Romano's Macaroni Grill - Temecula

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65 reviews
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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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l
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent wine and food. Kiara served us and she was great. Very hard working and pleasant.

KD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going here, and makes it even better i can reserve online. Its good food and pretty quiet. the waiter was attentive but not crowding. They even sang Happy Birthday in Italian :)

l
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went there for the Monday special and all four of us were extremely pleased with the meals and the service. We all shared a tiramisu for dessert and agreed that there was none better than macaroni grill’s.

M
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was very helpful, although food was ok, but nothing great. For chain restaurant, I would prefer Olive Garden instead.

OT
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Note to self: The very popular dining hour of 6 on a Saturday might not be the best time to come for a leisurely dinner here. The food was just as good as always, but the sheer number of other customers created a bit of perceived pressure to order quickly, eat fairly rapidly, depart hurriedly... Still, the stuffed mushrooms have improved even more since the last time we ordered them—and the crowded room somehow meant that we got our entrées extremely fast (perhaps there was a corresponding increase in staff?). Love me some Macaroni Grill, but methinks I will love it more if I stick with earlier or later dinner times...

LC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been there three times now and we just love it!! Good is always delicious no matter what we get each time. Love the specials also as a rewards member.

WS
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiter was wonderful!!!! The only complaint on the food was the prosciutto was too salty. The rest of the food was really good.

l
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Never have any complaints. The hostess was delightful and our server superb!

l
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. The Italian salad is amazing as is everything on the menu.

l
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark was great! Food was awesome and wine superb.

LC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Macaroni Grill and my husband and I were very impressed. Loved the decor, waiter was excellent along with the manager who greeted us and told us about their rewards program. Love the idea of unlimited salad and soup for just $2.50 with a meal....fantastic!! Meals were delicious also! Definitely will be back again real soon.

L
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Server was fun. Good wine selection. Gluten free options.

PD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our host, waitress and servers were very warm, friendly and attentive to us. Great customer service and ambiance!

WW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was pleasant. We would visit there again.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a fun environment with great bread and a great atmosphere with the ability to draw on your table.

BO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Table was dirty, trash under the table, silverware and plates dirty. Something floating in my drink and water had to get me a new one. No silverware provided. Food took almost an hour. My rigatoni portion was so small it literally only took me 4 bites to eat it. Very disappointed. Won’t be returning.

JF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

WE booked a reservation for Mothers day and we knew things would be hectic, crowded and slower-than-normal. Our waiter was very attentive and provided us with good service. The noise level was definitely above normal, with the crows and the kids. The food was the usual macaroni grill standard.

MM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

We were seated quickly but we waited about an hour to get the food we ordered. Where we were seated we could see the waitstaff and the cooks arguing. Our server was very sweet, but everything was very tense, it was not what we expected on mother’s day.

v
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The wait with a reservation was ridiculously long and food even longer. Chicken salad with no chicken. Bad food and service. Sorry we didn’t just leave.

P
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

It was Mother’s Day and it was very crowded. Our food was cold, eggs over cooked. All three entrees came out at very different times. However, our server was outstanding. The manager was informed about our complaints by the server. She did her best to remedy the situation, including comping an entree.

EA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our waiter was nice and attentive but did make a few mistakes. He brought a tea when I asked for water and put my sister-in-law's glass of wine on my bill even though we had separate checks. It was a $16 glass of wine, but that is an awkward situation so I just wound up paying for it once I confirmed he did not charge her on her bill too. My complaint is the wait time for the food and the quality of the food. The cheese board is not worth the $11. All it had were these thin, burnt looking cracker wafers with a tiny smear of jam, a tiny smear of goat cheese, a few pieces of prosciutto and a few pieces of another cheese (I forget what it was). Most of our food arrived about 25 min after we ordered, which was already a long wait, but two of the seven of us had to wait an additional ten min beyond that for their plates. We picked at ours while they waited for theirs so we could all eat together so our meals were cold by the time theirs got there. My husband ordered Carmela's chicken but got a plate of dry rigatoni pasta instead. No sauce, no chicken. $18 for pasta. I went on yelp to see other people's photos of this dish and they looked quite different. My trio also was quite sad compared to pics on yelp. I had zero sauce versus pics showing sauce on top of the lasagna and chicken. Lastly, I gave our waiter $110 dollars worth of gift cards to deduct from our bill, two $25 cards, two $50 and a $10 but only was credited $100. I didn't even say anything because how could I prove it? Very frustrating. I will not be back.

CM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. First time at this location and we will definitely be back.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience.

J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a great experience. Thanks for the great evening of food and service.

K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Love the food at Romano's but have had terrible service the last few times at this location. We will drive to the Corona location from now on. Our waiter did not bring bread, never refilled our waters, and only came to ask for second glass of wine after we were done eating. The food is excellent, I suggest takeout only from this particular location.

l
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a quiet night at macaroni Grill and we enjoyed a quiet dinner while casually chatting to our neighbors at the next table. We had the Monday special which was absolutely one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had. I will definitely order that again. It was a shrimp and chicken dish in a light cream sauce.

Our server was very attentive and took care of all our needs. We have not been to macaroni grill in the few years but I know we will be back again very soon.

NA
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable and tasteful!

G
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

My soup was cold and parts of my chicken weren’t done so that was a bummer.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place for Italian dinning. Out server was wonderful, and the food was amazing.

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was better than the last 2 times we were there. I have been going there for years and the last 2 times were a joke. Bad service, food was cold, and there was barely anyone in there. This time it was super busy I'm guessing because of valentines day, and we made a reservation. We got there and still had to wait 20 minutes would of been nice to know that you had to make wait even though you made a reservation. I get maybe a few minutes but 20 was ridiculous, almost walked out. But the server was awesome, food was good especially the desert! So in conclusion wasn't bad this time.

F
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We took entire family out on Valentine's Day so it was extra crazy so understandable that our service wasn't 5 stars....took a long time to get drinks, husbands trio came out cold, he sent back to get re-heated, side of brocolini was forgotten (although he made no amends on check, still charged us) and brought it out 25 min after we got our food. Bread was amazing, large kids portions, love the decor.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the Valentine’s Day special and it was perfect. More than enough for me and my husband. We both ordered the Shrimp Scampi pasta dish, and I have to say, over the holidays we went to another local restaurant that specializes in seafood, well Macroni Grills portion and size of shrimp was by far more generous. We were completely satisfied.
We made a reservation, but neglected to add a table preference. We had no problem being accommodated by our hostess...
Our server was cheerful and polite, and our dinner was delicious. We’ll defiantly be back.

DH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Wife and I and our guests,had a great experience. Our waitress was awesome, our meals were prompt and,delicious .

FR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food, nice place for family, bread and soup espectacular.

JA
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, waitress was very kind and on top of her A-Game!!!

JJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

WORST CHECK IN EXPERIENCE EVER. This restaurant has normally provided decent service during our previous visits but not this time. We had a reservation at 530 on a Saturday and tried to check in 5 minutes in advance. There were many people in the lobby and when we tried to check in we were not greeted by the hostess who simply turned away and went to do something else. We waited for about 7 minutes to be acknowledged and to verify our reservation which was done. We were shown to a table and the hostess left before we were seated. There were menus on the table and no silverware. When we moved the menus we found a dirty table cloth and apparent dirty napkins on one of the chairs. We stood st the table not wanting to sit down and had hostess and servers and bus people just pass us by without acknowledging us for about 5 minutes There was none at the front hostess podium to help either. We simply walked out believing that the situation was not going to improve. We assumed that there were too many people for the service people to handle. Needless to say we will not be eating at this restaurant again

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service.

CC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

With the reservation we sat down right away. The server, Sarah, was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent; especially the Lamb Shank. Just wish the portion was bigger.

CB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, excellent waiter ‘Alex’. Food was excellent and atmosphere great. We celebrated 2 birthdays.

P
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Long wait, appetizer did not arrive until the main course was served. The salid and soup was not served. We were very disappointed.

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