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About 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.

4 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
M: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
T: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
W:11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Th: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
F: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat: 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 542-3456

Website:
http://locations.maggianos.com/massachusetts/boston/02116/4-columbus-ave-/

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Green Line to Arlington

Executive Chef:
Andre Barnes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Give your guests a reason to celebrate. Whether you’re hosting a business meeting, holiday party, wedding event or birthday celebration, our expert team will ensure it’s executed flawlessly. Host your event in one of our rich, beautifully appointed banquet rooms and enjoy a fresh-made Italian feast.

Maggiano's - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (157)
Good for Groups (137)
Comfort Food (114)
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Good for Birthdays (113)
Pre/post Theatre (112)
Good for a Date (110)
Good for Anniversaries (89)
Casual (86)
Authentic (72)
Kid-friendly (71)
Fun (63)
Romantic (62)
Worth the Drive (52)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Great for Lunch (47)
Cozy (45)
Business Meals (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Notable Wine List (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
People Watching (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Seasonal (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Tasting Menu (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Healthy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Vegan (5)
Great Beer (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 hours ago

We have dined at this restaurant several times before and had enjoyable experiences. This time, however, we couldn’t get out fast enough. It took two and a half hours for dinner (even with reservations), the waitstaff were distracted and not attentive. The noise level was exceedingly high. We sat near the kitchen and were bumped into several times. We could also hear all of the chaos in the kitchen. Our meals were not hot and did not come out as we ordered. Staff could be seen doing side work rather than waiting on their tables.

Not sure if management changed or lacked on our particular night of dining, however, our experience was unpleasant enough that we have decided not to dine here again. So unfortunate.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 hours ago

Sister and daughters birthday

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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Had a very nice dining experience at Maggiano’s. We were grabbing a quick bite before heading over to watch Rain, the Beatles tribute. The service was very good, waiter was attentive and friendly. The food was good but not great, for an Italian restaurant you expect the pasta to be perfect but it was enough for what we were looking for. Overall good dining experience, if they could hit the nail on the head with their food it would have been perfect. Good espresso martinis (creamy)!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Lunch after taking our daughter to Disney On Ice

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyed a delicious meal with a long time friend. I had chicken piccata

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Went before a show and the service was excellent and the food was great. Large portions but easy to bring home doggy bag. It is busy there but it has cool vibe.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 2 days ago

Yes it is a chain but they do an excellent job on both food and service. I love the Maggiano's salad. It's a must have every time I'm there.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were excellent!!!
Ambience for date night was great...
Just a little pricey...... $9.99 bottle of 4 daughters moscato wine is marked up to $40.00

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

wonderful as always

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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s day

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·Dined 4 days ago

Went to Maggiano's for Valentine’s date. It was a good experience. Loved the food and cocktails. The server was extremely friendly and attentive. The ambiance was good. Would recommend this place for its cosy feel and great food!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

The Stella Beer keg ran out and my waiter did nothing to accommodate me at all. He brought me a tasteless tap beer and my option was to wait 5-10 minutes for my original order.

Ambiance was nice, food was exceptional. Goditi la serata! Bon Appétit!!!!!!

It was nice of our waiter to take our photo for Valentine's Day when we asked. My only recommendation for our waiter was to check in on us more frequently.

Overall I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

It was Valentines Day ; we were seated in the most awkward spot in the place. We were seated at a small table in the middle of the floor, the table was so small our menus were falling on the floor and in order for us to have enough room we had to move the candles, water glasses and other items off the table to accommodate our food and drinks. Usually we have such a great experience but this time it was a 2 at best what saved the night was the food and the person I was with that night

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great Galentines dinner with my friend at Maggianos! The food was amazing and we had a great night. Got right in, sat down, and food came promptly. Will definitely be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food yet again at Maggianos. Our waiter John gave a superb recommendation from the chefs special menu and it was so awesome. Thanks John for that!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food not so good.
A little bit noisy.
Service is great.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great meal, great waiter, great management.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is very good. Drink was made well. Flatbread kids pizza was a fave.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely wonderful! It was our daughter's birthday. The food, as usual, was fantastic. We will be back for the holidays!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was my sons birthday. They brought our candles on a delicious desert.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I took my daughter for a celebration dinner. We were seated at a nice comfortable booth and received great service. The food was delicious (could've been warmer) and nicely presented. We would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

I've been to Maggiano's many times and this is the first time that I was dissatisfied. My food was not what I ordered and it was burnt. I tried to struggle through but at the end I had to complain to my waiter. I'm chalking it up to a bad night for the restaurant. I'll give it another try but I look forward to going there and it was disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is the second time we have eaten here and on each occasion we were met with a vibrant and busy entrance, bar and dining area. Make a reservation unless you plan on waiting. Excellent and traditional Italian meals, great dessert and and full bar.

Tags: People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Any time I make reservations ahead of time for Maggianos, I have no trouble getting a table and being seated right away. This dining experience with my husband was great. The brushetta bar is a must try! You're served 5 different options (though I think you could choose your own if you wish) and they are all delicious! We both had pasta dishes for dinner. My husband's manicotti was divine. And for dessert, a rich brownie with strawberries. My $10 off coupon was honored even though it was expired. I love Maggianos for before theatre experiences. Enjoy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service started out well but then we had to track them down. My friend ordered a meatball with her pasta which was not served until dinner almost completed. Cheese was not brought to the table until meal was actually completed. Eggplant parm undercooked and pasta aioli was dry. Sangria was excellent however and reception upon entering was very cordial.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was very good. Defiantly make a reservation if you plan to eat here because it was mobed!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always great. A little slower than normal and not steaming hot food. Group of 7 from 2 states celebrating 4 birthdays within 30 days had a very enjoyable afternoon in the city at Maggiano’s.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

There was quite a crowd when we went there, and i had to ask the waiter to replace 3 plates which were not washed well.
Otherwise the food was great and had a great ambience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was decent but not exceptional. It is a fun, large Italian restaurant that is energetic and loud.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was my first time eating at this restaurant and sadly it will be my last, at this specific location that it! Although the food was good, the service was TERRIBLE! There are 3 menus, kids menu, dinner, and family style menu. My family was forced to order from the family style menu although we had already ordered from two other menus, why? Because many of us did not eat what was on the family style menu, and I do not think that we should’ve been forced to! if that was an issue we should’ve been notified then. However because one person decided to let someone have a taste off their plate management decided to step in ( I get that isn’t “classy” but it shouldn’t have been that serious). She then proceeds to letting us know our waiter was new, if he’s new why was he handling such a large group? and why doesn’t he know the rules? Why were kids charged adult prices as well? Our money could’ve been spent at a more family oriented restaurant. I would only recommend this place if your going on a date! Such a disappointment!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is great. We order individual not family . Love the family feeling

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great meal at Maggiano's. I have eaten here a number of times and always found it to be very consistent. This time the food seemed to have jumped a level for all four of us as we were very impressed with our dinners. The pesto dish, saltimbocca, piccata and marsala were fantastic. Cannot wait to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went into Boston for a date night and this restaurant was close to the show we were seeing so we decided to make a reservation. Waited 20 minutes after our reservation time, which was fine since it was a Saturday night and it was busy. Servers seemed rushed and busy. Place was too loud to have a conversation. Food was way over priced for what you get. Lacked flavor. The only good thing was that it was hot when it arrived. Definitely won’t be coming back.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I used to go to this chain when I lived in Chicago and loved it for dinner or take out. This was just as good. I had chicken piccata - great - and my husband had the lasagna which he thought was a bit rich (isn’t that what lasagna is??). Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We made a reservation for 2 at 6:15 knowing we had theater tickets at 8pm. Restaurant did not seat us until 6:40 so we felt a little pressured and rushed and could not fully enjoy our experience. However, our waiter was sensitive to our time constraint and pushed our order through very quickly so we were able to finish our dinner in time to leave for the theater.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great restaurant. Been here several times. Never disappoints. Always great service but I have to say that this time was the best. Our server Diego was fantastic! Food and atmosphere was great as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

My veal marsala was a bit tough. This does happen though with the product. The flavor was there though. My guest had the shrimp scampi. It was mouth watering good. The wait staff was on key, professional, and friendly. It was my second time to this establishment and they did not disappoint. I do recommend making reservations.... it was easy to do and they were able to seat us early.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Date night with my husband.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The service was superb. Waiters and bus boys very attentive. The food was very good and reasonably priced for the Boston theatre district.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food and service was wonderful, as always. Always our "go-to" place to dine when we are going to a theatre performance.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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