7 Reviews

This was fabulous and tasted just like my favorite at Macaroni Grill. But...c'mon folks - a pound of butter?? I used 4 TBL in place of a pound and it was awesome!

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Karen Stenicka May 27, 2010

No no no! Way too much lemon and way too much butter. Cut those down and it's definitely five stars.

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Cacalacky May 13, 2012

An incredible, decadent dish ... so like the one served at MG. I doubled my recipe, but was gagging at the thought of using even 1 pound of butter, let alone 2 # for the doubled recipe, (and I love butter), so used 3 sticks for the doubled recipe. I think it could have used much less and still had the same great taste. Save the butter, save the calories, and enjoy this delicious pasta dish!

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jctbeantown January 09, 2012

This is delicious! I just made it and it tastes soo good:) Better than actual Macaroni Grill Shrimp Portofino! (I had it few days ago at my local Romano's MG and compared to the one i had 7 years ago it was not that good).

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Birdy80 August 19, 2011

I can't wait to try this. It was always my favorite, and sadly, since I've moved, there are no Macaroni Grill's within 60 miles of me.
Thank you!

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Castrily September 19, 2010

This was so good and tasted just like the Shrimp Portofino. I got 2 pounds of fresh shrimp with my CSA order today, and this is what I made. It was awesome! I left out the shallots bc I didn't have any, and I didn't miss them. I used shiitake mushrooms (also from my CSA), and they were perfect in this. did you work there Valerie, because you have this recipe down perfectly. This is going in my recipe book.

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mamagrow February 10, 2010

Thank you for sharing this recipe. This was one of the best pasta dishes we have ever tried to cook. Even if you are reluctant about the butter, don’t mess with the recipe, the flavors balance perfectly! Another thought too, make sure you use a white wine you like to drink, this balance is perfect if you drink the white at dinner. We are not white wine drinkers at all, but we found that this white wine/dinner balance is excellent. We chose a Sauvignon Blanc by Clos du Bois, not too expensive, but delicious and flavorful enough to stand up to the recipe’s main ingredients without overwhelming. As a side note, if possible, change the name of this recipe. We found this searching for Macaroni Grill, etc., but we were really searching for a Shrimp Portofino recipe. The name of this recipe is hard to find, and if you can rename it I think it would get the attention it deserves!!!

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David Hawkins October 18, 2008
Romano's Macaroni Grill Gemberetti Noci E De Pino