We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rome Restaurant

) #13 of 54 Restaurants in Franklin $$ - $$$, Italian, Pizza
4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
+1 508-528-4740
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • Menu
  • Location
  • Q&A
  • Details
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
Write a Review
Reviews (91)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was below mediocre. Gave it several chances. I asked what was their best dish...and tried it. Not good.More

Thank Cathyraz
Management response:

I'm genuinely disappointed that we couldn't find something on our menu to impress you. We have our great reputation for a reason, but that doesn't mean everyone's going to love us, and it's okay if we're just not your style. I sincerely appreciate you giving...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I've been going to The Rome for 25 years. They used to have some of the best Italian food around. They've gradually been going downhill since Gino passed away. Over the last 8-10 years I've been served leftovers a few times, and two out of...More

Thank Kyle B
Management response:

Kyle, I can assure you that we're still as dedicated to quality as we've ever been, and we'd absolutely never serve a dish that wasn't safe to eat. I really do hope you'll give us another chance to prove to you that we're still the...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter is a big fan of the Rome. She had a pasta dish and I had a salad with steak tips. Both delicious and large portions. It feels very much like an Italian restaurant straight out of Italy . Highly recommend.

Thank capegirl50
Management response:

Appreciate you recommending us! It's fantastic to know you and your daughter love coming here, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Beth C. - Manager

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went around 5:30 on a Saturday. Though the place seemed to be on the smaller side with plenty of patrons, we were seated right away. I ordered the Veal ala Roma. It was SO delicious! The veal was perfectly and the sauce was amazing. All...More

1  Thank Chellybean37
Management response:

Happy to hear the Veal ala Roma hit the spot! It's always nice when everything from the food, to the service, to even the parking can come together to make your experience with us perfect. Can't wait to have you back again soon. Until then,...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Rome is always a good choice when you just want a break from kitchen duties at home. Solid home made Italian fare without fanfare or flourish. I always look forward to visiting Rome.

Thank ansky777
Management response:

Thanks very much! I'm happy you love our homemade Italian flare around here. Hope we can see you again someday soon! Until then, Beth C. - Manager

Reviewed 1 February 2017

I like good Italian Food, and this is the place I go for it. Prices are reasonable and so are the portions. I like the pasta with Alfredo sauce, but that's a hit or miss as the last time I ordered it, the sauce was...More

Thank jmcle008
Management response:

Thanks very much! I'm happy you love our good food -- apologies that the pasta wasn't consistent the last time you ordered from us, though. Hope we can see you again soon! Cheers, Beth C. - Manager

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a downtown restaurant the deserves a try. Everything we got was good but nothing stood out as spectacular. Kids found plenty of items to choose from. They really liked it. My husband wasn't overly impressed with his. The price was right. There seemed...More

Thank sunnysal
Management response:

Thanks! We're happy you enjoyed our place for the most part. Hope we can do better on the second try. Thanks for visiting, and we hope we can see you again soon! Regards, Beth C. - Manager

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Food is delicious, waitress was very friendly, portions are large, good value. A little loud but no big deal.

Thank Brendan C
Management response:

Thanks for this review, Brendan! Glad you love our food here. Thanks for complimenting our friendly service as well. Hope we can see you soon! -Beth C. - Manager

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Our party of six was seated promptly At 7 pm on a Saturday, I should have turn and ran. My wife and I had eaten here once many years earlier. I remember now why we never went back. My son recently moved to town and...More

Thank cabfreak
Management response:

Sorry about this. Normally people really enjoy our place, and I'm not quite sure what happened here. Regardless, I apologize that you didn't enjoy your food. I hope you'll give us a second chance one day to show you we can do better. Thanks, Beth...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016

Living in the next town over, I have passed this place many times. After our niece's basketball game we were all hungry and I suggested The Rome. We arrived around 4;45 p.m. on Sunday and were seated promptly (5 of us). All the meals were...More

Thank HighlanderOne
Management response:

Thanks! I'm happy we made for a great post-game meal. Hope to see you all again soon someday! Happy holidays! Cheers, Beth C. - Manager

Nearby Restaurants
The Cake Bar
30 reviews
.12 km away
Union Street Grill
23 reviews
.91 km away
Franklin Pizza & Deli
6 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Franklin Public Library
24 reviews
.42 km away
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
553 reviews
5.97 km away
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
14 reviews
7.18 km away
The Big Apple Farm
24 reviews
4.89 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Rome Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 508-528-4740
  • E-mail
The Rome Restaurant is a family-run restaurant serving quality homemade Italian cuisine at an affordable price. As the Colace Family enters its second generation, the Colace Brothers (Carmine, Richard, James, Mario, Daniel) are proud to carry on the tradition of serving quality Italian cuisine at an affordable price. We never use preservatives or additives and all of our soups, sauces and pizzas are made fresh in our kitchens daily. We serve all of our entrees from only the freshest ingredients possible. We look forward to serving you soon. Welcome!