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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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Italian, American, Pizza, Barbecue, Pasta, Hungarian, Hawaiian
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201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good prices

Great for a bite to eat when you've had a long day on the beach. Casual dress and the food is reasonably priced considering the location and the portions.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great for a bite to eat when you've had a long day on the beach. Casual dress and the food is reasonably priced considering the location and the portions.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When we first walked in to an almost empty restaurant, the hostess told us that there would be a ten minute wait unless we wanted to sit in the bar area. We were hungry so we opted for a high top table in the bar area, which by the way, was also practically empty. We seated ourselves and waited for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A nice option to have amidst all of the expensive resort restaurants on the Kohala coast...for one meal anyway. Our kids liked it. Best part of the experience was when one of the waitstaff sashayed up to our table and asked my husband, "Cheese on your balls, sir?" That kept us laughing the whole rest of the trip.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This Romano's is in a decent location in the Waikoloa shopping center, but there are much better choices for happy hour and lunch or dinner in the area. We had actually arrived on the island kind of late, so this was convenient. If you are in a hurry and need to do one-stop shopping, go to the ABC or something,... More 

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Madison SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My kids went to this restaurant and loved it. One has the fried mac and cheese and the other has chicken parmesan. The prices were fairly reasonable but they didn't go into detail. It's hard to screw up pasta

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Corona, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This Romano's serves breakfast - offering was standard eggs, meat, potatoes and toast for about $15. Better breakfast can be found for $8 a plate at Island Gourmet Market just across the way.

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Glendora, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is your average Macaroni grill chain. Located in the Queens shops off of Waikoloa beach drive. A little bit more expensive than on the mainland, but still a bit more affordable than some of the other nearby restaurants.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The staff were welcoming and the there was little wait time. You can depend on the chain to deliver a consistent menu and since there were big wait times in other restaurants in this shopping mall, we found a quick & inexpensive meal here.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was the usual Romano's but the price was extremely high. We enjoyed our meal but probably wouldn't visit again because of the ridiculous prices.

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Errington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was really surprised at how good the food was here. It was a bit loud for my taste and very busy even at 7:30 at night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Barbecue, Pasta, Hungarian, Hawaiian

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