Maggiano's Little Italy
The food was delicious!!! The fried zucchini came with this lemon aeoli that was so good and I loved the veal picatta. My boyfriend had mushroom ravioli which was also really good. I drank this peach frozen bellini that was so good I ordered a second one! We were fortunate to have been waited on by Amanda who had wonderfuly insightful menu knowledge and a perfectly pleasant attitude.
The only reason I'm giving it a 2 is because our server Kia was fantastic! The manager was arrogant and needs to take classes on being a better manager. I hope he's better at caring for his employees than his guest. I'm writing a detailed letter to the managing partner and corporate on how our experience was but for this I'll leave it at that. Food wise, the salmon Oscar was wonderful but of the 4 filets ordered, 3 of the medium rare filets came to the table well done.
To start off. I visited when they had a limited menu. The food here was amazing, great quality. I did the two for $40 deal and it was worth every penny which also included 2 take-home meals. All the food was cooked perfectly and very good portions. Dessert was even better. The location itself needed a few repairs like the tables and ceiling but it was clean area and restrooms were clean. The staff here was nice, professional. Food pictures I'm sharing speaks for itself. I normally go to a next-door restaurant because of the wait but for now on when I visit Charlotte I will gladly wait on a table to open here.
Wow! First time dining here and I must say, it was great! Our server was super forgetful and the kitchen was backed up for a lunch, but it was such a great meal! We did the option where you can take two pasta dishes home and the lasagna was so good even reheated! I highly recommend either the chicken marsala or the chicken piccata. Both are really great dishes!
My experience was terrible. I had a reservation for 7:45PM. The restaurant made my group of 11 wait for 30 minutes despite having the reservation. The manager told us that they only combined tables for parties of 10. 4 larger groups came in and were seated at combined tables after we were seated. The server was very inattentive, rude, and needed more training as well as etiquette. We sat there almost 2 hours waiting on food. The manager ended comping half of the table due to the poor service while leaving the rest of the table with a bill. Staff members also walked by the table laughing at us which is very rude. I definitely will not return. I advise large groups of black people to avoid this place unless they want to be treated badly.