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Maggiano's Little Italy

#80 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Back Bay
Italian, American, 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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 294
    Excellent
  • 215
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Cozy Italian Restaurant

I had a business meeting with a friend. We did not need reservations, host was friendly. Our server was also pleasant and very helpful. We ordered mussels, calamari and steak. Food was well prepared and delicious, had right temperature, texture and bright flavor. Our food was nicely paired with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Azulado_01
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Worcester, Ma
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Based on other reviews and our one experience here, I think it all depends on what you order. But before the food, let's talk about the service. SLOW, very slow. And unorganized. Usually the better restaurants will have people dedicated to keeping water glasses filled, etc. Not here. Many times we waited 10 - 15 minutes to get water refills.... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had a business meeting with a friend. We did not need reservations, host was friendly. Our server was also pleasant and very helpful. We ordered mussels, calamari and steak. Food was well prepared and delicious, had right temperature, texture and bright flavor. Our food was nicely paired with Louis Martini Cabernet. We had a good time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Prepare to feel uncomfortably full after a meal here. Standard Italian fare with large portions. If your eyes are bigger than your stomach (like mine), you will just keep eating.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to Maggiano's many times over the years and they are consistently great. I could tell immediately at my last visit that this location has made some cost cuts recently and it really affected my experience in a negative way. The spinach salad is completely different than it used to be. Ours came with blue cheese crumbles instead of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food, friendly & very helpful staff. Fabulous photos everywhere of what it was like in days gone by. Just loved it. Prices great for Boston definitely must go. Loved it so much,.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here with a group of about 45 in one of the lower levels rooms of this stylish Italian restaurant. The wood interior and tasteful furnishings give this restaurant an immediately cozy and pleasant atmosphere. With its own private bar, our room, while a little small, provided a fine space for drinks and dinner. Our dinner was served family... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

we got there just after 5:30 and the place filled very fast after that. we liked the fact that no matter how busy the place was our server never lost track of us. our meals were great served hot and were fantastic. we were very satisfied with everything from food, price and service. we asked server questions about the specials... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant with great ambiance. The food is very good. Wait staff is attentive without being too overbearing. But the best thing about Maggiano's is if you order from the "Classic Pasta" Menu you get a very nice pasta for around $14 AND if you indicate you want one to take home you can choose ANY... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a reservation for a party of six...I suggest reservations as this place is busy, As soon as you enter it smells delicious. We decided to do family style and with a large group it is the way to go. You pick 3 appetizers, 4 entrees, and 2 desserts. This is a chain restaurant that does not seem like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice find! Great food, nice setting. Super friendly staff. The prices for kids food are good, with a great selection. Lots of choice, portions are huge but then with Italian food in America I wasn't surprised :)

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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: Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?