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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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26641 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2883
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Laguna Niguel, California
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant as a party of 9 inc.2 teens. service was a little slow but passable. Restaurant was very cold and after 2 requests AC was adjusted. Food was good for a chain, only disappointments were the calamari which were way chewy than normal and a very weird tasting side dish of creamed spinach. Overall not bad, generous portions,... More 

Thank 1959Ian
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173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We came here because they advertised kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday. The restaurant was half empty when we went. We got seated right away and our orders were taken promptly. The Caesar salad was fine and so was the ravioli. I ordered the capellini with shrimp, spinach, pine nuts and garlic in a butter lemon sauce. The dish... More 

Thank Cheyenne P
Orange County, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Not quite sure what happened to this chain which used to offer pretty good Italian food. Today, it is tasteless and the menu is devoid of most Italian favorites. The food is just plain bad and the service is awful. Given the vast number of Italian restaurants in town, I would highly advise avoiding Romano's Macaroni Grill. Two thumbs down!

Thank MarkE022
Aliso Viejo
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We went for dinner on a Tuesday evening. Even though the restaurant was empty, all tables were seated next to each other ?? Our waiter was good at the outset but service declined as the evening went on. The food was good and generous portions. As we finished and wanted to pay the bill, he was nowhere to be found... More 

Thank ocsuzee
Aliso Viejo, California
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We love this place! It is fun inside, beautifully kept, and the staff is super friendly and attentive. For Italian food it is a little pricey, but it is an excellent alternative to Olive Garden.

Thank Peter M
Aliso Viejo, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

An average Italian chain restaurant. Staff has always been friendly and has decent food for lunch or dinner.

Thank byronr918
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I haven't eaten here for years but some friends wanted to give it a try so we stopped in one weekend evening. The waiter was nice but a bit clueless when we asked for clarification of some items on the menu. One friend had a pork dish that he said was good but no one else was very enthusiastic about... More 

Thank WannaWindsurf
Aliso Viejo, California
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233 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Why is it this place is never good. the food is commercialy, salty, and expensive. If you like Italian, try anywhere else.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My wife and I decide to have a Sunday lunch at this location. First thing that we noticed was that it was empty. All the other places we wanted to go had a thirty to forty-five minute wait. This place at the time (1pm) had only four tables occupied. My wife ordered the lower ravioli and mid way she stopped... More 

1 Thank Alfred Raul H
Laguna Niguel, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

My husband and I really wanted to like this restaurant, they've got wine (!) and it's walking distance from our home. We had our dog with us so I went inside to ask if she was alright on the patio, to that the hostess enthusiastically assured us that our pooch was welcome which is great for us, because, like I... More 

1 Thank Danarene K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26641 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2883
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: 949-425-0180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?