Maggiano's - San Jose
Maggiano's - San Jose

Maggiano's - San Jose

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: 4084238973
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Please be advised that we do not accept reservations for patio/outdoor seating.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Grice
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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 408-423-9476 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus stops in front of restaurant & local taxis
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lots in surrounding area. Valet available with Hotel Valencia.
A word from Maggiano's - San Jose
Welcome to Maggiano's in San Jose, located at Santana Row, San Jose’s newly opened European-style shopping, dining & entertainment destination. Maggiano's 16,000 square-foot, 220-seat restaurant is ideal for group lunches, festive gatherings & romantic dinners for two. We specialize in serving lavish portions of authentic Italian-American cuisine served family-style. Our menu is large & varied, offering an extensive selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish & memorable desserts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Maggiano's - San Jose reviews from OpenTable diners
388 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (234)special occasion (209)kid-friendly (127)great for lunch (114)romantic (92)fit for foodies (84)neighborhood gem (73)hot spot (70)great for outdoor dining (56)vibrant bar scene (45)notable wine list (42)great for brunch (40)late-night find (21)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The service is great and the food is delicious! Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian fare
    SJKBDine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Wide menu selection with reasonable prices. Very popular, recommend making a reservation. Good location to stroll around Santana shops after dining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have long been a fan of Maggiano's after my first visit in 1995 while in Chicago. Since then I have dined in many of their locations across the US. The "experience" I had dining there was always excellent - atmosphere, service, wait times, value for meal to name a few. Since moving to San Jose 2 years ago my "experience" at the San Jose location has always been consistently poor with service and wait times. I am not sure if this locations is staffed differently than other locations or the employees are trained different but something is seriously amiss here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food is always fresh and the presentation is perfect. The waitstaff is aware of how the menu items are prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and value
    SJdiningVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Food and service were great. We got the pasta dinner for 2, which was a good deal for $40. The waiter was very attentive and was prompt with service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My reservation was at 8:30pm and I didn't get seated until 9:20pm and then didn't get food until 10:00pm. The hostess did tell me that they were running a little behind but it wouldn't be long. She kept telling me, you're next, they're cleaning the table now... Which were all lies. My group was about to walk out until we were seated. That was a really late dinner and wasn't appreciated for a birthday event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night, but long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was yummy and the ambiance was fun, but even with a reservation there was a 30-45 minute wait. If we would have been seating on time I would give it 5 stars
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridiculous wait times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our table was no where near ready @ reservation time. It took nearly 45 minutes to get our appetizers and wine delivered. Then the waiter took off before opening the bottles, so we had to wait again and ask him to do that. Then they delivered the wrong dish, but we didn't know that. We'd ordered a bowl of the family - style "Lighter Taste" fettuccine Alfredo. What we didn't know was that they'd actually brought out the regular Alfredo. When we ordered more, and the right dish was brought out, we had to flag down the waiter and ask, "What's this?!" It was some sort of pasta w chicken and asparagus in a cream sauce. That's when he told us there was a mix up. We'll thanks for telling us earlier, buddy, when you realized it before. Sheesh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous food; outstanding service
    luvtodine
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    service was outstanding; attentive: we loved that we were given an extra portion free to go for next day lunch! Great idea. Recommended to everyone at work. will go back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, awesome service & fun!
    kayla
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner, and we all ordered from the lighter choices on the menu. Flavor was tremendous, and the fact that it was healthy was such a bonus! Kenji was our server, and he was a perfect host. I had the Chicken Francese, and it was flavorful and delicious! Thanks for a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    More than once, my fiance and I have found ourselves finding a nice romantic place to dine. Majority of those times we come to Magianos. Their food is always good, and is always worth the wait. That being said. The food/service does take quite some time but they are continually busy so it makes sense that they don't come running right when you sit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Variety of choices, great food and never felt rushed. Great background music adds to ambience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent banquet dining
    GlitteratiOrange15
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I reserved a dinner for 25 people to celebrate my sister's birthday and Maggiano's gave us a private banquet room (four round tables) with two excellent waiters (Gerardo & Lane) that tended to everyone's needs. I had received calls from the banquet coordinator advising us to dine in a private room but for a 20% event fee instead of the 18% gratuity. I was unable to call her back but they gave us the room anyway. Coffee and tea were surprisingly complimentary since I only ordered the Classic Family Style meal instead of the Chef's Choice which includes coffee. From reserving online to checking in at the restaurant, and dining on sumptuous Italian dishes- including AYCE tiramisu and creme brûlée, we felt special being tended to, like royalty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lite menu
    litemenu
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife got the chicken scallipini on the lite menu. She said there was no flavour what-so-ever to the chicken (tasted like boiled chicken), and the noodles were very slimy. There was a mix-up on the reservation, but the Assistant Mgr did a great job to rectify the problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful lunch
    SJMa
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary by taking our 10-yr-old son and 12-yr-old daughter to lunch at Maggiano's today. Our server Scott was very friendly and professional and took excellent care of us, making sure we had a terrific meal. Timing was perfect. The food was delicious and plentiful. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Enjoyed the restaurant food however the noise level was unpleasant to enjoy my own guests. We were in a booth too which one would think it would be better than a table but it wasn't when it came to noise.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waited 30 minutes with reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Rushed service people. Healthy menu is full of carbs. Impersonal. Loud. Will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Shift Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Make sure the hand off goes smoothly. Ours did not. When the correct food finally showed up, it was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for dinner
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We did have a reservation at 7:30 and had to wait kinda long before we got seated, however it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Vickie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Maggiano's never disappoints. I gather here with my girlfriends each year for our birthdays - and the atmosphere and food have been fantastic every time. There is enough movement to keep the place energetic, but the table arrangement works perfect for us to have our own celebration with each other!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long queue and busiest place
    Timbo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We already had a reservation but we still had to wait for 50 mins until they called us when our table got ready. We did not expect to wait this much as we already made a reservation with them prior two days. Food and other things were good and I love the place for their complimentary pastas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation system subpar
    Nald
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It's amazing how your online reservation system completely ruined an otherwise delicious dining experience. What a way to make a first impression. Please, nobody wants to hear "We apologize, but reservation seating is running 25 minutes behind" when there were people that have been waiting for AN HOUR OR MORE. Who is the genius that came up with this system? Unbelievable. The restaurant has fantastic food, but if I have to wait like that again, then no thanks. The great food and people were overshadowed by the horrible reservation experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long wait in between courses
    Jillibeans
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our server Lairen was great. Food was great and they make adjustment to our request. However, we have to wait so long for the next course to come. We were there for 2 hours and with 3 kids, just imagine the whining in between course. Even my husband notice the long gap and he is more patient than me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Celebration
    luv2dinefuntable
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our friends were celebrating their 7th Wedding Anniversary and invited us to join them. This was their first time at Maggiano's and they loved it. Said they would come back again. We had a wonderful server named Jason. He was quick with drinks, refills, service, and bagging up any leftovers or take home items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food always!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Awesome food always! Keep up the great work! We greatly appreciate it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old world Italian with modern twist
    bonedoc97VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Nice menu - lots of variety, excellent zucchini fritti appetizer, salmon oscar was prepared just right and very filling. Great service, relaxed atmosphere. Nice place for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First date
    DateAtMagi
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I went on a first date here. I made a reservation through open table in about 2 minutes. We showed up and they sat us right away. Food is great, mood lighting, and friendly service. Only complaint is it was a little loud but it's a popular restaurant so it's expected. We had a great time and walked around Santana Row afterwards.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honeymoon Dinner
    lovebirdsfromNYC
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is a specific review for our honeymoon dinner on Labor Day, 2014. We held our rehearsal dinner at this location on Friday night and were invited by the manager to come back for a honeymoon dinner, on the house. So we took advantage of the offer and had a SPECTACULAR honeymoon dinner. The service was EXEMPLARY (as it always is whenever we visit a Maggiano's), the food was DELICIOUS (the portions were also so large, we had leftovers for our flight the next day), the ambiance was romantic and light, and overall, it was just the perfect way to end our short honeymoon/wedding weekend before flying back home to the east coast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy but very good
    Steve
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We visited Maggiano's on Sunday of the Labor Day weekend. The place was extremely busy. We had a reservation, and were seated on time. Our server was personable, efficient, and attentive. He could not have been better. I was concerned that they could prepare a decent meal when they were bursting at the seams with customers, but I was not disappointed. Our meals were fresh, warm, and delicious. Great job, Maggiano's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Russell was a great waiter. Had great suggestions on menu. 5 star.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food either tastes very bland or extremely salty. We ordered the baked eggplant parmiggiana (very bland and looked unappetizing) and mushroom ravioli al forgo (extremely salty) food. Horrible service .. even when I told the server the food was salty, the waitress took no action or even apologize. On top of this, she gave us take out packages of the same horrible food (1 eat in order = 1 take-out order special that was running) without understanding that we very much disliked what we ate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    GordonVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good time for my birthday dinner with family! We appreciated the leftovers too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 28 Years
    zoeyschoice
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary and decided to do so at Maggiano's. We have nothing but good things to say about this restaurant and its staff. The staff was courteous; the food was excellent; the place was hopping! If you go, treat yourself to Mom's Lasagna or Chicken and Spinach stuffed Manicotti!! They are FANTASTIC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating a retirement
    NanaClare49
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wonderful afternoon with the family. Waitress was excellent. Food was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why reserve when same as walk-in
    disappointedSatDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have made reservations for 7:45pm on a Saturday night. When we got there, we needed to get in line to even check-in. Yes there was as line to tell the host that you're there for your reservations. And the line took 15min to get through! When you get to the front of the line, they tell you that you're not fully checked in until everyone of your party has arrived. When everyone of our parties arrived, they tell us we have to wait for another 15-20min. After 15min wait, they then tell us we have to wait for another 20min since people aren't leaving. Our reservations didn't mean anything as we didn't get to sit down until 1hr 15min after our reservations! The food was salty and the service was not good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst experience at a restaurant
    twoparty
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We (party of two) arrived at 6:20 for our 6:30 reservation. Found a long line to check in. Once completed, we waited in a very crammed, chaotic lobby. The line for the check in changed three times during our 40 minute wait. Several people stood in lines that didn't exist. Had we known the wait would be so long, we would have ordered a drink. Once seated, it took over 20 minutes to get said drink. Waiter didn't offer to get another until it was far too late to wait for another. The food was fair at best. Waiter was not trying nearly as hard as the others we saw rushing about. Despite all the rushing, it seemed everything took a long time. Sadly, I cannot support any of the hype I have heard. We won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Fun!
    CathyLSGVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We took the kids here for dinner to celebrate my moms birthday. They always serve amazing food and my kids love it. We love the take home portions and friendly service. Five stars!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memories
    mlou
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Used to linger here over lunch while studying for classes in San Jose. Now I returned with whole family. They loved it!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    my date and I waited to be seated 30 mins after reservation time.. Not impressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our anniversary was made very special by the staff of Maggiano's. We will make it a point to go back when we are in San Jose next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate