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Revamping Romano's Macaroni Grill
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Revamping Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Story By Ali Resich Photos By Nathalie Walker
January 1 - 7, 2012

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill is ready for a fresh start with its brand new lunch and dinner menus. All the classics are still available, but the establishment has introduced more than 25 Italian-American inspired menu items to sink your teeth into.

  • Smoky Shrimp Flatbread ($18)
  • Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Flatbread ($15)
  • Whole Wheat Fettuccine ($14)
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From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the new lunch menu offers enticing options such as brick-oven flat-bread and paninis. The Smoky Shrimp Flatbread delights with the exciting flavor combination of smoky mozzarella and slightly spicy tomato sauce. Pancetta and seared shrimp deepen the flavor experience.

The flatbreads, great for sharing, have been among the most popular new items, with savory options such as Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Flatbread ($15). A bed of caramelized onions replace tomato sauce and is richly layered with pre-marinated, seasoned wild mushrooms, goat cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil for the finishing touch.

Fresh pasta is another winner, especially with the new healthy lunch options, such as Whole Wheat Fettucine ($14) with roasted chicken, broccolini, pecorino Romano cheese and whole wheat pasta served al dente.

“It’s a really nice, light, healthy dish,” says chef Mike Longworth.

Giving customers the freedom to choose, the most popular new lunch deal has been the Combinations (two for $11, three for $13), including a choice of soup, salad, pastas or half sandwiches.

And that’s just skimming the surface of the restaurant’s revamped menus. New salads and Italian-style tapas (two for $12) like Baked Prosciutto & Mozzarella ($7) and Oven-Fired Artichoke Hearts ($7.50) are the perfect way to dress up your meal.

For lunch or dinner, take a fresh bite at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

  • Where
    • Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace
    • 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 42420
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    • Queen’s Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort
    • 201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Suite 1010
  • Call
    • (808) 356-8305 (Ala Moana)
    • (808) 443-5515 (Waikoloa)
  • Hours
    • Sunday – Thursday
    • 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
    • Fridays and Saturdays
    • 10 a.m.- 11 p.m.
  • Website