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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

TL 21 APR 1985

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


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 Cafe - circa1950s.pdf (6563 kB)
Roma Café menu - circa1950s

Roma Cafe 1982.pdf (2752 kB)
Roma Café menu - 1982


Portland, Me., West End, Businesses, Restaurants, Congress Street, Menu

Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.