Sunday, September 20, 2015

Express lunch at Romano's Kitchen counter

I've actually never eaten at Romano's Macaroni Grill before but I received a great email deal for lunch.  The special was 2 lunches for $10.00 from their Romano's kitchen counter menu.  It's a different approach to a seated lunch.  You arrive, look at the menu, order and pay then sit.  When the food is ready, it's brought out to your table.  There is still a server that gets water and sets the table.

Macaroni Grill Lunch Bolognese $7.00

The menu consists of 2 salads, a variety of sandwiches served on fresh ciabatta bread, calzones and a handful of pasta entrees.  Since the price is so cheap, they charge a buck for their delicious "Rosemary Peasant Bread" (which is HUGE) and you can also get cookies, chips, side salads and tiramisu at an additional small cost.

The best part... everything on the menu takes less than 7 minutes to arrive at your table or IT'S FREE! You know I had my stopwatch ready!

My friend and I split the bill and it came out to $11.00 total for the both of us for 2 entrees and a side of peasant bread. (We drank water) Obviously since everything is so cheap and our server did a lot, we threw in a few extra bucks instead of the standard tip.

The food was very good! I'd definitely be back. I think it's also a great place to have lunch with groups if everyone wants to pay for their own meal.  There's no awkward moment at the end splitting the bill and collecting payment forms.

and Yes... we did get our meal in less than 7 minutes! We finished early and still had 30 minutes left in our lunch hour.

Macaroni Grill Chicken parm  sandwich $7.00

Rosemary Peasant Bread $ 1.00