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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

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (131)
Good for Groups (120)
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Good for Birthdays (103)
Casual (98)
Pre/post Theatre (94)
Good for a Date (91)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Authentic (67)
Kid-friendly (59)
Fun (57)
Business Meals (53)
Romantic (51)
Worth the Drive (51)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Great for Lunch (44)
Cozy (42)
Fit for Foodies (33)
People Watching (31)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Tasting Menu (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
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Quiet Conversation (16)
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Disabled Access (5)
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Great Beer (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We (daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughters) come back to Maggiano's every year when we do our Christmas trip to Boston. It is always great fun and excellent food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our family of four went here before a show. We had never been here before, so didn't know much about it, except that it was Italian fare. We absolutely loved the food, so fresh tasting and delicious. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a terrible experience. Despite having a reservation, we stood in front of the hostess stand for 20 minutes while she talked on the phone. Once we were finally seated, it took another 15-20 minutes for a waiter to arrive. We ordered drinks and food at the same time and explained that we had tickets to a show. It took approximately 25 mins for our cocktails to arrive and no limes for the cocktails! Food never arrived before needing to leave for the show. We allowed 1 1/2 hours for lunch, and sadly never got to eat!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A bit noisy as I believe there was a company party event. Waiter seemed to be new, not the above average service we usually get but still the best food.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

A great restaurant. We took our parents in to Boston to dine at Maggiano's and they had a great time. Our associate, Virgil Sollozzo, recommended the veal as being the best in the city and he was not mistaken. Nice family place where everybody minds their business

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall good experience. The waitress asked us about our plans and when we told her we had theater tickets at a certain time she made sure to get our order in quickly so that our meals arrived without much delay so that we wouldn't be late. Food was great. Restaurant was busy and a little noisy. There was a large party of mothers will children sitting across from us. While the mothers chatted the kids ran around the the restaurant unsupervised and creating a nuisance for the servers trying to bring orders to tables. Other than that I enjoyed the visit and will return sometime.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good food. Fair service. We had said upon arrival that we had theater tickets and we wanted to have time for dessert for my friends birthday. Our reservation left us plenty of time but we ended up rushed.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

You can never go wrong with Maggianos! The Boston location is always outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We booked this for its proximity to theaters. We were delightfully surprised by the food, service and atmosphere. I would go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was fantastic! Well worth a visit!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday party

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food and ambiance. Came with my husband and two children after the nutcracker ballet. The Christmas decorations and Italian comfort food topped off our night in the best way :) Staff was great with children

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

They make a mean Martini! The staff was pleasant ... The food is great.. the value can't be beat
** 5 stars!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for dinner with my Mom and two adult daughters before the Nutcracker Ballet. Our food was good except for one of the meals my daughter ordered; braised beef pappardelle. She couldn't even eat the beef that was on the plate(maybe 3 pieces), gobs of fat. Other than that it was just noodles, very disappointing. The manager said he would take it off our bill. When I received the bill, I was charged for the dish so I had to mention it again, and then it was taken off. Still a nice restaurant but I would stick to traditional dishes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent restaurant from the service to the meal. I would highly recommend Maggiano’s

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My only complaint, table is always 1/2 hour after reservation time so had to rush meal to make a show. Second time this has happened.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

They ran about 15 minutes late on my reservation, but we were pleased to be approached at our table by the manager to apologize and thanked for our patience. As usual, our food was well worth the wait! A great staff!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time in Boston. We were on a girls trip from Newfoundland. Lucked into this Jem of a restaurant. Food was amazing - it’s totally worth the find!
Kim, Newfoundland

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service were excellent. It was a Friday night and was very busy. All around great meal. They do like to put the tables
Very close together!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Reservations required for weekend dinner. People were being turned away with over hour wait times if you did not have a reservation. The food was really good. Our waiter was energetic, friendly and informative. Overall, great experience. Restaurant is a 2 block walk to the theaters, so great dinner spot before a show.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We hit the restaurant early the day after Thanksgiving so it was quite quiet and a little decimated from the crowd the day before, they were out of gnocchi's. The waitstaff was excellent and friendly. Never felt rushed, and absolutely loved the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We love Maggiano's so we decided to skip cooking this year & eat there. Big mistake! Their Thanksgiving choices were SO bland tasting (turkey, sweet potato mash, creamed spinach)! Their mashed potatoes ALMOST had a good flavor, but was so salty! The two wins were the three/four cheese ravioli & warm apple crostada.

Of course the ravioli was the smallest plate they gave us. We had two kids with us & this is what we all liked. I asked for more of the ravioli which I thought was okay to do while eating family style but was told the waiter wasn't sure he coud bring more. I was okay with his response, but he returned later to say he would add some with the leftovers we were taking home. When the kids got home (still hungry) he hadn't packed the ravioli as promised. I also realized they charged for my 4 year old daughter when kids prices start at 5. Disappointing!

In terms of service, it was super crowded on Thanksgiving, but I had a reservation so the wait was not bad. We were convinced to squish five people (including two squirmy kids) into a booth with a gigantic wreath behind it that my hair kept getting stuck on. Why would you sit anyone there with that wreath! I asked to be moved which they quickly obliged. Our waiter moved the water he had poured for us to the new table but left mine behind. I felt bad for the waiter bustling about, but in retrospect I'm wondering if it was intentional. He noticed my water was missing and replaced it 20 minutes later. When he brought the drinks we ordered he skipped my sprite and I had to flag him down 20 minutes later to ask him for that too. He replaced my hubby's Stella with some other beer. No serving forks with our salad. We didn't complain & tipped well anyway because we realized how busy it was & could empathize with how hectic it can be working on a major holiday.

It was great not having to do dishes and to relax all day but we won't be going back to Maggianos for a holiday again! Sadly not worth it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Have been to Maggiano's for many different Holidays...first for Thanksgiving. It was the worst experience I have had there in all the times I have been there. The salad course was on the table well nefore our cocktail order arrived, there was no bread basket, i waited over 20 minutes for a second pasta.platter while the meat courses were getting cold on the table. Am.not sure if it was the kitchen or the wait team, but this experience left a sour taste to.my.palate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had reservations for 8 people at 3pm on Thanksgiving and wasn't seated unti 3:45. Not good, especially for my 73 year old mother and uncle. The table had food crumbs stuck to the table covering and the waitress never apologized. She stated with a nervous grin on her face that she didn't know where it came from. Felt sorta accusatory like we put it there. We asked for olive oil with garlic for the bread and it came after the appetizer was served around 4:05pm. The waitress' excuse was the garlic wasn't made. Huh? Since when do you have to make garlic? My uncle and I had to stand for about 6 minutes during our meal for waitstaff to seat someone in a wheelchair right behind us in an upper booth. Why in the world would they seat someone with special needs in a tight upper booth? Once they finally made it into the booth, they knocked over their water directly on top of us and drenched my moms coat. Again, no apology. The waitress was MIA for long periods of time after each request. At least she kept that smile on her face which was welcomed since I didn't notice any of the other servers smiling. Oops now a soda goes flying off the table behind us onto my husband's coat. Good grief. Now onto the Thanksgiving meal. The turkey tasted processed and the focaccia stuffing was mushy. Loved the Maggianos and Cesar salad. Favorite dish of the night. The baked ziti, ham and sweet mashed potatoes were okay, but the rigatoni D was bland. Don't know what happened to that since its usually pretty good. Overall a bit disappointing and not typical of Maggianos so I'll chalk it up to it being a holiday and very busy. All that said, I won't be returning anytime soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving because everything else was booked and was pleasantly surprised by the Thanksgiving menu! The gnocci in particular was delicious and the creamed corn was unusual, in a good way. Would go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went on thanksgiving and the food was awesome. Lots of choices. Every dish delicious!! Highly recommend for all occasions!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was not good, Turkey was really dry and everything else was really salty. Waiter kept spilling our drinks and they sat us in a really bad spot they spilled water on one of our guests. I will not be returning for Thanksgiving.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent service . It was a relaxing and stress free . Our thanksgiving dinner was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our four course Thanksgiving dinner at Maggianos in Boston. We were pleased with the choices on the holiday menu. The portions were abundant and we were encouraged to bring home the leftovers. I would do this again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was outstanding. Waiter was very attentive. Highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very disappointed in food and service. Very unusual for them

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Maggiano's is my go-to restaurant for pre-theatre dining. This time, our server was a little slow and we ended up being a little rushed, but the food was as good as always. He did offer to do separate checks though, which was great.
The management could really do with more frequent checks on the state of the bathrooms though, as they routinely could do with some attention.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My family consisting of six adults ordered family style. We were all very pleased with the service, the food, and atmosphere. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food reasonably priced and made fresh. Wish I had time for dessert!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Maggiano's doesn't disappoint! Service and food was excellent. We got Maggiano salad to share and 3 of us split chicken parm and chicken marsella and still had leftovers. It can get noisy and tough to hear but otherwise it's a great spot for good italian.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Waiter was a nice guy but not attentive to our needs. It was a birthday celebration and nothing was done to acknowledge our guest of honor.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing dining experience as always. We got family style and food was abundant! Our waiter was fantastic and attentive and we are incredibly satisfied with our experience

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

ONce again we had a waiter we didn’t care for. Too much interruption. Then forgot to bring my mother in laws soup before entree. Food served quickly. We were not expecting to be out of there in 45. Birthday for my mother in law . I checked in at front desk. Gave them a reminder it was a birthday dinner. She said tell your waiter. Nooo I didn’t want to do that in front of her. Totally disappointed. Food good. But not good enough to return. Have been going there for years. Will never go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great ambiance, VERY attentive waiter. Wouldn’t hesitate to come back!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food as usual is good, not great, but worth the price that is paid. Service was attentive and portion sizes were perfect. Overall consistent, reliable and expedient.

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