Customer Reviews

This was some of the best food we have ever had. The Ossobuco was tender and wonderful, served
over saffron rice. Our server Roxandra made our evening even better with her quick wit and
excellent service. We are both Italian and both highly recommend Cafe Roma.

April 15, 2021

Great Italian restaurant in SLO, just across from train station. I liked the relaxed vibe, away from lots
of the crowd downtown. The food was great. Our party had the beet salad, which featured generous
slices of red and orange beets over butter lettuce, the calamari appetizer, which was perfectly crisp
and generously portioned, halibut nicely served with a red sauce, oso bucco, and lamb shank. The
latter was deliciously prepared. All were in generous portions. Tuesday is half price wine night, so
we ended up ordering 2 bottles from an already reasonably-priced list with well thought-out local
Central Coast and Italian wines. Our server was friendly, enthusiastic, and efficient. Can't wait to go
back again

May 4, 2021

Cafe Roma has long been my standard for what Italian food should be. It is so good to see that they
are still in business after so many years. The cannelloni and lasagna are perfect. "Simple" prosciutto
and burrata perfect. Excellent service, good wine selections.

May 17, 2021

Great food and wine made up for being stuck in a dark corner away from every sense of ambience
this restaurant typically has. The Filet Mignon in its Cabernet reduction was delicious and prepared
to the right temperature. The Teroldego wine was a pleasant surprise and paired well with the filet

May 25, 2021

Marco and his team do an excellent job. His Pinot noir is outstanding.

June 18,2021

Our cocktails were superb. Special squash blossoms light and delicate and flavorful. Wine choices
very good. Veal chop special superb. Veal Parm entrée delicious. Tiramisu light and delicate. Our
waiter saying happy birthday and he was like a virtuoso. Thank you Jeff and all the staff !! Fun

July 10,2021

Café Roma is such a local gem here in SLO; we received a gift card from our Chamber of
Commerce, and decided to use it to finally try their pizza (prosciutto and burrata)…their pizza is
good, but now we know that our favorite menu item will always be the butternut squash ravioli!
Service was lovely, as always

July 19,2021

The food was exquisitely prepared and service was prompt, courteous and friendly. Very nice
“Italian” ambiance with both indoor and outdoor dining and easy to make reservations online

August 13, 2021

Great place to eat, the menu has lots of options and the food is excellent. The service is great and
we will have to come back.

August 18, 2021

Thank you so much for your help and professionalism planning and executing my husband’s retirement dinner. We were so happy with the whole evening! The food was fabulous and all our guests were so happy and impressed with everything. Our server Chris worked hard to keep us all happy. He did a great job! Cafe Roma did not disappoint us! Thank you SO much.

October 2019
Linda Mize

Just a quick note to say thank you for the wonderful rehearsal dinner at Cafe Roma on Friday night. It was just perfect. The room looked lovely, the service was great and the food was amazing. Everyone had a wonderful time. A special thank you to Taylan and Summer who couldn’t have been more helpful and were both so sweet. They helped make a special evening even more special.

I am so happy we chose Cafe Roma for this happy occasion and look forward to returning there to enjoy a meal sometime in the not too distant future. Thank you, Lisa, for all your help in the lead up to the rehearsal dinner. You were always so prompt in your responses to my questions and it truly was a pleasure working with you. I will definitely be recommending Cafe Roma to family and friends!

October 2018
Regina Wiepking

We, at the Mathematics Department, want to thank you for your hospitality for our Annual Awards Banquet. The food was delicious, the service was on time and the service staff were professional and cordial. We are very grateful to you and look forward to future endeavors.

May 2018
Melissa Sunata

Thank you to you and your staff at Café Roma for making our event last Friday night (the Gorman Retirement party) a wonderful experience.  I cannot say enough about Jeff the upstairs bartender, our hostess Sharon, our bartender Alan, and our server Hakeem.  They took excellent care of us and were so pleasant and professional.  The food and service were exceptional.  I greatly appreciate all your help with menu and wine selections, as well as your patience with our last minute changes.

We will certainly plan on having more future company events at Café Roma, and our evening there made me wonder why my husband and I don’t have dinner at your beautiful restaurant more often.  We certainly intend to correct that oversight very soon!

April 2018
Margaret McQuade

Our little soiree was fantastic!!!! Your “gal in charge” was the best. So fun. Thank you so much.

April 2018
Connie Framberger

I wanted to say thank you for making this a very successful and memorable event! My mom was sooooo happy. Sharon was amazing and anticipated the timing perfectly. We could not have found a more perfect place to host a family event! The kids will remember this for sure! The kids table was brilliant and food terrific!

March 2018
Kathy Maino Collins

Everything last night was FANTASTIC!! I cannot find one single complaint or concern and my clients were over the moon at the end of the event. Your service team, bartenders, the food, room set up, presentation and ambiance was absolutely perfect. You are so fortunate to be surrounded by such sincerely helpful and accommodating team members–they took excellent care of us. Thank you again for all of your time and suggestions. The appetizers were an absolute hit and everyone was so impressed. We will definitely be back next year!

February 2018
Kristi Hogue

I just wanted to follow up quickly and thank you guys so much for the pregame meal on Monday. Our team said the food was absolutely incredible, as was the service! I wanted to say thank you to Lisa, Marco and Maria for accommodating us. It was truly a great experience. We will be sure to pass you info along to any of our other teams that head down to SLO!

September 2017
Emerson de Oliveira

I want to thank you, Lisa, Marco, and your staff for a wonderful evening. The dinner was excellent, the tables were set elegantly, and everyone enjoyed it immensely. Sharon is unbelievably efficient, organized, considerate, and pleasant and made everything run smoothly and professionally. You all have a real gem in her.

September 2017
Carolyn Smith

Thank you so much for hosting the Math Department Annual Student Awards Banquet last evening! As always, the venue was perfect, the service was of the highest quality (and the banquet room set up perfectly) and the food was excellent. Special thanks to Lisa who is wonderful to work with and to Derek (and his team) who was very attentive and professional. We are truly grateful to you for allowing us to celebrate at Café Roma!

June 2017
Cami Reece

The banquet Saturday was a resounding success! Everyone seemed to have a great time and the food was delicious. Thank you for hosting our banquet. We will most likely get in touch with you again for next year’s banquet. Thank you.

May 2017
Nic Bowers

Please pass onto your staff what a great time we had on Saturday, April 8. The waiter and everyone were very cordial and the food was excellent. Thank you for suggesting the menu that was provided. I did not hear one complaint from anyone. Since our family is Italian and loud, the outdoor patio was perfect and nice and warm. Thank you again for all of your assistance.

April 2017
Karen Roberts

We had a wonderful party. Sharon and her staff were amazing! Appetizers and dinner were delicious. Loved having your beautiful room to ourselves so that everyone could easily move around and get to know one another. It was a perfect evening!

March 2017
Annette Brass

I just want to say Café Roma was a hit Saturday night.  Everyone raved about the food and our wait staff was superb!

December 2016
Ramie Manderscheid

All food was cooked perfect. It’s hard to get steaks cooked just right for so many and they did it.

January 2017
Linda B.