Macaroni's Restaurant
Macaroni's Restaurant

Macaroni's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.macaronis.net/
  • Phone: 2154643040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am -4:00 pm Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gianni Primavera
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Welsh Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on street and also available in rear shoping center
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Macaroni's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (27)romantic (23)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (12)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Can't wait to go back for more.
    Pappy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This spot is a star in the culinary wasteland that is NE Philly. The service was terrific and the restaurant was spotless. Really nice menu and clever specials. Our meals were terrific from start to finish including service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we enjoyed our meal
    yummyforthetummy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was too dark to read the menu, I think you need to add some lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • paula
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    An outstanding restaurant. Notably elegant for a small neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant in NE Philly
    aprime619
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food here is amazing I would come here just for the roasted peppers alone great food , great service can't wait till they open the outside area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Mapobx
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very good food, well prepared. Very nice and efficient wait staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Lexicanfield313
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had the lobster ravioli, my hubby had crab and my daughter had penne vodka. All were delicious. Food was spectacular. A little pricey but totally worth the $$$.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I was a frequent customer when this restaurant was operated by the original owners. Friends recommended it so we gave it a try as it is always good to find a close by restaurant that serves good food. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great. Selections on the menu were varied and expensive considering they did not serve any vegetable with my entree. Our appetizers were better than our entrees but we all were (4 of us) of the opinion that we wouldn't return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh
    blondefoodie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Macaroni's is an absolute gem in the northeast. Appetizers, salads, entrees, specials, and desserts were absolutely delicious and COMPLETELY fresh. As a group that dines out every Thursday night, my friends and I all agreed everything was prepared to order with in house preparations. When we were there, we noticed that they are in the process of creating an outdoor space. It was huge, adorned with a bar. This could be a great addition to the spring and summer months for outdoor eating....We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RR65
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was very good; I particularly enjoyed the Tuna Steak.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    MangiaVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything was outstanding !!! From the food to the martinis to the service. Can't wait till they open the out door patio bar
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night out spot
    shelbysimon08
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I went to Macaroni's to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and we were not disappointed by the place at all. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Everyone in the place was pleasant, and the prices were reasonable. Overall, it was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TRAVELBUGVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food and presentation were very good - The bread with the peppers is a nice touch and is brought to the table complimentary. Listen to the specials, as they seem to have many and our waiter seemed very knowledgeable. Two of my table-mates had pasta which looked very good and plentiful. Portions are a nice size, although I would have liked a little more on my plate (I had the Chilean sea-bass special). Restaurant was clean, big bar area and definitely seemed like there was enough staff which is why I don't understand why our waiter seemed to drop the ball once our food arrived? At that point everything fell apart for us. Your waiter can made a big difference no matter how good the food. I even had to ask for the check-no good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We found that many dishes were over the top great while some others were so-so, especially considering the cost. This was true not only for this meal but over time as well. Had the same dish one time and it was great and another time it fell short. Will I go back, yes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rs0678
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    As always the food was spectacular. The bar has some nice signature cocktails as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service sucked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The same time that we had booked for our reservation the restaurant had a private party . They basically completely ignored us and ruined our anniversary meal . They at the very least could have pretended that they cared about the money we spent . The food itself was the only redeeming quality
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Second Time Around
    Skirsch
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is the second time we have been to Macaroni's and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The food is always excellent and the staff is pleasant and on top of things, but you don't feel like they are rushing or suffocating you. Love the atmosphere of the restaurant and very excited to see they are building a patio with nice size bar. We will definitely return for a third time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • skip
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The service and food was excellent. They made you feel that you were a king. Waited on you hand and foot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JoeC
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My wife and I have been to Macaroni's before and so far it has not been disappointed. Experience has been great for a quite dinner with your wife/husband and even our children who also have enjoyed it. Every time we go there, we always run into someone (friends) that we know and it is nice that other people that we know also liked. The last time there we, my wife and I were celebrating our 27th wedding Anniversary and the food was great. My wife had the Veal Primo and I enjoyed a perfect cooked Ahi Tuna steak. We shared a lobster salad that was amazing and so was the entire dinner. We definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This restaurant is a beautiful place with absolutely the best food!! It is the best kept secret in the Northeast! I will go here for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Pleasant Surprise!
    pgmaher
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    What a nice restaurant! It's location and appearance from outside may make you overlook this treasure. But once inside you'll notice an upscale ambiance that you wouldn't expect. The staff was very courteous and professional. The food was delicious. Overall it was quite a pleasant surprise. My only somewhat negative comment would be the quickness of the service. I prefer a slower pace but that may have been due the the early hour of my reservation and the fact that it was mid-week.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the Macaroni's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Yum!!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several time and will keep going back. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. They have a seasonal special menu and their wine list is great. Any questions I have ever had about the wines or the ingredients that were used, were answered immediately. Great place for a romantic dinner for two or a group a friends looking to enjoy a delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful experience for sure!
    Mictom
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This restaurant has been in the neighborhood and under our nose for many years, but unfortuantely under our radar as well. We FINALLY booked a reservation and WOW! what a treat. Food was delicious, service was superb. The ambiance was also a plus. Soon, there will be outside dining and bar area. Cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad
    valerie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Good food good service a bit on expensive side. Atmosphere not bad but small noise level was a bit high too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unexpected gem in NE Philly
    staccam
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was very good. We had a table of 7 and all enjoyed everything that was ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Macaroni's
    Dick
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    As always, at lunch or dinner the food is great, reasonable and professionally handled like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Since the update, it is very attractive also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Irol8210
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    You get the center city vibe without having to travel to center city and deal with the traffic and parking issues. Also great food and service! My only gripe is that the atmosphere seems "cold" though, and my husband agrees. If you can get past that....it's great!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    MangiaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Everything was amazing... We had drinks first at the bar. Our bar tender Joey is a true mixologist (try the limoncello martini) our waiter tony was on point but never over bearing. (Get the veal chop Milanese) can't wait to go back (get the creme brûlée pie for dessert)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another good birthday dinner
    BunnyLadyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Good portions of well prepared italian dishes . Great peppers with bread. Polenta just right.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was our first time dining here. We definitely will come back. Food was AWESOME . Staff was friendly and on point with service.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOP SPOT!! MUST EAT HERE!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This restaurant has it all!! Great food, great service, and an elegant place to dine. I hate when people go to a restaurant and they say that the food was great, but the price was too high. It just doesn't make sense. At Macaroni's, the food is GREAT, and the price is extremely fair for the portions and the quality of food. I can't wait to eat here again!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian restaurant
    Kls0427
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Menu was varied, offering pasta, seafood and meat. Food was very tasty and of high quality. Enjoyed the ambiance, the cocktails, the wine, and especially the food. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our food
    crackcrab
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Friendly, attentive and very professional staff...The food came out of the kitchen HOT. The salads were very good. The caesar with achovies was delicious. The chicken siciliana was hot and spicy just like my friend likes. The deserts were nothing special. They are a bit pricey, save this one for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Lost something at dinner and called the restaurant the next day. Spoke to the owner who said he would ask the server if it was found and call me back in 30 minutes. It is 4 days later and I am still waiting for that call. Also we were charged for items we never received.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food and service at Macaroni's are always good. Be aware that you will be paying downtown prices for a restaurant next to a laundrymat. The inside is very nice but the location leaves a lot to be desired. We had two other couples with us who had never dined here before and they definitely suffered sticker shock when the bill came.
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  • Good food, pleasant people
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We were seated right away and found they were keeping the front doors open because some people had complained that the restaurant was too hot. As this was a 7:45 reservation my date and I both found it chilly and I asked if the doors could be closed and the hostesses were happy to oblige. 30 mins. later they were open again. The food was tasty but there were very long delays between courses. I fear those delays had more bearing on the texture of the scallops than actual overcooking by the chef. I waited a long time for a drink refill which was finally delivered by one of the hostesses. In the waiters' defense, he had a table of 15 or 16 also, but 3 parties were seated after us and were served and completed their meals long before us.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    skelly221
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    ALWAYS impeccable service and oustanding food. Dimly lit yet not too dark, perfect ambiance and terrigic drink selection. Been there at least once a month for the last 2 years.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CLASSY
    OUT2muchVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    THE RESTAURANT HAS A CENTRE CITY VIBE IN THE NORTH EAST. GOOD FOOD, NICE SERVICE.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!`
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had a wonderful diner! Started with a Shrimp & pea Risotto with tomato and saffron broth - tremendous! I had a Ciopinno - clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari and crab meat. My wife had a wonderful pasta with Jumbo crabmeat. Great waiter, great ambiance - we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never had a bad meal
    Phillyfoodiegirl
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Every time we have a special occasion to celebrate or just want to have a nice dinner, this is where we go. Food is excellent, service is outstanding. Never had a bad experience and I've been here plenty of times. I would recommend and have recommended this restaurant to anyone..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Northeast Restaurant.
    SeashoreDiamondsVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic