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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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Mission Viejo, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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216 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
Aliso Viejo, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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401 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, 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: 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?