Roman Cucina - Costa Mesa
1773 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-5550
Cross Streets: 17th Street
Parking:  Street parking
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
"Whether you are famished for flavors from Florence or just want to nibble on a nosh from Naples, Roman Cucina has it. The roman kitchen conjures up images of a family style restaurant with all the easygoing fun of sharing with friends and family.

The antipastos feature all of your favorites augmented by a few Roman specialties such as mushrooms sauteed in white wine and lemon garlic. The pastas include the basic spaghetti with meatballs or sausage; shrimp with lemon cream sauce fettuccini; meat, cheese or sausage lasagna; and all of the others you have come to expect in a traditional Italian restaurant.

It is obvious that the sauce recipes have been preserved unaltered for decades and passed down in the Roman Cucina family. Any of the sausage or bolognese entrees would be an excellent choice as would the tender chicken specialties. The salads are some of the best in Orange County. Our favorite is the Demetri - fresh Romaine in a spicy vinegarette with sundried tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions. Try it with chicken to make a complete meal. The bread at all Roman Cucina locations is more than just a side. It is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and a must for every diner. Just one of the recipe salads and a few slices of the baguette makes a complete meal.

What makes this place different: Roman Cucina is a lively place to enjoy a traditional Italian dinner of any kind or quantity. Every wall is covered with family photos going back to the East Coast and even to the old country. The service is always friendly, accurate and fast. Overall, this is an excellent dining experience." O.C. Register
Need to know details about this restaurant
Dress Code
Business Casual, Casual
Meals Served
Dinner, Dessert
Not Accepted
Restaurant Style
This casual eatery is perfect for couples wanting a romantic evening; family dining; or meeting a group of friends.
Private Dining, Catering, Takeout

Good to know details about this restaurant
Full Bar, Hand Crafted Beers
Ambiance & Style
Romantic, Hip, Authentic
Avg. Price / Entrée
Price Range
$$ ($9-$15)