Maggiano's - Houston
Maggiano's - Houston

Maggiano's - Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: (713) 961-2700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 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: Michael Rodgers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, 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 713-961-3030 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Our Guests may use valet or park in the public lot.
A word from Maggiano's - Houston
Maggiano's Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm & friendly atmosphere. We are open daily for lunch & dinner, offer a convenient Carryout service as well as beautiful & accommodating Banquet space for every special occasion. Maggiano’s menu features both classic & contemporary Italian-American recipes – homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish, regular chef specials & specialty desserts, accompanied by a large selection of wines & specialty drinks. The food is made from scratch daily & served in a welcoming environment. Family style service or individual entrees are available.
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Maggiano's - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
245 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (151)special occasion (134)great for lunch (82)romantic (75)fit for foodies (73)kid-friendly (53)notable wine list (43)neighborhood gem (41)vibrant bar scene (41)hot spot (34)great for brunch (22)late-night find (18)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (7)Show More
  • Always a safe bet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We went for dinner for my daughter's 23rd birthday. As always, the food was great and the ambiance wonderful. The only issue I had was we were rushed a bit through the meal as the server seemed anxious to get us through the meal, which really detracted from the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disruptive Birthday Celebration
    what
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Of all the restaurants, I picked Maggiano's to celebrate my birthday! I made sure to make a reservation, because I know how busy the other locations have been. When they sat us, they sat us right next to the dishes. It was a horrible experience to hear clanging every 5 minutes. I'm still shocked that they would pick that table, of all tables...to hold for my reservation. Luckily most of the food was very good, otherwise my birthday lunch would have been a disaster :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a deal!
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We would love to eat here once a week, but we a long drive to the restaurant, so we make it for "special occasions". The menu for "buy one to eat and take one home is a deal"!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turn down the AC
    BirthdayBunch
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I know it is hard to believe it gets cold in Houston, but it does. It was even colder inside Maggiano's on Saturday night. It was in the Mid 60's (inside) and the ceiling fans were on high. We asked the waiter to turn the fans off or make it warmer. He said there had been a water leak and he did not think the manager would make an adjustment. No Manager came by and the fans were not turned down As a result, we had an overall unpleasant goose bump filled experience (the food even got cold quickly). My family loves this restaurant so we will likely return, but we will not stay if it is this cold again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is very authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Coming from an Italian American family, this is one if the few places I can say has made delicious and authentic cuisine. Even for being considered a chain or franchise, this is superior to many mom and pop type Italian restaurants Another note is their consistency. The food tastes great and the same everytine I go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud and rude
    Houstonfoodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The hostess was incredibly rude and the live music from the other end of the restaurant in the bar was too loud. Food came almost too fast and was bland.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Romantic Birthday dinner
    Sparkles
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Took a very close friend out for his birthday. He loves Italian food so i was hoping Maggianos would be impressive, and it absolutely was. The staff is very nice, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. Great job Maggianos!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post football dinning
    TrueItalian
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great family style dinning after an enjoyable game. Good food and plenty of it, family and fun what else could be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LifetimeTSVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I always enjoy Maggianos and this time was no different.Food was great.Server was great and the over all experience would have been great had it not been for the hostess.Hopefully management realizes they need someone who is more attentive and enthused to be the first point of contact at their establishment.One our friends was running late.When she arrived the hostess told her "they're at table 11." How was she to know where table 11 was? Did she not deserve to be properly seated (especially by a hostess who WAS NOT BUSY AT ALL)? The hostess also did not give my 3yo a kids menu w/crayons and I had to ask twice for a booster which I finally ended up getting myself because, as she said, "oh I forgot." Again, the place was not busy at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accommodating for large groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My daughter dined at Maggianos prior to her homecoming dance with a group of ten. The restaurant was very accommodating for the reservation for the group, and informed us ahead of time about a special homecoming menu. The food and service were excellent, and the dinner moved smoothly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place for lunch
    overthehill2some
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was very good. We are pleased that we can talk and not have to yell over the music.All in all we will be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great!
    Voltaiccoffee
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is one of the first restaurants that I was taken to when I moved to Houston and now I take anyone who visits to Maggiano's questions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and fun
    Catnotes
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This restaurant is one of my favorites. You can take as long as you like. the food is excellent, the service friendly without being overbearing. You can go casual or dress up as you prefer. The bar hosts a small dance floor and a friendly group.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our waiter was outstanding !
    Customer
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Food was very good but our waiter made the meal exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring an appetite
    Wade
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We found Maggiano's to be a great "go-to" place for satisfying our Italian food cravings. My Linguine Di Mare was a huge portion, served in a large bowl. I found the sauce to be to thin and watery, but the dish was chocked-full of seafood. I added grated parmesan to the sauce, which made it much better. My wife and daughter tried the Gnocchi with Sausage, which they found to be very satisfying. We also found the live band to be very entertaining and a good addition to the lively bar scene area. (We sat in the dining area, right adjacent to the bar.) However, our waiter could have been more attentive, and the lighting should have been dimmed to a more subtle level for evening dining. It's a solid find, for authentic Italian fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my first time dining at Maggiano's. I went on a Saturday night and I had a 6pm reservation. i was running about 30 minutes late but they still honored my reservation. I only had to wait about 5 minutes to be seated. This is a hot spot located in the Galleria Mall area. This place has a romantic feel to it but it can get a little noisy on the weekends because it of the kid-friendly atmosphere. I had the Balsamic salmon which was very good. I will be placing this restaurant in my special occasion rotation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ajmr
    ajmr
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Pretty nice place and excellent restaurant recommended to celebrate a special moment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    Doug
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went here for a business lunch. Everything was great at first - the food was great the waiter was good. However, I order a dessert as did some of my colleagues and they got their dessert but mine never came. I had to remind the waiter at least 2 times plus ask another waiter for my dessert. By the time I got it everybody else was done with their dessert so they sat there and watched me eat mine! All I got was ice cream with fudge on top - not a difficult dessert...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I hadn't eaten at Maggiano's for quite some time and I was very disappointed in the food. My husbands meal was a chicken dish that had so much cheese on it he had to take it off. I had mussels over pasta and sent it back because the mussels tasted really fishy. Not a good experience
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice ladies lunch.
    Doxielvr
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I got four expat friends together for a great lunch, lots of talking and excellent service. Our waiter was a gem and let us sit and talk well after the lunch rush. And pasta to take home!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    Bizlunch
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Very good for a business lunch. Reasonably quiet, good service - right amount of attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My server was great and the food was amazing the only problem is that although I did make my reservations on line, before my grandmother arrived I told the ladies in the front that it was my grandmothers 79th birthday. At no point was this mentioned during our dinner and although others had happy birthday sang by the staff we were not. I have been to this restraunt several times before so the food was of no concerne. Luckly my grandmother still had a great time but....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need Maggiano's on my side of town
    Chato
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    WOW, what a great dining experience! I made a reservation we were seated promptly even though there were people waiting for tables. The waitress came by quickly and had tea on our table within 5 minutes of being seated. My date and I chose the $40 meal (I forgot what they call it) which allows you an appetizer, 2 entrees for now, 2 entrees to take home, and a dessert . We started with calamari which was exquisite. My 4 cheese ravioli was good, and the lasagna was awesome (I was only able to convince my date to give me one bite). We then had the Apple Crostada, which was also great. Then, we had to decide on a to-go meal! My date found it amusing that I kept going "Mmmmmmmmmm" during our dinner. Great service, great food, inexpensive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Maggiano's
    DiscriminatingDiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service and a ton of food
    jhedd
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Amazing dining experience. It's excellent bang for your buck as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Happy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We only had 45 min and had a delicious meal and left for our class on time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations
    walt2j
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I really enjoy Mariano's-Houston. It was for my wife's birthday and we just wanted to invite a few close friends. I loved the food and atmosphere, I just want do it so late the next time. I like it when it is a little more quite so I can hear the other people that I am talking too. Beautiful decor and I love the band also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good culinary experience
    JORGEautotecnica
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Meals were great, waiter must be pay more attention
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Many thanks for creating the perfect environment for my business lunch. Excellent food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable!
    Gretchen
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Several of us tried the new 'lighter' menu items and they were all very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall good
    foodie1920
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I enjoyed myself. My server was polite. The food was better than I expected. The place was packed the live music was nice. It was worth waiting past our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggiano's Sat. 10/4/2014
    DotMc
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was as usual a great dining experience. Our server was attentive, helpful and available but did not hoover. The food was outstanding. We tried the Gnocci and Sausage for the 1st time and it is now a favorite. Always love the Chicken Marsala and Chicken Parmesean. Wonder evening! Can't wait for the next visit. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sher
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was delicious and our server, Rudy, was extremely attentive, friendly, & as always offered outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great service and the fettucini was outstanding! Portions are huge!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    RaySugarLand
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We've been here for lunch with business associates. The Grilled Salmon, lemon and herb, was very good. The calamari, however, was over done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite place
    081853gb
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We always anticipate a lovely experience and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious pasta
    loveit
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Can not wait until I get back. good was delicious. Excellent options to take home. very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Delicious Delious Delicous!
    ClintAVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ordered the Chef's Selection Family style meal. For $38.95 a person it is a bargain! It includes 3 appetizers. We chose calamari, stuffed mushrooms, & spinach artichoke dip. All 3 were equally amazing & cooked perfectly! You get to pick 4 entrees. We had lobster carbonara, filet mignon, rustic chicken and shrimp pasta and veal with mushrooms & wine sauce. So incredible! The flavors are amazing and again the food is cooked perfectly. It doesn't stop there. It also includes two desserts. And when I say two desserts it's actually double portions of each. So much food! They are serious when they say you will not leave hungry. In fact you will leave with a ton of delicious food to take and enjoy again. Can't wait to do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At least the Food's always good
    rondl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have been to Magianno's many times. There are three things that are always a guarantee. 1. The portions are huge!!! 2. The food is always good. 3. The service is mediocore at best. Recent visit it happened again. A plethora of good food. But they got 4 of 6 orders wrong. I wish I could say that this was an isolated event but I have never been there when everyone got exactly what they ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Consistent Food
    charles
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We always dine at Maggiano's whenever we're in Houston and are never disappointed with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic