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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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202 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-8005
+1 760-741-6309
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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429 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us went on a Tuesday and the place had very few tables at 12:30pm. We got our drinks quickly and ordered 2 eggplant parmesan, a chicken florentine salad and the $7 parmesan chicken w/arugula. The waiter was friendly & efficient, food good and portions were large enough for us to take home 1/2 of it! The only downside... More 

Thank Bchgrl9
Tehachapi, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Romano's Macaroni Grill for dinner with my aunt and cousins, (a big party of 5 adults and 5 children). This restaurant is very kid friendly. There are crayons and butcher paper on every table, which the kids loved. The food was wonderful, I had the Farmhouse Pizza, and I would definitely order it again. The prices are... More 

Thank Lkymome
San Marcos, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Went on a busy Friday night after leaving a competitor's restaurant due to lack of service and found this place buried with large graduation parties. They assured us we could get a table in 20 to 25 minutes, and they were spot on! The staff was not panicked by the large parties and everything was running smoothly. Our server, Tyler,... More 

Thank Thom B
San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Love the $7 in 7 min lunches, i have the spaghetti its great... Usually have enough for lunch and a take home box

Thank Robert M
San Diego, California
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378 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to try this restaurant for awhile and finally took my wife to lunch. I was very pleased with the menu, seating and staff. The appetizers were very good and lunch was excellent. We had the spaghetti, meatballs, fries covered with a very good cheese and other toppings. We had Italian sodas and a very good chocolate bun... More 

Thank Perry H
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner after a visit to the mall. When all of us ordered water, the waiter was visibly disappointed. I had the custom pasta and the waiter would not take my order verbally and handed me a paper asking me to fill it out. Bread was served at the the beginning with olive oil and balsamic vinegar... More 

Thank Melanie W
Springfield, Virginia
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233 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We stopped in after a full morning and early afternoon at the Safari park and everyone was hungry. Two of us had the $10 three course menu which was quite nice, others had a variety of dishes from the menu. The chicken scallopini was excellent, the mushroom ravioli was a hit and the Alfredo was more than a hungry 13... More 

Thank Robin B
Olathe, Kansas
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988 reviews
582 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Food and drink were fairly priced, the service was good. Food was not michelin star quality, but OK. large portions and lots of sauces. bread and olive oil was great.

Thank JimOB1
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

It can get crowded because of the mall. Good selection and large portions. Atmosphere kind of like an Olive Garden, but better. I would really like it if the bar was more private from the dining room and more bartenders.

Thank San D
Laguna Niguel, California
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268 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

My shrimp were very overcooked. The rest was good but with a bad taste in my mouth from shrimp, took rest home and it did not reheat well so $15+ down the drain. The others with me had better luck. Maybe, stay away from seafood.

Thank Nothomemuch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-8005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-741-6309

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?