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Amore Da Roma Fills Roma Cafe Space in Eastern Market Next Month

The restaurant will feature an outdoor bar and a bocce ball court

Amore Da Roma will replace Roma Cafe this fall.
Brenna Houck
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Fans of the historic Roma Cafe in Eastern Market will have a new, yet similar destination for Italian dining starting next month. Roma’s former chef Guy Pelino’s planned replacement Amore Da Roma is slated to debut inside the former Eastern Market restaurant space in November with an identical menu to its predecessor and many of the same staff members, according to Crain’s.

Pelino’s restaurant was initially on track to open in early September but, as with so many openings, the transition is taking longer than initially predicted. While some parts of Amore Da Roma will feel familiar to Roma Cafe customers, the interior and exterior are undergoing a roughly $125,000 renovation. Diners can expect new floors and ceilings, updates to the bar and bathrooms, and photos of Eastern Market dating back to the 1930s and 1940s hanging on the walls.

Next spring, Amore Da Roma will also receive some exciting exterior additions including a repurposed shipping container bar and a bocce ball court.

Roma Cafe closed its doors in Eastern Market in July after 127 years of business. Stay tuned for updates on the anticipated debut.

Roma Cafe to Reopen in November as Amore Da Roma [Crain’s]
Eastern Market Icon Roma Cafe Closes After 127 Years [ED]
All Eater Tracking Coverage [ED]

Roma Cafe

3401 Riopelle Street, Detroit, MI 48207 313-831-5940