‘Feast’ your eyes on a grand special

A La Carte

August 11, 2019

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Freshly baked Rosemary Bread, left, and Bruschetta

The Italian Summer Feast for Two is back at Romano’s Macaroni Grill and hungry diners can get their senses heightened with this three-course meal until Wednesday, Aug. 21. The slammin’ deal is just $54.95 and comes with Romano’s freshly baked Rosemary Bread, an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert.

Appetizer options are: Spicy Ricotta Meatballs, Signature Mac + Cheese Bites, Goat Cheese Peppadew Peppers, Bruschetta, and Calamari Fritti (additional $3). If you need a little help picking, the Bruschetta is a true pleaser. Its smooth, whipped ricotta, mouthwateringly spread atop grilled ciabatta bread, and finalized with a topping of juicy Roma tomatoes and basil is an elegant yet perfectly simple way to get those taste buds ready for what’s to come.

Penne Rustica

The entree selections are a thing of excitement as guests may choose two of the following: Pollo Caprese, Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti, Penne Rustica, Lasagna Bolognese, Mushroom Ravioli, Fresh Island Fish (additional $5), and Tuscan Ribeye (additional $8).


As a nudge to your palate, the Fresh Island Fish will not disappoint. The catch-ofthe-day fish fillet is grilled and lightly seasoned so that guests may enjoy the seafood with just the right amount of enhancing spices. Meanwhile, the accompanying spinach sun-dried tomato orzo is the perfect partner, as its white wine garlic sauce adds in the extra flavor to complement the lightness of the fish.

As another option, the Penne Rustica offers an array of proteins like roasted chicken, shrimp and prosciutto in a decadent rosemary cream sauce with Parmesan cheese. The rosemary cream packs rich flavor that allows the chicken, shrimp and prosciutto to be enjoyed as one dish, yet not enough to take over the flavor of each — the balance is spot on.

Fresh Island Fish (Add $5, part of $54.95 Italian Summer Feast for Two)

Finally, end the meal on a sweet note with a slice of New York Style Cheesecake, Gelato or Sorbeto, or a square of moist Tiramisu.

*Note: All items are part of Italian Summer Feast for Two ($54.95 per couple)

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