A'Roma Ristorante
Food10
Customer Service10
Presentation8
Parking10
Value8
The Good
  • Homemade from scratch!
  • Inviting atmosphere
  • Bar/Lounge area is nice
The Bad
  • Closed on Sundays
8.9Overall Score
Reader Rating: (101 Votes)
2.3

Tucked away in a little cul-de-sac corner of an industrial area surrounded by big-name fast food staples, you’ll find a loaded Italian gem – Ferrari’s A’roma Ristorante. At Ferrari’s, it’s all about authentic Italian food, attentive service, and a relaxing atmosphere where you truly feel like you’ve walked into a welcoming family environment.

Special Tip: Mention that you saw this piece on DudeLetsEatLA.com and the restaurant will offer you 20% OFF your entire bill until the end of August 2016 (Excluding Alcohol) !

When I first came to A’roma, I was initially on a quest for a huge glass of Merlot. During that time, I had the pleasure of meeting Adriana Ferrari, the owner’s daughter, who was the resident bartender that Friday night. We got to talking and I learned so much about the family-owned business, especially how their menu features homemade and classic Italian cuisine.

Notably, the restaurant offers complimentary Focaccia bread with their famous Pomodoro sauce + Mascarpone dip – which I think they should definitely market as “Ferrari Sauce.” It’s absolutely killer! Move over regular olive oil and red wine vinegar, this duo is so fresh and tangy, the perfect pair to their lightly toasted and soft Focaccia. The best part is that both items are created in-house along with the rest of their menu – including, cheesecakes, pasta, sauces, and more. Each entrée is also served with either a side salad or soup.

 

 

ferrarisaucebread

 

“When you’re here you’re home!” Adriana explained. “The hardest part of your meal here is figuring out what you want to eat.” And she was right; it took me almost 20 minutes to decide what I wanted. We ended up going with the Mozzarella Marinara and Calamari Fritti for appetizers and Ossobuco and Lasagna Al Forno Napolitana for our main dishes.

 

 

calamari

 

 

 

The Ossobuco is a 16oz Veal Shank, braised in a red wine reduction sauce combined with carrots, celery, and onions. The restaurant makes the point that any of the pasta can be substituted to your liking, which is great if you have favorite pairings. I decided to pair the Ossobuco with the suggested Risotto. Combined with the uber-tender meat, it was melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. Pro-tip: Top it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and pepper!

 

ossobuco

Don’t leave Ferrari’s without trying their Lasagna. I’m convinced there’s a team of Italian Nonna’s in the back whipping up the magic. Red and white sauces are combined to make their iconic Lasagna sauce.

 

lasagna

 

We ended the meal with Chocolate Chip Cannolis. The table next to us also suggested that the Caramel Crème Brulee was “to die for.”

 

cannolli

 

The restaurants is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, 13 of those years (and counting!) are under the management of the Ferrari family. If you’re on the way down to the OC, I would definitely suggest stopping by Ferrari’s for a genuine Italian meal.

 

 

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  • Address: 30 Centerpointe Drive, La Palma, CA 90623
  • Phone: 714.523.3729

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Justine Rellosa

My life recipe is easy: eat amazing food, listen to feel good music, & be happy. Born & raised an LA girl, I have a passion for social media, adventure, and food coma naps. If there’s live music or concerts around you, chances are I’m there. On my spare time, I’m searching for the next great meal & foodie deals (because who says it has to be fancy to be awesome?!) On that note, let’s feed the internet together!

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My life recipe is easy: eat amazing food, listen to feel good music, & be happy. Born & raised an LA girl, I have a passion for social media, adventure, and food coma naps. If there’s live music or concerts around you, chances are I’m there. On my spare time, I’m searching for the next great meal & foodie deals (because who says it has to be fancy to be awesome?!) On that note, let’s feed the internet together!

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