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Welcome to the Chef’s Table!

by Keith Brunell-Dallas, TX | Written on May 10, 2011

 

Please comment below and tell us what you would like to see on our blog. We will randomly choose 20 winners to receive a $25.00 Gift Card to Maggiano’s! Good luck and thank you for the great feedback!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000036341146 LaLa Smith

    I like seeing the cooking demonstrations!

  • Hmdavid

    Wine pairings!

  • Kathy Payne

    would like to see some of the recipes for like soup, sauces and the such.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Heath/1355365694 Darren Heath

    All I would like to see is a massive photo of your stuffed mushrooms and a plate of lasagne!! Had our wedding meal in Maggiano’s in Las Vegas in 2009 and we’re revisiting this June to celebrate our 2nd anniversary so a $25 give card to go towards another plate of mushrooms and maybe some profiterols would be very well appreciated!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-C-Tagen/1438960943 Lisa C. Tagen

    I would love to see how you make your awesome cheese cake. I have told my sister about your wonderful food, and I am taking her there for her birthday. I can’t wait to have some of your wonderful food again.

  • Nosila25

    Can i please win this time :)

  • Dmh837

    I would love to see more dessert recipes (big Tiramisu fan here) and information on food/wine pairings. I enjoy reading the chef bios, very nice feature!

  • Brandon

    Would like to see some basic prep tip videos.

  • RACKYKAT

    I would like the recipes for the Chocolate Zuccutto Cake and Vera’s Lemon Cookies pretty please. oxox

  • Roman kazachkov

    I want to see polls that us customers can vote on to create new additions to your already delicious menu

  • Angel7679

    I would love to see more cooking tips and cooking videos. We love Maggiano’s!!

  • Jill

    Anything I make will never taste as good as your creations, but I love the recipes!

  • http://twitter.com/StaceyCochran Stacey Cochran

    Love the cooking tips!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shirley-Lin/743133962 Shirley Lin

    Cant wait to see the recipes. Would love to see how some of the drinks are also created.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1452762185 Chrissy Pembroke

    I would love to see some healthy recipes or healthy substitutes to regular menu. Thanks

  • Court1214

    Love Maggianos would love to see more recipes! Thanks

  • Maryann1944

    I would love a recipe that includes Chicken, Artichokes, Lemon, Garlic, Olive Oil and White Wine…served over a Gnocchi or Cavatelli…just made myself hungry…hurry!!!

  • Tania

    I would love to see a demonstration on how to make your famous Rigatoni D, specifically, the sauce. I love that dish and cater it for every event in my family. Would love to know which wines would pair up with this famous dish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Theresa-Reason-Nickerson/1372783678 Theresa Reason Nickerson

    I would like to see cooking demos and how to prepare different gluten free meals…

  • keri

    Maggianos food is amazing and getting the recipes to make at home is great. @ Jill, i agree, can never come close to the perfect taste Maggianos has.

  • Shelly

    I want your alfredo sauce!!!!!!! I like to think that mine is good, but it will NEVER top Maggiano’s!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1332700034 Michelle Irinyi

    I’d like step-by-step directions w/ video on how to make perfect gnocchi.

  • Jeseniafocks

    How exciting! This is a fabulous idea! Sauce recipes, desserts, and cooking recipes for even our little ones would be awesome to have on here! Maybe even like a feature on a maggianos location as well. Thanks!

  • Rosina

    I would love to see more gluten free options and variation tips.
    Thanks!
    -100% Italian and 100% gluten intolerant-_

  • http://www.facebook.com/robinstombaugh Robin Stombaugh

    I want to see some wine pairing ideas with any recipes that you share. I’m a big fan of your meat sauce so the recipe for that would be awesome. Thanks! I look forward to seeing more!

  • denisa

    MAGGIANOS IS SO WONDERFUL!!! GENIUS!

  • Atena5555

    I would love to get more recipes…perhaps the specials ones like Make a wish foundations specials- this way you don’t have to give us your famous secret recipes :)…although I would LOVE those too!

  • Kara hazelton

    Hello
    I would like to see more vegetarian dishes and their recipies. Also which wines go best with different dishes. Thanks! We love Maggiano’s!

  • Txphototeacher

    Appetizer recipes are my favorites, and I love the bios you post on the chefs! I love this blog!

  • Stephanie

    I would love more recipets and maybe videos to go along with them! Videos help so much. I LOVE the Creme Brulle and would love to see how it is made :) Thank!

  • Mflah2

    What a wonderful idea and kuddos to the team at Maggiano’s for reaching out to your fans. I think it would be fun to see various other Maggiano’s across the contry and maybe dishes that are geared towards that region, additional recipes, contests, Maggiano events, community projects. Thanks again for reaching out to the fans!

  • Cmolnar

    I would like to see some time saving tips and how you can prepare ahead of time for large groups!

  • Moz1333

    Please give a demo on your stuffed mushrooms, they are the best I have ever had!!!!

  • Kris

    Would like to see recommended wine for dishes in the menu and more flavors of salad dressings for the salad. Thank you.

  • Marcie

    I would love to see a demo on how Maggiano’s makes the eggplant parm. It’s amazing

  • Kali

    I would love to see how the dishes are prepared- a new dish every month perhaps! Yum Maggianos!

  • Ellen

    I would love to see some demos on seafood dishes and some vegetarian dishes. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/tunmun tunmun

    Everything chef Keith talked about sounds good . I am excited to visit this blog and read about all chef’s family recipes and how to tips.

  • Eileen

    I would love to see more stories about how your company supports local charities and causes in the communities where they are located.

  • Lynne

    I love that you are willing to share your recipes on your blog. I admit, I will probaby never try them at home, just because I love the experience at your restauant so much, but it’s neat to know what is in your favorite dish. It might also inspire me to try something new next time I go, since I always order the same thing! Bravo Maggiano’s for letting your patrons feel like family!

  • lesly M

    In my opinion I will like to know more about wines types to combine whit your dishes, because some times is embarrassing ask for it at the front of friends. it can help to improve the sales for you and satisfaction for us . My daughter is coming from Georgia by July and I will like to impress her ordering some special wine for her . thank you for this opportunity :)

  • Courcomp

    I would love to see the Maggiano’s experience come to life from beginning to table from two different points of view. “A Day In The Life” themed blog entry that features Maggiano’s through the eyes of an employee and through the eyes of a customer. What’s involved in the menu selection from the preparation aspect to the customer’s choice of entree? Location, view, inside dining or Al Fresco, family style, family celebration, wine choice, etc… The why and how of it all.

  • Masterofblaze

    I love you food everything on the menu is fabulous keep up the great work !!!

  • Jinswife

    maybe some yummy Maggiano’s recipes!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/beth.shaughnessy Beth Shaughnessy

    Food recipes, although I will probably never make them at home, just fun to see!

  • Annodal24

    where do you get your wonderful ingredients

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SUWTUIYKY6NAAHOPMYTNNNRC5E Natalie

    I would really like to know about recommended wine pairings with the various menu items.

  • Whippet07

    It would be nice to see some recipes that a reasonable inexpensive to prepare. It would also be nice to see what wines go best with what dishes.
    Thanks you.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to know how the seasonal items were developed.

  • Diane

    I am interested in wine pairings, recipes, food prep videos. Love Maggiano’s food!

  • Brenda

    I would love to learn more about Cheese and Cheese and wine paring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1644007874 Linda Tittjung

    Love Maggiano’s! I would love to see wine pairings with different menu items on your blog. Also recipes of Maggiano’s dishes but made easy to do for the amateur!

  • http://profiles.google.com/samikmody Samik Mody

    Can you discuss some great vegetarian options or twists on some “meaty” favorites?

  • http://twitter.com/kylejgreen Kyle Green

    I’d like to see a reel of how you develop new dishes. How bad are the “failures”? What is the approval process?

  • Anonymous

    What I would like to see on your blog is that I am one of the winners.

  • Barb

    I wold love to see stories behind some of your recipes–who came up with it, where is was created, etc. Also, would love to learn about pairing wines.

  • Worfdog

    Seasonal dishes you prepare always get me interested. Perhaps a blog on what’s coming up each season would be good to consider. Thanks and I look forward to winning a gift card.

  • Sonia Skiba

    @mrsskiba I join the majority in saying I would like to be able to get the recipes for some of Maggiano’s signature recipes, as well as wine pairings. Cooking demonstrations would be particularly helpful. My family and I have never been disappointed when we’ve dined at Maggiano’s.

  • Elizabeth

    I which you would make other flavor cookies with icing. Not the lemon ones. I would love other varities with different type of frostings.

  • http://twitter.com/Goldrie Goldrie Huenink

    In my line of work, I often earn rewards in the form of gift cards, when given the choice I Always choose Maggianos! @AttnDealShpprz:twitter you should definitely check this out! Always good food, and who doesn’t love a chance to win free great food?

  • Annieb_tx

    LOVE all the recipes… keep ‘em coming! We love Maggiano’s!

  • http://www.brookesummer.com Brooke

    I would like to see some tips and tricks – the little things that make a huge difference when it comes to cooking and displaying the dishes. Like heating a dish after it’s prepared to melt the cheese – the little things like that! And I would love to win! ;)

    ~Brooke
    http://blog.brookesummer.com

  • http://www.grouproundup.com Amy

    I’d like to see coupons!

  • Anonymous

    What is the best way to re-heat the second dish that I take home from Maggiano’s?

  • http://profiles.google.com/arogers58 A Rog

    Would love to see more recipes!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to learn the recipe to your spinach salad dressing! That’s all my mum talked about for days after her first time to our local Maggiano’s!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hklbry Dianah J. McDonald

    I like reading about the history of food and particular recipes. It would be great to get your personal take on what dishes you like to make and why.

  • http://twitter.com/marciebeth Marcie

    Definitely some seasonal specials

  • http://twitter.com/beebsbarney K. Barney

    I would like to hear alternative ingredient options for some of your main dishes.

  • Craig

    I would like to learn more about recipe development, ingredient selection, and the final approval

    process. Also wine selection for the menu as well as food pairings. Maggiano’s is our go to choice

    for a casual well priced dining experience!

  • Les16j

    Recipes and “insider tips” — things we wouldn’t know or hear about.

  • Jeff Campel

    I would like to see more info on nutritional values of your dishes. Specifically saturated fat content and also if you have or will have gluten free options available

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PFX6DEQYTFHHQUOA6264XI6KKY M

    Perhaps cooking tips or cooking videos,I need all the help I can get!

  • Frank

    i would like to see regional specialties based upon the location or city that each restaurant is located.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502113430 Emily Barklage

    I like to see behind-the-scenes photos from the kitchen!

  • Karyn

    I would like to see more healthy versions of your dishes. I LOVE all Maggiano food, but am trying to watch cholesterol and fat intake. Perhaps some of your dished can be revamped.

  • Dnelson

    I love Maggiano’s. Might be interesting to hear about the chef’s experience being a Maggiano Chef compared to being a chef any where else

  • Fuentesevey

    I would love some to see more coupons. I love the recipes!

  • Mary Ann

    I would like to see some tips on using herbs and spices for cooking. I also would like some “authentic” Italian recipes.

  • Mary Ann

    I would like to see some tips on using herbs and spices for cooking. I also would like some “authentic” Italian recipes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UJUKT563SYUA57WCNAQLGDN4QQ A George

    I would love to see the recipe for
    Alberini-style Shrimp with Risotto Milanese

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UJUKT563SYUA57WCNAQLGDN4QQ A George

    I would love to see the recipe for
    Alberini-style Shrimp with Risotto Milanese

  • S Basnight

    Would love to see great recipies

  • S Basnight

    Would love to see great recipies

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1628366644 Marcie Sullivan

    Maybe a look at your local providers and inspiration for dishes

  • Onesent77

    I would like to hear the history and inspiration behind some of your most famous dishes.

  • Raf3131

    I would like to see nutritional information and the types of ingredients posted.

  • Shannan

    It would be nice to see photo “tours” of different locations and kitchens, if possible, focusing on one location every so often.

  • senyor

    I’d like to see recipes that can be adapted to dietary need ie: low potassium, gluten free, soy free, non-dairy, etc. I know it’s hard to please evryone. but once in a while a bit of help is needed… either in retsuarant or for home use. Thanks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UJUKT563SYUA57WCNAQLGDN4QQ A George

    I would love to see a drink recipe for a P
    omegranate Caipirinha.

  • Stan

    I am a huge seafood and calorie concious person. I would wlike to see a few more dishes in this category

  • Mcncheercoach

    Love to see easy reciepes that I can make at home

  • MRNJ

    How we can simplify and make some Maggiano’s menu items to create our own family style meal at home for those nights we can’t make it to Maggiano’s.

  • Raymond

    I would like to see on your blog more stories about the people who work at Maggiano’s–the great people behind the great food.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5A22OJ3VYJGAM7TT4IP62CUEMU melissa

    The artichoke recipe was great! Keep things like that coming!

  • Bmrgal12

    Please post the recipe for the Shrimp with Risotto Milanese and give wine suggestions for that dish.

  • Raquel

    My friends and I would enjoy recipes on your chef blog. Some of our favorites are Chicken and Spinach Manicotti and Vera’s Lemon cookies. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    I would appreciate coupons for visits to Maggianos. Coupons are always helpful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1027731073 Kelly Opipari

    I enjoy the recipes you’ve posted. I would like to see wine pairings with the dishes.

  • Samiampf

    While I understand you are not at liberty to share corporate owned recipes, I would love to see other favorites from your chefs. Years ago the Boca restaurant did a cooking class that was wonderful. I’d also like to see product ratings/recommendations for locally available ingredients such as canned tomatoes, olive oil, etc. Whatever you blog – I know it will be wonderful and informative. Great idea! Sandy

  • http://profiles.google.com/lcasini Lisa Casini

    I’d love more recipes and video demos of Maggiano’s favorite dishes!

  • Tracey

    Can you please post the recipe for the white chocolate pistachio cake please? Its delicious and its a seasonal dessert and lately when i go to maggianos they do not have it. Thank you!

  • Ruffles

    I have 2 suggestions – More cooking class demos. I love almost everything there it would be hard to decide on what / Also, years ago at a very special seafood restaurant (Michael’s in Sunnyvale) the chef would come out and make a “round” thru the place and greeting the customers. It was great to see and compliment the chef right on (BTW – We were there on 5/4 for a B-day and the chef brought out 1 of the dishes and spoke to us / that feeling that we were “special” and that the chef came to out table talk to us was great / just topped off the wonderful dinner. But we LOVE Maggiano’s – trouble is, the food is not diet friendly but WHO CARES / IT’S THE BEST!!!!!

  • Becky

    I would love to see healthier options and tips/sustitions that are possible to request to eat healthier at Maggiano’s

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FB5ZENHTDNYCKIE3SMD567H2TM Becky

    I’d like to see more information on healthy options at Maggiano’s restaurants.

  • Sheldon Kay

    Would liked to see some of your delicious food.

  • Kay

    i’d like to see recipes that are fast and easy to do.

  • Theresa

    I would like to see one featured recipe ( one of your most popular) each week.

  • Ninaminnehan

    Would love to see Chef demonstartions!

  • Virg

    Every dish I have ever had, has been excellent…. but LOVE your famous Rigatoni D ;) enough said ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1011124568 Mike Halperin

    Seasonal offerings, promotions, recipes

  • Juliette

    Would love to see cooking demos, specifically, the sauces. My Sister lives in Houston and we always compare the Maggiano here (St. Louis) and there. I LOVE your Family style.

  • Jervien

    I’d like to know what goes into the making of a Maggiano’s chef. What qualities, experinces do they have to have and where do they get their inspiration.

  • Cindy

    I’d love the recipe and see a video on how to make Mom’s Lasagna…and a photo of mom too!

  • Kristen

    I would like to see a blog that goes behind the scenes in the kitchen. Love Maggiano’s!!

  • TomB

    Don’t use black text on brown background… white shows up a bit better…

  • Mclampffer

    I would love to see a mini wine class with pairings of dessert!

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.brickell Keith Heather Stilwell Brickel

    I would love to see recipes that I can make at home for my family!

  • Steve Cohen

    You can ask customers what they would like on the menu that is not currently there. I know I enjoy shrimp parmisian but rarely see it anywhere. You may get very helpful suggestions. Steve Cohen

  • Oscardawg2

    I would love to see seasonal wine recommendations with all of the posted recipes.

  • TamLaBam

    I think that your photography is wonderful ! ! ! Makes we want to stop by!

  • TamLaBam

    I think that your photography is wonderful ! ! ! Makes we want to stop by!

  • CatG

    I’d love to see tips on picking the right pasta, cheeses, etc. Also tips for cooking Maggiano’s-type dishes at home.

  • Janetsparrow

    I would like to see new salads and entrees a couple of times a year with calorie count. Coupons are always great!

  • Kristina Shaw

    I would love to see behind the scenes demonstrations of easy dishes that we could make at home when we aren’t able to eat at Maggiano’s.

  • Kim

    I would love to receive recipes that I can make at home for my family, as well as to learn inspiration for your dishes.

  • BL

    A blog on simple recipes to bring home to your family would be excellent. Maybe start with basics like how to make a good red sauce, white sacuce, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1484823523 Giselle Guillory

    I would love to see the inspiration behind different dishes. Whether it’s an experience from the chef’s life or from a traditional Italian dish.

  • rosellemom

    I would like to see the behind the scenes of a meal coming together – everything from where to go to get the freshest ingredients to the figuring out the best wine selection for the meal, down to the desserts and how it all comes together in the chef’s mind to the table.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nicole.pecyna Nicole Pecyna

    I would love more recipes and videos on how to cook!

  • Melissachristina

    Complete recipes with wine pairing & dessert! :)

  • Amy

    Would like to see some recipes.

  • lolamichele

    I’d love to see ideas for remaking leftovers.

  • Marty

    I’m happy with Maggiano’s. Have been taking my wife there since before we were married.

  • chris

    Good food and good memories here. Love the menu !

  • Asb700

    I would love to see your famous recipes made healthier..i.e. lower in fat, calories, etc.

  • Jada

    Chef demos! And maybe a sneak peak at how to make your amazingly delicious cheesecake!!

  • Jada

    Chef demos! And maybe a sneak peak at how to make your amazingly delicious cheesecake!!

  • Chris

    I would love to see more desserts on the menue :-)

  • Jacki

    I would love to see different menu options that are available to people with allergies to soy + wheat.

    Seeing the process of how things are made.. How are things made differently? tailored to the individual? The details of it all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaylafrances kayla-frances

    i would love to see video blogs of new and exciting recipes that are easy and cost effective to make at home for your family. wine pairings, appetizers, salads, entree’s, desserts… i love making gourmet multi-course meals, but run into financial isues. i know that maggiano’s excels in this area, especially with their new menu that allows you to eat a meal and take a new meal home for leftovers.

  • Amy

    I would love to see more recipes and also a tour of the kitchen (a look behind the scenes).

  • Linda Brennan

    Sometimes smaller portions would be in order on the menu for lite appetites.

  • John

    I would like for the family style meal to be made available for 2 or more people. The restaurants I go to only allows the family style dining for 4 or more. Could you please make lobster fettuchini a permanent menu item.

  • http://profiles.google.com/myspringfieldmommy Margie Brill

    I would definitely enjoy seeing some recipes. I love the Baked Ziti with Sausage and the Tiramisu.

  • dlisternick

    I would love to see more Maggiano’s promotional events and coupons for the restaurant. I would also be interested in reading about chef favorites and special recipes.

    -Denise Listernick

  • stigay

    recipes! info about new dishes at maggiano’s, and specials or discounts at the restaurant. and contests!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lauren.prust Lauren Prust

    I’d love to see biographies of Maggiano’s staff, information on what inspires Maggiano’s recipes (i.e. a family dish, location, other dishes, etc.), Maggiano’s history/trivia, special recipes, a chronicle of creating a dish – anything, really!

  • Gina

    Of course we’d all love recipes! I’d also love to see some local flavors and ingredents specific to each Maggiano’s.

  • Flbraddock

    Low carb entries!

  • Lswenski

    I would love to see a segment on the cheeses you use and how you use them in your fabulous dishes!

  • Annie

    It would be great to hear stories related to the roots of the dishes, whether it be a personal story to Chef Brunell’s family, or something at the heart of Maggianos’ traditions.

  • Mmkyodzis

    I would like to see information about your Gluten Free menu and get news of new dishes you introduce.

  • Rreey

    How about food wine pairing tips?

  • nobones

    I would love recipes and/or video of cooking demonstrations.

  • Teresa

    I would love to Dessert recipes like your Lemon Cookies and a Glutten & Dairy free dessert maybe a lave cake.

  • Teresa

    I would love to Dessert recipes like your Lemon Cookies and a Glutten & Dairy free dessert maybe a lave cake.

  • Jlbasgall

    I am so excited to see this blog. Maggiano’s has always been one of my Lettuce Entertain You favorites. I would love to see recipes and cooking tips for many of the entrees served at Maggiano’s. Would also love to hear about events and drink and wine pairings. Looking forward to hearing all about Maggiano’s and maybe what inspired the concept of this fantastic place.

  • Jlbasgall

    I am so excited to see this blog. Maggiano’s has always been one of my Lettuce Entertain You favorites. I would love to see recipes and cooking tips for many of the entrees served at Maggiano’s. Would also love to hear about events and drink and wine pairings. Looking forward to hearing all about Maggiano’s and maybe what inspired the concept of this fantastic place.

  • Summer

    Recipes! I’d love to know the secrets to your yummy food!

  • Purva

    I would love to see chef preparing some unique dishes and providing reciepe for easy making at home!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Marie/1346200705 Carol Marie

    I’d like to hear the chefs tell stories about funny things that happen in the kitchen, what they did when they ran out of something critical, crazy customer requests, etc. In some cases, I’m sure there are stories to tell about the origins of certain dishes — that would be fun, too!

  • Mpaschal

    I would like to see a smaller portion menu for Senior Adults who don’t want to eat so much. I love the salads, but one salad can feed 3!!

  • gordon

    bring back the bombolina platter! Love to know your chef’s tricks. Like how you make the calamari perfect every time I eat it.

  • Lindaplaut1

    I would like to see food and wine pairings.

  • erica best

    I would love to see simple recipes i can make at home and more giveaways

  • Mike

    I would love to see how you can eat pasta which would be health for you and at the same time taste wonderful without all of the calories. Thanks!

  • Pattyjo18

    submitting question re name of wine label– vinito bendito
    would like to see recipe for chicken marsala on blog

  • Lmcoren

    I’m very excited about this! Looking forward to the recipes!

  • clisternick

    I would love to see Maggiano’s experiment with a “testing kitchen” to try new dishes and allow customers to sample the wonderful Italian cuisine.

    -Caroline Listernick

  • Irene

    I would love to see where we can go get the ingridents that you use, so we can try to improve the cooking skill.

  • Aridpaul

    With summer coming I would like to see Italian American inspired grill recipes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6CHST4BU3CATNWQI3A6D4EX7Y Sound

    I would love to see some low-cost meals for the family.

  • Pam

    I would love to see regional specialties and what are teh best sellers at my location. Would like to know the inspiration of the dishes. Maybe highlight a particular ingredient, tell us more about it, how to use it.

  • Pbstpa

    I like the idea. Recipes with demos for 2 would be nice but any recipes/demos are appreciated. Try to keep your videos on the brief side though even if you have to do the recipes in 2 or 3 segments.

  • Sweethouse4sale

    Love the idea, looking forward to it. Scott McGee Rhode Island

  • http://profiles.google.com/callmeicarus Katherine McGonigle

    This blog is a great idea! I can’t wait to see what you guys post. For me, cooking tips would be extremely useful. Things like gourmet terms and tips for tricky cooking processes (like reduction of sauces/glazes — it always seems to flop for me).

    Also, I see that Bellini cocktail recipe, it looks fabulous! Posts with recipes would be greatly appreciated too.

    A final thing – contests like this! It will draw people in to your blog and also get them visiting your restaurant. My husband and I live in Birmingham, but we make trips to the Atlanta Maggiano’s for special occasions. I wish we could visit more often.

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see your recipes – especially the seasonal ones!

  • N.K.

    A recipe for steak and lobster dish

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1018021162 David Mitchell

    I agree with @1525b9cc2b3d0c460fac346b4630cf7e:disqus . I love your concept and your cuisine but I would love to be able to enjoy your recipes with a healthier preparation.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see recipes and perhaps hands on tips for how to make your own Maggiano’s meal. Maybe a dish of the month. And it doesn’t always need to be something Italian.

  • Jrwils

    Italy has so many different types of food that vary across the country. I would like to see a ‘map’ that shows what food types originate where.

  • Sonshine

    Chicken & Spinach Manicotti is one of my favorites! I would love to know how it’s made! Oh and the lemon cookies… those are pretty amazing too. :-)

  • Jackie Kopinsky

    see food diches en white wayn fron chile

  • Aznnluvnit

    recipes and cooking demonstrations

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1018021162 David Mitchell

    I agree with @1525b9cc2b3d0c460fac346b4630cf7e:disqus . I love your concept and your cuisine but I would love to be able to enjoy your recipes with a healthier preparation.

  • Kelly Chiappelli

    I would love to see how to make your famous recipes! ha ha I doubt you would let us know your secrets. Also, I would love for you to spread the word about locations closer to White Lake, MI.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lanitagreer Lanita Greer

    I would like to see tips for making certain sauces; specifically the technique. For example, it took a couple attempts, but finally, my alfredo sauce is creamy and not lumpy. I do however think it could stand some tweeking! I’m not always able to get to Maggiano’s the closest one to me is 33 miles aways, but boy I would love to experiment with a good pesto or marinara. Thank you!

  • Justine Okerson

    I would love to see how to make your delicious pastas at home! Especially the four cheese ravioli-mmm delicious!

  • Jon

    I would love to hear some dishes that DIDN’T make it, to make the rest of us amateur chefs feel better about our misgivings

  • Cko805

    I would love to see live demonstration on how to make some of your dishes.

    Also, may I ask, if you are in an office, the mirror on top of you gave it out :)

  • Miguel

    Wine pairings

  • Mary

    I would like to hear about what your chefs or employees have learned at any recent workshop, training, meeting etc. that they may have attended.

  • michele

    hello! would it not be a novel idea to hold a chef’s table once a month for singles 35-55?!
    you would certainly receive a standing ovation from some of us…. we could sample your tempting new dishes, and enjoy pleasant company. i would certainly attend solo!

  • Cthomas

    What are the secrets for making a good marsala sauce?

  • Stephanieallene03

    Hi! On your blog, I would love to see tips on picking the best ingredients to recreate your classics at home!

  • Dallasneeley

    I would like to see daily specials and such on the site.

  • Jpetroroy

    I’d love to see cooking demonstrations and tips!

  • Lynne122

    I love all of the food. I would appreciate some healthier dishes on the menu.

  • Cypagan

    Great ideas for what I would like to see in the chefs blog. Give suggestions on lite dishes and lite disserts. Videos on how signature (or other) dishes are made. Lastly, Inside Maggiano’s kitchen.
    Claudia Pagan

  • Sharon

    I would like to see calorie content for entrees. Thank you!

  • MZ

    It would be great to see some Maggiano’s favorites like Rigatoni D, lasagna, and chopped salad offered as a low fat alternative dish.

  • Rita

    I would like to see what types of dishes come from which region of Italy.

  • Rose Placek

    I would like to see offers eg 2 for 1 pasta dishes. Also, advertise that you would recognize them on birthdays, and any coupon offers. With the economy as it is, we look for these offers as we love going to Maggione.

  • Llhaworth

    I do like the idea of how to make favorites healthier — but still be of the high quality that Maggiano’s is known for.

  • Groverstover

    I would like see beer pairings for food as well wine.

  • Monica

    I LOVE Maggiano’s raviolis. They are my favorite! My husband’s favorite Maggiano’s dish is lasagna.

  • Lisa

    I would like to see more color page design. As an italian, myself, we are very colorful people, so I suggest splashing some color and life into the pages and videos. Ciao!

  • Sarah Owens

    low cost recipes for a family of four. Any recipes, demonstrations, or tips on choosing ingredients at the grocery.

  • Hwebster

    recipes and/or cooking tips made easy

  • Sarah G

    I would love the recipe for tiramisu! :)

  • Pursuit

    Recipes and wine pairings would be excellent!!

  • Carol G.

    I would like to see some of your gluten free recipes and your policies and practices for preparing gluten free food.

  • Mary Mac

    I’d love to see the ideas that the chefs develop to create gluten free dishes. This is one of the premier restaurants that works with those that suffer from gluten induced illnesses and we are a huge fan of the restaurant as a result.

  • Erin

    Recipes for favorite dishes (Rigatoni D, lemon cookies). Maybe even a contest to have someone create a new dish for the Maggiano’s menu

  • Bullski

    I would like to see a few detailed descriptions of how the most favorite items are prepared…a video look into the actual kitchen would be cool.

  • Nancy

    I would like to see you feature some of your gluten free dishes. You by far have a better selection when it comes to gluted free dishes. I find it very hard to go to an other Italian Reteraunt.

  • A Ong

    I would love to see promotions and coupons and discount codes.

  • KJBlack3126

    I would like to see a demonstration for making bolognese sauce; but in general I’d like to see how seasonings, wines, meats, and cheeses are used to flavor Italian dishes authentically.

  • Kllamborn

    Would love to see a quick ‘day in the life’ or a meal made start to finish.

  • Brit

    Definitely cooking tips!! Also, more of how the menu is determined, funny behind the scenes posts, suggestions for hosting a dinner/party with Italian cooking and share recipes (recipes that are available).

  • http://www.karenstamps.com Karen

    I’d like to see cooking videos and also what it is like behind the scenes in a restaurant.

  • Edwina Brown

    I didn’t realize you had a blog till now. I like recipes. True Italian food that anyone could make. Plus contests are great. I’d like to see both.

  • Alecia

    I’d like to see ideas for sharing my love for cooking with my young children – maybe receipes that they can make.

  • Adrienne Mondeau

    I love ….absolutely LOVE….your food!!!!! It reminds me of my Grandmother’s cooking!
    I would like to hear of your latest creations on your on your blog and sharing your recipes would be awesome,too!
    The beverage recipes are nice to have, as well….oh! And blog us about the specials!! Thank you for great meals and great coupons!!!!
    Adrienne Mondeau

  • Jillsfrills

    I’d love to see cooking tips, such as creating creamy sauces and sauteing vegetables, ways to help our home cooking when we can’t enjoy Maggiano’s. Also tips for italian desserts, you guys always have the best desserts. Oh and wine tips would be great too!

  • LP

    I would like to see some lighter recipes with more vegetables.

  • Joyce

    I’m a senior with a PC, don’t facebook, twitter, etc. So, keep it on the web for me. I am weight conscious, the tomato based gravy is the best. No cream gravy. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078686035 Mimi Cooks

    Would love many of your recipes posted on your blog.
    does not matter if i ever win or not, i am a returning customer to my local Maggianos..my family are I favor it over a lot other places.

  • Gshardy

    This sounds like an exciting way to learn first hand how to prepare pasta dishes for family and friends. I would love to know the tricks of cooking pasta correctly, what cheeses make your dishes special and help in choosing the perfect wine to compliment the menu!

  • thomas krawski

    I would like to see advanced notice of new dishes that are about appear on the menu.

  • Susan Tseng

    I would like more healthy recipes , less oil on your menu

  • http://profiles.google.com/jaki.williamson Jaki Williamson

    I would like to see less videos but more recipes! Vegetarian ones or like @asb700 said… healthy ones too

  • http://pecularlypinkliving.blogspot.com/ PeculiarlyPink

    I love that the chefs work with existing recipes and see what they can do to make them gluten free (so i can actually eat at Maggiano’s!), and i would love to see or read about the process of coming up with new dishes that can be served to gluten intolerant patrons (besides just switching out pasta for gf pasta of course).

  • Cristy R.

    I would love to see how to make great italian desserts!!! You do main dishes and wines but don’t think there is much emphasis on desserts:) Maybe favorite pairings of desserts and wines!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VXR2EQENPHZOT6UP5IMUXYQ6E4 Brianp

    First off, i’d love to see this dish back on the menu…not sure the title, but here are what i remember being in the dish:
    spicy marinara
    cream
    peas
    sausage
    large penne (rigate) pasta
    cheese on top…

    what was this? it was a special once and was great.

    As for what to put on the blog, i’m always a fan of “vote for…” stuff, so why not set up a couple specials at the beginning of every week and ask the fans what special they prefer for the week. I feel like that could be fun and pull in some new folk.

  • Patgross

    I would like to view recipes which consist of locally grown produce. We enjoy your menus, but wish the portions were smaller in size which would make your offering more tempting!

  • chuck

    recipes with tomato sauce and directions for making cool meals like lasagna

  • http://twitter.com/SLN319 SandyN

    Maybe add a special recipe of the day or daily specials? How about more info on the chefs that work at Maggiano’s. Maybe a video that would show cooking techniques or a list of wine parings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/seddi-kares/168900527 seddi kares

    I would love to see wine pairings with the new entrees at Maggiano’s. I love wine and I love Maggianos food…I would love to learn how to make some desserts as well!!

  • Lared5

    I love what I see! I too would like to see light menu items as well as carb friendly options.

  • Heartsbaby24

    I would also love to see some healthier recipes and drinks.

    Low fat, fat free, etc would be AWESOME!!!!

  • Heartsbaby24

    I would also love to see some healthier recipes and drinks.

    Low fat, fat free, etc would be AWESOME!!!!

  • Kelsie

    I’d love to see a recipe for your divine mushroom ravioli al forno! Also, as a college student, I would love to see a post with a ‘Taste of Maggiano’s” focus, that combines a few recipes into a meal that offers a delicious medley of flavors similar to what one would experience at Maggiano’s, but in consideration of a lower budget.

  • Kelsie

    I’d love to see a recipe for your divine mushroom ravioli al forno! Also, as a college student, I would love to see a post with a ‘Taste of Maggiano’s” focus, that combines a few recipes into a meal that offers a delicious medley of flavors similar to what one would experience at Maggiano’s, but in consideration of a lower budget.

  • Karen

    I love watching foodnetwork. The things that are most benificial are: techniques used in preparing dishes, recipes are a must, cooking with “seasonal foods” are a great changeof pace, how to couple foods with wines or desserts, what it takes to make a great red sauce or white sauce ! The sauces from the jar’s just dont cut it ~ How to host and what you should serve while entertaining for a small group or wine club.

  • Karen

    I love watching foodnetwork. The things that are most benificial are: techniques used in preparing dishes, recipes are a must, cooking with “seasonal foods” are a great changeof pace, how to couple foods with wines or desserts, what it takes to make a great red sauce or white sauce ! The sauces from the jar’s just dont cut it ~ How to host and what you should serve while entertaining for a small group or wine club.

  • Anonymous

    i would like general recipes, but also those that turn some of your traditional dishes gluten free. specifically those dishes that require more than just GF pasta.

  • Anonymous

    i would like general recipes, but also those that turn some of your traditional dishes gluten free. specifically those dishes that require more than just GF pasta.

  • teepee4

    Would like to see the “history” behind where the recipes that are a part of Maggianno’s special tastes..

  • teepee4

    Would like to see the “history” behind where the recipes that are a part of Maggianno’s special tastes..

  • Loueffie

    Would love to see some substitutions that could be used to make your menu items a little less fattening. :)

  • chuck

    favorite spices that provide great flavor and aroma

  • Nancy

    Hey Hi — I soooo love Maggiano’s !!! And on the blog I would dearly love to see the recipe for your Manhattan Clam Chowder. It is the best food I have tasted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4WWQQ7HOK4KELGU3WBOREP2BOU Ginny

    I’d love to see some recipes and demonstrations!

  • Piano Lady

    I wish you didn’t have to use so much garlic in all of your dishes, a little goes a long ways although everything is very good.

  • Francis Rdgz

    I’d love to see more new dishes on the menu; maybe monthly, quartely or seasonal..describe the ingredients and especially give some calorie info.. The Chef’s Table is a great idea. Made me go to Maggiano’s for Dinner. Thanks

  • Poshprincess26

    I would love to see a culinary expedition around Italy showcasing the different regions where Maggiano’s recipes originate from…thanks!!

  • Ghoffmann26

    The food is great at Maggiano’s . On your blog, I would like to see your organization do something to give back to the community. For example, maybe once a month your clients can come into the resturant and just pay for what they can afford so they could enjoy and sample the food also.

  • Kelly

    I would love to see simple receipts I can make at home with wine pairings.

  • AP

    chef’s weekly specials. whats inspires the chef to create the delicious entrees! origins of each recipe… family, location, event etc.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nadiarenee24 Nadia West

    I love this idea! Honestly I would love to see the kind of training your chef’s get and get recipe ideas as well as information on promotions going on in the restaurant.

  • Fjs0808

    risotto dishes!!!!

  • Tcyrmdc

    I would like to hear more about how recipes are developed and modified over time.

  • Kristina

    I’d love to see recipes – of one or two of your dishes or of the chefs favorite dishes (whether they are on the menu or not)!

  • Shelley

    Unique value add idea. I am always trying to find the correct wine pairing for certain recipees. I would like to know how to warm up some take-aways. Also how to cook shrimp just correct when cserving with pasta.

  • Linda Newing

    I would love to see food and wine pairings, recipes, party organization, and dishes that can be prepared ahead of time then used for entertaining, meals, etc.

  • Guest

    This is such a wonderful apportunity to learn from professionals. I enjoyed the how -to videos and look forward to more!

  • Marylee

    I would love to see you bring back the stuffed artichoke! They are one of my favorites!
    Also, how about having a table back in the kitchen area where we can enjoy the cooking up close and personal. That would be a real treat!

  • http://profiles.google.com/mbrianmccarthy Brian McCarthy

    As a long time Maggiano’s customer and amateur chef, I’m always interested in the little tips and tricks used by professionals. Having attended a few of the fun cooking evenings, I’m always surprised at the little insights into spicing, knife work, presentation and creative riffing passed along. Recipes are nice but adding that personal touch is exciting. Love the concept. Look forward to your posts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monica.kulaga Monica Orban Kulaga

    I’d love to see some pasta recipes that incorporate summer vegetables!

  • Jim3385

    how about an old sicilian recipe,a round loaf a bread stuffed with itialian sausage,green peppers,eggs,and spicies

  • Suzi

    Food and wine parings and discounts.

  • Sue Petrucci

    I would love seeing pictures of customers with their favorite dish and tell why they love that dish so much!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Vogt/100001427891147 Susan Vogt

    The picture on the left is not me! It’s probably my husband…well, anyway, we would love to receive promotions where you can get two family style dinners, instead of the 4 required right now. Thanks for fantastic italian. My husband says, “I just think of Maggiano’s and gain 20 pounds!”

  • Abg1986

    would love to see how to make the old Chicken Farfalle at home! that was my favorite dish and it’s gone :(

  • Holly

    I would like to see how you make your famous marinara sauce! Or … perhaps a survey of what are the most popular entrees at different Maggiano’s restaurants across the US …

  • MaggLover

    I love the recipes. Chef demonstrations and suggested wine pairings would be great. Please include recipe for chicken marsala and apple crostada.

  • Melinda

    More Chef Inspired recipes!!

  • Melinda

    More Chef Inspired recipes!!

  • BJ

    LOVE Maggianos!!! Service and food have always been great! Would love to see recipes for the crispy potatoes and chcken! It is simply delicious – yet something a diabetic can eat- just share the potatoes!! Info on wine pairing – listing some of the new wines would be good!

  • Lizw2

    I would like to see more recipes, and nutritional information.

  • Melfaynorris

    I would love to see cooking demonstrations, wine suggestions for different dishes as well as great italian recipes to try at home. Thanks!

  • jeff

    I would like to see recipes for good food and drinks, that are not too labor intensive and have ingredients that are readily available. Also, some technique classes would be good.

  • Emilourich

    I would .like to read about new items on your menu and as wee some special tips the chef has to share

  • Christine

    It would be great to be ablel to do a tiny wine tasting when dining at Maggianos. Often times I want to order a glass or a bottle but hesitate for fear of being disappointed. On the blog you could describe your most popular and the best parings for them.

  • KSALES

    Maggiano’s is my favorite place to dine. I love that you have gluten free options. They are all great…Thanks so much!

  • Golf721

    I want to see seasonal specials offered at Maggianos. I think it would be great if there were some different items, maybe for lunch and for dinner, that are only offerd in the spring or summer. Also, maybe a look at Maggianos in different parts of the U.S., showing what it is that makes each Maggiano’s unique!

  • Mary Ann Veasey

    Now I know why the entrees you offer just keep getting better!!!!! My mentally-handicapped son, James and I visit M weekly! WE LOVE IT!!!!!!

  • Buffuman

    Recipes and detailed cooking instructions for the desserts would be great!!

  • Lindas

    I would like to see what inspires a chef to create a new recipe and then how do they know when it is not quite right and what they need to do to make it the creation required to match the other delectable meals on Maggiano’s Menu. I would also like there opinioon on using imported foods?
    Does it really make a difference etc.
    Sounds like fun

  • Samplermaker2

    I would love to see what goes into adding new items to your menu, and changing traditional favorites.

  • Kk

    I would love to see more recipes that are quick and simple for busy working moms like me. I would also like to see more vegan options both on the blog and offered at Maggiano’s restaurant.

  • Cmalone

    I would like to know how the dishes are created and how they are adjusted to fit the menu.

  • Edithsellshomes

    Love to see dessert recipes, similar to the desserts Maggiano offers, and salad, some really creative ones, new ones And FOR ALL US VEGETARIANS let’s have veggies plus pasta for the Italian taste buds.

    Edith YourRealtor4Life! Your Northshore Expert

    EdithSellsHomes@atproperties.com

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see healthy alternative recipes, 5-ingredient recipes, casseroles, meals on a budget/shoestring, etc. Thanks!

    (I love Maggiano’s!)

  • S_allocca

    This sounds like an excellent idea! Recipe sharing would be fabulous as well as learning about the Maggiano’s story and the training that the chef’s receive.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see a featured dish and dessert with nutritional information. Especially during the Summer months when I want to make healthier choices when I dine out.

  • Amcquaid

    I want to see fun easy recipes and cooking tips, maybe with Chef demonstrations!

  • Melinda

    I have to add…that specifically PLEASE share the Berry Tiramisu recipe!!!

  • Diane

    Would love to see Chef demonstrations and tips about wine pairings on your blog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerald.r.steinberg Gerald R. Steinberg

    I would like to see chicken cacciatore on your menu.

  • Lynda

    I would like to see recipes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients thereby appearing on your menu for a limited time. Also, recipes that make one dish but with the change of a few ingredients could be turned into one or more other dishes.

  • Syd tal

    It could very interesting to hear of the history of each recipe. Where it originated and how it evolved and is uniquely presented at Maggiano’s. A blog like the TV’s Rick Steve’s travels, with a discourse on the regional dishes, would be colorful, interesting and useful. I look forward to viewing the culinary blogs when you get them going.

  • Zik219

    I would like to see wine pairings for various Italian dishes.

  • Janet

    Where the chef was trained and how long he/she has been a chef.

  • Mrybri

    I would like to see what inspied the chefs to create the dish, drink, or dessert. I love knowing why something was done a certain way, it adds to the dish!!
    I would also like to see their seasonal favorites!! Yummy!!!!

  • A Goehl

    I would love to access Maggiano’s recipes, cooking tips, etc.

  • Estesark

    We always seem to take home leftovers – maybe share some ideas on adding to the leftovers to make them into a larger or different twist on the original meal.

  • Aiello

    Information on allergy-related ingredients would be helpful.

  • Rafifan

    I’d like to see more recipes, and more healthy options

  • http://twitter.com/wood_brothers21 Gregory D. Howe

    A day in the lfe of a Maggianos exec. chef

  • Dhoff26

    I would love to see a video on the making of a Maggiano’s chef…from their early days in the kitchen to becoming a culinary master of their restaurant!

  • Greenertime

    I would like to know what makes a particular dish, truly Italian.

  • Gregory Kilarjian

    Expert and little-known tips and tricks from the terrific chefs would be appreciated — ways to make home-cooked dishes more special and “Maggiano’s-like”! Also, any suggestions on recommended dishes from individual chefs or most popular dishes at particular restaurants.

  • Aab5g

    I agree that tips and recipes are a good thing; I would also like to know more about how the new menu recipes are selected (a day in the life of a new recipe).

  • Janice

    I would like to see a sampler dinner with 3 or 4 choices and smaller portions!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ikokat Katharine Leis

    I would like to see quick and easy summer salad recipes! Thank you!

  • Rjvacko

    We do a lot of entertaining, [in fact we also had our daughters wedding reception at the Oak Brook location}and many times we serve a multitude of appetizers and let our guests just “graze”. Would love to see recipes for those as well as buffet ideas & recipes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ikokat Katharine Leis

    I would like to see quick and easy summer salad recipes! Thank you!

  • Freenet

    knife skills.

  • Anonymous

    would like to see all exec. chefs learning the new recipes at HQ … and then discuss variations upon them for their specific locations.

  • Ilovesails

    I would love to see “behind the scenes” at different Maggianos around the country!

  • Sarah522

    I would also like to see how to cook these amazing dishes at home, and possibly in smaller portions. Love this place!

  • Gabtoo

    Your favorite recipes paired with a great wine choice. Special occasion menu planning

  • Paul

    I would like for you to show some of the prep work that is done in your signature dishes. Also bring back the Pizza!

  • Kay Bastian

    I would love to see the pairing of wines with your recipes, have more than one selection, featuring wines in different price categories, so readers have the option to buy a wine that htey can afford.

  • Alissa Ivey

    I would like to see food/wine pairings

  • shel

    I would love to see if you have any new gluten free menu items. Especially some new dessert items!

  • kristin

    I would love to see ideas for wine pairings…as well as some recipes that are healthy.

  • Courtney

    Tips on how we can make our food at home taste as savory as Maggiano’s. Wine and food parings would also be helpful!

  • Marie

    I would like to see healthy easy recipes that you can make with your kids!

  • C37073

    Recipes and calorie content!!

  • Mary

    I would love to have your pesto recipe. Actually, any of your recipes would be wonderful
    to have. Everything there is great!

  • SuzanneR

    Would love to see you post special gluten-free recipes every so often. I know that when I go to my local Maggiano’s, the chef often comes up with special GF dishes on the fly for me — often with special combinations of vegetables, sauces and GF pasta — that aren’t necessarily on the menu. Also would like to hear more about how Maggiano’s decided to make eating gluten-free such a wonderful experience for those of us who have no choice in the matter. I feel like a princess when I eat at your restaurants, instead of being made to feel like my requests are a big pain (which happens many other places).

  • Jacobus1

    Would like to have recipe for Veal Piccata with smothered spinach.

  • Tammy

    I would like to see tips from the chefs on how to prepare a from scratch marinara sauce. A few of your “Secret Recipies” (like lemon cookies!) would be great too!

  • Tymbo52

    Would love to see “cooking-school” demos at your restaurants. Excellent way of getting to know your chefs. Keep up the outstanding work!

  • CraigInPA

    I would like to hear how you select “regional favorites”. Some of the favorites in the past didn’t seem that entirely “regional” to me. But, I’m probably jaded by living near South Philadelphia, home to some of the finest home cooks on the planet!

  • Tvotruba

    BEER AT BAR HAPPY HOUR

  • Kathie

    I love the food at Maggianos!! I would like to see other ways to make your dishes with less fat and calories, but still tastes good……..yummmmmmmm

  • KMChieffe

    @Mpaschal – the nice thing about the large portions is that you can share a salad and/or take the leftover home. My husband and I order one salad and ask for an additional plate. And no respectable Italian ever prepares less than “more than enough”. It’s the Italian way. KMChieffe

  • KMChieffe

    @Mpaschal – the nice thing about the large portions is that you can share a salad and/or take the leftover home. My husband and I order one salad and ask for an additional plate. And no respectable Italian ever prepares less than “more than enough”. It’s the Italian way. KMChieffe

  • http://profiles.google.com/con10t777 Deborah Schmerda

    Thanks for the opportunity! I would love to see knifework demonstrations, go to selections for specific health concerns (i.e., gluten-free, low fat, etc.) and keep the recipes coming! So going to try to make that Bellini recipe!

  • http://profiles.google.com/cgavares06 Christina Gavares

    I would love the recipe for Rigatoni “D”! It’s one of my absolute favorite dishes at Maggiano’s.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cgavares06 Christina Gavares

    I would love the recipe for Rigatoni “D”! It’s one of my absolute favorite dishes at Maggiano’s.

  • Shellyh

    Wow to give out your recipe say for the vodka infused sauce over gnocci’s would be incredible. Even tho I would try it, I’d be back to your dining room for the original!

  • jessica

    I would like to see recipes for wonderful Italian dishes as well as healthy alternatives to your famous recipes.

  • Rich Canaday

    I’d like to see more gluten free options and recipes available… thanks

  • Kathy Caplinger

    I would love to see recipes that we can make at home!

  • Beth E.

    Would love to see some recipes and new menu ideas you’re considering.

  • Jaramya

    I would like to see restaurant specials and cooking videos.

  • Tara999smith

    I would like to see what wines the chef would pair with their favorite dishes. I would like to see if they have any dishes on their menus that are lower in calories or more heart healthy.

  • http://profiles.google.com/frances.moritz Frances Moritz

    I’d love to see some of your recipes, like the lemon cookies (yum!)… but they’d never come out quite as good at home.

  • http://www.usemyservices.com MelodyW

    I would love to see more recipes and insight into the operations – how you choose new menu items, specials etc. AND most importantly I would LOVE the recipes for your flourless chocolate cake and your gluten free bread!!

    I would also like to say a special Thank you!!! to the staff at Maggianos Kenwood, and Sous Chef Joseph Deitsch. I have only recently learned that I have a gluten/wheat allergy, and am trying to figure this all out. It has not been easy, and sometimes is very depressing. But I was delighted to learn that I can still enjoy so many wonderful meals at Maggianos!! Chef Deitsch came to my table, discussed my menu choices and preferences, and then hand delivered our meals! The food was amazing – you would never have known that it was gluten free! I had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert and left a happy woman with my leftovers too!

    Kudos to making me feel special, instead of ‘weird’ (yes, that has been my experience at many establishments so far – or a menu that a rocket scientist could not decipher!!).

    Maggianos – we loved you before – but you really have a special place in our hearts after yesterday.

    Thank you!!

    Melody

  • Susan T

    I would love to see info on any local ingredients used.

  • CJ

    I would like to know the process for coming up with new menu items.

  • GarlicLover

    No, please MORE, MORE, MORE garlic! You can almost never have too much!

  • Anonymous

    Great blog. Keep up the good work. I would like to see low-calorie dishes that we can do at home. Also, some simple dishes that kids would love.

  • http://twitter.com/LauraRueter Laura Rueter

    Love the insight into the unique cocktails and dishes!

  • http://twitter.com/LauraRueter Laura Rueter

    Love the insight into the unique cocktails and dishes!

  • Purplepear1887

    As a diabetic,I would like to see more brown-Different choices of whole wheat or whole grain pasta,more chicken & fish receipes too. Besides serving white bread give us a choice of whole grain/wheat too. more vegies too.

  • Purplepear1887

    As a diabetic,I would like to see more brown-Different choices of whole wheat or whole grain pasta,more chicken & fish receipes too. Besides serving white bread give us a choice of whole grain/wheat too. more vegies too.

  • Pat

    i would love insights into your menu decisions and also into your recipees. You do a wonderful job at creating new menu options. We love your food! Pat Plant, pat@sanjosepby.org

  • Pat

    i would love insights into your menu decisions and also into your recipees. You do a wonderful job at creating new menu options. We love your food! Pat Plant, pat@sanjosepby.org

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dr.TracyHarris Tracy Harris

    I would love to see a video tour of a few companies that supply some your products such as that wonderful spumoni icecream or local produce. Let us see where our favorites get started.

  • L.Rob

    I would love to see the parameters for getting a banquet room reserved (ex. minimum number of guests, typical menu choices, costs per person, types of rooms, etc.)

  • ElindaC56

    Your ravioli and spaghetti are delicious! Also, the chocolate cake is a fabulous dessert.

    Thanks, Carole

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-S-Rigg/1227298099 Barry S. Rigg

    Seeing cooking demonstrations of all time customer favorites at Maggiano’s. Seeing pasta making from scratch with tips and tricks would also be great.

  • Gene_irene

    I would like you to make by the glass wine selections to match your dishes on your menu.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nikhil201 nikhil 201

    I would like to see more organic and natural options

  • TaraK

    I’d like to see how you come up with your recipes, such as the process involved with coming up with a new dish.

  • Shellyh

    wow to get the recipe for the vodka infused sauce over gnocchi would be a treat…and even tho I would try it, we would be back to your dining room to try more!

  • Mlucas5

    I am a Weight Watchers member, so I would love to see your recipes along with the nutritional information so that I can figure my weight watchers plus points when I dine at your restaurant.

  • Jwhittaker

    I would love to see Maggiano’s internal policy of stacking the reception lobby as full as possible inorder to create the illusion of high demand for their product be reversed and simply let the servers do thier jobs. I have never been seated promptly – even when I arrive promptly for my reservation.

    I have been told by MANY former employees that it is company policy to fill the reception lobby to “create a buzz of excitement”.

    The food can stand on it’s own, no need to manufacture a “buzz of excitement”.

  • cashsplat

    Food and wine pairings and suggestions for easy to make at home recipies.

  • Debbie

    I would like to learn more about your chefs, a mini background as to why they choose to work at Maggiano and what background they bring to Maggiano’s

  • Blueyed Amber

    I would love to see more options that are healthy. I love italian food but can’t afford the calories.

  • chatwoman

    I would like to see the chef’s daily specials and a wine pairing. By the glass pairing would be great. I would also like to know the chef’s favorite dishes.

  • Pj52580

    I would like to see a description of an entree with suggestions for side dishes that would complement the main course.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amy-Willingham/1385010154 Amy Willingham

    I would really like to see more healthy options and more portion controlled items. These days everyone is watching what they eat so it would be nice to see you offer such things. But I would also like to see some tips on cooking these recipes as well, for as much as we would love to eat it it can be even more fun to cook it. Such as a How To Video with one of your great Chief’s breaking it all down for us!

  • Bill

    How about Chef to home feature, how to adopt restaurant food for the home kitchen? Also ideas for parties, where the Chef’s like to eat/drink?

  • Franci Crepeau-hobson

    It would be great if you would share secrets for sneaking healthy add-ons into traditional dishes.

  • Jessz

    I would love to be able to see nutritional info for dishes online. Also, cooking demonstrations would be wonderful!

  • KANNO

    Recipes with butternut squash!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S6XBFVON5INOHBGHQN7YFQQJ3U Sports fans are stupid.

    I’d love to see regular updates on any specials Maggiano’s may have going, e.g., meal for two for $30, etc and announcements when a new appetizer, entree or desert is introduced.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see new menu items, recipes, and of course more giveaways !

  • FloridaMarilyn

    I would love to know the favorite dishes of the people who work at Maggiano’s and also would like to see when there are new additions to the menu.

  • Tiffany Dowell

    Recipes for some of your dishes.

  • Cindy

    I would like to see other drink recipes and possible “Italian” holiday traditions around the holiday time.

  • Peter Calistri

    I would like to see special items that you offer to some allergic types, such as
    which dishes are acceptable to which types of food allergies

  • Abmullen64

    I love this place I go there a lot I would like to see more healthy meals on the menu thank you

  • TT

    recipes for home — family, with kids, and for 1 or 2

  • Dhall823

    I would love to see fresh new recipes. Apps, salads, main dishes and desserts!

  • Mary J

    I would like to see a list of Maggiano’s restaurants that offer cooking classes. I love attending the classes in Indy, where Steve Garza does a fantastic job. I look forward each month to his fantastic classes. I love cooking, and he has taught me so much that makes me appreciate cooking even more!

  • Julieb0597

    I would like to see a display of healthy entrees (photos) and the amount of calories, cholesterol, saturated fat, etc.

  • monicarg

    I would love to see variations to popular recipes on your menu. I’d also love to see periodic wine-pairing ideas with foods and maybe a discussion of what makes a good pairing.

  • Jmblanchard1996

    I would like information on the history of Italian food and the back stories on the dishes served at Maggianos.

  • Mel

    More videos would be great!

  • Megan

    I would like to see recipes, and especially healthy recipes/how to make healthier versions!

  • FoodieAZ

    How about simple tips for the home cook like a five minute sauce recipe or making a meal with a Maggiano leftover.

  • Lmannino

    I would love to see recipes and calorie counts so that when I eat at the restaurant, I can make smart choices when ordering from the menu.

  • Anonymous

    Can you be open to an idea of the true Chef’s Table where guests can be seated by the executive chef creating a specially prepared menu for their celebrated night out? I have see this done at some resorts. Seating a minumim of a party of 10-12.

  • KMChieffe

    just as the Magiannoe’s in Orlando opened it was our pick for our 40th anniversary party in 2007. We were not disappointed and recommended it to many younger friends who then held their wedding receptions there. Aside from all the great Italian dishes you make, we love the chopped salad and I would love to recreate it at home.

  • Tracey

    I think Maggiano’s has the most diverse and interesting Italian dishes and the prices are very reasonable.

  • LJA

    I would LOVE to see your chefs meeting and greeting diners as they enjoy their meals. Maybe sharing their inspiration for the dish as well as ingredients and cooking methods. A personal and fun twist on a great night out!

  • Loie Lax

    I love the food at the Naperville location and Jim the Chief is the best. I would like to see some Gluten free pasta dishes and his receipt as well. Since everything you make in my and my family’s opinion is fantastic..I’d like to hear about some of your not so successful (first time) cooking attempts..just to make me feel better when I attempt something..

  • Brojas

    I would love to see some authentic Italian recipes that are not too difficult to make.

  • Ginger

    I would like to see more descriptive information about new menu items and their nutritional information. Heart healthy dishes with the great Maggiano’s taste are perfect to encourage us to visit more often.

  • Vlong

    New Recipe Ideas and also how to make your recipes healthier. Everything is always so wonderful! Maggianos is our family favorite!

  • Rose

    What a brilliant idea in asking for feedback from your clients. I am Italian and I love Maggiano’s, it is the closed to our home cooking. I would love to eat more pasta than once a week. It would be wonderful to see one of your chefs create a lower fat pasta dish, which is guilt free. Help me please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gprensky Gail Prensky

    All of the comment ideas are great. Another idea that I can think of is to tie a piece of history and/or culture to a recipe, menu, or wine selection. Sort of a Did You Know?

  • Traceybrooks70

    I would love to see wine comparisons relating to specific dishes.

  • Usamichael99

    Would love to see new dishes you all are experimenting with.

  • MMN

    Ive recently tried some non-alcoholic wines and would love to see them used in recipes and also featured in your restaurants. Id also love to see some whole grain pastas used

  • Terrianne Taupule

    I currently live in Chicago, but am from Southern California. I ADORE Italian food but unfortunately have quite a few allergies, including gluten. Your policies regarding food allergies allow my whole family to dine at Maggiano’s and have both a safe, enjoyable and mouth watering experience! I now have family and friends on both the West Coast & East Coast all eating at Maggiano’s on a regular basis, for the same reasons. We think you are fabulous!

    I would love to see new gluten free menu options as well as recipes posted on you blog! Thanks!!

  • bowlr_grl

    I would like to hear about how you incorporate new food trends, yet still keep the food authentic.

  • jk

    More promotions!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shari.rosemblat Shari Rosemblat

    I would like more mushrooms and zuchinni in the dishes less fat.

  • Don

    Would love to see how you cook pasta and keep it from sticking together

  • Terry Silver

    exploring different kinds and types of pasta, and show some of the more weird or unique tastes

  • anihop

    I would like to see a contest where you win ‘a day with the chef”.

  • donwor

    I would love to see some of my favorite Maggiano’s recipes posted on the blog as well as wines to go with them. I would also like to see how new Maggiano’s recipes are developed and tested for use in different areas of the country. This would be fascinating!

  • Kimberly Jackson

    I would love to see recipes with breads. I am never able to bake fresh bread and would love how to do this

  • Norm

    I would like recipes divided into Time Segments . easy to difficult, few ingred’s to more complicated.

  • Stacee

    I would love to see coconut oil/milk used in dishes. Also more recipes and dishes that are vegitarian, gluten free & soy free (all in one dish/recipe would be wonderful). Organic would be nice too. I don’t believe it can happen over night but any baby step would be appreciated. ;o)

  • ed

    always enjoy maggiano’s good service good food

  • Harvey

    What is the correct way to prepare Veal pizziola?

  • Sasjrm

    bring back the family style options at affordable pricing

  • Cslawell

    I am interested in dessert/wine pairing as well as creative chicken and vegetarian dishes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thebohakers Philip and Yvonne Bohaker

    I would love to see you feature the recipe for your Chicken Spinach Manicotti with Alfredo sauce It is by far the best Italian dish I have ever tasted!

  • Alisa

    Maggiano’s is special, and each dining experience we’ve had there has been unique. Some of our “favorites” are no longer on the menu–so if you’re not going to bring them back for a reunion of sorts, then would you share the recipes? Thanks!

    (Also, just a few comments–the “new” bread is not tasty at all, but we love the “buy one entree and take another home.” There’s nothing like leftover Italian food to warm the heart!)

  • Ccarredia

    I would like to see a recipe for Bracciole

  • Frankier Brooksrooks

    Tell about the special dishes. Maybe share a few recipe secrets.
    Frankie

  • Judy Haynes

    Would like to see some great recipes. Also tips for using spices and herbs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1200971922 Heather Greywalker

    I love when you share simple recipes for a quick but tasty Italian dinner!

  • gerberdzy

    How to take a Maggiano’s recipe and make it healthy, but still flavorful.

  • Stehec11

    I would like to see a link for printable coupons. as well as a link for online reservations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Margaret-ONeal-Johns/100002196638549 Margaret O’Neal Johns

    In addition to basic Italian recipes and easy side dishes to pair with classic dishes, I would like to see information on your specials and events. Best of luck with the new blog, and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Brian Pekarek

    I would like you to show us a demonstration of how you cook your Alfredo sauce! : )

  • Arnold Tara

    Would love to see information about dining at Maggiano’s with food allergies; suggestions, what to expect, comments from the chefs, etc.

  • Mona

    Why would a chef be sitting down. He should be up demonstrating something good, making me wish I was there at Maggiano’s. Which I love by the way. Show me food. I don’t want to cook the food, but eat it. And yes, a healtier choice would be just perfect!

  • Jazzy962011

    I would like to see you feature basic recipes that we can cook at home

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see recipes for busy mothers that take minimal preparation, and still healthy and economical.

  • Cheng14

    I would like to see online video of food receipe.

  • Lisa Emberton

    Good photos and descriptions of your dishes, including regular as well as seasonal and trial dishes, would be great!

  • Anonymous

    I am an avid blogger! How fun to find that my favorite restaurant has a blog, too! I will visit often! I would love as many recipes as you are willing to share.

  • Jleung

    Recipes, wine suggestions, events, specials, new items on the menu, culinary tips pairings tricks etc.

  • Kimberly

    Would love to see more of your amazing recipes!!! Possibly Chicken Saltimbocca?? : )

  • http://profiles.google.com/gina.nota Gina Nota

    Advice not only on making your recipes healthier, but cooking Italian food healthier in general without having to lose any (or much!) of the taste.

  • Lindsay Hooten

    I’d love to see specials and coupons. Maybe recipes?

  • Chelsea C.

    I would be interested in the process of creating a new dish for the menu, who gets the input and how you decide if it is good enough to be a regular menu item.

  • Susan

    I’d like to see calorie counts, fat content, and fiber content displayed conveniently next to each recipe. I love Maggiano’s, but need to be honest with myself.

  • Tjnewberg

    I would like to see weekly dining specials

  • Linehan_5

    Last year for Valentine’s Day, you had a special “smores” dessert. Please put that in your regular menu, and please, share the recipe with all of us! It was delicious!

  • Maddyrose52

    PLEASE offer dishes such as
    Lasagna & meatballs using beef or chicken instead of pork for those who don’t eat this product.

  • http://twitter.com/ElizKathryn Elizabeth

    I would love to learn more about wine and food parings, where the inspiration comes from as well as your favorite dishes to make at home!

  • Anna Thomas

    I would like to hear more of the history behind a particular dish or wine. How much of your dishes is traditional and what is new. What have you done to old dishes to make them more modern or healthy

  • jessjohn

    cooking classes!!!!

  • Nancy9296

    Loved the blog. The tips and recipes are fantastic ideas. Know a lot of people on gluten free diets and would like to see notations as to whether a dish would be on their diet.

  • Zackzanemom

    I would love to see how you cook. How do you prepare your food. How you get ready for dinner service.

  • Rose

    Keith, I would love to have you demo at the Dierberg’s Cooking School on Tesson Ferry. Maggiano’s is my very favorite restaurant and I love just about everything on the menu. Would love to watch you prepare your version of beef spedini. My mother and I made it for years and yours is the Best. Sorry about that mom!

  • Becky

    I would especially like to know about how you use spices, which ones to use to bring out the flavor of other ingredients, what are the most unique and unusual ones you use.

  • Bobbie Nichols

    I LOVE YOUR CHOPPED SALAD AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE RECIPE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE DIFFERNT WINES TO GO WITH DIFFERENT RECIPES

  • Traumanp13

    LOVE all your food, so good. I do miss the shrimp oraganata (not sure if spelled right) and would love to see that come back on the menu. Would like to see lots of seafood recipes. Just got back from a tripe to Italy and loved all the food. Took a Tuscan cooking class and made ribollita soup(Tuscan bread soup). Had it at many rstestorantes but the one from the coking class was best.

  • Lscott7262

    Show us the chefs day at work. Would also love to see more organic and “clean” recipes and items made.

  • Skinny

    I wish you would offer whole grain pasta.

  • Carl Youngberg

    Great first effort from your head chef. First suggestion- put him in the kitchen. Chef’s sitting still is NOT how they live. Most of them are constantly on the move. I like to see him holding fresh vegetables, and cooking them while chatting. And have an opened bottle of wine nearby for a quick reach. As to content, I think it would become you to talk about how to cook at home for those nights when you just want to stay at home. What is a quick saute that you can prepare and enjoy in short time.

  • Tmcplu3

    The best thing that could be on the blog is a NEW LOCATION IS COMMING TO BROOKS CITY BASE OR THE QUARRY we live in Floresville and it is such a long drive we go when we can but not enough thanks terry

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1411327204 Rebecca Jacques

    I love the video format for the blog. Please continue to use it as it is so personable. I’d love to have you provide us with a list of ingredients and then do a simple cooking demonstration. Of course wine pairings too :)

  • Bweber2ster

    I think this blog would be a great place to see cooking tips and techniques with a mind toward Italian meals. It would also be great to see how menu items make it from development to the table, I love Maggianos, especially the gnocchi!

  • Geetika_r_y

    Most popular recipes

  • Cg28

    I would love to see some brand new dishes that experiment with different flavors and seasonings. Something unique.

  • Djhorein

    I do not expect you to give us your recipes, but I would like to see the Chef’s share cooking techniques and/or questions and answers.

  • KimK

    I would love to learn how to pick out the best ingredients for my Italian dishes (i.e. the best pasta brands, how to pick the most flavorful ripe produce etc.)

  • Jenenne

    I would like to if your chefs ever use local produce to create a dish that appears on Chef’s Table

  • Maria

    I would like to see the chef teach us how to cook one of his favorite recipes!!

  • RKC

    I would enjoy the recipes for your appetizers.

  • Sikenaga

    I’d love the recipes. How about more gluten free and vegetarian. Thank you.

  • Huffychic

    I would love to see recipes for Maggiano’s quality dishes that I can make at home – along with nutritional information.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TM2HGUBSDGRGZXDJ2OTVQUASPY MikeW

    Forget the healthier… fat makes food taste better. Just eat smaller portions!

  • http://profiles.google.com/valerieayn Valerie DeSousa

    I would love to see recipes of some of your dishes. My family can’t always afford to go out to dinner and I would love to be able to make a dish or two of yours at home!

  • Deannadares

    Your seasonal specialties are always fantastic – but when we love a dish, it disappears! And we don’t know when to come back for more new recipes. What about a quarterly promotion of new chef’s special dishes for a limited time, and a promotional campaign to let us know when the new recipes are available. Then we would think of Maggiano’s as more than a special occasion restaurant — it would become the place we think of when we splurge on going out once a month!

  • Tantalizeme1

    Personally, I would enjoy your menus to identify the Old World Recipes from the newer creations with just a note to share with your clientele how this dish was prepared sharing unique old word cooking techniques not captured with today’s teachings.

  • JimmyH

    I would love to see more menu items geared towards those with food allergies/intolerances… particularly, dairy and wheat/gluten.

  • Sabrina

    I would LOVE to see your Chicken Pesto Dish with pine nuts. That is my favorite dish there! I really love your Ceasar salad and Calamari, but I don’t think I could possibly make the Calamari.

  • MaggianosLovingStudent

    How to replicate some of these recipes at home on a college student budget!

  • Kfinnegan1

    its my favoriate place to eat, i love it. go there every chance that i can, love left overs

  • Psamilpa

    i would love to have a south location!!!! and longer happy hour

  • Dreamdaze

    Drink recipes are always good!

  • Sandhmom@hotmail.com

    Recipes and options for making lower in calories and fat.

  • Janetblankenship

    I am enjoying receiving your various offers as it gives us an opportunity to try new dishes. I also would like to know how you prepare the Eggplant Parmesan…it is the best I have ever eaten anywhere!! And your Zucchini Frites are the best of all!!

  • Kaisereds

    I would like to see the food menu suggest several wine or liquor options that will pair well and enhance each other, bringing out the best of both the food and drinks.

  • Zach Perlinski

    I’d love to see images of what each individual chef creates at various locations… each week, presenting a new chef and new flavor. It’d be great to hear their story as well, what inspires the art of creating cuisine.

  • Marybeth

    Selecting the cheeses and cheese combinations for ravioli and other “stuffed” dishes would be a very interesting topic. Please share.

  • Cnashford

    I would like to see some dishes created using whole grain pastas. I have not been able to enjoy eating out quite as much since I stopped eating white pasta.

  • Emittlesta

    We thoroughly enjoy the food and service at Maggiano’s.

  • Bvglooks

    I would like to see how actually the food is made in the olive garden kitchen! Would love to see the tools they use for cooking :) !

  • Chicagogirl914

    Recipes for healthy Italian food, contests for more gift cards, wine pairings with food

  • Anna

    I would like to see demo’s of various recipe’s. It’s nice to have a recipe, but even better to watch and follow along.

  • Seidensp

    I would love to see chef’s tips and recipes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MYRAEOHHE63IGZLG6JX2CVCYNQ Herschel

    I would love to see more of a variety in the family meal. Some fish and Veheterian options would also be great. My favorite times at Maggiano’s are with family and fiends. The more, the merrier.

  • Ragulyn390

    recipes would be great!

  • Chiricahuaa

    I’d like to see what it’s like in the kitchen when you have to prepare for a very large meeting and everybody needs to be served at approximately the same time. I imagine it’s a sort of organized chaos.

  • Art Wolfenson

    There are many of us who come to Maggiano’s that eat kosher, and we would like to see more recipes that fit out lifestyle…this includes the cheeses that you serve that have animal rennet in them. I would like to see an alternative.

  • Beckahrah

    I’d like to see recipes and maybe some demos on how to make Maggianos’style food at home

  • Diana

    I would love to have your Bolognese recipe :)

  • Mary M.

    I would love to see a featured recipe now and again in the blog. Also, I would love to see a wine choice paired with a particular meal featured each week. It might be fun to come in each week to try the parings.

  • http://twitter.com/itsjakethough jacob gee

    I would love to see how you manage to make food that reheats so well. Every time I make something at home, it’s terrible as leftovers, but the food I bring home from Maggiano’s tastes fresh!

  • Judy Bell

    Anything you suggest would be perfect. I am such an avid fan of your King Of Prussia location, I seem to be an ambassador several times a week. Your facility has staff that is helpful in selections of meals, is polite, personable and my guest even said how the staff helps each other to make sure the customer is being treated in a very professional manner. This just had to be said. If you don’t have a good staff, it doesn’t matter how delicious your foods are. You have a perfect combination.

  • Mzeske

    I would like to see how to prepare healthy sauces for pasta, chicken and fish and good mulit grain breads.

  • Kelly

    I would like to see how a dish makes it onto the menu. I’d also like to see some talk about making healthier ingredient choices.

  • Cheriwoods1

    Maggianos has the best Rigatoni D you have ever tasted!

  • Deb

    I would like to know which are the best herbs to mix with olive oil to dip wonderful Italian bread in. Also, I lenjoy hearing the story behind certaom dishes and/or the region they originate from in Italy. Also, what is the trick to making great Eggplant Parmesan?

  • Deb

    I would like to know which are the best herbs to mix with olive oil to dip wonderful Italian bread in. Also, I lenjoy hearing the story behind certaom dishes and/or the region they originate from in Italy. Also, what is the trick to making great Eggplant Parmesan?

  • Lanijones

    I would like to see a vid of what a head chef has to go thru to train to be able to make the dishes in your restaurant.

  • Lanijones

    I would like to see a vid of what a head chef has to go thru to train to be able to make the dishes in your restaurant.

  • Codycat10

    I love Maggiano’s! I would love to see recipes that I can make at home that use easily found ingredients. I would be interested in knowing how to make some great “Maggiano like” recipes in a low fat version, too!

  • Codycat10

    I love Maggiano’s! I would love to see recipes that I can make at home that use easily found ingredients. I would be interested in knowing how to make some great “Maggiano like” recipes in a low fat version, too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Margaret-Hadam-Hay/100001956147320 Margaret Hadam-Hay

    Hi, this is such a great idea! I would love to see the behind-the- scenes on how a recipe is created and chosen for the menu. I would also like to see how demos on how to make these dishes at home. Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Margaret-Hadam-Hay/100001956147320 Margaret Hadam-Hay

    Hi, this is such a great idea! I would love to see the behind-the- scenes on how a recipe is created and chosen for the menu. I would also like to see how demos on how to make these dishes at home. Thanks

  • Maria L. Salmeron

    We love, love, love Maggiano’s little Italy. The service is wonderful, never ever have had a bad experience. Everyone from the chef to the bus boys are great! It has always been our special place for parties, special occasions, or just drop in for lunch. Everyone we have taken there fall in love with food and the ambiance and have made Maggiano’s their special place also. In fact we will be there this weekend celebrating our God Son’s birthday! Love that you’ll be blogging, would love to see behind the scenes, Bakery and Kitchen. Looking forward to enjoying your blog. Maggiano’s in San Jose, California.

  • Mssluna02

    I would love to see giveaways to cookbooks and recipes for some of your favorites.

  • http://profiles.google.com/andreatowle Andrea Towle

    We’d love for Maggiano’s to incorporate more seasonal pesce or offer pesce suggestions as add-ins to the Take-Home meals.

  • Richard dwyre

    do your chefs offer cooking classes somewhere?

  • jgrant

    wine pairings with your most popular dishes!

  • Bvglooks

    I would like to see how actually the food is made in the Maggiano’s kitchen! Would love to see the tools they use for cooking :) !

  • Gwen

    Recipes…I want to learn to make those crispy red potatoes at home. Our waiter told us some of the process, but I had forgotten most of what he said before we left the restaurant. Those are the most delicious potatoes I’ve ever had!

  • Carl Youngberg

    Yes, love more whole wheat dishes. We gave up white flour. Thanks.

  • Martha

    I would like to see a recipe contest for the fans of Maggianos. Fans could submit a recipe and the winner could have their recipe featured on the menu for a month.

  • Stacey V

    I would love to see the chef at work, preparing their favorite dish. Kind of Maggiano’s own little food show!! Love you guys!!

  • Howard

    I’d like to see some healthier alternatives to regular pasta.

  • Nworsham

    Every meal has a story. I would like to hear the chefs tell us what inspired their favorite recipe and also the “trial and error” that goes into making the the perfect dish for the Maggiano’s Menu.

  • Rachel

    I would definitely love to see more about wine pairings and wine selection

  • Caminaz1

    Great idea! Love your food and are excited to know we will get recipes. I’ll be traveling to Sicily this summer and hope you will share some recipes from that area that I can make at home later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reneempiquette Renee Piquette

    I would love to see information on gluten-free italian dishes! Also, ways that you can adjust classic dishes to satisfy both gluten-free and non-gluten-free diets.

  • CONNIE

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HOW YOU MAKE YOUR EGGPLANT DISH.

  • Jyhvli

    I would love to be able to purchase a “Maggiano’s” recipe book. If you are not able to share all of your “secret” recipes then maybe one with favorites from your chefs or staff members. Another idea would be to hold a contest and choose some favorite Italian recipes from the people who dine with you. I have a great bracole recipe! Maybe the proceeds could go to a charity.

  • Jyhvli

    I would love to be able to purchase a “Maggiano’s” recipe book. If you are not able to share all of your “secret” recipes then maybe one with favorites from your chefs or staff members. Another idea would be to hold a contest and choose some favorite Italian recipes from the people who dine with you. I have a great bracole recipe! Maybe the proceeds could go to a charity.

  • http://profiles.google.com/markploch Mark Plocharczyk

    I really need a definitive demonstration and/or example on how much salt to add to pasta when boiling.

    This answer has been escaping me.

  • Barb

    Really like the coupons for the birthdays and anniversary! Helps make date night special!

  • Cdiglio

    When 8 or more people are ordering from the family style menu I would like to be able to have more than 2 choices for each item. It is very difficult to get that many people to agree on 2 apps, 2 salads, 2 pastas, 2 entrees and 2 deseerts.

  • Cdiglio

    When 8 or more people are ordering from the family style menu I would like to be able to have more than 2 choices for each item. It is very difficult to get that many people to agree on 2 apps, 2 salads, 2 pastas, 2 entrees and 2 deseerts.

  • Jdp

    Tell us how you create new recipes and redo old ones. Maggiano’s is the very best!!!

  • Andy J

    We’d love for Maggiano’s to incorporate more seasonal pesce or offer pesce suggestions as add-ins to the Take-Home meals.

  • Steve

    I would like to see discounts and special offers posted

  • Steve

    I would like to see discounts and special offers posted

  • KimberlyN

    I’d like to see a “day in the life” stories about the behind the scenes of running a big kitchen … that time you were slammed with a busload of tourists on prom night, the night your head hostess went in to labor … that sort of thing

  • Mary Kay

    would love to see more gluten free items on the menu!! On our last visit to the Maggiano’s in Naperville, Il we had someone in the group who needed gluten free and the chef actually came over to our table to find out exactly what customer could eat and made it to taste and specifications! thanks-you!

  • http://profiles.google.com/giacalonenj Nicholas Giacalone

    I would like to see more whole-wheat pasta options + incorporation of more vegetables into your classic pastas.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see a featured dish and dessert with nutritional information, especially during the Summer months when a lot of people are more apt to make healthier choices.

  • Pastalover

    I would really appreciate shopping tips for ingredients and like many others wine pairing tips.
    Would you ever consider in-house cooking classes — perhaps monthly???

  • Roezee

    I would like to read about regional favorites. What’s most popular say in Orlando compared to another city.

  • R Berkowitz

    Please- give some secret hints so we know how you make things SOO GOOD.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D5NZAA24RZANYJI7AXZ7UC76KA gh

    I would like to see recipes for some of your dishes and cooking tips and videos.

  • Carolina2000

    Your recipe for your Caesar salad dressing and simple summer recipes.

  • Tamis3angels

    I would like to learn ways to make some of the typically heavy dishes in a lighter way to accomodate a diabetic diet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/geraldine.a.kleber Geraldine Altgelt Kleber

    I would love it if you held a contest for a new plate on the menu. Contestants would have to submit a recipe, and then blog members would be selected to be at the judging table, and then the most liked dish would win!

  • Crystal531

    I would like to see video of your chefs in action cooking some of my favorite dishes, so that I can use those techniques in many of my own dishes.

  • Johnhyman

    Food and wine parings would be great on your blog, especially where new entrees are being introduced.

  • Michaeltx

    I would love to see the provenance of the ingredients used in the Italian specialties – what sections of Italy produce the best XX of what goes into the recipes.

  • Tim

    Would love to see chef’s opinion of wine/food pairings off your menu.

  • JeannineW

    I would love to see the receipe for thoe yummy lemon cookies!

  • Grannyhoff

    I would love to see your recipes made healthier

  • Kiminnc2003

    I would like to see suggestions for ordering for people with diet needs I.e. low salt, low fat, calories, etc…

  • Brenda

    I would love to see some of the dishes made a little healthier… Don’t get me wrong.. I love it all!

  • jspartlowe

    I am interested in the development of new entrees.

  • wallie

    Please expand the glouton free menu as this would make my wife’s visit’s more enjoyable. We know this is a hard request, but she so loves the crab cakes but can no longer eat them due to the bread used as the binder. The glouton free pasta’s are wonderful.
    Thanks

  • Hhoagland

    I would like to see some simple recipes which aren’t too labor-intensive, but delicious. Also, I’d like to know when new dishes appear on your menu. Also any special events. Thank you.

  • Hhoagland

    I would like to see some simple recipes which aren’t too labor-intensive, but delicious. Also, I’d like to know when new dishes appear on your menu. Also any special events. Thank you.

  • Amya237

    wine pairing advice.

  • Amya237

    wine pairing advice.

  • Anonymous

    I would be really interested in how to make impressive, easy to prepare meals that look really extravagant and complex. I would love to be able to wow my friends and family when they come over!

  • Anonymous

    I would be really interested in how to make impressive, easy to prepare meals that look really extravagant and complex. I would love to be able to wow my friends and family when they come over!

  • Anonymous

    My mother loves sweets (creme brulee and tiramisu especially), but she is very ill (cancer) and can’t get to your restaurant, so I would love for you to post some of your favorite dessert recipes so I can make a few for her. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    My mother loves sweets (creme brulee and tiramisu especially), but she is very ill (cancer) and can’t get to your restaurant, so I would love for you to post some of your favorite dessert recipes so I can make a few for her. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046220063 Katrina Dajano

    Recipes of your most popular dishes, low-cal options, & easy but elegant cooking for college kids like me! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046220063 Katrina Dajano

    Recipes of your most popular dishes, low-cal options, & easy but elegant cooking for college kids like me! :)

  • Karen1acworth

    would love to see how I can make the same dishes, but with lower calories.

  • Karen1acworth

    would love to see how I can make the same dishes, but with lower calories.

  • Silentman

    Would love to see dessert that is sugarfree for diabetics.After a great meal no desssert on menu for a diabetic . A little sugar free Jello or pudding would be nice

  • Silentman

    Would love to see dessert that is sugarfree for diabetics.After a great meal no desssert on menu for a diabetic . A little sugar free Jello or pudding would be nice

  • Jmc_lin

    Reduce the amount of sodium in the dishes to make it more healthy

  • Jmc_lin

    Reduce the amount of sodium in the dishes to make it more healthy

  • Millieisacat

    Would be great for a personal note on what you like to eat at home…for you and your family/friends.

  • Millieisacat

    Would be great for a personal note on what you like to eat at home…for you and your family/friends.

  • gigglegrl643

    I’d like to know what steps you take and reasoning you use when you remove or add an item to the menu. Please bring back the Chicken Cacchiatore.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see a chicken/pasta dish that is gluten-free!

  • sw2876

    The chefs have always created unique dishes for me due to dietary restrictions (I’m vegan) and I’d love to hear about some of the other dishes they’ve created.

  • Carmelena Cucina

    I would like to see some recipes with an instructional video along with it. We absolutely love Maggianos, and would love to recreate some of the dishes at home.

  • future chef

    Some of your fantastic recipes and how to make them. My favorites are your gnocchi with vodka sauce and your cheesecake. YUMMY!!

  • Raquel Nicholson

    I would like to see some background on the subjects of some of the wonderful photos displayed in your restaurants. The photos certainly add a nice ambience to your dining experience. I would also like a glimpse of how your employees are trained. So many of them are just superb!

  • Wanda

    I would love to see people write about their favorite dishes!

  • NoJay

    What about a blog on how different kinds of sauces go better with particular varieties and shapes of pasta?

  • Stephanie V.

    Favorite Italian recipes made healthier and demonstrated. How can we get that “creamy and cheesy” taste we love so much in a more reasonable fat and calorie range for everyday consumption?

  • KJ

    Recipes, recipes, recipes! I know you can’t give away all your secrets but a few would be nice. Also, more general info on Italian cooking.

  • jul

    I would love to know the history of the dish. I love learning about history and culture and its intersection in food!

  • Oldtimer

    How about a weekly/monthly special, with a discount for the bloggers who come in and try these specials and then post a comment on these specials……it would get customers in and get more bloggers to give you a miriad of usefull likes, dis-likes and comments.

  • Marcia

    I’d love to see explanations of what the dishes are – what are the types of pastas and the differences. Also simple, good tasting healthy recipes to make at home. Cooking demonstrations – expecially on how to cut up meats and use knives correctly. Suggestions on types of cookware and kitchen utensils for us home cooks! I love your restaurant, the food is delicious and the ambience and aservice are great. I even suggested it to a friend that ended up having her wedding reception there last month! Yea!

  • Deborah

    I would love to see you have recipes for your wonderful desserts!

  • Sharontwocats

    the eat one meal,take one home for $12.95 is such a wonderful deal, but I would like to see the menu change on occasion. I’m ready to try something new. Sharon P.

  • Anonymous

    I would be really interested in how to make impressive, easy to prepare meals that look really extravagant and complex. I would love to be able to wow my friends and family when they come over!

  • Anonymous

    could you create a meal with maggiano elements for a family of 4 on a tight budget ($20)?

  • Sherry

    Maggiano’s is our favorite place to celebrate any occasion. Since I am gluten intolerant, I am so appreciative of the staff. The chef usually comes out to ask what dish I would like and he customizes it for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1274853049 Carrie Lavorini

    I would love to see a blog about getting kids/teens excited about cooking! (and cleaning up) My husband and I love to cook together, but getting the kids to do more than set the table and pour the milk is hard! But boy do they LOVE TO EAT!! Thanks!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1274853049 Carrie Lavorini

    I would love to see a blog about getting kids/teens excited about cooking! (and cleaning up) My husband and I love to cook together, but getting the kids to do more than set the table and pour the milk is hard! But boy do they LOVE TO EAT!! Thanks!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1274853049 Carrie Lavorini

    I would love to see a blog about getting kids/teens excited about cooking! (and cleaning up) My husband and I love to cook together, but getting the kids to do more than set the table and pour the milk is hard! But boy do they LOVE TO EAT!! Thanks!!

  • Paul

    Ask your staff, What are there favorite dishes, and what are the good things about working for Maggianos. I think it would be fun the know what they say.

  • mcgr45

    I would like to see the chef prepare some items that have the Weight Watchers Points Plus Values-like Minestrone Soup, Salad with low fat Italian, and Breadsticks that are Whole Wheat! Love Soup, Salad and Breadsticks…

  • Emily

    Maybe you guys could include recipes that are lighter and quick to put together for the upcoming summer months?

  • Emily

    Maybe you guys could include recipes that are lighter and quick to put together for the upcoming summer months?

  • Uniquetelma7

    I would love for more restaurants to be opened it seems as though you’re only in big cities. Regardless the food is still amazing!

  • Uniquetelma7

    I would love for more restaurants to be opened it seems as though you’re only in big cities. Regardless the food is still amazing!

  • NC2NJGirl

    Your inspirations and how you come up with new recipes. Is there trial and error? Or do you guys always know what will go thgether

  • Marcia

    Would also be nice to have some information on spices and herbs and how they change or add to the taste of a dish!

  • da_mido

    I would like to see what the all chef’s favorite dish in the restaurant and why. Maybe a suggestion of which beverage, desert, appetizers would go well with that favorite dish of their’s?

  • Merenote

    Great concept. Would like to see more fish dishes.

  • HollyTamale

    I would like to see recipes that include more vegetables, and less oil and butter. Also, some gluten-free pastas and meatless options.

  • Helen

    Would love to see one of Maggiano’s Chef have a cooking demostration in someone’s house with a simple recipe that everyone could follow along and know where to buy all the ingredients.

  • LessardStroud

    Being a single mom who works full-time, I get tired of rushed meals thrown together. My son’s and my favorite thing to eat is Italian. I would love to see the Chefs show us how to make quick, easy and simple pasta dishes and other entrees. There is no reason a single working mom can’t provide an education in good dining and great cuisine that is also quick and simple to prepare.

  • Bettiesue

    I am Celiac. I loved the white bread you served that was so special, but was replaced with a brown one that is just not the same. Please bring the white gluten free bread back, and have more gluten free items on the menue.

  • Joseph Ciaramitaro

    I would like to have a larger variety of Italian soups offered.

  • Navillusbv

    I would like to see the more pictures of your wonderful meals.

  • Anonymous

    I think the site is great!

  • Sarah

    I would like to see unique ways to use Italian bread.

  • Sandra Habler

    I would be interested in how the chef works locally grown produce into the menu/

  • Stevenspeaking

    My wife and I visit the Maggiano’s in Vegas on most of our special occasions. Love it. I think if you would let us meet some of the Head Chefs at the different restaurants and they give us some trade secrets on video or show us how to make specific things, that would be col.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sarah.hamilton08 Sarah Hamilton

    I would love to see ways to make Maggiano’s recipes simple and easy at home! :)

  • RigDLover

    Now that it is becoming hotter outside, I would like to see dishes that compliment the beautiful weather that do not weigh you down after eating.

  • Honeybun2000

    more recipes w/ wine parings & nutritional information

  • LindyG

    I would love to see dishes made from all the regions of Italy and have them explained as well as food and wine pairings.

  • Em5585

    Recipes!

  • Amy

    I would love to see how to make the same dish with different “meats” such as substituting beef, chicken or fish/shellfish in a recipe and what adjustments need to be made as far as amounts of liquid or seasonings.

  • Eric

    I’d like to see something practical that it easy to cook for people who can’t cook AT ALL

  • Mas46

    Your food is excellent and a great deal of variety and “new and exciting” specials. What I would like to see are stories behind the scenes about how your chefs and staff can excel in service to make the dining experience special for each table/ customer and how you listen to your customers to improve your service and stand apart from other eating establishments.

  • Marie Pezzotta Foote

    My family LOVES Maggiano’s! I would enjoy seeing features on the regional dishes of Italy. I think the very best chefs are able to teach us about how Italy’s geography and culture influences each creation!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZNQCGGD7OAOSXMPZFIXGGJOKDU Renee M

    I would love to see your recipes made “healthy” but at the same time paired with the regular recipe that so many of us know and love. I would also love to see great giveaways like this one, contests possibly to create a menu item (or other contests), coupons for deals, and finally the opportunity to have “smaller” portion meals that come with a small salad as the portions are so large that, even though the leftovers are great, I would still like to go and have just the right size portion for a meal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edith-Mcclamy/100000292897761 Edith Mcclamy

    I would like to have you serve, Blackberry,Blueberry,Apple and Peach Coblers after dinner. Misey22

  • Susan C

    I would love to see you demo some of your gluten-free options. Thank you for all your delicious food. I have been to your restaurants in Costa Mesa, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.

  • Melissa R

    I would love to be one of the first to see what your next latest creation will be!

  • SG

    What a great idea. I continue to be impressed with the many innovative ways your Woodland Hills location schedules exciting events for their customers. I particularly enjoyed the kid’s cooking adventure. I agree with Asb700. I am on a doctor prescribed low-carb diet which can be quite challenging when dining out. I’m sure there are many more of us who would appreciate these types of menu options and/or recipes. Keep up the good work!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see the employees of Maggiano’s – profile’s, etc. I’d also like to “shout out” to them at Philadelphia – Alger (mgr), Randy (waiter), Jeffery (maitre d), Evan & Lou (bar) – just to name a few – are all fantastic!! Let me add Chef Roland & Chef Chris!!

  • Dawn

    Featured recipes would be awesome!

  • harry

    Comments from diners at the chef table as well as helpful hints to prepare some of your dishes.

  • Saint Patrick

    Recipes are my favorites! It is so fun to try creating a great dish from a trusted and respected restaurant’s chefs’ collection.Love the Bellini Swirl recipe that you shared…thanks for posting!

  • Acg

    Would love to see the recipie for you egg plant parm.

  • Ginab00

    I would like to see/hear how to pronounce the name of the dishees and vinyards in Italian It would also be nice to see the executive chefs with the person who they got the family reciepe from.

  • DM

    I’d love to see $30 and under wine pairings and behind-the-scenes preparation videos. Cheers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sapelzin Stew Apelzin

    I would like to see “Creative ways to use your leftovers” and “Maggiano’s Suggestions For Vegetarians.

  • http://twitter.com/dr_mike dr_mike

    I know I would love to see Disqus removed. Not sure why you’re using a service that requires us to lower the security settings of your browsers to make these comments. That’s a major security risk and I’ve very surprised that Maggiano’s makes us do this. Is your mailing list also this unsecure? I know I wouldn’t be signing up for it.

    Also please check the Quick Cache plugin you’re using. Not sure if you’re paying attention but it’s kicking out errors on your site.

    Not that you’re going to pay any attention to these comments of course.

  • http://profiles.google.com/naarnold Natalie Arnold

    I would love to see how you make the amazing Lobster Ravioli!! It is my favorite dish at Maggiano’s.

  • tammi

    I would love to see a whole meal made around garlic! From appetizers to dessert!! Garlic is very versatile

  • Ray

    My wife has an allergy to soy that effects every meal at every restaurant! Would you please comment on how you deal with allergies so folks can understand what they can eat at Maggianos?

  • Jfabiano

    More discussion on developing gluten free recipes, especially breads.

  • Heidiwightman

    I would love to see lots of recipes, especially the recipe for the “Maggiano Salad,” my favorite salad in the whole world!! I would love for you to bring back the tomato soup you once had!!

  • marthalynn

    I love that Maggiano’s offers gluten free pastas! Maybe highlighting some gluten free menu options would be nice to see

  • Tepathome

    How about descriptions of menu items that go a little deeper and make you want to try something new?

  • Tammy Luu

    I would like to know what is all the ingredients in the sauce.

  • Piper

    I would like to see more dining specials, that include the entree, soup or salad and dessert for one great price!

  • birgit

    One recipe for a delicious Maggiano’s dish every Wednesday.

  • Jessica P.

    It would be interesting to learn about the inspiration behind the dishes–plus it would be a great conversation starter at dinner with friends at Maggiano’s!

  • Meagan

    I would love to see how you develop new dishes.

  • Jeff

    Love to learn more about your sauces, ingredients, etc.

  • Karen Wolf

    I love Maggiano’s, however, I’m trying to eat “clean” – it would be great to see some menu items that would fit the clean food bill – maybe using whole wheat pasta? I haven’t found one (whole wheat) yet that I really like. Thanks!

  • Cherylcos

    If you’re going to have a blog, please blog more than once every six months. At least once a week would be great.

  • MARY FROM LEMONT

    WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE TO SEE CHICKEN GIARDINERA RETURNED TO YOUR MENU.
    ONE OF OUR VERY FAVORITE DISHES!

  • Lcjclasssales

    I would like to see demonstrations and celebrity favorites. Also what wines to pair with which entre.

  • Neha Gupta

    I would love to see some quick tips about replacing a particular ingredient in case not available at that particular time while making the dish. So, it would help to cook good with same kind of flavor but with different ingredients. Like Cottage Cheese can be replaced with Tofu.

  • Pschiewe

    Recipes for busy moms on the go. They have to take 30 minutes or less and have ingredients that the everyday person would have available!

  • Cyberdo

    I’d like to see weekly budget/family specials. Mary Do

  • Cyberdo

    I’d like to see weekly budget/family specials. Mary Do

  • Elyse

    I would like to see the Chef in action. Would love to watch him prepare a meal.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jasonlawenda JASON LAWENDA

    New menu ideas / suggestions.

  • Hallerdc

    Any chance of adding some Italian game dishes to the menu?

  • Maggy Duran

    I LOVE all of your food, but I need to exercise portion control, so I would LOVE to see the calorie count per serving on all your latest posted drinks or meals. thanx !

  • Shorner

    I want as many recipes as you can provide…love the food!

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see some discussions on the new dishes being offered as well as what inspired them and the varieties of wines to pair the dishes with. I guess, all in all how to enjoy the fine cuisine at Maggiano’s.

  • smithers

    I would love to see how to select the best quality fresh ingredients to use when cooking!

  • LP

    I would like to see healthy vegan meals featured.

  • Amandalo06

    I would love to see how the whole process of preparing each meal works.

  • Jamruiz

    Share how you prep for dinner, your time savers, anything that the at home cook might not know but needs to know. I love to watch Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Restaurant Impossible, because they show what you can do in a limited amount of time or show techineques that are helpful.

  • stacey

    I would love to see a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the Maggiano’s kitchen on a typical Friday night. I know what it’s like sitting in the dining room but, what is happening behind the scenes to get the food on the table.

  • Opa

    My wife and I love Maggianos. We fell in love with Italian food while in Venice. Together we order a large order of mussels and a large salad then share it with a bottle of wine. When we do that I can close my eyes and almost pictuer us back in Venice. Thank you for having such great food.

  • kelly

    i would like to see healthy quick recipes, we tend to get bored with the old standbys. please help us have healthier fun meals.

  • katsch

    I would love to see new recipes and maybe some cooking tips! I always seem to have random ingredients and would love some substitution ideas!

  • JA

    I agree w/previous post, I’d love to see the creamy sauces made healthier. That said, I’d also love to see your recipe for tiramisu!

  • Timchen49

    I would to learn how the chef’s are inspired to create new recipes and make a recipe to try at home would be cool too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155467339 Monica Moore

    I would like to see appetizer ideas.

  • irma

    I would love to see the history of the seasoning used in the dishes and the benifits also.

    This is my first time on the blog and loving it.

    I will be bookmarking your blog-great idea!!

    irma ;)

  • irma

    I would love to see the history of the seasoning used in the dishes and the benifits also.

    This is my first time on the blog and loving it.

    I will be bookmarking your blog-great idea!!

    irma ;)

  • Matt

    I would like to win the gift card so I can try Maggianos

  • Matt

    I would like to win the gift card so I can try Maggianos

  • ril952

    I would love to see the recipe for the pesto-alfredo cream sauce!

  • ril952

    I would love to see the recipe for the pesto-alfredo cream sauce!

  • narsimha reddy

    It’d be nice to have Maggiano dish nutrion info online just so that we know how much we are eating

  • narsimha reddy

    It’d be nice to have Maggiano dish nutrion info online just so that we know how much we are eating

  • GZ

    I would love see chef demonstrations on techniques in the kitchen!

  • GZ

    I would love see chef demonstrations on techniques in the kitchen!

  • Blpagan

    I will like to see some of your delicious recepies. a
    And ideas of how make healthie dishes at home.

  • Blpagan

    I will like to see some of your delicious recepies. a
    And ideas of how make healthie dishes at home.

  • Melisastoner

    Would love tto see some dinner/wine parings and possibly a special non-alcholic drink in there too!

  • Melisastoner

    Would love tto see some dinner/wine parings and possibly a special non-alcholic drink in there too!

  • Whackadoo77

    I’d love to see some foodie sections with ratings. I currently write a blog about restaurants and I love to share opinions with others about the different dishes at the places I love. See you guys in 31 days (We’re getting married at your establishment!!)

  • Auntie Chicken

    Signature recipes like Nonna’s Pound Cake or Crispy Fried Zuchinni.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see healthy versions & nutritional information for the foods.

  • Zee Hamm

    I have taken two of your cooking classes on site and throughly enjoyed learning the recipes and eating the results! I would love to see recipes, restaurant events and specials, etc.

  • Deb

    I’d like for the chefs to not only share some restaurant recipes, but tried and true recipes they fix for home meals or family gatherings. Bet some of those are fantastic, too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.self Melanie Self

    I have celiac disease and and am so thankful for the gluten-free options and the great care that my dietary needs are addressed. Please address gluten-free foods!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.self Melanie Self

    I have celiac disease and and am so thankful for the gluten-free options and the great care that my dietary needs are addressed. Please address gluten-free foods!!!

  • Connie

    I would love to see some recipes featured on the blog…especially Chefs faves and desserts!

  • Connie

    I would love to see some recipes featured on the blog…especially Chefs faves and desserts!

  • Anonymous

    Create wine pairings for featured dishes/recipes at varying price points to accomodate different pocketbook sizes.

  • Anonymous

    Create wine pairings for featured dishes/recipes at varying price points to accomodate different pocketbook sizes.

  • kate

    I would like to see entries on wine and food pairings!

  • kate

    I would like to see entries on wine and food pairings!

  • annie4

    I would like to see a variety of small plates that incorporate healthy, yet satisfying tastes!

  • annie4

    I would like to see a variety of small plates that incorporate healthy, yet satisfying tastes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=30110386 Hope Nyce

    I would like to see wine reviews and pairings, as well as, recipes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=30110386 Hope Nyce

    I would like to see wine reviews and pairings, as well as, recipes.

  • Felicia

    I have enjoyed visiting your restaurants throughout the United States. When attending different locations and ordering favorites, it is reassuring to have almost the same product appear for dinner, .including appearance and taste that can be expected. I think individual chefs might enjoy including a special of “chef’s choice” at specific locations. Then locally these “chef choices” might be offered as local discount email specials. This might be a way to test new menu choices. Looking forward to my next treat at Maggianos.
    Felicia

  • Felicia

    I have enjoyed visiting your restaurants throughout the United States. When attending different locations and ordering favorites, it is reassuring to have almost the same product appear for dinner, .including appearance and taste that can be expected. I think individual chefs might enjoy including a special of “chef’s choice” at specific locations. Then locally these “chef choices” might be offered as local discount email specials. This might be a way to test new menu choices. Looking forward to my next treat at Maggianos.
    Felicia

  • Kim

    I would like to see vegan menu items that are also gluten free. There is an abundance of food to be consumed, even in Italian cooking, that doesn’t require killing an animal, using processed food, or covering everything with cheese.

  • Kim

    I would like to see vegan menu items that are also gluten free. There is an abundance of food to be consumed, even in Italian cooking, that doesn’t require killing an animal, using processed food, or covering everything with cheese.

  • Lucygcap

    I would love to have the recipe for the crostada that you used to feature in 2003. I had to special order it for my son’s rehearsal dinner that I held at the Woodland Hills Maggiano’s. It wasn’t the apple crostada, it was a walnut crostada. I have looked in many Italian cook books for a similar recipe. Our friends are still talking about the wonderful rehearsal dinner and how much fun we had.

  • Lucygcap

    I would love to have the recipe for the crostada that you used to feature in 2003. I had to special order it for my son’s rehearsal dinner that I held at the Woodland Hills Maggiano’s. It wasn’t the apple crostada, it was a walnut crostada. I have looked in many Italian cook books for a similar recipe. Our friends are still talking about the wonderful rehearsal dinner and how much fun we had.

  • Serendipity727

    I love that Maggiano’s is taking the time to get customer input by asking us to comment on this blog. What I would really love to see published on this blog, though, are customer polls. It seems that a lot of people are noting that they would appreciate seeing the nutritional value of food items, ways to prepare these meals at home and tips for making the foods more waistband friendly. While noting these comments is wonderful, I think it would be beneficial for Maggiano’s to offer simple polls in order to gauge how strong customer support is for a particular proposal. This will allow Maggiano’s to better determine which changes customers would most like to see, while making customers feel that they are truly being heard. Thank you for listening!

  • Serendipity727

    I love that Maggiano’s is taking the time to get customer input by asking us to comment on this blog. What I would really love to see published on this blog, though, are customer polls. It seems that a lot of people are noting that they would appreciate seeing the nutritional value of food items, ways to prepare these meals at home and tips for making the foods more waistband friendly. While noting these comments is wonderful, I think it would be beneficial for Maggiano’s to offer simple polls in order to gauge how strong customer support is for a particular proposal. This will allow Maggiano’s to better determine which changes customers would most like to see, while making customers feel that they are truly being heard. Thank you for listening!

  • http://twitter.com/jpromi2 Joseph Promisco

    I would like to see more on how to create our own special twists on our favorite dishes served along with more updates on events going on at different locations

  • Anonymous

    Offer smaller or half portions for a discounted price.

  • Cstopher

    Let your customers submit their original receipies to compare with your ingredients

  • Eileen

    Great Food! Great service! Great atmosphere! What else is there to say?

  • Mcarz

    I would say that it would be interesting to hear from the chefs what their favorite meal of all time is and why

  • duckspeakeasy

    I’d like to see more pics and vids about actual dishes on the menu- I don’t know what many menu items are/look like and seeing them would help me decide to try them on my next visit.

  • Lori

    I would like to see your recipes archived online. Instead of just one of each category like appetizer, beverage etc featured on the right hand rail of the blog. And some way to query them as well would be nice. OH! And some form of a discount coupon online would be great too!

  • Chitown107Chris

    How about posting the calories/vs fat/sodium etc

  • C_Le

    I would love to see chef challenges on here between the executive chefs or fans of maggianos. Like a blind taste test of Maggiano’s food to see if they can name it or name the ingredients used.

  • C_Le

    I would love to see chef challenges on here between the executive chefs or fans of maggianos. Like a blind taste test of Maggiano’s food to see if they can name it or name the ingredients used.

  • Kathy

    I would love to know the how to make your famous lasagna, its the best I’ve ever had. It literally melts in yur mouth. I know you probably use 2 or 3 different kinds of meat but the rest is a wonderfully delicious mystery.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWWOJCBKHVID5V7U7I5JNA7KQM Anish

    I would like to see explanations of pairing pasta with entrees, pairing salads with pasta, and so forth and how this applies to your delicious menu!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWWOJCBKHVID5V7U7I5JNA7KQM Anish

    I would like to see explanations of pairing pasta with entrees, pairing salads with pasta, and so forth and how this applies to your delicious menu!

  • http://www.itsbakedin.com Jen

    I would love to hear about the latest added to the menu and would love to see more pics of your decadent desserts. Would also love getting tips for making Italian food at home. Some of us love Italian food but may not have luck making it ;-). Thanks and I’m excited to check back in!

  • Bscth

    I would like a recipe for Chicken Marsala

  • cMac

    I love seeing the recipes to your unusual drinks. I’d love to have the recipe for your delicious crab cakes, possibly the best I’ve ever eaten and I eat a lot of crab cakes.

  • Neil Larimer

    I would like to see tips on how to have family dinners with the same high quality and freshness for every dish.

    Neil

  • Neil Larimer

    I would like to see tips on how to have family dinners with the same high quality and freshness for every dish.

    Neil

  • Mike

    I’d like to see tips on getting a parking space near the front door.

  • Classylady2die4

    I like to see recipes

  • Claire

    I would love to see recipes for your dishes. We eat at Maggianos every week and love everything…

  • DKal

    I would love to see more blogs on the different sauces that you make for your pastas. Like a simple tomato sauce or an alfredo. Things that most people don’t make from scratch. I would also love to see the dessert recipes. Everyone loves a great dessert especially an Italian one!

  • JQuig

    I would like to see Chef demonstrations. I tend to learn better by watching someone actually do it rather than just reading it!

  • Aewrfs

    I wonder how you make the vodka/tomato sauce pasta- It’s wonderful!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1070508880 Amy Dren

    I’d love to read about your healthy choice alternatives. I’ve recently switched to a Gluten free diet and think others could benefit from knowing that you offer solutions to this.
    Thanks! -Amy Dren

  • Anne

    I would like to know how you get your pasta to turn out just right every time, so that the sauce clings to it properly and it is easy to twirl (not too slippery as at some restaurants).

  • Bmoore

    I would like to see some pairing ideas for meals. Dishes that compliment each other and wine that make it ideal.

  • Jackie P

    I would really appreciate seeing the chefs address food allergies (i.e. gluten-free) and special dietary concerns (such as lower in sodium, etc.) in relation to your menu items.

  • http://sweetqt.wordpress.com Eve

    I would love to see coupons and deals and recipes

  • Nferreri

    I love Maggiano’s Boston. I’m not sure you need to change anything. Recipes would be great.

  • sibob3000

    Would like to see more opportunities to suggest menu changes.

  • Michelle

    I would like to recommend that the inspirations and stories behind the recipes be shared…it’s nice to see how food originates or goes from an idea or experience into a finished dish at a restaurant.

  • Christine

    I would like to see more giveaways and contests on your blog.

  • Maggie

    I would love to see on your Chef Blogger…

    Which wine to
    select
    for each appropriate meal.

  • Westside

    Recipes would be great, but my wife NEVER cooks!

  • Stef

    I would like to see healthy versions of some of the recipes.

  • Dawongore

    I would love to see great ways to develop economicly great 30 minute Italian Maggiano dishes for moments when we are away from our chefs desired food, Magiano’s. A once a month or quarterly posting..Thankyou, The Gore’s.

  • Sushiguy

    Would be cool to see scenes or hear funny stories of what goes on in the kitchen behind closed doors:)

  • Kate

    I would like to see a meal of the week on the blog in full description! I tend to order the same thing every time.

  • Mjmeding

    We cook/grill alot of fish….could you post more fish recipes! Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000687496736 Julie Geschwentner

    Maggiano’s deserves a pat on the back for all of their hrad work! Great job Chef and crew!!!
    Thank you, Julie Geschwentner

  • Maggie

    I would love to see which wine to select for each appropriate dinner meal.

  • virginia g

    I would love to see features previewing up and coming dishes at Maggiano’s and how they came to be… the history behind the meals and recipes. Would also like to see how Maggiano restaurants across the country differ — what their top dishes are, what their people are like, what they do differently, etc.

  • anh_shop

    would love to see low fat recipes and some quick, easy meals for people who have busy schedules (working moms)

  • redfox

    Basic kitchen skills like how to hold a knife and how to properly chop things, how to make some of the dishes that anyone might be able to make at home, things along those lines. Maybe some tricks of the trade that the average home chef might not know :)

  • Louise L

    Would love to see recipe ideas and a coment section the food is so good but I wonder if some one could offer an idea to make it better . Ive never had a bad meal and really love your food but who lkkoiws.

  • Lauren

    I’d like to see Maggiano’s locations make use of local farm fresh ingredients, and locally inspired dishes unique to each location.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5ISJECJHAGYODZWBJJVRNNADIA Tiffany

    I would like to see some information about your flatbread pizzas and maybe a spotlight of some of the healthier items to choose when you want to go to Maggiano’s and count calories :)

  • Cindy

    I would love to see some live videos of people drinking and dining at Maggiano’s. It would be fun to hear their comments about the experience they are having or had…waiting for a table, bar service, food service, quality of food, dessert, etc. Try to get those who tried a little something from the drink list!

  • Marya jauregui

    I would love to have the GREEN BEAN side recipe. I don’t care if it’s high in calories…we can work on that another time. Don’t worry about the public cooking these at home…we come to dinner because we do not want to cook, and enjoy our family time.

  • Michael

    I would like to learn a little about thei history of Maggiano’s, what the name means, something about the founder or founders. Maybe a little snippet of information here and there. Also, I really like the cocktail recipes, and the history and the origin of the cocktail and it’s name. Not everyeone will be able to prepare a meal at home from a recipe (and I don’t want to, I’d rather to Maggiano’s!!), but most people are ambitious enough to prepare a cocktail Great blog, and absolutely my favorites Italian restaurant anywhere!

  • Roberta

    Looking for small tapas or appetizer dishes that use in season ingredients. We are trying to eat healthier and portion size is a big one for watching what we eat.

  • Roxanne

    I would love to see the chefs not only tell us about themselves, but share their recipes by showing us how to prepare them.

  • Gerald_esposito

    I have always been pleased by your selections and your cooking classes which I have been unable to attend because I am in a wheelchair. I would like to see an eggplant lasanga without the eggplant being breaded

  • Gerald_esposito

    I have always been pleased by your selections and your cooking classes which I have been unable to attend because I am in a wheelchair. I would like to see an eggplant lasanga without the eggplant being breaded

  • Martin Wirth

    I would love to see some recipes from the menu!

  • lynda

    information about low cholesterol dining

  • lynda

    information about low cholesterol dining

  • lynda

    information about low cholesterol dining

  • food fan

    1. recipes
    2. cooking tips
    3. Italo-centric info

  • Joe908

    I agree with Asb700. I too would love to see your recipes with more choices made healthier. I am Sicilian and love Italian food (and love your food at Magianno’s) but need to watch my weight.
    Tahnks!

  • Mary

    I would love to see what wines and pasta go together. Recipes and how to cook it is the greatest.

  • Ellen

    Love the restaurant! Looking forward to cooking ideas ..Would like to see healthy alternatives Italian cooking. I also enjoy the live demos. Ellen

  • Abyarb

    I would love to receive tips on how to cook Maggiano’s dishes at home, and also news about Maggiano’s community involvement.

  • poffood

    I’d like to see more “behind the scenes” info about the food and recipes. What ingredients were used? Were they from local farms/markets? Why were certain recipes developed the way they were? Are there stories behind the recipes? Suggested wine pairings? Comments/personal stories from the chefs who develop the recipes? What makes the food at Maggiano’s different than any other Italian chain restaurant?

  • Ravi Bbb

    take us to the view of kitchen. Show us the actual kitchen and how things are made.. something like back stage

  • Carolyn

    Here’s what I would like to know…has a customer ever requested a variation on a dish that was so good that you added it to the menu?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1567890040 Julie Hittle

    I’d like to see a little demonstration video on how to make a couple dishes. I like to see Chefs in action. Also, a contest to sit in the kitchen during dinner, have a cooking class with the chef or have dinner/drinks with a chef might be pretty cool too.

  • Gail

    I would like to see a monthly Chef’s special that highlighted a dish from a special region or tourist spot in Italy. The region could be described/photoed, the dish could become a monthly special and the recipe could be shared in the next month’s newsletter. If you could do it as a video segment, some beautiful Italian background music would be a nice touch. – - Make the blog a trip to Italy as well as a trip to the restaurant.

    Blessings to all of you for supporting ‘Make a Wish’!!

  • Fonduille

    I would like to see the Chef’s Table offer alternative recipes for those that may be vegetarian or vegan. I believe it is can be done!

  • ob1

    It would be great to have a menu that someone on a diet could eat and still enjoy the great flavor of Maggiano’s.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cramer.lori Lori Cramer

    Would love to see recipes and demonstrations for chef’s personal favorites!

  • Dogmom9

    Oh yum! I really like Maggiano’s food!!! :)

  • Nina

    I love having the pasta dish to take home when you eat one at Maggianno’s – I hope you keep that up!!

  • http://twitter.com/LuckyLightning Ashley Hilliard

    I would love to see tips on how to cut veggies & fruits. May sound silly, but I’d like to learn how the pro’s make cutting up onions, tomato’s, peppers, etc. easier and less time consuming! So basically, tips & tricks on cooking at home :)

  • ndd0005

    Food and wine pairing ideas!

  • Trytheone

    I would love to see/hear what inspires the chefs to create the dishes they create!
    What happens when you aren’t feeling particularly inspired? How do you get back into the inspiration?

  • Maeskrab

    I would like to see a wider variety of glutten-free options offered.

  • TommerD

    What I would like to see most is how you prepare some of your classic dishes. Even more than that, demonstrations on new menu items and specials would be great!

  • Trek

    Welcome to the cyber world…. I’d love to see upcoming changes or seasonal adjustments to the menu. Specials as they are available and your personal favorites so we can sample new things when we visit again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000621536625 Laura Rogers

    I would love to see nutritional information and cooking demonstrations. Also, I would love to be informed about all of the vegetarian dishes on the menu, and hopefully we’ll see more of those dishes in the future!

  • Raven

    I would like to see more cooking demonstrations with info abt the types of spices used and what they do to the taste

  • Christa_42345

    It would be great to see some recipes on here.

  • Beejayduf

    Your menu is great but it would nice to be ability to pick out low sodium items. It is difficult for patrons on a low sodium diet.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sholland33 Shell Holland

    I’d like to see more contests/giveaways

  • Mary Wilder

    Thank you for giving people an opportunity to write on a blog. We have eaten at
    Maggiano’s several times in Austin and have always had good experiences. Food,
    wine, ambience have all been good. I would like to know more about which wine
    goes with particular dishes.

  • Sharon A Woodward

    Love the chef’s eggplant parm…the best around. My husbands’s favorite is the lasagna. Would perhaps like to see a few more vegatarian choices. But love it anyway.

  • Vvrv

    Why not have a family menu that provides a mixture of adult size, senior size, and a child size. Each party of the family can order what they like rather than majority rules. You should also be able to market this pricing by portion size. more reasonable, increased visits. less take home.

  • Hubacek

    I love coupons and recipes. I would love to see both in the blog. I absolutely LOVE your tiramisu. It is my absolute favorite dessert anywhere! I agree with one of the other comments though about bread. I like a variety of bread in the basket.

  • John

    Since your salmon is one of the best in the country I would love to see a chefs demonstration for a healthy and hearty salmon salad recipe for the summer.

  • Stacirella

    I know the video mentioned features on wine…I would love to see some info on wine pairings from appetizer through dessert!

  • Laurabmusic

    I love maggiano’s!! Your food is unreal andthe service was wonderful. Im from Ontario Canada and visit tampa Florida every few months cause I have friends there..and agter ebjoying dinner at this restaurant, i will make sure i get there at least once every visit! I enjoy your blog and would love to see some recipes posted with discussions on making simple Italian food at home! I wish I knew your secrets!,

  • Laurabmusic

    I love maggiano’s!! Your food is unreal andthe service was wonderful. Im from Ontario Canada and visit tampa Florida every few months cause I have friends there..and agter ebjoying dinner at this restaurant, i will make sure i get there at least once every visit! I enjoy your blog and would love to see some recipes posted with discussions on making simple Italian food at home! I wish I knew your secrets!,

  • Laurabmusic

    I love maggiano’s!! Your food is unreal andthe service was wonderful. Im from Ontario Canada and visit tampa Florida every few months cause I have friends there..and agter ebjoying dinner at this restaurant, i will make sure i get there at least once every visit! I enjoy your blog and would love to see some recipes posted with discussions on making simple Italian food at home! I wish I knew your secrets!,

  • Corkey

    Very Kool Concept, would like the video director to move the mirror behind the Chief so you can see something other then the ceiling . LUV Mggiano’s, most favorate place to eat & entertain. Going 2nite, CH

  • Dick

    add more info on Italian culture behind dishes you offer.

  • redheadsrock

    I’d like to see pictures of the seasonal specials or promotional menu items.

  • Frankiegirl

    I would like to see more dairy free choices since I have food allergies. I especially would like to see authentic gnocchi (no ricotta!).

  • Diana sesma

    i would love to see a tour inside your kitchen , while the Chef is cooking a special plate :)

  • Amanda Schwenk

    I would love to know how to make the tomato vodka sauce used on the gnocchi! I have been experimenting with different vodka sauce recipes and that would be a great addition!

  • Bob Edland

    I’d love to see light & healthy recipes.

  • Bob @ Imagineer

    If you had an opportunity to cook for and have dinner with anyone in the world, past or present, who would they be, what would you prepare and what would the dinner conversation be?

  • Binz85

    I’d like to see the nutrition information posted on the website. I love Maggiano’s :)

  • Diana

    i would love to see a tour inside your kitchen , while the Chef is cooking a special plate :)

  • Frogeyland

    A demonstration or recipe or both of how to make gluten-free Rigatoni D. Rigatoni D (gluten-free; I have celiac disease) is my favorite.

  • Abroman

    lower fat and calorie dishes with the same great taste and quality

  • Cvaz034

    My boyfriend loved the beef braciole at Maggiano’s, but it was taken off the menu without warning! He was devastated when we went back and it was gone :( Our anniversary is coming up and I would LOVE it if I could make him this recipe, Maggiano’s style!!

  • http://twitter.com/spa_latte Jodi Moretti

    I would love to have you build different recipes and break them down with grocery lists and ideas of side dishes to serve with the main dish!

  • Drq

    I would love to see guests thoughts about your happy hours!

  • Evans

    I would like to see quick and easy versions of appetizers and make ahead recipes for entertaining.

  • Evans

    I would like to see quick and easy versions of appetizers and make ahead recipes for entertaining.

  • Charles D’AngeloDanglchs

    Please tell me about the regions in Italy where the inredients and recipes originated. Learning about the different food traditions in these regions would be very interesting.

  • Tpatricola

    I would like to see a desert and wine tasting along with demonstrations on preparing these deserts.
    Cannolis and a wheat and ricotta cheese cake along with other Italian favorite deserts would be grand.

  • Charles D’AngeloDanglchs

    Please tell me about the regions in Italy where the inredients and recipes originated. Learning about the different food traditions in these regions would be very interesting.

  • Kristin

    I would love to see recipes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=569875986 Jan Spencer

    I would love to find out how to cook healthy Italian meals using EVOO and Italian seasonings. And what would the best dish for using spinach be with EVOO? Thanks and good luck to you with your blog! It looks great.

  • Marcia

    I would love to see some of your favorite recipes, so I could duplicate them when I am having a dinner party. It would also be great if the resturants did wine tasting dinners that were more affordable. One other thing that would be fun, is if the resturants were able to do cooking classes every once in a while with wine pairing ideas included.

  • Crazybabycakes

    I would love to see recommended appetizer/entree/dessert combos

  • Crazybabycakes

    I would love to see recommended appetizer/entree/dessert combos

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WFN3VIPKC5IGKAIQ2U4A4QFU7U Lida

    I would love to see your Chef making the spaghetti and meat sauce from scratch! While spaghetti and meat sauce can be a very common dish, yours is exquisite therefore I would like to see what ingredients go in this dish so that I can try and make it at home when I cannot make it to Maggiano’s!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WFN3VIPKC5IGKAIQ2U4A4QFU7U Lida

    I would love to see your Chef making the spaghetti and meat sauce from scratch! While spaghetti and meat sauce can be a very common dish, yours is exquisite therefore I would like to see what ingredients go in this dish so that I can try and make it at home when I cannot make it to Maggiano’s!

  • DB

    I would like to see the calorie count for your recipes. It would be nice if you could reduce the calories in some of them and offer a “lighter” option but even if you don’t do that, publishing the calorie count would allow us to plan our intake more effectively. I wouldn’t avoid your restaurant but would plan my intake.

  • DB

    I would like to see the calorie count for your recipes. It would be nice if you could reduce the calories in some of them and offer a “lighter” option but even if you don’t do that, publishing the calorie count would allow us to plan our intake more effectively. I wouldn’t avoid your restaurant but would plan my intake.

  • Clovefox

    Though, I’ve loved all the dishes i’ve eaten at your Richmond location, sine moving to Va. I’ve not had a decent Eggplant Lasagna.

  • http://profiles.google.com/audreylsimon Audrey Simon

    I’d love to see tips on various ways to cook italian food!

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnny.automatic John Olsen

    Love to see some of your chef’s making and sharing recipes of dishes

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnny.automatic John Olsen

    Love to see some of your chef’s making and sharing recipes of dishes

  • Mjdore

    I would love to see more vegetarian choices in the menu.

  • Mjdore

    I would love to see more vegetarian choices in the menu.

  • Lisa

    I would love to see more recipes! Also features on new dishes.

  • Lisa

    I would love to see more recipes! Also features on new dishes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MDP7KB373DPK2LFWWGZXI6A5E Lexy

    I would like to see recipes and easy meals to create at home!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MDP7KB373DPK2LFWWGZXI6A5E Lexy

    I would like to see recipes and easy meals to create at home!

  • T.

    I would like to see more specials, giveaways, and coupons! Thanks!

  • T.

    I would like to see more specials, giveaways, and coupons! Thanks!

  • Sweetone62406

    I would love to see pictures of new food items, whats popular there and how to make yummy desserts. I have never been to Maggianos and would love to win :)

  • Sweetone62406

    I would love to see pictures of new food items, whats popular there and how to make yummy desserts. I have never been to Maggianos and would love to win :)

  • Mike0062

    I would like to see 1 recipe made each week.I think secret tips would be awesome too!

  • Mike0062

    I would like to see 1 recipe made each week.I think secret tips would be awesome too!

  • MarGar

    I would love to see an article on wine pairings – those great Italian wines with great Italian meals. Also, I would enjoy getting to know the chefs – what they prepare for their own family, and how they celebrate holidays!

  • Linda

    How To… from Start to Finish Create a Romantic Italian Meal for 2, Create a Family Budget Minded Italian Meal that Taste Like it Cost a Fortune, Create the Perfect Dinner Party, Create a Birthday Dinner They Will Never Forget, and on and on

  • http://profiles.google.com/aceandfriendsco Michelle Giera

    dinner party planning tips and ideas. :O)

  • Dizzigrl

    I would love to see demos on techniques

  • Sumdat99

    I would love to see the chef’s cooking a meal step by step.

  • Lwhailey

    I would love to see nutritional info on each dish,so I can make better choices for me. I have MS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sherry.sun07 Sherry Sun

    I would love to see the chefs recipes!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Kaplan/100000177747662 Carol Kaplan

    I’d love to see the Chef’s do an instructional step by step cooking/how to video of making some of my favorite dishes like: Tiramisu, Italian Wedding Soup, Clams Casino, Homemade Italian Meatballs, Mussels with Garlic and Wine ( in White Sauce), Veal Sorrentino, Veal Parmigiana, Rigatoni a la Vodka and Eggplant Fiorentino or Parmigiana…this blog is making me HUNGRY!!! I think I’ll go to Maggiano’s!!! That gift card would really come in handy right now!!! Mange!!!

  • eibocsb

    I would like to see recipes of sauces, and other items on the menu, and also how to make some dishes healthier.

  • Maria Owens

    I love Maggiano’s! When you do the recipes, I’d like you to tell us the area of Italy where the recipe originated. Also, I’d like wine pairings for the recipes. Thanks and keep doing what you’re doing!

  • Wmstmas

    I would love to see a simply but filling healthy lunch pasta dish that uses southern California products like fresh fish or vegetables.

  • Jsarfati90027

    I too would like to see healthier and low calories in your recipes. (Less salt,sugar and fat).

  • Anonymous

    Love Maggiano’s and looking forward to following your blog! Would enjoy specific insider tips on how to create delicious restaurant-quality Italian meals at home. Maybe even healthier versions of your main pasta dishes!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see make at home recipes that offer options in reducing calories but, keeping the flavor.

  • Bruce Burstein

    I would love to see the menu selections being tested out for future release.

  • Sue Zee

    I would love to see reciepes for the basic sauces I think if I had these basic sauces I would be able to master chicken pasta well really any dish THANKS FOR ASKING You are a Gem

  • pam fischer

    Can’t wait to see the recipes, this is a great idea……..thank-you

  • Lyss

    I think there should be more choices on the standard pastas…they are great!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see healthy, low calorie meals with nutrition information. Listings of fun activity events coming up,and once in awhile a chance to win something.

  • momof2

    I would like tips on buying fresh veggies. I would like to know what is in season and how to pick out ripe veggies.

  • SethS

    I would love to see cooking show type videos showing how to create some of these delicious dishes at home.

  • Juliesullivan51

    We love the atmosphere at Maggiano’s Scottsdale. The food is great and we appreciate the traditional menu items you can oder and take one of the entrees home FREE. We wish you would bring back Happy Hour specials. That would definitely get us in more often — and earlier in the evening. Thanks!

  • TheGBsMommy

    I would love to see recipes include a gluten free AND dairy free version! :-) I have two boys with multiple food allergies.

  • Enilorac

    Now that many of us are dieting, feature a Low Fat “Dish of the Week” with recipe instructions.

  • Qtconnie

    I would like to see recommendations for food pairings along with lower calorie options for maggianos favorites

  • live

    New entrees

  • Sheasterday

    I’d love to see the top 10 things not to do (or to do) when making Italian dishes. This could be items such as “Don’t overcook the pasta (and how to accomplish that, of course!). Can’t wait to see the blogs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T74VCBCDTGIN67ZN62H5NTF7RQ Sam

    Would like to see if there are any new dishes being offered.

  • Maureen

    I love everything at Maggiano’s, that is why we order Chef’s choice Family Style. I’d love to see how you make your delicious salad dressing for the spinach salad.

  • ds

    I definitely would like to see more recipes.

  • foodie13

    I would love to see recipes and food and wine pairing suggestions.

  • Maggie

    Presentation is everything. I would love to see the ‘sides of pasta’ look more tasty than just some noodles thrown on a dish with a scoop of sauce on tip. You guys do a good job presenting meals, but the ‘side pasta’ gets left out. A side dish is still a dish that you are presenting us. We love to dine with you guys, but when that pasta comes out, it looks so sad and unappetizing. Thank you for allowing me to put in a sugestion. Peace,Maggie

  • Lorynn R.

    I’d love to see recipes for your dishes, healthier dishes, quick & easy recipes, drink recipes, contests, special upcoming events, maybe even special Maggianos inspired event recipes – like a wine / cheese / appetizer night with ideas for pairings…

  • Robaum

    I Love Maggiano’s!!!!!! My husband and I eat at the Oak Brook location as often as we can.
    We would Love to see the specials before we get there,it would make ordering go faster. Everything is so good we sometimes have a hard time deciding!

  • Anonymous

    I would like to hear about how you got started in this business and also do you have other chains of Maggiano’s in other states? Also when I am out for dinner at your Littleton restaurant I throughly enjoy your buy 1 meal take 1 home coupons I get thru my email, will you be continuing this thru the summer months? One more thing, I would love to have some recipes for more of a low fat desserts you might have now that they tell us the USA has more Overweight people than any other country, and the reason for this is because your desserts are so good, even the lemon cookies, and I am trying to lose weight, but I cannot resist your desserts, so are there lower caloric ones that taste as good as the ones on your menu?? This will be fun to see once you get your blog going.. Keep up the good work.. Do you have Lobster Ravioli???Havent been there in a month or two… Thanks and Good Luck!!

  • Frankiegirl

    I would love to see dairy free selections since I have food allergies. Especially ricotta free gnocchi.

  • Jk

    Post some special deals just for the forum group.

  • LW

    I would like to see demonstrations from your Chef’s

  • Gary

    I enjoy seeing the entire process of making the recipe, from the beginning to the end.
    Gary

  • Cstownsend87

    I really would like to know how to pair a meal with a certain wine, and what wines are best for certain dishes. Wine always ensures a good time :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648230025 Elena Taparluie

    First off, I love that your company is listening to their customers and getting their opinions.

    What I would like to learn is how to make cheesecake as soft and heavenly as yours; it’s the best cheesecake I have ever tasted.

    I would also like to see tips on homemade pasta sauces. I love making my own pasta sauce, so I am curious on how you would make it.

    Thank you! :)

  • Latinopatino23

    Would love to see live cooking demonstrations of your best dishes!

  • Romans12

    I can’t wait to try out some recipes! We love Maggianos!

  • http://www.fourbearsinthebed.blogspot.com Mama Bear

    I would love to see tips on kid friendly, healthy cooking!

  • Linda

    I would like to see menu planning for dinners/holidays

  • Alisec09

    I would like to see the work that goes into preparing the food at each Maggianos. It isnt common to see places make their own sauces. Since so much care goes into creating your food, I think you should highlight that.

  • Onedb4u

    It would be great if the Chefs could talk about sourcing local produce. Where do you shop!?

  • Linholt01

    I love your food, it is delish!! I would like to see wine pairing! :)

  • Sunitha

    I,Sunitha R.Bhat,Indian American homemaker, will follow the recipes created by the chefs of ” MAGGIANOS LITTLE ITALY”.THANK YOU,SUNITHA R.BHAT.

  • Schmar

    Ditto on the healthy- it’d be great to eat a lower fat version of Rig D- my fave! OR new lower fat, lower calorie dishes as an option.

  • Wendythechemist

    I would like to see more fish options. I love the salmon. How about a white fish option.

  • Mattandjoan

    I’m trying very hard to eat and cook healthier. Can you give me some ideas on how to prepare Grouper so I can incorporate fish into our meals? I shy away from fresh fish because of price and fear of ruining it. Thanks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBPGFSMUYVS7SS2OHLA4OY3MEM SHARON

    I would love to hear how new menu items are created, named and brought to market. Especially in the ever changing restaurant marketplace with demands for lower calorie dishes, local farm to market ingredients, gluten free items, etc.

  • Theresa

    I would love to see cooking light recipes from Maggianos, reviews of recipes and videos of actual cooking (just like the food network).

  • Maggie

    Oh, my previous comment – I thought you were wondering about in-service, sorry :-)
    On your blog I’d love to read about the Chefs, and where they get their inspriation, I’d love to have others in your Kitchen featured and honored for their hard work. Perhaps a “This Week ______ Recommends __________” It can go from wait staff, bussers, kitchen crew, suggesting their favorate meal and why. I’m always asking our server what they like to eat, or what’s popular with people working there. I’ve never been steared wrong. Your whole idea should make me want to take the family because your Ravioli was described so well that I could almost taste it. SO instead of cooking we dine out with you and enjoy the Ravioli. After dining with you, allow me to post a comment under the “This week ________ recommends __________, and say how much I enjoyed it, and why. It will, once again, speak to someone else and they will turn their stove off and come to dine with you. It could be a beautiful thing. Enjoy and Thanks for reading. Peace, Maggie

  • http://profiles.google.com/everythingtosee Laura McMullan

    I would really like to see your menu made healthier; lower fat, lower cholesterol, and more nutrients. I would also like to see wine pairing recommendations for all of your entrées.

  • Michelle

    I’d like to be able to order smaller portion sizes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lisa.caterbone Lisa Caterbone

    I would love to see the chef’s as they shop & pick out their ingredients. How they prepare their foods & recipes. I would also love to see the inner workings of the kitchen and equipment they use.

  • Corey

    I would like to see lowfat, budget conscious, and time saving versions of your delicious recipes. I would love to see you teach an average Joe how to do this for a video on your blog. Now that would be impressive.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kpham123 Kevin Pham

    Hello, I recently dined at your restaurant and the food was amazing! One thing I would like to see is a menu that favors healthier choices. I have high triglycerides and my husband is also struggling with cholesterol intake; therefore a healthy segment of your menu would be a great comfort to myself when we dine here! I’m sure many other people would be glad to see a menu rich with Omega-3, green vegetables, and other ways you can cut back on the calories.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to learn the history behind some classic Italian dishes and/or the stories of how your recipes were created.

  • LauraZ

    I loved your chopped salad. More of that! I can’t resist. Also more healthy, satisfying but relatively low-cal pasta dishes – vegetarian please!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBPGFSMUYVS7SS2OHLA4OY3MEM SHARON

    Would be fun if you threw an average mom in the kitchen with your chefs to find out what really makes up the heart and soul of Maggiano’s and it’s wonderful dishes.

  • CZ

    I would love to see recipes!

  • Mhnader4

    I would like to see variations of each dish, such as adding tomatoes or other ingredients recommended by the Chef.

  • Ericsamalin

    I would like to see more specials and discounts other than the buy 1 take a dinner home for tomorrow promotion. Love your food!

  • SugarPaws

    I would like to see how different herb and spices can make lower calorie version of the dishes taste better.

  • thegal

    I would like to see some of your favorite dishes simplified for the at-home chef (i.e. busy mom)!

  • Deann

    I would absolutely love to see how the kitchen preps, who is “in charge” in each station, and how busy the kitchen and chefs are dinner rushes or large dinner receptions. It would be like watching a symphony~ only with food!

  • Sabira

    I would love to watch you prepare the 4-cheese ravoli! That is quite possibly my favorite dish ever. Well, that and the incredible apple crostada!

  • Patti R

    I’d love to see tips on making great tasting meals at home.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UXCZ5XL4XBEFIRD5FLJNFUB24E Joanna

    I would love it if you guys did like cooking lesson videos by Maggiano’s chefs. Like “how to make a perfect sauce” or “how to make your own pasta”.

  • Unellie

    I’d love to see information on portion sizes and how many people a dish is supposed to feed.

  • rena

    I’d love to see video recipes!

  • Mhensley

    How about a family night; only with strangers. Great way to meet new people. Make a party room available by reservation for small groups. You can bring your own group and dine with other groups in a family atmosphere.

  • KrisB

    I’d like to see recipes that I can make at home and some tips and techniques on preparing foods the Italian way. A little bit of trivia about the different regions and their foods would be interesting also.

  • Cubfan982

    I would like to see recipes on vegan dishes

  • M&M

    It would be cool to see the inspiration for various dishes and to see chefs at work trying to create new dishes. I love Maggiano’s!

  • J-lfenton

    I would like your chefs to produce a Green Miussel linguini smothered in a red Arribiata seafood sauce with grated Parmesan and quality Garlic toast. YUM!

  • Spatel

    I think this is a great way to highlight chefs and recipes! I would love to see nutritional facts on the website!

  • http://profiles.google.com/happilyeverafteristooeasy Tonysha Johnson

    Hi! I would love to see cooking demonstration videos on the blog! It’s great to have the recipes, but seeing the actual preparation would be exponentially better! Thanks! :)

  • Juliaricks27

    I would love to see recipes !

  • Myfiregirl

    I love your family style food and would love to see techniques in prep or common mistakes made along with how to pair your food with wine

  • Hrj96

    I think food and wine pairings would be good.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RZMD4YDJYRVHBQUPRSEPLBVMYQ John

    recipes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D645QVYY47DXE3B4ZC4OVZM2JE BETH

    I am not a big pasta fan but if you can create one that will not make me feel guilty eating it. I like anything that has seafood in it like Prawns or lobster thermidor or any quiche type that is light.

  • Sl2800

    I think a good addition to the blog would be to match certain dishes with specific wines. I would like to get more in depth as to what wines go better with which pasta dishes. Maybe do white wines one blog and red another.

  • Ginalemp

    More gluten free choices on your menu

  • Macgirlmichelle

    Yummy recipes and cooking tips!

  • Macgirlmichelle

    Yummy recipes and cooking tips!

  • Larrywg2

    I personally think the food is great. Coming from a small town, it’s nice to enjoy a variety of Italian
    dishes. I would like to see the chef’s blog do some cooking demonstrations.

  • Larrywg2

    I personally think the food is great. Coming from a small town, it’s nice to enjoy a variety of Italian
    dishes. I would like to see the chef’s blog do some cooking demonstrations.

  • MO

    I love this Chef’s blog & the recipes you printed. I’d love to see the chefs make any of your wonderful dishes, esp. bruschetta.

  • MO

    I love this Chef’s blog & the recipes you printed. I’d love to see the chefs make any of your wonderful dishes, esp. bruschetta.

  • Corkdork

    I love Margionos and may be put some vegetarian recipes would be great,but love yr retaurant

  • Corkdork

    I love Margionos and may be put some vegetarian recipes would be great,but love yr retaurant

  • rob

    I’d like the meals that you get to take home another serving…what are they, how does it work? Mix and match?

  • Gaylebernacki

    I would love to see summer drink recipes!

  • David

    It would be nice to know from what region of Italy the dishes originate. Possibly a short discussion as to what regional differences there may be between the same name dish from different regions. Being Italian I love Italian cooking.

  • David

    It would be nice to know from what region of Italy the dishes originate. Possibly a short discussion as to what regional differences there may be between the same name dish from different regions. Being Italian I love Italian cooking.

  • L_pezzo

    Wow can’t wait to learn new recipes! Growing up in an Italian home in NY it’s so great to finally have some good sauce and atmosphere that wasn’t as generic and American as Olive Garden! I loved eating at Maggiano’s, which I’ve only done once but can’t wait to go back! I’d love to hear chef’s favorites on the blogs, and maybe hear stories about how they came up with the recipes, such as a spin on their great grandma’s specialty. Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Joey

    It’d be awesome to learn more about that delicious marinara sauce.

  • Pat P

    I would like to see recipes and links to areas of Italy where the dish orginated.

  • Pat Brock

    My husband and I love dining at Maggiano’s. We have always a great experience at the Cherry Hill restaurant and your employees are always so cheerful and helpful. Would enjoy smaller portions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1901267 Harrison Garo

    I love the food, but I would like more guidence in the menu for wines to pair with the dishes. I am lost sometimes pairing italian food. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    It is always tantalizing to hear a description of the dish being created….Not just a new dish….but a savory mouth watering description. That would make me come to your restaurant to try the new dish.

  • Anonymous

    Consider a “farm to table” special limited menu. Feature organic produce, sauces, pasta, etc. from locally grown farms or eco-conscious suppliers. Consider also a special menu of certified organic dishes.

  • Malapertia

    I agree with the other comments, demo’s and recipes

  • N Mikitka

    My husband and I have been loyal patrons at Maggiano’s. We go to the Oak Brook and Chicago locations. Your fabulous food is always consistent and we love the special selections that are provided throughout the year. In the last four years, I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance which has inspired me to search for new ways to eat without causing the health problems that go with this diagnosis. I was so excited to see you are now offering gluten-free pasta options allowing me to continue to enjoy your wonderful selections. I would really appeciate learning more about how your recipes are selected along with wine pairing.

  • Viona999

    would like to see written blogs as well, not only videos. and recipes.

  • Rich

    I’d love to see promotionals for Maggiano’s. Specially for family and special holidays!

  • Mjamick012661

    More promos. Maggiano’s is a special treat for our family, we can only afford to eat there once a year.

  • Michelequintas

    Would love to see a recipe for the Ultimate lemon bars. I don’t believe the restaurant currently offers them, but they would make an awesome addition to the menu!

  • http://www.smglink.com Ed

    Help those of us with short memories – provide heating/reheating recommendations on your webpage or blog. Have enjoyed your meals, and your take-home pastas.

  • Craig Clarkson

    There is nothing I would like to see changed or even added.

    I look forward to each of my visits. Why fix what isn’t broke?

  • Candacemarie611

    I think it would be nice to see a few quick but still delicious meals that busy moms or working people can make. It is so hard to make something that tastes good, makes a nice presentation if your having guests over AND doesn’t take hours to prepare.

  • Peggy

    I would love to see the recipe for your Blackberry Sangria.

  • Djevans376

    I love to see demos on using all the various spices to bring your great dishes to life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jennifer1231 Jennifer Maitland

    I would love to continue to see special recipes such as the Belini listed. I would also like to see menu pairings with desserts & wine options.

  • Natalie

    I would love to see some demos and a recipe for basic marinara sauce. LOVE Maggianos!

  • Fisninnut

    I would love to see Chicken Francise and also Photos of your dishes yum yum and also coupons or specials and fun little epsodes goofy of course of skits you and your staff put together I would so watch that!

  • Pmcfadin1

    I would like to see some of the spices or ingredients defined and explained, along with a reasonable substitute when a fresh ingredient is not available. Like a “Maggiano’s Daily Spice”!

  • Mary Stolnicki

    Last weekend was my first visit to Little Italy. My First Communicant grandson and our family shared your family style dinner. He loved his “big” meatball and I enjoyed my first taste of Calimari. I am looking forward to my next dining experience. I have so many creations to sample.

  • Uiezjoe

    What is your most popular dish by location?
    Joe

  • Linda Shore

    My family absolutely adores your crispy fried zuchini appetizer, and I would love to try making it at home!

  • Cynny Anderson

    Please include guidance for preparing large-quantity recipes and tips for retaining their warmth during a multi-hour event. Thank you.

  • Premieraz

    We always have enough left over to take home. Hints on how to dress up leftovers would be welcome.

  • Steph Rice22

    It would be great to see an “Inside the Kitchen” series of videos of how some of the dishes are made. Without giving away all the secrets, of course.

  • Mike Giacalone

    Would love to see food preparaton demonstrations.

  • Sal

    Would like to see a suggestion thread with customer recommendations to add/remove select menu items.

  • Eventerj9

    More drink recipes!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rich.batten Rich Batten

    chef demonstrations and wine pairings

  • Jerseygirl

    I would like to see recipe nutrional information. Also, demonstrations on how to pick the right meats for the recipes that will ensure that the meat is not tough.

  • R Mayo

    Definitely would like wine pairing suggestions, as well as new dishes in development. This is a great idea.

  • Matthew Merrell

    I’d like some good recipes.

  • Soracer2

    great blog and love your food. You should come up with different specials and appetizers. I like to try different things. Lauren

  • ang

    I’d love to see a day in the life of a chef! And the recipe for the mushroom ravioli alfredo!!!

  • Betsy Snider

    Discussions of ingredients, quality, and recipes that are designed for home cooking would all be great on the blog. And of course, seeing my name as the winner of a gift card would be excellent!

  • Jourdan

    I would love to see special offers and healthy and light Maggiano recipes to make at home!

  • Germrev

    I have had an especially hard time perfecting Eggplant Parmiagana. I can never seem to get the eggplant done. Either it is too soggy or too greasy. Help!

  • maryannhoth

    I would love to see gluten free dishes on your menu. I know the chef comes out and makes certain dishes gluten free. I would really like my own gluten free menu. ThankYou!

  • http://twitter.com/DemSycamore Scott Drake

    I’d like to know, if Keith exists and is creating the recipes, what’s the role of an executive chef at each restaurant? What do they do?

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see recipes for quick and easy to prepare, healthy Italian food.

  • Lndat

    Absolutely love the artichoke dip and don’t care about the calories! Every bite is sooo worth it! Also love the buy one, get one offers!

  • Krysta

    Recipes, deal of the day coupons, upcoming events…

  • Bluerule9

    I’d like to know for every great recipe, how may failures there are.

  • Wendys6

    Hi. I love Maggiano’s, expecially the fried zucchini, Italian salad and the picatta and marsala dishes. The one thing that’s missing is wedding soup. I’m originally from the north, and that’s a staple at every Italian restaurant up north. I think the south needs to enjoy it as well!

  • Rebecca

    I would love to see food demonstrations of gluten-free menu items, with relevant discussion about practices used to prevent cross-contamination, etc.

  • Heather A Turner

    I would like the gnocchi recipe. It is the best!!!

  • Jose

    I would love to see tips on pairings of wines with your wonderful desserts! Wine and chocolate go together so well!

  • Jose

    I would love to see tips on pairings of wines with your wonderful desserts! Wine and chocolate go together so well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amy-Rogosch-Gill/1133925118 Amy Rogosch Gill

    Cooking recipes with seasonal fruits and vegetables would be great. Maggiano’s feels like great home-style cooking and we use what we have in our little corner of the world! @amygill:twitter

  • Julie

    I would love some details on why certain wines go better with certain dishes than others. It would also be nice if I could read the blog using Firefox. Currently you can’t and I don’t like having to use Internet Explorer (which also has issues when you submit your address for the newsletter).

  • Sharon

    I would also love to see recipes that are healthier — lots of vegetables — maybe even some whole grain pasta. I love Italian food and wish I did not have to consider it to be an “occasional” indulgence.

  • Patvh314

    Love to see recipes similar to menu and tips for Italian cooking.

  • lydia

    i would like to see tips on selecting the right dessert to compliment the dinner ..is there such a thing?

  • Aamk332

    I think that it would be interesting to see some history about different types of food.

  • Aamk332

    I think that it would be interesting to see some history about different types of food.

  • Vika08

    I would love to see some wine pairings… As well as the story behind what parts of Italy certain meals originated from… So cool!

  • Vika08

    I would love to see some wine pairings… As well as the story behind what parts of Italy certain meals originated from… So cool!

  • sara

    I would like to see cooking demos of easy to fix pastas on a busy day

  • Justin

    I would enjoy seeing recipies prepaired and guidance on a complentary wine.

  • Marlene Kara Crockett

    I believe a Dieter’s Corner or Diabetic’s delights menu or entrees would be awesome to add to the Chef’s Blog. I am sure that the research would support addition to your blog.

  • Elyse Gottesman

    I would like to see kid friendly recipes

  • Shillquist

    I would love to see cooking tips, lowering the fat and calories without drastically lowering the taste, a recipe every now and again and maybe even some of your staff’s best Maggianos memories.

  • Val

    I would like a Mangianno restaurant at Arundel Mills in Maryland with cooking classes. I would like your chef to shake loose from the restaurant and come cook that meal in my home for a lot of family and friends. I would like to see more dessert options on the menu. I love the focus of making your recipes skinny recipes!

  • Sean

    tips on making good gnocchi

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Markham/712973217 Debbie Markham

    wine and food pairings, specials, new items, events

  • Hugo

    I would like to see a short video about pasta made from scratch like ravioli or gnocci.Thanks.

  • Laure West

    I’d like to see suggestions about wines to pair with certain dishes at Maggiano’s

  • Colleen

    I’d love to see a feature on your wine dinners. I get emails advertising them, but so far I haven’t been able to go to one. They always sound great.

  • ADR

    I would like to see a wine pairing with a recipe.

  • erica

    How can I prepare one of your fantastic pasta dishes at home?

  • Shirinl

    I would LOVE to see quick healthy recipes – also substitutes to ingredients to make any recipes healthier…thanks

  • Mvetrino

    I’d love to see tips on picking the right pasta, cheeses, etc. Also tips for cooking Maggiano’s-type dishes at home.

  • Marilyn

    Let’s talk about the After Dinner Mints…an awesome way to keep enjoying the experience after Drinks, Dinner and Desert.

  • Suzy

    I would like to see low fat options on your menu and recipes included in your blog. Calorie count information would be helpful on your blog or menu.

  • Kathy

    I would love RECIPES! Those specifically for appetizers, seafood, fish and special sauces. Your appetizers are wonderful and would love to share for get-togethers. Vegetables and seafood! And special tips. Thank you!

  • http://profiles.google.com/maliadrinksbeer Malia Ogden

    I’d love to see more tips and tricks for cooking Italian dishes… like adding some of the “starchy” water to the pasta before the sauce to keep the noodles from sticking together. I’d also love to see some wine pairing suggestions!

  • blynn

    I would also love to see nutritional information as I am trying to lose weight and keep track of calories, fat, and carbs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bitesizecupcake Danae Hernandez

    I would love to see a bio on all the chefs and their families!

  • Mvetrino

    I’d love to see tips on picking the right pasta, cheeses, etc. Also tips for cooking Maggiano’s-type dishes at home.

  • Ractong

    Please create some healthy dishes with low sodium and fat, thanks.

  • Barneymd39

    I love the seafood pastas and would like to see more. Also would love more of the gluten free choices for my autistic daughter. Thanks!

  • blynn

    I would also like to see you add more new things to your menu more often.

  • Johnsonv763

    I would like to hear about wine and food pairings.

  • B.A.

    More fresh, light meals. One member of my family is vegetarian, so more of those meals would encourage her to eat at your restaurant. She is concerned about meals offered as vegetarian, but prepared with chicken broth (not cool). Being a meat eater, I appreciate the unique flavors Maggiano’s offers. It is always a treat to take someone to Maggiano’s, if they haven’t been there before. I like to watch as they peruse the menu, discovering the incredible offerings. Thanks for wanting to hear your customers’ comments.

  • Anonymous

    First and most important – I love Maggiano’s Spumoni and Profiterole! Now that the calories are taken care of…How about a low cal recipe for eggplant parm. Don’t want to sound like a lobbyist for eggplant industry, but would like more recipes using eggplant. Discussions about Italian wines and aperitifs. Where to buy imported quality Italian products like really good canned tuna and sardines. Are there places in the area to get fresh sardines. I see recipes for them, but don’t know if they are available here.

  • EmailforNR

    Would love to see a behind the scenes look at pairing pasta to sauce and what makes a good combination.

  • Frank Masciulli

    I would like to sample different dishes and gravy from different parts of Italy with a suggested wine for the dish. Maybe different flights of wine and gravy. It’s all about the wine and gravy :)

  • Judy546

    I would like to see more meatless dishes and recipes.

  • Judy546

    I would like to see more meatless dishes and recipes.

  • Judy546

    I would like to see more meatless dishes and recipes.

  • Fran

    Would love to see what specials are going on or planned. Possibly what training and background the chef(s) have.

  • Fran

    Would love to see what specials are going on or planned. Possibly what training and background the chef(s) have.

  • Jerry Feit

    What a nice idea! I’d like to know what is the favorite pasta of the Italian People. Also, what is the recipe that the Maggiano Chefs would use to prepare this dish.

  • Jerry Feit

    What a nice idea! I’d like to know what is the favorite pasta of the Italian People. Also, what is the recipe that the Maggiano Chefs would use to prepare this dish.

  • Crisbvp

    I would like to see more specials pastas and also receive coupons by e-mail.

    Isabel T.

  • NasoFinto

    @1525b9cc2b3d0c460fac346b4630cf7e:disqus Why try to fix something that is not broken!!! If you want health food then go to that sort of a restaurant!!! I lived in Naples from 1978 – 1985 and never saw a restaurant make low fat anything Why do people always try to change something that was never needs to be!! Share, take some home, eat smaller portions…What ever just leave it alone!!! I love Maggiano’s Just the way it is!!!

  • NasoFinto

    @1525b9cc2b3d0c460fac346b4630cf7e:disqus Why try to fix something that is not broken!!! If you want health food then go to that sort of a restaurant!!! I lived in Naples from 1978 – 1985 and never saw a restaurant make low fat anything Why do people always try to change something that was never needs to be!! Share, take some home, eat smaller portions…What ever just leave it alone!!! I love Maggiano’s Just the way it is!!!

  • Patricia Armstrong-Compte

    I love the posts you already have, I would also like to see video clips of cooking techniques and more healthy recipe ideas for those of us who LOVE to EAT and COOK ITALIAN! More simple at home recipes

  • Tedschorr

    i also would like to see alot of your foods with less salt. but i do love your pastas and
    salads.. i bring all my friends .. so we can share .. the portions are wonderful

  • Tedschorr

    i also would like to see alot of your foods with less salt. but i do love your pastas and
    salads.. i bring all my friends .. so we can share .. the portions are wonderful

  • Galybloom

    I would like to see vegan and gluten free versions of your dishes so that all of my friends and family can eat at Maggiano’s!

  • Kei03ae

    A lot more step by step demos please

  • Candydevany

    I would love to see segments about food and wine pairings

  • http://profiles.google.com/chrisrosenquist Chris Rosenquist

    I’d like to see dessert recipes that we can make at home.

  • Wanderer48

    I agree with those would like to see healthier options.

  • Pearlmanbrian

    Would love to hear, as part of the blog, how some dishes trace back to Italian history or traditions..

  • Jodie

    Hello, would like to see a dessert that has small samples of different items. I would also like to see a wine dinner event. I wondered if you ever do a chefs table in the kitchen? My husband is a General Manager for Fridays and might be interested in doing an event for his managers like this. Thank you,
    Jodie

  • Teacherlbs

    I also would love healthy dishes. I would love to also see the nutrition facts on the menu. How about low sugar, low carb dishes and drinks for diabetics?

  • Playgirl_wannaplay

    I would like to see daily specials and whats fresh thanks!

  • MV Jim

    I find this blog very interesting and full of potential. Meeting the chef’s along with their bios sorted by location will help customers get to know and understand what is in each entree along with meals made for certain medical/dietary restrictions. Also, giving tips on different dishes that can be made for family holiday gatherings would be great.

  • Goodman9

    Dessert is my favorite part of the meal. Showing which desserts match well with different meals would be great!

  • Run2boca

    I would also like to see healthier recipes, especially lower in sodium. What is Maggianos doing to make us healtier?

  • Nick

    I would like to see the bar area expanded.

  • Elaine Y.

    More on dishes with less carbs and more protein for those of us who are either diabetic or diet conscience! This is great how it works on my iPhone too!

  • Bsharpe4me

    I would like the history of some of the dish that are made. Where they came from, who ate them and just things like that.

  • Damon

    Chef demonstrations sound like a great idea to me too!

  • Friedsjr

    Maggiano is my absolute favorite place to eat. I have not had any better! Maybe you could any news going on. Maybe each day or week have different restaurant locations do the blog or about that location, differant specials and just interesting things about that location.

  • Ladie4444

    I would like the menu to give important health info like sugar, fat and sodium content per serving.
    I would also like to see more choices for vegetarians in pasta / main dishes.

  • Mdumas16

    I have been hooked on Maggianos since the first time i tried it on my Birthday. The food was excellant and the presentation was supurb. Keep up the good work and i would like to see more desserts..

  • Patricia Armstrong-Compte

    How about prizes for your fans for sharing some of our recipes with you, if you like our recipes then you can share them with with your patrons too. That way, we all “Break Bread Together”

  • Margie Diltz

    I would like to see new summer recipes! We LOVE Maggiano’s and visit often!
    @64e6ae7b79a3004cb951979d2c2fb80d:disqus

  • Eddiefcampbell

    Love the food–if you could add some more shrimp dishes would be great

  • Eddiefcampbell

    Love the food–if you could add some more shrimp dishes would be great

  • Maria

    I would be interested in seeing whole meal and entertaining ideas.

  • Dar

    I’d love to see nutritional information.

  • iamamommy

    I would love to see recipes that I can print after viewing a demo!

  • Surferhick06

    I would like to see ideas for entire meals, e.g. from appetizer to dessert with drink choices, so when we come to Maggianos in Charlotte we have a professional opinion of what flavors compliment each other.

  • Sue Northey

    Tips on how to buy cheese well and which cheeses go with which dishes. Thanks! @theunplanner:disqus

  • Barbara EDS

    I love your restaurant in St. Louis, MO and your wonderful food. However, we must limit visits due to the richness of your recipes and the lack of whole wheat pastas and choice of wheat pasta substitutes.

  • Barbara EDS

    I love your restaurant in St. Louis, MO and your wonderful food. However, we must limit visits due to the richness of your recipes and the lack of whole wheat pastas and choice of wheat pasta substitutes.

  • AliD22

    My husband and I just recently tried Maggiano’s and fell in love with it! We try to eat there as much as we can get down to Nashville. We would love to see how you go about hiring who cooks for you and what inspires the food they create. You have so many things to choose from on your menu, its so hard to figure out what to order. I can’t wait to try lots of things at your restaurant. And the part of the menu(when you’re dining in) that you order from and get to choose another one to take home??!! It’s wonderful!

  • AliD22

    My husband and I just recently tried Maggiano’s and fell in love with it! We try to eat there as much as we can get down to Nashville. We would love to see how you go about hiring who cooks for you and what inspires the food they create. You have so many things to choose from on your menu, its so hard to figure out what to order. I can’t wait to try lots of things at your restaurant. And the part of the menu(when you’re dining in) that you order from and get to choose another one to take home??!! It’s wonderful!

  • Pdelgrande

    I would like to see/hear how the chef’s set up the kitchen and prepare foods for food allergic guests.

  • Pdelgrande

    I would like to see/hear how the chef’s set up the kitchen and prepare foods for food allergic guests.

  • Jeffrey

    I love cheese. I would love to see a discussion about traditional italian cheeses Maggianos used and there best applications for your dishes.
    Why you use certain one and how they are made. Suppliers etc.

  • Jeffrey

    I love cheese. I would love to see a discussion about traditional italian cheeses Maggianos used and there best applications for your dishes.
    Why you use certain one and how they are made. Suppliers etc.

  • Kills6662000

    Recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms! I cant get mine to be as tasty. I dont care for healthiness.

  • Kills6662000

    Recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms! I cant get mine to be as tasty. I dont care for healthiness.

  • TheSveed

    It would be nice to see some gluten free cooking lessons or some gluten free menu items (other than salads).

  • Norman Sula

    I would like to see preparation times for your standard menu and special entrees.

    Thank You.

  • ADELE ARONSON

    WOULD LOVE MORE VEGETABLE ENTREES WITH MARINARA SAUCE.

  • Dgorgy1

    Wine recommendations with dinner specials . . .

  • Cookmlr1

    i would love tips on cooking pasta the right amount of time. also the tricks to make it not stick altogether

  • Gheener

    Like that this blog will contain recipie’s and cooking tips! Love the restaurant in St. Louis Missouri.

  • Kristy

    I went to Maggiano’s for the first time a few months back with my sister, and loved it! What I would like to see is monthly specials that the restaurant is holding and a new recipe weekly, so I could produce at my own dinner table when I am not able to make it out to Maggiano’s.

  • Laurabjohnson19

    My husband loves your eggplant. I would like to see the recipe. I would also love the gift card because we are having my daughter’s graduation party at Maggiano’s

  • Maria Iovino

    I’d love to see lots of behind the scenes stories and the people who make your restaurant the ultimate in fine Italian dining.

  • Theresabradley

    I would like to see more vegetarian healthy dishes. I think the blog is a good idea.

  • Maryjo_tomsick

    I would love to see recipes using fresh ingredients available for the current season. Hopefully, your recipes will be easy to follow. O love the food at your restaurant and look forward to trying some recipes

  • Putzie 251

    I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to hear about the culinary artists creating such succulent masterpieces as your Medallions of Beef or the Chicken Saltimbocca.

  • Putzie 251

    I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to hear about the culinary artists creating such succulent masterpieces as your Medallions of Beef or the Chicken Saltimbocca.

  • Js747

    In the words of Lidia Bastianich….”Tutti a tavola a mangiare”!
    Always enjoy Maggiano’s

  • Js747

    In the words of Lidia Bastianich….”Tutti a tavola a mangiare”!
    Always enjoy Maggiano’s

  • http://profiles.google.com/betsey3 Betsey Wagener

    i’d like to see seasonal recipes, including drink/cocktail recipes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/betsey3 Betsey Wagener

    i’d like to see seasonal recipes, including drink/cocktail recipes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/betsey3 Betsey Wagener

    i’d like to see seasonal recipes, including drink/cocktail recipes.

  • ESKRAMER

    I WOULD LIKE MORE FISH,SALAD AND DESERT RECIPES AND A 3 OR 4 COURSE MEAL FOR ONE PRICE. CHANCE FOR COUPONS ESTHER

  • Ambercalif

    I would love to see more vegetarian recipes using porcini, my absolute favorite mushroom!!!

  • Rj Madonia

    I am new to the blogs and am still taking it all in so im not sure what else I would like to see. I do love Maggiano’s though! Delicious!

  • http://twitter.com/nosogirl julie reuter

    What about discussing culinary travels to Italy? Recommendations, places, etc.

  • Laurel

    I would love to learn how to make “heart healthy” options for Italian dishes, as well as home made pasta noodles of all types!! YUM!!!

  • Nessie

    A lot of

  • http://profiles.google.com/reddashay Redda Shay

    I would like to see more variety of healthy dishes.

  • Ajlee

    Wouildlove to see healthire didshes also!!

  • Sccrrx49

    I would like to see some new ideas that can be added to the menu. Maybe also more ways to advertise Maggiano’s!! Also, maybe some frozen meals in the grocery store!

  • Cathie Westcot

    I would love to see recipes for beginners as well as for seasoned chefs. Or how to take a mundane recipe and make it exceptional.

  • Cathie Westcot

    I would love to see recipes for beginners as well as for seasoned chefs. Or how to take a mundane recipe and make it exceptional.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lcguzlowski Lillian Guzlowski

    recipes and how to’s would be great

  • http://profiles.google.com/lcguzlowski Lillian Guzlowski

    recipes and how to’s would be great

  • misslv

    I would love to see what your customer favorites are and your most ordered items….and another update for every new season. I love going to Maggiano’s, but always end up asking the server what his/her favorite dish is & what is most popular. I actually do that at every restaurant…lol.
    I would also love to see cooking/grilling tips for meat dishes to ensure the juiciest, most tender meat. Keep up the great service!!

  • misslv

    I would love to see what your customer favorites are and your most ordered items….and another update for every new season. I love going to Maggiano’s, but always end up asking the server what his/her favorite dish is & what is most popular. I actually do that at every restaurant…lol.
    I would also love to see cooking/grilling tips for meat dishes to ensure the juiciest, most tender meat. Keep up the great service!!

  • Erin34

    I would love to see more dishes for vegetarians. I love pasta, but would love to see more with veggies on your menu.

  • Erin34

    I would love to see more dishes for vegetarians. I love pasta, but would love to see more with veggies on your menu.

  • RC

    I would enjoy seeing a demo on how to make your amazing tiramisu!

  • RC

    I would enjoy seeing a demo on how to make your amazing tiramisu!

  • Mgr7

    I would love see healthy yet delicious appetizers and entrees featured (with recipes and shopping lists that are printable) that one can prepare in 45 min or less. So many of us are busy yet want to cook healthy and delicious meals at home. Maggiano’s food is always wonderful and it would be fabulous to be able to bring a taste of that home when we can’t get to the restaurant.

  • Jkraemer1

    Love this idea. Would like to hear what the wait staff is saying about people’s favorites, their opinions and ideas. I think they are the pulse of the diners and we LOVE Maggiano’s. They are so helpfull!!!

  • julju

    A nice recipe for egg white pasta… I wanted to make my own noodles but there are SO many different recipes out there and I don’t know which one to use..

  • Rlot1959

    Why not offer readersof the blog discount or a buy one,gert one free coupons or coupons of your featured ontrees.

  • alana

    I would love to see more recipes on the blog along with great wine parings.

  • RT

    I would love to see you cook. Show us how it’s done.

  • RT

    I would love to see you cook. Show us how it’s done.

  • Lzenglish1969

    Your dishes are deliscious, but they need to be made with less fat. I simply will not eat many of the dishes.

  • Anonymous

    Quick tips on making healthy food that taste great.

  • Janeen

    the setting of the blog is pretty bland, and not inviting, it looks like he is in his own home and also looks like he is reading note cards.

  • http://landlock-mo.blogspot.com/ rebecca

    I would love to see a recipe section. Maybe a few times a year, Maggiano’s could post a recipe. I would LOVE to see the Chicken and Spinach Manicotti recipe because every time I go to Maggiano’s I order that one! I love Maggiano’s!

  • Agoodtaco

    I would like to see more seafood choices, such as halicut, salmon, crabs, scallops, etc cooked in more creative Italian way of cooking………YUMMY !

  • Agoodtaco

    I would like to see more seafood choices, such as halicut, salmon, crabs, scallops, etc cooked in more creative Italian way of cooking………YUMMY !

  • http://heynowallison.tumblr.com/ allison

    I personally would love to know the source of your ingredients..more specifically if they’re non-GMO.

  • Robert W. Berner

    I would like to see pictures of at least 5 dishes every session. I would also like the calorie count on each dish. Also, any new specials that are created with pictures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1087546214 Sharon Harris

    I would love to see you video tape how to make your famous

    desserts.

  • Agnes

    I would like to see whole grain pasta dishes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/meg.blake3 Megan Wagner

    I would love to see video demonstrations of recipes! Healthy options would be great too!

  • Corimari

    I would appreciate and use a guide to pasta: shapes and best uses for them; storage methods and length of time to store; optimal cooking times; even brand recommendations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1131553803 John C. Lind

    Why not post daily specials either weekly or monthly, or allow for people to request certain items to be included in the specials? It’s good to see this blog, by the way . . .

  • Cemettixx

    I would love to see some of the Chef’s favorite Appetizers

  • Nickerson619

    I would love to see Featured Servers of Maggianos. I know when we dine at Maggianos our server really sets the tone of the experience. From bein g knowledale in the pairing of wine to helping to select entrees to suit our taste when we want to try something different. We have had some memorable servers… Thank you Rebecca you were awesome. So let everyone know how good they really are!!

  • Tlh3poodles

    I would love to have you list some of your favorite wine and dish combinations. I never know what to pair together when i order a meal.

  • Lsplease

    How about more choices of salads? I am a vegan and would like to see more choices of veggi cooked in delicious OLIVE OIL! Way to Go !

  • Alex Alcala01

    I would love to see more gluten free options!!

  • Robb

    I have attended Maggiano’s for years..so, there is no need to “sell me”. But, ifyour blog should let me know :1. how to achieve discounts ; 2. when special social events are scheduled;3. announcements of new items to be added to the delicious current menu.
    In addition, there should be special “date night” promotions..with all of the divorces out there, and especially for people age 50+, there should be events scheduled to attract either couples and/or theseses people

    Tth

  • Alshap68

    I would like to learn how to prepare grilling and frying artichokes.

  • Javier Alejandro

    Hi Chefs! I’d love to see your nutrition facts on your entrées, as well as our chef’s favorite dishes!

  • WGS

    I would like to see more of the preparation activities. I would love a kitchen cam as part of a blog. Click on any time and see real time prep.

  • Herb Mingace

    I would like to see an old Italian soup called minestre. It is full of meat and greens, and very healthy. Wouold be a great addition to an already over the top menu.

  • Garnet408

    We are a military couple right outside the Macdill AFB in Tampa FL… and when i dont want to cook an italian recipe( my family from Naples). we love coming to maggiano.just like going to my mom’s house house to eat…… it soo delicious… plus would loving seeing the different recipes… so that i can be more creative…We are soo lucky to have u right in our neighborhood.

  • Tim Prost

    I would like to see how to wine and dine a table of 4, for $100.00 or less

  • Charlotte

    I’d like to see more recipes for the everyday cook. simple recipes, with few, inexpensive ingredients.

  • http://twitter.com/U021650 Bob W

    I’d like to see special dishes using local, fresh, seasonal ingredients!

  • Donna

    I would enjoy learning about different wines to enjoy with my pasta. I love your bread ! Maggiano’s is the finest Italian Restarant in this area.Donna

  • Jeccalh

    I would love to see some cooking demonstrations… the original recipe, then maybe some modifications to make it healthier or with substitutions if some ingredients are too expensive. I think it would also be fun if you guys come up with new recipes that we can vote on that we would like to see on the menu at Maggiano’s!

  • Quicknick

    Would love to see smaller portions available of your delcious Italian dishes. The reflection of the family dishes you already prepare in a smaller am’t, coupled with a slightly lower budget friendly priced menu will look very good on YOU end result, I will be able to bring my family into “Mangiare, mangiare” more often!.

  • Jjbeaty

    I would personally like to see how Maggianos is a step ahead of other competitors such as Macaroni Grill, Olive Garden, etc. Also, I think it would be great to have a cooking competition among all the chefs and or senior leadership/executives of Maggianos!

  • Rowusu1221

    I would love to see you make the hand-twisted pasta or the sauce for Rigatoni-D!! Those are my all time favorites!!

  • Anonymous

    The creme brulee recipe, please
    .

  • http://profiles.google.com/kellycraftsforkids Kelly Papageorge

    I would love to see some more great cocktail recipes now that we are getting into summer and can enjoy a nice drink outside. Can’t wait to try that Bellini!

  • Shoppercarin

    I was going to say it would be nice to get recipes, then I saw the one for The Bellini Swirl! The list of monthly specials look amazing- are you going to provide any of those recipes?

  • BRM13

    It would be nice to have healthy, vegan, and gluten free options.

  • Christine

    Vegetarian menu ideas please! I love dining at Maggiano’s because I can eat tasty dishes without meat.

  • Donna Rosa Baker

    Bona Sera!
    I love eating at Maggiano’s and go as often as my wallet tells me to! I am in love with the spaghetti and meatballs and would like to eat it at least once per week!! (I have italian blood and so do miss the elders, who are all gone now and unfortunately I did not inherit their talent in the kitchen! hence-when I find a meatball that resembles the Rosa’s, its a beautiful thing. Oh so what I would ask for is that you blog on how to make the perfect meat ball (believe me, not everyone knows how to do this) and the perfect sauce to saturate it in. I’m am also seeking the 411 on the sald and fabulous mouth watering dressing. This along with the perfect meatball would make a blog that desreves fireworks! and make more pison’s for maggiano’s chef!! Salute’ Donna Rosa Baker 314-239-8249

  • Donna Rosa Baker

    Bona Sera!
    I love eating at Maggiano’s and go as often as my wallet tells me to! I am in love with the spaghetti and meatballs and would like to eat it at least once per week!! (I have italian blood and so do miss the elders, who are all gone now and unfortunately I did not inherit their talent in the kitchen! hence-when I find a meatball that resembles the Rosa’s, its a beautiful thing. Oh so what I would ask for is that you blog on how to make the perfect meat ball (believe me, not everyone knows how to do this) and the perfect sauce to saturate it in. I’m am also seeking the 411 on the sald and fabulous mouth watering dressing. This along with the perfect meatball would make a blog that desreves fireworks! and make more pison’s for maggiano’s chef!! Salute’ Donna Rosa Baker 314-239-8249

  • Spacy

    I would love to see some of your recipes and maybe a how to video to accompany it.

  • Spacy

    I would love to see some of your recipes and maybe a how to video to accompany it.

  • Azizeh34

    I would like to see demos of your most popular dishes but demonstrated in ways to make them low in calories.

  • Azizeh34

    I would like to see demos of your most popular dishes but demonstrated in ways to make them low in calories.

  • aerwin95@gmail.com

    I’d like to see more about your specials. Love your restaurant!!

  • Bruce G

    Recipe section and alergy free recipes

  • Sryan1982

    I would like to see more recipes demo’d.

  • Clairecherven

    I would like your chef to share spring/summer pasta recipes using fresh vegetables and fruits.

  • Dan Loverro

    Would like to hear more about vegetarian friendly foods in the blog if possible, thanks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DBBZG7UQVUKHSJ7VFT3DSMEDA4 Roderick

    I would love to see quick and easy authentic recipes which can be easily completed at home, so that those of us who live far from the nearest Maggiano’s can at least attempt to get our “fix” between visits. My nearest Maggiano’s is about 100 miles away, but I still try to visit at least once a month. In the meantime, I’d love to be able to create my own Rigatoni “D” or Chicken and Spinach Manicotti and somehow capture the same great flavors.

  • http://twitter.com/mcgarityce Claire McGarity

    I’d love to know about new recipes that are going to be on the menu!

  • Allison

    I would love to see recipes posted so we can try to create some of the goodness at home!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see recipes that I could try at home. Thanks

    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    I would like to see some recipes and chances for other give-aways.

  • Djparaman

    I would like to see Happy hour specials listed every day.

  • Joy

    Can we see in the demos and menus more on point values as calculated with Weight Watchers?

  • Daly16810

    I would love to hear how the chefs approach incorporating seasonal foods into their recipes to take maximum advantage of the changing seasons here in Chicago!

  • Kate

    I would like to hear from you as to what you eat at home when you leave the restaurant. Also, do you allow your family to cook without your input?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

    I also would like to see healthy recipes… or even a which wine to pair with what certain dish…

  • Madronatree

    I would like to see recipes. Also nutritional counts. And some coupons.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    Blog entries about special upcoming events at a local Maggiano’s would be neat.

  • Grandmaleopard

    OOOOH,OOOOOH, OOOOOH ! This is great! I would love to watch the chefs in action-how they decide the menu, preparation, start to finish! Also, a book of their recipes would be fantastic, and I would also love to take a class with the chefs-How cool would that be?

  • Caric555

    This blog should have monthly videos of Maggianos chefs preparing select dishes. Sometimes after eating a really great dish I wonder if human beings really made this or of it was beamed down from space. These videos could serve as proof to the nonbelievers!

  • http://twitter.com/momma_money Rachel

    I would love to see recipe aspects…such as how to make a great Marsala sauce. Also, I love how your going to have weekly contests like this on your blog. I’d also like to see how to make your dishes kid-friendly so that we can incorporate that style more at home. The benefit is that when we go out, I’m not strapped to a kids menu and the whole family can benefit from more well-rounded dishes. Thanks! :-)

  • Brandi

    Maggiano’s is my husband and I’s favorite restaurant! I would love to see on the blog the mention of customers’ favorite dishes and/or chef’s favorite dishes. A lot of times people are afraid to try a new dish and being able to read reviews prior to dining would really be beneficial!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    You could write some about the people involved in creating the Maggiano’s experience – from the chef to the waiters.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    I think a blog would receive more hits if it was advertised in the e-mail mail outs.

  • kimb

    I would like to see some basic information/history on the different regions of italian cooking – and showcase some of your dishes that celebrate each region. My husbands family is italian and their recipes are amazing, but some are not what lots of people would instantly recognize as italian -i.e. pasta and beans. Thanks!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    There could be an entry about where the high quality ingredients come from, and what methods are used to prepare them.

  • Micshaef

    Don’t make your regular salads smaller though, I like the size!

  • Ebegin216

    it all looks so good

  • Missyand

    I would love to see easy ways to make an every day meal special

  • Teri_978

    I REALLY HOPE I WIN A MAGGIANO’S GIFT CARD! :-)

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    A feature I’d like to see in a blog is the ability to comment, and the ability to win prizes by random selection of the people who comment on a blog.

  • http://www.leo-gwin.com Cheryl

    I would love to see you invite diabetics to your restaurant telling giving them carbohydrate counts for your menu items along with photos of how delicious carb counting at Maggiano’s can be.

  • Antonio

    Include lots of photos of your foods, with vivid descriptions of these delicious
    offerings.

  • Lianeandrea_11

    I would love to know what the chef’s favorite dish is to eat and their favorite dish to make.

  • slaslie

    I would like to see a list of which wines would be best suited for going with certain entrees- a list of combinations.

  • meg2614

    I would love to see recipe inspirations.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    To keep up a steady flow of content, you could cover every item on the menu.

  • Dennaegreene

    I would like to see what wines compliment each dinner

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Bergbower/1472335414 Jason Bergbower

    I would like to see promotional dishes before they are offered at Maggiano’s. Let us comment and choose what promotional dishes make the menu. You can get a lot of great feedback before it ever hits the restaurant tabl.

  • Terikey77

    I love Maggiano’s, I hope I win a gift card so I can come try it again!

  • Marlsweiss

    I used to like to go to dine family style with your large salads and dishes that we could share. You have lowered prices but made portions much smaller which makes you like everyone else. Set yourself apart and make a statement of who you are. Also, healthier fare as a choice would be great!
    marlsie

  • lisar79

    I would love to see some great Italian recipes.

  • Dflgh

    I’d like to see opportunities to reserve a chef’s table!

  • Karla

    I would like to see cooking techniquies that you use in your kitchens.

  • Henry_hwrd

    I would like to see margarita recipes and the mom’s lasagna recipe.

  • Moboyle23

    Agree with @29cd9eb398002427b2551be9693b08e7:disqus . I would love to see in depth chef demonstrations on different meal preparations.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZKZBD4PK2F25GTY6NAZTOFGMA Josh

    I think it may be cool to feature certain dishes at different times of the year. Also, more contests or rewards to regular customers. Im always looking for Maggianos whenever I travel to bigger cities.

  • Paulie B.

    I would love to see a monthly dish featured that is native to a part of Italy. Using a different dish each month from a different part of Italy. Keeping the description so tantalizing that I can almost taste the sauce in my mouth. Mangia, mangia, mangia!

  • Tvu

    Provide healthy or vegetarian alternatives to the classic Maggiano recipes.

  • Cheryl

    Oh, come on! Jello? We can be more imaginative than that for diabetics. This sky is the limit in delicious low carb desserts…

  • Summerblond

    Like others have mentioned, I’d like to see chef demos and some of your well-known and well-loved dishes. Also, wine pairing instructions or mixology demos would be fun.

  • tracie

    I’d love to see nutritional info. on your dishes, like fat content, sodium, etc.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see healthy recipes on the menu, however, I love this restaurant no matter how fattening the dish is! My family spent Easter at Maggiano’s, it was also my mom’s 50th birthday and the first Easter without my grandpop. So instead of cooking Easter dinner this year we decided to go out to eat. We were so happy we made a new family tradition because not only was the food delicious but the service was wonderful. My family had a great time celebrating and remembering my pop that day! Thank you

  • Stacy

    I would love to see recipes for some of Maggiano’s favorite menu items.

  • Katya355

    I would love to see how to create easy healthy recipes for a 9-5 single working mom.

  • http://profiles.google.com/christinehorgan Christine Dumais

    Would love to see more recipes for how to make Maggiano’s dishes at home!

  • mmerand

    I’d love to learn more about you create menu items. How you pair vegetables with meat/fish, decide on sauces, etc.! Thx

  • Ruth D

    I’d like to see tips on when to use different pastas and recipes for home cooks.

  • Karen

    I hardly cook, so when I do it’s a big deal around my house. I would love to see recipes that are super easy to prepare yet look like I’ve really worked at it.

  • Letesha_17

    I would love to see more bundle family deals from Maggiano’s

  • Nguyen Le

    i would love to see recipes and demonstrations! :)

  • colleen

    I am SO excited for this blog. I hired Maggianos to cater my daughters graduation party, and it was a huge hit! Looking forward to many inspirational blogs! Hopefully the recipe for chicken and spinach manicotti will be on here (hint, hint)

  • BJB

    I wish they would list the nutritional value on the menu so that people with special needs can make a more informed decision.

  • Lasagna

    I love Lasagna when I go eat at Italian restaurant. Your Mom’s lasagna was super salty when I had last month. Lower the salt … Please! It’s not matter of health but also taste BAD!

  • Gail FL

    I would love to see some pastry demos! As an young pastry cook, I love to see how you develop your dessert menu

  • Fairwayblvd

    Would like recipes and notations as to what substitues can be used.

  • Mammax3

    I would love to see nutritional information so that I can make informed decisions about what I eat

  • Tghandy

    I’d love to see some red sauce sauce and lasagna recipe’s. Also, wine pairings would be nice..

  • Samantha

    Best Italian restaurant I ever dined in.. Ur crab cakes make me visit the restaurant once in every month..

  • Samantha

    Best Italian restaurant I ever dined in.. Ur crab cakes make me visit the restaurant once in every month..

  • Lauramartinsommer

    I would like to find out where some of the foods you buy are purchased from.

  • Lauramartinsommer

    I would like to find out where some of the foods you buy are purchased from.

  • Kathy

    Any recipes that you would share would be wonderful!I haven’t found any item on the menu that is not delicious & worth ordering again. Look forward to the future postings. Thank you!!!!

  • Tajernigan

    I think the addition of the chef’s blog is great and plan to follow it on a regular basis. I appreciate you emails and coupons and I really love the meals where you can buy one and take one

  • Stephen DiCenso, Stevey D

    I would like to see video demonstrations of your chefs making some of the dishes like Rigatoni D and Coach Joey Z’s Angel Hair Pasta. I would also like to see the recipes for various dished too. Even though your portions are great and the prices are reasonable, I still would like to win a gift ard.

  • Doug Bunnell

    kEEP US INFORMED ON NEW ENTREES as well as “Specisls”. Your food is awesome and I’m sure you will keep coming up with more great dishes!!

  • Armannaficy

    Would love to see more healthy dishes for people who are on diet or having health problem but love to eat out.

  • Sbuchwald

    What a great idea! I would love to see one of your chefs prepare one of your dishes. Make it real. Make it doable. Make it with ingredients we can easily find. Help us to make it taste as delicious as you do!

  • Carrie21497

    Me and my husband LOVE Maggiano’s! I would love to see the calorie, fat and carb counts on the menu.

  • Marilou yabes

    I love eating at Maggiano’s. I enjoy the family style meal deal to share with friends and relatives. I would like to see some low salt dishes on the menu in the future.

  • Desiree

    I am always a fan of food/restaurant blogs that mixes recipes, tips, pairings, specials, behind the scenes, chefs. That way I feel a sense of community with the brand.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see some low-fat vegan options with root vegetables and reduced fat cheeses. Or, just some minor adjustments to your already incredible menu like chopped asparagus served with your ravioli but, with a lighter white cheese sauce.

  • Jim Griffith

    I would like to see information on specials and promotions.

  • Therese Boucher

    I would like to see healthier meal options.

  • kdye1952

    I’d like to see the recipe for the shredded beef cannelloni those are fantastic.

  • Mtnmojo2

    I would love to see pictures of all the menu items. I think there’s a lot of people like me who are very visual and base their decisions off what the dish looks like.

  • Rosanne

    I would enjoy seeing demnostrations from Maggianos’ guest chefs from your fabulous restaurants around the country. How do you do those yummy green beans w/crispy bacon and onions? :)

  • mom3

    Since my kids have grown I finally have time to do gourmet cooking before more quantity for the growing boys so my husband is delighted and love to try some Maggiano Recipes!

  • Halsma66

    I love this place! Really made the trip with my girlfriend to the Fisher Theater special, and the flowers on the table were perfect!

  • Halsma66

    I love this place! Really made the trip with my girlfriend to the Fisher Theater special, and the flowers on the table were perfect!

  • Anthony Bennaugh

    I would love to see videos and demonstrations. Thanks for this giveaway :)

  • Lisa Cunningham

    I would like to see receipe demos for low fat dishes.

  • Kirstendrake07

    I would like to see wine and food pairings by the chefs. Only the chef knows which wine pairs best with his or her creation. Suggestions are always nice to compliment the food with a nice glass of wine. It makes the experience more enjoyable!

  • Diana

    I would like to see recipes for some favorite dishes with the nutritional information included.

  • http://profiles.google.com/zidel333 Lauren Ziegler

    I would love to see Maggianos to incorporate tea infused meats, or possibly, an Italian Tea infused cocktail.

    LOVE the Desserts! Can you make a bigger “sharing” size??? Who am I kidding, I’ll eat it all by myself. :P

  • blanca

    I would love to see a vegetarian/vegan section.

  • k8ie

    I would like to see reccomendations on pairings for different foods/wine/salads.

  • Delia Colon

    Would love to see coupons available. And a place close to home Gastonia.

  • Delia Colon

    Would love to see coupons available. And a place close to home Gastonia.

  • Rkymtnrph

    I would love to know more about what ingredients I can substitute for ingredients in a recipe. I love to just use what I have around the house, so knowing what I can substitute would make that a lot easier.

  • Rkymtnrph

    I would love to know more about what ingredients I can substitute for ingredients in a recipe. I love to just use what I have around the house, so knowing what I can substitute would make that a lot easier.

  • Tiffany D

    I’d love to see and new menu items or specials and also any fabulous tips!

  • jo

    We love your gluten free bread and would love to see more Italian gluten free foods!

  • CarolJ

    I also would like to see more information on nutritional values. On the not so healthier side, I’d like to learn more about pairing wines with some of your dishes.

  • JanJ

    I would like to see a team meeting between the chefs and servers discussing the fresh sheet of the day with the acutal dishes so all can taste and actually know what they’re recommending to the customer.

  • Ask98

    I would like to see the different kinds of wines and what goes in them.

  • Ann Marie

    I think it would be fun to have your customers give you their favorite recipe and see if your executive chefs can create it and then feature it on the menu for a month or so. Maybe if the recipe was from their grandmother or mother they can come in and see how the chefs did in recreating her recipe. It would make Maggiano’s a real “family” restaurant featuring recipes from real families that are customers.

    Thanks,

    Ann Marie

  • Swatkins9

    It would be great to add heart healthy logo to certain menu items that have reduced salt, saturated fat and calories. Sugar-free desserts would be welcomed. Thanks for your special buy a special entree and take an entree home. We were able to enjoy mother’s day at home after church because of the take home entrees. Thank you

  • adam007

    I would very much enjoy reading a daily or weekly entry by a Maggiano’s chef which may include information as to which dish is most popular at a given location, or what new ingredient he/she is experimenting with, or an interesting story from the kitchen.

  • Debbie Schmitt

    I would like to see articles on different types of olive oil. Debbie Schmitt

  • http://twitter.com/patt0159 Patt Browder

    I would like to see healthier food lower in fat. Also some food that is good for weight watchers (the weight loss group) All of you delicious food in high in points !

  • http://profiles.google.com/edewaard Eric Edewaard

    would like to see new dishes or new dish ideas – sort of a preview of good things to come!

  • MbW723

    @1525b9cc2b3d0c460fac346b4630cf7e:disqus I would also like to see somewhat healthier versions of the restaurant food, with instructions for how to make them at home.

  • Tededjohn52

    I have been going to Maggiano’s since opening day in the Denver Tech Center and have NEVER been disappointed. What makes it different is the staff, and I am ALWAYS greeted with smiles and “genuine” people who care.

  • Amanda Devereux

    LOVE this! Any cooking or prep tips are always helpful. Maybe start a menu section with lighter entrees and dining options. Would also love to see more dishes created with rappini!

  • Anita Cowan

    I enjoy dining with friends and family at Maggiano’s. It would be great if we could get the recipes of the dishes we ordered, then try and make them at home.

  • wade

    I would like to see videos of chefs preparing recipes

  • digmom1014

    I have been a fan of Maggiano’s for years, and since have been diagnosed with celiac. Your treatment and caring of your “special needs” customers havs only added to my delight in your restaurant! My suggestions are: cooking classes, wine pairings, demo’s on the website, and special healthier options.

  • Kbucko99

    I would like to see you demostrate how delicious recipes and cooking doesn’t have to mean thousands of calories and high fat. Good cooking uses natural food and fat-free spices to create healthy, delicious meals that don’t make us feel guilty. If going out to eat were healthier, SO many more people would do it on a regular basis. I would love a world where I could go out to Maggiano’s and have a delicious, responsible meal, without feeling guilty afterwards. Hopefully a professional chef knows that this is possible, and can make it happen!

  • Toni

    Would like to see recipes (with video instruction), including pasta, entree, appetizer, salad, soup and dessert courses. Would like menu suggestions incorporating the recipes, as well as wine pairings. Would like a tip of the day or week relating to Italian cooking/ cuisine. Special offers are always great, too.

  • AD

    Any way of making a lower-calorie menu, or low-cal options of some favorites (i.e. lasagna)? I love classic Italian food, and would love to see some healthier options!

  • AD

    Any way of making a lower-calorie menu, or low-cal options of some favorites (i.e. lasagna)? I love classic Italian food, and would love to see some healthier options!

  • colleen

    I would love to see recipes for current dishes and ones that are similiar both low calorie.

  • colleen

    I would love to see recipes for current dishes and ones that are similiar both low calorie.

  • Terri

    I would like to see cooking tips. Ways we can prepare delicious Italian food at home.

  • Tomas

    I think it should be part of a rewards program.

  • milleymom

    @1525b9cc2b3d0c460fac346b4630cf7e:disqus I completely agree! I too, would love to see healthier versions of your recipes both featured on the blog and available on your menu!

  • Tara Edwards22

    I would like to see Nutrition facts posted as I do try to eat on the healthier side when I go out.

  • Lmarroquin

    I would like to see how you could incorporate ground turkey or ground chicken in place of some of the beef dishes.

  • Conniebg

    Like the idea of the blog. Need to speed up this comment section. Glad your service isn’t this slow. Please add a dessert discusion and one for appetizers.

  • Jleong15

    I would love to see the Zuppa frutti di mare(seafood soup) on the menu as prepared in Venice and Florence, Italy!! Italian food rocks!!

  • Lindagalka

    Heart healthy easy to prepare recipes. Looking forward to the blog

  • Powles

    I would love to see more Gluten Free options besides just one type of pasta noodles. Your competition has a whole page dedicated to GF options. Pastas with veggies & sausage is just one idea

  • howard

    More specials and maybe a discount monday thru thursday or senior discount in these tough economic times.

  • howard

    More specials and maybe a discount monday thru thursday or senior discount in these tough economic times.

  • MbW723

    Agreed! I like these ideas!

  • Buzybunny

    Would love to see recipes, tips and tricks and of course coupons!

  • DOMO<3rrrrrr

    Would love to see recipes that include healthy options (low in butter) and include seasonal vegetables! Also, tips for cooking larger portions would be great!

  • Sany

    I would love to see how you prepare the meals as well as the recipes and the big bonus would be how to select a wine drink for the meal.

  • SYR

    Nutritional information would be appreciated so I can make healthier choices when dining at Maggiano’s.

  • pacpaxpax

    I would like to see suggestions on how to make meals memorable occasions at Maggiano’s, like traditions, celebrations, superstitions, discussion, and reasons to get together.

  • Kathy K

    I would love to see recipes! I an always looking for new recipes. Most interested in quick and healthy recipes.

  • Meme

    Love everything on your menu so it’s hard to decide what to eat on any given night. Would love to see a “sampler” plate on the menu

  • LoriS

    I’d like to see cooking/mixology demonstrations online of your recipes and signature cocktails.

  • http://twitter.com/JssMcLn Jessie McLean

    When I was in Sicily, I had this amazing Pasta e Fagioli that was entirely vegetarian and I’ve never been able to find it’s equal. I’d love to see a dish like that, or any other scrumptious vegetarian friendly recipes! Happy blogging! x

  • Paula

    I would like Healthy Heart recipes that are easy to prepare at home both for family meals and for guests. Thank you, Paula

  • Alison

    My family is Italian and we have greatly enjoyed going to Maggiano’s together. I’m looking forward to reading this blog!

  • Alanlennie

    I would like for Maggiano’s to consider locating further North of Perimeter. We folks in the Windward and Cumming areas have a considerable drive to go to our favorite Italian style restaurant. What are the chances of a new location for us folks to frequent?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1498036557 Todd Barwick

    I would like to see recipes for one. Quick to make.

  • amwiden

    I had a breakfast brunch treat for Mother’s Day and each entree was plated. Can you offer some tips for making a dish look better?

  • Judy

    Your menu selections and portions are terrific. The only thing we would appreciate is diabetic offerings for dessert and publication of carbs and sodium and calories included on the menu.

  • Mary

    I would love to see more Gluten Free items and recipes! I <3 Maggiano's!!!

  • Annet

    I would love to see the pasta recipes and the desert recipes!!! Also a possible frequent diner program
    if possible. Everything is DELICIOUS!!!

  • Greenmonster46

    I’d like to see recipes for full meals including desserts. What desserts go best after which types of dinners?

  • Emily

    I would like to see coupons or a dining rewards program for frequent diners.

  • Emily

    I would like to see coupons or a dining rewards program for frequent diners.

  • FLTeacher02

    As one who likes to cook, I agree with the other commenter that I’d like to see some good Italian recipes

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see more of the delicious Maggiano’s recipes!!

  • gteh3

    Would like to see how he comes up with new recipes and how he chooses which is a winner.

  • Jballou

    I would love to have your sauce and meatball recipes as well as your salad dressing recipe! What do you serve your families for the holidays/gatherings? I’m sure we’d ALL love an invitation.

  • Jjpflasunshine

    I would love too see the recipe for your fabulous Tiramasu for Maggiano’s love your restauran, food, family style dining, desserts, and those fab lemon cookies!

  • Amy Ko

    I ‘d like to see you have more recipes with as less salt as possible.

  • Rei V.

    It’s be great to see what certain dishes go with certain wines. I love Maggianos!

  • Rtscritz

    I would love to see lower calorie recipes and demonstrations that can be recreated at home

  • Judyman715

    I would love to see healthy recipes that are easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients.

  • Clthomas82004

    I would love to learn how to make some of the dishes at Maggiano’s.

  • Ruth

    How about sharing your recipe and maybe a demo of your delicious lasagna. I salivate just thinking about it!

  • Ritt

    I love Maggianos! I am excited about the Chef’s blog. I would love to see really old family secret recipes that have been kept secret for over 100 years! That would be awesome. Or give someone a chance to meet with your chef for a quick lesson on making their favorite Maggiano dish!

  • Tgareau

    What entrees can be prepared GF? And what steps are taken to avoid cross contamination?
    Thank you

  • Sunrise

    I would love to read customers reviews on their “Maggianos Dinning Experience”. A positive comment and great review goes a long way!! A section highlighting the children’s cooking classes would also be wonderful!!

  • Megweb5

    I would love a wine list that links to recipes on the blog that go best with each!

  • Anonymous

    Every Chef has their own style, background and recipe box, so I would love to see the different Chefs making something they love to eat and that means something to them.

  • Seisler

    I love Maggiano’s outstanding wine selections and would like to know with each dish what wine your experts would recommend.

  • Belle

    I would like to see information about glut ten free meals, bread, desserts & alcoholic drinks. Going out to see others eat bread, wine, appetersizers that you can not eat or drink makes it harder for those can’t have it. This is one of my favorite restaurants but limited to my allergies.

  • Lisamegg

    I would love to see entree and wine pairings. It would be great to know which wines go best with which types of dinner entree offerings.

  • Betty

    How about some articles on different regions in Italy and recipes too.

  • Ecogreenzie

    I would like to see a healthy dish of the week , whole grain pasta ect. But I must say you are my family and my favorite place for lunch and dinner

  • Roziebudzz2

    Would love more healthy veggie dishes.

  • Athompson

    I would like to learn how your delivery system works. Minimum order, area of delivery, etc.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to hear tips from the chefs, the small things they do when prepping or cooking that they think make the biggest difference.

  • Jdeemarie

    I would love to see a post about how to choose the right wine to go with a dish. (On a side note, is wine supposed to be chilled or served room-temperature?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Serubo/1038690959 Peter Serubo

    need to add some italian deserts like rum cake or canolis….

  • Mcburke1957

    We love eating at Maggiano’ !!!!! I would like to see demostrations on main dishes.

  • Mgibson16

    Going to Maggiano’s is like taking a trip to Italy. I love getting your emails about what is coming up & out! This blog could share tips and techniques to use at home as well as give us a sneak peak of th enew dishes .

  • Tiffany Morelli

    i would like to see some vegan options

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW2V2XTPE4ORVUFK55A5S54GOI deridealldems

    I love to bake and would love to see recipe demonstrations of some of your wonderful desserts.

  • Stephanie

    I would like to see nutritional information and recipe ideas!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5RQFMJGDSXQ5E4GZEQMVOTH5M CARL LEVINGER

    I would like to see an opportunity for readers to vote on favorite entrees which could be added or return to the menu. For example, I’d like to see Pot Roast returned on Sundays.

  • Ellie W

    I would love to see recipes and also tips on food and wine pairings.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  • Bonita Vail

    Maggiano’s is my favorite restaurant. When I celebrated my 30 yr anniversary at AT&T, 40 co-workers and family celebrated the occasion in Naperville since it is the closest location to where I work.I adore all splendid creations from the stuffed mushrooms to your Shrimp Al Arrabetta.
    I go for each birthday as well as my sons favorite restaurat to go as well. I plan on goin weekend
    Your the best!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeff

    I personally would love if the “family style” menu was changed to allow for a smaller group to use it. My family just isn’t very big.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see more italian cocktails recipes.

  • Mccoy G

    I would like to see more of those drink recipes – the one that’s on your page now looks delicious.

  • Patlogbay

    I would really like to hear a blog about Maggiano’s desserts. Most of the time I go there, I never save room for dessert, however, one time I did, and so did my friend. I had the cheesecake and she had the apple pie and ice cream, or maybe it was the banana dessert, whatever it was, it was great.

    Perhaps ask people to vote for their favorite dessert and tell customers it was voted the best!

  • Jfbaxter57

    I would like to know what vegetables mix well with which pastas and sauces and also see cooking demos

  • jackie27

    I would like to see recipes for some of the pasta dishes

  • Joani

    I would love to see a diet long island tea and calories posted next to menu choices. Would also like an expanded dessert menu.

  • Colltcarey

    I would like to see instruction about how to master the art of twirling your noodles around your fork! I continue to struggle and end up slurping and looking like a cavewoman while eating (which is why I usually order gnocchi!)

  • Greg

    I love your spaghetti and meatballs. I know, I know… Too basic. But really? Shouldn’t every Italian restaurant be judged by how it handles the basics. I was wowwed by your sauce and meatball. It is very hard to order anything else.

  • Lity

    It would be very helpful to see nutritional information and vegetarian options. I have only been to Maggiano’s once, and it was a wonderful experience and the food was superb.

  • Justtimp

    I would like to see and learn your sauces and learn what different wines go with these sauces that would bring the best taste to the dish. I also want to say I really enjoy the combinations of meats and sauces that the beef medallions that you make. They are perfect. Thank you for reading this and hope to enjoy learning to cook great foot

  • silentkaouri

    I would like to see recipes/chef demos of various desserts.

  • Slagilley

    I would enjoy seeing up and coming offerings at your restaurant.

  • Sportsqueen73187

    I would like to see easy recipes that anyone could make at home. I would also like to see what is new and exciting on your menu and special offers that you have monthly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRGR35YPJNXOUM5P4XSSYHIY4I Jonathan W

    What are the most complex flavor dishes?

  • Efesposito

    I would like to see you share some of your recipes for salad dressings, sauces, etc.

  • Tarheels

    More discounts!!!

  • Larrycro

    Being that Maggianos is located in many different parts of the country, I would like to see if the local chefs create cuisine that is indigenous to each area and if the wait staff and management encourage going away from the more traditional dishes.

  • Tapnduck

    I would like to see the nutrition facts of the dishes, they’re so delicious, but I want to be able to eat the right amount!

  • CCM

    I would really like to see tasty vegetarian dishes that are low in sodium.

  • Artsyblnd

    As far as recipes … Ways to incorporate typical “seasonal” veggies into yummy maggiano style recipes. This encourages local farm produce purchases keeping it local and green. I would love to know different ways to use different veggies to make them yummy. Kind of like a “market corner” kind of thing…everyone loves fresh.

    As far as tips…maybe coming up with ways and recipes to stretch your food dollar … Like larger recipes, crockpot or big casserole type, but of course with maggiano flair.

    And as always suggesting typical wine selections.

    Maybe have wys to make some of your favorite dishes “lighter” have alternative ingredients or cooking styles of which would alter calories, carbs or fat content. There it is… Hope you like my ideas and I COULD ALWAYS USE A GIFT CARD TO DEFEAY THE COST OF MY MAGGIANOS ADDICTION :-)

  • Nolan_whitlow

    I would like to see drink/meal pairings!

  • SoDa

    I would like to see Specials that are vegetarian. Cooking tips and recipes!

  • Pocahantas96

    I would love to see more of your recipes. I would also like to see more gluten free options. Most restaurants don’t even have gluten free options for people. I absolutely love how you made one night for a whole gluten free meal. Most of my family is gluten free(I think more than 30 people).

  • Jessica Cerkoney

    I would like to see a “create your own… (pasta, drink or steak)” on the menu. It would be nice to feel like part of the kitchen or bar :)

  • Misto687

    Everyone talks about the entrees but I would like more info on your desserts. What is the inspiration for some of them? Is there a pastry chef in each location? Can you give us some clues of what will be on the dessert menu in the warm summer months…..please, the masses are waiting……

  • Brenda

    I would like to see low fat recipes and nutritional info and ingredients posted. It would be helpful to see videos on how to prepare recipes that are posted. Love your food. Best italian resturant!!!

  • Hungry

    I would like to see recipes and coupons!!!

  • Anonymous

    i would love too discover where your chefs draw their inspiration from and also how they marry seasonal harvests with traditional Italian Cuisine

  • BRchester

    Hi! Our family loves Maggiano’s and would to see recipes with veggies and pasta and at home antipastas that are simple and great to serve to guests.

  • Makerstein

    We spent a month in Italy and loved it that they only used seasonal ingredients in most of the restaurants. We love to see you feature seasonal locally grown ingredients in a monthy special format.

  • Proudbirdie

    I would like to see more fish and veggie meals, as i am trying to eat healthier.

  • Carrolherrin

    Would like to see the nutritional information for each dish – calories, fat, etc.

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see how you use fresh , local ingredients to make your delicious dishes.

  • Jerseycrooner

    I would like to see chef suggestions for apertifs and desert wines for Italian cuisine. When I was honeymooning in France a dry champagne apertif was a popular aperitif. Is prosseco not dry enough? What are nice desert wines with Italian deserts, i.e., cheesecake?

  • Tad Cole

    Chef Keith:

    Eat-a-Dish for Make-a-Wish is great! My first consideration was how you might be involved with community outreach, and that fits the bill just fine.Would appreciate a general focus on healthy, lower-fat offerings, and maybe even a few celiac-centered offerings, too (for the allergy crowd).But don’t take all of the calories away! ALORA! Else what’s a pasta dish all about?How to pair foods at home; the history of dishes (as below); maybe even something about Italian culture, and how dining can be such an event and not just a meal.Thanks for asking for our collective input.Tad ColeAustin

  • Anonymous

    I would like to know what YOU eat when you’re home cooking for yourself or family/friends.

  • http://profiles.google.com/maryandonian Mary Andonian

    Please share your recipe for chicken marsala….it is fantastic! I would also like to hear the chef talk about using fresh ingredients to make tasty, healthy dishes. THANKS!

  • Sdpoole

    Recipe ideas, coupons and of course more of those cooking with the chef classes (for children)

  • Margie

    I would like to see suggestions and explanations for the use of spices and herbs.

  • Bwouch

    I would like to see wine pairing suggestions for different featured dishes. I’d also like to see a video on how to male home made pasta.

  • Stefhack7

    I would love to see the chefs demonstrate, including making the banana brulee dish that is sooooo yummy!!

  • Lowe

    I would like to see a lighter menu for those of us who must watch their calories and fat intake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cathy-McQuiston/100000777987673 Cathy McQuiston

    Would love to see specials, coupons, promos, contests, etc…….. Love your food!

  • Rgdewald

    How do you make your Lasagna so high? What are the ingredients you use to get such a fluffy finish? Share some of your secrets to making your fabulous flavor combinations. Brands or types of cheeses and meats, etc. What is a typical day in your kitchen, preparing for the customers? How many people are working in the kitchen, how much ahead do you prepare the dishes.

  • JR

    I would like to see the people that make Maggianos so special. That would include the chefs, the servers and the hosts. Even though Maggianos is a chain of restaurants, it is the individual members that make it special.

  • Mlg46

    I would like to see some Italian entertaining tips! Thank you!!
    Mlg46@Cornell.edu

  • Cindymathis

    I would love to hear about making a quick no fail pasta sauce using fresh ingredients.

  • Tara F.

    I would love to see stories / photos of training of the Maggiano’s chefs, a behind the scenes look. I’d also love to see recipes and how to pick the right ingredients. Maybe some advice / tips on throwing great dinner parties / lunches, etc.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cobunk Cobun Keegan

    RECIPES! Also coupons, but that might be too much to ask.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Porzio/100000201534726 Nicholas Porzio

    I would like to see wine pairings…reasonably priced wine pairings.

  • Ann Minadeo

    chef blog is a great idea would love to see some home kitchen recipes that are easy healthy and great for compaany

  • mvv

    I would love to see weekly specials for the diners, hotel guests and students in the area(Boston). Catering and Group incentives and transparency on website are critical

  • 5campbells1982

    I would to see nutritional facts

  • Patpme

    I would love to see you write about using local ingredients or if not that, seasonal menu changes that feature in season produce.

  • britt

    I would like to see low fat versions of your signature items.

  • Genmckayevieve

    I’d love to see a Q&A with multiple-choice; i.e., A, B, C, and D that after several questions, it would tell me what I should order that would be to my best liking ! I know we can add and delete items to an entree with a few exceptions; I know I love skinny pasta with tomatoes, garlic, and pesto – and I add crushed red pepper… I think potential guests would LOVE to try something new based on choices that can be made before patronizing the restaurant !

    Gen

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    I’d like to see entries on a weekly basis.

  • Basomes

    Please make the nutritional information of your menu items available in the restaurant.

  • KBS1Kelley

    I would love to see happy hours at the restaurant (not just the bar area!)

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    Every day might be too often – supersaturating the web space with information that probably won’t be read.

  • Heather Diotte

    I would like to see more gluten free options actually listed on the menu… my husband suffers from celiac disease.

  • Kcmlegal1

    How about a healthy Salmon recipe and healthy sides like steamed spinach.

  • Jackie

    I would like to see suggestions on the best menu choices for perfect pairings from appetizer to entree and sides to dessert.

  • Amybelle2001

    I would like to see more picture slideshows of what goes on in the kitchens. Tahnks!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    Free coupons for all!

  • Jennie

    I love your food, why worry about calories for one night a week, bring out those wonderful desserts! I’d love to see some recipes on how to make those calorie filled desserts. Jennie

  • Hochh2

    I would like to heqr about all the ingredients and where they come from for the chefs new dishes!

  • San

    would love coupons! would frequent more often if they were available

  • Vikki

    i would love to see profiles of each of the chefs from each of your resturants

  • D.K.

    I would like to see intelligent tips from the chef on how to make a simple meal at home better without having to have alot of culinary know-how. Most of us can’t afford many of the ingredients used in restaurants but would still like to make a simple dinner at home something to really enjoy.

  • Trezac

    Would like an easy-to-make-at-home recipe for Chicken or Veal Marsala. I can never get it right!

  • jak

    I would like to see lower-fat recipes, nutritional information, and wine pairings with recipes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CA7HMWYFNEMWTN6BRFJNLBVWAE Kari

    I would like to see the Chef’s have a post on items that are delicious and
    healthier
    .
    It would be great to see nutritional values for your items. We would frequent Maggiano’s more often if I could go on your wesite and see accurate nutritional information or Weight Watcher PointsPlus values. Even if you just do it for a handful of items, it would be extremely helpful.

  • Rose

    I would like to see meat-free dishes that are high in protein!

  • APF

    I would like to see suggestions on which appetizers, entrees and wine go together to make a great meal.

  • Stuffineed25

    I definitely agree with other people who have said they want to know how to cook your recipes healthier. Also, I love pesto sauce and would love to learn how to make it!

  • Kathleen

    I would love to see videos actually showing how to make certain dishes.

  • Kathleen

    I would love to see videos actually showing how to make certain dishes.

  • Mike CARRIERO

    I would like to see what different spices to use to bring out the best possible flavor.

    Mike C

  • Mike CARRIERO

    I would like to see what different spices to use to bring out the best possible flavor.

    Mike C

  • joanne in west cobb

    I’d like to see 550 or less calorie entrees for the health conscious Thanks! JoAnne in West Cobb

  • joanne in west cobb

    I’d like to see 550 or less calorie entrees for the health conscious Thanks! JoAnne in West Cobb

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to know how to make bruschetta!

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to know how to make bruschetta!

  • Djarwelch

    Great suggestions and would love to see much of the ideas implemented! Clams with white sauce would be something I would love direction in creating at home! Great food and great people at Maggiano’s!

  • Caitkfc

    I love your food as it is. I eat low fat during the week and when I go out to eat I want food that tastes good. I would love to have your recipe for zuccotto cake. It is something I dream about. It delicious.

  • Jmtazzia

    I’d really enjoy a little lesson about the different cheeses .. hard cheeses, soft cheeses… what goes best with them… how to find the perfect mozzarella for a good caprese salad, etc.

  • Cindyjsph

    cindy

    They do have so many vertions. it ould be nice to know how you do it.

  • Laura

    I would love to see some recipes served at Maggiano’s with a very nutrious vegtable rappini or brocoli rabe..Sooooooo good and so good for you.

  • Dlynn

    Would like insight into how different herbs/spices are chosen for dishes.

  • http://www.livenontoxic.com Salena

    I’d like to see menu options for people with heart conditions that are delicious, with the recipes posted here and an easy access menu to find authentic Italian recipes by searching for the things you need- i.e. “low-fat” or “no-salt”, etc. My grandmother loves your food but can’t have it anymore due to congestive heart failure. If there were a blog or in-store guide to delicious no or low-salt and low or no-fat options, we could bring her to have dinner with you again.

  • Stickley3

    would love to hear what your specials of the night will be. maybe some recipes of how to make it.

  • Thelma Martinez

    I would like to see the recipes, and the calories as well.

  • Chrystal_Doyle

    I’d like chefs to talk about how they stay inspired to cook and what they cook at home. Sometimes it’s hard to keep things interesting. Also it would be great to expand light versions of classic favs. We love take out but don’t need the extra fat, salt, and calories so frequently.

  • http://www.livenontoxic.com Salena

    I’d like to see menu options for people with heart conditions that are delicious, with the recipes posted here and an easy access menu to find authentic Italian recipes by searching for the things you need- i.e. “low-fat” or “no-salt”, etc. My grandmother loves your food but can’t have it anymore due to congestive heart failure. If there were a blog or in-store guide to delicious no or low-salt and low or no-fat options, we could bring her to have dinner with you again.

  • Sunnfun40

    I would like to see that you have more authentic Italian dishes

  • michelle f

    I would love for smaller portions of your wonderful meals.

  • Anonymous

    Sauce varieties & how to make them at home.
    Personally, I think whole wheat pasta is as far as you need to go to make Italian cuisine healthier, and Maggiano’s already has that option. Low-fat cheese? Please don’t serve me that adulterated gunk. A little cholesterol won’t kill you, moderation in all things, after all! As Grandma used to say, “Fat is where the flavor’s at!”. Nutrition-less carbs are what my doc says to avoid; white bread, rice, corn, and the like. If your carbs are from whole grains you’re doing just fine, calories mean nothing, he says.
    All that said, I really miss good ol’ Italian sausage, with all that ‘stuff’ that you may not want to know the origin of, lol!

  • Vash & Kev

    I love Italian cuisine…but it is really heavy. I would love to see recipes that were easy (and quick) to make, as well as healthy. I would also love to learn how to pair wines with different dishes. Thank you Maggiano’s for always making our meals fun and tasty! :)

  • Tina

    i would like the blog to include quick entertaining ideas-fast appetizers, desserts, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1623920164 Nick Campagna

    More about gluten free advances & gluten free dishes upcoming in your restaurant would be wonderul! Love Maggiano’s!!! The Food is awesome!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_227G3MRC6SBHNOJBXFZPK4EL4I Manuel

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME MORE CHICKEN DISHES FROM SOME OF THE DIFFERENT REGIONS OF ITALY.

  • Mjtroche

    There was a samll Italian restaurant my husband and I used to go to in Garfield, NJ. They made a
    pasta dish with peas, prosciutto, and pink creamy tomato sauce. We would love if Maggiano’s
    made a similar dish.

  • Jverrickson

    I would like to see chef demonstrations and learn some of your dessert recipes, especially the lemon cookies!!!!! I think this is a great idea.

  • Nancy

    i would love to watch video recipes so i can make sure i’m doing it right @ home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514818148 Tzuchen Jou

    I would love to see recipes and cooking demonstrations. And also where you get the inspirations from

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    Blog entries about Italian food would be appropriate!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    Mi piace mangiare, mangiare, mangiare mele e banane.

  • Gmajor

    Would like to see updates of new chef specials and also include chef specials previously on the menu.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jacemiller84 Jace Miller

    Scrivere su di te e di ciò che si sta interessarti

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see more recipes, suggested menus and wine pairings.

  • PQJ

    Chef demonstrations along with tips to avoid common pitfalls would be great.

  • Susan

    I am planning on going to Maggiano’s for my birthday next weekend, can’t wait! :-)

  • Wanda

    I would like to see some cooking light recipes that taste great without all the guilt.

  • Marg

    I love the way you have opened up your kitchen for those of us who had almost quit going out to eat. I was forced to not eat out; anything except a steak and a salad because of gluten intolerance and preservative sensitivity. Anything about going gluten free would be wonderful!

  • Ytheyden

    It would be great if you could provide Weight Watchers Plus Points on some of your entres. Some restaurants are now doing this! :)

  • Rsmfirefly

    This is great! I would like to see your delicious dishes made healthier. Also, simple healthy dishes folks can fix at home. Pairing with the wines would be very nice.

  • Mray

    Would like to see recommendations of wines with Maggiano’s meals.

  • Bendandtsted

    I would love to see some tips for family friendly cooking. My children love to help in the kitchen and I love passing down my families Italian history while we cook.

  • Wild_cat168

    I would want to see blog on recipes of the dinner specials but it would definitely be more helpful if there’s videos of it as well so I can get a visual of the step-by-step process.

  • Kwelch821

    Some information about reheating the carry out dishes would be helpful. I never know which ones should be heated in the oven as opposed to teh microwave. I love the food and hate to waste any.

  • Pamela_myrPap

    Ingredient selection process, wine pairings and diet friendly-health conscience recipe variations

  • Ac0720

    I would love to try some gluten free food!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2A3W4HZH52GU3KXIFBGGELV6AI anonymous

    I want to see more photos of your delicious dishes. always makes my mouth water!

  • Bendandtwisted

    We go every year for my husband and my birthday. Have a blast and HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  • Katherine

    As an Italian American also, I would love to see food pairings for wine as well as “Old World” dishes that places like Alfredo’s in Italy served! I love, love, love Maggianos and come at least once a seek.

  • Jeff_linsee

    Definitely recipes!

  • Heather2300

    I would like recipes to help recreate italian dishes at home and videos on how to make them.

  • Alice

    I look forward to your seafood recipes. Your calamari is the BEST! Just thinking about it is making me hungry!!

  • Phillip

    I would love stories about how the kitchen works behind the scenes.

  • Ghewitt1

    I would love instructions on how to pair the right sauce with the right pasta!

  • Debbiedeb22

    when i visit your restaurtant the chef does a great job in accomadating my seafood and dairy allergiies I woulld love to see a grey pasata chicken dish using a dairy , nut free recipe

  • Misty41

    Please make your menu with a light option! Low Cal

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikayla Nikayla Schnell

    I would love to see a rewards program to keep us coming back more as well as saving some money for those who return!

  • Mapes84

    I would like to see some tips on ordering healthfully at Maggiano’s!

  • Sandyumansky

    as a person who loves food, loves italian food, and loves maggiano’s food, i must admit i am also
    a person who must limit calorie intake. having calorie content list beside some of the foods,
    somoe of the salads would make my life and eating out so much easier. thanks for thinkin

  • Rhuddee

    I would love for you to make more fish or seafood entrees, This will increase your asean customers. Thank you.

  • Brian

    Special offers

  • festnest

    i would like some easy cooking tip so i can impress my dinner guests and family

  • Laurenluv91

    i’d like to see the real difference between each pasta

  • Mleesato

    I wish you have better white clam sauce linguini. you have many good tasting food but not white clam sauce., that is my favorite dish.

  • Winniethepoohgal

    I would love to see dessert recipes I love the Boston Cream Pie, it’s my favorite.

  • TOM WALTER

    How about the background and training of the chefs?

  • Kim

    I’d like to see recipes to prepare at home.

  • Afsanehketabi

    I would love to know what portion of the particular dish will be 500 calories?

  • Jdstl

    I would love to see wine and beer reviews from time to time, that would be fantastic!

  • http://twitter.com/c_k_s Chris Sasaki

    Would like to see recipe demonstrations and some behind the scenes info, like recipe development

  • Cowgirlchamp

    I wold love to see a recipe for making fresh marinara sauce!

  • Melengold4

    I would really like to see what goes into the decision of what dessert to reccomd with a certain main dish. sweet after spicy , tart after mellow.
    Thanks Mitch

  • Arod4643

    I would like to more whole wheat pastas as a choice. I would also like to see a dessert called Lemoncello Gelato on your menu, I had it at Fratellos in Avon Lake, Ohio and it is wonderful and refreshing after a great meal.

  • Meg

    I would like to know about any cooking class opportunities ! Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Evening – although a low calorie more healthy option is always nice, I would really like to see thoughts behind bending flavors of seasonal products to create new dishes. I lay-persons explanation of how to pair wines or cocktails with these seasonal products along with possibly using easy-to-find produce for new combinations. The menu items that the Chefs at Maggiano’s create are already delicious so learning what is behind the scenes in their creativity gives a home cook inspiration.

  • DrJanHart

    Would love to have more Italian recipes along with some chef’s instructions. Would also like to win gift card so I can have more yummy Maggiano’s food!!! Thanks, Dr Jan Hart

    Thans

  • http://www.facebook.com/kerlyne.maxime Kerlyne Maxime

    I would love to see that gift card in my hand :) I go there for lunch, there’s one by my job. Always delicious! On the blog I would love to see video of how the sauces are made

  • notjulia

    I love a lot of your dishes—-but some are too salty. Please consider lower salt versions of some of those things I haven’t been able to eat. THey look so good, but sometimes I have to send them back because I just can’t deal w/ the salty taste!

  • Spotsparr

    I would love to have some helpful tips and hints on successfully and correctly cooking pasta.

  • Lnash

    Instead of making some ‘diet’ alternative as people suggest, I’d rather see smaller portions offered., I still prefer to eat real pasta with real cheese, just less than the gigantic portions offered during dinner time.

  • Lvanmeter

    I would love to see some gluten free recipes highlighted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.mondrik Dan Mondrik

    With the word “Table” in it, I’d like to hear more about specialty off-menu meals such as wine dinners.

  • Sheilalittlewolf

    I would like to see healthy recipes created on your blog.

  • The4kozs

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to see recipes. We love the beef tenderloins , chicken parm, and the LEMON COOKIES! Maybe off coupons for$$ off. Love your resturant! Make due dates longer on coupons.

  • ncydavis

    Pictures of new dishes and drinks and what is in them. Also talk about history of dish and lots and lots of food pictures to make me want to run out there and eat.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U4UF6YFDVOLS45U6X7YIHJOV3M BlueHour95

    I’d love to see some previews of your seasonal specials, as well as previews of your special occasion menus.

  • KellyG

    I would love to read stories about THE PEOPLE behind Maggiano’s. The wait staff and bartenders, have them tell how long they have worked at Maggiano’s and their favorite dishes! The waiters at the Las Vegas Maggiano’s are wonderful and work hard, I go there often and it is very nice to be greeted by name! They all deserve a little recognition.

  • ken

    I would like to see some of your desert recipes including any that have reduced sugar or sugar free

  • http://www.facebook.com/kerlyne.maxime Kerlyne Maxime

    I would LOVE to see that gift card in my hands ;) But seriously I would like to see demos on how the sauces are made

  • S C

    For various recipes, you have to buy a certain ingredients. The next recipe does not require the same ingredients which spoil in the fridge or expire. I would like to see chefs combining various recipes with left over specialized ingredients.

  • Angee Jones

    I would love tips on preparing authentic italian dishes and facts about Italy.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see a video of how the Maggiano’s kitchen operates. There is so much food coming out of there in record time to a packed restaurant and I think it would be interesting to see how it gets done.

  • Lbenshoof

    this blog would be a good place to provide a sneak peak on new dishes at the restaurant or to discuss ideas for new dishes to get feedback from customers.

  • Barbara

    I belong to Weight Watchers. I would like Maggiano’s to have weight watchers points on some dishes.

  • FameBambina

    Having waitressed my way through school, I found the whole process of inspiration to menu selection to be kind of fascinating. I would like to know more about how and why you pick the dishes you to to be on your menu.

  • Marty Henderson

    I would like to see tips for how the casual/amateur chef can jazz up classic pasta dishes.

  • Amtami

    I’d like to see more deals and coupons. Also a kid’s corner/section of the blog- to get the whole family involved. Recipes would also be really nice!

  • Sckop1021

    Coupons~! Also, low fat, low salt options added to the menu.

  • JRJ

    i’d like to see healthy eating ideas.

  • trR56

    I would love to see bios and demos from the chefs from all locations. Would be cool to have inside knowledge from the chef of your local maggiano’s

  • Mnallen04

    I would like to see demonstrations on how to make flavorful italian dishes with simple ingredients.

  • Aline Grigorian

    I’d love the recipe for the lemon cookies! Yum!

  • peg

    I would like to see the chefs take a trip to Italy together to gather recipe ideas.

  • Musicalt

    I’d like information on how and why you come up with various recipes and choices for the restaurant.

  • Julie

    I would love to see meal specials that had appetizer , main course and dessert for a special price .
    That way you could try more of your delicious food…

  • Drake

    It would be cool to see some homemade recipes that people can make at home (from a Maggiano’s dish)

  • http://www.agentnerdy.com/ abitnerdy

    I’m a very nosey person, I’d love to see what the Chef is eating! :D Be hind the scene pictures? Pasta tips and tricks would be <3 too! Or Chef favorite pairings etc.. :D

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

  • Mia

    As a member of the Slow Food Organization, whose roots are in Italy, I would like to see Maggiano’s incorportate local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients into their menu and
    demonstrations.

  • Jrose692

    I would love to see recipes for your well known dishes and also demonstrations !

  • Irene122465

    Pictures of guests enjoying their time spent at Maggiano’s, no matter what the occassion.

  • Aj78945

    I would love to see dinner ideas. I am new to the whole cooking thing, so any ideas are great!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jchen012 Jerome Chen

    I would like to see how chefs determine which ingredients are selected such as the type of pasta, etc.

  • Aj78945

    I would love dinner ides that are easy to cook!

  • cari

    I’d love to see ideas on pairing sauces with pasta and pairing wine with different pastas!

  • Anonymous

    By far one of the best Italian restuarants out there, Many of us out there have food allergies, I would like to see on the menu the spices and herbs that go into the preparation of your sauces and each dish. Also some of your dishes are pretty heavy on the garlic, authentic italian food is not overwheled with garlic.
    However keep up the good work and I will be a lifelong customer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DFXSTQRK3UMIHGV2X7NSWJH7NM sparky

    What would like to see on your blog… Being an avid cheese fan (which Maggiano’s uses plenty of!) I would love to see where your cheeses come from and how you select cheese when making pasta dinners. That would be awesome!

  • Pham82

    I have been to a Chef Demo but have a lot of questions afterwards. I would like to see the Chefs answer the most common questions or concerns regarding the Chef Demo.

  • Jrjroman32

    would like to see recipes and tips and a chef demonstartions

  • Lucy

    It would be wonderful if you could make some desserts which are sugar-free for those of us who are diabetic.

  • lindalulu

    I love that you offer recipes…please do tell how you prepare and cook your crispy red potatoes…and perhaps chicken francese! Yum! Also, maybe you could offer better wines!

  • Ac0720

    I would like to see some useful coupons to try many great meals at Maggiano’s!

  • sonia

    I would like to see recipes that are easy to make at home using ingredients that you would find in a normal kitchen/person’s home. They don’t have to be the same dishes that you make at Magiannos..,just something that is easy to make on a work night.

  • Celina

    I would like to see healthier options with the same great taste. Also, the recipes and how to make those great desserts. Especially the creme bruele.

  • Anonymous

    Tell us how you take advantage of regional foods or locally grown items in season to enhance your recipes. Do various locations around the country take advantage of local specialty items?

  • Maggie

    I would like ideas of recipes that can be duplicated at home, like a picata or a marsala

  • debs

    I’d love to see more fish and a variety of light dishes. Also a wider variety of pasta dishes that you switch around every few weeks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cheryl-Walker/1610000343 Cheryl Walker

    i would like to see more vegetarian menu offerings and dessert, I have a major sweet tooth!

  • Lauren

    I would like to see information about new dishes at your restaurant and specials on menu items on the blog.

  • june eisenhard

    Would .llike to see more dessert recipes, especially one for Pannecota. Had this at Epcot during food and wine festival, fabulous!

  • Amanda Mcgorty

    I would like to hear from the chefs that develop the recipes, in terms of what gives them inspiration and what determines what actually makes it out of the test kitchen

  • Amie

    I would love to see the recipes of some of the amazing dishes!

  • Annie

    I would like to know how to make the ultimate meatball! Also, how to use sauces (my Italian friends say “gravy) on various types of pastas.

  • misty s.

    My whole family loves to dine out at Maggiano’s. Maggiano’s food is homey and plenty, and the atmosphere is so cozy. Anyhow, I would like to see what is fresh and in season on your blog. So I can pick a dish that is reflecting the current season in your menu. ;)

  • Denisej

    I would love to see demonstrations of recipes from the restaurant and cooking techniques. Also behind the scenes type of things in the kitchen. It might be fun to feature a day in the life of a waiter, bus boy or line cook, too.

  • CoNc

    we would like to have low salt entree choices as well as low fat

  • Lynette C

    I love to see recipes, nutrition information, cooking tips, video of how to, what do chef really eat at home, how to use spices, upcoming event at Maggianos on your blod.

  • http://yarnfest.wordpress.com Dina McBride

    Definitely would love to see chef demos – oh, if only I could learn how to make a carbonara of ANY kinda without it turn out like gross scrambled egg pasta. :shudder:

  • http://twitter.com/windybayou Tynisha Scott

    It would be nice to see whether/how each chef incorporates their personal style of cooking or old family recipes into the specialty dishes they create for Maggiano’s. Sometimes the story of the dish is just as enjoyable as eating it!

  • CA

    Chef demonstrations and have the chef tell stories about what inspired the dishes

  • edp

    I’d love to see how the chefs select the certain ingredients for each dish, to learn what complements certain types of flavors and meats. Also what brands they recommend to buy so I can go to the store and get my own taste of Maggianos at home! Thank you for reading these suggestions!

  • Margie shapiro

    I would like to see more recipes, special offers and special events offered. Prix Fixe dinners for couples would be great.

  • Zappeguy

    I would love to learn how to make that fantastic bread – so crunchy on the outside, tender in the middle, with chewy satisfaction throughout.

  • Emilystemp

    I would love to see how and where the chefs get their inspiration, and perhaps explain some kitchen myths and tips to help everyone out there become better chefs at home.

  • Sheilaffox

    I would love to see more Italian inspired sea-food. Our family was at Maggiano’s Saturday night and it was excellent, as always, but a wider selection of fish would be great. Sheilaffox@

  • Dashgirl10

    I would love to see some light dishes on your menu.. I do LOVE all the dishes.. but sometimes a light dish would be awesome!!! Also, maybe happy hour with some specials….

  • http://www.facebook.com/one.blonde.val Valerie Lecesse

    Great job! It’s absolutely, hands down, the best place to dine here in Woodland Hills! My husband and I go there at least every 3 weeks. There’s something for everyone on the menu no matter what you feel like eating. The staff is fantastic, especially the wait staff, and we’re always made to feel very welcome! The Shrimp Risotto is to die for! Great, now I feel the need to make another reservation… ; )

  • Zappeguy

    I like the portion size. I take enough home to enjoy the “encore” of the great meal the next day. What a bargain! 2 meals for the price of one!

  • Fu chao

    I would like to see the different menus for the every new seasons.

  • KarinaP.

    Hi! I would like to see coupons, menu changes, a section with healthy choices from the menu, some tips to combine the different type of wines with the food. I love Maggiano’s and is my favorite gift for every birthday or anniversary.

  • LY

    Would love to see some more chicken dishes… and fish dishes.. yum yum

  • Angnic5

    I would love to see more recipes – for both food dishes and tasty drinks! I would also appreciate the nutrition facts and tips on making the items healthier. Thanks for this opportunity to provide these suggestions!

  • Lois

    I would like to see info on the in restaurant specials, as they are always wonderful!

  • BT8

    Something like a short cooking show, especially more creative offerings with maybe a little insight into the creative process.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7Y5HRWFSDB2WWKALGZIT43YWE ANTHONY

    I would like to see how Maggiano’s prepares for their Thanksgiving meals. How much Turkey is used, how much stuffing is made etc. I also would like to see pictures or video of Maggiano’s Little Italy in the other countries such as the one in Ireland and the one in Saudi Arabia.

  • Lindsey

    I would love to see healthy vegetarian recipes. :)

  • Hgkm2000

    Service can improve a bit, chicken parmigiana can have some more sauce on it often it’s dry tiramisu needs improvement hgkm2000@yahoo.com

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD5UN23DGEGRT2E5YJOBXS576Y audrey

    I would like to know how to make the different creams, sauces, and soup bases. I would like to know hints as to the best ingredients to use and why. For example the types of onions that are best for certain dishes. What do you do when you make a mistake. For example how do you fix a dish when you put use too much salt.

  • Padnpen

    I love the food at Maggianos and I also like the fact that I can always leave with enough to have two more meals at home. I am a starving student so the $25 gift card will be perfect. Go Bruins!

  • Only1tap

    I would love to see videos of customers comments :-)

  • GB

    I would like to see recipes for making things similar to Maggiano’s recipes.

  • Suzie

    I would love to see upcoming restauruant specials posted here. Also, would be nice to have the coupons or discounts posted here.

  • Lee

    I would like to see specials and promotions or any upcoming events.

  • Karen

    My husband and I really love Maggiano’s chopped salad–along with with many of our friends. We’d love to see a homemade version of this favorite, and other popular Maggiano’s classics.

  • DEAN

    GREAT PHOTOS-GIVE PHOTO CREDITS

  • Bonpierce

    Looking forward to the videos.

  • pasta2011

    would like to see actual pictures of what the dish looks like.

  • http://twitter.com/ZoniDuck ZoniDuck

    I look forward to seeing lots of recipes!

  • cynd

    I’d love some tips on how to select the fresh ingredients from the market, and then demo video to teach the recipe in a way that we can do in our own homes.

  • JW

    I would like to see simple recipes and photos of the food

  • Kathy

    I would like to hear about wine recommendations to go with the various food selections.

  • AC

    It would be helpful to learn more about Italian wines, including wine terms and names, wine growing regions, wine classifications, wine characteristics, how to read a label and, of course, appropropriate wine pairings. We are never quite certain how to select the appropriate Italian wine to enhance the dishes we have chosen.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rieyh1 R H

    Would love to see more of your great recipes!!!

  • Lundkg

    Would love to see more of your lovely recipes with nutritional informational.

  • michele fiore

    I love everything about Maggiano’s!! Wouldn’t want any more from them!! Great restaurant!!

    Michele from Clarks Summit PA

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joan-Carr/1364864939 Joan Carr

    I would love to see healthy salads

  • DaZups

    I would like to see how you could change your great food into a weight watcher friendly recipe without sacrificing favor

  • http://profiles.google.com/mikesyl Michael Sylvestre

    Informing us of upcoming events and specials

  • Gamilia

    cooking contest. featured food items. win a free dinner

  • http://profiles.google.com/crkoslow Christina Koslow Reardon

    I’d like to see lots of recipes from your chefs, not even necessarily dishes served at Maggiano’s locations. Accompany the recipes with stories about the inspirations for the dishes, wine pairings, etc.

  • Snickerz824

    Would like to take a peek at the the “Behind the Scenes.” We only see the end result

  • Birlie79

    I would like to see more vegetarian options and be warned of dishes that may appear vegetarian but are not and alternatives to making them so.

  • Plf4

    Please add some low calorie dishes to your menu . Paul Friedman

  • Daxcordero

    I Love your resturants and food 1 reason i avent visited in a while was at your post oak location here in houston at one point you offered for familys of 4 and moor all u can stuff down your belly my large familia and Friends loved it !!!

  • Lindaracen

    I would like if you showed us how you make some of your harder recipes, that way I would have a greater appreciation when I order it. It also might inspire me to try something different next time in!

  • Robinita70

    i would love to see more about wine pairings!

  • Djperry927

    It would be great fun to hear of the trials and tribulations of the creation of a menu item. What have you created, expecting it to be a great success, only to have it cooly accepted? And vis a vis, what creation surprised you by being a great hit with your diners?

  • Tammy Galitzer

    I’d like to see a discussion by the patrons on the best way for Maggiano to portion control, yet still give value (e.g. 500 calorie plate with the rest wrapped to go home before serving). BTW, your eggplant parm is the best – don’t change it.

  • Connie Carroll

    Hello Chef Keith, I have never joined a blog but I am very excited about this since I love Maggiano’s. I look forward to exploring new Pasta dishes and beverages and joining in on your blog!

  • Angie

    Some recipes using the veggies as they are ready in our summer gardens! yum!

    The videos are a very nice feature. Thanks.

  • liz

    Love the restauaurant. Would love to see some cooking techniques of the chef’s

  • George

    First things first… get your IT people to remove some of the content of the page. I am in a super-high speed office and your content downloads too slowly, and interrupts your speech on the stream. Put your advertisements elsewhere, and the things that take up WAY too much band width can be put elsewhere so I can enjoy the blog.

    Now for the importanmt stuff! I keep coming back for the Lasagna and your absolutely fabulous dinner salad. I can’t replicate either at home, so whatever you share about how you make your salads and your “Mama’s Lasagna” would be very much appreciated!

    Thanks!
    George – Maggiano’s Little Italy No. NJ

  • terry west

    I would love to see more Italian dishes that americans don’t know about give us sweet Italy
    of the best quality dishes you can make.

  • Niamh

    I would love to see some healthy, lighter options. Thanks

  • terry west

    terry west i would like to see more italian dishes that americans don’t know about and would love to try

  • http://profiles.google.com/bjames1986 Brian James

    I would like to see Chef demonstrations and upcoming events.

  • Maureen

    So far, everything has captured my interest and I love the pictures! The food has always been great when I have been to the Boston restaurant and I love the blog!

  • Ann

    Would like to see more about ingredients. The last time we went the lasagna was very salty.

  • Dpv795

    Several years ago I had the most amazing African Trout at Maggianos in Atlanta. I would love to see that dish offered at Maggianos in Boca Raton, FL and would also love to see the recipe. I have never fogotten it.

  • Ppatrie

    I would like to see nutrition information, light selections, and end-to-end meal preparation from choosing ingredients (and how to tips) to serve to table (and all in between)

  • Anonymous

    i’d like to know which dishes are ‘spicey’ – seasoned but not spicey – and i’d like a calorie count.

  • Anonymous

    smaller portion menu for those of us who don’t want to eat a lot.

  • Alex Smulski

    I’d love to see the secrets of creating the tiramisu!

  • Anonymous

    This is a great idea. Any chance I can get to have a chef give me tips is great. We love Maggianos and love your new buy one take one menu items. Keep up the good work!

  • Sroboschwartz0405

    I would love to see your delicious food have a little less fat and calories for us Weight Watchers!

  • Mayra Colón

    LOVE THE PLACE, FOOD, RECIPES & ATMOSPHERE.

  • Alimcn30

    I would love to see suggested party/special event menus with recipes. For instance, a Christmas dinner menu, a holiday open house menu, an engagement party menu, etc. With recipes and perhaps even cocktail/wine suggestions.

  • Fa

    I’d love to see tips on picking the right pasta, cheeses, etc. Also tips for cooking Maggiano’s-type dishes at home

  • Karen Martens

    I’d like to see info on seasonal ingredients and how best to use them. Then to see what your seasonal favorites are and will they be coming to the restaurants.

  • \rick66

    I would love to see simple recipes for some of our restaurant favorites, like

    Rigatoni D. Thanks!

  • James

    Would love to see how your sauces are made!

  • Careykendrick

    I agree with Asb700. I love Maggiano’s but it’s unfortunate that there are no weight watcher-friendly meals…

  • Vicki Wertz

    Lots of us love Maggiano’s but often cook pasta at home. Tips and tricks for quick, budget-conscious, and successful pasta dishes would be awesome!

  • Vicki Wertz

    Lots of us love Maggiano’s but often cook pasta at home. Tips and tricks for quick, budget-conscious, and successful pasta dishes would be awesome!

  • rlee

    Maggiano’s is the best and great value too!

  • rlee

    Maggiano’s is the best and great value too!

  • Terri

    After just returning from Rome and Assisi in February, I would like to see more regional dishes that represent the different areas. Also, ,small individual bottles of wine representing parts of Italy.

  • Terri

    After just returning from Rome and Assisi in February, I would like to see more regional dishes that represent the different areas. Also, ,small individual bottles of wine representing parts of Italy.

  • Mrsdisney

    I would like Maggianos to offer their family style dining to two people. I would go there more often. It is hard to get a group of four together for it.

  • Mrsdisney

    I would like Maggianos to offer their family style dining to two people. I would go there more often. It is hard to get a group of four together for it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705456786 Emily Stewart Haga

    I have to agree with others: I would love to see recipes and cooking tips for the kitchen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705456786 Emily Stewart Haga

    I have to agree with others: I would love to see recipes and cooking tips for the kitchen!

  • Tannlein

    I love to see others celebrating. It would be great if you could reserve one frame per store for rotating pictures of guests

  • Archer804a

    Love the blog…A few suggestions….

    1) to minimize on email would be great to see all restaurant promotions here.

    2) Would love to see some of you more basic restaurant recipes here like the stuffed mushrooms.

    3) Advance notice of classes- which by the way Maggiano’s should have more of in Virginia.

    4) Dining at Magiannos usually results in excellent care and service. This would be a great area to give customer voice to compliments for servers and employees of Maggianos. A nominate/award submit program on the blog would be a great tool to do this.

    5) Also use take out numerous times….would be great to be able to give feedback about that service here for all to see.

    Thanks,

    Don

  • kvcb114

    I would LOVE to see favorite recipes (Italian dishes and especially desserts) both from the Maggiano’s menu and chef favorites from home with helpful tips and tricks; it could be like a blog monthly spotlight. Thank you for asking our opinions!

  • jim h

    I would like to see recipes. Everything on your menu is delicious!

  • Latasha

    I would like to see more wine and food pairings , as well as chef demostrations.

  • Anonymous

    Would love to see cooking demonstrations and how to pair wines with meals.

  • Ittapb

    I’d like to see behind the scenes tours of the Maggiano’s kitchens and how the chef’s prepare all the beautiful plates

  • Susie

    Chef Ron Fazio In Richmond, VA. Rocks! I have Celiacs and when I heard Maggiano’s had glutten free pasta I just about knocked the door down! Chef Ron customizes your meal just the way you like it

  • nmerritt6

    I would love to see chefs comment on their local areas and how the locals inspire their creations at Maggiano’s. Would also enjoy getting the inside scoop on a few signature dishes, with tips and recipes from the chefs. A kind of sightseeing/ cooking blog.

    Thanks!

  • Tannlein

    can you share something about some of your chefs? their pets, families, hobbies?

  • Thabiso

    You guys have a great menu. However I would love to see more vegetarian options!

  • http://profiles.google.com/balrog26 Alexander Gregath

    It would be terrific if you had chef’s from the various locations show how to make their favorite dishes in a home kitchen, rather than in a commercial environment.

  • Dong Chang

    I would like to see wine recommendation next to the entree.

  • Dc

    I would like to see Chef demonstrations and get recipes and have more chances to win gift certificates to your awesome restaurant. I would also be interested in visiting your restaurant for special demonstrations by chefs and servers on cooking and serving ideas.

  • http://www.atouchofrojo.wordpress.com Jasmin Black

    I would like to see more cooking demonstrations and Maggiano recipes like the Chicken Marsala or Lemon Cookies. Things of that nature. I would also like to see some “behind the scenes” action or just some inside information about the restaurant or chefs. I am so thrilled that you all have a blog now and I have been following it for a while now. Keep up the good work.

  • elaine

    New receipts.

  • Kim

    I would like to see a day in the life of a Maggianos Chef

  • Tom

    I would like to learn about how your staff is trained across the country on new dishes introduced.

  • Harry R

    I would like to see cooking demonstrations and recipes posted. While theyre’s no way we can replicate the Maggiano’s experience, we can at least try to sample pieces of it at home.

  • weightwatcher

    I would like to see a demonstration of the dishes served at Maggiano’s in order to make some of them at home for my family, maybe with some options to make the dishes more favorable for someoene who is trying to watch their weight.

  • John in NC

    It would be great to have mini-cooking classes and recipes for the low carb eaters.

  • carolyn fay

    I would like for our Indianapolis chef, Steve Garza, to explain a sauce he created by adding his own special touch to a traditional recipe. He’s quite good!

  • Susie5522

    My family and I love the authenic Italian food. Everything is so fresh and delicious. I think it would be interesting to hear about the origin of the recipes offered at Maggiano’s.

  • Christi136

    I would love to see how to make the house salad dressing!

  • Karenb

    I love Maggiano’s so much I even publish Macaroni Kid! Please feature lower calorie, lower fat versions of your fabulous recipes!

  • Fiffer

    I purposely accompany my husband on business trips when the location he is traveling to has a Maggianos! :) Love the blog and would like to see whcih are your “healthy eating” options.

  • Anonymous

    I really want to learn how to make chicken parmesan. Mine is always dry!

  • AngelicCharm

    I would love to see the blog incorporate coupons as well, and allow for coupons to be used for take out. We have no Maggiano’s within a reasonable distance for work lunches, but can drive further to pick up food. It’d be really great to have coupons available on to-go orders so we can eat your food more often!

  • Alynnie

    I would LOVE to see the recipe for the chicken francese. Our entire family loves this dish.

  • http://twitter.com/SusanPhDRN Susan Newbold

    Many good ideas here including smaller portions. Why is it my first picture on my cellphone of the Maggiano’s cheesecake? Yum.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to learn more about cheeses beyond mozerella and parmasean. How to infuse it into hot or cold dishes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WHYMYPMLTKASVZEXZNX56CE6UY Sue

    Love to see recipes, demonstartions on the blog and also interesting facts about the chefs such as how they started, funny kitchen stories. Personalize the chefs!

  • Paula

    I am a mother of two boys 14 and 9. Since our 9yr old has multiple food allergies we almost never go out to eat. In my opinion, Chefs are experienced and creative. I would love to see a created menu to invite individuals like my son to eat out with choices. avoiding the 8 major allergens and gluten. Parents are self-educating to do this all the time — imagine the dishes the chefs could create learning to use the alternative ingredients that are on the market. Something more than just plain grilled chicken. Everyone enjoys eating out at some point and I would love for my son to have the same opportunity.

    Thanks – Paula

  • Paula

    I am a mother of two boys 14 and 9. Since our 9yr old has multiple food allergies we almost never go out to eat. In my opinion, Chefs are experienced and creative. I would love to see a created menu to invite individuals like my son to eat out with choices. avoiding the 8 major allergens and gluten. Parents are self-educating to do this all the time — imagine the dishes the chefs could create learning to use the alternative ingredients that are on the market. Something more than just plain grilled chicken. Everyone enjoys eating out at some point and I would love for my son to have the same opportunity.

    Thanks – Paula

  • Denapeak

    I enjoyed seeing the community work you do as well (Wish Foundation). Of course the food articles are awesome, but its nice to have articles to feed the soul as well. Keep it up.

  • Denapeak

    I enjoyed seeing the community work you do as well (Wish Foundation). Of course the food articles are awesome, but its nice to have articles to feed the soul as well. Keep it up.

  • Ernesto

    It would be nice to see some healthier alternatives to regular pasta.

  • Sarah

    I would love to see the farm-to-table story of the food that is prepared. It is always nice to see where the food we’re eating comes from. :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/courtney.maki Courtney Maki

    I would love to see recipes we can try at home!

  • Ladylaine

    What factors will influence your menu selection decisions in the future with the rising costs of many food items?

  • PartyPlannerKim

    I would love the recipe for your lemon cookies.

  • Jacqueline Seewald

    Light food demos would be nice. Last year we celebrated our anniversary at Maggianos. We were surprised with a special dessert plate by the chef! It made us feel so special.

  • heatherlovesboo

    I would like to see suggestions on how or what to pair a specific dish with a beer or wine. Also, I don’t know if it is just me but the blog seems to behave strangely. Is it compatible with Safari?

  • Lev

    I would love to see how you guys make the gnocchi! It’s an awesome dish!

  • Mark

    I want to know how the chef cuts vegetables and meats.

  • Dpesek

    Great food. Sharing recipes would be great. Also, suggesting wine go-withs would be great.

  • DeePG

    It would be helpful to learn what wine selection would go nice with certain recipes….along with the right dessert and the demo to make it at home for a romantic dinner.

  • Susan Bishop

    Video chef recipe demos, tips on working with Italian ingredients at home, foodie travel info on regions of Italy represented by Maggiano’s cuisine, Italy trip giveaway.

  • Creativeboarder

    I would love to see more coupons, discounts, etc.!!!

  • jlbailey

    I would love to see recipes and demo’s for some of the best sellers. With the economy the way it is we all try to save money but we want food that tastes great. And with summer here low fat recipes would be great.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kate.beebe225 Kate Beebe

    I’d love to see do-it-yourself recipe demonstrations!

  • Lauren

    I would love to gain tips and/or recipes on how to make an authentic tasting red sauce.

  • Rs843

    How about a profile on your servers and support staff

  • Freestyleconnie

    Maggiano’s previously allowed 2 people to get the Family Style. We visited much more often. We would like to be able to get that without taking another couple with us.

  • Brookiesmom

    Would love to have coupons available that are good for to go dining! It’s really tough getting my busy family, especially the kiddos in sports, together for a meal out! But we make an extra effort to eat at home together as a family, and because Maggiano’s “travels” so well we can! Very disappointing, though, that all of the coupons are void on to go orders!

  • Bob

    more about the managers/partners of the various locations please

  • http://profiles.google.com/tarathefoodie Tara Evans

    I’d like to see some of the recipes prepared on video on the blog. That would be great!

  • Usckidd

    We love Maggiano’s, it really is our favorite Italian restaurant. We love bringing family from out of town and Maggiano’s has become our special place to celebrate birthday’s and special occasions. I would like to see a nutritional guide on your website or menu. And my five year old daugher is very disappointed that you do not offer gravy for the mash potatoes on the kid’s menu.

  • Godsmaiden2

    The Chef’s Table is totally amazing! Two years ago I had the privilege to dine at Maggiano’s in Orlando, Florida off International Drive and what an experience that was. The food was mouth watering, the service was top of the line and the atmosphere was memorable. I would love to see a reduced carb section with recipes created for those of us who are dealing with diabetes. Most Italian food is very rich and higher in carbs and diabetics must watch and limit their intake of such foods. But having a few selections on the blog or menu would make our visit even more pleasant and would totally ROCK! I love Maggiano’s! Thanks for giving me the chance to share my thoughts. I am coming for another visit to Florida in late June 2011 and Lord willing I will most certainly be gracing the doors of Maggiano’s.

  • Kori

    As a Photography buff, the mirror in this blog reflects a not so pleasing reflection. Would like to see it replaced with a picture or have it reflect something more pleasing than the ceiling. Also how about a dish that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates for all your patrons that have Metabolic Syndrome and must count carbs.

  • cheryl

    Our family loves the fettichine with chicken, pesto and pine nuts. Could you demo this recipe? Also, an eye toward the home cook and with a lighter touch (less fat, calories, etc.).

  • Alan Mok

    I would love to see you offering healthy options to the menu. Thank you.

  • Tracy

    Love seeing the recipes of drinks AND food. I would love to see recipes of the weekly specials – love, love the food!!!

  • Mpgoldstein

    I would like to see the Chefs demonstrate some recipes that can be tried at home (or at least simplified for home). I would also like to see background information on the Chefs (where they trained, specialties, favorite dishes, etc.).

  • Kristin

    It would be great to see demonstartions of various appetizers that we would be able to also make at home. I also LOVE all of your delicious desserts- especially the creme brulee, so that recipe would be fabulous to see as well!

  • Jckmiller

    I would love the recipe for Alfredo Pesto sauce. We had late lunch there on Mother’s Day in Nashville and I loved this sauce.

  • http://profiles.google.com/brian.giblin Brian E. Giblin

    Would love to see how food is prepared at Maggiano’s — so people can go home and try it themselves!

  • tommy f

    cooking tips from the chef on unique ways to use different ingredients, good substitutions to use, and other sorts of interesting/useful info.

  • Breezy

    I would love to see seasonal recipes and vegetarian options

  • Kristin

    It would be great to see demonstartions on various appetizers that we could make from home. I also LOVE your delicious desserts- especially the creme brulee, so it would be wonderful to see those featured as well!

  • http://ConversationPiece08.blogspot.com Sbartist

    I would like to see more pasta recipes calling for whole wheat pasta.

  • Heidi

    I would like to see some organic entrees. Ingredients used from local farmers.

  • Elizah Leigh

    Sustainable, local and organic food information/recipes would be really interesting.

  • Chris

    We had a wonderful experience recently at the Oak Brook location. After the meal the General Mgr stopped by to see how everything was. When I commented that, being Italian, I thought the marinara sauce was entirely too sweet. He brought us, not only a sample of the ravioli with Joey Z sauce, but an entire meal to take home! Wow – great PR! We’ll be back there in no time at all.

    Being on Weight Watchers, it would be very helpful to have the nutritional values online so I could stay on my weight loss plan and enjoy my Italian food!

  • Pixie062

    Maggiano’s has fantastic Menu items. We really enjoyed eating there, and will return.

  • Isaacs

    Love the way Maggiano’s is reaching out to their customers! I have enjoyed the cooking classes offered at the restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA! Would love to see hte various spices used to create the basic dishes Pluse receipes for sauces, etc.

  • JT

    I was at Maggiano’s Sun. for Mother’s Day with my family. I have to say that every time I visit Maggiano’s, I can’t wait to go back! The food is excellent! I tried the new berry tiramisu, delicious! I would like to see the nutritional values as it helps to know how much of the yummy food you can eat there, and how much you should take home to enjoy later. Maggiano’s get a 10 from me!

  • Anonymous

    Any recipes that are healthy (low fat, high protein) and easy (I don’t have a lot of time to cook).

  • Jpdukesptc

    I would love insider information on new things to come and secret recipes. :)

  • Akadiesel92

    dessert recipes

  • Anonymous

    Maggiano’s is so good! I recently ate here for the first time for a work/ school related conference. I was able to try some dishes that I normally would not have ordered off the menu on my own. I loved it and the desserts were also amazing. I would definitely watch this blog on a weekly basis if they had chef inspired cooking demonstrations of some of the dishes you can find on the menus or similar versions to make at home. I also would like to hear about wine pairing tips. Can’t wait to go here again soon.

  • Kim

    First and foremost, I want to say that I love Maggiano’s! I
    try to dine in as much as possible! What I would love to see on the Blog are
    real patrons learning to cook a five course meal from scratch, and then being
    taught how to pair wines with each course. Then it would be awesome to see chef’s
    from each restaurant around the USA going into someone’s home, and teaching
    them in their own space how to cook a great Italian dish! Similar to the show
    called “Take Home Chef” but in this case “Take Home Maggiano’s!”

  • Lindsey

    I read a ton of blogs and I really enjoy seeing videos posted. Something different to view that doesn’t involve a lot of reading ( I do that enough with all of the others!) What about some date-night ideas/specials for two? My husband and I always choose Maggiano’s for date nights!

  • lyndsey

    i would love to see funny stories and recipes!

  • lslaw

    I would like the Chefs to discuss culinary tips and techniques that can be utilized at home in a variety of dishes.

  • JJ

    It would be great to have “healthier” versions of the traditional italian meals.

  • JulesM

    I would love to see some footage of the kitchen during a real busy dinner service. Though the camera man might be in the way, it would be cool to see how it all comes together when it is real busy. Maybe chef hat camera – get their POV./

  • Ann Swindell

    I would really like to see lots of recipes for desserts! We love your desserts! Yum yum…

  • PastaLover

    Our entire family loves Italian pasta and desert. However, our eleven years old is kind of picky and would not eat anything with spaghetti sauce but white sauce. I would love to see more recipes on pasta dishes that are white sauce based other than the famous Alfredo Fettucini. Low fat version would be a plus! Thank you so much!

  • Anna Jeffries

    I would love to see the blog have a section designated to chefs at home who would like to post recipes for others to try out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JVWXNQJABGAOOMV7MBBHUCEKRE poohster

    Not necessarily the recipe, but I would love to see how you get your Calamari so incredibly awesome!

  • Jenny

    I would love for you to share some of your recipes! The sauce on the ravoili is amazing!

  • Carolina_landstrom

    I would love to see how to make a dessert to wow your guests.

  • Tevans4

    I would like to see cooking for adults, like the ones designed for “little chefs”. I love Maggiano’s!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Loved the Bellini Swirl!

  • http://twitter.com/gospelnewmedia Candra

    I would love to see what cookware you would recommend using at home to create delicious Italian dishes. Thank you and looking forward to the blog!

  • Littlemiss9144017

    I absolutely love Maggiano’s! I always enjoy my meals when I eat at these restaurants. Regarding the chef’s blog, I think it would be very interesting to watch step-by-step videos of the chefs creating a specific dish!

  • Phainesparis

    I used to visit every other week until I started being heart healthy. Can you prepare some of the favorites so they are lower in fat and carbs and higher in fiber and protein?

  • Ileana

    I would love to see how some of the Recipes are made, one of my favorite dishes is Chicken Pesto Linguine with pine nuts…..I would love to see how you make such a great Pesto sauce. Also, I would love to see how you make such a yummy Tiramisu…….it’s delicious!!!!

  • Flyswimmer

    I would love to see the chefs in action in the kitchen cooking up all the wonderful dishes!

  • Crockerstore

    I would love to see recipes that we at home can make ahead the night before or the morning before and will heat up nicely for dinner. Often when I reheat spaghetti or linguini that I’ve made earlier the sauce is absorbed by the pasta. I need a wife (I’m the wife) or another few hours in the day and anything that helps me get through the after school sports/homework/dinner/bath/bed with my four kids I’d appreciate!!
    Ps. Great kids cooking schools, thanks!!

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  • Jeff Mason

    I would like to see more information on wine and BEER. I like to start off with a beer – and then have wine with the meal. What can you tell me about the beers you have available.

  • Jerusha Clark

    I’d love to get the recipe for the Maggiano’s salad dressing. I know it’s not likely you’d give that out, but I thought I’d through out my request :)

  • Amy B

    Chef’s demonstrations are what I would like to see most. It would be great if the recipes shown are able to be modified to accommodate special diets or different skill levels.

  • http://profiles.google.com/audreys.scents Audrey Hogue

    I would like to see yummy, healthy recipes! Maybe you eggplant parm too!

  • Jerusha Clark

    Oops. I meant “throw” out.

  • Carrunclered

    would love to see more appetizers used specially low fat/calorie.

  • Minniejoe

    It would be great to have access to caloric information about menu items, even if general and only online.

  • http://twitter.com/Lara_Michelle10 Lara Kadillak

    I would love to see how to make flavorful gluten free Italian dishes like they do so whenever I dine in at the restaurant.

  • EMcEmiliemc

    I would love to see an added room for kids to eat and get an education on food and how it is cooked and how good food can also be healthy. Then the adults can enjoy a meal in another room and learn about wine parings…

  • Mecalah

    Maggiano’s is the place I must go when I visit Atlanta! I love your food and as a vegetarian I would love to see more vegetarian dishes featured on your blog. Thank you!

    Mecalah

  • Bmaziarka

    I really love Maggianos and would love to see more dishes that are made with wine. With all the great ingredients that Maggianos uses adding wine is just another bonus to great flavors already added! Keep up the great dishes!

    Bob

  • Deedee Roberts

    I’m really excited to see that the Maggiano’s chefs will have a blog. I would like to see how some of the recipes that I enjoy at Maggiano’s are created and how to make them at home or for a get together.

  • Cookie Galvan

    I would like to learn to cook homestyle meals like the meals served at Maggiano’s everyday. Why doesn’t Maggiano’s offer Healthly Cooking classes one day a week in one of the banquet rooms. This way customers could learn how to cook meals and learn to pair wines from Maggiano’s chefs. I for one would attend the following courseses offered: Dessert, Entree, pasta and of course Appetizers….. It would be like the cooking courses offered at Sure la Table except it would be wonderful Italian meals that to me just remind me of comfor.

  • Sondra

    I’d love to hear how you research new recipes and the methods you use to test them out.

  • Fmtrankina

    I would like your recipe for Italian red sauce and breschele (pigs in the blanket)

  • Dee

    WE LUV MAGGIANO’S! All our family celebrations take place there for the last 20 years! Looking forward to this new promotion.

  • luvmypets

    I think it would be neat to see a video clip demonstration of a featured recipe each week. Then have an online video library of the various clips for easy reference when needed. I especially would like to be able to make Rigatoni D and Farfalle w/Chicken and Spinach (and good old Maggiano’s meat sauce)…must post more recipes for us to make at home. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Maggiano’s food!

  • Sheryl

    This is a suggestion I gave our waiter last week on one of your menu items, and he thought it best to share it with the chef online. A couple of weeks ago we were treated to the zuchini appetizer, it was wonderful. After placing an order the week after that to go, I got home and found they were fuller pieces and were soggy. I ordered with dinner last weekend the zuchini cut in smaller pieces. The breading sticks better, they are more crunchy and really more yummy. Several people stopped by our table to inquire about them and placed an order themselves.

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see games

  • Debbie Harper

    I would love to see tips on cooking different pastas, i.e. gnochi or tortellini and recipes for making healthy sauces.

  • Sam Farina

    I would enjoy the chiefs input on how to choose the best ingredients. Choosing the best vegetables, spices, and pastas.

  • Mommydoe

    Love Maggiano’s! You are our “go to” place for most any occasion… I would love to see a step by step how to make some of your wonderful sauces! My children ask me why our pasta does not taste the same as yours!

  • escars

    I would like to see easy and delicious recipes.

  • Jknechtly

    I would like to see the chefs demonstrate how to make marinara sauce and fresh meatballs

  • Brian

    I’d like to see cooking demonstrations

  • Cmdemery

    Most people may not know about your gluten free dishes. On my last visit, the chef even cut the crust from my cheesecake. It was wonderful!! An Italian restaurant with gluten free pasta, yeah!!!

  • Jenniferwalters2000

    I think this is a great idea. I would love to see recipes so I can try some of the delicious meals at home. My family and I love to go to Maggianos. We have 6 kids and love when we go and get to bring a meal home for lunch the next day. What an awesome deal. Can’t wait to go again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reweiss Randy Weiss

    I would like to see information and tips on cooking techniques, ideas for better food presentation. How to amaze your friends and looks like a professiona

  • Dom

    I would love to see the recipe for Rigatoni D. That is my favorite and I have tried to recreate it at home but it never comes out like Maggiano’s.

  • Purvi Parakh

    I would love to see more healthier dishes.

  • Pinkbubble2008

    I would love to see more cocktails and recipes with wine in them!

  • momof2

    I’d love to try a meatless lasagna.

  • Lance Alderette

    We have been loyal customer’s since the very beginning….in fact my wife is being sworn in as a United States citizen this Friday at 9:40am…after which we all are going to celebrate at your wonderful restaurant…the food is delicious…the service outstanding…makes for a event to remember by all, thank you Lance Alderette

  • ericsmidnightrider

    Would love to see how to make the recipes lower in calories and fat but still be delicous. Also letting us know what type of cooking untensils you use and where to purchase the item.

  • Suketu Kapadia

    I would like to see more low carb healthier tasty dish options.

  • wine ninja

    I would like to see more about your beverage program, happy hour, drink specials, etc.

  • Danna

    I would like to see good recipe substitutions that are creative and fresh, i.e. to make things healthier, or if someone has an allergy to an ingredient, or especially, if some Italian ingredient is hard to find, how to substitute

    Also, would be nice to have “Fast” recipes i.e. using toaster oven, or cans

  • Kflem04

    I would like to see more ideas of future dishs or specials.

  • Grace97

    I would like to see segments like “a day in the life” of a Maggiano’s Chef. What goes wrong, what goes right. And perhaps a “meet the chef” kind of like the chefography idea.

  • Brenda_parker

    I’m in love with the food at Maggiano’s, we choose Maggiano’s for most family celebrations because we never feel rushed, it is obvious they want their patrons to enjoy the food they prepare.

    Brenda_parker@juno.com

  • Kmcballard123

    I would love to see how the salmon is made. Your salmon is the best! My children love to dine in, however if it’s easily made then maybe I can get them to eat more salmon at home!

  • JIK

    I would like to see your recipes made with less salt.

  • http://twitter.com/jesuisbeth jesuisbeth

    I would love to know how to make your famous cheese ravioli but also am looking to make a healthier sauce to go with it. One that tastes similar but is less calories.

  • Chrissy Francesca

    I really enjoyed it! Thought you covered alot as to what is to come. At the end you could mention what you will share the next time so people know what to tune it to. This way people can know what they are in for and start planning to make that dinner for an occassion the following week. Also Dessert suggestions with the dinner. As well as a good appetizer suggestion per dinner. Thanks Chrissy Francesca

  • Hug_a_frog

    I would like to see more unusual foods.

  • Nicole

    I would like to see some healthier options for lower fat meals. Absolutely love Maggiano’s!

  • Jenny

    I would love to see more dessert recipes! I love Maggiano’s desserts, and it would be awesome to see more brilliant ideas!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see some more creative seafood pasts dishes with basil marinara sauce as a base.

  • Njabeare

    Would love to see an ongoing feature on some of your stable dishes as well as any updates or special recipes that are being created … also appreciate the various e-mail updates that are sent out

    This might not be the place for it but since your staff members are wonderful, a quick ongoing intro of various staff members would be nice

  • AV

    I’d like to see Maggiano’s offer cooking classes in addition to posting recipes.

  • Cjanoff

    I am very interested in an easy yet delicious recipe for marsala sauce. Also fun ways to use shrimp, one of my favorite foods. Learning about the different chefs and their favorite recipes would also be of interest.
    Carol Janoff cjanoff@cox.net

  • G.B. Stepman

    I would like to see YOUR chef’s recipe for “Strozzapreti” (literally translated, “choke the priest”). I’ve seen a variety of recipes, but would love to see it on the menu at Maggiano’s. And, served family style, if possible.

  • Molly Lewis

    Whimsical comments & recipes!

  • ELIZABETH

    I CAN NEVER GET MY GNOCCHI TO LOOK LIKE YOURS!

  • carol

    a weekly special and more seafood dishes

  • Rolie

    I scanned many of the comments and suggestions – all good. I’d add kitchen tours like on a cruise ship and possibly adding a chef’s table for dining in the kitchen. We used to attend monthly wine tasing with appetizers in the Jacksonville location – what happened to them? They were great!

  • Ceil

    I attended the class at the Oakbrook restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would love to go for another class. I would also like to see the recipe for Rigatone D. Maggiano’s is a family favorite.

  • Cheryl R.

    I would like to see a contest where viewers submit their own unique recipe (one per person) and other viewers can select how they like the recipe (using a scale of one to five) and then the top ten recipes are prepared by the chef’s, judged, and incorporated into the menu. The winners would also receive a night on the town in Chicago, and of course, to Maggiano’s where they would be served their winning recipe, along with wine and dessert. Yum!!

  • Cheryl R.

    Correction in my previous post. Only one winner should be selected out of the ten, not all ten.

  • StaceyP

    I would love to not only get the recipes but see them prepared step by step by the chef. If they could throw in some healthy substitutes that would be be great too. I would also like to see some chef secrets. Maybe how they create a dish, quick ways to prepare or just anything we wouldn’t know that would help us out to make it ourselves. Theme/holiday menus would be fun too! A date night menu, holiday menu etc. Another idea would be to show the actual items used to make the meal. Like a special cheese or cut of meat. Something that makes the dish special. I know you do wine dinners, so even something showing how to pair wine with the meal would be great! Thanks!

  • Trice

    I love Maggianos! I wish you had a appetizer, meal, and dessert special for one! That would be great!

  • Jasonreuwer

    It would be nice if there were novice recipe ideas for beginners cooks.

  • Sinsationaldesigns

    I would like to see more pictures and virtual reality videos
    of the experience of what to expect. Next to favor, temperature is the most
    important enjoyment of food so good that the images sell themselves.

  • http://www.Sinsational-Designs.com Sinsationaldesigns

    I would like to see TV and radio commercials.

  • Drzazen

    I would love notices for in-house cooking classes.

  • Doug Rossio

    I would like to learn more about what ingredients to use, how to use them, and why they go with certain other ingredients. Also, cooking tools to use is helpful.

  • Maria

    Upcoming deals — I love prix fixe menus and I wish Maggiano’s would have some on a regular basis that we can choose from. It’s easy on the wallet and great for folks who have a hard time deciding what to eat.

  • Cvalvano3

    I would like to see reviews from customers on the blog and customer favorites.

  • Martin

    I love the warm bread!

  • Alice

    @Asb:disqus We’d love some heart healthy recipes and sugar-free desserts.

  • Brianty04

    Hello, I would love to have a part in the selection of new entrees/quarterly specials that you are considering adding to your menu. Post the dish, its ingredients, and maybe some pictures and allow fans to vote! : ) Thanks for consistently creating encore experiences in your restaurants!

  • Ktosh7

    Show how you make the amazing mozzarella marinara appetizer!!!

  • Mom_33040

    I would like to see calorie counts for the various items and also designation for heart healthy or weight watchers.

  • Roxanne

    Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to ask and voice my opinion. I would like to know if you could help me with making beloginous(sorry,don’t know how to spell it). I have tried it once and it didn’t taste nothing like my Grandma’s did. She was from Polarimo. :)

  • dc4u2

    Would like to see how to tips on making meals healthier and nutrition info.

  • laura102960

    I am with Asb700, I would love to see your awesome recipes made into dishes that are healthier!! Something that we could incorporate into every day instead of just speacial occasions.

  • benjamima

    I would love it if you demonstrated how to make your amazing Rigatoni D!

  • Lburnette

    My wife and I would appreciate monthly discount coupons to use at the restaurant. We love visiting Maggiano’s but the economy is ROUGH!!

  • Rae T.

    Maggiano’s is one of the best, we go when we are in the Indy area. I enjoy knowing about your events and the new creations. The staff is outstanding and the chef is great.

  • Onlyzeoul

    We love Maggiano’s, but instead of feeding 2, we are now 5. More coupons to those on the email list. More recipes would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/snowdroplis Elisabeth Sanchez

    I want to see the lemon cresent cookie recipe!!! Love them!!

  • H Ayala

    Would love to see the daily/weekly chef’s specials described, pictured, and perhaps showing how they are prepared. Maybe a link could be added to take you to the recipe.

  • Lasagna

    You are right. Less salt … Please!

  • JaiWarren

    As a recent heart attack sufferer… I would love to see a heart healthy section on the menu! Not bland just low sodium/ saturated fat dishes. Hot weather… grilled meat & fish? Less cream (really not southern Italian) … more seasonal vegetable pasta sauces w/ Parm or Grana cheeses.

  • JOHN

    FIRST I WOULD LOVE TO SAY I ALWAYS FEEL VIP WHEN I EAT AT MAGGIANO’S.THERE IS NOT MUCH I HAVE TO SAY THE ONLY THING I WOULD SAY IS WHEN YOU ORDER FAMILY STYLE THAT INSTEAD OF TWO SALADS SHOULD BE ONE SALAD AND A SOUP OR TWO SALADS. O YEAH MAYBE MORE SEAFOOD THANKS FOR YOUR TIME

  • Bobow51

    love eating and having margaritas. would like to see calorie and fat make up of each dinner.

  • Pam Guest

    More recipes with beef.

  • LW

    The only thing I dont like is your bread and make the food a little less calorie

  • Merrillmoss

    It would be quite interesting to see on your blog a series of short videos with a knowledgeable expert comparing various wine choices for a specific dish offered at the restaurant. One approach might be to begin by identifying the predominant tastes of the dish, then show that certain wines pair well with it while others do not, and of course why. It would add interest to build in and share with viewers any surprises in the outcome, especially if unpredictable.

  • April Flores

    I would like a suggestion on which wine to enjoy with your different dishes. Which one would bring out the flavor of a main dish or dessert.

  • Nancy Sunnenberg

    I recently watched the Stanley Tucci / Campbell Scott film, Big Night, again. May I suggest you add Timpano to a special event menu at Maggiano’s

  • sandra

    i’d like to see recipes inspired by the restaurant’s foods

  • Shopalotprincess

    Would love occasional offers of 50% off our meal. Some restaurants offer a secret password of the night to its blog or twitter readers. Just give it to the waitress on that particular night and your meal (and sometimes even drinks) is 50% off.

  • Maria Gilbert

    I want to know how to make your
    Crispy Zucchini Fritté! That’s my favorite!! Yummy!

  • Stanley W. Clem Jr

    How to improve the already Great place to Dine? The only thing I can think is to bring back the Soup of The Day. There was simply Delicious Mushroom Soup on Thursday that was out of this World. Keep up the good Work. Stanley W. Clem Jr

  • Robin

    Would love to try this dessert on my birthday. Any chance that you can make a lactaid free dessert too?

  • http://twitter.com/JustSpecial2 Rick M.

    My wife and I are wine c
    onnoisseurs so wine pairings would be great to be included in the blog

  • Barblei

    I would love to see wine pairing recommendations to go along with the recipes you post.

  • Anonymous

    Two preferences would be: 1) provide tips on the easiest way to prepare ingredients beforehand so that I can quickly throw it all together, and 2) share some of the Italian traditions around food.

  • Melanie Busckoetter

    I love that you have gluten free options on your menu and they are delicious. I really hope that you incorporate some gluten free cooking info into your chef blog!!

  • Wendela38

    I’m one of those people that tends to stick with “tried and true” when choosing a dinner selection, because I’m afraid I might not like something unknown. The blog would be a great way to feature each item on the menu (what’s in it, how it’s prepared) then keep them here for reference so chickens like me could explore a bit!

  • Navy Veteran

    I would like to see an eggplant lasagna on the menu.

    Thank you

  • Indigirl5607

    I am very excited about the new blog. I love recipes and learning tips and pairing wines with the meal will be great. I like learning about the chefs that will be featured here also. I think mentioning upcoming events or cooking classes would be great also.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phil-Count/1541697202 Phil Count

    Would love to see more giveaways! Love those freebies!

  • James

    Love the blog! It’s a great idea, cool way to connect with customers and let us know why you’re different from the other Italian dining options.

    Myself a lover of good food, my wife a budding bartender, I’d love to a) get great recipes from you guys that tell how to take a healthy dish (chicken and veggies) and turn it into something magical. Come on, you guys know how – share that delicious wisdom! And b) ways to take traditional drinks and turn them up a notch, some “bartender’s choice” recipes, perhaps. Thanks so much for the great food and great blog!

  • kels22

    I really like the classic pasta deals! totally worth it for us poor college kids!!

  • Nadicarrek

    I would like to see blue cheese dressing added back on the menu i was so so disappointed when it was taken off the menu I ask about it constantly I love maggianos

  • Margaret

    I would like to see more pasta , meat and vegetable stir-frys

  • Archon

    Would like to see one on that gigantic chocolate pie you guys have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lori-Ranaglia-Zernick/1273886207 Lori Ranaglia Zernick

    I’d love to see little helpful tips and hints from the chefs when preparing delicious dishes like the ones they prepare at Maggiano’s that will help the average cook in their own kitchen.

  • Brenda

    I would like to know where you get the meats and vegetables used in your recipes. For example, do you buy local and/or organic? Do you make your own Italian Sausage?

  • Carebr2

    I am a weight watcher and would love to see recipes made healthier and smaller portions

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tammera-Moore/100000220099584 Tammera Moore

    Because the food is always so fresh at Maggiano’s, I would like to know more about the ingredients you use; “what region of the country or world they are from”? I would also like to get tips about how your patrons can choose and locate the freshest ingredients for their dishes and preparation tips (e.g. is it always best to buy organic and how do we choose quality fruits and veggies. What can we do if we can’t afford organic? etc. What can I substitute in my recipes if one fruit or veggie needed is out of season?). I think that this would help to make the blog more interesting and greatly beneficial to those of us who love the food at Maggiano’s and also love to cook at home.

  • eydie

    How about a contest on an original recipe sent in by the public to be featured on the menu for a month, an so on, as each month comes up. How awesome would that be! E.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cory.garone Cory Garone

    I would love to see healthier choices added. Smaller portions with the same great flavor and much healthier for you. In America we’ve come to expect large plates from Italian restaurants. It would be refreshing to see smaller offerings, healthier and possibly less expensive.

  • Girlminnnesota

    I would like to see low fat/low cholesterol desserts, if possible.

  • Bev

    I’ll be coming to this site and restaurant more often – gluten-free recipes – Yeah! Cake for my sister’s birthday will now be much easier. Thanks for your innovation in restaurant fare!

  • Stephanieb717

    Cant wait for more cooking tips! Also the wine paring tips. Love the food but I agree with other maybe whole wheat pasta n reduced calories and fats…

  • SrB32034

    Would like to see video’s showing chef prep tips that would make home preparation easier and more professionally inspired

  • http://profiles.google.com/jenclarkva Jennifer Clark

    I would like to see a recipe for Rigatoni D! It might also be fun to see pictures or videos of behind the scenes in the kitchen.

  • Synger123

    I would like to see some history of Italian cuisine, including the herbs and spices that are specific to signature Italian and of Maggiano’s in general.

  • Slsegelbaum

    I would love to see the recipes for your desserts!

  • Cindy

    I love Maggiano’s…especially their family style dinners, it’s like being at home. My sweetie @rafaelsanchez-quinones and I @cindymsanchez had my dad’s 71st bday party at the Maggiano’s in one of their private banquet rooms with my whole family. Food, service and ambiance were awesomely spectacular. Not to mention AFFORDABLE!!!

  • Cindy

    Didn’t get to finish my blog….I would love to see a more health oriented menu….as much as I love old world cooking my waistline doesn’t fit new world living!! UGH!!! It would be great to see low cal/low fat recipes of existing meals!!

  • Alexandlynn

    I would really love you guys to share the lemon drop martini! My husband and I go to Maggiano’s every year on our wedding anniversary and that is when I order them like crazy. I would really love them to be made for me at home by the husband (he loves to make me my drinks!). Can’t wait to see what other drink recipes you put on there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TVFVAEFZWXRONDK7V5EBIYYL4 Anonymous

    Great blog. I like the videos. What a great idea! Good food, great place, want to go back soon! Bon appetite!

  • Ada

    Love to learn the story of the dessert originally created for Valentine’s Day!!

  • Kimmiebeck

    I would like to see recipes. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    I love Maggianos and wouldnt change anything about it! LOVE IT!

  • tomTom

    I would really like to know the calorie content of your menu items. I really enjoy eating at Maggiano’s but always afraid I might overdo it on the calories.

  • Anonymous

    I would like ideas of where we can purchase items in a recipe that might not be easily found in your nearby grocery store. Also, nutrition information per dish.

  • abrunk

    I would like to see recipes on how to cook some of Maggiano’s menu items and how to obtain fresh and strong ingredients. Also, on how to make some menu items healthier. It would be awesome to have a camera follow a chef in the kitchen and see how he really cooks and mixes different flavors and foods together.

  • Siedl

    My wife and I like eating at your restaurants but don’t want to buy one more expensive meal to get one to go. We prefer a real luncheon special, priced low (e.g., small pasta and salad).

    The menu has gotten too pricy.

  • Lauryn

    My family took me to Maggiano’s in St. Louis for part of my Graduation present because it’s my favorite place to eat! They treated me extra special because it was a celebration for me. I even got a free dessert! When I go back, I’m definitely asking for Rico as our server because he was AMAZING : )

  • Viadolce

    would love to have more porcini vegetarian dishes!

  • Jimmy0351

    Information on what flavor various spices add (i.e., if I want sour, or sweet, or bitter, etc. what spice should I add)?

  • Ms_rojas2001

    I’d like to be able to watch delicious meals being made that don’t require too much time, and meals that can be made on a budget.

  • JoAnn

    Would love to see question and answer section that could help solve problems we encounter with sauces, etc.

  • Eoptimized73

    I would love to see more Glutten free recipes for me and my family to enjoy! And many more Chef demonstrations!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/johnjinkim John Kim

    Any demonstrations that showcase how Maggiano’s favorite dishes can be more healthy would be great!

  • Alan

    I’d like to find out what’s new and special offers at Maggiano’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Afshin-Karnama/554118726 Afshin Karnama

    Italy has many delicious and healthy dishes that will work very well with today’s demand for healthy foods. Please include those. Thank you

  • Tarheel Fan

    Would like to see a discussion of wine pairings for Maggiano’s entrees.

  • Sharon

    Maggiano’s is one of our favorite places to eat especially family style! Would love to see a Maggiano’s in Louisiana. Need tips on making lasagna that isn’t soupy.

  • Erum ahmadani

    I would love to see Maggiano’s offering balanced and healthier meals. 

  • Maggiemoe8

    Does all red wine go well with all Italian dishes?  How do you know when to go with a Cab or a Merlot or does any red wine compliment an Italian dish?

  • Anonymous

     I love the lemon cookies! I’ve tried to recreate them, but I don’t even come close. I would really like the recipe for those.