I went to a Romano's Macaroni Grill branch in Los Angeles, CA, but after checking online to see that their menu is standardized, I am writing a review for this location as it is the only listing for Romano's Macaroni Grill on VegGuide (also, I am from Minneapolis).
As a vegan who was going out to lunch with an omni, I figured that I would be safe at a place that serves pasta. Unfortunately, that was most definitely NOT the case. My server was friendly, but upon me telling him that I was vegan, I was left with no options other than a house salad. I was informed that ALL of the pastas contain eggs. I am still doubtful of this information, as pastas such as whole-wheat penne are very rarely made with eggs, but I was not about to order something that I thought might be vegan after being told that it wasn't. I was also informed that even the peasant bread, though egg-free, had butter mixed in to the dough. Needless to say, I was very disappointed.
I checked the allergen list on Romano's website, and there were indeed no meat-free dishes on the menu that did not contain eggs or dairy. I will try to contact the company to confirm the status of their pastas. Until then, I will steer clear of Romano's Macaroni grill. Service was good, but that means nothing when my only option as a vegan is a salad. It is not difficult to make pastas and breads vegan to accommodate a wider audience (including those with allergies), and it is disappointing that Romano's has not chosen to do so.