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“Not very good, actually. Overcooked meat and vegetables”

Maggiano's - Scottsdale
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Ranked #43 of 1,256 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Murray, Utah
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334 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
“Not very good, actually. Overcooked meat and vegetables”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had been told this was a friend's favorite place, so perhaps expectations were high. Our table of four ordered both beef dishes and chicken pasta dishes. Nothing was very good. I ordered my tenderloin as "medium" and it was cooked brown and dry on the inside and burned on the outside. My wife's "medium-well" was the same overcooked. The vegetables looked like they tried to char them for effect, but they tasted burned. Even the pasta dish was "underwhelming." We won't be going back. (Prices not too bad, but too much for the food quality.)

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank David L
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Reliably excellent food and service”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We have been to this restaurant over a dozen times with both large and small groups. The food is always absolutely fantastic and easily rivals some of the best restaurants we have eaten at in Rome and Tuscany. The quality of the ingredients is astronomical, and the meals are prepared by a chef that really seems to take a great deal of pride in his or her product. The wait staff are attentive, helpful and very friendly. Food portions are very generous. While this is not a cheap restaurant, it is not unreasonably priced. Drinks are also prepared with care and concern for quality. This restaurant should be on the curriculum for chef school on how to manage a successful restaurant. While this is a franchise restaurant, I understand that very few of them equal the amazing quality of this one in Scottsdale.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank subatomicpower
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92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Unexpected Excellence!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I went to Maggiano's due to a gift card my sister gave me. The atmosphere was great, the decor was nice, the service was excellent and the food very tasty! The executive chef found out it was our first visit and made it extra special by visiting our table and introducing himself as well as a complimentary appetizer. This made us feel very welcomed. What a great experience. Not too many places will go the extra mile. We will definitely return with our friends and family. This is a place of enjoyment for the entire family and friends.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Travelrich911
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food for a Great Price”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

You will be more than satisfied at Maggianos. The food is fantastic and consistant every time I eat here which is several times per month. Where else can you pay $13 for a pasta dish and get one to take home for free. Forget the "specialty" italian restaurants in town that charge $25 for Ravioli. Maggianos is your best bet. Nobody beats their prices and quality.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Travellinman26
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El Paso, Texas
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“Very good Italian food - reasonable price”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife and I walked in on a Tuesday night without reservations. From the outside of the building we were afraid we may be underdressed but once in, we found a comfortable/casual atmosphere. We were seated right away and treated like royalty. The waiter took his time explaining the menu and served us very quickly. He lapped frequently past our table to make sure we were well cared for. Food was very good with a large selection, we took home enough for another meal the next day.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Sthomson77
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