Maggiano's - Willow Bend
mother's day with familyWe love maggiano's because the food is great and the portions are huge! Always have leftovers to remind us of the great meal we ate the day before .5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful andThe food was wonderful and the treatment of my wife on Mother's Day made the experience special.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day LunchWe arrived 5 minutes before our reserved time and the place was packed. But we had no issue. The lead host, Amerah, with her usual smile, told us to wait just few minutes. Two minutes later our table was ready.
The service was accurate and the food great as usual. Due to the high number of people our entries were just few minutes late. But it was worth waiting.
Thank you!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMService so so...this timeI usually can say nothing but wonderful things about my experience...this time server (maybe new) was sub par at best. Salad we ordered didn't have all ingredients and waiter seemed confused when we told him about it. Also hubby ordered off 'take a pasta home' menu, and waiter didn't ask what he'd like to take home...we gave him several chances too. With that being said...food was absolutely incredible, as always. I ordered lobster spaghetti for first time and WOW! Unbelievably delicious!! Ambiance great too! We saw two women being proposed to, super cute!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceService was outstanding, we were waited on immediately by a very friendly, knowledgeable waiter and he stayed true to form throughout the meal. The food was absolutely fantastic, each of our four dishes better than the next, the restaurant was fun and lively, the wait staff courteous and fun! If you can make it to the desserts, try the toasted poundcake with caramelized bananas, it's worth every calorie!! Honestly, it's the best food experience we have had in a very long time! We will be regulars!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMthank you for a great mothers dayBeyond the food which we loved, the service was excellent , which to me makes a huge difference in my overall dining experience. Our server was the nicest, most attentive and efficient server one could ever want, and especially on special ocassions like mothers day where the stakes are high, it is very important.
We so appreciate great servers who skillfully are always on top of things, and stay calm and sweet under the tremendous pressure that comes with the job.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayWe had a wonderful experience at Maggiano's. With family style menu it was great with for the kids and excellent service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI was in a group of ten. MyI was in a group of ten. My food was late and did not come out with everyone else's, but our waiter took care of it quickly. The staff was great!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's easy to make reservationsIt's easy to make reservations using this & you give some pictures of food before you go there & just hope it's something you enjoy.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSadder but wiserI thought reserving a time and pre-ordering our family style meal would speed up service. We still had a long wait and the wait staff was not aware I had pre-ordered. We were missing an appetizer and had to wait even longer for it to come. Food, once it came, was excellent.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for any venue!Couldn't be more pleased! They always have friendly service, great food, and relaxing atmosphere!
Thank you!!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday special...Every one usually has their favorite place to visit for a birthday. I went to Maggiano's with my friend to celebrate her
birthday. The minute we walked in, the hostess asked if we were dining on a special occasion. We answered that
it was her birthday. From then on, everyone who came by our table wished her happy birthday! Even to the staff who
brought us extra utensils. How special was that? Talk about taking care of the 'small' stuff. Made us feel really
special. Definitely worth a second visit.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable dinner with FamilyWe went out to celebrate my wife's birthday with a good size group of 7. Waiter took great care of us and the food was awesome. I always enjoy it!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceOur server Aaron was phenomenal. I highly recommend this location.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful foor and great service!Maggiano's is an amazing restaurant, excellent food and great service! Definitely make a reservation because the wait can be long without one.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI only had been to Maggiano'sI only had been to Maggiano's once before for a business lunch. We took the family and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter kept everyone happy.I have always enjoyed dining at Maggiano's and this was no exception. The added twist was a lot of "prom night" kids were also dining. My date and I enjoyed watching them as they were enjoying themselves and acting as they should. The waiter was very good at keeping them served and also giving us attention. We had a very good time despite a very busy atmosphere.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing serviceMark O. was our server and he was awesome. He delivered expectional service and went above and beyound to meet our needs. We were a large group of 17 and we appreciated the way he managed through our group and we recieved our orders correctly and in a timely manner. Sending him many high remarks.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was outstanding.Our waiter was outstanding. Even though we were not ordering wine or cocktails or running up a big bill and had kids in the group, he still took a lot of time and made us feel we were as important as his other tables. We were celebrating a birthday, so he brought our cake with candles and really did a good job packing up the leftovers, etc.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for GroupsMy work group went to Maggiano's for a special lunch 4/25 and it was fabulous. They are set up perfectly for handling larger groups - either through advanced reservations or full-on banquet rooms.
We had 10 in our party and our server recommended family style. Family style allows diners to pick a set number of appetizers, main courses, and deserts (# of each is based upon which of three options you select). The food quality was excellent and the quantities were perfect (if you want more of something, they will bring it when you opt for family style). The only minus was the time it took for initial food delivery. After that, things went quite smoothly.
A little pricey for lunch but a definite hit.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFor us, Maggiano's is likeFor us, Maggiano's is like going home to the great Italian restaurant's on Federal Hill in Providence, RI. Great food and excellent service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDark and Romantic and DeliciousMaggiano's Willow Bend is a wonderful environment - it looks dark and romantic but it is loud enough you can bring children. My husband and I love to share meals and Maggiano's menu is made to share. The food is relatively consistent and the menu is very descriptive so you know what you are ordering exactly. They also have a good variety on the wine menu even if it isn't overly large.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service we received wasThe service we received was exceptional. It made my husband's birthday a memorable night. I appreciated that we weren't rushed.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Maggiano's, always dependable,Love Maggiano's, always dependable, reliable good quality good. Serving sizes are HUGH, always enough to take home. We're in Dallas, and this is the closest we've found to real NY Italian food.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten free Yummy!Chef did a wonderful job accommodating my husband who is Celiac. He made delicious gluten free crab cake appetizer and gluten free Penne and Meatballs. Thank you.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was awesome. The serviceIt was awesome. The service was impeccable and the dinner for two was a great deal for how much food we received. I will definitely recommend and come back soon to dine again at Maggianos!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT AND AWESOMEWent there for two birthdays and they let me keep my cake, because I was gluten free. YAY!! The waitress was wonderful, hosting was great. Drinks and food were fantastic. HAD A BLAST!!! A wonderful time!!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI am very hard to please andI am very hard to please and I would recommend Maggiano's to anyone and everyone!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent salmon with crabExcellent salmon with crab meat. Tiramisu was great.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had a great time.Great ambiance, great value, and very good service.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first impression was unimpressiOur first impression was unimpressive. We went to the hostess stand and told the hostess that we had a reservation at 8:15. She handed us our pager without a word. Upon leaving, there was a different hostess that gave us a nice goodbye greeting. Of note, it was a different person, so not sure if the earlier hostess was a fill-in for the regular hostess on break or what. We thought we had a nice booth (which was what we ordered) but we were by a huge table that were way too loud. Our server, Mike, offered to give us another table, but we toughed it out. Mike was the bright star of the evening. Just a very friendly and attention server. He was probably the only reason we didn't leave before the food got there.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great for a work luncheonIt was great for a work luncheon will be recommending to all. thank you4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food as always. servicegreat food as always. service not bad but not as good as in the past. a lot of tables around us sat un-bussed for a while which was kind of disappointing but overall a good experience4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always love to eat at Maggiano'sWe always love to eat at Maggiano's....however the last couple of times we were served our salad and before you know it out comes the main course before we could finish our salad. We felt rushed. They need to give you adequate time to get through your salad. We were there on Easter Sunday and it felt exceptionally rushed and the wait staff seemed to be in a continuous frenzie......not a relaxing atmosphere. BUT GREAT FOOD !3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great. When we entered,It was great. When we entered, again, the first contact was with Amirah's beautiful smile and welcome.
Even if busy for the holiday, our table was ready. The food was great as well the service.
Thank you.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMServer seemed a little busyServer seemed a little busy and we didn't have the 'team' servers. So drink glasses sat empty a little longer than normal, but overall, the service was good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Sunday noon reservation,Easter Sunday noon reservation, so understandably they were BUSY, but our waiter Edward handled it very well, I did get the feeling they were a bit understaffed on the dining side and a bit overstaffed on the hostess side.
Everything tatsted wonderful.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always!As always, this Maggiano's location pulls off the original Chicago ambience, food and service. Well done! Loved the specials and most especially the s'more inspired dessert.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Waitress was Wonderful!There were 8 of us, Sat PM Easter Eve, 8:30 PM, a round 8 top in the corner, ideal and perfect, and our waitress was wonderful. I am sure, a long hard day, an end to a busy evening (we left at 10:30), and she did an outstanding job. Thank You! -- for a wonderful evening. Our family dinner was perfect. See you next time.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had excellent food andWe had excellent food and Aaron C was an excellent waiter. Thanks to Open Table and my reservation request for a certain area of the restaurant, we had a perfect booth. What a lovely experience!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was great, especiallyThe staff was great, especially our server Dillon. The food was better than ever, especially the chicken marsala and onion straws. All 5 of us enjoyed the experience, tremendously! We will do it again soon!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Friday and a Great Lunch!Lunch on Good Friday was a great idea! We chose this day to get together to avoid the chaos on lunch on Easter Sunday. The restaurant was moderately busy. I made a reservation but probably didn't need one this day. We had a very nice time and the service was excellent. We especially like to 2 person meal deals. It made it possible for us to choose an entree and take an entree home for each of us. The bowtie aglio was a little bland for my taste but the baked rigatoni was very delicious as my take-home entree. The suggestion of the fried zucchini appetizer was right on. They were delicious.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways appreciate the consistentAlways appreciate the consistent good food and service that Maggiano's provides3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the 2nd time I'veThis is the 2nd time I've come to Maggianos with my daughter and it was fabulous. We had Aaron as our waiter the first time and requested him again the 2nd time. He is fabulous and he even remembered us the 2nd time! The food is outstanding, and each time we left without any room in our bellies. We are going to plan our girl's night out dinners with our friends here. Thanks for an amazing experience.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMJerome did a great job asJerome did a great job as usual. Made us feel special.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 9 eat atWe had a group of 9 eat at Maggiano's in Plano. The servers were very helpful and attentive. We had a great time and really enjoyed the food.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to goIt's been a while since I been to Maggiano's because I moved out of town. But this place is every bit as nice as I remembered. I will definitely go back in the near future.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the WaitWe love the food at Maggiano's. Pastas are always good, specialties are creative, salads are superb and appetizers are yummy! The only downside to this place is the noise level and proximity to your neighbors......at least if you sit at tables. However, guess you can't have everything.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I hadn't beenMy husband and I hadn't been to Magginanos in quite awhile but were so pleased when we chose to go for our one-year anniversary. It was a last minute decision to make our reservation and also to write in the comment box about our anniversary, yet the restaurant went above and beyond to help us celebrate. When we first arrived, the first thing the waitress said when greeting our table was 'happy one- year!'. After dinner, we both wanted dessert and when our sever brought out the dish, not only was it amazing but they took the time to spell out 'Happy Anniversary!' on the dish...which to our surprise was comped.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMJerome did a terrific jobJerome did a terrific job at our table that night. Very entertaining but gave us our space as well.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM