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.




Pasta di Mare

Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup tomato sauce (or 1 small can of tomato sauce)
12 littleneck clams or 12 manila clams
8 shrimp, deveined and shelled
4 sea scallops, quartered
12 black mussels
5 ounces calamari, cut into rings
10 ounces linguine
red pepper , to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Cook linguine in boiling water in large pot until al dente. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Cook garlic until brown. (Add red pepper, if desired).

Add white wine and clams then cover pan. Keep cover on for five minutes and raise heat to medium high. Take off cover from pan and let simmer for a minute more. Add tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining seafood, stir, and keep cooking until clams and mussels open. Add parsley and mix well with linguine.

Notes:  Macaroni Grill uses scallops, mussels and shrimp in this dish.  You may choose any type of seafood available in your area.

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