Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant brand founded in 1988 by Phil Romano, one of the industry’s leading innovators. Inspired by the Italian country cuisine served in Romano’s grandmother’s kitchen, Macaroni Grill blends Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration from all regions of Italy and the U.S. An extensive wine list and the chain’s unique honor wine system finish out the experience in this polished casual atmosphere.




Carmela's Chicken Rigatoni

Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

6 ounces butter-flavored oil
8 ounces mushrooms
12 ounces grilled chicken
salt and pepper
2 teaspoons basil
6 ounces caramelized onion
6 ounces cooking wine
20 ounces heavy cream
24 ounces rigatoni pasta
2 ounces Parmesan cheese

In a hot saute pan add butter flavored oil, mushrooms, chicken, basil, caramelized onions, salt and pepper and saute for approximately 60 to 90 seconds. Add the wine and saute for 60 seconds. Add the heavy cream and bring to a boil over high heat. 

Dip precooked pasta in boiling water for 10 seconds, drain thoroughly. Put pasta in saute pan and saute until well incorporated. Toss briefly over fire, add Parmesan cheese and continue to toss until cheese is completely incorporated. Transfer to plate, garnish with parsley.


  1. this is an easy but good recipe. i like it pretty much. i have got some nice options from Indian Takeaway Airdrie.They are really popular around.

  2. Excellent! Tastes just as I remember. I didn't have mushrooms, heavy cream, or cooking wine so I substituted cream of mushroom soup with 10 oz of milk for the cream and mushrooms then 3 oz of apple cider vinegar with 3 oz of water for the cooking wine. Turned out great.

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