Trattoria Romana

Chef Luciano Canova was born in 1949, on a small farm just outside of Rome, Italy. Chef Luciano grew up with his parents & grandparents where good food was always been the staple that kept his family together. His passion for food was instilled in him as a small child in his home, and led him to attend the prestigious Culinary Institute of Italy. After graduating, Luciano worked all around the world perfecting his craft in places like Switzerland, Germany and on a luxury cruise line.

Luciano’s passion has always been for food and people, and he always dreamed of opening an authentic Italian Trattoria after moving to the United States. The concept & experience at Trattoria Romana were designed to offer a comfortable dining experience with moderate prices, similar to Luciano’s favorite Trattorias in Italy. Combining old-world Italian preparations with gracious service from our attentive staff has allowed Trattoria Romana to create a truly unique dining experience that keeps bringing customers back. Enjoy homemade Italian food cooked with only the finest & freshest local ingredients while dining among our beautiful decor & murals and feel transported to Italy.

At Trattoria Romana in Tiverton you will occasionally see Luciano in the dining room, greeting customers & keeping a watchful eye on things. Much to his delight, he is still called upon to help in the kitchen on occasion. The entire team at Trattoria Romana is truly passionate about providing our guests with great food and a great experience. We appreciate every opportunity to host our guests, whether you are a regular customer or a visitor seeking an authentic Italian restaurant experience.

ANTIPASTI

Calamari Fritti
Delicate tender calamari rings, pan fried until golden crisp, topped with hot cherry peppers served with our house made cocktail sauce and lemon garnish

Mozzarella Caprese
Fresh sliced buffalo mozzarella and vine-ripe tomatoes with Vidalia onion and fresh basil, finished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Antipasto Della Casa
Prosciutto di Parma, Genoa salami, mortadella, provolone, olives, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, pepperoncini and roasted vegetables finished with extra virgin olive oil

Margarita Pizza
Fresh sliced tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Sicilian Chicken Wings
Caramelized onions, rosemary and balsamic

ZUPPA

Zuppa de Cipolle
Sweet onions in a savory broth with and Italian bread crouton, baked with fresh mozzarella and Swiss cheese

Pasta E Fagioli
Our classic Italian soup made with cannellini beans and pasta

Clam Chowder
A New England classic

INSALATE

Pollo Salad alla Romana
Iceberg lettuce, shredded chicken, toasted almonds, crunchy Oriental noodles, pineapples and mandarin oranges tossed in a poppy seed dressing

Pollo Caesar Salad
Fresh crisp romaine tossed with homemade Caesar dressing, croutons & Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, topped with fresh anchovy fillets and grilled chicken

Blackened Pollo Salad
Spicy chicken strips served over a bed of iceberg lettuce with artichoke hearts, black olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and sliced cheese with your choice of dressing

Chef Salad
Sliced turkey, ham and cheese served over iceberg lettuce with tomato, hard-boiled egg, cucumbers, Bermuda onion, black olives and your choice of dressing

Blackened Salmon Salad
Fresh salmon coated with a spicy rub, served over a mixed green salad, finished with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar

PANINI

Caprese
Fresh ciabatta roll with sliced beefsteak tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and imported Prosciutto di Parma, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, served with French fries

Pesto Pollo
Breast of chicken, charbroiled with basil pesto sauce, served on a fresh ciabatta roll with provolone cheese, sliced beefsteak tomato and baby arugula, served with French fries

Grilled Philly Steak Sandwich
Shaved New York sirloin steak grilled with peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese, served on a fresh ciabatta roll with French fries

Grilled Portabella
Marinated, grilled portabella mushroom cap with roasted red peppers, mixed greens and provolone cheese on a fresh ciabatta roll, served with French fries

Italian
Prosciutto di Parma, mortadella, capicola, salami, sopressatta and provolone cheese topped with tomato, lettuce, oil & vinegar on an Italian baguette

Tuna Insalata
Albacore tuna with mayonnaise and Bermuda onion on a fresh ciabatta roll with lettuce and tomato, served with French fries

Pollo Insalata
Shredded white meat chicken with mayonnaise and celery on a fresh ciabatta roll with lettuce and tomato, served with French fries

Turkey BLT
Sliced turkey breast, lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado and brie cheese with house made aioli on our fresh cranberry walnut bread

BLACK ANGUS SIRLOIN BURGERS
All of Trattoria Romana’s burgers are served on a fresh sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and French fries

Cheddar Cheese Burger

Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger

Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Burger

PASTA
Pasta is made fresh daily – whole wheat or gluten free pasta available for an additional 2.50

Fettucine Alfredo
Homemade ribbon pasta sautéed in a rich cream sauce with imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Pappardelle alla Bolognese
Wide egg-noodle pasta served with Luciano’s famous meat sauce made with ground veal, beef and sweet Italian sausage finished with a dash of cream and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Tortelloni Ripieni Primavera
Ring-shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and asparagus sautéed with button mushrooms and tender baby peas in a San Marzano marinara sauce with a dash of cream and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Spaghetti alla Vongole Veraci
Spaghetti pasta sautéed with fresh littleneck clams available in either a light marinara sauce or a garlic and white wine sauce with Italian parsley

Rigatoni alla Zingara
Homemade tube-like pasta sautéed with sweet Italian sausage, fresh domestic mushrooms and black olives in a San Marzano tomato sauce with a dash of cream and finished with Pecorino Romano

Cannelloni Bolognese alla Corinna
Homemade sheets of pasta stuffed with ground beef, veal, sweet Italian sausage, parmigiana cheese, fresh Italian parsley topped with a Bolognese sauce finished with a rich béchamel cheese sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Spaghetti e Pollo Genovese
Spaghetti pasta sautéed with basil, garlic, pine nuts topped with grilled chicken and finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

POLLO
All Trattoria Romana chicken dishes are prepared with boneless, skinless breast of chicken

Pollo Francese
Chicken medallions dipped in flour and egg, pan seared with fresh lemon juice, white wine, butter, imported capers and Italian parsley served over capellini pasta

Pollo Marsala
Chicken breast sautéed with button mushrooms and a marsala wine demi-glaze for a sweet flavor and caramel color, served over capellini pasta

Pollo Carciofi
Chicken breast, artichoke hearts and black olives sautéed with fresh garlic, lemon juice and sherry wine, finished with a touch of cream and our rich demi-glaze, served over capellini pasta

Bocconcini Della Non al Vin Santo
Chicken breast stuffed with fresh mozzarella cheese, imported baby porchetta and fresh sage sautéed in a Vin Santo and sherry wine demi-glaze with button mushrooms served over parmesan risotto and finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Cotoletta di Pollo alla Parmigiana
Lightly breaded boneless breast of chicken topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and baked with San Marzano tomato sauce, finished with Parmigiana- Reggiano cheese served with capellini pasta

VITELLO
All of Trattoria Romana’s veal dishes are prepared with tender milk-fed Provimi Veal medallions hand-cut in house daily

Vitello Marsala
Tender veal medallions sautéed with button mushrooms and marsala wine demi-glaze served over capellini pasta

Cotoletta di Vitello alla Parmigiana
All natural Provimi veal lightly pounded and breaded topped with fresh mozzarella and baked with San Marzano tomato sauce finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano served with capellini pasta

Vitello Picatta
Tender veal medallions pan-seared with fresh lemon, white wine, butter, imported capers and Italian parsley served over capellini pasta

Vitello Francese
Veal medallions dipped in flour and egg, pan seared with fresh lemon juice, white wine, butter, imported capers and Italian parsley over capellini pasta
ANTIPASTI

Calamari Fritti
Delicate tender calamari rings, pan fried until golden crisp, topped with hot cherry peppers served with our house made cocktail sauce and lemon garnish

Aragosta Ravioli
Fresh Maine lobster meat and ricotta cheese filled pasta tossed in a light cream sauce with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Cozze alla Marinara
Prince Edward Island mussels simmered in a garlic and wine marinara sauce with fresh Italian herbs

Prosciutto e Mozzarella
Smoked mozzarella cheese wrapped with imported Prosciutto di Parma lightly sautéed served with artichoke hearts, black olives, cubanito finger peppers stuffed with prosciutto and sharp provolone served over mixed green with extra virgin olive oil

Melanzana Ripiene
Pan-fried eggplant rolled with imported Italian ham and herbed ricotta cheese then baked with San Marzano tomato sauce

Margarita Pizza
Fresh sliced tomato, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Polpetta alla Corinna
Oversized meatball made with ground veal, beef and sausage topped with San Marzano tomato sauce and a dollop of ricotta cheese served with mixed greens and red wine vinaigrette

Antipasto Misto della Casa
Fresh imported Prosciutto di Parma, Genoa salami and mortadella with sliced tomato, fresh buffalo mozzarella, provolone cheese, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, black olives and asparagus spears finished with extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar

ZUPPA

Zuppa de Cipolle
Sweet onions in a savory broth with and Italian bread crouton baked with fresh mozzarella and Swiss cheese

Pasta E Fagioli
Our classic Italian soup made with cannellini beans and pasta

Clam Chowder
A New England classic

INSALATE

Insalata di Cesare
Fresh crisp romaine tossed with homemade Caesar dressing, croutons & Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, topped with fresh anchovy fillets

The “Wedge” Salad
A crunchy cold wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with crisp bacon, bleu cheese crumbles and our homemade bleu cheese dressing

Mozzarella Caprese
Fresh sliced buffalo mozzarella and vine-ripened tomatoes with Vidalia onions and fresh basil finished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Panzanella alla Romana
Vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes, Italian bread, red Bermuda onions, Kalamata olives, fresh basil and buffalo mozzarella tossed with a red wine vinaigrette

PASTA
Pasta is made fresh daily – whole wheat or gluten free pasta available for an additional 2.50

Luciano’s Mama’s Lasagna
Homemade thinly sliced egg noodles layered with a creamy béchamel white cheese sauce, parmesan and homemade Bolognese sauce

Rigatoni al Forno
Tube-shaped pasta tossed with sweet Italian sausage and homemade meatballs baked with ricotta and fresh mozzarella in a San Marzano marinara sauce finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Bucatini alla Matriciana
Italian pancetta, onions and garlic sautéed with oregano and fresh basil in a San Marzano marinara sauce served over homemade bucatini finished with pecorino-Romano

Fettucine Alfredo
Homemade ribbon pasta sautéed in a rich cream sauce with imported parmigiana cheese

Gnocchi al Segreto Posilipo
Homemade potato dumplings in a San Marzano marinara sauce with fresh basil, pine nuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano finished with melted mozzarella

Pappardelle alla Bolognese
Wide egg-noodle pasta served with Luciano’s famous meat sauce made with ground veal, beef and sweet Italian sausage finished with a dash of cream and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Tortelloni Ripieni Primavera
Ring-shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and asparagus sautéed with button mushrooms and tender baby peas in a San Marzano marinara sauce with a dash of cream and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Spaghetti alla Vongole Veraci
Spaghetti pasta sautéed with fresh littleneck clams available in either a light marinara sauce or a garlic and white wine sauce with Italian parsley

Rigatoni alla Zingara
Homemade tube-like pasta sautéed with sweet Italian sausage, fresh domestic mushrooms and black olives in a San Marzano tomato sauce with a dash of cream and finished with Pecorino Romano

Cannelloni Bolognese alla Corinna
Homemade sheets of pasta stuffed with ground beef, veal, sweet Italian sausage, parmigiana cheese, fresh Italian parsley topped with a Bolognese sauce finished with a rich béchamel cheese sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Bucatini alla Carbonara
Homemade bucatini pasta in a traditional Italian carbonara sauce made with pancetta, extra virgin olive oil and egg yolk finished with pecorino Romano and cracked black pepper

Spaghetti e Pollo Genovese
Spaghetti pasta sautéed with basil, garlic, pine nuts topped with grilled chicken and finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Spaghetti e Polpetta alla Corinna
Spaghetti pasta tossed with 100% extra virgin olive oil in a homemade San Marzano tomato sauce with fresh basil served with Luciano’s mother’s famous Italian meatballs finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Italian parsley

Luciano’s Famous Macaroni & Cheese with Fresh Maine Lobster
Orecchiette pasta tossed with asiago, parmesan and white cheddar cheeses in a cream béchamel sauce, baked with Italian bread crumbs and fresh Maine lobster meat finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

POLLO
All Trattoria Romana chicken dishes are prepared with boneless, skinless breast of chicken

Bocconcini Della Non al Vin Santo
Chicken breast stuffed with fresh mozzarella cheese, imported baby porchetta and fresh sage sautéed in a Vin Santo and sherry wine demi-glaze with button mushrooms served over parmesan risotto and finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pollo Francese
Chicken medallions dipped in flour and egg, pan seared with fresh lemon juice, white wine, butter, imported capers and Italian parsley served over capellini pasta

Pollo Carciofi
Chicken breast, artichoke hearts and black olives sautéed with fresh garlic, lemon juice and sherry wine, finished with a touch of cream and our rich demi-glaze, served over capellini pasta

Pollo Marsala
Chicken breast sautéed with button mushrooms and a marsala wine demi-glazefor a sweet flavor and caramel color, served over capellini pasta

Pollo Fiorentina
Chicken breast sautéed in a sweet marsala wine sauce topped with imported Prosciutto di Parma and fresh mozzarella served over a bed of sautéed spinach and capellini pasta

Pollo Rossino
Breasts of chicken layered with imported ham, fresh basil, garlic, Italian herbs, fresh mozzarella cheese and beefsteak tomato served over capellini pasta tossed in a garlic and marinara sauce and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Cotoletta di Pollo alla Parmigiana
Lightly breaded boneless breast of chicken topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and baked with San Marzano tomato sauce, finished with Parmigiana- Reggiano cheese served with capellini pasta

Pollo alla Sorrentino
Chicken breasts sautéed with pan fried eggplant, button mushrooms, imported Prosciutto di Parma and buffalo mozzarella in a light marinara sauce with a touch of demi-glaze over capellini pasta finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pollo Cacciatore alla Romana
Chicken breast sautéed with bell peppers, onions and black olives in a San Marzano tomato sauce served over capellini pasta

Pollo Saltimbocca all Romana
Chicken breasts topped with imported Prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella cheese and fresh sage pan-seared in a marsala wine sauce and served over pappardelle pasta finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

VITELLO
All of Trattoria Romana’s veal dishes are prepared with tender milk-fed Provimi Veal medallions hand-cut in house daily

Vitello Marsala
Tender veal medallions sautéed with button mushrooms and marsala wine demi-glaze served over capellini pasta

Vitello alla Sorrentino
Veal medallions sautéed with pan-fried eggplant, button mushrooms, imported Prosciutto di Parma, buffalo mozzarella in a light marinara sauce over capellini pasta finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Vitello Saltimbocca alla Romana
Veal medallions topped with imported Prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella cheese and fresh sage pan-seared in a marsala wine sauce and served over pappardelle pasta finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Cotoletta di Vitello alla Parmigiana
All natural Provimi veal lightly pounded and breaded topped with fresh mozzarella and baked with San Marzano tomato sauce finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano served with capellini pasta

Vitello Picatta
Tender veal medallions pan-seared with fresh lemon, white wine, butter, imported capers and Italian parsley served over capellini pasta

Scallopine di Vitello alla Milanese
Tender veal medallions thinly pounded, lightly breaded then sautéed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon served with baby arugula, cherry tomatoes and shaved parmesan

Vitello Francese
Veal medallions dipped in flour and egg, pan seared with fresh lemon juice, white wine, butter, imported capers and Italian parsley over capellini pasta

PESCE
Trattoria Romana purchases and serves only the finest seafood available daily

Gamberi Alio e Olio
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with fresh garlic in extra virgin olive oil, finished with a dash of white wine, lemon juice and Italian herbs over capellini pasta

Gamberi e Capesante Cardinale
Jumbo shrimp and sea scallops sautéed with shallots, garlic and fresh San Marzano marinara sauce with a dash of Cognac and cream served over capellini pasta and finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Gamberi Toscana
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with fresh oregano, cherry tomatoes, black olives and garlic in a lemon butter and white wine sauce served over capellini pasta and finished with a dollop of imported goat cheese

Aragosta Fra Diavolo
Fresh Maine lobster meat, jumbo shrimp and PEI mussels sautéed in a garlic and olive oil San Marzano marinara sauce with red pepper flakesserved over capellini pasta finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Frutti di Mare Posilipo
Fusilloni pasta in garlic and olive oil San Marzano marinara sauce sautéed with tender calamari rings, jumbo shrimp, sea scallops, littleneck clams and PEI mussels finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

CARNE
All steaks and chops served at Trattoria Romana are both domestic and all-natural, free from additives, artificial flavors or colors and preservatives. We choose all-natural Black Angus beef because it yields the most tender, juicy and best-tasting steaks.

Controfiletto Di Manzo
Black Angus NY sirloin grilled to perfection and served with mashed potatoes and vegetable

Controfiletto Di Manzo Alla Romana
Sirloin steak topped with white button mushrooms sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic and oregano served with mashed potatoes and vegetable

Costoletta Di Maiale
12oz. center cut pork chop grilled to perfection, finished with a touch of demi-glaze and white wine with fresh garlic and roasted vinegar peppers served with mashed potatoes and vegetable

CONTORNI

Spinaci Saltati Alio E Olio
Sautéed baby spinach with garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Broccoli Di Rapa
Sautéed broccoli di rabe with garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Funghi Di Truffolate
Sautéed mushroom caps with garlic and extra virgin truffle oil

Asparagi
Grilled asparagus spears

Risotto Al Burro
Arborio rice sautéed with butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Italian parsley
Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cake
Chocolate cake layered with a mocha truffle butter cream icing, drizzled with rich chocolate ganache

New York Cheesecake
Strawberries & whipped cream

Coppa Raspberries & Cream
Sponge cake layered with raspberries, mascarpone cream & crushed pistachio’s

Bomba
Vanilla & chocolate gelato, cinnamon almonds, a maraschino cherry center with a rich chocolate shell

Tiramisu
Layers of espresso drenched sponge cake & mascarpone cream, dusted with cocoa powder

Stracciatella
Homemade gelato infused with fine chocolate flakes

Lemon Ripieno
Lemon sorbetto in a natural fruit shell

Italian Gelato
Vanilla bean, cappuccino or sea salt caramel