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Romano's Macaroni Grill

#383 of 3,247 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Barbecue, European, Hungarian
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12148 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 19809
(407) 239-6676
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 140
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  • 54
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not A Pretty Dish, But Excellent Flavor!

If you get the opportunity try the Brisket Rigatoni. It's not a pretty dish but is very flavorful. We also had the Pork Belly & Chicken Carbonara which was described as creamy but that element was missing. It was still a good dish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Orlando, Florida
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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302 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are staying in Orlando for about a month and visited this place twice so far. We had a delicious meal and a very pleasant experience in general and we would come back and would recommend it to friends and family. We like the atmosphere, the service and the food. My favorite dish at this brand is Shrimp Portofino, and... More 

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Thank USAtraveler365
Cedar Park, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here after spending the day at Magic Kingdom. I ordered the spaghetti bolognese which looked and tasted like it had been re-heated. Dry sauce, overcooked pasta, not something that should be presented to a diner. Our children ordered the mac and cheese, and there was more butter/oil dripping off the penne pasta then cheese. My husband's order was... More 

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Thank bcindy1
Medellin, Colombia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Romano´s Macaroni Grill bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar!! when I ordered the Buffalo chicken parmegiano, I never expected such a wonderful flavor. This place is quite comfortable, and with my little girl sleeping in the stroller, and my 5 year old kid + my wife, it was a nice way to say good bye to our... More 

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Wauconda, Illinois
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant at the end of January which is not a busy season. We were seated immediately at a good location and the server promptly appeared. She suggested some specials that didn't appeal to us, and she knowingly answered some questions regarding other entrees. She offered a taste of the house wine and we decided to enjoy a... More 

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Thank jfew
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get the opportunity try the Brisket Rigatoni. It's not a pretty dish but is very flavorful. We also had the Pork Belly & Chicken Carbonara which was described as creamy but that element was missing. It was still a good dish.

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Thank OrlandoDiner2014
Massachusetts
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this restaurant. It was during the extremely busy Christmas-New Year vacation week, on a day when every restaurant at CityWalk had hours' worth of wait (even at 9:30pm) and even the Olive Garden close to this restaurant was also quoting an hour+ wait. I'm not sure if this just isn't as well known a... More 

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Thank anniebob29
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed to Carb up before a big marathon so this was our choice. Didn't have a long wait to be seated at all. Then again, we had reservations. Server was very friendly but wasn't the greatest at his job. I was impressed with his memory skills when taking a group of 8 order but when coming to the table for... More 

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Thank MrsWhite1006
Fareham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We have been going to Orlando for the past twenty years ,one time we had villa for fifteen years so their for we know majority of restaurants because we been there.Now this restaurant used to be a great one .managment,waiters were very organised and you used to que for long time because they were very popular,This time when we gave... More 

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Thank nahid73
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Awful Bad, bad. Never coming back to this location. Raw and cold pasta. Had to turn back my plate twice and they STILL brought it Cold.

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Thank Jose D
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We have visited macaroni grills all over whilst being on vacation for more than 20years and have many fond memories of a packed out restaurant with a great atmosphere and fantastic food. The first few years we visited we were given a buzzer at the door and usually had to wait 30mins before a seat was available and that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12148 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 19809
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 239-6676

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Barbecue, European, Hungarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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