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Maggiano's Little Italy

#25 of 2,680 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 343
    Excellent
  • 235
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Great Food and Great Location

Nice family style Italian place. Chicken parm was very good and so were the profiteroles. Very good service, and in a great area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
laurenna130
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Reading, Massachusetts
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time to Maggiano's. We came to Boston to see a comedy show and wanted to find a place near the hotel and theatre. Let me start by saying...our entrees were GREAT. I had the "Our Famous Rigatoni "D"" and it was delicious. My husband had the "Gnocchi & Italian Sausage" and it was equally good...actually excellent.... More 

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Thank Paula M
Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full range of Italian & American-Italian dishes. Food is good & wholesome,by no means gourmet. Prices are very reasonable & you'll have lots left over to take home in a doggy bag. Mussels & salads are particularly good value. Tends to get very crowded on week-ends. Wines & beers are also reasonably priced. In conclusion, you get a very reasonable... More 

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1 Thank Fussy-George
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large, too-busy restaurant. Our entrees were delivered cold to our table. Our waitress and manager replaced them, but the damage was done. Not worth the money.

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Thank Gerry F
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here twice with my family, the food is outstanding, the staff friendly without being cloying and the whole experience is one you will remember for all the right reasons. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank Dogsbody67
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Maggiano's was excellent. Quick, courteous and friendly waitstaff. Food was delicious and plenty of it. Enough that we all had doggie bags. Calamari was the best I ever had. Lightlty fried and so tender. I had the veal parm and it too was very plentiful and enough for 2 meals.

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Thank chico87
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am really glad that I discovered Maggiano's. I was about to enter the doors of a seafood chain restaurant when I spotted Maggiano's and wandered over for a look. Even though I was a single diner the staff made me feel really welcome! I started with their house cocktail (gin, passion fruit liqueur, campari and sour) it was half... More 

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Thank Alistair K
Cleveland, Oh
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943 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has a good location and not much else. It is part of a chain which has the same restaurant in many malls in the US. It is often crowded, so somebody may like it. I was there because I was invited and the overall experience was pretty bad. We had to wait 20 min past the reservation time. The... More 

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Thank marcopolo111
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcoming staff, nice food. We arrived after a long drive, and in between lunch and dinner, but it was no problem at all to get a late lunch. We were even offered a house speciality of fried mozzarella cheese, just for a taste - on the house.

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Thank waldorf15
Reading, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice family style Italian place. Chicken parm was very good and so were the profiteroles. Very good service, and in a great area.

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Thank laurenna130
Portland, Maine
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea this was a chain until after I left. We had a 6 o'clock reservation and we were seated early at a great table in the corner. The place was buzzing and everything was moving quickly. The waiter was pleasant and efficient. He got our drinks and took our order and you wouldn't even know that he... More 

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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>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-542-3456

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.