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
308 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (186)special occasion (150)kid-friendly (97)great for lunch (96)fit for foodies (86)neighborhood gem (84)romantic (81)hot spot (42)notable wine list (39)great for brunch (35)late-night find (25)vibrant bar scene (22)scenic view (18)great for outdoor dining (11)Show More
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
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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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    • 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
    • Food
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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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  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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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.
  • Had a reservation and still waited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a reservation and still waited to be seated. I can not remember the last time that happened anywhere. The last few times we have been there, service has been VERY slow. Maybe that is why they have a hard time honoring reservation times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    gabbasbatman
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great place, definitely recommend it! to all folks that are visiting/living in chicago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Came to see my daughter at DePaul and took her and her friends (for a total of 7) out for a good meal. Everything was GREAT! Our waiter Victor was right que with course serving, keeping our wine glasses full while never disappearing or hovering over us. The evening was never rushed for us and the food was excellent! So many places to go out in Chicago, but I wouldn't hesitate to head back to Clark and Chicago for another wonderful meal. One final thought, DO NOT leave out Nona's toasted pound cake when you place your dessert order! Epicurians Delight!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family gathering!
    BrandiK
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food is great, portions are huge and the nicest waiter ever, Michael, was super awesome!!! By far the best overall Maggiano's! Very inviting, laid back, but classy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went with family members to celebrate a 21st birthday. All of us enjoyed the evening, the food, the special dessert for the birthday girl, etc. What a great place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Mrsb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was my husbands first time and he loved! The wine was awesome and I got my favorite dish, chicken Marsala
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Bad taste
    princessD
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I went here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. He ordered Chicken Parmesan and I got the Lemon and Herb Salmon. The salmon was well done but it had a distinct fishy odor which was definitely not appealing. The husband didn't like the chicken parmesan as it wasn't to his taste. The chef was called and he tried to correct the situation but it didn't help. Also, there were flies flying around and that really made me lose my appetite. I have been to Maggiano's in Old Orchard and had a totally different experience, but this time I wasn't very happy with my dining experience.
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  • 2luvbirds
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food! Exceptional service! I took my wife out for her birthday and she loved it! We'll make it there more often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    as50
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    we had this waitress named Britney. she was fantastic! she made our experience really enjoyable. we made a point to Tell her and thank her. people like her are what keep me coming back. the food is always delicious but when it's served by someone like Britney, its unforgettable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian
    Luvofbagels
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Maggiano's has great classic Italian food in an old Chicago style atmosphere. When you're extra hungry your table can order off of the family style menu and select a few appetizers and entrees to share. They are delicious and bottomless. Great chopped salad too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Maggiano's is my favorite place to go, especially for a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service
    foodforlife
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My server was nice and polite with a smile. Although nice does not equate to being a good server. She brought our dessert with plates without utensils. We had to ask for it. The table was never properly cleared. We always had stacked plates that were accumulating waiting to be cleared. During dessert and even until we left, our bread baskets,plates with oil and parmesan remained on the table. We sat there with all of our dirty dessert plates and empty water glasses. I think since we had paid perhaps service was over and she is doing her checkout. I asked a male server who was working next to her for a to go container and said yes but never brought it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little Italy in Chicago
    Hatman
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Maggiano's is a long time gem on Clarke Street in Chicago....The room exudes the ambiance of yesteryear, you can almost expect Frank or Dean to walk in along with Al Capone and others.....The portions are large, well prepared and served with top quality serving staff that really look after all the diners needs....Music sets the mood for a great Italian eatery......wafting sounds of Sinatra, Martin, Ella and more make the dining experience that much more special....The desserts are spendid, you just have to walk a lot to burn them off and of course in downtown Chicago that is not a problem. This is old world Italian food, ambiance and its great to see they not gone new age and made the effort to stay true to course of 30's Chicago.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVELY EXPERIENCE
    MSOHIOVAL
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    THIS RESTAURANT WAS RECOMMENDED BY A COLLEAGUE. IT LIVED UP TO HYPE. I HAD THE LOBSTER SPAGHETTI DISH. IT WAS FILLING. THEY ARE NOT STINGY ON THE AMOUNT OF FOOD YOU ARE GIVEN. GREAT ATMOSPHERE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I'm a regular at different Maggiano's locations. Despite being a mini chain restaurant, Maggiano's consistently continues to serve better Italian food than most. There have been times at various Maggiano's where the food was very good but not great; our visit on Sunday stood out as one of the best, both in attentive service (our waiter was training a new staff member) and food quality. Everything came hot and fresh from the kitchen, and our requested extra marinara sauce for the calamari and butter in addition to the standard olive oil for the bread were immediately answered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maggiano's is one of my favorites.
    Cyncity79
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I cook well and can recreate alot of the food you get in restaurants. But when I want the total dining experience this is the place
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Josh
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was excellent, wonderful staff and atmosphere. Overall just a great experience downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service. Love it
    Jmksox
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Been before and will continue to come back year after year. Great food and amazing service!!! Best italian in Chicago! Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggiano's downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Although I was late for my reservation, Maggiano staff was able to sit us within 15 minutes so we were appreciative of their ability to accommodate our situation. In terms of food service, our waiter was friendly and attentive. Moreover, the food portions we received were more than adequate for people with extremely large appetites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KellyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always our final dining destination when in Chicago. Staff is attentive and meals are always superb!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful!
    Birdie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dinner with six adults and one 2 year old was excellent. A nice family feel with good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat the food
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is excellent and the service is great. The location is right in the heart of Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How to recommend a restaurant
    PartyintheUSA
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If I was going to recommend this restaurant to someone, I'd start by asking them how their day was, and I'd respond that my day was good too. Then I'd bring up the recent bachelorette party in Chicago I had and the great restaurant we went to, I think it was called Marianas? No, just kidding, it's Maggianos and we had an amazing time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Jojo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have never been disappointed with the food at Maggiano's. The portions are big so if you are a part of a duo, you most certainly can share a main course. So delish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably great
    Pleasantlystuffed
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good wine, great lasagna, then brought home the bow tie special. Fabulous. Split the meal with my friend since the portions are always generous and she was staying at a hotel (no accommodations for leftovers) This is one of our favorite places to eat when out.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD FOOD-POOR SERVICE!
    Reviewer4
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food and value. You can choose a pasta entree and take one home for free. Our dining experience was ruined by Poor service. Long waits between dishes and inattentive staff. We had our dessert to go because we did not want to wait another 15-20 min for it and then another 10 or so just to pay our bill. The place wasn't even that crowded.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We love Maggiano's! Last evening was the first time we took our kids and they enjoyed it as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall