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Romano's Macaroni Grill

Anaheim Hlls
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8150 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808-1112
714-637-6643
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
If You LOVE Garlic

The fresh baked hot bread loaf that is brought to the table with olive oil and balsamic vinegar is the best. I could eat the entire loaf with a glass of wine and be satisfied. The appetizers are mostly fried choices and the meals are very garlicky. Not only will your breath smell for a couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gwen C
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fresh baked hot bread loaf that is brought to the table with olive oil and balsamic vinegar is the best. I could eat the entire loaf with a glass of wine and be satisfied. The appetizers are mostly fried choices and the meals are very garlicky. Not only will your breath smell for a couple of days but don't... More 

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Thank Gwen C
Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The title kind of says it all. It was just all around a sub-par experience. No one told us they were out of lasagna, so two out of five people had to change their orders. The "chardonnay cream sauce" on the lobster ravioli I changed to was peppery/cheesy. Out waiter was doubling as the bartender so service was slow (but... More 

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Thank Marlys S
Palm Springs, California
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93 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Six of us met for lunch. The lunch specials we plentiful. I ate all mine plus the salad. Others we quite full and even took some home. Our waitress was awesome and kept an eye on our drinks without having to be flagged down. Wish I'd gotten her name so her boss would know what an asset she is but... More 

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Thank BobR2012
Anaheim, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

last time there, was looking forward to one of their specialty pasta dishes that I order gluten free and was told they no longer offer gluten free pasta. I ordered some other dish, but was disappointed. We had our family with us and nobody was real happy with their meal.

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Thank Claire M
Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I know i know...its a chain. but the food is tasty and the service here at this restaurant is ALWAYS super friendly! And they have wine on the honor system!

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Thank JoeBP
Orange, California
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I want to like Macaroni Grill more than I do. All of the dishes have too much garlic for my taste...and after taste.

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1 Thank Gwen C
Orange, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The menu is very limited and they no longer have wheat pastas. The service is okay, but not great. Now that BJ"S down the road has improved so much, doubt if we will be back

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Thank Fred G
Costa Mesa, California
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The lack of cars noon Sunday should have been recognized as a key indicator. The food was okay. My Warm Spinach Salad with Shrimp was a bit salty but my wife's pasta with meat sauce was good. Our server, Diana, was superb and friendly! My issue with our visit was the Men's room! Though overall okay, the sinks were atrocious!... More 

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Thank Mustang4cno
San Juan Capistrano
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180 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Been over a year since dining at Romano's Macaroni Grill. Had a Pasta craving while visiting the area and decided to drop in for dinner. Seated right away, very courteous hostess. Food was very good. Service, while not bad, left bit to be desired. Server inattentive but responded when glad down. Restaurant clean. Prices reasonable. Overall experience positive.

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Thank Kenneth S
Denver, Colorado
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154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in Anaheim unexpectedly for a family funeral and this restaurant was able to provide us a large table in a side alcove on very short notice. The service was excellent and very patient with our large group lingering well past our meal. The food was adequate, good basic Italian, nothing superb.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8150 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808-1112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim>  > Anaheim Hlls
  • Neighborhood: Anaheim Hlls
  • Phone Number: 714-637-6643

Price and Cuisine

  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?