Authentic Southern Italian Restaurant established since 1960.
At Roma, we bring our family traditions and culture from the small village of Santa Caterina in Italy to every pizza and pasta we create. Our organic ingredients, traditional recipes and methods are used every day and while we are passionate about creating delicious wholesome food, it is only part of the story. Celebrating family and friends is equally important to us.
Cucina Povera (cooking of the poor) is at the heart of what we do. It refers to the frugal genius of poor Italian cooks who made the most of the simplest of ingredients available to make delicious food. Cooking with few ingredients, but with much creativity and love. The locally grown organic ingredients we use are full of flavour, and treated carefully with patience and attention.
Our family history of serving delicious home cooked food for our community started back in 1960 when our uncle opened the family restaurant, and then in 1984 he handed over the reigns to us, the Russo family.
Roma is a celebration of simple ingredients grown locally, cooked with love and shared with family and friends.
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All our homemade pasta is made fresh on site with our Italian pasta machine. Choose from a range of your favourite sauces to enhance the full flavour. Our Pasta are made from Organic Semolina Flour.
Our dough comes from an old traditional recipe which provides a light mouthwatering crust that serves as the base for a range of fresh local ingredients. Choose from traditional or gourmet toppings.
An extended dining table of fresh delicious salads from the Russo residence!
All our breads are made in the premises fresh daily.
Caterina has perfected the art of tiramisu and white chocolate cheese cake. The famous Chef Fazio has personally taught Caterina in Italy.
FROM SANTA CATERINA DELL’ IONO TO SOUTH HURSTVILLE
A LONG HISTORY
The Russo family arrived from Italy in 1983. Originally from the village of Santa Caterina dell’ Iono in the Calabria region, the family is passionate about bringing soulful food from southern Italy to Australian families. Not only is it a healthy Mediterranean diet, it’s about sharing delicious meals with those you love.
Eating is not just a means of sustenance it helps bring and keep families together, to enjoy the company of friends and relish life’s simple pleasures. Embracing the gioie della tavola (“the joys of the table”) and the wellbeing it brings.