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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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26641 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2883
+1 949-425-0180
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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Greater Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Great way to spend lunch.Waiter was very helpful with specials and would answer all kinds of questions.His attention to service was excellent.The salads we had were so fresh and our meals were spot on.Will definitely be going back.

Thank peterj0nes1
Temecula, California
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

On an out of town trip looking for a place to eat I went to Macaroni Grill. I had been here about several times10+ years ago I used to live in this area) and remembered I enjoyed it there a lot. It was about 3:45 on a Sunday afternoon as I walk in the place has only one family dining... More 

Thank ladyzire
New York
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

My wife and I were staying at a hotel close to the Aliso Veijo Town center. We decided to walk from the hotel to have dinner at the Stadium Grill. When we arrived at the Stadium Grill there was a sign at the front door stating that they were closed due to plumbing problems. It was late so we walked... More 

Thank David P
Mission Viejo, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This place is one of the best kept secrets in Aliso Viejo! You're welcomed with a scrumptious loaf of hot bread to break and dip in ambrosial mix of olive oil, freshly ground pepper, salt and (optional) vinegar. Their house wine is quite palatable and not expensive at all. From appetizers to desserts you feel like you want to hug... More 

Thank Bfamily777
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We liked to have business lunches in Macaroni. There is tasty Italian food, our favorite dish was chicken marsala. Staff is very polite and friendly. The funny thing was that you could draw something on the paper that was lying on the table when you waited for the meal, I hope this feature is still in place.

Thank GelenaNN
Laguna Niguel, California
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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245 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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: +1 949-425-0180

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