Durham >Food & Dining > Maggiano's Little Italy
be prepared to be full!!!. Great food, atmosphere and service. It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to Italian dining. Servings are quite large. I don't think I've ever had a chance to get to the desert menu. One day....
Huge portions, Ok taste, below average service. Atmosphere is good if you are going with full family or a group of friends - certainly not great for a couple looking for an intimate dinner experience. Service was average. We had reservations for 7.00pm - and were promptly seated - got our bread, water etc from the 'bus-boy'. Main waitress came almost 15-20minutes later with nary a apology. She seemed very hurried while taking our order and hardly came by later. Both appetizers and main entrees took a long time coming (not necessarily a bad thing unless you are very hungry). Portions were huge - taste was okay - not the best Italian food I've had.
So-so food, poor customer service. My husband and I took our four kids for dinner. We had to ask for 2 high chairs, as if the guy seating us didn't see us carrying two babies. We were not given any kids menus. When the waiter FINALLY came, we still had to ask for kid menus, and were told they were out of crayons. Several things we ordered they were out of, including lemonade and salmon. The wait for our food was very long, and the food was just okay. Not worth putting up with the poor/rude service, that's for sure!
Great food!. We had our wedding reception at Maggianos and we go back every year for our anniversary. It is an excellent place to have a reception! Everyone was pleased with the food and atmosphere. The wait staff was great. Generous portions of food and very tasty.
Excellent food!. This restaurant is worth going to for the chicken mushroom pasta dish alone!!! It is so delicious. I would recommend this place for groups, rather than for a romantic meal. Its got a lively and fun atmosphere and you can't beat the food.
Another Great Experience. I go to Maggiano's regularly and have yet to be disappointed. My company ate there on Friday with a group totalling 14 people. With a group that large you generally expect to have a least one problem but not here. We dined "family style" for lunch and one of my co-workers has an allergy and the chef came out, helped her with her order and made her a special meal. That doesn't happen on a bust Friday at lunch but it did here. Food and service that were outstanding.
Really enjoyed this restaurant!. The food was great, the service was great.....aboslutely no complaints here. This could easily become one of our favorite restaurants! Tip....call ahead or make reservations or else you could find yourself waiting for a pretty long time in the crowded bar area.
Nice ambience, Good food, Poor service. The service was hurried and impersonal as usual. Just to give you an idea of the level of the service that we received, when I asked the waitress about a particular appetizer, she said "Oh, no one ever orders that." I said, "Okay, but can you tell me what it is in it and how large of a portion it is?" She responded, "No one orders that, you should get something else." Can you believe that? That is not only poor service, but just plain idiocy. We just threw up our hands and said, "Forget it." Why would a server whose tip depends not only on what is ordered, but also the quality of the service do something like that? Why would Maggiano's hire someone like that? I don't know. And I don't care. Maggiano's has made it clear that they don't want my money. I won't be visiting again.
Disappointed too many times in a row!. My family & friends have dined at this restaurant on 4 occasions, the past 2 being most disappointing, actually insulting - Our service was very abrupt, even rude - The staff was unfriendly, most unwelcoming - Our large party tried to make it more festive by attempting to include the waiter in minute of conversation - He told us "I'm too busy to talk" which we accepted since it appeared that he was infact chasing around quite abit - After a confirmed 25 minute wait for our check after completing our meals, I finally had to ask him for it - He sighed, got my credit card, returned to the table and told me to "just throw it on the table after I had signed it"..."(he) didn't have time to deal with it"...his exact words - I literally threw it on the table as he had instructed and left -
Pricy, crowded, great food. Don't go here if you want an intimate place to dine. The family style is the best! I frankly am not fond of their lazagne, but every single other dish I've tried have been outsanding.
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