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Maggiano's Little Italy

5333 Wisconsin Ave. Send to Phone
202-966-5500 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A family favorite for big-time, big-serving Italian meals.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant Review

: Hip Italian ambience in the New York manner and giant portions define Maggiano's. Both aspects attract standing-room crowds of all ages, making for a fun, frenzied atmosphere. It's no use stopping by unless you're hungry, because every dish easily serves two, maybe more---although you can order half portions. Even the breadbasket is skyscraper high with wedges of focaccia, while the wine glasses overflow. Best flavors? The roasted red peppers with sheets of fresh Parmesan and the garlic mashed potatoes. We also recommend the roast chicken with its sprinkling of garlic, rosemary and olive oil. Best dessert? The dense chocolate zuccoto cake. Plan ahead and make reservations, or you'll have to wait with the hungry hordes. Also located at 1790 International Dr., McLean, VA, 703-356-9000.


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