At Roma’s Italian Specialties we pride ourselves on making the freshest and tastiest meats, cheeses, pastas and breads. All of our products are guaranteed fresh. Our pastas are made on site every week and our meat is cured for two years. If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine, Roma’s Italian Specialties is the place to be. We are well known for our quality items, friendly staff and quick service.
I'm originally a Brooklyn girl then transplanted to north jersey and Italian delis are on every street corner.. Once I moved to Pa, I knew it will be something I will miss.. But last year, before thanksgiving, I was looking to put together an antipasta platter.. Enter this little gem! I was in my heaven.. It reminded me as a child going to 86th street with my parents in Brooklyn.. Definitely brought back some happy memories! This is my one stop shop for some real Italian food!
Oh My Gosh. I really hope this place makes it. A real Italian market with fresh pasta, bread delivered fresh from Brooklyn daily, and great desserts. (The personal size tirimasu and other desserts come in a REAL glass dish that you keep. I know its not a big deal, but in this day and age something of quality IN something of quality is a rarity!) The shopping center is small and kind of hard to get into, but if you park on the little side street next to it you should be good. Warning - the owner may try to feed you samples when you are in there! 🙂
The crab-stuffed ravioli here is very good with a generous amount of filling! The pasta itself is tender and they don't skimp on the crabmeat. Try it with a rosa-cream sauce. They have a lot of varieties, including cheese, meat, mushroom, and spinach but the crab is my favorite. The stuffed shells here are also better than anything that you would get from a neighborhood pizza parlor, too. The stock of Italian grocery items here is almost as amazing as Claudio's. They have everything from prosciutto to smoked cheeses to peppers to olive oils. Plus, they also have assemble-your-own cannoli components, anise pizelles, and tiramisu (almost as good as Roma Bakery's in Blue Bell). While it's not as jaw-droppingly amazing as DiBruno's or Claudio's, this is as good as it gets in NE Phila.
I love this place. we were stationed in Italy for three years and when we moved back i sought an Italian deli where my kids could practice their Italian and i could get back to my expatriate life. I found it. Ulysses is the owner and he gives me a giant hug whenever i go in there now. the tiramisu is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. i have actually placed a bread order in the morning and drove back to get it because the guy who trucks it in from Brooklyn hadn't arrived yet. i have found all the specialty Italian staples that i once cooked with back in Sicily, and it is just a very authentic and friendly place. the only criticism i have is that is slightly pricey. the items are all authentic so if you are willing to pay a premium for them this is your place.
I have bought their frozen pizzas. They are the best ever and you don't have to add a thing to them. Sometimes I put some chicken just for added flavor. Their fresh bread is always one of my favorites. Nothing like their bread in this neighborhood. Also, their homemade raviolis are just great. Flavor is great, size is good, just right for a quick meal and homemade!