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:
Philippe Verain

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (78)
Special Occasion (74)
Good for a Date (72)
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Good for Anniversaries (67)
Good for Groups (51)
Casual (51)
Business Meals (47)
Worth the Drive (44)
Comfort Food (42)
Authentic (33)
Romantic (33)
Fun (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (22)
Great for Brunch (22)
Cozy (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Kid-friendly (18)
Tasting Menu (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Seasonal (11)
People Watching (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Waitress was less than friendly or attentive. Food was outstanding. We’re dined there at 8:30 on a Friday and we were basically not offered dessert (perhaps people wanted to go home?).

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome service! I love the fact that you can take a meal home also.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

I ordered and appetizer that the server said that she made more of, I watched as several people who were sat after myself and my guest get their food before we did, when our food finally came I asked the server about the appetizer that I ordered and she says she forgot to put it in. Although she was apologetic the fact still remains that she forgot to put the appetizer order in, I’ve been to Maggiano’s in Durham before but this is the worst service I’ve ever received from there.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our initial arrival was not well received. I called ahead to let them know our arrival would be later than anticipated due to the first portion of our evening running over the original time which was no fault of our own. Upon our arrival we were told that because we missed the reservation we would have to be worked back in. That is understandable, but the attitude of the hostess and I guess the manager on duty was just so negative and unnecessary. There was a large party who entered just before us, who was still waiting to be seating for about 10 minutes while we waited, that I’m positive was given our table because they clearly wanted to make us wait.
Because we were celebrating our friend who suffers from sickle cell anemia finally getting a donor for her bone marrow transplant, I decided not to take our party of 12 elsewhere. In any other situation I would have simply because I didn’t appreciate the attitude especially when I called to inform them of the delay. The server made our experience very enjoyable and ultimately saved our special night.
I am a regular patron of Maggianos SouthPoint, so to say I was disappointed upon my arrival is an understatement.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Although we still had to wait for close to 30 minutes after the time we reserved, it's an improvement that we can make reservation at Maggiano's via Open Table!!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The table were too close together. My grandsons chair was up against a post and we had a person at the next table chair touching a corner of our table. I realize it is a busy time, with many customers wanted to dine with you, but the uncomfortable arrangement of the tables which hindered our waitress and took away from our celebration. I have dined at Maggiano's many time, and the seating was NEVER this bad.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waitress was great and attentive, and the staff was all very friendly.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Although there was a mix up about who would be our server initially which delayed us from getting drinks, the food was amazing and the ambience was very nice. We had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Some of the best italian food in the triangle make a reservation because they are always busy and have drinks before you get there the alcohol is way overpriced i paid $10.50 for a crown and coke

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Outstanding Italian Food. Great value option where you can take a second portion of your meal home with you. Good service and ambiance. My only complaint was there was mushrooms in my entree, and no where in the description did it say mushrooms. Somewhat ruined for me because of my strong aversion to mushrooms what was a very tasty entree.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

All I have to say is lovely atmosphere and it was awesome and the waiter Perry was great and awesome

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great restaurant and great food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The service was above and beyond. The food was good, although not extraordinary in any way. Definitely something I could make at home even better. It's not bad at all- just not anything to distinguish it from the hundreds of other middle of the road Italian places I've been to. Excellent portion sizes so it's nice to get a few meals out of one visit. The brunch menu looked really interesting, I may try it one day but I doubt I'll go back for the every day entrees. Bonus- they do have dessert bites if you only want something small. I really like having this option.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Met up with my best friend here and it was a great place for us to chat and have a nice dinner without having to whisper at the table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service and food was great

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our first time dining at Maggianos. I was disappointed in the food. The pasta was served cold and tasted as if it was heated from a can rather than prepared by a chef. I felt the prices were expensive for the quality of food we were served. Our server kept forgetting to refill our tea and water glasses and took awhile to bring us bread and did not bring us bread plates until we asked. We had never been there before and we observed other waiters serving the bread and oil,needless to say we watched others and made our own.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food, excellent value. A little loud for conversation but overall a very nice meal plus the meals to take home!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The waitress took a very long time. She did not ask how we wanted the check split then acted like it was an inconvience for her to split it. Then she did it incorrectly.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Every week my family and I have "Family Dinner". This is very important to us, especially my daughter. We ate at Maggiano's for this week's dinner. IT was great. We love coming to the restaurant, it is well worth the drive from Wake Forest.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were very happy with Thanksgiving at Maggianos. The staff was phenomenal when one member of our group accidentally spilled beer all over the table. The staff quickly changed out our linens and dinner was served shortly after. Great time, great food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our second time at Maggiano's for Thanksgiving, and this second time will be our last (for Thanksgiving). It's a priced fixed meal, and you order two of everything (salad, entree, vegetable, pasta, and dessert). We wanted two of the same items for some of the selections, but our server insisted that we get two different items. In the end, this was what annoyed us most - we should not have had to convince the server that we knew what we wanted to order - he should have just given us what we wanted, because the other choices were not as appealing to us. For example, we both wanted pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Instead of letting us get 2 of those and take the leftover home, he pretty much made us get one cheesecake and one (chocolate cake) that we did not like as much.

As for the rest - my cocktail was delivered after the appetizer course was served and eaten. Our main entrees came out just as we were dishing up our salad course, so as you can imagine, when we got to eating the entrees, they were not as hot as they should have been. The server did nothing to resolve this, but did comment to us that "he did not expect the food to come out so fast." REALLY?! And one of the items - the pasta of the day, which was butternut squash ravioli was a total miss. There was absolutely no hint of butternut squash flavor in this dish. It was served with juilianned sun-dried tomatoes over the top, which took over the dish, and there was a cloyingly sweet sauce. Just not good.

In all, left the Thanksgiving meal at Maggiano's disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amanti was an excellent waitress. Loved her input, and casual manor. She made us feel welcome and made dinner worth the trip from Greensboro.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place for Thanksgiving meal. This was our first time eating at Maggiano's. It was highly recommended by several friends, and we're glad we came. Will return again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving "dinner" was served at 2:30 and was a very pleasant surprise. Expecting to see only pasta on the menu we were greeted with a "farm style" dinner menu where we each made selections for salad, main dish (including traditional roast turkey and dressing!), sides, pasta and dessert. It was served "family style" in bowls and we served ourselves, tasting each others choices. The selections were excellent and food was voluminous and very good. We brought home enough food for two more dinners. I would surely do it again . . .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The waitress was very rude. She rushed us along as we made our selections. She was agitated whenever we asked questions. She forgot to refill our drinks and only brought the drinks to the table after she overheard my wife saying, "I don't know where our drinks are." This was our Thanksgiving meal and we had to ignore her behavior in order not to ruin the occasion. We also overheard staff next to the kitchen complaining throughout our meal about having to work on Thanksgiving as well as gossiping about customers and their coworkers.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I take my mother and my aunt there for thanksgiving every year. They always LOVE it. It is great food and wonderful staff. I love the ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great family night with great food! The food was great and the waiter was very attentive! Loved how you could make reservations!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

Having heard nothing but wonderful reviews, I had high expectations for my first visit to Maggiano’s. Unfortunately, halfway through our appetizer I almost choked on a super long, blond/brown hair. This was the first time something like this has happened to me. I asked to speak with the manager three to four times and he/she NEVER came. Our waitress was sympathetic but we did learn she had been blamed for the hair (wrong hair color, wrong length... absolutely NOT her hair). I find both actions - not tending to customer request and blaming waitstaff - to be highly offensive. The food was also extremely bland and not what others who had previously eaten there were used to; we were told it was a new chef, so perhaps there is a bit of a learning curve. Although it was a good deal for the meal we purchased (it was a share 2, take 2 home menu deal), I will be hard pressed to return anytime soon based off of the supervisor’s behavior.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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