Maggiano's - San Jose
heidiServices 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMGreat serviceWent for a birthday dinner and we received great service and the food was great!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMReservation not HonoredGo every 3rd of the month. This time I had to wait 20min to get the table I reserved. I said to the Hostess "Is not the whole point of reserving a table is so I do not have to stand around in a crowded bar, mind you my lady gives me heat for having to stand around 'like tourist' which I totally agree with her. She is so smart." She apoligized so I was like no problem however you are comping my drinks while I wait for my reserved table, right? She clearly had no athority to make that kind of decision. So i did not press the issue. And proceeded to stand and constantly be in the way of everyone walking by, well I am used to that I am no little person...continued on "private note to restaurant"5/3/2013 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 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 AMOutstanding food & serviceOutstanding food & service by Rafeal & co workers..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 AMClassic SF Italian ambiance.Great place with really good food. Moderate prices. Great staff. Classic Italian SF ambiance.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHave eaten there two weeksHave eaten there two weeks in a row and thoroughly enjoyed both dining experiences. It nice finding a menu that has something the kids really enjoyed, rather than your typical hotdog, chicken nugget, regulars that are on most restaurant menus. With reservations we were seated immediately. The staff was very friendly and the food comes out very fast. I'm usually not a huge fan of paying big money for italian dishes since making it at home can be very easy and cheap. I have no problem paying for the quality of flavors and volume of food that you get at Maggiano's. Would definitely come back again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Actually fantasticGreat service. Actually fantastic service. Very good food. Good value.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFine wine and filling Italian foodOur server was fantastic. I ordered the wine and he brought me a tasting before serving all. He also let me examine the cork before pouring, and then (after I had approved) served the ladies first. Our server knew the etiquette of serving a signifiant wine, of which Maggiano's in San Jose has a varied selection. The a bottle from Stag's Leap Winery or Caymus will hardly do anything but your wallet any wrong.
The overall experience was fantastic. We relaxed, ordered fine wine, and had enough delicious food for leftovers the next day.
Thanks to our waitstaff and Maggiano's!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiting area was packed.The waiting area was packed. But since we made a reservation online, we only had to wait for a couple minutes even though we were five minutes late. The Special for Two was such a great deal: an appetizer, two classic pastas, dessert, and two separate classic pastas to take home for dinner the next day for only $39.95! We will definitely go back again.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First Experience!It was the first time that my wife and I went here. We were completely satisfied with everything!!! Plus, we had enough food to take home and eat the following night!!! WE WILL BE BACK!!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place with amazing foodGreat place with amazing food and very very price and love the take home options.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy myself whenI always enjoy myself when I eat at Maggiano's their food is great but the price of their wine is too high compared to other average price restaurants. So I never buy wine when I eat there which is a bummer. They need to reduce the prices or have a house wine for $7.00.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI appreciated the quiet atmosphereI appreciated the quiet atmosphere for a luncheon gathering. The only negative was the repeated hard sale on the luncheon specials.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian food at its bestThe food was incredible. The waiters were nice, the food was incredible and it was comforting knowing my kiddo could be herself since the environment was so loud! We really enjoyed it!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday dinner with surpriseWe like to go to Maggiano,especially the kids. This time it's my wife's birthday, but we didn't mention while making reservation. Before ordering, the waitress asked whether it's for a special occasion, the kid said it's mother's birthday. That's it. Surprised at the end, my wife got her birthday dessert with lovely candles. Such considerate service let her had such wonderful mem about this Bday.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and great foodThe service was excellent. My husband said that his fillet mignon was delicious and cooked perfectly.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA great menu with a lot ofA great menu with a lot of choices. Food is excellent and the waitress was very attentive.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place; But Avoid the WeekendGreat meal, excelent food, and prompt and friendly service. Reasonable pricing for good Italiam cuisine. Solid wine list. BUT - the outside seating on weekends is a complete diasater. You end up sitting about 80 feet from a live rock band hired by Santana Row to entertain the masses. The unbelievable volume virtually eliminates any hope of a quiet conversation and principally results in a headache, frayed nerves, and the need for a stiff drink.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time to Maggiano's atFirst Time to Maggiano's at Santana Row. Excellent food choices and environment. My wife and I tried the meal for two which brings with it a lot of food! We didn't finish our lunch and still brought home two entrees as a part of the deal. Service was great also!. Will be there again soon!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, but Plan AheadThe food is absolutely wonderful. The menu selection is gracious and the servings are ample enough to share. Only major concern is making reservations far enough in advance to avoid long waits; try 2 or 3 days in advance.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service. OneGood food, good service. One of my most favorite restaurants!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for special occasions!We celebrated my son's birthday and the staff was so professional. We even received a sweet complimentary dessert - lemon wedges.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a bit noisy but theIt was a bit noisy but the service was fast and excellent. The food was very good especially the Manicotti. It was convenient and great for get togethers with family. We picked the family style dinner and there was always enough food. We will go back again.
J. Francis3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGo hungry!Our group of 12 had a great time. Family style dining, all you can eat of any of your choice of dishes never disappoints a hungry crowd. Service very efficient and accommodating. Pre ordering your family style dinner choices is the way to go.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster oopsWe went for Easter this time. For the most part the food was very tasty, but one detail diminished the overall experience. Poor timing on the arrival of the entrées. They arrived and my wife and father-in law hadn't received their salad or soup respectively. BUT, the waiter was very understanding at the poor timing and my request to refire the entrees was understood. Prior to him leaving at the end of his shift ( which was in the middle of our meal), he came by to apologize a second time for the timing error. The refired entrees came out as they should have and we're very yummy!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Customer serviceOur server, Tom, was always attentive and delivered within minutes all of our special requests. The food was superb; everyone enjoyed what they ordered. I'm glad my co-workers chose Maggiano's for our Easter lunch outing. Gastronomical!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experience all around!Every promise they make they keep! Excellent wait-staff service, although 1 appetizer was late. We had a group of 10 and we all felt our Easter dinner was marvelous. It is a noisy place but the vibe is good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways have great serviceAlways have great service and wonderful food here, so much so we had our wedding reception at Maggiano's 3 years ago. We still have people tell us it was the best wedding and food they ever experienced!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA family favorite. The foodA family favorite. The food is wonderful and the ambiance is perfect. We are already talking about what we will have next time3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMService was much better thanService was much better than we expected from a large chain restaurant3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was the best heOur waiter was the best he was very attentive. The best Tiramisu I ever had. We will be back for sure. Thank you!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice if you're hungryMagianno's dishes are delicious! The dinner for two is a great deal where they offer you two extra meals to take home. Quite filling and satisfying.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait!Tatally AMAZING! Can not wait to go back! I hope its very soon! Everyone is so nice and we LOVED our waiter! He was awesome!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was great, theeverything was great, the waiter was TIP TOP on his service, the only thing was-the person who made the food forgot the second most important ingredient on the dish-which was the chicken...:-)1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMThe menu is full of classicsThe menu is full of classics and favorites as well as specials. Everything is prepared fresh and it's all delicious. The service is both friendly and professional.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMGreat night out!Had a wonderful night w/ friends. We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday! Tons of food, great service, great price. We only had to wait 5 minutes to be seated for our reservation- not bad! definitely would come again- this is our 3rd time eating there.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM