The Guerrera family immigrated to the US in the late 60’s from Carlantino, Italy, a small town bordering Roma, Italy. They were eager to bring traditional dishes to the Sacramento area. They opened the first family restaurant in Vallejo, CA in 1968.
In 1973, the Guerrera family opened Roma’s Pizzeria on Franklin Blvd in Sacramento, CA. Tony literally grew up in the restaurant, playing and later working to help with the family business. It is currently owned by Tony’s Uncle Pete and Aunt Antonietta.
In 1981 the Guerrera’s opened Roma #2 on Folsom Blvd and continued to teach their children (Tony, Mario and Claudia) the fine secrets of Italian cooking and work ethics of the Old World.
In 1994 Tony and his wife Christina opened Roma’s III in Folsom, CA. They worked hard to establish a positive reputation in the growing area and continue to enjoy the friendships they made along the way. After 16 years in Folsom, they moved the restaurant to Carmichael.
Roma’s Pizza and Pasta is located on Fair Oaks Blvd.
With great love and dedication, the family established a reputation for outstanding pizza, pasta, and soup, winning “Best Pizza in Sacramento County” on several occasions. All three Roma’s are operated today by family members. The family takes pride in serving and knowing generations of customers. According to Tony, “It is a great pleasure to see the same customers over the years and watch their children grow and come in. It’s like having an extended family. Our hope is to bring the same quality product and service that our customers have known and loved for over 40 years.”
In your local travels, please be sure to visit our other extended family locations. Though the names are different, the family shares the same wonderful recipes.
Tony and Christina Guerrera