Neighborhood Eats: Maggiano's
Comments () | Published March 1, 2008
Maggiano's Little Italy - Tysons Corner
Address: 2001 International Dr. , McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-356-9000
Neighborhood: Vienna, McLean/Tysons Corner
Cuisines: Italian
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 to 10, Friday and Saturday 11 to 11.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Roast chicken; Italian pot roast; Vesuvio potatoes.

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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