Great restaurant. I find the Macaroni Grill to be at the top of my list on excellent restaurants. It can get busy on Friday & Saturday nights but I usually call ahead & make reservations. I've always had excellent & friendly service & I love the food. I've been to more expensive restaurants but the Macaroni Grill is the best in Roseville or Elk Grove.
Really disturbing service. My wife and I have been here before, and have enjoyed the food and service. However, last weekend we chose to eat dinner at Macaroni grill, and when we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by the snippiest, rudest young woman I have ever met. When she tried to seat us at a table way in the back (with almost no light), we asked for a booth a little closer to the 'action' and with adequate light to see. She got really hostile, spoke so quickly that neither of us could understand her, and then stalked off. Then I looked over to where she stood near the door, and the young woman was imitating my wife!!! We discussed it with the manager and quickly left. After having travelled on business for 20 years, and having eaten just about everywhere in the US, it was disturbing to receive this kind of treatment two blocks from home.
Don't let its strip-mall location deter you from bringing your brood to this Italian chain. The food is delicioso..
On any given night, you may see half of Roseville's inhabitants waiting patiently in the foyer for that pleasing plate of pasta. Opposite the bar is an open kitchen, where a dozen "Chef Boyardee" look-alikes in white hats and red scarves cook fast and furiously for the continuous stream of patrons. The atmosphere is casual, and strolling opera singers are known to stop at your table and belt out an Italian ditty.
Dealt out in generous Italian-sized portions, it's just like nonna used to make. Choose from antipasti, chicken and pasta dishes, as well as seafood, steak and wood-fired pizzas.
What to Order
The penne rustica, with shrimp, grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a roasted garlic cream sauce, is rich and delicious. This dish, like many others on the menu, is an original Romano family recipe.
eatking. Ate here, oh, sometime last year. Maybe I'll try it again in another, oh, say 15 years. Why do they call it Macaroni "Grill? They don't have a single macaroni dish on their menu. I had the ravioli. I think the head chef ought to go to the Espanol so he can see what a real ravioli looks and tastes like.
Italian stallion. excellent food, great inexpensive chianti. service is wonderful. I always feel like I went out to a very nice restaurant and yet I have some money left in my pocket. I have had my most satisfying dining out experiences at Macaroni Grill.
Friendly, fun, fabulous!. I was hesitant to try this chain restaurant, but finally gave in to my spouses pleas. I was so surprised by the comfortable environment and the friendly service that by the time the food came, I was ready to forgive it if it was chain restaurant quality. I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was beyond delicious, rocketing this place to the top of my fave list!
A delightful and filling experience. From the Fresh Hot bread with dipping oil to the spamoni, a great time was had by our party. Service was excellent and topped only by the quality and quantity of the food.
ameri-italia. I like the food at Macaroni Grill. Most of the Italian food here in Sacramento is not true Italian like in Italy but it is what we are used to eating. So it works for us.
Best Italian Hands Down!. Macaroni Grill is the best for Italian. The bread is delicious, the house chianti is great and they don't hold back on giving you a healthy glass. They'll even leave a bottle behind for you to help yourself. It's great for couples and groups!
I wish I could cook like this. So rustic! Food is Fantastic! Be prepared to wait, but you can call in advance and that helps.
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