The best and most questionable place to dine..... The best and questionable place to go. I dined the first time during a lunch time group retirement party in March and the food was so tasty that I wanted to return. It was all good. The riggatoni alfredo with broccoli to the Salmon and it was the Chicken and Spinach Manicotti that got me since I'm non-italian but love many cultural foods. My second time there for lunch I ordered the chicken and spinach manicotti, which took a while, maybe 25mins or so, even though me and my buddy were among the first to get there and then it showed up a touch burnt on one edge but enough for me eat since I didn't have time to order anything else. I give a high rating because I didn't have time to reorder. They allowed to eat what I could and removed it from the tab. I will give them another chance because it's too fine of a place and atmosphere not to. I say try it at least once and maybe with these reviews they'll up the overall service.
Good steak - terrible garlic bread - ok in a pinch. Was in Philly for a quick weekend - lots of running around all day and so decided on a quick take out of "quality" Italian. I stopped in Maggiano's on Filbert and got a small filet mignon to go, along with some garlic bread and a house salad. I must say that the steak was good - rare, as ordered and very tasty. However, the steak came with absolutely nothing along side except some fried onions on top. For the price ($28.00) there should have at least been a side salad, fries, something..... The house salad was good, but the garlic bread - oh God - awful! Tasted fishy, like someone used some anchovies on it or too close to it. Anyway - I would not go back there - I ended up throwing the entire order of bread out (and it wan't cheap either). The steak would be worth it if they threw the house salad in with it - but alone - hell, I can get one cheaper at Smith and Wollensky's in Manhattan! P.S. While the young lady at the take out desk was very cordial - the order took forever!
Best Italian food anywhere, great customer service. My husband takes me to Maggiano's on our wedding aniversary. The food is great everytime we come it is an experience. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to try something different.
FREEZER BURN FOOD!. What a disgrace....a restaurant with "Little Italy" in the title... Their food was NOT fresh at all. My food was slightly warm at best. Their oil for for bread dipping was bland. The service was horrible... I am shocked. I mean it isn't just one thing that turns me off about this place, it is numerous things. I do not mind spending money for good food....they have guts charging what they do for their portion sizes and freezer burned entrees! We didn't do family style, there was 4 of us and we each got our own entree...The other three were not impressed either so that makes 4 people who will NOT be returning here.
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!. I recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone I know going to Philly. I love: the brushettsa (oven roasted tomatoes, thick parmesean shaving, fresh basil, wondefule bread) the fresh mozerrella and tomato appetizer (melt in your mouth) the clamari (soft and perfectly coated) the crab cakes and lump and fresh- no fillers, the veal raviolis are rich and sinful, teh gnocchi is delicious. I have had the talapia, cheesecake and the tiramisu is huge and amazing. It's good for a romantic dinner and business0- it's such a hugfe reataurant, you'll find a corner you'll love!
terrible !. The two of us arrived at 9:30 p.m. and the restaurant was bustling. Our drink order took a long time to arrive. The second entree never arrived. Our waitress was nowhere in sight. When she finally re-appeared she asked if we wanted anything else before she brought the check. I explained that the veal entree had never been brought. I asked the waitress to box the pasta leftovers. the waitress had no explanation about the missing veal entree and was casual about the whole thing. She brought the check and then disappeared again. When she finally re-appeared, she had forgotten about the left-overs. after a while, she said that the leftovers were mistakenly tossed out. We decided to simply inform the manager of the series of mishaps on our way out. Not surprising, the manager seemed to be as casual about it as the waitress.....i recommend that you avoid maggiano's.
I've ALWAYS enjoyed my meals at this place. Be ready for food and lots of it. The staff was very well informed and checked up on some special needs for our last outing in Maggiano's. The water glass never went below half full before getting topped off and we enjoyed all the dishes. The medallions of beef on the family style dining were very good and the waiter got us a second plate before we requested it as it was a popular dish on the table that night. I highly recommend the veal ravoli in a cream sauce, very rich and filling. The place is crowded so I recommend reservations. Be hungry and bring family for an enjoyable time.
In the last several years that I have visited Philadelphia, my husband and friends and I have always dined at Maggiano's Little Italy and enjoy it immensely.
We come into Philadelphia either to see a particular museum exhibit, flower show or other cultural event, and always top the evening off by dining at this wonderful establishment. I am planning another visit in March 05.
I went last year and had a wonderful time. Food was very good. Salmon was outstanding. Portions huge. We had the family style menu and portions were unlimited. Drinks a little pricey but o'well.
Ambience reminded me of a place where Sinatra might hang out.
Number 1. Far exceeds the old Philly standouts. Food, atmosphere and service are all top notch. Even though they are growing nationwide, they still remain consistant and authentic. Number 1 in my book.
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