Maggiano's - Boston
Maggiano's - Boston

Maggiano's - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: 6175423456
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Fazio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Maggiano's delivers! Just place your order, and we'll take care of the rest. All delivery orders include: table coverings, plates & utensils, a complete setup to keep the food warm throughout your event, party-sized pans providing generous portions for all of your guests. Please call 617-426-0540 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Green Line to Arlington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Motor Mart Garage attached to the restaurant - validation for cars parked UNDER 3 HOURS after 5:00 P.M. Valet: Monday-Friday after 5:00 P.M.; Saturday & Sunday after 4:00 P.M.
A word from Maggiano's - Boston
Welcome to Maggiano's Little Italy in Boston, located on Columbus Avenue near the Theater District, Boston Common & Park Plaza. Our restaurant is a quick trip from the Freedom Trail & the Boston Tea Party. Parking validation is available Monday-Friday after 5:00pm & on weekends ($8 for up to three hours). Maggiano's 350-seat dining room is an ideal location for your dinner, baby shower or important client meeting. The seasonal patio seating has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Recent visitors include Manny Ramirez, Jon Bon Jovi & Kathleen Turner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Maggiano's - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
305 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (231)special occasion (173)kid-friendly (111)romantic (75)neighborhood gem (71)fit for foodies (69)great for lunch (55)notable wine list (48)hot spot (35)late-night find (18)great for brunch (16)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food and service. We found them to be very accommodating. The crab cakes were outstanding and we enjoyed the family style meals. The cheese cake was delish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinning experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I found Maggiano's to be excellent restaurant. The service was excellent and the food delicious. Could not ask for a better dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant and it was great. Everyone we dealt with was super friendly and the food was fantastic.I highly recommend this restaurant and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Family of 4 with 2 college kids with good appetites. Got a large booth with lots of elbow room, as we had requested! Only complaint is that the Chicken Parm, & Chicken Piccata was a bit tough rather than tender. Otherwise lots of good 'ol Italian food, hot & delicious. Love the chopped salad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    urbanover40
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The three of us had a wonderful time at Maggiano's the other night. Our server was wonderful, the food was delicious and the servings were generous. The background music and happy chatter of fellow diners provided a very pleasant background. Prices are very reasonable. Service was not at all rushed even though it was Friday night and the restaurant was full. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    JustPeachie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Made reservations before going to the theater district to catch a show. We had 3 great courses, from soup and salad, to entrees, to the dessert sampler (which was excellent). Drinks were also good and prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Yuck! Kids didn't even like it. To bad it's a great location and pretty room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a bad meal
    emond
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We love Maggiano's so much that we went for dinner two weeks after having our Rehearsal Dinner there. Service, food, and wine were all excellent. The rigatoni d never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lighter take dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Be aware the lighter dishes come with 1/3 less chicken etc. and much less pasta for the same price as the regular dish. The lighter dishes were very good but not as advertised. You could order the regular dish and just take home 1/3 for another day. Service and atmosphere were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Maggiano's was a recommendation from an employee at the Courtyard South Boston (Thanks Andy) I made reservations promptly. We were celebrating my husbands appointment to Chief of Police. We are from NH. Johnny K greeted us happily and enthusiastically and we were seated in a great location with a view over the entire dining room. The crowd was bustling, the servers on their toes and the bus staff right on task. Our food was great, Gnocci, fab! Thanks for such a special dinner. We look forward to returning to your restaurant with friends in the near future! Worth the 2 hour drive! Thank you for the men in uniform accolades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maggianos a little sloppy
    eatingw4
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Waited 15 minutes post reservation to be seated (despite note about 8 pm show). Host was great at locating a table asap once he realized we had a show. Then the table was missing a chair!!! It took 3 requests and more than 5 min to get a 4th chair brought to the table. Food was fine. Lite alfredo w chicken was tasty, but small. Sons loved the pastas they ordered (kids mac and cheese and spaghetti w meatball). Mozzarella marinara was yummy and more than enough for 4. Waitress was awesome and went out of her way to make sure she timed our order so we could be on time for the show. Thank god! Lesson was you need lots of extra time (more than 2 hours) before a show to have a relaxed dinner there w your family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    JRH3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went maggianos on a busy Saturday night. Luckily we used the open table app, as there was a 2 hour wait. Our waitress was great and very personable. My wife got a pasta dish and I tried the new lighter chicken parm. Both were very good, pasta was very fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency & Quality as expected
    HardToPlease
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had not been here in over 6 months, but that didn't matter. The consistency, quality, and service of what I experience here never lets me down. Had Mam's lasagna, sausage flatbread, and caesar salad, and family members had various variations of pasta dishes. All were excellent and service was very good. Will visit Maggiano's more frequently going forward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nicmot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food! I highly recommend family style dining--endless amounts of food. Great staff! Very accommodating! Can't wait for my next trip to Boston just to have dinner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    nevmcgregor
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Maggiano's can always be relied on for great family meals. The food has remained of high quality over the years. Love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Erin
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great spot in the theater district. We went before a show and the service was very quick. Food was great and portions are huge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food at good price.
    Digitalian
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food is always great, the prices are very reasonable and on the particular night our waiter was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gran cena
    Musicadeclub
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Muy buena comida italiana en un ambiente muy apropiado y cinematográfico
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Rosann
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I usually go to a steakhouse on my birthday but this year I decided to come to Maggiano's and it was delicious!! I have been there several times for other friends events and birthdays and decided this year it was going to be all about me. We had too small of a group for family style which is my only regret as I think that a party of three would very easily have enjoyed that. However, I very much enjoyed my meal of chicken Parm and a nice piece of chocolate cake for dessert. Our waiter was excellent, very friendly - and did a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food excellent
    Cathou
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Cheese cake so good, zucchini delicious and I haven talk about the chicken parmagiana hummmmm!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    BobbyZ
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I arrived late for our reservation due to traffic tie up but were seated immediately. Our waiter was very attentive. Our food was served in a expedient manner. It was hot and very tasty. We would recommend Maggiano's to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for large groups
    diner23
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We ordered family-style for a large party ahead of time when we made the reservation. Everything was all set up when our group arrived, and we were well taken care of. All of the dishes were excellent. There was a great variety of dishes to accommodate everyone's preferences.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    RIReviewer
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our second visit there and the Chicken Piccata was again amazing. Service was excellent. It's not exactly a romantic restaurant, but we were seated in a booth on the outskirts of the large dining room, so we were glad not to be in the midst of the casual, family-friendly restaurant. It's a must try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodlover14
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had an amazing experience with my friend celebrating her birthday. My server was amazing, helpful, and thorough.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    Mark
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I had a reservation for 4:30 and the restaurant was fairly empty due to time of day. This was a once in a long while dinner w/o our boys. Server was friendly but we were not pleased to get our meal (not very hot) 2 minutes after our salads arrived. The food was decent. The Sangria was very good. Our server asked if we wanted dessert while we were finishing dinner. We felt very rushed. We had our check by 5:20. When we received our check, the suggested tip amounts of 15%, 18%, and 20% were circled. I find that to be rude. I can add.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Loveboston1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    While spending a long weekend with my family in Boston, we went to Maggianos for dinner. The food was delicious. We shared a family style cesar salad and it was amazing not too much garlic! I would highly recommend making a reservation. Also want to add ghat service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Abbondanza
    Fooddude
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent service and lots of good food. Had a party of 10 and had the family style dinner and everyone was very satisfied. Just save some room for the excellent desserts. Park in the Motor Mart Garage on Stuart street and have your ticket validated in the restaurant and parking is only $10.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner Celebration
    Mamadukes
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Planned a small 60th Birthday dinner for my husband and immediate family. Every person who I came in contact with was super helpful and friendly. Excellent customer service all around. The food was terrific. My 5 year old grandson was asked how his spaghetti and meatballs tasted and he said "awesome, they sure make good stuff here'. Overall experience was fantastic. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happydiner
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were very happy with our waitress and our meals. Mama's Lasagna is to die for !
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner on Saturday 8/23
    Nick
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Maggiano's on Saturday night with my parents and brother. Dinner was great (as usual), and our servers Tom and Bryan were very helpful. We ordered "family-style"; I definitely recommend the Bruschetta. The only complaints I would have is that we were seated in a small function room just off of the entry with 2 larger parties (a birthday party of 12 and a bachelor's party for 14). It was rather loud in the room. We were also seated in a very dark corner in the back, and we had trouble even reading our menus. Tom was kind enough to raise the light level for us; however it also brightened the entire room instead of just the small overhead lamp at our table, which was still a problem. Overall, we enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was looking for more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Surpise that they do not offer shots for drinks, it was my birthday and was looking to celebrate
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jamma
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday and everything was great. Great service and amazing food. I definitely recommend Maggiano's for anyone looking for great food and great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food service and staff were incredible. This was real italian food. Family dine in menu was great. The kept coming until we were ready to stop...crab cakes and apple crostada. Will def be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    kdisessa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Me and my fiance went for a night out of dinner and a show and I picked maggianos based on the reviews. The service was friendly and the restaurant plays classic Italian music, very relaxing and homey feel. It's big enough that you see and hear others but not there individual conversation. We ordered the fried calimari for an appetizer and it was well breaded and not too greasy. I ordered the four cheese raviolis and when I took a bite I gave it a moment of silence that it deserved. The ravioli was thick with all the cheeses and was absolutely amazing. My fiance ordered the eggplant parmesan and compared it to his grandmothers. It was rich in taste and soft.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and lots of it!
    bostonfood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went to Maggiano's Boston to celebrate our son's 18th birthday when we couldn't get reservations at Top of the Hub. It was great! We chose to order family style since there were five of us. There were many choices for appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. This was especially important to us since we had one member in our party who was a vegetarian and one who didn't eat fish. The food was delicious and knowing that it was all you could eat was a big plus since my son needs to gain weight. However, even with 5 of us, we couldn't eat everything that we ordered and ended up bringing 3 bags of food home with us! We would definitely recommend Maggiano's and hope we have a chance to return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewYorkMikeandBetsi
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Maggiano's Boston was an absolutely fantastic place to celebrate my wife's birthday and our anniversary. The server, Jamie, was tremendously attentive and friendly and Maggiano's even provided us with a FREE piece of their fabulous cheesecake when I mentioned the reason we were there celebrating!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Adrian
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My date and I loved this place so much. I have been a few times before and i am always amazed at the service and the beauty of the restaurant. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst Restaurant Ever
    WilsonVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A poor excuse for an Italian restaurant. The food is fair at best which may satisfy on quantity, but certainly not quality and taste.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maggiano's Boston
    Makforce1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My family and I took a quick trip into Boston for the day and with little Italy so busy we decided to try Maggiano's. The restaurant was busy and our servers were awesome. The only downside was a little wait for the food to come out and the check other than that we were happy and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    dinner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went with a group of 8 and had a great time and a great meal. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate