Maggiano's - Boston

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7097 reviews
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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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New England
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 9 people in our party. Orders ranged mushroom raviolis, gnocchi, salads (a couple of different ones), flat bread pizza and calamari - all were great. Attentive service topped off the experience!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the best Italian meals we have ever had and our waiter was wonderful! Would definitely go back the next time we are in Boston!

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SC
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing. Maggiano’s does very well with food allergies and modifications, something that is always appreciated. Don’t skip the tiramisu - you’ll regret doing so.

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JP
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our birthday celebration with our son. Food never disappoints and the service was excellent, again!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Enjoyed our meal and gathering

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c
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, loved the lighter options! Outstanding experience!

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BB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Maggiano’s is on our short list of go to places before theater. Up til now the food was terrific and the service was great. Unfortunately the waiter we had was dreadful! We were a group of 6 including three teenagers. He threw our menus on the table and never explained about the insert where we could locate the pastas. We asked him about pastas for the kids and he said he could bring spaghetti instead of pulling out an insert and letting us know about the abundant pasta choices. We told him we had theater tix at 6:30. Our reservation was for 4:30 so we should have had plenty of time. However the food didn’t come for almost an hour! Once it came he never inquired if everything was OK or even refilled our water glasses and it was a hot summer day. It took 4 of us to finally flag his down to get our bill and then it was wrong. We were there for a 16th birthday celebration and he certainly put a damper on the meal.

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TP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to dinner on Saturday night with my wife and daughter before a play. Food was excellent and service very prompt. We enjoyed the meal and our experience!

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p
London
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Maggiano's in Boston is much more spacious than the the pictures on the website suggest. Usually it's the other way round. The way it's laid out it works because it's zoned nicely and its size is not intimidating at all, so the ambiance is good. Service too was fine but sadly my favorite Italian dish, lasagne, had run out, leaving me having to choose spaghetti instead as we were too tired after a heavy day to have anything more elaborate. It was fine, but there was far too much, enough for more than two people in one big bowl. It was however perfectly cooked in an authentic manner. So no complaints, and I would be happy to eat there again.

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KR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious, we arrived 10 mins prior to our reservation and were seated right away, and food came out promptly and was absolutely delicious!!

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TJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No traffic going into the city, so spur of the moment made a reservation. Food is great, service is great, parking is cheap. What’s not to like.

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Our waiter was amazing and went above and beyond.

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CB
Perthshire
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

It was incredibly busy and noisy.
A glass was broken and left on the floor, at least for the 10 mins I stood waiting.
The service was slow at order but food came promptly.
The quality was good and tasty.

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JM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just outstanding! Attentive and friendly service. Absolutely delicious food. Wonderful for a special occasion or just a great meal!

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. I had chicken piccata and others had chicken parmigiana. Bread and salad was great too. Our waiter seemed annoyed with us.

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c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as always . Our waitress Sarah was fantastic. She always right there when we needed her and went out of her way along with her support staff to make my daughters birthday great.
thank you again.

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Our server Charlene was also amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We forgot how wonderful this place was

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1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server was not friendly, not attentive. He sighed and rolled his eyes when we asked for more food. We ordered family style and yet he thought two slices of lasagna was enough for 5 people. We had to reach behind us and fill our own water glasses 3 times. This visit did not match our other visits and we were very disappointed. We had tried to celebrate our daughters birthday and show an out of town guest a great place at the same time and left embarrassed we had recommended it.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. . Unfortunately the stuffed mushrooms came out with some kind of tag attached to them. Manager explained this was what they use to show the time they were made .. i guess these are made well In advance . While the manager appropriately took it off the bill.. it really put a damper on my last night in Boston . In addition. the veal parm was very salty and had too much Parmesan cheese added . Service is was awesome , but not sure this is one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston. Ambiance is more like a chain restaurant than fine dining .

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Family vacation

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m
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was AWESOME!! His name is Chris and I say, give Chris a raise!! He made our dinner experience the best it could be! Thank you Chris! Food was fantastic, ambiance was delightful, our service was top notch!

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GM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything so Good. Reasonably priced. Love this place.

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JM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good time at Maggiano's. Try to go at least monthly

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Lindsey was FABULOUS! Very tentative absolutely best waitress I’ve had since I’ve been coming to maggianos

I hope I can request her if she’s working the next time I come back.

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RI
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, John, was very attentive, helpful and an all around good waiter.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

1. The atmosphere was good. It was too loud to hear anyone at your table
2. the food was okay. You have to know what to order. Stay away from the fish, stick with the pasta and chicken
3. Service was exceptional, though I don't appreciate our server changing tables in the middle to support a larger party coming in.

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Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Charlene was an amazing waitress. Very friendly and helpful.

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Amazing staff! Will be back!!!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was actually early and the service was excellent. The food was delicious. Will definitely go back and would recommend it!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never a disappointment! Love the food!

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PF
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food with good size portions, but service not great. Trying to remember all orders without writing anything down, which didn't always work.

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CA
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was not bad yet did not leave us wanting more. The lasagna was far heavier with sausage than ricotta. The shrimp fra diavolo was in a creamier sauce than expected and not a lot of fettuccine but overall was okay. Service was far from special. Plates were left rather than cleared and had to gain the server’s attention for many needs. This was not the first time we have been here and our food expectations were not high but the service could have been much better.

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PS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, We really enjoyed the food and our waitress Ryan was awesome...

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drinks are always great! Nice ambience. Food is deliciousness every time!

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AB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service, we've eaten here many times and keep coming back.

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1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch
Lindsay the server was superb/ attentive interactive great personality handling a large group
( unfortunately we were seated near the kitchen out door and one particular waiter insisted on kicking the door off its hinges and slamming it into the wall every time he exited - seriously annoying )

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The calamari and tiramisu were great. I liked the flavors of the Tuscan chicken and shrimp but there was too much smoked ham for my liking. The server however was quick and did not take the time to talk to us and make us feel comfortable; I did not catch his name. Overall, the ambiance was very lovely and I would go back there for another date night.

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LA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, food and service were excellent! We be back againzzzz

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TC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Came to Maggianno's for lunch with my family after seeing a show nearby. On a Sunday at mid-day the restaurant wasn't as crowded and noisy as when I've been in the past. So, atmosphere was great for a casual family lunch. Food and service were good. I took off a star for service as two of our dishes did not come to the table correctly. Ordered manicotti but chicken piccatta arrived and I had to wait for them to cook what I had actually ordered. We were told it was a mix up in the kitchen.

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