Core de Roma Belmont Hills

4.7
39 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Core de Roma Trattoria is a casual, intimate, Luigi and Judy's Pinti's family owned restaurant, 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 all'Amatriciana. 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 Belmont Hills.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 39 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pammy
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Cannot wait to go back!

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vipMike
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal for Sunday dinner. Our server was warm and friendly. Terrific family dinner spot with great food We will be back!

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RobertS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is awesome! Great authentic Italian cuisine.

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vipDiningDiva
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luigi the owner is just amazing, treats you like family. Best fettuccine puttanesca and eggplant appetizer. Our favorite little BYOB weekly date spot. Thank you Luigi & staff for making every visit so enjoyable. Prego!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, staff was warm and service was excellent!

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vipJeanne
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the closest I felt like I was eating in Italy. The atmosphere is welcoming and the food incredible. The owner greeted us and made us feel very welcome. He makes the bread, and his wife makes the gnocchi and salad dressings. The flavors and presentation of the food is amazing. Can’t wait to go again

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vipSoho
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food
Service could have been better
Reasonably priced entrées, and a BYOB
Just a little surprised that they have a corkage fee

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Kitch
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood restaurant with great food and very friendly service. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. A lovely little Italian BYOB in a quiet neighborhood. Large menu with many options and plenty of dessert choices too. The place is small but spread out sufficiently. Would recommend for any occasion.

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viprtnut
35 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a busy Saturday night and our party of four could barely hear each other, it was uncomfortably loud. That said, the food is fresh, quality ingredients and well prepared to each person's preferences. The portions are always generous. The only negative besides the noise level was the excessive amount of salad dressing on an otherwise delicious salad. Core de Roma is one of our favorite restaurants, but not on a Saturday night.

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BethS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Loved the chicken and veal parmigiana. The antipasto was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve pretty much become regulars here, and as always food is great . Have No complaints , so good don’t wanna share but we have brung other family with us for the experience , they were very pleased and left satisfied aaa well . lol

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vipEunejeune
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Server was really great. Food was delicious.

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
161 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good Italian food in the Roma tradition. Very nice and attentive staff. Do to staffing shortage we were served by the owner, who made the meal very memorable.

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vipMarcyM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was really delicious and the service was great. Great little neighborhood find.

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vipLuv2dine
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food not as good as Pescatore
Should NOT have a corkage fee
Should know prices on menu and be consistent on final check

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Padre
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great little place tucked away in Belmont Hills.....food is excellent and service was great.

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AaronM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. This was some of the best Roman/Italian food I’ve had, including my 6-months in Rome. The restaurant that was there before was excellent. This place is twice as good.

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localgirl
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Burrata appetizer was divine as well as the bronzino and the lemoncello cake !

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JKRaf
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A very pleasant surprise. Our reservation was honored on time. The restaurant was busy for the two hours we were there. We were fortunate to be served by the owner, Luigi, who is personable and charming. The ambiance is pleasant, but unprepossessing. The other servers are friendly and engaged. The food was outstanding. The mussels in red sauce were small, but delicious. The red sauce was thicker than the typical liquidy presentation and full of flavor. The mussels had no sand or grit. First rate. We all had veal chops for dinner. Two came with spaghetti with oil and garlic and one with a red sauce. The veal chops at $35 would have been great at $45. The veal was perfectly cooked to a medium rare. The chops were about 14-16 oz very tender and an excellent portion size. The spaghetti was prepared al dente and both the oil and garlic and red sauce were great. This is a place we will return to again soon. Luigi is charming and invested in the success of the restaurant. We hope he does.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of my favorite dining experiences of all time.

They took an 8 person reservation the night of and completely blew us away with the amazing food and service.

I cannot say enough about this hidden gem.

Felt like I was back in Rome!

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vipPASQ
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was a great surprise! The food was delicious, and very reasonable.
The service was OK, the wait-staff seemed a little overwhelmed, but it was a full house (just coming off some more restrictions). Despite all, they were happy and helpful.

Will definitely come back, and take my Italian family with me!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific in all respects.

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vipJuliaW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Definitely not going back, food, service, decor and noise level all leave much to be desired

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vipTireguyjim
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening. Will be back and will highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- great service! There is even valet parking

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Padre
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a nice surprise! From the outside you would never guess this was a restaurant. First impression was the valet who was welcoming and friendly….staff inside was great and the food was delicious. The owner came over several times to great us, talk to us, he even cleared plates and helped the staff. Well worth the money for excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again all was perfect , fresh and presented well ! Hubby and I have decided to dine in at least twice a month ;-)

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vipJmreiff
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Although the exterior is deceiving,the food was sensational with service to match.
Loved the Artichoke” Core de Roma”, Grilled Calamari ,Pasta Arrabiatta,and Veal chop.
GiGi the owner was an incredible host and made us feel as if we were good friends dining in his home.

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vipLpfox
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was terrific!

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WillieStark
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Italian food, reasonably priced, great service.

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vipSusanne
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was knowledgeable, efficient and so nice. The owner came by to ensure we enjoyed our meal. The food was traditional Italian, comforting and delicious. We will be back!

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vipNickiB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I wasn't expecting much from the outside, but the inside is nicely done. More importantly, the food and service were amazing! If you are looking for some real, home-cooked, tasty Italian food - this is your place. The fresh-made bread is some of the best I've had in a long while!

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JackM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant evening. Food was great!

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vipEileenH
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The carrot cake and the tiramisu was amazing!

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vipPhilamax
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had an excellent dinner at Core de Roma. Our waitress was attentive and food was served well. There is not much to say about the decor; it is a big room with several tables of different sizes. One negative note is that the parking lot is in back and is not lighted. Then you have to walk up a hill to enter the building. This can be tricky negotiating in the winter. There is street parking which might be preferable for those with limited mobility.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hubby and I celebrated our anniversary here , this was our first time visiting. I had a grilled chicken salad to start , and chicken and shrimp primavera hubby had chicken parm and a side of meatballs. Food was tasty and prepared quickly . Thanks again Luigi “gigi” you made us comfortable :-)

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ZachN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say about this place besides absolutely incredible! The food, amazing and so was the staff. The worst part of me meal was being out of food. I can say I will be going back here for years to come!

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vipbruce
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, authentic roman iIalian food. the owner is very friendly and speaks with diners to make sure that they are enjoying the food. the waitresses are very professional. they bake their own bread and the meatballs are excellent. We enjoyed it very much.

FAQs

Core de Roma Belmont Hills offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 278-4567.

Core de Roma Belmont Hills is rated 4.7 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.