Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA

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$30 and under
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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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3.6based on recent ratings
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3.6
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3.8
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CharlesF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Enjoyed our server, Andrew, was quick, kind, and attentive. Food was excellent. We will return!

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BrittaniB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and the waitress was super attentive.

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vipStevenS
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have dined at this restaurant several times, each of which enjoyed this local neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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Spacehappy
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very happy with the meal and the service. Covid 19 precautions were followed by the staff, and spacing was adequate. Would recommend and would eat there again.

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SteveK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Apparently, they are having issues maintaining employees: the management had to step in to fill positions where employees did not show. We were not informed of this until after we had waited 45 minutes for our food; on top of that, this is Macaroni GRILL; our food tasted "steamed".

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NaomiM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was good. Our server wasn’t the best. My fiancé and I had been servers so I understand, but she was not busy at all and neglected to pay enough attention to us. She messed up my fiancé’s salad order and then came and picked it up after we got our entres and it took almost 20 minutes for her to bring him a new one.... it was a slow night and we had to wait a while. We both got the unlimited salad for 2.50 and not once did she ask if we wanted a refill... it was my first time going to macaroni grill and I was disappointed...

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MelissaC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for lunch for my Birthday and we were one of only 4 couples there. It was great food and the service was great. It has been along time since I have eaten at Macaroni Grill and I was very happy to be able to go in and have a nice sit-down meal.

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Scrapit
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Corp needs to finally close this location. constantly the food comes out COLD, we have NEVER received our two meals at the same time, and food is not the meals that we order.

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GennyW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

First time eating in a restaurant since lockdown. We were looking forward to our favorite salad at Macaroni but it's no longer on the menu. Small portions for $13. plate. for the salad we did order. We should have looked at the menu before going there. Seems like many restaurants have eliminated our favorite dishes from what we've been told or seen online menus. So disappointing. The waitress was nice but she didn't listen carefully to some of our needs. We will not be going back until we an get the salad that we like.

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JoanneE
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Pasta too expensive no salad.service was so slow.waiters and hostess was like no knowledge.id never come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

denied my reservation and made me wait an extra two hours

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Juan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I had a reservation at 8:30pm. I didn’t get seated until 10:30pm. The hostees was very slow . There was about 8 empty tables at once and they still weren’t seating anyone. Not organized at all .

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Went for Valentine’s Day. The restaurant did not honor our reservation. So we waited an hr in the waiting hr. Moved to the bar to order food because we were hungry at that point. Waiting another hour just to receive food that was ice cold. The butter wouldn’t even melt on my steak. However the service in the area area was very well, but overall it was a horrible experience. I will never eat there again nor recommend it.

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matthewh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open table over booked the entire restaurant. Romano’s didn’t bother checking their reservations for the night. Valentine’s Day is the biggest night of the year for reservations but myself and others we’re left scrambling on the biggest date night of the year.

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SteveM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ONLY non-perfect part of the meal was the wait time. Our reservation was for 6:00 pm, but we weren't seated until @ 6:20. Everything else was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow and I didn’t like sitting so close to the open kitchen and hearing the chefs shout.

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ElizabethU
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Bad service with not many people in on there. Prices ere so high.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I was told there was gonna be 40 min wait till I told them I had reservations. The waitress was playing in nose, right before he picked up the food. Not washing his hands

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JaimeP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and service. Definitely a kids friendly restaurant!

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vipRocboimusic
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good try, bad delivery

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pbpayroll7
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was terrible and food wasn’t too great but appreciate them being open on the holiday.

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RalphU
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very loud and kind of disorganized
However, considering the occasion—they did quite well

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Karen
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Good food and great service
Open Christmas Day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the server (Donald) was amazing!!! It was our Anniversary and we were extremely happy with our visit. We will be back, so much more we want to try!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday and the Food and service were great.

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AnthonyP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very disappointed in how Macaroni Grill gas declined. Took about 15 min minutes to get utensils after appetizers arrived and plastic to go utensils were provided since no utensils were available (business was slow too). Main entree was undercooked and portions were very small. Also overcharged for salad that was included with entree. I hope they turn around and correct these issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a productive gathering!

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vipKarenD
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

While I love Romano's Macaroni Grill it seems this location struggles.

My husband and I arrived for a late lunch/early dinner. I ordered the create-your-own pasta and he ordered a pasta entree with a side of meatballs. We both added a caesar salad to start.

Our server looked busy, although there were only about four parties sat in the entire restaurant at that time. Then we realized why...as she brings our water, soda and bread about 10 minutes later we (and she) realized that the salads weren't being made.

Due to the open concept kitchen area, in front of which we were sitting, we watched her sit in front of what we assumed was the salad station waiting. Almost done with our loaf of bread and still no salad, she went back, put on gloves and made our salads.

So when they were brought to us, and she did apologize, our meals came out almost right after. She asked us if we wanted another helping of unlimited salad though, at that point with hot meals in front of us, even though we might've enjoyed that earlier it didn't make sense then.

Our meals came and, while I requested pine nuts added to mine, it had none. While my husband requested a side of meatballs we waited patiently, thinking she only had two hands and would bring that out next, but they didn't come. So while she was chatting with her backs to us with another waitress, we pardoned ourselves and called across to inquire about our meatballs. She starts talking to one of the cooks who, in Spanish, admits he forgot them.

So the meatballs come halfway through my husband having finished his pasta.

We actually felt badly for the wait staff. It seems there was no manager on duty and the stations were unmanned so she really did the best she could on her own.

We will give it another shot simply because we love this chain and their food offerings but a regional manager needs a second look at how this restaurant is being run. This is the second time we've come and found the experience lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Went fo. friend’s bday. Told Open Table. Told receptionist. Told server. All responded. Four other tables also having bdays (restaurant was almost empty). Three of four recvd dessert w sing and candle. We recvd free dessert acknowledged as such by server and NO CELEBRATION Otherwise. Server was not very attentive but at least one other table of hers had bday things. Other server was very responsive to his tables.
I was very disappointed for my friend. I went there though it’s a bit more expensive than other Italian restaurants because they always do nice celebrations. Couldn’t believe almost empty. Sent word of complaint to cooperate but have only recvd emails everyday w discount coupons. No acknowledgement of concern.

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abermommy
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We arrived to a nearly empty restaurant on a Friday night. The floor was so sticky our shoes were nearly adhered to the ground with every step. Even though there were hardly any diners, the service was absolutely atrocious. Not only did I have to ask for water EVERY TIME my glass was empty, but the server and other employees (including the manager) left dirty dishes on the table long after we were finished eating, to the point where I had to flag someone down to get them removed. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food didn’t taste good

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jldagny
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and our server, Frank, were great!

Our only issue was the seating hostess. My reservation specifically asked for a table at the front due to my disability. She sat the first arriving guests at the booth all the way in the back! When I got there, I asked to change to one of the many available tables in the front. She reluctantly moved us to the front booth but didn't speak and had a scowl on her face. However, before she moved us, she left me stuck standing there with my cane and disabled legs while she sat 2 other tables first before she would finally speak to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rediscover a wonderful restaurant in mall of Ga area. With new restaurants opening, this is uncrowded gem! Everything was prepared excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was so so. I originally ordered chicken parmesan. I was not happy with it when it arrived. It was extra big and the edges were extra hard like a big flat piece of breaded chicken that was cook too long. Chicken parmesan should not be crunchy. I had that returned and requested the penny pasta and sausage. That was pretty tasty. The server only filled up my cup when he initially set it down and left it empty the rest of the time. I didn't even have a glass of water until I asked. The manager is nice, she's an African American older woman. She's very helpful

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kimd
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traffic was terrible on I-85 that evening. Our patient staff kept us in beverages and waited patiently for everyone in our party of 9 to arrive. We had good food and a great time.
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ScottD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst Food and service I ever had at this place has gone way down.

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PamM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. This location is the best one we have ever been to.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They sneak in s 2.50 per entree salad fee. This would be ok if they asked if we would like to add a salad to our order. However we where simply asked what salads we wanted with our entrees. Due to this shady business practice I will never eat at a Romanos again... I feel ripped off... food was gloriously mediocre... no parmesan cheese was offered, the bread dip was pepper and a really awful olive oil... the chicken ordered was dry and I felt salty... I will not eat at a Romano's ever again. Ripped off by the server, over charged due to shady business practice and served sub standard food for a exorbitant price. No thanks.

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JimM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We arrived at 1:15 for a 1:45 reservation. I checked in at the podium and they acknowledge that they had it. In spit of that we were forgotten and our name crossed out without us being seated. When we were finally seated (I spoke up and asked) the mother's Day menu was not offered. no server was assigned to us until my daughter asked about 20 minutes after we were seated. the grilled chicken of the Pollo Caprese was dry and tasteless.

On the positive side our server was great and the pizza one or our party ordered was wonderful.

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LouP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

It was a combination Mother's day & birthday brunch for my wife, mom, son & his girlfriend. Our waiter was very inattentive with bread and drink refills. It took over an hour to get our food and all I ordered the cinnamon apple french toast. They were not crowded. The food was "warm" enough. We complained to the manager and she took 25% off. Being a celebratory brunch, the overall experience was very disappointing. We didn't enjoy ourselves at all. By the time the food arrived we just wanted to eat and leave ASAP. Had it not been Mother's day we would have walked out but we had reservations and going elsewhere would have prolonged an already ruined brunch.

FAQs

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 714-0049.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Mall of GA is rated 3.6 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.