Maggiano's - Chicago
Maggiano's - Chicago

Maggiano's - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: 3126447700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 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: Francie Copeland
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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 312-644-5555 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: 2 blocks west of the Grand Red Line Stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from Maggiano's - Chicago
Welcome to Maggiano's Chicago, located in downtown Chicago on the corner of Clark & Grand. Maggiano's 260 seat dining room is a quick trip from the Water Tower Mall, Navy Pier & the Art Museum. Our restaurant is an ideal location for your lunch, dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting. The outdoor seasonal patio has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Maggiano's hosts a variety of special events including the SBC Ameritech Merger conference & the Maggiano's "Linebacker Luncheon," an event open to the public that featured the first ever meeting of gridiron greats Dick Butkus & Brian Urlacher. Look for exciting future events including the Chicago Sports Celebrity Dinner. Recent celebrity visitors include John Lithgow & Magic Johnson. So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.
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Maggiano's - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
292 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (183)special occasion (136)fit for foodies (97)kid-friendly (90)neighborhood gem (83)great for lunch (82)romantic (77)notable wine list (48)hot spot (39)great for brunch (32)late-night find (25)vibrant bar scene (21)scenic view (16)great for outdoor dining (10)Show More
  • Great dinning experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Delicious appetisers. Main course choices will satisfy any taste. Good portions. Friendly atmosphere. Great value for money too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual, everything outstanding!
    AngelInTraining
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I have lived in Chicago for 37 years and this restaurant is still my all-time favorite! Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary and everything was incredible. We had wonderful service from our waitress Jasmine, and everything we ordered was incredible. We look forward to returning!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggiano's delivers good food again
    EASchraft
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Maggiano's is a regular place for us. Good for parties, special occasions, casual dining, anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went to Maggianos for Sweetest Day they have a nice drink and food menue. The food came out in a decent amount of time specificallg our appetizer peppers and Sasuage was amazing but the main course was not as good. My fiancé ordered a steak it was beyond over cooked and dry, the waitress didn't ask how he wanted his steak prepared. I would go back but I would try something different.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    knelsonb
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Maggiano's Chicago! It was a terrific way to celebrate my birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BUZZ
    BUZZ
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    GOOD FOOD. GOOD SERVICE WAIITER WAS REALLY GOOD WITH CHILDREN AT ADJACENT TABLES.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    LoNicks
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Maggiano's on Clark st. was great! Awesome food, the best service I have ever had at any restaurant and an amazing deal on the food! Will definitely be back! This place is wonderful for any special occasion or romantic outing! 100% recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    Goodstuff
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Simple but very good food and good service. Great spot downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing lunch
    TLV727
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We visited Maggiano's for a late lunch to carb up before the next day's marathon. It was very disappointing. The appetizer arrived cold, three minutes before our main dishes. The main dishes were average and our service was extremely disappointing. The restaurant was not crowded at all, but we (2 adults & 2 children) were at our table for 90 minutes due to poor service. We will not be visiting again.
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  • Excellent
    JL23
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was excellent and at a very reasonable price. Service was great. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner!
    noniVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had not been to Maggiano's in a long time -but they never disappoint. The food is always consistently good, our server, John, even tho he admitted at the end of the evening was 3 days new to Maggiano's, was excellent. Attentive but not obnoxious, he served us well and was a gracious server. I hope he contin
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok experience....
    Jjj12
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Server was extremely slow and rude. Poor service and made my whole table feel uncomfortable! Probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so Awesome
    Sailorziggy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were a group of six on Saturday night and the whole night was fantastic. The wine was delish! The food was some of the best. We loved eating family style and the lasagna was so good, we were all craving it the next day. Our server, Brittany, was so fun and was so good. She helped make our night even better. We even tried to talk her into moving to Iowa, but that didn't take. Great night all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. I called ahead of time and asked about how they celebrated birthdays, and the receptionist told me they didn't sing. That instead, they put a few cookies on a plate, with happy birthday on it, with a candle. I then asked if she could let them know ahead of time so it could be a surprise. When we got there our buzzer went off at exactly 7:00, the time of our reservation. I requested a booth in my reservation requests, and I was impressed that we were seated at one. At the end of our meal they forgot to bring out his birthday treat. I was disappointed, it was just 3 chocolate treats, happy birthday wasn't written, and it had a small candle. I won't be coming here again for another birthday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafood
    seafoodVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Everything was as good as always but my friend didn't care for the new low cal dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    the waiter was brusque, never came back to check and see how our food was, if we needed anything, etc. portion of my salmon was so small, less than 6oz, disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our waiter, while pleasant, messed up our orders. One drink was made wrong even though it was described ahead of time, and the two different wines were given to the wrong people. I told him three times that I cannot have garlic on my chicken. He said that he had it! I have an intolerance and it causes digestive issues. Two of us had ordered the same chicken dish... one with garlic and mine without. My dish was very tasty but when I got near the end, I found chopped up fresh garlic chunks. They did take it off the bill which I did not ask for, since I had eaten most of it. The scary part is... what if I had been allergic? Anaphylactic shock can kill you. Probably won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great family style italian place.
    EM7007
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great service and quality! Dining here since the '90's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Especially good service
    brandywine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a great meal at Maggiano's -- only problem was the kitchen got our order slightly wrong and the server took the meal back to the kitchen where it disappeared for like 15 minutes. As soon as our waiter heard, however, he went back in there and marched the server out with the food and great apologies. The food was totally worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Nixxs
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I hadn't been here in years but it was worth a trip back! The food was excellent and the portions were more than enough. We were looking for italian food and lucked up on an available table within 10 mins of searching. The wait staff was upbeat and gave honest opinions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Djandally
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Made reservations for 8pm on a Saturday night restaurant was pretty busy but we were seated within a few minutes of our arrival. Brittany was our waitress and she was very attentive and had a great personality. Tried the gnocchi with sausage in a vodka sauce it was delicious. We also had dessert - cheesecake another great choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dining Experience
    Blackburns5
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From being able to be seated right away (we made a reservation), to the amazing service we received from our server as well as other staff, we couldn't have been happier. It was our first time at any Maggianos and all we have talked about this weekend is how amazing the food and experience was. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our anniversary fun
    DunDunt
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We choose Maggianos for our anniversary dinner because we had gone there for our second date, though it was a different location, and we both note that date as when we started to fall for each other. So we went, ordered a bottle of wine, our waitress was great at helping us narrow down our choices and we went with a great Pinot Nior, paired perfectly with dinner. The restaurant was busy but we barely noticed. We never felt rushed to get out of our table. Our waitress even brought us a plate of lemon zest cookies with a candle and chocolate icing that read Happy Anniversary on the plate for dessert. It was very sweet of her. We were very happy with our experience. I wouldn't be surprised if we returned next September 26th.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Lunch Experience
    Omarie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My friend and I had the most wonderful lunch with delicious food and excellent service. Our server, John, was superb. He was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and enthusiastic. The chef let us try one of their lighter fare menu items, chicken parmigiana, and it was very flavorful served with a tasty handmade pasta. The portion sizes of the items we ordered were huge. We had plenty to take home and enjoy. Overall, a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Maggianos, don't love service
    brookemary
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food was great but service was terrible. Our poor waitress was absolutely overwhelmed as well as the other staff. our family loves Maggianos but will stay away from this location in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience as always
    AngelInTraining
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food and service were world class as usual. That is why Maggiano's - Chicago is my go to place for dining. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    MichelleandShawn
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Maggiano's never disappoints! We live about 2.5 hours away or we would be frequent flyers at your restaurant! Wonderful food and service, and the best Cosmo I've had anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I went for our anniversary, it was both of our first time going there and had such a great time. Great food, great atmosphere, and the wait staff was so helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waiter.
    Minibirthdaydinner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I believe our waiters name was john. Best waiter we could've gotten. Checked up often. Very friendly. Easy to talk to. He was very enthusiastic and we later found out it was his first day. He did a better job that what seemed an older employee might have done. Many other employees looked like they were just in bad moods. Not friendly or approachable whats so ever. They looked at some people as if they didn't belong there or couldn't afford it. Other maggiano locations I've been to didn't have this kind of staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yucky!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our service was awful - it took at least 15 minutes for us to even see or know who our waiter was when we got there. The food was ordinary. My daughters meal came out of the kitchen at least 10 minutes after everyone else's did. There were only 5 of us at our table. Probably never going to go back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maggiano's is still the best!!!
    PhillipMichaelVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food and the service at Maggiano's is always outstanding. I always leave there thinking about when I'll return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Took my sister here to celebrate her birthday. We took advantage of the meal for two which was a great value - included an appetizer, two entrees and two free entrees to take home, and dessert, all for $39.95. We had an attentive waiter. Food was good. We were not rushed. It was enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Food Maggiano's Style
    nightwithoutkids
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at Maggiano's! This was the first time the wife and I dined at the Downtown Chicago location and we were not disappointed. We started of with the Breaded Calamari and for entrées I enjoyed Mom's Lasagna while my wife indulged in Baked Eggplant Parmesan. For dessert, Tiramisu hit the spot!!! If you're visiting Downtown Chicago, you definitely have to experience Maggiano's!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Environment is a problem
    BGDM7450
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I'm really not overly critical of my dining environment but during the past two visits, we have been crammed into a dining room that is so incredibly tight that we were--on both occasions--seated in chairs with the backs of our chairs touching the backs of the chairs of other diners. I enjoyed a nice meal with the diner behind me moving constantly, knocking against my chair, and needing to get up. (I hesitate to imagine what would have happened in case of a fire).Thus, I had to get up as well. All of this at a table right next to the kitchen, the door opening and closing every 30 seconds. Our last visit was no better. While the food is fine, it does not make up for a very difficult seating situation!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We booked this for our wedding anniversary since we do not get any "homestyle" italian food in our town. Food and service was great. they even gave us a little personalized dessert. The restaurant is big and somewhat loud but we knew that from the past,.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Night at Maggianos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It's like going back home every time we visit Chicago and eat at Maggianos. Service is great, and everyone is friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun2dine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have dined in several of your restaurant. I have found my experience to be wonderful, no matter the location. My family & I especially like to celebrate special occasions with you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Ronald69
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Had guests from out of town and wanted to show them the city, including a great place for dinner! Enjoyed the elegance as well as uniqueness of a Chicago eatery that had a wide-blend of menu options at a reasonable price. Easy to find and close to other sites, including downtown features and Wrigley Field!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family and Friends
    Friendship
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our daughter's and cousin's birthday at the restaurant. We were treated as honored guest. The love and kindness that we received was heart felt and genuine. Their manager and staff were simply impeccable in there handling of our large dinner party. We especially want to thank Maggiano's manager for allowing the use of their grand piano. Last but not least, " THE FOOD WAS GREAT" ,Thank you Maggiano's Chicago for the best birthday ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.