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
350 reviews since July 3, 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 (221)special occasion (190)kid-friendly (108)great for lunch (105)romantic (84)fit for foodies (77)neighborhood gem (68)hot spot (65)great for outdoor dining (58)vibrant bar scene (50)notable wine list (42)great for brunch (32)late-night find (24)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Very fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. It was my friend's birthday and they made it very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    luvitalian
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Always a great dining experience at Maggiano's in San Jose. Never disappointed and food is always fantastic. Nice ambience and would recommend Maggiano's San Jose to those wanting a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    richmij27
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was amazing, nothing special. Overall I thought it was wonderful, but my only complaint was how low the lighting was. I felt that I was surrounded by darkness
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    dinner was very good. Value was great. Very enjoyable. We had a wonderful time. Waiter was wonderful except we got charged for 2wines we did not order, but found the problem and the waiter fixed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place for parties...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service and food is generally good. I usually enjoy the Lobster Carbonara and my wife likes the seasonal butternut squash ravioli. My 5-yr-old usually doesn't eat a lot of meat, but she devoured the giant meatball.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went here for our 3 year anniversary and it was out first time here the waiter was amazing the food was so good not a complaint in the world about maggianos
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday surprise celebration
    PollyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had reserved a table for 12 for a surprise birthday celebration. Called three times to ensure and specify that 10 would be coming at 7 and to please provide drinks and that I and the birthday boy would arrive at 7:30. I also brought the cake in at 6:00 again emphasizing the surprise and the two differnt times. Upon arriving with my fiancé at 7:30 for his surprise birthday dinner ( he expecting a dinner just with me since we met there at Maggiannos ) the hostess, who was one of the hostesses that was there to recieve the cake when I dropped it off 1 1/2 hrs later said - "your reservation was at 7 and everyone else is already here and waiting for you around the corner" - and pointed to the back room. So much for the surprise
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    Eat4Fun
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were hesitant to dine here because of all the complaints about waiting 45 minutes even with reservations. I took a chance but reserved earlier in the evening at 6:45. That seemed to work, as we were seated not long after. Probably after 7pm, it may be risky, even with reservations on a Fri or Sat. Anyways, our waiter was very considerate and attentive. My wife accidentally spilled her wine and he brought another one on the house. They didn't owe us that. The bus boy was helpful too by enlarging our table for more space and good water service. The only problem: the salads didn't arrive before the meal and when it did, there was no dressing. We took it to go. I couldn't believe we got another pasta dish for the next day. Great value!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special but good enough !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    As usual, it is good place to have business lunch ! No rush atmosphere make customers relax and quite enjoyable place to have chat with clients but friends and family too. I had a lunch this time with a client, was able to talk in nice and relaxing setting. Foods was good and brought to the table in good timing. Not to rush and not too slow. Servers checked our table time to time, and overall experience was great. Of course, this is not "special restaurant" since it is corporate own, operated but you can get good food with right price so what should I complain? Only the wish is if they offer "smaller portion" plates instead of offering "family style" all the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stuck in the corner
    Yumyum1
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Came to Maggiano's with relatives from Canada, and was disappointed with the experience. The restaurant was not busy at all, however we were seated in the back between the kitchen and the bussing station. We were also next to the entrance to the banquet rooms so there was constant traffic going by our table of other patrons. Our view from our booth was a dark corner where all the extra plates, utensils, olive oil, napkins, etc were. Since we were in the corner, it was very hard to get anyone's attention. We were seated for about 20 min before our server even approached us. May I add that I had to ask our bus girl to get our server for us in the beginning too cause we had been waiting so long. It was not a nice experience at all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggianos For Lunch
    Luvtodineout
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My family and I celebrated my sister's 80 birthday at Maggiano's. My sister and I have eaten there before and she requested to have her birthday lunch there at the restaurant. It was the first time for 6 of my family members to eat at Maggianos. They were totally impressed and will return with their families. Service was excellent. The manager stopped by and visited several times to make sure we were well taken care of during our lunch. We had an excellent waitress who also was attentive during the entire lunch. Always loved the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggiano's was great
    SallyVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Maggiano's experience was fabulous. Our server, Lauren, was just incredible. She was great and answered all our questions and gave us outstanding service. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Maggiano's was recommended to me by a friend so I was looking forward to celebrating my birthday there with my family. The restaurant has a great ambiance. Our server may have been new? He did not have a pen to take our order and then disappeared for ten minutes. None of our glasses were refilled EVER or our bread basket. We were a large group. When our food did finally come it was a big disappointment. My veal Parma was very dry and the bowl of pasta was cold. My guest put a pat of butter on her plain pasta and it did not melt. I did notice that other tables were receiving much quicker and better service so this could have been a new server issue? The manager did take 30% off of our bill as a compensation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maggiano's Santana Row
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was very busy and noisy that night, full of excitement and activity. Luckily we had reservations. So even though two items on Fall Menu, Roasted Pear Gorgonzola Bruschetta and Pumpkin Tiramisu, were delicious and tasty, the third item on Fall menu was not available as advertised (October 16-Nov 5th) Butternut Squash Ravioli per our waiter or misinformed by our waiter or miscommunicated to him during staff meeting. Initially I was so very excited to dine that night then later very disappointed that I could not order the on-the-house pasta during sit-down dinner and only later to discover upon my last-attempt request to persuade our waiter go and directly inquire with kitchen chef who confirmed that squash ravioli was indeed available.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was ok
    Notimpressed1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been here many times, but when I checked in for our reservations, they said their reservations are backed up. Whats the point of taking reservations if you can't honor the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bothet making reservations
    Unhappydiner
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    sadday
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We arrived on time for our only to be told by the hostess it would be 1/2 hour until they could seat us. She delivered this message like it was standard practice & that overbooking was not out of the ordinary which appears to be true based on other reviews. We were seated 25 min. late ordered drinks but had to inquire before they were delivered. The calamari came out within 5 min. of ordering & appeared to have been frozen or pre-cooked & warmed up rather than freshly prepared. I ordered the 2for1 pasta & food was not hot enought & bland. The server was polite, attentive & upbeat. She inquired about our special occasion & brought cookies with candles for our b-day celebration. Nice touch to an overall mediocre experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first time, but def not the last
    hyoung7
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • October Special
    Chini
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not stellar but adequate
    lovegoodfood
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst experience ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I rated this with 1 star, only because i couldn't go any lower. This had to be the worst experience i have ever had in a restaurant. I had a 7:15pm reservation, but wasn't even seated unit 8:00pm. Once seated, i waited another 15 minutes, and not once did anyone come by the table, even thought the table that was seated after me was already receiving service. I decided to get up and leave, so on my way out, I spoke to the manger and explained to him what was going on. He asked if I still wanted to dine here, and I said no and that I will NEVER come back....his response was, OK. I would discourage anyone wanting to dine here. If you really want Italian food, got somewhere else like Olive Garden or Carrabba's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.