Romano’s Macaroni Grill lets you Build Your Own Dairy-Free Dinner


Don’t expect to sit down and order a dairy-free meal right off the menu at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Pretty much all of their preset entrees and pasta dishes contain cheese, cream, or some other form of dairy. But they offer allergen information for the components so you can customize your own meal with relative ease. And they do have a Create Your Own Pasta option – we’ll show you how you can make it dairy free.

Dairy-Free Menu Guide to Romano's Macaroni Grill with Vegan and Allergen Information. Also how to custom order.

Dairy-Free Menu Guide to Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Their menu might be dairy rich, but the staff at Romano’s Macaroni Grill is trained to customize. They can help you create a dairy-free meal with ease by choosing from the menu items below. This is from the 2020 allergen and menu information supplied by the company.


  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts with or without Crispy Proscuitto


None of their menu salads are dairy-free, but their fresh greens are. So you can ask to customize a simple plant-based salad with olive oil and vinegar, if desired.


  • Grilled Sirloin
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Shrimp

Note: These can be ordered with sides on special request.


  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Broccolini
  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts
  • Rosemary Peasant Bread
  • French Fries (no parmesan)

Note: It appears that all of these sides are vegan-friendly.

Create Your Own Pasta

This is on the menu! And this is how you can craft your own dairy-free pasta at Romano’s Macaroni Grill:

  • Pasta (Choose One): spaghetti, capellini, penne, fettuccine, rigatoni
  • Sauce (Choose One): imported pomodorina, garlic olive oil
  • Top It Off (Choose up to Three): roasted peppers, fresh spinach, roasted tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, broccolini, roasted mushrooms, fresh mushrooms, mediterranean olives, asparagus
  • Add Your Protein (Choose One): roasted chicken, italian sausage, prosciutto

Note: Their gluten-free tagliatelle pasta contains milk. The pastas, sauces, and vegetables noted above are all vegan-friendly.


  • Chicken Strips served with choice of Salad, Broccolini, or Fries

Take & Bake, Meal Kits, and Grocery

  • Breadsticks (dough ball)
  • Cioppino Kit
  • All Grocery Pantry Items

Other Allergens and Allergen Menus at Romano’s Macaroni Grill

For gluten-free and dairy-free needs, it’s best to stick with the protein and side options, since their gluten-free pasta contains milk. But for other top allergens, you an see their allergen guide. There is a link to it in their website footer, and you can request it at the restaurant.

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Dairy-Free Menu Guide to Romano's Macaroni Grill with Vegan and Allergen Information. Also how to custom order.

Where to Find Romano’s Macaroni Grill

At last check, this chain could be found in 16 states across the United States, including Hawaii. See their website below for locations.


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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Their menu has recently changed so the link does not work, but I contacted them for an update. They’re working on it.