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Back by request - Roman Bistro

We were here back in early 2013 - Roman Bistro has a great brunch with made to order breakfast items, as well as other breakfast and lunch items on the buffet.  The cost is only $14.95 and well worth it.  Those that were here last time really enjoyed it.  Hope to see some old and new faces for this one.  Those that were RSVP for Lidia's please change your attendance to reflect if you can make it or not.

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  • Polly

    Good food, good bunch of people and a good time!

    January 12, 2014

  • Joan

    Great location and buffet.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Morning! I'm running late and my friend cannot make it. Will be there in 15 minutes.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Joanne K.

    looking forward to meeting people in this group,have never been to this restaurant

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Dee G.

    Sorry. Decided to go tomorrow nite ,don't need two meals And knowing me I would never wake up on time to drive that far God is telling me go to church

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My mom (Anna) and I enjoyed dining with the group last time at Roman Bistro and we can't wait to join you all again on the 12th!! Happy New Year everyone! :)

    1 · January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      So sorry to have to cancel but now someone else has a chance to take our places. I thought we could go to an earlier service but our church is now having a special service at 11:00 that we have to attend. Next time if the brunch is scheduled noon or later later ;)

      January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    turns out one of my best friends is having a bday brunch the same day. hope I can make the next event!

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! My friend Alexis will be joining us! Looking forward to my first brunch with the group!

    2 · January 4, 2014

  • Joanne K.

    was away all week,are we still going to Lidias?I already paid my money and my check was cashed

    January 1, 2014

    • Lynn

      I am not exactly sure - something about Lidia's not taking checks, Janice said she destroyed all the check's she had.??

      January 2, 2014

  • peggy w.

    I would like to attend, I'm still having difficulty with my rsvp???

    January 1, 2014

  • peggy w.

    I just tried to change my rsvp to yes, however, the event is closed. Help!

    January 1, 2014

    • Lynn

      Fixed now - sorry!!!

      January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just wanted to thankJanis for all her work on the Lydia's brunch. I still do want to go there and I wonder if we just get a few of us could we get a seat? Anyway have a happy new year everyone.

    January 1, 2014

  • Lynn

    Again sorry for change in venue. I have cleared all those that said yes to Lidias so everyone can have a chance to sign up. Any concerns please let me know. Thanks and Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry that my husband and I will not be able to make Roman Bistro 33 because we will be in Aruba during the planned time for the brunch. Maybe we can come to the next brunch.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Polly

    Plans have changed so I'm now able to join you if that is possible. This brunch was really nice the last time. Hoping I can change my RSVP to yes!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like RSVP is closed, but there's one spot left, any chance I can join? I've never been here, and always wanted to go. Let me know, thank you very much!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Carol

    Wow...I just came in the middle of this. Whoever caused Janice such anxiety should try organizing just one event themselves. If you don't make that effort, then shut up. The organizers want their events to be seamless as well as everyone else does, but sometimes things happen. Try a little kindness!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Lorraine C.

    Yes, Janice, you have the patience of a saint. There will be other opportunities. Thank you SO much for your efforts trying to make this happen.

    December 31, 2013

  • peggy w.

    Janice,
    You did a GREAT Job! Sorry for the cancellation.

    Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Heather and Steve! That means a lot. Takes the sting out of a lot of nasty sniping. Happy brunching!

    December 31, 2013

  • Lynn

    Hi all I am not sure what has happened either....I will make plans for a meet-up somewhere else that day. Will post something in the next day or so. Happy New Year.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Steve

    Ditto what Heather said...

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the last time I ever even consider hosting a meet-up! So, I've decided to make this easier for everybody. Lidia's is cancelled. I have already destroyed everyone's checks. Happy New Year to all!

    December 30, 2013

    • Heather L R.

      Janice, we've never met, but I wanted to thank you for all your efforts in trying to organize this. I'm sorry it didn't work out

      December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Needs location. Bummer. I can fit in about 10 people at my vegan brunch buffet on that same day at 12 pm at Burma-Tokyo Restaurant. This is not your traditional meat-laden fare nor typical overly processed, junk vegan food. I got press mentions doing what I do best as a chef, like this recent one.....http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/January-2014/Where-Were-Eating-in-January/. Unless you have some aversion to plant-based food, you'll appreciate the offerings. Check out the menu here: http://leanchefenroute.weebly.com/events.html Info on how to make reservation is on that page.

    December 30, 2013

    • Dee G.

      I am sure this is a mistake. She can't cancel only the organizer. Don't even know how this happened.

      December 30, 2013

    • Dee G.

      Well I guess I was wrong. Sorry.

      December 30, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member removed the location. It was Burma Tokyo

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Burma Tokyo

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member removed the location. It was Burma Tokyo

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Burma Tokyo

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Janice, Im sorry I didnt let you know sooner, your email was in my spam. I am going to let someone else have my spot. Thanks and happy new year.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member removed the location. It was Lidia's

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Told you they wouldn't take checks. That was why I asked that question weeks ago and did not send a check.

    December 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually, I called them when you posted the comment, Carrie, and whoever answered the phone told me they did take checks. I would never have told everyone that checks were okay if I hadn't made sure they were first.

      December 30, 2013

  • peggy w.

    I ditto Steve's comment.

    December 30, 2013

  • Steve

    Cash has always been king! :-) No problem, see you then.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    They require one payment for the group, so if everyone can please bring cash for me, I will put the check on my bank card. Please remember, if you choose the steak b'fast, bring a $5 supplement. Thanks everyone. Sorry for the confusion. The good news is, if you have to back out, no problem

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, I called Lidia's to go ahead and reserve tables for the twelve if us who are going and to confirm all the other details, and now they tell me they DO NOT TAKE CHECKS! This is very disconcerting. Here's the plan. I will return everybody's checks at brunch on

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy End of the Holidays, Everyone! Here's where we stand for brunch at Lidia's. twelve of us are prepaid and confirmed for brunch. Lisa, I don't have a check from you yet, so if you can't make it, no worries. We are still 6 short of a private space, but that doesn't mean we won't have a great brunch and a great time! Also, if we do reach the magic number 18, I will give everybody one last chance to go or no before I sign the contract.

    December 30, 2013

  • Lisa

    i may have to bail out but not sure yet.

    December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy Holidays! I have one more reason to celebrate....my Q & A with Pittsburgh Magazine. (Scroll down to the bottom of article page.) http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/January-2014/Where-Were-Eating-in-January/

    December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cari and Gloria are confirmed! Only five more needed to make our reservation!

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Attendance update: Dee is now confirmed, making us eleven! We only need seven confirmations to reserve our spot!

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Janice: I sent my check to the address you had listed back in Nov: 526 Penn Ave, #1004, Pittsburgh 15222. I don't see where this is different than below. Just want to confirm that I am all set. Simone

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone sending in prepayment note: my address was wrong in the first message. The correct address is: 526 Penn Avenue, #1004, Pittsburgh 15222. Also, if you decide to have the steak breakfast, there is a $5 supplement, and your prepayment only pays for one mimosa, Bloody Mary or sangria, so you might want to bring some extra cash.

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Peggy W is a confirmed bruncher! Here's how I approach the deliciousness that is Lidia's: first, I gorge on the antipasti and salad table - sausages and cheeses, scallops, salads - then I sweep across the dessert table, actually, I sweep over it repeatedly! Then I take my entree home in a doggie bag for supper!

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Peggy W is a confirmed bruncher! Here's how I approach the deliciousness that is Lidia's: first, I gorge on the antipasti and salad table - sausages and cheeses, scallops, salads - then I sweep across the dessert table, actually, I sweep over it repeatedly! Then I take my entree home in a doggie bag for supper!

    December 5, 2013

  • Dee G.

    Weather depending.

    December 4, 2013

  • Joanne K.

    this is my Christmas to me..they got me at the tiramisu

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, Peggy, I didn't answer your question! Feel free to post-date your check if you would like.

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy after Thanksgiving, everyone! Here's an update on Lidia's. Including myself, we are now up to nine hungry brunchers! Steve M is our only confirmed male, for better or worse! Joining Steve will be Linda S, Simone B, Vicky G, Joanne K, Lynne D, Francine G and Sue P. We are half way to our goal of a semi-private dining area for 18 to 24. REMEMBER, AN RSVP ALONE DOES NOT GET YOU A SPOT AT THIS BRUNCH! YOU MUST BE ONE OF THE FIRST 24 TO PREPAY IN ORDER TO BE A PART OF THIS FABULOUS POST-HOLIDAY INDULGENCE! Besides, you will probably be broke after Christmas anyway, so make this a little gift to yourself now!

    1 · November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the question about the checks. Lidia's does accept checks. Francine's pre-payment has been received, so she has her confirmed space!

    November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll share the answers to Simone's questions with everybody in case someone is wondering about the same stuff. If we get 18 or more confirmed brunchers, I will sign a 'contract' with Lidia's for a semi-private space and we will pay for 18 brunchers even if less than 18 show up. This is why I'm requesting prepayment; it will be my name on the contract. ;-) Once we have 18 prepaid brunchers, we will still have room for up to six more. Whether or not the semi-private space will be available for us will depend on how soon we get those 18 checks in the mail. Great questions! Wow, I'm really looking forward to having something great to look forward to after the holidays!

    November 24, 2013

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