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You can get food poisoning from casual Italian-American cuisine. The most reported symptoms of Romano's Macaroni Grill food poisoning are diarrhea and nausea. Chicken parmesan and chicken marsala are commonly listed causes of illness and undercooked chicken is commonly associated with Salmonella.

Last updated: April 21, 2023

Romano's Macaroni Grill

April 12-19 It was caused by raw chicken Got chicken Parmesan on Monday April 10th | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less

Ate dinner with family. Very good bread and pasta! I had a large glass of water, their Truffle Mac n Cheese with crispy prosciutto, and for dessert I had a cannoli and a spoonful of tiramisu. I was fine after heading home around 9 pm for the... See More most part. At first my discomfort felt like the standard indigestion I’d get after eating too much. The discomfort subsided not long after and my night went on as normal. Around 1:50 am was when I felt a mild discomfort in my gut, I chalked it up to gas and tried to continue on with my sleep. Around 2 the stomach pains increased exponentially. On a scale from 1 (least) to 10 (most), the pain went from 3 to 9. I began experiencing the horrors such as diarrhea and nausea. I felt like I was close to throwing up but luckily it hasn’t reached that point. As I’m writing this it is currently 2:46 AM and I have JUST recovered. Unsure if it’s over or if it’ll come back, but I really hope it doesn’t. TL DR: Ate a whole bowl of fancy Mac n Cheese and a cannoli and experienced the biggest toilet scare of my life. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Stomach Pain, Gas See Less

Went to the macaroni grill for lunch today. I ordered the penne rustica. When it came out, my first bite was just overwhelming fish taste. I've never in my life has shrimp taste like that. The entire dish just tasted like bad fish. I sent it back... See More and declined to eat anything else. About a half an hour later I had to rush to the bathroom and that's when the diarrhea started. I can only be without a bathroom for approximately 20 minutes. And when you live 2 hours away, it makes for an interesting drive home. | Symptoms: Diarrhea See Less

Report date: Oct 27, 2021
9. No bare hand contact with rte food or a pre-approved alternative procedure properly allowed
- comments: observed a food handling employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands during preparation. Observed the food employee handling cooked sliced sausages at prep line... See More cooler with their bare hands. Instructed management that ready-to-eat foods cannot be handled with bare-hands. Priority violation 7-38-010, citation issued.

16. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
- comments: observed a slight debris accumulation encrusted on the interior of the ice machine. Must remove debris, detail clean inside ice machine/have serviced and maintain ice machine at all times.

22. Proper cold holding temperatures
- comments: found tcs foods at improper temperatures: leafy cut romaine lettuce at 61. 2f-62. 4f inside the 5 door prep line cooler at front prep area and cooked sliced sausages at 48. 2 f inside the pizza prep line cooler at rear prep area. Instructed manager, (tcs foods) must maintain cold holding temperature of 41. 0f or colder and hot holding temperature of 135 f or hotter at all times. Priority violation 7-38-005, citation issued.

33. Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
- comments: found the front 5 door prep line cooler not maintaining proper temperature in use with tcs foods (with an air temperature of 62. 2 f). Instructed manager cold holding unit must maintain cold holding temperature of 41. 0f or colder at all times. Mentioned cooler is tagged 'held for inspection' at this time. Instructed not to use until repaired. See comments below. Priority violation 7-38-005, citation issued.

38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
- comments: observed approximately 30 live small flies on the walls and ceiling in the rear dishwashing machine area and at bar area. Additional pest control service is needed to eliminate the pest activity. Priority foundation violation 7-38-020(a), citation issued.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: observed a torn door gaskets inside of the 6 door prep line cooler. Instructed management to replace the torn door gaskets.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: observed stained cutting board on top of the front prep cheesecake dessert cooler. Instructed to resurface or replace the cutting boards.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: instructed to detail clean interiors of bread warmer unit located at front prep area to remove dried-up food debris and bar guns and housings at bar area with syrup spillage.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: instructed to detail clean the floor throughout the food prep areas especially under the cooking equipment and 3 compartment sink area. Clean the walls and ceiling of the front prep area.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: instructed to detail clean ceiling ventilation covers in food prep areas and bar area to remove accumulation of dust and maintain.

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Party of seven. We all had differing dishes but the most common was the chicken parm—and those folks are the worst off. I had the penne rustica and only took a few bites of it, thankfully. My stomach is cramping and I’m nauseous, but the chicken parm... See More eaters are vomiting and nauseous. The service was great, but I wouldn’t recommend eating there again anytime soon. | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Cramps See Less

This was the only place we had all eaten together in the last 3 weeks(2 of us leave out of town) and 2 adults had symptoms 1 day later, the other 3, 2 days later. 5 adults total ate on December 22, all exhibited Salmonella like symptoms within 24-48 hours. Came pretty close to ruining our holidays. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Body Ache See Less

Ate Lobster Ravioli Friday night Dec 13, woke up vomiting and with severe diarrhea 2am Sunday. Girlfriend ate everything I did except the ravioli over the same time and she is fine. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Other See Less

Pasta I ate some sausage ragitoni, mac n cheese balls, bruchetta and tomato basil soup, only i got sick, only took 5 hours for symptoms to role in | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less

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