Core de Roma Belmont Hills

4.5
66 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Core de Roma Trattoria is a casual, intimate, Luigi and Judy's Pinti's family owned restaurant, offering authentic Roman cuisine while upholding the best of Roman tradition. Some examples of our mouth watering Roman delicacies include our signature Artichokes alla Core de Roma, Saltimbocca, and Bucatini all'Amatriciana. We spelled our name as “Core de Roma” intentionally, meaning “The Heart of Rome” in our family's dialect. Our ultimate goal is to make all of our customers feel like family through our cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and home-made dishes. At Core de Roma you can expect the true heart of Rome in the heart of Belmont Hills.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 66 People Are Saying
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Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipPierceC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic spot.

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vipTireguyjim
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here numerous times already. It's always a great meal and wonderful time.

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Patty
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Italian food. Their eggplant parmesan is the best.

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ErnestA
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Core Di Roma. Came with family and a friend who had recommended it to me. We had a great time. Treated very well by staff. Very attentive. Warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant, for families as well as singles and older people.
Good genuine Italian food, wide choices, something for every taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food & service!

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EMC2
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this location. Wonderful Roman food, neighborhood feel just like Westchester.

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vipDrewP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great 1st time experience
When with all of the suggestions of our waiter
Definitely coming back

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greatspot
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and great service! The dishes felt homemade and authentic. Nice family run restaurant - we will be back.

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vipMarian
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great time and enjoyed the food very much. We highly recommend this place. Very authentic Italian food and ambiance.

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vipJessPS
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was our first time at Core de Roma. There’s a parking lot in the back. It’s BYOB which I didn’t realize when I made the reservation. We had a table for 4 at 6:30pm. The restaurant filled up quickly. We didn’t order any appetizers. They did bring us a basket of warm, delicious bread and a small plate of beans in olive oil. Our meals came out quickly. We had veal parmigiana, fettuccine Alfredo, lasagna, and gnocchi. Everything was delicious. Our server was hustling around the whole time. There only seemed to be 3 servers for a large dining room. I would definitely recommend Core de Roma and would go there again.

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Eric
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best Italian place we have been to in the Philly area. The service was great and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be going back again

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vipLoveBYOs
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were both excellent. The owner is very attentive and kept asking us if we liked our meals. We are going back on Sunday! Definitely will add to my go to list. The ricotta cheesecake is a must try if you have enough room for dessert!

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Have been here approximately 6 times since late May. Never disappointed. Dishes are in the classic Roma style (eggplant parm bake, not fried, etc.) Owner is very hands own and charming. Please support this restaurant...I want it to become a fixture in what is otherwise mostly a dining wasteland in this area.

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vipLpfox
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We love this restaurant. The owner Luigi is so nice and attentive and he walks around checking on all of the tables.
The food is so good. I love the chicken parmesan and my husband LOVES the chicken marsala.
Very good. 2 thumbs up!

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vipItsme
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The server was lovely but overwhelmed. My chicken was almost raw and the string beans were over cooked. When the server brought my chicken back it was cold. The portion was also minuscule. My husband’s dinner portion was good but tasteless. It needed a lot of salt to make it edible. We won’t be going back again. Also the web site said there would be social distancing. There was none.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Only 2 servers. Ours was funny and tried to be accommodating.

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ChristineD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The owner is wonderful. The food is outstanding. And you leave very satisfied. Ambiance needs a little help but the food is so good you really overlook it.

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JanetO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was, as always, excellent! Our grandson said the
Penne in red sauce gave him goosebumps! We all took some food home and will happily relive our dinner for lunch tomorrow. Thank you, Judy and Luigi

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Have dined here 3 times over the summer and was pleased each time. Great place for basic plus Italian dishes. Gigi, the owner is very hands on and personable, and takes great pride in serving food in the Roma style.

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vipjeffr
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Italian byo at reasonable prices. Really enjoyed the grilled calamari, veal saltimbocca and whole Bronzino. I also got spaghetti with garlic and oil with my veal and it was very good too. Definitely recommend.

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BruceG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Owner operator makes you feel comfortable and oversees dinner.

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We have dined here 3 times over the summer months, and each time has been a great experience. Food is great, the owner is present, very hands on, and a great personality. Please patronize, the summer months combined with COVID are very hard times for restaurants.

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vipJeanne
Atlantic City
44 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate here a couple of weeks ago and loved it so much we brought friends with us to celebrate a birthday.
The wait staff is so pleasant and knowledgeable. We loved everything we had - the artichoke hearts stuffed with cheese, grilled and fried calamari, linguini and clams, shrimp, veal piccata, spaghetti carbonara, limoncello cake and chocolate fudge cake.
The bread is homemade and delicious also. If you haven't been here yet, check it out - you won't be disappointed.

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Sari
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a wonderful restaurant with great food. The service was terrific and the owner welcomed all guests and was extremely personable.

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vipHeleneE
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful dinner. The food was delicious. The presentation was beautiful. Shay, our server, was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding! This is real Roman Italian food. You will not be disappointed. Service was great and the owner often comes around to tables asking how you are enjoying the food. Amazing!!! 12/10!!

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vipPammy
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service! Cannot wait to go back!

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vipMike
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal for Sunday dinner. Our server was warm and friendly. Terrific family dinner spot with great food We will be back!

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RobertS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is awesome! Great authentic Italian cuisine.

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vipDiningDiva
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Luigi the owner is just amazing, treats you like family. Best fettuccine puttanesca and eggplant appetizer. Our favorite little BYOB weekly date spot. Thank you Luigi & staff for making every visit so enjoyable. Prego!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner, staff was warm and service was excellent!

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vipJeanne
Atlantic City
44 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the closest I felt like I was eating in Italy. The atmosphere is welcoming and the food incredible. The owner greeted us and made us feel very welcome. He makes the bread, and his wife makes the gnocchi and salad dressings. The flavors and presentation of the food is amazing. Can’t wait to go again

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vipSoho
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food
Service could have been better
Reasonably priced entrées, and a BYOB
Just a little surprised that they have a corkage fee

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A terrific gem for local and if you feel like drive from where you are. Homemade past, great flavors. I frequently visited the west chester location and beyond thrilled they opened here. The owner is a delight and loves to interact. Osso Bucco gets honorable mention as does antipasto appetizer

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Kitch
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely neighborhood restaurant with great food and very friendly service. Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. A lovely little Italian BYOB in a quiet neighborhood. Large menu with many options and plenty of dessert choices too. The place is small but spread out sufficiently. Would recommend for any occasion.

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viprtnut
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a busy Saturday night and our party of four could barely hear each other, it was uncomfortably loud. That said, the food is fresh, quality ingredients and well prepared to each person's preferences. The portions are always generous. The only negative besides the noise level was the excessive amount of salad dressing on an otherwise delicious salad. Core de Roma is one of our favorite restaurants, but not on a Saturday night.

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BethS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service! Loved the chicken and veal parmigiana. The antipasto was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve pretty much become regulars here, and as always food is great . Have No complaints , so good don’t wanna share but we have brung other family with us for the experience , they were very pleased and left satisfied aaa well . lol

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vipEunejeune
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience all around. Server was really great. Food was delicious.

FAQs

Core de Roma Belmont Hills offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 278-4567.

Core de Roma Belmont Hills is rated 4.5 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.