Maggiano's - Vernon Hills
Maggiano's - Vernon Hills

Maggiano's - Vernon Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: (847) 918-0380
  • 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
396 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (185)special occasion (140)fit for foodies (104)great for lunch (104)neighborhood gem (92)kid-friendly (83)hot spot (53)romantic (49)notable wine list (40)great for brunch (18)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • awful experience
    Andrea83
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was a terrible experience. Our waitress was not good. She never came back to our table. Food had no flavor. I will never be back to the vernon hills location and I'll be sure to tell everyone about my experience! Not happy and management didn't even care!
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  • Disappointed
    Jonto2255
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The servers was grossly under trained and not good. Food was good but very skimpy portions for the money. Salad dressing had no taste.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not my first time here
    Ev33
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It could have been a much better lunch, I took a friend out for her birthday. The server didn't have enough experience to wait tables. He forgot everything. Brought salad with the meal, drinks messed up& numerous other things forgotten. He mended more training in a nut shell. I've always had good service at Maggiano's in Chgo land & Atlanta. This is my first & hopefully last bad one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Although we waited about 1/2 beyond our reveration time to be seated, once we did the table service was good. The food was good but not exceptional
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Growing Pains?
    Duchess
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The bar service at this new Maggiano's was uncharacteristically slow, which seemed to cause additional service delays for the servers. The food was generally good and our server very friendly and accommodating. We will likely be back in the future as other Maggiano's locations have typically provided better service and food, however, we will give this location some time to work through what may be staffing challenges. I would recommend to others but with caution.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was very unhappy with the table that I had received. It was right outside of the waiter/waitress station. Constantly someone walking and talking by our table. I would just remove this table and not put anyone else in that situation. Good thing we did not have 4 people at our table. They would be in the isle way. Dessert took a long time to come out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Severely lacking...
    bh3foodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    ..in so many areas. Reservations were for 8:15pm. We did arrive rather early at 7:40 and (while staring at some open tables) were finally sat at 8:30. Staff was not knowledgeable and was surely not attentive. The sangria saved our sanity but rest of food was rather cold and underseasoned. We had fried calamari, lasagna, and mushroom ravioli. Service was the worst! Waitress needed gps to get back to our table. Luckily we tracked down other servers to help with extra bread and some water which she said she was going to bring. It took 15 min to have table cleared after dinner and before our leftovers were wrapped and brought back. Check came 4 min after that and then another 10 min to sign and pay. No apologies extended. Just apathetic.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Luis was an excellent server, we arrived at our reservation time and seated same. All is good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & service. Had to wait.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food and service were really good. A little disappointed that we had to wait 20-25 mins for our table even though we had reservation. Was loud and difficult to hear each other. Could have been just because if one very loud group though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Maggianos
    Sam1VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The service was awful,my food came out wrong and then it took them 30 minutes to make what I actually ordered. Our drinks came out halfway through the meal. Someone with me ordered soup and it came out 20 minutes after everyone else's salads.
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  • Untrained Maître'd staff
    mrsjoni
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I like using your site, especially the Special Request section.I think this was our 4th time in Vernon Hills since it opened in July, each time I wrote a request, this staff does not even read it.I realize each request may not be fulfilled, but, at least the staff should read it, they do not.Instead, when I check-in, I am the one asking about my request, they are unaware, I ask if they read it, they always say no. This time I requested table #42, it was the only one occupied, more than a dozen tables around this one were open, Joe, Maître'd at Old Orchard is the finest Maître'd & Vernon Hills staff should be required to learn from him. Old Orchard is the best, but, we live near Vernon Hills.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Great - Service So-so
    BAG0703
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our first time at this particular location. I have been to the Maggiano's in Schaumburg several times and I found that the food at both locations to be exceptional. Service was below standard. Restaurant was very busy, seated within minutes of our reservation time. So far so good. Drinks, appetizer, dinner and dessert took way too long. Dinner was warm, not hot. Dessert, two pieces of cake, took over 15 min to deliver. Waitress was not attentive, maybe too many tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We found the service to spot on and could not have asked for any better. The food was out of this world and we throughly enjoy ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We love the deal where you get to take home an entrée!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2socialize
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is a new location & my first time dining in the Vernon Hills Maggiano's. We were celebrating 2 birthdays, had excellent service by Elena, & excellent food all around. In addition, one of the guests has many food allergies so Chef Rudy spoke to her & recommended his choices to meet her dietary restrictions. Chef Rudy then prepared a specialized dinner for our friend. She loved it! We were served complimentary desserts for the birthdays & we will all be back soon. Welcome to the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    My recent visit was approximately my 6th time visiting your restaurant. I have not yet had a bad experience. They have all been pleasant. The service was great and so was the food. The wait staff has always been professional and attentive. The portions are very generous and a nice wine list, as well. I wish you all the best since the location is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    A wonderful place to dine whether you've been shopping or for a special occasion. Great for families too! The food is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They need to get their act together. The service is terrible!
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  • Good restaurant
    Laur
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was good, the only complaint I have is the service. Our waiter was very nice, but young, and it took a while to get some things. One of our diners ordered a shrimp Caesar salad, but it came with chicken. She sent it back and it took another 15 minutes or so to get another one while the rest of us were eating. They did give us little lemon cookies after dinner to make up for the mistake. I asked for more salad dressing and it never came. All in all, pretty good food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Anglin22333
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The 4 meals for Forty dollars is a great deal. Eat one meal there and take the second meal home for later. Can't beat it. This is why we make this a weekly stop.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time experience
    SpencerMaggiano
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had a reservation and I checked in with the hostess and she gave us a clicker (thing to notify us when our table is ready) and the thing did not vibrate and they forgot about us. I had to check in with the hostess since we had been waiting a while and she said sorry we do not have a table for you. They some how came up with a table for my guests. When its a guests first time we are supposed to feel welcomed and want to come back. This glitch in the system ruined my first experience at Maggianos. The food was great. Our waitress was very professional and helped explained the menu to us since it was my first time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • location too new to be any good
    ss4891
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    our waiter and wait staff were very good (and embarrassed) but the food and the food wait time was unacceptable, nothing like the long time expereinced Maggiano locations such as Schaumburg and Oak Brook, IL Maggiono's service in Vernon Hills need to step it up a few notches or they won't make it here. Appetizers were great, food entrees' were not great, especially steak entree. WIll wait awhile to visit this location again until they can figure it out, worth the longer drive to a more experienced site for the priceexpereince/food quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A good evening out
    avgJOEdiner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Like most of its other locations, food was excellent. Service was very good. Not much more to add other than it was an enjoyable dining experience. I would recommend making a reservation in advance as this place fills up pretty quick. Oh, also a good place to celebrate a special occasion - i.e. birthday, anniversary, new job, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat Italian
    Eatmeatball
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I have been to many Maggiano's, in and out of Illinois. This one is pretty much like all the rest and that's not a bad thing. The staff, compared to the other Maggiano's, is much more energetic and concerned. The food is good and reliable. There are never any surprises. Although there are better Italian restaurants out there, you can always count on what you will get here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelming
    Mikey
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I had great memories of the fabulous food at this restaurant, but it was a disappointment. I was there with 2 other people and it was nearly impossible to carry on a conversation with the noise level. Don't think I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Experience
    birthday
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We visited Maggiano's for my daughters birthday with my family and we all agree it was probably the best dinning experience any of us have ever had. The waiter's were outstanding and the food was fabulous. Thank ou for making my daughters birthday an occasion we will not forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • triangleartVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food was great as expected. Was very dissapointed on the size of the drink that I ordered. Ordered "on the rocks". The contents barely filled the bottom of the glass
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goodeats
    Goodeats
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Service was prompt and very friendly! Food is always hot and delicious! Excellent wine selection. Great for taking out a Loved one for a romantic dinner or a gathering of friends!!! Great food. Great service. Just a great place to be!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    Munchies2
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I thought lunch was wonderful. Our waitress was great, food terrific, and ambiance very nice and Italian, which we love. All in all it was a very pleasant eating experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Not as good as other Magganios
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food,food temperature and general lack of good service puts this at the bottom of my list (of other Magganios in the area...Skokie, and Clark Street Chicago). Its just not as good and hopefully they will work out all the bugs..because they definately have some.
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  • food is consistently good
    Debbie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food at the Vernon Hills Maggiano's is just as good as the Schaumburg location. The chef gave us complimentary lemon cookies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sweetest day
    drtymny
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    my pleasure,.......that's what i like to hear... Lobster was perfect again,,chicken,lasagna.....and the apple dessert toast it up...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time
    deby
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    this was our first visit to the Vernon hills location. the veal parmigiana was excellent, but service wasn't as expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great place to celebrate with a group. Celebrated a friend's birthday...wonderful appetizers, salads and entrees...Take advantage of the take one home meal. Great Pasta options.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum
    mmmm
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Went here with three generations and it was very yummy. Gnocci and ravioli were the biggest hits - tasted very fresh. Brownie and tiramisu also delicious. Very attentive service. Inside not as nice as Skokie or Chicago locations, but pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUR "GO TO" RESTAURANT
    Greatfood
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We took a friend who was in town from San Francisco for our wedding to Maggiano's in Vernon Hills. The food was fantastic, as always, and the service seemed to be extraordinary......we told the server that we had just been married over the weekend, and tho we had no room left for desert, she brought us a strawberry and a few lemon cookies w/ 2 candles .... it was a very nice touch! We love Maggianos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A known franchise!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Maggiano's is well known for great food and a fun and entertaining atmosphere. I actually enjoyed my visit to this location compared to other Chicago locations. The service was excellent especially for a Saturday evening. Overall a great experience and I will definitely go back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Donna
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Make a reservation! It reLly works. We got our table in 10 minutes while walk ins were told an hour and a half. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tubby1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were the victims of very poor service from the moment we arrived. The food was just as good as other Maggianos we have tried.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything about our experience was great! We arrived 30 minutes earlier than our reservation time and we were seated right away, even though there were quite a few people waiting for tables. Our waiter was great, and when he heard it was our wedding anniversary he brought us each a complimentary glass if champagne! Oh, and the food...excellent and filling!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.