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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Elk Grove

3.5
3.5
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

*At the moment we are only doing takeout*
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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Booked 4 times today

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

    (916) 478-2878

  • 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 Lance Landgren at 801-718-1600.

  • Private party facilities

    Special events hosted at Romano’s 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. For more information please reach out to Lance Landgren at 801-718-1600.

  • Private party contact

    Brandyn Russell: (970) 402-1755

  • Neighborhood

    Elk Grove

  • 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

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Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Kid Friendly

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Sacramento

    Kid Friendly

  • Sacramento

    Romantic

  • Sacramento

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  1. e

    earlstan

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service and reasonably good wine list. Unfortunately no local wines . Raquel was our waitress and was very attentive. Food was good but I was disappointed that the arrabiatta was not more spicy. Otherwise a good meal with friends.

  2. C

    Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is our first visit to this restaurant. I highly recommend their Lobster Bisque. For that soup alone I would go back to enjoy it again. The bibb salad was excellent. My husband enjoyed the pasta. Nice variety of items to choose from. Our service was very good and prompt, and the young man who waited on us personable.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Mothers Day. Good was good but wasn’t as hot as I wanted to be. Lots oh nats. (916) 214-0051

  4. i

    italianfoodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful entree, very helpful wait staff, overall great experience

  5. MG

    MichelleG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    My brother and I took our mother and our family for brunch. As we walked in an overwhelming stench was is the air. Other customers were asking if it was a gas leak. I knew it was the smell of a dead rat because I once had one die in my wall at home. The hostess said the smell was from the bread oven. We were first seated and last to get our meals. We all asked for a round of Bloody Mary’s and the waitress came back and said they was only enough mix for 2 drinks. We stuck with water. What restaurant isn’t prepared to serve mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s for brunch?? This one. Then our appetizers finally came after other tables received their meals. The waitress apologized and then gave the excuse that the main chef called in so the manager was having to cook the meals. Then came our meals. 3 ordered spaghetti and meatballs. I’ve eaten her other times and know the meatballs are usually large. This day they looked and tasted like the frozen ones from the grocery freezer department. There was also very little sauce on the spaghetti and non at all on the tiny meatballs. Then there was the chicken fettuccine. The chicken was very dry and the fettuccine noodles were too aladente. Next was the shrimp piccata. The sauce tasted like a mix of sour cream and Alfredo sauce. Yuk but, he did get the 4 shrimps right. The whole meal was unacceptable and I will probably not return. I’m so sick of restaurants serving sub par food and service and charging more in the name of Covid. This restaurant also charges a “temporary $2 fee” do to the times. Overall very disappointed and embarrassed because I booked the reservation for my family who drove in from out of town to have a nice meal with my mom. Everyone took their meals to go but, everyone admitted to not eating them. This used to be a very dependable good time and meals. Not this day!!

  6. j

    jacobs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    Dirty ..let's not use the toilets.. Floors are needs replacing

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    There was a smell as you walked in that was not pleasant. However, the further back into the restaurant I didn’t smell it. I’m wondering if it was the bar because that area was empty on a Friday night. Our server was awesome! The food was good.

  8. PE

    PranitaE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The birthday dinner was the worst experience. The Waitress was a disaster. She got our order wrong, constantly needed reminder to bring items to the table. Two people ordered beer and it was flat. Then she replaced one beer and had to be reminded of the other person’s beer. Second round again, only brought one. Double ordered the chicken Parmesan. Total people at table 7, meal came for 8 people. Food quality was bad. Brought the birthday complimentary cake out with the meal. The Elk Grove, Ca location needs some investigation as I have been to other locations, the service and food was excellent. It was really disappointing since it was the first time I took my family members there for my birthday.

  9. RC

    RobinC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    We arrived for dinner at 5 and were seated right away. The service was extremely slow . We waited along time to have our orders taken, for the food to arrive and to get the bill. The restaurant was not that crowded and we were there before the busy time. Refills on ice tea were hard to get as we didn’t see our waitress for long periods of time.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4

    Food was ok and super cold, it came out fast and the waitress was excellent but the food was cold. Bread was good and hot.

  11. d

    dutchessas

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    Service was horrible we would order a glass of wine and waitress kept forgetting to order it from the bar, ordered a appetizer and it didn’t come till the meal was ready. Our meal came out except for one persons order and it was the chicken bruschetta and didn’t receive it till everyone else finished meal! Waitress claimed it was because someone else took the plate instead of waiting!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Robert was attentive and checked on us throughout the night.

  13. SD

    SergioD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Despite delay in food coming out due to so many to go orders staff did great job checking up on my n my guests offering discounts friendly conversation. By time food came was fresh hot and 4 star. Kudos to the staff

  14. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We arrived 30 minutes early and were seated due to seating being available. Our waiter was great and knowledgably about the menu items and made great wine suggestions. However, the spaghetti we ordered was not moist and the meatballs were not as flavorful as we expected. The stuffed mushrooms tasted great and looked as if they just rushed and threw them on our plate. We have had excellent Italian food in the past and maybe that was our problem. This meal was not excellent. This was like a meal not made with love but with urgency and it shows! I know staffing has been a problem statewide and maybe that is the issue, but its important to remember that a happy customer is a repeat customer.

  15. E

    Eghunnie

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We frequent Macaroni Grill and we always have a pleasant experience. Last night being it was Valentines Day it was extra busy and wasn’t our best experience. Once seated it took over 15 minutes before we were even acknowledged. Our waitress was pleasant and apologized for the wait. We waited over 1/2 hour for main course to be served only to be told they were out of what we ordered. So had to order a replacement and wait another 1/2 hour to eat. They did comp us a free dessert.

  16. G

    jimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very disappointed that the lamb shanks had been removed from the menu. That was one reason that we chose the Grill. Hope that it returns. However, the chicken marsala was an excellent substitute, though the rustic mashed potatoes that I ordered with were serve luke warm. Still overall it was, as always, a very nice dinner.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Valentine’s Day. We had reservation so quick seating. However it took more than an hour to be served food and the bread took 30 minutes before being placed at the table. Realistically we spent more time at the table waiting for food and drinks than we did eating and drinking lol. The waitress was excellent though!

  18. AC

    AshleyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great! Food was delicious! This is a great, relaxed, romantic date night atmosphere.

  19. P

    Patoloco

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food was average more pricey than Spaghetti Factory, but service was great.

  20. TW

    TedW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was good, but the service was great! They were very nice and engaging. We were having a holiday gathering, and they let us stay and talk after closing while they were cleaning up. Very nice!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Christmas Day .. didn’t want to cook

  22. T

    Thauros

    Sacramento

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good, solid food. Great service. Good value. We’ll be back.

  23. R

    Rose

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Place could use face lift, somewhat dark and gloomy, unpleasant odor, too cold inside

  24. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service. Seated immediately upon arrival.

  25. BC

    BillC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    They had the air conditioning going and it was 49 degrees outside. Short on wait staff so service was a little slow. The food was very good and the portions were more than adequate. Prices were a little high, but typical for COVID.

  26. S

    johnS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    The items that set Macaroni Grill from Olive Garden were missing: The roving singer, the offer of a second loaf of bread without request, the absence of any additional balsamic vinegar and olive oil with the second loaf, poor timing on food presentation (my Wife was halfway done with her meal, when her side dish came out, the “grilled” asparagus was apparently waved by the grill, even though we listed the dinner as an anniversary occasion in the reservation, there was no acknowledgement whatsoever.

  27. JP

    JennP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and service was excellent.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Thanksgiving dinner with family. We were seated after about 5 minutes, however I don’t think the waitress was informed of her being our waitress. We sat for about 10 minutes without being offered drinks or bread. Only after we asked were we introduced to our server. After our server was informed, she attended us properly. The rest of the night was uneventful.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thanksgiving food was good excellent service

  30. WR

    WayneR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was good, although the gravy on the turkey dinner was a bit strong.

  31. JP

    JeffreyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    The turkey dinner was cold, The steaks were tuff, the poor services was by herself with no help, We had come to Macaroni Grill for Thanksgiving in 2019, and it was great, what happened ?

  32. BO

    BarbaraO

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    Our server forgot our salad, drinks,& and wrong salad type for two of our guests.

  33. L

    Ladidi

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanksgiving Day🦃💛w/Family🧡our Server Rachel, was very accommodating, patient & prompt👍🏽even when we requested extra bread, beverages etc🥖🍹☕️Dawn, the Mngr assured us, even though we had one extra person, we’d be fine. We’re all so grateful we selected Romano’s MacaronI Grill, w/Thanksgiving meal along w/their standard menu☝🏽made out day a total blessing❤️

  34. VT

    VeronicaT

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service! Great date night

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great!

  36. TC

    TroyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Arrived at 6pm. Out of bread, out of lobster bisque soup, bartender called out sick. Daiquiri was awful, tasted like a frozen smoothie made of frozen fruit and water, think not sweet at all. So we sent it back. Marinara sauce covered less than half of the spaghetti noodles, which were Luke warm when they arrived. Server was completely overwhelmed with tables and it showed.

  37. w

    wolfman55

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Our waiter was great. When our appetizer came out it went to the table next to us which had just sat down with a few young kids he rushed to get our order made up again. Also was sorry no lobster bisque as were out (5;15). Also no longer carry the Lemon cake desert. So---we are done there.

  38. D

    ericD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    3 guests had chicken parm and I had Parmesan crusted chicken salad. Chicken parm everybody liked but my Salad was so small that I had to go to MacDonalds afterward to get more food.

  39. M

    Meltrish

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Food wasn't hot and the service wasn't great. They kept telling people they were super packed even though you can clearly see several open tables. They took 30 mins to seat us. The table the sat us at was in my clear view when I walked in, in was never occupied! Why they made us wait to 30 mins to sit at a empty table is unacceptable. On top of that it took 45 mins to get our entrees. And 20 for an appetizer. And food was lukewarm when we received it. Never coming back and telling all my friends and family to avoid this place!

  40. GS

    GinaS

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We didn’t get our soup or salad but they were apologetic and took them off our bill. I had yummy chocolate birthday cake on the house. Good experience overall.

FAQs

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Elk Grove does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Elk Grove also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 478-2878.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Elk Grove is rated 3.5 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Romano's Macaroni Grill - Elk Grove

8295 Laguna Blvd Elk Grove, CA 95758-7962

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Elk Grove

  • 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

    (916) 478-2878

  • 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 Lance Landgren at 801-718-1600.

  • Private party facilities

    Special events hosted at Romano’s 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. For more information please reach out to Lance Landgren at 801-718-1600.

  • Private party contact

    Brandyn Russell: (970) 402-1755

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