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Romano's Macaroni Grill

305 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 234-1330
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Ranked #69 of 329 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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English first
Anderson, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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306 reviews 306 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Columbia, Missouri
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131 reviews 131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We came here sporadically for an early Valentine's day meal. Tony was our waiter, he was one of the best servers we've ever had dining out. He obviously enjoys his job and goes out of the way to make sure you're happy with everything. The food/drinks were great, I've dined in Macaroni Grills across the US and this one did... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Even though we make a point to dine here for their seasonal butternut squash dish, we drop in for a salad and egg plant parm from time to time. What really keeps us coming back is the BREAD! The dipping oil combined with the freshly baked bread could be a meal itself. Never have had dessert here as we end... More

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Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We go here from time to time. We have never had a bad experience. Food is always hot and fresh. Service is typically mature and service minded to make you enjoy your meal. Prices are a touch higher than I like but worth it. Way better than Olive Garden.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

For a chain restaurant, they always have excellent Italian food at a Macaroni Grill. A little more upscale than what you might expect from a chain with a very nice dining area. The eggplant parmesan was excellent, about the best that I have ever had. The fettuccine alfredo was very rich (perhaps a bit too rich). The bread was very... More

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Centralia, Missouri, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The food was very good and the waitress was exceptional. The Bibb and Blue Salad was great and entree portions were huge. Oh, and the surprise, half price house wine. Can't beat that.

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