Maggiano's - Boston

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6789 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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian was our server and he was amazing and wonderful.

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HS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational. We loved it. Authentic Italian. Delicious

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our first visit to Boston and this was the best quality restaurant we visited.

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We went for our sons 13th birthday. The pasta isn’t as good as it used to be. It’s rather thick and tasteless but I will say the marinara is still very good. Our servers were pleasant but slow and got the birthday boy’s meal wrong. Plus getting us drinks was hit or miss and the restaurant ran out of Bud Light ... my husbands drink of choice.
It seemed to me to be a herding mentality at the restaurant. Get em in and out. Turn over was more important. Meaning...after the food was delivered, we ordered a drink (for the second time...first time was forgotten) and waited 10 minutes for it and it was delivered with the bill. That’s not my idea of a relaxing evening.

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LA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It's a very crowded and noisy place on the weekend. The tables are very close to each other. The wait staff seem like they're just trying to hustle you in and out to make more in tips. Food is pretty good. But overall, it was the not the vibe we were looking for. I was hoping for a more relaxed dinner experience. We basically scarfed down our food and left. Not much of an experience but it tasted good.

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CL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfect as usual. Staff friendly. Enjoy myself everytime.

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I like Maggiano's. I've been there many times for family gatherings. But over time they bring you less food less often, the servers cover more tables so you get less attention. I small piece of cheesecake for 10 people to share. Waiting forever for the check. You can see all the corners they are cutting to boost their profit margin.

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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is always great and I have never been disappointed. The thing I like is all the dishes on the menu have an calorie count which is very important if you are trying to lose weight. All restaurants should have calorie counts on the menu. When I am going out to eat I look for restaurants that have calorie count on the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great $2 Mimosas! The pancakes were light and airy. Wonderful service. Staff members were pleasant and accommodating to food allergies. Some of the cups were dirty but they were exchanged with ease. Overall great time!

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TH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Waiter was a dud who could not handle a large group with kids.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived at 7:10 for our 715 reservation, we didn’t get sat until close to 8 o’clock, we didn’t get water until about 820 and we got our beverages at around 830 at the same time as out apps. They sat us 4 muscular guys at table meant for two (I’m assuming since we only ever had two place settings.) The food did not come out until 9:30 with cold pasta and a warm salad. By the time the new pasta came out everyone had finished and it was 10pm. We were tired of being cramped for so long.

We go to Maggiano’s at least once a month. We won’t be going back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, kids menu.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was not honored. The restaurant was overbooked and did a poor job of managing it. I will not return.

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AH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were terrific... We had a 6:15 reservation and were seated at 6:30 pm
Will definitely be back

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CS
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had reservations at 5:15 and got there around 5:00 and got to sit immediately. Service was great, food was great as always. It was actually a great time to go, later on a Saturday night it gets crazy in there, so this was prefect.

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TD
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and very convenient to the Theater District. I highly recommend if you're in the area.

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HI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiters need to explain more about your food you are ordering and check up on your needs more.

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R
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and delicious meal. We went before a show at the Opera House. We had a reservation and were seated almost immediately. Our waiter was very nice and professional. One of the people in my party has food allergies and they accommodated all of her needs. Highly recommended dining experience.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a great time every time we go to Maggiano’s. Love doing family style, you get to try a bit of everything!

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TI
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Will be back soon to enjoy another fantastic meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and good food

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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service, environment! Went for Valentine’s Day dinner and had a wonderful time!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going there!!!

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DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was super nice. Recommended a fantastic wine and treated us well. The steak and ravioli special along with the specialty cheesecake were excellent!

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Love this place, but nothing was cleared from our table or the neighboring tables. We ate dinner in a sea of dirty dishes, not really what you want on v-day. We were shoved in the back corner by the extra shoes and were hardly payed attention to. We are both in the industry so we try to take everything with a grain of salt but this was just unexceptable. Won’t come back here on a busy night.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, not so great service. Spent a lot of time sitting waiting around for the waiter.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service.

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JT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing atmosphere and food! definitely will be coming back soon !!!

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GZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual and even though the restaurant was completely full, it was quiet enough to have a casual conversation without raising our voices. Overall a very enjoyable Valentine’s Day dinner

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EH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es uno de mis mejores restaurante que e visitado en Boston excelente servicio y comida 🥘 súper espero volver pronto

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited 15 mins before waited came over. Food disgusting . Veal was like frozen patties and spaghetti was reheated. Chef Boyatee would have been better. Best thing about the place was the bread that is why i gave it a 1 star

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DF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lot of food for the money, enjoyable dining space, very good waitstaff, considerate managers and terrific to have valet parking (also very nice staff).

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N
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anyone who has ever eaten at a Maggiano's knows that their portions are extremely generous, so if you like taking home leftovers you'll be thrilled. They also package the leftovers with instructions for reheating in the best manner, guaranteeing that you'll continue to enjoy the food at its best.

The Lobster Carbonara was amazing -- tremendously rich and luscious (the sauce) with touches of sweetness (lobster), smokiness (bacon) and crisp freshness (snap peas.) My husband had the Veal Marsala which was perfectly tender and flavorful. Top it all off with your favorite choice from their wine list and you'll have a great dinner.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except the table location. I had asked for a nice table to celebrate a birthday; but got a high traffic spot near front which was disappointing

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service left much to be desired. We were a party of 7 and we constantly had to wait for something. All food would be there for entrees except for one person in the party - and like 10 minutes or so we would wait for their food so the rest of the party could start eating meanwhile the food is getting cold. Drinks - same, some would get theirs and another 10 minutes would go by before we get the rest of the drinks. Same with desert. Half was served and the others who wanted another order of desert had to wait another 10 minutes. A few other things I am not going to bother getting into, and the bottomline is that the service completely overshadowed (in a negative way) the food which was pretty good. Won’t be looking to go back any time soon.

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S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is soo good. Love the filet with asparagus risotto, carbonara, chicken saltimboca and piccata.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Seated late for a 915 reservation, even though we arrived early at 850 and OT showed open slots for 9pm. They did tell us right away they were running late, but felt more could have been done.

Waiter was fast and efficient, but not overly friendly and barely checked on us to see if our meal was satisfactory or if we needed refreshed drinks.

Food was excellent, no complaints. Priced fairly.

Very busy but not crowded, noise level and ambiance were to be expected for a Saturday night in Boston

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have been here a number of times, but this time we where not happy with the service. we were left waiting at our table time and time again. with no drinks or bread. the waiter was not very attentive to our needs at all.
this is new to us so i expect that we shall be treated much better next time.

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F
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Would recommend to try, but very disappointed on the service our waitress was horrible we go at least twice a year

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N
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad experience at Maggiano's. It continues to be my favorite Italian restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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