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 WinnerMost Booked
Maggiano's - Willow Bend reviews from OpenTable diners
252 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (163)good for groups (135)kid-friendly (74)romantic (73)fit for foodies (65)great for lunch (64)neighborhood gem (44)notable wine list (43)hot spot (33)great for brunch (26)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (7)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Screaming child next to us made noise level unsatisfactory
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food and service were excellent and surpassed our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Recent Favorite
    Monsignor
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We have been spending more and more time at The Shops of Willow Bend and Maggiano's has become our go-to restaurant for either a quick meal or a nice family sit down dinner. They have a great menu with seasonal specials, great wine list and we just love the large openness of the space yet can dine as a family with intimacy and conversation. The foot is very good and the staff is educated on the menu and attentive without being overbearing or 'hovering' at your table. We especially love the second meal "for tomorrow' available on a majority of the pasta dishes. Great to have fresh full portion left-overs! Gluten-free pasta is also available and is delicious. Steaks and other items available too and are equally well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new lighter options
    Jules
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Love the new Lighter Take options as well as different new items each month.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress Code
    RonnieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service were outstanding as usual. However, I was surprised at how casual the dress code has become. There were people in blue jeans, T-shirts, tennis shoes, no socks, baseball caps, etc. We were there on Saturday October 18 which a special occasion for us. I no longer believe Maggiano's Plano is suitable for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • js2525
    js2525
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We dine at Maggiano's at the very least once a week. One person in our group must eat gluten free and can be accommodated nicely. We like a good Pinot Noir with lunch and that too is offered. We love taking a classic pasta dish home for the family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The staff is always friendly and willing to assist our needs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did Not Keep Reservation
    otnajrmli
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    They took 45 minutes past our reservation time to seat us. Many other parties with reservations were very late, as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife's birthday dinner
    Dmac0423
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Anthony was great! He was very nice and informative. The food was amazing and we will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at a great price
    Jiti
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Marcos meals for 2 is a gem. We had a great dinner Sunday night and then a second great dinner Monday night at home with the 2nd portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at your restaurant at Willow Bend Saturday night and it was amazing! We made reservations and our table was ready within ten minutes. The service was excellent and the mussel appetizers were the best I have had in a long time! My one recommendation is for the Linguine di Mare. I ordered this as my main dish since I love seafood so much and it was cooked perfectly, however the sauce with the dish was very bland. I ended up keeping the sauce from the appetizers and used it with my seafood linguine for more flavor and it was much better. I recommend you use the red sauce for the linguine di mare and it would be perfect! Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful time!
    kayO
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Jeff was our server and everything was perfectly and timely. It was our 5 year anniversary and we couldnt have picked a better place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Expectations
    GanzeMacher
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Outstanding quality of food and service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    Sharon
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated our daughter's 20th birthday at Maggiano's - Willow Bend. We have been to this location many times and will be back many more. We ate family style and the food was delicious and plentiful. Our server was attentive and made my daughter feel special all night. Thanks for a great family celebration!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food as always. Only issues is the noise level at this popular restaurant
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A perennial favorite
    GandR
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A great place to celebrate special occasions. Tasty entrees and a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food - Fabulous Lite Menu
    HappyDinerZ
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've always enjoyed Maggiano's menu ... but the lighter alternatives they now offer have taken Italian dining to a whole new level! This past weekend, we discovered that it IS possible to truly enjoy GREAT Italian food ... with fewer calories! My wife had the "lite" version of the Chicken picatta and, I had the light chicken parmigano ... both were deliciously outstanding! We cannot exclaim enough about the food ... but we'd be remise if we didn't also acknowledge that the service was wonderful, too! At prime dining on a Saturday evening ... the place was bustling. But, even in the midst of all the activity, our server was attentive, responsive, professional, friendly and very caring. Needless to say, we WILL be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Superyeesh1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our fourth experience at Maggiano's. Overall it was a very enjoyable time. The only thing we have noticed is that the last two times the service has been a little slow. We felt we were "forgotten" after the main course was served. We had to asked for extra water AND we waited longer for dessert. It was long enough that everyone in our party made comments about how long it was taking just to get refills on our drinks. We even stopped at the bar for after dinner drinks and it seemed that it took at least ten minutes after we sat down before a waiter came by to take our order. Other than that...it was a very enjoyable evening. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A perfect place for a celebration
    andiros
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Celebrated another birthday here, and once again it was the perfect place! Table was ready when we arrived, service was quick and portions (would have liked a little more in my salad) were a good size. My MIL (it was her birthday) likes the idea of taking home the 2nd dinner. I ordered the lighter take chicken piccata--it was very good, and filling! The birthday cookie plate is always a nice treat. In addition, we ordered a slice of the chocolate cake to share...yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Service
    Nomore
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is my second time.....again we had a bad experience...waiter not attentive, food overcooked, no attention to details do not think will be going back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • food4thought
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was what we have grown to expect from Maggiano's, large portions, great flavor. The lighter fare was a welcome choice for a few in our party. Relieved to have reservations, we were led to our table promptly while others were being told 1 1/2 hour wait. Our server was attentive. The noise level, although impeding relaxed conversation, added a festive feel to a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food and Service
    FoodreviewerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We visited Maggiano's for my birthday dinner. The food was fantastic, the portions generous and the service excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We brought some first time friends with us and they were very impressed as is everyone we bring. Being able to get just what we want to eat is a great thing. I want just fish and veggies and I am able to get just that every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Meeting with Client
    JShep
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Never thought of Maggianos for a quick dinner meeting with a client but it was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BAD, Very disappointing experience!
    BillK
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had an extremely pleasant waitress who answered questions & took our order. A few minutes later she returned with a waiter who was taking over our table as her shift ended. He was TERRIBLE! He only did clean up & didn't take care of our table. Later we asked a waitress walking by to find our waiter & tell him we needed him, she advised SHE WAS OUR WAITER and would assist us. We asked her for something, and we NEVER got it. Simple things like water not filled, cold food, burnt and very small Salmon, salad had limp lettuce, no bleu cheese, & little dressing. Had to ask to see manager, he took the problem to kitchen and we never saw him again, but almost **30 Minutes** later our "corrected" food arrived at our table. Never saw manager again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    goodeats
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always great food, always consistant. Enjoyed a great dinner good wine and was not rushed. Perfect dining.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    maggianosfan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our server Megan is awesome. Food was fabulous. We had an excellent time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    somebody
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It was a great time with my girly friends. Thanks for your service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    tctexasksu
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I had a friend in from out of town and had never heard of Maggiano's so we went and she absolutely loved the food and wine list and to top it off, our service was unbelievable as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal opinion
    JMarqu33
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service was all good. However, the wait time was a bit much considering we had reservations set for 7:30 and were not seated until almost 8:30pm. The purpose of making reservations was to avoid the excessive wait times. Especially since there are very few seats for those waiting in and outside of the lobby.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review of dining experience
    evileyes
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Met a friend for lunch on Saturday to treat her because she had done a favor for me. We had a great time. First time either of us had dined at Miggano's and we were treated like royalty. Definitely calls for a return dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and amazing service.
    Lynbury
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food and as usual amazing service. Table wasn't great as we were sat in an annexe near the front door.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!
    Luckycharms
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We spent a delightful evening with friends and had a terrific waiter - wish I could remember his name. Our meals were all delicious and we are looking forward to our next dining experience there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Hungryman
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've been to Maggiano's many times in Austin, so I knew what to expect. I was not disappointed. Everything about it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than meets the eye....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We love going to Maggiano's for special events, but we have found there is a lot more to the place than a great special meal. They have brought out lower calorie dishes that are just magnificent. Also, regardless of when you come in, if you order from their "Classics" menu, you get to take another dish home with you. Since I have been watching my calories, I only eat half a plate in the first place, so when you factor in being able to take home another dish, for around $13, I am getting 4 meals worth of food. Until now, I never thought of a really nice dinner place as being a frugal place to eat out at, but it can be done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go there for your birthday
    notsohappydiner1
    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