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Maggiano's Little Italy

#96 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Back Bay
American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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4 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3910
Green Line to Arlington
617-542-3456
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 244
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Suprisngly Good!

Don't usually go to chains, but Maggiano's was an excellent surprise. Excellent food and drinks. Perfect for a visit to the theater district and Emerson College

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
JulieBL
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Don't usually go to chains, but Maggiano's was an excellent surprise. Excellent food and drinks. Perfect for a visit to the theater district and Emerson College

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

You won't regret dining here! Our waiter was polite, friendly, funny, and attentive. Everything about the food was wonderful! Fresh and delicious, the bread, the sangria, the entrées, the salad with house dressing is a must!, the desserts, and even the coffee was the best I've ever had!! Can't wait to go again :)

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had dinner before a show at the Wilbur. We did not have reservations (if you go make them!) so we got lucky and there was a table at the bar open that had full dinner service. The bartenders were very friendly and didn't rush us. I had the chicken parm and my husband had fettuccine Alfredo and both were... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The decor of the restaurant was great. I had the fried mozzarella as an appetizer and it was fresh and delicious.(not just a frozen stick) Since this was a high end restaurant I ordered veal. for the price I expected milk fed veal that would cut like butter. What I got was a piece of rubber with cheese on it.... More 

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NYC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Perfect restaurant across from the iconic Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Great Food, great drinks and super awesome athmosphere. Keep coming back time and time again. You must try their Lighter Take menu. Lighter take Chicken Santimbocca is to die for. It was my favorite dish for 3 days I stayed in Boston. The Tuscan Chicken Sausage Soup and Chicken Roasted... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Yesterday my husband and I went to Maggianos for lunch. We had previously been to Orlando location, which we loved. We were most pleasantly surprised that it was actually BETTER than Orlando. The "old" atmosphere and classic "rat pack" music that we love!! Raine, our waitress, was great. Then the Manager Yolandi came over to greet us. What an absolute... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

prices are reasonable, food is great for Italian food lovers and there is an option to bring back a plate home if you'd like. its a< to go> restaurant and there's free parking after 8pm if i'm not mistaking,on the streets around the restaurant.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

In Boston, attending an event, were searching for a great place for lunch. In the December shopping rush discovered Maggiano's, located at 4 Columbus Avenue in Boston. This restaurant turned out to be the perfect location for a relaxing lunch in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Securing a seat at the bar afforded great people-watching and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Too dark. Staff was below average, more concerned with themselves than the patrons. xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food served poorly - at different times and largely barely warm. Sauces watery and tasteless. Terrible service and over priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3910
  • Public Transportation: Green Line to Arlington
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-542-3456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?