“One of the Best New Restaurants in Houston.”
Culture Map

ROMA, an Italian eatery in Rice Village, is Houston’s premier Italian restaurant, known for its homemade traditional pastas, its creative contemporary Italian cuisine, and its fine wine program.

Chef Angelo Cuppone, a native of Pesaro, Italy, trained in some of Italy’s top restaurants before moving to Houston to pursue a career as an executive chef.

For more than two years, his authentic Italian cooking has thrilled with Roman classics like Spaghetti alla Carbonara and his own creative take on Cacio e Pepe (which he makes using cocoa-infused homemade pasta).

But his creativity really shines with dishes like his now signature Smoked Gnocchi with Shrimp and Saffron Sauce, a dish that brings together Italian, Texan, and Gulf foodways.

ROMA was called one of “Houston’s Best New Restaurants” by CultureMap when it first opened in 2019. And Houstonia magazine has called it one of their editors’ favorite Italian restaurants in the city.

In 2020, ROMA launched what would become one of the city’s most successful virtual wine dinner programs, often “hosting” more than 80 guests in their homes as Italian winemakers joined from Italy.

That has inspired owner Shanon Scott to take his wine program to the next level. “Our goal is to make ROMA one of Houston’s top wine destinations by the end of 2021,” says Shanon.

Look out for new and regularly occurring wine tastings, wine dinners, and other wine and food events at ROMA!

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