy options too!)
Thank you, William, for choosing Cafe Troia for Valentine's Day weekend! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience here and we can't wait to celebrate the next special occasion with you. Until then, take care!
We love this restaurant. The food, ambiance, and staff are excellent.
Thanks, Quita! We appreciate that, and we can't wait to serve you again!
Cafe Troia is a family owned restaurant that gets everything right. Food, terrific. Service, friendly but not intrusive. Atmosphere, nice but not pretentious. Also has a great bar serving their full menu. Highly recommended!
Wow, what wonderful compliments! We really appreciate this detailed view on Cafe Troia and our whole establishment, and we will be sure to share your feedback with our staff, who works so hard to get things right for our patrons. We hope to see you again soon, we look forward to serving you!
Food was terrific. Service was good but a bit slow. Kind of an off time so it made sense. Overall a nice experience and we are looking forward to going back.
Thanks, Louie! We are so pleased to read that the food was so fantastic, and that you will be back. We love gaining new regular customers to wow with each experience. Thanks again!
Where do we start? Drinks were spilled—-glass everywhere—linens were not changed—-manager didn’t come over to make it right—drinks were on the bill—-waitress was inattentive—-red sauce was poor quality——not the restaurant I remember. Won’t be back.
Hi Susan. We are sorry that your evening turned out the way it did. Your server did spill your beverage, however, cleaned it quickly from the table, and did her best to get you new drinks as fast as possible, while the busser made a quick effort to clean the glass from the floor. We all know mistakes happen. Also, we are sorry you did not enjoy your pasta, but we do hope you will give us another chance to be the restaurant you remember. We want to turn this situation into a positive one!
The food was excellant. The portions were good sizrd
Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back
Thank you! We are thrilled to read this 5-star review, and we can't wait until you come back to Cafe Troia. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!
Excellent food and service. Our waiter was Moises. He is the best!!
Thank you, Jeffrey! We are happy to hear that Moises takes such good care of you, and we love that YOU love the food and service! Come back and see us again soon, and until then, take care.
Had the linguine with calamari in a spicy tomato sauce. It was a chewy mess in an oily brown sauce. Yuck!
Hello there. We are sincerely disappointed to read this review and of course, very sorry. We apologize that you were not happy with your calamari dish, it is a long-time customer favorite! However, we will take this opportunity to share this with the kitchen so we can find out why it may have not been to your liking. We do hope you will give us another chance in the future. Until then!
Lousy service. The waiter was too cozy at first and then disappeared. Took us forever to get the plates cleared and the bill. He knew very little about the wine list. My main dish was way too spicy, overwhelming the fish. My wife’s chicken was good. The chocolate flam tasted cheap.
Hi Jim. We are saddened to read about your poor service when visiting Cafe Troia recently. We will be sure to follow-up with the server, as well as the entire staff, to make sure this doesn't happen again. We are happy to hear that you liked the chicken dish, but that's not enough for us. We hope you will give us another chance!
Service was fabulous and the food was delicious. We had a very quiet, intimate dinner by the fireplace. Cafe Troia is the best.
Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate it and we hope to see you again soon!
It was just a terrific dinner-my wife and I enjoyed it enormously. We both had the soup of the day, delicious chicken vegetable; I then had grilled calamari which was superb followed by entrees of chicken paillard and veal scallopini both so good.-definite 5 star meal with terrific service.
Thank you, Pearl! We are so happy to read this wonderful review! We appreciate your valuable feedback, and we hope to serve you again in the near future. Until then, cheers!
Excellent service. Food was all unusually salty. Monkfish, clams in white wine sauce, and filet of beef with spinach and pine nuts. The beef carpaccio, mussels and chickpea soup were all delicious. The pre-dinner drinks were perfect.
Hi Pamela! Thank you for the great review. We are surprised to read that the food was salty, we usually under-salt our food due to sensitivities of our patrons, so this is helpful feedback for us to bring to the kitchen. Thanks again, and we can't wait to serve you again!
Cafe Troia’s menu is nothing special and very overpriced for what you get. I ordered the grilled tuna, fennel and mixed green salad. The spices on the tuna were barely detectable and there were only a few slivers of fennel in the greens. This was disappointing. For $17 I had expected a larger serving and a more creative approach to this dish.
Hi there. We are really sorry and disappointed to read this review. Here at Cafe Troia, we take great care in providing the best value, portions, and taste when serving our food, and when creating our menus. We are appreciative of the review so that we could reevaluate what may have happened with your salad, and definitely get it right next time. Thank you for writing, and we do hope you will give us another shot in the future.
Staff and kitchen were clearly overwhelmed for Christmas Eve. Never again. Other local restaurants handle holidays much better. Caesar salads were tasteless and all of us who had them had stomach issues the next morning. Out of the four main entrees two were very good, the other two mediocre.
Carol, we are deeply sorry that we did not hit the marks for your Christmas Eve dinner this year. We did not have any complaints from other customers about stomach issues, however, we do thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we will address the kitchen about this. We would really love to know more about your visit, so we can fix things in the future. Please contact troialisa@yahoo so we can talk about this further. Thank you very much, Carol!
Excellent in every way.
Thank you Susan! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!
Everything was lovely.
Thank you Karen, we appreciate your review and we hope to see you again soon!
Food was great as usual. Quiet ambiance (Tuesday evening) was perfect for a business discussion. Service was not as good as usual. Wine glasses were kept low, we had to pour our wine from the decanter. WE were sitting in the front section at my request because it was quieter that evening. Felt like our server was busy somewhere else with other sections of the restaurant. I'll be back for sure but if service is not better next time, this will b my last time.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our server reassured us about cross contamination. The space was lovely and we could hear each other! A great find in Towson.
Yeah! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback. We take allergies very seriously, and we are so happy we could accommodate you! Please come back again soon, we look forward to the opportunity to wow you again!
First time here, amazing experience. Food was delicious, atmosphere was quiet and comfortable. Service was great. Parking was a plus. Will definitely go back.
Hey Shellbam, thank you so much for the feedback for Cafe Troia! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and the ambiance, and we do appreciate the love for the parking, we strive to make it easy for our patrons to come see us! We hope to see you again soon. Until then, cheers!
Delicious Italian Food! Intimate setting and friendly staff. We will return.
Thank you for the review, FThomas. We appreciate the feedback, and we can't wait to see you around the restaurant again. We can't wait to serve you again!
Charming and deceptively large gem tucked into downtown Towson ... and with dedicated free parking to boot. Delicious, authentic Italian food. Each of the four of us enjoyed our meals — from pasta to risotto to steak. And the lemon curd Napoleon was delightful.
Thanks so much for coming to join us, Michele! We could not be happier to read that you were pleasantly surprised by our location and enjoyed both the meal and the atmosphere. We appreciate the kind words and truly hope that we'll see you back again soon! Thanks again.
This was my first time at this restaurant. I was taking a friend out for her birthday and she chose this one. The food was fabulous and we both were able to relax and catch up with each other.
We're so glad that you both came to join us, and that your first visit was exceptional! We appreciate the incredible rating, as well as the compliments regarding the food, service, and time spent at Cafe Troia. We hope to see you both back again soon! Looking forward to it.
Thanks for joining us, Eric! So thrilled to read that your server was friendly and attentive. Hope we'll see you back again soon for another great time at Cafe Troia. Looking forward to it!
Slow service. Sat in basement- not great atmosphere- but it was quieter than upstairs and we had requested a quiet area. Then there was a Loud wedding above us. Entrees were pretty good. Tiramisu was terrible. No apologies from management to the diners affected by the wedding. Wouldn’t return.
Tracy, we truly apologize that you didn’t enjoy your experience with us as much as we could have hoped. We do our absolute best to show all of our guests a great time, including the wedding that we were honored to host. We do apologize if it effected your experience, as this was never our intention. We would love for you to give us another chance to show you a better meal and a more inviting, quiet, and typical atmosphere next time. And a better slice of tiramisu! We hope to see you then.
Just had 40 people rehearsal dinner at Cafe Troia - it was superb! From the back porch cocktail hour to the main dining room dinner, I could not have asked for a better restaurant. Because of the flexibility and organization of Ms. Lisa with the staffs hard work it was well done. Guests commented on the freshness of the shrimp/branzinie, excellent veal piccata and delicious chocolate flan. Thank you Cafe Troia! Marcia.
It was our pleasure to host this special event for you and your family, Brian! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much every one of your guests enjoyed the food, the service and time spent with us. We thank you for allowing us the pleasure of taking fantastic care of you all during this special time. We hope to see you all back again! Thanks so much. Hope the wedding was fantastic!
I had the ravioli and asparagus, and ordered the full-size $22 so that I would have leftovers. The full-size order was 6 ravioli, and tiny pieces of asparagus. The food was delicious, but for not good value for the money. Also ordered the warm olives, which were not warm. The roll, however, was very good. Service was so-so. The devil's in the details!
Dana, thank you for coming to try us out at Café Troia! We’re disappointed to read that you didn’t feel the quality of the food matched the price at which it is placed. Our house-made ravioli is typically very popular so we appreciate the feedback so that we can take it in moving forward. We will also address your concerns with the service provided and hope to show you a better experience next time, Dana! Thank you.
Too pricey for the food quality. The drinks were good though.
We’re disappointed to read this from you, John! Our guests happiness and satisfaction means everything to us and we’d love the opportunity to speak with you further to gain more insight as to what items you felt didn’t match the price at which they are placed. Please email me at troialisa@yahoo. Hope to hear from you!
Wonderful homemade Italian cuisine. We had the burrata and prosciutto appetizer. Wonderful and definitely prosciutto di Parma. Bolognese for me was delightful. My wife had the seasonal ravioli and it was also wonderful. Nice touch with the freshly made bread. Nice assortment of wines with good array of price points. Server was nice but a bit rushed at times. We highly recommend and plan to return as our son is in college at Towson
We're so thankful that you came to join us! We love to read that you enjoyed so many of our Italian classics and had an excellent meal and overall experience with us at Cafe Troia. Hope you'll think of us next time you're in the area visiting your son! Go Tigers! Thanks so much.
If you like quality Italian food and don't want to go downtown, try this restaurant in Towson. Among my favorites is the Osso Buco, Veal chop and Lamb chops. Stick around for dessert. It will be worth the extra calories.
We cannot thank you enough for your kind words! We take immense pride in providing our guests with an authentic Italian meal and nothing makes us happier than reading that you can count on us. We appreciate your compliments on so many of the dishes that we offer, and can't wait to see you again next time so you can try more favorites! Thanks so much.
Cafe Troia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 337-0133.
Cafe Troia is rated 4.3 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.