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Kid FriendlyTakeoutHandicap FriendlyServes WineServes BeerAccept Credit Cards$$ - Moderate

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Rovali's Ristorante Italiano & Coffee House

174 25th Street, Ogden, 84401
801-394-1070
Rovali’s rather eclectic list ranges from Blue Moon Belgian-style beer to Neuschwanstein Castle Riesling Qualitatswein. That Riesling, by the way, really rocks with Rovali’s creamy Tortora: Fettuccini Alfredo made with Romano and Parmesan cheese, cream and a hint of garlic. Among the specialties at Rovali’s, where the service is ultra-friendly, is Casoria: slices of eggplant tossed in Rovali’s herb breading and baked in a mélange of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and fresh mushrooms, then smothered in the restaurant’s home-style meat or vegetarian (i.e., marinara) sauce, with a generous helping of al dente spaghetti alongside. Pizzas at Rovali’s are all hand-tossed, with a rustic, hearty crust that chars on the edges in the oven beautifully. The meatball and chicken Parmesan sandwiches are large and mouth-watering, as is Rovali’s Imperiale sandwich: thin slices of spicy pastrami, cotto salami, mortadella, aged provolone, lettuce, paper-thin red onion slices, tomato and a zingy Italian oil-vinegar-herb dressing. Have it your way: hot or cold.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Utah!  I prefer to support locally owned businesses when I can and Rovalis makes it easy to do so, I'd eat there over any of the big chain Italian restaurants any day.  As the review above mentions, the restaurant is pleasantly decorated and such a comfortable setting.  The staff are all friendly.  Of course this is a restaurant review so I can't forget to talk about the food.  Holy deliciousness!  The food is well thought out and delicious.  They offer many choices while not over-doing it on the menu and offering so much they can't put time and effort into your dish!  The best special they offer is the chicken artichoke fettuccine.  I stalk their facebook page waiting to see when it's on as a special again!  On their regular menu I usually get the chicken marsala and a side of fettuccine.  It's so good I have a hard time bringing myself to try anything new but every time I do I'm glad I did.  The pizza is good, I LOVE the cheese they use.  My husband is a big fan of the lasagna with meat sauce.  

 

If you can, try to save room for dessert also.  They offer many made from scratch desserts with different specials every week.   Of course, canolis, cheesecake, and chocolate cake are always available and always delicious!  The chocolate cake is HUGE and just the right level of richness.  

 

As the above review mentions, there is a coffee bar when you first walk in.  If you really love coffee and want something more authentic then the heavily sugared drinks you get at starbucks, this is the place to go.  I used to get Starbucks all of the time, but after having some of the many options at Rovalis I can't even finish a starbucks drink anymore, it just doesn't compare.  

 
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