At Opera, our mission is simple, to source the freshest ingredients to create the finest Italian food for our customers. Unlike the many chain Italian restaurants in Romford and the rest of the United Kingdom, we understand just how superior vegetables, meat and seafood tastes when they are bought fresh and prepared on the day.
Born and raised in Rome, me and my wife, Head Chef Lilly immigrated to the U.K. in 2005. Since the beginning of our working lives we have been immersed in the restaurant industry and appreciate just how important it is to balance this high dining food with a welcoming high class service in a cozy atmosphere. So please come and visit our family Italian restaurant in Romford to experience some authentic Italian cuisine in a vibrant Mediterranean setting.
In Italy, the lovely food is not overly complicated, rather what needs attention are the ingredients. Having been brought up in Italy, we recognise how much better bread tastes when the dough is raised on the day and how superior spaghetti tastes, when it is created fresh rather than imported in. So, from the linguine to the pizza bases, if we can make it in the restaurant, that is what we will do.
Naturally, we take the same approach to our meats, seafoods and vegetables. Fresh fish is bought on the day from London’s famous Billingsgate market, whilst our meats are purchased from the largest meat market in the U.K., the renowned Smithfield market. Finally, we visit our local fruit and vegetable markets in Romford to bring the freshest ingredients to our Italian restaurant in Romford. So, our food though simple, will always be of the highest and freshest quality.
Head Chef Lilly has twenty years experience working in the restaurant business. In addition, much of that experience was in Michelin starred restaurants. Some of these restaurants were French whilst others were Spanish. However, her greatest satisfaction came in preparing and creating Italian cuisine. Simply put, we love Italian food, and wish to share that with our customers. So, take a look at the menu from our Italian restaurant in Romford and see the lovely food on offer…
Having had experience of working in Michelin starred restaurants, Head Chef Lilly would like to share the fruits of this at our Italian restaurant in Romford, with our new menu tasting. Unlike the a la carte menu, the menu tasting experience will feature two starters, two mains and two desserts. In addition, the quantity of these meals is reduced and a bigger emphasis is instead placed on the quality of the ingredients.
Featuring rich foods such as crab, lobster and goats cheese the menu tasting will allow our customers to sample food of the highest quality at very reasonable prices. Find out more information about our menu tasting at our Italian restaurant in Romford or by clicking on the link below.
In addition to the restaurant, our location is large enough to accommodate a number of events at our Italian restaurant in Romford. From weddings, to anniversaries, to graduation parties, we have thrown great events for a number of happy customers in the past.
Alternatively, if you require a space for business events and corporate meetings, we have the equipment necessary for it to be a success.
With two floors, and three distinct spaces, our space can be hired out in-part or totally to throw an event for around 180 people. Find out how we can help you and what events we also hold at our Italian restaurant in Romford during non-restaurant times.
Turn your normal, everyday meal into something extraordinary. Eat at Opera, our Italian Restaurant in Romford, and you're sure to please any palate with our fine dining Italian food. You can even hold your events here! Call us today to book a table or event room.