Portland >Food & Dining > Romano's Macaroni Grill
300 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720445.517556 -122.676213
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
The menu was right the people and location were great.
The food was poor and not hot, portions were small and my daughters pasta chicken was cover in grease and the balsamic covering tasted nothing like balsamic. The only thing they brought to the table was the great bread; however there was only one pepper mill and one balsamic bottle that the staff were always looking for. Give this place a miss
Skip if you can – Had never been to Macaroni Grill in any state but have always heard good things so we decided to try it. I was picking up dinner to take home the other night and there were so many problems.
First of all, the food was not good, it was not hot, the kid's pizza was stuffed in a round aluminum container so it was soggy and wet when we got home, they didn't include the drinks for either kids meal and the food was just bland. The portions were not great either and for 4 meals they gave us a small piece of bread! How cheap!
The bartender checked the bag before we left but I guess it didn't matter we didn't have our drinks. I don't like Olive Garden but for the value I was choose that over Macaroni Grill. Plus for take out they don't have any curbside parking or offer to bring it to your car. They told me to park in front and just run in, I did that and ALMOST GOT A TICKET. Thanks a lot. Fortunately I had a nice meter reader that warned me!
So skip this if you can, the only reason I am not using stronger words is because we had a gift card and didn't pay full price for the meal, although I'd sure like to take back the tip I left....
great food and place – Last weekend, I went to eat lunch here with four of my friends. This restaurant has a nice decoration with nice light but it is a little crowded. Also, they have a lot of meals, and I ate a very good lunch and my friends, did too. In fact, the meal that I ate was pasta. I created my own meal with Penne pasta with Alfredo sauce, and I chose some vegetables that I like in the pasta. Also I asked the waiter to add more mozzarella cheese and I chose garden salad with ranch. The service was good and they are not too slow. The waiter bought the salad first and we ate our salad until they finished cooking our meals. When the waiter bought our pasta I had already finished my salad. It was very good salad. Also, my pasta was very good. It was greasy, juicy, and flavorful. My friends and I enjoyed our lunch. It was a great lunch in a great restaurant. My friends and I like Macaroni Grill because it has great service, good food, and a nice atmosphere. Also, it is not too far, and it is no too expensive. It is a reasonable restaurant for me. I like this restaurant and I like its food, so I suggest that every one to eats there.
Italian food – Macaroni Grill Restaurant
My family and I went to this restaurant last weekend. It has a good location in downtown Portland near the Max, bus and markets. This restaurant serves Italian food. It has many Kinds of pizza and pasta. When we went to it I was very hungry, but I had to wait a long time. I think that the service is very slow, but the waiter was friendly. The waiter helped me with my order. I choose a steak with potato and my wife chose pasta and two kind of pizza for my daughters. In fact I didn’t like all the food and my wife didn’t either because it was too greasy, juicy and rich. I think this restaurant is overpriced. When we went I didn’t see many people inside. I think if you see many people in any restaurant, maybe that gives us the message the restaurant has good food. That is my opinion about Macaroni Grill restaurant, but if some people like greasy food they should go to Macaroni Grill restaurant. Also I don’t have a lot of experience or information about Italian food.
Great restaurant – In the last Sunday, my family and I ate our dinner in a great restaurant called Macaroni Grill. It is an Italian restaurant. It has many kinds of Italian food. In my opinion it is a good restaurant because of many reasons. First of all, its location is in downtown and there are many bus stops near it. Then, the service is very fast and excellent. Also, the atmosphere is fancy. It is very organized and modern. The lighting is very dim. There is a nice music. The priced is reasonable not too expensive. Our order was three different kinds of dishes. One of them it is called Chicken Parmigiana. It was juicy and flavorful. The second one it is called Fettuccine Alfredo. It is kind of pasta. It was also rich and flavorful. The last one it is called Shrimp Portofino, which was fresh and delicious. I think you should go to eat in this restaurant.
Location Matters – Well, I have read a lot of reveiws for the Macaroni Grill and I have noticed that the "bad" Macaroni Grill restaurants are at the Clackamas location. I have been to the one Downtown on Yamhill street and it is excellent. I recommend it for anyone. So go to the one on Yamhill downtown, they have excellent service, delicious food, and are always accomodating.
Eat here if you want to get ripped off – I wanted to try this place, and now wish I hadn't. The food was way overpriced and very mediocre. The portions sucked - I spent a bunch of money on dinner for two, then had to go home and eat a bag of microwave popcorn because I was still hungry.
The waiter, a hulking twenty-something with a goatee, was snooty, rude, and abrasive. The first thing he did was walk up to the table and abruptly snatch the bottle of oil, interrupting our conversation. Then he dumped some on a plate and started maniacally grinding pepper into it. He explained that it was "Italian butter" like he was some kind of culinary genius who had invented dipping bread in oil. The meal went downhill from there.
I had the marsala ravioli - I had to pay extra for the salad which turned out not to be worth it. I got about seven little raviolis - I'm not kidding. The sauce, which tasted so-so, had the consistency of water. I left still hungry, and feeling like I'd gotten ripped off. That's just how I like to leave a restaurant - hungry, in a foul mood and feeling like a schmuck!
Situated near Clackamas Town Center, this blight represents everything wrong with the oh-so-pretentious suburban sprawl. Save your time, save your money, save your stomach, and avoid this pathetic imitation of Italian dining.
Great food, but too crowed and noisy – The food there is fantastic; also the price is not too expensive. If you order the set menu, the price is about $11 to $15 dollars. And there are two kinds of appetizers that you can choose. One is Caesar Salad. Another is Garden Salad. Both of them have delicious sauce, but the quantity of the Garden Salad is more than the Caesar Salad. Also they have many kinds of entree which you can choose. One of the entrees is pasta; and one of the entrees is lasagna. I remember that the last time we went to eat at this restaurant, we couldn?t finish our entree. The quantity of the entree was too much. Also the boy couldn?t finish it. They also have desserts which are chocolate cake and Italian sorbet. The chocolate cake was very delicious but rich. Last time I ordered an Italian sorbet, it was a really nice end to my dinner. In addition to the set menu, if you are the person who has birthday; they will give you a birthday cake which is the same as the chocolate cake.
I don?t like the atmosphere and the service there. Last time I went there, it was too crowded and noisy. There were whole bunches of people waiting outside to eat a meal. And it was also full of the people inside the restaurant. You have to wait for a long time, and then the host will take you to the seats. It is very noisy inside the restaurant. Some people sing and some people laugh. If you want to talk with your friends, you have to speak loudly. After you get a seat and order the food, the waiter there will bring the food to you very fast. Sometimes although you haven?t finished the dish yet, they will bring you the next dish. It?s not good in their atmosphere and service.
Even though I like the food there, I won?t go there and eat again. Based on those reasons, I don?t think it?s a nice restaurant for me. I don?t like the restaurant which is too crowded and noisy. Also the service was not very good. I will try other restaurants next time.
Good Italian food in Portland – The food is very good , and the taste is amazing . the menu has a lot of different kinds of entrees like Pasta , Pizza , seafood , and chicken . The appetizer has many things. I like the dessert very delicious. I like tiramisu which is rich and sweet . I do not like the spicy food . They have good bread that is fresh. the price is reasonable, not too expensive. the service is very fast. the waiters are friendly, and look clean.
Great customer service from Todd – We just ate at the Macaroni Grill and had Todd as our server. Not only did he have a friendly, warm and funny personality, he was an excellent server. Anything we asked for he was there in a flash, checking in to see if we needed anything and that our meal was made to perfection!! My mother was also celebrating her birthday and he truly made our experience delightful. If only all service industry folks would take a lesson from Todd, dinning out would be a daily ritual. Thanks Todd!!!
Promise and Telia Nunn
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