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Romano's Macaroni Grill

4880 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003-5234
805-477-9925
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Ranked #245 of 379 restaurants in Ventura
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The waitress- Suzanna should not be in the food service industry. We love Romano's, we celebrated many of our milestone there but tonight was unfortunate. When my wife and my 21 month-old son first walked in, my wife told the server that we need to wait. Suzanna, did not show the most accommodating gesture ( aka gave my wife a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went to dinner here at our friend's request and I was pleasantly surprised at the good quality. Good place for a casual dinner out with friends

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I called a week in advance for a reservation and to request a booth- when we arrived a booth was unavailable. there were no birthday singers- when I made the reservation, I mentioned we had two birthdays! I was told that the server would be made aware of this- he was not.. the bread was delicious! but I will not... More

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Victoria
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Came by 3 years after I first went. Back then I was quite impressed. But now, I left with a bad taste in my mouth. There was a long line and took half an hour to get in. The food was lousy: tasteless meat balls with an odd flavor (either poor meat or old), inedible Zucchini Friti, dry chicken, barely... More

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Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Came in with expectations of a chain restaurant and left satisfied and full. If your looking for gourmet, this is not the place for you. Had a tasty chicken dish and a pasta dish, both were good but average. Rosemary bread was outstanding. Service was a bit slow but waiter was friendly and accommodating. If your in the area, stop... More

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

It's a chain restaurant, so the food is pretty consistent, but it's just average. I would eat here again, the service was pretty good.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

You won't be discussing the esoteric qualities of the latest "foodie" trends after eating here but you will have had about as nicely prepared a meal as a chain restaurant is capable of. My family ate there last week and everything was spot on. I had a lower calorie (less that 500 cal.) Pollo Caprese and it was delicious. A... More

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Oxnard, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

a step up from olive garden. service good. plates good sized. price not bad. for the chained type of italian experience, i wouldnt go out of my way to eat there, but would go back

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Goleta, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Terrible service, terrible food, terrible managment! Sat down at the bar for a quick appetizer. Had to clean our place setting, removing soiled items and replacing with clean. Bartender swung around, asked what we wanted... no welcoming attitude imparted. Asked about a certain ingredient - he professed to not know - stating the restaurant does not allow for tastings. Ordered... More

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Ventura, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Generally speaking, I would rate this restaurant average. Last Saturday, November 3, was a major exception. The food to be fair was acceptable, but not memorable. My daughter, who was not with us, considers Romano's Macaroni Grill to be one of her favorites. I try to rate restaurants that I frequent with kudos when they are exceptional, but conversely, with... More

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