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“Italian in Tampa” 4 of 5 stars
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Romano's Macaroni Grill
132 Brandon Town Center Dr., Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-6530
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Ranked #109 of 260 Restaurants in Brandon
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Italian in Tampa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Good tasty with oversized portions and excellent service.
You may have to wait as usually crowed but once seated noise is not an issue

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cordova, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent food but a little slow on the service once it started getting busy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Visiting friends in the area and decided to have dinner there. So with 3 boys in tow we hit it up at 5:30...the server was great with the boys giving them extra menus to color on as well as the paper covering on the table, which I have found to be great with the kids. The food came out and the server continued to be gracious and attentive until it got busy. My friend had to place a to go order for a salad. It seemed like it took 30 minutes for the kitchen to make it. Food was great but if it gets busy, expect service to slide.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubuque, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Gluten Free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Nice atmosphere, great gluten free and friendly server :) Took children and worked out fine, they have a rainbow of crayolas!

Visited May 2013
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“What Happened?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I used to love the ambiance at Macaroni Grill, and this location was no different. But it has been going down hill. Tonight I decided to give it a final shot and wish I hadn't. Macaroni Grill must be pinching pennies, because it shows, beginning with mismatched uniforms (jeans), dirty glassware, to the listless wait staff. We used to get pesto in olive oil with our bread, tonight we got pepper. No freshly grated cheese with our pasta either. I believe I saw a manager on the floor, but he did not bother to stop by the table to check in with us or any other guest that I noticed. This Macaroni Grill has lost its charm and eye for details - and this customer.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Coral, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One out of 3 in our party enjoyed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Long wait time, server was ok but food was not good. Husband is Celiac and has to have gluten free. One reason we chose them is gluten free pasta. The GF pasta was not cooked properly and somewhat unedible. Our granddaughter was anxious to go here for the alfredo sauce dishes. She was highly disappointed, too thick,etc. I had the chicken parm and have to say it is as good or better than Olive Garden. Although portions were small and prices were large. Having a vocalist singing was nice and also the fresh baked bread. It seems they could be great with a little work but not now.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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