Maggiano's - Hackensack
Maggiano's - Hackensack

Maggiano's - Hackensack

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: 2012212030x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Maggiano's - Hackensack reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (122)special occasion (81)kid-friendly (65)fit for foodies (53)romantic (37)great for lunch (37)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (18)great for outdoor dining (16)hot spot (16)great for brunch (14)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • On the lighter side
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
  • Rough experience
    BirthdayDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Having dined at other Maggiano's in the past, we expected better. The gist of our experience was the length it took for our entrees to come to the table. It probably took an hour and when they did, not all of the entrees made it to the table. Some of the dishes were also cold and could tell had been sitting in the kitchen window. One guest had to wait even longer for their entree and then the side dishes took even more time until we were already finished eating our entrees. Management did take care of the issues on the check, but never approached the table to apologize especially after the entrees arrived one-short. We had a good time because of who we were with at the table, but would've loved a better dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friends getting together
    familyoutingVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was horrible. Cold stuffed mushrooms, over cooked chicken, way over seasoned meat!! Wine and beer very over priced
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What fun
    3rdxsthecharm
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our waitress Sheila was awesome! She was attentive and fun. The food (as always) was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Denny
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Pleasantly surprised with the food. Can't wait to go back with other friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    andi
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a great time with a party of 6. We did individual meals and placed the kids order with the appetizers, everything came out really quick. Service was great, the food wss average but not super good. I tried a little bit of my son's flat bread pizza but it was really bad, burnt and tough to chew. I had the gnochi with sausage and didn't like it it was way to spicy. Everyone else's food was ok. They order chicken francaise and linguini carbonara with lobster.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st complaint ever
    KenJVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My 12 yr. old daughter come there every few mos. per my previous reviews. We were seated immediately in a nice booth, as the restaurant was near empty & 100% empty on our side. We knew what we were ordering, but it didn't matter as no one came by our table for a solid 15-20 mins. after we were seated! I actually flagged down a female server who graciously offered to take our order. The food was excellent as usual, but our server, Mathias, was completely inattentive until it came time for the check. He did find time to have a 10 min. loud, animated conversation w/ people in the next booth while we were dining 3 ft. away. It was the 1st time in a very long time that I left a minimal 15% gratuity. Will be back but never w/ him, Jeanna only!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for any occasion!
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    From the moment we arrived at Maggiano's the experience was a great one. The spacious restaurant was only a third full when we arrived, but still felt lively. We were greeted at the table by the Sous-chef who brought us a free appetiser plate 'since it was our first visit to Maggiano's'. The waitress was prompt, friendly and had great recommendations. The food was good and arrived quickly. Dessert was amazing and we were given an extra slice of cheese cake for my friend from the UK who can not had a chance to try New York cheese cake yet. This Maggianos is even better than the one we liked in Las Vegas. My friends who I had brought there for a farewell dinner before they flew back home were delighted with the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Maggiano's
    Family2gether
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We made reservations and were seated promptly. The food was plentiful, and delicious, but we felt two of the entree dishes should have had more sauce. The service was great, but we had requested lemons for our waters when we asked for water and never received them. It was more noisy than usual and I felt that I had to ask my other guests to repeat cause I had trouble hearing them. It appeared to have many birthday gatherings. We would definitely recommend others to go to Maggiano's for dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old Italian restaurant feel
    AllyC
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Just bigger. Cute decorations. Sinatra playing. Checkered table clothes. Fun family restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Better Service
    gwapnitsky
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was excellent. Unfortunately, they tried to put 5 large guys in a booth capable of holding 3 regular-sized people. When we asked for a regular table, they gave us some attitude and after 10 minutes finally seated us at a larger round table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great service. Way too much food. Family style. Italian food
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Extended menu
    FRENCHYBVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very good food, great ambiance, good desserts. Very good experience
    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, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Party
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had 7 people in our party, and did the "classic" family style dinner. There was so much food, that we took almost as much home as we ate at the restaurant. Delicious though!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great time
    GBTDWWMY
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    As always we had another great time at Maggiano's of Hackensack. This visit was special tho because we were saying goodbye to a great friend that we have made there. My family and I always feel so welcomed ans wanted when we are there. Its our favorite place to dine out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generous to First Timers
    JCRed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was a little slow getting our drinks out, but then picked up and became rewarding. Our server asked if it was our first time at Maggiano's, which it was. After this, the Sous Chef, Manuel Linares came out to introduce himself and gave us two free appetizers (bruschetta and fresh tomato & mozzarella). My 4 year old niece was with us too and got a kids dinner that had a choice of ice cream or lemon cookies for dessert. She chose the ice cream which our server brought out and decided to throw in two free servings of the lemon cookies for all of us anyways. Food was very good, and the service was very generous. I recommend the pasta dishes since its practically a two for one deal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels like home
    Apollo77VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Maggiano's Hackensack isn't just a restaurant. It feels like you're dining in a family home among friends. Our experience was made even better by our server, Anthony Romeo. Anthony recommended various dishes that he thought we would enjoy, and he was right! From Salmon Oscar, to Beef Tenderloin, to Crab Cakes, to a great assortment of desserts, Anthony truly made us feel at home and enjoy the entire experience. The food is well prepared, and there is a HUGE variety for every taste. Prices are very reasonable for what you get, and the service is second to none. For any occasion, you will enjoy a dinner outing here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    ad415
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As my first time dining at Maggianos I didn't know what to expect but was thrilled. Food was wonderful! We were a party of 8 and chose the Family Style all you could eat. Menu options were abundant and the food was plentiful! My family is already asking when we can go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.