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The Rome Restaurant

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4 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1418
+1 508-528-4740
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Milford, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the last four times I've eaten there I got food poisoning. Both times I got... 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 same great place you've been visiting for the last 25 years. Sincerely, Beth C. -... More 

Boston, MA
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 More 

Fall River, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 of the flavors together were perfect. It was a pretty big portion for the price,... 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, Beth C. - Manager More 

Franklin, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 More 

Franklin, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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 butter then cream. Couldn't finish it. But there are other menu items I enjoy... 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 More 

Franklin, Massachusetts
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236 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 to be a good sized bar there too. Maybe that is the way to go.... 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 More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 More 

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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 wanted to try it as it near his new home. We agreed. Six meals, all... 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 C. - Manager More 

Foxboro, Mass
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 very ample, to the point, that we needed a couple of to-go boxes. The chicken... 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 More 

Franklin, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, good food in center of town. Prices are reasonable! Good price for pizzas, love their steak tips, great appetizer, provolone & peppers!

Thank Donna M
Management response:

Thanks so much, Donna! I'm happy you love our good food and our friendly staff. Hope we can see you again soon! Until next time, Beth C. - Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
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
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?