Romano's Macaroni Grill - Stockton

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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 58 People Are Saying
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ED
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

For Italian food it was bland at best. No spice like garlic, basil, rosemary, etc.
The best part of the meal was the appetizer and the dessert.

Thank you
Ellye De Spain

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was so salty, could not finished our meal.

GM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ok first half, then got...really...really ...really slow service

FD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was my very first time dining at Romano's Macaroni Grill and I was initially excited as I had heard so many wonderful things about this restaurant. I picked this place for my daughters birthday, I had glanced at the menu online and thought it would be nice to try something new for her birthday. We did have a large party but most of our orders were wrong. My daughters food was too salty, her friends food the under cooked. My son's food had something in I still do not know what it was. It looked like something that would be cleaned out from the bottom of the vacuum cleaner rollers. They re-made his plate but by that time he was disgusted he felt sick and didn't want to eat any longer. It was just one bad experience. At the end when the bills were due we had 4 tabs and each one had an error on it such as food from another party on it. I was disappointed.

SR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was the worst

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Accommodated our large group very quickly and the service was excellent.

MI
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good every time we go. Good food and good service.

LH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was overdone (pasta and steak). Service was spot on, though! We will try again another day, maybe it was just an off night.

OT
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was slow, food was ehhh and the best part of the evening was playing tic tac toe at the table waiting for service

BF
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our experience was less than average. We were seated by the man at the bar, after waiting 10 minutes even though we had reservations. Then there was a spider under the menus, we were moved. Then our salads were soupy, not crisp. Then we received our entrees before we received the soup. The entrees were placed in a warming oven. The soup was luke warm, not hot. Then we received the entrees, mine was not cooked, the pasta was not done! I informed the waitress and she did nothing! We ordered a tiramisu, which we had placed in a to go bowl. Glad to go home. There was chaos from the time we stepped into the restaurant. This has been our go to restaurant when we think of a great place to eat but not this time.

d
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

An enjoyable Saturday evening dinner with cousins

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

we came at 9’pm graduation party the menu had no chicken sandwich parmesan. no eggplant parmesan no pizza no dough

TH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Had dinner after my son's graduation. My oldest son's food came out 10 min after ours and my youngest
son's (grad boy) food took 20 min longer. We didn't even get it until we could get our waitress's attention to ask about his food. Her response was, "we'll will give you a free dessert." (seriously) To add insult his mahi-mahi was completely dried out. We had family with us and didn't want to mar our son's graduation dinner so we said nothing. Last insult the comped dessert said "birthday". So apparently
anyone could have gotten that. Thanks for nothing Macaroni grill.

M
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was mediocre, used to be better. Got there and they had just used bleach in the bathroom, was burning my eyes.

If it weren't for the fantastic waitress we had that provided exceptional service I'd leave a 1 star review but because of her I have to leave a 3. Her service was deserving of 5 stars.

R
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place. I have always had good food and service. I love the ambiance with the Italian music. The only thing I was disappointed with was the wine list - no white zin! The Prosecco was a great substitute.

CG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Definitely a great place to eat ! Went there for my graduation and we loved the food. The food took a bit long but I guess it was due to a busy night.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

The service was poor
No napkins
No glass for drinks
Hope that get better

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated very quickly. Our server was excellent. She was very attentive, funny, sincere and knowledgeable about the dishes. Food was delicious! I would definitely eat at this restaurant again. Overall pleasurable experience!

KM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was fine, nothing spectacular. Our service was poor, very slow and many times forgotten

KM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server was new and the service was terrible. Food was great though.

R
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Server was awful. We were ignored for over 20 minutes and had to literally flag down the waiter. I asked for a glass of water serval times only to have the waiter walk off in a huff and never actually bring me the water. I don’t think I’ll be returning this this location. Other tables got up and left because they were also ignored and waited for a hour for food that still wasn’t out.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow but the waitress was very friendly, courteous, and polite.

GM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After explaining that I have a nut allergy and ordering a salad without nuts, I was served a salad with several nuts hidden within the salad. Thanks for the deduction of the cost of my salad, but this is a serious matter and obviously you don’t care that your negligence could kill someone. Rather than trying to make up for your mistakes, please train your staff on food safety.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food3service4ambience4

I don’t even know why this app let me set a “reservation” for this place at 10 pm when they close at that time. We arrived and the door were already locked.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite our reservation thru open table, we had to wait one hour for us to be seated. When they served my lamb shank, I was able to taste for just 3 bites and another waiter took my plate off the table stating: “ a better one will be served soon”. I had to wait 30 minutes longer, lost my appetite and just took the food to-go. It was a blah...a total disaster. Nevertheless, it was time spent with my lovely family( husband and 2 kids), being out together that made it worthwhile.

v
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Got the seat at 845 for 730 reservation. Do not overbook if you can’t meet the service.

MC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We waited half an hour to be seated and once seated, a waitress never came to our table. We didn't even get water. After 20 minutes, I flagged down the hostess asking for a waitress. We waited for another 10 minutes and still no one came by so we left. Since it was Valentine's Day, we weren't able to get a table anywhere else and ended up going to McDonald's. 19 years with my husband and because of our crazy work schedule, this was our 3rd Valentine's day together so you can imagine the frustration.

MB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

I have dined there many times and always enjoyed the food. The last two times it has been very noisy and the service slow. This last time was on Valentines Day and the place was way over booked so its hard to be too critical. The food and portions have always been great!

TM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

We waited over an hour to get our food. Apparently they prioritulized grub hub customers over dining in folks. After an hour, we were provided free salads and comped wine. Our server was great, but steak was way overcooked and amount of wait time was ridiculous. They were very nice to comp items without us asking though.

RS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Monte, our waiter, was super nice and my Spaghetti Bolognesa reminded me of dining in Europe; was delish!!!!

SS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We had a party of four for dinner. We ordered three meals as two of us shared. The salmon arrived to the table and was not cooked all the way through, when we brought this to the chef's attention, he said that they cooked the salmon at a medium rare temperature. The salmon at the table was fair less cooked than medium rare, even so, if it was said to be medium rare it should have been mentioned upon ordering. My daughter ordered chicken parmesan and requested an additional side of the marinara, she asked for this when the meal was brought to the table and asked again 10 minutes later when the waiter arrived to check on us. She asked for it a third time when we asked to speak to the chef about the salmon. It was delivered and the meal was discounted. The chef did replace the salmon but overall it was a less than pleasant dinner, especially since three of our party had never been to Romano's before.

LP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We were very disappointed in this restaurant and would never recommend it. There was only 3 waitresses on New Year’s Eve so therefore the waitress had a hard time keeping up. We got one piece of bread for 4 people and when we asked for more they said it was still baking (restaurant not prepared). They completely forgot to serve our soup and salads and brought out our main meal first. When they did bring our soup and salads, the salad with the vinegtette dressing had absolutely no taste. The rest of the meal was acceptable but not really good as expected.
We did read the reviews before we went which were not good at all and we should have based on decision on those reviews. We really dont know how this Macaroni Grill can stay in business! We will not be returning!

RR
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of. The few places open on Christmas and was just right for the day

GW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Extremely poor service....... can be on of worst in have ever recieved

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent night. It was our first time eating out for Christmas Eve and we were surprised at how easy and accomodating this place was for us. Even though it was busy, the service was excellent and quick.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very well having dinner here and spending time with my family

t
Sacramento
49 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had not been to Macaroni Grill for a long time but went for a donation night where a portion of your check was donated to Stockton Civic Theater. The food was delicious and plentiful and the server was excellent but it took a very long time for the food to arrive (the server apologized and said they were short staffed). The leftovers were as good as the original meal. We will be back sooner next time.

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Slow hosting service nobody is in front desk attending the costumers

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Didnt have food I ordered. Didnt tell me for an hour.

AK
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience2

With reservations we had to wait 20+ minutes to be seated. Waitress was great!! I ordered Eggplant Parmesan. My husband ordered Shrimp Portofino. My Eggplant Parmesan didn't look right to me because all I could see was crust. I took a bite and thought I was eating chicken jerky. It was Chicken Parmesan. I informed the waitress who was very kind and apologetic and I was served the correct entree. My husband was half way finished with his meal before I received the correct dish. The eggplant was just okay. I would have given 1 star for the food; however, my husband loved what he ordered. We don't go to Macaroni Grill often; however, when we do, my husband always orders the Shrimp Portofino. I have had this dish before and it is great. When we received the tab, we were charged for both Chicken Parmesan and Eggplant Parmesan. Again, the waitress immediately took care of the double billing and was very apologetic. I really don't care if I frequent Macaroni Grill again. If I do it will not be a weekend night. I wished we would have eaten at home.