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Maggiano's Little Italy
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Ranked #102 of 5,204 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit. We visited a year ago (we live 3 hours away) so loving it last time we wanted to back since in town. We went at 4pm. We were seated at the window and right as we sat down it was freezing so I asked the hostess a minute later if we could move. Since the restaurant was empty, it was not a problem. We got seated towards the back of the room. Ordered a delicious frozen peach Bellini and a draft beer. Their fresh baked bread is fantastic. We each got their soup of the day, which was the New England Clam Chowder...which was creamy and full of clams. Now, right next to us a couple in their booth got up and left right after they received their water and bread-still had menus on the tables. Ok. ???why One of the waitress, pitched a fit-next to OUR table telling a woman, I am assuming a manager ?, that the couple left, her window table got moved to another section (us!), and basically went on and on. VERY unprofessional! She could have done all of that where the staff were standing under the ‘banquet room’ sign where you can see the room. Being former wait staff myself, I completely understand these things happen-however you do NOT vent on the floor in front of the people you are serving. We were VERY put off by this. Our waitress, on the flip side of things, was very sweet, attentive and helpful. The dinner, itself, was terrific! My husband had the special of the day- the stuffed chicken was SO tender! My fettuccine Alfredo was such a huge portion that I took more than 1/2 home since we HAD ;) to have dessert. Coffee was freshly brewed. I had the creme brûlée and my husband only had a child size ice cream (because he wanted some of mine) It is a very nice atmosphere (except for that one waitress-which is the only reason this is getting 4 stars) There is parking (a parking building) right next door on Filbert Street. If you want to spend a little time at the Reading Market that is right across the street, as well (and if you buy $10 worth of items at the market you get a discount on your parking-just a FYI) We will come back to enjoy the delicious food and hope the staff will be more professional next time.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NancyBJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 11 of us for lunch, so it wasn't surprising that we had to wait awhile to be seated. What was irritating was that it took an unreasonably long time for our food to come. When the food did arrive, several of the dishes were either cold or had cooled. On the positive side, the surroundings were pleasant, the noise level tolerable, and most of the dishes quite tasty.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Gary H
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

Stopped by late on a Friday night for a light meal. Split two appetizers, Sausage and Peppers, and Zucchini Crisps. They were excellent! Excellent service made for a great dining experience. Will go back the next time we are in Philly.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Went to Philadelphia Flower Show and it was suggested we eat at Maggiano’s. It was a great recommendation. Everything was cooked to perfection. I had the lobster carbonara with snow peas. The pasta was cooked a la dente as well as the snow peas. They used the petite snow peas and they were not stringy like the larger ones. They had to use almost a whole small lobster cut up and it was tender. The deserts were also outstanding and I would most emphatically recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GardenLady13
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

With reservations were seated right away. Server was excellent. We were a party of four. One salad didn't come out until after main food was served. Food was ok and the sangria was without flavor - very disappointing.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Karl M
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