“One of Houston’s 10 best new restaurants.”

Roma is Shanon Scott’s new homage to the great cuisine of Italy’s capital, featuring Roman classics like supplì, mozzarella in carrozza, deep-dish pizza with creative toppings, spaghetti alla carbonara, bucatini all’amatriciana, cacio e pepe, and saltimbocca among other favorites from the Eternal City.

His new menu also features iconic northern Italian dishes like osso buco and Bolognese-style lasagna.

Opened in January 2019, the restaurant has already been previewed in the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Press, the Houston Business Journal, and CultureMap’s “Where to Eat Now in Houston” by veteran Houston food critic Eric Sandler, who writes:

    Restaurateur Shanon Scott converted his Rice Village restaurant Sud Italia into this new spot devoted to (mostly) Roman food. Along with a new name, a new menu, and a new chef, the space has a fresh coat of paint and new floors that give it a more casual feel than its predecessor. It’s less expensive, too; osso bucco costs less than $30, and it’s possible to get a good bottle of Italian wine for under $50.

    Chef Angelo Cuppone keeps things traditional with his pasta carbonara by using pecorino-romano and guanciale, but cocoa-infused pasta adds a subtle sweetness to his cacio e pepe. Don’t miss the veal saltimbocca, served in a Roman style alongside a classic Jewish artichoke.