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

Maggiano's - Willow Bend Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com
  • Phone: (972) 781-0776
  • 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: Italian, American
  • 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
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always a good meal at Maggiano's. The portions never leave us hungry and are very pleasing to the palette."
    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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food and service were great! We enjoyed our dining experience, interaction with the wait staff and the 2 for 1 take home was an added bonus we savored later!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Liked the prix fix menu with the choices for 2 people."
    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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend for our anniversary here. We probably paid around $50 or more, but it was well worth it (and I'm careful with my money)! We got the dinner package which came with a great dessert. Our favorite part was the complimentary take home dishes that came with the dinner. I'd never seen that before. The atmosphere was a little noisy, but our waiter found us a quite corner. Great overall location too. Check it out."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We frequent this location Maggianos although it's 40 minutes from home. Absolutely love it! Never had a bad experience here!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love maggianos. Great staff and the food is the best."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The ambiance and the service was great. The dinner for two is a great option."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We took Dad to Maggiano's for lunch. We had never been to a Maggiano's. It was a very pleasant experience. The food was great, service was pleasant and attentive, atmosphere was welcoming (especially for how busy they were). We will come back again."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went during lunch on Father's Day. Had reservations for 1 but didn't get to a table until 1:35 after hostess told us it would be 10 minutes until our table was ready. We sat down ordered our drinks (water) and then ordered appetizers. 15 minutes later appetizers and salad was brought out. Ordered lunch at that time. The waiters were so involved in getting a table for 16, they forgot about our lunch. 45 minutes still no lunch. It was almost an hour before we got our lunch after the table next to us sat down 20 minutes after us and received their lunch 20 minutes before us. We were just plain forgotten and they didn't even care."
    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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great place for the family to celebrate special occasions."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Although the dish I had was only for a short time, it was delicious. The service was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our family of five decided on Maggiano's at Willow Bend to celebrate Father's Day a day early. We used Open Table to make a reservation and upon arrival waited less than 5 minutes for our table, which was wonderful. We had 2 kids dining from the kids' menu, and they were satisfied with the Alfredo and pizza, and very excited to see dessert at the end of the meal (mom and dad were excited it was included!) Dad chose a salmon dish that he said was outstanding. Mom and teenaged boy chose from the dinner for two menu, which included an appetizer and dessert to share, plus a pasta for each to take home, so was a very good value. Food was excellent, and our server was the best we've had in a very long time. Overall a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "To start off the waiter at the table and the food were very good. Great for a group and their family fare is perfect. Order a bunch of appetizers, entree's and desserts and enjoy your company. The problem we had was we had made a reservation for 12 for dinner for 8 pm a week in advance and which was confirmed by Maggiano's when they called earlier the same day. But when we got to the restaurant, we still had to wait about 30 minutes before our table was ready. The advantage of making a reservation before hand was lost. We did not realize that it was like a call ahead where you move to the top of the line but still have to wait. This should have been made clear at the time of reservation so we could have arranged to arrive early."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food and place. We generally are called in on our reservation time. This time it was about 10 mins late. The waiter was superberb. The food as always was Par Excellent. Will definetly visit again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "As always the service & food were wonderful. They were especially kind & gracious to my 85 year old father. A wonderful Father's day Lunch."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We made reservations for the Friday before father's day to avoid the rush and crowds. It was a delightful evening, albeit or server was a little forgetful. We ordered appetizers and she forgot to enter it and it was only after taking or food order we questioned about them she said she had forgotten.then when we ordered after dinner coffee she brought only half a cup so she wouldn't spill any, really? But all and all dinner was consistent with other visits there and I do recommend."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Always a great experience. Try this for special occassions - use the family style menu for groups. The chicken manicotti melts in your mouth, spinach salad is outstanding, great pastas...ask the waiter for recommendations on daily specials"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Besides being a bit cramped at the table where 5 us of we're seated, we had a very enjoyable dinner.it was a very busy evening but my reservations were made months in advance so I hoped we would have been seated in a better location than by a pole next to the main walkway into the restaurant. Initially we did feel rushed by our waiter, then the pace slowed a bit just prior to ordering dessert. Otherwise the waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food was very good and they were quick to box up any leftovers."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had our in-laws come in from out-of-town and thought this would be a great choice for dinner. We ended up with 8 for dinner and everyone loved it. The service was good, the food incredible and the wine list was perfect. I would encourage everyone to experience Maggiano's."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Chef came out to wish us a Happy Anniversary and all the staff did an excellent job on service. Food was excellent as always."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Excellent service, food & drink!! Get the dinner for 2, more food than you can believe and a take home dinner for the next day. Even with the 20 high school kids having a party next to us, we had a great time for wife's birthday dinner. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I came with a group of friends, some of whom had been here before. It was my first time, and I had always written off Maggiano's as too fancy just by seeing the outside of the building. The inside was wonderfully furnished and the food was pleasantly affordable and delicious. It's like an upgraded Olive Garden, which is a favorite in my family. However I'll urge them to check out Maggiano's as soon as possible! Their dessert menu is drool-inducing!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Second time at Maggianos and both times it was perfect. From start to finish everything is always spot on."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This review is a reflection of this one visit. Typically this place is a nice quiet restaurant with good service my wife and I go to celebrate birthdays, new jobs, and other events. This time was her birthday however and the service was slow and made several mistakes. Despite the reservation we had to wait 15-20 minutes for a table. We both ordered salads but mine was forgotten and then arrived in a hot bowl which ruined the salad. My wife's maggianos salad was made without the prosciutto and had to be sent back. Our appetizer was then cold. Later when our food arrived my ravioli was so hot I could not touch the plate or eat it, and it had clearly been under the heating lamps for a while and was dried out. Really a disappointed."
    Dined on 6/9/2014