Romano’s Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Review

Macaroni Grill Honolulu, Hawaii in Ala Moana

Me and  my family decided to have a 2015 “Christmas Dinner” for ourselves before the hectic Christmas parties begin. So, we landed in Macaroni Grill in Ala Moana to enjoy a potential nice night out.

It was a Monday evening so it was relatively slow in the restaurant with just the remains of the Monday Night Football crowd slowly depleting around the bar as the game was finished. So, a 2 minute wait for a table was all that was needed.

The typical meet and greet was given. We were seated and the host announced of the soup special and “fresh catch” fish which was Roasted Mushroom Soup and Ahi tuna. Our waitress, named Jocelyn came up a bit after, introduced herself by drawing her name with crayons onto a disposable paper topped tabletop. She restated and wrote out the soup du jour and the fish of the day.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is a casual Italian restaurant with the ambiance of a fine dining establishment. There is no dress code required as people were dining in their surf shorts and slippers (or better known as flip flops to you fellow mainlanders). Don’t worry it is normal for this type of attire here in Hawaii, if you don’t know yet. But, we opted to dress up a bit this time to add an elegant vibe to our dinner.

Jocelyn left us with the menu to salivate over and took our drink order. We ordered water all around and I ordered a glass of their exclusive house Chianti wine.

Their menu is fairly small and typical for an Italian restaurant of antipasto, pasta dishes, pizzas, main entrees with proteins, dessert, etc., and of course they had macaroni dishes. We opted to try out the soup of the day of Roasted Mushroom and ordered, a Butternut Squash Ravioli for my wife, Shrimp Alfredo for our daughter (yes she has a peculiar typical child-like taste and appetite (they didn’t have a shrimp dish on the kid’s menu), and I ordered a Veal Chop with Roasted Potatoes.

Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Menu

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