Restaurant of the Week: Romanoâ€™s Macaroni Grill
Monday, February 21, 2011 by Hamilton County Tourism Staff
Every week this winter, we will highlight one of our Hamilton County, Indiana restaurants. This week, I visited one of my favorite restaurants â€“ Romanoâ€™s Macaroni Grill in Carmel, Indiana. [caption id="attachment_3205" align="aligncenter" width="236" caption="You can't go wrong with the Pollo Caprese at Macaroni Grill in Carmel, Indiana"][/caption] Macaroni Grill is one of my tried and true restaurants. I know whenever I eat there I am going to have a good meal and good service. I meet friends there for lunch, and we enjoy family dinners there when IÂ need the night off from cooking duties. Iâ€™ve even celebrated Motherâ€™s Day at the Macaroni Grill. My two favorite menu items are not what you might expect. I love their Insalata Blu, a crisp salad with crumbled bleu cheese, toasted walnuts, red onions and balsamic vinaigrette. I also always find myself ordering the raspberry iced tea. There are so many menu options, you can stick with your favorites or try something new on each visit. Start with Tomato Bruschetta or Mozzarella Alla Caprese from their antipasti selections. For your entrÃ©e, I recommend the Pollo Caprese; chicken grilled with extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon served with Capellini Pomodoro and fresh mozzarella. Or go with one of their classic Italian favorites like the spaghetti or fettuccini Alfredo. If you are in doubt, ask your server to help you select a great entree.Â If you have room for dessert, they have 11 different options to satisfy your sweet tooth, from simple lemon pound cake to Apple Crostatas (my husbandâ€™s favorite)Â and tiramisu. We only have four more weeks until spring. WhichÂ Hamilton County, Indiana restaurants should we try and report back on?