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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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4880 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003-5234
805-477-9925
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average

This restaurant is part of a chain, and its food reflects that, bland and corporate. Dining room is in desperate need of a makeover. Service is good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
CarmichaelVentura
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California
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Mariposa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We picked this place based on the fact that we've always had good service and great food at other MG's but man, this one needs work. Friday night, we made a reservation but no need, the place was dead. Service very slow. Water was brought in such a giant heavy glass that I nearly spilled it trying to lift it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a nice Weeknight dinner with friends in the bar area. Great Happy hour prices, loved the margarita Prima and Pork Shank!

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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
801 helpful votes 801 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is part of a chain, and its food reflects that, bland and corporate. Dining room is in desperate need of a makeover. Service is good.

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Ventura, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Romano's Ventura location continues to be one of our favorite dining options. The staff is always attentive and ready to accommodate our needs. The menu selections are varied so that everyone in our party from the youngest to the oldest can find choices that are their favorites or meet their dietary needs.

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Indio, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Since we no longer have a Macaroni Grill in the Palm Springs area, I always look for one when traveling as their Happy Hour wine is great as well as their Pollo Caprese! Felt like home and the other patrons in the bar are ALWAYS good company.

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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4880 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003-5234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-477-9925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?