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.



Insalata Florentine

Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe

Serves 4
3 ounces julienne-shredded fresh spinach
3 ounces grilled chicken, sliced and chilled
1 ounce ripe Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 ounce pine nuts, lightly toasted
1/2 ounce sun-dried tomatoes, julienne cut
1/2 ounce capers
1/2 ounce sliced black olives
1/2 ounce julienne-cut radicchio
5 ounces orzo pasta, cooked and chilled
3 ounces roasted, garlic lemon vinaigrette  (see sidebar for recipe)
1/4 ounce shaved Grana Padana Parmesan cheese
fresh cracked black pepper, for garnish

In the order listed, place all ingredients, except Parmesan cheese, in a chilled mixing bowl.
Toss and serve in a bowl. Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese and fresh cracked pepper

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