Maggiano's - Cincinnati
Maggiano's - Cincinnati

Maggiano's - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: (513) 794-0670
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Karl Lenz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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 513-967-4747 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.
  • Entertainment: Wednesdays and Thursdays our Piano Bar is filled with live music.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Mall parking available. Mall Valet is located out front of our restaurant and is available at $5.00 per vehicle. Valet is complimentary for Maggiano's diners 11-3 Monday - Friday.
A word from Maggiano's - Cincinnati
Welcome to Maggiano's Little Italy in Cincinnati, OH, conveniently located at Kenwood Towne Centre. Our dining room is ideal for group lunches, festive gatherings and romantic dinners for two.

Maggiano’s specializes in serving lavish portions of authentic Southern Italian cuisine served family style. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts.

Whether for lunch or for dinner, for social gatherings or for work functions, we hope to see you soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Maggiano's - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
351 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (236)good for groups (208)romantic (132)great for lunch (118)fit for foodies (105)kid-friendly (88)neighborhood gem (76)notable wine list (73)great for outdoor dining (67)hot spot (45)great for brunch (41)vibrant bar scene (26)late-night find (25)scenic view (7)Show More
  • 1st time. great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Place is always packed. Reservations are the way to go. Waitress was so friendly and accommodating. Great service. Tons of food for the price. Cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointing dinner
    lovecincinnati
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service was slow, dinner was bland, no acknowledgement of the birthday we were celebrating despite mentioning it when making reservation. They served our dinner to a table nearby and then the waiter reprimanded the busboy publicly, took our food back to the kitchen after slamming it down on the counter in our view, then brought it back out to our table. Kind of ruined the presentation. Just overall disappointed and won't hurry back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Panther
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Very nice and the foold was excellent! Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellend food once again
    DadWithKids
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Maggiano's continues to provide great Italian food. The decor of the restaurant makes you feel like you are in an old Italian mansion with thick, dark wood trim and immense ceilings. The food is incredible and the wait staff always on top of it. The 4 stars for ambiance was due to the somewhat crowded tables on the main floor--it would be nice to space these out a bit so you don't fell like you are on top of each other.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    HHIvacationer
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Got a big booth as requested. Disapointed that they were out of linguini with clams, but the lobster carbonara was a good substitute. Daughter enjoyed celebrating birthday with the dinner for 2 withe the take home pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    faithfulcustomer
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Service and food never fail at Maggianos. Excellent meal. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat and Repeat!
    1Maggianosaddict
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    1st time trying Crab cakes- addicting. Lasagna absolutely fantastic. Have been here quite a few times for dine in and carry out. This is the spot for the finest Italian dining in Cincinnati! ALWAYS great service and FOOD!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allergy Friendly
    HappyGluten
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My wife is gluten free. The waiter past this info onto the Chef. The Chef came to our table and proposed options. Our dinners came and she loved hers as much as I loved mine. It's nice to feel that they truly care about you being at their restaurant, versus you should feel privileged that they allowed you in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggiano's is a popular place
    Madi
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We went during the week and it was crowded. The service was excellent. The food was wonderful and as well as the ambiance. We go there often because we really enjoy the dining experience there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday at Maggiano's
    familyfun
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We went to Maggiano's to celebrate our son's 16th birthday. We had a party of 6. The food and service were great. The timing of the meal was smooth. There was something for everyone. We had a great time as a family. This is my son's favorite restaurant and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service slow cooks
    mixup
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Server was amazing and always kept checking with kitchen to get us our food. 45 minutes later it arrived and then had to be returned due to it being cold, I guess mine came out faster than my wife. Well lets hope they don't strike out for a third time as this was the second attempt.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good!
    OliverCinciVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    While the food was not quite perfect this visit, the service was still excellent and the food was still very good. I keep raving about the lighter takes, but this time my baked ziti was just OK (had it two times before where it was outstanding! It was not terrible by any means, just not quite on par with the other two times I had it. Interesting enough the take home version I microwaved next day at work was better then the one I had in the restaurant, I hope this was a minor slip in my favorite restaurant. My families food was good as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Believe the Hype
    TFCincy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    There were way to many people crammed into this cafeteria like restaurant. Seating was tight. Greeter who does check in overlooked me twice. I had to make my presence known. Server made us ask for bread, then brought it without butter. Fettucini was cooked hard. They gave me 6 chocolates for my bday in a tin box that was for lemon cookies. The lemon cookies, also for my bday were given to me in a plastic bowl....not the full amount in a tin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Crowded restaurants usually have some issues with the timeliness of service, and Maggiano's was no exception this Saturday night. Once the food started coming, it came quickly. The Chicken Piccata could have used more capers, but the always tremendous Creme Brulee kept the night's results in the wonderful category.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunate
    Prague
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I haven't been to Maggiano's in a few years & looked forward to introducing my spouse to it. Hostess was unfriendly & shunted us quickly to the side to wait, even though we arrived at a slow time, had a reservation, & the only people around were other staff mingling at the host stand. Waiter was fairly snooty - corrected pronunciation on wine, withheld basic information that he shared with the tables next to us, didn't bring extra bread, & condescendingly recommended against ordering an appetizer to take home because it wouldn't last (I knew from experience it would be fine). He also was condescending to a nearby couple when they complained of undercooked food. It brought down the whole experience - & the food wasn't as good as remembered.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My wife & I went their for our anniversary. This is the first time we had gone and won't be our last. Food was great and we each got to take home a carry out for free. Four meals for the price of two. Can't beat that deal! We definitely will be going back to this fine establishment in the heart of Kenwood.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's birthday favorite
    DMK1
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Our mom was turning 82 and wanted to have her birthday dinner at Maggiano's, where we have celebrated her birthday before. The service was excellent, as it usually is, and the food was plentiful and delicious. We had the mussels and the spinach artichoke dip as appetizers. Two of us had the Butternut Squash Ravioli, which is currently on the Classic Pasta menu. My husband and I chose the Marco's Meal for Two deal, and brought home an extra entrée each. The classic pastas are all wonderful. The waiter brought mom some of the lemon crescent cookies with two lit candles for her birthday, and we also shared a portion of the apple crostada, which is an amazing dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Good
    OliverCinciVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Flawless in any aspect important to a restaurant. Good food, good service, nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu
    songbird
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my first time here and my boyfriend and I went for my birthday. The decor is very nice, the menu has some great items that are differerent that the usual fare - our pear and gorgonzola bruschetta was amazing. The service from our waiter was excellent. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for All Special Occasions
    Oct20Forever
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent place to dine for all occasions! Me and my fiancé had a very romantic anniversary dinner, with excellent service, and the food was just incredible. Definitely a hot spot that we will be going back to. We Loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    CEPlusCD
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. Took our granddaughters (4 & 7) to celebrate a birthday. Great service and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plenty of pasta
    MamaMia10
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was our first visit but it won't be our last. It's our new best restaurant and can't wait to return, with friends and family. We loved the food, atmosphere, our waiter and then the fact we could take more home for the next night with a dessert for later because we were so full. We have recommended Maggiano's already to so many people and already have made plans to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great from A-Z
    OliverCinciVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My family and I enjoyed our self's. We go weekly and love the place. Everything was perfect,, we got our favorite waitress food was prepared perfectly to our special instructions. Kids had a blast and we were in and out quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, check your take home.
    mixup
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Nice enough evening and a fair enough experience. Not a fan of a group of ladies talking over each other the entire night. I would expect to get the right take home bag and not someone else's. They didn't have the correct drink I ordered as well. I will chalk this one up to a bad night for the establishment, every other visit was a good time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • See below
    Lovebug
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Our waitress seemed aggravated and frustrated. It was my husband's birthday and I brought him the the restaurant to celebrate his special day. Our waitress killed the mood and we did not have a good experience. The food was ok.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always never disappointed
    Casualdiner
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food is amazing, the service is very professional, and the ambiance makes it a perfect place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miller01
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 35th anniversary. We considered a number of local places near our house in northern KY. I surprised her with reservations to Maggiano's. She was thrilled since this is her favorite restaurant. As usual, the services was great and the food was excellent. We were a little early, but were seated right away. Mohammed was our server and was awesome. He was very friendly and attentive. We decided to have the 2 person deal where we could choose from multiple items. That is a great part of your menu. No one beats your Lasagna and Chicken Alfredo. Then there was desert. We chose the chocolate cake - excellent! Overall, another outstanding experience. We will be back with our family on Christmas Eve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic...
    RMAC
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Maggiano's has never let me down. The food is amazing, the service is great, and it comes with an affordable price! When my family and I want really good Italian food, Maggiano's is always at the top of the list!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Restaurant
    FoodwithFriends
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food is always delicious, and the servings are plentiful. The service was great also.This a great place to go with Family and Friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not thrilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been to a couple Maggiono's locations. This was a date for my 12th wedding anniversary. I set up reservations through Open Table for 8:30pm on a Saturday. We arrived 10 minutes prior to our reservation and checked in. There are only a handful of stools to sit and wait, so those were full. We had to stand in the bar area around several other tables of people trying to enjoy their dinners. We didn't get seated until 8:55pm. The table they gave us looked like it had been squeezed into a spot that it didn't belong. It was a small table that had a horrible design and I was afraid I would knock it over. It was the corner of 2 walkways and right beside a baby shower. The place was noisy, was awkwardly lit and was just bad. We walked out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Purpose of Reservations Defeated
    DivaD
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for Sweetest Day. I decided to make a reservation for 8:15pm so that we wouldn't have to wait very long to be seated. We arrived at the restaurant 15 minutes early and we weren't seated until after 8:30pm. I felt that the reservation was pretty much pointless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mickyg
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We tried some of the seasonal menu items. The pear bruschetta was delicious. The butternut squash ravioli was a hit. I had the crab and shrimp cannelloni and it was very tasty. The service was very good as usual. It wa sweetest day and homecoming in the area. It was busy. We had reservations at 7 and were seated at 7:20- that's the only negative I have.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food & service but rushed
    Longislandgirl
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Glad we made arrangements for dinner since it was packed when we arrived. We did have good food and Michael was a good waiter. My only complaint is the noise level and I think it should be set up better that so many extra staff do not have to constantly walk passed carrying stacks of dishes and glasses. We were near a work station but I think there would be a better way of restocking the tables from a private area somehow. It was a constant hustle and bustle back and forth in front of our table which made us feel rushed. Definitely a great place for dining!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    Goodfoood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love the place and food. WI'll recommend to others need one on the west side. Keep up the good work fvshege h shs b da v Da B da b da h s b da b da b Da b da h reds jr my fhr by f fee fhgsd be hgg
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less is more
    DooneyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    If you want large portions and value a doggie bag for leftovers Maggianios is the place for you. The food is fast food served in a nicely styled environment. Smaller freshly prepared meals would serve the environment much better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian
    Denny
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Maggiano's has been one of our favorite restaurants when my wife and I want it to be just us. Not as quiet and romantic as it once was, but the food and service continues to be outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningDeb
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Our only disappointment was with the table we were given. We asked for a table with some privacy since my husband and I were celebrating an anniversary. We were given the second table as you enter the restaurant. It was a table on the main aisle that everyone who entered the restaurant had to pass to get to their table. With so many patrons and servers constantly passing our table, it definitely was not a private setting. There were many other tables sitting empty which were more private.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kpetty
    Kpetty
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Table ready on time, food delicious, atmosphere great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    MaggianoConvert
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was my first time at a Maggiano's and I was so pleased with the quality of the food. I grew up in Brooklyn around the finest Italian cooks (my friends mothers!) and have been longing for a real authentic meal since moving to Cincinnati 20 years ago. Have tried many places, both chain and mom and pop joints - and have been disappointed each time. Was skeptical about Maggiano's, but my girlfriend talked me into trying it. I was NOT disappointed at all!! The veal parmigana was out of this world - so tender and delicious. Broccolini and fried zucchini was to die for. My GF had the fettucine alfedo so she chose the egg plant parm as her "take with" meal - I had for lunch the next day - the best egg plant parm I have had in 30 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little noisy
    Skritchette
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were seated upstairs, right by the busy drink/bussing station - very noisy so we had a harder time talking. Food and service were good, though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.