Roman Aroma Cafe is an Italian Cafe at Redondo Beach, California featuring Italian gelato, desserts and some savoury items. Italian owner Francesco notes, “From the moment I arrived in California, I noticed that coffee shops were completely different from the ones in Italy.”
The first time I visited was because of a 50% off Groupon that my brother bought. We enjoyed the gelato and tiramisu that we decided to come back for a second visit.
The interior is very modern and white with glass walls to bring natural light – a perfect setting for lifestyle bloggers. There’s relatively few seating (~15 people) so be sure to come during off-peak hours if you want to sit in.
– Gelato – their gelato comes from Italy and they regularly change the flavours based on availability. My favorites were the pistachio and ube. The pistachio had the roasted taste and a real pistachio taste. The ube (purple yam) was interesting to see being offered because it’s a Filipino flavour. Since I’m from the Philippines, I definitely had to try it!
– Chocolate Mousse Cake – a very decadent cake. I loved the fact that it was very rich, but not sweet. It goes perfectly well with an espresso drink.
– Cannoli – this is another type of cannoli due to a different shell. I actually quite enjoyed this shell as it resembled a very flaky pastry, like a croissant. The filling was just right for me – creamy and not overly sweet.
– Tiramisu – a really good tiramisu, though it was missing the lady fingers.
– Espresso — Marocchino
Disclaimer: Although the some of the food was complimentary, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the restaurant.
Roman Aroma Cafe
Address: 903 North Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277