Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
TL 21 APR 1985
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm gelatin silver negatives
Views of the Roma Café, 769 Congress Street.
The Roma Café, in the former Henry Rines family mansion, opened in 1936 (following a year at another location on Congress Street). The restaurant was owned and operated by Dominic Marino who immigrated to Portland from Peschici, Italy. The Roma was opera legend Mario Lanza's favorite place to dine in Portland.
Left image: Full exterior view, from east.
Right images: Views of dining rooms.
Photos published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 21 April 1985.
See Additional Files links, below- for Roma Café menus.
"Roma Café, 1985" (1985). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 160.
Portland, Me., West End, Businesses, Restaurants, Congress Street, Menu