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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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8000 El Cerrito Plz, El Cerrito, CA 94530-4014
+1 510-524-9336
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good20%
  • Average31%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible6%
Feb 20, 2017
“But for the service, the place was mediocre at best...”
Nov 25, 2016
“Perfect Thanksgiving dinner”
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Italian, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
8000 El Cerrito Plz, El Cerrito, CA 94530-4014
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

I hate giving an average or poor review, so if any of the staff read this, don't take it personally, you were perfect hosts. And let me clarify, there was nothing bad with the food, it just didn't excite me. Between 4 people, we had...More

Thank Roamingoat
Reviewed November 25, 2016

With a last minute craving for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, I knew I'd have a hard time finding anything decent that was open. Romano's Macaroni Grill, El Cerrito, CA rose to the occasion. Lots of pluses: ample parking, no waiting, attentive and friendly wait staff,...More

Thank ipitangawoman
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Our kids enjoyed our meal there. They enjoyed their pizza and spaghetti. There was enough noise and bustling around to mask their loud, excited voices. Our server was friendly and prompt. The entrees are huge. My daughter and I shared the YUMMO shrimp scampi!

1  Thank CAmom56
Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Service is good. Food is good. Drinks are good. They are doing their job and it works. I enjoy every meal there. Table wine serves its purpose. Manager was helpful when needed.

Thank CRayner9
Reviewed November 25, 2015

the meals are not especially well done or tasty, but if you can get in on a promo, it is a good deal. I like the wine carafe, where you mark each glass you buy with a crayon.

Thank GeorF3
Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Macaroni Grill is a special place. The decor, ambiance, staff and food are simply a very pleasant combination for a memorable meal. My favorite dish is their Penne Rustica which I have almost every time we go there. Service is well timed and done...More

Thank AL B
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food here is the worst version of Italian-American food that I have ever had! Everything microwaved or if not the life was cooked out of everything. Do not visit Romano's!

2  Thank ToneGarcon
Reviewed June 5, 2015

This particular location (of a national chain) has surprisingly good and fresh food, friendly wait staff, and a relaxed environment. It is great after a long and busy day, at the end of which I want a good martini and tasty food (that I didn't...More

Thank CoachOrem
Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I go here on the spur of the moment or when we just don't feel like cooking at home. The food is good and reasonably priced. We prefer to sit at a table in the bar because it feels cozier ( the...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed January 9, 2015

We shared our salad and entree. There was enough Caesar salad to feed 3-4 people, but it was bland. The seafood entree had about 8 mussels, 2 large shrimp, 2 lg, scallop in a plain tomato sauce pasta. As always, enjoyed the peasant bread with...More

Thank ghgk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8000 El Cerrito Plz, El Cerrito, CA 94530-4014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cerrito
  • Phone Number: +1 510-524-9336
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