Roma Cafe

Detroit's Oldest Italian Restaurant

Historic Roma Café Closes After 127 Years

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, July 14, 2017 — Detroit’s oldest restaurant, Roma Café, announced it will be permanently closing after 127 years of continuous service. This Detroit institution, at 3401 Riopelle St., officially shut its doors July 12, 2017.

Owner Janet Sossi Belcoure said her retirement and the sale of the restaurant had been discussed for some time, especially after the death of her father and previous owner Hector Sossi in January 2016. Unfortunately, Belcoure said it became clear that finding a buyer for the restaurant would not be possible.

“I never wanted to close Roma,” Belcoure said. “It turned out that selling the business was not possible, while my retirement became more and more inevitable. I want to thank all the incredible people over the years who helped create so many wonderful memories at Roma. I am looking forward to many more great memories with friends and family, including all those who came into our lives through the restaurant.”

Boil Water Advisory

Due to the Detroit Boil Water Advisory that has been issued, we will be closed again today.

We will re-open tomorrow (Friday, March 3) at 11:00am.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

New Website

Benvenuto! Roma Cafe is proud to debut our new website!  We've included lots of new features and ways to connect with you-- like links to our social media pages, an active photo gallery, a news blog, and a form to join our mailing list.

We look forward to continuing to connect with our customers and friends throughout Detroit!  

Mangia!

Rave Reviews

We are very proud of this glowing review we received from a recent guest after their visit to Roma Cafe. Thank you to everyone who has shown us support throughout the years. We appreciate you!

New Craft Beer Selection

A brand NEW bottled selection is now available at Roma Cafe. Are there any craft beers you would like to see on our list?  We hope to feature as many local Detroit and Michigan brews as possible.  Bottoms up!

Welcome Back Dan!

Roma Cafe is delighted to welcome back Executive Manager, Dan Mahan. Dan was a part of the Roma family for 14 years before taking a three-year hiatus to spend some time with his wife and children. He brings with him an extensive knowledge of craft beer and passion for Detroit sports, so we are excited to have him back just in time for baseball season. Please come by for lunch or dinner to welcome Dan back to Roma Cafe! ‪


3401 Riopelle, Detroit, MI 48207 | 313-831-5940


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