Romano's Macaroni Grill - Temecula

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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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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and will go again! Andrew is a great server!

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vipAndreaT
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert is a great server, my chicken scallopini was delicious and the tiramisu dessert, better than anyplace I've had it. Great evening!!

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LindaM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this Romano's Macaroni Grill previously and were very pleased with the food and service,
so we decided to take advantage of their special Valentine's Day menu. We both chose the Chicken Scallopini. It was superb. We also had stuffed mushrooms, excellent, and for desert cannoli, also excellent!
Our waiter, Bryce, was very attentive and knowledgeable about the dinner menu items as well as the bar menu and the liquor brands. Excellent service.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends for lunch or dinner, or any special occasion.

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KIMF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

On a typical day, this would likely not be an issue. However, this was a reservation made for Valentine's Day and it was made a couple weeks in advance. We even arrived 15 minutes early. Still, we had to wait almost an hour to be seated and the actual dining time, from seating to check out, was much longer than usual.

I suspect that there was an influx of customers who arrived early and without reservations, and the restaurant tried to accommodate as many diners as possible as well as those on the waitlist. When we arrived even WE were placed on the waitlist. No explanation or priority was given to us - I don't know if this was on the hostess or a decision by management because of this particular day.

We recently went to a popular restaurant in the area on a very busy weekend night and time. That reservation was made directly with the restaurant earlier in the day. When we arrived, groups people waiting to be seated extended out the door. We walked up to the hostess, gave our name and stated we had a reservation. We were seated within 10 minutes.

What is the point of making a reservation in general or using a reservation service like OpenTable if it adds no value to using it? I feel like we were punished for doing so. It definitely didn't make the night any more enjoyable than if we chose to spend a quiet evening at home. I understand that there is heavy traffic during the holidays, but isn't it the business' responsibility to plan for that?

Would I recommend others to dine at Romano's? Of course. Food and ambiance is great. Service is good. But my advice would be to go during non-peak periods if you can to avoid the frustration.

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Ryanbros
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Man this place sucked. We had reservations and still had to wait about 45 minutes. Food took another hour or so once we were seated... I wish that the owner of this place didint make it so understaffed

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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viplinduh99
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sam was a great server and the food was great.

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1starvox
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The place was half full, once seated it took Sam 20min to come take drink orders (only after I went to the hostess and asked for the waiter/ess to come). I placed the entire order because I didn’t want to keep looking for the waitress. Food came out quick. Not the best food. I can see why all these locations keep closing

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DennisJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service staff was friendly. However, the service was very slow. Our waiter might have been the only one that gave slow service. We had to ask other wait staff for assistance.

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LeslieG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

I brought my kids for dinner on NYE, the food was great! the waiter didn’t know much about the wine selection. We only saw him when he took our order and to drop off the bill. We waited a good 30 min for bread. Over all I think holidays need more staff.

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LanieMc
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been a long time customer of Macaroni Grill and will continue to be. Their quality of customer service, food selections and prices is by far, in our opinion, one of the best places to go for just a quiet dinner or a celebration, such as our last visit, New Years Eve....

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Ringleader
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is our second year to do Christmas dinner here. With reservation, very short wait. However , the first sat us in the bar are , waited over 25 ,inured, no one came to acknowledge us. we went to Hostess, asked to be moved to main dining area. We were very pleased they did it very quickly ,a don our new server was on top of it. We needed up having a great dinner, there 3 course price fix menu was great. The definitely need to work on more servers in Bar area, but dining area service and food was good.

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LauraF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We went on Christmas Day. Family of four. My husbands food came about 20 minutes after ours. Nobody offered us parmesan cheese. I would have guessed it was the servers first day as a server. He didn’t really know what he was doing. The restaurant was busy but not super busy. Not at all impressed.

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viplinduh99
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from Rob. And the penne rustica was excellent as well. The best tiramisu anywhere in this area and beyond.

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vipPrincess
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food love being able to write on the table cloth and drop pictures

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NormF
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice time good food

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Sparkle
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Disappointed that they ran out of turkey on Thanksgiving!

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EricE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Food was Very Good, soup was Excellent (Lobster Bisque). Thanksgiving Turkey dinner overall was Great, the service was a little lacking, for the value it was good. Manager came to our table and wished us a Happy Thanksgiving, which was very nice.

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vipWilliamM
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got right in. Order taken very quickly. Took awhile to get main course. Potions way to large. Great wine list for this type of restaurant.

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CarolR
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent waiter , great food. Hardly anyone in the restaurant though, but had a good evening,

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
90 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Romano's always feels like a little bit of home. We go there often enough that we know many of the staff, and they remember us too. We're not fans of absolutely everything on the menu, but there are plenty of dishes we can count on for a great meal, and it's fun to step out of the tried-and-true now and then. Tried the pizza this time—very tasty! And our server, Jenée, was a delight.

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AndreaF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, the service was excellent and we've already made plans to return once a month!

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viplinduh99
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there to celebrate a birthday. I wonder why, not only macaroni grill, but many other restaurants always ask about the occasion for dining out and then never honor it by offering a free dessert. Anyway, we did have a thoroughly enjoyable dinner and great service as always.

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vipPipa
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable.

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Michelle
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this location and we will definitely return! Our server was John and from the beginning to the end of our meal..... he was on point!! John was friendly, professional, made suggestions, checked in on us, etc. This was probably the best customer service we have ever received at a Temecula restaurant! The food was great too! Hot, fresh, great flavor, etc. This was a wonderful dining experience!

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viplinduh99
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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KylaD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

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viplinduh99
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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Menifee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
90 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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...

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LynnC
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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WilmaSue
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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viplinduh99
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viplinduh99
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viplinduh99
Orange County
136 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was great! Food was awesome and wine superb.

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LynnC
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLocals
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PamD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipWayneW
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was pleasant. We would visit there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Temecula does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Temecula also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 296-0700 ext. 4.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Temecula is rated 4.3 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

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