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Romano's Macaroni Grill
Ranked #323 of 930 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Our family went to an early dinner /late lunch so it wasn't busy (which we thought it was just because of the time of day). However, our food was terrible. The fettuccine was dry and brownish like it sat in the food service window while the other food cooked. The meatballs seemed "old"; and the waitress mentioned they hadn't been busy because of the mall construction. It tasted possible that food is kept too long as one salad had wilted lettuce. The bread was warmed but very stale. All of the salads were drenched in dressing. The server didn't check or ask how anything was on any course! Plates full of uneatten food should be an indicator that customers aren't happy!

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We were out and about and decided to try Macaroni Grill for lunch ...Hubby had a Maker's Mark Manhatten that was a pricey $10.00 and I had a martini with blue cheese stuffed olives foe $8.50 ...the bread was to die for and the minestrone soup was excellent ..Hubby had the $9.99 lunch that was served with a mozzarella dish ..Caesar salad and sausage &pepper rigatoni ...it was all good and yes we will go back again ..

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

......in seven minutes? Monday lunchtime, just two servers. Ours, Shirley was really nice and good at ther job but had the whole main restaurant to take care of. The other server was running the bar and the few tables there. So we wanted the "Express Lunch", great value at just $7 for a fresh, tasty and good size bowlful of rigatoni alfredo with sausage & mushrooms. The bread was fine for an extra $1, a flavorsome small loaf with a rosemary salted crust but although fresh out of the oven turned up half way through our meal. We sat for seven minutes before Shirley could get to us.....another ten minutes to take the order and for the drinks to arrive (because the bar tender/server was also on her own with about six tables full). Then once she took the food order it was up and on the table in eight minutes. Wait for the check, pay and wait for change. So the seven minute express lunch took well over a half hour plus a half hour we took to eat it. I still rate it very good because the food and server were. But if you are on a lunch hour from work, forget the "express" bit.

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Thank chrisolum
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We went for lunch and it was pretty empty. The service was quick and helpful. The rosemary bread they bring out to you to dip in the oil is not good at all. It's brined or something; coated in some sort of salt. It comes out cold and it's pretty dense and hard. I got chicken caprese, my wife got some sort of ravioli with squash. The main dishes were good. They were average, but for the cost I'd expect either a lot more quantity or significantly higher quality. $14.50 for a tiny chicken breast and a cup (cooked) of spaghetti seems excessive unless it's some of the best food you've ever had and this isn't it. The cheapest thing on the menu was alfredo for $13.50. For the price there are many, many better options in the area. Oh, and the music playing is awful.

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Went for lunch. It's been a couple years and their prices have drastically increased. Their lunch prices are now what their dinner prices were just a couple years ago. We decided on the lunch special, which is $9.99 for a salad and entree, along with the bread you get anyway and which is wonderful. I ordered pasta with sausage and peppers. The portion was huge and the taste was excellent. There was a huge amount of sausage in this dish. Service was good. Other than the lunch special, you will spend about $15-$25 each for lunch, which for us is pricey.

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Thank Lynn D
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