Maggiano’s in Annapolis Mall
So, this is a perfect first review. We had never been to Maggiano’s before until this past weekend. Dave and I took Caroline for an early dinner. Overall, we had a great time! Definitely going to return soon. The Restaurant Reviews page tells you the basic information for these categories. Give it a read before moving on. Now, read on for the Maggiano’s restaurant review.
Host Stand: Totally passed, the host was there when we walked in and greeted us with a smile. We had made reservations online as we knew it would most likely be busy on the weekend. He found our reservation immediately and took us to our booth.
Table and Seating Appearance: So, the tabletop tables have these picnic table tablecloths on them. They totally bring down the overall appearance of the restaurant. However, we were sat at a both and those tablecloths were not on booths. It’s not a big deal, we just noticed the ugly cloths and weren’t a fan of them, at all.
The Silverware test passed, fork tips up and already on the table. Check plus. ✅
White on the Right– passed.
Server Greeting: She was initially a little on the slow side to the greet but she did an awesome greet. Even asked us if we had been there before. Since this was our first visit, she even had a special visit schpeel for us. I’m always appreciative of that, when they take the extra step to explain what’s new or different about the restaurant. LIKEEEEE, they have a scratch kitchen, where they can customize the dishes for allergies or dietary preferences! Super awesome! The only thing that I was bummed about was, she didn’t share her name. I wanted to give her a shout out for being awesome, so you could request her, but, she never shared her name.
Timing and Quality – The server did a great job with the timing of the food and all of the food was absolutely DELICIOUS! We did the Marco’s Dinner for two. This was sweet and such a great deal. You ordered an appetizer to split, each got an entree and shared a dessert. The thing with our pasta dinner was, you order one pasta to eat there andddd they give you a whole other seperate dinner to take home. You can pick a different pasta dish too! It is a hugeeeeee portion to eat in restaurant and to take home. We were blown away, such a good deal! I even got to customize my pasta dish to make it even more yummy. Oh, and the creme brûlée was to die for, again, a HUGE portion! You know me, I LOVE creme brûlée. I can never get enough ?
Drink Service– Dave and I both had alcoholic beverages, so it really necessary for us. She did bring us waters but we barely touched them.
Menu Selection- pretty good for Italian food! Check out the Marco’s Dinner for Two Deal. A TON of food for a really good price. That’s what we opted for.
Pre-bussing– our server did a really good just prebussing. Plates were gone by the time the next courses were delivered.
Check Ready– Our server wasn’t check ready but she got it quickly. We needed to get paid and out quickly. Caroline was getting fussy and we wanted to head home and not ruin the other dining guests experience.
Bathroom Cleanliness – I didn’t use the restroom but Dave did. He said they weren’t bad and I would be okay to use them.
We we will totally be going back! We had enough food for dinner and two or three lunches for Dave to take for work. Can’t pass that up.