Maggiano's Little Italy
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Member Reviews (5)
- Maggiano's Little ItalyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 25, 2013
So I came here with a bunch of friends as our first group meal for a bachelor party weekend on a Friday night. We were all starving to be honest and this place had been set up as our go to stop. We received a number of pre-ordered dishes family style that were already included in our costs so I am not sure what the breakdown was, but it was AYCE and we definitely enjoyed the grub.
We had about 30 guys and took over a gigantic table next to a bachelorette and her party and a bunch of normal patrons. We had multiple courses and the food came out hot and tasty and in portions big enough for our entire table to get enough to eat at once...
Pro Tip: Call ahead and get a reservation. A number of people had to wait quite a while in order to get seated who didnt.
The food was all decent to tasty and the chicken and pasta dish stuck out as the best to me. It had some type of a white (creme?) sauce with it. The dinner also included appetizers and dessert. It's a tremendous amount of food and the only way to go if you dont want to hit up the buffet's.
The one thing I will add is that the service is not exactly the best. It took several requests before anyone brought us water or drink refills (soda, tea, beer, etc). It was also a bit difficult to get additional bread n butter. It just seemed to take an inexorably long time.
Overall it was worth it and our service could have been affect by the sheer size of our group. It is hard to say for sure.Recommended for:
- Maggiano's Little ItalyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3First to ReviewSep 14, 2013
Reasonably priced (given the portions) family style restaurant located within the Fashion Mall, Maggiano's is casual enough that the kids and parents are comfortable, yet adult enough that both kids and parents will enjoy. The food is italian is best enjoyed family style. Since this is a chain, quality of food is consistent and the service is efficient.
There are both outdoor and indoor seating. The main dining area is surrounded by large floor to ceiling glass so it is very well light (even at night) and spacious. This is a go-to restaurant for us when with family and children is present while in Vegas.Recommended for:
- Maggiano's Little ItalyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 05, 2012
Maggiano's Little Italy is on the second floor of the Fashion Show Mall, across from the Wynn and Treasure Island on Las Vegas Blvd.
Maggiano's is a chain restaurant that can be found in over 20 states. I have eaten at the one in Minneapolis as well as this one. I guess in the hiearchy of Italian food Chain restaurants it goes something like this:
Out of the can and not Italian: Chef Boyardee
Slightly better Casual not Italian: Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill
A little better if you didn't know better: Pasta Pomodoro
Mid-level trying to fool you as high-end Italian: Maggiano's and Buca de Beppo
Higher prices and more Northern Italian: Il Forniao
Really great Italian: don't tend to be chain restaurants
Maggiano's has nice ambiance, expensive dark wood decor, and is usually very popular and crowded. In Vegas expect to wait even with a reservation. We had a party of 10, called at 5 and couldn't get reservation until 8:30. Maggiano's is perfect for large parties, as they offer huge dishes that are meant to be shared (most have a half size option, so take it!) They offer a family style approach special menu for large groups, where the cost is $29.95 per person, and includes 2 shared appetizers, 2 pastas, and 2 mains in a bottomless approach. They encourage this, as they will tell you if you order a la carte, it may take 30 - 45 minutes (for Pasta?). we went a la carte because some didn;t want to comprimise into limited selections.
The Mozzarella Buffula appetizer (what they called Tomato Slice and Mozzarella, or something like that) is one of my favorite Italian appetizers. The special goat mozzarella with a basil leaf over a tomato slice is a nice combination, Maggiano's shreds the basil, which I prefer the fresh whole leaf. You get 3 slices with an order.
The Capellini d'arrabiata (which they call by the English name of Angel Hair) comes in a huge bowl with about 1/2 to 1 pound of pasta, roma tomatoes, garlic and a little oil, with some basil, and a slightly spicey arrabiata sauce. They have a couple of lasagna offerings, either covered in a bolognese (ground beef) sauce or in a Marinara. It is huge, like everything is. There is a large menu of good selections for most people.
They don't offer olive oil and balsamic vinegar with your bread, but if you ask for it, they will bring it to you.
If you want A LOT of food and willing to pay over $30 per person for Pasta, go here.