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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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1 Metro Park Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1101
+1 518-446-9190
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Albany, New York
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took visiting family here because I knew all would be able to find something they liked on the menu. Order included: Fettuccine Alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken marsala, and ravioli. The food isn't going to wow you, its not going to be the best you every had... Don't come here for novelty. Come here for simple, well-prepared versions of Italian... More 

Thank NYLauratheExplorer
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was here recently and felt it is good place. Though Albany has lots of restaurants of almost all cuisines but there are not many fine dining Italian restaurants. This is good place to spend 1-2 easily dining and chatting. The ambiance is pretty decent with a fireplace as well if you want a more homely and romantic spot. The... More 

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Owego, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Group of 5 of us for a business dinner. Service was good but not overly friendly. All of us enjoyed our meals. Good casual setting for good meal. Never leave hungry.

Thank Shawn Y
Albany, New York, United States
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Unsure if restaurant kitchen was still open based on cars in parking lot and seeing waitstaff preparing tables. Hostess didn't seem sure either. Had to ask for a menu after I said I wanted to order food to go. Salmon was delicious, glad I ate at home.

Thank Jacqui W
Clifton Park, New York, United States
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Food and the service was fine .The food was good and it was appropiate for the place. Overall it is not a bad place

Thank John3672
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had an early dinner there on Wednesday, the food was good. The host that greeted us needs to be trained on how to do his job. His sarcastic attitude has no place in this business, the management should be aware of this and needs to train the staff. I'm sure this chain has a training program, however it has... More 

1 Thank Hannah K
Pittsford, New York
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I dined at Macaroni Grill this evening and ordered Chicken with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, capers ABC angel hair pasta. The food came out super fast. The dinner was good however I had a hard time find a good pasta selection on the menu. I expected more pasta dishes. What I loved was the server, Austin. He was super attentive, very... More 

1 Thank Adirondack11
Albany, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Big portions of average Italian in a large noisy room - that is the summary here. It is predictable and the service is usually pretty quick; portions are big enough for a second meal from the left-overs. They are accommodating to special requests, especially for kids. It is pretty average Italian, served in a family friendly setting. Not the place... More 

Thank Kate M
Rensselaer, New York
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went on a Tue night for dinner around 8:30. Very few people were there. Environment and service were good, food was average; large portions were served. Prices were average. They do a $6.50 9oz house wine special. They leave the bottle for the honor system. You write with crayons on the table how many glasses you have!

Thank sassiemama
Syracuse, New York
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Bibb and Blue cheese salad with buttermilk dressing was outstanding. Farmhouse pizza was perfect and a delight as the crust was thin and crunchy with delicious fresh mozzarella. $2.00 mimosa ,on the weekends ,made the meal even better. I have been here twice and it was as good as it was three years ago. Waitstaff seem to enjoy their work.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 1 Metro Park Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1101
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-446-9190

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