Romano's Macaroni Grill - Cerritos

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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Enjoyed the food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Wonderful friendly staff and delicious food and wine!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

was my fave, assuming covid has affected quality of the food. limited menu and outside seating is kind of ugly lol food was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for good food and drinks thank

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JustinR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

We waited forever for our food. Over twenty minutes after our salads.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were seated right away. It took a long time before a server came over to greet us or offer drinks. We had our two year old with us so waiting can becoming channaling at some point. When our appetizer finally came out it was extremely cold like it had been sitting for a long time. We asked then to take it back. When the food came out it was hot and ready to eat. Our server was very nice and polite and we could see he was busy but the cold food and the ling wait just made it so we would not want to come back.

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vipTlcg
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We jus happened 2go ther on Vday wknd~omg😖 😍🥰but we hopped into the bar 4immediate seating np❣️❣️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I have been to Macaroni Grill a few times and I’ve always had. Good time . However, this time was not that pleasant, especially the food. I always order The same thing that’s why I knew this time it was not cooked well on the inside and burned from the outside. Same thing with my husband’s meal .
I asked for a booth and they sat us next to the kitchen area with a bar across the seats, so I guess that makes it a booth !!!??!!!
I could smell all the different dishes cooking some were pleasant others like fish were not .

I don’t think I’ll ever return to this place .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Even with a reservation, we had to wait a 1/2 hour to be seated. Once seated, it took awhile for our server to appear. The whole experience felt rushed. I’ve been to this particular restaurant many times, but it had always been a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The overall experience was subpar. Our server gave us great service but unfortunately the food was very lacking. All of the appetizers came out cold....all 3 of them which was disappointing. The entrees were all hot and tasted good which was the saving grace for the whole evening.

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ShakeelQ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Salad came after the meal. Water came after repeated requests. Food was not properly cooked

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JoseC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I believe that they tried to squeeze as many people as they can for Valentine's Day. The food was good but not great.

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StevenA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. It was very crowded but our server was able to stay on top of all the tables nearby. I will definitely be returning asap.

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DONM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Too expensive for the fast food I was served.
I will not return, nor will anyone I can persuade.

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vipTlcg
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Was delicious as always 😋😋😋

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vipdarlener
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat in bar

Service pretty good

our server was busy because he was also the bar tender

got food to go and restaurant was out of utensils :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We arrived for our scheduled 7:30PM reservation and were seated promptly. After being seated it took approximately 15 minutes for a server to take our drink order. Actually receiving the drinks took another 10-15 minutes. Never once were we asked for a refill, I ordered a glass of wine that the manager had to bring as the waiter could not seem to keep up. We ordered condiments that we had to request from another waiter as ours disappeared for 20 minutes without notice. This was our first time experience and it will surely be the last. I am not one to ever complain about service but this was the worst experience I have ever had at any restaurant and that includes fast food.

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blonde0954
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First no waiter was assigned to our table so we had to ask to be served. The waiter took our order and then commented that the bar was busy....and apparently did not place our order until we asked about it. I don't mind waiting if we at least have a glass of wine. Food was not great. I had chicken scallopini. Chicken was so thin it was tough. Sauce was boring. Friend had lasagna and said it was so so. We won't be back.

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Rosie
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great menu. The service is always great. We really enjoy having dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Food came out cold
Service was very slow

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brendam
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Was seated with no napkins or silverware bus boy had our server bring them :(
Salad was fresh an tasty. Main course had NO SAUCE tortellini was a lil burnt and only desert available was Cheese cake or ice cream
No Cannoli “ THEY RAN OUT” how can that be it was a special evening, special dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service , delicious food , fast service . . 25.00 Holiday Menu was excellent ! Open Table reservation , hostess sat us right away .

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Sharon
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time a Macaroni Grill. There are many delicious menu items plus make your own pasta dish. The service was great and the atmosphere was very lively. It's a nice place to eat before going the the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts or a movie

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
722 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is always consistently good here. The chef prepares a nice meal. Service was lacking, as no real engagement, water refill, etc.

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CarlT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Some of the problem can be attributed to it being Thanksgiving, but the attitude is inexcusable. We had a 7:30 reservation. The service was extremely slow even though the place was not nearly full. They ran out of Turkey, but it took them almost a half hour after ordering to tell us. Steaks were ordered and another half hour later a manager tells very unapologetically that they were also out of steak. After nearly another hour of wait time and several ignored requests for more drinks, we left. No one made any attempt to apologize but made sure to charge us full price for everything delivered to the table. They seemed to feel they did us a favor by letting us in their restaurant. Not the Macaroni Grill I used to know. Sorry to have lost a regular spot for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff! Everyone had a smile on their face, they liked being at work! Food was great. Thank you for a nice evening.

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MarC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Always a quality experience. Macaroni Grill has been around for a while & never disappoints. I wish there were more locations, but glad we still have Cerritos nearby.

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Sharon
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Macaroni Grill is a nice place to visit before going to the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts. The place is lively, food is delicious and the prices are reasonable. The waiters are very friendly too.

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MarciaW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were sitted right away even though our reservation wasn't for anther 15 minutes. Stephanie was our server and was very good. The food was pretty good. The noise level and music could be decreased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seeing performance @ Cerritos Center.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food not good

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, table was ready when we arrived and the service and food was awesome.

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kelli75095
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Good food and good service. We were seated right away. The server, Frank, did a great job. Thank you.

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Rigger
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with good wait staff. Prices are reasonable and quality is outstanding.

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TomR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hostess and waiter were very helpful and gave outstanding service.

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AnnieH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

No it's awful. Mushy pasta, overcooked fish, cheap wine and slow kitchen. Waitress was great tho:)

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CANative
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server Steph was great, despite being "slammed" with many tables. The food had some great moments (brussel sprouts) and mediocre moments (pasta dish). While Steph was very accommodating of my gluten free requirements, it would be very beneficial to provide more guidance on the menu.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the food and the ambiance at Macaroni Grill. The service is excellent and they really treat you like a guest! (I do miss the strolling opera singers, however!) Red wine, fresh bread with olive oil, and Lasagna Bolognese - love it every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was good (slightly slow, but everyone very responsive and respective), however food left something to be desired. There was something wrong with virtually every dish, and for the price would expect better quality dishes.

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vipCynthia
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised. I hadn't been in Macaroni Grill for a very long time and I was expecting a bland experience like an Olive Garden. But it was substantially better than that. Pork chop and tortellacci. Yum.

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Cerritos does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Cerritos also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 916-7722.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Cerritos is rated 3.9 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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