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“Quality classic Italian Food. Offensive drink prices.” 3 of 5 stars
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Maggiano's Little Italy
Westfield Annapolis, 2100 Annapolis Mall, Suite 1200, Annapolis, MD 21401
+(1)4102663584
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Ranked #87 of 308 Restaurants in Annapolis
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Quality classic Italian Food. Offensive drink prices.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Two visits to Maggiano's Annapolis. A few compliments, one main complaint:
Fantastic service. Chef went above and beyond to make up for a burned appetizer order of zucchini by replacing it (comped) with the best calamari I've ever had...and then he added dessert! Very nice and appreciated! Service was really good. Food is really good. Enough to have lunch tomorrow for all but the heartiest of appetites. It's a la carte. Figure ~ $20 for basic Italian entrée and a salad. More like $30 with a veal dish. (Veal piccata was amazing)

Busy place; nood wine list; nice atmosphere (it occupies a former McCormick and Schmick's, so it's tastefully decorated.) They take reservations, which is rare for a chain... and really handy. I didn't have one, so my wait was 40 minutes starting at 6:45pm on a Wednesday night.

ONE complaint. Drink prices are way too high. (although happy hour is pretty good)
My wife and I eat out often and enjoy good wine/beer etc. before and/or with our meal.
On 12/11/13 (our second visit to Maggianos/Annap), while waiting for our table, our party of 3 ordered:
9oz "14 Hands" merlot - $14 ($9/bottle retail)
9oz "Rodney Strong" Cab - $18.5 ($20/bot ret.)
Pint "Flying Dog" oyster stout. ($9) ($8/6pk ret.)
With tax the tab was ~ $45! That's nuts!
$18.5 for a "decent" glass of wine?! C'mon Man! This isn't NYC! And $9 for a local beer! That's what I would pay at an Orioles game - but you would expect that there. Not at a family/mid-range establishment.
In the Annapolis area, there are many restaurants competing for our business. Unless Maggiano's drink prices come down from the stratosphere, I won't be going back. That's too bad. Everything else is fantastic. No doubt Maggiano’s is a step up from Macaroni Grill and Carrabas, but not that big of a step. Their drink prices are much more reasonable. And the local, family-owned Italian joints, which, even though they don’t have the buying power (for booze) as the bigger chains, are better values and will get my business instead. If you don't drink, Maggiano's is great. But take a short drive to Pasta Plus in Laurel. Terrible name, best Italian joint in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Davidsonville, Maryland
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“Finally a great Italian restaurant at the mall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Everyone once in awhile pizza at the mall fits the bill. But not till Maggianos took over for the failed McCormick and Schmicks did we have authentic Italian food at the Annapolis mall. My large, hungry family enjoy a great meal at a fairly reasonable price with good service , considering they literally just opened. Even the wine list was interesting.

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