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Romano's Macaroni Grill

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740 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511-5720
+1 919-467-7727
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are a restaurant owner and the heat goes out in your restaurant on a winter's day, then the next day the heat is still out and the dining room is uncomfortably cold, so that your guests have to wear their coats to keep from shivering and you know that the part won't come in until at least the... More 

Thank Timothy H
Cary, North Carolina
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of the way location lets us forget about it. But Pete's service was exceptional. Both the shrimp portofino and chicken Marsala were really tasty. I needed more bread to sop the gravy.

Thank Tom H
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good but food was mediocre. Both our pastas were starchy tasting, not overly hot and not flavorful. The chicken in my pasta was dry like it had been cooked hours earlier. Considering everything, it is overpriced and better Italian values and quality abound.

Thank markfarner58
Apex, North Carolina
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305 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This restaurant has been in this location for several years. Overall good but for the prices charged you can find better Italian restaurants. They do have a very good Chianti wine that is house priced around $6.50 a glass. On this occasion we had a seafood pasta at $18.50 which was a little pricey for the quantity of seafood. If... More 

Thank Burtdol
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The food quality was good and the service was also good. The brunch menu was a excellent selection of various dishes.

Thank cumstead
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here many times over the last 15 years but tonight just walked back out when saw 88 sanitation grade.

1 Thank Ann B
Waldorf, Maryland
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Of the most popular Italian "chain: restaurants, Macaroni Grill is one of the most authentic. The food is actually prepared from scratch in the kitchen. The bread is good and crusty, the sauce is not soupy or overbearing, the pasta is "al dente", the salad is cold and fresh. Don't compare it to "mama's cooking", though. It's not THAT good.

Thank Jacamojoe47
Raleigh, Nc, United States
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy coming here... Great food, atmosphere and service. Manager Vivi always checking on you.. Servers never miss the beat. Eaten most of what is on the menu and it is all spot on. We love it here... Try the app special... More pictures to come...

Thank Donald C
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice and quiet time with my baby. On weekdays it's not busy which is nice in this busy world. :)

Thank NCTraveler8674
Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner last night as part of a large group (26). We had a reservation and they had 2 long tables set up for us. However, the location of the tables did not leave any room for the wait staff to serve us or for anyone to get up and use the restroom, etc. they expected us to pass... More 

Thank Ann S

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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
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 740 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511-5720
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-467-7727

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