The Amico family opened Trattoria Bella Roma S.P.Q.R. in June 2007. Chef Roberto is a native of Rome, Italy and began his culinary training there as a teenager. He continued to work and learn in Munich, Germany before moving to Los Angeles. He has worked at Marino's, Ciao Bella, Clafoutis and Cafe Midi to name a few local favorites.
His wife Lisa is an Indiana native with a film production background. She bakes the Midwest desserts like Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Sugar Cream Pie (for you Hoosiers, it's better than Mrs. Wick's!) and seasonal favorites. You might find a nod to her hometown of Fort Wayne in the menu or in the restaurant.
Their daughter Francesca is a hockey player and can often be found working as the Hostess during the weekends and holidays.
The "SPQR" found in the business name is to say that we are proudly Roman, but more specifically big fans of the A.S. Roma Serie A team, and we have lovingly chosen to add a mural of "San" Francesco Totti #10 to our wall out of honor and respect to the greatest soccer player of all time. Our opinion. ;-)
The Family Amico, along with their beloved staff of awesome people, welcome you to their culinary home!