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!!
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!
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!!!!!!