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Roma Cafe - CLOSED

3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207-2020
+1 313-831-5940
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207-2020
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 12 March 2018

3/8/2018 First visit since they closed last August. Sat in the remodeled bar for a cocktail before dinner. Jeff the bartender was back and we had a great chat about the new Roma. A really great personality behind the bar. Our favorite server Steve also...More

Thank jrs1712018
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has reopened under a different name. Amore de Roma. Same staff, same menu. Very good food. Can accommodate gluten free. Would recommend.

Thank wfarrah82
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Finally this past Saturday got around to trying out the newly reopened Roma under the new ownership and name - Amore Da Roma! A perfect case of updating what needed to be updated but leave what works/sells alone! The interior of the restaurant has been...More

1  Thank schaefcand
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This is my kind of place, a hole in the wall that has stayed put since 1890 with authentic Italian food. The decor is old school as are the waiters, actually. The pasta was homemade and I liked both the meatball and the sauce. I...More

1  Thank Nupester
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I've had many friends and relatives go here but I had never been. Two weeks ago I went for the Monday dinner buffet-$19.99 for adults, $9.99 for kids. Antipasto salad, bread, pasta, veal parm, chicken, peppers and sausage, and cannoli or eclairs for dessert. This...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Several opening notes: I have dined at Roma Café off and on for years. The restaurant has been around for more than a century serving old school Italian food; this is not gourmet dining nor is it creative cuisine. On past visits, I have ordered...More

Thank goatguy46
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Old Time atmosphere. Food was good and served fast. Was hot and ready to eat. Bread was excellent. Was not asked about a refill on my soda. All others at my table were given refill without asking. Excellent place to visit while eating.

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Not the best location, not the best set up, not the best service, old and shady restaurant, uncomfortable chairs, dark restaurant......nothing on the set up and amosphere invites you to eat here......unless the food is great. Amazing food can compensate and balance all what I...More

Thank Alvaro E
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Whenever we have an opportunity to introduce someone new to Detroit, the Roma Cafe is always on our list. It's the oldest restaurant in Detroit (1890), near the Eastern Market section of town. The servers all wear tuxedos and the food is classic Italian dishes...More

Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Let me begin by saying that we have been to the Roma Cafe several times over the course of several years and have never had a bad experience there. This visit was no exception! Let me begin with our waiter who has been at Roma...More

Thank John H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-831-5940
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