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Romano's Macaroni Grill Waikoloa - Romano's Macaroni Grill - Waikoloa, Waikoloa, HI

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Waikoloa

3.8
3.8
320 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Romano's Macaroni Grill in Waikoloa, Hawaii is a popular spot for locals who want to get together for a night out with family or friends. The eatery has large portions of delicious food along with excellent wines on offer. Check out the starters at Romano's Macaroni Grill in Waikoloa. You might want to try the spicy ricotta meatballs, calamari fritti, signature mac & cheese bites, fried artichokes or the loaded fries. Romano's Macaroni Grill in Waikoloa also offers delicious dishes such as the chicken parmesan, chicken under a brick, steak & potatoes, rosemary rib eye and grilled lamb chops. Some nice dessert options include lemon passion, sorbet and tiramisu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 443-5515
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Work the party, not the kitchen. Macaroni Grill captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to groups and parties of any size.
  • Private party facilities
    Macaroni Grill is the perfect setting for birthday parties, anniversaries, team events, meetings and celebrations. Host your event in our intimate private dining spaces for no additional charge.
  • Private party contact
    Brandyn Russell: (970) 402-1755
  • Neighborhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 320 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for business meals

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Kid-friendly

320 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was awesome very good serve and good food We will come back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tony, our server was very attentive and got everything right. Food was also very good. I do not understand the 3-1/2 star overall rating as shown in open table. My only negative comment would be regarding the lighting - too bright, dim them a little please.

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  3. DonS

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We as locals have not been here for a while. We came for the Monday special (May 6, Mommas Ricotta Meatballs.)Our server, who was also the bartender could not have been more personable. He was quite busy working the bar along with the bar area and was very attentive. Our salads and main courses were excellent.

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  4. restaurantsnob

    San Francisco

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server, Kitty, was delightful and efficient. Caesar salad was average. Both pastas were delicious but huge quantity.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was terrible. Felt Like it Was reheated or a frozen meal

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    As soon as we walked there was a smell of old oil in the air. The floors were not clean. Our waiter was less than friendly. The bread served with oil and balsamic tasted bitter. We will not be back again.

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  7. HeatherJ

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Would not recommend. Food was so bad, 2 out of 3 of us left our meals almost untouched and ate back at our condo after dinner. They were short staffed and also took forever to bring drinks. We requested the complimentary bread but never got it even after asking 3 times. Definitely not worth the cost and we will never return.

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  8. KarenK

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious and the portions have gotten bigger!

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  9. JonE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My chicken which was a quarter of an inch thick and half the size of a half piece of bread, a dab of mashed with some mushroom and sauce. $30.00 It was gone in 3 min. Worst value I’ve seen.

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  10. AxelBrice

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    If you’re thinking this is a safe/familiar bet… think again. Maybe the chef had a night off when we were there, but the food quality was extremely poor. Fettuccine Alfredo came out as pasta in a cream soup and everything else just tasted like they were microwave dinners. We’ve had good experiences at MG, as far as chains go, but skip this location and try a local restaurant instead.

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  11. LindaM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service...going back for sure...reasonable prices for the area...

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  12. CarrieT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited 20 minutes after being seated and the server never came to our table to welcome us or provide water. We had three children with us that needed to eat. We finally walked out and went to a different restaurant. I do not recommend this restaurant.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was awful, the pizza was terrible, everything looked dirty.

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  14. WendeeJ

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paul is a great waiter. Loved him. Zoe at the front desk was so sweet and kind

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  15. AlistairC

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always good at Macaroni Grill. It is a shame they don't offer the traditional Macaroni wine.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for my daughter’s birthday. Service was good and so was the food.

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  17. OnVacation

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Pretty rough experience overall. We booked for 6:15 on a Saturday. Restaurant was not too busy when we arrived but did start to pick up a bit after we sat. We waited for at least 10 minutes before noticing we hadn't even been greeted for drinks or apps, though there were plenty of waitstaff standing around. As I looked for our server, I asked my wife "I wonder where our server is" and then noticed a lady who had been standing next to us at the server stand turn and finally acknowledge us. She then began the spiel as if she hadn't been standing there ignoring us. We decided we had better order a few things since we didn't expect to see her again given the way things had started, and it was a good thing we did. Once we ordered drinks, apps, and a kid's meal for our son, we were "persona non grata." Our drinks were fine but the apps were not. The mac and cheese app came with some kind of room temperature alfredo sauce and the kid's sausage pizza was smaller than most grocery store single-size frozen pizzas. I don't even remember the other app we ordered. Another table next to us had someone waiting on them who was wearing a purple kitchen glove and had their sleeves unfastened. Just a strange, poor experience overall. Granted, being in Hawaii, we should have known to skip the chain restaurant in general, but after great experiences at Roy's, Ruth's Chris, and some others, it seemed worth a shot given that it was in a nice shopping center near luxury resorts. Never again, don't recommend, etc.

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  18. ScottS

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant has a dark side near the bar, but more like daylight in the general seating area. The food was really good, especially for the price! Great service and very fast!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly and politely when arrived and sat at the table within minutes. The wait staff did a great job. They were friendly, respectful and helped us with our ordering. They had no problem getting us additional items or seconds on the bread. It was really good. I thought the wait staff just did a marvelous job, maybe the best I had here on the island. I would definitely go back to them again.

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  20. BillB

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Meal, great service… Kyle our server was excellent

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  21. Robin

    Hawaii

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a comfortable and enjoyable experience even if they are busy . The Staff are friendly and they always work so hard . The food is great and always comes out warm and servings are quite substantial so a good portion always goes home with us .

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  22. chrism

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife’s chicken Alfredo was very good My chicken Marsala had good flavor but 1/2 of the chicken was very over cooked and tough

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  23. RyanV

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall good, no music as speaker broke, co2 broken for tap beer.

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  24. ByronD

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Real problems with the bar. Out of most everything

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  25. MKKona

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress, Kitty, was awesome. Order the Penne Rustica which we've had many times before. This time the sauce was runny (not creamy), had lots of onions which were never in the dish before and very spicy. Like the original version better.

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  26. TonyF

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was sweet and did a good job. The food and lighting and the rest was not so good. The front of the house was aloof challenged me that I did not have a reservation until I showed the reservation on open table. We are here for a month and will not be going back.

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  27. SaraC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food took one and a half hr to come and was not good

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  28. AshleyH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Host was not friendly at all. Very rude. Stated she was “doing us a favor” getting us in when we booked a reservation.

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  29. BillD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very accommodating for our large group of family. Very friendly and helpful. We would do it again.

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  30. EVANITTAC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent 'Service with Aloha'..even on a busy Valentine Day. We celebrate every Valentine's Day at Macaroni Grill.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We sat outside and the bartender Nahele served us. We have been quite a few times through the years.

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  32. MKKona

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding. Kitty was so friendly and helpful and prompt.

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  33. JoJoBee

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    So it's a Macaroni Grill. It's not fine dining but the food is plentiful. Must admit seems a little sad as it's chronically understaffed, the mall it's located in is a little abandoned and the food is just OK. I'm glad it's and option but looks like there's a lot newer stuff in the area as well now.

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  34. DonS

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for the 2 for 1 lasagna bolognese. Great meal!

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  35. YunaT

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a bit slow but otherwise great! Food was amazing

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had just wonderful wait staff at this location. We dined there twice in the past few weeks. The food was delicious.

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  37. TerryI

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was just an ok meal - fish and chicken were edible, but the vegetables were underdone. Service was strange - we’ve only one barman and he’s busy was the excuse for drinks arriving after we had finished our appetizer.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant not able to accommodate as many customers due to staffing shortage. Reservations highly recommended. Service and food was good.

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  39. Hawaiibound

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had reservations at 7 pm for 2. Restaurant was busy but not full. We were seated at a table where the fourth side was a post. Waitress came to take order. We told her we would like drinks (margharita blended for my wife, margharita, on the rocks, with salt (rim of glass), dinner was to be Bibb&Bleu (a long time favorite) salad for me, and Chicken Marsala for my wife. I ordered a Large glass of Rodney Strong Chardonnay to go with my dinner. About ten minutes, a server arrived with the entrees. We had not yet gotten predinner drinks orderered earlier. I said something to the server, and a few minutes later our waitress showed up and we advised her of the problem. She came back and said drinks would be forthcoming. My wife got her blended margharita in a tall glass, i got a margharita in same glass, over crushed ice, no salt. My wife drank hers , i took a couple of sips of mine and found it to melted and diluted to be enjoyed. Food is getting cold!. Subsequently the waitress got a glass of wine and served to me. I commented that the pour appeared to be short of my order. She removed and came back later saying the bartender gave her the wrong order. I started on my salad which used to be served with blue cheese chunks and a bleu cheese dressing, and found it to have an overabundance of a mayonaise type sauce, lettuce was somewhat wilted and pulled apart leaf by leaf, then dressed with the gobs of mayonaisse. My wifes experience was dulled by the service of my meal and drinks. She did eat her dinner though the mood was dampened. I ate a few bites of my salad, drank my wine, and got the check. Needless to say we were disappointed.

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  40. Finediner

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t recommend, never saw a staff member smile once.. that’s because what they’re serving is barely edible…

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You can order delivery directly from Romano's Macaroni Grill - Waikoloa using the Order Online button. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Waikoloa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 443-5515.

Romano's Macaroni Grill - Waikoloa is rated 3.8 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Romano's Macaroni Grill - Waikoloa

69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI 96738-5810

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 443-5515
  • Catering
    Work the party, not the kitchen. Macaroni Grill captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to groups and parties of any size.
  • Private party facilities
    Macaroni Grill is the perfect setting for birthday parties, anniversaries, team events, meetings and celebrations. Host your event in our intimate private dining spaces for no additional charge.
  • Private party contact
    Brandyn Russell: (970) 402-1755
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