Maggiano's - San Antonio
Maggiano's - San Antonio

Maggiano's - San Antonio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: (210) 451-6000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Paolo Pineda
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Cantera Pkwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Maggiano's - San Antonio
Maggiano's Little Italy is a classic Italian-American cuisine that proudly carries forward this tradition of sharing, combining it with the distinctive warmth and inviting neighborhood feel of our restaurants. Maggiano's is your everyday, neighborhood joint. Where you can relax, unwind, & be yourself.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Maggiano's - San Antonio reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (132)good for groups (107)romantic (79)fit for foodies (59)kid-friendly (45)great for lunch (43)neighborhood gem (43)notable wine list (42)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (18)late-night find (15)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Great food and service.
    DanielP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The service is always outstanding and the food is so good! Everything I've had there is fantastic. The tiramisu is easily the best I've had at a chain restaurant. The price is hard to beat for a dinner for two - $40 for 2 salads, 2 meals, a desert to share, AND 2 more meals to take home. (With bread and olive oil in the restaurant, too.) If you compare to other, similar restaurants (ie other Italian restaurants) you'd be paying $14+ per meal and potentially paying for a dessert, but with Maggiano's you also have a meal for the next night or work the next day. The atmosphere is great and the food is too. Great place for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service and amazing food, as always.
    deinonychus
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We go to Maggiano's for most of our special celebrations. It's a fancy atmosphere without being snooty. And the staff treats you like you are a star. Always have incredible service and a plentiful amount of delicious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A San Antonio Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Maggiano's Little Italy is an excellent place for couples looking for a quality dining experience. An authentic menu, wine selection and we appreciated the adult atmosphere that was screaming-child free. Sauces are excellent and the fresh pasta superb. It's a "Claire and Dave's" favorite San Antonio spot. You will look forward to your "next time" too. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's where our family celebrates
    Sharp5
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Reservations are a must for this popular place. The matrade knows us and is always welcoming. Josh is our favorite waiter. Everything on the menu is fabulous. When ordering family style, the food keeps coming and we always have leftovers. They are great for catering also!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent experience as expected
    MnSSeafoodFan
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We visit Maggiano's about once a quarter, but we have come to have consistent, good experiences every time. This was no different. The food was excellent, and our waitstaff was particularly attentive. The birthday surprise was a welcome gift, and overall we were quite pleased. The only issue we ran into was a man at the table next to us who was talking quite boastfully, and as he consumed more wine, he only got louder. Otherwise, everything went as expected.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Setting
    lunchman
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very nice place to go on a date and get away. Also nice surprise to pick a lunch special and get a second one free to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome-ness
    GenieVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This place is so good, so consistent and a great value for your money. That is especially true if you order the buy one/take one entree. You can eat for 2 days! Eddie, the host, is SUCH A DOLL. He is so sweet, personable and really makes sure each and every guest feels special. I don't know any other host in any other restaurant in this entire city that you can say that about. He is ALWAYS cool and collected, even when there is a 2 hour wait. Please give our love to Eddie.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice dinner
    BOBO
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Love their 2 for 1 specials. Good for families on a budget
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food and Fun
    Saxman
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We celebrated a birthday and the great food choices and festive atmosphere made for a real party experience. We loved the take home entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert M
    PleasedFather
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Took my kids for a birthday dinner and everything was fine until our waiter mistakenly brought the birthday girl the wrong dish which left her to wait while we ate slowly to try and wait for her food but it took a while and killed the night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    ChartHouseMay24th
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Really enjoyed the evening. Our server really went out of her way to make us feel like we were special to her! The food came out hot and just like we ordered it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Vatrahaki
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Spent my daughter's 5th bday dinner here with her best friend. We had a great celebration! Our waiter made excellent wine and food recommendations. We enjoyed every minute and we will happily return in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great event
    njwau
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We enjoyed great food and service during recent birthday celebration (7 people attended).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maggiano - Not very good food
    SheriNSA
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Maggiano's is a beautiful restaurant. It is always impeccably clean and has a great lively atmosphere. The bar area is crowded and they have a nice patio to sit outside. There is always a wait to get a table and it gets really crowded. Personally, I do not understand why. Almost all of the dishes on the menu are covered in cream or have red meat in them. Very little choices for people who try to eat healthy. The marinara sauce is flavorless and has too much salt. I thought the food was pre-made and frozen like Olive Garden but was shocked when I researched it and found out it was made to order because it tastes frozen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Lighter Takes
    Robngil
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I have been searching for a nice restaurant that offered healthy food and we finally found it! The lighter takes were amazing and also provided a large enough serving but that allowed us to only ate half and take the other half home! That made even fewer calories! The flavor was excellent! We'll be back to try some of the others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family favorite!
    LMRinSA
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Whenever we are celebrating a family birthday, good grades or other "big" family events, this is always the first choice. The food is always good, the atmosphere encourages the children to get dressed up, and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I did not like the setup of tables, it's overcrowded, two different waiters bumped in my arm while I was having dinner and same for my husband.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FABULOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    After living in Europe for 3 yrs and being near Italy and enjoying TRUE Italian fare, I was really hesitant in eating at "any" American Italian foods....I was told about Maggiano's and now my husband and daughter LOVES this place. We have been back here twice and there is no way we will ever go back to Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden...this place is truly the best!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant experience
    LisaGofSA
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I visited Maggiano's San Antonio on Oct. 25th for a dinner celebrating my birthday. Our waitress (Cecee? I'm sure I'm not spelling correctly!) was very personable and attentive. She said she hadn't been working there long, but you couldn't tell by her service. The food was delicious and plentiful...I had the Lighter Take Chicken Picatta and hubby had Rigatoni D. We both took half of it with us. Our waitress surprised us with complimentary "Happy Birthday!" dessert - a scrumptious, sweet ending to our meal! Maggiano's has always been a favorite restaurant of ours, but we seem to like it more each time! Can't wait for next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    sueg
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Although we had two servers , we hardly saw them. It started from the moment we sat down. Waited almost 10 minutes for someone to even come and take our drink order. The servings are huge and my husband and I decided to order individual salads and share an entree. I hope the server didn't think we would be cheap on our tip since we were sharing. I tip good service. Our food was served and we never saw either server again till we were on our last bite. He was there to refill our water finally even though my husbands glass had been empty for quite some time. My husband made a comment about it was a little late to be filling our glasses and the server didn't get it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We treated two friends to lunch in honor of their 26th wedding anniversary. They thoroughly enjoyed it especially the celebratory treat at the end of the meal. The food was great as we anticipated it would be. There were a couple of things that should be mentioned. I had to ask the server several times for water without ice and finally after the third request he remembered, Secondly, he assumed we wanted the same fare for take out as the lunch item. He had the meals boxed and ready to go before asking our preference. On a previous visit, the server asked what we preferred to take home. The choice offered a different option to consider for future visits. We look forward to another fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local favorite
    NewlyVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Always one of our go to places when we're in the mood for Italian. Had friends visiting and it didn't disappoint. Dinner service was a little slower than normal - the restaurant was packed and there was a private party as well. Patrick, the manager, came by and apologized for the slow service. No problem, dinner was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good Italian - American food
    RosinaRosa
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have been to this restuarant in the Chicago area and knew it served very good Italian food. I say it is Italian- American because it is very similar to the food served in my household , southern Italian fare. ( Calabria ). No fancy gourmet food, but actual real food. Delicious and I am picky about my Italian food! Wonderful ambience and service, top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would Sinatra have put up with this
    MaggianoGarden
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was not our first outing to Maggiano's San Antonio. That being the case I wanted to surprise my wife with a nice dinner after a movie since we are rarely able to have a night out. I was able to secure reservation online which made things a little easy. We were promptly seating by the wonderful host. Our waitress seemed a bit disappointed with our plain drink order, diet coke and water (we have a 45 minute drive home), but we promptly received our appetizer, delicious. Our on the house entree orders were improperly filled. My wife's main entree was not filled properly and my take home order was not properly filled. My wife had asked for fresh Parmesan cheese which never arrived and our drinks were never refilled. The food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had out if town relatives in and they were impressed with food and service. My only complaint is we ordered Pinot Nior and it was served warm. Pinot is supposed to be served at 55*. This restaurant is large enough to have wine frig. How do they not know this?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love maggianos!
    njwau
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We go to Maggiano's every couple of months for late lunch or dinner, and several special occasions - it is consistently good food and good service. Love the take home pasta!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistent
    GenieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and service is always consistently great. This time there was something floating in my wine which I did not realize until I already took a sip. They replaced it but i thought it would have been nice to comp it or a dessert or something. They thought it was part of a cucumber from another drink!?? We tried the fried zucchini for the first time. It was spectacular although the portion size was way too big for 2 people. I wish they had smaller portions. The ziti was great, always great. I recommend this place to everyone. They were slammed; it was Friday night and the wait for walk ins was over an hour and 20 minutes. We did not have to wait more than 10 minutes because of open table! Thank you!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Beautiful Restaurant
    Watergiver
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Maggianos is definately one of the best and most popular places to eat in San Antonio. The food and furnishing of the restaurant are really, really good. It is obviously extremely popular which meant it was so noisy even the waiters had trouble hearing. We will certainly go back, but we wil choose a quieter time than 7:30 on a Saturday night. Making the reservation on line was very easy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian in San Antonio
    MLASA
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Best Italian in San Antonio. Real ingredients and generous portions. The food is fresh and not frozen before service. Each waiter is prompt, polite, and makes an effort to give the customers a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left satisfied
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food. Great place. Great prices. You leave satisfied with leftover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opal
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great service, great food. Host and staff are always very cheerful and friendly. Food is always very good, served promptly. They cater to any request. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was good, not outstanding. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. A bit over priced for what we got.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was very noisy on Sat pm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Parking was congested & it was difficult to visit as noise level very high that evening. Great offer of buy one get 1 to go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • more than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our server was great and very courteous. The lasagna was great and gnocchi soup was tasteful. I can't wait to visit again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time opinion
    datenighters
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Took my wife here for Anniversary dinner. Glad to have made a reservation as it was busy. Walked in and was at our table within 3 minutes. Staff was very friendly and manager stopped by table to check on us and wish us a happy anniversary. Food was very good...veal marsala and veal parmisiana are both healthy size portions. Great Italian food for a chain. Would definately go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Tried to fing good Italian food for some time- this blew me away. Very different than other Restaurants in TX. Better! Except the sage in the meatballs. . Not my thing. I will always go back on special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unbelievable
    diet4food
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was outstanding especially the family meal options they offer! Definitely one of the best if not the best Italian restaurants in San Antonio and they work with any modifications we need wanted for the food. Our waitress Samantha was the best waitress I have ever had at any restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TexasLee
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had really good food and really good service. I really like Maggiano's on a weekday! They even brought us some new dishes just to try out at no charge.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I can not say enough. This restaurant is what every restaurant should be. The food is great. The wait staff is excellent. They go out of their way to make your dining experience the best. Will continue to go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    FamilyOfThreeVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It's hard to beat the portions and value at Magianno's. What might be a surprise is that the food is actually very good here too. As opposed to Buca di Beppo or similar places, where it seems like the focus is more on portion size than taste. My baked ziti came with another complete spaghetti and meatball meal "for tomorrow", for a total of $13. Drinks were good. Service, even in the bar, was excellent, and dessert was very tasty. For a chain, Magianno's is pretty darn good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic