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“A bit over the top” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Maggiano's - Old Orchard

Maggiano's - Old Orchard
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077
8479339555
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Ranked #22 of 156 Restaurants in Skokie
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Welcome to Maggiano's Old Orchard, located in the Old Orchard Shopping Center off Edens Expressway & Golf Road. Our restaurant is a quick trip from the Double Tree Hotel & the Edens Plaza Shopping Center. Maggiano's 350-seat dining room is an ideal location for your next lunch, dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting. So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“A bit over the top”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It's a crowded place, but it's also a big place, which can be fun. Portions can easily be shared. The waiters, by training I think, are a bit over the top - pretentious and artificially friendly. They constantly try to sell themselves. We ordered a cooked spinach side. When we didn't get it, a waiter told us that it had "taken a dive". He reordered it, and it came raw. On the third try it came out OK. He offered us cookies to apologize. Most restaurants would have just taken it off the bill Not good!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food quality but crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Food quality is consistently excellent with "abundanza." If you plan to go during peak dinner hour, please be advised to make a reservation at least a day before.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“If you'r not from NY, great Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Best Italian food restaurant chain I've been to. If we ignore for the moment good NY neighborhood Italian restaurants, the food was delicious and the portions generous. We went with a larger group (12) and the food was served family style.

Visited May 2012
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Deerfield, Illinois
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Mediocrity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

That's what we expect from Maggiano's and they never seem to fail to deliver. We were invited to a dinner we couldn't decline on an evening when many local spots are closed. As usual there is just nothing exceptional I can ever find to say after a meal at any spot in this chain.

Visited September 2012
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Chicago
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Okay food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Its a place to eat. Not so exciting, no surprises. I would not go out of my way for it but is I needed a place to eat in Old Orchard I might go again.

Visited June 2012
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