Romano's Macaroni Grill - Virginia Beach

3.7
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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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3.7based on recent ratings
3.6
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4.0
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3.7
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3.6
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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A bit expensive for Italian fare.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Going away dinner

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Kadarius
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved my waiter, she was very responsive, respectful, and efficient. I can’t remember her name but she’s a great worker

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ChelseaA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great waitress, terrible hostess service. Waited in front for a seat, which took over 7 minutes for them to acknowledge we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food. Pleasant wait staff

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RuthA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. We love Romano's Macaroni Grill and are so glad it survived the shutdown. We did a late dinner, so the restaurant was quiet. We start with the appetizer, then salad then entrees. My date had the spaghetti and meatballs which he loved , while I had the fettucine alfredo. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Father’s Day. Food was all cold. Hardly anyone in the restaurant and we were served cold food

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LaSoniaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor my reservation I made so I wasn’t able to enjoy. If they aren’t taking reservations they need to make sure that you are not allowed to make them. I was highly disappointed because we had to wait another 45 minutes to eat somewhere Wales because I wasn’t and will not ever eat there again

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RickyB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. Very nice atmosphere for a family dinner.

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CynthiaC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a very good job of social distancing and sanitizing. I felt very comfortable and the food as always was great.

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JensR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Over the last 10-15 years, this restaurant has gone the wrong way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We listed that it was for a birthday in open table and no mention of the birthday was made. All but one person received their food at the same time. That persons food didn’t come out until the rest of the family’s as 75% done with their food and had to be asked about twice.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday. Everything was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My sever waited to tell us that certain items was out til once we place them my lamb was hurt burnt the asparagus was burnt my husband steak was old I felt like they could have dnt better

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Bethx222
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I know we went on 2/14 but we had reservations for 6:45 pm for a month before the event. Our waitress was so busy that it took more than 30 minutes just to get the bread out and my husband was served a bourbon and coke that looked more like bourbon over rocks. Eventually, after 45 minutes, we had to call the manager over. Finally, we were served our salads and then another 30 minutes before our food came out. My husband said his was good but I had chicken scallopini and it was the worst. After almost $100 I couldn't wait to get out of there. I won't be back there anytime soon, maybe ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Valentines and booked reservation for 6:00. Arrived early waitress took order, drives came at 6:45, ordered food at 6:45 brought to table at 7:30. Sorry but that was ridiculous. Meal was cold which I feel they forgot our food.
No refills and food was so bad. Not sure how you can ruin pasta. Totally ruined our Valentines Day.
Will not be back!

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LeeB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my wife and I experienced a fantastic meal and the service was amazing.

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food at a decent price. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We had reservations for Christmas dinner at 6pm. We waited for 30 mins after to be sat,

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BarbaraG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was Christmas night and the desk area was chaotic but the staff was managing quite well. Even with a reservation we had to wait about 20 minutes which was not a bad wait considering how many people were trying to get a table. The food was much better than I remembered from my last visit so I will be back. Again I really commend the staff for handling the huge crowd at the desk and in the kitchen the cooks were really moving fast. WE could see them from our table and the food came out hot. delicious, and timely.

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AJIRISH1
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

FOOD WAS HORRIBLE!!!! TOMATO SAUCE TASTED LIKE WATER!!!!

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Maria
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had reservations, still a wsit. hostess not welcoming or happy. Waitress was outstanding.

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Mark
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly. Food was served quickly. Our server Holley was great. Very warm and helpful. Great meal. Thank you

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Sailor
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Appetizers arrived at same time and after entre was brought. The food was not good, my kids chicken entre was way over spiced for a child. We had to feed them dinner when we got home. Waitress was nice and did her best, this was a kitchen issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving dinner there for the second time. The food was great (better than last time) and portions were plentiful. Definitely better than some of the other restaurants I’ve experienced for Thanksgiving. The only thing missing was cranberry sauce. Please get some cranberry sauce next time! Other than that, everything was great! Our server, Krista was FANTASTIC - charming, personable and offered outstanding service. The manager was wonderful as well. We would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

First I will start by saying I really love Macaroni Grill when you stick to their traditional menu. My family made reservations for Thanksgiving and we all ordered the Traditional Thanksgiving meal option for 24.99. Caesar Salad and mashed potatoes were the only enjoyable things on the plate. Oh and the cheesecake was really good. Crispy Brussell sprouts were awful and I love Brussells normally..Turkey was so so. Stuffing had absolutely no flavor....we decided to take a break from cooking at home for Thanksgiving for the first time, and Macaroni Grill was a really disappointing choice..should have ordered off the menu instead. It was Really over priced for a not so good meal. Service was excellent though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The restaurant was freezing cold. It was raining outside so being cold inside made that worse.

The food came out before we finished our soup/salad. Soup was too salty. Salad had brown lettuce.

The food was cold: it looked like the pasta was pre-cooked and either sat under a warming lamp or had warm sauce poured over it prior to being served.

I haven’t been here in about 10 Years and was very disappointed.

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Richardc
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very busy on a Saturday night. Recommend Open Table for a reservation. Food was very good. Waitress was outstanding. A little noisy but still a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner! We talk a lot and the waitress was so patient with us! Food was great!

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WarrenG
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a wonderful time. My husbands 61st birthday. The only complaint I had was that the bread was over baked and quite hard and the lobster bisque had no lobster in it. My sons shrimp scampi had great flavor and my husband was very pleased with his chicken marcella.

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CharlesM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Ryan our server was great but she seemed to be spread thin. Didn’t look like the staff was working as a team. Could visibly see some staff bickering in the kitchen. Also was not a fan of the food.

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vipTeresaG
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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valerie
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food, I have had in years ! Our server Allysa was outstanding ! She was super efficient and friendly and was great with our family !

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ChriseF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Atmosphere is cozy and great place for a quiet dinner or celebrate an occasion! Food is DELICIOUS!

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vipBrandonF
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service was really good and the food was outstanding and came out in a timely matter. Will definitely be back.

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BrandiM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Upon arriving at the restaurant the hostess took quite a while to get to the party that I was with. I'm not sure why (it took about 5 minutes) because there were two girls at the hostess stand and they looked confused. I did arrive about 5 minutes late to my 4:00pm reservation but my tables were not ready and I was asked to wait. What is the point of making a reservation if I am asked to wait? Once we were seated our server promptly came over and took our orders. I understand that Mother's Day is a busy day for any restaurant, but there's no excuse as to why a salad should be the last meal served and for everyone else to have cold food. Needless to say I was disappointed about my experience here on 5/12/19.

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TraciG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I would recommend Macaroni Grille for delicious Italian food. However, I was extremely disappointed with the Mother's Day Brunch. I am visiting Va Beach from TN with my Mother and was excited to take her to a special meal. We ordered avocado toast and Eggs Benedict. The eggs were so undercooked that we couldn't eat them. They tried to correct them several time and finally just said they didn't know how to cool eggs. The server was apologetic and tried to be accomodating. The Manager was nice and adjusted our bill. Overall the only food that was good was the "Italian" bread and olive oil appetizer which is one of the things they are so famous for. Next time I go there, it will definitely be for dinner. ..Italian!

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giselleg
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was sent to other tables and we had a longer wait than everyone else who came before us.

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RMHII
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good! Good size portions!

FAQs

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Virginia Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Virginia Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 518-9901.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Virginia Beach is rated 3.7 stars by 74 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.