Maggiano's - Vernon Hills
Maggiano's - Vernon Hills
  • Address:
    122 Hawthorn Center
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    Neighborhood:
    Mundelein – Vernon Hills - Libertyville
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Maggiano's - Vernon Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: 8479180380
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Arturo Alvarado
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Maggiano's - Vernon Hills
Maggiano's specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm & friendly atmosphere. We are open daily for lunch & dinner and offer a convenient carryout service as well as delivery. Maggiano’s menu features both classic & contemporary Italian-American recipes including homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish, regular chef specials & specialty desserts, accompanied by a large selection of wines & specialty drinks. The food is made from scratch daily & served in a welcoming environment. Family style service or individual entrees are available.
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Maggiano's - Vernon Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
264 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (120)special occasion (95)great for lunch (66)fit for foodies (65)kid-friendly (56)neighborhood gem (52)romantic (34)hot spot (31)notable wine list (22)great for brunch (12)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
    Keith
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    After reading so many negative reviews I was hesitant to have dinner here. I decided to see for myself and was pleasantly pleased with all aspects of our dinner. Everything was so tastee and filing. Enjoyed talking without a problem to the other couple we were with. Too full so we were unable to partake in delicious desserts. Would definitely return and suggest everyone give it a try. You will not be disappointed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad start to a new beginning
    Ranger1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had reservation and seated pretty quickly. Server introduced herself and her associate. Ordered some drinks and looked at the menu. Server returned and said bar was slow that night. Ordered an appetizer. Server came back and said sorry but bad is slow. Server 2 came by and asked them If we would get drinks before appetizer. They said yes. Appetizer came. Half way through drinks came. I, tongue in cheek, asked for another drink so we could have it as after dinner drink. Dinner arrives. Mine was not bad. Wife's was very cold. So, server stopped by and we asked to de floor manager. Meantime split my dish with wife. Drinks came halfway through our dinner. Manager came over explained situation to him. He said dinner on house which was very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • teagirl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good food and service. Popular with families and dates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening
    nothingfancy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were there for my birthday but I'm not one for letting the whole restaurant sing to me. The waiter, who was wonderful, noticed the birthday presents and asked whose birthday it was. He wished me a happy birthday and went on with the evening. He was wonderful. He was gracious even though we weren't there to spend gobs of money. He had a great sense of humor but not over-the-top. At the end of the evening when I think we were going home with more food than we had eaten, he brought me (quietly) a strawberry with a candle in it surrounded by yummy, lemon cookies. That was a really nice surprise. The food was great as always. And it was SO nice to have leftovers for the next day. I'm glad Maggianos has found it's way to Vernon Hills!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service
    UnsatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went to Maggianos for a nice family dinner. The service was horrible! Warm drinks served with no ice. Empty parmesan cheese container. Excruciatingly slow getting and fixing our orders. The final straw was when we got home and discovered they gave us the wrong "take home" meals! I spoke with the manager and she did offer to make things right.
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  • A welcome addition to Vernon Hills
    BlackhawkFan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    As always, the food is outstanding and plentiful. Lots of parking too. The service level has improved greatly since our first visit. They appear fully staffed and the entire restaurant was open for seating. On our past visit, the manager explained that hiring staff has been a tough task. Schaumburg has been open since the mid-1990s and Old Orchard well over 20 years. It takes time to get fully up to speed. They'll be there by the holidays.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed the evening. Casual environment with nice table service. Great cocktails, attentive service, excellent food. Only drawback is the background noise level -- a bit loud for casual conversation. Would be glad to go there again for a special occasion or nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasion
    Yivvy27
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall experience was good - prices are on the higher side but it's what was expected of Maggiano's. The food was good (family style offers a lot of food with a good variety of dishes to choose from). The server was obviously newer; his hands were shaky when holding the tray of drinks, he was unsure of the menu regarding drinks and food, etc but nothing that some more experience won't improve.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great choice for groups
    Mama80
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our group of 15 was served 'family style.' Everyone loved their meal, especially Maggiano's house salad and the ravioli. The manager stopped by our table to personally wish our guest of honor a Happy Birthday. We will definitely return and order off the menu
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so so
    Nana
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This Maggiano's hasn't hit its stride yet. The pastas were not very tasty, especially the Rigatoni D. They seemed to be lacking something. Everything took a long time coming out of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday dinner
    KentVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was very good, however The service was what made the Dinner not a pleasant experience. I wrote a review and thought I Would get a response and As of today no response. Apparently they pay no attention To special requests. As for the server we were rushed And never given enough time before the main course was served.
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  • Vernon Hills
    Sunny
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Portions have gotten smaller but free take-home entree balances that out...nice offering. This location has no valet parking which will become an even bigger issue once the holidays arrive. Server stated that mall owners will not allow valet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice addition to the area
    Mrsdanjones
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Good satisfying food-a little on salty side- great environment and location. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    GrabadinerskiVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    One of our favorites. Maybe a miscommunication in the kitchen led to the drop of a star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mrsa
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I remember the Maggiano's from when it first opened so I was a little dissapointed. I have found that the menu has changed, the portions are smaller and the prices have stayed the same. The server we had was very good, very attentive and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not all made the same
    JPLOL
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have eaten at over 5 locations in different cities and states and this location did not come close to others. Had to ask for Bread was it like hardtack and uneatable. No one poured or mixed oil for dipping. Order veal masala and veal was not a lean cutler but fatty and grizzled like a beaten chop. My pasta side was sticky and cold when served. And this is the only location that I have ever been to that did not offered freshly grated cheese. Will go back to Maggiano's but not in Vernon Hills.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, good
    sweetsam05
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food never disappoints. Happy to see Maggiano's in the northern Chicago suburbs, especially since the Schaumburg location is never not crazy-busy. It was pretty busy for a weeknight. Our servers were very nice, just not as attentive - especially considering we had two of them. It took a while to get drink refills after requesting them (and my water was never refilled - something that you usually don't need to request), and even though we had ordered dessert when we ordered our meal (meal for two), it didn't come until long after we had finished eating. We weren't in too much of a hurry, but had service been a little faster, we probably could've left 15-20 minutes earlier than we had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • calabrian
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    can't beat the "buy one pasta, bring another home!!!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner From Hell
    CBG52
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First, let me say I normally love Maggiano's in general. Second, this was my second trip here. Service was so-so the first trip, food good. Took my Mom to celebrate her birthday. Took over 45 minutes to get 2 of the 4 pasta dishes. My Mom's dinner didn't arrive till the others were thru eating (over 60+ minutes). Disappointing, overall.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Maggiano's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The new location in Vernon Hills has good food, but they are still working out the service kinks. The upside is they are on the ball with recognizing when an error in service has occurred and very willing to make it right. The food is quality and tasty too. Hard to find nicer Italian menus in the area so this is welcome. Very Convenient too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to Get Their Act Together
    JW2591
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My dining experience at the recently opened Maggiano's in Vernon Hills was disappointing. Having greatly enjoyed past outings at other Maggiano's locations, I hosted three others at this location. The place was bustling. The tables were too close together. The restaurant was quite noisy. Conversation was extremely difficult. While the food tasted excellent, one of two appetizers and two out of the four entrees were not hot enough. They obviously had sat for a while before being brought to the table. The dessert sampler came before the plates and silverware. We had to request cream for the coffee and what we received was milk. As I host, I was embarrassed. This restaurant needs to get its act together. I will try it again in three months.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our dining experience took much longer than we expected. Our server seemed to disappear between courses and getting water refills and other simple requests took a very long time because we could not track him down. I ordered a side salad without the bacon (I'm a vegetarian) and found multiple pieces of bacon in my salad so had return it.
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  • Macomb 1
    Macomb1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great experience. Plenty of food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, noisy, poor service
    Linda0919
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    For an upscale place like Maggiano's, this new location was a disappointment. Too noisy to hold a conversation without raising our voices. Waiter must have been new. Never suggested appetizers or salad, main entrees were delivered so fast, we hadn't even received our bread basket. Had to ask for bread basket and for drink refills. Coffee was so bitter, I sent mine back but then had to ask to have it removed from our check. Waiter then brought back incorrect change. Will not visit this location again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but poor service
    Artchick94
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I met a couple friends here for dinner on a Wednesday night. While the food was good, the service wasn't. We had to ask our server twice for more bread and a refill on the cheese shaker. Plus no one came buy to refill our water glasses....ever! We also had to wait for a while for our take away meals AFTER paying the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beck
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Waitress was great. However the food could have had more sauce to it. When i order a pasta with an alfrado sauce I expect to have lots of sause on my food even if I am taking an entre home.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • still a few kinks in the system
    InfrommidwestVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    clearly their staff is a work in progress. our waiter, while a nice young man, truly had no clue as to what he was doing. couldn't write our order clearly. waited ten mins after getting iced tea for the requested lemmon. one order, ordered med rare (twice) came well done and with wrong preparation. manager came to apologize. offered something else. what should have taken five mins to rush through the kitchen, took over twenty. asked for coffee and it still took 8 mins to get the cup. they were apologetic. comped one of the meals, which we all appreciated, but I think I would wait a while before considering dining there again. still too many bugs in their system
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  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Celebrated our Anniversary. Both my wife and I really enjoyed the food and our wine choices. Rosie our waitress was very pleasant and provided outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was not that good and the service was very slow. The staff was friendly though. Maybe because the restaurant has only been open for a short time. But we expected more. Won"t go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous
    jimmythegent
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Previously had been to other maggianos but this one just opened up so we thought we'd check it out. We weren't disappointed. The waitstaff was A one and the food was over the top. Off the chain!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food... But Overpriced
    EpiphanyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Not a fan of waiting over an hour with 20 people... in a waiting area with seating for 5... for overpriced pasta.
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  • Not what we expected
    Gaillakeforest
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We expected a higher class type of restaurant, but was disappointed in a number of things with this new restaurant. There should be a dress code, no hats, t shirts, flip flops. Tables were way too close and the food seemed like it was frozen before it was cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    WilburVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Poor service training, my wife received the wrong meal and the waitress argued with us that it was what she ordered, not true. Forgot the sides and we had to asked twice for them. Manager offered to have my wife's meal comp'd was not done. My glass of wine appeared to have been from a bottle that had been opened quite some time. No itemized bill received. We like maggianos but will stick with the one in Old Orchard
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  • Time will tell
    Cali
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I know this location has opened recently, so maybe it's a case of working out the kinks, but our lunch wasn't up to what we have previously come to expect from Maggiano's. The room felt a bit vacant and didn't have the usual warmth of Maggiano's. Service was a bit haphazard - for example, we were still enjoying our calamari and our entrees appeared We commented about eating cold food, which was met with a shrug as the server walked away. Water glasses went unfilled, tables weren't promptly cleared, etc. To his credit, the manager did step in and addressed our issues. This gives me hope that our next visit will be a more enjoyable one - or we stick with our tried and true Old Orchard location.
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  • Good food great service
    DSD40
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was great as was the service. I made a reservation for 5 and when we got there they took us to a booth that was too tight. We asked for a table and it was no problem. They were quick friendly and efficient. The ambiance leaves a bit be desired if you're looking for something special. It's a big noisy room. Overall though a great place to take a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only if there is no place else
    Liketoeatout
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Table location are terrible to close together and horrible locations ate there twice both reservations it's was in a booth outside the restroom second was half booth half chairs aweful!! They have an inexperienced Waite staff eat and leave ASAP. Also served a manhattan in a martini glass
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  • So So, wouldn't go again
    Imperator
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I've heard that Maggiano's is a great Italian Restaurant. However, our experience did not match that expectation. The food was ok, it didn't really stand out (Olive Garden's was better). It's a nice and clean restaurant and the staff is polite and attentive (perhaps not the most knowledgeable, particularly when it came to the wines). They were missing some key Italian wines (it was on the menu, they just didn't have it which when you're paying that type of money it's expected). I had a peppercorn crusted steak. The sauce was pretty underwhelming and only had a tad bit of a pepper flavor. There were no cracked peppercorns on it so it didn't have that pepper bit to it at all. The potatoes were good.
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  • GrabadinerskiVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Seated 10 minutes early! Food great. Service great. Kinda loud that night, but only sounds of FUN.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not getting better!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Maggianos has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We rarely miss one even on vacation in other states. However, we've been to this location t twice now and both times have not been good. Polite but poor service, improper food orders,etc
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