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2 for 1 at La Romantica

Tony, Terry and Marco, Directors of La Romantica welcome you to Rayleigh’s oldest independent serving Italian Restaurant.

The menu here offers a diverse range of authentic rustic Italian dishes, using locally sourced fresh produce. The staff at La Romatica take pride in serving their famously known Mussels Meniere and King Prawns Florida as well as their homemade Italian pie, just like Mama used to make! Try one of their specialities of the house Grilled Whole Rack of English Lamb served with a honey, rosemary and mint jus, or Spaghetti Marinara, all served with a free selection of seasonal vegetables.

In addition, diners can choose from an extensive drinks menu to perfectly complement their meal.

Book today for the ultimate Italian dining experience.

Important Information

Please Note: Only 1 tastecard can be used per group or booking & tables cannot be split to accommodate more tastecards. The tastecard discount is not available on Bank Holidays or Celebration Days including Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father’s Day etc. or during the month of December. As per tastecard terms, the offer is available on the full a la carte menu only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, therefore the discount is not available on Sunday.

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La Romantica
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Martin said
" Love food and great service.
Thank you for a great evening as usual"
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DarkReaver79 said "Fantastic Intimate Restaurant With Personal Touch Service
Food was amazing and service was friendly and attentive... You must try the baked cheesecake ......"
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Cheryl said "disappointed
We had the deep fried Brie and prawns in garlic and white wine for starters and they were both..."
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Pauline said "Fantastic
Eaten here a many times and foods lovely first class friendly staff feel very relaxed and not..."
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Beverley said "Fantastic !
We visit this restaurant often, the food and service is always excellent, with a very friendly..."
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B said
" V good"
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Kevin said "Exceptional
This was our first visit, will not be our last, bonus being able to use tastecard, but would not..."
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disgruntled said "poor poor service
Appalling food : a 1970's menu, with cardboard chicken hidden beneath a sea of packet sauce...."
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"Lovely Meal
We wanted to leave a review to say how nice our meal was at Mamma Romantica. The food was lovely...."
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Paul said "Fantastic Eatery
Been here twice, and both times it was a fantastic experience. The food is amazing, the fillet..."
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"Excellent Experience
Wonderful food and service. A hidden gem in Rayleigh"
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"Great Service
Excellent, friendly"
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Ian said "Best Tastecard Meal so Far
It' pretty rare to find a tastecard restaurant available on a Friday as well as one that..."
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Tony said "Brill
Excellent service, food always cooked as required.
They always look after ever body that..."
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Nick said
" We went on Saturday the 26.10.13 and had a really great time. Lovely food, we both enjoyed our..."
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Gillian said "100 %
First time there and would differently go back. The food and service was excellent and the prices..."
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Irina said "Excellent Dining Experience
We went to La Romantica as a family group of 7, a real nightmare to cater for because of..."
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Myra said
" We went to this La Romantica resturant for our 40th wedding anniversary with the family.
..."
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Graham said "Fantastic
Fantastic service, top quality food.

What a pleasure to eat there, will be back soon."
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pennie said
" We went to La Romantica for the first time yesterday (Wednesday) lunch time and thoroughly..."
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Mrs said
" Fantastic meal again. Calamari lovely and tender, stuffed mushrooms v tasty, steak cooked to..."
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  • Martin said:
    " Love food and great service.
    Thank you for a great evening as usual "
    Posted 3 days ago...
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  • DarkReaver79 said: "Fantastic Intimate Restaurant With Personal Touch Service
    Food was amazing and service was friendly and attentive... You must try the baked cheesecake ... It's incredible!!! "
    Posted 3 months, 5 days ago...
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  • Cheryl said: "disappointed
    We had the deep fried Brie and prawns in garlic and white wine for starters and they were both very nice.Then it went down hill. We had pollo picante and vitello boscaiola both lacking in flavour.Then dessert we had chocolate and orange cake which was dry and a lemon tart which was so bitter i could'nt eat it. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 6 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Pauline said: "Fantastic
    Eaten here a many times and foods lovely first class friendly staff feel very relaxed and not hurried would highly recommend "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Beverley said: "Fantastic !
    We visit this restaurant often, the food and service is always excellent, with a very friendly atmosphere keep it up. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 1 day ago...
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  • B said:
    " V good "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 17 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Kevin said: "Exceptional
    This was our first visit, will not be our last, bonus being able to use tastecard, but would not have a problem paying the full price, food was out of this world, steak cooked to perfection, starters & dessert (home cooked) sticky toffee pudding, wow! The staff, service and warmth shown by them was truly first class, a real gem. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 7 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • disgruntled said: "poor poor service
    Appalling food : a 1970's menu, with cardboard chicken hidden beneath a sea of packet sauce. Sloppy service and shabby toilets. Massively overpriced meal. Really, really disappointed. More disappointing is the fact I can't give it - 5 stars. Please don't go there. There's a good chippy, chicken shop and pizzeria across the road. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 27 days ago...
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  • "Lovely Meal
    We wanted to leave a review to say how nice our meal was at Mamma Romantica. The food was lovely. Staff outstanding and the children enjoyed the experience. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 13 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Paul said: "Fantastic Eatery
    Been here twice, and both times it was a fantastic experience. The food is amazing, the fillet stake melts in the mouth mmmm.
    I could go on & on but I'm sure whatever you have you will enjoy, we had the house red both times and it's lovely.
    We were made to feel welcome on arrival and nothing was too much trouble. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 17 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • "Excellent Experience
    Wonderful food and service. A hidden gem in Rayleigh "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 24 days ago...
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  • "Great Service
    Excellent, friendly "
    Posted 2 years, 5 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Ian said: "Best Tastecard Meal so Far
    It' pretty rare to find a tastecard restaurant available on a Friday as well as one that will accept up to 6 people. We went here for my birthday and had a great meal. Lovely atmosphere, family run Italian. Food was excellent and we also had a singer on the Friday night. I saved over £75 in one hit but it never felt like a cheap meal. They even reminded me at the end that I had a tastecard as I almost forgot! We will definitely be going back regularly. "
    Posted 2 years, 9 months, 22 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Tony said: "Brill
    Excellent service, food always cooked as required.
    They always look after ever body that turns up if you are a taste card or otherwise.
    Marco one of the owners is a larger than life character, you would never know if he has had a bad day he his always very pleasant and laughing.
    I would recommend this restaurant even if I did not have a tastecard.
    I am so pleased I live in RAYLEIGH. "
    Posted 3 years, 4 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Nick said:
    " We went on Saturday the 26.10.13 and had a really great time. Lovely food, we both enjoyed our time there 10 out of 10 all round on price and service would recommend to anyone. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 9 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Gillian said: "100 %
    First time there and would differently go back. The food and service was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Well done to Marco! "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 13 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Irina said: "Excellent Dining Experience
    We went to La Romantica as a family group of 7, a real nightmare to cater for because of different ages, tastes and special dietary requirements. All of us were extremely happy with our meal. Excellent food quality. Pleasant atmosphere. Extremely good service. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Myra said:
    " We went to this La Romantica resturant for our 40th wedding anniversary with the family.

    We had a really lovely meal, a very family friendly place to eat. We will be going back again.

    Thank you to all the staff for making our visit a very pleasant one. "
    Posted 3 years, 2 months, 7 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Graham said: "Fantastic
    Fantastic service, top quality food.

    What a pleasure to eat there, will be back soon. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 1 day ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • pennie said:
    " We went to La Romantica for the first time yesterday (Wednesday) lunch time and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The atmosphere was very friendly and the food to die for - thank you Marco and crew - we will return soon. Pennie "
    Posted 3 years, 5 months, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Mrs said:
    " Fantastic meal again. Calamari lovely and tender, stuffed mushrooms v tasty, steak cooked to absolute perfection and the cheesecake is awesome. Perfect for a romantic meal or for larger groups. Soooo much better than the mass produced rubbish you get in the chain restaurants.
    We were also not rushed at all even though it was Sunday and we were the only ones left in the restaurant! We spent a good three hours relaxing with our meal and wine!
    Great personal service, they really look after you here! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 12 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Martin said:
    " Love food and great service.
    Thank you for a great evening as usual "
    Posted 3 days ago...
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  • DarkReaver79 said: "Fantastic Intimate Restaurant With Personal Touch Service
    Food was amazing and service was friendly and attentive... You must try the baked cheesecake ... It's incredible!!! "
    Posted 3 months, 5 days ago...
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  • Cheryl said: "disappointed
    We had the deep fried Brie and prawns in garlic and white wine for starters and they were both very nice.Then it went down hill. We had pollo picante and vitello boscaiola both lacking in flavour.Then dessert we had chocolate and orange cake which was dry and a lemon tart which was so bitter i could'nt eat it. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 6 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Pauline said: "Fantastic
    Eaten here a many times and foods lovely first class friendly staff feel very relaxed and not hurried would highly recommend "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Beverley said: "Fantastic !
    We visit this restaurant often, the food and service is always excellent, with a very friendly atmosphere keep it up. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 1 day ago...
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  • B said:
    " V good "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 17 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Kevin said: "Exceptional
    This was our first visit, will not be our last, bonus being able to use tastecard, but would not have a problem paying the full price, food was out of this world, steak cooked to perfection, starters & dessert (home cooked) sticky toffee pudding, wow! The staff, service and warmth shown by them was truly first class, a real gem. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 7 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • disgruntled said: "poor poor service
    Appalling food : a 1970's menu, with cardboard chicken hidden beneath a sea of packet sauce. Sloppy service and shabby toilets. Massively overpriced meal. Really, really disappointed. More disappointing is the fact I can't give it - 5 stars. Please don't go there. There's a good chippy, chicken shop and pizzeria across the road. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 27 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • "Lovely Meal
    We wanted to leave a review to say how nice our meal was at Mamma Romantica. The food was lovely. Staff outstanding and the children enjoyed the experience. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 13 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Paul said: "Fantastic Eatery
    Been here twice, and both times it was a fantastic experience. The food is amazing, the fillet stake melts in the mouth mmmm.
    I could go on & on but I'm sure whatever you have you will enjoy, we had the house red both times and it's lovely.
    We were made to feel welcome on arrival and nothing was too much trouble. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 17 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • "Excellent Experience
    Wonderful food and service. A hidden gem in Rayleigh "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 24 days ago...
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  • "Great Service
    Excellent, friendly "
    Posted 2 years, 5 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Ian said: "Best Tastecard Meal so Far
    It' pretty rare to find a tastecard restaurant available on a Friday as well as one that will accept up to 6 people. We went here for my birthday and had a great meal. Lovely atmosphere, family run Italian. Food was excellent and we also had a singer on the Friday night. I saved over £75 in one hit but it never felt like a cheap meal. They even reminded me at the end that I had a tastecard as I almost forgot! We will definitely be going back regularly. "
    Posted 2 years, 9 months, 22 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Tony said: "Brill
    Excellent service, food always cooked as required.
    They always look after ever body that turns up if you are a taste card or otherwise.
    Marco one of the owners is a larger than life character, you would never know if he has had a bad day he his always very pleasant and laughing.
    I would recommend this restaurant even if I did not have a tastecard.
    I am so pleased I live in RAYLEIGH. "
    Posted 3 years, 4 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Nick said:
    " We went on Saturday the 26.10.13 and had a really great time. Lovely food, we both enjoyed our time there 10 out of 10 all round on price and service would recommend to anyone. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 9 days ago...
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  • Gillian said: "100 %
    First time there and would differently go back. The food and service was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Well done to Marco! "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 13 days ago...
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  • Irina said: "Excellent Dining Experience
    We went to La Romantica as a family group of 7, a real nightmare to cater for because of different ages, tastes and special dietary requirements. All of us were extremely happy with our meal. Excellent food quality. Pleasant atmosphere. Extremely good service. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Myra said:
    " We went to this La Romantica resturant for our 40th wedding anniversary with the family.

    We had a really lovely meal, a very family friendly place to eat. We will be going back again.

    Thank you to all the staff for making our visit a very pleasant one. "
    Posted 3 years, 2 months, 7 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Graham said: "Fantastic
    Fantastic service, top quality food.

    What a pleasure to eat there, will be back soon. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 1 day ago...
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  • pennie said:
    " We went to La Romantica for the first time yesterday (Wednesday) lunch time and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The atmosphere was very friendly and the food to die for - thank you Marco and crew - we will return soon. Pennie "
    Posted 3 years, 5 months, 24 days ago...
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  • Mrs said:
    " Fantastic meal again. Calamari lovely and tender, stuffed mushrooms v tasty, steak cooked to absolute perfection and the cheesecake is awesome. Perfect for a romantic meal or for larger groups. Soooo much better than the mass produced rubbish you get in the chain restaurants.
    We were also not rushed at all even though it was Sunday and we were the only ones left in the restaurant! We spent a good three hours relaxing with our meal and wine!
    Great personal service, they really look after you here! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 12 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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