Maggiano's - Chevy Chase
Favorite Italian RestaurantOur family enjoys this restaurant! Party of 8 and delicious every time. Highly recommend dining in and not take out. Take out food, while good, tends to loose its quality in general.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFive Star ExperienceMaggiano's is my favorite Italian restaurant. My husband and I recently celebrated our 30th anniversary at Maggiano's. The meal was so delicious we both were very excited to return this weekend and enjoy another evening of fine dining. If you are a seafood lover you must try the linguine di mare. Make sure you save room for dessert. My favorites are Nonna's toasted pound cake, caramelized bananas and the tiramisu. We will definitely visit again this summer!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWill do it again!!!We went to Maggiano's for Mother's Day and the food, service, and atmosphere were so good, we went back again, taking my dad for Father's Day. And we'll definitely go back again, just because. I highly recommend this restaurant for whatever occasion or, just because.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic restaurantGreat meal. Great service. They let us move back our reservation on a Saturday.
Recommended for groups, families and couples. The food was absolutely perfect. I can't wait to go again!!!!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Pasta SpecialThe pasta 3 course special for two was an outstanding value and included 2 pasta dishes of your choice to take home.
This in addition to authentic Italian food.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove ItalianIf you love Italian food, this restaurant is a good selection. Food is good, service is good and the atmosphere is very nice. Also, they offer discounted parking.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMShelia reviewI really enjoyed my experience at Maggiano's on Saturday. I met with friends but there was a group there celebrating a one-year-old's birthday and a couple of other groups with young children and the atmosphere seemed to be good for them as well. I would visit again with people of various age groups.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I got theMy boyfriend and I got the Meal for Two which allows you get one appetizer (or two side salads), two classic pasta entrees, dessert, and two additional classic pasta entrees to take home for $39.95. Considering the portion sizes this is a great deal. I also had a coupon for $20 off which I was able to use with the deal which was great. I only wish they would add some of the specialty pastas to the list of eligible entrees. The restaurant was very busy and we were served by more than one waiter but we never felt ignored. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Overall, a good place for a reasonably priced and yummy Saturday night dinner.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than averageOur most recent Maggiano experience was better than previous, but still not as good as the old days.
The soup was excellent.
Fried calimari was tender and delicious.
The Chopped Salad was really not chopped well. The dried Proscuito was definitely not similar than the older signature version,,,,,it appeared to be chunks of bacon.
The main courses seemed to be more than ample and very tasty. The take-home pasta dishes are a nice touch.
No dessert was ordered.
Service was ample.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding FoodWe thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at this restaurant. The food is some of the best we have ever had and the cheese cake is to die for - I don't care how full you are you have to have the cheese cake!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional value, savory cuisineThis isn't your Italian mom's home cooking, but it's definitely authentic Italian restaurant cuisine, replete with tasty sauces - red, white and green - and classic dishes - eggplant parmigiana, spaghetti bolognese, bowtie pasta - and good wines. What's truly exceptional about Maggiano's is the value of what you get - when you buy a meal, you are also given a second meal to take home with you, gratis - free! We opted on this visit for a two dish meal that included an appetizer and a dessert, priced @ $40, that also granted us two free dishes to take home with us, in addition to the meals we ordered. No one else we know does this. That's a large part of Maggiano's appeal, on top of the good food and the warm atmosphere.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMaggiano's can always be counted onMaggiano's can always be counted on for great food and plenty of it. They have a good menu with lots of choices for individuals or families. They need to replace their old, worn menus with newly printed ones! It is always our choice when we want to entertain out of town guests.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected KindnessFood was very tasty! Kitchen burned one of the dishes we ordered but the waiter kept us up to speed on the progress of our dish. Chef hand delivered our food and apologized in person. After dinner, he made us a dessert sampler plate that isn't on the menu and, again, hand delivered it with his apologies as well as providing the dessert complimentary. I've been in other restaurants where there were problems with the food but have never had this display of kindness/professionalism displayed. It was totally unexpected and unnecessary but that's what made it so amazing! Bravo Maggiano's!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food!we went there for my husband's birthday. We had the family style dining which was awesome. The portions were huge and the selection amazing.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten Free FriendlyAlthough we went to this restaurant for my graduation, half the people at my table were gluten free. However, the CHEF personally came out to discuss the menu with us! He gave us suggestions and informed us of which options could be made with GLUTEN FREE pasta! Although not all the dishes could be made this way (because of the wheat in the suces), it was a relief to have these great options. Just be aware that their GF pasta is made with corn. The food and ambience was FANTASTIC!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery much enjoyed our visitVery much enjoyed our visit and all the groups of people celebrating. Food was good. Tiramisu was great.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Graduation PartyWe had a graduation reception and it was absolutely delightful - great food, great service, great atmosphere - perfect!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMJessie's graduation dinnerWe went here for my daughter's graduation dinner to celebrate her attaining her Master's Degree. We were here two years ago when she earned her bachelor's degree. We couldn't wait to come back again! The food is excellent and we do the family style dining. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had plenty to eat!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Magianno ExperienceThe location is lovely, and the service was excellent. I had a very positive first experience at Maggiano's. The waiters were very prompt, professional and friendly. The food was great, no doubt about it. I came here on a Saturday evening in celebration of my prom. If you're thinking of coming here, I would recommend making reservations ahead of time as it was a full house, but other than that, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere was warm andThe atmosphere was warm and pleasing. The food was delicious as well. The restaurant waiter and staff ensured the members of my dining party requests were honored. Looking forward to the next dining experience.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFor all occasionsWe have gone to Maggiano's in Chevy Chase many times. We have used their private dining rooms for my husband's 70th birthday and all 60 of us had a blast. My husband and I go for other special occasions or just for a fun night out. We have always enjoyed the food and the service. We especially like the variety of other diners....never a dull people watching moment. We will go again and again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOld-fashioned Italian family foodHuge servings of good, uncomplicated Italian food. Order a traditional pasta and they give you a second serving to take home. Service is unprofessional but friendly ( lots of apologies!)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDoing it again!We loved the food so much we're going back again for Father's Day. You definitely receive your money's worth and then some, I highly recommend Maggiano's for any occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was outstanding!We had a fabulous Mother's Day dinner here. The food and service was wonderful.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm still stuffed!Wow! The food here is amazing! My husband, 1 year old daughter and I went for Mother's Day. We decided to get the 39.99 special that includes an appetizer, 2 entrees, dessert AND 2 take home meals! It was unbelievable the amount of food we received. We also had a margarita and a frozen peach bellini. Both were delicious! We will be back very soon!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Maggianno experienceMy experience was pretty good, my only problem was we waited quite some time to be served but once the waiter showed up he was very attentive and did a great job :-)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA romantic Mother's Day LunchMy wife and I had lunch on Mother's Day at Maggiano's.
Lunch at 11:30 was an excellent time on that day to be there, as we avoided the crowds at Mother's Day.
The waiter was very attentive, and had a sense of humor that pleased all.
The meal was delicious, as usual. I had stuffed manecotti (sp?) and my better half had gnocci.
I asked the waiter, in a fun way, if my wife and I could dance. He said, "why not start something?"
So we did a slow dance for one of the romantic Italian tunes we heard. :-D5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to Celebrate!Went to Maggiano's to celebrate our daughter's graduation from American University in DC. We were seated almost immediately upon arriving (had reservations) and greeted and given menus by our waitress quickly. Our waitress was busy but still attentive to us. There were families with small children, but the noise level is not a problem. The food is always excellent here, and the portions are big. We dined "Family Style" and love that we always have extras to take home. One of our entrees was incorrect, but our waitress quickly corrected this (we were originally given veal parmesan instead of veal marsala.) Make sure you save room for dessert, because they are outstanding, especially the Tiramisu which is the best I've had anywere!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day experience!We had been to Maggiano's before, but this was our best experience ever: wonderful server who really knew about the food
and was very attentive without hovering too much and neglecting other patrons. The food quality was marvelous, the selection very broad, and the background music of Sinatra and Tony Bennett was played just loudly enough to be recognizable but we could still hear our own conversation.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatservice2Great service and food even with it being busy on Mother's Day. The staff was attentive and provided great service although some things took a little bite of time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food!Maggiano's is a nice family oriented restaurant that know how to feed their guests.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayMy family went to Maggiano's for Mother's Day and it was pretty packed!
Although there were many people, the staff were still helpful and attentive.
The food was amazing! as well as their deserts! This place would be great for
any special occasion, very nice environment and great personnel.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day.We were seated in 5 minutes, very busy due to the day it was. Service was great. Food was enough to eat and take home. I sugguest the menu choices on the last page of the menu if you're going to have a group of 4-10 guest. 4 ppl with 3 appitizers to share, 4 plates of food and 2 desserts to share, 2 pitchers of sangria. Total price $175 (gratuity) not included. For the quality of food and service I was expecting to pay $200+. I will be returning5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!!! 5 stars!Great staff, great food, great time! NOT ONE COMPLAINT! Amazing!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMImluvnitThe food and service was great, a bit crowed, but overall it was good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNot only is the food fantastic,Not only is the food fantastic, but it's very reasonably priced. Plus, since everything is made from scratch, allergies are no problem!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily DiningThe Family Dining was great for our group of 7. The salads came out fresh and delicious and the entrees were hot and delicious!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMaggiano's has the best optionsMaggiano's has the best options for gluten free italian dining.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall Maggiano's was veryOverall Maggiano's was very good. Our party had a very good evening despite the sad reason for our gathering. There was one problem with an entree but the restaurant took it off the bill and replaced it without charge with another one. They had also run out of one fish - it would have been better if the waitress had let us know that in advance before several people in our party wanted to order it.
Still would rate 4 out of 5.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite for Italian foodWhen I want to eat Italian food, especially when it's a group, Maggiano's is my go-to restaurant. The options are many, including some for vegetarians, and the service is attentive and prompt. This time we were just two but we selected the menu for two and still had plenty to take home. Plus, when you order a pasta, you can have another to take home at no charge. What a deal!
The addition of craft cocktails is also fun for those of us who like that sort of thing vs. a glass of wine. Bravo!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat overall experience!great overall experience! love the by one take one home.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant with deliciousGreat restaurant with delicious food and friendly, helpful service!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was amazing got myService was amazing got my big group sat down pretty quickly and waiter was excellent as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily Style was so much fun!I went to Maggiano's for a low key birthday dinner to carb load for a half marathon the next day. We had a party of 12, and we decided to do the Classic choice for the family style. It was a great way to get people involved in the selections and everyone enjoyed getting to try a little bit of everything. The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding! Our server made great recommendations, explained several of the items and overalll made my birthday experience that much more special (Thanks Posha!). The best part was getting to take the leftovers home. I have been to Maggiano's before in Atlanta, but I would definitely recommend the Chevy Chase location.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional ServiceI have always appreciated the precision and talent of which Maggiano's dishes have been crafted with. I was, however, shocked to find out that the substitutions they had made in previous times were no longer possible. However, with patience and grace, the server found a solution which satisfied both Maggiano's standards and mine. She and all of the previous staff I have encountered there have been superb by far. I don't usually write reviews, but Maggiano's at Chevy Chase deserves it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceI love This Restaurant Every time I Visit I Receive Grade A Service.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably good food and prices.Early lunch on a Friday. The hot rolls were great, as were the crabcakes. Not sure if the arugula and tomato on the plate with the crabcakes should have had dressing on it, but it came without--a little dry. Best part was the warm apple round pastry with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is Always an A+I absolutely love Maggianos! I have yet to eat and the food not be top quality. Not one time!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 8 from theWe had a group of 8 from the office for admin day lunch. It was quieter than usual, perhaps not unexpected for a Wednesday, but pleasant. We skipped family style and ordered individual meals. Everyone said their food was very good - from seafood to chicken entrees. The bruschetta was a hit but there was not quite enough to serve all of us. We ended the meal with the dessert sampler to share and enjoyed that. The service was attentive but the pace of the meal was rather slow. Although we did not complain, our server took the initiative to apologize and to omit the charge for dessert.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood solid Italian food inGood solid Italian food in a nice atmosphere. Very reasonable prices. However, these lure you in to buy more than you normally would. So, it will end up being expensive. But you will have plenty of food and leftovers to take home.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM