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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Maggiano's - Willow Bend reviews from OpenTable diners
280 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (186)good for groups (159)kid-friendly (85)romantic (83)fit for foodies (71)great for lunch (66)notable wine list (49)neighborhood gem (45)hot spot (33)great for brunch (31)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (9)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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.
  • no-- flavor Rigitoni
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had special feature Rigitoni with Chicken Marsala sauce.....however.....over rated and over priced..... lacked flavor.....disappointed. waiter was helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Nicole and Mike
    BruceTexasVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a great day with our daughter and met her husband at Maggiano's in Plano. It was the first time with no family style dining. We had a great bottle of wine, Caymus. The Maggiano's salad was excellent as always. The veal marsala was just as good and finished with the Toasted Pound Cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    They did great with our group of 20. We will be back! The staff was amazing with accommodating our group that included not being able to go upstairs due to my great aunt having a walker. Thank you soo much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Time
    JayRay
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My visit to Maggianos was an excellent experience. .Beginning with the chef.. The chef came to our table and greeted us as well as made sure we were satisfied with the food.. The calamari was tender and very pleasing.. We asked for rings only and it was kind of a small portion upon the chef approaching our table without us uttering a word he advised that he had us some more calamari on the way.. Exceptional service. The waiters did a really great job but seemed just a bit tense and or stiff.. Overall the night was absolutely borderline perfection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Liked the prix fix menu with the choices for 2 people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Jeff
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Server a bit inattentive and it wasn't that crowded at 6:15 pm. Had to ask for lemonades for kids three times and were out of water for 10-15 minutes. Bread also very slow to arrive. just never really seemed on top of things for our party of 7.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum yum yum!
    Latinacv4
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My favorite Italian restaurant! I tried the sangria and it was amazing! The chicken and pepper flatbread was a great choice for an appetizer. I absolutely love their mushroom ravioli and my husband says their lasagna is the best! Love being able to take pastas home. My husband ordered a coke and the server always made sure to fill it up! Wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Weecha
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We frequent this location Maggianos although it's 40 minutes from home. Absolutely love it! Never had a bad experience here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not great
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was fantastic! Service was terrible! We waited continually for refills on drinks and after we finished eating we waited 20 minutes for a return from our server to take our plates and bring desserts. It took two hours to eat a meal for two people because of our slow service. I normally love Maggiano's but not a home run this time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome
    lucifersam
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I love maggianos. Great staff and the food is the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not bad for a chain
    suzq
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food here has always been acceptable, although not outstanding. We really didn't need reservations, as the place was pretty empty even when we left. Our server was pleasant but not very attentive. In fact, he was also the server at the next table and those people finally had to flag down another server after sitting awhile without anyone coming to the table. There was an extra long wait between our salad and entrée. And after waiting so long for the entrée, it wasn't particularly hot, which is a recurring problem. Prices have gone up but service isn't any better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for dates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The ambiance and the service was great. The dinner for two is a great option.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Father's Day
    MDGrlNTX
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Regardless of which Maggiano's you visit the food will always be delicious! We ordered the family for four meal; waitress rushed us a bit (we felt) but all in all very good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun
    lucifersam
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great place for the family to celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rslus1137
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The only weak spot was we waited at the bar until our table was ready. We sat for "15" minutes and the bartender never even made eye contact with us or ask us if we wanted a drink. There was one couple eating at the bar and he was busy taking drink orders from the staff and bar tables as well. We realized it was Fathers Day and he should of had help.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Good Visit
    JHHHS
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Do not know why I do not think of this place more when I have a group dinner. Always a good experience here and it's a perfect reason to go into a food coma. Totally worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Mistake
    MellyK
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We arrived at our reservation time and ended up having to wait 45-50 minutes for a table. The hostess was very communicative, thankfully, but not very apologetic. She said the people at the table they wanted to sit us at were taking their time. Obviously the restaurant couldn't help the people before us but they were very reluctant to make it right for us. We had to ask, practically demand, for them to throw in a few appetizers due to the long wait. The meal also wasn't very tasty. I would compare the quality of the food to another chain italian restaurant. Definitely not "authentic, scratch-made italian cuisine". Despite the poor quality of food, our waitress was quick to get our drinks and food out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OhJoy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Although the dish I had was only for a short time, it was delicious. The service was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.