Maggiano's - Boston
Maggiano's - Boston

Maggiano's - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: (617) 542-3456
  • 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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Maggiano's - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
338 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (257)special occasion (182)fit for foodies (105)kid-friendly (104)romantic (102)neighborhood gem (90)notable wine list (60)great for lunch (54)hot spot (45)late-night find (29)vibrant bar scene (16)great for brunch (13)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Good, fun Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My family loves Maggiano's. We are vegetarian and look for restaurants with good vegetarian options and are happy with the quality and choice at Maggianos. Of course the location makes it fun for us as it is a trip into Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great food, incredibly friendly staff, and our waiter was amazing! My husband had the steak carbonara pasta and our friend had the seafood pasta, while I had a butternut squash totellini dish from the specials. The chopped salad was spectacular and we split a profiterole and the best tiramisu I think I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excelent service
    Jayco31
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We were pressed for time with a theater reservation. Prompt service made it a breeze to catch the show. The attention to a food allergy in our party was outstanding from service through kitchen staff,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing- $$$ Olive Garden
    SouthieDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I keep trying to like it here, but it keeps going downhill. It was 5:00 on a Saturday, between 2 Annie shows, so it was quite busy. I would assume they would be a) prepared and b) happy about the business but not so. The girls at front desk - your first experience with a restaurant - were miserable. People were trying to joke with them and they just stared blankly. We had a great booth, and the atmosphere is great - especially with kids. Server was super nice, but so rushed with apparently too many tables so he kept forgetting things. Marsala sauce more like bland gravy ... from a can. Chicken parmesian way overcooked. I used to love this place, but this was my last visit. Not sure what's happening, but their food is no better than mediocre Olive Garden these days, just more expensive. :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service
    Dawn
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our server, Chris, was very personable and attentive. He made sure we were comfortable with the food preparation considering my nieces serious peanut allergy. We felt relaxed and were able to enjoy our meal as he made certain it was rushed so we could make our play on time as we were late for our reservation. Phenomenal server!!! Not to mention the food was absolutely delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater dinner
    Gina
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It was a perfect match before theater. Kids can walk from Wang. Kids menu. Was pleasantly surprised to get an excellent glass of wine. Being in the restaurant business my whole life I can say my service was top notch, which a lot of times kids can put off service. Food was excellent, inexpensive. Highly recommend for families wanting a nice meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standard checkered tablecloth type Italian food.
    BostonVeg
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    But with flair. Staff is very accommodating of our special dietary needs. Chef came up with a marvelous custom entree. Everyone from the front desk staff to the waiters was friendly and personable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    Marcbrad12
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Maggiano's has become a regular dining spot for me. We were a group of four grabbing dinner before the Blue October show at the Royale. I am addicted to their Zuchini Fritte and Stuffed Mushroom appetizers. I had the lighter take Chicken Marsala which was absolutely delicious. Finished up the dinner with their decadent Tiramisu dessert. Service was excellent and atmosphere was also great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service & Food
    wvskierVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Had been dying to try this place after making numerous reservations for my bosses through the years. Had email list coupon for my birthday (missed out on a couple others-recommend signing up your email). Had to change my reservation (3 times) while trying to squeeze in 7 p.m. Annie show and not arriving before 6 p.m. (original res was 5). They not only kindly accommodated us, they made it a fantastic time! The Ruffino house white was deliciously cold, the chicken francese and chicken caprese were fantastic! We had our bottle of wine, food and as a surprise they brought me the most Amazing dessert tray (tiramisu, choc truffles, creme brulee, my fav - apple croissant topped w/ice cream). Susana our wait staff is Highly recommended as is rest,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't know what was different.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I regularly come here I loe the food the service is good but this time it took a really long time to get the food out. Also it was not very good. I have never had a problem before and it was really upsetting. I paid $35 for nothing basically. There was almost no sauce of the food the ravioli was crispy and hard on the edges from there being no sauce and it was getting cold before i had a chance to eat it. I love this resturant but the lunch was awful. I wpuld normally never gice a review especially like this because it really is an amazing resturant and I have had this dish before and it is extremely good. But it was obvious it was made carelessly this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Food is always good here and I always go when visiting downtown. Service really was slow, lousy, and unfriendly this time. Also, when is Maggiano's going to offer veterans a discount on veterans day? I asked about it and they looked at me funny like what? Hey all of your competition does and they all gladly welcome and offer a thank you too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Italian Dishes
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We came to Maggiano's with friends who were raised in Boston's North End and still visit relatives in Italy. They had never been to Maggiano's , but since I talked about how wonderful the food was, they wanted to try it. Our friends had the Chicken Marsala and Taylor Street Ziti. My husband and I had Chicken Parmesan and Shrimp Fra Diavolo. All of us couldn't stop talking about how good everything was. My shrimp dish was delicious. The Fra Diavolo sauce had great flavor and the dish did not skimp on the shrimp. I only tasted a bit of my husband's chicken parmigiana, but sauce and cutlet were quite tasty. Our friends truly enjoyed their selections and the restaurant. There is a lot if ambience in e Boston Maggiano's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maggiano's
    slowservice
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a reservation but had to wait 15 minutes. The waiter was nice but service was slow. The restaurant was noisy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disapointed
    Jerry
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went to maggiano's to celebrate a birthday. The waiter was excellent and attentive, the decor was good though very noisy.The disappointment cam in with the quality of food. I came to Maggiano's quite frequently about 10 to 12 years ago when the food was much better, the Maggiano's Salad wasno where like described in the menu.what I received was a simple salad with tiny bits of something that one could not recognize. The quantity of food (skimpy) at best,The chicken parmigiana was three medallions of chicken rubbery and dry,the tomato sauce was terribly acidic with absolutely no flavor,the cheese was almost non existent. My guests chicken dish was very skimpy and i was embarrassed. Where is the quality and flavor I once knew?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meet at Maggiano's - Boston
    RJK11814
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wikipedia describes excellence as...Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. My definition of 'Excellence' is Maggiano's! Starting at the bar with Chris and Jason; onto Johnny, Maitre D', Par excellence, and on to a wonderful dining experience with impeccable service. And the valet parking service rounds it off to the perfect night in Boston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • be wary if on a schedule
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We made a reservation for 2 hours before curtain. We were on time for our reservation but it still took them more than 20 minutes to seat us. The waiter did what he could so we weren't late for the theater but it wasn't the relaxed meal we had been planning. If you have no time constraints, its fine. If you do, choose another restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Been many times and never disappointed. It was my daughter's birthday and this was her first choice. Food was really good as was the service!! I'm sure we'll be back to celebrate other occassions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gblos
    gblos
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My party of two arrived on time and was ignored despite our attempts to speak to the hostess. Six other parties came in, without reservations, and were seated before we were. When we were finally able to get a waiter to pay attention to us, he seated us. Food was just ok - the special salad which was supposed to have blue cheese had none, the entree was brought out only minutes after the appetizer. All in all, dining there was nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great time great food
    ardvark
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We go on special occasions and have not been disappointed yet. Service and food that you're going to eat for two days. Fried zucchini alone is worth their trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebra48VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Always packed. Maitre d is very helpful, effective.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner at Maggiano's
    mytopfoodies
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had a nice table away from hectic area. Attentive staff, good food and lovely evening with good friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Disappointed
    Surprisied
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The individual who was responsible for taking patrons request for seating needs to be more cordial. For starts, good evening and welcome to Maggiano's. In fact, I did not feel welcomed at all. She was very cold! I had reservations but still I was questioned about my expectations/intentions. She made it clear to me that I was not getting a discount. I received a phone call earlier regarding the same issue. I thought it was made clear then that only two were dining. My husband and I were not looking for a hand out; just quality service and good food. Overall, the dining experience was ok, I mean, just ok. Another recommendation, don't send the entrees out 5 minutes after the appetizers...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for dinner then theater
    Diner4
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were wanting a restaurant in the theater district near the Wang. Great food, good service and able to walk to the Wang.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Boston Gem!
    room4desert
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Maggiano's was great! With my "Opentable" reservation, we were seated right away, at a booth like I had requested in my online reservation. The waiter (Chris) was excellent, and always seemed to show up just as we needed something. The food was very good. My wife had the Chef's special; medallions of beef and I had the shrimp and crab stuffed cannelloni. Both were perfectly prepared. Our waiter, Chris and Maggiano's made dinner out before a show, a special occasion! THANK YOU!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Sah3
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Maggiano's is great! Love the family style dining with so much food! The service is also good, very attentive. Definitely get some dessert such as the apple dessert or pound cake. Maggiano's is good for any time and is always a good option for a special occasion. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Family Style
    Garibaldi
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Excellent food & service. Food & beverages came out in a timely fashion, and all the food including apps & entrees were all hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mybirthday
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food was excellent, the waitress was very attentive and constantly checking on our table. The Family style format was perfect for our family of 6.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistency Plus
    Thebellyman
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Maggiano's is the most consistent restaurant that I dine at on a regular basis. The food, service and atmosphere are always the same and always good! We had a party of five and everyone's meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deba
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    First time at Maggiano's. Would definately got again. Eggplant parmigiana was very good. Liked the red sauce. Waitress recommended pumpkin tiramisu-light and delicious. Nice finish to a good meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience as always!
    TopServiceVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Our service was outstanding! Never lets me down. Although we did have to request more bread a couple of times, I did not mind because of how good our service was! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    workoutgal
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our waitress was not friendly, rarely picked up our empty glasses and basically seemed robotic. Maybe she was exhausted. Food was good, but this time & last month we found the chicken to be tough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome as always
    TomC
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We've been there before and we keep going back - that probably tells you how we feel about the food the service and the overall experience. You can't go wrong no matter what you order and unless you are BIG EATER - you will be bringing some (if not most) of your meal home for tomorrow. So great then you are reminded again of how great the food is and begin planning your next visit ! Awesome as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hearty Italian fare
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The convenience of the Theater District without sky-high prices. Big portions ensure that you won't leave hungry. Popular with groups, so it can get a little noisy. I'm sure we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    After seeing the show Mama Mia, we had a reservation for six at 5:00pm. We were seated immediately by Yanni. He was friendly and very welcoming. The options for dinner were explained. We chose the family style three course meal. It was a great decision. The foods that we chose were all delicious. We asked that nothing be rushed and it wasn't. There was plenty of time between courses for us to just enjoy each other's company and relax. We never felt rushed even though it was a Saturday evening and the restaurant got much busier as the night progressed. Our server was wonderful. I wish I could remember her name. It was one of the best restaurant experiences that we've had. Would highly recommend this restaurant! It was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gluten-free friendly
    BobL
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I love it that Maggiano's is so gluten-free friendly. Beer, pasta, dessert, etc. Great. Not to mention great food and ambience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Marinara Sauce
    Sandra
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    So yummy. I loved the ambiance. Frank Sinatra, red and white checkered table cloths, dark wood. Old School American Italian. Affordable. Friendly service. Really delicious marinara sauce with perfectly cooked pasta. I took my mother here on Sunday afternoon. We had the spaghetti marinara, eggplant parmesan, broccolini, nice chewy bread with good oilve oil, and sangaria. She liked it better than her favorite Italian restaurant in NYC! I will be back! Make your reservations in advance if you want to get a table! Would be a good place for a date or a family celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kimya
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food and service was excellent !!I love the relax feeling of the place.A very romantic place to go for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    Pieceofcake
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We arrived early and Maggiano's was able to move our reservation up. The waiter was knowlegable, attentive and personable. The food was delicious as usual and the ambiance is romantic with cane light. Maggiano's is always consistant and an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend you try it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good job
    grandmother888
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the spinach artichoke dip, could easily be our meal. Particularly liked the calorie count with the lighter dish of the same name. Chicken picatta was great, light version did not feel as though we were having a light version.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice New Lite & Gluten Free Menu
    jmf1
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    You can eat lite and gluten free here. Awesome food especially for people who want to eat Italian and want pasta or a lighter version of their favorite dishes. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.