Romano’s Macaroni Grill Menu Prices

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is a casual dining restaurant chain. The establishment serves Italian-American food.  The restaurant is inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine and culture. The chain serves memorable meals that leave great impressions on its guests. The establishment has infused Italian charisma in all aspects of the restaurant. Everything from the food, to the décor, to the signature honor system wine, and the open kitchen, all create a memorable dining experience that guests will remember long after this visit. It is the overall experience that causes guests to return.

The establishment provides a warm and friendly atmosphere. It boasts an amazing old Italian Tuscan inspired décor. The delicious rosemary topped bread with olive oil is definitely a crowd favorite. The restaurant utilizes simple recipes and uses the finest, freshest ingredients, such as Italian herbs, vine-ripened tomatoes, extra virgin olive-oil, fresh lemons and vegetables, imported pastas, and the finest seafood and meats. Overall, the establishment provides a rich Italian-American dining experience.

Romano's Macaroni Grill Menu 
ANTIPASTI
Bruschetta$
grilled ciabatta bread, whipped ricotta, roma tomatoes, garlic, basil
Spicy Ricotta Meatballs$
beef, veal & ricotta meatball, caramelized onions, red chile
Calamari Fritti$
crisp-fried, calabrian peppers pesto, citrus black pepper aioli
Stuffed Mushrooms$
italian sausage, goat cheese, spinach, toasted breadcrumbs
Portobello Fries$
parmesan-breaded portobello wedges, citrus black pepper aioli, house-made ketchup
Mac & Cheese Bites$
toasted four cheese pasta, truffle dip
Baked Prosciutto & Mozzarella$
prosciutto wrapped fresh mozzarella, arrabbiata, basil
Goat Cheese Peppadew Peppers$
toasted breadcrumbs, honey balsamic glaze
Crispy Fresh Mozzarella$
parmesan breaded mozzarella, arrabbiata
Loaded Fries$
french fries, crispy prosciutto, parmesan, mozzarella cheese sauce, gorgonzola, calabrese peppers
SALADS
Caprese$
vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil
Parmesan-Crusted Chicken$
fresh greens, prosciutto, parmesan ranch, balsamic glaze
Bibb & Bleu$
bibb leaves, gorgonzola, crispy prosciutto, walnuts, pickled red onions, buttermilk dressing (add chicken or shrimp)
Caesar$
fresh romaine, imported romano, creamy caesar (add chicken or shrimp)
Chicken Florentine$
roasted chicken, chopped spinach, orzo pasta, tomatoes, capers, olives, pine nuts, lemon vinaigrette
Steak & Greens$
5 oz. sliced sirloin, balsamic herb dressing, baby kale, spinach, radicchio, arugula, crispy prosciutto, gorgonzola, crispy onions
CHICKEN
Add Fresh Greens or Caesar, or Bibb & Bleu
Chicken Under a Brick$
roasted half chicken, seasonal vegetables, roasted parmesan potatoes
Pollo Caprese$
grilled chicken breast, capellini pomodoro
Chicken Scaloppine$
artichokes, mushrooms, capers, prosciutto, lemon butter, capellini
Chicken Marsala$
cremini mushrooms, marsala wine sauce, roasted garlic, capellini
ROMANO'S PARMIGIANA PLATES
We've perfected the classics and invented some new ones along the way. Add Fresh Greens or Caesar, or Bibb & Bleu
Chicken Parmesan$
capellini pomodoro, mozzarella
Blackened Chicken Parmesan$
blackened chicken breast, mozzarella, spinach & garlic olive oil cappellini
Eggplant Parmesan$
capellini pomodoro, mozzarella
Buffalo Chicken Parmesan$
milanese style chicken, mozzarella, buffalo sauce, calabrian peppers, celery, gorgonzola cream cappellini
CARNE
Add Fresh Greens or Caesar, or Bibb & Bleu
Cremini Pork Shank$
over a pound of pork shank, marsala wine sauce, caramelized onions, mushrooms, roasted parmesan potatoes
Fig Marsala Pork Chop$
grilled bone-in pork chop, marsala wine sauce, fig jam, fresh rosemary, roasted parmesan potatoes, seasonal vegetables
Veal Valdostana$
pan-seared veal chop, prosciutto, mozzarella, marsala wine sauce, roasted parmesan potatoes, seasonal vegetables
Rosemary Ribeye$
grilled 12 oz. ribeye, house-made rosemary compound butter, roasted parmesan potatoes, seasonal vegetables
Grilled Lamb Chops$
grilled lamb chops, mustard cream sauce, fresh rosemary, roasted parmesan potatoes, seasonal vegetables
PASTA
Add Fresh Greens or Caesar, or Bibb & Bleu
Classic Italian Bake$
house made meatballs, italian sausage, rustic tomato sauce, rigatoni, roasted tomatoes, creamy ricotta, basil
Mama's Trio$
chicken parmesan, lasagna bolognese, & fettuccine alfredo
Penne Rustica$
roasted chicken, shrimp, rosemary cream, prosciutto, parmesan
Mushroom Ravioli$
porcini-stuffed fresh pasta, caramelized onions, marsala cream sauce
Create Your Own Pasta
choice of pasta, sauce, accompaniments click camera for choices
Cannelloni Bolognese$
ricotta, spinach, asiago cream, bolognese sauce
Lasagna Bolognese$
bolognese sauce, italian sausage, ricotta, grana padano, pomodoro sauce
Fettuccine Alfredo$
parmesan, butter, cream (add chicken or shrimp)
Mom's Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti$
beef, veal & ricotta meatballs, imported romano, crushed red chile (pomodoro or bolognese sauce)
Carmela's Chicken$
roasted chicken, rigatoni, caramelized onions, mushrooms, marsala cream
Pasta Milano$
roasted chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic cream
Butternut Asiago Tortellaci$
four cheese stuffed tortellacci, asiago cream, butternut squash, prosciutto, parmesan
SEAFOOD
Add Fresh Greens or Caesar, or Bibb & Bleu
Lobster Ravioli$
lobster-stuffed, chardonnay cream sauce
Parmesan-Crusted Sole$
pan-seared, lemon butter, capers, sun-dried tomato orzo
Shrimp Scampi$
sautéed garlic jumbo shrimp, capellini, house-made rosemary compound butter, grape tomatoes
Shrimp Portofino$
jumbo shrimp, capellini, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, pine nuts, lemon butter
Grilled Salmon$
atlantic fillet, mediterranean-spiced vinaigrette, sun-dried tomato orzo, lemon
Pasta di Mare$
scallops, mussels, shrimp, fettuccine, white wine, pomodoro, garlic
ARTISAN PIZZA
Made with doppio zero ("00") flour, the gold standard of pizza dough flour, our artisan pizza has a thick crust and hearty toppings. Baked to perfection in our brick oven. Add Fresh Greens or Caesar, or Bibb & Bleu
Cheese$
fresh mozzarella, fonduta, parmesan
Margherita$
bruschetta tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, basil
Pepperoni$
pepperoni, fresh mozzarella
Farmhouse$
butcher-chopped bacon, prosciutto, and pepperoni, sautéed spinach, fresh mozzarella, fonduta, parmesan
EXPRESS LUNCH
SALAD
More satisfying than your typical salad with fresh ingredients and italian flavors.
Pronto Caesar$
fresh romaine, imported romano, crispy garlic croutons (add parmesan crusted chicken or parmesan crusted salmon bites)
Chicken Milanese Panzanella$
lightly breaded chicken, roma and yellow grape tomatoes, arugula, pickled onions, olives, parmesan, mediterranean vinaigrette
SANDWICHES
Flavorful italian style sandwiches served warm on fresh ciabatta.
Prosciutto Grilled Cheese$
lightly smoked prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, four cheese fonduta, ciabatta
Caprese$
fresh mozzarella, tomato, arugula, basil pesto, mediterranean vinaigrette, ciabatta
Italian Pulled Pork$
roasted pulled pork, italian slaw, calabrian chili pesto, balsamic glaze, ciabatta
Chicken Parmesan$
parmesan chicken, mozzarella, imported pomodorina, fresh basil, ciabatta
CALZONETTO
Handheld pockets stuffed with italian flavors then baked in our brick oven.
Chicken Caesar$
grilled chicken, tomatoes, spinach, oregano, parmesan, mozzarella, caesar dressing
Pepperoni$
artisan pepperoni, mozzarella, parmesan, provolone
PASTA
Fresh and imported pastas combined with traditional italian ingredients. (add grilled chicken, italian sausage, or shrimp)
Spaghetti Bolognese$
mediterranean herbs, parmesan, bolognese, imported pomodorina, spaghetti
Sausage Rigatoni$
italian sausage, mushrooms, romano, creamy alfredo, rigatoni
Baked Ravioli$
basil, mozzarella, parmesan, imported pomodorina, cheese ravioli
Spaghetti Verdi$
spinach, romano, parmesan, creamy pesto, spaghetti
EXTRAS
Complete your meal with one of these house favorites.
Tiramisu$
mascarpone, lady fingers, espresso, rum, cocoa
Side Salad$
fresh greens or caesar
Rosemary Peasant Bread$
baked fresh daily, served with seasoned olive oil
Kettle Chips$
sea salt or barbeque
Chocolate Chip Cookie$
baked fresh daily
EXPRESS DINNER
SIGNATURE
Twists on Italian classics only found at Romano's
Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti$
breaded chicken, buffalo butter, gorgonzola cream sauce, spaghetti
Brisket Folded Ravioli$
beef brisket, rustic tomato sauce, whipped ricotta
PASTA
Imported pastas combined with traditional Italian ingredients
Pesto Chicken Farfalle$
roasted chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto cream sauce, bow tie
Pork Napoletana$
neapolitan pork ragu, whipped ricotta, fettuccine
Seasonal Pasta$
fresh seasonal vegetables, ask for details about today's selection
Proscuitto & Chicken Penne$
grilled chicken, proscuitto, vodka cream sauce, penne
Brisket Rigatoni$
beef brisket, marsala and bolognese truffle cream sauce, rigatoni
Pork Belly & Chicken Carbonara$
grilled chicken, pork belly, creamy carbonara, spaghetti
PLATES
Indulgent dinner portions of classic Italian flavors
Chicken Milanese Panzanella$
lightly breaded chicken, roma & yellow grape tomatoes, arugula, pickled onions, parmesan, mediterranean vinaigrette, crispy parmesan potatoes
Diavola Scaloppine$
scaloppine chicken, spicy tomato sauce, four cheese ravioli
APPETIZERS
Start off with Romano's favorite bites. All appetizers are regular menu price.
Spicy Ricotta Meatballs$
beef & veal, creamy ricotta, caramelized onions, tomato sauce, red pepper, parmesan, orange & lemon zest
Bruschetta$
crostini, tomato, basil, creamy ricotta

History

The first Macaroni Grill restaurant was opened in Leon Springs, Texas by Philip J. Romano on April 19, 1988. On November 22, 1989, the company Brinker International, Inc. purchased Romano Macaroni Grill, Inc. On December 18, 2008, Mac Acquisition, LLC purchased a majority of interest in the chain. Mac Acquisition, LLC is an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital. In 2013, Ignite Restaurant Group acquired the chain from Golden Gate Capital. In April 2015, just two years after purchasing the chain, Ignite Restaurant Group sold the chain to Redrock Partners LLC.

Ignite Restaurant Group’s decision to sell the restaurant chain was a result of the chain’s poor performance and inability to deliver. In 2014, the Ignite Restaurant Group closed all of its locations in the state of Missouri. The company had also closed numerous locations in several other cities. In 2014, the location in Germantown, Tennessee was heavily damaged by a fire. Mr. John Gilbert was the President of the Macaroni Grill while it was owned by Ignite Restaurant Group. Mr. Gilbert was also a member of Redrock Partners, LLC. Redrock Partners LLC purchased the chain for only $8 million in 2015.

This price was a drastic difference from the $55 million that Ignite Restaurant Group paid to purchase the chain just two years prior. After Redrock Partners’ purchase in 2015, John Gilbert remained as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the establishment. Mr. Dean Riesen became the chairman of the company. Mr. Dick Monfort, an investor, also joined the leadership team. In addition to restaurant service, the Macaroni Grill brand released a package food products line featuring dishes served in their restaurants. These package food products are manufactured by General Mills Restaurant Favorites.

The chain has expanded to over 200 locations throughout the world. There are locations in various states throughout the United States. These states include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. International locations include: Bahrain, Canada, Dubai, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Qatar, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Review

The establishment serves a wide variety of Italian-American cuisine. The establishment provides both lunch and dinner. There are also express lunch and express dinner menus available. Express lunch and dinner is available from Mondays to Thursdays for the dine-in option, and on a daily basis for the to-go option. There is also a Lite menu, which serves meals under 600 calories. The establishment also provides dessert, wine, and drinks menus. There is a $10 three course lunch menu available from Mondays to Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Catering is available upon request, along with a separate catering menu. A family meals menu is also available.

The main menu consists of Antipasti, Salads, Parmigiana Plates, Classics, Pasta, and Artisan Pizza, as well as Chicken, Beef, and Fish sections. The Antipasti section prices range from $3 to $10. This section offers Bruschetta, Spicy Ricotta Meatballs, Calamari Fritti, Stuffed Mushrooms, and Crispy Fresh Mozzarella. Salads are priced between $7 and $15, and include Caprese, Caesar, Chicken Florentine, Warm Spinach and Shrimp, Bibb and Bleu, and Parmesan Crusted Chicken Salads. The Parmigiana Plates are priced between $12 and $15. These plates include Chicken Parmesan, Blackened Chicken Parmesan, Eggplant Parmesan, and Buffalo Chicken Parmesan.

The Classics are priced between $11 and $16, and consist of the Classic Italian Bake, Lasagna Bolognese, Fettucine Alfredo, Italian Sausage and Potatoes, and Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti. The pasta dishes are between $12 and $18. Examples of dishes under the pasta section are the Lobster Ravioli, Shrimp Portofino, Mama’s Trio, Penne Rustica, Pasta Milano, and Pasta Di Mare. There is also the option to create your own pasta.  The pizzas cost around $10 and $12. Pizzas served include the Pesto Primavera, Smashed Meatball, Margherita, and Farmhouse pizzas.

The establishment is generally open seven days each week, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, and 11:00 a.m. to 11: 00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The establishment accepts reservations. However, there tends to be a wait time, especially on busy nights. There have been complaints of long wait times, even with reservations. Service is decent but slow. Some locations have had issues with cleanliness, so the chain could use some improvement in hygiene. The food is great at some locations but subpar at others. There are complaints that the food and service at certain locations are not what they used to be. The Shrimp Portofino, the Eggplant Parmesan, Penne Rustica and the Chicken Under a Brick are highly recommended.

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