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February 03, 2007



Droolworth. So freakin' droolworthy.


Howzit Reid!!! Long time no see. So how was it compared to Giovanni's?


Hi Chubby Panda,

The photos make the shrimp look good, don't they?

Hi Lance,

I'll let the cat out of the bag now. I still like Giovanni's better, but not by much. :)


The photos do look good, but it also looks like a smaller portion than Giovanni's. I always go to Giovanni's, because it's closer to the bus stop, but I thought I might be missing out by not trying Romy's. Now I won't worry about it so much.

I like that at Giovanni's they drizzle plenty of the garlic and butter directly on the rice, which I almost like as much as the shrimp!


Thanks for your comments Debbie. I haven't been to Giovanni's or Romy's. I'm a big guy so naturally, i like bigger portions LOL :o)

I'll definately take my wife up to the North Shore soon so we can go to Giovanni's.

Love your site Reid! Keep up the good work!!


I prefer Romys over Giovannis for two reasons. First, I'm addicted to their prawns. For about $14, you get a pound of steamed prawns with their heads still attached. Second, I have the recipe for Giovannis shrimp scampi. One of the workers gave it to me when I was eating there one day. I jokingly asked for the recipe and he actually gave it to me. I tried it at home and it's very close.


I must agree with Jenny...the food and service at Romys are very good. I only get number 5, where you truly get the jumbo prawns along with with two sides of butter and garlic. It's awesome. I was able to try Giovanni's today and I don't think I have ever had something as salty as that in ages.


my bf has had the shrimp wrapped in wonton wrapper then deep fried. he loved it. what number is that? of course, it's been a couple of years...


I love Romy's shrimp, the shrimp are exquisite and I am addicted to the garlic and butter and house dipping sauce.

Andy Beal

Those shrimp are tasty, but scary looking. Look at the size of these ones:

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