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Maggiano's Little Italy

#83 of 2,708 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 25
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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
Nice choice for Italian

Really enjoyed our meals here. Big place, so not a quiet take your time place. More of a quicker turnover place. Kids really enjoyed their Chicken Parm and mushroom ravioli. Good salads. Solid dinner destination

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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West Hartford, Connecticut
3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant was very classy and the food selections were delicious! I got the chicken parm and it was so juicy and tender it was practically falling apart itself. What really made me like this restaurant was the fact that when they packed in my leftovers they put it in an oven safe aluminum container and then they gave me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Really enjoyed our meals here. Big place, so not a quiet take your time place. More of a quicker turnover place. Kids really enjoyed their Chicken Parm and mushroom ravioli. Good salads. Solid dinner destination

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We tried this restaurant as it was a block away from our hotel. The food was amazing, our party enjoyed all our choices. Don't overdo the starters - a couple of dishes were enough for 5 and this helped leave enough space for desserts - try the sampler - up to 5 mini portions of the favourite desserts - delicious!

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Maggiano's is a nice "red table cloth" Italian place in the heart of Boston. The location is terrific near Back Bay. The service we experienced was fantastic - very prompt and courteous. The food was good -- not great -- but good for the pasta and veal dishes with red sauce we had. Bread and salad were both very good,... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The restaurant claims to deliver old world authentic Italian experience.hmmm The period decor is charming. The menu is extensive. The portions are generous. The pasta was overlooked. The tomato sauce was too sweet (not true authentic Italian - more Italian - American style), a lot of cream and cheese to coverup the lack of authentic ingredient taste. The wine list... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have done Maggiano's near home many times. Same menu and consistent quality and service in Boston. An enjoyable experience. Our server had our table of two and one nearby with eight people who placed a substantial food and beverage order. Despite the obvious challenges of serving the larger party, our service was attentive and prompt.

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Fredonia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The food was awesome and the service excellent. I had the special gnocchi, a Coworker had chicken parm, another the mushroom ravioli and the third had alfredo light. All four meals were delicious and well sized. The service was friendly and efficient. As a quick walk down the road from our hotel, this Italian restaurant served it up right!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

over priced over crowded wine very expensive service very poor over all not a place i will be returning

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very good restaurant, decorated to a tee with friendly wait staff and reasonable prices. My seafood pasta was awesome with lots of seafood and fettuccine al dente. However the sauce on the lasagne was a bit sweet for our liking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Came here on a Thursday night and sat bar side, as the place was packed. Good selection of draft beers and wine. We had the Margarita flat bread, house salad and lobster carbonarra. The carbonarra was the best we have ever had, hands down. Lots of lobster in this dish, rich and creamy. The service was excellent. We highly recommend!

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Additional Information about Maggiano's Little Italy

Address: 4 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3910
Phone Number: 617-542-3456
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children
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?