Maggiano's

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 7 ratings

7875 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

(513) 794-0670
100% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2015

    Staff are very knowledgeable about celiac. One of our favorite places to go. Chef or manager will come out to the table if they know that you have celiac to explain the menu options and how the food is prepared. Food is great also and you can get enough to take home for the next day.

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    5 ratingSeptember 08, 2014

    As mentioned in other reviews, the chef comes out to talk to you about the GF options and to make sure you are comfortable with how your food is being prepared. I've never had issues eating here except that I over eat and complain about being overstuffed... It's the "good" kind of bloating! ;-) This is one of the only places I will add "celiac friendly" to the rating.

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    5 ratingAugust 07, 2014

    I am sitting at Maggianos as I write this review because they absolutely deserve it. I came to eat here mid day and the chef himself came to my table to talk to me about my options and the pasta and my mom and I both had (both gluten free but different dishes) was by far the best gluten free pasta I have ever had whether at home or I'm a restaurant. They care about allergies and made sure I was satisfied and I am leaving full with leftovers I can't wait to eat later.

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2014

    Great food and the server I had was very aware of celiacs/gluten intolerant diet.

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2013

    person who cooks your food comes out to review options with you and takes notes on your needs. my son has celiac, and they graciously accommodated his picky kid taste buds, as well as his dietary needs. he devoured the gf pasta, and I had some too. it was quite tasty and had a nice mouth feel. great dining option! we'll be back again and again!

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2012

    Today I found a hidden gem of the gluten free foodie world. My best friend and blogger – Sara Wyen of Words To Run By went with me to the Celiac Awareness Tour in Cincinnati, Ohio today. We were excited to see all the fun, new gluten free goodies with all the vendors. Another blog post coming soon on that… While we were there, Maggiano’s Little Italy chef Karl Lenz was there speaking and doing a gluten free demo. Well, I knew exactly where the Maggiano’s Kenwood was located and we zipped on over there for lunch. I am so glad we did. Upon entering the restaurant, I asked for the gluten free menu. They explained rather than having a gluten free menu, the Assistant Manager would come out and explain the gluten free options and ensure my meal was allergy safe. Matthew Powell, the Assistant General Manager came over to the table after our waiter quickly brought us drinks and very thoroughly explained how 90% of their menu items can be made into gluten free dishes. He walked me through the menu and made sure I was clear on food preparation, ingredients and options for celiac disease. This was the most gluten friendly and celiac aware place I’ve been to yet. 90% of their menu items could be made gluten free – surely it wasn’t so. This place isn’t on any of the safe lists or gluten free places to eat. Oh boy, did they knock my socks off. I decided to try their corn pasta. It. Was. Amazing. Gluten Free Corn Pasta Maggiano’s Sara and I ended up sharing a meal because it was really big. You know what the best part was? They have several menu items that you can get a to go item FREE if you order from the list. Yup – I got 2 meals for the price of one. 1 being a gluten free specialty menu item – without paying extra. Our entire lunch with the meal, Cesar salad for Sara and 2 iced teas was $24. Can you tell we didn’t like it? Just kidding. Matthew even came out after the meal and ensured everything was ok and up to my gluten free liking! Of course I explained. The chef that was doing the demo at the Celiac Awareness Tour, Karl Lenz – was back before we finished lunch and he even came out to welcome us and explain their cooking methods and showed me their pastas! Maggiano’s Corn Pasta I felt completely safe eating here, had no stomach ailments after my meal and will certainly make this a go to spot when we are in Cincinnati. The manager, chef and waiter all made me feel comfortable and took care of me the way a restaurant should with people suffering from food allergies. We already have a big enough burden of having this food allergy, we shouldn’t have to feel like one while eating out.

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    5 ratingApril 04, 2015

    6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, #1330, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

    They have GF pasta which can be substituted in any dish and all of their sauces are thickened corn starch so they are all GF. They also have GF appetizers and cream brûlée for dessert. Probably one of the best menus in terms of options I have come across.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2015

    #2 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO 63117-1122

    My absolute favorite in the area. Only place I know of that offers gluten free rolls! They're from a local gf bakery and are INCREDIBLY delicious! I'd go there just based on the premise that they offer gluten free rolls like they do regular ones, and at no extra charge! I've only ever had one issue there, and it was for a take out order where they accidentally didn't mark my order as GF but luckily I was familiar enough with the dish because I get the same one all the time (rigatoni D), that I could tell it wasn't the right pasta. So I called them and they had someone deliver the right order to me! So nice. And the creme brûlée is amazing as well.

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    2 ratingApril 01, 2015

    2001 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102-4605

    Ordered a dish with gluten free pasta (penne), but there was a small piece of spaghetti and piece of fettuccine in the dish as well. Be careful if you are very sensitive!

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    1 ratingMarch 31, 2015

    1201 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2818

    Got gluten full pasta when gluten free was ordered. My son was sick all night as a result. Waitstaff seem very under trained and did not have a clear understanding of what was GF. And what was not. Staff turns over so I wanted the next celiac customer to avoid this problem.

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    1 ratingMarch 29, 2015

    3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    I've got an upset stomach 24 hours after eating there. I don't trust the restaurant and I won't be back. I don't like their food anyways so no big loss. Hoping to find a good Italian place where I feel safe.

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2015

    4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211

    Chef came out to customize my pasta order. I am both gluten and dairy-free, and ordered marinara sauce with mushrooms, spinach and herbs. The pasta is 100% corn. It's great that they do not upcharge for GF, and the pasta portion is big and delicious. For more information, check out my blog here: http://www.eatingoutwithout.com/2015/03/maggianos-little-italy-review.html

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2015

    3368 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326-1008

    Amazing gluten free pasta. They were very willing and polite when working to make entrees gluten free! I really appreciate this great place. Wish all places were like this! Will definitely come back!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 10, 2015

    2089 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084-3403

    Chef was so accommodating! Personally came out multiple times to take my order, as well as confirm my gluten free needs. Baked ziti, fettuccini Alfredo, Italian salad, and vanilla ice cream have all been excellent gluten free options! Would highly recommend.

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    1 ratingMarch 06, 2015

    3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2144, Las Vegas, NV 89109-0722

    It seems like they are unsure how to accommodate guests with gf and df diets. Even though the chef came out to take the order, I still got sick. I ordered the gf and df seafood pasta (forgot the exact name); they forgo the taste for accommodating to the special diet, so it tasted eh. Maybe it was the dish, maybe it was the cook, but I wouldn't go back again.

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    1 ratingFebruary 26, 2015

    2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056-4401

    Was not impressed by this Maggiano's in Houston. The waitress did not have the chef come to my table, which has always been done at their other locations. She said they were "in a thing.". If they were in a thing, then who was cooking?! I should have left at that point but I didn't have any other options nearby, as I was on foot. Waitress was horrible. I asked twice for a straw & never got it, and the restaurant was empty! Food came out wrong and was completely bland & tasteless. Won't be going back to this location ever.

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    5 ratingFebruary 22, 2015

    10300 Little Patuxent Parkway #3160, Columbia, MD 21044

    Great restaurant now has serious commitment to gluten-free customers! They have made a corporate move to gluten-free as the default for most dishes; they even make four kinds of gluten-free pastas fresh in the kitchen! All of their sauces and salad readings are gluten-free and the chef comes out to make sure they take care of you. Only ore-made things like lasagna are off-limits. Finally, a restaurant that gets it!Great food, great service and good value makes this at the very least a go-to place for special occasions. Mangia!

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    5 ratingFebruary 14, 2015

    26300 Cedar Rd. #1103, Beachwood, OH 44122-1190

    My very favorite place to eat gluten free. So many safe options!

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    5 ratingFebruary 03, 2015

    500 16th St Ste 150, 16th St. Mall Promenade, Denver, CO 80202-4265

    Very friendly - the chef came out and took the order and saw it all the way through. They make everything from scratch and delicious! A great place for a special evening.

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2015

    #2 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO 63117-1122

    Worth the trip for the gluten free rolls!

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    5 ratingJanuary 15, 2015

    2089 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084-3403

    Makes a super effort to make gluten free diners feel welcome and stay healthy. Well trained staff and excellent food.

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    5 ratingJanuary 13, 2015

    8030 Renaissance Parkway,, Suite 890, Durham, NC 27713

    Amazing food and excellent service! They do not have a separate GF menu, but they have GF penne to substitute with any dish! When you let your waiter know you have an allergy, the Chef personally comes to your table for you to place your order! Creme Brûlée is also GF (but not dairy-free), you can eat here without any worry of getting sick! Definitely worth a visit!

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    1 ratingJanuary 09, 2015

    160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 205, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Wheat flour based fettuccini was mixed in with my GF penne pasta. I caught it before eating too much, but I still got sick. After bringing the issue to our waiter's attention the manager stopped by. The manager told me I should've asked for her because she knows the GF procedures. Perhaps they should put on the menu :p. Regardless they clearly aren't careful with food prep and definitely don't have a GF separate pasta draining/storage area. No GF specific menu. Eating here isn't worth the risk.

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    3 ratingJanuary 03, 2015

    1847 Freedom Drive, Naperville, IL 60563

    So many GF options, and a great deal to get the 2-person meal with 2 extra pastas to go. All the sauces are GF. Sub GF penne into almost anything. Chopped salad delicious, creme brulee awesome. Pasta was eh, kinda bland. Probably my fault ordering the "light" version of something alfredo. Didn't really like the texture of the penne either.

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    4 ratingJanuary 03, 2015

    4 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116-3910

    Great food. They don't really have a gf menu. However, it is true that they can make GF many things on the regular menu. Big exception:they have no gf breads AT All. The pasta we had was excellent. The only gf dessert was creme burlee which was also delicious. I would go back.

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2015

    1601 Cumberland Mall SE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30339-3162

    Chef will come to table for allergies, just ask your server. Many options including pasta. Great food and great service!

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2014

    17603 IH 10W, San Antonio, TX 78257

    Very good. Knowledgable waitstaff and they offer to have the chef come out to speak to you. I had shrimp scampi with gluten free pasta and it was divine! I had been missing it and it was perfect.

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    1 ratingNovember 25, 2014

    3106 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1304

    Our waiter was not very friendly and was not helpful whatsoever in pointing out the gluten free options on the regular menu. They don't have a separate gluten free menu. When I ordered the rigatoni which he finally told me could be made gf, I asked him to make sure they boil the noodles in a clean pot with new water. He paused for about five seconds and then said ok while he mumbled something as he wrote my order down. I had a bad feeling about whether or not they were actually going to do it so I just ordered a salad instead. I was very disappointed because I heard that this restaurant takes allergies seriously. Maybe we just had a bad waiter.

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    5 ratingNovember 23, 2014

    1201 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2818

    We ate here twice while in Philly for the marathon. Both times it was fabulous and the servers very friendly. They accommodated our gluten free and dairy free request with a smile.

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    2 ratingNovember 21, 2014

    #2 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO 63117-1122

    I would love to give them 5 stars, but I've gotten sick after eating here more than once. There are good options, and the staff seems knowledgeable, but I'm not so sure about their cross-contamination carefulness. There have been times I've been fine and times I haven't, but I think it's time for me to give up on them.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2014

    4 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116-3910

    Staff is normally great and good is delicious. Gf beer too.

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2014

    2500 N Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1409

    Had a wonderful time here. Waitress and chef were highly helpful, friendly, and understanding. Had salad with no croutons dressing was naturally gluten free. As for my main meal was told by chef all sauces are naturally with out gluten the only thing they change is its cooked in a different pot with special gluten free noodles and prepared separate from all other meals in the kitchen. The meal was amazing and service great. Will be going back more often.

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2014

    1847 Freedom Drive, Naperville, IL 60563

    Knowledgeable chef who came out. Very attentive. Great sauces. No celiac reaction.

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    3 ratingOctober 19, 2014

    3368 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326-1008

    Have gluten free pasta, but that's all. No special menu so just tell the waiter.

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2014

    26300 Cedar Rd. #1103, Beachwood, OH 44122-1190

    I was just a Maggiano's for a baby shower. The chef personally came over to talk to me about the gluten free options (it was a Saturday, they had 6 other events and he graciously made the time). The pasta tasted and looked so delicious, cooked to the perfection of normal pasta. To be cautious I sent the server to confirm it was gluten free and it was!!! The tilapia and vegetables had tons of flavor!! Highly recommend for a fantastic gluten free meal, literally one of the best ever!!

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2014

    3055 Olin Avenue, Suite 1000, San Jose, CA 95128

    I have eaten here several times and always had a dedicated knowledgable staff member oversee my order. The food is always very good and I have never had a reaction eating here. I just make a comment about a "gluten allergy" on my open table reservation and they send someone over to discuss accommodations for my celiac as soon as I'm seated.

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    2 ratingOctober 09, 2014

    1901 E. Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Just okay. I ordered a pasta alfredo dish and the pasta was quite limp and honestly a bit bland. I used to eat here before I went gluten free and the regular menu is much better than the GF one. Just not impressed with them.

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    5 ratingOctober 02, 2014

    189 The Grove Drive Z80, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3154

    Fantastic! They can adapt almost everything on the menu and all the sauces are gluten free which is amazing! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable and I think I love it here!

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2014

    600 Commons Way, Bldg. E, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2806

    Absolutely delicious. Chef came to table and offered to prepare 80% of the menu gluten free - not just pastas, all the main courses. Only thing couldn't modify to gluten free was desserts. Speaking of desserts- the creme brûlée was gluten free and it was outstanding, probably the best tasting I have EVER had. The food here is fresh, cooked to order, the staff is friendly, GF knowledgeable, and everything we had was so tasty. BTW they will accommodate many food allergies, ie. eggs, milk, nuts etc. Highly recommend this place even if you have to drive a little while to get there because it is so worth it.

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    1 ratingAugust 31, 2014

    3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2144, Las Vegas, NV 89109-0722

    Told waiter about celiac and he said that he could absolutely do that. I ate through a whole part of the veal thinking that the sauce was kinda thick... When I double checked with him he went back to ask the chef who apparently forgot... So... I got very sick. Please ask for manager when placing an order.

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    2 ratingAugust 17, 2014

    2100 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD 21401

    I think the good was so so. They promised a lot but when I asked for certain items they were unavailable. My husbands food was cold

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    3 ratingAugust 13, 2014

    3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2144, Las Vegas, NV 89109-0722

    My wife and I stopped in for a light dinner (salads), and the waiter immediately asked about allergies. Once I told him my wife was gluten intolerant, allergic to orange and chocolate, he brought the chef out. The food was good, but sitting outside you have to deal with the ignorant public who thinks it is a good idea to strike up a few cigarettes right next to where you are eating. The waiter said inside they can't smoke, but because there isn't a law in NV about public smoking they couldn't do anything. Not a knock on the restaurant, but the environment took away some points.

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    4 ratingAugust 07, 2014

    189 The Grove Drive Z80, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3154

    Everything here is made from scratch, so they can pretty much modify any dish according to your dietary restrictions. I opted not to get the pasta, and instead ordered the chicken marsala. I told the waiter I'm gluten and dairy-free, so they prepared it accordingly and made appropriate substitutions. The waiter seemed knowledgeable, and he made sure to double check with the chef about ingredients. Overall, very accommodating and understanding.

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    5 ratingAugust 07, 2014

    600 Commons Way, Bldg. E, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2806

    Have eaten here several times and pleased with no reaction later. Chef comes out to speak to you first and provides options. Seem very knowledgeable about cross-contamination.

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    1 ratingAugust 07, 2014

    600 Commons Way, Bldg. E, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2806

    Went last night and had a horrible experience. After following their protocol and speaking to the chef, they apparently mixed up my dish with my daughter's. They looked similar so after they were served I asked if the server was sure. He said yes he double checked. But no...he mixed up the dishes and I am now paying for it. Will never eat there again.

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2014

    3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2144, Las Vegas, NV 89109-0722

    My 15 yr old recently diagnosed with Celiacs, first vacation has been rough but Maggianos is great. Chef came out and past and sauces are all gluten free! Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken coming up!!

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2014

    9101 International Dr Ste 2400, Ste. 2400, Orlando, FL 32819-8120

    The chef came to our table to discuss my options w me. Sauces here are prepared GF & they can make most dishes by substituting corn pasta. Gr8 service, very knowledgable staff, incredible food. I love this place!

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2014

    3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2144, Las Vegas, NV 89109-0722

    Amazing pasta with meat sauce. The chef comes out and speaks to you personally. Great place!

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    1 ratingJuly 18, 2014

    16405 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254-1578

    We used to really like this place, but then we went last week for the first time in years and were completely disappointed. For one, they got rid of their GF bread, which was delicious, but not a big deal. The real problem was they don't have a GF menu but claim to be able to make almost everything on the menu GF, which seemed like it would be ok. However, the more we asked about specific options, almost every time they said they couldn't be accommodating. Basically, it seemed like you could order anything as long as you were OK with them modifying it down to GF penne pasta with red sauce. The worst part was that it made the whole experience more about the things we *couldn't* order, rather than about the things we could order. We left completely frustrated, and we wouldn't want anyone else to experience the same thing.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2014

    #2 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO 63117-1122

    Absolutely fabulous!! All sauces are gluten free. So many choices I had a hard time deciding!! Gluten free rolls that were so soft I couldn't believe they were GF!! Staff is very knowledgable and helpful. I will definitely be returning, on a regular basis.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2014

    9101 International Dr Ste 2400, Ste. 2400, Orlando, FL 32819-8120

    Great gluten free pasta!! The manager come out to get your order. Great experience every time!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2014

    2100 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD 21401

    All sauces are gluten free, as is their sausage. They have a very good gluten-free penne. And the chef came out to chat with us & customize. He even brought out a gluten- free dessert just- because. We will be back!

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2014

    #2 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO 63117-1122

    My office bought lunch for us today and I was excited to be able to partake this time, albeit worried about becoming ill at work. The food was amazing!!! The gentleman taking the order was wonderful. The portion size is huge and to be able to eat (bread) rolls from a restaurant was so exciting. I did not become ill and will be eating there again and again and again.

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    1 ratingJune 16, 2014

    500 16th St Ste 150, 16th St. Mall Promenade, Denver, CO 80202-4265

    Yes they cistomize but the pasta is blah. Environment is like over priced country buffet seating. So not worth it! Go to Carabas!!!

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    4 ratingJune 09, 2014

    3550 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2424

    I like Magginao's because it is a great option for gluten free pasta, which is penne. I do like that Maggiano's has one of its chefs come out to the table to take your order and discuss the menu with you if it is needed. This is done with any food allergies. Just make sure you make your server aware. The amount of food, especially pasta, is enough for two meals, thus left overs might normally accompany you home. One of my go to dishes is the Chef KB's Lobster Carbonara. You do get a lot of lobster with this dish. Is it the best lobster that you can every have, no, but it accompanies the pasta well. While it isn't the best GF pasta, it isn't by far the worst I've ever had.

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2014

    1601 Cumberland Mall SE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30339-3162

    In town for the Blade Show with my husband. Attended a dinner at this restaurant. Contacted them in advance and was assured they take food allergies very seriously, asked for my name and said they'd make sure the chef came out to talk to me that evening. Chef did talk to me, personally took my order and brought my food out to me. My meal may have been better than everyone else's! Great experience start to finish.

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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