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“Tasty Italian food”

Maggiano's Little Italy
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Ranked #39 of 4,339 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cross street: 12th
Description: Maggiano's Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm & friendly atmosphere. We are open daily for lunch & dinner, offer a convenient Carryout service as well as beautiful & accommodating Banquet space for every special occasion. Maggiano’s menu features both classic & contemporary Italian-American recipes – homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish, regular chef specials & specialty desserts, accompanied by a large selection of wines & specialty drinks. The food is made from scratch daily & served in a welcoming environment. Family style service or individual entrees are available.
Ottawa, Canada
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Convenient to our hotel near the Convention Center. A large, traditional Italian restaurant. We got a table without reservation after a only a 15 minute wait at the bar. It was busy that evening. The table had red and white table cloth, not a good sign I thought but the food was quite tasty. The service was good. You could see that the waiter was mature and experienced, the kind you see in European restaurants. With such a crowd, he was very busy but didn't appear too stressed and gave us the required time needed.

Visited September 2013
Thank JacquesLD
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“evitare, evitare, evitare”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

all the clichés of a traditional Italian restaurant thrown together, the red / white checkered tablecloths, the framed photos of Italian immigrants on the wall, Frank Sinatra repertoire over the speakers. It looks like a movie set but not an Italian in sight, definitely not working in the kitchen. The menu appears to be an Americanized version of an Italian original.

Our order was served in pure chaos, first came a bland tomato soup, then the cocktails!, then the main course while we had to wait a long time before the waiter finally brought our bottle of wine. The specialty of the house is Rigatoni D with herb-roasted chicken. It turned out to be a tasteless under cooked pasta -we like al dente but this was plainly undercooked- with a sickly sweet sauce in which few mushrooms floated but not a hint of chicken in sight.

All in all a bad experience and something to forget. This restaurant is clearly a tourist trap disguised as a 'classic' Italian restaurant. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Eddy D
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Philadelphia, PA
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good Service, Not So Good Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Not nearly as good as it used to be. Service was good, but food was somewhat bland and ordinary. The "Maggiano Salad" was bland and overdressed. The chicken dish we ordered lacked flavor and was somewhat dry. I will not return anytime soon.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank marism
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great place for dinner and so convenient to hotels and convention center. My family really enjoyed it.

Visited October 2013
Thank Traveler5289
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Antwerp, Belgium
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

The restaurant is big and busy. I was brought to my table immediately. The food was very good and service was friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank ingrid b
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