About Maggiano's - Chicago

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.

516 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 644-7700

Website:
http://locations.maggianos.com/illinois/chicago/60654/516-n-clark-st-/

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 312-644-5555 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.

Parking Details:
Street parking also available.

Public Transit:
2 blocks west of the Grand Red Line Stop.

Executive Chef:
Josh Rodriguez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, 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 - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (95)
Special Occasion (88)
Good for a Date (86)
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Good for Groups (79)
Casual (75)
Comfort Food (72)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
Business Meals (53)
Great for Lunch (50)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Cozy (47)
Authentic (45)
Fun (44)
Kid-friendly (43)
Romantic (43)
Worth the Drive (40)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Sunday Lunch (35)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Great for Brunch (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Notable Wine List (24)
Seasonal (22)
Tasting Menu (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
People Watching (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Healthy (5)
Scenic View (4)
Live Music (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We dine at Maggiano’s every time we in Chicago and are never disappointed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This time it was a four stars instead of a five which is the rating we've given the brunch menu at Maggiano's in the past.

It was the food and preparation. The poached eggs came out overcooked and the ricotta pancakes came out without the berries and whipped cream and the bacon side order never showed.

In defense of the server, he did bring out two new poached eggs but the bacon never arrived.

We'll still return.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was way too hot! It made eating unenjoyable - we couldn’t wait to get out.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch with my daughter. I had the gnocchi with sausage and it was very tasty. Service was fine, the restaurant was slow so it was quiet.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had brunch and it was excellent. We all had different versions of the eggs Benedict and we all thought each was excellent. It was very reasonably priced. The service could have been a little better because the restaurant wasn't crowded. It took a while to get our food. Worth going to for brunch. Normally at 11:00 am it isn't easy to get into a restaurant on Sunday at 11:00 am but we have been there twice now and there was no wait.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was terrible. One of our guest’s order was completely wrong as was her cocktail. They sat our group of 7 at a circle table that was too small for us even though we had reservations, and we were cramped and partially in the walking aisle and kept getting hit by passerbys. Then my salad didn’t come out until after all our food arrived and the food arrived very suddenly and abruptly and too soon. Everything was out of order and wrong. Portions are ginormous. Food is average. Bread is plain and tasteless.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always love the friendly servers and family style menu - worth every penny! A little noisey for older folks.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

My girlfriend had never had Good Italian pasta before but was delightfully surprised by how good the food was.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Maggiano's never disappoints. Great food and great service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Staff was Outstanding!!! The food was very tasteful and perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Maggiano's is always a great experience. I always take friends, co workers here for a great meal of quality food and great service!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food is always great and the service is just as good thank you again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quick Bite, Romantic, People Watching, Hot Spot, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We arrived early for dinner so we could make it to the Bulls game right after. It was early enough where we were the only table in the entire restaurant. The staff was great and the food what you come to expect from Maggiano's. Valet parking was very convenient.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Maggiano’s is very accommodating to any group size. the food is very tasteful, whilst the menu is very creative. the dining is exquisite, yet affordable to all.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Healthy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My boyfriend and I had never been here before and didn't really have interest previously. We aren't very fond of eating at chain restaurants, especially when we live in the middle of downtown Chicago. However, we received a gift card over the holidays and decided to give it a try. Our server was wonderful! Full of energy and very knowledgeable. The food was EXCELLENT! We both ordered classic pastas with a different pasta to take home. Four different pastas total and we loved each of them. Will definitely be back!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our waiter, Megan, was amazing. This was the best dining experience I have had in a while

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service, great food, and good-size portions. Everything was fantastic!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Manager on duty was very kind. However when it came to our meal they were definitely understaffed and it took a long time for our meal. They did not offer our guest soft drinks they were not prompt to refill the appetizers. They did not offer coffee with our desserts.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I went here for my birthday and they was polite. I would go again. The location and view was nice. I got an complimentary stuff mushroom for being my birthday. If you want a quiet and cozy dinner with friendly staff i would recommend this place. The price is affordable.

Tags: Cozy
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 (México)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excelente ubicación, muy buen servicio, muy buena ambientación, excelente salmón al limón, excelente risoto de espárragos, carta suficiente de vinos!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Maggiano's has been our go to restaurant for our anniversaries, birthdays, and brunches. Even though there was an issue with my meal, the chef came out personally to speak to me and offer an appetizer while I waited for a new dish to be prepared. The whole staff is remarkable gracious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a wonderful night and a delicious food besides a great music

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were here for dinner on New Year's Eve and had an 8:15 reservation. We were seated more than 20 minutes late, we had a rotating cast of servers, and the food that ended up on our table was rarely placed in front of the person who ordered it, and we were given almost no explanation of what each dish was when it arrived. Several of the assistants who brought the food out literally told us that they didn't know which dish was which. The manager ultimately did comp our appetizers, but then at the end the staff forgot to bring us our take-out pasta orders. We didn't feel like complaining and waiting any longer, so we ended up just paying the bill and leaving.
I understand the stresses of running a restaurant on a busy holiday night, but still feel that the service was far below par. On a positive note, the food was quite good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service was amazing. Highly recommended. Kid friendly and great for family dining.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Maggiano’s, especially this location (on Clark) has always been my go to and one of my favorite places to dine since living in Chicago. I love the environment, location and atmosphere. My family has been going there for years. Unfortunately the last couple times really weren’t holding up to my expectations. I decided to have New Year’s eve dinner there and made reservations through this app which worked out awesome. Great experience with Open Table so i hope this review does not negate the positive experience i had with the Open Table app. The hostess was simply amazing, we had a member of our group on crutches and he was extremely accommodating and so personable. Ten stars for him. However our waiter was a different story. The service started off great until we passed on ordering salads or appetizers and just ordered cocktails and entrees. The waiter’s interest in our table seemed to go out the window when we did not order an appetizers, must have thought we were going to be a cheap table. Between the martinis and glasses of wine and four entrees, it wasn’t exactly cheap. However, had to flag him down to order another round of cocktails bc he did not visit our table after our food was served which was not even served by him. After three out of the four people finished eating he came and cleared dishes, taking my sisters away who was still eating without asking if she was done. After clearing the dishes the check was brought to us and placed in the middle of the table, thank god we weren’t interested in dessert or coffee because we weren’t even asked. Now i understand it was a busy night, but that is no excuse. To be honest i would have loved to look at he dessert menu or enjoy a nice cup of coffee but like i said we weren’t given the option. This waiter had no desire to provide a unique or even an acceptable experience for us, which was too bad. It is because of him that we probably won’t be trusting Maggiano’s anymore as a go to great dining experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a 7:30 reservation through OpenTable but weren’t seated until about 8pm. We were then seated in the bar near the door which made for a louder, chilly experience.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had the family style of dining and it was wonderful! Great food, atmosphere and experience. We will be back!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My boyfriend ordered the prime rib steak. It looked good but had a very bland taste. I ordered the salmon oscar that was suppose to have lobster but it may have had a few pieces. Overall this visit to Maggiano's was disappointing.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I love going to your restaurant. This was the first time I ate family style. Everything was great except for the table. It was some what un even. And with that much food you need more space to. We were afraid we were going to drop a dish. But other then that evearthing was great!!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated right away although they were on a wait. Amazing service! The chef came out to consult with one of my friends about a dietary allergy which has never happened to him before so we all were quite impressed. The food was great! The portions were very large, not one of us could finish the portion. There were 8 of us and every single person raved about their dish! I would definitely be back and recommend this place to any and everyone!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had such a wonderful time at Maggiano’s. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the atmosphere was enjoyable. I highly recommend Maggiano’s!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were staying at the Hyatt across the street and were amazed we were able to get last minute reservations for our group of 6 for dinner. We were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday and the staff went above and beyond to make us feel special. The food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the Pesto Perlini, it was incredible. We would definitely return the next time we're in Chicago.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We come here whenever we are downtown. Food and wine always great. We take our older grandsons here every New Years for the past 8 years. Corner booth. We spend 2 hours and have a great time. Everyone should put Maggianos Chicago on their must Pasta and wine list. 5 stars excellent

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I attended maggianos on a date night not celebrating anything special and our evening was outstanding.
From our server to the cuisine everything was top notch we definitely will return not just us but with the rest of the family!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Once again we had a great meal. Our server Patrick is absolutely the best, you never want for anything. This is now our favorite place to eat in Chicago.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service and food. Because of our server’s recommendation I tried one of the new specials. Very pleased. Thumbs up.👍

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very nice Italian food with a nice twist. Worth a visit big portions so don’t order too much. I will check out other location next time I am in the USA

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always love coming here. Fast service and amazing food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We’ve been to Maggiano’s several times before and have found it to be consistently good. If you order certain pasta dishes, you’ll be offered an additional pasta to take home.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I always enjoy Maggianos but with this specific location I never understand the hosts. When you check in they are always on the phone and never acknowledge you. Once you do get their attention and check in it is always a guessing game of what happens next. Even with a reservation they always say they are preparing your table. When you eventually do walk in and notice the entire restaurant is empty, you only question what they are doing and what they are saying into their ear pisces. We frequent this restaurant and are always amazed at the lack of efficiency of seating. Other than that the food is great.

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