Formerly Sud Italia, the romantic bungalow is now home to ROMA, where the food is affordable and approachable. Go for the Osso Buco, it’s packed with flavor and so tender it falls apart.
“One of Houston’s 10 best new restaurants.” CultureMap
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.