Trattoria Roma Restaurant

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Type of business:
Classic Italian Restaurant

1535 N. Wells St., Chicago  60610


While loyalists of this “quaint” time-honored Old Town Italian restaurant lament the passing of the late owner Franco Zalloni, most are confident that his widow Laura will preserve the quality of its delicious fare with classic flavors as well as its down home feel and informal service; it is not pretentious or overpriced, which is why it has been a favorite through the years.


Sample Menu:
Antipasto Freddo
genoa salami, prosciutto, soppressata, aged provolone, fresh mozzarella, olives, artichokes and pepperoncini (serves 4)

Antipasto Caldo
mussels, clams, calamari and shrimp (serves 4)
Vegetale Griglia, Portobello Griglia, Calamari Fritti, Calamari Griglia, Bruschetta Romana, Roasted Eggplant, Mussels alla Marinara, Baked Clams, Clams al Vino Bianco, Carpaccio, Tomato and Onion, String Beans, Tomato, Onion

Caesar, Caprese, Asparagus, Arugula, Radicchio, Fennel, Cabbage, Spinach, Mista, and Dinner Salad

9 inch thin crust
Quattro Stagioni   
Prosciutto, Mushroom, Olive, Artichoke, Egg

Quattro Formaggi         
Mozzarella, blue Swiss and Mascarpone cheeses

Fresh mozzarella and arugula

Mozzarella and basil

Grilled vegetables     

Pizza della Casa   
Sausage, onions, and Mascarpone cheese

Pizza Prosciutto       

Prosciutto and onion topped with fresh arugula
Any ( 2 ) ingredients
Sausage, olives, onions, mushrooms, artichokes, broccoli, spinach, garlic, anchovy, peppers

Rolli alla Trattoria
Tri colored pasta stuffed with ricotta, ham and spinach on a base of tomato sauce and topped with a four cheese sauce

Rigatoni Mozzarella
Sauteed in a light tomato sauce with fresh mozzarella, basil and parmigano on top Spaghetti

Sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and white wine with fresh clams
Ravioli Funghi

Mushroom stuffed ravioli in a cream tomato sauce
Rigatoni All' Abruzzese

Sauteed in a tomato sauce with pieces of sausage, pancetta and pecorino cheese.
Capellini Al Sugo di Scampi

Sauteed in  olive oil, garlic, and cherry tomato with shimp and sea scallops
Fettuccine Anco Marzo

Sauteed in a cream sauce with sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms

Pollo Arrosto alla Romana
Half chicken sauteed in white wine with olive oil, garlic, rosemary. Served with roasted potatoes

Pollo alla Crema di Brandy
Chicken breast sauteed in brandy cream sauce topped with prosciutto and parmigano

Vitella Pizzaiola
"Provimi" veal sauteed in marinara sauce

Ossobuco alla Romana  
Veal shank sauteed in light tomato sauce with green peas, celery, carrots and onions

Cottoleta Funghi Porcini
Pork medallions char grilled in a funghi porcini mushroom sauce with roasted potatoes and spinach

Salmone al Vino Bianco
Salmon filet sauteed in white wine, lemon, and capers served with garlic spinach

Sogliola alla Mugnaia
Dover sole sauteed in white wine and lemon caper sauce served with garlic spinach

Pesce di Lago al Forno
Filet if whitefish in garlic, olive oil and rosemary served with roasted potatoes and sauteed spinach

Whole baked Mediterranean silver sea bass in an infused garlic, olive oil, herb sauce with roasted potatoes and sauteed spinach     

TIRAMISU Homemade of Course!
Lady finger cookies dipped in espresso and Italian Liqueur, layered with whipped Mascarpone cheese, garnished with chocolate.

Buttery tart shell filled with sweet French cream topped with a forest berry montage of blueberries, blackberries and more.

Decadent fuffy chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream.

Ricotta cheesecake made in the real Italian style by our Grandmother
p.s. Grandma makes it in small batches so you'll be lucky if there's any left!

Short pastry filled with lemon curd and topped with golden meringue.

Limone, peach or coconut served in their natural shells.

Dark chocolate gelato.