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When in Rome

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8270 Mt Highway 35, Ste 7, Bigfork, MT 59911-3582
+1 406-837-7663
Tue - Sat 05:00 - 08:00
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Bigfork, Montana
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've never dined in to have their pasta, but the menu makes their dishes look excellent. I take home their thin crust, rustic pizzas. Excellent. All are great. Sitts between a Subway and Mexican Restaurant, but inside is casual elegant. A must do.

Thank mjp383
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Always a great experience when we eat at this nice restaurant. And - friendly service to boot. Not to be missed.

Thank labelgeabigfork
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We like to try new places whenever we can and this is now on our "highly recommended place to go". We run a little motor inn in Kalispell and guest are always asking for places we recommend to eat in Kalispell and the surrounding area's and Bigfork is of course on that list as well as When in Rome! You... More 

Thank Chanzmom
Bigfork, Montana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of my Bigfork favorites. It changed ownership this year, but the menu is the same as is the excellent service. The location at the end of a mini mall surprises you but when you feel the ambiance inside you are at home in a nice place.

Thank Foodie14761
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I go here at least one time a summer. The salads are always exceptional. I love their pasta and pizzas. Great wine selection.

Thank Alexandra L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I don't even live in Bigfork and I have no problem commuting 2 hours to come to this wonderful restaurant. The new owners are dedicated to keeping up the quality and atmosphere of the previous owners. I would definitely recommend making a reservation and if you have a large group try to make your reservation for as early as possible.... More 

Thank 639mikaylal
Kalispell, Montana
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

New owners; we were disappointed that the food was not of the same excellent quality as before. Kitchen ran out of some standard items. Did not seem prepared to handle crowded dining room. We will wait a few months before returning, hoping things improve.

1 Thank adven2rers
Bigfork, Montana
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

"When in Rome" is one of the best restaurants in Bigfork. If you like authentic Italian food, delicious wood-fired pizza, and tiramisu (my favorite dessert in the world), this is where you want to eat!

1 Thank Debi S
Kalispell, Montana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

atmosphere and service was all very good. Would recommend it to anyone. Would recommend getting a reservation. They are busy.

Thank mikelW7704UC
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My husband and I are accustomed to eating in Italian-American boroughs in Boston and NYC, but this place satisfied our expectations while traveling a distance from those cities! We ordered a Capriciosa pizza and the gnocchi in gorgonzola and were not disappointed. Were we amazed? No, but the ambiance and attentive, gracious service made this for a lovely evening.

Thank newenglander888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 08:00
05:00 - 08:00
05:00 - 08:00
05:00 - 08:00
05:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8270 Mt Highway 35, Ste 7, Bigfork, MT 59911-3582
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-837-7663
Mediterranean Restaurant. Serving Pizza Pasta and other Mediterranean dishes since 2010. Voted Best Pizza in Montana from Food Network Magazine. Local Fresh.

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