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“The appitizers won!”

Romano's Macaroni Grill
Ranked #92 of 297 Restaurants in Lewisville
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was our first time to try Romano's Macaroni Grill. The highlights of the whole visit was being able to watch the kitchen as they prepared the orders and the appetizers. This gave us good expectations seeing the plates as they left the kitchen. We started off with the complimentary bread and olive oil. The bread was very good. We had the house wine which was served on the honor system. They leave the bottle on the table and you marked how many glasses that was poured. The wine was average dinner red wine. Our appetizers were the Chianti Sausage with crispy Potatoes and the Spicy Ricotta Meatballs. All was very good and flavorful but small on size. The 5 meatballs were the size of half dollars. The sausage was 6 thinly diagonally sliced pieces. The value was both for $9.00. Our entrees were the Chicken Marsala, the Chicken Parmesan and the Grilled Shrimp Spiedini. The serving size seemed small compared to the price of each dish. The Chicken Marsala was a 3 thinly sliced chicken breast in a mushroom and garlic sauce with a small pile of thin pasta with a bland marinara sauce. The mushrooms and garlic was the main parts of the dish. The chicken and pasta was kinda bland. The Chicken Parmesan had 3 thinly breaded chicken patties with a serving of thin pasta and a bland marinara. It would have been better with a thicker and more flavorful marinara on both. The Grilled Shrimp Spiedini was the better of all three entrees. The shrimp was large and delicious. Also on the plate was grilled vegetables. They were a little too grilled but ok. The service was fair with the waitress having to return several times to bring forgotten items. We might return and try something else on the menu but as of now we were not impressed.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We went to Romano's Macaroni Grill for dessert. We ordered the homemade chocolate cake because we wanted something warm and chocolate-y. The "cake" had a very hard shell on the outside and was super dry and bitter on the inside. We mixed the ganache into the cake, but it didn't really help. It did NOT hit the spot and I will never order the homemade chocolate cake again. I would, however, suggest the Sicillian Splash drink. It was quite tasty.

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Thank Kimber P
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

My husband ordered an eggplant dish. The dish came with overcooked, soggy pasta and a few strips of eggplant. I ordered penne rustica which was supposed to have shrimp and chicken in it. I did have 2 strips of chicken with no shrimp. The pasta was also overcooked. We also ordered a glass of wine to go with our dinner. The waitress did pour each of us a "skimpy" glass of wine. Awful food and terrible service!!

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Thank Born2Travel57
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Had a wonderful dinner at the Macaroni Grill! I had the spinach salad with scallops (instead of shrimp). There were a lot of scallops and the salad was wonderful! Also Loved the bread!! My spouse had the chicken cacciatore which he Loved!! There was enough on his plate to take home for lunch the next day!! And the house wine is very reasonably priced!! Great Value!

Thank Lori S
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We sat down and looked over the menu. Nothing very authentic about the "Italian" food. We ordered a glass of wine and a beer.
The waitress brought them out with a 1.5 litre of wine and a water type glass. My wife asked for a wine glass which the waitress brought out and poured a skimpy amount of wine in it.
I asked how much wine she had poured and she responed 2 ounces. She proceeded to race thru highlights of the menu and the specials.
When she came back we asked for our check due to our disinterest in the menu and the light pour of house wine.
We paid our check which included a charge of $5.50 for the two ounce glass of wine and went up the street to Johnny Carino's where we enjoyed a nice dinner.

Thank William S
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