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.
Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe
2 (3 oz.) packages soft ladyfingers, split, divided
1/2 cup freshly brewed strong coffee
1/4 cup sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
3 cups thawed Cool Whip whipped topping
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Arrange half the ladyfingers on bottom of a large baking dish. Mix coffee, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; brush half over ladyfingers in dish.
Beat ricotta cheese, remaining sugar and remaining vanilla in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Whisk in Cool Whip.
Spoon half the ricotta mixture over ladyfingers in dish; cover with remaining ladyfingers. Brush with remaining coffee mixture; top with remaining ricotta cheese mixture. Sift cocoa over top of dessert. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.