News from Roma
We love feeback from our customers. Here's one about our catering:
Roma was amazing to us. Guests were thrilled. Chicken on a stick was the best. The many vegetarian guests discovered Roma pizza with plain red sauce and were thrilled. Salads were generous and fresh. Oh my goodness the Italian pastry plate was incredible. We were happy to be able to take good care of our guests thanks to the excellence of Roma. Thank you and have a great weekend.
Dear Phil, I wanted to let you know how wonderful one of your employees is - unfortunately I did not get her name. We were in the area for a soccer tournament on Sunday and we were looking for a place to eat (not much of a fast food family). We stopped in at your bakery and the girl explained that on Sundays you don't have a lunch menu which is fine, so she mentioned that we could do it ourselves, bread and coldcuts. She helped get our coldcuts, sliced out bread for us, set up two tables for me my father and my two sons. This young lady went above and beyond to help us out. I wish I had got her name so you could recognize her. Food was great also thank you for having us. ~ The Virobarbieri family
Roma Bakery is back in the News!
Check out the Roma tradtional products on Canada Segment at http://www.chch.com/spirits-of-canada/.
"Everyone at Morning Live was most appreciative of all the food that you provided, it was a really nice treat for them and they loved it all! Thank you for allowing me to feature Roma Bakery as part of my Canada Day segment. It was a pleasure to meet both of you and I look forward to seeing you again soon!"
Roma supports the Start2Finish reading group
"Dear Evelyn and Phil,
On behalf of Start2Finish, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your tremendous support of Start2Finish and the children we serve through the work of Start2Finish. Your partnership once again made it possible for us to have a very successful Year End 5km run & Reading Challenge for more than 700 children who participate in Start2Finish Running & Reading Clubs in Central and South Western Ontario.
We value your vision of how important it is for young children to dream and be equipped and empowered to see those dreams achieved.
We so appreciate your tremendous generosity exceptional product and excellent service.
The children love the Pizza and our VIP's and guests were served your wonderful sandwiches and desserts.
It gives us great peace of mind to know we have a partner that we can depend on.
Thank you for your faithful support of the work of Start2Finish. We could not do what we do without you.
Saturday was a tremendous day and we have heard nothing but exceptional comments from all who attended. It was a day of transformation for the children, who see themselves and their future differently today because they recognized that they have what it takes to succeed. Thank you for partnering with us to make this possible.
Here ear are some pictures that capture some of the joy and hope of the day.
Thank you for everything.
National Director, Start2Finish Running and Reading Clubs
JUNE 7 2017
Roma Bakery is a finalist in the "What’s Hamilton’s #City Dish?"
contest at the Hamilton Spectator
The Spec is holding a contest to help choose a dish that truly represents the city of Hamilton. Here's what they said: We asked readers to help choose a dish that they feel truly represents the city, in the hope of finding the one food that's truly Hamilton's own. After a deluge of calls, emails, tweets and discussions, we've narrowed the selections to 10 finalists...
Roma Bakery has been chosen as one of the 10 finalists! The ten finalists were interviewed and asked to tell a little about their dish. An article featuring Roma Pizza was featured in the Spec on June 7. Roma also received honourable mention for chicken on a skewer along with other dishes well known to our city.
We truly believe that Roma pizza is the true dish that represents Hamilton. If you agree, please vote for us.
To vote, tweet to Emma Reilly (@EmmaatTheSpec) using the hashtag #CityDish, or call 905-526-2452. Here is a link the to the Spec article.
Thank you all for your continuing support. After all, it's our customers who made our famous slab pizza famous!
MAY 15, 2017
Roma bakery was at the Chedoke Bocce Club serving porchetta sandwiches. The sandwiches were a big hit. Oink ! Oink!
APRIL 1, 2017
Want to experience all of what the #HamOnt food experience has to offer in one place?
This year, we are proud to announce that Roma Bakery will be participating at the annual Hamilton's Food & Drink Fest … the festival of taste at the First Ontario Centre, April 7th to 9th. You can sample offerings from local businesses, but the main attraction is the Roma booth where you can feast on our porchetta sliders, signature pizza and freshly baked cookies.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
MARCH 1, 2017
Roma Pizza, the solution for charity events, fundraisers or marathons.
Quick, Easy, and Delicious! Our vegan slab pizza is a simple and healthy way to serve a nutritious snack after marathon races and is great for runners. It is also the most convenient product (no fuss, precut) for charity or fundraiser events. We offer a discount for these events at a price you just can’t resist. Please contact us at:
905-662-3900 or come in and visit our store at 233 Barton St., Stoney Creek. For more information ask for Evelyn.
nov 1, 2016
CBC Hamilton Event featuring Roma Pizza
In Memoriam: Augustino (Gus) Restivo
We lost one of our own today. Beloved by so many Gus passed away peacefully 3:30 a.m. with his son Marc and family by his side.
Gus was known throughout this city greeting everyone with kindness and good humour. He helped countless with whatever they needed. Be it a friendly smile, a few dollars but mostly with his boundless encouragement and enthusiasm. His job delivering at Roma Bakery allowed him to be out amongst the people where he was most at home. Everyone here is stricken at his passing and he has left a hole in our hearts never to be filled.
Unfortunately the passing of good people hurts more. If a great man can be humble this was such a man. He tutored so many young kids who got their first jobs at Roma and have gone on to much success and stop by once in a while to say hello and ask after their favourite Uncle Gus.
We ask that you not forget him and pass on the goodness that he believed was the simple answer to a complicated world. He was a man of action and a man of deeds and I will miss his counsel because he was also my Uncle and my most trusted friend.
JUNE 1, 2016
Roma Pizza pays a visit to The Great Wall of China
Whenever our friend Romeo Palombella travels he takes Roma Pizza with him. “When I get to my hotel room after a long flight it really hits the spot” he says. “And I don’t have to wait in line or order room service”. Well Romeo we are happy to oblige. Maybe next time one of us will come along. Happy Trails!
Dec 1, 2015
Roma donates pizza and buns to Children's Aid BBQ.
APRIL 1, 2015
Roma had a visit from Ticats Justin Medlock and Brandon Banks yesterday, who told Phil "they are living the pizza." Apparently cats like pizza too.
FEB 16, 2015
Roma Bakery has made the news again, now as the top "classic bite" on Tourism Hamilton's website. With a 65 year history, and a pizza taste so classic it's postivley "Roman," it makes perfect sense. Check it out.