Maggiano's - Hackensack
Maggiano's - Hackensack

Maggiano's - Hackensack

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: (201) 221-2030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Marcelo Dutra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • 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 201-221-2045 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.
  • Entertainment: We feature monthly special events in our banquet rooms such as wine tastings, murder mysteries, dueling pianos, live bands, and more!
  • Special Events: We feature unique specials from Executive Chef Marcelo Dutra and frequently host exclusive wine dinners & special entertainment events in our beautiful private banquet rooms which hold from 20 to 200 guests. Call us for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hackensack Avenue & NJ Route 4
  • Public Transit: The New Jersey Transit buses 756 and 762 both stop at The Shops at Riverside. The New Jersey Transit Train - Pascack Valley Line stops at the North Hackensack New Bridge Landing station which is only 1 block (about a 1o minute walk) from us as well.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Our Guests may use our complimentary 5 deck covered parking garage, surface parking lot, or valet parking (available Thursday & Friday evenings and all day Saturday)
A word from Maggiano's - Hackensack
Welcome to Maggiano's in Hackensack. We are conveniently located in The Shops at Riverside just minutes from Manhattan, Garden State Parkway & Route 4. Our 300 seat dining room is ideal for your next social or business event. Maggiano’s blends the tradition of family, the celebration of friends, & the cuisine of authentic Italy in an atmosphere often said to be reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. We offer an exciting menu full of Old & New World Southern Italian recipes, popular house specialties, irresistible desserts, & a large selection of unique wines. The seasonal outdoor patio seats 25 & has an old-world feel of dining on the streets of Tuscany. The daily Happy Hour is perfect to unwind after a full day of work or shopping. Look for upcoming special events in our beautiful fully private banquet rooms such as our wine dinners or murder mysteries. Our popular curbside carryout & delivery services make getting a great meal effortless. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Maggiano's - Hackensack reviews from OpenTable diners
174 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (118)special occasion (81)kid-friendly (65)fit for foodies (50)great for lunch (39)romantic (33)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (21)hot spot (18)great for brunch (16)great for outdoor dining (13)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great dinner, as always
    Kathy
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    As, always, food was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive. We ate in the bar area, which was quitter and cozier. It was a relaxing, enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and busy family dining
    Caddycat
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Reservations are a must especially on weekends. Ours were for 5, but when we got there we informed them that we had an infant with us and they made an accommodation right on the spot. Other families with infants and small children were made welcome there too. The place was clean, bustling and noisy. We ordered 'family style' and it was fresh, hot and good. There are always 'seconds' if we asked for more. The Chicken Piccatta was excellent. My husband is picky about the calamari, and it was not over-done, just perfect and crispy. Our server was gracious and attentive. I would recommend this place for family gatherings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to go for dinner.
    Dzr5
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Decided to try Maggiano's on a recent Friday date night and it did not disappoint. Very good food, nice ambiance and fast, attentive service. Would def go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will come again...
    NiceGy
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Really nice food, very pretty space (although the red checkered tablecloths are an odd contrast with the elegant room), and a terrific waiter, who was personable, attentive, and professional...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My overall experience at Maggiano's was excellent. Service was outstanding. We never had to ask to have our glasses refilled. Our waiter was efficient. We had 5 people in our party, 3 of which had birthdays and one of those 3 was also celebrating a College Graduation. The waiter was kind enough to put 4 candles in the Tiramasu dessert we ordered. Very thoughtful. We ordered the Family Style Dinner. Plates were refilled promptly. I have nothing negative to say. Our experience was great. We will be back soon. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Celebrated my mom's bday! They got a cake with a candle and that was a sweet gesture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It at Maggiano's
    lovetoeatgoodfoodAKHB
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Maggiano's is a good place to meet up with friends or family. The service is friendly and there is no rush which makes it ideal for large gatherings. Lunch time can be very quiet which is nice but it can get a bit loud at dinner which can either add to the festivity or take away from it depending on your noise level tolerance. The food is generally very good and the option to take food home is a nice touch. I've been there for anniversaries, birthday parties, a family reunion and a quiet dinner with my husband and have not been disappointed. For dinner time, make sure to make a reservation well in advance as it can be quite busy. It is very kid friendly and our grandson stated, "I LOVE Maggiano's, I want to live there!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good at all
    LM123VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I've been to Maggiano's several times with a crowd. This last trip was on a quiet Monday night. On this night we had to ask 4 times for water which took 20 minutes to arrive. Some of the of the dinners were not prepared correctly and the chopped salad was skimpy on ingredients. There was also an excessive amount of salt in the food. Will not be returning any time soon. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Came for the buy one pasta and get one free. Great table, service and food. Manager came by to see if everything was good. Waitress fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok food useless reservation making
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Ok Food. Forget about reservations. You will have to wait no matter what.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good mall dining experience
    Bergenmom
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time for dinner at Maggiano's. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was delicious. We had 2 very well prepared entrees, the Light Chicken Piccata was excellent, my husband's seafood canneloni dish was very good too. Crowded and a little noisy but service was good and quick and the food was superior to many mall attached restaurants. A good place for families for a special occasion as entrees are mid price range.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service!
    Delish
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Love the food, for its taste and Portions. Culinary excellence!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A NEW ADDITION ON THE MENU
    FRENCHYBVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A LITE MEALS..IT S DELICIOUS!!!! ALMOST HALF THE CALORIES, BUT THE FLAVOR IS IN THE DISH.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The family style ordering is great! Lots of food and choices so everyone can get some of different things.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    happy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. The waiter was as pleasant and helpful as can be. The food was excellent. Love the marinara sauce. The ports were great. The prices were very reasonable. Also love when they give you free pasta to take home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant!
    Fancy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I absolutely love this place!!!! The food was delish! The cocktails were refreshing! We had an excellent waiter! I will definitely be back....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mother
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Let me just say, I have been to Maggianos before and must say that I may never go back. The past 2 times I went I was deeply disappointed
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the lighter side
    Fatmanfriendly
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Nice to see the restaurant consider less calorie but good food. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's marvelous!!!
    Gingi
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Maggiano's is the place to go to for good food. The service staff is friendly and very knowledge not only about the menu but also helped in choosing a wonderful red wine. You are never rushed out so you can actually sit and enjoy the ambiance and the great music by Mr. Frank Sinatra.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Absolute Must!!!!
    KKLuvz
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love love love Maggiano's! !! Staff is friendly and professional. Set up of restaurant was great! ! Food is always great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    Whatanite
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody. I like the fact that you can make reservations. The service was great and the good was great also. And believe it or not but the prices aren't too ridiculous at all and that's what I loved about it because I spent a reasonable amount on the dinner and also got a free meal to take home in the end which was lovely. I enjoyed myself!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggiaon's, better than most!
    1414
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    First time a little nervous because Maggiaon's reccomdation came from a friend who can't pick a good movie. The Chicken Marsala was excellent. Also the Solman was even tastier! The service was good, dedicated servers runs in and out of the kitchen while your server attends to you. A very large restaurant but with social area's for gatherings. The pricing for two, no alcohol was, I didn't have to do a double take, it was acceptable, very nice portions. Go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good dinner
    Evey
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food and service were very good. The only problem was the wait. We had a reservation for but had to wait20 minutes to be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have a Reservation . . . .?
    BernadetteF
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    . . . still be prepared to wait. The place was PACKED although we got a seat at the bar, which allowed us to have a drink while we waited for our table. We did snag a nice booth, which kept us away from the constant comings and goings from the kitchen. Overall, we had a lovely meal -- the food continues to be delicious and satisfying. One thing I was surprised by was how expensive our dinner was -- the days of the $26 meal WAY over. The plan, next time is to go back at an off-time (late-lunch/early dinner?) to enjoy a less frenetic experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very enjoyable evening, all staff was very professional
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate
    Firerose37
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I went to celebrate my birthday, and my twin brother's, with our father. We made a reservation and we were promptly seated. Our server was very friendly and very intuitive to our needs. We had a great time, and they even put candles on our dessert. It was a great dinner. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A step above in a Mall setting
    SportsFan
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    ... had a birthday celebration, with my mother and daughter. the early arrival meant less crowd and therefore less noise. the food was expected italian, with all dishes well-prepared and presented. there wasn't a "wow"-factor, but there was no disappointment. the service was stellar and the little touches in observance of the special day were unexpected and greatly appreciated. maggiano's is a solid choice for a cut above italian.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Yearandhalfanniversary
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Loved the food to the service . It was my anniversary and the staff was very prompt with everything making my dinning experience special . The food was more then amazing as well
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good eats & drinks time$ well spent
    wmnofknowledge
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great place to dine just a lil noisey on expected high traffic times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wait is too longwith reservation
    longwait
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    why do I have to wait 25 minutes ........after my reservation time.........for my table? why does this always happen? Likely because they OVERBOOK! It is no mistake. At least try to comply with the reservation time. Telling me that you "can't kick people out" is no excuse for not having reserved tables ready. You planned this....stop making believe that you have no control over it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Complete disappointment
    AthenaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I felt I was in a warehouse with tables and chairs. The food was delivered super fast, the plates were not served but thrown on the table. As for the food was fast salty food. We left everything on our plates. Not worth $130.00 for dinner for two. Completely disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have been to many Maggianos.. Last night was a nice return.. The chopped salad should never be altered, so amazing.. Thank you!! Dessert was my favorite Nonnas pound cake.. just as delish as i remember.. I will be back for Jeff Mann's chick/ricotta meat ball and country pasta, I will be asking for Tara as server.. She was great!!!.. Kudos to the hostess too who gave us our favorite kind of table upon request..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent Maggiano's
    jazz2dine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was superb. The new "lite" menu was delicious without feeling stuffed. Excellent drinks. A very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HelenVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband Howard & friend Mary Jane both had the 'Salmon Oscar' which is not on the new menu. I had my favorite, Rigatoni D. Always a delicious experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lite menu option
    Italialite
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Th litel option menu option was tasty and satisfying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ted
    TedB1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was fantastic on our anniversary meal - great place to come back to and the food selection and taste of same is always simply scrumptious. They go out of their way to make your meal and you as a customer special. Thanks. Maggianos.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    AshP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was my first time going to Maggiano's and I had a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    82bHapi
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    loved the cozy ambiance, food was satisfying, loved the portions. total experience was fantastic
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So busy
    eater7
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    8pm reservation turned into 9 as no tables were ready. Food was delicious but they didn't give is our take home pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RESERVATIONS MEAN NOTHING HERE.
    BruceNJ
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a 7:30 reservation and had to wait half hour to be seated. Not a good sign when the first thing your waitress says is the kitchen is "a bit backed up". When I asked "how backed up" she didn't know. 40 minutes later we get our food. Tilapia was warm, not hot with an ok taste. Thiswas the best meal at the ttable Eggplant parmesan..mushy.Couldn't tell what was sauce and what was eggplant. Spaghetti was CRUNCHY. Baked zit....not hot and cheese was not melted. Lasagna. .over cooked or left under the headlamps too long. I never saw lasagna so dark colored before. This is a great restaurant for people who don't know what good Italian food should be. Will never return again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall