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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Bakersfield

3.3
3.3
30 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture and conversation, Romano's Macaroni Grill believes every meal is a chance to celebrate and toast to life, pasta and of course, vino! Every meal is started off right -- with a bottle of wine at the center of the table, encouraging guests to pour as they please while exploring the extensive menu of handcrafted Italian classics. Macaroni Grill restaurants feature an open kitchen that allows guests to see its fresh ingredients and preparation techniques that blend Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration, in a polished casual atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Home cooking

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (661) 588-2277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Macaroni Grill captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to groups and parties of any size. It's important to us to source key ingredients, like our rich Pomodorina sauce, from small Italian farms to create better tasting food for you - and your guests. Whether you are planning your next work event, your birthday party or your wedding, we have a dedicated catering team that is happy to help create the perfect menu for your guest list - no matter your group size or budget. For more information please reach out to Sally Mabbott at 714-336-2687.

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining space captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to groups and parties of any size. For more information please reach out to Sally Mabbott at 714-336-2687.

  • Private party contact

    Brandyn Russell: (970) 402-1755

  • Neighborhood

    Bakersfield

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 30 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Good for Groups

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was great and server was attentive to us. Service over all however and food times were slow. Restaurant was maybe a third full. Mainly when we arrived for Our reservation at 8 PM there was no host to greet us for 10 minutes before anyone said anything and all I heard is I’ll be right with you… It was 20 minutes before anyone got us started to honor the reservation… then waited a little bit longer for our table to be ready. This wouldn’t be a big deal if I had walked in but I had made a reservation and as a result we didn’t start our dinner till 8:30 PM a full half hour after our reservation start time.

  2. MP

    MarkP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Service very slow

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took Mom for Mother’s Day. On special holidays, we never typically have a high expectation of being overly serviced, as the staff tends to be overwhelmed with people that only go out for special occasions. That was NOT the case this Mother’s Day Sunday. We had 1 o’clock reservations, we were seated as soon as we got there at 1 o’clock. That was the 1st plus, as I expected there could be a bit of a wait. Next our server, Carley, was amazing! Always making sure we had what we needed. Never skipped a beat. Was on top of refills, without hesitation. For being an Italian restaurant, the steak special was out of this world! The steak was cooked to perfection, thanks to the watchful eye of the manager. She made sure our meal was delivered hot, and the steak was cooked to the right temperatures. It was a great day to celebrate Mom! And thanks to the macaroni grill, we had a great meal and a wonderful afternoon! We give this restaurant an A++

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day weekend was very organized!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Was put in a back corner with no one else around and they seemed to forget about us.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3

    As soon as we walked in the place it smelled really bad and my child dropped her crayons underneath the table as we reached to get them we noticed that there was a lot of old Lemon slices and facemask and who knows what other stuff was their also their floors were super filthy would not go back

  7. KC

    KristeenC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst place In Bakersfield to eat. They should close down. They had two servers for the entire restaurant and no bartender. Worst service!

  8. B

    Bugs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Hadn't been to Macaroni Grill since before the pandemic. Not what I remembered, but then everything has changed. Ordered Lasagne Bites, received fried mozzarella.

  9. FE

    FaustinoE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Hopefully, orders can be served faster (not in 1 hour of a wait).

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Had a reservation for 7:45 did not get our food until after 930. Had our drinks refilled one time the whole time we sat there. Once we got the check we just went to the front to pay, did not have any desire to sit there another hour to have our ticket taken care of. There was another couple that came in 45 min after us. Once we got our food they just walked out as theirs was still no where in sight.

  11. h

    henryc

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Service was not bad, but the way they organized the night was awful. Since we got to the door to the time we received our food was over two hours with a reservation.

  12. A

    Agr8tguy

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    This restaurant was clearly overwhelmed by the Valentines Day crowd. We were served bread and wine for two hours after our 7:00 p.m. reservation time. My wife and I finally gave up and left without a meal, but a heafty $35.00 bill for a glass of wine and appetizers.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Don’t go celebrate Valentine’s Day, wait time to get my table was 45 min even with reservation. Time to get our food was another 30 min. Food was good and my waiter apologized for the long time waiting.

  14. MT

    MarkT

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We had not been here for a long time so thought we would do an early dinner on Valentine’s Day and beat the crowds. We had a reservation and the crowd was light but the maitre de sat us next to the kitchen, and near a family with 3 kids. Our waitress was kind enough to offer to move us but we decided not to fuss about it. Turned out that we should have moved. I had the lasagne bolognese and it was good…not great. Salad was fresh, Mediterranean dressing was light but tasteful. The bread was excellent! Wife is a light eater and ordered the lobster bisque for her meal. It was way too salty for either of out tastes. Also did not have Stella Artois in stock., which was just slightly annoying. Wife love the peach sangria. Overall, not a bad experience but not good enough to displace our regular go-to choices for Italian food in Bakersfield.

  15. d

    davidl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great night ! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and the manager brought us a delightful dessert on the house to congratulate us . It was very kind. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a special eve.The salmon was sublime !

  16. L

    Logan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    We were glad to have a place to eat on Christmas Day. The food was good but the service staff were overwhelmed and under trained: initial drink orders came right before the entrees, which actually beat our appetizers to the table. A table of loud hearing-challenged guests arrived as we were served, commenting repeatedly on their various chronic health issues and the latest gossip about their priest. Merry Christmas.

  17. LM

    LucM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Sunday night dinner - took over 1 hour to get our food , and it was lukewarm … we told the wait staff and they didn’t apologize or even offer to make it right ; food tasted fine.

  18. SG

    SteveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My visit at Macaroni Grill was outstanding, The food was great and the service was even better. Our waitress was very infomative on the menu and our experience could not have been better.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Love that you can still color the tables

  20. SD

    SteveD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food3service3ambience1

    We got to the restaurant and the person in charge would not seat us. I showed him the reservations and he said had groups ahead of us. The reservation didn’t mean a thing to him or the restaurant. We had to sit at the bar. Never going back.

  21. LB

    LauraB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We waited an hour to be served our dinner and when it came it was cold. Service was terrible and the waitress never apologized for the delay. We eat often at Romano's Macaroni grill at other locations but this one was a terrible experience

  22. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    My partner and I both got sick from the food that night. First and last time go to this place.

  23. FB

    FrankB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Being there was a lack of restaurant help, our meal experience was pretty good. The block of bread that was served to us seemed old and hard, very hard to cut. My meal, a create your own and was very good, but could have used a bit more sauce. The italian sausage was very good, asparagus wasn't par boiled and raw, but still was a good dish. My husband had the chicken marsala, he said it was good but the chicken was pounded too thin. Otherwise a good dish.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall1food4service4ambience4

    I used Open Table for a 7:00pm reservation for 2 at Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Bakersfield, CA. When we arrived, we were told that there are not accepting any type of reservations for tonight at their restaurant. This experience made me furious with both Open Table and their restaurant. Never have I had this negative experience before using Open Table. The link to Open Table is on their website. We were there on time and thought everything would go smoothly. They were going to place us on a long list of customers ahead of us to get into the restaurant. So, we left.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made reservations for valentines like 2 weeks in advance. Valentines day came and they were only focusing on online orders. They sent me home and canceled my reservesation

  26. t

    timp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always a good meal. A little on the pricey side, but quality food.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time there and we had a wonderful experience. Our server Wally was excellent and very helpful with the menu.

  28. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very disappointed after confirming my reservation in the afternoon, arrive for my 6pm reservation to find the restaurant completely closed. If you can automate the reservation and confirmation process, you should also message the closed process.

  29. CR

    ClareR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was terrible. I wrote to the company to complain but no word back.

  30. LB

    LilianaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great, even though it was hot! It’s Bakerfield

FAQs

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Bakersfield does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Bakersfield also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (661) 588-2277.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Bakersfield is rated 3.3 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Romano's Macaroni Grill - Bakersfield

8850 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93312-2153

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bakersfield

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Home cooking

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (661) 588-2277

  • Catering

    Macaroni Grill captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to groups and parties of any size. It's important to us to source key ingredients, like our rich Pomodorina sauce, from small Italian farms to create better tasting food for you - and your guests. Whether you are planning your next work event, your birthday party or your wedding, we have a dedicated catering team that is happy to help create the perfect menu for your guest list - no matter your group size or budget. For more information please reach out to Sally Mabbott at 714-336-2687.

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining space captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to groups and parties of any size. For more information please reach out to Sally Mabbott at 714-336-2687.

  • Private party contact

    Brandyn Russell: (970) 402-1755

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