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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 4240, Ala Moana Center, Ho'okipa Terrace,Upper Level, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
(808) 356-8300
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Prepare for a Wonderful Dining Experience

Despite the name, this restaurant is not about Macaroni. It is a place where Italy comes to you in the food that is served. Do not miss the pan-seared veal chop. It is not only tender, but flavorful. I was tempted to order another helping, but I would not be able to finish a second very large chop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Honolulu
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Honolulu
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Despite the name, this restaurant is not about Macaroni. It is a place where Italy comes to you in the food that is served. Do not miss the pan-seared veal chop. It is not only tender, but flavorful. I was tempted to order another helping, but I would not be able to finish a second very large chop. The Chicken... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I come to this restaurant every year to have the Lobster Ravioli, I just think that it's worth it just to have this meal. I really love Italian food and this is a reasonably priced restaurant and yes sometimes the service is a little slow but worth it.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here is always good. I always have the eggplant parmesan and as always, it was delicious. However, on our last visit the service was ok but there was a LONG wait for the food. We suspected there must be a lack of kitchen staff or something because the restaurant wasn't even as crowded as usual.

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Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Rarely do I see the sort of attentiveness in wait staff that I saw tonight. For Jessie, nothing was too much and he took excellent care of my girlfriend and I. He even went so far as to sing in Italian for us at the end of the meal with a beautiful voice. The food was excellent too with free... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great staff, mushroom starter was to die for as well as the chicken under a brick main. A fast efficient service and not hugely expensive. Best place we have eaten since our 7 night stay, now on our 4th day. Peroni draft beer was a great pint too so we had a few of them. Totally recommended diner in what... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant was well set and all of the main meals served were delicious. The service was great and I am still full at dinner time. Highly recommended and would love to visit again before leaving waikiki. Excellent.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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496 reviews 496 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
748 helpful votes 748 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stopped by one Sunday afternoon for a glass of wine and an appetizer. Happy Hour starts at 3pm or anytime their is a game on. Nice decor, we sat at the bar. Our server was very nice and gave us great service. Wine was a steal at $4.00 a glass. We tried the fried mozz. chesse on the special... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

If you like Italian food, this is one of the best places that I have been to. The atmosphere is lovely and it's a great place for a romantic dinner celebration. If your lucky to go when one of the waitresses sings, she had a beautiful voice and sings opera. I guess you can request for her to sing. The... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

What a nice surprise! Had to wait a few minutes to be seated, as we were at the end of the lunchtime rush. Nice comfortable booth (we got lucky!). Simple order from the Lunch Specials of Penne with sausage and peppers ... Which came with a choice of starter salads or soup and fresh-baked bread. Washed down with large tumblers... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Good meatballs and the calamari was crispy and not overdone; very light and yummy. One thing is I wish they'd put the pizza back on the pupu menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 4240, Ala Moana Center, Ho'okipa Terrace,Upper Level, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: (808) 356-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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