You might assume Go Roma is just another of those places where
you order at the counter and then wait for your pre-made sandwiches
to arrive. But really the only thing Go Roma has in common with
those other spots is the affordable price.
Every meal is made to order, from fresh salads and Paninis to
delicate flatbread pizzas. As if fresh, made-to-order food weren't
enough, Go Roma also offers "Kids Eat Free" (with one paid adult
entrée) every Sunday for lunch or dinner.
"Go for 2" options (all under $8) allow you to combine
favorites by halving small pizzas to share a plate with salad, soup
or even a Panini. Starters include Italian classics such as
Minestrone, Bruschetta and Toasted Ravioli, all for under $4. My
sons devoured the Garlic Cheese Bread in a matter of
I went for a combo of Chopped Salad and their signature
Oven-Roasted Vegetable Pizza, which substitutes a pesto sauce and
goat cheese for regular pizza sauce. Really delicious. All pizzas
can be made with either classic or wheat crust for no extra charge.
My 8-year-old had a combo of soup and a Chicken Parmesan Panini,
made to his liking. We all enjoyed sampling his thin-cut,
My oldest son created his own pizza by choosing from the
extensive ingredient list and was thrilled with the result.
Provided you can get your children to agree on ingredients, a small
plank pizza (eight pieces) can be shared by two kids. Otherwise,
children under 12 can order from the Kids' Menu, which offers
pizza, chicken strips, pasta and mac & cheese. Kids' meals come
with a drink and cookie for $4.49.
We were too full to sample the restaurant's desserts, but
it does offer a host of Italian gelatos, plus Apple Crostada and
Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake. Fast, friendly service, plus free
Wi-Fi access, round out the experience.
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
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