“If you are concerned about detail, quality and craftsmanship.  You must get your project done by Marco. Marco was not my first choice, but after speaking with several other individuals – and getting their cost and project time commitment – I had to go with Marco.  I am so glad – I selected his company! He delivers – if you care about your restoration – you must call Marco!”

Michael S. 


“Long over due but Marco is fantastic!. Fabulous work, clean and timely…Had Marco refinish some of our cabinets last year prior to listing our house for sale.  Made a YUGE difference! We are almost ready to have him come down to the new place for another job!”

Bernard C.


“Marco is very passionate about his work and it definitely shows. He spent quality time, and took pride in his craftsmanship restoring our door. His attention to detail shows in the finished product and he really enjoys his work.  Before and after photos of our front door. The door showed signs of deterioration prior to restoration by Marco. His prices were also very competitive.

Justin T.


“Marco runs a 1st rate business.  Great communication & impeccable work.  Took an eyesore of a door that was badly weathered by the sun and made it beautiful.  Happy to recommend Romani Restoration to anyone (other than my neighbors – I like having the nicest door on the block!).

Chris S.


Have never found anyone better than Romani Restoration.  His expertise in wood is truly amazing! We had read about his restoration work being featured in some of Pasadena’s most historic homes.  We had used two other wood floor companies before Romani’s and were extremely disappointed with the work. Romani came in and restored what we were told was too old and had to be replaced.  

We live in a 1924 Mediterranean home.  Marco repaired the floors throughout the house.   All the cabinets in our bathroom including the wood medicine cabinet, had 20 some years of paint stripped off.  It is now down to it’s beautiful natural wood finish which he prepared and stained. Not only is Marco extremely detail oriented, but he also works so hard and aims to please.  He’s clean, thorough and timely. He takes great pride in his work. He’s also just a really nice and happy guy too! We have our “wood restoration” guy and will never have to look for another!  I strongly recommend him for your job!

Liz S.


We recently had our dining room table and dresser refinished by Marco and I can’t recommend his services enough. He came over to our house for a free estimate, picked up the furniture for free and was in constant communication about the refinishing process, including pictures of how everything was looking. We felt very comfortable dealing with him and trusted his knowledge. He dropped off the furniture at our house at no cost and we couldn’t be happier.

Thank you, Marco!

Christina C.


“Marco is a real craftsman.  He is old school as far as craftsman and care.  He twice restored our very old craftsman door after damage.  Would recommend him to anyone.

Alyssa W.


“I don’t think you could find a better craftsman to do your restoration work. I hired Marco to strip and refinish the woodwork in two rooms in my house. When I first bought my house ten years ago, I had another crew strip and refinish the woodwork in my living room and bedroom, and I thought I was happy with the quality of their work … until I saw the results of Marco’s artistry. Now I wish I had hired him from the start. Other contractors that have come by since have commented on how gorgeous the work he did is. I look forward to hiring him again.

Sharon F.


“Marco did a fantastic job refinishing five (5!) pieces of wooden furniture that had been damaged due to water stains and my dog’s horrible chewing habit.  The pieces all look like new. Marco’s prices are reasonable and he showed up on time. A+ experience.

Anne Marie G.


“We are incredibly grateful to Marco for the work he did on our front door.  After several failed attempts from other contractors, we’d just about given up on saving the oak door of our 1929 home.  On a tour of historic homes in Riverside, one of the guides mentioned Marco and we figured we didn’t have anything to lose; we’d try one last time before replacing the door.  This door had a lot of problems. Marco came out, explained that he doesn’t farm out his jobs; he’s there the entire time and is meticulous in his effort to not just do a good job – he wants it to be perfect.  The door came out beautifully and will last for another several decades because of the care he took in restoring and repairing it. He follows up on his work as well. He did the work well over one month ago and has called twice to make sure we’re happy with the door and were able to contact his recommended contacts to polish up the brass on the door.  We could not be more pleased. Marco is responsible, reliable, ethical, maintains contact and his prices are remarkably reasonable considering the level of expertise and attention to detail he brings to the job.

Shelley C.


I promised Marco that I would write a review months ago; however, I never got around to it until now. After reading all his great reviews, all I can do is echo what has already been said and to confirm the reviews are all true based upon my experience with Marco. My projects entailed staining French doors and casement windows (on a 1911/1912 Craftsman home), repairing and re-staining the wood footboard of a sleigh bed (due to a combination of a 127-lb dog scratching and chewing), and finish reparation on an antique French paint inlay side table that belonged to my Grandmother which I thought was beyond saving.

Who is Marco? He is a professional craftsman and artist who not only takes immeasurable pride in his work buts put part of himself  – his love and passion – into his work. He IS part of the finished product. When people talk about someone having respect for you and your home and your stuff…this is Marco. His devotion for his craft and admiration for all that is wood is readily apparent in the outcome of whatever job he completes.

While the staining and finish of our doors and windows is like glass (and is very impressive), I am even more happy with my sleigh bed and Grandmother’s table. The bed repair is not even noticeable – it looks perfect and like nothing ever happened. Grandma’s table is back to its prior glory, and I’m so happy!!!

Thank-you to Marco and his helper for the great work, great attention to detail and for always cleaning up. We are loving the use and more specifically, the looks, of our “old” stuff that now looks new again!!!

Cindy S.


“Marco, the owner of Romani Restoration, did an excellent restoration of our large front door which had suffered a great deal of weather damage over twenty years.  He carefully stripped the finish and sanded it down, and patiently worked to bleach out the dark spots and restore it to its original condition. He made many trips to the house because the job required a slow, careful  approach. We really appreciated that, and the finished door looks great! Marco cares about his work. He’s a craftsman. I think he did the same quality for us that he would do if he was working on his own house.

Amanda H.


We met Marco over 13 years ago as a referral from a friend.

Not only has he beautifully refinished several pieces of furniture for our home, he also restored the intricate woodwork in our Craftsman/Victorian home to its finest glory.  The restoration process involved significant amounts of paint stripping, wood preparation, stain matching and final finish. The woodwork has a custom color and finish.

Marco is very detail oriented and his results are BEAUTIFUL.  He also maintained a clean and protected work site in our home throughout the process. 

Marco’s final product speaks for itself and I would highly recommend him on your next restoration project.

Patricia K.


“I called Marco to see if he could restore a mid-century buffet that has been in the family for many years and I couldn’t believe it when he finished it. It looks like new, color is gorgeous and every little detail is perfect. He is extremely professional and meticulous and you can tell that he does his work with a lot of love. He really did an amazing job and I can’t recommend him enough.

Marina V.


“Marco is a true craftsman. He restored the wood in our living and dining room that had about twenty layers of paint and now it probably looks better than it did 100 years ago. His attention to detail is above and beyond what even my woodworker husband could have expected! He was recommended to me by my best friend who also had him strip the wood in her home and she had nothing but nice things to say also. I would recommend him to anyone looking to do any wood restoration or stripping in their home.

Sandy G.


I hired Marco to restore 2 Craftsman doors after several other companies turned down the job because they doors were too damaged (a combination of sun damage and dog scratching, plus one of them had just been treated for termites). Everyone recommended I just get new doors.

And I did — but for a quarter of the cost — because Marco and his worker, Calisto, did such an amazing job.

As other reviewers have said, Marco is a true craftsman. He takes great pride in his work, which shows. He guided me every step of the way to make the right choices regarding color and finish to ensure that I was getting exactly what I wanted, and he paid attention to minor details that I never would have thought of (like the threshold color). He took great care of my house and me through the process.

He also gave me instructions on maintenance to make sure that my doors stay beautiful.

If and when I need to get my floors redone, Marco will be the first person I call.

I highly recommend him!

Deborah F.


“Great guy, great work.  I found Marco from his Yelp reviews and I was not disappointed.  He stripped and refinished my massive walnut desk which had years of abuse, three moves, and one prior improper refinishing job.  He worked around my schedule, including on a Saturday. He’s also a genuinely nice guy who takes immense pride in his work. He was a pleasure to have in my home and I am ecstatic about the results of his work.

Charles C.


“Marco refinished the old wood in our craftsman home and the results were excellent. I was particularly impressed at how he was able to blend in old patches and repairs in the wood so that they became nearly invisible. This was many years ago and the wood still looks excellent.

Joel S.

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