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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

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (137)
Good for Groups (123)
Comfort Food (107)
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Good for Birthdays (104)
Casual (100)
Pre/post Theatre (96)
Good for a Date (92)
Good for Anniversaries (76)
Authentic (65)
Kid-friendly (63)
Fun (58)
Business Meals (53)
Romantic (53)
Worth the Drive (52)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Great for Lunch (44)
Cozy (41)
Fit for Foodies (33)
People Watching (30)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Hot Spot (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Healthy (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Seasonal (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Local Ingredients (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Scenic View (4)
Vegan (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Came highly recommended from coworkers and it lived up to the hype. Worked out perfect before seeing a show in the theater district. Had a 4:15 reservation and walked in at five minutes early and our table was ready for us. Chris was our server and he was great, explained the menu and gave his own personal recommendations. Food was delishes from the salad to the dessert. Will certainly visit again! Joe & Rachael

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We took the Kids to Maggiano's before a concert and had a wonderful meal! Our server was wonderful as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Our waiter was wonderful! Really kept the pace, was gractious and kind if anything was late/took longer than expected. A really, really wonderful man!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We read that Maggiano’s was “allergy kid friendly”, and while the server was helpful and did help us understand what my nephew could and couldn’t eat, which was a plus, we were disappointed that the answer was not much. There was almost nothing he could eat but pasta with butter. No desserts, nothing. Thus is a typical experience for allergy kids at most restaurants...we’d had just expected Maggiano’s would be better. To be fair, Maggiano’s didn’t bill themselves as “allergy kid friendly”...I’d read it on a different website, so they are not responsible for my misinformed expectations. However beyond that...my Veal Parm was mediocre, and my friend’s Eggplant Parm was partially cooked...half the eggplant was near raw (chewy). Our salads were good though. We’ve been there in the past and always had great meals before...this was just a big step down. So...not a great experience this time. Hopefully it was a one off and they were just having a busy/bad night.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We have been to Maggiano's several times and are never disappointed. The recent visit was for a birthday . We were 16 and did family style and had so much food. There was no cake serving fee added on and no gratuity. I highly recommend Maggiano's for a large group or just a party of 4 looking for great food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was wonderful!
From the food through the service and lively environment. We came with my parents for my 40 celebration. It was the perfect place for that!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We love this place and love seeing and chatting with the Manager Diarmuid!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Been going here for years- always wonderful, but this visit was disappointing... they were out of eggplant parm at 6:30pm- reflective of poor kitchen planning, as it is a popular house speciality (and what I was looking forward to all day)! Then ordered tiramisu for dessert, first they said they were out, then came back and said "we found some"- it must had just been made at that moment, because the lady fingers were still hard! Will think twice before going back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food, great atmosphere! Surprisingly not too loud, considering the crowd. Easy to have a conversation. Service was wonderful! A great dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious as ever and service was wonderful - so fun with the family:o)

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious!! We ordered gnocchi with sausage and eggplant Parmesan, both were plentiful and we took the rest home!! Even though there were only 2 of us, I felt totally forgotten about in there. I tried numerous times to get our waiters attention to no avail. When he did finally come
By, I had asked for a cappuccino and the check. Someone else delivered the cappuccino, no check. Now, coffee is done, water glasses are empty, to go bag on table, no check. Two tables around us who had arrived after us; left before us. I begin to layer on my winter wear, standing up, trying to be noticed by my waiter, usually works. Fully dressed for the freezing temps and here’s the check. I also noted in my reservation that we had the 7pm show, reservations were for 4:45pm.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The waiter we had was not great spilled things several times , didn't take out starter plates ever and had to pile them ourselves in the center of table bumped into me several times, didn't know what anyone ordered and screwed up the drink order.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good. We had a 6pm reservation and I had called in advance to let them know that we had to be finished before heading to the theater. I was told it was no problem but unfortunately, our table was not ready at 6 - it was about 15 minutes delayed . Since we ordered family style we paid for all of the courses of food but were not able to finish eating because we had to leave for the theater. That was a disappointment. The waiter was very nice. We had a reservation for 6 and were seated at a round table for 10 so it was almost as if we were all sitting in a line (which was awkward) . I don't think I would come here again if on a time crunch.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We didn't actually sit down to eat here this evening because we checked in 10 mins before our reserve time and the hostess was seating people who came in after us, who apparently had earlier reservation times, but were arriving much later. We left about 20 mins after our reservation time, after waiting about half an hour total.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My sister and I were celebrating our Mom’s 60th Bday! It was amazing and our server was phenomenal!! Funny,prompt and knowledgeable!! Great time!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I went on Sunday evening with a group of friends before a show. It was quite busy and we were thankful we had made a reservation.
Our waiter was extremely pleasant and after introducing himself, he asked if we had any time constraints. When we told him we had an 8:00pm show he assured us he would get us out of there in plenty of time.
We ordered family style and there was more than enough food for 4 adults (in fact we took half home!). Everything was delicious.
The only slight downfall was the cost, especially for alcoholic drinks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very pleased with the service and food. We were accommodated on time and in a comfortable spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was incredible. We went before The Elf Musical and our waiter did an incredible job of making sure we were on time. Great night and incredible food!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was my second time here and it seems like all the things I enjoyed about the first trip are gone. The food tasted bland and our server seemed to be managing too many tables. Overall, still okay for pre/post show but you should definitely make it to the north end if you’re hoping for good Italian food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was fantastic but depending on what you order the portions can be a bit small for the price. The filet was melt in your mouth delicious! Our server started out good but after we got our food he seemed to be more interested in talking to the waitresses then waiting on us. It took more then 10 minutes to get his attention when we had all finished eating even though he was standing directly in our line of sight. Although we were out for my birthday we loved the Christmas decorations and the ambiance of the restaurant. We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

You need to make a reservation early! We had a great time! The food was delicious, the wait was minimal (we had a reservation!) and the waiter we had was terrific! Cheers to Diego! We will definitely be coming back when we are back in town!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

As busy as it was the food and service was outstanding. We've recommended it to others who've also shared a great experience. We love this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was great- food, server, ambiance
Only issue was the check in there was a long line and very crowded. There were other guests cutting in line and being rude. Not much they could have done but an easier way to check in - maybe someone at the door and at the hostess stand- more than one spot.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was Underwhelming pretty good. Of course, being Italian and a great cook, my standards are high. It was convenient for the theatre.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been to maggianos several times and it is generally pretty good. On this occasion we had the worst experience ever. The reason was that the waiter had a lousy attitude so with that being said the drinks were wrong and took forever, the food also took an unreasonable amount of time and was served cold. We will probably not be returning to Maggianos.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have been to Maggiano’s a handful of times and each time never disappoints! Yummy as usual and the service was great! They always ask if you’re seeing a show so they can make sure you get out on time! Highly recommend to anyone looking for great Italian food!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food -- wonderful atmosphere, but it took a very long time to get the waiter's attention and also a very long time for the food to come out. The restaurant was busy, but not full.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great customer service . My mother found a egg shell in her meal . The manager came over right away to apologize and assure us he spoke to chef immediately to handle the situation . The manager took the meal off the bill.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was great and our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable but the front desk reception needs some improvement and professionalism. I had a reservation but still they made us wait for more than 30 mins and after i asked about the wait they said my reservation was removed from their system which i felt odd, they accomodated us immediately but randomly taking out of the system needs some improvement.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything we wanted and more! What drew me to the restaurant was the rigatoni d dish that I️ saw on the menu...got It and loved It!!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always have a great time, service, and food. This last time was not the case. I made a reservation two weeks prior and was sat 45 min late. Out food orders were wrong, and we never got some of our food. For the passed 3 Years, my boyfriend and i come to Maggiano’s for every occasion. It was his birthday and took my entire family with us this time since we wanted to share our always great experience with them. It’s unfortunate that this last time was a negative one. I’ve worked in busy chain restaurants so I understand how busy it can get, but I don’t know if our server was new but I felt like he didn’t really listen and seemed extremely overwhelmed. There were 30 min gaps between him coming to our table which is unacceptable. This won’t deter us from coming to Maggiano’s again, but not on a Friday or not to the one in Boston, unfortunately.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Delicious food and terrific service! Even with the busyness of the holiday season, our meal was fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

When in Boston we always come here. The Taylor Street Baked Ziti is outstanding. Great service, ambience, good prices. Leave feeling happy instead of gouged. Get well soon Johnny the K, best manager anywhere, and come back to us!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I took my wife here prior to the theater. The Christmas decorations were beautiful. The service was excellent; couldn’t ask for better service. We were seated immediately. Our waiter was fantastic. The wine was reasonably priced. The bruschetta bar was EXCELLENT. My wife’s steak was undercooked (she ordered a medium filet and got med-rare). My Filet was over cooked ( I ordered med-rare, and got med-well). It was hard to have a normal conversation due to the loud atmosphere, but you can’t expect any better as it was a Friday night at 6pm. The bill was very reasonable and I had no problem with the prices. Overall, had a great time and will absolutely go back the next time we are in Boston for dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Maggiano’s is a behemoth of a restaurant. It’s not easy to have the charm of Little Italy when you seat hundreds of people in a multi level mega restaurant. The menu is pretty extensive but nothing on it sounds particularly appealing. The starters are grease ridden calorie bombs and the mains are the largest portions I have ever seen. The contadina (beef stew) tasted surprisingly okay but was enough food for 3-4 people. Wine by the glass was extremely expensive and the waiter couldn’t remember which was which because ‘they were both red’ - I’m not really a wine snob but at $21 a glass I’d like a little better service. It seems like this is an experience you should have in Boston, but we wouldn’t ever do it again.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Loved it! Food is freshly made and super delicious and healthy too! Services were great too 😀👍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Unable to eat . Got there at 545 for 6pm reservation prior to attending a show at the theatere, was told “ we are running behind we can’t sit you for a while.”

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

We arrived about 20 minutes late for our reservation due to traffic but did call and speak to someone at the restaurant to let them know. When we arrived it was very busy, we explained we explained about our reservation and the host was able to sit us shortly after we arrived. Once seated the service was fast and friendly. The food came out quickly and was very good. We were able to enjoy an nice meal before heading over to see Elf The musical.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Nice place. Nice atmosphere. I made a reservation here because I remember that my wife used to visit one in Virginia. I remember her liking it. Thought I would surprise her. Food was great. Place was busy. Everything was on time. Wish I could buy a franchise!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Awesome restaurant perfect for a large group or family always a good choice

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