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“Lots of seating - lots of choices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Macaroni Grill - CLOSED

Macaroni Grill
Helena, MT 59601
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Price range: $15 - $20
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Superior, Montana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lots of seating - lots of choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Macaroni Grill was a nearby option when staying at Comfort Suites - where I was in the company of many friends. We went here with a good sized crowd - and were happy to see that, besides a big full parking lot, there were lots of available seats inside. The wait staff was friendly, but the service was still a little slow. Food choices were plenty; and although there were lots of diets to please, there was something for everyone. Getting there for happy hour was also a good deal, as house wine was a mere $3 a glass. Perfect for those of us on a budget! While the food wasn't stellar, it was good! And I'd have no problem recommending this restaurant to a friend.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helena, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It's a chain restaurant.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

It's Macaroni Grill just like every other Macaroni Grill in the country. I've honestly quit going there. I know the economy is tough but the portions on my favorite dish are half what they used to be and the dish has increased in price by $4 in the last 18 months. Not worth it. there are better Italian places in town.

Visited July 2012
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Billings, MT
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Go to butte!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Why most restaurants in Helena are poor and hardly a bad one in Butte (60 mile drive) has always been a mystery. I think it has to go back to Butte's mining days and the miner's demands. The old adage .. When the lot isn't full at dinner hour.. Watch out!! Waitress sloshed wine in glass in a continual trail. Out of featured item at 6pm.. Watery fettucine alfredo. Aweful stuffed mushrooms. Old stale tap water in a fancy decanter. Since I havent attended kindergarten in years i asked the waitress to not demo her crayon skills.. She paid no attention.. Mgr appeared to be in a tiff with staff.. Take it out back jack! Bad and I mean bad ceasar salad all this beauty for 42 bucks including tip!!! Run!!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Macaroni Grill offers very good Italian food with excellent service. We enjoyed the chicken parmigiana, cooked to perfection, the warm bread and desert. We were happy to discover the Macaroni Grill in Helena.

Visited July 2012
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Montana City, Montana
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“My Favorite Place to Eat in Helena, MT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I love this place! My favorite dish is the Lobster Ravioli with a side of Cappelini pasta. When your food arrives, you take some of the pasta and put it in with the Lobster Ravioli and the pasta gets married to the Chardonnay Cream Sauce. It's incredible! My husband likes to make his own pasta. For dessert - for me it's the chocolate cake, sooooo ooey, so gooey, and just plain sinful! I'll never get enough of that! The food is excellent as is the service. The prices have gone up a bit, but not much. It's still a great place to eat.

Visited May 2012
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