Called them to inquire about the gluten free capability and the were quick to inform me how accommodating they are with GF issues, the chef come out to greet you personally to discuss what your needs are and what choices you have. Great food, gluten free pasta was my choice. They need some gluten free breads but still great experience. Bad thing...the take home pasta they give, covered in cheese, not sure what they were thinking since my original order was perfect...must have just ignored the allergy ticket.
I've been very happy with Maggiano's. The staff & chef are extremely knowledgeable of gluten and food handling for Celiac patrons. I ordered corn ziti with vegetables and a salad. They took extra care to ensure my health. I feel safe there and enjoy the atmosphere too. Highly recommended!
Very nice staff who are more than willing to make dishes gluten free. I actually ate my Thanksgiving dinner here with my family (it's my first major holiday having an official gluten intolerance diagnosis). I was super impressed and pleasantly surprised at the number of gluten free alternatives so I could still have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Nothing but praises for this place and the staff.
Sadly we had to give this location a one because of unfortunately being gluten'd. We have dined at another Maggiano's dozens of times with no incident and like mentioned below the chef would always come to our table. Here we had to ask and it didn't seem this is what they did, right off the bat I became nervous and sure enough I was feeling sick before we left to go home. We are new to Houston and sadly this location is a one and done for us. If you're Celiac I wouldn't recommend this location, sorry.
In the past I have loved Maggiano's. I'd seen on other reviews that the manager or chef comes out personally to speak with you. Granted, it was Friday night, but that did not happen. I told our waiter and he said ok. He proceeded to bring bread to the table and said nothing. I had to ask if it was regular or GF. Waiter said nothing about the menu just asked what we'd decided to order-we hadn't even ordered drinks yet. So finally I asked for some GF bread. They burned it once and the second time it came out frozen. Third try it came out after my meal. Dinner was good, a bit salty, but that's tolerable. I guess I was just a little disappointed. We'll go back, but I hope we don't have the same experience. Waiter was nice enough, just a little rushed I guess.
All of their sauces are gluten free so just about any pasta dish on the menu can be served with their gluten free penne.
By far one of the best gluten free experiences we had while in Chicago! They don't have a separate gluten free menu, but they can make almost any menu item with gluten free pasta. The chef came out to our table and helped me plan my meal. It was fantastic!! We actually ate here twice, because it was that wonderful!!
I rarely eat at chain restaurants, but I had a gift card so I gave it a try...what a colossal disappointment!!! The GF noodles were dry and chewy and there was barely any sauce! The red tomato and olive oil sauces were both bland. You do get a large quantity for your money, but extremely poor quality. The staff was fairly helpful about accommodating my needs, but this place is truly a sorry excuse for an Italian restaurant. If you want high quality GF Italian food at a reasonable price, check out Abrucis and Saucy Noodle Ristorante!
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 walking. 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.
We've been here twice since my daughter was diagnosed celiac. The first time was great. They charged an extra $2 for gf pasta which was fine. The second time she ordered salmon with potatoes. She nearly finished the salmon when she noticed some orzo on the plate which was very difficult to see in the sauce. They had likely fixed it as usual (normally comes with orzo) and wiped it off when they realized the mistake. So when i brought it to their attention they comped the meal and brought her a nice dessert which she couldnt eat bc she was in the bathroom sick. Well she is sick as a dog now 8 hours later. I hope the cook who decided he could just wipe it off reads this. Sucks to suck.
This used to be my favorite restaurant until they went from corkscrew pasta that held its shape to the penne pasta that disintegrated...Loved the sauces however the last few times I went the pasta either broke apart and lost its shape or was dry and hard. Will NOT go back until they fix the pasta issue....
Son was extremely happy with his gluten free pasta but the gluten free herb rolls were "of Godly creation".
they are great to deal with. the chef comes out and discusses the menu and they have rolls. grandson was very happy.
Excellent gluten free pasta... Was able to substitute gluten free pasta in any dish we wanted. Chef and staff was excellent in taking great care to avoid cross contamination. Bonus that we had the meal to take home with the classic pastas! Will absolutely be back!
Chef came to the table to discuss my options, which included every single sauce! Sigh. Italian bliss with a creme brûlée finish.
I've been to this location 5 times now in my two stops to Philly...always a great staff and the food is always good. These people know their stuff and actually understand what it means to be gluten-free! I have no concerns for my safety in eating here. I return every year and each time I'm never let down.
Not only a great place to eat but they also have a dedicated GF area and the chef is very accommodating. They also have live entertainment several nights a week. One of the few Italian restaurants that is celiac friendly.
They have the best gluten free menu!!! They even bring out hot gf rolls! The manager even comes out to confirm your order for you. Never had a problem there & I love the staff!
This place is awesome. They are so accommodating. Very very nice people. The pasta is to die for!!!!!
just ask your server and the chef will talk to you about gf options. Most things on the menu can have gf pasta substituted. Everything is made separate so no cross contamination.
I was in a large group of people and the server was very attentive to my special requests. He was unsure of the gluten free items, but went and brought the chef out to speak with me. Apparently their GF options are made with corn pasta, which was a fun surprise. I had never had anything like it and it was very tasty.
They always make me feel like a queen, with special attention from the chef. Such great food, and they will work with you to make just about anything GF. Good kitchen practices to minimize cross contamination. Have heard they are also very accommodating about dairy free too.
Best Gf pasta, rolls, chicken Parmesan!!!!!!
wow is all I can say. chef came out to the table. prepare anything I wanted awesome gluten free rolls best gluten free meal I've ever had
I'm corn free as well as gluten free, so my options are even more limited. The chef comes out and talks through the menu with you. (The first chef was amazing, the second time, the chef spoke little English but understood my issues and his ingredients, so it was fine). All of their sauces are GF, so you do have lots of options. If you can eat the corn pasta, you pay the same price as normal eaters for the classic pasta dishes and get to take one home as well. This is the only restaurant I've been to in a long time that I have had no adverse effects after eating. They understand our needs and do a great job of accommodating!
Ordered gluten free and got a meatball (made with bread) in the mix. What I ordered didn't come with meatballs at all, in fact it was chicken sausage.
I must visit Las Vegas about every 6 months for work and Maggiano's has become a staple for me. They offer GF pasta (a small spiral-cut pasta) that they will substitute for most pasta dishes (no meatballs/breaded stuff obviously). They do NOT have a GF menu but they always appear knowledgable. The food is GREAT and I would highly recommend it. MAKE A RESERVATION before you go. The service is always better in a booth over sitting at the bar. In the same plaza (Fashion Show) are 3 places that offer GF. El Segundo Sol (good Mexican food with a dedicated GF Menu) and Stripburger (burger joint with GF buns).
Wow what a great place to ear Gluten Free. I m Celiac and they were vary accomadating and knew what it took to avoid the cross contamination Great Service Brandon
My food was good and I was able to eat withy family! The waiter was very patient.
The meat sauce is gluten free and they have a corn ziti pasta. Very good! Ordered take out and the staff is very knowledgable.
Very understanding about gluten allergies. If you tell your waiter you can't have gluten, the chef will come out and talk to you personally about your allergy, and discuss your options on the menu with you. I had the gf penne, which is corn based. It was very good, when it had absorbed enough sauce, otherwise it can be crunchy. They even do the dinner today, dinner tomorrow deal with gf pasta, so you can take some leftovers too.
Used to go here often until for a time they no longer offered GF pasta. Last I went they had corn pasta and chefs would often communicate with me directly which I appreciated but we still got sick - their managers called me with apologies and showered me with gift cards but I can't take the risk on my family's health until they get their standards in line. Good place though with great intentions - I've no doubt they will up their game in the future. Someone tell me when and ill come back.
horrible experience. no gluten free menu, chef comes out and talks to you but my pasta was from a box, i expected homemade, not one i could buy in the store. Chicken was ok..i can do better at home.. nothing to make me want to go back there. There are so many wonderful restuarants to choose from that i choose not to go back to one that was bad.
Awesome place to eat! The staff was so helpful. The chef comes out to help you make the proper choice for your allergies! Great Atmosphere as well!