A true Italian tradition! Meaning “before the meal” in Italian, these tempting appetizers are perfectly portioned for an individual starter prior to your main, or play even better as a team when you order a few and share with a friend. From fresh-baked garlic loaf, to 4 mushroom crostata, to calamari 3 ways, there’s something for everyone at the home of great Italian food at Hamilton’s Romano’s Ristorante.

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The quintessential Italian food. Hamilton’s best choice for house-made sauces, at Romano’s we’ve created a menu to exceed your expectations which includesbuttery pasta choices enhanced with layer upon layer of enticing extras like braised meats, roasted butternut squash, piquant puttanesca sauce or the fresh catch of the day. Any one of our traditional pastas may be substituted for a whole wheat or gluten-free penne option upon request.

From linguine to fettucine, ravioli to lasagne and spaghetti, we offer a wide variety of perfectly al dente pastas topped with your choice of spicy or cream sauces, aromatic herbs and tender meats, pan-seared shrimp or sautéed vegetables, when you join us at Romano’s for fine dining in Hamilton.

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Italian Restaurant Style Pizzas

Upper crust, lower price… our pizzas are made to order just the way you like it. Choose your favourite from our selection of traditional Italian and Canadian recipes, or build your own from preferred toppings like our signature cacciatore sausage, thinly sliced prosciutto, roasted vegetables or grilled chicken. Not your standard slice, our Italian restaurant in Hamilton offers a wide variety of top shelf ingredients to personalize your pizza, from fire-roasted red peppers to sundried tomatoes, hearty artichoke, eggplant and zucchini. Create your own masterpiece on a base of house San Marzano sauce, béchamel or the finest olive oil.

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Truly a rice dish unlike any other. Finished with creamery butter and fresh parmigiano, your choice of risotto features fresh seafood, cured Italian sausage and peperoncino or a medley of prosciutto, mushrooms and peas. We’re happy to suggest a wine pairing for this most authentic Italian course—a perennial favourite for the cold winter months and patio weather alike.

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We aim to please with some of the most satisfying, savoury entrées offered at Italian restaurants in Hamilton and this side of the Atlantic. Skillfully prepared and artfully presented, our plates are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. Led by Chef Jordan Mitchell, our kitchen at Romano’s Ristorante stands behind our steadfast commitment to quality, service and exceptional Italian food in Hamilton, made to order especially for you.

Select from fresh fare inspired by al fresco dining in Tuscan wine country, or light lunches by the rocky shores of the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast. From chicken or veal parmigiana, lightly breaded and presented on a base of your choice of penne or spaghetti Pomodoro, to braised lamb shank with a side of risotto and sautéed rapini, to premium rib-eye steak grilled to taste and served with our house gnocchi and roast carrots, or grilled salmon selection with tagliatelle, zucchini, lemon and fresh dill, our menu features deliver the best of fine dining at Hamilton’s home for first-class Italian fusion. We are proud to offer our valued customers their choice of entrée in addition to our lighter fare, appetizers, soups served piping hot, bright seasonal vegetable dishes and indulgent desserts that make our dining room one for every taste, for everyone, and for every day of the year.

An Inspired Wine List

Thoughtful international selections at reasonable prices, to be enjoyed by the bottle or by the glass. Feel free to ask your server about an ideal pairing for your particular dining selection; our Hamilton Italian restaurant’s extensive wine list is curated to complement our menu and to delight the senses. We offer bubbly prosecco, crisp whites and complex reds to tantalize the tastebuds at every price point, with a list that includes the best of Italy’s wine regions and beyond. Celebrating tonight? Ask about or current inventory of world-class vintages, including our exceptional Chianti, Amarone, Ripasso, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Barolo cellar selections. We invite you to inquire about our weekly wine specials.

We are also pleased to offer a unique list of Italian and Canadian beers by the pint or half pint, as well as refreshing non-alcoholic beverages, juices and cocktails at our Italian restaurant in Hamilton, including imported Brio, aranciata and limonata sodas.

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Prix Fixe Luncheon & Dinner Options

Enjoy crowd-pleasing prix-fixe selections affordably priced, starting at just $27.50 per guest. Packages at our Italian restaurant in Hamilton may be customized to include appetizer, salad, pasta, entrée, choice of sides, tea and coffee, and dessert. Our exclusive luncheon special, available before 4 pm 6 days a week, includes salad, appetizer, your choice of fresh pasta or pizza, and tea or coffee selection.

Ask your server about today’s dessert selections. Current limited-time favourites include our mixed berry, banana caramel and decadent brownie house made cheesecakes and our signature tiramisu.

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Banquet Menu

Romano’s is pleased to cater your next special occasion onsite with an authentic Italian banquet menu for private dining priced per person. Appetizers include a wide selection of antipasti and crudité, classic bruschetta and arancini, and salads a mix of house greens, Caesar, and Mediterranean pasta salad alternatives. For the main event, we offer a greatest hits selection of entrées like our AAA prime rib and chicken or veal parmigiana, in addition to our most popular pizzas, pastas and sides sure to please. For a taste of the dolce vita, we are delighted to provide dessert options including of a fruit platter and white or chocolate cake house made with your choice of icing and custom message available for your special event.

Express Lunch Tuesdays to Fridays 11-4

Short on time? We’re pleased to be one of the few Italian restaurants in Hamilton offering authentic cuisine in a hurry Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am to 4pm. Choose from a hearty soup and/or salad, a vegetarian, chicken or veal panini with a side of house greens, or fresh pasta main in less time without sacrificing flavour or the outstanding service you’ve come to expect at Romano’s ristorante.

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Mediterranean-Style Romance at Hamilton’s Italian Restaurant for Everyday Special Occasions

Make any night date night with a table à deux for you and someone special. Relax and enjoy an evening of fine dining in Hamilton by candlelight tonight, with your choice of traditional dishes or seductive new classics to appeal to your appetite. Closer to home than many downtown Italian restaurants in Hamilton, we’ve brought our signature dishes to your neighbourhood for a more convenient weeknight escape. Treat yourself and the one you love at your local Italian restaurant, Hamilton’s Romano’s Ristorante.

Great Food, Friendly Atmosphere at Romano’s Ristorante Italian Restaurant in Hamilton

Welcome to Romano’s Ristorante, where to us, you’re family. We’re proud to offer the freshest selections and most authentic cuisine at our Italian restaurant in Hamilton, and deliver the best to our customers each and every day of the week. It’s our pleasure to serve you and yours from our kitchen to your table. Our location is tastefully decorated and features an open concept kitchen and brick pizza oven in the centre of our main dining room, as well as separate banquet areas for corporate functions in Hamilton, available by advance reservation. We’ll never sacrifice comfort for quality, and offer uncompromising value and superior service all day long. Drop by or give us a call to book your table for fine dining at Hamilton’s destination for fast (try our Express Lunch!), fresh and family-friendly true Italian flavour in your own backyard.

At our Italian restaurant in Hamilton, you’ll find great taste at a tasteful price. Our attentive, approachable staff welcomes you to experience fine dining without the attitude. Just unpretentious, delicious food. Just the way you want it. At Romano’s, we’re not happy until you are. If there is anything we can do to make your dining experience even better at our Hamilton Italian restaurant, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Thank you, Hamilton, for consistently nominating us, a past winner in the category of Italian Cuisine, among the best in the business for the Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Awards! We are proud to serve you and appreciate your support for our local business.

Vegetarian, Vegan-Friendly& Gluten Free Options Available

At Romano’s Italian restaurant in Hamilton, we are pleased to provide our customers with a variety of delicious options everyone can enjoy. Choose from our fresh and flavourful vegetarian and vegan-friendly custom pizzas, pastas and fresh salad options at dinner or from our Express Lunch menu.Any one of our traditional pastas may be substituted for whole wheat or gluten-free penne, if you so desire. We’re happy to offer our valued clientele one of the widest selections of pizza, pasta and risotto options of any Italian restaurants in Hamilton and the GTA. Please inform your server of any specific dietary requirements at your table and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. Truly a place for the whole family, Romano’s Ristorante welcomes you to casual fine dining for everyone.

Authentic Italian Food in Hamilton’s Rymal Neighbourhood

We’re excited to be a part of your neighbourhood! Minutes from home yet miles from the ordinary, Romano’s Ristorante transports the tastebuds with the authentic flavour of true Italian food in Hamilton’s south end. We’ve translated the classics from the cucina in our Italian restaurant’s Hamilton kitchen to bring the best of the Boot to your own backyard.

At Romano’s, we invite you and yours to stop by for a new spin on Old World favourites at your local Italian restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario. We’re open 6 days a week to serve you, just 20 minutes from the Hamilton Harbour, and around the corner from where you live. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Private Parties, Corporate Events & Small Wedding Venues

At Romano’s Italian restaurant in Hamilton, we’re pleased to host your next special event, business lunch or family gathering. Ask about our lively birthday party places in Hamilton and competitive group rates, as well as private dining service for company meetings. We offer year ’round venues for holiday parties in Hamilton, and feature diverse banquet options to impress all those in attendance. We’re proud to offer a wide selection of authentic Italian foods baked fresh from the oven, or prepared on our stovetop just for you.

Brides- to- be and their attendants, friends and family can take advantage of our unique bridal shower venues in Hamilton, and the happy couple and their esteemed guests are cordially invited to join us on the big day at our small wedding venue in Hamilton for their wedding or vow renewal celebration. An Italian restaurant in Hamilton catering to many different tastes, preferences and dietary requirements, we’re happy to offer vegetarian, vegan-friendly and gluten-free options to the members of your party. We look forward to celebrating with you; give us a call to discuss the details today, so you and yours can bring your appetites and leave the rest to us!

Reserve Now for Fine Dining at Romano’s Ristorante Italian Restaurant, Hamilton

Ready to experience for yourself great Italian food in Hamilton’s growing Rymal quarter? Give us a call at 905-387-6041 to reserve your table today, drop by 11am to 4pm for an Express Lunch Tuesday to Friday, or make a date for a leisurely dinner with us any day of the week. Take-out is available during our normal business hours of 11am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 11am to 10pm Fridays, 4-10pm Saturdays and 1-9pm Sunday. We invite you to explore our website to discover more, and contact us by online live chat if you have any questions about our hours, event planning, or menu items we offer.

You’ll love our fresh take on authentic Italian cuisine in the GTA. Find us at 1275 Rymal Road East in Hamilton’s south end, just minutes from the scenic Albion Falls, the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, and a short drive from the Lincoln M. Alexander Highway.

Join us at Romano’s Ristorante Italian restaurant in Hamilton, where you’ll always find the best in True Italian Cuisine, close to home.