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“Nice local spot, great service, pizza”
Review of Romina

Romina
Ranked #60 of 284 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Reviewed 26 December 2014

Don't be put off by the bustling area surrounding Romina (Kazanchis branch). Romina is a very nice place to dine in a laid back atmosphere. I tried the chicken pizza, meat pizza, garden salad, and macchiato. The meat pizza was better than the chicken pizza. But the green chili sauce served on the side of the pizza added a bite that made up for the somewhat bland flavor. The salad was spot on. I will be going back to try the pasta, which looked amazing. Prices are reasonable. Portions ample. The cooking/food prep is done in plain view, which adds something unique to the dining experience. Despite it being a busy Friday afternoon, and only two tables available, the lunch service was quick and attentive.

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1  Thank OutMakingMemories
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Reviewed 7 December 2014

I had a CHECKEN withrize and vegetable. It was a nice experience and I love the food. The service is abit late, in general I had good lunch and will come back again.

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3  Thank AmdemariamA
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

On a rare sunny day this time of year (rainy season) I went to Romina, after a long time, to be able to enjoy the sun it is enclosed outdoor area, only to find its now a small and enclosed restaurant. We walked straight out of course. Why change a winning formula? - the outside area made Romina a quiet haven in the middle of busy area of town - and so near the Hilton. Shame its gone.

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Thank Sheila A
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

I visited Ethiopia recently (May 2014) and ate in Romina Cafe several times. For Non-Ethiopian Nationals who are new to Addis Abeba, particularly the 'Kilos', Piassa, Meganenya and Lesser Bole areas, this restaurant offers not only variety, but cleanliness. The overall standard is much higher than the average Ethiopian 'hotel' / restaurant and although the variety is wide, the quality and taste of the food is consistent. I've had the Pizza (great crust), the Fer-Fer and the Biryani...all adequate and tasty.

Keep in mind that an Ethiopian Burger is not the same as an American Burger! Ethiopian Burgers tend to have rosemary and other local spices, along with local cheese. You can't expect a chunky, greasy burger with caramelized onions in Ethiopia (even if there may be one or two)...you may as well expect Texas BBQ! Also, at the moment, this restaurant is not marketing the bar scene (at least not at lunch to dinner hours).

My only knock against this and many other Ethiopian hotels / restaurants is CONSISTENT Customer Services with ALL the Employees. There are Servers that offer SUPERIOR SERVICE, and others that just need the job...

Nevertheless, I strongly recommend Romina and their offerings.

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Thank PetrosMarkos
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

I had some local Ethiopian food here, Tibis Firfir, which was ok. You can also eat pasta and other italian dishes here. Both locals and foreigners seem to like this place, which is located on a busy street, close to both the Sheraton and the Hilton hotel. There is a guard outside which indicates that the street itself should not be frequented after dark.

Friendly staff, good draft beer, but obviously aimed at tourists. Too dark inside for my taste, but if you want to watch some sports (which i don't) and eat a decent meal this is the place to be,

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1  Thank Lennart A
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