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“Good Food, Good Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Romano's Macaroni Grill

Romano's Macaroni Grill
4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604-5573
801-765-1688
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Ranked #121 of 263 Restaurants in Provo
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Provo, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Good Food and Good Service! The bread with olive oil is really good and the fried macaroni is delicious! I would go back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Pendleton, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

My two favorites were the food and the staff. This is a fun place to go with a group of people. Everything we ate was wonderful. The atmosphere is pleasant, although at a big table we had trouble hearing each other. It was a great experience. Oh, and don't forget to try their desserts. We had several and shared.

Visited May 2012
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Claymont, Delaware
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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“A chain restaurant that offers some delicious fare!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We have re-discovered Macaroni Grill after not eating there for awhile. The menu has some wonderful choices from simple pastas to more complicated dishes. There are even some "light" offerings that are quite tasty! This place can get long lines on the weekend, and unfortunately, like so many other chain restaurants, the ceilings are high and open and the floors are hard so it becomes almost too noisy when filled. Some tables are so close to the kitchen and service areas you feel like you are not even dining alone for all the wait staff flying by and people walking past to be seated. We now ask for specific tables away from the crowds, if possible. Service has been good and attentive, generally.

Visited March 2012
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Provo, Utah
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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Not worth another try...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

To say the food is less than hoped for would be somewhat of an understatement. The fettucine alfredo was so dry I wondered if I had ordered the same item featured on the menu. The soup was good, but nothing special. I was terribly disappointed AGAIN. We had tried this restaurant in the past and considered it mediocre, but blamed our menu choices. I have now decided it is not worth another try.

Visited February 2012
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Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Overpriced highly unhealthy but delicious food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Full disclosure: My wife and I rarely eat out (due to our frugal lifestyle) so we went here ONLY because we had a gift card. So we went for our wedding anniversary. It was great. The food was really tasty and delicious. But I could tell that there was something not quite right about it (with regards to healthiness). So when I got home I checked out "Eat This Not That" which is a great book that rates restaurants healthiness levels. Macaroni Grill ranked VERY low on the health meter. Tons of fat and calories in pretty much EVERYTHING. No wonder it tasted so good. However, we will never ever eat there of our own accord unless someone gives us a gift card.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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