Maggiano's - Chicago

4.3
4695 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

Welcome to Maggiano's Chicago, located in downtown Chicago on the corner of Clark & Grand. Maggiano's 260 seat dining room is a quick trip from the Water Tower Mall, Navy Pier & the Art Museum. Our restaurant is an ideal location for your lunch, dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting.
The outdoor seasonal patio has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Maggiano's hosts a variety of special events including the SBC Ameritech Merger conference & the Maggiano's "Linebacker Luncheon," an event open to the public that featured the first ever meeting of gridiron greats Dick Butkus & Brian Urlacher. Look for exciting future events including the Chicago Sports Celebrity Dinner. Recent celebrity visitors include John Lithgow & Magic Johnson.
So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.2
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4.4
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Chigal
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location for a family celebration. We loved the ambience, service was excellent, food was plentiful and delicious. Valet was a welcome relief to having to find parking.

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WilliamS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restauant. Food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Service was top-notch.

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MilanS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There wasn’t enough wait staff working. The one waiter was doing his best to take orders and attend to guest the best he could but he had about 6-8 tables. Therefore some of our food came out room temperature at best. The brunch menu had a good selection but it took a very long time for the food to be prepared.

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vipTimM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had no problems.

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NicolasS
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian venues I believe CHICAGO has to offer. Real authentic cuisine, made the right way ;-)

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ScottC
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Pretty disappointed. Have been to Maggiano’s many times in the past and always had very good food and service. Our service on Sunday was awful. Server was disengaged and very unhelpful. Our salads came out thirty seconds after our appetizers. When we sent them back they simply held them and sent soggy salads back to us. Our entrees clearly sat under heat lamps for an extended period and were less than satisfactory. No care for the quality of what was being served.

As our meal went in our server disappeared for extended periods of time. We eventually had to send a search party after her for our check.

Truly disappointed by what in the past has been a reliable and very good restaurant.

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vipRobert
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress! Very nice!

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at that location. Everyone from the valet to the busboy was amazing. Very friendly. Extremely welcoming and our waitress made sure we knew what we were ordering how it was served and came to check on us a perfect amount of times. Loved it!

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MarcellaL
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good dining experience. Our server was excellent.

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vipJohnF
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always good, though one person's shrimp seemed overcooked and somewhat dry. Salmon was delicious. Service by Ali was excellent.

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vipDanover
Chicago
248 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect time to enjoy an early lunch. Great music playing...made me want another wine and stay.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bobby was a wonderful server! Noticed my salad hadn’t come out and was on it right away. Noise was a bit much due to loud table next to us but not restaurant’s fault. We have been here many times and will come back. Good food for very reasonable price.

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vipTime2dime
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front host could use some classes in dealing with people. He was short and seemed very disinterested in our welcoming and seemed like we were an interruption and didn’t really care if we felt welcomed or not.

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JerryA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had reservation for 11 people.. upon arrival it was so crowded, it was difficult to move. after waiting 20 minutes beyond our reserved time, we were told they were running 45 minutes late. It was Mother’s Day, so it was understandable to be a bit behind, but frustrating to have had to sit and wait it out for so long.

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WendyW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is our 3rd year celebrating Mother’s Day @ Maggianos Chicago.
The service was great, but we were there for 3hours. It took longer for food to come out from kitchen and it was obvious that they were short staffed. Our server did his best , provided great service. In previous years the head Chef came out & checked on the Moms, they used to have flowers on table. Those were nice touches that they did not provide.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipannej
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointed. Mother’s Day lunch was a disaster. Awful service. Rude staff. The food was still good but we will not return. Very disappointing for a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant.

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vipLuv2eatmeat
Cleveland
60 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for Mother’s Day brunch. We were seated promptly as soon as we all arrived. Our server was attentive. The food was fantastic!!!! Great atmosphere, great service, and great food!

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We had a great time at this restaurant but the service was kind of slow food was excellent environment was excellent it just seems like the services is running around and while we were there at least there was two incidents involving plates where they broke in the backmy fiance and I never even got a refill on our drinks I don't know how this restaurant is ran as far as getting refills on drinks but the waitress never asked us if we wanted every feeling a drink or she just didn't notice that our glasses were getting more empty I'm sure she would have got a better tip if she would just kept an eye on our drinks instead of asking us if we wanted more food

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Lola
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Had made reservations for 10 on Saturday night for 8:30pm. Arrived and valet my car and proceeded to restaurant. The entryway was spilling to the outside of building. I had 3 elders with me who waited standing outside until 9:15 pm. Temperature was in the low 40’s. We mentioned to them we had elders standing in the cold outside for 45 minutes but no one seemed to care. We were told we are a large party and had to wait. Food was not hot, chicken ptarmigan was dry, bread was extra hard. My bill plus tip was well over 500. Very disappointing

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Matthew
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This Maggiano’s is a favorite of my 9 year old and I. Staff is always very accommodating and pleasant even when it’s obvious they are slammed taking care of a constant stream on folks arriving for dinner. Smiles are common and a fun quip are norms here - the staff is just made who good people who want to help you enjoy your experience. The high top area near the bar our favorite, with plenty of tv’s to keep my little guy in check. Reservations are highly suggested as there are a lot of folks who just roll off the street looking for a meal on Friday and Saturday evening. Expect to wait 30 to 45 minutes without one.

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simonew
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our party wasn't seated until an hour after our reservation. The staff wasn't very forthcoming or apologetic regarding the wait. We were told on numerous occasions that they were checking on or table, but never would follow up on what was happening with the table. The food was fresh and hot, but not very good. The servers were accommodating, yet not very present. The restaurant was pretty busy, so I'm sure they were trying hard to provide a good service experience, but fell short.

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ElizabethF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our family's favorite restaurants in Chicago - Maggiano's always always meets our expectations! Food is delicious and their Take Home a Classic deal can't be beat. Service staff is always professional and the right amount of attentive. We'll definitely be back!

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BRANDIA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had a reservation at 7:15, finally seated at 7:47, our appetizers arrived about 35 minutes later and food about one hour and 10 minutes later from time we ordered. Our waiter was rude. We had to ask for Bread 3 times that everybody else was getting served automatically. our advertisers came out but one of our guests didn't receive their salad before their dinner without us asking for it after appetizers were gone. Our food was lukewarm. one of our gas ordered a drink from the bar that took 40 minutes by the time she got it she was not even able to drink it but had to pay for it. Their excuse was they had to get a bottle from the basement that took 40 minutes. The waiter brought us our check all on one even though we stated we were separate. And then I had to split up our check with a pen because he could not understand he said he doesn't go by people he goes by numbers at a table and couldn't mentally split up the check. It was mother's Day and all of the guests left the table except three of us that were paying. the waiter cleared our table but never brought us our check. I finally spoke to the manager who was wonderful and very apologetic I wish I would have spoke to him earlier. He took 50% off our bill for inconvenience and frustration. For that I would like to give him five stars although I do not think I will return to this restaurant or recommend it to anyone unfortunately

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Jhosvitesic
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great as always for large families. Our server was a little stressed out with managing our 12 person table and the table was not ready on time despite the call ahead confirmation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Marian was awesome. He was very tentative and made sure we were always good. The food tasted so delicious. I can’t wait to come back again.

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EboniB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came to celebrate my husband's Graduation and our server Emel was great!!

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TammyC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Brittney was pleasant, helpful, and attentive when needed. She made it special when we told her we were celebrating a special.

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vipPatiD13
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never had a bad meal at any Maggiano's. This was no exception. As we were in Chicago - beef was on the mind. After looking at a number of the steak houses nearby - the prices were really high, with very little sides included. We realized Maggiano's was just a block and a half walk, and had bone-in ribeye on the menu (with full sides) for a price a little better than the other places. We were more than pleased. It was a quiet evening - one of those rare warm and not raining evenings in Chgo - so I guess a lot of folks were out and about instead of in restaurants. As a result, we practically had our server to ourselves. It was a perfect evening. The food was wonderful, the atmosphere quiet and allowed conversation, the service excellent.

As we wander about - Maggiano's is always a port in the storm - it may not be the hippest or most unusual place in town - but it never disappoints.

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dartagnan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service!

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vipKimberlyK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had a party of 9. It took the wait staff 35 minutes to get our drinks. It took more than an hour to order our food. After an hour had past, we had to ask for bread from the manager. Appetizers came out about 20 minutes before our food, which took about 1.40 minutes to come out. The restaurant was not overly crowded. The waitress and staff were very nice though.

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MarkE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, would recommend for a family of friends get together

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sparty
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our server was awful and the food was not really worth the price. I never have to go again.

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent server very friendly staff. Our server was very attentive and concerned with our parking arrangements

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KellyF
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We flew to Chicago for our anniversary and booked out anniversary dinner with Maggiano’s. They made us feel so special. The food was absolutely amazing! We will for sure be back again!! One of my absolute favorite places to eat at!

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VincentK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food drinks were good food waa veryy quick very nice staff

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NickP
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

After a slow start that had us seated nearly 15 minutes late and no one coming to our table for another ten, we had one of the waiters come to the rescue. He treated us like gold and saved the day. A manager followed up at the end with a complimentary dessert for us. Nice touch.

The minestrone soup was terrific. The pasta was nice but not over the top. Tasty and hot, which is what you want.

I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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RonB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Big menu. Great food and service. Clean restrooms and valet parking. What’s not to like.

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