Romano's Macaroni Grill

★★★★★
  • 6115 Parkcenter Cir

    Dublin, OH 43017

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  • 614-792-3676

About Romano's Macaroni Grill

Hours
Sunday 10:30AM - 10:00PM ,Monday 10:30AM - 10:00PM ,Tuesday 10:30AM - 10:00PM ,Wednesday 10:30AM - 10:00PM ,Thursday 10:30AM - 10:00PM ,Friday 10:30AM - 11:00PM ,Saturday 10:30AM - 11:00PM

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Food was fine, but service was poor. Took over an hour just to get through the meal and then we decided not to bother with any cake. Our server was also the bartender. When I complained to the hostess, she shrugged her shoulders and

3
★★★★★

Food was fine, but service was poor. Took over an hour just to get through the meal and then we decided not to bother with any cake. Our server was also the bartender. When I complained to the hostess, she shrugged her shoulders and

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I am going to start off this post on a negative note and, out of respect for the good points of this experience, end with the positive. To be honest, it wasn't all bad and it may just be my taste buds that are used to other styles of Italian food, so I will leave this one up for discussion. Feel free to discuss and I WILL get to your questions and/or concerns ASAP.

First of all, when I walked in the door on February 1st of 2011, the lighting in this place was just terrible. Seriously, I felt like I was in a freaking cave. I found it VERY hard to even read the menu. Now, I know that the economy has been hit and that EVERYONE is doing their best to conserve energy, but having people basically eat in the dark is, simply put, unacceptable. If you work there, please let management know that I filled out a complaint card about this and it really should be investigated. I understand that low lighting is supposed to be "stylish" and "romantic," but if you were going for that type of thing, there should be candles on the tables with an actual tablecloth instead of a giant piece of paper posing as one. That's right. Their tables are covered with paper . . . much like the bed at the doctors office. uggghh. Need I say more?

Second, My girl and I split a large dish called the "Mama's Trio," which consists of Lasagna al Forno, Chicken Parmigiana with Capellini Pomodoro, and Roasted Chicken Cannelloni. Now, unlike some restaurants, this place did have the courtesy to actually split this dish for us into two different plates, which was very nice of them. However, Neither me or her were impressed with anything in the trio except for the Roasted Chicken Cannelloni, which was simply magnificent. The other two dishes, the Chicken Parmasiana and that Lasagna thing were just terrible. The Chicken Parmasiana tasted as though it had been fried about half of the time required. the actual chicken was tough, and the breading had a very slimy (not yet done) texture to it. The Lasagna thing was . . . well, just not for me at all. It actually tasted like Lasagna with McDonald's hamburger meat to me. However, I do have a few friends that don't mind it, so don't take my word for it. But if you get it and don't like it, just remember I told you so. :p

So, after our "meal," We had some drinks, which were just great. I really wanted their "leaning bellini" since the website claimed it as their "signature bellini," but, to my dismay, they were out of bellini mix. This made me sad. But I did get me a Pomegranate Martini, which was AWESOME! But seriously, places shouldn't "run out" of the mix for their "signature" drinks. Its just not good business.

Now, the good parts were that we had EXCELLENT service, GREAT drinks, and the place actually looked pretty cool (though it would have looked better if I could have seen it in some brighter light) :p

The Verdict: 6.0/10

I like to think of myself as a person who can see all sides of one story, not to say that I am an "ominous presence," but I do my best to be empathetic. The truth is, I personally will probably never go back, but there are a few (not all) that disagree with my judgment. If we would have had bad service, it probably would have dropped down to about 3.0/10, so this Romano character needs to be thanking his lucky stars that he has some good help. After all, it is hard to find these days. ;)

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3
★★★☆☆

I am going to start off this post on a negative note and, out of respect for the good points of this experience, end with the positive. To be honest, it wasn't all bad and it may just be my taste buds that are used to other styles of Italian food, so I will leave this one up for discussion. Feel free to discuss and I WILL get to your questions and/or concerns ASAP.

First of all, when I walked in the door on February 1st of 2011, the lighting in this place was just terrible. Seriously, I felt like I was in a freaking cave. I found it VERY hard to even read the menu. Now, I know that the economy has been hit and that EVERYONE is doing their best to conserve energy, but having people basically eat in the dark is, simply put, unacceptable. If you work there, please let management know that I filled out a complaint card about this and it really should be investigated. I understand that low lighting is supposed to be "stylish" and "romantic," but if you were going for that type of thing, there should be candles on the tables with an actual tablecloth instead of a giant piece of paper posing as one. That's right. Their tables are covered with paper . . . much like the bed at the doctors office. uggghh. Need I say more?

Second, My girl and I split a large dish called the "Mama's Trio," which consists of Lasagna al Forno, Chicken Parmigiana with Capellini Pomodoro, and Roasted Chicken Cannelloni. Now, unlike some restaurants, this place did have the courtesy to actually split this dish for us into two different plates, which was very nice of them. However, Neither me or her were impressed with anything in the trio except for the Roasted Chicken Cannelloni, which was simply magnificent. The other two dishes, the Chicken Parmasiana and that Lasagna thing were just terrible. The Chicken Parmasiana tasted as though it had been fried about half of the time required. the actual chicken was tough, and the breading had a very slimy (not yet done) texture to it. The Lasagna thing was . . . well, just not for me at all. It actually tasted like Lasagna with McDonald's hamburger meat to me. However, I do have a few friends that don't mind it, so don't take my word for it. But if you get it and don't like it, just remember I told you so. :p

So, after our "meal," We had some drinks, which were just great. I really wanted their "leaning bellini" since the website claimed it as their "signature bellini," but, to my dismay, they were out of bellini mix. This made me sad. But I did get me a Pomegranate Martini, which was AWESOME! But seriously, places shouldn't "run out" of the mix for their "signature" drinks. Its just not good business.

Now, the good parts were that we had EXCELLENT service, GREAT drinks, and the place actually looked pretty cool (though it would have looked better if I could have seen it in some brighter light) :p

The Verdict: 6.0/10

I like to think of myself as a person who can see all sides of one story, not to say that I am an "ominous presence," but I do my best to be empathetic. The truth is, I personally will probably never go back, but there are a few (not all) that disagree with my judgment. If we would have had bad service, it probably would have dropped down to about 3.0/10, so this Romano character needs to be thanking his lucky stars that he has some good help. After all, it is hard to find these days. ;)

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HILLIARD-DINING.BLOGSPOT.COM

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After working a 13 hour shift and thinking of Macaroni Grill all day, my wife, granddaughter and I went to the one in Dublin, Oh. We waited 15 min for a table even though there were 4 or 5 empty ones available (?). We ordered and waited

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★★★★★

After working a 13 hour shift and thinking of Macaroni Grill all day, my wife, granddaughter and I went to the one in Dublin, Oh. We waited 15 min for a table even though there were 4 or 5 empty ones available (?). We ordered and waited

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Me and my boyfriend have been to the Romanos Macaroni grill a handful of times. We absolutely love it. We r going today. Our first time was 2years ago for anniversary since then we go every year. Great food great staff.....

2
★★★★★

Me and my boyfriend have been to the Romanos Macaroni grill a handful of times. We absolutely love it. We r going today. Our first time was 2years ago for anniversary since then we go every year. Great food great staff.....

Pros: The food is excellent!

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The food is great! The only thing is the wait at times in obsurd and I think that they are a bit unorganized when a rush happens. Never have had a bad server, they are always great. The front staff has some serious work to do

2
★★★★☆

The food is great! The only thing is the wait at times in obsurd and I think that they are a bit unorganized when a rush happens. Never have had a bad server, they are always great. The front staff has some serious work to do

Pros: Great food

Cons: seating staff are lost.. trust me!

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Reminded me of Olive Garden. The food sounds excellent on the menu, but everything was mediocre at best. It seemed that the waitstaff and cheffs didn't really care, the service was slow and apathetic, and the food was presently poorly and undercooked/overcooked depending on the dish. And the salad was downright limp and plain. There's much better italian in columbus.

1
★★★☆☆

Reminded me of Olive Garden. The food sounds excellent on the menu, but everything was mediocre at best. It seemed that the waitstaff and cheffs didn't really care, the service was slow and apathetic, and the food was presently poorly and undercooked/overcooked depending on the dish. And the salad was downright limp and plain. There's much better italian in columbus.

Pros: Fairly cheap

Cons: Slow service, mediocre food

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This is my absolute favorite italian restaurant. The prices are pretty good, and the food is awesome. I love their bread and dipping sause, and I can't get enough of their blackberry mint ice tea. If you haven't eaten here yet give it a shot it!

2
★★★★★

This is my absolute favorite italian restaurant. The prices are pretty good, and the food is awesome. I love their bread and dipping sause, and I can't get enough of their blackberry mint ice tea. If you haven't eaten here yet give it a shot it!

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Macaroni Grill serves great italian food, and the portions are huge. The Lobster Ravioli is incredible, and the Filet is a great surprise. The open environment is fun, and the help-yourself wine bottles and crayons fro the table are great additions.

2
★★★★★

Macaroni Grill serves great italian food, and the portions are huge. The Lobster Ravioli is incredible, and the Filet is a great surprise. The open environment is fun, and the help-yourself wine bottles and crayons fro the table are great additions.

Pros: Great Portions, Good Parking, Quick Service

Cons: Does not have booths

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The house wine excellent... the food superb and generous... the deserts decedent... all in all - fabuloso

2
★★★★★

The house wine excellent... the food superb and generous... the deserts decedent... all in all - fabuloso

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My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon in Rome a few months ago and we went to the Macaroni Grille a few weeks ago not expecting much in the way of authentic Italian food. We were surprised, however, that the bruschetta we ordered was 100% authentic and delicious. The rest of the food was delicious too, but I'm not sure how many of the dishes we tried would be found in Rome. I did appreciate that the portion sizes were very reasonable, and not over-sized. I felt full when I was done eating, not stuffed. Overall, it was a very nice experience and I'm sure we will go there again.

2
★★★★☆

My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon in Rome a few months ago and we went to the Macaroni Grille a few weeks ago not expecting much in the way of authentic Italian food. We were surprised, however, that the bruschetta we ordered was 100% authentic and delicious. The rest of the food was delicious too, but I'm not sure how many of the dishes we tried would be found in Rome. I did appreciate that the portion sizes were very reasonable, and not over-sized. I felt full when I was done eating, not stuffed. Overall, it was a very nice experience and I'm sure we will go there again.

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