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About Trattoria Romana

Chef Luciano Canova was born in 1949, on a small farm just outside of Rome, Italy. Chef Luciano grew up with his parents & grandparents where good food was always been the staple that kept his family together. His passion for food was instilled in him as a small child in his home, and led him to attend the prestigious Culinary Institute of Italy. After graduating, Luciano worked all around the world perfecting his craft in places like Switzerland, Germany and on a luxury cruise line.

Luciano’s passion has always been for food and people, and he always dreamed of opening an authentic Italian Trattoria after moving to the United States. The concept & experience at Trattoria Romana were designed to offer a comfortable dining experience with moderate prices, similar to Luciano's favorite Trattorias in Italy. Combining old-world Italian preparations with gracious service from our attentive staff has allowed Trattoria Romana to create a truly unique dining experience that keeps bringing customers back. Enjoy homemade Italian food cooked with only the finest & freshest local ingredients while dining among our beautiful decor & murals and feel transported to Italy.

At Trattoria Romana in Lincoln you will occasionally see Luciano in the dining room, greeting customers & keeping a watchful eye on things. Much to his delight, he is still called upon to help in the kitchen on occasion. The entire team at Trattoria Romana is truly passionate about providing our guests with great food and a great experience. We appreciate every opportunity to host our guests, whether you are a regular customer or a visitor seeking an authentic Italian restaurant experience in the Providence area.

Buon Appetito!

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Our Team

Meet the team behind the Trattoria Romana guest experience. We look forward to seeing you in our restaurant soon!

  • Luciano Canova

    Owner / Executive Chef

  • Pauline St. Pierre

    Partner / General Manager

  • Angel Amaya

    Partner / Executive Chef

  • Sheena Gomes

    Event Planner

Awards and Honors

We are fortunate to receive many awards and honors from our loyal customers and from the hospitality industry both locally and nationally. Below is a selection of some of our more recent honors. Thank you for your feedback on Yelp, Opentable, and Tripadvisor. We take great pride in the quality of our food and service, and we appreciate the many kind reviews that we have received over the years from our loyal customers.

Recent awards and honors that we have won include:

  • BEST CHEFS OF AMERICA 2013 - Luciano Canova

  • 2008-2013 Italian Restaurant Blackstone Valley Readers' Poll Winner

  • 2011 Alfresco Dining Award; Great Outdoor Dining Spots For Summer Season

  • 2013 - Best of Food and Dining

  • Opentable Diners' Choice Award - Italian

  • Opentable Diners' Choice Award - Most Booked

  • TripAdvisor - 2012-2014 Certificate of Excellence

  • Open Table - 2015 Diner's Choice Award 

  • TripAdvisor - 2015 Certificate of Excellence

On behalf of all of us at Trattoria Romana, Grazie!

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Our Family

Over the years, the Trattoria Romana family of restaurants has grown to serve customers throughout Southern New England with authentic Italian cuisine. Visit our other locations to explore the many tastes of Italy!

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