Tag Archives: Romano’s Macaroni Grill


24 Feb

UntitledWhen I think Italian comfort food…I think Chicken Parm.  It’s delicious and filling and has all the textures and tastes I love about Italian food.

Macaroni Grill has some excellent food.   Service is always great.   This chicken parm was up there…as in…one of the best I have had in a long time.   Lightly crispy, well-seasoned, and cooked perfectly.

Sadly the capellini that came with….not so much.  It was mushy…almost gummy texture to it.   I am not talking al dente.    I am talking noodles soaking too long and they are just exhausted.   Other than that, this was a fine dish that I would order again…just with a different pasta side.


ROMANO’s KITCHEN COUNTER: Chicken Milanese Panzanella

20 Nov

I don’t often visit Romano’s Macaroni Grill – but after today that might change.

They have this new thing going on called “Romano’s Kitchen Counter”.

It’s a limited lunch menu that is ready to eat in seven minutes- at a cost of seven bucks per dish.

What you see is the Chicken Milanese Panzanella salad.   It’s a HUGE breaded chicken breast that is covered tomatoes, arugula, pickled onions, olives, parmesan, and a mediterranean vinaigrette.

This was hearty and very-very filling.   I got it to go and the idea of being able to walk in and ….by the time you pay and sit down… you get a dish like this is pretty slick.   With no shortage of Italian restaurants – it must be murder trying to get and keep the attention of loyal customers.  For Romano’s this is a step in the right direction.   This lunch was so filling I couldn’t even polish it off in one sitting.    And more than being a satisfying lunch…it make me curious and interested to check out Romano’s more often.