Romano’s Macaroni Grill

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 roman's macaroni grills - restaurant review - riyadh - saudi arabia -thoughts & Notes Blog

Many people have recommended us to try Romano’s Macaroni Grill. So few days ago, we went for dinner there. 

The restaurant has an Italian-American cuisine. It is originally from the USA but they have many branches all over the world. I have seen it in Bahrain and UAE but I have never tried it.

If you’re not living in KSA, you may not be familiar with the fact that shops and restaurants close during prayer time for half an hour. So, we arrived 15 min before prayer time, a waiter was closing the door. It was really so early to close 15 min before prayer time, so we knocked on the door. The waiter looked from behind the curtain then ignored us. Luckily, another waiter was just behind us so he apologized, and opened the door for us. 

When we sat down, we were given the menu, a minute later, the waiter came to ask us what we wanted. I understand that we had to order before the prayer time but it was our first time here and we didn’t know what to order yet! 

Food in the menu was traditional meals from Italy and the Mediterranean area sometimes inspired from the American cuisine just like the Signature Mac & Cheese Bites featured in the Antipasti. They say that they create in the restaurants their own pasta. 

They offered us a complimentary bread and olive oil. 

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We ordered Bruschettas as appetizers: Four pieces of grilled ciabatta bread with a whipped ricotta and a mixtures of tomatoes, garlic and basil. It was really delicious. 

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I ordered the Pomodoro ravioli which was a delight! It is a Cheese-stuffed ravioli with a tomato with Parmesan, mozzarella and basil sauce. 

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My husband has ordered Penne Rustica which was also delicious. It is pasta with roasted chicken, shrimp, beef bacon, parmesan and a tasty rosemary cream sauce.

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A little bit later, we didn’t finish our plates when the same waiter came to ask us if we wanted some coffee or desert! :l 

So, in general, food is delicious but I really think that the service could be a little bit better. 

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Rating 

Food: Very Good
Service: Average
Ambiance: Very Good
Price: Good  

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