I absolutely loved my entree from the Ramano’s Macaroni Grill’s Allergen Menu. You can tell how careful they are in regards to gluten cross contamination, as their gluten free menu does include their french fries. Often times restaurants that not knowledge in gluten intolerance include french fries or naturally gluten free food items on their menu, not realizing that frying something in oil that has previously been used for a gluten containing food may be harmful to someone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Just loved Macaroni Grill gluten free menu!
Update: Someone recently emailed me stating that they went to a different Macaroni Grill and became ill. They were told that they use the same water to boil wheat macaroni. So, be sure to request a separate pot of fresh water if you are gluten intolerant!
Update: Macaroni Grill no longer has a gluten free menu, but they do serve gluten free penne pasta.
If you’re interested in an ample pasta entree, all you do is build your own pasta plate by choosing your desired meat, 3 veggies, and your sauce. The only pasta they offer is a penne pasta, which is fantastic! I chose chicken, only choose 2 veggies (red peppers and spinach), all topped with creamy garlic sauce. It was so yummy! – and very hard to distinguish their gluten free pasta from the regular.
UPDATE: The brand they use is Heartland. Corn Flour, Rice Flour, Mono and Diglycerides. PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT USES WHEAT, EGG, AND SOY. – BUT they use only certified gluten free ingredients are cautious in the manufacturing steps, and more importantly, they test the products at under 20ppm (parts per million).
Meat Choices: Italian Sausage (hot), Pancetta, Roasted Chicken, Rosemary Ham and Shrimp.
Veggie Choices: Asparagus, Brocolini, Cannellini Beans, Fresh Spinach, Roasted Mushrooms, Roasted Peppers, Roasted Tomatoes, and Snap Peas. (Note: If you are hyper-sensitive to trace amounts of gluten, do not consume mushrooms. They are often grown on wheat though they usually test well below 20 parts per million.)
Sauce Choices: Alfredo, Arrabbiata (spicy red sauce), Garlic Cream, and Pomodoro (tomato basil sauce).
If pasta in not your thing, you may interested in one of their other many gluten free entrees. See the list below.
Mediterranean Olives (without bread)
Spicy Herb-Roasted Mussels (without bread)
Bibb & Blue (without crispy onion rings)
Caesar Salad (without croutons or breadsticks)
Fresh Greens Salad without croutons)
Market Chop (without breadsticks)
Warm Spinach & Shrimp
All are gluten free including: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Caesar, Mediterranean Vinaigrette, and Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch (just lovely!)
Carmela’s Chicken with GF Penne Pasta
Carbonara with GF Penne Pasta
Pasta di Mare with GF Penne Pasta
Fettuccine Alfredo with GF Penne Pasta
Shrimp Portofino (without breadcrumbs)
Chicken Under a Brick (without potatoes)
Grilled Chicken Spiedini (without vegetables)
Pollo Caprese with GF Penne Pasta
Grilled King Salmon (without orzo)
Grilled Shrimp Spiedini (without vegetables)
Florentine Steak & Frites (without fries)
Pan-Roasted Pork Chop (without risotto)
Grilled Chicken & Broccolini
Mac & Cheese (with GF penne pasta)
Penne Pasta Pomodoro
Side of Broccolini
Gelato: Dark Chocolate or Double Vanilla (without biscotti)
There is surely something for everyone. Check out Macaroni Grill’s Allergen Menu to learn more about their choices for other allergen ingredients.