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“ok value” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Romano's Macaroni Grill

Romano's Macaroni Grill
201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #34 of 56 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Sherwood Park
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“ok value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went here one night without knowing what it was like. Average food done in an average fashion. Reasonable cost by Hawaii standards. 7 people ate supper and drinks for just over 200 bucks. My chicken was good but some meals were graded ok or worse. Appetizers came and meal came within 2 minutes of them which was no good. Reminded me of a chain like Olive Garden. Tons of kids because of the family atmosphere and prices. Give it a go but keep expectations to that of a chain restaurant and not that of fine dining.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Gatos
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307 reviews 307 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 152 cities Reviews in 152 cities
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Ate a late lunch and wasn't that impressed. Our two orders were a Chicken Marsala and a fresh fish order of mahi mahi. Both dishes were just o.k. Even for Hawaii the prices for the two meals seemed a bit expensive for what we got. We never got our ice tea refilled or asked how the meals were even though the waiter walked by our table numerous times. The atmosphere of the restaurant was nothing special though it was quiet during the time we were there. The restaurant had an outdoor eating area which was nice. Not sure I would go back if I was in the area again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We ate here three times while we were on our holiday, and every time the service was quick and food was really good. We were there with our family, including young children, and they were entertained with crayons and friendly staff. The dining is more on the casual side, but you wouldn't feel uncomfortable if you dressed up. I had the Ahi tuna special and it was one of the best meals we had on our hawaii trip. Be sure to have a meal here.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherryville, North Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went for breakfast. The food was good. Service was good. We sat on the patio. We are water drinkers and there was no pressure to order other beverages.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Must Try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

By comparison to the Italian reataurant at the Hilton Romano's wins hands down. Better prices, better food and little extras like free warm bread with oil to dip.

Visited February 2014
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