Maggiano's Italian Family Dining by Janice Cooper
Maggiano's Italian Family Dining Restaurants
Maggiano’s Littly Italy is an Italian-style casual dining restaurant with locations throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Northern Ireland. The restuarant was founded in 1991 in Chicago by Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, a privately held restaurant company. Richard Melman has developed several restaurants under partnership and a consulting company that has been integral in the success of Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits. Maggiano’s was named for Melman’s late partner, Marvin Magid.
The Maggiano menu features both classic and contemporary Italian dishes including pastas, salads, seafood, steaks speciaty chef meals and desserts. Maggiano’s serves lunch or dinner and many locations offer carryout and delivery. Like few popular Italian restauarants, meals can be served in single sized and family portions. There are more than 40 locations within the U.S. Both Maggiano’s Little Italy and its sister restuarant, Corner Bakery were sold to Brinker Interanational Inc. in the 90s.