Maggiano's - San Jose

4.2
6894 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Maggiano's in San Jose, located at Santana Row, San Jose’s newly opened European-style shopping, dining & entertainment destination. Maggiano's 16,000 square-foot, 220-seat restaurant is ideal for group lunches, festive gatherings & romantic dinners for two. We specialize in serving lavish portions of authentic Italian-American cuisine served family-style. Our menu is large & varied, offering an extensive selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish & memorable desserts.
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RosieG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent!! He was so kind and friendly! It was my daughter in laws birthday and he made it special for her!! When I received the wrong order he apologized profusely!! It took very little time for the correct order to come!
A memorable evening

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vipGolf
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We like to go to this restaurant because of the great food and wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was absolutely great and super nice. I forgot her name but I definitely left her a good tip she deserved it.

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Twinkle22
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say Maggianos is the best !.
The food , the ambiance , the service and the value .
Bravo .

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RAMONL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The waiter was new, I think and he seemed lost and inattentive, but that's ok. I'm tolerant of new wait-staff. I'll always be back to this place.

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JoseC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maggianos was a great valentine’s date experience. The Sangria was tasty. The four cheese ravioli dish was a great temp, quantity and flavor. The spinach artichoke dip was exceptional. There was enough food to take home. The ambiance was excellent. Always a good time at Maggianos.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Hostess very rude. We also left our to go bag full of food basically untouched worth 60 dollars we called right after we realized we forgot and they said it was thrown away! That’s ridiculous

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luisr
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good fun. Enjoyed the atmosphere as well. Thanks

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LeonA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD AND SERVICE IS EXCELLENT. NICE PLACE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS. GREAT PLACE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS LIKE ANNIVERSERIES AND BIRTHDAYS.

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LalaL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad I made a reservation because it was suuuuupeer packed this day! We got sat maybe 30 min after our reservation. The check in desk had a line to check in to get seated. We had the best service and I forget our waiter’s name but he gave my sister in law and I the best service and experience. Our food was amazing and we got to celebrate my sister’s bday and she had such a great night. The food was delicious! I ordered something new in addition to my fav classic the chicken rigatoni d. Thank you Maggianos for great food and a great experience. I’ve personally spent many birthdays here and this is a favorite place of mine. Very family orientated

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CathyL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Anthony was excellent and filled our party of 16 needs above and beyond!

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Jules92
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I would currently not suggest this restaurant at this time. We returned there for a yearly anniversary celebration. Last year we were offered outstanding service. We were made to feel special on our special night. However this year, there were so many large groups there. We were put at a table next to a large group. You can understand that it was not the intimate occasion we were hoping for. We made our reservations almost a month in advance. I believe some thought should have been considered. But the food was excellent.
That we can always count on.

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vipNicoleW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always have a wonderful experience and time when visiting Maggiano’s. It is one of my favorite restaurants, and has been for the last 20 years. This was the only time we experienced poor service. We shared our experience with the manager Cody. He apologized and made sure we had a good experience for the remainder of the visit. We appreciate his spirit and customer service. He is one of the reasons Maggiano’s is our go to for family outings and date night. The food is good, the people are nice, and it is a great time out.

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SusanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food accompanied by good service. I wish it was located much closer to the peninsula but worth the drive

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night before our wedding we enjoyed a small family style dinner and everything was amazing!!

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Jahnavi
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food options were vast!
Food was amazingly delicious!!
Serving time was a bit slow! But overall a place I would love to visit again!!!

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vipDIDI
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found Maggianos on Yelp. We ordered the Marco lunch which included Salads entrees for two and one dessert plus choice of two pastas to go. It was a great deal but I felt the two Caesar salads were not quite fresh. Service was excellent.

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vipallisoncom
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon, our server was exceptional! Food was great. Plenty to take home. We’ll be back soon.

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CleoC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was as tasty as usual and the leftovers just as good!

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vipMarshie
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Came with friends for lunch. Restaurant is huge but very few tables full. Had soup and salad combos. Soup was good, not great. Clam chowder was very thin. Salads were good. Combo was $12. Our server was Jeanette and she was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service like always!

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SalvadorC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Server forgo to give us tiramisu I wanted to take home

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gathered for my mother's 89th Birthday celebration. We were seated immediately, allowing us to browse the menu casually while the rest of our party made their way to the restaurant. Great variety of classic Italian cuisine dishes to choose from, a few new offerings were noted. Appetizers were served almost as immediately after ordering. Needless to say the food was delicious, nicely complimented by the excellent, almost telepathic, service provided by Angelica's flawless effort to please. I might add, we are a pretty demanding bunch. The evening was was topped off with a made by design dessert highlighted by a single burning candle which was our Quee to sing Happy Birthday to my mother just before she made a wish and blew it out. Thanks go out to the top to bottom team work making everyone's night a memorable occasion.

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soniap
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Bunch of friends got together, we had such a good time celebrating our birthdays, graduation and engagement. Our group visit Maggiano's once a year. It is our place to gathers. I would like to say Thanks to the staff at Maggiano's for a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Did a search on Open table and they had opening for two a 7:30, felt like a little Italian and not Il Fornia and decide to give this Santana Row please a go, first time I ventured here.

Looks nice from outside, strange to have to walk thru the bar area to the receptionist, stupid layout.

Place was packed had opened tables but we still had to wait 10+ minute, not impressed but became clear why we weren't seated. We had to wait more than a few minutes and we got helped by not our waiter as he was busy. Overall our waiter who finally came later and the one who helped us were great and did their best with a smile, my take not enough waiters, but service was good, FOUR STARS!

I had the itch for Lasagna but couldn't find it on the two sided menu, SECRET it is on the pull out tab Classic menu, dang if I didn't ask I wouldn't see the secret pull out classic like Lasagne and spaghetti, how stupid is that!

Food, not so good:

Lasagne was a bit to tomato sour and runny, even the free take home extra of the classic didn't make up for very unimpressive Lasagna, THREE STARS

Steak and Ravioli combo: streak came cooked perfect but wasn't tasty and seemed like an old chewy mediocre medium rare cow hide. Ravioli was too cheesy and even a helping to go didn't make up for it, THREE STARS.

Waiters and ambience and attitude was great, food very MEH,, almost dorm or fast food quality IMHO

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We came about 10 min early before our 6.45 pm reservations and It took us 15 min to be seated even though there were a lot of seating. This was ok with us since we did show up early.

Once we got seated is when things got worse. It seems they forgot about us as we saw a lot of people got seated and have waitress already. Turns out the hostess never inform our server that we were seated so after 20-30min we finally got a waitress to help us.

We dine At mAggiano all the time so I know this is not their usual standard but our experience for this night was horrible. Especially with 3 kids under 5, every minutes counts and by the time we got our food aorund 7.45, the kids were already restless.

I do have to say the manager and the server did try to make our experience better and gave us free appetizer and 25%off our bill for what happened but it still damper the whole experience. It seems they were understaffed and took us almost 15 minutes to get our bill. My husband has to take the kids to the car and waited for me outside while I paid. I keep seeing Our waitress running around but after awhile I finally flagged him because I can’t wait anymore.

Overall it’s an ok experience.

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vipChocolatelarry
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An upscale Italian restaurant with ambiance, good food and good service located in a nice area. Servings are large so expect to bring home a doggy bag. Appreciate that a light fare was an option. I had the shrimp Fra Diavolo that had over 20 shrimp on the plate. Nice wine selection as well. Prices slightly on the high side but a nice restaurant and we will return.

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DrMac
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, service, value! Can’t wait to go back again