Maggiano's - San Jose
The best veal I have everThe best veal I have ever had, everyone loved the food.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the drive.We drove an hour to eat here. This is the second time we were here and the service blew us away. If ever in San Jose make a reservation try this place out you won't regret it. The only small issue we had was the table next to us with five small children. The children were very loud most of the time. But we still had a good time and enjoyed ourselves.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat except...It started off with finding my reservation was not booked correctly. I showed up a little after 715pm (reservation time) and being told I am an hour early and I made the resv for 8:15pm. I showed her my confirmation email that I received from Opentable clearly shows my reservation was 8:15pm. I had a party of 8. No apology instead, the hostess stated I don't know how that happened, our system is booked at 8:15pm. At least we had to wait another 15 minutes or so to have the table ready.
I asked whether I should file a formal complaint to the restaurant manager or Opentable, but never had a chance to meet w/dining manager.
It started off not so great, but the food was good and everyone enjoyed it.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMUn turbine di cibo!Definitely make a reservation! This place gets packed in the evenings, especially Friday nights and the weekends.
Bring your appetites because its a lot of food. If you order from the Classic Pasta's menu you even get to bring another meal home with you! If you register with Maggiano's they email you coupons and deals, well worth it!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGrad dinnerMy wife and I took my son and girlfriend out for his graduation dinner last week. We didn't make reservations since we didn't know how long the ceremony would be. We called to check the wait times, was told 30 to 40 min.asked to be put on the list was told they couldn't do it over the phone. Open table to the rescue! Was able to get a reservation within 30 min which was how long it would take us to get there. Arrived got seated right away, which was fortunate considering how crowded it was. Service was good, food was good huge portions! The only drawback (minor) was random fettuccini and spaghetti noodle mixed in with my gnocchi. All in all a good night out.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Great TimeI have been to Maggiano's for many different occasions, group outting, girl's night, dinner before the opera, romantic evening and my parents 49th Anniversary and they have always made the visit enjoyable.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Late LunchExcellent food, service, and food! Had a great experience!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgood waiter enough info withoutgood waiter enough info without being too friendly
food vey consistent6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Server!Our special occasion celebration turned out to be great due to the great atmosphere, food and outstanding service!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCONSISTENT EXCELLENCE!No matter what city we visit a Maggiano's, they are always excellent in every way. We have been to this one in San Jose many times and it is consistently great in every way. This is affordable Italian at its finest. Whether we've held parties, rehearsal dinners, reunions, or just a nice lunch, I always feel that 20% isn't enough for a tip because they do everything so well.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMfun, festive, authentic, energyI love going to Maggiano's. The level of service, qaulity of food and the overall experience is very consistent. This is easily the best dining at Santana Row.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMpretty goodThe food was good, but not as high quality as i was expecting. I have been to several Italian restaurants and your food was average in comparison to others. However, the food was still pretty good, and getting a second meal to take home was a plus.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food paired withDelicious food paired with attentive and friendly wait-staff, wrapped up with mid-20th century elegance and charm. Make sure to save room for dessert - my favorite is the Apple Crostada, although the Cheesecake & Tiramisu are also very yummy... Do be advised that the Santana Row locale is very lively in the evenings, which frequently makes parking a hassle, so make sure to leave extra time to find a space, especially Friday nights!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food as usual. ServiceGood food as usual. Service was prompt and efficient. A lot of food to eat and to take home.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestEverything about the place brings out the best of Italy--the music, the food, the warm atmosphere--everything! And unlike the last few times I've gone (when it crazy expensive), there was this meal for two deal for only 40 bucks! My date and I had a terrific meal without breaking bank, which was fantastic! If you want the ultimate Italian dining experience, take your loved ones to Maggiano's, trust me you won't regret it!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the pastas and the portionsLove the pastas and the portions were very generous. The prices are very reasonable. Will definitely come back.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a reservation and wereWe had a reservation and were seated immediately on our arrival while other diners had a 50-60 minute wait. The service was excellent in spite of the very busy dining room. The food was excellent and portions generous. Maggiano's is unique for it's policy of buy one pasta dinner, take one home. I definitely would recommend Maggiano's to my friends and relatives and I will return for special occasions. The prices are very reasonable. We had dinner for 3 with appetizer, wine, dessert and coffee for $100.00 plus a take home meal. Can't be beat!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMaggiano's is awesomeI graduated with my Master's degree this friday. Maggiano's really EMBRACED THAT WELL. Firstly, they honored an online reservation I made about a month ago, and even called me to confirm it the day of. When I got there, it was really busy (as expected), and sat my party of 9 table within 4 minutes (which is excellent for a FRiDAY NIGHT...). Then we had this wonderful waiter who was friendly, recommended great wine, the family style, and overall just made this experience wonderful for me & my fam/friends. The one thing that stood out to me was the fact that the waiter was able to gauge if we were all getting full and his timing of when to bring out appetizers, food, and desert was on point. Just be sure to make a reservation to avoid wait.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMcasual tasty italianAs long as you have reservations, Maggiano's Little Italy is a great spot to eat because you can arrive either dressed up or very casual and still receive good food and good service. You can usually get a table easily before 5:00, but after 5:00 you must have reservations or the place is completely booked up with a long wait list. The servers are friendly and attentive. We've tried almost every item on the menu, and no matter what we order - it all tastes good. I have to say their Cheesecake is divine, the best I've ever had - much better than any dessert at the Cheesecake Factory. Now that we've tasted the cheesecake, it's going to be a must-have on any future visits.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVeal Parmesan to Die ForWow...after growing up in St. Louis and becoming accustomed to great veal on "The Hill" my wife and I were really pleased with the Veal Parmesan. Not only was it delicious but, we could have fed a small army.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMStill good after all these yearsBeen going for years. Kids love it. Food is good and affordable.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Maggiano's offers an excellent menu and the waiters and waitresses are great!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food & Great ServiceDid family style (suggested by friend since we had large group). Definitely the way to go - ALL U CAN EAT. 18th Bday celebration - let us bring our own cake (no charge-some places charge cutting fee). Server was terrific - gave us an off the menu item - Chicken Florentine which turned out to be the BEST EVER! Fettuccine Alfredo fell a little flat though. Baked Ziti was a great pasta. Can't wait to come back and try the many other dishes & appetizers.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - service spottyAte a late lunch and everyone was VERY friendly, which was nice. Food was great, as usual (I love the pasta). Bumps in service, though. My drink never came (although was quickly subtracted from the bill) and asked twice for bread refill. But a good experience overall - would return.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place for CelebrationsThe staff at Maggiano's is friendly and attentive. They do a great job of hosting large groups and making their guests feel special.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Place for LunchHaving lunch at Maggiano's was a unexpected surprise. The service was great and the Spring Specials was very good. I would go there again for lunch.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFit for foodiesLarge portions of good food and good services. The $12.95 classic pasta offers (one to eat there and one to take home) are excellent values. Us pasta lovers couldn't ask for more.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this RestaurantWe've been to Maggianos many times, but it never ceases to satisfy. The menu is extensive; the service is prompt and friendly; the food always dependably good, and we love the family atmosphere. And, of course, the free Pasta-to-go option is an added bonus.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMheidiServices was exelent! I really appreciate that, though, staff is under a lot of pressure still have a smile on their faces and try to make the best possible time/service for customers.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, long waitlove the buy one take one classic home. had a reservation for Mother's Day. arrived 15 minutes early and still waited 30 minutes past our reservation time. :(
if you are ever disappointed with the food, let your server know. They will remake your meal or or prepare something else.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE THE FOOD!!!!My friends and I meet up at Maggiano's any time we have a chance. It's got great food, not too much noise, and have not had a bad server (EVER). LOVE IT!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerAfter being 10 minutes late to the reservations. My wife were seated ina timely manner of less than a 1 minute. It was a very busy time. but it was a good busy. the staff were very polite and energetic. It was good time for us. Well come back again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeGreat food, great service. I can't wait for another opportunity to go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMToo busy...Too busy on the night before the Mothers day.... waiter don't even fill water. Food took long time to come.....5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!We had a group of 11. Service was great as was the food from appetizers to dessert. Only issue was that it was because we had a rectangular table, it was difficult to talk with those at the other end of the table. But that was just the nature of the size of our group.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is good (in a party ofFood is good (in a party of five everyone liked their selections). Wait too long even with reservations. Waiting area too crowded because location does not have a good flow. Their saving grace is the service. Our waiter, David, was excellent even though it was a very busy night and he had his hands full.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness Dinner turned akward.I have been to this restaurant many times, always with nothing but good things to say about there food and staff. However during my latest experience I took a coworker for dinner (who had never been) and it must have been date night for the restaurant because the wait staff made a lot of very interesting assumptions. Now I will say that my coworker is from a country with very different dinner edicate rules, but for two conservative straight friends and coworkers it was very akward.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMexceptionalOur waiter Enrique was nice &sweet. He deff made me and my mom enjoy our first time visit with great specials and wished me a happy birthday andto my mom for mothers day. He gave us recommemdations and a sample of zucchini its was delicious. Im deff going back for my birthday because thats the best service ive had in years at a restaurant. Thank you Enrique (: !!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dinnerWent for our 3rd wedding anniversary. They gave us a free appetizer since we had never been before. It was very good! our dinner too, quite a while to come though. And although at the restaurant I thought it tasted very good when I went to have some of my left overs at home the chicken was quite pink and I had to throw it out. We did get a free dessert since it was our anniversary which was very nice as well and our waitress was very friendly.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerI really like the place, really good food, large proportion filled me up. The environment was really nice we felt like we were in the movie lady and the t. The host seat us down within ten minuets of arrival. Waiter was checking up on us to make sure we had everything we needed. For being our first time going it was really great service and yes I would chose this place to have dinner next time we go out.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceWent for a birthday dinner and we received great service and the food was great!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMaggiano's always a treatOnce again, my wife and I had a wonderful lunch at Maggianos. Great food and Great Service! Will come back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time. As always,Had a great time. As always, the food was very good. Our waiter was terrific although it was very crowded. The room was quite warm and the air conditioner was kicking on and off.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. Good portions,Excellent food. Good portions, well presented. Service was somewhat rushed, but it was packed on a Friday night.
I'll go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMaggianos is a good ItalianMaggianos is a good Italian restaurant with a fancy feel. They have private rooms, which is great for groups, and a family-style menu that's perfect for special occasions. They also have individual servings for romantic dinners, and a nice patio for outdoor dining. The food is good, and the desserts are great. The only problem is that it can be a little loud at times. We have always gotten great service there.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAvoid grilled itemsWonderful staff. Our waiter was superb.
Some dishes were good. I recommend avoiding the grilled items. They overcook the grilled meat & vegetables; the items are burned to a crisp and very dry. I've had two grilled plates in the past (fish and chicken), they were dry but not as black as the dishes we had recently. I took care to pick something out of their special menu this time in hopes that it would be superb, but the food was dry, hard, and black as charcoal.
Salads were delicious. We tried all the different salads. Everyone enjoyed their salads. Some people in our party loved their Parmesan Chicken and Pasta dishes. So there are some great dishes if you avoid the grilled entrees.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always good and portionsFood is always good and portions very generous. Service friendly.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food & serviceOutstanding food & service by Rafeal & co workers..4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, but slow serviceIt took about 45 minutes for our main course to arrive.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSeating within 10 secondsSeating within 10 seconds in a booth as requested and service was outstanding!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM