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
346 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (215)special occasion (186)kid-friendly (111)great for lunch (104)romantic (83)fit for foodies (73)hot spot (67)neighborhood gem (63)great for outdoor dining (56)vibrant bar scene (53)notable wine list (44)great for brunch (30)late-night find (24)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Lite Menu is only a profit scheme
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Ordered the light version of the Chicken Francese. Serving size was pathetic and did not have the full flavor of the regular version, yet we are paying the same price. I am not doing that again. Also, Chicken was overcooked and pasta bland. Service was nowhere to be seen. Had to ask twice for butter and for water refills. For took over 30 minutes to come out of the kitchen.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bothet making reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I waited 1 hour for my table, there was plenty of tables open. My dinner took 90 minutes my server was friendly but didn't provide service I was constantly searching for her
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Reservations 30 mins behind schedule after being seated waited an hour and never recieved our entrees Food looked great on other tables though
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bother with a reservation
    Matt
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I don't have the opportunity to eat out much, with 2 little kids, my time is precious. So when Maggiano's was 45min late on their reservation time of 7:15pm AND once you got seated it took 30 min to even get a drink...my night was over. The only redeeming quality was the food and friends I was with. The food was good but not special and I certainly won't go again. Sad really, they have such a prime location. Maybe they figure they don't need good service...people will stay. Not this person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time, but def not the last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Thus was my first time to Maggiano's and I absolutely loved it!! The food was delicious, and we got to take a whole entree home with us, too, which was just as tasty as at the restaurant. We'll keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • October Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The main dish for October was outstanding, so full of flavor and tender. I wish you would make this dish available all year round
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not stellar but adequate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Went with a business friend for an early lunch. The service was good and our orders came rather quickly; but my crab cakes were cool and not very flavorful. My friend had one of the lunch specials which was good, but again not wonderful - even for a quick lunch. I probably would not come back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good for family
    TwinsMomVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We usually order family style until this time when we finally tried the kids' menu which is great value and the kids were happy. We had so much left over for lunch the next day. Our waitress was also very good and took good care of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jonesie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a reservation and called to say we were going to be 15 min late due to traffic. It was my birthday and we had to wait an extra 30 minutes to get seated and then nobody came to our table for almost 10 minutes-i was starving. No parmesan cheese when we asked for it, so we gave up and the pasta dishes were luke warm-should have been hot. We were disappointed and will not be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We came here for date night and were very satisfied with the whole experience. We will come back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and good service
    Gracefull
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is our go to spot for a dinner for two. Reservations definitely made things more enjoyable. We only experienced two issues during our visit. The first was that our entrées came out of the kitchen about 5 minutes after our appetizers. The waiter did apologize. The second is we were seated very close to the kitchen so our dinner was full of sounds of the swinging doors slamming shut every 10 seconds. Next time I will definitely request a table away from the kitchen
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy
    Monica
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a very busy restaurant. We ordered the middle family plan and our waiter wasn't of any help. We ordered a dish off the most expensive dinner plan and our waiter didn't say a thing about it. He should have guided us back to the middle menu. When we received our bill we were charged an extra $20 for that dish. In reality we paid an extra $20 for that pasta dish and were shorted a dish because there were 4 of us so we only had 3 dishes plus the one we paid extra for. The waiter was extremely busy but if experienced he should have told us the difference. Also we had to ask for bread plates 3 times, forks twice, they are just too busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian Food!
    Dane23
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is very well prepared and I have never been disappointed. The wine is pricey, but everything else is at least somewhat reasonable. Try the profiteroles!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smiley1rjj
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Excellent service for our birthday celebration. The buy one take one home classic pastas are the best buy ever!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Poor Food
    allisonjoyyy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I'v been to this location multiple times, but this would have to be the first time I was disappointed. We were celebrating three birthdays. Alexis was our server. She was amazing and very accommodating, making sure we were all replenished of our beverages and bread. Now..onto the negative part of my experience. Our food came out over an hour later! Took forever to get our appetizers and when our entree's finally arrived, my dad, the birthday celebrant, wasn't given his order, nor was he informed that the kitchen ran out of lasagna, and my sister's entree had a number of shells in her food (I tried it myself)! I was a bit embarrassed as spoke nothing but great things of this place only to have to put my foot in my mouth later.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Eem86
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I got the special 2 for $40. For our appetizer we got the stuffed mushrooms. Then we ordered our main entree and was able to take another entree home. For dessert we ordered the chesse cake. It was huge and hands down the best I ever had. I also got a Long Island ice tea. At first I couldn't taste the alcohol but a few minutes after finishing it hit me It was rather loud but it was a Saturday night. Our waitress was very sweet. It took a while for us to get our food but well worth it. We were there for about two hours start to finish. Longer than I ever had dinner at any restruant. Over all great experience. if we ever visit nor cal again we will definitely come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not have my reservation
    pasta
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    They did not have my reservation...could not find it. Even after they sent me an email confirmation and called me in the afternoon. That happens more times than not! that would stop me from coming to that place to eat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but chaotic on Fri night
    JohnB
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is classic Italian, with all the options necessary for a delicious meal. Note, though, it is difficult to get a table for walk-up weekend dinners (recommend reservation between 5pm-8pm). Also, if you're doing dinner then a movie, allow at least 90+ minutes for dinner on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We flew up from Ontario
    Kim01
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    to San Jose Maggs. Asked for a fun/good waiter, were shown to table behind serving station, we asked to be moved. The waitress was in experienced. Dirty wine glass. Asked for plates so we could split our meals, but never got them, had to ask another waiter. Had to ask for serving spoons. Understood she was busy, but she unable to keep things moving and do more than one thing at a time. We were brought a basket of bread with three tiny rolls at the beginning, and throughout the rest of the meal continued to ask for more, but were told it was being made. Entire restaurant was not getting any bread. It was strange for a restaurant of that size to have run out of bread. There was no flow and large gaps with no service during our time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great deal, lots of food
    MistyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We tried the dinner for two deal where you get two salads, two pasta dishes, a dessert to share, and two pasta dishes to take home. It was a great deal and a lot of food. The baked ziti was good, but the spaghetti and meatball was disappointing - the meatball tasted like filler instead of meat. The raviolis were good, but the sauce very watered down. Overall well worth it for the money, but I normally prefer to get less but higher quality food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good eats....
    celpen
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was fabulous....very good blend of spices. Our server was wonderful....very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    very festive environment. professional staff. lots of food choices. prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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
    SanJoseDiner
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Kudos
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night, but long wait
    Inram31
    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
    KBH11
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate