ROÌA Restaurant

New Haven, CT

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Book Your Wedding with ROÌA Restaurant


About Us

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the ROÌA Restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut, sits directly inside the historic Taft Hotel. This historic building lends itself to amazing first-look photographs. The facility was built back in 1912 and has over 100 years of wedding receptions and other events under its belt. Although you are not given an event coordinator to assist with planning your big event, the owners of the property do everything they can to make the day memorable. There are three options within this elegant building for hosting your special event.

Perfect for rehearsal dinners, the dining room is made up of one large oval table. A total of 12 friends and family members can fit around the table. The room is warm and cozy, and conversation flows evenly around the table. The high ceilings also make the spot feel open and spacious.

Overlooking the main dining area, the balcony has enough space to accommodate as many as 110 guests. To make the room more private, it can be curtained off. The other option is to leave the room space open to include the cocktail lounge and the bar for easy access to drinks.

Alternatively, you may take away all limitations and reserve the entire facility for your special day. You are able to invite 175 seated guests with a dance floor and 200 without. If you're just interested in a cocktail style reception then 230 guests can fit comfortably. With a sophisticated look and tasteful decorations, you just can't beat the ROIA Restaurant for your reception.


What You Should Know

The staff at the ROIA Restaurant goes above and beyond for their clients. Couples are welcome to drop off party favors or gift bags, decorations and guest books ahead of time. While they are saying their 'I Do's' at a nearby chapel, the staff gets everything set up and organized. The owners of the restaurant are also happy to make any recommendations for additional vendors, such as a videographer, photographer or disc jockey.

The culinary team customizes menus to fit your tastes using locally sourced ingredients. This includes creating a menu that is filled with gluten-free dishes or vegan meals. If someone in your wedding party has a food allergy, the owners handle the menu with care and to-be-weds are not disappointed. To start off, guests are served a host of hors d'oeuvres such as grilled octopus, saffron arancini with garlic aioli and shaved fennel. These items whet your appetite and get you hungry for the main entree. Options for the dinner meal include homemade fettuccine with clams, steak frites and raw local fluke.


Extra Perks

As an added bonus, the restaurant is situated directly next to the famous Shubert Theater. Couples may celebrate all weekend long and meet up with family and friends for a live Broadway show. Additional extra perks are found below.

  • Parking garage two doors down
  • Steps from the Yale campus
  • Handicap accessible
  • Audiovisual services

From the Vendor

Historic Building with French & Italian Cuisine

ROÌA Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown New Haven next to the Shubert Theater and adjacent to Yale University campus. ROÌA is housed in what was originally the grand restaurant of the historic Taft Hotel built in 1912. The charm and grandeur of this architectural gem have been restored t

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Historic Venue, Restaurant

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff


Contact Info

261 College Street, New Haven, CT (203) 200-7045