Amazing pasta with meat sauce. The chef comes out and speaks to you personally. Great place!
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.
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.
Great gluten free pasta!! The manager come out to get your order. Great experience every time!!!
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.
Yes they cistomize but the pasta is blah. Environment is like over priced country buffet seating. So not worth it! Go to Carabas!!!
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.
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.
Had a reservation and was seated 15 mins late. gf pasta was tough and extremely salty. so salty it was inedible. was taken off the bill but I went back to the hotel still hungry. However, I did not get glutened, so that deserves 3 stars.
I went to Maggiano's after seeing all the wonderful reviews. I was so excited to be able to take my husband there for his birthday since it is one of his fave's; And since finding out about my gluten intolerence 6 months ago we haven't gone out to dinner much as I've been learning what to look out for. Unfortuantley, my experience was far different than the positive reviews I read. I told the server right away about my intolerence, she seemed very non chalant about it and quickly said the sauces are free and penne, then she set the bread basket down between us. I asked her very nicely to clarify that penne was the only pasta option and she said yes. I ordered the Rigatoni D since I thought it was a good choice served with Penne. Luckily, I know my pastas because they brought me out the Rigatoni without the GF pasta! I said something to the food runner and she confirmed it was not GF and seemed confused as if it wasn't notated on my order. About 6 minutels later while my huisband sat looking at his pasta getting cold mine finally arrived. I will give it one more shot for him just in case it was just the server who created a bad experience, but needless to say we were very disappointed. (and also, being Italian myself I really wish they had more choices than just Penne.. it would be plain wrong to eat certain sauces over penne... lol)
Chef came out, and made a delicious meal. Whole family loved it! Chicken Alfredo with asparagus over GF penne, kids lived GF penne with meat sauce, husband loved Caesar salad and twice cooked potatoes. To top it off, Creme brûlée desert!! Yummy! We will be back!
We went to Maggianos this weekend, it was packed we made reservations and had to wait about 15 min, no big deal. When we sat down right away the waitress asked if we had any food allergies and I said yes in allergic to gluten, then she went on about I can have the chef come out or just order corn based noodles which was fine with me so I ordered spaghetti and I hate to say it but it was not good at all very dry and the noodles were hard :(. I've made corn based noodles many times and have had it at a few other places and had no problem, maybe next time we will try something else! On a good note they do not up charge you on having to order gf noodles, which no place should really we can't help we have Celiacs. Other then that the waitress was friendly but we waited for our drinks twice at least 10minutes but it was very busy!
Told waiter about gluten sensitivity. She had the chef come out and take my order and he also brought my meal out. All their sauces are gluten free and the gf pasta is delicious. Very packed on weekends.
Expensive, but well worth it. Super gluten free friendly I love lovelove the sauce! The first time I went I had the chef come up to my table, and ask me what I wanted to eat.
soooo amazing definitely some of the best gluten free pasta!!! I had the pasta de mare with lobster, shrimp, mussels and clams with lobster cream sauce and it was amazing also chef came out to the table and.personally took my order
Tasty. Good GF pasta. Haven't had a bad meal or gotten ill, and we've been here a lot. Most times the chef will come speak to you (if I'm just getting a classic pasta I tell them not to worry about it). They've modified many a menu item for me, even beyond their usual modification just because I have a craving. Oh, and the GF rolls are Andreas herb dinner rolls. I have to slap my non-GF husband's hand to stay away from them.
Great for gluten free..chef comes out and talks to you about what you would like. When we come to Vegas it is a must stop for my wife.
Maggiano's is one of the best GF chain restaurants I've ever seen. Even though it is a chain, every restaurant feels like a local eaterie. GF menu is extensive and plenty of options. Side Caesar salad is the best GF salad I've ever had. The GF pasta and meat sauce tastes great. Chef speaks with you about the GF options and makes sure that he knows dietary concerns. A+ rating! You have to eat here!
Was there on a busy Saturday night about a week ago. The waitress was pretty good. She intercepted the breadbasket that was headed for our table and knew for sure of at least one gf dessert option without having to check. The gf pasta was fresh and went great with the red sauce and prosciutto wrapped chicken. All of their sauces are gf so that helps a great deal with cross contamination. Wish we had gotten just a bit more personal attention, but considering how busy they were that night, I was very pleased with the meal and the service.
I wish my experience was like the one the other reviews related. my waiter had no clue about GF options beyond substituting the pasta for a gluten free pasta. When the pasta came out it was ice cold and the pasta was hard as a rock. The waiter wasn't even apologetic. There are way better choices out there!!
Typical maggianos chef came out told me my options which were same always at this chain. Waiter didn't know Anything but chef came out and had same as always, good pasta nothing special
Chef came right out and told us how he would prepare our food. There is no gf menu. They tailor pretty much any meal to match your needs. This goes for any allergy. Wasn't a huge fan of the gf pasta though. This won't stop us from returning though. I will just try something without pasta.
After I order my gf meal the chef or maître d always comes over to ensure me all precautions are taken to prevent cross contamination. A nice touch and excellent food too.
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.
This has been our go to place for drinks and appetizers since my celiac diagnosis. Kitchen and staff are very knowledgeable and there are a lot of dining options.
Had a wonderful meal here. They do not have a gf menu but the chef did come out and discuss my gf options. All of their sauces and salad dressings are gf and they have gf pasta that was very good. I had the chicken (gf breaded) Parmesan and it was wonderful. It is not very often you can find this on a gf menu. They had 2 gf dessert options which I did not try since my meal was plenty.
The chef personally came over to let me know that almost anything on the menu could be made gluten free. I was in heaven! Their sauce is already GF. The GF pasta also tasted amazing - not undercooked and hard like most GF pastas. My date thought it tasted better than his wheat pasta!
I have celiacs went to eat with co-workers, spoke to chef seemed very knowledgable and accommodating. When food arrived I was cautious as always ate 2 bites of my pasta and waited a bit to make certain it wasn't contaminated. When waiter came back to table I said one more time "these are gluten free right?" He said oh no those are regular noodles. So sorry let me get you the gluten free ones, I immediately started to cry. Was sick all night long from 2 bites! Big mistake will never go back to this place.
Great attention to my needs as GF. Two different chefs came out to talk to me and made sure I got what I needed. Impressed with made-from-scratch food and service. Unfortunately, the GF garlic rolls are no longer offered.
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!
My wife and I have been here twice both times the cook has vome yo our table explaining what items we could have on the menu and the way they are cooked. Both times we got the 4 meals for $40.00 which is very cheap. I liked the meat pasta and my wife likes Alfredo. I recommend this for those who are looking for a nice meal on a budget.
Love it! Gf Pasta is the best! Sunshine server is highly recommended.
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!!