Romano’s Macaroni Grill has an ambiance set for good Italian Food and Wine. There was a European feel in the air as soon as we entered. And the menu choices were far beyond what I had been expecting.
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Macaroni Grill. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.
Need to Know
Neighborhood: Northridge, CA
Price Range: $$
Meals Served: Lunch, and dinner
*Kids’ Menu: Yes
Dress Code: Casual
Ocean View: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Private Dining: No
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
What to Order at Macaroni Grill’s Wine Tasting Dinner
Everyone attending the Wine Tasting Dinner had the opportunity to choose from a four-course menu with delicious, made to order dishes in each category consisting of Antipasti, Soup + Salad, Entree, and Dolce. A variety of wines are served throughout the meal.
What is Italian food without wine?! Macaroni Grill answers this question with quality and variety. Throughout our dinner, they provide both red and whites as an option. I mixed the two different blends according to the food that I ate, suggested by my server and it was the best decision. I tried their house brands as well as more known, commercial brands. They also operate on the honesty policy as far as measuring the number of glasses that you consume.
Let Their Be Wine
Pinot Grigio Terlato – Friuli Region, Italy – Widely recognized as one of the best regions for luxury Pinot Grigio in the world. Fruit is handpicked from hillside estate vineyards that are carefully tended to create a fuller-bodied Pinot Grigio with expressive fruit and mineral character. Bright aromas of white peach, pear and spring flowers. Complex and layered with ripe peach, apricot, and pear. A mouthfilling texture and crisp, mineral finish.
Moscato Seven Daughters Veneto, Italy
A delicious wine made from 100% Muscat grapes. Effervescent, bright white wine has a sweet floral aroma with peach and honey notes. Well-balanced with a refined fruitiness, the natural fragrance and flavor of the Moscato grape shine for a delightful, refreshing sip.
446 Chardonnay Noble Vines Monterey, CA – Exhibits appealing aromas of ripe pear, pineapple and melon. Medium-bodied with a creamy mid-palate, this delightful wine offers flavors of peach and coconut, with hints of lemon and toasty vanilla spice.
Pinot Noir Garnet Vineyards Monterey County, CA –
Blended from a few acres in each of four vineyards scattered along benchlands near the Santa Lucia Highlands that are subject to the cool, foggy influence of Monterey Bay. Aromas of blackberry cobbler and raspberry jam with a hint of toasted hazelnuts and five-spice powder. Plump fruit flavors of red and black cherry are complex and balanced, and the wine finishes long with a trace of cinnamon and cloves.
Federalist Cabernet Sauvignon – Lodi, CA- A revolutionary wine created to honor the man many call the first American, Benjamin Franklin. Aromas of blue/black fruits (blackberries, blueberries) and cinnamon spice, a good density, firm tannin structure, and a long, smooth finish.
Romano’s Rosso house red
For starters Antipasti
Soup + Salad
Bibb + Bleu Salad
The Bibb + Bleu Salad was a crisp melody of leaves, gorgonzola, walnuts, crispy prosciutto, crispy onions, pickled red onions and drizzled with just the right amount of buttermilk ranch. It was refreshing to my tastebuds and a good introduction to the Entree.
hand-breaded milanese-style chicken breast, imported pomodorina, mozzarella, capellini 18.5
served in parmesan, butter and cream. I am gluten sensitive and they accommodated me with gluten-free pasta.
For ages 12 and under. Served with your choice of milk, juice or soda (free refills).
Room for Desert
The deserts were absolutely scrumptious. They were flavorful and not overly sweet. My favorite was the lemon passion. It was very moist and creamy and full of lemon flavor.
What It’s Like Inside
Macaroni Grill captures the Italian experience, down to each individual detail including its rustic decor, ingredients, surely delivering the extraordinary flavors of Italy to ordinary life.
19400 Plummer St.
Northridge, CA 91324
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About Romano’s Macaroni Grill®
Part of Ignite Restaurant Group’s (Nasdaq: IRG) portfolio of restaurants, Romano’s Macaroni Grill serves Italian favorites such as handcrafted pasta and simple lunch and dinner entrees inspired by the Italian countryside. With locations worldwide, the restaurant 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. For more information, visit www.macaronigrill.com.