San Jose >Food & Dining > Maggiano's Little Italy
Good Italian comfort served family style.. My wife and I stopped in here for a quick lunch. We ordered a couple of sandwiches and an appetizer(Chicken Parm, Meatball sub, and tomato/mozzerella+basil appetizer). Our server was a bit new, which probably justified her on the sunday lunch shift, and she was slow and made mistakes with our order. The food though was very good and with the table parmesian(sp?) cheese(nothing grated here, not fine dining), it picked up the mild sauce. The table bread wasn't very good, but the balsamic vinegar was excellent.
Huge portions!. Given, I did get the Family Style meal (pretty much an all you can eat buffet) with 3 other people, but none the less, it was alot of food. For less than $30 per person, you choose from 2 appetizers, 2 salads, 2 pastas, 2 main courses, and 2 desserts..... that's 2 much food!!!!! =) But seriously, even with 4 of us, that was a lot of food to finish. Don't get me wrong, we did finish all the dishes, and even got more of 1 of them, but still. =) The food was great and the service evenly matched. The only downside was that even though we made reservations, we still had to wait about 45 minutes. But, once we sat down, I totally forgot about that.
Delicious!. This was my first at Maggiano's and I have to say, I was impressed. We went at a busy time during lunch and they still had good service. Some snobby hostess but nothing that gets in the way. The waiters are cute, food is great and also VERY large portions, espicially if you are smaller in size, price was decent. The atmosphere can be very romantic and at the same time a good place for kids.
A lot for your money. Ambience was very nice. Food was good, and the value was descent. I had the family style which is pretty much all you can eat. The pizza was good, as was the salad, but let's focus on the dessert. Tiramisu. Excellent. Now the only reason why i'm rating this below avg is because the service and experience I had was less to be desired. Knowing that I will go back. If I receive better service, I will readjust my rating accordingly.
Too much attitude. I have been here several times now. The food is consistently good, but the service is completely hit or miss. This last time, our waiter was wonderful. But can they PLEASE replace their entire host/hostess staff as they always completely rude. Hello, you are a chain restuarant - lost the 'tude. I won't be coming here again. There are way too many other restaurant out there to hand over my money to someone who doesn't value me as a customer.
GREAT!! U HAVE 2 GO =-). i took my boyfriend there for his b-day, and it was terrific, they were very helpful in making the reservations (even though they were all booked up), great when i called and told them we were stuck in traffic, very very very good service...our waitress was doing a great job, considering she was very busy, great food, one of my new fav. restaurants, i love going an overall WONDERFUL experience =)
OK for a chain restaurant.. The food here is not bad, but it isn't great either. I do not understand the crowd outside of this restaurant all the time. The food is just NOT that good. Plain and mediocre are the best words to describe it. I tried the chicken sandwich, soup, and pastas and none of them were special. The staff is nice and I like the casual atmosphere though. Maggiano's is just another disgusting Santana Row restaurant (except for Pizza Antica).
A tad over-rated. Service is spotty and can be good, but you are taking your chances. The food is mediocre and not anything special, not bad, but nothing to write home about. Value as cost is fair, but, once again, nothing great. There are better Italian restaurants in the area for the price and experience.
More please!. I went here for the second time last week to celebrate a good friends birthday and we were all happy with the generous portions of delicious food and the friendly service. Because we ordered the family meal ($16.50 per person), we got to ask for seconds and they were really nice about bringing more to the table. The tiramisu was just great light and very flavorful. We left happy about our meal and we had lots of leftovers to bring home for dinner!
overwhelming portions and great food. You'll get great service if you go a little earlier and not at the peak of friday/sat night. But even at those times, service is not horrible.
Definitely make reservations.
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