We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Romano's Macaroni Grill

$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
26641 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2883
949-425-0180
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 28: English reviews
Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Bfamily777
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank GelenaNN
Laguna Niguel, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank 1959Ian
Level Contributor
190 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Helpful?
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!

Helpful?
Thank MarkE022
Aliso Viejo
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank ocsuzee
Aliso Viejo, California
Level Contributor
61 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.

Helpful?
Thank Peter M
Aliso Viejo, California
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank byronr918
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank WannaWindsurf
Aliso Viejo, California
Level Contributor
233 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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.

Helpful?
Thank CaribbeanFan79

Travelers who viewed Romano's Macaroni Grill also viewed

Aliso Viejo, Orange County
Aliso Viejo, Orange County
 
Aliso Viejo, Orange County
Aliso Viejo, Orange County
 

Been to Romano's Macaroni Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Romano's Macaroni Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?