Closing After 127 Years

One of the most iconic restaurants in Detroit will be closing it's doors after 127 years.

Roma Café, the long-time Italian restaurant in Detroit's Eastern Market has closed.

 The current owner Janet Sossi Belcoure  told the Free Press that she informed employees on Wednesday that she would be retiring. “It’s a very emotional day for me but the choice was close the door or breathe new life into it"

Guy Pelino, Roma Café’s chef of 3 years, will be leasing the space and renovating the restaurant with hopes of re-opening by Labor Day. Guy says that most of the classic dishes will remain on the menu and his main goal is keeping everyone happy. 

Detroit's Story of Business - Part 1 - Roma Cafe

We profile 3 Detroit businesses and their hardworking owners. They told us their Story of Business, the challenges they face, and their thoughts on Detroit's bankruptcy. Learn more: and SUBSCRIBE for new videos! In this video, we interview Hector Sossi, the long-time owner of Roma Cafe, and his daughter Janet Sossi Belcoure, who currently manages the business.