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Ratings and Reviews of Romano's Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

Score: 4.97 (votes: 88)
Rating of votes (88)
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Dec 18, 2020, 12:59
You will love this way better than the restaurants penne rustica. Instructions were very simple. We used a bigger dish and combined everything instead of individual servings. We also used less pasta to make the dish creamier. 10/10 recommend
Nov 30, 2017, 14:55
This is the closest recipe I've found. I love your recipe even better than Mac Grills! Thank you!
Denise Miller
Mar 5, 2016, 22:00
This is my families favorite! Taste just like the restaurant! Easy to make too!
Feb 15, 2016, 22:00
My husband made this for me on Valentines Day. The Mac. Grill by us left several years ago so it's a 3 hours drive North now!

This was at least as good if not better! YUM!
Ken Alcorn
Dec 19, 2015, 22:00
Excellent recipe. I added a few dashes of Liquid smoke to regular prosciutto before hand and let it soak into it. It gives the smokiness to the ham that is always so nice to bite into. That's my two cents.
Aug 31, 2015, 22:00
I have not made this in a while, but totally going to again! (I try not to eat a lot of pasta, I have MS and it makes me ache)

It is perfect! We live 2 hours from the nearest Romano's now and this totally gives us our fix for it!
Aug 5, 2015, 22:00
This was PERFECT. Will definitely make again.
Feb 15, 2015, 22:00
This was really easy to make and Better than the already perfect Penne Rustica served by Macaroni Grill!!!
Jan 3, 2015, 22:00
We live in taiwan right now and miss our California favorites. I have made the recipe a dozen times while living over seas and it's perfect. No need to double the sauce in my opinion. Must use smoked prosciutto. I have had to leave the Marsala wine out, or substitute with a red wine because I can't find it here. It tasted perfect each time.
Oct 19, 2014, 22:00
This taste just as good if not better than Macaroni Grill. I doubled the sauce, purchased already cooked chicken and didn't add the shrimp. I only added half of the Marsala wine and half of the salt and it was perfect. Also, the grocery store was out of fresh thyme so I used dried thyme instead.