Maggiano's - Columbia

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Maggiano's specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm & friendly atmosphere. We are open daily for lunch & dinner and offer a convenient carryout service as well as delivery. Maggiano’s menu features both classic & contemporary Italian-American recipes including homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish, regular chef specials & specialty desserts, accompanied by a large selection of wines & specialty drinks. The food is made from scratch daily & served in a welcoming environment. Family style service or individual entrees are available.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

PH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Made reservations on-line. Table ready when we arrived. Our waiter was outstanding. Food delicious. Enjoyed the surprise cookies and candle at the end for my birthday.
We will be back!

DS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing as well as the food and our server was very courteous and accommodating to us and I appreciate his manners and graciousness.

TB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food at Maggianos's. What made this meal exceptional was our server, Em. She was charming, funny and very attentive.

EC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Maggiano’s is consistently good. It’s tasty and they give you enough to take some home. It’s always busy so we did wait a while to order and to get our check . Our Maggiano’s is outside of a mall and movie theater so there is a lot of traffic . I highly recommend making a reservation

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been eating at Maggianos for 20+ years and as always the food was amazing.....as always when you eat at Maggianos. We had an amazing waiter (Spencer) and having a waiter with a great personality is the best.

4
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite the reservation, we waited 25 minutes for a table. The service was quite slow after we were seated as well. This was our second visit and the second time we found the food to be good but not excellent. There is a lot of food for the price, but the quality was not great. For example, the meals were not very flavorful or sophisticated and the dessert was overcooked. It was not worth the wait.

V
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived with a reservation and were seated immediately with a smile, even with a very crowded lobby on a Friday night. Our server, Stephanie, was excellent. She checked on us several times. brought our drinks quickly, wrapped our leftovers as soon as we looked done, and got us a dessert menu quickly. Most places slack off once you get your meal but she kept up. The food was excellent and they have great portion sizes. We had the Chicken Marsala, Salmon Oscar, and Chicken Parmesan. We had the Gigi’s butter cake for dessert and is awesome. Highly recommend.

S
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Right off the bat, our server, Em, couldn't have been better. She had personality and warmth but was not pushy or overattentive. My husband's stuffed shells were a bit overcooked and hard but my eggplant parm was as good as it always is! We were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary and it was a good experience.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maggiano’s was a delightful experience! Food was great!

A
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good evening

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and the waiter was attentive and responsive. The restaurant was crowded, so we had to wait for about 15 minutes after our reservation upon arrival.

TT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first ate at Maggianos in Vegas 7 years ago and have been to the Columbia one several time. Everything is always top notch. I only wish I lived closer.

JW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was quick. The take home pasta meals make this a great value.

G
Baltimore
152 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made a reservation here because of the location. We had dined here before. We were seated as soon as we arrived. Our server Immediately greeted us and began our service. He took our drink order and then he took our appetizer order. He was very cordial and made good suggestions for our dinner. He brought out our drinks and made sure that everything was going as we liked. He brought out our appetizers and then our dinner items. He checked back and made sure everything was fine. We had a good dining experience and will dine here again.

F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Unfortunately the server failed to return my credit card and I didn’t notice. Cancelled, another replacing it. My companion received the wrong order as the pasta to take home. Not one of your better performances.

s
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but it took some time to get it. Appetizer came quickly but not the entree

L
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, as always. Server was nice but not overly attentive.

BC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed a quiet time of day for lunch (or “linner “) with a friend.

BR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, nice ambiance, very friendly place. The only downside is the noise; too loud for conversations, in part because the music is too loud.

T
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food good. Service mediocre, noise overwhelming and it was cold and drafty being seated near front door.

DZ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had 9 people for a Birthday celebration. Our server seemed overwhelmed. Took 2 and 1/2 hrs to get through dinner. Not impressed.

AM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Maggiano's is a great value with many options. Their stuffed mushroom appetizer is fantastic. We have noticed that it is always "energetic" and packed in tight on the floor. If you can get a raised booth, you can have a more private conversation without shouting across the table. The noise level on the floor can make it difficult to hear your waiter. The food is always very good and the value of the take home meals cannot be beat.

BB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday with dinner here. Three out of four meals were thoroughly enjoyed. The eggplant Parmesan was not liked by my mother. Three of our dinners came with the take-a-meal-home option which was great. Our server, Darius, was fantastic! The only noise issue came from a very loud table near us but there’s nothing you can do about that.

NE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My mom and I had such a great time at Maggiano's. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking
for some good Italian food.

TR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was quite good today, I had the Ricotta Pancakes with the whiskey version of the Bloody Mary. My girlfriend had Eggs Benedict with the crab cake with a Mimosa. This was a nice change of pace from the 2 previous dinners. Our waiter D'Arcy did an excellent job taking care of us also.

HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I’ve been to maggianos a handful of times and each time I was disappointed. For my nephews birthday, this was his choice. Service was slow and poor despite the restaurant not being very busy. Food arrived and the pesto dish I received was very translucent in color as if much pesto wasn’t actually used. The sauce was very sweet and the chicken was bland. Another chicken dish for our table - bland, a shrimp pasta dish - the shrimp were way over cooked and rubbery. The server swapped out the shrimp dish without an issue but it was late in the evening and the rest of the table was just ready to leave. $80 on dinner that was mediocre at best. Idk what type of pesto sauce maggianos makes but I was afraid it would make me sick If I continued to eat it. It’s sad that this prime location cant get it right.

SJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and hot. In addition, the staff provides a great experience every time.

CF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Love Maggiano. I know it was New Years Eve, but this is the second time in a row that we were seated in the only awkwardly elevated table directly next to the bar - what seems to be the "overflow" table. This always makes you feel like your eating at the little kids table during the holidays. There were booths and normal tables available. This knocks the experience down for me.

f
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The extra to go pasta choice is a great customer take away. Only downside is the portions use to be very large now they are average but overall food still good.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing! The staff was very friendly, professional and attentive. We had more than enough food to keep everyone happy. They even seamlessly handled impromptu special request. It made the night very special and stress free.

P
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Food and server were excellent!

MG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large party (each ordering their own dish) and the restaurant handled it nicely on New Year's Eve. Wonderful service here. Food is fantastic.

JS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were still eating appetizers- large bowls of mussels when our entrees arrived. There was literally NO room on the table. By the time I was ready for my entree, it was cold. Our take homes were also delivered right after our entrees and had to be put on the floor. I eat out VERY frequently and haven’t felt this rushed in a long, long time if ever. Not a good experience and made worse because we were treating the couple with us.

BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at the Maggiano's in Columbia. The food was really good. The service was also good. One of the members in our party was in a wheelchair. The host and manager were extremely helpful in meeting those needs. Overall, a great experience. I will definitely be going back.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience for lunch. We ate with friends who had food allergies(dairy, tree nuts and gluten). There were lots of menu items to chose from that were either free if these ingredients or that could be modified for us. Because we had specific food requests the chef came out and spoke with us about our specific questions. He was great! Even offered to pan fry potatoes so that there wouldn’t be any cross contamination. Our waiter was very attentive also. He double checked our order and verified that our meals were indeed safe from the kitchen. We were a party of eight and had made reservations which I’d highly suggest. What I didn’t expect was the awesome take home option for some of the dishes. Six of us were able to chose another dish to take home because that’s how their me menu works. Great time! Will eat there again.

DM
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food. Attentive service. Big portions. Good prices.

VL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re regulars. Great as always.

TR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked the shrimp and lobster fondue as my girlfriend and I split it. The cheese was similar to French onion soup. I had the shrimp oreganata for my main course and really liked the sauce. It came with bread crumbs and tomatoes and cappellini. My girlfriend had the linguini with white clam sauce and found it divine. Chef Antwan Watson took time from his busy schedule to come out also. For dessert I couldn't finish the bread pudding so I took it home. My girlfriend had spumoni ice cream which is awesome. Brittany did a great job as our waitress. We look forward to having brunch next weekend.

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