Maggiano's - Houston

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$30 and under
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Italian
Maggiano's Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm & friendly atmosphere. We are open daily for lunch & dinner, offer a convenient Carryout service as well as beautiful & accommodating Banquet space for every special occasion.
Maggiano’s menu features both classic & contemporary Italian-American recipes – 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
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time - everyone was very nice and attentive. Very pleasant experience - very pleasant evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 10. Had table ready with reservation. Very knowledgeable and friendly server.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went there ion a Saturday night and it was packed with narrow passageways between large tables reserved for many diners so expect a lot of noise and some difficulties maneuvering inside.

LB
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening - had to wait a while for plates after meals were served, but overall, great experience.

M
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was unprecedented, we did not go no longer than a few minutes without seeing our waiters!! The food was served at the right temperature, with plenty for all 19 of us.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent as always but am disappointed that there isn’t a dress code. See through tights and cut off shirts showing entire midriff shouldn’t be allowed .

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I's 1 year anniversary was well spent here! We got the Marco's Meal for Two and spent a total of $57 (after tip) on an appetizer, 2 entrees, a dessert, and 2 entrees to go. Food was DELICIOUS and that chocolate zuccota cake? 👌🏻 👌🏻 👌🏻

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters b-day

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dinner, Professional Service

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

it was decent. The waiter was not very attentive and we had to ask for drink refills and bread refills multiple times. The food there is always good though.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A large group was set up next to us which made the end our stay much more difficult to hear each other.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

G
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went early New Year's Eve for dinner - even though the restaurant was super packed, the food was good and portions generous, and the service was acceptable given the rush. Will definitely be coming back :)

HO
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter was way to busy. Took forever to get anything and he was like “ok”

d
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Maggiannos for 8 + years for anniversaries Valentine’s Day birthdays etc and as usual it was a real delight. Food ambiance service first rate.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we always expect, Maggiano’s provides a great dining experience. What we didn’t expect was the outstanding service from our server, Gabriela ( Gabby). She was so friendly and warm and provided outstanding service. The competency of a server can make or break an experience, and Gabby did all the little things perfectly. What a nice way to end the year.

t
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and atmosphere ...Italian. Great Service. Take away PASTA is always over the top.

SG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ricotta pancakes, bacon and potatoes were excellent!!!! The bread and olive oil were also delicious. Ambience was spot on. My only complaint would be the brunch menu stated that all the breakfast options included the potatoes and the waitress stated it was wrong. Not only that but she said it’s been wrong for months. In my mind, that means you honor what the menu says since clearly no one is in a hurry to change it.

A
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & atmosphere

b
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant was too crowded

BD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! Awesome service every time we go. Food is fresh and served very timely. We need to go more often!

FP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Server was inadequate. We have always had outstanding service but was very disappointed this time. Took forever to get drinks. Totally felt rushed. Trying to take plates before we finished our food. Not accommodating for a baby. Had to ask for our take home pastas. Ordered coffee 'with cream'. By the time the cream was delivered, the coffee was cold.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

SG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch for a group of 23. Staff were great and so was the food. Definitely recommend. Thank you

D
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This location has declined significantly over the years. This time would be our last visit. The service was horrible. The table next to us sat after us but we’re two courses ahead of us because our waiter valued a larger party’s tip than general customer service. I ordered the filet mignon medium rare and got an over-salted plate of risotto with a raw soy-sauce marinated skirt steak.
The lobster-shrimp fondue special was also horrible as there were less than a handful of small lobster chunks. And it was clear the seafood was only added on top rather than incorporating the ingredients for a well-flavored appetizer.
The experience was so bad from the very beginning that the front hostess told us it would be a wait even with a reservation. And then the table bus person heard and immediately said she had a table for us. The first hostess wasn’t inclined to help and just wanted to move the line without pulling up any information.
Again, last time we’ll be going to this location. Definitely not worth the money, the time or frustration.

GW
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Maggiano's right before Christmas, for a few years, and it's become a favorite tradition for the entire family. It's always a festive atmosphere, the service is top notch, and the food is awesome with generous portions. We would definitely get there more often if it weren't so far from home. I highly recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our waiter seemed a bit overwhelmed. There was a long wait time for thing like straws, bread, etc. The manager was made aware, helped out once never checked on us again. Food was ok.

DH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Celebrating a birthday.

MW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

As usual, food was excellent. Unfortunately service was not great. We had a duet of waiters and yet neither one was real attentive. On more than one occasion one thought the other had taken care of us. Tables around us came and went. We were largely forgotten. I expect better and usually receive better from this establishment.

KL
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Booked a week in advance for 6 people. When we got there we had a small round table where 1 person had to sit partially in the walking area. When we asked for a larger table, we were told this is all we have, we have some big groups tonight. Sorry for your luck

Food was it’s usual good taste

Service was very good

LH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All of our different selections were great and the take home pasta treat a surprise that was so pleasing the next day.

AG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a big group but the wait staff was attentive and handled our needs easily. He automatically gave us individual checks without even asking. We had theatre tickets which he assured us was fine. We had plenty of time! The take home lasagna was to die for!!

DG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were seated almost immediately, that was the best part! Parking was a nightmare - the valet parking took up a good portion of the lot, so finding a spot was difficult.
The server had our table of 5, plus another table that had at least 30 people seated (if not more). So getting his attention was a bit challenging. We had to flag down a couple others to get our water/drinks refilled.
When the food was served, the servers handed plates over the top of the table and across the people at the table. I think the chef(s) were heavy handed on the salt as my pasta, as well as another co-worker's Cod dinner was very salty (not considering the capers).
This was only my second time at Maggiano's - the first time was excellent - such a difference from lunch & dinner visits.

H
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and delicious food. Especially the bread.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was wonderful. Loved the holiday decor. Perfect for our family holiday event.

K
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have no complaints great food service and the decor outstanding

DR
Houston
13 reviews