Maggiano's - Italian Catering & Restaurant
10455 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
10/31/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have eaten ate Maggiano's a handful of times. Twice with a large group of people and the other was just myself along with a friend. The positive was that the food was consistant all three times, it also had a fresher taste than Olive Garden. But it always had the American- Italian taste to each dish, this is definately not the true Italian cooking that I would expect at a place called Maggiano's.
06/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We had a party of 12 for my birthday dinner and they have you do a family style feast. The food was delicious, but the drinks were flat and the server was terrible. He argued with us about the drinks, I had to ask for serving spoons -twice- (for a family style buffet you'd think that would be standard), and he never did bring us teaspoons for our dessert. Since it was a large party he got a gracious 18% tip from everyone (automatically added to the bills). Looking back I wish I had talked to a manager, but it was my bday and I didn't want to deal with it!
06/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Saturday night in the bar area, we ordered one drink and food immediately with our waiter. An hour later we realize we are still waiting for our food and may be late for our next event. Food finally arrives and we have no time to eat. We ask the waiter to give us the bill as soon as the food arrives, but that takes 10 minutes and the waiter disappears. We gulp down our flat bread and salad and get up to go find the waiter so we can pay. Finally, an hour and half later we get out of there. Gulping down your food and chasing a waiter is not a dining experience. Waste of money and time.
10/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The staff here is amazing. We went to this restaurant a few times and the actually remembered us by name! The manager has always been very accomodating and they take reservations which is a plus on busy weekends. The food is so good and you get a lot of it for the price. I recommend the Chicken Parmesian and the Toasted Nona's Pound Cake.
10/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
So, the restaurant is nice and clean, the waiters and waitresses polite. The service is good and the food, well... it's not Italy (been there, done that). The real deal is always going to be way better. This is decent Americanized Italian food. Could be better priced thought.
I went here for my birthday last week. We had to wait a while for our reserved table to open up. But, the manager went above and beyond to compensate the long wait. We got a free bottle of wine and appetizer sampler. The food was delicious. The wait staff isn't the best, but the management makes up for it.
01/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Setting was before closing..not busy AT ALL.... I split my meal with my date, some Fettuccine Alfredo with mushrooms and broccoli ... and sounds great, right?! uhhg it was basically noodles in a cream sauce with vegetables thrown in.
Wouldn't go there again.
06/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My son's favorite restaurant is Maggianos. He fell in love with it when we ate at it in Denver a few years ago. So after his graduation ceremony (Auburn Mountainview HS) we trekked from Auburn to Bellevue. Our two servers, Isaac and Chris, were phenomenal. We had a party of 14, with one boy allergic to dairy and my Dad who couldn't eat gluten. The chefs came to our table to make sure that all dietary needs were met (to the ultimate YUMs of my Dad and smiles from Jacob :-) I was wanting an appetizer that Sean and I had ordered in Denver and loved, yet didn't see on the menu. One of the chefs arrived to have me describe it, then she went and created something AWESOME with fried gnocchi’s and a cheese dip!!! Chris and Isaac were very attentive throughout our stay. Sean's dad knocked a wine glass to the floor while talking with his hands and he felt no embarrassment as it was swept up around him (he was standing at the end of the table :-) My friend Carl, who loves cooking, was given a tour of the kitchen! He is still talking about how cool it was. Our youngest family members were listened to carefully, photos were taken for us of the entire party, and humor, kindness and professionalism were present in all interactions. The food was wonderful, but the service made the meal a truly memorable experience.
04/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Why have people told me impressive things about this place? I had to come back a second time to make sure I wasn't imagining things.
I will say that the ambience is very nice. But the food is blah. I've had the family style, appetizers and a couple of other doo-dads. It's not terrible food by any means.... it's decent. But overpriced and overrated- you're paying for the ambience.
01/31/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Wait was long, but we called ahead. Table was ready early waitress Christy was fun, personable, and beautiful. Oh and the food... the Chicken Fracesa was to die for... it was in a delightful lemon butter sauce that was perfectly paired with arugula in a white balsamic dressing and red skin potatoes. It was such perfection we extended our compliments to the chef... Shortly the sous chef Alex appeared at our table and suggested a remarkable cheese cake made from riccotta and marscapone with a fresh strawberry sauce... I mean dinner was heaven. I rarely clear a plate, but this was a sin to waste. I was a first time customer and now I am a lifetime one. I will be back... ASAP... Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous!
12/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Not necessarily worse than Armondo's in Renton--not necessarily better. Maggianos used to give a beautiful variety of breads (i.e. flatbread, molasses, sourdough, etc) prior to your meal, but decided to cut back; and now they have fallen into the ""mediocre at best"" rank, alongside Armondo's--featuring one type of bread. At least Maggiano's will heat the bread vs. Armondo's. Surprisingly, the Bellevueites along with those who venture into this beautiful city, still patronize this over-priced restaurant. You will often find yourself waiting for a table--but to be expected along that avenue of restaurants on a Friday or Saturday evening.
08/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Have been here a number of times... food is very good and the prices make it a good deal. Really nice ambiance with wood pillars, darkened dining area, classic decorations.
Over time have experienced a few 'bumps' such as poor service with a large party. Once mentioned to a manager, however, they go out of their way to apologize and make us happy. Will always return!
07/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I tried this restaurant last night for the first time and loved it. We were going to see a movie across the street, and had our choice of restaurants, all of which looked good. We settled on Maggiano's because of their extensive menu and very reasonable prices. We were very pleasantly surprised. The server was quick, friendly and attentive the entire time. The food was perfectly flavored; I had whole wheat pasta w/marinara sauce and a gorgonzola salad. My husband had their fantastic tomato soup and salad - we were impressed!
Keep up the great work guys...we'll be back.
06/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I visited Maggiano's once and that was one time too many. The service was atrocious and had boundary issues. Our server kept complaining to us about having to work on a nice day and how he wished he was still on vacation while the manager told us about how our server was in trouble for doing sometime out back that he wasn't supposed to. The food came in huge portions and was nothing special. The dining room was crowded and loud, I was dining with 5 friends and we had difficulty hearing each other the entire time. Please, don't waste your time and money.
04/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
A friend referred us to Maggiano?s. We called and made reservations for 6:00 (Friday 4/11/08) but then we read all of your mean reviews here on CitySearch and almost cancelled our reservation. We decided to try it because of the convenient location, and we are so glad we did. The restaurant is very nice, the people were great (and friendly), and the food was great! The portions are ridiculously large, and the prices very reasonable. You'd spend more at the OG and not have nearly the quality/taste/ambiance Maggiano?s has. The atmosphere is nice, yet not too proper that we wouldn?t bring our kids sometime. They were ready for our reservation, and validate parking from across the street.
We?ll be back!
04/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food smelled great, however the service was abysmal. I say smelled great, because after waiting for ten minutes in the lobby while there were plenty of available tables, and then another ten minutes sitting at a table in the restaurant where we didn't even get a busboy to come over and fill our water glasses, we walked out. This is the first time I've ever walked out of a restaurant. Seriously, how hard would it be to just stop by and say, ""I'm sorry, but we're understaffed, someone will be right with you.""
Both my husband and I have worked service industry and we were completely disgusted by the lack of service. Which is sad because we had been considering having our anniversary party there on the recommendations of others.
03/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This was my first visit to Maggiano's. I've always passed by it and it looked pretty cool so I thought I'd try it out. Was pretty crowded Saturday night, luckily I had reservations. Atmosphere is pretty cool, but felt very ""chain-like"" which it is. Service is very good and efficient, but everyone seems to be in a hurry. Tried out the ""Family Style"" with 3 other people, didn't realize how big of portions we were going to get. Food overall was maybe 6/10, nothing special but maybe we just chose bland foods. I haven't had much experience in Italian food so I cannot compare it to others, but I believe Maggiano's isn't anything special. It's fun to go to but the food is average and a bit heavy.
01/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Pros = Service friendly, restaurant clean
CONS = Relatively noisy, food is bland and forgettable
NB - ALL food arrived luke warm
Caesar salad = Good!
Whole roasted chicken = lttle/no lemon or rosemary flavor
Pesto sauce = watery
Eggplant entree = tomato sauce tasted canned (yes..really)
Conclusion: Better to try TULIO in downtown Seattle....