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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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (86)
Special Occasion (79)
Good for a Date (76)
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Good for Groups (71)
Casual (64)
Comfort Food (63)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Business Meals (44)
Great for Lunch (41)
Authentic (40)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Romantic (39)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Fun (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Cozy (33)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Kid-friendly (29)
Great for Brunch (28)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Hot Spot (15)
People Watching (14)
Seasonal (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Scenic View (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Special family holiday dinner. Reservations at 7:00 and they did not seat us until 7:30. Slow service and we had a toddler with us. Disappointing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We were sat nearly 20 minutes after our reservation time. It then took over an hour for us to get our food. When we did get it, the majority of it was cold and dry as if it had been sitting under heat lamps while the chef remade one dish he wasn’t happy with. The meat on the dish that needed to be redone was extremely over cooked. We were shorted one of our take-home meals and waited so long for them to bring it out we ended up just leaving without it. Very disappointing experience, we won’t be back to this location.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Made a reservation. Waited about 15 minutes beyond scheduled time to be seated ... no big deal. When we were called up the fellow that seated us said that he accidentally seated someone else in our place ... wait a couple minutes. Again no big deal except that we ended up being seated right next to busy kitchen entrance so lots of traffic. Not the end of the world but it did detract from the experience.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined 3 days ago

Always fantastic food and service! We go this time every year, for girls Christmas dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best places, if not the best, that we've eaten at in Chicago. Our server Patrick was great, we never wanted for anything. He was simply the best server we have ever had. The food was authentic and very tasty. Even though the dining room was packed, our food arrived hot and fresh. I would like to thank the managing partner (didn't get his name) for all his attention. It was a wonderful time and a delicious meal. We will definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall everything was great. I eat here all the time and having my wedding reception here next year. However, there were several tables open by the windows and they sat us in the middle near the kitchen. When we asked if we could sit up front, they said they were reserved for 2 hours from that time. It was awkward and we felt like they could have been more accommodating. Out server, Shawna was great.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Supposedly a business meal we closed the restaurant down. Maybe it was the Christmas holidays coming up but everyone was having a good time. The food and service was perfect. Over the years of visiting Chicago we have eaten here at least 5 or 6 times and were never disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Great good, great service. Couldn’t have been more pleased.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I had a very good experience at Maggianos. I ordered Eggplant Parmesan, that was delicious, and Lasagna to take home which was also delicious. I ordered from the classic entree menu, you eat one at the restaurant and get one to take home. That is a great value, and both entrees were very good. I cannot wait to come back, and I wills bring friends.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

We came to Chicago to celebrate a 55th birthday and see a show. We chose Maggianos because of atmosphere, and were not disappointed! Pat was our server and took care of the 6 women at our table flawlessly. He was charming and attentive. We ordered our meal, and the chef delivered a beautiful appetizer to our table in honor of our celebration! Thoughtful! After dinner we ordered dessert to share, and the restaurant host gave us a 2nd to share, again, to add to our birthday celebration. Very thoughtful!! Our food was delicious, delivered in a very reasonable amount of time (despite a very busy evening) and was piping hot and savory in flavor. The entire restaurant staff made us feel like we were the only patrons in the restaurant, doting on our every need and making sure we had a nice evening. This was absolutely the best choice we could have made for our birthday celebration. Thank You Maggianos- From the Michigan Ladies!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We dined here before we went to the theater. We have visited several Maggianos. The ambiance is more quaint at this location and it’s a beautiful restaurant during the Christmas season. The food was excellent as was the service and the wait staff. Always a great choice for pasta!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service! Shrimp Scampi dish was wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a nice time celebrating a retirement party. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Always a warm atmosphere with good food!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

What an unexpected surprise. Everyone and especially our waiter, Raul was awesome. Great atmosphere, variety / combination of goods and desserts, to the leftovers. Made an excellent lunch the next day. Thank you again for making my sisters birthday celebration a memorable occasion.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Cody was an amazing waiter! Super personable and made my friends birthday dinner one to remeber! He also suggested dishes to us that we’d never think about eating, we ordered them based off his recommendation and couldn’t have been happier !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely delicious. Be aware that even with a reservation, you may have a bit of a wait. Ours was about 15 minutes pastourreservstion time. Totally worth it!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was extremely slow, and food overall was disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

too busy. order taker is not involved in serving orders. this disconnection causes multiple errors both in timing and the actual item that arrives at the table resulting in slow, unpredictable and uneven service.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service at Maggiano's is always great. My kids love it. This is a great spot for dinner after wandering the city for the holidays!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been to Maggiano's on Grand several times over the past 10 years. It's one of our favorites. We decided to have dinner 2 hours before we came in. Easy to get a reservation. We had cocktails and a bruschetta sampler that was excellent. It was heavy on bacon variations but I'm not complaining.
I saw a flounder special I would like to try and my wife had spaghetti and meatballs. She's pretty easy to please with just a good plate of pasta. I, on the other hand, like something interesting. Well, it looked like a nice flounder dish with a crab stuffing. Not so much. It was more like a crab-cake wrapped in flounder fillet. When I received it, it was slightly overcooked and dry. But it was cold too! I normally don't say anything. But I love this place. I very gently told the server, Victor, that it was cold and overcooked. He asked if he could bring me another. I said yes. During the time when my second dish was being cooked, the dining room manager, one of the cooks and Victor again apologized profusely for the misstep. I was fine. I had my wine and the perfectly cooked asparagus that originally came with the dish.
The second dish came and it was hot. It was good but the idea for the dish needed to be rethought. I'm sure they have by now. They do that. My wife's dish was fine.
The bottom line on this is to send back what is not working for you. Just be polite about it. It's not the end of the world. Maggiano's does a great job 99.99% of the time. We all have mistakes. They handled it quite well. I was fully willing to pay for the dish. Of course they took it off the bill. Yes, we will be back. Thank you Victor and the entire staff of the Chicago Maggiano's. You are one of our favorite restaurants in town.
Tom Beckman

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good spaghetti. Plus a meal to go. Recommend checking it out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My wife and I enjoy dining at Maggiano's. We've dined at their restaurants in the Chicago burbs, in Maryland and in Chicago. Go hungry and in groups. They specialize in family style dining and very generous portions. The food is good. The service is attentive and they will make sure they do right by you if a dish is unsatisfactory. We always make a point of visiting Maggiano's Little Italy in Chicago every time we come to the Windy City. We enjoy the atmosphere and comfortable booths.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I took my mother here on Sunday just to show her how good the food was and she really wanted to have breaded shrimp. Maggianos doesnt have it so I had to order for her.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Awesome!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Maggianos never lets you down! Awesome food! Will keep going back!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a reservation for 8:30. Sat 9:15 and didn’t start eating until 10pm. Long night with children.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Maggiano's. We were seated earlier than our reserved time (on a busy Saturday night.) We had a great meal. The service was excellent, especially our waiter Bob who entertained us with trivia questions. The dessert was outstanding. We will be there again for our next anniversary, and for all the special occasions in between.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was mediocre. Over sauced everything. Hate when wait staff collects plates when some people are still eating. Makes the last few people uncomfortable when the rest of the table watches them eat.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great allergy awareness

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very slow service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very very long wait for the service
More than 45 minutes to be served
Long wait for getting the check

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We recently went to Little Italy's Maggiano's for our son's 21st birthday. We had a blast in Chicago. Great food, drinks and service - what more can you ask for! We have been going to Maggiano's for over 22 years, both in the suburbs and city (Chicago and Missouri). We have never been disappointed. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great experience yet again!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Play in city

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Overall it was a fair experience for our party of 11 on Thanksgiving. We didn't realize that it was a set menu at $44.95/person- quite a bit more expensive than usual. Our reservation was for 5:30 and it seemed like it was late at night, the staff seemed exhausted. My husband had to wait about 15 minutes for his cocktail. We had to ask for napkins at least 5 times before we got them. Maggiano's is known for their large family style portions, however when they brought out the 2 side dishes of garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach (for our table of 11) they brought a cereal sized bowl of each. Ridiculous! We had to ask for more of everything, the servings were so small. They also had run out of the chocolate cake, the one dessert that the majority of us wanted. On the positive side, 3 of our party had to have gluten free options and they were very accommodating. Our bill was over $700 for quite a disappointing experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving family style meal this past visit. Maggianos is dependably delicious. Thank you for making my first Thanksgiving, without cooking myself, a memerable one.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good Thanksgiving experience, but I really came to eat Italian food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our 6th year eating at Maggiano's for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, this was the worst experience we've had in 6 years. The food quantity and quality were lacking compared to previous years. The turkey was mostly dark meat, the stuffing was soggy (it's usually well done and delicious), and the serving sizes were way smaller than normal. AND, we never got the cranberries! Our family always looks forward to Maggiano's Thanksgiving, but after this disappointing experience, we may have to rethink our destination next year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Understanding it was Thanksgiving and very busy, our service was extremely slow! We were at Maggiano’s for almost 2 and a half hrs....which is ridiculous! Too much time in between salad and entree then entree and dessert. We have been here before for Thanksgiving, so we know it’s not the norm. Food is always great and staff is always nice but this year service was ridiculous.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service, overwhelming amount of food very well prepared. Lots of leftovers for the next day.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving menu was really delicious and had lots of variety for those of us who wanted a more traditional meal and for those who preferred something a little different.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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