Maggiano's Little Italy
4 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 542-9988
Phone: (617) 542-0456
Phone: (617) 426-0540
Phone: (617) 278-2121
Phone: (617) 832-0635
Fax: (617) 542-9988
Maggiano's - Boston
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Cuisines: Take Out, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
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I feel that although this restaurant offers good food, I also prefer some value. We went with a large group of about 20 and the restaurant suggested we do the family share menu. Even though we were a large group and the family share is offered to 4 or more guests, the restaurant would not allow some additional choices from the fixed menu. It's difficult for 20 to agree on 4 dinner items. This was minor issue although I thought some flexibility could have been offered for such a large group. My biggest issue is that the food came out and you would think there would be enough for everyone but there wasn't. We paid full price for appetizers, dinner and dessert per person. Every part of the meal that I would have preferred was gone before the plate came to me. I had to ask for Calamari and it took 20 minutes for a new plate to come. Everyone was done eating appetizers by this time. I later found out my daughter had also asked for more Calamari and she never received more as the Calamari that finally came to my end was passed down and gone before he received any. Of course when dinner came, the only course I wanted was the linguni and clams and of course when the bowl came to me, there was no pasta and about 3 clams. Again, 30 minutes later, another bowl was delivered. My dinner experience was not enjoyable and I repeatedly told the staff that I had no food to eat but it still took 20-30 minutes to get more food. Of course when the bill came, our share was $180 for 3 to eat. Unbelievable. I would never choose the meal share again, what a ripoff.
03/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I can't get over how delicious our food at Maggiano's was. We got the mussels, some salmon, lasagna and garlic sticks as an appetizer. Wow-eee! The portions are huge, and we could order a whole 'nother dish and then just take it home. We had meals set for the whole weekend after our night out here. Our waitress was extremely helpful and friendly, and catered to our every need, and didn't give us strange looks when we would ask her to wrap up whole dishes for take-home.
02/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I used to love Maggianos. Especially for a large group, it is still an excellent restaurant to go to. They have an all you can eat option which is really great (and easy on the wallet too). However, over the years I have seen a decrease in the quality of their food. Don't get me wrong though, I will still stop by for some fried mozzerella!
08/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Went there on a Sunday evening and there was no wait at all. The place was crowded but we still got excellent service. The waiter was very helpful and nice and met any requests we had. And there was another waiter who always made sure our waters were refilled and that there was bread on the table. I was pretty impressed by the quick and efficient service. I ordered the clams and pasta. It was good but I've had better so I dont think I would recommend it too much. I also tried the salmon with crab and it was excellent! We all ordered half portions which were huge but still fairly priced. The ambiance of the place was nice too which is suprising for a good price restaurant.
04/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
cute place for couples or family/friends event. had a good pasta (clam linguine w/red sauce) and some family meal items (chicken piccata). tiramisu is on par, but since my sis and mom both know how to make it, i'm not finding this much more superb than theirs. coffee is not what i had in italy, a bit disappointed on that.
always--ALWAYS--packed at meal time. even at reservations, you end up waiting. what's up with that?
03/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Huge portions and great prices. You really must ask your wait staff for recommendations. Most of the meals on the menu are incredible but there are a few items that are just average. Pasta does not come with the meat dishes but with the portion sizes you really do not need all that food ( It is enough for 2-3 people). But if you must then it is still worth the $2.95 extra to add on to the meal. Reservations a must. Great place to bring large groups
02/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I recommend doing a double date because you need a minimum of 4 people to do a family style dinner. The food is excellent for both quantity AND quality. The downside is that word is out about this place - and if you just try to walk-in, expect a 1-2 hour wait. Reserve in advance!
05/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is just plain average as far as the food goes and then factor in crowds so dense you cannot get to the host for questions and I wager a guess that people who love this place don't venture out much. Magianno's is also listed as romantic, sure if you like uproarious crowds and crying children in a Cheesecake Factory packed layout. I ordered chicken parmesan (which was good but not great) and it did not come with pasta, which was extra. Now doesn't the dish 'chicken pram' entail pasta? I had a margarita that tasted like a four year old made it and then switched to a black and tan when the migraine from all the sugar landed. They only have three beers on tap and Guinness and Bass being present, I figured that route would be a sure bet. My beer arrived looking like a Bass with a three inch foamy head - almost no Guinness present. Our waiter (when he showed up) looked to be too bothered elsewhere to be of use. If you are looking for this kind of place go to Vinny T's where everything is better, including the bread which at Magianno's tastes like thicker Wonder bread. They also use low grade olive oil and pre-grated parmesan cheese ? this is little Italy? Please.