As the name suggests, Maggianos is an Italian Restaurant catering Italian-American dishes. This is our second visit to this restaurant. The first time we went there was on May 2006 after watching preview show of the movie “Over the hedge” at the Century Theatres.
Maggianos is centrally located in San Jose, CA. It is in Santana Row - a upscale shopping/dining/residential district. There are lot of shops, spas, boutiques, coffee shops to laze around. A nice little fountain and play structure in front to Maggianos attracts lots of families with kids. Across from Maggianos is the famous Winchester Mystery House and Century Theartes.
From our first visit we remember Maggiano’s to be an expensive(the entrees being $20 or so) and not a casual dining place. But we were totally mistaken from our visit today(one of the reasons for this blog). We found the place to be reasonably priced and we saw mixed crowd of both casual and fine diners.
Maggiano’s dining room looks small, catering about 100 diners but their capacity is 546. They have banquet halls and other rooms which cater to parties. There was wedding, couple of baby showers and a 65th birthday party during lunch hour.
We went there about 12.15 PM and were seated immediately. We were served warm bread with butter and olive oil + vinegar on the side upon seating. But the order was taken 15 minutes later. DH ordered the ““