Romano's Macaroni Grill
2501 S. I-35, Round Rock, 78664, 512/341-7979
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm
Always consistent and usually crowded, this eclectic Italian restaurant chain offers plenty of pastas and a lively atmosphere. This restaurant is also particularly kid-friendly.
Before you have the espresso of your dreams, treat yourself from this expansive menu.
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This is good, old-fashioned Italian – need we say more? Try the Linguine Luci Johnson. Mangia!
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Start with the Barbabietola salad of beets, farro, and goat cheese; heirloom tomato caprese; or perfectly delightful arugula-and-prosciutto pizza, and move on to stand-outs such as the hearty cioppino, chock-full of mussels, shrimp, and fish, in a rich, aromatic broth, and the Bistecca, which is a toothsome 10-ounce ribeye. The latter is paired with cauliflower and topped with gorgonzola, a vegetable side dish idea worth stealing.
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