Maggiano's - Boston
Maggiano's - Boston

Maggiano's - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maggianos.com/
  • Phone: 6175423456
  • 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: Anthony Fazio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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 617-426-0540 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Green Line to Arlington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Motor Mart Garage attached to the restaurant - validation for cars parked UNDER 3 HOURS after 5:00 P.M. Valet: Monday-Friday after 5:00 P.M.; Saturday & Sunday after 4:00 P.M.
A word from Maggiano's - Boston
Welcome to Maggiano's Little Italy in Boston, located on Columbus Avenue near the Theater District, Boston Common & Park Plaza. Our restaurant is a quick trip from the Freedom Trail & the Boston Tea Party. Parking validation is available Monday-Friday after 5:00pm & on weekends ($8 for up to three hours). Maggiano's 350-seat dining room is an ideal location for your dinner, baby shower or important client meeting. The seasonal patio seating has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Recent visitors include Manny Ramirez, Jon Bon Jovi & Kathleen Turner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Maggiano's - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
306 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (226)special occasion (175)kid-friendly (106)neighborhood gem (71)romantic (71)fit for foodies (69)great for lunch (58)notable wine list (46)hot spot (37)great for brunch (17)late-night find (17)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Our first visit was great
    RStrong
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I can't believe I didn't know about this restaurant...or that it was a chain in major cities around the country. We brought our family (6) for a birthday dinner for our 13 year old daughter. Our expectations were exceeded in ambiance, food, and especially the service. Our waiter (Chris) made it an utterly enjoyable time of laughing and eating. Thank you, Maggiano's...great job.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical Chain Food ~ Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service at the bar & the waitstaff were great. We were seated in a nice big comfy booth which was nice.The only hold back for a 5 star review was the food. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't outstanding like many restaurants we've dined at in the N End so I can't give them a 5 but overall it was a good experience. The fried zucchini was a much bigger appetizer than anticipated - it was good.They serve french style bread.The lobster carbonara was OK and the Veal marsala was decent.If you are a "foodie" I don't think this is the place for you. If you have a large group,function,or are in the area and don't have time for say the North End then this will work nicely.The prices were good if you don't want to break the budget.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    newyeargirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food, service and staff were excellent. So much food and absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paint Nite
    Mema
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Knowledgeable and attentive to gluten free and other allergies. Food was delicious. Waitstaff pleasant and helpful. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staples
    raviVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    They always execute perfectly and today was no different. A little uncomfortable with a guy who was going around trying to sell his gift card and putting the sell on everyone but had nothing to do with the location just made us uncomfortable. Zucchini was perfect, but the Calamari was over fried and not good. Chicken Marsala, and Chicken Francese were absolutely perfect. Missed adding ingredients to the tossed salad
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great resturant, decent prices and awesome food! Waitress and host were very nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I just found this restaurant and can't believe it took this long. Terrific food, energetic crowd,fabulous wait staff, notably Marcia, loved her, can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • servicenut
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    service was very poor it took almost 10 minutes to be noticed and another 10 min for the wine to come but the food was very good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for celebrations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    When to dinner for my mother's birthday the food and service was great. Put in the comments section for the reservation it we were celebrating my mother's birthday and they brought a cake with candles. Great night over all thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Both my boyfriend's and my family met for dinner here for the first time and enjoyed the great family style meals! Not disappointed in anything.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    phantomfriends
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food, great staff...wonderful expe dry ience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family style meal
    Food
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We ordered the family stile mean light for 4 people tgere was loads of food and it was delicious we took most of it away with us, it is a relaxed environment x
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had to push our reservation back and they were very accommodating despite a busy night. We loved the old-world feel of the restaurant, but our kids also felt very comfortable and happy with the experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pattiecake
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    great food good place for groups to get together prices very reasonable!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our family's favorite place
    ppdd34
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our whole family loves Maggiano's. Whenever we venture to the "big city" we come here for great food, wonderful atmosphere and fabulous service. We recommend it to everyone going into Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JoiNoelle
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Why is it that every time I make a reservation through Open Table I am never eligible for points, this is the 3rd time booking a Boston Restaurant with Open Table and been told I get no points?? Del Frisco's, Morton's and now Maggiano's I think I will call the restaurants directly from now on!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first visit, not our last.
    ecmmmm
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We were in town to see a show and went to Maggiano's for dinner before. We made reservations online beforehand, but we arrived early. We were seated immediately. Our server, Anna, was terrific. Attentive without hovering and very aware. My wife and I toasted her birthday after our drinks arrived. At the end of the meal we were very full amd didn't order dessert. Anna picked up on the toast and brought out some lemon cookies with a candle in one of them and surprised us both. Very well done. We had Bruschetta, chicken marsala, and a shrimp and chicken dish that was fantastic. Food was great. This was the first time we had dined at Maggiano's. It will not be our last. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    LL11
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I brought my son here before a show. It was his pick and we were both so happy. Nothing beats fresh pasta. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to enjoy !
    faragh6
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    With a great ambience , you will experience an Italian American style of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Overall a great experience. My only disappointment was that I could not take my leftovers since we were in a hotel with no fridge. Loves the place and will be back the next time I'm in Boston
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but right quarters
    Jennyf730
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is really good. The only complaint I had was that our table was really too small for 4 people. We also did family style and I felt that every person that walked by bumped knot something on our table. Other than that excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Bill
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a fantastic time. Went after a matinee at the Boston Opera House. We were seated in a fantastic corner booth. Great food and outstanding service!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian family dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We chose Maggiano's for the menu choices we found online -- we were not disappointed. The dinner and deserts were great. We found the restaurant to be a great family venue and though we were just the two of us it was a pleasure seeing the family gatherings while we enjoyed some delectable fare. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a great Italian venue. The staff were pleasant to deal with and very professional. Great place for a nice dinner before the evening show at the Boston Opera House.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect meal before a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We made a reservation on Open Table and were seated promptly. It was 90% outside and we were all hot, frustrated, etc after a long day at work. The waitress immediately came over and asked us what we'd like for a beverage. They knew we were in a bit of a rush (we had a 7:30 show to make) and the service was great! We ordered individually as we weren't really hungry! I do think the family style is perfect for a hungry group! We'd go back there in a heartbeat~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mike C
    Michael
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Really enjoyed getting together with family it was very nice
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Grimlaser
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We had a great time at your restaurant. The food was great the service and the staff were excellent. Will definitely go again thank you very much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great homemade italian food
    Angie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The app were like grandmas home cooking. The pastas were extensive and delicious. Not overpriced plenty of food to take home. Friendly staff
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone but the Hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Everything was terrific except the hostess who gave us a hard time when we called to say we were running 15 - 30 minutes late.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Predictable and easy
    nmfan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We ate here before the theater, and needed a place that wasn't too expensive and offered choices everyone would like. This met our criteria. The food is not as good as it used to be - crab and shrimp cannelloni were short on seafood and heavy on the cream sauce. However, a seafood pasta dish was brimming with steamers, mussels, shrimp, and lobster in a decent unfussy preparation. My glass of wine was a bit vinegary - better to stick to cocktails and soft drinks here. Service was prompt, friendly, and attentive. Overall I'm in no hurry to go back but I would eat here again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Goldiegirl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had reservations for 20 people on a busy Saturday night. Was very happy to see our table ready on time. Wait staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Not the cheapest place, our bill averaged $50 per person for family style but that included alcohol. Would definitely return and the bruschetta and gnocchi with sausage is a must try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good good, not fancy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I went dressed in khakis and a dress shirt and I was definitely over dressed compared to the other diners. If you can look past a lot of the male customers wearing hats inside, the food is great for the price. Not the best Italian I've ever had, but fresh and high quality. I would definitely eat there again, except for the desserts. I tried the strawberry shortcake and tiramisu. I definitely wouldn't bother with desserts here, it was pretty obvious they don't have a pastry chef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a crowd
    PamR
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is a great spot for a large group. Food is a step up from your average chain restaurant and is reasonably priced for the area. Decent wine list. Great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful birthday meal
    ecrean
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I've always had great experiences at Maggiano's in Boston since the first time I went there over 10 years ago. They hooked my family with free lemonade on a hot day, and we've been going back ever since for all sorts of occasions. The food is solid, the portions are heaping, and the service is always outstanding. I went there recently for my birthday and I was happy that the server was cool with my request for no fanfare. Not only did she comp my dessert, but she also brought out some small cookies with candles. It was a wonderful birthday meal where I enjoyed good food and good company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    CapeCodJanie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere, wonderful host, wonderful server, wonderful cocktails, AMAZING desserts... Everything was -you guessed it-WONDERFUL!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always memorable
    Valleyeater
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My favorite place pre or post theatre. Had some friends with me who are usually hard to please. They loved it and were raving about their meals.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for family gathering!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My sisters, parents, and I dined at Maggiano's on a Sunday afternoon and it was great! The food was delicious, especially the Gnocchi with Italian Sausage! And, as first time customers we were given free appetizers. The cocktails and wine were great and the service was outstanding. Our server Christopher completed the experience and everyone loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amilu
    Lulu
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been going to Maggiano's for almost 9yrs and the food is always fabulous. The service is great and ambience is romantic. You can dine in or carry out the service is always great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mariasreview
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Love the place,the food and service. Only complaint is baked ziti not close to one prepared in Las Vegas location. - raw pieces of tomato, no basil flavor and little sausage - only disappointment. The rest of the meal was fabulous. Miss the pork dish you used to have on the menu. Staff were terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Love2eat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was excited to go to Marggiano's. We has a group of 13. I was not happy with the family style dining for the price. I feel going to a restaurant with better quality food and ordering off a regular menu (not family style) would have been much better. I will say that the place was very nice and the service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in Boston
    Mimsicle
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If you have a large group (or even a medium sized group), Maggiano's is perfect. It's family style, though they do have a la carte if you have a small party. The food is outstanding and just keeps coming. Save room for Nonna's pound cake. By far the best dessert in Boston.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.