PROVO -- Utah's first Romano's Macaroni Grill will open in the Riverwoods Shopping Complex Dec. 14, to be followed in mid-January by one in Murray across from the Fashion Place Mall.

Residents looking for authentic Italian fare will find a wide range of pastas and pizzas as well as a variety of veal, seafood and chicken dishes, says general manager Ed Unangst."All our recipes are made-to-order with only the freshest ingredients available. Romano's Macaroni Grill features a culinary council that is responsible for authenticating all recipes and food products," he said.