Over the years, many people have asked me what the difference between a restaurant and a trattoria is. I tell them that although there is no clear distinction, a visit to Trattoria Romana will illuminate subtle but significant differences. The uniqueness of the trattoria experience is apparent in the sights, smells and atmosphere of this establishment. When you walk through the doors you are greeted by the fragrant aroma of freshly prepared culinary delights created earlier that morning. The menu is seasonal and best reflects the availability and freshness of the ingredients used in select regional dishes. The inviting warmth of the wood-burning brick oven and roasting garlic radiates a rustic vibe reminiscent of the finest restaurants in Italy. Surrounded by friends and family, your waiter – who knows you by your first name – escorts you to your table. It is a personal dining experience characterized by an intimacy only found in the home.