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
319 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.9
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (149)special occasion (113)great for lunch (80)fit for foodies (79)neighborhood gem (71)kid-friendly (67)romantic (42)hot spot (41)notable wine list (29)great for brunch (13)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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.
  • Authentic Sauces
    SirDineALotVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Brought me back to meals I had in the Italian homes in the old Taylor Street neighborhood. I can't say that about any of the other excellent Italian restaurants in which I've eaten over the years. Bonus: The "Eat one here - take one home" deal for their classic pasta dishes can't be beat. Very reasonably priced too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reservation
    buffs0624
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had a reservation at 8 and waited for more that 10 min. None said "thank you for waiting" Food was not good as I expected (I had a same menu that I had lunch previously but not good as I had before)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Anglin22333
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food is excellent. Love being to take home a second meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Drapp22
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great overall restaurant with awesome service. You get your moneys worth and nowadays that's tough to come by! I came with my girlfriend and she has an allergy to gluten and the staff was very accommodating to that and made her experience wonderful. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Maggianos has always been a favorite and this location is no different.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Three of us visited the new Maggian's for a late lunch. I was very much looking forward to the butternut squash ravioli which is a fall speciality of their's. However, we found out that because the Vernon Hills location is new, they are not serving their speciality items . ??? Seems like that's exactly what they should be serving to help bring in new customers. Anyway, our service was friendly and pleasant. The lfood was only ok at best.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We are very happy to now have a Maggiano's in the area! They are always consistent with great food and service. They set up the restaurant nicely. Great deal with the choose two meals for the price. Love the bread! Thanks for another great meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My family and I will not be eating at the Vernon Hills location again. The service was poor! It took about 10 minutes to be great, 1 hour to get our food, and 20 minutes for desert. Our waitress said she asked the manager to speak to us but no manager ever addressed us. I also had to remind the waitress we get a desert with our kids meal in addition to telling her she didn't give us one of our take home meals. This location is close to our house but due to the poor service I will make the drive to the Schaumburg location. I don't recommend Vernon Hills.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RickyG
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was good, but the wait time in ordering and getting our food was less than desirable!! There was too much idle time between the appetaizer, salad and main course!! We were told twice, between each cousre that our food would be out shortly.......
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting better, not quite there...
    bigdogVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to the Maggiano's in Vernon Hills. This experience was better than the opening week, however, this Maggiano's is still not up to snuff as compared to the locations at Old Orchard and Schaumburg...
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  • Not your father's Maggiano's
    WebsterCityHomie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Maggiano's is a great chain, but this was a disappointing restaurant. Service was exceptionally slow, and food was not prepared correctly. My father's "well done" steak arrived medium rare, and my wife's pasta arrived dry. She had to request a side order of sauce. Staff was friendly, but perhaps under-trained or under-manned. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday because she loves both the Schaumburg and Skokie locations, but I have to say that despite this restaurant's ideal location (we live in northern lake county), I would make the longer trip to Skokie or Schaumburg rather than return here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nancy
    Nogluten
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    There were five of us and the restaurant was okay. Our waiter, Tim was pleasant and accommodating. We all thought he had cool hair. I have a severe gluten allergy and appreciated the chef coming over and giving me suggestions. I ordered the tilapia but thought it was just okay. It wasn't very filling. Maybe I should have ordered a side of their gluten free pasta. The restaurant was crowded and noisy and the tables were very close together. Some of the people in our party had trouble hearing the conversation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at this location.
    JoeS
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was the first time at the Vernon Hills location although I am a big fan. Make sure to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
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    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic