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Maggiano's Little Italy

#72 of 2,750 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
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old Italian

This restaurant reminded us of the old type Italian restaurants that you see in the old movies. We loved it. The food was good, servings extra large. A good night out with pleasant service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Scituate, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went prior to the game. Had 1 hour 15 minute to eat and drink. Super expensive drinks, not worth it. Salads, OK I guess, bland, very expensive, 16 bucks for a salad? Ouch. Food - we sat for an hour, finally dinner showed up, but it was the wrong dinners, oh no. They were made for us, but the... More 

Thank ron u
New Hampshire
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to believe this is a chain restaurant because everything was absolutely tops. Dinner a year ago was tremendous and lunch last week was just as good. We shared the Smoked Nueske Bacon Bruschetta ($12) which we'll try to recreate at home. We each chose a half-sandwich with a cup of Tuscan Chicken Sausage Soup (a deal!) and both... More 

Thank bornin63
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For an Italian restaurant you better be good if you're not in the North End. Maggianos delivers. Had the best eggplant parmigiana in my life The table bread was a bit disappointing but we did get a burshetta so we had made up for it

Thank Tom C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Boston for our 20th anniversary, and chose Magliano's for our 20th celebration meal. So glad we did as I didn't come across a friendlier place with such good food in the week we were there. All the staff, from the manager who came over for a chat, and our fellow Scot who came over to say Hi... More 

Thank Keith W
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not realise this was such an institution when I booked it but we had a fantastic meal with great service and the dessert tasting plate is a must!

Thank possum50
Sydney, Australia
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177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant reminded us of the old type Italian restaurants that you see in the old movies. We loved it. The food was good, servings extra large. A good night out with pleasant service.

Thank M G
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was average, prices above average. Go to Little Italy and get the real deal. I was influenced by wife who loves the salad, and granted the salad dressing is very good. Lobster pasta average at best. Mushroom appetizer was good. Wait staff was clunky.

Thank Darr O
Newcastle, England
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're eating here, skip lunch. Good food, big portions, friendly service. Recommend booking in advance. Note: it's not a place for quiet conversation :)

Thank EdsterD
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table in advance and seated straight away on arrival. The place was absolutely buzzing despite not being full and the service was excellent. Can't really fault it.

Thank GeoffandSandra
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were very helpful. Food fantastic but dare I say we ate too much. They brought us an extra entree and an extra dessert. Wow. Place was buzzing. Suggest you reserve.

Thank GWJ61

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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?