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Romano's Italian Bistro

42 Island Ford Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
+1 540-289-5770
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (22 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
42 Island Ford Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been eating here regularly for years and find that some of the food is better than others. For example, the subs are consistently above average, but the pasta sauce isn't always the same. The meatballs on the spaghetti taste less like meat and more...More

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a weeknight at 7 pm with friends. Although Romano's isn't a typical restaurant building (located on end of building with other businesses), it is clean with some Italian decor. The staff was friendly and through the course of the evening, tended to all...More

Thank JonInIndy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on vacation we met some other vacationers that told us about Romanos. Upon arrival we we not overwhelmed with its location but we were welcomed warmly upon our entrance to the restaurant. The service was superb, the food was the best Italian food we...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard good reports but were disappointed. The evening began by us being told that as we were 5 minutes late for our booking our table had been given to others. As we had not asked for a particular table and there were quite...More

Thank Rolly K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Who'd a thunk you would come across a really good Italian restaurant in the Shenandoah valley? Really good cuisine. We had Chicken Marsala and Fettuccine Alfredo. Both were were excellent and extremely tasty and faithful to the original dishes. Recommend!

Thank Rsnic
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Very casual place with good food and service. The veal is very good as are other dishes. Not far from the Massanutten Resort.

Thank J G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We ate here the night of our arrival at the Massanutten Resort, based on a recommendation from the resort staff of something close to the resort. I was with my wife and two longtime friends that we have travelled frequently with. We were pleasantly surprised...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Lured by the largely outstanding reviews of others we went out of our way to have lunch at Romano's. Big mistake. Our meal consisted of garlic bread, spaghetti with meatballs, a sausage pizza and coke. First the good news. Service was pleasant and efficient, the...More

Thank Watsson
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very good, old fashioned Italian food. Most entrees under $20 and plentiful portions. We were surprised by the very reasonable wine list, with many bottles under $20. Gets very busy during peak hours so service is a little slow but probably because the food is...More

1  Thank Pat&Georges
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Good selection of menu, nice staff and service, would go again and have. Good take out usually ready in 15 minutes.

Thank Barbara B
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Questions & Answers
18 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from romano513 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, unfortunately we do not have a private room but we do offer catering services.
19 September 2015|
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Response from LittleRussie | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is also a cool little 6 pack shop near there where you can buy local craft brew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Island Ford Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  McGaheysville
  • Phone Number: +1 540-289-5770
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