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Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Bigger Is Better

Nawai Kekoolani, executive chef at Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Ala Moana Center, says the exact words that every foodie, consumer and human being wants to hear: “You will never leave here hungry, we will make sure of that.” And, it’s easy to believe his promise with options like Pasta di Mare ($22), which features a…

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February 16, 2016

Make your heart happy at Macaroni Grill

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Romano’s Macaroni Grill and enjoy a special Valentine’s Wine & Dine three-course dinner featuring some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes ($32 per person, available through Feb. 15) and 25 percent off select bottles of wines. Available at both Hawaii locations (Ala Moana Center on Oahu, and Queen’s Marketplace on Hawaii…

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December 20, 2015

Have A Holly Jolly Mealtime

Lights are strung on banisters and Christmas garlands and wreaths hang in festive cheer at Romano’s Macaroni Grill this season. The restaurant hopes to put shoppers in the Christmas spirit, while also offering delicious relief from the frenzy of holiday shopping with its eclectic menu of Italian fare. Making 10 years last month, Romano’s continues…

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September 27, 2015

Pine After Pasta

When Romano’s Macaroni Grill first opened at Ala Moana Center in 2005, a unique and authentic brand of Italian food was introduced to Hawaii. Ten years later, regional corporate chef Nawai Kekoolani continues to strive to make his guests happy. “I really like having interactions with the guests and seeing their happy faces, especially when…

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July 12, 2015

Take a Long Lunch Break, Italian-style!

Going to Ala Moana Center can often cause patrons to work up quite an appetite. After a busy day completing shopping errands with your family, you’ll need a peaceful place to sit down with a nice meal. Romano’s Macaroni Grill (RMG), perched on the top level of the shopping center, is your break from the…

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Making Romano’s Part of Your Famiglia

When looking for the perfect spot to take out the whole family — kids and all — for a nice meal, most patrons agree it takes the right recipe of comforting cuisine, a warm atmosphere, friendly service and affordability to ensure everyone in your ohana goes home happy. Romano’s Macaroni Grill at Ala Moana Center…

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December 28, 2014

A new year means new and improved dishes

For many of us, each new year symbolizes the chance to start anew in one form or another. On a recent visit to Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Ali Carte discovered that the same mentality holds true within the restaurant industry, as the eatery is preparing to turn over a new leaf in 2015, complete with a…

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October 26, 2014

Delivering the best

Other than its delicious offerings, Romano’s Macaroni Grill also takes extreme pride in offering excellent service to its patrons. “We want to make sure that we take care of our guests, and they come back for more,” says executive chef Nawai Kekoolani. “I have a family, so when we go out to eat, I want…

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August 24, 2014

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MAMA’S TRIO ($21) Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace knows a thing or two about Italian cuisine. We’re talkin’ authentic Italian eats — that hearty, rustic goodness — straight from mama’s kitchen. To achieve such immaculate fare, chefs simply rely on the freshest ingredients…

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Straight from Italy’s rustic kitchen

With more than 200 locations worldwide, the Italian eatery, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, operates two locations among the Hawaiian Islands in Honolulu and Waikoloa. Famous for fare that embraces both the traditional and modern aspects of Italian cooking, Macaroni Grill’s newly revamped menu is sure to please. “Running a restaurant is a huge responsibility that I…

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