Romano's Macaroni Grill - Opry Mills

3.4
213 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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JohnS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Restaurant very cold. Food was not as good as it was during past experiences.

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was on point! Our waiter was extremely positive and helpful. We love eating at Macaroni Grill!

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vipLizD
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There was not a big crowd of people so the restaurant was quieter than it typically would be which made it so nice to have conversations. Our waiter was attentive and very polite. Our food portion was reasonable for the price. We had lasagna.

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Upset
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wish I didn’t have to choose any stars. This restaurant could not even seat us because they only had 2 servers all evening, one which was their bar tender. I would have totally understood if they said they did not have the staff to serve us when we arrived at our reservation time. instead they let us wait for almost 20 minutes until disclosing that we would not be served before our event that evening. We should have been told to try another restaurant. If there is a shortage in staffing then those that make reservations should be given priority over walk ins. I hope you are able to obtain staffing in the future.

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DonR
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Rating a restaurant during a pandemic seems a bit unfair, especially if it relates to the service. However, in this case, the service was OK despite only having 2 servers. Unfortunately, the food was subpar at best...more like what one would expect from Fazoli's or something from a mall food court. Not the typical Macaroni Grill quality of food for sure. Both dishes we ordered lacked quality and flavor and certainly not worth ~$20 per plate. With far better options available, we have likely made our last visit to what is the only Macaroni Grill remaining in TN. Maybe there's a reason for that...

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FrankG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and services Great value for the price. Wish there was one in my town.

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vipKelly
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

We waited nearly 45 min for our food & asked a different waiter for update. Learned the waitress had not even put our order in yet! We finally was served after being seated for an hour.

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MichaelS
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome service. Friendly Staff. Good food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Levi made this possibly the best dining experience of my life. He was so considerate, engaging, and timely. He gave us great advice on our food and made us feel like we were his main priority! Levi deserves any and every promotion.

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Dcarver
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Classic franchise restaurant with no surprises. Good food and great selections. Steve is a great waiter. Had a relaxed dining experience.

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AndrewF
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Ever been let down so much that you just don't have the energy to complain? Yes, it was that bad. From waiting on a reservation, to long wait times even for water, and even spoiled sauce that caused my girlfriend to puke it out in the bathroom. I could write a book. Honestly, if it was a walk-in, I wouldn't be surprised, but for a reservation based restaurant I expected more. I am especially disappointed in OpenTable for even associating with this restaurant. I was curious why all the reservation windows were open when other surrounding restaurants were not accepting new reservations. Now I understand why.

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CindyF
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were going here before we went to the grand ole opry show. Made reservations at 5pm. Show at 7:00pm. We didn’t get our food until 6:25pm. Had to gulp it done and didn’t even finish it. The food tasted great but then got indigestion. We thought we had plenty of time before the show. Had to eat if fast then run to the opry. We made it in time but unfortunately did not enjoy our dinner. To take to get food over an hour after ordering is unheard of. Our waiter was very apologetic due to the fact they did not have the help. I understand this and it wasn’t his fault. But the kitchen should of been a little faster.

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KathyA
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We made reservations early since we were going to see the show at the Opry. Food was good and we had a great waiter. But unfortunately, it seemed like this Macaroni Grill suffers the same thing all restaurants are going through right now — a lack of staff.

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LauraH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food at Macaroni Grill! Great place to celebrate a birthday :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Family gathering before my son deployment

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Friendsdinner
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

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ScottM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent & the service was great once we were seated. They appear to be short staffed & struggling to keep up.

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vipdsh1
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great predictable experience before the Grand Ol Opry.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waitress was wonderful and tried so hard. The fact is the place was sad. The manager appeared stressed, the restaurant was mostly empty, hardly any staff at all. The food was bland. I felt bad for the people working hard there.
We won’t return.

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TheresaH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Despite short on workers, the service was good and the food was delicious.

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KennethS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Reservations were required this day due to a large party and short staff due to coming out of Covid. Several walkups were turned away. Probably would not happen once normal staffing achieved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

In a word this restaurant was ... UNDERSTAFFED

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Teritenn
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was very disappointed in our experience. We ordered an app right after getting our drinks then our food 10 minutes later. We got them both brought to the table at the same time. Server blamed the the cooks and said they were not working with her. It was Father's Day but the restaurant was not overly busy. My linguini pasta was way undercooked...not hardly even edible and had barely any sauce. My husband's spaghetti and meatballs order was better, but overall, not a great meal. The server asked about my meal and I told her it was not good, but she offered nothing. I guess I could have asked to see the manager, but at that point was ready to get out of there. I should have known this restaurant was having issues when there were plenty of reservations available a few days before Father's Day, so I will take the credit for making a bad decision. I hope it gets better. We typically enjoy eating at the Macaroni Grill at Opry Mills and go a few times a year.

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vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a reasonably low calorie pasta Pomodoro Terraccini- it was delicious! Service was great.

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GracieC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold. Had to wait 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. Waitress was horrible. Took 20 minutes to get our drinks. Food was cold and nasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The food was delicious and our server was very helpful and attentive, though it took a long time to be served when we first sat down. The atmosphere was very poor. The restaurant was not clean, the floors were filthy, and the total environment was nothing like we’ve experienced at other Macaroni Grills.

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MichaelC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We walked in for our reservation to find only 3 of about 30 tables occupied. No less than 15 tables were empty, dirty, and unbussed. They stayed that way throughout our meal. In fact, our waiter cleared our appetizer plates onto the dirty booth next to ours. Food was not terribly good either. If you’re at the mall and need to eat, go to Mission BBQ, Chuy’s, or the Biergarten.

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treyjudd
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Used to be a favorite destination. I couldn’t have been more dissatisfied with an experience as I was on Thursday. Bad service, bad food… just bad. The restaurant was almost completely empty. There appeared to be three total employees working, completely devoid of any standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Tables not cleared the entire time we were there

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went to get dinner before a show and found the restaurant mostly empty with multiple dirty tables and people being shooed away if no reservation. The waiter was minimally making an effort, the food was minimally acceptable, and fort the amount spent, it was not worth it. I worry that this location does not have the management to successfully weather there coming months.

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vipKRISI
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was ok not anything spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
95 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good and so was service. Wish that the peasant bread would have been hot and that they still served the sticky toffee pudding cake.

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Unweird
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Mother’s Day and Covid but seating was somewhat socially distanced. Suspect there were staffing issues but not confirmed.
Pellegrino served in bottle, glasses provided upon request but were warm as if fresh from dishwasher.
Caprese Salad appetizer was without basil, tomatoes were cold and flavorless, mozzarella was skimpy and altogether the worst impression of a Caprese salad ever halfway endured.
Pasta entrees were barely sauced and not seasoned well. Black pepper and salt helped but did not resolve the blandness.
Altogether an embarassing outing for Mother’s Day which will never be repeated for any reason. Will never return to any Macaroni Grill again. Thanks but no thanks.

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TammyD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Food took a little long to get to our table but we enjoyed the bread while we waited.

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Beth
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

My food was horrible. The noodles were gummy and stuck together. I sent that back and got the steak and potatoes and it was ice cold. Maybe that day wasn’t a great day🤷🏽‍♀️

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PeterG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was fantastic. We had one issue with the taste of a dish and she fixed the issue without any problem.

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AnneD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

PJ was the best server I have ever had. He did a magnificent job, was friendly and Attentive.

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GregoryV
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a much quieter venue than the other choices at Opry Mills. The food is better and much less expensive than the Acquarium.

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SherryB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The floor was concrete, dirty, and sticky throughout the restaurant. The food was average, the waiter was very kind.

FAQs

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Opry Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Opry Mills also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 686-2861.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Opry Mills is rated 3.4 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Opry Mills does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.macaronigrill.com/gift-cards.

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.