Romano's Macaroni Grill - Roseville

4.1
301 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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StephanieB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful and the service was excellent

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PaulM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and one of the best prepared steak I’ve had in a long time.

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LucyS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good good, good service. Unfortunately they were out of mint so no Mojitos 😔

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RedK
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food wasn't the best. But the service was amazing!

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KimD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful everything! Love the reservations feature too. Great place to celebrate a birthday meal!

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Buddy
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The wait was okay. The Hostess, no name, but a little on the heavy side, could have been much more gracious. Almost out of her element as being friendly. Her "backup" a petite blond, was considerably more friendly. We had booked a booth, and under comments, we re-stated a booth AND not near the kitchen. The "blond" attempted to seat us next to the kitchen. When we said we did not want this booth as being next to the kitchen and had made that in our request, she checked the front desk and there was no record of it. Apparently, in this case, requests are not forwarded to the hosting staff. (Obviously should be.) There were, by the time we were seated, six empty booths on the side wall. We waited a short period while they cleaned one. The squash pasta was delicious and our server Kim, was delightful! The quite wait was all attributed to the lack of a cleanup staff, well under norm. Understandable with the difficulty in not being able to hire under and due to the current political freebies that are available.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We got there at 4:30 pm. We are dinner at 6:00 pm. When my chicken Scalapini was ice cold. He brought me a new dish, but there was no sauce on the plate.

Our waiter was very polite and tried to make everything fine. They had him working two huge parties plus a couple of tables.

The food was good. The Rosemary bread was good.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Made reservations for Christmas Day with my family. Upon arriving we were seated and the drinks we ordered took 45 mins to receive. One plate of food wasn’t delivered because the waitress didn’t understand a simple request of substituting breaded chicken for grilled chicken. A random waiter came over apologizing saying the delayed meal would be free. Our waitress was only at our table once after taking our initial order, to apologize quickly and to tell us she had some family problems which is why she couldn’t do her job well. Not to mention her eyes were rolling back in her head and she was avoiding making eye contact, I swear she was on drugs or high. Her behavior was so strange. No water refills for the entire 1.5 hours we were there. After eyeballing 8 waiters/waitresses that were standing around talking one came over asking if everything was ok, which is when I asked for a refill on water. I must’ve had a pretty unpleasant look on my face because the manager came over (without me asking) and asked what was wrong. I then explained the situation and she comp’d the entire tables meals. I appreciated them trying to make it up to us, but I’ve honestly never had worse service anywhere in my life. Needless to say, we left a tip with the random waiter who came over and refilled our water instead of our own waitress who was MIA.

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GermaineL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We ordered the lamb shank only to find out later there wasn’t any. The waiter said they hadn’t had any for a long time. He could have told us that when we ordered rather than telling us 15 minutes later. My son ordered the salmon. We got our plates and then he told us that the cooks hadn’t cooked it yet so we ordered it to go. Service was very slow, and the food was just ok on top of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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KenC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at our local Romano’s
Macroni and Grill. We were there for our anniversary. Food was delicious,
and wonderful ambiance.
Our server, Miranda made our day with her attentiveness. She was wonderful!

We will definitely recommend our friends and families to go there.
Looking forward to our next meal there.

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vipPamela
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our first not-so-great experience. The service was excellent and our server was pleasant and attentive. However, my Brussels sprouts weren't even lukewarm and I was served pasta with my salmon instead of the mashed potatoes I requested. The potatoes were finally brought when I was nearly finished with dinner. My husband said his shrimp portofino was okay but had too much sauce. My Caesar salad was also drenched in dressing. We're both hoping this was a one time glitch since we've had nothing but great food at all our previous visits.

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Dovesmum
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our server was excellent. My friend had 2 glasses of cab, I had the Italian Mule cocktail which was a nice change and very refreshing. I had a pesto pasta and I was dissapointed in the pesto sauce. My friend had the butternut squash raviolis, I tasted one, they were very good. It wasnt too busy that night, we got to pick our seating. Atmosphere was nice, bread was good. Overall a good experience, I just wouldn't order the pesto.

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RogerS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Atmosphere was ok, but could use some updating. Restrooms were pretty bad.

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DianneH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Multiple appetizers and salads came out AFTER we were served our entrée. Completely backwards. They should’ve remove the cost of the apps.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience5

I walked in 10 minutes before my reservation and stood where the sign said “wait here”. Took a few minutes for the hostess to acknowledge us and then she coped an attitude saying “you need come closer I can’t hear you from over there”. She proceeded to roll her eyes as she and the other hostess figured out where to put our party.

Our waiter was great young man as he was very attentive to us but the kitchen kept getting our order wrong. It also took over an hour to get our food. Once we got our food, the salmon came out RAW and made my mother sick that night. The bathroom trash was over flowing and toilet paper was lacking.

This was suppose to be my birthday celebration but honestly, this place killed it for me. The only thing that made this place worth it, was the waiter. I highly doubt I’ll be returning.

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JillH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent! So grateful he was there On a holiday.

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Out2eat
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We made reservations for Thanksgiving and we’re told after calling the restaurant that they could accommodate us but we needed to get there a little early as they were squeezing us in. We arrived at 2:40 for a 3 pm reservation and we’re seated. It was not that busy and yet no one waited on us for 20 minutes. Most of us had the thanksgiving meal. There was a lot of food but not all of it was warm. Once the check was dropped off it was like we didn’t exist. We’ve always enjoyed this restaurant as a small group, not sure I would come back on a holiday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was delicious and served at perfect temperature. I recommend the chocolate cake for dessert. It was AMAZING!!!

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited for an hour for our food, the place was not overcrowded yet the service was very slow. Extremely slow. Take out is even worse. Macaroni grill does not deliver good service.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is usually always very good. Was not too happy with butternut tortilacci. Cheese used is too strong and overpowered the butternut.

Ambience is kind of like dining in a big barn, but after a couple glasses of wine, who cares.

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DebbieR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a fabulous wait person “William “ he was fantastic Kudos to him for
providing very excellent service with a
very pleasant personality. The food was sub par from what we previously experienced at this Granite Bay location. My dish was almost tasteless.

Hoping it was just a bad night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Have mama trio. Lasagna is cold. Chicken parm is burnt. Fettuccine has no flavor nor toss with enough sauce. Just a plate of hot mess. Free bread was a brick on the first get go.. employee laugh it off as probably old bread.

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NancyB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This restaurant doesn't ask you what portion of wine you want. You have to be on your toes & specify your portion or you'll be served a glass & charged the large portion.
Our food server hovered & came over to our table at least 8 times after our food was served. Too many times.

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AndreaD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was fine but the food was absolutely awful. The wine was even worse. We left an entire bottle that we paid for on the table. Didn’t even want to give it to a homeless person. Macaroni Grill is definitely the Dollar General of Italian restaurants. The food taste like frozen food that was was reheated as if it had been through multiple temperature changes. Absolutely will never return.

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LindaW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! Great ambiance and service. The only downside was it was a little too cold for me and my Mom. Next time I’ll bring a sweater.

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PatriciaN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were six of us. One was disappointed that eggplant parm was off menu, two could not eat the penne rustics it was too spicy. The other three were totally satisfied. Our server was excellent she did bring second dishes and was very pleasant about it.

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johnt
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were celebrating our 44th anniversary.
I had a 25% discount coupon, but it was not applied. This is at least the third time this has happened to us. More fool me for not checking the bill before we left!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was really bad slow service sub par food, don’t go here haha

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nonickname
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Nothing exceptional here, it does not stand out.
I ordered tomato basil soup as a starter, it should have been labeled marinara for the bread, to thick to be soup, sent it back without a problem.
Lamb Shank was wonderful and another of our diners said the salmon was very good. Two of us had lasagna, it was bland and not hot, would not order again.
All in all have had a better meal at Pete's Original at half the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The calamari was bland along with the other entrees we ordered. I ordered the mushroom ravioli and it was the best out of the 2 other plates but nothing spectacular. Our entrees came out in a timely manner, however I don’t know why it took almost a whole hour to receive 3 entrees? Idk if they were short on lone cooks or expo but they took so long that by the time the waiter bring us our food we had to grab take out boxes! The waiter felt bad I guess and threw in a free chocolate cake but it looked like something that was frozen and had defrosted by the time we got home with some random topping that was only on certain parts of the cake, we didn’t eat it cause it looked weird. To make a long story short, THE FOOD IS OVER PRICED WITH HORRIBLE SERVICE!

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vipMMMMM
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have liked Macaroni Grill - Very good value and service with nice ambiance.

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Tonymasser
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Very friendly greeting by the front desk, and We were seated exactly on time.
Service was excellent throughout our meal.
Food however was a different story. There were 4 of us.
Lamb shank had to be sent back. It was very salty, on the tough side, and had a weird flavor. The Lasagna was good. The fettuccine alfredo with salmon were both very dry. The Salmon with rice and salad was ok.
Additionally, we sat at the bar prior to our meal. There is a big sign at the bar saying happy hour every day from 3 to close. WRONG. In small writing it said, not available. Very misleading.
We have eaten at The Macaroni grill several times before, add the food has always been good. This time it was a totally different story.
I have to compliment the Manager for how she handled the situation in order to make things right. She did the right thing!!

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Familynight
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast, friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was horrible our waitress was super nice we felt bad for her. Manager was completely incompetent, the restaurant was 89 degrees (yes we checked) Manager wouldn’t even walk over to our table he laughed when the waitress told him her customers were hot he seated us and forgot to give us menus or a wine list. Wouldn’t go back don’t waist your time.

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MikeD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Worst service in over 20 years of going here, I spoke to the Manager and he said they were short staff everybody wants to stay home and collect government hand outs.
The restaurant was less than half full on a Saturday night.

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vipMesh
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service & attitude

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ShannonJ
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great.

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vipAlbert
Sacramento
54 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent good snd service

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KenL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!

FAQs

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Roseville does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Roseville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 773-6399.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Roseville is rated 4.1 stars by 301 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.