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Imagine an era when traditional American Italian cuisine was hearty, uncomplicated, delicious, and presented in an elegant yet comfortable, intimate family setting.

The Roma is a throwback to those traditional Italian restaurants. While paying tribute to great restaurants of decades past, The Roma embraces the techniques of the present. Our menu features delicious classics such as chicken Parmesan, traditional Bolognese, clams casino, lobster fra diavolo, calamari, and classic Italian desserts like tiramisu, cannolis, panna cotta, and zeppole. Our casual dining room also offers simple, iconic cocktails, local craft beers, and an unpretentious, affordable Italian wine list.

We’ve taken staple Italian dishes and elevated them with modern flavors and locally sourced, fresh ingredients in a classic, family-friendly, casual dining atmosphere. The Roma is the vision of Mike Fraser of local favorites Bramhall, Rhum Food + Grog, and Big J’s Chicken Shack, and Chef/Partner Anders Tallberg, previously of Roustabout.

Roma is located directly above Bramhall, a modern speakeasy and basement bar dwelling in the Rines Mansion at 767 Congress Street. The mansion, designed by noted Portland architect Francis Fassett and built in 1887, is rich in West End Portland history and the perfect home for The Roma.
The Roma is open daily for dinner, Sunday through Thursday from 5-9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5-10 p.m. A private room is also available for larger groups.

Imagine an era when traditional American Italian cuisine was hearty, uncomplicated, delicious, and presented in an elegant yet comfortable, intimate family setting.

The Roma is a throwback to those traditional Italian restaurants. While paying tribute to great restaurants of decades past, The Roma embraces the techniques of the present. Our menu features delicious classics such as chicken Parmesan, traditional Bolognese, clams casino, lobster fra diavolo, calamari, and classic Italian desserts like tiramisu, cannolis, panna cotta, and zeppole. Our casual dining room also offers simple, iconic cocktails, local craft beers, and an unpretentious, affordable Italian wine list.

We’ve taken staple Italian dishes and elevated them with modern flavors and locally sourced, fresh ingredients in a classic, family-friendly, casual dining atmosphere. The Roma is the vision of Mike Fraser of local favorites Bramhall, Rhum Food + Grog, and Big J’s Chicken Shack, and Chef/Partner Anders Tallberg, previously of Roustabout.

Roma is located directly above Bramhall, a modern speakeasy and basement bar dwelling in the Rines Mansion at 767 Congress Street. The mansion, designed by noted Portland architect Francis Fassett and built in 1887, is rich in West End Portland history and the perfect home for The Roma.
The Roma is open daily for dinner, Sunday through Thursday from 5-9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5-10 p.m. A private room is also available for larger groups.

COLD APPETIZERS

MORTADELLA & PEAR
imported

CAPRESE
dave’s tomatoes, fresh mozzarella

CHICKEN LIVER TOSCANO
chicken liver mousse, grilled bread, & vinegar peppers

*CAESAR
with marinated anchovies (or not)

MISTA
arugula, radicchio,
with oil & sherry vinegar

HOUSE SALAD
for two
provolone, salami, red onion, tomato, italian dressing

HOT APPETIZERS

CALAMARI FRITTI
pepperoncini & lemon aioli

FRIED MOZZARELLA
with marinara for dipping

GARLIC BREAD
add melted cheese

CLAMS CASINO
or OREGANATO

STEAMED MUSSELS
red or white

 WEDDING SOUP
pork meatballs

SIDES

MEATBALLS (2)

BROCCOLI RABE

LINGUINI WITH AGLIO OLIO or RED SAUCE

SHOESTRING FRIES

$1 of every caesar sold will be donated to FULL PLATES
FULL POTENTIAL

PASTA

GORGONZOLA ALFREDO
rigatoni, chicken, pancetta

BUCATINI AMATRICIANA
guanciale, chilis, onion

RIGATONI ALLA VODKA
pink sauce & calabrian chilis

RIGATONI GENOVESE
pesto, potatoes, green beans

TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE
house made pasta & toasted bread crumbs

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS

SEAFOOD

SHRIMP SCAMPI
lots of garlic, lemon, linguini

LINGUINI & CLAMS
red or white wine

CALAMARI PUTTANESCA
olives, capers, calabrian chilies

CHICKEN

served with seasonal vegetables & pasta

MARSALA
mushrooms & prosciutto

PICCATA
capers & lemon

MILANESE
breaded cutlet with lemon

PARMESAN
marinara & mozzarella

VEAL

served with seasonal vegetables & pasta

MARSALA
mushrooms & prosciutto

PICCATA
capers & lemon

MILANESE
breaded cutlet with lemon

PIZZAIOLA
tomatoes, capers, chili flake