houston happens interview at Roma restaurant

Houston Happens LIVE at Roma for Houston Restaurant Weeks

Maggie is joined by special guests, Amy Ragan, Chief Development Officer of the Houston Food Bank, Shanon Scott, owner of ROMA, and Kevin Bryant, the Executive Chef at ROMA. See the spread of our HRW dinner options and save room for dessert. Chef Kevin Bryant, owner Shanon Scott, and Houston Food Bank’s Amy Ragan talk Houston Restaurant Weeks with CW39’s Houston Happens host Maggie Flecknoe. 

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owner and chef at Roma ristorante

Roma Ristorante is a Taste of Italy Without Ever Leaving Home

The trattoria-style restaurant in Rice Village feels like a trip to grandmas. A quick glance at the menu is all you need to know that you’re in for a real Italian treat. It’s filled with hearty dishes that just feel like home and align perfectly with the restaurant’s quaint aesthetic — from the outside, it looks like a small cottage, and upon walking in, you’re greeted with antiquated chairs and white tablecloths, the ideal setting for an intimate evening. 

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Roma debuts Houston Restaurant Weeks 2022 with Katie Stone and a sneak peek of their HRW dinner menu

Roma debuts Houston Restaurant Weeks 2022 with Katie Stone and a sneak peek of their HRW dinner menu

Roma debuts Houston Restaurant Weeks 2022 benefitting the Houston Food Bank in an interview ahead of the 19th annual dining-out fundraiser event. Get a sneak peak of a few options on the 3-course dinner and to-go dinner menu, available August 1-Sept 5. 

See the Video on FOX 26 Houston.

Roma's new Gnocchi by Chef Kevin Bryant. Photo by Becca Wright

ROMA is One of Sixteen Favorite Italian Restaurants in Houston

Houstonia says, "In 2019, owner Shanon Scott rebranded the eatery Sud Italia, which opened at the corner of Morningside and University in 2015 with cuisine of southern Italy, as Roma Ristorante, which now focuses on covering multiple regions of food from Italy. Chef Kevin Bryant focuses on classic and modern Italian cuisine, bringing in traditional pastas and recipes unique to each region, while incorporating proteins of land and sea."

Read more on Houstonia Magazine.

Chef Charlie Ho of Le Colonial and Chef Kevin Bryant of Roma cook at Delicious Alchemy. Photo by Daniel Ortiz

Houston Farm Dinner Sees Top Chefs Creating Delicious Alchemy in a Truly Fresh Garden Night

Chef Kevin Bryant prepares a colorful, vegetable-laden pasta for the Delicious Alchemy dinner which spotlights the fresh produce that Recipe For Success grows on their seven-acre urban farm, Hope Farms. 

Read more on Paper City.


Roma is a Houston Italian restaurant in Rice Village providing authentic food, wine pairings, and various cocktails.



Valet parking available Wed-Sat
Parking at bank available Mon & Tues
Street parking available Mon-Sat


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Restaurant Hours

Monday - Wednesday
5:00PM - 9:30PM

Thursday - Saturday
5:00PM - 10:00PM