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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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8150 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808-1112
714-637-6643
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11:00 am - 11:00 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

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
TOO much Garlic

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Gwen C
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Orange, California
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Orange, California
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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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Orange, California
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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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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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San Juan Capistrano
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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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Denver, Colorado
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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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placentia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

we used to enjoy this place occasionally with friends. we visited this week on a thursday night, not crowded. from the hostess who seated us, to the servers and kitchen staff,based on this experience, i would not return. it took way too long for each step, nothing flowed, we had to ask for everything, if i had been alone and... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Romano's Macaroni Grill is one of our favorite places to eat. We seem to end up here every other time we go out. The food is wonderful and the servers are very attentive. Their loaf of bread is so good, especially when dipped in their mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

On this Wednesday evening, restaurant was not crowded. There is ample parking that serves this restaurant and other businesses in the Anaheim Festival Center. Walking toward the restaurant entrance, an employee opened the door and greeted us. Without reservation, we were seated immediately. Our friendly server Erika and manager stopped by often at our table to see if we needed... More 

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Orange, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We've been to this location several times. It seems to be the luck of the draw whether the food is any good or not. I had their steak this time and it wasn't very good. Other times I've tried their various pasta dishes which are typically a little more consistent. They have an honor system with the wine which is... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

On a Friday after a movie we used a gift card for the nearby Macaroni Grill. At 6pm the parking lot was jammed but our wait was about 8 minutes. We were sat at a small but adequate table near the kitchen and next to what was a main server access to the kitchen. First problem, this place is really... More 

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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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