Thank god I don't go by reviews when choosing where to eat!!! This place is wonderful. The staff is so friendly and they have a team work environment. I met the owner and she's so sweet. Her husband is straight from Italy, he treats everyone like they're part of his family. They have the best Eggplant Parmigiana , you can tell they make it fresh. The have great bar specials, and the bar was full the night I was there. I will become a regular customer for sure.
One of those restaurants you wished there were more of: Small, quaint, warm, and personal service with real Italian, South American, and Greek foods. Simple foods, beautifully prepared. The chef comes out to greet each table and you feel appreciated. Support local restaurants, and this is a great one to support.
Well, the hype in Maggiano's is that it's Little Italy in a franchise form. Sinatra & Dino croon, the place is NY busy & the food is pretty darn good. Lots of food for the $ & the family style servings are wonderful for groups. Don't listen to the waiters (they push what's slow)& order what you like, it's all good.