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Sunday, February 16, 2014

ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL

ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL
HONOLULU, HAWAII

ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL
ALA MOANA SHOPPING CENTER
1450 ALA MOANA BLVD
HONOLULU, HI  96814
808-356-8300
HOURS:  Daily 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

I am done with Romano's Macaroni Grill.  Hope to never go back here again.  Next time when we are at Ala Moana Center and want pasta, I'm going to Assagio's downstairs.  First off there is always a wait here.  20-40 minutes usually and the restaurant is empty.  We waited over 20 minutes for our table and when we were taken to a nice booth at the back of the restaurant we saw that the main dining area was completely empty and the tables were not being filled.  The only thing I could think of was that they did not have enough wait staff so they limited the number of tables being filled.  Good for service because we had an attentive waitress and the food came out quickly.  We started with Tapas for Two ($14).  Your choice of two of seven Tapas selections on the menu.  We ordered the Spicy Ricotta Meatballs and Cannellini Beans with Shrimp and Avocado.  The Meatballs were fantastic.  Super moist and full of flavor.  Not spicy at all however.  We all loved them.  The Cannelllini Beans were served on a oil drenched Crostini.  Really could not taste the avocado or shrimp. Mostly butter, oil and beans.  As I reviewed the pasta selections I noticed that most of the pastas are served with a cream sauce.  I don't like cream sauces so I asked the waitress about the create your own pasta and she brought  me a form where you can check off what you want in your pasta dish ($17.50).  I went for spaghetti with pomodoro sauce with chicken, snap peas, roasted peppers and broccolini.  Dish looked great but the pasta was overcooked and mushy.  The sauce was bland, the chicken was tasteless and the sauce was watery.  $17.50 for this upset me.  My Daughter went for the Grilled Chicken with Broccoli ($7) served with pasta.  She had the waitress cover everything on the plate with Parmesan Cheese.  She said they overcooked her chicken.  It was the same chicken in my pasta and it also had no taste.  This is a great meal for kids for $7 though.  The Chicken Scaloppine ($18) was "too greasy" according to my wife.  
Click links below to view other posts on Romano's Macaroni Grill:

ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL AT ALA MOANA SHOPPING CENTER
ROMANO'S RECEPTION DESK IS ALWAYS BUSY
LARGE RESTAURANT WITH OPEN KITCHEN IN THE BACK
DINING ROOM IS EMPTY AND THERE IS A 40 MINUTE WAIT?
ROMANO'S TAPAS, PANTRY AND PIZZA MENU
ROMANO'S CLASSICS MENU IS FILLED WITH CREAM SAUCES
ROMANO'S PRINCIPALE MENU
CREATE YOUR OWN PASTA DISH FORM
BUTTERY ROSEMARY BREAD WITH OLIVE OIL IS DELICIOUS
SPICY RICOTTA MEAT BALLS
THE SPICY RICOTTA MEATBALLS ARE MOIST AND DELICIOUS BUT NOT SPICY
SHRIMP, CANNELLINI BEANS AND AVOCADO CROSTINI
THIS DISH TASTED GOOD BUT WAS A MESS
CREATE YOUR OWN PASTA WITH POMODORO SAUCE, SNAP PEAS, ROASTED PEPPERS,
BROCCOLINI AND CHICKEN
KIDS MEAL PASTA WITH GRILLED CHICKEN AND BROCCOLINI.  MY DAUGHTER
WENT NUTS WITH THE PARMESAN CHEESE
CHICKEN SCALOPPINE

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