Even though I am one that appreciates dining at exotic and exquisite restaurants, there are some days when I crave simple big portions of comfort food. Having grown up in the suburbs where chains are a way of life (family dinner nights at Red Lobster were a staple in my household), I usually try to eschew these establishments now. However, there are some fantastic chains that I still continue to visit - mostly because the food is just so darn good - and let's be real, there wouldn't be chains of these places if there wasn't a demand for their consistent across the board cuisine.
Maggiano's Little Italy is an excellent example of such previously mentioned high quality chain. I'd been to the Houston, LA and Chicago branches - but hadn't tried the Boston location until last Sunday. Maggiano's just rolled out their new "Chef's Summer Grill" menu items (available only from June 28th to September 12) - so of course I thought this was the perfect time to make a sojourn to the Boston outpost.
All and all, the meal was filling, reliably yummy and affordable. As a bonus, I even got to enjoy leftovers for the next day's lunch - two meals for the price of one? Sold!
Maggiano's Little Italy
4 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116