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345 N. Main St. (Albany Ave. (Rte. 44)) Send to Phone
Reasonable prices and a convivial atmosphere lure families to Romano's Macaroni Grill for hearty, traditional Italian fare to share.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant Review

: Reasonable prices and a convivial atmosphere prove a potent lure to Romano's Macaroni Grill. There is often a wait, but patience is rewarded as, once seated, servers quickly present hot loaves of bread with peppered olive oil for dipping and offer jugs of house wine. You're on your honor to jot down with crayon on your paper tablecloth the number of glasses consumed. Families flock here to enjoy the pleasures of a traditional Italian feast without the hassles of preparation and clean up, or the gaudy prices found at some of the area's more storied Italian restaurants. While the food isn't up to the standards of the latter, it is at least a cut or two above other well-known red-sauce chains. From wood-fired pizzas and simply sauced pastas to the richer likes of lobster ravioli or veal saltimbocca, the kitchen does strive to deliver consistent fare for folks to share. Versatile servers will serenade you in Italian if you're celebrating or even whisk your meal out to the curb if you're in a take-out rush.


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