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“Huge food, great price.”

Romano's Macaroni Grill
Ranked #40 of 67 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture, and conversation, Romano's Macaroni Grill has been proudly serving unforgettable meals that leave a lasting impression to our deserving guests since 1988 - with knowledge, care and Italian charisma infused in everything we do. At Romano's Macaroni Grill, we know that for our guests any night out is a big night out - and it is our responsibility and privilege to treat it as such. That's why we start every meal off right: With a bottle of wine at the center of the table, while you explore our menu of expertly handcrafted rustic dishes and Italian classics. Warm distinctive touches, like our signature honor system wine and bustling open kitchen, create a memorable, sensory experience that you'll remember long after you leave the table.
Sydney Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Huge food, great price.”
Reviewed April 17, 2010

My daughter and I had dinner at this restaurant after shopping one evening, the service was great, the food and wine excellent. Staff friendly and helpful, service quick.

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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Just Bad”
Reviewed April 11, 2010

Everything came out drowning in oil and cheese. There is only one healthy low fat option on the menu (plain salmon). The service was slow and snobby. The wait was long. The fact that this restaurant was so crowded speaks volumes about the shortage of decent dining options in the area. You'd be much better off going across the way to the large market and getting take-out.

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3 reviews
“Fair to partly cloudy - at best.”
Reviewed March 19, 2010

Someone else summed it up below - too many other good places to eat to bother with this. But I will add - we have 4 kids, 3 teens and a very near teen so it was handy for a late dinner.

We did get right in (although it was 8:30), once seated got beverages quickly and some pretty good bread to share. but then the service slowed down quite a bit.

Once our food did arrive, we had to ask for silverware, and 1 of our our orders was forgotten so we had to wait nearly 10 minutes for that entree.

For the money I'd go elsewhere. The upside is the grocery store (ABC Store) across from the restaurant is great!

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Los Angeles
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Cheese and crackers in your car would be better!”
Reviewed March 2, 2010

There are too many good restaurants in the Waikaloa area to waste any of your precious time or money at this place. As seasoned travelers, we did just that one evening recently, and wish we'd had better sense. If you like eating mediocre ersatz Italian food in a noisy, dormatory dining hall atmosphere, then you'll have no problems. But if you care a whit about food and service, avoid this place at all costs. Our waitress could have cared less about us, my lasagna surely had been made the day before and re-heated, and my husband's request for Parmesan cheese resulted in a 15-minute wait and finally a carelessly thrown portion in a take-away cup. "Two thumbs Down . . . Way Down"!

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Thank NancyB37
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White Mountains of New Hampshire
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Disappointing Macaroni Grill”
Reviewed February 18, 2010

Not the same as the ones on the mainland. Smaller portions and more expensive plus not the same quality or recipes But it's always crowded.

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Thank VWH
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