Maggiano's - Willow Bend
Maggiano's - Willow Bend

Maggiano's - Willow Bend

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: 9727810776
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Johnny Poche
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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 972-781-0718 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: A private lot is also available.
A word from Maggiano's - Willow Bend
Welcome to Maggiano's Little Italy in Plano, TX, conveniently located at the Shops at Willow Bend. Our 288-seat dining room is ideal for group lunches, festive gatherings and romantic dinners for two. Maggiano's specializes in serving lavish portions of authentic Italian-American cuisine served family-style. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Maggiano's - Willow Bend reviews from OpenTable diners
323 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (214)good for groups (188)kid-friendly (107)romantic (87)great for lunch (83)fit for foodies (60)notable wine list (52)great for brunch (45)neighborhood gem (44)hot spot (32)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (12)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Don't go there for your birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We booked a reservation to celebrate my aduly son's birthday. We informed the waiter it was his birthday when we sat down. The dinn we came and we ntional with no birthday acknowledgement. We learned from others th as t he should have received some lemon cookies, etc. to celebrate. There was nothing. Huge dissapointment. Ambience not worth it. All in one huge room almost touching person at next table, like cafeteria. Not high on my list. One good feature was they give you a second meal to go for purchase of one meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable service and food, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We live Maggianos but thus trip the Cesar salad had little or no dressing or cheese and the lettuce was wilted. This was unusual as normally the food is impeccable. Other than that it was a typical great experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I will be back
    luvitalian
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a great place. It's very welcoming with wonderful food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully Predictable
    Monsignor
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of our favorites, my family and I try to dine at Maggiano's weekly. The service is typically top notch and the food quality very high. Their pasta dishes are excellent as are their meat and fish dishes. Other notables are their salads and bread. Of course how can you go wrong with a take home full portion pasta meal with purchase of a qualifying meal? Qualifying meal includes adult pasta dishes. We are also happy to have learned that Maggiano's has gluten free pasta which is truly tasty! Many GF pastas out there are just so bland and tough that it's no fun to eat pasta. Kid friendly offerings includes pasta dishes which are quite generous portions for the kids! Kids meals also include a little sweet after dinner too which is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Experience
    foodage
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Wife and I went for lunch. This was our first time visiting this restaurant. The service was wonderful and chef Ryan provided us with personal attention. The food was very good and delicious. We took advantage of the wine by the glass special. I would recommend the Rossa. It took us a few minutes of explaining by our waiter to understand that when we ordered pasta that they also give you a meal to go. Amazing. We picked different items than what we ordered. We will definately be back! I would bring a business client to this restaurant. I also noticed that they had private meeting rooms for larger groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not coming back
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to this location several times, but the upscale feeling is gone. We took our son and daughter to celebrate going away to college. The veal piccata was gummy and GREASY. Can you believe that?! My bet is that the veal went through a few thaw-freeze cycles. In fact, it felt like we were eating gluten steaks smothered in vegetable oil (That was a vegetarian fare that as an omnivore I thought I would never have the unfortunate chance to taste again). The caesar salad was bland, and when we asked our server she said it depended on the person that prepared it! The bathrooms were, on top of that, DIRTY! I dare not describe their condition here. Maggiano's has lost the image of caché it had... in our minds.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cutting costs = cutting quality
    Srdev
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Maggiano's has decided to cut a few corners to save a few pennies. And it shows: - they no longer provide the herb mix for the olive oil dip. They give you a bottle of olive oil, salt and pepper at the table. - they don't offer fresh cracked pepper on salads. - the bruschetta is now topped with some nasty "plastic"-looking shreds of Parmesan cheese, instead of fresh. The bread is a very skinny loaf - no more fresh Parmesan on your pasta dish. Instead they have the Parmesan "powder" in a container at the table. No better than a pizzeria, at 3x the price. It's a good thing this place is attached to a mall, in a city that doesn't know Italian food. Otherwise it'd be out if business in a month. Instead, there was a 90 min wait for walk-ins
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable Customer Service
    JoefromTexas
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Maggiano's never disappoints in food or service. We went for my Mothers birthday with a group and the chef Carlos was gracious enough to make her FAVORITE dessert, their pumpkin cheesecake.... Their food and customer service are without compare in my opinion... Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional service and great food
    Dejfans
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We sat at the bar while we waiting on our table. The bartender introduced himself and asked our names. After about 15 minutes the bartender invited us to stay and have our dinner at the bar. So we obliged. The food and service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    These wasn't my first time visiting this restaurant. I meet this young lady & our first meet & greet was here. I wish I had made the reservation in a more private area so we could have had a better time getting to know one another. We talked before however not face to face. The food & wine selection was great. She enjoyed & we plan to visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried and true
    discerningdiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Maggiano's remains popular because it always provides a great dining experience. The food and service are very good visit after visit. There are some especially good values on the menu, such as the classic pastas that provide a dish served at the restaurant plus an extra pasta to take home. Maggiano's also offers many of its dishes prepared lighter with fewer calories. I especially liked the Lighter Take Chicken Piccata. My table also ordered the chopped salad, chicken parmesan, gnocchi with Italian sausage, and four cheese ravioli. Maggiano's cheerfully accommodates changes to their dishes to satisfy taste preferences or food allergies. Service is friendly without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have a regular date night here and we absolutely love it. It never ever fails us. My favourite dish is the mushroom ravioli and my husband loves their spaghetti meatball. The cheesecake is just to die for!! The staff are always friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was good, not great but was tasty. The service was probably the most notable part of the evening. I would recommend it for a nice night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I like the food. Leave your kids at home, no one wants to hear them.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    joebobbriggs
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I brought a new friend to Maggiano's for dinner and, although busy on a Sunday evening, the food was superb and the service by Linda was excellent. We ordered bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, lasagna, and the special bow tie pasta, and cheesecake for dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious pasta
    mjnt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Maggiano's is a favorite special occasion restaurant. Always delicious food and great service. Love the special that includes dinner at the restaurant and a take home dish for later in the week. The spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer and four cheese ravioli for an entree are favorites. If you aren't too full, try the toasted pound cake - warm pound cake, topped with ice cream, caramel bananas and fudge. We share this as a great way to end the meal. Our servers are always courteous and allow for a leisurely pace to the meal if you want.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my first time here. It was, also, a first "real" date with someone whom I am very interested in dating. The evening was fantastic. Everything was great, even though I messed up the reservation. We will definitely be back. Thanks, again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a let down
    Betancourt
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always go there for a decent dinner and important event dinners. Never a let down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Maggiano's
    MomofTwins
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service was good. It was my kids' 18th birthday and the brought them a plate of cookies with Happy Birthday written on the plate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Italy in DFW
    James
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The check-in process was quick, and we were immediately seated. Our server came promptly and described the specials that evening. He was attentive throughout our meal, but was not intrusive. The only negative was he would check on us while hurriedly enroute somewhere else, sticking his hear around the wall and not taking one step over to be in front of us. It made it appear we were to some degree interrupting him. The food was truly outstanding. Flavors were bright but not overbearing. I can easily recommend Maggiano's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time of day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    When I have been before, it's always been super crowded. We went specifically to have a late quiet lunch. Service was superb on a Thursday afternoon. The two waitpersons were serving the few diners with a great attitude. Meal was good and served at the appropriate times. Instead of being pushed the waitress watched to see when we were finishing each course and served accordingly (so many restaurants don't).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Always enjoy Maggaino's. Food is good, service is spot on, and the cocktails are always just right. I try to stop in whenever I'm in that part of town.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have loved Maggiano's for years and eaten at numerous locations across the U.S. My family and I recently went to celebrate my birthday at the Willow Bend location and the food was really off. The spinach dip was bitter and lacking spinach, and the entrees were not up to their typical standard. Even the drink was horrible. It was just a very disappointing experience, and the slow service only made things worst. The only part of the meal that was up to par was the dessert. I'll definitely be sticking with the North Park Location in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful birthday meal!
    lnghrngrl
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great meal for my special occasion! Had great food and service with attention to details! Rigatoni D was fabulous as well as the beef medallions! Loved it and will return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect place for a celebration
    andiros
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    You can always count on a meal at Maggiano's to enhance a celebration, in this case my husband's birthday. A menu to please everyone, a wonderful waiter and enough food to leave sated. We took advantage of the Marco's Meal for Two, as well as ordering additional entrees (there were 5 of us). Love the birthday cookie plate; we also ordered the chocolate cake (my absolute favorite)--enough for all of us to have a small slice. Everyone loved our dinner!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 7/26/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary. Being of Italian heritage from up North, I have never been able to find a true "Italian Restaurant" in our area, until now...... we had the brushetta, salad, and the lasagna and I was in heaven! It was the best Italian food I have ever had in any Italian restaurant, even back home in New York. I was impressed from the moment we walked in by the hostess, the servers and of course, the food. Everyone was professional, and went out of their way to make sure our beverages were refilled, our questions about the menu specials were explained, and made us feel like we were welcome on our special night. Thank you so much, and we will definitely be back with more family this time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous!
    chons
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We can always count on Maggiano's for excellent food and service. Eating on a weeknight helps ensure a quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary!
    Latinacv4
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had a great time with the hubby celebrating our 3rd anniversary. The food was amazing as were the portions. Love that Rigatoni D was on the menu for classic pastas! For to take a mushroom ravioli home. Hubby enjoyed his chicken Parmesan. At the end they surprised us with lemon cookies and a little heart creation made with the candles. Service was absolutely perfect. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Eating101
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a reservation and still had to wait thirty minutes for a table. They didn't seem to care either. Was seated two to a huge booth and sat in something sticky. The food was good and big portions but for me just not worth the hassle.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love it!
    PickyJay
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Maggiano's is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is great and same with the service! We have not had a bad experience yet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    Mikepa
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Too noisy to say its a romantic restaurant. Small intimate tables surrounded by large tables with screaming kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    hungryinD88
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I always questioned the need for reservation when you arrive to a restaurant and you still have to wait 30 minutes for your table. When we arrived, I gave the hostess my name, she gave me a be vibrating aparatus and told me they had to clean the tables, yours will be ready soon. We still have to wait half an hour. Why ruin the experience from the start? Honor the reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • agdoc
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Was an outstanding experience. From the check in requests to the dessert. I frequent this estalishment and have never failed to be satisfied and pleased with servive. This time the staff actually outdid what was already a fantastic family experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad customer service
    Phillipfinedinnig
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was bad and the food taste bad and it was cold. I am requesting a full refund !!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a Plan-o restaurant.
    PlanoSnobLovUptown
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Good food. Very good service, not a place my wife and I would go to unless we had out kids. Note, our four kids are 21-18. Great leftovers, but not really a chic hot spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Texan
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Always a good meal at Maggiano's. The portions never leave us hungry and are very pleasing to the palette.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food. love the 2-4-1
    millertime
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Love the take one home entree. You get the chance to take one entree home after purchasing the one entree. 2 for 1. Awesome Deal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggianos
    Kindaupset
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I like eating at maggianos. They have a gorgeous interior and the food is delicious. But when I went this time I was greeted by incompetent hostess and I could see workers just milking around the kiosk talking and joking. I made reservations and my table was ready right on time though. But when I went up to the lady at the kiosk she looked surprised to see me and for me to tell HER that my table was ready. The food was good and it was my sisters birthday and it was a bit festive at our table. Our server was not good at all. We could see him attending to other tables with Caucasian guest but would neglect our table. He didn't bring us Bread (we had to ask) and when we were talking to him he didn't really look at is. Had a condescending tone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, food, and prices
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    They have a great deal on classic pastas - buy one ($12.95 - $14.95) and get one to take home for free! They have 2 "lighter" dishes - the alfredo and the ziti. We opted for those and they were great, flavorful and filling - for roughly half the calories.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • celebrating the 4th
    lefty
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    visited on the 4th....very quiet so we were very relaxed....service was great as was the food, per usual...the best lasagna in town!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.