Takeaway dinner – Roman Palace Italian Restaurant

On her way home from work one night, Jac got us takeaway dinner from Roman Palace Italian Restaurant (25 Manning Road, corner Hamilton Street, Cannington). We’ve dined in and had takeaway from there before and always enjoyed it. I left the ordering up to Jac – she knows my likes and dislikes – I knew she’d get something I’d enjoy. :D

She got us a serve of garlic bread (AU$5.50). I love it – it’s fantastically garlicky, the kind of garlicky that comes back to haunt you even after you’ve brushed your teeth.

Garlic bread

Jac got us an Italian salad (AU$7.50 – I don’t know if it’s particularly Italian, that’s just what they call it on the menu). The mixed greens, red capsicum, cucumber, tomato, red onions are seasoned with salt and pepper and tossed through in a tangy vinaigrette.


For her main course, Jac chose tortellini alla panna (AU$13.50) – tortellini pasta with veal and beef filling in a creamy smoked bacon sauce.

Tortellini alla panna

For my main course, Jac chose spaghetti marinara (AU$13.50) – spaghetti and seafood in a tomato sauce. The sauce usually includes a “splash of cream” but Jac ordered it for me minus cream so I wouldn’t get gluggy from eating it. The seafood usually includes fish, prawns, squid and mussels – Jac ordered this for me minus mussels as she knows I don’t like mussels. :)

Spaghetti marinara

Jac ate her dinner digging straight into the takeaway containers, but I grabbed a plate and served myself a little pasta, salad and garlic bread. The two large prawns aren’t bursty at all, but the dish is so yummy overall I don’t really care about the prawns. I got through two-thirds of my spaghetti. I finished it off the next morning for breakfast. Spaghetti marinara really does make a magnificent breakfast.

My plate - spaghetti marinara, salad and garlic bread

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