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About Trattoria Romana South

Trattoria Romana South was opened by award winning Chef Luciano Canova to offer residents and visitors of southern Rhode Island with the authentic Italian cuisine that the Trattoria Romana name has become synonymous with after the success of the Trattoria Romana restaurant in Lincoln. The team selected the location in South County Commons in Wakefield to offer convenient access to all of Southern RI. This restaurant now has a loyal following of its own, offering traditional Roman recipes passed down from Chef Luciano's family, as well as inventive Northern and Southern Italian preparations inspired by Chef Luciano's culinary education and travels.

Today, our Italian restaurant in Wakefield RI offers a lively bar scene, where regulars and guests can enjoy cocktails, liquor, beer, and wine from our extensive drink menu while also enjoying our full food selection. Our bar and restaurant are open year round for dinner and drinks. We also specialize in providing fine Italian catering for special events throughout the South County and Southern RI regions.

To experience our authentic Italian cuisine for yourself, we invite you to come visit our restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended at all times in the year, especially in the busy summer months.

We appreciate every opportunity to host you, whether you are a regular customer or a new guest seeking an authentic Italian restaurant in South County RI. On behalf of Chef Luciano and the entire Trattoria Romana South team, Buon Appetito!

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Our Team

Meet the team behind the Trattoria Romana guest experience. We look forward to seeing you in our restaurant soon!

  • Luciano Canova

    Owner / Executive Chef

  • Scott Sisson

    Partner / General Manager

  • Angel Amaya

    Partner / Executive Chef

  • Pauline St. Pierre


Awards and Honors

We are fortunate to receive many awards and honors from our loyal customers and from the hospitality industry both locally and nationally. Below is a selection of some of our more recent honors. Thank you for your feedback on Yelp, Opentable, and Tripadvisor. We take great pride in the quality of our food and service, and we appreciate the many kind reviews that we have received over the years from our loyal customers.

Recent awards and honors that we have won include:

  • 2011-2013 Trattoria Romana South - Italian Restaurant South County Readers' Poll Winner

  • Opentable Diners' Choice Award - Italian

  • Opentable Diners' Choice Award - Neighborhood Gem

  • BEST CHEFS OF AMERICA 2013 - Luciano Canova

  • TripAdvisor - 2013 Certificate of Excellence

  • TripAdvisor 2014 -#1 of 68 Restaurants in Wakefield RI

  • TripAdvisor 2015 - Certificate of Excellence 

  • 2015 Best of Rhode Island, RI Monthly - Best Italian Restaurant in South County

On behalf of all of us at Trattoria Romana South, Grazie!

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Our Family

Over the years, the Trattoria Romana family of restaurants has grown to serve customers throughout Southern New England with authentic Italian cuisine. Visit our other locations to explore the many tastes of Italy!

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