Romano's Macaroni Grill - Cerritos

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us this Thanksgiving, from 11am-9pm, for a special three-course turkey dinner for $24.99. Our regular menu is also available.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Day with us and enjoy a hand crafted Italian feast. We’ll be open from 11am-9pm and serving a special three-course, prix fixe menu for $25, as well as our regular dinner menu.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Day with us and enjoy a hand crafted Italian feast. We’ll be open from 11am-9pm and serving a special three-course, prix fixe menu for $25, as well as our regular dinner menu.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 115 People Are Saying
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MC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

S
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

MW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food not good

OT
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.

k
Los Angeles
20 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.

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

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

TR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

AH
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:)

CA
Los Angeles
28 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.

DS
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!

OT
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.

C
Orange County
30 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.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food was very delicious at an affordable price

AY
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Bella, was excellent! Great food and great service! Highly recommended!

J
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently celebrated the 7th birthday of our oldest daughter. The experience, food, and service was great!

AH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The host was great from greeting to seating. Great selection of meals are available.
Over all we enjoyed dinner and care we received. We will be back to try wonderful selections of food.

AT
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Sam, you are a great server, Kate & Stephanie making sure everything was handled to get us all out on time for the Cerritos Performing Arts Center! See you for the next show there. I loved the lamb shank, I'm ordering it next time too, incredible!!!

S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Also good quality and fresh food. We love it

T
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was yummy as usual😋😋😋

DL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The restaurant was empty, but we were ignored....we constantly had to flag a member of the staff for service.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dining this evening

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My wife and I have been here many times. And this time was not up to the standard we expected. Our first bread was warm and stale. The fried mozzarella was over cooked, no cheese inside just breading. My wife's corn soup was cold. We were too tired to make a fuss.

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great services and good food! It gets a bit noisy at times, but this place is great for a family dinner. They could do better with maintaining the bathrooms cleaner as it sometimes gets dirty. The customer service has always been great for the last twenty years. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends!

T
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zak was our waiter 😍 very attentive 👍🏻 we all had something different & enjoyed everything
The Brussels are one of my favorites 😋😋 & I order that b4 the delicious bread come out❣️❣️❣️

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Good service but the food was terrible: my dad was not served his food until all of us were basically finished, he was served some random sandwich not even made how he had asked and was served fries instead of breakfast potatoes. You can tell they weren’t ready for breakfast.

ML
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I get it was mother's day so it's busier, however, we were given a tight table space with a seat directly in the walking area for servers. Wish they didn't seat us so tightly or used areas where it might be dangerous to impede emergency traffic.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and so was the service. We love the Penne Rustica and the Chicken Scallopine.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service: hostess & bartender very nice! One star off due to the fact the bartender seemed quite busy so maybe having another body would’ve helped the service move along faster. Couldn’t get his attention quickly BUT he was very nice and genuinely happy to be at work which is GREAT to see. Give him some help so he can focus more on his patrons!

Food: Good but not amazing- won’t blow you away but it is a good meal. Definitely ask for their bread with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. Pasta was slightly undercooked but still not bad. Chicken Parmesan is a great fall back option if you can’t choose a dish.

Value: Had a coupon so it was definitely worth it but a little on the pricier side without it. Definitely would like to visit for happy hour!

Overall: a good option to dine- hostess was very kind in accommodating and bartender was happy!

JC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food & service

O
Orange County
71 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Dinner with friends on a Saturday evening before a CCPA concert. Had a 6:00 p.m. reservation, finally seated about 6:20. Not enough staff and our waitress Cassandra seemed rushed and a bit distracted. They have an interesting "honor system" house wine for $3.50 a glass. Food came promptly but one order was botched, should have been a cold chicken Parmesan salad and came out a warm Parmesan fish dish. Chicken marsala was OK but some pasta was undercooked. Wife's salmon was very good, she said.
Hightlight of the meal was the cannoli. Two crisp tubes filled with cinnamon mascarpone and chocolate tidbits. Out by 7:30 with plenty of time to make the opening curtain.

TG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worse service ever! We arrived and sat for 15 minutes before we were even acknowledged. Server came and took food and drink order and disappeared. Next thing we know, our entrees arrive but we never got our drinks nor our appetizer salads. They took our food back and brought drinks and salads. Then they brought us our cold entrees. The good for nothing manager did nothing...no apology...nothing. The whole experience sucked. We won’t be back.

GP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had to wait another 15 minutes with reservation at 6:30 pm. As I walked up I was told immediately two parties ahead of me and will have to wait even though I saw plenty of available tables. No drink menu was offered, had to ask for it. Took 30 minutes for food to arrive after it was ordered, meantime no offer to refill water or bread. On the menu if you purchase entrée can add soup or salad for $2.25, your soup and salad was unlimited. My friend ordered lobster bisque too salty and my salad was small just few lettuce and little dressing, I did not like the dressing they put on without asking me was horrible. Again no mention or asked if wanted more since it was unlimited. My friend's entrée was too dry, she had to get up and look for our waitress to switch to another entrée. No one checked up on us when the food was first brought to the table. We skipped appetizer, had the entrée with dessert, it took 3 hours. After 7:30 pm you could see lot of empty tables in the restaurant, there was no reason for such a long delay.

CL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

already wrote to the Manager, regarding my experience.

MC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner before concert. Convenient location, good food, pleasant atmosphere. WHY did other Macaroni Grill locations close? I love the food & esp. THE BREAD!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Very friendly helpful with the menu. Food came out fast n hot! Everything tasted amazing and we loved the service we went back 2 days later. Definitely will be coming more often

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I had to sit under the dan it my food got cold really fast. Other than that it was good.

AF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our waiter took took a while to check up on us, if she’d been a little more attentive to her guest this experience would’ve been a perfect one

KS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Due to 2 large groups (25 plus people each) who’s orders were put in before ours the wait for our dinner was rather long. The server kept apologizing for the delay. Perhaps the restaurant should not have 2 large groups on a Saturday night. We got there for dinner at 6 before an 8pm concert steps away and we were almost late. Food just “fine”.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience5

The place was empty but the food took a long time even when we asked for a rush order.