There really was a Tony Roma! Tony Roma was an exciting individual that was often seen with celebrities and greats like Tony Bennett, Ed McMahon and the infamous Rat Pack. In 1972 he opened Tony Roma’s in North Miami, Florida. Initially known for a bar with great music and steak, Tony eventually discovered and perfected an amazing recipe for baby back ribs. Tony Roma’s soon became world famous and Tony’s legacy continues to live on in more than 150 locations worldwide. Thanks, Tony!