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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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4880 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003-5234
+1 805-477-9925
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Had 6 family members for dinner. Our meals were disappointing. They have recently closed their restaurant in Ventura.

Thank Ed J
Santa Monica, CA
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Consistently good restaurant for a chain, good service, good portions, but don't try to eat here if you are on a diet (lots of calories for most dishes). If you are in the mood for pasta, this is the place.

Thank ferdferd
Tampa, Florida
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332 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stopped in with a friend. We had the best service from Cat. She was so upbeat, friendly, attentive and handled any issues with such professionalism. The food was very good. We would definitely go again and hopefully Cat will be working.

Thank Rollingst1
Ventura, California
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244 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I eat here on occasion. The food is always good, the restaurant is clean and decorated well and the wait staff is very good. We like the bread with oil and vinegar they serve before each meal. I love any of their pasta dishes, spaghetti with meat balls being my favorite. We have never had to wait... More 

Thank Dan C
Ventura, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Walk in on a Sunday early evening for dinner. Sat in the bar and Ian our the bartender came right over and took our drink order and shortly thereafter served our drinks. Ian makes a good vodka martini. Our bread, appetizer came out quickly as well. He gave us a bit of time to enjoy our drinks and appetizer and... More 

Thank mflores12
Ventura County Coast, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I hadn't been to Macaroni Grill in a long time. I took my mother in law for lunch and the food was mediocre. The clam chowder had a tin taste like it had just come out of a can and it was barely warm. The chicken on the chicken cesar was over cooked and looked like it had been pre... More 

Thank Bobbi G
Ventura, California
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Not one of our better experiences at M.G.. Service was nice but hurried and the food was not up to normal par. Unfortunately, they had two large parties going on that day, were short staffed and obviously short cooks as well. Management needs to staff better or they will loose clients. We will go again, because of our past experiences.

Thank mcculloch1501
Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Grabbed Take out the other night and was disappointed in the chicken scallopine that is usually delicious. It had no taste what so ever. The rest of the meal was fine. We have eaten here several times and never had this problem before. Bummed!!!!

Thank Qbert33
Santa Barbara, CA
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123 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Stopped by for late lunch. Plenty of open seating and were greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter, Jason, was very efficient and friendly. Always checked in on us to make sure all was well. We had the steak and eggs served with potatoes. Served hot and presented well. Reasonable prices for lunch. Exterior of building looks a little tired but... More 

Thank Lynette51
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is one of the best Macaroni Grills we have been to. Service is great, and they are always prompt and attentive. My favorite is the Penne Rustica, and sometimes we splurge and share the Warm Spinach Salad with the scallops.

Thank blondeegal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 4880 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003-5234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-477-9925

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