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Neighborhood Eats: Maggiano's Little Italy
Comments () | Published March 1, 2008
Maggiano's Little Italy - Chevy Chase
Address: 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202-966-5500
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cuisines: Italian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 10, Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 11, Sunday noon to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: Friendship Heights
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted

With dark wood, vintage black-and-white photos, Sinatra on the speakers, and Southern Italian cooking, Maggiano’s aims for that Little Italy feel. And when you’re sitting amid the large family groups and clusters of friends who frequent the place, it’s easy to feel a whole lotta love.

What to get: Plates such as whole roast chicken marinated in rosemary and garlic, Italian pot roast over noodles, and crisp Vesuvio potatoes hold the most appeal. Pasta tends to be overcooked, and the red sauces don’t have the sweet tanginess you’d expect in a place that wants it to seem as though Mama cooked it all.

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