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Romano's Macaroni Grill

132 Brandon Town Center Dr., Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-6530
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Ranked #103 of 260 restaurants in Brandon
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

For a chain restaurant they have captured the authentic mood and flavor of being in Italy. The food is very different from the standard American /Italian restaurant. Great service, good value, and a flavor that will bring you back for more. You will enjoy

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Lakeland, FL
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Of the three major Italian restaurant chains (Olive Garden; Carrabba's; Macaronni Grille), this is the best of the bunch as far as menu items and overall taste. I've yet to have a meal here that wasn't excellent. The manager is VERY receptive to any and all comments - now THAT's refreshing.

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San An
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Yes, I have to agree that Macroni grill is headed for the worst after years of great dining experience. My wife and I ate there for the last time yesterday evening. Service was poor and slow to bring drinks or food. Portions of servings were smaller and over priced for what you get. Food was dry and no longer had... More

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

From the moment we entered this Macaroni grill, our evening was doomed. The ditzy hostess told us 15 minutes. We expressed that we had 2 toddlers so we would appreciated being seated ASAP. 30 minutes later, we were sat in the back next to a large table with about 10 adults. The waiter was slow-moving but managed to bring drinks.... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Food was consistent as previous visits. Nothing spectacular but you can always count a good meal with reliable service. I wish they would not sit large groups next to couples as this diminishes from the speed of service and the noise level increases significantly.

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

I went a few days ago and the menu had not only changed but had become very very small. They no longer offer artichoke dip as an appetizer....a staple in nice family restaurant menus. Macaroni Grill, an Italian restaurant, also does not offer Italian dressing for their salads. I ordered a chicken dish that was totally absent of chicken....not low... More

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

We had not dined here for quite some time so decided to give it try. The food and wine selections are diverse and interesting. I had the chicken scallopini and my husband had a ravioli dish, both of which were beautifully prepared and tasted delicious. The portions were sufficient, but not enough for leftovers to take home. Salads are not... More

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Lowell, IN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Not sure if it's just the area but this is the second restaurant in Florida that had the same weird smell. Being able to get past the smell, the food was terrific. My son and I both chose the pick 2 and the turkey sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten. Our waitress, Sam was great!!... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011 via mobile

Excellent Greek and Italian food! Value for money with a huge serving!

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Brandon, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Ohhhhhh boy oh boy...where to begin!!!!! Let me start off by saying Macaroni Grill used to be a nice restaurant with quality food and a very attentive staff, which I have been to nearly a dozen times, but they must have had some big change recently that is going to be the downfall of this restaurant chain. This was my... More

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