Unremarkable Italian food. Not awful but I don't understand why people rave about this place. An antipasto should have artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, anchovies, and several kinds of meat - Maggiano's has none of the above. The sausage was too salty and was given just a cursory browning before being steamed with a skimpy amount of green peppers and onions. The red sauce was basically flavorless but thankfully not sweet. The waitstaff wasn't rude but seemed kind of distracted and kept trying to take the food away before we were finished. One highlight - the veal raviolis in Alfredo sauce were pretty tasty.
NO flavor and waitstaff are clueless. I was expecting, for the price, considering everything is ala carte to be at least above average. We were seated and I ordered lasagna and my sister ordered basil pasta with chicken. We ordered house salads. They are huge but mostly lettuce and the cheese that they shave on it is like wax. My sister got her pasta, and it was tasteless with the bottom of the bowl full of water. Chicken had grissle all over it. Waiter was quick to drop off food and run away. I told him I did not like the pasta, which I traded my sister for, so that she could enjoy her meal, and I ended up eating nothing but salad and bread. When I told the waiter the pasta was awful, he said so, would you like the check then? His name was Moses, Mexican guy with NO server skills. Give me Bravos or anyplace but this. Waste of money and time!
Great food by the mall. Great food great service
Just another disappointing chain restaurant. Large portions can't make up for poor service and quality. Our server NICHOLAS was short, indifferent and unaccommodating. Here are a few examples: We were left without bread for 15-20 minutes after our drink order had been taken, and we were only served some after someone in our party asked a random waiter/busser who was walking by. My friend was served a whole chicken and never offered the option of getting the half, which is both what he wanted and expected to receive. Really, what one person eats a whole chicken in one meal? During our meal, I asked for a specific beer. Nicholas returned to our table 3 times before he actually brought the beer, which was the wrong one. I explained that it wasn't what I had ordered and he told me that they didn't have the beer that I wanted. Now, not only had the bartender told me they had this particular beer, but i had ACTUALLY SEEN IT in the fridge before dinner. I asked Nicholas to please check, but he just said they didn't have it and walked away before I could respond. I have been a server and bartender for years and while I am understanding of mistakes regarding service, I will not accept that someone is unwilling to accommodate their guests. Now, onto the food. The whole roasted chicken was said to be good, but my chicken saltimboca was waaayyyy over salted (it's already got prosciutto on it, you can give the salt a rest). The other guest had shrimp arrabiata. The sauce, which was supposed to be a fra diavlo tasted like nothing more than the most basic tomato sauce, no spice or garlic whatsover. Big portions, poor service, sub-par quality. But really, what more can you expect from a chain restaurant?
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Family-friendly restaurant serves up enormous portions of southern Italian favorites in a nostalgic setting..
Family-style portions and red-checkered tablecloths create a casual, congenial vibe, drawing families and large groups to this feast of Italian-American nostalgia set to a Sinatra soundtrack. The made-from-scratch menu is brimming with traditional dishes, from starters like fried calamari, Parmesan garlic bread and Tuscan-style mussels to spaghetti with meatballs and manicotti with chicken and spinach. For those with room to spare, a piece of sweet tiramisu and a strong cappuccino help finish the meal.
Average at Best....
I had a party of 7 with me. We were celebrating a friend's birthday party. The server, a guy name JEROME, was absolutely terrible to us. Not only was he very rude and lazy, but he obnoxiously suggested items that we should and shouldn't get, and told us to "hurry up" our dining experience. He looked uncomfortable at our presence and seemed bothered everytime we asked for something (which wasn't much). He definitely didn't deserve the gratuity that was implemented on the bill.
The food was alright. Definitely had better Italian food elsewhere. The portions were big but who cares when the food is so-so.
One of My Favorites. This restaurant probably has the best deal for food that I've come across in a long time. The food is always great and the cost isn't too bad. The only downside is the crowds because it is so popular.
Bad night in KOP.
Over rated, Over priced, stay home and boil your own pasta and put some ketchup on it and it would be better then this place. The staff must be the people who can't get hire at Burger King or Taco Bell.
Don't bother with making a reservation, you will still wait as long as those who don't have any.
Way to crowded and noisy for anyone who is not legally deaf. I can go on and on, but I think you get the point!
Stay home and have a can of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs, you will thank me later
Great food, good value. We went with another couple and dined family style the other night. We were given a choice of ordering off the regular menu with large individual portions, or eating a three course family style meal, we chose the family style. We got 2 of everything, appetizers, salads, pastas, entrees and desserts! Had we stuck to the basic menu it would have cost us $25 per person, but we chose the beef medallions and crab cakes so we spent $35 per person on the meals. The food was great, and if we wanted more of anything, our attentive server was there to get it for us. By the end of the meal, I couldn't imagine I would have room for the two desserts, but the tiramisu was the best I ever had!
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