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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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26641 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2883
949-425-0180
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice familty type place for some good pasta

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
NJTravellingfool
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Ridgewood, NJ
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Ridgewood, NJ
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370 reviews 370 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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Orange, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Sometimes you should pay closer attention to your instincts. I have dined(?) at this restaurant on a number of occasions because it was a quick in and out close to our children's home. The food, rather pedestrian, but how far wrong can you go with pasta? Boil water for a few moments, strain it and pour some already prepared sauce... More 

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our server was friendly and polite, and the food was delicious! Macaroni Grill always has the best eggplant parmesan. And it's always fun to draw on the place mats!

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Orange County, California
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30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Our family ate here after an Easter service at church. I was expecting a long wait but instead, it was completely dead inside. Maybe six tables were in use. Wow. That was shocking. The menu has changed and it's probably a good thing because I was never impressed with their original menu. By that I mean, I'm a very good... More 

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aliso viejo, california
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My sister and I had lunch at Romano's Macroni Grill on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd. The service was excellent and our lunches were delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the area. The prices were reasonable.

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Lake Forest, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have been to different Macaroni Grills, but the meal we had at the one in Aliso Viejo just last week was the best ever. My husband and I both got Chicken Parmesan and it was excellent!!! The portions were very generous. The taste delicious. The service superb! (Loved our waiter! Guy who just moved to CA from Iowa, who... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Really enjoy the food here. My companion was very appreciative of the large portion sizes because he gets very hungry from burning massive calories during extreme sports workouts. They bring a small loaf of warm bread that's lightly seasoned with rosemary. I usually don't like rosemary in my food, (like the smell tho) but it was subtle enough that was... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We use to go to Macaroni Grill all the time and then we stopped going. Not sure if we just got tired of it or forgot that we enjoyed their food. Well we were looking to eat late around 9:30 pm and decided to stop at the restaurant. They now sport a new menu and the food was still very... More 

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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
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?