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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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26641 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2883
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good value for money

The place is big and cosy. The food is average but the portions are big. The servers are polite and friendly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Madana K
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Aliso Viejo, California
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172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why is it this place is never good. the food is commercialy, salty, and expensive. If you like Italian, try anywhere else.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My wife and I decide to have a Sunday lunch at this location. First thing that we noticed was that it was empty. All the other places we wanted to go had a thirty to forty-five minute wait. This place at the time (1pm) had only four tables occupied. My wife ordered the lower ravioli and mid way she stopped... More 

1 Thank Alfred Raul H
Laguna Niguel, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

My husband and I really wanted to like this restaurant, they've got wine (!) and it's walking distance from our home. We had our dog with us so I went inside to ask if she was alright on the patio, to that the hostess enthusiastically assured us that our pooch was welcome which is great for us, because, like I... More 

1 Thank Danarene K
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The place is big and cosy. The food is average but the portions are big. The servers are polite and friendly.

Thank Madana K
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I eat in Macaroni Grill since 1996, still the same but I think people used to come here more in the past. I think they need to reboot alot of things here, not saying that food is not tasty though.

Thank Salah A
Jakarta, Indonesia
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717 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 645 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We frequently eat at Romano's Macaroni Grill in Aliso Viejo because it is open all afternoon, and the quality, cleanliness, and service are reliably very good. We also like the simple decor and atmosphere. Their signature rosemary bread loaf is quite delicious, and we always look forward to seeing how a new wait person writes his or her name upside... More 

Thank Staidthere
Mission Viejo, California
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184 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our server was one of the best. He was very attentive, knowledgable, and patient. The greeters were friendly and made you feel welcomed. The facility is very clean and a little off the beaten path. The well landscaped grounds are like being in a park Two excellent food items were the complementary bread and the Chicken Florentine Salad. However, we... More 

Ridgewood, NJ
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508 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stopped for a family dinner at the Macaroni Grill here in Aliso Viejo. This place is similar to the one near our home in NJ. When you are seat and ordered, the fresh bread arrives hot from the oven and with a coating of butter and oil. It is always a great way to start a meal. The bread... More 

Thank NJTravellingfool
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I Placed a "to go order" and it was ready in timely manner. The gentlemen who took my order was very efficient and extremely knowledgeable about all menu items. I was very pleased that they packed all of my to go order in a neat manner, offered me bread & all the fixings to go. Great location and awesome service.

Thank miss b
Orange, California
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162 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food and service were good, and the singer was sweet...but as we entered, there was a peculiar sewer smell around the back of the parking lot...inside was fine until the end of our dessert when that horrible odor wafted overwhelming around our table near the kitchen...spoiled our evening and we had to hurry to leave.

Thank Anne32825

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26641 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2883
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: 949-425-0180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?