Maggiano's - Boston

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$30 and under
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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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great birthday dinner. Thank you!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family get together, food is good and waited for few minutes for the table

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We arrived a little late but the restaurant was able to sit us quickly!

TB
New England
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love Italian food. Maggiano's is a great place for lots of traditional comfort food dishes. The upside to Maggiano's is their food. It's fabulous. I'd recommend fasting beforehand because there's no discipline when you're there. My 15 year old son ordered a traditional spaghetti and meatballs (actually, one large meatball) and he made it disappear. I ordered the linguini and clams and it was heaven. All after the fried calamari - which was crispy brown and delish.
On the other hand, the restaurant is big. Huge. It feels like a factory for dishing out great Italian dishes. The waiters seem overwhelmed and the noise level is high. We waited forever for the check.
All that said, I'd definitely go back again. Sooner if they put the stuffed artichoke back on the menu.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Good experience. No other comment

CT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, especially the Salmon Oscar! Our Open Table reservation was honored quickly, despite a large crowd of patrons waiting. All staff members were friendly. Unfortunately our server was quite challenged. Extra place settings were never removed from our table. We had to pile our used appetizer and then salad dishes in a corner of the table. Another server saw them and removed them. We had allowed two hours for dinner, but service was so slow we didn’t have time for dessert/coffee. That being said, once our order was placed, our appetizer, salads and entrees were delivered by the kitchen in a timely fashion. The environment was warm and welcoming, but it was very loud. Children were allowed to run around between tables. There were numerous tables of large, loud parties. It’s not a place for a romantic date. But it’s a great place for a loud, family style experience.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food as always!!!

R
New England
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Service and food was great! Table location and our chairs in the lane of servers not great.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We came for lunch after taking my children and nephew to see Rudolph. There were 4 adults and 3 kids (8,6,5). Waiter was very pleasant, but everything took an incredibly long time. We have 11:45 reservations and didn’t get out until 1:45 and we took dessert to go. The restaurant was not busy - though there was at least one function downstairs. The food wasn’t the quality I’m used to from Maggiano’s and the length of the meal was just too long for lunch with 3 kids. Had we stayed for dessert we’d have been well over 2 hours. Had this been my only experience with Maggiano’s I’d not be very willing to come back and spend the money that we did for that experience.

a
New England
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A fun family friendly restaurant to go to before a show. Since it was December, it was also decked out in Holiday Decorations. The atmosphere was fun and friendly. Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed , but was still friendly and relatively attentive. We would definitely return.

H
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice dinner before the theater. Always great with theater patrons, getting us in and out without feeling rushed.

EM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, my family & I enjoy visiting Maggianos! We were treated wonderfully from everyone including Steven & Greg! Thank you Ellen Mitchell

l
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Been here a couple times before Nutcracker ballet Boston. This time service was extremely slow even though our reservation was for 5:15. We barely made it to the show on time.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a blast, kid friendly, good wine.

WB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were fantastic!

ES
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy Maggiano's. The atmoshpere is friendly and the service is attentive. We tried some new specials that were delicious (seafood fondue appetizer) Portions are large. The fra diavlo was not very spicy so we added some crushed red pepper. Wine selection was good, but sangria could have had a little more wine and less juice, but still flavorful. Highly recommend Maggiano's for consistent good food and service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my son’s birthday. He thoroughly enjoyed it!

MG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

waitress was the BEST and food servers were outstanding. Food was served hot and wasvery good

HJ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing....polite, attentive, quick, prompt. The food was delicious as always. The wait time was mininum. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated. I chose to celebrate my birthday here and it was the perfect choice!

FF
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Although the food was very good, the portions were significantly smaller than in the past, and at the prices charged they are no longer a good value. The service was abominable! The waiter wandered away after only taking the order for half of our party, then food arrived in dribs and drabs delivered by people who had no idea who had ordered what. Two members of our party wound up waiting at least 20 minutes to receive their food after everyone else has been served. The food does still taste good though

KV
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for a family dinner while kids were home for the holiday. Food was delicious. Skeptical on the family-style menu, but it turned out great! We tried some news dishes, and the old faithful, chicken parm, never disappoints. Lots of hustle and bustle, large parties and small. I like the noise, I know we can talk and have a good laugh, without feeling inappropriate. All the staff that we came in contact with were helpful, friendly, and even though some only spoke Italian, they all made our family dinner a great one!

RP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food is delicious, of course, but the staff is outstanding. They treat you like family. This was the first place we ate on our first trip to Boston, and we have to return on every visit.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic as always! Great food, service and ambiance!

LZ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Decorated nicely for the holidays

SA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We married and had an intimate reception at Maggiano’s two years ago. We enjoy the food and ambience. A sweet reminder of our love.

MA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I like Maggianos and never went there for brunch before. I can say that my french toast was amazing! My coffee was very bitter and I asked for a fresh cup which was much better. Also, I made reservations for 10:30 am and the door posted hours starting at 11:00 am so it was confusing and we were their first customers. The music was lovely- Frank Sinatra and beautiful decorations for Christmas. My only concern was that the hostess was a bit aloof, but our waiter was very friendly and courteous!

B
New England
61 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always consistent and not expensive, this is a great place to go with a large group. That being said, it can get noisy and a bit on the chaotic side. This is not a great place for intimate conversation. The food is good and plentiful (again, both a good thing and a bad thing). Order wisely! The portions are enormous. Sharing is a great idea. Love the bread. Love the appetizer options. The wine is great and again, reasonably priced.
We WILL go back. We always do.

SB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian dining at a very reasonable price. A broad menu to satisfy every member of our family. Staff was friendly and attentive, the food excellent and the atmosphere very relaxing. The dining area is quite elegant and the historical building is very interesting.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

thanksgiving

BH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and we had a very relaxing time. Our waiter was wonderful too. Very sweet and attentive.

NB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first Thanksgiving at Maggiano’s. The staff, food and ambiance was great.

A
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time here! We have made it a tradition to have thanksgiving here when we are not with family. Food is excellent and worth every penny as we always have leftovers!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined out on Thanksgiving for the first time, and it was a great experience. The food, portions, and service were all great.

LG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try doing something different for Thanksgiving this year and made reservations at Maggiano's. We have eaten here before and always loved the food. We were given several options to choose from and everything we chose was delicious! The staff were all wonderful and not having to cook or clean up after a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner was a huge bonus!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We did not expect to have to order off a special menu because it was Thanksgiving but the food was great Regardless. Service was terrific.

EP
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have spent Thanksgiving at Maggiano’s at least 8 times over the years. It has always been an enjoyable experience. The waitstaff is pleasant and attentive. The plate value for this event is excellent. We always have multiple leftovers which extends the holiday. Our only quibble would be that this year’s turkey was uncharacteristically salty

p
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a group favorite. Quick and tasty food that is family friendly

s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlene was great! Food was great! The experience was fantastic!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Delicious food. Overall great place to have dinner. Price overall good but definitely watch what you spend if you are interested in saving money there are plenty of ways to do so and still have an amazing meal and time here!!!!

NI
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love coming to this place...even though it has been four years after. Only issue was that I received my food very late but was worth the wait!

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