Romano's Macaroni Grill - Stockton

3.5
91 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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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPeterH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is closed for indoor dining but still taking reservations for indirect dining??? Makes no sense to me

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vipBreE
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Where to begin… First, my reservation was at 7 PM. I arrived at 6:52 PM to walk in and see three other parties waiting to be acknowledged. Multiple staff members would bypass the front and not say anything. I even recall seeing staff members in the back just standing around even what appeared to be a manager who had on a blue button-up shirt and black slacks but was looking down at his phone the whole time.

It wasn’t until I made direct eye contact with the bartender that she said that she would be right with me. She eventually came to the front, and we weren’t seated until 7:15 PM, and our waitress did not arrive at the table until 7:30 PM. We were not ask if we wanted waters or bread I had to ask, but she did apologize for the wait. She said that they somehow got extremely busy on a Tuesday.

Upon looking around the restaurant, there were a total of six tables spread out with four waitresses, a manager, and a bartender. If this is what they consider busy, I can only imagine what it would be like at 50%, let alone 75% capacity

This was my first time visiting a Romano‘s macaroni and grill, and it will definitely be my last time at this particular location as it left a bad taste for me but I pray not all the locations are like this. There was no reason for the service to be that slow with six tables. My waitress was pretty good. She mentioned this was her second week, so she did pretty well, but the fact that they weren’t very busy and that It took forever for us to be seated and greet it is genuinely unacceptable, oh and to top it off, they had absolutely no type of wine available I asked for three different types and each time the waitress said they were out finally when they have one they literally only had 4 available out of the entire list, it tasted stale as if it had been sitting out for months.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

With a reservation made I still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Upon being seated It was disclosed that they didn’t have a lot of the menu items so it was very limited.
The food was awful! Chicken was old and dried and very little of it. The portion was so so small I was shocked, very displeased with the food and service all around. I will never dine there again. $55.00 dollars for two small meals that were trash. Smh

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EllenS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu with delicious selections. We were greeted by an employee when we walked in the restaurant and seated right away in a comfortable booth. Food was delicious and plenty to eat.

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Jdav
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

On our visit upon entering we were greeted asked our reservation time and shown to our seats, the atmosphere was really pleasant, the staff was Great! We ordered calamari which was very dry, and our entrees while the taste was great, came almost cold. Overall I’d say the experience was good and will definitely give them a second chance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Father’s Day

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vipWayneS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Daniel was top notch. Overall food quality very good.

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AdrienneW
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been here in a long time before everything shut down, so when they opened, we were happy to be able to go out. Don't know why we hadn't been there in a long time because the food was excellent and the service was great! The chocolate cake was to DIE for!!!! Thank you for a wonderful experience!!

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FJ6273
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very accommodating & attentive. Our food was served in a timely manner & was hot and delicious. No complaints about our visit. Very happy with this location.

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vipDougF
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and value. We've been very pleased with all of our dinners there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We waited almost two hours to be seated with reservations! A waiter never came to take out order, we had to stop and ask different waiters for help, on top of it the manager got into a physical altercation with a homeless man , and punched the wall by the table we were sitting in! Food was cold , at this point we were ready to go!

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genet
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

One of the managers and a customer at the bar had an altercation.
I manager was hitting or kicking things after their conversation.
Very unprofessional.
We will not be returning to this location.
Our server also billed us the wrong amount.
Far more than it was priced on the menu.
The bill was corrected but not until we noticed it and my card had already been billed for the wrong amount.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

It was alright
Didn’t appreciate how some of the servers were rude to me and my mother

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. Had four different servers including bar tender who never even smiled but rushed to take our order.

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Cyn999
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We never got sat even though we had a reservation. They said they were backed up and had too many rereservations. We ended up sitting at the bar and ordered food. We waiting for a long time for the food and eventually the cook ended up bringing it because it had been just sitting back there the whole time. Our waitress never went to go get it so by the time the cook brought it out the food was cold. Not sure if we will come back.

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EthanG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Made a reservation and was never seated. Poor first impression.

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AlexisW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleased with food and service. Went on Valentines Day at 5:30pm, was seated within 20 minutes. Service, food, & drinks were all great. They were extremely busy & handled it very well. Server was very attentive and our food came out perfect.

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vipDougF
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Valentine's dinner there a couple of days ago. Being as busy as it was on Valentine's Day we waited only 5 minutes past our reservation time. The special Valentine's menu was very good and the service was prompt and done well. We had a great experience especially since it was a very busy day.

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JaneL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was ready on time and service was great.

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ErikaA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alex, was great. She was very attentive. The food was delicious. Our party of 5 had no complaints.

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Ishmayel
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We've been there several times; this was not the best. After we were seated, and ordered, two large groups, including kids and a birthday celebration were seated next to us. The noise was awful, and made conversation among our foursome impossible.

The service crossed the line. It was so fast, that we could not finish our salads before the mains were delivered. Salads, with entrees, are bottomless, but we had no opportunity to ask for seconds, because of the harried service. Our checks were presented while we were still eating, and we were not offered coffee or dessert.

The food was very good. All mains were served at the same time, and everything was hot. No problem here.

Even though we are in our 70s, we are still learning to speak up about seating: quiet area, not close to where large groups are expected, away from tables with kids. We'll be back, but will make our seating and service desires known.

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IreneD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was great, but the service was not good. The server would forget our items and then would take long to return to the table. It wasn’t super busy so I don’t know what was going on; perhaps she was new? We would go back and try it again.

The other thing is the women’s bathroom needed attention really bad - stalls were out of toilet paper and toilet seat covers - it looked messy and unkept as well.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Macaroni Grill many times over the years, but it's been a couple of years since our last visit. The food, service and ambience since our last visit was fantastic. The food was especially good as our daughter-in-law's parents are here from Argentina and her Father raved about the steak…and Argentinians KNOW steak! Great job, Macaroni Grill - keep up the stellar work!

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viplouYu
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service :) nice menu choices to choose from ..

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MichaelO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was busy but we received great service never the less

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PamD
San Joaquin
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Family Dining!

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Christmas Eve

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caitlinwolford23
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had my work’s Holiday lunch here! Super good service! Our waitress was so nice and got everyone’s order correct; there was 14 of us! It’s a chain restaurant so the food was okay; pretty expensive for “okay” food. Still giving this place full stars though because of how good the drinks were and how good the service was!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I cant believe it and feel like we got served a bait and switch (figuratively) at Macaroni Grill.

They had advertised a 3 course turkey dinner for $24.99 and I made reservations for 6:30 pm. We arrived at 6:20 and guess what? No turkey dinner special. They "ran out" at 5 pm. Seriously? Its Thanksgiving.

Not only that, they won't honor the 3 course special because "they have no turkey to serve." I spoke to both the service manager and the general manager. Wow! My next call will be the District Manager. I don't buy the excuse that they only get what corporate sends.

Offering me money off on a future visit doesn't fly either. Its 6:20 on Thanksgiving. We would have stayed had they honored the special with substitutions. But they weren't willing to do that.

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dalec
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Great Service. Our family of 6 had Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone was happy with our experience.

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Cecy88
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had spaghetti and meatballs and I loved the sauce. I don't like my sauce thick and this sauce was thin and had lots of flavor.

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JimB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

One in our party ordered the Mahi Mahi with gnocchi only to be told after ordering that they were out of gnocchi. After resolving to include vegetables instead the fish arrived with the middle ice cold and raw in the center. Even after they supposedly cooked it it was still not fully cooked. Been here before but this trip was very disappointing.

Also, the “singer” singing Happy Birthday over and over was painful.

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Disappointed123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had reservations at 7:45. Did not get our food until 9:00 and the place was half empty. They ran out of angel hair pasta, penne pasta and Parmesan cheese. Had to find waitress to pay the bill because she’s didn’t come back for at least 20 minutes after we finished our meal. Really disappointing. Macaroni Grill has really lost its touch. Will not be going back

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EllyeD
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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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

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vipGinaM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

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FrankieD
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.

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vipStephanieR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was the worst

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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MeghanI
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Stockton does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Stockton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 951-7064.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Stockton is rated 3.5 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Stockton 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.