About Maggiano's - Durham

Welcome to Maggiano's Durham located in the Streets of Southpoint Mall. The mall is 5 miles from Research Triangle Park off Interstate 40. Please call us for more specific directions. Maggiano's dining room is an ideal location for your dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting.
The seasonal patio seats 25 and has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence.
So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.

8030 Renaissance Parkway
Durham, NC 27713
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(919) 572-0070

Website:
http://locations.maggianos.com/north-carolina/durham/27713/8030-renaissance-pkwy-/

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 919-572-0188 to schedule your delivery. Orders must be placed by 7 p.m. for next-day delivery. Minimum order required. Delivery fee applies.

Executive Chef:
Tyler Griffin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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 - Durham Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

ambience

4.2

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4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (82)
Special Occasion (78)
Good for a Date (71)
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Good for Anniversaries (67)
Good for Groups (62)
Casual (61)
Comfort Food (51)
Business Meals (49)
Worth the Drive (45)
Authentic (35)
Great for Lunch (34)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Romantic (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Fun (29)
Bar Seating (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Kid-friendly (23)
Cozy (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Tasting Menu (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
People Watching (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 10 hours ago

Thanksgiving dinner!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Calamari appetizer was BEST ever. Perfect G&T was your ndeed perfect! Our server, Lindsey, was excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointed, went for my husbands birthday and did the family style menu, it took entirely too long, had to wait at least 30 minutes before and in between each course, no flow what so ever and they were not that busy. When it was all said and done we were there about 2 1/2 hours which in my opinion is not acceptable. The manager was very nice when we expressed our complaints and sent over cookies and 25% off but unfortunately we will not be going back due to just how long it took.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

We had an especially wonderful server, Chelsea, at the Durham location. She was a real treat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely Love Maggiano's
Only complaint was that our seating was awful. My husband was knocked into at least a dozen times. Half being from the staff. The servers kept trying to squeeze through! For the record...My husband is by no means a big man!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is always good. Drinks are great . Friendly service even though they were very very busy on a Saturday night . Noise level is very high . We had reservations and were pleased we could sit in a booth .

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

We come to Magianno's often. It's our favorite restaurant. Our service was slow this time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Actually inexpensive when you share a big plate and then get a free take home order.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food at reasonable prices (esp. if you opt for the dinner for two). This is a regular date-night spot for my significant other and I. The servers are attentive and quick. Would highly recommend this both for a casual night out or a special event- please be aware that it may be hard to get a table if you walk in, so I would suggest reserving a spot ahead of time.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Horrible experience. Waited for a table for 50 minutes WITH a reservation. The manager told us that their customers expect a long wait, and that there was no way Maggiano's could guarantee reservations. Blamed Open Table for accepting a reservation.

I was laughed at by the hostess. My teenage son was told he had an "attitude" by the manager. Horrible, horrible experience for mediocre food.

I will not be back!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was wonderful my daughter had blast celebrating her birthday

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It's great food. Service was really slow which is unusual. It was a busy Saturday so that might be why.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience and our waitress was very sweet and attentive.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter was amazing and the place was just all around romantic and relaxing. Such a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took forever this time to get our food. Waited almost 20 minutes just to put in our order. Waiters kept bumping me and my bag. I ordered the caprese, it was wilted. Husband ordered a seafood pasta, some clams were unopened. It’s going downhill....

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was and is always delicious as well as the server, Kim. My daughter liked her a lot. I ordered a Bloody Mary because it was still brunch hours for the $5 price. It was not good at all. I chocked it up bc it was only $5, but will not order one again. Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had to wait 45 minutes past our reservation time for a booth (which we had specified when we made the reservation). The service and help at the bar while we waited was excellent but with 2 restless young children, it was trying to say the least. After we were seated, the manager came to the table and was very gracious and apologetic - she comped our appetizers which was very nice. Our server, however, was over-stretched in handling her station of large gatherings. We seldom saw her and then she was rushed. We ordered two large salads as entrees and the best that can be said about them is that they were more like salad "soup" than crisp, nice salads. They were literally drenched in dressing. We would have sent them back but the time to wait for the server was so long that we gave up on that.
We have eaten at Maggiano's a number of times and picked it for the birthday celebration because everyone likes the atmosphere, the food and the service in the past has been excellent. We drove from Holly Springs for this event, so there were lots of other choices we could have made. We had previously enjoyed Maggiano's, so we selected it. We were disappointed but we will try it one more time in hopes that this was a one-time problem

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I don’t think the food was that good, just mediocre. I was surprised since I was expecting to have an incredible Italian meal.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Asked for romantic table and got table beside maitre d

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Visited the restaurant for date night my boyfriends veal was fantastic I had the clam pasta .. Really enjoyed the service , food and atmosphere

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding, great atmosphere , good service, can't wait to do it again!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. Food is outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Our server was Lawrence and he was phonenmal.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

All of the people who helped us were friendly and professional. It was a busy night and quite noisy. The food was okay but not exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, People Watching
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very Nice restaurant but unfortunately they didn't sing happy birthday to my daughter as requested in my reservation

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I've been to many Maggiano's and this one is managed very well so you can expect a consistently positive experience here. An experience that features good food, plenty of it and a pleasant staff. Always a nice time. Expect an active environment that's fairly tight but laid out nicely. I will return.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Since there were 5 of us we selected Family style dining - everything was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Had the roasted butternut squash and my friend had veal marsala. Both were delicious and the wine pairings were perfect. Had pineapple upside down cake for dessert..it was yummy..

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Carlos was our waiter and it was his first day on the job! He was right on task though. He was friendly and efficient and handled everything with ease.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dinner w/BFF! Excellent service and good. Waiter was efficient, friendly but not overly and knowledgeable about the menu with great dinner recommendations. Will definitely visit again!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Spicy, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Server was excellent, food was great ( with extra meals to take home !) and mangers table visit was fun ! Always take our daughter here when we visit from S.Fla. Love it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We Love Maggiano's! The hostess seated us upstairs for our little party of two. Date night was a little quieter up in the loft dining space. Had we been seated on the first level, which for a Saturday, was as expected, very busy seating areas, energetic with conversation, and wait staff bustling about. It was a nice unexpected treat to be seated upstairs. Also, the wait service was great, our server was quick to bring warm bread, filled drinks and water readily, and our food came very quickly after ordering. We were in and out of the restaurant in under an hour. This made for a short dinner date, but it was nice to move about the restaurant while the crowd gathered in the lobby and bar seating area. Thank you to Maggiano's for a nice evening out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Attractive. Open. Friendly efficient staff. Loud when full. Excellent meal.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall experience was good. Service was great--attentive, but not overbearing. Server was knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. Food was universally good, but none of the dishes were specifically noteworthy. If our group were to return, and we would, I think we would all try something different from the menu. I felt the prices were somewhat high for the individual entrees. Portion size and quality was fine.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service. Lindsey recommended great features. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We went to Maggiano's for a family birthday dinner. We had a round table away from most guests which was great for conversation and celebration. Our server was knowledgeable , friendly and overall excellent. The food came out hot and precisely how we ordered it. This could not have been a more pleasant evening. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Phenomenal staff went above and beyond for me in helping me plan my proposal. Couldn't be more thankful for that. The food was amazing as always and the environment is always great. Highly recommend this place!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday. Food and service were great. It was pretty busy and the server did get a little behind on serving our table but was very nice about it and tried to make up for it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a 5:45 reservation for 4. Got there half hour early. After spending $60 in bar got in line to check in. Party in front of us were friend with waiter...no reservation. He told them right in front of me don't worry I'll seat yall immediately...Should have been more discreet! When checked in they told me I'd be on waiting list of reservations. Wish I'd know that half an hour and $60 bucks ago. Was seated in five minutes though. Did Family Style.... Salmon was watery and lacked favor. Spaghetti, my favorite was bland. Everything else was pretty good. I spent $170 with tip when all said and done. Table probably in the $350 range all together......Not my best experience at that price point. I'll go back though, I like it there and usually good food.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had an OpenTable 5:30 reservation and arrived at 5:15, but we were made to wait 25 minutes. We sat at 5:40.

Really? A business should never set an expectation they can't meet, unless you're Olive Garden. Or, the now defunct Chi Chi's.

As I scanned the menu, I noticed Chicken and Waffles: $19.95. I thought to myself, "I just ate at Mandolin this week, and the same dish was $19. Mandolin is fine dining with white table cloths; Maggiano's has the same red checkered tablecloths like an all-you-can-eat Cici's Pizza.

The white napkins left lint on our clothing--no offer of a black napkin. This is not fine dining; this is the Red Lobster experience. A bad Red Lobster. Except Red Lobster gives everyone black napkins.

The bread in the bread basket got cold fast because it was put on a paper cocktail napkin in a wire basket. They should have used doubled cloth napkins in perhaps a premium ceramic basket. The bread tasted like an average sliced and nuked packaged bread. The only saving grace was oil and grated cheese. The cheese quality was one step above Kraft.

A guy other than our server brought out our meals. He didnt know who ordered what. There are only two of us dining, a M & F. This should have been a slam dunk to get right. He did not serve from the left or even right; he reached across our table. He must have trained at Waffle House where cooks expertly reach across the counter to drop your food off from 5-6 inches by tilting the plate so one edge breaks the fall. I'm always impressed that the Waffle House cook can demonstrate a clever 1/4 spin that culminates in a small rattle as your plate settles. Same at Maggianos.

The cook was very chincy with the Vodka sauce on a "Signature Pasta Dish" I think Signature means better meats or something. There was about 2 tablespoons of sauce, and the presentation was bland.

Maggianos should be avoided. The food is below average, the service is way below average, and the atmosphere is Cici's with mahogany stained walls.

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