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Cafe Troia

4.5
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850 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Cafe Troia was established in 1986 by the Troia family, natives of Naples, Italy. When you dine with us, rest assured that you are eating foods that meet a higher standard than the USDA - ours. We have been doing Farm to Table for 33 years. Our natural meats have no artificial hormones or antibiotics. When possible, we purchase local produce to endure its freshness. All this is nothing new, we have operated this way since 1986 which is why we have such a loyal following.
We have three separate dining rooms, offering privacy for special events. We have the prettiest outdoor dining with a covered deck, an outdoor bar, and a piazza dining area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 850 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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frenchfoodgal
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening for our special event. The staff is exceptional.

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vipajtaps
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and my favorite Lasagna is a menu staple. Outside dining is very pleasant. I go at least once or twice a month. You will love it too!

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vippackygirl
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for lunch. It was a beautiful day and were able to be seated on the back deck. Service was great and so was the food. We'll be back!

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vipKitty
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice to sit on veranda with lovely warm sunlight streaming in.

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vipAverageJoe
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can always count on Café Troia for a good experience and good food. The menu has an extensive list of options of all types and we had great service.

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BethR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Food and service were superb. Outside covered seating was comfortable and made for a wonderful evening.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten here many times. Our evaluation is affected by the pandemic that exists now and the restrictions it puts on restaurants. This restaurant has always been excellent in the past. With that said:
My wife had the Beef Carpaccio....how can you screw that up except it's always too little.

I had the Grilled Calamari....tougher and harder to chew than in the past, but a very substantial portion....could be easily shared.

My wife had her favorite Braciole with Gnocchi.....good but not as good as in the past

I had The Vitello con funghi (veal with mushrooms)....a tougher than in the past but a very large portion. I swapped the "roasted potatoes" (which was served with everything...I had to wonder if the owners just bought stock in potatoes) for asparagus for an extra $4. Didn't like that especially because the asparagus was tough.

The desserts were good! My wife had her favorite Tiramisu, smaller than other restaurants, but good. I had the Lemon Napoleon which was VERY good.

The service, though, was excellent. Emilia W. was our waitress and was VERY good.

Overall, I believe any and all disappointments were because of the restrictions due to the virus.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Dan was excellent. Outdoor dining at its best! The grilled octopus was fantastic and the lemon napoleon was a great finish to a perfect meal. We will definitely return.

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ninda
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared and served to perfection. The bronzino entree was especially tasty and presented well Server was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere

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vipNancyB
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had gone to dinner to celebrate my birthday. The outside patio was beautiful albeit a bit hot (although the first seat was by a dumpster and there was an unpleasant smell). It was no problem to move our seats when we asked. The server was very helpful with making suggestions and attentive. My only disappointment was that she never acknowledged my birthday- even though my husband had added it as a note on the Open Table reservation. The food was outstanding! We will definitely be back.

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MonicaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor garden is beautiful. Staff is professional and courteous, all wore masks the whole time (during coronavirus). We felt safe and well cared for. Celebrated 20-yr anniversary and was happy to have this nice neighborhood option.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day date

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MirandaB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for a Father’s Day and Birthday celebration and it was amazing. Everything from the service to the ambience to the drinks, apps and food. We will definitely be back soon!

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vipEastCoastFoodie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were very nicely spaced apart on the terrace, allowing us to enjoy our first date night out in months on a beautiful evening. We loved the semi-dried tomatoes with burrata and the asparagus ravioli. My son loved the leftovers so much that he is trying to recreate the ravioli at home. Service was excellent and they have a great wine line. We took home a bottle of their house-made limoncello.

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vipKarenR
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first restaurant experience since COVID started! Something to celebrate! It was great!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining space. Lovely and friendly staff. A Towson hidden gem! As a diner only once, I wasn't wowed by the food for the first time, but I don't have any specific complaints. I look forward to returning and trying it out again.

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DylanG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for my girlfriend's birthday. Sat outside (as required per the Governor's Order and the Covid-19 emergency) and the ambience and patio were beautiful. Food was amazing and the service was superb. Will definitely be back.

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vipCanyonsOwners
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Troia. Diverse and creative menu and wine list in addition to specials.

Cafe Troia
Responded on April 4, 2020

We are so happy to read this wonderful review! We thank you so much for choosing to continue to support Cafe Troia, especially during this time, and we are so thankful for great customers like you! Thank you again, and we can't wait to serve you again as soon as we can!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for our daufhter

Cafe Troia
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thank you, we are so happy to hear that you could celebrate your wonderful daughter here at Cafe Troia. We hope you'll come back again soon!

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MichaelJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic night.

Cafe Troia
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thanks, Michael! We appreciate the 5 stars and we hope to see you again really soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, just not a lot of it considering price.

Cafe Troia
Responded on April 4, 2020

We are so sorry you did not find more value in your food, but we do appreciate the compliment that it was enjoyed. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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LCBolin
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to come and enjoy the food and ambience of Cafe Troia. Everything is fresh and the flavors never disappoint. The servers are attentive in just the right way so you don't feel like they are hovering. It is the most requested place to eat in our family when considering a night off from cooking.

Cafe Troia
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We really appreciate your taking the time to post it. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipcheerios
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful meal! I don’t know why I don’t visit more often!! Great drinks! I had the branzino and it was amazing.

The server was attentive and sweet.

Cafe Troia
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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JohE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

On 2-22-2020, the food with the exception of dessert was AWFUL. I actually only ordered a salad since I am plant-based dieter and our server was hell bent of boasting about his being vegan and proceeded to instruct me on what I could eat and not eat from the menu. Go figure, I am a physician and certainly know what to consume as a plant-based dieter.

The salad was a double portion, yet I was served a bowl full of green and a sprinkling of toppings (I actually counted the apple slices and tomatoes). The raspberry vinaigrette was yellow in color and FLAVORLESS (I requested the salad not be dressed) Scrapped an entree and had the Blackberry Sorbet while my daughter enjoyed her full meal!

Comparison to my 1st time dining at Cafe Toria on T'giving Day and on 2-22..... a 1 STAR rating.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pur server, Emilia, was terrific.

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you, Michael! We are happy that Emilia took such great care of you, and we thank you for dining with us! Be sure to come see us again soon, maybe for Happy Hour one day during the week. Take care!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat here.

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate that feedback, and hope to see you again!

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JohnB
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice for our date night.

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks, John, for the lovely feedback! And thank you for choosing Cafe Troia to celebrate a special night for you and your sweetie. We look forward to seeing you again!

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentines Day dinner and it was a really great experience. Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. I’ll definitely be going back for the next special occasion. (Lots of healthy options too!)

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you, William, for choosing Cafe Troia for Valentine's Day weekend! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience here and we can't wait to celebrate the next special occasion with you. Until then, take care!

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vipQuita
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The food, ambiance, and staff are excellent.

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks, Quita! We appreciate that, and we can't wait to serve you again!

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vipTowsonDiner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Troia is a family owned restaurant that gets everything right. Food, terrific. Service, friendly but not intrusive. Atmosphere, nice but not pretentious. Also has a great bar serving their full menu. Highly recommended!

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 19, 2020

Wow, what wonderful compliments! We really appreciate this detailed view on Cafe Troia and our whole establishment, and we will be sure to share your feedback with our staff, who works so hard to get things right for our patrons. We hope to see you again soon, we look forward to serving you!

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LouieK
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was terrific. Service was good but a bit slow. Kind of an off time so it made sense. Overall a nice experience and we are looking forward to going back.

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks, Louie! We are so pleased to read that the food was so fantastic, and that you will be back. We love gaining new regular customers to wow with each experience. Thanks again!

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SusanF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Where do we start? Drinks were spilled—-glass everywhere—linens were not changed—-manager didn’t come over to make it right—drinks were on the bill—-waitress was inattentive—-red sauce was poor quality——not the restaurant I remember. Won’t be back.

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Susan. We are sorry that your evening turned out the way it did. Your server did spill your beverage, however, cleaned it quickly from the table, and did her best to get you new drinks as fast as possible, while the busser made a quick effort to clean the glass from the floor. We all know mistakes happen. Also, we are sorry you did not enjoy your pasta, but we do hope you will give us another chance to be the restaurant you remember. We want to turn this situation into a positive one!

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LorrieK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellant. The portions were good sizrd

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vipCsquared
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you! We are thrilled to read this 5-star review, and we can't wait until you come back to Cafe Troia. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!

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vipJeffreyH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter was Moises. He is the best!!

Cafe Troia
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you, Jeffrey! We are happy to hear that Moises takes such good care of you, and we love that YOU love the food and service! Come back and see us again soon, and until then, take care.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Had the linguine with calamari in a spicy tomato sauce. It was a chewy mess in an oily brown sauce. Yuck!

Cafe Troia
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hello there. We are sincerely disappointed to read this review and of course, very sorry. We apologize that you were not happy with your calamari dish, it is a long-time customer favorite! However, we will take this opportunity to share this with the kitchen so we can find out why it may have not been to your liking. We do hope you will give us another chance in the future. Until then!

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jimk
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Lousy service. The waiter was too cozy at first and then disappeared. Took us forever to get the plates cleared and the bill. He knew very little about the wine list. My main dish was way too spicy, overwhelming the fish. My wife’s chicken was good. The chocolate flam tasted cheap.

Cafe Troia
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Jim. We are saddened to read about your poor service when visiting Cafe Troia recently. We will be sure to follow-up with the server, as well as the entire staff, to make sure this doesn't happen again. We are happy to hear that you liked the chicken dish, but that's not enough for us. We hope you will give us another chance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous and the food was delicious. We had a very quiet, intimate dinner by the fireplace. Cafe Troia is the best.

Cafe Troia
Responded on January 26, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate it and we hope to see you again soon!

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Cafe Troia is rated 4.5 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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