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English first
Missouri
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188 reviews 188 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a smaller Macaroni Grill. It is a nice casual environment with average service and reliably good but not great food. It is not the atmosphere which I once associated with Macaroni Grill (upscale fun, excellent servers who sometimes sang opera). My husband loves their gluten-free mac and cheese. I have struggled to find something healthy that I like... More 

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Jefferson City, MO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife and I ate there the other day. She had lasagna and I had speghetti and meat balls. We can't complain about ours. It was hot, fresh and had the right amount of sweet and spicy. While ours was ready quickly I can't say the same for the family that was sitting near us. They were there before we... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The wait time was minimal for the noon meal. The food was exceptional and the staff was friendly and appeared to want to please the customer.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant had a weird smell and the food had a strange taste like the sausage was bad. I thought the food was really bland, and the smells were so distracting I struggled to get food down. The Caesar salad was fine which is the only positive thing I can say.

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Stover, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We really like the food here. Special touches, like paper table cloths to play tick tack toe on, the servers write the name backwards. The bread is served with unusual garlic butter to dip bread in, I liked the stakes, and shrimp served Italian. My wife and I like the nice private booths and enjoy the romance of it all.... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I ordered the Pasta Di Mare. The wait wasnt too bad. The food, however, was. The mussels were fishy to the point of inedible. I tried two, but couldnt force myself to check any more. Also, maybe it is just me, but I don't want to have to try to break open the clam shells to get to the mussels,... More 

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Minnesota
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328 reviews 328 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food and service. We like that this is one of the few places that still offer free birthday desserts. (Anything on the dessert menu)

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USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Oddly, I have lived in Columbia for 7 years and never tried Macaroni Grill until last week. Something about the name Macaroni Grill just didn't entice me apparently?! Wow, big mistake! We started with fried zucchini strips for an appetizer (they had a much fancier name) and they were absolutely amazing. A fresh small loaf of bread and oil is... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I generally don't eat at chain restaurants when I'm out to have a fine meal, but this place is an exception! The food is always great, the prices are ok, and the service is wonderful. This is my Mother's Day 'go-to-restaurant'! There is not a better Italian type restaurant in town! If you want great tasting Italian food, this is... More 

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Washington, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have visited many Macaroni Grills in various cities. This one compares to all the rest. Same atmosphere, no noisy music which was great. Clean surrounds. Food standard menu/quality that you expect from Macaroni. The service was a little slow at ll:30am as their was only one wait staff on duty at that hour. But, he did a fine job... More 

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Additional Information about Romano's Macaroni Grill

Address: 305 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone Number: (573) 234-1330
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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