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Core de Roma - West Chester

4.6
4.6
1065 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Core de Roma Trattoria is a casual BYOB, intimate, family owned Trattoria, offering authentic Roman cuisine while upholding the best of Roman tradition. Some examples of our mouth watering Roman delicacies include our signature Artichokes alla Core de Roma, Saltimbocca, and Bucatini alla Matriciana. Contrary to what some people say, we spelled our name as "Core de Roma" intentionally, meaning "The Heart of Rome" in our family's dialect. Our ultimate goal is to make all of our customers feel like family through our cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and home-made dishes. At Core de Roma you can expect the true heart of Rome in the heart of West Chester.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 16:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    (610) 701-8485

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Papa Gigi

  • Catering

    We can customize catering upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    We can customize your needs upon request.

  • Private party contact

    Luigi Pinti: (610) 701-8485

  • Area

    West Chester

  • Cross Street

    Adams Street

  • Parking Details

    The restaurant has his own parking lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,065 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DA

    DanielA

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Service was a little slow that night. They were swamped! All was well once they started serving us

  2. DC

    DCFinc

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I love the food here and the servers are always so attentive and friendly! On-site parking lot in the borough is clutch. Was there last night for my birthday dinner and had the baked eggplant parmesan, which is my favorite. Don't miss the stuffed artichokes!!!

  3. AB

    AnnaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have eaten at Core de Roma many times and haven’t never been disappointed. The waitstaff are very personable and helpful, and the food is delicious!! We definitely will go back again!!

  4. BO

    BarbaraO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Core de Roma is my favorite restaurant. The owners and wait staff are kind and professional, and the food is outstanding.

  5. D

    Deezer

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Egg Plant parm was great!!!!!!! Very tastefull. The rigatoni alla boscaiola was excellent and plenty of it. The taste was really unbelieveable

  6. d

    david7

    Philadelphia

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pleasant, friendly BYOB, with hearty portions of traditional food, especially food from Rome. Spaghetti carbonera was made traditionally and enjoyed by two at our table, and eggplant parm, without bread crumbs and frying eggplant was ideal comfort food. Desserts were large and enjoyable, especially house made tiramisu

  7. D

    Deezer

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    The food lacked taste. It was very bland. The Aglio-olio was extremely bland- no taste of garlic or lack of sardines taste- very poor. Service is always good, but food is very variable for taste.

  8. L

    Luvthebeach

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were excellent. It was a relatively quiet Wednesday when we ate here, so can’t comment on the noise level. Definitely will be back!

  9. FC

    FoodChaser

    Philadelphia

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, excellent cuisine, good value. What more can you ask for?

  10. FF

    FruitFul

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great pastas and specials. Really good salad with burrata, pineapple and cranberries. BYOB gave us opportunity to pair really fine wines with each course. We will be back!

  11. h

    harveyb

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cora de Roma is a favorite of ours. The food is good and the service is good too. It’s BYOB so you’ll save a little on the tab. It seems to be well run, the staff really works as a team.

  12. P

    Patty

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding, the quantity was great and the service was excellent too.

  13. RG

    RockyG

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    I wanted to like Core de Roma. It is an unpretentious, family place, a little away from the main restaurant row in West Chester. It is also a BYO and less expensive than many of the other Italian sit down places in West Chester. It is a familiar “red gravy” Italian place (I like red gravy Italian places). I didn’t like my food. And here is the biggest problem: I didn’t like the red gravy. That really surprised me. Of course tomato sauce is featured prominently on the menu, as it should be. It was edible, but I wanted much more than that. Maybe it’s just me. My two dining companions, who had the rigatoni bolognese and the eggplant parmigiana enjoyed their meals more than I enjoyed mine. I’m bummed. I like to find hidden gems, and I was hoping Core de Roma would be a sapphire, but alas. They say you should not judge a restaurant by one meal, and so perhaps I will return. Just not soon.

  14. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and service was attentive. A great place to go especially if you want to be able to have a conversation with your dinner companions. Looking forward to going again.

  15. FC

    FoodChaser

    Philadelphia

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Combine exceptional cuisine with delightful eager staff and great value and you have Core de Roma.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Celebrated a friends birthday here. Excellent food and lovely and attentive staff. BYOB is nice to keep costs down. The food was an excellent quality. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal.

  17. FC

    FoodChaser

    Philadelphia

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The cuisine is outstanding as is staff and value. Well worth a visit.

  18. RH

    RockHallVisitor2017

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A neighborhood gem. Great food at a very reasonable price.

  19. J

    Jules

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Hidden GEM! Had a fabulous dinner with great friends at Core de Roma. None of us had been to this restaurant but will definitely be back!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Cora De Roma ! Simon or waiter is the best. Thank you for an awesome dinner. My son loved his take home Chicken Parm! Again thank you, see you soon. Elizabeth

  21. AC

    AnthonyC

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Poor service. We never had a server. Just random people. Average food. Really loud. So many Italian places that are far better.

  22. PP

    PaulP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal.

  23. DG

    DavidG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing Very authentic Italian

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and wonderful service.

  25. JB

    JB1260

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service! We have not been for awhile to Core DeRoma, and we thought it was particularly good. We did go early at 5:30 pm, which meant the noise level was low. The service was excellent, and the waitress was very pleasant. (Maria) It is very nice to be able to have BYOB as it helps with the cost of dinner. The cost of dinner was quite reasonable for an Italian meal, as compared to many places in the borough. We would highly recommend the restaurant and we would go back for sure!

  26. CM

    CMPastor

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Coming from an Italian family, I must say it food was absolutely fantastic. I had the eggplant parm which was the best I have ever tasted. All 4 of us agreed we would be returning to this charming restaurant.

  27. AB

    AnniB

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great dining experience! Employees were friendly, efficient, and worked well together. The food was delicious!

  28. S

    Scott

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Cozy, family-owned place that rocks authentic italian food. Veal you could cut with a fork and artichokes that melted in your mouth. The fact that it is a BYOB is a cherry on too.

  29. B

    Brandywinelady

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner, nice ambience. We had gnocchi that were light pillows with a marinara sauce and meatballs. Also had the seafood pescatore over linguine. Delicious!

  30. h

    harveyb

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    My wife and I really like this place. We’ve been there plenty of times and they never disappoint. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding too. The owner is alway up front helping out and keeping and eye on things. The wait staff work well as a team, don’t be surprised when another server helps bring out your meals, the sign of a well managed establishment. Don’t hesitate to visit and BYOB! Save $$$$$.

  31. BM

    BarbM

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consisently a good meal and very nice servers. I love it's BYOB, too. One of our favorite places for dinner locally.

  32. l

    loveit

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    I did not get my points for reserving on open table. They were short staffed

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Delicious authentic homemade Italian food. We were greeted by the beautiful owner who is warm & attentive. We felt like we were at home or in Grandma's dining room. Although there was a snow storm raging and we would have been happy to come back at a later date, we were welcomed with open arms. The antipasto was plentiful, the bread was HOMEMADE and our main courses were flavorful and exceeded our expectations. The server was friendly and had a great knowledge of the menu while making strong recommendations. We will be coming back again and again. PS: There is onsite parking so no dealing with driving around looking for a parking spot or added expense of a parking garage that you will encounter in town.

  34. c

    cuffa

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good is always delicious eggplant amazing !

  35. C

    Carol

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful as always! Great evening

  36. TC

    ThomasC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to dine here. Cuisine is excellent and varied to suit most tastes. Staff is eager to please and has a good knowledge of the menu. It is a spot that all will enjoy.

  37. s

    sweettooth

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Have eaten here numerous times and I’m never disappointed. It was New Years Eve so it was very busy and the service was slow (to be expected especially given staffing issues everywhere). Staff were very friendly even as they were busy hustling food. You could tell they were doing the best they could. The meatballs, lasagna, eggplant parm ( authentically prepared) were delicious. The sauce/ gravy very good. Definitely a winner.

  38. j

    jimd

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New Year’s Eve with friends.

  39. M

    Mark

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New year’s dinner was excellent in a quiet setting

  40. B

    Beth

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was very good and the wait staff attentive. We would definitely go back.

FAQs

Core de Roma - West Chester does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Core de Roma - West Chester also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 701-8485.

Core de Roma - West Chester is rated 4.6 stars by 1065 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Core de Roma - West Chester

327 E. Gay St. West Chester, PA 19380

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Adams Street

  • Area

    West Chester

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 16:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    The restaurant has his own parking lot.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Papa Gigi

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (610) 701-8485

  • Catering

    We can customize catering upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    We can customize your needs upon request.

  • Private party contact

    Luigi Pinti: (610) 701-8485

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