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FUN MAGAZINE, August, 2005.
30, SongShou Road (NEO 19)
Hours: 11 am-11 pm
Credit cards accepted;
add 10% service charge.
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--By Dionysus, translated by Cara Steenstra
Since 1988, over 230 branches of Romano's
Macaroni Grill have opened around the world. Now, it
has finally set foot in Asia, establishing itself in
Taipei's trendy XinYi District. Walk through the red
brick archway entrance and, on the right, you will find
Macaroni's popular Italian-style bar, which draws many
customers with their unique "Leaning Bellini"
cocktail. Pass through the seating area and you will
see the brightly-lit, semi-open kitchen where all the
tasty food is prepared, complete with tempting fragrances
wafting through. Take a look at the menu and you will
notice that, apart from the more familiar Italian fare,
there is the Mozzarella alla Caprese (NT$380), the Filet
Padano (NT$930), and the handmade Lobster Ravioli (NT$580),
which contains lobster, asparagus, shrimp, chopped tomatoes
and a specially-made pasta with lemon cream sauce. All
these dishes come highly recommended by the chef and
are not easily found in other Italian eateries. The
Insalata Rossa (NT$380) is a hearty dish but only contains
six grams of fat. The dessert specials here are the
Lemon Passion Cake (NT$260) and the creamy, smooth Panna
Cotta (NT$220); both are well worth sharing with a friend.
Apart from enjoying the great food here, Macaroni also
has nightly live opera performances, adding another
element of Italian culture to your dining experience.