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The Rome Restaurant

4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
+1 508-528-4740
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“veal” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been a couple of times so I suggested that my sister and I dine here before a show at Dean College. It was her first time here. She ordered the Veal Ala Roma and absolutely loved it! The sauce is just incredible. She...More

Thank RioB72
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by before your show! We loved serving you and your sister. It sounds like you not only enjoyed your dishes at our place, but that they really held up at home, too -- that makes me so proud! We can't wait to...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

My husband and I went here again for dinner one night before we went to a local musical show. They give 10% off your bill if you eat the night you go and show your ticket stub. I had the spaghetti with vodka sauce. It...More

Thank Diane123Diane
Management response:Responded 18 August 2017

Thanks for stopping by before your show, Diane! We probably should've suggested something with a little smaller serving size, since you wouldn't be able to take it home with you, but there's always next time. Feel free to stop by again when you're feeling really...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Rome is our go to in Franklin. The food is definitely old school Italian, with its red sauce, large portions, and dated menu. However, you can always get a table, the waitresses are very friendly, the drinks are large and the beer is cheap....More

Thank Gary D
Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

We love being your go-to Italian spot here in Franklin, Gary! It sounds like you know exactly what you want from our menu, and we're happy to provide it for you. See you again soon! All the best, Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Been to The Rome every time we've been in the area. A great place to watch a Boston game. Any Boston game. Today I had one of the specials, a luscious veal a la Roma, a huge portion with mozzarella and parmigiana and mushrooms, and...More

Thank OneRealLady
Management response:Responded 4 August 2017

Thanks for watching a game at our place! I'm happy that our veal a la Roma did the trick for you, as well. Hope you and your husband can dine with us again very soon! Sincerely, Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

You get free soup or salad when you ordner pasta. The pasta is grate and the service is to. The price is not bad eather.

Thank Roy R
Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

Glad you're such a fan of our pasta, Roy! I hope you'll come back and try something new with us very soon. Sincerely, Beth C., Manager

Reviewed 15 June 2017

i have enjoyed the rome restaurant for many years,usually with my son and wife. this year ,having lost my daughter-in-law unexpectedly, my son and grandson took me to the rome for mothers' day.! I happen to enjoy italian food most of all,and the rome never...More

Thank lattelady78
Management response:Responded 16 June 2017

I'm so very sorry for your loss, and I'm honored that we had the opportunity to serve you for Mother's Day. If there's ever anything we can do for you, please, let me know, and thank you so much for the wonderful review. We can't...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Food was below mediocre. Gave it several chances. I asked what was their best dish...and tried it. Not good.More

Thank Cathyraz
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

I'm genuinely disappointed that we couldn't find something on our menu to impress you. We have our great reputation for a reason, but that doesn't mean everyone's going to love us, and it's okay if we're just not your style. I sincerely appreciate you giving...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I've been going to The Rome for 25 years. They used to have some of the best Italian food around. They've gradually been going downhill since Gino passed away. Over the last 8-10 years I've been served leftovers a few times, and two out of...More

Thank Kyle B
Management response:Responded 17 March 2017

Kyle, I can assure you that we're still as dedicated to quality as we've ever been, and we'd absolutely never serve a dish that wasn't safe to eat. I really do hope you'll give us another chance to prove to you that we're still the...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter is a big fan of the Rome. She had a pasta dish and I had a salad with steak tips. Both delicious and large portions. It feels very much like an Italian restaurant straight out of Italy . Highly recommend.

Thank capegirl50
Management response:Responded 3 March 2017

Appreciate you recommending us! It's fantastic to know you and your daughter love coming here, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Beth C. - Manager

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went around 5:30 on a Saturday. Though the place seemed to be on the smaller side with plenty of patrons, we were seated right away. I ordered the Veal ala Roma. It was SO delicious! The veal was perfectly and the sauce was amazing. All...More

1  Thank Chellybean37
Management response:Responded 2 March 2017

Happy to hear the Veal ala Roma hit the spot! It's always nice when everything from the food, to the service, to even the parking can come together to make your experience with us perfect. Can't wait to have you back again soon. Until then,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 508-528-4740
The Rome Restaurant is a family-run restaurant serving quality homemade Italian cuisine at an affordable price. As the Colace Family enters its second generation, the Colace Brothers (Carmine, Richard, James, Mario, Daniel) are proud to carry on the tradition of serving quality Italian cuisine at an affordable price. We never use preservatives or additives and all of our soups, sauces and pizzas are made fresh in our kitchens daily. We serve all of our entrees from only the freshest ingredients possible. We look forward to serving you soon. Welcome!
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