Performing chefs cook up rustic, home-style Italian entrees at this buzzing family restaurant.. In Short A boisterous, all-ages crowd of pasta lovers pack this energetic Italian spot, where chefs clad in white hats and red scarves keep diners wide-eyed by showing their moves in the busy open kitchen. The menu boasts family-sized portions of hearty traditional fare, from antipasti, chicken and pasta dishes to seafood, steak and wood-fired pizzas. Signature plates include grilled pork chops, lobster ravioli, and penne rustica with shrimp, grilled chicken and smoked prosciutto in cream sauce.
Excellent for special events.
We had a baby shower with fifteen attendants, including a 6-month old, 3 2-year-olds and a 4 1/2 year old at Macaroni Grill. We did make a reservation, so they were expecting us and had us somewhat secluded from the general patrons. We were assigned one server who had only our table. He was very attentive; he even helped me unload the car! He made sure we didn't need anything and even cleared the table so we could have cake. The manager even checked on us several times to make sure we were taken care of. Between the fifteen of us, we ordered a nice variety of things offered on the menu and I didn't hear anyone mention overcooking/undercooking, bad flavor or any other complaints. I ordered the veal parmesan and was very happy with the flavor and quantity. The veal was perfect, just the right amount of spice, sauce and pasta. We will definitely try this again with our family.