Trattoria Romana In Lincoln

4.6
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2516 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Trattoria Romana's success has always been driven by food and people. Chef/owner Luciano Canova designed the concept & experience at Trattoria Romana to offer a comfortable dining experience with moderate prices, similar to his favorite Trattorias in Italy.

Just minutes from Providence in Lincoln, RI, Trattoria Romana combines old-world Italian preparations with gracious service from our attentive staff. This attention to detail creates a truly unique dining experience that keeps our customers coming back. Guests enjoy homemade Italian food cooked with only the finest & freshest local ingredients while dining among our beautiful decor & murals that transport you to Italy.

The entire team at Trattoria Romana is truly passionate about providing our guests with a great dining experience.
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D
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

LO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Stuffed mushrooms were to die for, best we’ve ever had. Great service.Highly recommend Trattoria Romana.

JO
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Great service!

P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel from Cape Cod to the area 3 to 4 times a year and always plan on dinner at Romana. Food is always excellent as is service and ambiance. We first met Pauline several years ago and in spite of our infrequent visits, she always finds time to welcome us.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was disappointed In the amount of food think they are cutting down in there portions

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had been here once before and really enjoyed it, so we decided to go back. The appetizer of Mussels that we got were fantastic tasting, and larger than most that I’ve gotten at restaurants. I ordered the Veal Parm and that was the largest piece of Veal I’ve ever gotten. The bread crumb coating didn’t hold up to the sauce perfectly, but overall, it was delicious!
My wife is vegetarian, and had plenty of options to choose from.
Our server, Michael, was professional and efficient.
Overall, we were very pleased with our experience!

T
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great variety, nice atmosphere. Drinks are a little pricey

GL
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I split one of their special appetizers and then split the Salmon. Everything was done very well and we enjoyed the meal. Our waitress was really very nice and attentive. TR is consistently great.

M
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I enjoy the atmosphere and the service, but I feel the value for the food you get just isn't there. Drinks are on the expensive side and though sounding very good, I would never pay $59 for an entrée special and there were a number of them at $59. Bread basket is delicious. I would only recommend to a friend after sharing my experiences. Not sure I'll be back.

RJ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I began dining at Trattoria Romana about 2 months ago and enjoyed it so much that I've been back several times more. The food and service are both excellent. Our favorite Waiter is Mark, who is attentive, but not intrusive. Food portions are generous and at reasonable prices. I recommend them highly.

L
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go-to restaurant in Lincoln ... where our daughter always wants to meet us, which we just did on Sunday for lunch. Food as always, impressive/delicious. Excellent Bloody Mary, and the way our waiter poured the wine -- aerating! -- was great dining theater. The salmon was as generously portioned as it was delicious -- we're enjoying leftovers. No wonder this is a super-successful restaurant!

BB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. I do find it funny so that they have a shrimp cocktail appetizer which is typically shared, but comes with 3 shrimp for 2 people. It should just be 4, and not whatever they are charging for that 4th one, I didn't look at the receipt.. Our server was very friendly and knew everything on the menu and was quick to ask if we needed anything. We love coming here.

D
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate my husband’s birthday
and Valentines Day!
I will definitely be going back again soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was good me and my girlfriend had a really fun time!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! My husband and I are originally from Philadelphia and it has been so long since we’ve had delicious, authentic Italian food! Need to take trips to Rhode Island and Trattoria Romana more often!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so nice inside and food was amazing and our server was beyond great ! Will definitely return

GH
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Super friendly, engaging backed by great food.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The Hostess was rude and uncaring. Unfortunately, that set the tone for the rest of the evening, which was a shame because the rest of the service was perfect and the food was outstanding.

JS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was mediocre...not at all worth what we paid for it. Our server was timid, so much so that we went the majority of our meal waiting for him to get us more water and answer a question we had. I understand that there were many customers because it was valentine’s day, but the tables were so close to other couples that it made having a personal discussion feel very awkward. Would not return under any circumstances.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful, as expected!

B
New England
36 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always. Our server was great and attentive. Can't wait to return.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re seated where we wanted. The server was excellent and so was the food. Always a perfect experience.

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Valentines dinner

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FH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The table where your accomadating and friendly hostess placed us was an outstanding spot. We were in the room off the main dining room. The noise level was not too loud, ambiance was good. Our waitress Kyira was excellent, perhaps too business like, but professional. The food was great, except I was disappointed in my small portion of asparagus (2) sticks. I did not comment at the time because the kitchen sent out a medium size bowl of green beans. The pinot noir from Oregon was very good. My wife and I love to go there in the summer & have dinner outside. Thank you for being a top notch customer oriented dining establishment.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very crowded small tables for 2, special appetizer Clams Casino extremely small, couldn't find any clams. Felt rushed by waitress. Enjoyed many delicious meals at this location, disappointed this time.

j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant. I love the atmosphere, the food is always good and consistent. We are always seated at our reservation time. And the service Friday night was outstanding. I would like to see a bit of a change up on the menu. It’s been the exact same, at least it seems it, for many years. Would love to see more pasta dishes. I’m not big on meat although I’m not a vegetarian. I was hoping someone would offer to take my coat. I’m assuming the closet was full

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as usual! Perfect start to our Valentine’s Day!! Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Antipasto and mussels marinara were delicious and the veal piccata was also delicious!!! The fresh strawberry Romana is always a hit and perfect ending to a great dinner! We will be back soon!

R
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great date night with great people all around. The energy was great and the specials were unbelievable! Would recommencement to anyone who has love and passion for great food.

KJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent, the Lobster Ravioli was a bit over priced for 3 but tasty, the Pasta Faggioli was good, My Vitello Sorrentino was disappointing. Its flavor was good but texture was too soft as the veal and eggplant become sponge like over the pasta. The chocolate truffle cake and apple tort desserts were very good.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent.

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The only thing that saved this experience was the outstanding food... the service is seriously lacking and for this caliber of restaurant I would say is unacceptable. We felt rushed, the waiter NEVER asked how our food was he simply kept asking if he “could clear our plates”. Our entrees literally arrived 3 bites in to our appetizers. I would not go back to this restaurant regardless of the food being outstanding. If I wanted to feel rushed and have unacceptable service we would have gone to a fast food chain.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there on Sunday nights after the late afternoon movie at the Lincoln Cinema. The people who work there are very nice...always great service. We had Stephen ? Sunday night. He was so informed
about the specials etc. I had the lobster/shrimp w/pasta....so good!!

Always make reservations.....

NO
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant! Whenever we’re in town we make reservations. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the calamari is the best in RI!

DS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Very busy Saturday night....so this is reflected in my review - had to stand to wait for a table for a 6:30 reservation - maybe a high top bar table would have been nice. Service was very slow. Food was excellent-prices moderate.

r
New England
47 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have been here several times. Food most times is very good. The prices can be pretty high, especially their specials which I don’t understand. I had the scallops and shrimp over pasta which was very good but I was a little surprised I had three scallops and three shrimp. My wife has seafood fra diavolo. She asked them to hold the calamari and substitute some other seafood. They came back and said to add seafood there would be an up charge. I’ve never heard of such a thing. She enjoyed her dish which had plenty of seafood but thought it was a little soupy.

Service was fair throughout. We told them we were not in a rush and they barely took away our appetizer plate and here came the entrees. Our sever never once except when she brought it poured our bottle of wine. She never once came over and asked how our food was. And once we said we would pass on desert we had our check in about 20 seconds. Never asked if we wanted a coffee or another drink.

We will go back however we want a slower pace, not a 100 yard dash. Plus they should lower the price of their specials $43 to $65.

p
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We were very disappointed. We had asked for a candle to be in our daughter's dessert, it didn't happen. We even checked on it when we arrived. Was told it was all set. Not ! You charge for soda refills , that's crazy !! Service was slow for water refills. Scallops were burnt on the topping and they were dry. Just very unhappy all around especially since we paid 400.00 with tip. Won't be back.

J
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great service and hospitality at the bar.

SH
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a great restaurant but just too expensive. I got a capresse salad with three shrimp and it cost 25.95! There really is nothing on menu for healthy non carb diets. But i know its italian and thats what carbs are mostly. Just would be nice to have an affordable option for the healthy one who goes out with carb lovers. I had to “make” the salad and thus got charged for the shrimp at $4 a piece. Too much for three shrimp to add to an already $14 small capresse salad.