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“Generous portions.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maggiano's - Cincinnati

Maggiano's - Cincinnati
7875 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
5137940670
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Ranked #49 of 1,725 restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Welcome to Maggiano's Little Italy in Cincinnati, OH, conveniently located at Kenwood Towne Centre. Our dining room is ideal for group lunches, festive gatherings and romantic dinners for two. Maggiano’s specializes in serving lavish portions of authentic Southern Italian cuisine served family style. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts. Whether for lunch or for dinner, for social gatherings or for work functions, we hope to see you soon!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Generous portions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant while on a trip for a sporting event. They offered a wide variety of Italian food. Most everything on the menu was Italian. We ordered the Two-for-DInner special which included an appetizer, two classic pasta based dinners and a dessert for $40. The crab cakes were very good. The spaghetti/meatball dinner was good as well. The baked ziti was delicious too. The portions are quite big and if you order something from the classic dinner menu, they give you another classic dinner of your choice to take home and eat which was good for us since we are staying in a hotel with a refrigerator and microwave. This is not a totally homemade meal; they serve Barilla pasta products, but it tasty enough for you to want to come back. The prices were reasonable. The staff kept refilling our water promptly, although our waitress was not as attentive. Items are a la carte since they are all mainly pastas which will add a little to the cost. I would recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Excellent for a Chain Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We tried Maggiano's since we had a gift card. I tried the lobster encrusted tilapia dish and it just melted in my mouth. My wife had a more traditional pasta and it was great. The restaurant is quite large with two levels, and they have Sinatra music playing in the background. Parking is a challenge in the Kenwood mall area, so go a bit early. Also, I booked online and we were seated within minutes, but those trying to get in at around 6 pm were being quoted hour long waits, so it is best to reserve online. It is a true reservation and not just call ahead seating.

Visited July 2013
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New Jersey
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Get ready for a lot of food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I enjoyed this place, and was amazed at the quantity. If you order a pasta dish, they give you another one to take home for the same price. The Caesar salad was very good, and my eggplant parm was delicious, not at all bitter or off-tasting. Other entrees at the table were fine too. A sampling of desserts was good, but nothing really outstanding.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Good food as usual but the service! Awful - like amazingly poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I like the chain and the good was good as usual. But the waiter was dismissive and downright rude. Asked twice for bread which came only after I stopped a bus boy. My companion wanted butter - never came. It was somewhat embarrassing in that the waiter was so contemptuous of us. Very odd as I have had good service at the chain before.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice - very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

As alway great food, swing music and on spot service.
The bruchea is great - - great deals on pasta if you purchase one they will give one to take home,such a great deal!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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