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Little Italy Favorites: October

by Manny Duron, McLean, VA | Written on September 29, 2011

Two of our most beloved and sought after features are back!! You know it’s fall when Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Cheesecake are back on the menu….YUM! These two favorites are joined by the classic Chicken Fontina and grandma’s famous Beef Braciole. This month we are all about comfort food and classics – leave a comment and tell us about your family’s favorite fall dish and enter to win a $100 Maggiano’s gift card below!

Chicken Fontina
Chicken breast stuffed with mushroom and Fontina cheese, pan seared, white wine rosemary sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes.
Created by Chef Johnny Poche, Maggiano’s Willow Bend – Plano, TX

Butternut Squash Ravioli
Butternut squash filled ravioli, tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, brown butter, Parmesan, and toasted Amaretti crumb.               
Created by Chef Manny Duron, Maggiano’s Tyson’s – McLean, VA

Beef Braciole
Stuffed roulades of beef braised in tomato gravy with red peppers, onions, cannellini beans and pappardelle pasta.                    
Created by Chef Keith Brunell, Maggiano’s – Dallas, TX

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake
Gingersnap crust, cinnamon whipped cream, and pecan praline crumbs.
Created by Chef George Poston, Maggiano’s Denver Tech – Englewood, CO

Every year you can count on us to feature the Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Cheesecake. What is the one item you look forward to EVERY fall? Whether it be our Pumpkin Cheesecake, grandma’s turkey on Thanksgiving, roasting pumpkin seeds after you carve or Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte–how do you know it’s fall?? Tell us what fall, food-related item do you look forward to every year and the story behind it, for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Maggiano’s!

  • Les16j

    I look forward to hot apple cider at the pumpkin patch!

  • Lynncolesgp

    My mom’s Pumpkin Pie! I remember enjoying it every Thanksgiving and Christmas of my life. I like it with a large dollop of homemade whipped cream on top. Yum!

  • Lynncolesgp

    My mom’s Pumpkin Pie! I remember enjoying it every Thanksgiving and Christmas of my life. I like it with a large dollop of homemade whipped cream on top. Yum!

  • Carole Resnick

    Yum, Pumpkin Cheesecake.  I will be in next week to get some

  • Rita

    Maggiano’s Pumpkin Cheesecake — of course!

  • Amy

    I first tried the butternut squash ravioli at a Christmas Party. Never really caring for squash, I was amazed at how tender and delicious it was. It is now my favorite dish to order!

  • Nancy

    Pumpkin pie!  My favorite kind of pie with whip cream.  And stuffing – yum!

  • Melinda

    Hot homemade apple pie….made with apples just picked from the orchard.  YUM!

  • Alison

    Sweet potato casserole with the yummy brown sugar pecan crunchiness on top:)  It wouldn’t feel like Thanksgiving without it!  It is the dish I always bring for every Thanksgiving get together. 

  • Sharon

    I look forward to sweet potatoes (chunky) with mini marshmallows!

  • Rose Senteno

    The Roasted Chicken at Maggiano’s is my family and friends favorite dish.  Ok, one more the Lasagna is the best we have ever had, can’t wait to get the family and return to Maggiano’s for the family style dinner.

  • Rose Senteno

    The Roasted Chicken at Maggiano’s is my family and friends favorite dish.  Ok, one more the Lasagna is the best we have ever had, can’t wait to get the family and return to Maggiano’s for the family style dinner.

  • Jfsillett

    Spaghetti squash and homemade tomato sauce – with all the veggies straight from the garden!

  • Jfsillett

    Spaghetti squash and homemade tomato sauce – with all the veggies straight from the garden!

  • Jjansen

    My grandmother who came from Italy made this and I haven’t had it in years

  • Jfsillett

    Spaghetti squash and homemade tomato sauce – with all the veggies straight from the garden!

  • http://twitter.com/KimmyDarling Kimmy Darling

    A major Fall Favorite in my family is Brunswick Stew. Both of my parents’ moms (from South Alabama) used the same recipe, so there’s never been a variation as it’s been passed down, other than updating things like “cook a hen” to “buy a rotisserie chicken” or “cook some chicken however you want to and shred it!” It has tasted the same my whole life.

    I make two batches a year, and freeze half of it in individual serving sizes. I also slice a round of cornbread into eighths and freeze each. For meals that need to be quick, I grab a soup and a slice, and nuke them. Dee-lish.

  • Lwoodrocks

    I love my mom’s homemade pumpkin pie!!!

  • Kfittizzi

    We are meat and potatoes in the Fall..love a great pot roast dinner with potatoes…such a comfort food and a great change from BBQ.  Fall is my favorite time of year for food….all comfort and cozy.  But I will say the beef braciole sounds like Fall to me…I would definitly love to give that one a try…

  • Shannon Sandstrom

    I don’t know which one we’d start with!  They all sound fabulous.  I guess this calls for at least a couple of trips very soon to try out the new items…

  • Kfittizzi

    We are meat and potatoes in the Fall..love a great pot roast dinner with potatoes…such a comfort food and a great change from BBQ.  Fall is my favorite time of year for food….all comfort and cozy.  But I will say the beef braciole sounds like Fall to me…I would definitly love to give that one a try…

  • Kfittizzi

    We are meat and potatoes in the Fall..love a great pot roast dinner with potatoes…such a comfort food and a great change from BBQ.  Fall is my favorite time of year for food….all comfort and cozy.  But I will say the beef braciole sounds like Fall to me…I would definitly love to give that one a try…

  • Bearfan

    Maggiano’s Butternut squash ravioli, to die for! We’re coming soon!

  • James Graf

    Apple cider most definitely.  My family and I used to go to apple orchards in the rural areas of Northeastern Ohio every autumn to pick apples.  Inevitably we’d buy apple cider and I’d drink WAAAAAAY too much of it to the dismay of my mother.  But despite season after season of cider-induced stomachaches, I’d return to my beloved cider each autumn suffering from a fresh case of summer-amnesia.

  • JL

    My favorite is the butternut squash ravioli!  It doesn’t get more comforting for autumn than this dish!

  • Jaime

    My children’s favorite dish is called spaghetti pie. It is filled with noodles, sauce, several differnt cheese and there is never enough for left-overs!

  • Deborah

    Our family’s favorite side dish is sweet potatoes that is prepared with molasses, brown sugar and butter. and my personal favorite thanksgiving side dish is mashed turnip with brown sugar and butter. Santa would leave a turnip in my stocking and I was in charge of preparing the turnip (although this was also a Christmas favorite side dish) I continues the tradition with my first-born although he was a boy. He would get the turnip in his stocking and he would be in charge of preparing it.

  • Erica H.

    My families favorite fall dish is sweet potato pie and apple pie!

  • adnorm08

    Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake is what i’m definitely looking forward to this fall! It’s a fairly new tradition but we have been making these the day before thanksgiving and it’s so special all getting in the kitchen together with my parents and making it and more exciting to eat the next day! So excited fall has finally arrived so we can start making it!

  • Geauxtigrs

    Our family tradition is stuffed mirlitons.

  • ShelleyYR

    Without a doubt, it’s butternut squash ravioli. Great combination of savory with a little sweet. Yum!

  • Pat R

    I always look forward to two special dishes at Thanksgiving…a cranberry salad with oranges, pecans and a topping made with cream cheese and seedless, red raspberry jam…and sweet potato casserole with a pecan and brown sugar topping…it makes me think of the meals I shared with my family in Memphis…the recipes came from a cook book I brought home from New Orleans back in the 70′s …I gave it to my mother and now those recipes are staples at our Thanksgiving dinners no matter where we are.

  • jose Perez

    Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna

  • JKing

    You know it’s fall when all of the pumpkin items come back to the menu – love anything made with pumpkin!

  • Tamee919

    Green Bean Casserole on Thanksgiving!!!

  • Donnaree2

    I don’t have a favorite dish at Maggiano’s I have a favorite menu, every thing on the menu is my favorite. I actually look forward to eating soup, a pasta fagioli, minestrone, potato, etc…..

  • Beth

    John Cope’s Dried Sweet Corn, found in Pennsylvania. It’s just what it says it is, but slow cooked with butter, sugar, and milk it becomes a fantastic Thanksgiving side dish that we fight over. It just isn’t Thanksgiving without it!

  • Nicole Scott

    Apple pie, baked apples, apple cider. I just love anything with fresh picked apples. The smell of them is wonderful.

  • Nlouis982

    I love their veil and mushroom ravioli so im sure the butternut squash ravioli is just as great! Cant wait to try it.

  • KC

    My grandmother used to make homemade braciole and it was my favorite growing up!

  • Khm725

    I would go to Maggiano’s (Houston) and enjoy the Squash Ravioli, but they have a TERRIBLE singer @ the piano bar and pipe the music (if you can call it music) into the restaurant.  Very difficult to eat while listening to some guy TRYING to sing “Da Do Run Run”.  What happened to Frankie & Dean???  Not going back.  I’d rather eat a Lean Cuisine than listen to that piano bar guy.  Sorry :(

  • http://www.smallchichome.com/ Jeannine @ Small & Chic Home

    You mean besides the butternut ravioli, which is probably one of my favorite menu items of all time?  I also love seeing pumpkin scones from a certain coffee chain we all probably frequent.  When I see them, I know fall is here!

  • Ellen

    My fall favorite is a pork chop and sauerkraut recipe made with apples, raisins, apple juice, brown sugar, and pork gravy mix.  With mashed potatoes, of course!  Great German comfort food!!  I must say that I have to try a slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake at Maggianos–pumpkin anything is another of my favorites!

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

    I look forward to sweet corn! My mom used to hav eit for us every time October hit…and its my bday month so extra special!

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

    I look forward to sweet corn! My mom used to hav eit for us every time October hit…and its my bday month so extra special!

  • Michelle

    Looking forward to turkey and all the fixins’, especially fresh mashed potatoes and gravy!

  • Nlouis982

    The fall food item that I love every year is pumpkin soup. Its a family recipe and soooooooooooo good. Makes me think of winter coming, wood fireplaces, nd hot coco. Perfect for fall.

  • Braden

    My wife makes this amazing fig gelato that is outstanding

  • Braden

    My wife makes this amazing fig gelato that is outstanding

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cheryl-Sheppard/1199540113 Cheryl Sheppard

    Pumpkin bread, pecan pie and candied yams!

  • LMD

    Pumpkin, Pumpkin, anything with pumpkin!  Can’t wait to come get some of Maggiano’s Pumpkin Cheesecake along with the Butternut Squash Ravioli.  Fall has begun when these items are on the menu!  I was also thrilled to see Maggiano’s on my last visit to Orlando!!  Thanks for being a staple wherever I travel Maggiano’s!

  • Anonymous

    Maggiano’s is my absolute favorite restaurant!  I can’t wait for our next trip to downtown Nashville when I will be eating the Butter Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!!

  • TC

     I guess I’m rather traditional.  Turkey, mushroom stuffing, and real mashed potatoes (with lumps). 

  • Melissa Grassmick

    Aside from the Butternut Squash Ravioli at Maggianios, I looks forward to the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks and making lots of Pumpkin Rolls for friends and family (I am now expected to bring one to every event from October to January!).

  • Dolly Kelly

    Fall signifies football, and nothing beats a good bowl of chili on game day. I prefer my chili with cornbread. A perfect fall combination when mixed with good friends and your favorite football team on TV. 

  • Jpetroroy

    I love sweet potato pie. So comforting!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S7VV7KISBK6MIZ2W7X7FEIOBGA Kenneth

    We were discussing with some friends where we were going to dine this weekend.  OK… this setltles that discussion.

    I’ve had the butternut squash ravioli at Maggiano’s before and it is WONDERFUL.

  • Karen

    Mince pie was always my dessert of choice after our family meal on Thanksgiving.   Dad and I
    would sometimes have a second helping as a late night snack.

  • Karen

    Mince pie was always my dessert of choice after our family meal on Thanksgiving.   Dad and I
    would sometimes have a second helping as a late night snack.

  • PJ

    Maggiano’s Little Italy is my favorite restaurant but every fall I crave an old family favorite comfort food – Polish golumpki.  Nothing compares to it and no one makes it like my mom.  Ground chuck, rice & onions rolled into sauteed cabbage leaf, and simmered in mom’s homemade canned tomato sauce.    I can smell it cooking right now.  Coming from a family of 10 children I can honestly say all of us crave this comfort food and every Fall we await the call from mom that she’s made us a batch.

  • Psbenoit

    Just the thought of chicken fontina makes my mouth water. Looking forward to my next visit to Maggiano’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518230531 MaryKate Giufurta Burd

    We love chili in our house!  It’s our go to fall dish!

  • Amc4jlh4ever

    bless my mothers soul, she used to make hand made spicy jalapeno spaghetti and made savory pumpkin sauce that complimented the heat so well. wish i could find a recipe somewhere for it. by far a fall favorite.  

  • KFlaherty08

    I love homemade pumpkin pie.  I usually bake at least 4-6 during the fall and winter months.  My family loves them and I cannot show up to a family gathering without at least one.  The smells from the pies baking in the house are better than any candle on the market.  Paired with freshly made whipping cream they are wonderful. 

  • Jan

    We like mashed butternut squash with allspice and butter, yum.

  • Stacy

    My favorite fall comfort food would be soup… butternut squash soup, or baked potato soup… so delicious!

  • Anonymous

    Make it sweet and I will have some.  The pumpkin cheesecake looks just devine – so I am having some tonight and my coupon will make it even nicer.

  • kmfmom

    A  friend of mine makes butternut squash soup every year for my small group’s annual dinner.  It is wonderful and always makes me feel warm and cozy. I also know how much trouble she takes to make it, so it makes it a special treat!

  • Tallelvis

    It’s got to be my Mom’s cranberry relish she makes.  It’s served as a side dish, but it’s dessert for me!

  • Dave

    Normally after dinner at Maggianos we get the Spumoni ice cream which is the best I have ever had anywheres. However during the fall we have to switch to the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. It is so delicious. My only complaint is that it should be on the menu year round as far as I am concerned.

  • Gman

    The butternut squash ravioli is a favorite. It reminds me of a hearty meal yet it is a more refined entree. The flavors are terrific.Time to make plans for an evening out.

  • Neil J. Armstrong

    My wife’s special cornbread Thanksgiving stuffing! She makes an extra family batch so we can have leftovers for the next week! 

  • scott

    Pumpkin pie has always been a favorite, but we’d love to try the pumpkin cheesecake.

  • TMcCarl

    I am so excited about your Butternut Squash Ravioli… it’s one of the first things I craved when I was pregnant. Having my husband and my mom bring me to celebrate the reasons for the cravings… now it’s just like coming home, alone with 2 girls who love to come. Our youngest daughter “Maggie” has renamed it to be Maggie-ano’s.. it was named just for her. :)   
    Love, comfort, and celebration on a plate, surrounded by the experience of fine food, fantastic servers, and the Ravioli.. oh the Ravioli.. my mouth is watering.
    Please pick us to celebrate :)
    Thanks, The McCarl’s :)

  • Ashley Jones

    Anything with pumpkin! Pumpkin dip, pumpkin bread, pumpkin roll, pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins… my mom used to make a whole slew of pumpkin dishes every fall and the kitchen always smelled of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. YUM!

  • Ashley Jones

    Anything with pumpkin! Pumpkin dip, pumpkin bread, pumpkin roll, pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins… my mom used to make a whole slew of pumpkin dishes every fall and the kitchen always smelled of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. YUM!

  • Victoria Fuller

    May daughters LOVE Maggiano’s and tell their friends it is the fanciest restaurant in town with the best food! We are looking forward to trying these new features. Dinner at Maggiano’s is on the calendar!  

  • Cadozier

    This sounds absolutely scrumptious!

  • Dinamgold

    I learned how to make my own cranberries and now I look forward to making them for my family every year!

  • Amy4663

    In our house we love corn casserole, gumbo and hot apple cider in the fall!

  • Mary

    Our two fall favorites: pumpkin bread and caramel apples!  Memories of making these treats with the kids when they were little are only a part of what makes them so special.  The Butternut Squash Ravioli sounds delicious and we can’t wait to try it with Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake for dessert!
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful dishes with us~

  • Iris

    The Pumpkin Cheesecake gets my attention!  I think I will try that! 

  • Katie

    apple cider donuts at the apple orchard…yum!

  • Liz

    Pumpkin pie!

  • Vince

    My grandmother’s Thanksgiving dinner, which includes Italian wedding soup to start, followed by a huge traditional American Thanksgiving dinner with some Italian takes on some of the dishes.

  • LaMar

    I have an awesome recipe for roast butternut squash with brown sugar and ground pork.  It would go great with pumpkin cheesecake and a $100 Maggiano’s Gift Card.

  • Kelly

    I always LOVE pumpkin cheesecake around the holidays and will definitely get some this weekend when we visit!

  • Melmanning1 melanie manning

    My family loves to get out the holiday china and silver and enjoy a lovely dinner which includes the best Ham, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy and Stuffing…   Didn’t realize you had Pumpkin Cheesecake; I’m ready to order this holiday season!     We are about to make reservations for Christmas Eve at Maggiano’s; we’ve been there for the last 5 years in Plano, Texas — this has become a tradition in the Seaney family!

  • Edwin

    Love Chick Parm and garlic bread YUM YUM YUM
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  • hjyh

    My family looks forward to our “leftover soup” It is a hearty potato based soup with turkey and whatever veggies we serve on Thanksgiving.  I have been making it out of Thanksgiving leftovers for years and my daughter named it when she was 3.  Fall is definitely about warm, comforting food and family :)

  • Bruce

    The first cold snap produces one of my favorite meals: my wife’s home- made meatloaf, garlic smashed potatoes and broccoli- cheese casserole. Home-made Mulligatawny Stew can’t be far behind! 

  • kelly johnson

    my husband loves it when i make a big pot of vegetable soup with homemade bread yum yum

  • Kdwarbington

    Definitely cararmel apples!

  • Aseder1

    This is my favorite restaurant in the whole world.   The food is amazing and the service is excellent. 

  • PAkers

    Cool weather makes me hungry for soups and chili.  I make French onion soup and Chicken tortilla soup.  YUM!

  • http://profiles.google.com/betsey3 Betsey Wagener

    I  always look forward to my mom’s homemade apple pies in the fall.  I can’t make them as good as hers but I know fall has arrived when the aroma of apple pie fills her house every time we visit!  

  • Anonymous

    pumpkin pie, my favorite!

  • Sue Petrucci

    I lover the Fetticini Alfredo!

  • Sews

    Stuffed pork loin and sweet potatoes are a fall family favorite as the weather cools off.  Hope we can enjoy some soon!

  • Meadvs

    This looks great!! I may have to come try this Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Cheesecake. I like anything with pumpkin in it during the fall months – my favorite is just plain old pumpkin pie with real whipped cream!!

  • betaob

    beef braciole followed by pumpkin praline cheesecake.  sign me up!!!

  • Anonymous

    Beef stew is true fall comfort food.

  • http://twitter.com/rahulusfbcm Rahul Agarwal

    Pumpkin Pie hands down – I just feel comforted when I eat it.

  • Christine Yoo

    pumpkin sweet potato pecan pie. oh yes! all of the best pies melded into one!!

  • JLM

    Butternut squash filled ravioli sounds fabulous!  Could become a new favorite fall dish!!

  • mp

    Pumpkin bread, fresh out of the oven!

  • http://profiles.google.com/johnjinkim John Kim

    Coming from a korean family – galbi jeehm (essentially Korean braised short ribs – with garlic, onions, potatoes). Great comfort food, especially for the fall or winter. 

  • Falbofam

    Beef stew on Sunday evenings!!

  • Rongoss

    I loved my mom’s homade lasagna and never missed dinner when she was making.  It was filled with lots of love.

  • Vmorales

    Just the picture of the Pumpkin Cheescake is almost enought to make me leave work in Boulder and head down there.
    We love our homemade Baklava, but don’t like to heat up the kitchen until fall, so everyone has been hinting around about it….

  • Penipack

    I look forward to Pumpkin Soup and Pumpkin Pie.  There’s nothing like hot soup and warm pumpkin pie on a beautiful Autumn day!!!  My mother always made the best, and it’s now my turn to carry on the tradition.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4FLDP3CG6LXGQ6Q2XGU4YZEW4 Malia O

    If we are looking for something a little more classy, butternut squash ravioli pan fried in browned garlic butter on a bed of lemon pepper asparagus!!! YUM!
    For homestyle comfort food, we loooooove Shepherd’s Pie in the Fall.  We add as many seasonal veggies as we can! 

  • MarkH

    Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes all follwed up my pumpkin pie of course

  • Mcparsons2008

    My mom usually cooked dinner when I was a kid, so it was a special occasion when my dad stepped behind the stove and prepared dinner.  Fall time was the best because we knew that when dad was cooking dinner we were having his famous pot roast. I loved coming in from playing outside in the leaves with my friends to the smell of the pot roast searing on the stove and the sound of dad’s knife chopping the potatoes, carrots and onions against the butcherblock cutting board. Dinner time was always special at our house and I smile as I remember my dad’s special meals.

  • Tom Akins

    Pumpkin pie is absolutely the best fall comfort food!

  • Lawlady

    My family is from Cuba. My favorite fall dish is ropa vieja. It’s shredded beef with peppers, onions, garlic amd tomatoes. It reminds me of my mom.

  • Sharon

    Having grown up on the Chesapeake Bay, it’s oyster dressing from English’ Diner , she-crab soup at Phillips Harbor place , Fager’s Island Duck with sides or crab imperial, Southern Md ham stuffed with Garden greens herbs and red-eye gravy,  G&M crabcakes,  Lexington Mkt Italian sausage or Haussner’s vienershnitzel,  DiNitti’s pizza at 3am, Sabatini’s lasagna, Tio Pepe’s Pine Nut Dessert Roll,  Kennett Square Mushrooms in red wine, and  Banana’s Foster from the Green Room at the Hotel Dupont. Man, those are great memories. 

  • Sprice

    Lasagna,
    and pumpkin bread

  • Catie

    Pumpkin!  I love eating it, and I love cooking and baking with it.

  • Ryanneleag

    I will devour anything flavored with pumpkin in it!!! :-) I literally count down in my head the days until I get to have my first starbucks pumpkin spice late! 

  • Anonymous

    PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE! yum!

  • Shana

    Maple Ginger Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream.  It’s warm, crunchy, spicy and all the best flavors of fall.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sholland33 Shell Holland

    I look forward to pumpkin pie!  It’s funny, when I was little I was convinced that I didn’t like pumpkin pie, until my parents finally convinced me to try it and I liked it!

  • audsherrill

    Our favorite family meal is a giant pot of homemade Chili made with veggies that we grew in the garden ourselves. Peppers, tomatoes and chunky onions…mmmm there’s nothing better. For a lighter dish we started using ground turkey or chicken instead of beef. And to top it off a loaf of homemade sourdough bread.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so you can’t go wrong with Butternut Squash Ravioli, but that Chicken Fontina looks AMAZING!!!!  Of course, my wife will still order the Brazed Beef Cannelloni.  Our long time favorite. 

    As for my personal story,  it has to be my Auntie L’s Ham.  I mean my GOODNESS.  It’s so moist and flavorful.  Puts spiral sliced to shame.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so you can’t go wrong with Butternut Squash Ravioli, but that Chicken Fontina looks AMAZING!!!!  Of course, my wife will still order the Brazed Beef Cannelloni.  Our long time favorite. 

    As for my personal story,  it has to be my Auntie L’s Ham.  I mean my GOODNESS.  It’s so moist and flavorful.  Puts spiral sliced to shame.

  • Carolyn

    Maggianos has become a family favorite – with everything moving so quickly nowadays, finding time to share laughter and wonderful food together at Maggianos is cherished. I look forward to the Pumpkin Cheesecake, anything pumpkin sounds wonderful for fall, or year round!

  • Elephant76

    As a child my favorite fall dish was an apple Dutch baby pancake with cinnamon and caramelized brown sugar. As an adult it’s blood orange mimosas! :-D

  • Aaron

    pumpkin pie for sure!

  • Andrea I

    Pumpkin Cheesecake is amazing! I look forward to all pumpkin related food in the fall

  • Jeg24018

    The Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is the best.  I hope it stays on the menu all year long.

  • BubbleHue K

    Fall just can’t be complete without pumpkin. In my house, we knew once we started to see pumpkin themed food like pumpkin risotto, pumpkin soup and even simple roasted pumpkin. Then there is a pumpkin cheese cake… So good!!

  • Heather

    We love meatball soup.  With some crusty bread. Pure heaven! heatha100@gmail.com

  • Smartinez62708

    I cannot wait to get out to Maggiano’s in Naperville and try the pumpkin pie, it looks amazing.  My favorite comfort food is pasta, we do spaghetti week at my house :), my husband’s is chili.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OOTDMLL25FAUXY23NGKIDZ56KY Gwendolyn

    Pumpkin Praline cheesecake gets my mouth to watering.  Thats what I am having for desert on my next visit

  • guest

    pot roast !

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikeoelrich Michael Oelrich

    Beef Braciole is a longtime favorite of mine.

  • Pwerths

    Where is the place to sign up for the gift certificate? If you qant us to sign up, it should be easy to find…

  • Dolphincjf

    Spinach Lasagna & chili.  Great cool/cold weather food!! (Football too!!)

  • Uz

    My fave is eggplant parm, warm and gooey with sauce and cheese, perfect for fall!

  • Tracey

    comfort food at it’s finest,this is food that hugs you,and fills your belly and your soul with delicious satisfaction and love,it makes you remember your Nona,or wished that you had one.

  • Patriceplass

    my grand mother was the best cook in the world ,so every year she made a great  traditional thanksgiving diner,she knew i was not crazy about turkey so [since i was her favorit ..........i think]she also made a leg of lamb
    to this day,i am 52 years old,we, my family and i,  always have a leg of lamb beside the traditional dish on that holiday
    Patrice

  • California91709

    Anyhting pumpkin!  Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin bread…yummy!!

  • P.

    Gotta go with the Pumpkin Cheesecake!

  • Ms.Tigger

    When the air is kissed by the cool autumn breeze, you can see the falling golden leaves, when the scent of pumpkin and cinnamon fill the air, I go to Maggiano’s for autumn fare.  whether pumpkin praline, or cinnamon whipped creme, it’s all so good, it’s like a dream!  S

  • Anonymous

    Lasagna.

  • Anonymous

    Lasagna.

  • Patti Probst

    Chicken Marsala!  Warm goodness!!

  • Brenda

    Yum, it all sounds wonderful!!

  • Angela

    Every year my mom made pumpkin cheesecake for our Thanksgiving dinner and she would have to make at least 2 of them because they were so delicious! My mom passed away a few years ago and Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same without her and her cheesecake! Last year me and my family happened to be eating at Maggiano’s in the Fall and had the pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. It was the closest to my moms that I have ever had. The first bite of it really brought back the memories of her making her cheesecake and the smells in her kitchen. I cannot wait to get to Maggianos to have a piece this year. That is the one item that I look forward to every Fall, I only wish my mom were here to share a piece with!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wendy-McGrew/100000536349913 Wendy McGrew

    I love the ravioli. Another thing you might want to try- making pumpkin gnocci in sage butter sauce.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Hudson/100000334846630 Chris Hudson

    I always look forward to my uncle’s sweet potato casserole.  He makes a big pan of it at Thanksgiving and it is usually the first thing that we go for. 

  • Rlr_xlr8

    I look forward to the Thanksgiving Banquet put on at Maggiano’s every year.  We have spent our Thanksgiving afternoon at Maggiano’s the past six years and wouldn’t think of missing it.  Not only is the food outstanding, the service and atmosphere are excellent.   Just thinking of the delicious turkey, ham, and pasta dishes makes my mouth water. Follow up with the pumpkin cheescake and profiteroles and you truly have something to be thankful for!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1147879049 James Stadnyck

    Tonight coincidentally, I am making a Veal Marsala with Mushrooms, on the side will be Fettuccine Alfredo and Spinach, lightly sautéed in olive oil with garlic and sea salt. For desert, we are having a store bought Tiramisu.

  • Debbie

    The ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake sound great, can’t wait to try it! 
    Our families favorite fall food is sweet potatoes.  We love them on the grill and also in a casserole with some marshmallows on top!

  • AM

    Chicken Fontina! I have some in the freezer right now.

  • Scooby93

    It is hands down the pumpkin cheesecake! 

  • Skuter

    My grandmother makes the most delicious yams!  I started making a chocolate pumpkin pie 2 years ago and everyone looks forward to it every Thanksgiving.

  • Kelly

    My favorite fall dish is a turkey chili & sweet potato shepherd’s pie, served with a cold pumpkin ale!

  • Rmwhitt

    I  SO look forward to scrumptious turkey stuffing, made with sweet cranberries and savory chopped walnuts,  a bit of delectable roasted squash, and  seasoned with delicate and delectable rosemary and thyme. Mmmm mmmm good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1487266682 Maria Szanyi

    Pumpkin seeds are for SURE something I look forward to every fall– thanks for the contest!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1487266682 Maria Szanyi

    Pumpkin seeds are for SURE something I look forward to every fall– thanks for the contest!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1487266682 Maria Szanyi

    Pumpkin seeds are for SURE something I look forward to every fall– thanks for the contest!!

  • http://twitter.com/BeCoveted Be Coveted

    The Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is our favorite.

  • SJ

    Chicken Pot Pie!  It was a favorite of mine as a child.  

  • Sophia

    Pumpkin Cheese cake is the thing I wait all year for because places only make it in fall

  • Sophia

    Pumpkin Cheese cake is the thing I wait all year for because places only make it in fall

  • Sophia

    Pumpkin Cheese cake is the thing I wait all year for because places only make it in fall

  • Veosborne

    I just love the chicken Fontina and especially the Pumpkin Praline cheesecake!

  • Veosborne

    I just love the chicken Fontina and especially the Pumpkin Praline cheesecake!

  • Amato37

    Oh my gosh, I have been craving Butternut Squash Ravioli like you wouldn’t believe!   In fact, my husband and I are going there tonight and I already know that’s what I’m ordering – can’t wait!!!

  • Amato37

    Oh my gosh, I have been craving Butternut Squash Ravioli like you wouldn’t believe!   In fact, my husband and I are going there tonight and I already know that’s what I’m ordering – can’t wait!!!

  • Cgassett

    Maggiano’s is one of my favorite places to go.  Always yummy with great service

  • Maria

    Anything with either pumpkin or apple in it — pie, bread, ice cream, crostada — you name it and we love it — and sprinkle in some warm and wonderful cinnamon for good measure!  They truly are the tastes of the season!  I can’t wait to come in and try the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake, which sounds scrumptious!

  • Maria

    Anything with either pumpkin or apple in it — pie, bread, ice cream, crostada — you name it and we love it — and sprinkle in some warm and wonderful cinnamon for good measure!  They truly are the tastes of the season!  I can’t wait to come in and try the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake, which sounds scrumptious!

  • Dansgirl5

    The butternut squash ravioli – big yummo!  But what dish don’t we love at Maggianos?  All of our important dates are there!  It is the most romantic place and the food is amazing!  Love it!

  • Christina Colon

    Pumpkin Pie Has always been a family tradition for us!

  • Christina Colon

    Pumpkin Pie Has always been a family tradition for us!

  • Davisshirl246

    I know it is fall when McDonald’s brings back the McRib!  It is the best and it is back this month.

  • Adriene B

    I look forward to the many types of soups this time of year. I love butternut squash and pumpkin soup the most. The warmth of the dish brings out the Fall spirit and using the Fall “fruits” adds that extra bit of Fall. Add a fuzzy sweater and you’ve got all the ingredients for a wonderful evening!

  • savita

    cheesecake is a favorite of my family! i had do so much of cheesecake during my pregnancy and post delivery too. it made me happy and the baby in belly happy too :)

  • BC

    fresh apple cider and butternut squash soup right after apple picking…yum.

  • Erron Austin

    I always look forward to turkey and dressing. Classic but delicious. 

  • Dawn

    I love my mom’s cream cheese pumpkin pie… won’t eat any other pumpkin pie except hers! Well, except maybe Maggiano’s pumpkin cheesecake…

  • Jean

    Maggiano’s is a family favorite! Every Fall, we love getting back to comfort food, such as pot roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli & cheese, with carmel apple pie for dessert. I make this dinner for my family, including 4 grandchildren on Sundays. We have”family dinner” every Sunday, at home or a restaurant. It keeps us in touch and solidifies us!

  • Lissette

    We love Maggianos and everything on the menu! For fall though nothing compares to that squash ravioli! Perfect comfort food in fine dine family oriented rest.

  • Kalamazootx

    Never had butternut squash before, but I do like squash, so I’m looking forward to that. What I really look forward to are the 2 infamous drinks from Starbucks: Pumpkin Spice Latte & Peppermint Mocha. When the PSL comes out, that means cooler weather is around the corner (& living in 100+ all Summer, you look forward to the first cool front). The PM I get every Black Friday morning early (with an extra shot) & I SHOP until I DROP!!!
    Besides all of the corporate loves…I truly enjoy my Mother’s stuffing at Thanksgiving & when she makes cranberry crackers (which is my Great Grandma’s recipe). All of that bundled together and spending time with the family…what more could you ask for?!!

  • Sally Chiodo

    My family always looks forward to the traditional Thanksgiving food–Roast Turkey & mushroom gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet patatoes with brown sugar & butter, Cbrussels sprouts & homemade cranberry/orange sauce.  To top off this great meal is my homemade pumpkin pie–though I must say that your pumpkin praline cheesecake sounds great & will be something new that I can add to my Thanksgiving  menu.  I dine with one of my sons at Maggianos/Skokie, Il. weekly & we were just there yesterday & had a GREAT meal.  We look forward to dining there next week & having the pumpkin/praline cheesecake for dessert.  Perhaps after sampling, I can imitate your recipe–if not, there is always Maggianos carryout!!!!   All I can say in closing is YUM YUM–can’t wait!!

  • Lucy

    As we approach the Holiday season’s I get this warm nostalgic feeling of dinner gatherings with the family.  One staple dish that really takes me home is Pernil with Arroz con Gandules and Pasteles (like Abuela used to make), YUMMM!!! Oh, and let’s not forget the Coquito!!! These are very traditional foods in my Puerto Rican heritage and I so look forward to the Holidays and sharing all this with my loved ones ;)

  • Rsappe6

    As we celebrate Rosh Hashana this week, I am super glad for my mom’s brisket!! It’s the easiest recipe with only 4 ingredients but packs a huge flavor punch!! I definitely know it’s October when the smells of fall and brisket are in the air :) Good Luck to the $100 gift card winner!!

  • Rsappe6

    As we celebrate Rosh Hashana this week, I am super glad for my mom’s brisket!! It’s the easiest recipe with only 4 ingredients but packs a huge flavor punch!! I definitely know it’s October when the smells of fall and brisket are in the air :) Good Luck to the $100 gift card winner!!

  • Jasullivan71

    a favorite in our house is risotto – so good with butternut squash!

  • Frank

    Fall without pumpkin is like Christmas without a tree.  I’m taking one day off the diet
    for Pumpkin Praline Cheescake.   YUM!

  • ChiGurl

    Come fall I crave my mom’s spinach pie. Hot, delicious, healthy and very satisfying!!

  • TSGourmet

    Fall to our family means Cornish Pasties – yum!!!  My parents are immigrants from England and I grew up eating these covered with a beautiful beef gravy, mashed potatoes and peas!!!  It also isn’t fall without Honeycrisp apples – made any way you like – they are the best!!

  • Julia

    Buttnernut Squash Ravioli means it’s time to come out of the garden and go straight to Maggiano’s…can’t wait!

  • Marie

    Finally, the pumpkin cheesecake is back!!  Really doesn’t matter what you order it’s all great food (great pasta specials/buy one get one free to take home) and the people who work there all make you feel welcome and part of the Maggiano family!  If you’re having a bad day, just visit, I promise you’ll leave uplifted (stuffed) and the problems for the day at least is left behind, tomorrow is another day (great atmosphere)!  If you havn’t stopped by during Happy Hour, specials in the bar are great deals and great food.   By golly, I think I’ll stop by tonight, already craving the Riggotini D’s, my favorite dish.  If you havn’t stopped by, gotta try, the best!!      

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517817343 Makeba PrettyyoungThang Channe

    Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It is something magical in smelling the aroma of fresh baked rolls cooking in the home. There are certain foods that trigger in my mind the season of autumn. The scent of sage and wonderful the smelled of roasted turkey. That is one of the best smells !!!

  • Lyudmila

    PUMPKIN PRALINE CHEESECAKE! yum!  The butternut squash ravioli – big yum! Maggiano’s is one of my favorite places!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kotrba24

    Never had it, but the pumpkim raline cheesecake sounds great!  I think I’ll order dessert first this Saturday!

  • Norgro

    When summer passed and barbeques were over, my mother never liked making lasagna. It was too much work cooking the noodles, cooling them, stretching them across an enamel lasagna pan, etc…you get the idea. She worked full time during the week and had an alternate dish to serve whenever special guests were coming for “Sunday Dinner”. Her favorite was manicotti made with homemade crepes. The ease of making this recipe has spanned 3 generations in our family, and is trending to keep on going. All my brothers and their families couldn’t wait to sit and dig into the big pan of steaming hot manicotti with the “gravy” thick with drippings of meatballs and italian sausage which had been cooked for hours in her special sauce. Even nieces and nephews who moved to the West coast have asked us for the recipe so they could start their own family traditions;

  • http://profiles.google.com/collegefreedom John Wilson

    pumpkin pie

  • Klb12klb

    Our family’s favorite fall dish would probably be homemade chili and grandma’s pumpkin pie!   We love Maggiano’s for the best Italian dishes!  YUM! 

  • msu2007

    I love the beef braciole!

  • dv

    Love the eggplant Parmesan , no one makes it like you!!!! Love all your food!!

  • CAS

    Oh my soul . . . it has to be Turkey Dressing and gravy.  No, it’s not Italian, but our fall season could not pass without this entree on our dinner-table.  Every Thanksgiving eve my mother would have to stay up late into the evening preparing our big meal for the next day – in which we partook as our noon meal.  I would stay up with her because I adored this alone time with her and she allowed me to “help” her.   She would roast chicken to prepare the dressing to stuff the turkey.  When the turkey was stuffed and sitting pretty on the baking rack, Mother would bake the two of us a small dish of the stuffing that we would share for our mid-night snack.  She is no longer with  me, but this memory will always be treasured!

  • Phjp377

    Every item on the above menu sounds delicious!!!  As usual, anytime we are at Maggiano’s, it is a great time with fabulous food and service.

  • Mihaela95

    Love the pumpkin pie! I can’t wait to order it.

  • Andrew

    Tons and tons of food. Its always good too. Turkey, apple pie, mash potatoes, MEATS. I’m salivating already. Family is a side effect. It just so happens we also have family gatherings when we have this much food.

  • Kat

    love… love…. love….everything on the menu.  Always looks forward to the seasonal items.

     

  • Kat

    love… love…. love….everything on the menu.  Always looks forward to the seasonal items.

     

  • Denise

    Maggiano’s is our family’s favorite restaurant. We have made it a family tradition to go to Maggiano’s for all of the holidays and birthdays. Butternut ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake are always on my mind when the weather starts to get colder.

  • Jmtobin44

    The Fall and Thanksgiving are synonymous.  My mom made the best Thanksgiving stuffing and was kind enough to pass the recipe to my wife.  Though my mother is no longer with us,  she is dearly remember by all.  Even her great children know how special a person she was and all concur  she made the best stuffin ever.  The Fall, Family gatherings and great food make for a terrific trifecta.

  • Jmtobin44

    The Fall and Thanksgiving are synonymous.  My mom made the best Thanksgiving stuffing and was kind enough to pass the recipe to my wife.  Though my mother is no longer with us,  she is dearly remember by all.  Even her great children know how special a person she was and all concur  she made the best stuffin ever.  The Fall, Family gatherings and great food make for a terrific trifecta.

  • Christine

    My family loves chicken parm and spagetti with garlic and oil in the fall!! yumm!!

  • Jason

    Ours is a new family favorite that emerged within the last decade; Individual Turkey Meatloaf Surprise and Dirty Garlic Mashed Potatoes….  each family member is presented with their own mini turkey meatloaf cooked individually in their own mini loaf pan.  The surprise is, each time the meatloaf is made, different ingredients are used..will I get chopped olives, sweet corn, taco seasoning???? Partnered with fluffy dirty mashed potatoes with just the right amount of garlic and parmesan topped with healthy butter ( or the other kind :0)….  each dish brings the family to the dinner table long before it is even ready.  These are the tastes and smells of fall in our home. But when we are really good, we get to got to Maggiano’s Little Italy for a little sampling of fall dessert.  Ah, the taste of fall is among us.

  • Lanajhamilton

    Our family craves Roasted turkey with cranberry sauce. Turkey’s are pretty pricey, so when fall arrives, we look forward to getting as many turkeys as we can fit in our freezer. We try to make them last, but turkey is so delicious, we end up eating them before fall ends!

  • MLB

    Apple cider donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar and a warm mug of apple cider with a cinnamon stick YUM:-)

  • MLB

    Apple cider donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar and a warm mug of apple cider with a cinnamon stick YUM:-)

  • Ecm609

    Love Mamas lasagna, looking g forward tom trying the butternut squash ravioli,s

  • Ecm609

    Love Mamas lasagna, looking g forward tom trying the butternut squash ravioli,s

  • MD

    While I enjoy butternut squash soup, sweet potatoes and other fall foods, I would pick homemade apple pie as my favorite for two reasons.  First, because it brings wonderful memories of my great-grandmother who was the original creator of the pie.  Due to some allergies that I had, I couldn’t have hardly any but she would always try to talk my mom into letting me have a “big ‘ole” piece.  Even the little that I was allowed was so delicious and special to me!  My aunt carried on the tradition of my great-grandmothers apple pie and would make pies just for me!  My other reason is because now I make  homemade apple pie and my son requests it every year.  He says it is his favorite. A mom hearing her son say that makes the heart smile!  I thank my great-grandmother for her delicious recipe and beginning the tradition of the homemade apple pie!  It’s wonderful to have the warmth of family, the warmth of tradition and the warmth of homemade apple pie!

  • Tasasha Henderson

    Every Thanksgiving I help my grandmother make stuffing to go along with the rest of our dinner. Her stuff is the best, because she flavors it with homemade turkey stock and her unique combination of seasoning. I am excited to go home this Thanksgiving in part because of my grandmother’s great stuffing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrmkiii Milton Kendrick III

    glazed sweet potatoes with marshmallows melting on top

  • Alicec58

    We love winter squash dishes. I haven’t had the butternut squash ravioli but it sounds wonderful. The overall family favorite would have to be pumpkin pie.

  • Shields419

    My friends and I chose your restaurant as our”meeting place,” whenever we get together.  Great atmosphere, wonderful service and, best of all, FANTASTIC FOOD…from appetizers to dessert.  Bravo, Maggiano’s!!!

  • Anonymous

    Lots of soups, apple cake, and anything pumpkin…

  • mark g

    A great German Lentel soup with bread. An easy soup to make for those cold winter nights

  • Sassajacobs

    I look forward each year to anything pumpkin…pumpkin pie, chocolate chip pumpkin bread or cookies, warm pumpkin bars with fresh whipped cream!!!  Yummy.  I also love hot spiced cider.  It brings back memories of the weather getting cooler, and the leaves changing color.  What a beautiful time of year!

  • Sassajacobs

    I look forward each year to anything pumpkin…pumpkin pie, chocolate chip pumpkin bread or cookies, warm pumpkin bars with fresh whipped cream!!!  Yummy.  I also love hot spiced cider.  It brings back memories of the weather getting cooler, and the leaves changing color.  What a beautiful time of year!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Iona-Bartek/542221836 Iona Bartek

    That butternut squash looks delicious!! It looks like I’m going to have to visit soon!

  • Denise

    Maggiano’s is our family’s favorite restaurant. We have made it a family tradition to go to Maggiano’s for all holidays and birthdays. Butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake is always on my mind when the weather gets colder

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1488154746 Kelly Norby

    Butternut Squash or pumpkin ravioli are the best signs of fall!  Nothing beats a slight chill in the air and some pumpkin with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg!

  • Bweber2ster

    Since the fall is when my garden gives me the last of its treasures it is soup time for me: potato leek, roasted tomato and vegetable.  The best part about a soup night is fresh baked bread and room for dessert, mom’s apple slices, pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, apple cake and of course apple doughnuts.  I love it all so much.  

  • Bweber2ster

    Since the fall is when my garden gives me the last of its treasures it is soup time for me: potato leek, roasted tomato and vegetable.  The best part about a soup night is fresh baked bread and room for dessert, mom’s apple slices, pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, apple cake and of course apple doughnuts.  I love it all so much.  

  • Pawherbst

    There’s nothing at Mattiano’s that ISN!T absolutely fantastic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1176906580 Frank Quinones

    My mom passed away last year. She made the best lasagna ever. I always loved Maggiano’s Mom’s Lasagna. Looking at your recipe, it’s clear why. You use a very similar recipe to hers. The Italian Sausage is definitely the key. Meat and ricotta are standard. Instead of Provolone, she used a mixture of fresh chunks of mozzarella, shredded parmesan and romano. You should try that. Either way, I will continue to eat your mom’s lasagna to remind me of mine. Thanks Maggiano’s.

  • Lc

    Oh, do we look forward to all the succulent pastas at Maggiano;s in the fall! It brings back memories of the beef stroganof on fresh noodles that Mother used to make. Don’t even mention the squash casseroles with  crunchy toppings and pumpkin pies smothered with whipped cream. Yummmmmmm…

  • Kristlechristo

    Every Fall I crave fresh Apple Cider Donuts from the local farm markets here in Southern New Jersey.  If you go at the right time you can get them still warm!   Last fall I was pregnant so I really got to indulge with no guilt!!!

  • Suzyswim

    love butternut squash for the color, texture and taste it adds to lush ravioli.  perfectly complemented by your tiramisu for dessert, or another little italy favorite

  • EdGullo

    The beef braciole (bra-zho-lee is how we pronounced it) was always a part of our holiday meals..and of course some kind of pasta was always on the holiday table.
    My favorite was the gnocchi (nyo-ki), made of pasta flour and mashed potatoes.
    My  last time at Maggiano’s, the gnocchi was excellent, not too soft and not too chewy. And it is one of the few Italian restaurants where the sauce tastes very much like my Mom used to make.  

  • Tiffany Egbert

    My husband and I will be celebrating our next anniversary (in 2 weeks) at Maggiano’s for the first time. very excited! our favorite fall dish is definitely fall flavored soups like pumpkin butternut soup. i also make a delicious sugar pumpkin penne pasta that my husband goes crazy for. anyway, fingers crossed!! thank you!

  • Ashlisunshine

    Growing up I refused to eat any meat for Thanksgiving that wasn’t honey-baked. I guess I was a little bit of a brat, but I knew what I liked. Today, I’ll eat other things, but honey-baked turkey is the one dish I look forward to. It’s the one thing I crave every day but can only justify spending the money on for Thanksgiving…

  • Lexseec

    My favorite thing to make in the fall….every fall…is my delicious pumpkin bread….loaded with walnuts and raisins.  It is so yummy.  I make about 4 loaves every fall, and put in freezer to take us through the winter months.  So good!!!  My next favorite of course is anything from Maggiano’s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514654279 Kelly Zachery-Goodman

    My husband’s home mac-n-cheese from scratch with diced jalapenos.

  • Wendy

    Pumpkin Cheesecake :)

  • Dolphin_tx

    When the temperature starts getting cooler, I love to eat soups and chilis. It always warms me up on a cold night. : )

  • Lexseec

    Pumpkin bread that I make….so so yummy.  Of course the next favorite thing is anything from Maggiano’s   

  • Lyn

    Your salmon dish is divine. In this economy, I really appreciate the get 2 meals for the price of one to take home. Just wish you would bring back the delicous ICE TEA you used to have but discontinued! Can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli.

  • Crystal Chipman

    One of our favorite dishes in the fall is making chili. I have a fabulous recipe from Paula Deen that I use. But, I make a dish called Frito chili pie. It has fritos, chili, and cheese in it. My husband loves it!

  • Deanna_Boe

    We love potato soup!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=44407280 Rajesh Nidwannaya

    Love the food at Maggianos. They have a wonderful 4-Cheese Ravioli, had a great Gnocci as well; too bad they discontinued it. The Butternut Squash Ravioli looks appetizing. Would love to try it next time I visit.

  • Nmg1128

    I would have to say my moms and grandmothers peas and eggs.  Its the only type of eggs I enjoy at dinner.  Its a fast and easy dinner and was perfect to have in fall when the busy school year would start.  The eggs are just cracked right into a pan of tomato sauce and peas.  We would always have this if we already had left over tomato sauce.  We all had plenty of bread to dip with as well.  I can’t wait to have some soon!

  • Robbieferreri

    corn soup made from fresh harvested corn  and spiced with a parmesean/peppercorn flavor.

  • Robbieferreri

    corn soup made from fresh harvested corn  and spiced with a parmesean/peppercorn flavor.

  • JudyH721

    Nothing is better than Maggiano’s except Maggiano’s and pumpkin!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/mikesyl Michael Sylvestre

    By far our favorite is the Mushroom Ravioli. The great flavors make it a meal on it’s own. The distinct flavors set it apart from everywhere else we have tried it.

  • andrew song

    My three kids and even my wife won’t eat anything made out of squash or pumpkins with exception of dishes from Maggiano’s.  They can’t get enough of them.  Go figure!  As for me, I like anything they have to serve.

  • http://twitter.com/penphoe Darren Yung

    Can’t beat my dad’s fried rice!

  • Sandra

    Maggiano’s rocks, my favorite one is in Vegas!

  • LK

    I always look forward to Cherry Pie. I know you can eat it during any season, but we always cooked one for Thanksgiving… So it definitely reminds me of home and family!

  • http://twitter.com/SassafrasMama SassafrasMama

    My family’s favorite fall foods are soups —– especially baked potato soup and spinach soup.  Yum!

  • Andrea

    My favorite fall dish? I would have to say right now it is this: spinach, chicken and cheese with salt/cumin/pumpkin seeds or pecans, wrapped in a whole wheat lavash wrap.  I don’t know how “fall”-y that is, but it is what I am obsessed with lately (it tastes AMAZING!) and it is fall haha, so there you go!!!!

  • Andrea

    My favorite fall dish? I would have to say right now it is this: spinach, chicken and cheese with salt/cumin/pumpkin seeds or pecans, wrapped in a whole wheat lavash wrap.  I don’t know how “fall”-y that is, but it is what I am obsessed with lately (it tastes AMAZING!) and it is fall haha, so there you go!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DRFANPE3BCCJJVTURZBWNJM7NE Yo!

    I love the pumpkin soup!

  • Carol

    I always enjoy my mom’s stuffing. It was her mother-in-law’s recipe, and it’s very simple. It’s made with 2 packages of crushed saltine crackers, a soup green or nowadays they call it a Kettle Cooker. Use everyuthing it in except the potatoes. Sautee the chopped vegetables with one stick of butter for about 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Combine it in a bowl with  an egg and some milk until the dryness disappears. Back in the day they used to just place the stuffing inside the turkey, but now I just put it in a baking dish and into the oven for about 1 hour. Delicious!

  • Zickie

    Since several members of the family have a dairy intolerance, the Butternut Squash Ravioli is our favorite.  Also, we always ask for the Parmesan cheese and brown butter not to be included in the dish, and Maggiano’s is always accommodating.  The ravioli is never over done and the sauce is quite tasty even without the butter.  

  • CJ

    Every fall I make pumpkin apple streusel muffins.  When my boys were younger we just called them apple muffins since they thought they didn’t like pumpkin.  Now they know better and these muffins are still a favorite.  They’re a great addition to a Sunday brunch or a nice treat to share with co-workers.

  • Elisse

    My totally favorite fall dishes are my chef husband’s “Pumpkin-Mango Soup” and Wolfgang Puck’s pumpkin ravioli (or your squash ravioli); when I make the pumpkin ravioli I toss it with browned butter pine nuts and fresh sage leaves!!

  • Cthornton

    My German grandmother’s goulash, a wonderful, hearty one pot meal, she knew how to stretch the Penney in those days deliciously!!

    Carolyn thornton

  • Carol Murray

    As a young boy growing up in upstate NewYork, I remember fall the most when our family would all gather at Babcia’s (polish for Grandma) house to enjoy her homemade kielbasa and pierogis.  She would make many varieties of pierogis such as:  saurkraut, potato & onion, ricotta cheese, which she would serve with melted butter and sauteed onions.  She would start preparing them at least a month in advance. I never counted how many she made, however my brothers, sisters, and cousins would eat a minimun of at least two dozen each not counting what the adults ate and there always seemed to be plenty.  Babcia made sure of that.  When everyone had there bellies full and was leaving Babcia’s house they always went home with a package of there favorite kind

  • Choc

    Crab Cakes.. All the way!! We aren’t Italian.. But we fell in love with the cuisine when we had the dish for the first time ever at Maggianos. You guys speacialize in that, not to forget mentioaning how delicious all the other dishes are!! Starting that day.. We will have our family dinner once in a month at Maggianos. And the Crab Cakes is our sure dish!! Love U Maggianos!!! Muaah..

  • Laura Brewer

    Love anything with squash or pumpkin, especially ravioli, during the fall! 

  • The4kozs

    Love the pumpkin pie.  All the fall smells of pies cooking.  Would love to try Maggianos fall dishes too!

  • Ddcpsmurt

    When our family gets together it’s always baking pumpkin cheese cake and making dad’s chili with my daughter’s mother s in laws homemade salsa we look forward to getting together and having homemade soups and baking together ESP. Since they live in different states looking forward for our next get together this thanksgiving and giving thanks to family and health and togetherness

  • Ddcpsmurt

    When our family gets together it’s always baking pumpkin cheese cake and making dad’s chili with my daughter’s mother s in laws homemade salsa we look forward to getting together and having homemade soups and baking together ESP. Since they live in different states looking forward for our next get together this thanksgiving and giving thanks to family and health and togetherness

  • Kaname650

    I love a big pot of chili.  Ladle some on top of some pasta (I like linguine) and top it of with the cheese of your choice.  Then sit down & watch some football!  That says fall to me!

  • Russ Clayton

    Oh my mouth is watering just reading the description of the Butternut Squash Ravioli and the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake.  I’ll be taking my girlfriend to the Galeria location in Houston this weekend for certain !

  • Bonnie

    My favorite is ANYTHING with pumpkin!  I’m dying to try your pumpkin cheesecake.  The butternut squash ravioli sounds delicious too as long as I can get some protein with it!

  • Sarah

    Raised in an Italian family, the garden harvest dictated. This time of year my memories are of vegetable ratatouille loaded with zucchini, onions, peppers and tomatoes. I am nearly swooning as I type this. We lightly batter and fry eggplant (yummmmm) and serve that with the ratatouille. There is nothing like it. That is food for the soul.

  • Lori

    October is for Oktoberfest –  a last chance to grill up some brats and sauerkraut with a side of hot German potato salad.  But November  is all about Thanksgiving and that day “The Bird”  is the most welcomed guest at the table!   However we don’t eat turkey leftovers on Black Friday – it’s up early and out to the Mall, and after a LONG day of shopping, the best part is relaxing with a comforting big bowl of Maggiano’s pasta and an Italian wine.  We love this annual tradition!

  • Amber L.

    It is hard to decide what my favorite fall food is, its my favorite season for food! If I had to choose, my favorite food is probably pumpkin- pumpkin pie, cheesecake, lattes, gnocchi, soup, etc., I use pumpkin in everything this time of year! Tonight I’m trying out a pumpkin macaroni and cheese! Mmmmm

  • Jennie

    My family and I love Maggianos. We always look forward to eat here and we just get enough… excellent Italian food… yum-yum!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terry-Lehman/1599018781 Terry Lehman

    My Fall Favorite Food item is my mother’s homemade chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes.  Mom makes the noodles the week before Thanksgiving to let them dry, then she adds them into her perfectly seasoned broth and chicken.  My in-laws find us a strange bunch, as we eat our starchy noodles on top of our starchy mashed potatoes, but once they tried them, they come back every year for more.  Nothing says Thanksgiving better than homemade noodles, potatoes, turkey, and all of the wonderful deserts, especially Vinegar pie.

  • Sheila B

    Every fall I look forward to my homemade brown-sugar brisket, it is simply delicious–served with browned carrots, potatoes and kishe. Yummmmm, but I also enjoy freshly made soups in the fall. My favorite dishes from Maggiano’s are Mushroom Ravioli and also the Butternut Squash Ravioli. Looks like we’ll be planning a visit soon. The gift card would be wonderful to win… ;-)

  • Dominicanuofirbstpauls

    I love squash ravioli.  I’m coming in to Maggioanos to try it out.

  • Sabrina

    Our favorite fall dish is our homemade butternut squash and Italian sausage soup! It’s incredible!! I think I will have to whip up a batch of that this weekend!

  • Dasbury

    It all sounds delicous but for me…nothing compares to Maggiano’s stuffed mushrooms.

  • Lorraine Ginsberg

    My husband and I had your special dinner last month.The chef came to our table and adjusted the chicken dish since I have some health issues.We come in very often and love the food.My favorite food is veal comfort or not as long as there is no tomato sauce.I was told by the chef that he would always prepare something special for me.How kind is that?We plan to try this months months special.It sounds wonderful and creative.Best wishes,Lorraine Ginsberg

  • Rose

    Everything is wonderful at Maggiano’s.  Their chocolate cake is fabulous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=685808974 Rina Sky

    anything exotic! possibly because my familiar is originally from the Ukraine

  • Kimlitwiller

    Right now my family is loving pumpkin…adding pumpkin to ice cream is my all time favorite!  Also we like to cook up squash with butter and onions and bake it with a little cheese.  Made a German Apple Cake last night with my apples I got at the farmer’s market this week and boy was it yummy!  Topped it off with some homemade whip cream spiced up with pumpkin spice.

  • Boreese

    butternut squash spaghetti sauce is the best for this time of the year

  • Ann

    I love the ravioli you have listed here. So fantastic and tasty!

  • Ann

    I love the ravioli you have listed here. So fantastic and tasty!

  • Mary Ann

    When the weather turned cool my grandmother would always make her famous Austrian chicken soup with dumplings.  She would have all the fresh ingredients from her back yard.  From the chicken all the way to the parsnip roots (which was my favorite).  She would cook the soup all day and the smell would make the house smell warm and cozy. When the soup was finished she would take the chicken and vegetables out and cook the dumplings in the fresh chicken broth.  Then she would serve the chicken and vegetables as a side dish with a fantastic tomato rue.  She would also have homemade bread which we could soak with the soup. For desert she would have home made apple strudel made with her own apples.  Boy do I miss those tastes and smells!

  • FlowerLuvr2

    When one of our family’s receipe’s is clearly outdone, we make note of it big time.  Butternut Squash Ravioli isn’t just squash OR ravioli.  It is absolutely delectable alone or paired with an entree.  It is a “destination dish” for sure for our family!  Thanks, Chef Manny Duron and thanks, Maggiano’s!!!

  • Susandriver96

    I love Maggiano’s!  When fall arrives, I love to bake.  Muffins, cakes and pies!  It’s just more fun when the air is cool and the kitchen is warm!!

  • katie

    our family loves pot roast that has been simmering in a delicious tomato sauce that has hints of cinnamon, oregano, and garlic in it.  Carrots, green beans, potatoes, alongside the beef give a wonderful side. this is a great fall dish.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite Italian food is Lasagna. But non-Italian food, is my Mom’s recipe for Matzah Ball Soup. It brings me back to my childhood, and the beginning of the high holiday season. We know we we’re good and how much she loved us if she made it, even when we didn’t ask for it.  It’s especially good when you’re sick otherwise known as Jewish penicillin.

  • Mhstroup

    My husband and I love the baked ziti and have often served it at parties at our home.  The spinach salad is one of the most awesome salads ever!  We love the new menu items, as well.

  • Mrickards8

    Some of my family’s favorite fall dishes include delicious Italian Soups like Egg Drop soup and Wedding soup, homemade recipes from my mother and grandmother - yum! We also look forward to our homemade roasted sweet potato casseroles and Italian sausage stuffings which I make for the holidays.

  • Kim B

    Pumpkin cheesecake

  • sherry

    Any pumpkin dessert is what I look forward to in the fall!

  • Annemarienemeth

    I don’t know if our family loves to make or eat our chicken tortilla soup more. It has 20 ingredients, but is fun to make as a team. It isn’t low-fat by any means, but it puts a smile on your face when you smell it cooking. When we make the first batch and eat the first bowl, it makes us literally feel good. Our recipe makes so much we share with our friends at work. We have freely shared the recipe with all who have tasted it since. Mexican and Italian foods are our favorites!

  • Rick

    I do know which came first the chicken Fontina or the egg.  God created the chicken then Maggiano’s created the Fontina.  So then the egg came next just in time to create the Pumpkin Cheesecake!

  • Jbirt

    Love the 2 for 1 Menu!  It brings me back again & again!

  • Lynxie

    Nothing beats veal ravioli….mmmm….shoot, have to get it now!

  • Mmyersramos

    They send you an Email to enter a contest which brings you to this page. Where do you enter????
    The website is NOT user friendly!

  • dot

    In fall anything pumpkin is what I look for, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, cake  or cheesecake.  Dot

  • The DR

    Pumpkin ravioli.  Nothing says fall to our family more than pumpkins.  We love to decorate with pumpkins and also to eat them.  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds and pumpkin ravioli.  And then we can use what’s left as our jack-o-lanturn.  

  • Jenn

    Our favorite fall family food is CHILI!  Always waiting for the chill in the air to start a big pot of spicy, beefy chili with a big pan of cornbread!

  • jerarl

    Our favorite fall item has been Stuffed Squash at a restaurant that puts delicious fall items in it such as apples and nuts, and raisins.  It sounds now that our new favorite will be your Butternut Squash Ravioli because we love Squash and who doesn’t love Ravioli.  We can’t miss.

  • Tlmcclung

    As a kid…ANYTHING pumpkin! The smell of the pumpkin bread, muffins or pie officially rang in the autumn season. I still love just about anything pumpkin, but have also developed a love for butternut squash over the last few years…I can’t wait to try Maggiano’s butternut squash ravioli!…And of course…the pumpkin cheesecake!! Oops…am I drooling???

  • Cindimason1

    Every fall our family enjoys chicken lasagne. It is a healthy spin on a traditional italian favorite. We warm the house with the savory tastes and enjoy every bite. We also love to come to Maggiano’s with family and have a wonderful meal!

  • Am

    My husband and I love the pumpkin cheesecake so much that we share a piece at dinner and get an extra piece to take home and have for breakfast in the morning!

  • Renee

    Every fall, my family takes us to a pumpkin farm. It’s
    become a tradition over the years. Every time fall comes around, I plan on
    stopping by for their amazing apple cider donuts and apple cider. The thing is,
    we never know whether to expect cold or warm apple cider with such unpredictable
    weather during the fall. Something as little as this has kept us coming back
    for years!

  • Aray2427

    My favorite time of year is fall! My family is Italian an I love traditional authentic Italian food…but, nothing compares to turkey& dressing and pumpkin pie. I look forward to November all year long! Maggianos is great any time of year!

  • Gillfratesi

    Gill Fratesi
    love the pumpkin cheese cake 

  • Tracyg93

    Definitely
    Butternut Squash ravioli!  YUM!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laurie-Sarno/1683462310 Laurie Sarno

    Love to go out here & eat– either for a romantic evening–or with family

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

    You had me at Pumpkin Praline…

  • YC

    The BEST Italian restaurant in south Florida.
    YC

  • YC

    The BEST Italian restaurant in south Florida.
    YC

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDOHU5YRYQ7REJXHN626ARMJZQ cmh

    I miss my German granny’s homemade egg noodles with beef, a hearty fall dish and great comfort carbs. I have made it myself but it is never as good as granny’s. For Italian food I always choose Maggiano’s Little Italy!

  • Thegoogy

    My mom makes the best apple pie in the world. I will drive two hours for a slice. Then around Christmas she makes chocolate krinkle cookies. Why can’t she bake like this year round?

  • Gigakins

    Its hard to choose one item but i LOVE the pumpkin cheese cake

  • Gigakins

    Its hard to choose one item but i LOVE the pumpkin cheese cake

  • Thegoogy

    My mom makes the best apple pie in the world. I will drive two hours for a slice. Then around Christmas she makes chocolate krinkle cookies. Why can’t she bake like this year round?

  • Preethib7

    Definitely butternut squash ravioli!

  • Klhacker23

    I always look forward to my Pumpkin Spice Latter, apple cider doughnuts and when fresh cranberries are in the store. That means I can make the cranberry pie that my Father always made when I was growing up. It isn’t Fall until I have made one.

  • DJG

    Fall means pot roast and mashed potatoes at my house.  It drives me crazy with desire just smelling it during its 6 hour slow cook on the stove top.

  • Nreilly

    Stuffed Pumkin is my favorite fall dish, but because of the time it takes to make it, we only have it once a year.  So we like to taste fall with Maggiano’s butternut squash ravioli.

  • Jenniferlacey84

    My grandma Pat, who passed away 9 years ago this October, used to make the most amazing pumpkin pie! It was truly to die for. She always froze a few for later in the year, and that Christmas as as were at her house for one last christmas there we found one in the freezer and thawed it in memory of her! It was still delicious and knowing she had prepared it made it that much better!

  • Drregina

    Going to the theater is an excuse to eat at Maggiano’s. It is my favorite Italian restaurant! And Italians seldom have favorite Italian restaurants because they eat Italian at home. I enjoyhome-cooked flavors and  the large portions that always lead to a doggy bag. There is always seasonally appropriate selections like the current squash ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake. Mangia!

  • Fionna, Ireland

    In our house it’s a good Irish stew.  Braised chunks of beef, carrots, onions, potatoes and sometimes sausage meat, all in a pot, and cooked low and slow for hours in a oxtail soup.  Really yummy and smells of home.  I’ll be travelling to America to experience my first American Fall in two weeks, we can’t wait :-)!!!

  • Fionna, Ireland

    In our house it’s a good Irish stew.  Braised chunks of beef, carrots, onions, potatoes and sometimes sausage meat, all in a pot, and cooked low and slow for hours in a oxtail soup.  Really yummy and smells of home.  I’ll be travelling to America to experience my first American Fall in two weeks, we can’t wait :-)!!!

  • Nikki P

    I have two “new” favorites.  Roasted Butternut Squash is oh so good.  Getting it just a little browned in the oven brings out the sweeness that you just don’t get when it is steamed or boiled.  My new favorite pie for this season is Cranberry Streusel.  You have no idea when you take a bit that it is cranberries.  I have had people ask me if it is cherry.  And for a little more of a company dessert “my” Cranberry Almond Poundcake.   And this is the season for soup, stew and pot roast.

  • Pat

    My absolute favorite is Maggiano’s lasagna!  It’s a double treat when I get to take one home too!

    P.F.

  • Divvi29

    Awesome Place!!!

  • Kirk

    Lasagna and turkey for me.

  • Kirk

    Lasagna and turkey for me.

  • Anson Houston

    CHICKEN FONTINA, is the Best.

  • Dell

    Southern Cornbread Dressing with Roast Turkey.

  • Kristen Ford-Newell

    We try to go to Maggiano’s at least twice a month.  I love your eggplant parm but the gnocchi are my favorite.  My grandmother and aunts made home made gnocchi for Thanksgiving and also for Christmas.  I haven’t had gnocchi that good except when I order them at Maggiano’s.  They are just like grandma made.  The taste reminds me and takes me back to my childhood with fond memories.
    I wish grandma was with me just one more time to try your gnocchi.  I know she will love them..maybe ask for your recipe.
    My neighbor, when I was very young,  first introduced me to eggplant parm.  Your eggplant reminds me of my kind neighbor who sent some over to our home.  I haven’t stopped eating it since.

  • Mary Ann

    Our favorite fall item that we look forward to is acorn and butternut squash.  We stock up on them to fix all winter as a steamy side dish to any dinner!!

  • Thyme2cook

    I just returned from my familys annual sojourn to the Wisconsin north woods log cabin on the lake. Our goal each year is to love,laugh and outdo last years comfort food menu. Well this year we rocked an Italian version of French onion soup gratin…..you ask Italian, HOW ? well, italian Fontina cheese rather than Gruyere and of course
    we made crouton for the top with loads of garlic and just a touch of rosemary with the traditional thyme leaves. Every Autumn reunion I try to bring our central coast bounty to share in the cold north woods. Thus was inspired the Gilroy ‘stinking rose’ garlic addition to our soup along with Castroville artichokes, Watsonville strawberries, San Benito county honey and meyer lemons and figs from my own garden !!!   the bounties of autumn shared with family and loved ones is my definition of comfort food. IF we
    dont share a meal at our family table, the next best autumn menu is family style at Maggianos. thank you

  • Elaine

    Mexicali Chicken Soup. Simmered in the crock pot. The delicate flavors of this soup dance on your taste buds and the spicy aroma permeates the house creating an ambiance of comfort and joy. Always served with homemade jalapeno cornbread. Yum!

  • AmE

    My family loves to make zucchini and pumpkin bread in the fall. It usually doesn’t last for more than a week — it’s so delicious!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD662XGMB5QQET5JKWJDX5OB7Y Nicholas

    Maggianos is great!!!  We go there for all of our special occasions.  Love the butternut squash ravioli special and pumpkin cheesecake.

  • Tmccoytx

    Acorn squash. My mother bakes them with butter and spices, there is no better time of the year than when it starts to get cool.

  • Patricia

    I grew up in a close knit Irish neighborhood in Chicago.  When I married my German husband and moved to the suburbs we lived in an Italian neighborhood next door to a wonderful couple who made all of the pasta for a local restaurant in their basement kitchen.  I was introduced to eggplant, blue cheese, gnocci, and so many wonderful dishes but it was Violet’s “gravy” that I grew to love.  Maggianos red sauce or gravy brings back that flavor to perfection.  Your restaurant is the one place everyone wants to gather for our family celebrations when they all come home to Chicago for a visit.  Just want to say Thank You!

  • http://www.facebook.com/anjiehenley Anjie Henley

    This isn’t fall related everywhere but where I am from “figs” specifically fig preserves are a fall related item……… especially on hot biscuits for breakfast….. I am almost 50 years old…..and I have had this memory now for about 45 years. I used to eat this with my grandmother in the fall, all those years ago.  :) thanks for the memory

  • Jenn

    Looking forward to the butternut squash ravioli!

  • Tonidrda

    Every dish is wonderful. Never leave hungry!

  • Kawasakijockey

    My wife and I enjoy really Mom’s Classic Lasagna at Maggiano’s.  We have made our own & eaten in a variety of restaraunts around the globe, but nothing compares to Mom’s…and it is so true.  The ricotta cheese has both a depth & unique tasting sweetness that complements the sausage stuffing that transports us back to old Italy.  Try Mom’s Lasagna along with a spinnach side dish and a Long Island Ice Tea.  That’s Amore!

    Vincent

  • al

    pumpkin pie

  • Clatoni

    My daughter’s birthday is in Ocotober. Each year she picks Maggiano’s as her favorite place to have her birthday dinner. The beef is her favorite meal and then of course the pumpkin cheese cake for dessert. It’s a great family restaurant. :)

  • Bagelwood

    We love chicken cacciatore with zucchini. I bet the butternut squash would be fantastic…and that great tomato sauce. Mom would simmer sauce for days and always used thighs bone in, yummy.

  • 3whippets

    Pumkin, pumkin. pumkin!

  • Smtrueunc

    Starbucks caramel apple cider – I go get it the first day it comes out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Painter/100000621821472 Jennifer Painter

    Our favorite is my mother-in-laws chocolate chocolate chip cookies. Its something we look forward to every Thanksgiving or Christmas. I tried making them once and my husband claimed mom makes them better!

  • Alison

    Squash ravioli — made well — is so hard to find. Hearing it is back on the menu has made my day. Can’t wait to stop by and try some.

  • Derora

    I have to say that I have no past memories of anything fall related. For that reason I was determined to give my daughter the memories. It’s fall when my daughter comes to me and says it’s time to make our pumpkin spice cupcakes. We spend all day making a disaster area out of the kitchen, but when all is said and done we had a great time making our delicious cupcakes, and we had great fall memories that hopefully one day she can share with her daughter. If that’s not something to look forward to, I don’t know what is.

  • prplpuppy

    i love all kinds of squash and i love it this time of year.  pumpkin and butternut squash…………mmmmmmmm!

  • Michelle

    Chicken parmasean is my favorite all-year round dish. When the cheese melts in my mouth with the pasta sauce being so sweet & flavorful, this protein enriched dish is my idea of a perfect Italian meal. Maggiano’s creates the best chicken parm that I have ever eaten. Italian food done just right when you eat every bite.

  • SusyC

    PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE!! ‘Cause it reminds me of H’ween at my grandma’s many MANY years ago and brings tears to my eyes as I remember the anticipation of the long trip by car to her house in rural East Texas….I hope that my son will have such warm memories to look back on when he has his children!!

  • Anonymous

    Chicken Fontina is wonderful

  • Virginia Moskwa

    Fall for us means I break out the crock pot and start making homemade beef stew, homemade Texas chili, accompanied by biscuits or cornbread.  My sister and I do welcome Fall together with pumpkin spice lattes and some pumpkin scones, to start our holiday shopping!  After school treats for my kids take a Fall turn too, with Mexican hot cocoa and hot apple cider, with shortbread cookies.  It’s just a wonderful time of the year, making us all just happier as a family. :)

  • Dietsfirst

    Changing leaves, brisk walks- the sign of Fall.   Piping hot apple cider with mulling spices.  Time to make the homemade pea soup with potatoes, thyme, wine, diced ham and lovely dried split peas.  Heartwarming and comforting.

  • sandra

    pumpkin pie!

  • Laurel F.

    At this time of year,  I’m happy to find so many dining options that include pumpkin, squash, carrots, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. As a vegetarian, I love not only the season’s many creative vegetable side dishes and dessert possibilities, but also the main dishes that add colorful and delicious variety! Going to a vegetarian buffet with several friends on each Thanksgiving always is a special event, and I’m delighted that for the whole season, I can enjoy the butternut squash ravioli dish at Maggiano’s. It’s a real treat for those of the vegetarian persuasion, and it’s a tasty alternative for absolutely everyone. My only wish is that it would be on Maggiano’s menu all year!

  • http://twitter.com/LLLSummer Summer I

    I look forward to homemade stuffing.  It is so good.  My mom adds her special touch of sausage to it :)

  • Thecaptainjenny

    I am a HUGE fan of pumpkin anything!  Two of my favorites are Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Preserves.  Can’t wait to try the Pumpkin Cheesecake!

  • Jay Simpson

    Can’t wait to try the Beef Braciole!

  • Anonymous

    I know it’s fall when I drizzle Maggiano’s cranberry sauce over my dessert. Mmm!

  • Dulapadm

    First time there….21st anniversary.  Loved it!  will be back and will recommend!  thanks

  • JJP

    Chili, Chicken & Dumplings and Pumpkin Pie  all say “fall” to us.  Fortunately, Maggiano’s has cuisine to love year-round, and some great new ones to try.  The pumpkin praline cheesecake sounds incredible

  • JJP

    Chili, Chicken & Dumplings and Pumpkin Pie  all say “fall” to us.  Fortunately, Maggiano’s has cuisine to love year-round, and some great new ones to try.  The pumpkin praline cheesecake sounds incredible

  • A Dougherty

    At Maggiano’s, having eggplant parmesan over bed of spaghetti is like, being at home away from home.  

  • Alglukhova23

    As of the last 2 years our small family of me my boyfriend and his coworker and girlfriend love to go to maggiano’s the first day of fall and enjoy the Butternut squash ravioli it is a spice to your regular ravioli, we have tried to make them at home numberous times and have failed. No one makes it better than Maggiano’s and they have our heart on it! To finish the meal the pumpkin cheesecake is the cheery on top of the ice-cream to our ravioli :) 

    Thanks Maggiano’s even though the leaves aren’t changing colors here in Scottsdale your food reminds us of the fall back in the hometown of Cleveland OH

  • The Boss

     Autumn…the cool nights and crisp days brings out the appetite in my active crew in a big way! Autumn requests always mean Chicken and Herbed Dumplings, Yankee Pot Roast, Braised Short Ribs, big pots of homemade “gravy” filled with meatballs, sausage and braciole, homemade Lasagna, Cannelloni filled with cheese, beef or chicken, Shepard’s Pie, Pork Pie, Osso Buco, Veal Patties…the list goes on.. . And whatever you do don’t forget the deep dish apple pie! Whenever we head out to Maggiano’s, it’s nothing but family style for us, nothing else seems to do.

  • Amanda

    I love pumpkin seeds!  There is nothing else that says fall like carving pumpkins, and then enjoying a  little toasted treat!!

  • Cindy

    Oh how I wish I lived closer to Maggiano’s, the closest one is 7 hours away.  Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.  Anyway, I look forward to spiced cider.  The sweet scent of the wonderful spices just make me warm and cozy inside.

  • Bryance2002

    I love the classic pastas I love the desserts I love the bread everytime I go to the movies I come here to eat before the movie it’s my favorite place to eat I go at least once a week or once every two weeks it’s awesome with every bite the environment is awesome and the waiters are the coolest ONE MILLION THUMBS UP FOR MAGGIANOS LITTLY ITALY

  • Bryance2002

    I love the classic pastas I love the desserts I love the bread everytime I go to the movies I come here to eat before the movie it’s my favorite place to eat I go at least once a week or once every two weeks it’s awesome with every bite the environment is awesome and the waiters are the coolest ONE MILLION THUMBS UP FOR MAGGIANOS LITTLY ITALY

  • Aprilcioch

    our favorite fall meal is Thanksgiving dinner, by a long shot. 

  • Aprilcioch

    our favorite fall meal is Thanksgiving dinner, by a long shot. 

  • Susan

    I always look forward to hot apple cider.  To me, that is the hallmark of fall.  When I was a kid, my family always went to the north Georgia Mountains in the fall.  We drove through quaint little towns like Helen, GA and stopped at roadside stands for hot boiled peanuts, apples fresh from the orchard and delicious apple cider.  Even though I am all grown up now, as soon as the weather starts to cool a bit, I start longing for cider.  Yum! 

  • Susan

    I always look forward to hot apple cider.  To me, that is the hallmark of fall.  When I was a kid, my family always went to the north Georgia Mountains in the fall.  We drove through quaint little towns like Helen, GA and stopped at roadside stands for hot boiled peanuts, apples fresh from the orchard and delicious apple cider.  Even though I am all grown up now, as soon as the weather starts to cool a bit, I start longing for cider.  Yum! 

  • Susan

    I always look forward to hot apple cider.  To me, that is the hallmark of fall.  When I was a kid, my family always went to the north Georgia Mountains in the fall.  We drove through quaint little towns like Helen, GA and stopped at roadside stands for hot boiled peanuts, apples fresh from the orchard and delicious apple cider.  Even though I am all grown up now, as soon as the weather starts to cool a bit, I start longing for cider.  Yum! 

  • Includeallkids

    Nothing like Honey Crisp apples in the fall! Simple & fresh!

  • Includeallkids

    Nothing like Honey Crisp apples in the fall! Simple & fresh!

  • Includeallkids

    Nothing like Honey Crisp apples in the fall! Simple & fresh!

  • Ajjollyt

    Have never had a bad meal and always look forward to Maggiano’s

  • Anonymous

    I only recently discovered Maggianos, I LOVE the Chianti braised beef. To me Fall means baked apples.  So simple, just a little cinnamon and black cherry soda in the cored out center. mmmmmmmm

  • Anonymous

    I only recently discovered Maggianos, I LOVE the Chianti braised beef. To me Fall means baked apples.  So simple, just a little cinnamon and black cherry soda in the cored out center. mmmmmmmm

  • Jenkthomas

    I love this time of year for these yummy fall dishes.  I love, love, love pumpkin.  I love butternut squash too.

  • Jenkthomas

    I love this time of year for these yummy fall dishes.  I love, love, love pumpkin.  I love butternut squash too.

  • Jenkthomas

    I love this time of year for these yummy fall dishes.  I love, love, love pumpkin.  I love butternut squash too.

  • Staciecro

    yum!

  • Staciecro

    yum!

  • Staciecro

    yum!

  • Laura

    I look forward to making my homemade deep dish apple pie.  It’s so good and I bring it on Thanksgiving.  I use either Jonathon, Macintosh or Jonamac apples.  Everyone loves it and it smells wonderful when it’s baking!

  • Laura

    I look forward to making my homemade deep dish apple pie.  It’s so good and I bring it on Thanksgiving.  I use either Jonathon, Macintosh or Jonamac apples.  Everyone loves it and it smells wonderful when it’s baking!

  • Michael

    Favorite fall dish is Lasagna.  My Mom’s is great, but as I discovered when I got married 6 years ago, my wife’s is great as well, as is her Mom’s.  Plus I have a Maggiano’s very close to where I live, and your lasagna is the same style as my family’s style, just as good, and ready to go.  Bring on fall!

  • Michael

    Favorite fall dish is Lasagna.  My Mom’s is great, but as I discovered when I got married 6 years ago, my wife’s is great as well, as is her Mom’s.  Plus I have a Maggiano’s very close to where I live, and your lasagna is the same style as my family’s style, just as good, and ready to go.  Bring on fall!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pamela-Hansen/765169908 Pamela Hansen

    i love each and every dish they sounds delicious my favorite fall food is candied yams

  • Jlicis111

    Cozy cold weather food makes me think of my grandmothers chicken cutlets in a creamy white wine sauce over boiled red skin potatoes.  Yum, time to heat the house up!

  • Jlicis111

    Cozy cold weather food makes me think of my grandmothers chicken cutlets in a creamy white wine sauce over boiled red skin potatoes.  Yum, time to heat the house up!

  • Scottaust

    Up here in Northern Maine we really look forward to Fall.  Cool nites and warm days make for a very comfortable harvest season.  Potatoes, Pumpkins and of course Apples are staples up here in the very colorful rolling hills of Maine.  My very favorite food this time of year is “Apple Crisp”, made with McIntosh Apples, that we pick in a local orchard, rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.  Doesn’t get much better then that.

  • Randych

    It’s all good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chan.stevens Chan Stevens

    I prefer group dining to sample family-style variety, but if forced to choose just one I’d go for lasagna.

  • Amy

    It would have to be soup.  It doesn’t matter what type.  A big bowl of soup always hits the spot on a cool fall day.

  • Amy

    It would have to be soup.  It doesn’t matter what type.  A big bowl of soup always hits the spot on a cool fall day.

  • http://twitter.com/hartfield Thomas J. Hartfield

    I love Maggiano’s and have my business lunches there. An evening dinner tops lunch and is the best. My girl and I like to share dishes so we usually get rigatoni and ravioli which are our favs and they are awesome. Oh and the vanilla bean ice cream with a slice of tiramisu is my fav. Yes I do share with her. lol…Okay I love desert and eat most of it!

  • http://twitter.com/hartfield Thomas J. Hartfield

    I love Maggiano’s and have my business lunches there. An evening dinner tops lunch and is the best. My girl and I like to share dishes so we usually get rigatoni and ravioli which are our favs and they are awesome. Oh and the vanilla bean ice cream with a slice of tiramisu is my fav. Yes I do share with her. lol…Okay I love desert and eat most of it!

  • http://twitter.com/hartfield Thomas J. Hartfield

    I love Maggiano’s and have my business lunches there. An evening dinner tops lunch and is the best. My girl and I like to share dishes so we usually get rigatoni and ravioli which are our favs and they are awesome. Oh and the vanilla bean ice cream with a slice of tiramisu is my fav. Yes I do share with her. lol…Okay I love desert and eat most of it!

  • Sherry

    I have never had the pumpkin cheesecake but I am for sure keeping that on my list of fall things to do !!

  • Brian Ullery

    pumpkin cake.  it’s rich and delicious like gooey butter cake but pumpkin flavored.  sinfully yummy.

  • Brian Ullery

    pumpkin cake.  it’s rich and delicious like gooey butter cake but pumpkin flavored.  sinfully yummy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NG2UATDWKKDSDAU6H26TCZ27O4 Andrea

    I always look forward to Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin’s. I love to eat good food. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmalderson Cheryl Maye Alderson

     I love chili in the fall.

  • Wadehatcher51

    Pumpkin Soup with garlic Parmesan bread, yum!

  • chefanie

    A nice bowl of homemade chili topped with shredded cheese and oyster crackers.
    Moist pumpkin bread sounds great, too!

  • Chrissykern

    My favorite dish at Maggiano’s has to be the Chicken Saltimboca, because it literally “jumps into my mouth”!!! But when it comes to a favorite home-cooked meal, my Mom’s Lasagna is my favorite she uses a lot of Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheese and her fresh meat sauce is delicious! Can’t beat her baked bread pudding too!

  • Chrissykern

    My favorite dish at Maggiano’s has to be the Chicken Saltimboca, because it literally “jumps into my mouth”!!! But when it comes to a favorite home-cooked meal, my Mom’s Lasagna is my favorite she uses a lot of Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheese and her fresh meat sauce is delicious! Can’t beat her baked bread pudding too!

  • Leslie

    I am most definitally a summer girl. Every year when summer ends, I am always sad. The only thing that really keeps me going through the fall is the thought of all of the sweet, delicious, decadent, pumpkin dishes that will be coming my way. The first day of this fall I went down to Gatlinburg, TN where I got my favorite pumkin icecream to start off the season! My mom baked me my favorite pumpkin bars and my boyfriend bought me pumpkin cookies! There is nothing better then the aroma of a freshly baked pumpkin pie on thanksgiving morning! Reminds me of my childhood when the whole family would munch on a hot piece of pumpkin pie with some cool whiped cream! Can’t wait!

  • al sheets

    I loved the Beef Braciole, it was like my momma used to make”and she was a true Italian”Everything was truely fantastic,we go about once a week.

  • MJ

    I look forward to baking and decorating cookies with grandchildren and family members.  Its something I do year-round but they really get excited when its near the holidays and we do special goodies! 

  • MJ

    I look forward to baking and decorating cookies with grandchildren and family members.  Its something I do year-round but they really get excited when its near the holidays and we do special goodies! 

  • Rosebud0007

    Our familiy’s favorite fall food event is making home made ravioli for our Thanksgiving Dinner
    we usually make 250 ravioli and dont have many leftovers..its a tradition that we started many years ago and hope we continue doing for many more years…

  • cmc

    Home made apple pie made with fresh picked apples!

  • kat

    Every fall i love to make my chicken stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and fontina cheese and garlic mash potatoes. Yummy:) Comfort food is always good when fall arrives!! 

  • Rod

    When the weather turned cool my grandmother would always make her famous Austrian chicken soup with dumplings.  She would have all the fresh ingredients from her back yard.  From the chicken all the way to the parsnip roots (which was my favorite).  She would cook the soup all day and the smell would make the house smell warm and cozy. When the soup was finished she would take the chicken and vegetables out and cook the dumplings in the fresh chicken broth.  Then she would serve the chicken and vegetables as a side dish with a fantastic tomato rue.  She would also have homemade bread which we could soak with the soup. For desert she would have home made apple strudel made with her own apples.  Boy do I miss those tastes and smells!

  • Smk56

    I think what drives me most towards thinking about fall is actually a nice warm spirit on the weekends. Maybe it is eggnog a little before Christmas, a nice cognac with vanilla and oak undertones, or maybe a nice Guiness paired with a shepards pie. Either way, fall and winter reminds us that spending time with family is one of the most important treasures we can find

  • NANCY LANE

    I LOVE MAGGIANO’S.  THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS.  THE ATMOSPHERE IS THE BEST.   IT’S A CLASSY ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND WE LOVE TO TAKE OUR COMPANY FROM ENGLAND FOR A MEAL THERE.  FAMILY STYLE IS AWESOME.  THE SERVICE AND STAFF ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL.  AND DID I MENTION IT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT?  I WALK OUT OF THERE FEELING HAPPY AND CONTENT!  XOXOXOXO

  • MJ

    My Mom was the best cook around and she loved making meals and desserts for all her family and friends.  Nobody left hungry and never without a “take home care package”!  But the smell of Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings and especially her amazing dressing is when you knew YOU WERE HOME.  Evem tjpigj sje amd Dad are no longer with us, the traditions continue!

  • Familyberger94

    Apple cider donuts.

  • Laura

    The pumpkin cheesecake looks to die for! My family always has a chili cookout in the Fall. It’s a lot of fun. Everyone makes their own pot of chili and then we have official taste testers who vote on the best. Last year we had white chili with chicken & beans, venison chili, hot & spicy chili, and chili mac. Yum!

  • flyer

    The chicken fontina sounds fabulous!

  • Sthughes

    I love Maggiano’s and look forward to the fall items. I love anything with butternut squash, one of my favorite things ever!

  • Sthughes

    I love Maggiano’s and look forward to the fall items. I love anything with butternut squash, one of my favorite things ever!

  • CR Fontaina

    I am looking forward to trying the butternut squash ravioli!  Fall brings out my desire for anything with pumpkin or squash.  My go-to dish is Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup.   

  • Ariblank

    Dear Maggiano officials,  I crave baked egg noodles baked with oil, eggs and sugar until glasze.  You can add cinnamon or/ and raisins or apples.  What a dish!      

  • Jelisa325

    I can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli

  • Jelisa325

    I can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli

  • Baglady459

    My Favorite place for dinner!!!  It’s the only restaurant I request to dine at on my Birthday!  I am looking forward to the Chicken Fontina and Butternut Squash Ravioli, then of course the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake for dessert :)  I only wish these wonderful Fall specials were available until Thanksgiving!

  • Branden

    pumpkin pie!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julia.sandvoss Julia Sandvoss

    I’m known for bringing my Poppyseed bread to my Aunt house for every Thanksgiving. One year I didn’t as we had plans to go to the movies and just didn’t bother with it. I almost was not allowed in for the dinner!lol

  • Emily

    I love butternut squash ravioli -  wish it was available more often.

  • Afterburner1

    Steamed, covered,  baby back ribs at 500 degrees for one hour, then browned and covered in Marinara sauce and served over a bed of your favorite pasta. The store is that this is a meal you should feature in you facility!.

  • pn

    We always enjoy the food and the profession staff at Maggiano’s in Bridgewater! We do noy enjoy the noise level. It is not a place for a quiet conversation. But don’t let that stop you from some great Italian food and welcoming staff.

  • baf

    When we eat at Maggiano’s, we always take home enough for 2 more meals, it’s great.  Fall brings thoughts of homemade split pea soup with carrots and potatoes; it’s a meal in itself with a side salad.

  • Genese Turner

    My favorite fall dish is macaroni and cheese. The real kind. Made with sharp cheddar, egg, and lots of butter. Then baked till firm with a crisp top. I can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. :)

  • Den

    My wife makes a Pumpkin Chiffon Pie that is out of this world.

  • illgetuin

    I live for the fall season, because everywhere I look I see PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN. In the morning I can have pumpkin pancakes at IHOP. While searching for lunch, I can drive just a few yards away from the closest mall and have a pumpkin latte from Dunkin Donuts. Dinner is my favorite, because I can go on a pumpkin cheesecake eating marathon at my favorite restaurants.

  • illgetuin

    I live for the fall season, because everywhere I look I see PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN. In the morning I can have pumpkin pancakes at IHOP. While searching for lunch, I can drive just a few yards away from the closest mall and have a pumpkin latte from Dunkin Donuts. Dinner is my favorite, because I can go on a pumpkin cheesecake eating marathon at my favorite restaurants.

  • Anonymous

    I look forward to Pumpkin Pie, but my husband has been waiting for the Beef Brociole again.  His mother used to make it, and he enjoyed  being able to order it at   Maggiano’s .  It was very good.

  • J Smith

    My mother’s homemade Chicken Marsala is one of my favorites anytime of year, it is the only Marsala in the world that tops Maggianos!  Just ate at Beachwood yesterday for my birthday and it was fantastic, we all always love your awesome food and service!

  • Penrose33

    I do look forward to the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks to mark fall for me. I also make a fall cupcake with a spiced cream cheese frosting that my husband begs for, come autumn. I have to say though, we eat at Maggiono’s a lot, and the next time we’re in – I have to try that pumpkin cheesecake. I love pumpkin and that looks awesome!

  • Mike

    I don’t know about everyone in the family but based on the description of the Butternut Squash Ravioli that will be my pick from this great menu. I can’t wait.

  • Mike

    I don’t know about everyone in the family but based on the description of the Butternut Squash Ravioli that will be my pick from this great menu. I can’t wait.

  • Mdrumhel

    a good friend of mine and I try to meet and eat dinner in the area every 4-6 weeks. Maggianos is our favoroite place. The best food and great atmosphere. Love your specials. Particularly the buy one take one home. Makes my husband happy too.

  • Linda

    Love Maggiano’s but for Fall we must have pumpkin stew served in the pumpkin shell and our frosted sugar cookies in fall leaf shapes and colors.

  • Beth

    Our family loves autumn and one of the reasons is yummy apple pie.  Every year we take our two little girls to the apple orchard and let them pick out apples.  We bring our apples home and bake an apple pie.  It’s a fun tradition with lots of special memories =)

  • Spooky

    We had Thanksgiving Dinner in the Cherry Hill Maggiano’s last year.  We had just had 2 people die in our family and it was looking like a very solemn day.  Thank God for Maggiano’s!  We started slow but the family feeling in the restaurant and great food just lightened the mood.  The Maggiano’s salad is to die for always.  The butternut ravioli was just SO great!  Even the kids were able to find things that they enjoyed and we were a group of 12.  Thank you to Maggiano’s for saving our Thanksgiving and helping us to get through our first holiday without all of our loved ones.

  • Spooky

    We had Thanksgiving Dinner in the Cherry Hill Maggiano’s last year.  We had just had 2 people die in our family and it was looking like a very solemn day.  Thank God for Maggiano’s!  We started slow but the family feeling in the restaurant and great food just lightened the mood.  The Maggiano’s salad is to die for always.  The butternut ravioli was just SO great!  Even the kids were able to find things that they enjoyed and we were a group of 12.  Thank you to Maggiano’s for saving our Thanksgiving and helping us to get through our first holiday without all of our loved ones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672811154 Ben Sweetser

    We make an apple chicken dish in the fall that I love. Also some good squash dishes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Miss.Samantha7 Samantha W

    I love Maggianos I cant wait to taste some of the new dishes.

  • Sluna6268

    My girls and I eat at Maggiano’s every month when get a craving for caesar salad and lasagna… we love the tasty bread as well.  My family favorite is pumpkin pie.  All of my kid’s eat it and when the month of October arrives, they ask for me to bake one each week.  I make fresh whipped cream and this makes it even richer.
    We look forward to trying the pumpkin praline cheesecake soon.

  • Sluna6268

    My girls and I eat at Maggiano’s every month when get a craving for caesar salad and lasagna… we love the tasty bread as well.  My family favorite is pumpkin pie.  All of my kid’s eat it and when the month of October arrives, they ask for me to bake one each week.  I make fresh whipped cream and this makes it even richer.
    We look forward to trying the pumpkin praline cheesecake soon.

  • librarylady47

    Love eating at Maggiano’s – cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Am taking my 87-year-old dad there tomorrow to get some of the delicious Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. It’s just a nice place to relax, eat, and have a favorite cocktail and the wait staff is excellent. Everyone is always so friendly and accomodating. I enjoy eating there year-round.

  • Sluna6268

    My girls and I eat at Maggiano’s every month when get a craving for caesar salad and lasagna… we love the tasty bread as well.  My family favorite is pumpkin pie.  All of my kid’s eat it and when the month of October arrives, they ask for me to bake one each week.  I make fresh whipped cream and this makes it even richer.
    We look forward to trying the pumpkin praline cheesecake soon.

  • Joseph

    I would have to say the Honey Baked Ham we get for the holidays; along with the usual turkey and trimmings. :)

  • Micheleivy9999

    I absolutly LOVE the house chopped salad with  the blue cheese and avacodo, and my all time favorite pasta is the 4 cheese Ravioli. YUM!!

  • Storycj

    All sound very good. Can’t wait to try. Thanks

  • k2kpz

    Our favorite… everything. However, I always enjoy the Chicken Marsillia and Beef Braciole. The Braciole usually will win, because I can get a nice glass of red wine to accompany it. The Pumpkin Paraline Cheescake…. MARVELOUS! Can’t wait to go to Maggiano’s again. YUM.

  • Margiewalls

    I look forward to apple pie and chicken and noodles. My grandmother made the best. We would always have a  get together with all the family at  my grandparent’s. My grandmother would make homemade noodles and homemade apple pies. My grandfather had an old Model T ford that we would take turns riding around his farm. Fond memories. Both of them are deceased.  I make the homemade noodles and apple pie for the get together. Not exactly the same but everyone seams to enjoy them.

  • Margiewalls

    I look forward to apple pie and chicken and noodles. My grandmother made the best. We would always have a  get together with all the family at  my grandparent’s. My grandmother would make homemade noodles and homemade apple pies. My grandfather had an old Model T ford that we would take turns riding around his farm. Fond memories. Both of them are deceased.  I make the homemade noodles and apple pie for the get together. Not exactly the same but everyone seams to enjoy them.

  • KG

    A Swedish favorite.. Lutefisk!

  • http://busymommasmenu.blogspot.com/ Christy

    Love Maggianos. Love pumpkin desserts; would love to try the pumpkin cheesecake and the butternut squash ravioli sounds so yummy.

  • Roberta

    My favorite memory is being with my mom and sister at Maggiano’s in Old Orchard and sharing the most delicious stuffed baked artichoke. We always make our own artichokes, but we’d never had one out that we’d enjoyed so much. I wish you’d bring them back!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525293385 Marianne Winters-Russo

    I LOVE anything pumpkin and can not wait to try anything and everything pumpkin in the Fall. Pumpkin pies are a particular favorite and I can NOT wait to try your Pumpkin Cheesecake – especially with that cinnamon whipped cream! Maggiano’s how you tempt me always and keeping me coming back for more =)

  • Fairyxprincess

    Everything sounds so fantastic. The beef braciole is a must order because it rivals my grandmothers dish

  • Fairyxprincess

    Everything sounds so fantastic. The beef braciole is a must order because it rivals my grandmothers dish

  • Llp

    Can’t wait to try the new Butternut Squash Ravioli!

  • Llp

    Can’t wait to try the new Butternut Squash Ravioli!

  • Drano21

    For my wife and I, it is a reminder of when we dated and how special the folks at Maggiano’s made us feel as a young couple.  We always look forward to the cooler weather of Fall knowing that the dark rich woods and the vibrant atmosphere are waiting for us at a true iconic establishment here in North Texas.  For us, it is the large array of pumpkin inspired foods that makes us hungry for Fall.  Ravioli, chocolate chip cookies, and of course pie are all staples of our Fall diet in these parts…and the smell of the natural wood burning in fire places all around town just make the season so enjoyable and are the perfect preparation for the holiday season.

  • Susan

    Love the Beef Braciole because it’s so much fun to say … “brah-zhee-OH ll” … yum!!

  • Anonymous

    Nothing says Fall like EVERYTHING apple!  Baked apples, home made applesauce, and caramel apples are some of the treats I enjoy making and eating.

  • Craig

    Apple pie made with freshly picked fruit topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a fall favorite..the perfect “pairing” for a beautiful autumn day.

    BTW the Maggiano’s apple crostada is fabulous !!!

  • Jeffvette56

    We love to go to Maggiano’s Little Italy for a special family dinner! We like the Raviolis and the pumpkin praline cheesecake is to die for !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Buckeye Momma

    My favorite food in the fall is homemade apple crisp.  The tart apples mixed with cinnamon, topped with a crunchy crust and a scoop of vanilla ice cream always reminds me of fall.  Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts.   

  • Buckeye Momma

    My favorite food in the fall is homemade apple crisp.  The tart apples mixed with cinnamon, topped with a crunchy crust and a scoop of vanilla ice cream always reminds me of fall.  Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts.   

  • Dennismichael80

    Fall means one thing to me.  Grandma’s Homemade Chicken and Dumplings.  I remember as a kid watching her roll out the dough as soon as the first leaf fell from the tree.  I watched in awe as she prepared the feast for the family table.  With love in every motion.  It was a bonding experience like no other between aa grandmother and her chubby grandson who still gets emotional for great food!  Just like the great food at Maggianos!

  • Rleer02

    Nice pumpkin pie

  • Tina450

    My daughter is having her sweet 16 dinner with her friends at MAGGIANOS!!  We love the fall and especially the fall comfort foods including lasanga and pumkin pie for desert.  My mom told me that I first solid food as a baby was spegehetti, so I grew up on Italian food!  This weekend I am making my husband’s favorite meal …eggplant parmesian!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350686087 Jennifer Taylor Catano

    I love Fall and look forward to anything with pumpkin. I often make pumpkin muffins and will be making my first batch soon. It also feels like Fall when we make turkey chilli or chicken pot pie stew in the slow cooker. It smells fabulous and is warm and hearty on a cold day.
    I am looking forward to trying the Butternut Squash Ravioli the next time I am in Maggiano’s!

  • Slusc009

    Consistently, great!  We always go there for special occasions.  My fav is linguini with white clam sauce, the best!  Can’t wait to try the fall menu, yumm.

  • Dipika

    We are vegetarians and we are not big fan of Mushroom yet we love stuffed Mushroom.

  • Tdiskin

    Our whole family loves Maggiano’s.  We go there for every birthday.  My husband loves lentil soup.  As soon as it starts getting cool, I make it for him.  It is something his German mother always made for her family when he was growing up.

  • Tmeyer13

    Love the two for one pastas!

  • Oc Kimberly

    Nothing says fall like apple crisp, hot out of the oven with a little ice cream on the side.  It warms the heart and leaves the kitchen smelling wonderful.  Nothing beats it…except maybe Maggiano’s Apple Crostada!

  • Pat Hoffmeister

    Butternut Squash Ravioli is well worth the wait.

  • Karen

    Anything pumpkin–pumpkin butter, homemade pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin ravioli…

  • itsmetabyeah

    Our favorite fall meal? Grilled hot wings, loaded potato skins, pumpkin cheesecake, and a good craft beer… preferably one of the stout variety! Goes great with football!

  • Cgassett

    I always look forward to the pumpkin cheesecake.  It is amazing..  I too will celebrate my birthday there this week end. 

  • Pam8110

    A chop-chop salad is a must before every meal at Maggianos’! Maybe I should try to make my own version of a chop-chop salad for my family gathering! Don’t want to eat too much salad though, got to save room for moms’ cornbread dressing <3

  • Leo

    It’s a great gathering place for family & friends. Pumpkin is my favorite!

  • astra

    I’m really looking forward to the Butternut Squash Ravioli – I would love the addition of more vegetarian-friendly food since I love to eat here!  Might just have to try that cheesecake, too!

  • Ginnystoner

    My favorite is the pumpkin cheesecake, can’t wait to go there this weekend and have it along with the butternut squash ravioli.I too wish you would extend these dishes through the holidays!

  • Nancy

    I LOVE the Chicken Marsala!

  • chellemi

    My hubs says pumpkin pie (which I can’t stand).  My son says candy corn (which is too sweet).  I have to say I look forward to fall soups and anything with cooked apples. 

  • Iconsuz

    The best Italian food ever!!!

  • Claireschiltz

    This is my favorite Fall treat.  Love the home made pumpkin seeds.  When I was just a little girl I had a play stove/oven.  My mother would allow me to make roasted pumpkin seeds.  The children and my children’s children   love to make roasted pumpkin seeds.  The house has such a warm and cozy appeal.  We snack on the pumpkin seeds all the time during the Fall.
    Thank You for asking about one of my favorite Fall foods.

  • Shellie

    Every year before Halloween, we carve the pumpkins with the kids and bake the pumpkin seeds.  We all look forward to pumpkin seed time – plus Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!

  • Shellie

    Every year before Halloween, we carve the pumpkins with the kids and bake the pumpkin seeds.  We all look forward to pumpkin seed time – plus Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    I look forward to pumpkin bread or pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing. They are my favorite fall foods! I lived overseas for seven years and we couldn’t get canned pumpkin so we had to buy the pumpkin, cut it up, cook it and puree it. Fresh pumpkin made such a difference in the cakes and breads. Now I have passed the love of pumpkin bread onto my daughter! 

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    I look forward to pumpkin bread or pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing. They are my favorite fall foods! I lived overseas for seven years and we couldn’t get canned pumpkin so we had to buy the pumpkin, cut it up, cook it and puree it. Fresh pumpkin made such a difference in the cakes and breads. Now I have passed the love of pumpkin bread onto my daughter! 

  • Dbkstewart

    In the fall I start thinking about soups of all kind. Every Saturday at our house, it is a tradition  for me to make a big pot of soup.I usually have a loaf of good, whole grain bread, a salad, wine and of course a rich dessert to go with it!

  • Gail Naughton

    I Love Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!!!

  • Lampert18

    Great place to celebrate any occasion – love the food and the great service! Just had dinner in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Have to return to sample the new selections.

  • Marsha Drake

    This time of year everyone starts asking for homemade Chicken and Dumplings around my house.  My kids absolutely love them.  We usually also make them and take them to football tailgate.  We just tried Maggiano’s last year fell in love with it.  We try to go everytime we go to Cincinnati now.  Wish they had one in Lexington.

  • Jmac6

    As with wines, the season brings taste for different flavors and textures. The summer berries and light dishes give way to fall’s treats. The first thing I think of is squash, and ravioli filled with squash is a comforting delight. It’s also a lot of work and I look forward to enjoying it without the labor at Maggiano’s. If I’m real good all week, perhaps I’ll allow myself the pumpkin praline cheesecake.

  • Megan

    Two words:  Cinnamon Babka.    It’s oh so divine!

  • Jhknelson

    Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Cheescake with whipped cream!  There is not anything better than this during the fall season.  Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.  Can’t wait to get to Maggiano’s with the girls and have this treat!  No tricks, just treats!!

  • http://twitter.com/Flakpheiser Shane A. Turner

    Every fall I look forward to making home made beef stew… gallons of it to eat for days on end. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/kegar1 Kim Egar

    A big pot of chili on a cool fall night.

  • pat Keegan

    It’s got to be butternut squash ravioli for sure!

  • Blitonm

    Now that the weather is starting to cool off, it’s probably time to make a visit to Maggianos.  For a chain restaurant, it’s great Italian food.

  • Dlekstrand

    My two favorites at Maggianos are the fried zucchini and the Chicken Francesa–any time of the year! 

  • Dl-Martin

    Nothing says fall like a little bit of Southern Comfort and good old Sweet Potato Pie!

  • Kathleen Larkin

    Maggiano’s Ravioli (regular and butternut squash), as you make your ravioli just like my late Italian Grandmother’s (aka, Nanny) ravioli.  She hand made all her pasta and sauces.  I order them when I come in, carry out, have it delivered to the office for meetings or have our company meetings there.  Maggiano’s allows me to not only continue to “visit with my Nanny,” but to keep her close to my heart.  Thank you Maggiano’s for being so much more than just an Italian Restaurant!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000043113489 Fran Stow

    Every fall I look forward to apple cider donuts & pumpkin muffins! Going to Maggiano’s tomorrow for dinner with my 13 yr old daughter. Looking forward to getting the Chicken Fontina & the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake! Maggiano’s is her favorite place to eat. Thanks Maggiano’s, it’s the 1 place she doesn’t mind going with her mom (as long as I am paying).

  • http://www.savedmom.com Shonte’

    I had the best salmon ever with you all this week. Thanks for great food. Can’t wait to try the squash ravioli — Savedmom.com

  • Leenie001

    Yum the butternut squash ravioli is delish

  • Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Cheesecake is to die for!

  • murphykatt

    My family loves a nice homemade lasagne and garlic bread. We know it’s fall when we start using the oven again!

  • Liz

    I think apple anything is my favorite this time of year. A delicious pork roast with homemade apple sauce on the side with warm apple crisp for dessert, a la mode of course!

  • Sharen

    We always go to my friend’s house for Halloween. They have a lot of  kids come for trick or treat and we enjoy watching them get the candy.  My friend always make this big pot of chili that we all enjoy and of course we help eat the candy.

  • CS

    A big batch of chili and some fresh homemade corn bread to eat while watching a Buffalo Bills football game – a great family tradition!

  • Ellen Parker

    Butternut Squash Ravioli!!!!  My favorite fall dish!

  • jekelis

    The best Italian food in Denver.

  • amber

    Maggianos is by far our family’s favorite restaraunt!!!  It is where we celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and all other special occasions!!  We love the fall menu!!  The pumpkin cheesecake is our absoulte favorite fall treat!!

  • Anonymous

    pumpkin pie!

  • Burak Ordu

    We love Maggiano’s.. Our favorite fall dish is mushroom ravioli with marsala sauce. Thanks.

  • Sunnylawrence

    Fall brings out the desire to have soup. One of my favorites is corn chowder.
    And, of course, fall makes the taste buds crave apple pie and pumkin pie.
    I’m looking forward to having your pumpkin cheesecake.

  • Gml1618

    My favorite fall dish by far has to be Thanksgiving.  Not only for the once a year dishes, but for the families and friends that gather around. 

  • Knapper

    With the chill not far away, my favorite comfort foods are hearty soups.  Within a couple of weeks I will make a huge pot of Ox Tail Barley soup.  Fresh veggies and a beefy broth make it right.  Then complete it with either a crusty baguette or garlic bread.  

  • Racheldgaines

    I absolutely love the holidays and one of my favorite holiday memories is cooking hundreds of pierogies with my grandmother and grandfather on christmas eve.  It’s been many years since my grandfather passed and we made the potato dumplings together, but the wonderful memories still exist.  I would love to go to Maggianos to taste their Gnocchi as I’ve heard it tastes similar to the filling grandma used on Christmas.     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K6PYLKGKCWFCDXRGWT77YNEFOU Mary B

    My late grandmother’s rice dressing, with giblets, celery, some pepper. Relatives follow her recipe, but no one can make it “just like grandma”.  <3

    And of course, pumpkin pie!  mmm mmm!

  • Michelle

    My favorite fall meal is meatloaf with mashed potatoes. It’s all about the comfort food :)

  • Fvdap

    Our fall family favorite is grilled chicken breast with grilled red peppers, mushrooms, and spinach in a red sauce.

  • Bandrunt

    Football and chili are my families favorite fall past-time! We love spending time together and the warmth of the chili and cheering on our favorite team and booing are siblings team is just great fun!

    I love to come to Maggiano’s because of its classy appearance and fabulous food! I love ordering off the classing menu and getting food to take home!
    If I won this $100 gift card I would love to come and try the Chicken Fontina looks delicious!

  • Toni

    I look forward to my mom’s tomato salad every weekend.  She adds fresh tomatoes from her garden, onions, olives, spices and olive oil & balsamic.  Then we dip the panne tosto into the tomato salad.
    Delicious!

  • http://parttimephoto.com James Taylor

    It’s not fancy or complicated, but my wife’s pumpkin pie is an autumnal treat for our family. I discovered the simple joy of pumpkin pie with Cool Whip topping when I was a kid, and I don’t think a year’s passed in my life that I didn’t enjoy a big slice of pumpkin pie. Gotta have it with the Cool Whip (with emphasis on the H, for fellow Family Guy fans), though. Thank you for an awesome blog and y’alls awesome food! Always love taking the family out to Maggiano’s.

    I’ve attached a photo of my 10-month-old daughter Athena enjoying some of Momma’s pumpkin pie in our photo studio!

  • Cathy F

    We love many items that are cooked in the crockpot.  It is so nice to come home at night and have dinner be all ready and the house smells so wonderful!!!

  • Kim

    We love the Chicken Fontina – and always the salmon, ziti, lasagna, and salads. Our favorite family celebration destination – “family style” suits my family!

  • Babyjames11

    Maggiano’s is my favorite restaurant.  The veal and mushroom ravioli is our family’s favorite.  It is always a special treat and is the only place we celebrate our special moments. 

  • Nskeith

    SOUP! I don’t know why, but Fall makes me want soup! There is nothing better than the first fire in the fireplace, me wrapped up in a cuddly sweater with a good book…and a great cup of soup. I love vegetable full of fresh veggies…or butternut squash soup….or fresh broccoli/cheddar…or anything new and yummy.

  • pam

    My Mom was of Italian heritage and made the most amazing sauce with homemade meatballs and Italian sausage. My brother has perfected her recipe and makes a huge pot several times a year. My Mom loved your food and she was very picky about Italian cuisine. So when she passed away last year, it was a very easy decision to have her memorial lunch at Maggione’s Troy. you did a fantastic job and I am sure she was looking down on the festivities. Thank you.

  • Tkdsusan

    A big beautiful Berkshire Pumpkin pie!  (after that lovely Butternut Squash Ravioli, of course!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Schulz-Severtsen/1426620666 Susan Schulz Severtsen

    Mmmmmmmmmm…your Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake….after your Eggplant Parmesan.

  • kallixti

    fall get me thinking about those really great family gatherings :)  with Turkey and all the trimmings.  More recently, we’ve improved on the traditional pumpkin pie by making a pumpkin torte :)  A little fancy but just as delish!

  • Cpw123

    Great value, great food great service, we love it! Mangia

  • Carolyn Sodini

    I have missed Beef Braciole -  I’m already getting hungry knowing it’s coming…………..

  • Blafam

    My birthday is in October and Maggianos is the place to go. Cant wait for some lasagne.

  • Jennifer

    I love anything with pumpkin-pumpkin bread, pudding, cheesecake, pie–can’t get enough!

  • Ahalter24

    apple pie with cinnamon ice cream

  • Jenajc

    Every year around Thanksgiving I look forward to my mother’s homemade pies. She is all about fresh products and making everything from scratch… crust included. It’s not just “pie” in my family. This is serious business. Every single year she makes 1 entire pie for each person who’s at Thanksgiving Dinner. We all have different favorites. Mine is cherry, my brother’s is blueberry, dad’s is peach, grandma’s is pumpkin… etc. So because we all have different pie preferences she loves to make everybody happy and make them their own special pie. Plus that means we don’t have to share with anyone! You should see our dinner table covered with 12-14 pies every year. It’s a glorious sight to behold if you ask me.

  • Jen

    Maggiano’s is the best italian restaurant!  I look forward to any dish!

  • Dpepper

    We had our daughter’s graduation luncheon here and cannot rave enough about the wonderful food!  Not only did it taste good but it never seemed to end!  Truly an overabundance of delicious food and the lemon cookies are to die for!

  • cubby

    pumpkin chipotle soup is my favorite.. also love corn pudding in the fall.. and for dessert.. pumpking cheesecake…well there u have it 

  • Elladedmon

    Fall is the time of year for hot soup and sandwich.  My family loves my broccoli soup and my redention of Zuppa Tuscana, we also like warm banana bread in the Fall.

  • Mjpymm

    apple crisp which is just as delicious as Maggianos apple crostada but not as nice looking

  • Maurice Frank

    Homemade apple sauce, chunky style, complete with the skins on, and sweetened with maple syrup (instead of sugar). Boiled in apple cider instead of plain water. Raisins and dried or fresh cranberries mixed in.

  • Melrob

    I make Panda Bread which has pumpkin and applesauce in it.  Figs and apricots make it especially good.  Great warm in the morning or with a cup of tea.  My husband loves it.

  • Joe Vogt

    My Favorite place for dinner! Every dish is wonderful. We love Maggiano’s. My favorite dish is Veal Parmesian. We eat here all the time. All our friends we bring love it also. 

  • Michelle Hutchins

    Fall means pots of soup and chili,…….and pumpkin praline cheesecake from Maggianos!

  • Chicagodiane

    I am from Chicago and worked right across from Old Orchard Shopping Center so my co-workers and I enjoyed delicious lunches at Maggiano’s on a regular basis.  Our favorite meal was the Maggiano’s salad,  four cheese ravioli, and your crusty bread on the side.  And, those lemon cookies…to die for!  Recently I moved to Colorado and now work downtown Denver.  Whenever I’m feeling exceptionally homesick for the Windy City, my son and I go to Maggiano’s on the 16th Street Mall for …you got it: Maggiano’s salad, four cheese ravioli and lemon cookies!  Thank you for bringing me back home, time and time ag ain.  Diane

  • Janet Fahrman

    My and my daughters favorite dish is Spaghetti n Meatballs with homemade sauce!  My lil’ girl is almost five and loves to cook with me.  Throughout the summer she would sit with me and take the time to help me dice tomatoes or remove the seeds so that I can make tomato sauce.  Then she would offer to cut up any other ingredients I like to add to my sauce.  It gets a bit scary seeing her with a knife but she does pretty well and we haven’t had any incidents.  Then she helps make the meatballs.  I make them with turkey ground beef, ground beef and turkey italian sausage.  Combo with parmesan cheese, italian bread crumbs, minced garlic, some italian seasonings and an egg.  Once all is complete….Oh YUM!  

  • PeggyB

    Every fall we look forward to the cool weather when I make stew and my favorite pumpkin spice cake!  The whole house smells wonderful and lots of people usually show up for dinner that day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sradomsky Sheri Radomsky

    The butternut squash ravioli is amazing, but my favorite thing at Maggiano’s is the Zuchini.  Crispy, light, and that amazing sauce! 

  • Karen Zielke

    Pumpkin, pumpkin in everything.  I love to bake pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread pudding, yum!

  • amy

    My family’s favorite fall dish is dungpo pork with cabbage.  We can tell it’s Fall when our parents take out the pressure cooker and start picking out cuts of pork.  And when it starts cooking, it smells delicious.  Delicious and great for a chilly Fall night. 

  • klbg

    In the Fall we always enjoyed homemade chili and beef stew!  Nothing smells better than the stew or chili simmering on the stove in the fall.  The pot of gravy (spaghetti sauce) is cooked all year long, the chili and stew saved for the fall!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T6FFTEQJU25ETQNFB4JOR6D5VQ RAYMOND H

    When the apple harvest is complete, it’s time for a whole baked apple.  Sliced spiced apples and whole apples are fine all year, but there is just something special about that whole Golden Delicious in the fall, cored and filled with brown sugar and a pat of butter, and then sprinkled with cinnamon.  Bake a bunch in the oven or do one at a time in the microwave, and pour a splash of milk in the serving bowl just before you eat it.  Now that’s heaven.

  • Jlysommers

    Forget pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, it has to be pumpkin cheesecake! My daughter and I love to make pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling. I love fall food!!

  • Roxywest04

    I always look forward to the pumpkin-esque items. I love pumpkin spice lattes and although I have never tried Maggiano’s pumpkin cheesecake I do love the sound of it and can’t way to try it. I don’t really look forward to fall because it means summer is over, and well i love summer, but pumpkin really helps me deal! Thanks maggiano’s for such yummy sounding dishes!

  • Suasmith

    our family’s favorite holiday dish is pumpkin steak which starts with cubed steak sauteed with pumpkin medallions along with it – it’s my recipe and everyone loves it.  thanks and please enter me for the chance at a 100 giftcard because hey, after all, i can’t cook every night. 

  • Laura

    Definitely my mom’s stuffing – it’s a homemade recipe passed down generations. Nothing else comes close!!

  • Connie

    Fresh baked homemade pumpkin pie and apple cider. :) Taking the family to the pumpkin patch and watching the kids have a blast. Then coming home to homemade baked potato soup. Yummy!!

  • Mritter3

    Pumpkin bread from scratch and butternut squash are both eagerly anticipated seasonal dishes. 

  • Tjray

    Our family’s favorite dinner is split pea soup with ham shanks and cornbread.

    Another fall favorite for breakfast is pumpkin pancakes.

  • Casteel78

    Stuffing is my fav

  • Gr

    Can’t wait to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli.
    Our family favority? Lasagna

  • Mommy2emily

    My fall favorite is pumpkin raisin bars with cream cheese icing and a Carmel Apple spice from starbucks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651958280 Robert Scott

    Thanksgiving feast with turkey and stuffing!

  • Christi Reber

    Pumpin Praline Cheesecake sounds so yummy!!!!  Can’t wait to try.

  • Jerwolk

    we’re jewish and will holidays in fall we look forward to a lot of traditional food during this time of the year.  my mom’s noodle pudding is great – she adds butternut squash and it gives it a great flavor.  thank you.

  • Weinanddine

    The family LOVES your pumkin praline cheesecake. Exquisite! To die for… You know its a great dessert when my mother who makes cheesecakes for some area restaurants gives it kudos.
    EW

  • Weinanddine

    The family LOVES your pumkin praline cheesecake. Exquisite! To die for… You know its a great dessert when my mother who makes cheesecakes for some area restaurants gives it kudos.
    EW

  • Michele

    The food at Maggiano’s is ALWAYS delicious!

  • Lynmar

    Went on my birthday and had a wonderful meal!  Looking forward to the butternut ravioli too. 
    For a fall tradition, I’ve started making Hubbard squash soup – pureed squash, brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, salt and pepper to taste, add chicken broth to desired consistency.  You can add nutmeg or whatever spices you like.  Ginger’s nice.  some people add milk or some cream to it too.

    I make so much that I can share it with neighbors.  We’re very popular on our block!

  • Gina

    Looking forward to trying the butternut ravioli and the pumpkin cheesecake…YUM!!

  • Lilprincess780

    I look forward to chicken noodle soup!!!!! Must have lots of noodles, chicken, and carrots–warm and comforting.

  • m2jadw

    Fall is a wonderful season because it is the time of year that both of my children were born.  I love the fall festivals and all of the scrumptious hearty foods that go along with this time of year.  Pumpkin anything is wonderful and I love going to the orchard and getting the wonderful Apple Cider doughnuts that they make.  Can’t wait to try the Butternut squash ravioli!!! and have Pumpkin cheesecake for dessert!

  • gina

    Sweet potato casserole, with a pecan and brown sugar streusel topping.

  • gina

    Sweet potato casserole, with a pecan and brown sugar streusel topping.

  • http://twitter.com/diamondcarol27 Carol Moore

    My family favorite fall item is sweet potato pie. I can eat this item during the fall and not feel guilty. It’s too addicting to eat it year round, so I make a scarifice to eat it in the fall.

  • Annmspark

    I  like the gnocci, my husband likes Moms Lasagna! Maggiano’s is a favorite for Lunch & dinner with family, friends & business associates!

  • Jon

    Homemade squash soup- squash home grow- looking forward to trying the squash ravioli!

  • Chausrk

    Great Grandma always made stewed chicken and polenta topped with fresh shredded asiago cheese with fried cabbage on the side…the tang of the tomatoes and cheese were complimented perfectly with her slightly sweet cabbage.  Yummy!

  • Kimberly

    Our family’s favorite dish by far is pumpkin pie. All of the girls in the family love to bake! We always get together right before Thanksgiving to bake pumkin pie together. We have so much fun spending time together, gossiping, and “trying” our pumpkin pies. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving to get here!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warren-Chang/1289022991 Warren Chang

    No better than having an Italian meal on the Weds before Thanksgiving Thursday, especially Lasagna. 

  • Rnbsecure

    Chicken Fontina is my families favorite! The chicken always so juicy and tender, cooked perfect, stuffed with cheese! Mmmmm Mmmm Mmm. Who could ask for me? My family and I celebrate each birthday at Maggiano’s, we never get tired of a great meal. I especially enjoy the months of July and November cause we have 3 different birthdays to celebrate in that month! #maggianosisthebest

  • Anonymous

    We love Maggianos !! Every Fall we also love gathering all our family together to relive our fond childhood memories with our own children at the apple orchard in  upstate NY ,picking apples from the orchard , pumpkins from the patch and finishing off our outing eating fresh hot cinnamon sugar Cider donuts with fresh pressed Apple cider amongst the colorful landscape… Can’t wait!

  • Marge

    In the fall, we love almost anyting slow-cooked!  But,while at Maggiano’s you can’t go wrong with the Zucchini appetizer or the chicken piccata!

  • Lorna

    Beef Stew and crusty bread!  However Maggiano’s chopped salad is my most favorite any season. Was so happy when you moved to San Antonio

  • Deborah

    Definately homemade soups and stews!!  I keep containers of it in the freezer for work lunches and quick warming dinners during the cold weather. 

  • Walston76

    Fall in our family means sweet potato pie. I am a southern transplant and a coworker made it for me nearly a decade ago. Now it is a fave dish I make every autumn season

  • Sooner_susan

    Nothing says fall has arrived like my mom’s fresh apple pie with it’s delicate crumb topping.  I’ve tried other pies at cafes and nothing comes close.  The smell of cinnamon through the house and tender pieces of tart Granny Smith apples…  I’m hungry for a slice just thinking of it!

  • Linda Anne McKinnon

    My husband and myself are from England, living in the USA. Our favorite restaurant is Maggiano’s, Beachwood in Ohio. We go there at every opportunity.
    Back home we don’t have ‘fall recipes’ as such, so we really appreciate the delicious food there is to be had here. I love pumpkin and spices-in soups, in pasta, in cheesecake……I could go on and on.
    I am busy trying out new recipes here and sending them home to my daughter in England.She is expecting her own ‘Little Pumpkin’ soon!

    Can’t wait to go and try out the fall comfort food and a glass of vino at Beachwood.!! Will keep you posted.

  • Audrey

    My favorite memory is thanksgiving dinner, the traditional pumpkin pie, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatos and gravy and the candied sweet potatos. When i think of that meal my mouth just waters.

  • Ray

    Would love to go to PJ’s and have the golumpki. When my mom was alive she made the greatest and I haven’t had it in a long time.But since no golumpki I will have the best from Maggiano’s The Butternut Squash Ravioli on my next trip to Maggiano’s

  • Gloria

    After traveling to Italy in 2008, I realized Maggiano’s is the ONLY Italian Restaurant that I have eaten at that strongly resembles the tastes of the Italian food I ate when I visited various parts of Italy.  No other restaurant compares to Maggiano’s and authentic Italian food.  I love eating your lasagna with marinara sauce and look forward to turning on my oven at home to cook lasagna for my family.  (Of course mine does not come close to the one I eat at Maggiano’s …LOL)

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.niemeyer Shelly Niemeyer

    The awesome apple crostada at Maggiano’s and my own amazing apple pie! My friend says, “It’s like sunshine in your mouth!”

  • Mmarz786

    definitely the baked rigatoni pomodoro, yum!!

  • Marcela K

    So every Thanksgiving my husband’s aunt makes Cheesy corn!!  This is definitely a Fall food item that I look forward to every year, it is filling and good and great on a chilly night to stay in and relax.  I have asked for the recipe, but I still wait every year to have her home made stuff because food is so much tastier when you don’t have to do all the work!!  That’s one of the reasons we love Maggiano’s!! We love you so much we are having our Wedding (we had eloped) there this Fall!

  • Kellc14

    My favorite fall dish is chicken and dumplings, sweet potato casserole and cinnamon apples.  Love the Italian sausage and gnocchi at Maggiano’s.

  • Fdjones1016

    I love the whole menu there and the service we receive is so above 5 star I am on a low carb diet so we know how that diet when I take a tour to Italy

  • KJK

    I like the Beef Braciole because it reminds me of my dad’s beef stew that he made during the fall months.  It was not only appreciated for special occasions, but it was the best feel-good food when someone had a cold.  And it continues to do that now when I make it.

  • http://www.raudenbushfamily.blogspot.com Kelly Raudenbush

    Pumpkin = Fall. And, Fall is the best season of the year. Hands down. If I’m not sippin’ on my pumpkin coffee, you may find me sippin’ on a hot caramel apple cider, while I bake my own pumpkin bread. Not a loaf will get frozen here. We eat every last crumb too fast for that.

  • Rita

    Fall favorites…  We didn’t have anything specific for fall.  Whatever was growing in the garden at the time!

  • LH

    We have a favorite fall snack that we fell in love with 3 years ago…candy corn, peanuts and m&m’s make a yummy trail mix that tastes alot like a Baby Ruth candy bar.  You will be addicted if you try it!

  • Cathy

    Everything here is so yummy.  I love going here.

  • PookyJr

    The butternut squash ravioli is so delicious! It is the perfect balance of sweet and savory, yet a celebration of the fall season.

  • Melissa Gilland

    We love all the food!  We always try new dishes and am never dissappointed.  This restaurant is so good that we will wait for an hour or more even though we need to entertain our 2 year old during the wait.  So worth it!!

  • Msbeecat

    I look forward to butternut squash soup and pumpkin pie.

  • Slsajdak

    Anything pumpkin, especially desserts :)

  • Lizalove1973

    Maggiano’s has killer tasting ravioli.  Besides going to the restaurant my family and I love to make pizza and I make a pizza that will keep you in the chair.  It’s the best time to bake in the oven when the cool weather starts to hit in!

  • Allisonbates

    Well you start with butternut squash every week, and then you add goulash, beef stew, fried chicken with milk gravy and smashed potatoes, some chicken and cracker dumplings, chili on Saturday night, stuffed peppers,soup of any and every kind, tuna noodle casserole, and always top any of them off with apple pie and vanilla ice cream! And the best of all, if you make enough you have leftovers to eat again, or enough to share with your favorite neighbors! And don’t forget the jeans in the back of the closet that are one size bigger than what you wore this summer…. :-)

  • Jdcasson

    Our comfort food has to be roasted tomato sauce with homegrown tomatoes.  But when we are Maggiano’s we never miss the fried mozzarella!

  • Cookie2u4ever63

    This time of the year reminds me of when I was a kid coming home from school and my grandmother used to make home made Ravolios and Pizza. 

    My Grandmothers pizza was the best no other like it.  She would have that made for me every friday after school. 

    She would make the Ravolios for Sunday’s dinner when everyone would come over.

    Being from and Italian family you really never knew who was showing up to eat on Sunday afternoon and since it was a many different courses of eating someone always would show up and you would make a place for them.

    Sundays was family day and you have better been at Grandma’s for Sunday dinner or you would hear it like forever.

    My mom tries now to have family dinner with my son and I but its so different when most of the family is either on the East or West coast. 

    But Sunday is still Pasta because in an Italian family Sunday isn’t Sunday without it.

    I will soon teach my son how to make homemade Ravolios and keep the tradition going.

    As long as we keep passing these recipes along Grandma lives forever.

  • Ryan Shaver

    The Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake really is amazing. Sorry Spring, Summer and Winter, but Autumn tastes the best.

  • Charmaine

    Acorn squash from the garden baked with brown sugar & apple slices is a great Fall comfort food.  Nothing is finer and more rewarding than something you’ve grown yourself.  Maggiano’s is my new most favorite restaurant.  I always make it a point to find one and take a new friend.  I’ve been to the one in  Naperville and Oak Brook, Illinois, as well as Indianapolis.  In a week I’m going to Las Vegas and I intend to dine at Maggiano’s there and try the new fall dishes.  I’m especially looking forward to the butternut ravioli and the pumpkin cheesecake.

  • Margaret

    When it comes to fall, we think of Thanksgiving – and whole turkey is what comes to everybody’s mind in the family.
    My daughter and I are Maggiano regular customers and there are so many excellent dishes on the menu.  Somehow I never had this Butternut Squash Ravioli and cannot wait to taste it.  I love squash!

  • Djones526

    My family and I love roasted Butternut Squash.  My youngest would call it her baby and put the whole squash in her baby stroller prior to us cutting it up.  We now always say we are having Baby Butternut for dinner!

  • Zrudo

    Our family’s favorite Fall dish is Sweet and Sour Meatballs. MMMMMM… so good! We make it with cabbage but I bet it would taste good as a dish at Maggiano’s with pasta instead. I can share the recipe for another Fall dish for your menu,

  • Terri

    Anything pumpkin……pumpkin bread, Krispy Kreme pumpkin doughnut and
     pumpkin dip

  • Happy Food Lover

    The butternut squash ravioli at Maggiano’s is the best dish ever!

  • Denise

    My daughter and I discovered Maggiano’s shortly after starting our new lives here in Chicago.  We love your food.  At home we have a new favorite to pass on down to our family – Pumpkin Chilli – first thought it didn’t appeal to us, but first bite made us know this was a recipe that would follow our family into many new Fall adventures and traditions!!

  • Charmaine

    Would you be willing to share your exact recipe?  It sounds heavenly!

  • Ginette Abrahamson

     After the summer harvest, one of my fall favorites is Baked Stuffed Zucchini 

  • Jrsbus

    chili simple sinful chili

  • Joann_oneal

    One of my favorite fall meals is a pot of slow cooked homemade chili topped with shredded cheddar cheeses, scallions and sour cream along with cornbread or tortilla chips… Yum Yum

  • Knugreb

    Baked Mosticolli is one of our favorites and spaghetti pie

  • Blcarmichael

    Found Maggiano’s while on vacation in Boston this summer.  Haven’t had a chance to try “fall dishes” yet, but have loved everything we’ve had so far!

  • Aknott

    My grandmothers sugar cookies. I remember eating them every year as a family. And now I love that I get to teach my kids the secret recipes. Some secrets are too good not to share.

  • Jmcorona1

    Best family style Italian eatery around the Bay Area

  • Tyanna

    Pierogi’s!!! Any type. I love them so much. Just like Ravioli’s which is why I go to Maggiano’s (and the amazing service!). I can’t wait to try the Squash ones! I think a trip will be planned next weekend. So stoked =)

  • Anonymous

    Fall is all about starting the oven that lies dormant over the hot summer.  I love over baked dishes like lasagna.  The homemade spaghetti and meatballs also makes its yearly debut during the fall in my family’s house.

  • doggydaze

    I’m so glad the butternut squash ravoli is here again!!!  I can never get enough…but I always have to try to save room for my pumpkin pie cheesecake, usually I just take the cheesecake home and have it for breakfast. 

  • Carol

    Now that the hot summer weather has been replaced with the cool and crisp fall temperatures, one of my family’s favorite fall foods that we look forward to is Stuffed Peppers.  The beautiful sweet bell peppers from my garden are piling up (I cut off the tops and remove the seeds and freeze them) and are now ready for stuffing with savory meatball-like meat with rice and a delicious marinara style sauce covering all.  Mmmm . . . the wonderful smells from the kitchen with the addition of home-baked bread.  Just perfect for a fall dinner.  This is part of the ultimate comfort foods that I grew up with and look forward to the beginning of every fall.

  • Jgunner

    Our family loves pumpkin anything!  Everyone leaves Maggiano’s happy!  I have never been to a restaurant that pleased every person in attendance with food prepared in a superior manner! and the fact that my husband got to take home an additional entree in a bag for the next meal made your restaurant most popular in his standards! 

  • Lisa Steele

    Two things signal fall for me: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and Apple/Caramel Nut cake. I use a recipe from the Wild Plum tearoom in Gatlinburg, TN. It is delicious and a family favorite!

  • Nvance34

    Our all time favorite is Chicken Cacciatore.  Please bring it back.   It is so yummy and makes us feel like we have an Italian grandma.   Norma and Dick

  • J Schoof

    I’ve only been to Maggiano’s twice, but I’ve not left with any diappointment. I am a convert.

  • Dmctig

    When a new boss started at my place of employment in August, he asked what my favorite comfort food was, thinking my answer was going to be something like donuts or chocolate.  NOPE!!! The answer? Maggianos.   And that was long before this contest! 
    Maggianos ANYTIME for comfort food. The Classic Pastas (and a side of broccolini) works just fine for Fall! And Winter. Spring. Summer.
    Now my mouth is watering.  I think we’d better go again this weekend….

  • http://twitter.com/senorasteele Lisa Steele

    Two things signal fall for me: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and Apple/Caramel Nut cake. I use a recipe from the Wild Plum tearoom in Gatlinburg, TN. It is delicious and a family favorite!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1455854788 Michele Randall Taylor

    I love the Beef Braciole, I am planning on my birthday celebraion in Oct being I can’t wait so My family and friends came enjoy as much as I do.

  • Robin Gordon

    I really LOVE your Mushroom ravioli, but it’s not on the menu anymore :-(.  Please bring it back!  I was there recently, and asked for it, but, no luck!  They said you weren’t making it any more.  It was so memorable!

  • Jackiterry

    I love, love, love the Butternut Squash & Ravioli!!!  Such a great taste from a great restaurant!!

  • Irishspirit59

    My homemade macaroni and cheese! I use 3 different kinds of cheese, and I haven’t met a person yet that doesn’t love it!!

  • KathyW

    We love lasagne or some stuffed jumbo shells and a good salad .  Yum!

  • Sjreny

    I cannot wait to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli!

  • Alexis

    My favorite fall meal consists of steamed broccoli sprinkled with crushed red pepper, and additional broccoli rolled with apricot jelly inside a chicken breast- baked to perfection.

  • Howard madnick

    That’s easy — my moms apple crisp recipe with fresh picked apples and sharp cheddar cheese

  • Di_di_93

    My all time favorite fall food is Thanksgivign stuffing…yum.. but nothing can beat pumpkin pie cheesecake! its like two amazing desserts put into one..mmmmm

  • JS

    Ahh Fall…my absolute favorite time of year. My favorite fall food is a locally made huge caramel apple with pecans, known as the Bionic Apple. Years ago a friend bought me one and we took a knife and slowly savored this apple treat piece by piece. I still eat Bionic Apples like this to this day.  I treat myself to at least one every Fall…ahh Fall!

  • Marilyn

    Maggiano’s is my favorite restaurant. I love the food and the atmosphere. The service is impeccable.
    I especially like the chicken parmigiana. I crave the Apple Crostada for dessert. It reminds me of a homemade dessert made by my mother. I can’t wait until our next visit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1416842304 Shannon Davis Kline

    pumpkin and butternut…mmmmmmm!

  • Jean Slack

    I can’t wait for tomorrow.  We’re going to Maggiano’s and I’ll probably get my fall favorite–lasagna.

  • Cherilynb

    Fall is soup time and it is all about the pleasure of ‘homemade’.  When my family opens that door and the senses come alive with the aroma of my homemade chili or potato or vegetable soup, they say there is no place they would rather be than home.  Now that’s a real good thing!

  • Dorsalmo

    I’ve had both the butternut squash ravioli and the pumpkin cheesecake.  They’re awesome.

    Lots of comfort food in the fall:  chili, soup and homemade bread, homemade apple pie, …

  • Jess

    Looking forward, mostly, to green bean casserole (which I know you can have whenever but fall is when I usually do) and pumpkin related foods-pie, breads, cakes.

  • Debnow

    I’ll be there for my birthday!

  • Michipena

    Everything squash & apples: Butternut Squash Ravioli, Baked Acorn Squash, Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Pie , Pumpkin Lattes, Apple cider & apple donuts. When I was growing up we use to drive to Wauconda, IL to pick apples and buy pumpkins.

  • Kimeran

    I love our family Thanksgiving feast.  With 6 amazing cooks in our family, we always cook our favorites and put the dishes together for terrific dinner.  No complaints on my Hummingbird cake!!

  • Sharon

    When I think of Autumn foods, the taste of pumpkin is the first thing to come to mind.  It conjures up warm feelings from childhood, from picking the best pumpkin in the field, to having pumpkin pies, cookies, bars, rolls, and my all time favorite- pumpkin cheesecake!  I just recently had pumpkin ravioli made with heavy cream and herbs that mingled with the pumpkin stuffed inside not-so-perfect squares.  YUM…  

  • Yoodline97

    I love our homemade squash soup. Culturally our soups have a variety of items i.e. beef, noodles. It’s delicious and very hearty

  • Mjkikramer

    In my family it’s my grandmother’s gingerbread. The first cool day brings the aromas of ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Warm gingerbread from the oven, topped with butter and enjoyed with a cup of  coffee, tea or a glass of cold milk. Fall just doesn’t get any better than this.

  • Sportas

    Patty pan squash, those little tender, eat-them-whole, autumn squash.  So hard to find in my area.  Bellagio Buffet in Las Vegas serves them in the Fall.  Does anyone know what grocers carry them in the St. Louis area?

  • betty dick

    I look foward to the turkey  and the pumpkin pie

  • Livnlearn82

    Sweet potato pie. I started making sweet potato pie with my grandmother when I was about 11 years old. After she died when I was 17, I decided to take over her task of making the sweet potato pies for our family Thanksgiving dinner. It is such a blessing to be able to share a piece of my grandmother’s history with my family.

  • Marierm

    I love fall, I love squash and pumpkin, and I love Maggiano’s!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=737105787 Emily Brown-Mccormick

    homemade chicken potpie.. is the best! but i can’t forget my grandmothers molasses pudding okay fall come on.. let the cooking begain.

  • Jendogcat

    Butternut Squash Ravioli just melts in your mouth! It is such a perfect fall dinner! Especially ending the meal with Pumpkin cheesecake:) Yum!

  • Stephanie

    Apples signal fall for me.  A trip to my local apple orchard and of course an apple fritter (or two) and you can always wash it down with a nice hot apple cider.  That’s fall.

  • Clint

    We love the Classic Pasta Dishes. We call it Now & Later dishes, So we can take a little Italy home too.
    Clint

  • LynnFShirley

    My best meal is my next meal at Maggiano’s.

  • Laurak Ostrem

    Looking forward to Pumpkin Cheesecake!

  • Anonymous

    Pumpkin Cheesecake!  The best

  • Jpls48

    The Butternut Squash Ravioli sounds fabulous.  Looking forward to trying it this fall….

  • Melissa Anderson

    Our favorite fall recipe is pumpkin pecan muffins – yummy!

  • Glamamama1

    I look forward to all kinds of pumpkins and squash.

  • Diane

    Too many favorite dishes to choose from! I do love the zucchini appetizers.

  • Foodie

    When the weather starts getting cold and you are in the mood for something hearty, I look to my families tried and true recipes that we have always enjoyed over the years…
    I have grown up in a family full of incredible cooks!!

    Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash
    Cauliflower and Ham QuicheCreamy Sweet Potato and Rosemary SoupRoasted Cauliflower with Parmesan PancettaRoasted Fennel with ParmesanSmokey Sweet PotatoesPear Gorgonzola TartCurried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup

    Gotta go, I am starved and heading off to the kitchen to start cooking…!

  • LeLisa

    I Love Maggiano’s, my first Maggiano’s experience was on the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2007. I have sought out Maggianos in every state I have lived and city I have vacationed in. As far as I am concerned, food is not worth eating if its not authentic and good to the last bite.  LeLisa

  • Stacy Poole

    ok so our family’s fall comfort food is chili – although we love a good meaty red chili… our favorite is white chicken chili – we shred up some boiled or pan sauteed chicken with onions and throw it in a crock pot with corn and canellini beans (aka white kidney beans) and LOTS OF CHEESE! Monteray Jack until your heart’s content – for those that like the spice use pper jack and add jalepenos too. COmfort food, football and fall – can’t  be beat!

  • Stacy Poole

    ok so our family’s fall comfort food is chili – although we love a good meaty red chili… our favorite is white chicken chili – we shred up some boiled or pan sauteed chicken with onions and throw it in a crock pot with corn and canellini beans (aka white kidney beans) and LOTS OF CHEESE! Monteray Jack until your heart’s content – for those that like the spice use pper jack and add jalepenos too. COmfort food, football and fall – can’t  be beat!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BQOVMOTULTS66GFGZJJYDMNABM lilsis2u

    Beef Tenderloin Medallions and of course you can’t forget the Tiramisu for dessert….to die for!  Love Maggiano’s!!!  Muah!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BQOVMOTULTS66GFGZJJYDMNABM lilsis2u

    Beef Tenderloin Medallions and of course you can’t forget the Tiramisu for dessert….to die for!  Love Maggiano’s!!!  Muah!

  • Noblessoul

    It’s not fall until we have my moms ham and beans…she cooks it al day and it stirs your senses wgen you walk into the warm house outfrom the cool-ish brisk weather. She serves it with a wedge of warm corn bread and honey and crisp Autumn apple walnut apple salad. Can’t wait!!!

  • Anonymous

    Patty pan squash.  Those tender little, eat-them-whole, autumn squash.  They are so hard to find around here but I keep searching and asking grocers to get them.

  • E. Zhou

    We love cucumber salad and curried butternut squash soup.

  • Gmaz15

    I  am 100% of Italian decent and I usually do not go out for Italian food, but I will go anytime to Maggiano’s to get a really good Italian meal!

  • LaMar

    The Butternut Squash Ravioli sounds wonderful just about now. We for sure will see you this weekend at Maggiano’s Costa Mesa, CA!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Immy-Ferrara/726960521 Immy Ferrara

    Our family favorite was cheese ravioli’s with hot and sweet susage and braciole.  My Mom would make the world’s most delicious meals from scratch.  Her Italian Creamcake could have put any Italian Bakery to shame.  I love the autumn months especially because I can still remember the joy going home from school and opening the front door and being engulfed with the aromatic smells of my Mom’s cooking and baking…..her LOVE for her family and friends poured out of those magical fingers in all she did.  We were indeed very Blessed!!!

  • Mel

    Our favorite fall dish is taco soup  (turkey chili).  Serve it with tortilla chips on the side and lots of shredded cheese on top.  Its soooo good!

  • Scoster1

    This might not be Italian, but fall is the time for beef brisket, simmered in chili sauce, sherry, and brown sugar. Coat with onions and you have a dish that will have you smiling  :)

  • Collinsu

    My favorite family food of fall would have to be the home made apple pies, crisps, and cinnamon apple sauce made from the apples filling my parents’ back yard as a kid. 

  • Ddhersh

    I lived in Italy 32 years ago and a litlle grandmotherly lady taught me how to make a beef braciole, It cooked for hours and tasted so amazing.  I am looking forward to yours, so that I can compare and bring back all those fabulous memories of days past.   On another note, how can anything taste bad that is cooked with squash and pumpkin.  What a grreat time of the year to be a chef !!

  • Teeconvery

    Pasta Sundays.  We take a break in the summer to grill every Sunday but the start of fall means everyone headed to mom’s to sit down for family dinner.  It doesn’t matter what kind of pasta we eat.  My favorite is farfalle but my mom’s homemade sauce and meatballs are to die for!

  • Christie

    Pumpkin-spice lattes at Starbucks!  When I returned back home to NC after being in Nicaragua’s perennial summer weather and missing the transition to fall, the first place I went as soon as my flight landed was Starbucks for a pumpkin-spice latte.  Immediately I felt like it was truly fall, and now it’s become my annual tradition for transitioning from summer to fall.

  • OHIO

    Anything with apples, pumpkin, and cinnamon!

  • Shelleykrause

    My family’s favorite Fall dish is delisious macaroni and cheese!

  • Myersdonalda

    Anything pumpkin sreams fall!

  • Tglee40

    Looking forward to my Mamas homemade vegetable soup!  And cornbread too, of course!  Dessert will be her delicious cheesecake!  Thanks MOM!

  • BartBenjamin

    My wife and I really enjoy your meals, food alwasy taste fantastic and the service is great.

  • lelisa

    My families favorite fall dish is butternut squash soup. Like clockworth, the first day of spring we would sit around the fireplace with a nice warm bowl of butternut squash soup. Since my nani passed, every family member has tried to reproduce that delicious creamy soup. But not one has come close. No even I and I have tried numerous times. Just thinking about it, makes my mouth
    salivate like Pavlov’s dog.  Boy how I miss that taste….mmmmm good

  • Dvlvnv

    Fall weather signals hearty soups and chili at our house.  Bean or pea soup made with ham is always a favorite, especially when served with crusty, warm bread.  Yum.

  • Malapertia

    I like all the fall specials at starbucks

  • Aliandrayn

    very glad to hear new items are arriving. Keep them coming.

  • Melreardon

    Butternut Squash soup and Pumpkin Pie are my absolute favorites. Anything made with pumpkin reminds me of Fall-my favorite season-and cooking with my grandmother. We made pies together every Fall beginning when I was just 4. Some food brings back the best memories.

  • Slpgirl

    Since all of my speciality doctors are in Dallas and we live in Fort Worth when we do go to Dallas we always make a day of it and make sure we go to Maggiano’s for an early dinner.  We love the classic pastas, especially the lasagna and think it is great that we have one to take home as well for the next day.  Everyone there is always so kind and helpful and that is great since after my doctor appointments I am usually exhausted and am ready to relax and finally get to eat.  Then my stomach is full and I can take a nap on the drive home since my husband drives.  Thanks for always having a great meal at a great price. 

  • FallisMyFavorite

    I  crave tomato soup with a delicious grilled cheese, reminds me of home!

  • Spetsera

    We look forward to sausage stuffing, made with celery, cornbread, fresh spices and cooked to a golden brown! Mmmmm mmmmm! We are hungry already.

  • Emily

    I look forward to apple pie.  My grandma was from a small town in Iowa and she would make apple pies from her apple tree on her farm and sell them at the market every week.  As a child I refused to eat most foods and actually had to be given special formula in my milk to be sure I was getting enough nutrients.  That all changed when I had a bite of my grandma’s apple pie.  Suddenly, I loved apples and other foods to follow.  Apple pie was my gateway food to eating more things as a kid, and it reminds me of fall in Iowa, and my lovely grandmother every time I eat it!

  • Mapes84

    My favorite fall recipe is a wonderful butternut squash mac and cheese dish, which has proven to be a real crowd pleaser! Rich, creamy comfort foods are my favorite way to welcome in the fall season!

  • CyndiG

    When fall rolls around, the flavors of fall roll around, too. Recipes that you stash away during the warmer months are brought back out again. Our fall favorites are pumpkin muffins and apple pie. Both use fall fruits and both just ooze that autumn spiciness and warmth. When the smell of either wafts out of my kitchen, everyone is ready for a football game, a cup of mulled cider, and a warm sweater to go along with it!

  • Meealice

    When the temperature gets cooler outside and my family is ready for a hearty meal, my grandmothers pot roast is everyone’s favorite. It’s easy to prepare, though the recipe sounds a little odd. A 3-5 lb. chuck roast is smothered on both sides with regular old prepared yellow mustard. Then sear the meat on both sides in a little oil at the bottom of a dutch oven and add a small sliced onion. Cover it and turn the heat down to a simmer. Over the next couple of hours the house starts to smell heavenly while the meat cooks and the onions caramelize. When it’s done, the meat is tender as can be and a rich gravy develops, which tastes great over potatoes or thick egg noodles.

    My mom, who HATES all things mustard, loves this dish and when it’s all said and done you would never know that the only seasonings are onions and mustard. 

  • Shara

    I look forward to my Gma’s homemade Turkey Dressing. She used to always make it ahead of time and freeze it. Later, she perfected the technique of cooking it in a crockpot. We try to replicate it every year, but fall short each time.

  • Lori Moores

    I can hardly wait to try the butternut squash ravioli!  Yum!

  • Lanaterrones

    I love fall………and all the god stuff that comes along with it!  I especially love butternut squash and pumpkin.  I can’t wait to taste Maggiano’s butternut squash ravioli.  In fact, I’ve waited a whole year.  This is because I visited the restaurant last year and was sorry hear that they were sold out.  This year I’m not going to miss it!   

  • Pam Lofgren

    Grandma’s Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is the most delicious, heart-warming, mouth-watering, fall comfort food on the planet. This recipe has been handed down for decades and it has been our family favorite as long as I can remember. My mother and grandmother were the best pie makers in town. They made several scrumptious pies but the pumpkin chiffon is everyone’s favorite. Without giving away any secrets, all I can tell you is that it melts in your mouth, you can’t possibly get enough of it and after you have tried one piece, you will be hooked. I have entered this pie in many cooking contests at work, church, clubs and festivals and I have always taken first prize.  This pie leaves such a good taste in your mouth and your memory that you can’t wait until you wake up and have a piece for breakfast. My mother will turn 90 in May and it is becoming difficult for her to stand long enough to make the pies. She is teaching me how to make the pie crust and the filling so that I can carry on the tradition of serving this wonderful pie. I can only pray that my pies will come close to matching the taste and pleasure of their pies so that I can share this wonderful recipe with the world.  

  • Mommamia821

    Every Fall, we like to take the seeds from the pumpkins we carve for Halloween, and roast them in the oven covered with spices.  Last year, my fiance mixed up the spices and must have gotten too much cayenne–nobody could eat the seeds because they were too hot!!  :((

  • Mommamia821

    Every Fall, we like to take the seeds from the pumpkins we carve for Halloween, and roast them in the oven covered with spices.  Last year, my fiance mixed up the spices and must have gotten too much cayenne–nobody could eat the seeds because they were too hot!!  :((

  • Wheresmrg2

    When it is fall, its time for soup!  My family always makes different types of soup including classic chicken noodle! Colder weather and warm soup is the best. 

  • Dave

    Any season of the year we love the lasagna!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U35M7XFVG7M25WT5SZ7JRYMBE4 * taylor

    We LOVE the three cheese ravioli as well as the barbs spinach dip! In fact, my boyfriend and I both order ravioli and both get ravioli as our take home dish as well! YUUMMM! We have bought the maggianos sauce and tried to make it at home-but it didn’t even compare!

  • Bljake3

    now that it’s getting cold out, I love to make potato soup.  My mother-in-law always made it and I have carried on the tradition.

  • Emily N.

    I was raised in Upstate New York, and one of my family’s favorite fall treats would easily be my Grandmother’s Apple Pie. We lost her after a several-year struggle with alzheimer’s … and you can imagine the sweet sentiment that a girl she had worked with 30 years ago brought a copy of the recipe to us after her death. Can’t wait to make some pies following her recipe this Fall in honor of Grandma.

  • Anonymous

    When it gets cold outside, there’s nothing like a bowl of Pasta Fagioli :)

  • Sh_tucker

    Butternut Squash Ravioli is wonderful!!  Love it.

  • Rothertranch

    My favorite fall dish is chili made with ground beef and ground sausage.  I also love homemade pumpkin bread!

  • Gail Stroud

    My mother’s thanksgiving dinner

  • Anonymous

    Whole chicken that is stuffed with lemons and oranges.  Very sweet and quite good.

  • Aturnauer

    Fall means football and fall football wouldn’t be the same without home made chili.  Many different vegetables go into the mix with ground turkey and of course, warmed up is even better than the first time. 

  • Shimmertwink

    My mouth is watering just looking at these dish descriptions! Great ad as now I really want to go to Maggianos and will probably make it a point to be there this weekend!

  • Shimmertwink

    Every year I look forward to pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake. It always makes me think of the holidays and family and wonderful memories. Just the aroma of pumpkin desserts makes me close my eyes, inhale deeply and smile. Of course, eating it makes me smile a lot bigger!

  • Brent Stracener

    We love the Chicken Fontina and can’t wait to go in soon!

  • Lbenard4517

    pumpkin ! pumpkin ! pumpkin!
    pumpkin means falls to me….pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin pies, cakes, soup, but my absolute favorite is my grandmothers pumpkin bread. Such a simple recipe but it warms your soul. She made this every thanksgiving and after she passed i carried on the tradition. That bread reminds me of family which is why i love it so much

  • Carol Ulrich

    Apple pie.  We lived up in NH and we would pick apples in Sept. and Oct.  I would bake apple pies.  If I don’t say so myself they would melt in your mouth.  I use Mac apples and they make the best pies.  This is my favorite fall dish.  There is nothing better than a homemade apple pie with freshly picked apples.  My girlfriend never like apple pie until she ate mine!
    In fact I’m having co from out of town and tomorrow I am making apple pies!

  • George & Lynna

    As soon as I read about the butternut squash I nearly salivated on the typing keys.  Everything we have ever eaten at Maggiano’s has been like manna from heaven.  We can hardly wait for the next visit …. on a scale of 1-10 I would rate the food, the chef, the atmosphere, wines and attentive care of the staff a 10+.  Thank-you for allowing us to see and taste the love of serving and preparing food on each visit.  GHH

  • bell

    Love pumpkin pie & pumpkin spice latte-so look forward to he pumpkin cheesecake

  • Lindsayschumacher

    Love this for Fall! Yummmmmm!

  • Laceym

    On the first day that we feel the crisp coolness of fall in the air, my family makes a big pot of our favorite chili. We live in Florida, so we’re not able to enjoy a bowl of hot soup very often, so we take advantage of the season as soon as possible. We usually make a chili bar with lots of add-in’s such as mushrooms, cheese, olives, sour cream, etc. That way everyone can enjoy it just the way they like it. Almost every bowl is different, but they’re all delicious!

  • Lindsayschumacher

    Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips was my favorite after school treat in the fall. My mom was the best ever!

  • Ebegin216

    is there anything better than their Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake  if so i havent found it

  • Natalie U.

    The fav fall dish for us is the pumpkin roll with the cream cheese filling…it’s delish!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1059614025 Heidi Dillard Kerley

    Can’t wait to try the pumpkin cheesecake.

  • shangel17

    I have never tried the butternut squash ravoli… I can’t wait.  Maggiano’s is our family’s favorite place to eat.  We have gone there on every special occasion in our lives… Birthdays, anniversaries, “find out the gender of our babies”, or just any day we want to make special.  Thanks Maggiano’s!!

  • Andrea

    My favorite place to eat!!! My grandfather was Italian (his mother was actually from Italy) so eating there really takes me back to the wonderful good that my grandfather used to make. I always try to get something different when I go and I think I have tried almost everything but I am really excited to try the fall dishes that are here…. especially the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!! YUMMY!!!!

  • Julia

    Pumpkin everything! Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, and who can forget the famous pumpkin pie! Yummy! Everything fall begins with the pumpkin!

  • Klanderson4

    Fall means……. apples, cider, and chili…..Whether it’s apple picking like we did for many yrs (.but now we sometimes have to resort to the stores or a farmstand ) there’s nothing like those fresh apples, dipping apples in peanut butter or carmel,  making applesauce, and buying apple cider and warming it to perfection….as well as getting that first batch of chili made, reminding us the cold weather is coming. Look forward to trying the yummy dishes that are YOUR signs of fall Maggiano’s!! yum!

  • Marlew

    Yesterday I had the best eggplant parmesian I ever had in my 70 years

  • Erin Collins

    My grandma makes the most amazing noodles every year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. That is my favorite dish!

  • Melody Wootton

    Several years ago a friend of mine came over to my place so we could cook dinner together.  Our plan was to each contribute 2 or 3 recipes each that we would try out that night.  One of her recipes was for a side dish made with butternut squash and Granny Smith apples.  She said she was “dying” to try this dish.  You slice up the squash and apple and alternately layer them in a baking dish.  Then you make a heated sauce of basically butter, pure maple syrup, and cinnamon and pour over the veggie/fruit mixture.  Sprinkle with kosher salt and bake.  We made this and we both absolutely loved it!  Since then it has been my favorite fall dish to make.  It always gets rave reviews and is the one item that I look forward to every year at this time.   

  • BOZO

    mammas lasagna is the best -like home made!

  • Shells6

    I would have to say nothing says fall like pumpkin pie!

  • Michelle Barnes

    Every year I look forward to my dad’s stuffing, or dressing, for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, and stuffing has always been my favorite food. My dad and I used to make it completely from scratch growing up, and we still do it to this day. He always makes sure that he has all the ingredients and it allows us some extra time together around the holidays!

  • Kiephoto

    My favorite is the Pumpkin Praline cheesecake! Now only if I could get some!

  • alan spector

    I’m a simple guy. Spaghetti and meatballs and garlic bread

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1567907260 Debra Philbrick Bunker

    We love Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots and finish up with baked apple pie or apple crisp made with tart macintosh apples and a scoop of ice cream!  Yum

  • cmoney

    Can’t go wrong with a great bowl of chili with cornbread when the weather turns a bit more well…chili!

  • pat

    Been waiting for Butternut Squash Ravioli, can hardly wait to come in and have it.

  • S_saman91

    I love me some home-made meatballs around the fall. My mom makes them with walnuts and veggies! It’s great!

  • Billjam

    When fall rolls around I always think back to my Mom’s chili.  I have never been able to replicate it, nor have I had any quite like it.  Slow cooking just can’t be beat for chili.

  • Cheree

    I know its fall when we start using the oven again….I bought the $25 gift card w/free sauce and I can’t wait to use the sauces for lasagna!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Hewitt/100000572918647 Chris Hewitt

    AMAZING place. I love the lobster ravioli please bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cynthia

    Our Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without double baked Sweet Potatoes, whipped in butermilk and topped with pralines! 

  • Vabeatty

    Fall and comfort food!! Chicken stew with large chunks of potatoes, onions and carrots.  And of course my family likes Pumpkin Cheesecake! Mmmmm now I made myself hungry.

  • Amanda

    I was born on Halloween so go figure that I would love everything pumpkin flavored.  Fall is my favorite season, and the time that I get to spend with my family the most in the kitchen or for holidays. My favorite dish would have to be my mothers pumpkin pie. We always carve our numerous amounts of pumpkins, roast the seeds that evening and make pie the next day. Even use the leftover pumpkin for some pancakes. I always get so excited when it turns to fall, I can just picture enjoy apple cider and pumpkin pie in front of out fireplace. It’s my favorite thing to do. 

  • Camachokenneth

    What I look forward to eating in the fall is loads of comfort foods and mainly things that fall under the sweet side. I love apple pie but nothing beats a good old fashioned cinnamon roll. The cinnamon rolls at maggianos is almost the same as the one I would eat when I lived in Seattle except bigger and better. I love that fall brings many people together and feast during the season but mainly because when everyone is at the table seating 20 people, sharing that cinnamon roll to those I’m dining with is what makes me the hero at the end of the meal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheTravelAgent Margie Jordan

    I was just at Maggiano’s last night for a travel agent event. The salmon was really good. I’d love to try the Chicken Fontina.

  • Randy

    I like the exotic lobster ravioli.  

  • erica best

    I love apple cider and hot donuts from the cider mill . I love anything with sweet potato from candy yams to pie

  • Grandmaejf

    Glad you brought back the butternut squash ravoli.  It was my favorite when I had it last year.

  • Kvsteinw

    Roasted pumpkin!!! Mmm, so delicious.. How come everyone snubs this treat? You can have it plain, or with nuts and cream on top.. Ahhh!

  • Rositagvb

    I can hardly wait to eat my favorite pastas!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Boldsbettr

    Oooh!  Can’t wait to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli!  Sounds yummy!  Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake = Wow!  Fall is here and all the yummy trimmings are too!  Yaaaah!  :)

  • Emacdona

    Awesome with the Butternut Squash Ravioli!  It’s the brown butter that does it…..
    And why is the pumpkin cheesecake not available all the time?  Love it!!

  • blingdiva

    Every Fall I crave my dad’s au gratin cauliflower that he would make for me. It was the best!! He always made it for me for Thanksgiving because he knew I didn’t like stuffing or yams. :)

  • Margaret Feller

    Look forward to getting some of the Butternut Squash Ravioli

  • Joannote

    It will be hard to choose between all the tempting items on your menu.

  • Celina

    I can’t wait to try the pumpkin cheesecake. My family comfort food for the fall is pozole. Its a hot soup with pork and homily topped with sliced cabagge and red salsa. Complimented with tostadas. We enjoy eating this hot soup especially in the cold months. 

  • zookeeper

    Is there really anything better than pumpkin pie cheesecake in the fall. A slice and a cup of coffee…perfect ending to every chilly day!

  • saeed

    Can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli. It sounds interesting!

  • Lisa Reyes

    Can’t wait to try one of your fine dishes!!!! Yum

  • Rory Gilhooly

    Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake alllll the way! I Love it! Although, I never have enough room to eat it…I somehow make due!

  • Cristine danelian

    First on my list is definitely Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte!! Second is sweet potato. YUM!!! then third is hot cocoa with marshmallows…  Fall is my favorite  season. Warm pasta and the cold weather go wonderfully together… I’m sure everyone agrees : )

  • dragonfly

    The dishes all sound wonderful! I can’t wait to try them, especially the butternut squash ravioli! A favorite around my house is pumpkin bread, which we eat warmed for breakfast. Add whipped cream and it doubles as a dessert.

  • Mimi

    The ravioli and cheesecake make my mouth water.  Other fall favorites for me are items made with apples.  Apple cake with cream cheese frosting.  Apple butter cooking on the stove–when my apple trees cooperate.

  • Lallen1962

    It all looks so yummy.  Our family’s favorite fall dish is homemade beef stew with homemade bisquits.

  • Joanbobk

    The food item I look forward to eating every year in the fall is your Pumpkin Cheesecake.  The ingredients are the perfect blend , with its gingersnap crust, cinnamon whipped cream and pecan praline crumbs.  It melts in your mouth and satisfies all your senses. I can only wait for the end of the meal to indulge myself with wonderful and delicious morsel of a dessert!

  • JerilynnO

    My family knows when I move into the coziness of fall when they walk in from school and work and smell the braised short ribs simmering.  I serve them with creamy cheesy pollenta  and some mashed root vegetables.  Then if they aren’t too full I bring out a steamy hot apple crumble and fresh whipped cream with a smidge of rum whipped in. 

    Living in Portland means that we don’t have a Maggiano’s nearby, but we make a trip up to Whidbey Island about every three months and on our way we swing through Bellvue and have dinner at Maggiano’s.  I’m picturing it now…..We start with the Maggiano’s house salad and then they bring out the creamy chicken spinach mannicotti baked in that awesome alfredo sauce.  Sometimes I switch and have the crab and shrimp cannelloni.  We get some grilled asparagus.  We sit a bit after that and let dinner settle then we order dessert.  The tiramasu is to die for.  The husband always has the creme brulee and the kids love the moon shaped lemon cookies and ice cream.   We’ll be  coming up for Thanksgiving so guess where we are stopping for dinner on the way?!

  • FanofMaggianos

    It all sounds so delicious it’s hard to decide. I would love to try the Butternut Squash and I always look forward to the Pumpkin Cheesecake. I hope that we can celebrate my husband’s Fall birthday at Maggianos. We enjoyed several years of taking friends to enjoy the Family Style dinner but unfortunately have not made it the last year or so. I look forward to making Maggianos a tradition for us once again. Hands down we think Maggianos has the best Italian food.

  • Barbaraa

    Like the bartender at Old Orchard location…think his name is Mike

  • Melinda

    Sounds so yummy!

  • Lara Feamster

    All of the fall dishes at Maggianos usher in the Holiday Season deliciously. I must say though theres nothing quite like Maggianos Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. Our family eats out a lot for business and pleasure and nothing compares to Maggiano’s menu anytime of year!

    Thanks Maggiano’s – Paul -Lara & Ash

  • JerilynnO

    Pat, that cranberry salad sounds wonderful.  If you wouldn’t mind sharing the recipe, I’d love it!  You can send the recipe to JerilynnO@gmail.com……..thanks so much

  • Davidnishimura

    I know the Seasons are changing when Maggianno’s brings the tastes of Pumpkin and Butternut Squash, mmmmm!

  • SailboatLover

    We just has a squash casserole tonight!  And the squash was straight from our garden.  With everything else in it and a baked crumb topping, it was awesome.

  • tinky

    Thanksgiving dinner in itself is always something I look forward to every year, but my favorite part has to be dessert and the homemade pumpkin pie.  There’s nothing better than a slice of pie with vanilla ice cream!

  • Mikitect

    A roasted chicken, pan of lasagne or eggplant parm and we’re all set. An antipasto, crunchy crust bread and a deep red wine. Who has room for dessert?

  • Penwriters

    Love the pumpkin cheese cake. Please bring back the baked clams — yummm!

  • Anonymous

    I always look forward to the pumpkin pie cheesecake – it is SO good.  It’s one of the best things about fall.  My son really likes pumpkin pie cheesecake.  When he was a little boy, I’d always take him out to get some.  He loves pumpkin – really if I think of any food that makes me think of my son, it’s pumpkin.

  • Theoni

    Any season is the right season to dine at Maggiano’s!  Without a doubt, the best Italian food in this area.  It is always my choice to celebrate my birthday dinner here.  Thank you for a wonderful dining experience….brings back memories of growing up in a large, happy Italian/Greek family.

  • Hollandbk88

    Every year, I look forward to fresh cranberry relish with fresh oranges and pecans. It is so simple, but so delicious. Of course, you can add cranberries with apples, celery, pecans, and gelatin and make the most delicious basic salad. It just adds that extra dimension to any autumn food…just like that little dash of nutmeg adds soooooooo much to Italian creamed spinach.   God bless Italia and Maggiano’s!  Also, last year, I started a new favorite which will continue this year….raspberry white chocolate tiramisu!!!!! YUMMY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=40803558 Jennifer Payen

    With the rainbow of foliage of the trees and the smell of dried leaves on the ground, it officially becomes fall upon visiting a local orchard, in which apples and pumpkins are picked, spiced apple cider is enjoyed, and later homemade apple pie finds itself baking in the oven, filling the house with its lovely and more-ish aroma.

  • http://twitter.com/MyIntersperse Bruce Burke

    We love Italian wedding soup in our family as well as stuffed shells. But the butternut squash ravioli looks great! 

  • Sbourdeau25

    Braised beef cannelloni! Love Maggianos!

  • Beachsidelcb

    There a many thngs I look forward to for Thanksgiving. First, the brine soaked turkey we stuff full of garlic and fresh rosemary and smoke on our smoker to serve later with thedivine gravy from the drippings and white wine. We always serve traditional mashed potatoes but my favorite is a mashed baked sweet potato whipped with butter, sour cream, minced parsley and onion and rebaked. Each of my kids assist with a dish. My oldest son has handed down the orange cranberry relish responsibility to my youngest son. My son Bryan, a culinary arts student makes a n amazing pumpkin cheesecake along with the pumpkin pies. We make my grandmothers date nut bread but hlave added Door County Bakery’s Corsica Bread, a crusty sesame covered bread siaked in olive oil . I always look forward to the leftover sandwich. Turkey, raison dressing cranberry sauce and miracle whip on health nut bread. Yummmmmmmm

  • Debbie

    For me the one thing I like and lets me know fall has arrived is Pumpkin roll.  Nothing like it.  I start getting requests for it the beginning of October right through Christmas.

  • Samantha C.

    Our favorite fall dish is the chicken spinach manicotti! Actually, it is a year roundfavorite! Especially paired with a glass of wine and some spumoni ice cream for desert!  

  • Sweetsassymolasses1

    i love love love Maggiano’s not only because of their amazing pasta dishes, but also because of their superb care for the each diner. While i do love a good ravioli, my favorite fall food is cooked by none other then my mom =] she makes the best macaroni casserole. she uses her aunt’s recipe and to this day has refused to change a single ingredient including love which she pours into her food with excess. even now as I’m talking about it, i can taste it. when she makes it for potlucks and other get togethers, i always make sure to get a good helping before it is all gone. Definitely a crowd pleaser =] 

  • Notennki

    I love beef braciole.

  • Beachsidelcb

    PJ, I have 10 childrenalso and have to say my kids all crave the comfort foods like you. I think thats why they enjoy Maggianos. Can I come for golumpki? Lol Historicaly no one can exactly reproduce recipes of their mothers or grandparents exactly. The best gift we can give our children is to let them join us in the kitchen to help prepare meals

  • Jacq

    The grandma’s turkey would have to be it. With everyones life going in different directions–in the fall at Thanksgiving time we always remember and have a tradition to get back together around the dinner table together at Maggiano’s. The food is all amazing, but bringing the family together makes it more amazing!

  • Nina

    Yes, I think pumpkin bread with chocolate chips is great with hot black coffee in the fall! I make it at home, and there is a bakery in St. Charles that sells a good version. Not too many chocolate chips, just enough!

  • Kevin Fitzpatrick

    Maggiano’s is my favorite italian restaurant by far. My friends and I go at least 2 times a month all year. I personally love the Chicken parmisian with a side order of angel hair pasta with Mariana sauce. But the Chicken Fettucini is also really good.  

  • Lanng

    my kids loves the butternut squash ravioli!

  • Day Glow

     lasagna the Saturday after Thanksgiving is a family tradition and yummy !….and a marvelous “change of pace” from all that turkey and stuffing…. it’s another excuse for family to get together and enjoy one another’s company

  • Pmndoza8

    we really love the” Pumpkin cheesecake “hurray is back!!!! thank you

  • Ann P.

    Every fall, I look forward to enjoying  a Starbuck’s pumpkin scone along with an eggnog latte. The new items I look forward  to this fall: Butternut Squash Ravioli paired with some Pumpkin ale! Yum!!

  • Jason hudey

    Chicken parm with mashed potatoes and fresh corn is perfect. Toss in some pumpkin pie with real whipped cream for dessert and you have the perfect fall dinner spread:-)

  • Darlyne11127

    The food is outstanding and the service is also outstanding.

  • Kostka519

    I love love love pumpkin cheesecake – one of my favorite things to eat in the fall.  I think I will have to come in to try the butternut squash ravioli – yummo :)  – this is the best italian restaurant i’ve been to in quite some time – we go to the one in Bridgewater.  The chef there is always so wonderful – my husband has an onion allergy and he’s fabulous.  Maggianos is a larger version of Nicastros in Newark when I was a little girl – I could still smell it !!!!!  Thanks

  • Sandiwalthall

    Sounds silly but I look forward to roasted pumpkin seeds on Halloween.  It is a family tradition and they taste so good with a little olive oil and sea salt.

  • Rosa

    I love linguini chicken pine nuts and pesto. I look forward to eating it at least once a year.

  • joanie

    Can’t remember the name of it, but a yummy chicken  pasta w/mushrooms in a delicious creamy sauce..

  • Cathy

    Spaghetti squash sauteed with spicey marinara. YUM

  • Dorothy perez

    My family loves soups and a homemade bread.  Nothing is better than comfort food to kick off the holidays.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheMikeThompson Mike Thompson

    Looks great!  Homemade hot rolls…the best!!

  • http://www.marrellaandco.com Jbm

    I always get the same thing, The Veal parmigiana.  My entire family thinks I am Billy Crystal in Forget Paris.  Maggianos is truly a family place with a warm feeling.  Thay have made a great environment with excellent food and at a great family value.  Most importantly, they don’t have the big box atmosphere.

  • Pearl

    Thursday is my husband’s birthday, and we can’t wait to celebrate at Maggiano’s, our favorite place for food,and the service is outstanding!! We have so many favorites, but cant wait for the fall favorites!

  • medis1

    There is nothing like the smell of coming home after work to the aroma of Pumpkin Chili cooking in my slow cooker.  There’s something about the sweet and savory flavor that hooks everyone who tries it!  It’s a quick and easy recipe that makes you relax right after the first bite.  I also serve it with warm corn bread.

  • MJP

    butternut ravioli with a nice salad with apples on it, finish with a warm glass of hot cocoa!

  • Pkelly4576

    Favorite place to eat…  Love the Maggiano’s salad.

  • Noodles3603

    I love the fall b/c it is when it gets a little colder, and people get a little closer…even if it’s just to keep warm.  But my family gets together every fall around a grill, for oysters and venison!  It’s the one time a year that we all stop what we are doing and get together as a family, to celebrate each other.  This will be the first year that both of my grandparents will not be there, as my grandmother finally joined her love in Heaven.  But, now we will have more wonderful memories to share over the grill!  I look forward to our day of oysters and venison every year….it’s better than getting together for Christmas!

  • Allen Bridwell

    I have a sweet tooth so I look forward to fall desserts like pumpkin pie and apple cake.

  • Hall8012

    I love the 4 cheese ravioli. Nothing better in the world.

  • George Turney

    Since moving from Chicago its been a struggle to find good Itailian food but once we discovered Maggiano’s in the Cincinnati area we’ve been in heaven. Need I say more.

  • Angela

    My favorite dish is the Lasagne! We only get to go eat at Maggiano’s once a year and that is coming up next weekend when we fly to Chicago. Can’t wait because it is one of my favorite resturants!

  • Msedmonds27

    My family’s favorite fall dish would have to be beef stroganoff. We just can’t get enough it. Sometimes we will pair it with a salad and of course a homemade roll.

  • Dobell

    From Belleville: We love Maggianos, even more than the hill. Our family favorite comfort dish was moms scratch ,rolled and cut dumplings with chicken of course. Yum

  • Dobell

    From Belleville: We love Maggianos, even more than the hill. Our family favorite comfort dish was moms scratch ,rolled and cut dumplings with chicken of course. Yum

  • Andiejo

    Back when I was a kid and I lived in Chicago, I knew it was fall when I could get an Affy Tapple. For the uninitiated, these are caramel apples and caramel apples covered in peanuts. You could even buy broken stick apples and pucks from the factory store. Pucks are caramel and peanuts that didn’t make it on to the apple. Now, you can find Affy Tapples in the grocery store and I cane find the wherever I am. I must have one at the start of the fall season or it doesn’t really feel like fall!

  • Joanulmer

    Pumpkin cheesecake is the way to end a perfect fall meal.

  • Ava Martin

    My oldest daughter moved from Florida to Chicago three years ago to go to college.  My family used to celebrate Thanksgiving at home in Florida.  We have made a new tradition and have celebrated Thanksgiving at Maggiano’s.  All five of us look forward to grandma’s turkey on Thanksgiving at Maggiano’s.  Even when our daughter graduates college in 2012, we will continue to celebrate Thanksgiving at Maggiano’s whether it be in Chicago or Florida.  Maggiano’s food is absolutely delicious and what a great way to enjoy and not have to cook.  :-)

  • Valerie

    My famy family’s favorite fall dish is my fettucini with homeade pumpkin parmesean cream sauce. We don’t host any of the big holiday meals at our house but having everybody over to share this meal and welcome fall has become its own tradition!

  • sweepmom

    I look forward to chicken pot pie every fall.  I remember having them when I was a kid and loving them, especially the crust.  Back then we bought them already made but now, I make my own.  I find they are more flavorful and the crust is amazing.

  • Barry_collins

    Have not tried these fall favorites – just began eating at Maggianos!  What a great find.  Don’t know why I haven’t been eating here long before now.  Love your food, the decor and the service is excellent.  Tops in my  family’s book of great restaurants! 

  • Jadzia1313

    I can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli.  I love the great food selections in the fall. My husband loves loaded sweet potatoes with marshmellows, caramel, and brown sugar during the year. There are a few places around that offer it as a side. When the fall comes, he gets excited about the sweet potato casserole dishes that always end up on our family dinner tables. Along with pumpkin pie, it is the perfect way to bring in the fall. Living in a place where it is still 100+ degrees in October, the pies served cool or with ice cream remain a favorite in the fall.

  • Jon Reardon

    First, all four of those dishes sound excellent! I think my favorite fall dish is my aunts’ mashed potatoes and noodles. The potatoes are creamy, buttery, and better than any mashed potatoes I’ve ever had somewhere else. The noodles – well, they’re so good that as a kid, my favorite thing to do was to sneak them off the tray after they’d been rolled out, even before they were cooked! I still find myself ignoring the rest of the amazing food during Thanksgiving dinner so that I can go back for seconds and thirds of potatoes and noodles…

  • http://www.facebook.com/apetrisko Tony Petrisko

    The holidays wouldn’t be the same without family, friends and green bean casserole!

  • http://www.facebook.com/corinnehope Corinne Hope Ponte

    My Mom always made me pumpkin bread with cream cheese filling. So delicious!

  • Chayami

    I’ve never had a meal at Maggiano’s I didn’t LOVE. Also, I work nearby and often bring home dinner from Maggiano’s. They pack up everything beautifully, with all the fixin’s. Great place. One of my absolute favorites.

  • Michele

    I love my Mom’s Italian Wedding soup, it is so good, sometimes I will even eat it for breakfast!!

  • HSGrimes

    Our family’s favorite food that announces fall has arrived is a piping hot bowl of chili complete with cheddar cheese and fritos while sitting around a campfire surrounded by an explosion of fall color in the mountains. 
    I am looking forward to tonight to visit Maggiano’s to celebrate our 19th anniverary!

  • Sue DeFeo

    Maggiano’s is by far our favorite restaurant!  This month when we stop by, we’ll be looking forward to Chicken Fontina as well as Beef Braciole!  In addition, every meal with have at Maggiano’s starts with Stuffed Mushrooms – my all time favorite!

  • Thegtstunner08

    Living in the south, I would have to say butternut squash is a family favorite around my house. You can’t beat it. You are getting your vegetables and a fill for your sweet tooth at the same time. You kill two birds with one stove. You know it’s Fall when you see that heavenly dish on the table :)

  • Dewey_4

    my favorites have to the stuffed mushrooms and the chocolate zucata cake for dessert. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Thorthroat86 Tamara Krause

    For many years, we celebrated our sons birthdays (10/2 & 10/6) at Maggiano’s. The entire family looked forward to gathering for family style, so we each could have our favorites; Alex with mozzarella marinara, Ryan Rigatoni D, Gabby hoarded the calamari, my son loves the spaghetti w/meatball, hubby always has Mom’s Lasagna and I look forward to dessert – apple crostada! Ryan moved to Texas 2 yrs ago and it hasn’t been the same. A week ago, he called to ask to move back home and I am thrilled to have everyone back together again. Maggiano’s will be where we spend our first meal together when he arrives in 2 weeks! So glad to rekindle this family tradition.

  • mary beth

    Yum ————— can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli ! Sounds delightful

  • RobertQuattrocchi

    I love beef braciole! There are many Italian Retaurants and Places in Chicagoland that offer Italian dishes but very few that offer an Excellent Braciole. Aplause ! Applause ! forMaggiano’s Chefs.
                                                                                                               BOB ” Q “

  • Anonymous

    When I was 8 years-old, in autumn my mother sent me for the weekend to my grandmother’s farmhouse for some distraction from the city.  The drive up with my parents was fun for me as I could see the progression from the city landscape to suburban to just the myriad of beautiful shades of amber, crimson, auburn, and green foliage.  Near arrival I could see that the beautiful trees gave way to lush rolling fields and empty green spaces where, from a distance, I could see my grandmother’s old Dutch Colonial farmhouse.  Upon arrival my face was hit by the crisp, clean air and my grandmother came out to greet us and give me a big hug.  She swiftly took me inside, said farewell to my parents ‘til Sunday afternoon, and brought me to the kitchen to serve me some hot cocoa while we discussed the trip.  After our initial conversation she sent me upstairs to unpack, and then we quickly headed out to the yard to gather the most important ingredient for the pie that we would make together. 
     
    On a secluded section of the farm, she had a mature Pecan tree and she and I picked some pecans from the ground while also picking others from the tree itself.  Once we had enough, we hurried back before sunset to the kitchen to prepare them.  My grandmother gave me the task of making sure that the pecans were cut just right while she prepared the crust and shaped it to the pan.  When we were done, we began to combine the syrup, flour, and sugar together, as well as the other ingredients, to complete the pie.  Then my grandmother would place it in the 1950s double oven, and while it was cooking we would tidy up and send me on my way to change.  Around six in the evening she would call me down for supper and I would marvel at how simple yet delicious the oven-baked chicken, which came from her coop, and the velvety mashed potatoes were.  This fond memory helped shape my palate for homespun cooking that is as unpretentious as it is unprocessed.  Since then, I prefer artisanal cooking over the over-processed generic foods that dominate our cultural landscape. 

  • Repetti

    My son absolutely loves the fried zucchini appetizer!  Looking forward to trying the Butternut Squah Ravioli and the Pumplin Cheesecake!  Both sound Yummy! 

  • Phil

    My sign of fall is caramel apples, as a young child my brothers and sister made this with our mom. As a young adult my sister, brother and friends went to the apple orchard to pick our own apples for candy apple making. As a parent I have made candy apples with each of my three children, and just last night I was telling my wife we need to get the grandson this weekend  so that he too can make caramel apples.

  • Jennyrapuri

    I have never actually eaten at Maggianos. I would love to try iy! The pictures look amazing!

  • Jill & Lou Cerulli

    Love your restaurant.  GREAT! food and wonderful atmosphere – reminds us of old time Italian Restaurants in the Northend of Boston.  Wonderful selection of different Italian dishes and excelent service.  We always frequent your restaurants when we are close by.

  • Maggiano_fan74

    I would still have to go with Rigatoni D on a cool fall evening.  Not much beats the taste of well prepared pasta.  I love the atmosphere, the flavors and the smells.  You can have dinner anywhere, why not enjoy where you are eating as much as what you are having?

  • Marjiem

    Homemade warm Apple pie or Pumpkin pie is true comfort as the leaves begin to fall and a chill is in the air. 

  • Melodyvano

    OK I give up.  We’re going to Chicago next week and we ALWAYS eat at Maggianos but based onr your reviews, we have to get the butternut squash ravioli.  My family in New England always including butternut squash with Thanksgiving dinner, but not so with my family in the midwest. I’ll let Maggionao’s step and pick up the slack.  I love butternut squash soup or anything with that ingredient. As always, we’re looking forward to our visit.  The food and service almost always exceed our expectations.  Now, just PLEASE open one in the Quad Citites! 

  • Karyl

    The fall for me is all about comfort foods!  What is better than Italian food in that way.  I have never tried the butternut squash ravioli, but I loved their mushroom ravioli.  So I am sure I will like this one too.  Can’t wait to try it.

  • Charlene

    What’s not to like about Maggiano’s The wine selection is vast, the red sauce is some of the tastiest that I’ve eaten, the salad’s crisp, the bread warm and the service impeccable! I’m looking forward to finding out how Maggiano’s apple deserts compare to my grandmother’s!

  • Michael

    Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is the best!!!

  • Deb Bailey

    Maggiano’s eggplant parm and zucchini planks are my favorite.  I get the same thing each time.
    I think I need to try the butternut squash ravioli!  My mom was Italian, everything she made
    was fron scratch and cooked with love.   Maggiano’s makes the effort to be unique….offering quality and the freshest ingredients.   We’re never disappointed.

  • Sueleroux

    Every year my grandmother made bread pudding.It filled the house with a warm comfort of vanilla and greeted us as we walked in the door.She has long past but I still get teary when I smell vanilla.

  • Peggy Singer

    Happy Squash season is here and people need to know how healthy they are to eat because they are loaded with beta carotene.  One of the most beautiful vegetables that makes your plate come alive with color.

  • judy

    As a ‘gluten free’ eater for health reasons, Maggiano’s bends over backwards to accommodate my diet. The staff is always so understanding, and willing to assist.

  • steve rynberk

    My favorite dish is the lasagna and my wife’s is the Rigatoni D.  Even my two year old son will eat the lasagna.  The bad thing is that the food is so good that you don’t want to try anything else.

  • Cindy

    Our family loves butternut squash soup and pumpkin pie in the fall.

  • Noonstar

    It’s not any particular food that I look forward to each fall — it’s apple cider.  When the big gallon jugs arrive en masse at my local supermarket, I know fall is officially here.  I know you can get it all year round, but apple cider is so indelibly linked with leaves changing color and sharp morning air that it just doesn’t seem right to have it at any other time.  Autumn without apple cider just isn’t autumn!

  • Travis Carriker

    I love the Butternut squash ravioli.  It is so good.  My wife and I love squash and sundried tomatoes and the two combine made for an incredible and succulent plate.  Maggiano’s has such superb food and lots of choices that one has a hard choosing a “favorite” so we will just say that Maggiano’s is our favorite.  Just whatever you do please do not take Tiramisu off the menu!!!  Thanks to the Maggiano’s staff; always a job well done.

  • mari

    My favorite was cranberry bread. I waited for the cranberries to arrive in the store every Fall.
    But then, our family made a Starbucks stop after church one Sunday and now it most definitely is Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

  • MO

    I’ve always been too full to enjoy dessert at Maggiano’s, but that Pumpkin Cheesecake will certainly make me save room next time!  

  • Susie

    I love all things Fall, so food wise it’s a difficult choice but I would say anything made with Pumpkin or squash.

  • Mena

    Since my husband and I got married, we have created a completely new “Hybrid” fall holiday menu tradition for our family. Not only do we serve my families traditional sweet potato bake and stuffing, but now we serve callaloo and fried rice, both traditional dishes in my husband’s native Trinidad. It’s Awesome!

  • AS

    What fall food do I most look forward to??  Anything with PUMPKIN!! If it is orange, I am going to eat it!!  can’t wait to try that pumpkin cheesecake!!!

  • Mena

    My husband and I made a few batches of butternut squash soup this summer. Paired it with red wine marinated grilled shrimp. It was fantastic!

  • Mopar98rt

    When it starts getting cold and I see the leaves changing it makes me think about christmas eve seen 4 years ago my kids mom and I got separated and that was the first time I did get the spend christmas eve and morning with them. So I was really down and not in the christmas spirit all. Then I got to talking to a girl I had been hanging out with early evening christmas eve and she was telling me about how she let her son go stay with his dad in chicago and she was feeling the same as me to. So I asked her if she wanted to go grab dinner and the first place that popped in my head was Maggions so we got dressed up I picked her up and we went there they were very buddy but I got us a table very quick I still remember it to this day it was a little table up front by the christmas spirit decorations and right in front of a piano that was playing christmas music it was nice, I would even call it magical. The food was amazing the service was fantastic. Most of all I denver the pumpkin pie cheesecake, it was so rich and creamy. Needless to say we walked out of there feeling a million times better. After that time me and her fell in love and we have been together every since. The great part is we go there every year for christmas eve.

  • Mel

    Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Cheesecake….yum!

  • Fred

    Maggiano’s is my favorite. first visit was in the Raleigh area and then followed up in San Jose and Richmond, Va..always visit when we are in Boca Raton. favorite appetizer is stuffed mushrooms and favorite dish is veal saltimboca….excellent service and a great variety of foods. What about opening a new location in the White Plains, NY or Danbury, Ct malls?

  • Omadarlin

    My husband and I discovered Maggiano’s the day we were shopping for my husband’s wedding ring.  I’m not sure what we enjoyed more, finding the perfect ring or lunch at Maggiano’s!  Fast forward 8 years and 2 adoptions later:  Our 15-year-old daughter is a recovering picky eater.  Every time we go to a new restaurant we hear whining all the way there because she is sure there won’t be anything she likes.  For Father’s Day we took the kids to Maggiano’s for the first time and we were prepared for the drive … half an hour of complaining.  We had the nerve to order things she hated like stuffed mushrooms and Portabella Stuffed Ravioli.  She boldly tried everything and nearly made herself sick because she liked it all … even the mushrooms.  Final result?  We will be going back to Maggiano’s next month to celebrate her Sweet Sixteen!

  • Shashi_can

    This is our favorite food,our whole family enjoys this.

  • Jim

    Love your restaurant (who doesn’t?)!  Introduced my Dad (86) to your restaurant this summer on one of our trips to Duke.  He has not stopped talking about how great the food was–how much he enjoyed the atmosphere—how nice the staff were!  My brother will be in town when we journey to Duke again & he wants the three of us to visit. 
    Our favorite fall food is fried apple pies made from dried apples!  If we don’t have time to dry apples and make them ourselves, the local Fall Festivals can usually provide an opportunity to enjoy a few!  Actually pretty simple to make—just time consuming—cook the dried apples down w/ some cinnamon & sugar–little allspice & maybe a touch of nutmeg—you end up w/ a slightly lumpy brown applesauce.  Prepare a double or triple batch of pie pastry—divide the pastry mix into sections about the size of both hands when pastry is rolled flat.  Spoon 3 or 4 tablespoons of sauce on one side of the pastry.  Fold the dry side of the pastry over the side with the sauce.  Crimp the edges with a fork & deep fry—they are Awesome!   

  • Bslagel53

    The simple pleasure of a Pumpkin Spice cake doughnut (from Spauldings Bakery, Lexington,Ky.) and a warm mug of apple cider while watching the horses (@7 AM) during their morning workout at Keenland Race Track.

  • Michaelewm

    I can’t just pick one favorite dish, because evrything I have ever ate was delicious. Best Italian food ever.
    Las Vegas, NV

  • Donna

    Soup!  All different kinds.  Great for cool fall days

  • Mmeyers30

    they all look good

  • Sabinenharris

    The eggplant parm is really my favorite, I don’t eat it all the time, but when I go to Maggiano’s, that’s the only pasta dish I like to order.  It is really tasty as a leftover the next day. 

  • Marilyn Weaver

    Just wonderful …… Pork with capper’s and mushrooms, in a light wine sauce…yummie!

    Some times olives where added too!

  • Debrashemesh

    Butternut squash bisque with a touch of maple syrup and sage. Add a little bit of apples when cooking down the squash. Mmmm good!

    I will have to try the ravioli!

  • Mis Cartwright

    Anything that simmers and can be served over pasta….With cooler weather this is the season to serve warm and comforting foods.

  • sarah

    Pumpkin Cookies- I can of pumpkin and 1 box of spice cake, mix and bake 10 minutes…. Feels like fall with that!

  • Marcia

    The pastas are great, but the chef and service are even better! I have a lot of food allergies and the chef comes out to my table and sits with us to discuss what I can eat and can’t. I get a special creation, prepared to order meal each time!

  • thomas

    I have never been not satified when i eat out at Maggiano’s! The Butternut Squash Ravioli is to die for! I have not yet gotten a chance to try the Pumkin Praline Cheesecake, but I think I will have a late birthday dinner there!!!

  • Ffberks

    our favorite fall food is anything on the Maggiano’s menu , pumpkin praline cheesecake is awsom

  • Marie

    Life is short..eat deseert first..especially the pumpkin cheese cake

  • Kblark

    carving pumpkins, apple picking and caramel apples, making scary cookies, and a family favorite ..pumpkin whoopie pies and muffins.  I am really hoping to try your pumpkin cheesecake and then figure out the recipie!

  • egb

    We love baking pumpkin bread and banana bread at home!  The house smells wonderful for a whole day!

  • Kmorales2

    Our family favorite is my homemade ghoulash.  My dad always made this for us as kids and now my kids love it when the weather starts getting cooler.  My recipe is from scratch and the sauce cooks slowly for about two hours so the whole house smells good and just gives you a feeling of warmth and comfort when you smell it.

  • Ann Silvest

    I look forward to all the wonderful desserts that everyone makes over the holidays.  Cheesecake is my favorite and I look forward to eating the fabulous pumpkin cheesecake at Maggiano’s!  I make a really good Oreo cheesecake myself and everyone loves my New York-style cheesecake also.  I come from an Italian family and we always had lasagna on Christmas Eve, as well as all the other traditional food – so I always got the best of both worlds!  Keep up the work, Maggiano’s – your food is awesome!

  • Chicagolina22

    Pumpkin gnocchi!

  • Genajallad

    Yes, Fall is here…and so is the Pumpkin Cheesecake at Maggino’s in Southpoint Mall, N.C. This is something I lookforward to every year!!!

  • Kary7782

    My favorite fall dish is my mothers pumpkin pie…it is to die for…but I am only allowing my self one piece on Thanksgiving this year cause I am getting married the next day!!!

  • Shelton

    The pumkin praline cheesecake is what makes fall, fall. It is soooo goood!

  • Uplingerfamily

    Amazing restaurant!  We love the baked ziti – simple and pure tastebud sensations!

  • Mitch

    A Pennsylvania family born and bred, during the fall, we harvest the apples.  Mixing and matching apples for cooking and eating.  Two dishes that exemplify our fall favorites are the great American Apple Pie made from fresh orchard picked apples and to drink Apple Cider, warm with cinnamon or let sit until it becomes a slightly hard apple cider.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4EABHRCIXXYHRS5NFIPIDGJY MonicaD

    JUST LOVE THE BEEF  BRACILOE.  There is nothing better than a delicious meal at Maggiano’s  on a snowy  Sunday afternoon with the family.  Everyone gathers with news of the week and has a wonderful time with excellent service and the ambiance of Italy.  The memories are built of good food and family.

  • Aschuep

    The pumpkin cheesecake is a family tradition at our house for thanksgiving.  We have it every year!!

  • eeagle

    I can not wait too try your Butternut Sqaush Ravioli. Many years ago in Europe during the holidays I had a meal of Butternut Sqaush with a sausge/risoto in a casserole. It was one of the best meals I have ever had.

  • Becalyn529

    Soup, soup, and soup…  Any kind of homemade soup is our favorite fall and cold weather comfort food.  Maggiano’s is by far my favorite restaurant….  First tried Maggiano’s in Chicago, then in Troy, MI and now Nashville….

  • toaster

    We always have sweet potato casserole in fall and just love it. We don’t usually have it any other time of the year which makes it special.

  • Susie Harris Smith

    My favorite fall receipe is Butternut Squash Ravioli…LOVE IT!  I have tried a few restaurants that serve it but never Maggioni’s.  I look forward to seeing what “my favorite Italian restaurant” uses to make this favorite recipe a winner like all the other dishes on your menu.

  • Evelyn Hall

    The Beef Braciole and the Pumpkin Parline Cheesecake is like no other dish in the world.  Every year my family enjoy this dish around the holidays and we keep coming back for more.  Highly recommended, just stop in and give it a try.  Maggiano’s is the best Italian Restaurant in the world. 

    We love you Maggiano’s
    Evelyn Hall

  • http://www.facebook.com/crichardbuckley Richard Buckley

    My mom’s apple pie is to die for!

  • Mary Usery

    I love the Fall and my Grandson and I like to spend time baking homemade Gingerbread cookies…they are so, as my Grandson say, “They are sooooo yummy good!”  :-)

  • The Bighouse

    Great food just one or two ntches below my grandmother, Albina, who came from Italy 100 years ago.

  • Greggorykemple

    Every Thanksgiving season my wife makes this awesome pumpkin roll. There’s nothing like coming home from work and smelling the sweet scents of pumplin, vanilla and cinnamon baking in the air. When we lived in Michigan, we would often drive to Atlanta for Thanksgiving. One year my wife made twenty pumpkin rolls and we sold them all in the parking lot of our kids school to help pay for the trip. They were wrapped in parchment paper and tied with ribbon at the ends, making them look like giant tootsie rolls. I passed out samples from car to car as parents were picking up their kids before holiday break and they were eating it up! It was awesome! I would love to surprise my family with a first ever Thanksgiving meal at Maggiano’s!

  • Jab6499

    Our favorite fall dish to enjoy, while watching college football, is chili that has been slow-cooked all day along with homemade cinnamon rolls!  

  • Mambogirl27

    Butternut Squash Soup!

  • Hetty28

    I know I can eat apples any time of year but I always associate them with the fall. I look forward to my Nana making Apple Crumb Pies every year when the family gets together. I have so many memories of this moment that apples will always have a soft place in my heart.

  • Vanessajrsi

    Can’t wait to try the pumpkin cheesecake!  Our favorite fall dish is definitely chili with homemade cornbread.  Whether traditional or white chili, spicy or a little sweet, oour family loves to cuddle up with a warm bowl of it next to the firepit and enjoy the fall colors and crsip air.  BTW- Maggiano’s apple crostada is an amazing finish to a fall meal!

  • Maryalice09111

    PUMPKIN!!!!! … pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream,  pumpkin cake, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin scones, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin cookie bars, …

  • Crazeeladee

    Every fall since my children were very young we go apple picking in upstste NY.  The first request with our fresh apples is always for  apple meatballs.  It is a recipe I developed thru out the years using grated apples in the meatballs and cooking them with a gingersnap gravy made with fresh apple cider, cider vinegar and of course gingersnaps along with a few other ingredients..  It is perfect served with some egg noodles and a nice green vegetable.  Then for dessert I always make my caramel apple cake – this is what says fall in our house.   And now my grand children also look forward to our traditional fall dinner..

  • http://twitter.com/NikkiSDG Nikki Sherbourne

    During the Holidays I always look forward to my Mommom’s Homemade Pumpkin Pie.  She bakes pies and dontates them to her church she attends. She makes Lemon Marange Pie, Apple Dumpling Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, and my favorite is her Pumpking Pie.  Everytime I walk into her house for the Holidays I know I am home because I can smell the aroma of the Turkery and the sweet Pies. 

  • Artfleischer

    Butternut squash ravioli sounds great!  Can’t wait to try it.  We will be going to Maggiano’s in Hackensack this weekend.

  • Leah

    Chicken and spinach manicotti for sure!

  • Starlady1891

    Crepes with pumpkin butter mixed into mascapone cheese and walnuts.  We save this for a wonderful Sunday afternoon treat with a cup of tea.

  • Rhonda

    Fall means it’s time for chili!  My fav is white bean chicken chili.  Yum yum.  Might have to fix that this weekend! :-)

  • Patty

    I love the spices of Fall – cinnamon, clove, nutmeg with pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes.  The squash ravioli sounds wonderful!

  • TW

    Love the squash ravioli, just wish you could make a low fat alternative of the squash ravioli sauce instead of using all that butter. I could have it more often.

  • Tkymse

    I look forward to stuffed baked chicken with butterut squah and stuffing. We pick both the chicken and squash from the farmers market where we know it’s fresh. The awesome aroma makes us even more excited about dinner.   

  • Parker

    I have prepare a Beef Short Rib Ragu that’s pretty killer.  It’s pretty easy and always fills the house with a delicious aroma.  That, Chili and Shppard’s Pie are my favorites.

  • Debbiebelzer

    My picky son loves the Chicken Fontina, but the Pumpkin Cheesecake is what means fall to me.

  • Jdaubens

    stuffed red bell peppers

  • Gaylebernacki

    I love baked apples with brown sugar and milk when I see the first fall apple harvest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LilZinni Traci M. Zinman

    I always have a veggie garden every year, and in the fall I love making soups from the wonderful home grown abundance!

  • Michele

    Great food all the time!

  • Sam Greenberg

    My favorite fall family meal would have to be a toss up between my mom’s tuna casserole and her homemade stew filled with lots of veggies, potato, meats and hearty flavors!

  • Char

    Turkey with cornbread stuffing and lots of pumpkin desserts!

  • Kyleejane

    I look forward to pumpkin pie, fresh apples and stuffing!  My mom’s recipe for stuffing is the greatest thing ever!!

  • Angela G

    Sweet potato pie! Yum

  • Dawn

    Ciao!
    I am in the process of printing a Friends & Family Cookbook to give away as Christmas gifts and this squasg casserole has always been a hit, especially during the holidays. It will be in my cookbook but I would love to share it with all of you!

    Squash Gratin with White Cheddar Cheese
     
    1 medium onion, thinly sliced2 pounds yellow or pumpkin squash, thinly sliced1 tsp.  saltfreshly ground pepper to taste2 eggs2 Tbs. sugar1/2 cup milk8 oz. Vermont or New York white cheddar cheese, shredded1 to 2 Tbs. butterBring enough water to cover the onion and squash to a boil in a saucepan.  Add the onion and squash.  Cook for 10 minutes or until tender, drain.  Arrange in a 2 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.  Combine the eggs, sugar, milk and cheese in a bowl and mix well.  Pour over the squash mixture.  Dot with thin slices of butter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Cut into squares.
     
    Serves: 8-10
     
    Level: Moderate
     
    Bon A’ Petite!!
    By Dawn Salano, 2009

  • Alissa

    Pumpkin-anything and -everything!!

  • J Jennings

    Looking forward to ordering the butternut ravioli at our Indianapolis Maggiano’s!

    Around our home fall means apples…apples of all types and recipes.  From simple applesauce, pastries and pies to canning apple compote for a treat when the snows are blowing here in the midwest.  When the leaves start to turn we load the boys up and head to the orchard to pick our fill.  I can already smell the cinnamon….

  • Smesugar

    My mom’s Thanksgiving stuffing. I’ve learned how to make it over the last couple of years and it’s a lot of work but oh so worth it! Cornbread, chicken and so much more go into it. I could eat that stuffing all year round.

  • Jed

    Been waiting for the Braciole to come back on the menu. Now I know why I like Autumn sooooooo much!

  • John H.

    Last October (2010) you had a special veal pasta, that was perfect; any chance you will bring that back this October?
    John H.

  • Mary

    Really difficult to choose a favorite.  We’ll just order all of them and share.

  • Vanessa

    How do I  know it’s fall?  When it’s cool enough outside to roast oysters!  We usually have family over on Saturday to watch SEC football and my Dad will fire up the grill.  Heat them just enough that the shells pop open and the juices inside are warm.  Soooo good and I can’t wait for it this year!

  • david

    The pumpkin praline cheesecake sounds awesome.  Thanksgiving is fast becomin my favorite holiday!!!!

  • Sue Hodgson

    Favorite fall dish is chili with cinnamon rolls afterward.  Always reminds me of my sorority days, eating chili and then going to the football game.

  • Barrettmb

    Really difficult to choose a favorite.  We’ll just order all of them and share.

  • Creativeboarder

    Pizza is my favorite!!!

  • Michaeln

    Our family’s favorite Fall dinner is Roast Pork Loin, herbed and crusted with Dijon mustard, thyme, cumin, finely chopped garlic; roasted over a bed of sauerkraut with sliced onions and some thyme mixed it. Served with sides of roasted squash and mashed or oven roasted potatoes; buttered carrotts, fresh sauted green beens with EVOO and some basil and some finely diced tomatoes mixed in. This dinner with a good wine; heaven!!!

  • Will Lewis

    My family’s favorite fall dish is most definitely butternut squash soup. My mother always liked to warm us up with a hot soup and when squash was in season, butternut squash soup was our favorite.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H55UWSGI5WR5DFTSMSDBUSRAFI Angela

    In the summer I use the bounty of tomatoes and put up marinara.  When the busy-ness of fall is here, I look forward to pulling out a jar full of fresh summer flavors and making a meal of spaghetti, or chicken parmesan for my family in a jiffy.  They think I spent all day watching sauce simmer at the stove, and I did — just not this month!  

  • Mark

    Slow cooked homemade chili topped with cheddar cheese.  Served with smoked turkey and Havarti cheese sandwiches.

  • Paulaharvey

    Everything I have ever eaten here is good but my favorite for fall is the Pumpkin Cheesecake!

  • Kristinka

    Nothing compared to my grandmother’s home made chicken n’ dumplings, always tasted so good oming in from playing all day in the cooler weather.  I miss that lady, and those dumplings!

  • Angel

    My favorite fall meal is Thanksgiving turkey made by my dad.  Slowly grilled throughout the morning with bacon draped over the top.  We snack on the bacon as it is done!

  • Beth Shutt

    My favorite fall dish to make at home is my butternut squash soup w/ squash and apples and pears!  delish, we love it the kids love it, and it’s gone before you know it – and its so good and so healthy, it’s a no-brainer!  the fruit in it adds such a nice touch, and we swirl a little maple syrup on the top before we serve it to make to restuarant fancy!!   My favorite restaurant fall dish, however, is your butternut sqush ravioli – can’t get enough!

  • Lynn

    I love the pot roast.  Just something about the hearty warm dish just makes me think of cold weather

  • Chelsi

    My mom makes a homemade corn casserole.

  • Kstoerzer

    I travel to Denver every October, and look forward  to eating at  Maggiano’s every year. Every fall I look forward to making Zucchini Bread, and enjoying it right out of the oven with a glass of milk.

  • aozias

    Pumpkin cheesecake is so yummy.  I love butternut squash and garlic mashed potatoes on a cool crisp fall day.  Fall brings some of my favorite tastes and the comforts of home are offered at Maggianos in the homey atmosphere of your restaurant…..what could be better.  My favorite foods, I  don’t have to cook or clean up and I love your food.  Thank you for informing me of your autumn delights…I didn’t know!  We will be sure to stop in and enjoy.  

  • Nana

    As the family comes to visit during the fall months, the one dish that is always asked for is a veal dish.  I make this favorite dish using thin veal cutlets.  The breaded and fried veal cutlets are placed in a baking dish that has been coated with a little homemade tomato sauce.  On top of the veal cutlets, I place fresh fried sweet peppers and mushrooms and additional tomato sauce.  Cover dish and bake for 30 minutes.  Meal melts in your mouth.

  • Shvozz

    Homemade chicken noodle soup.  I remember my Dad teaching me how to make the noodles with flour, egg yolk and as many half filled broken eggshells filled with water until just the right consistency to roll out on the fold up table attached to the wall in the little room next to our family kitchen.  My father passes away from cancer over 10 years ago but he would be pleased that I have taught his grandchildren how to make homemade noodles. 

  • Laura mizii

    A good homemade version of Mac and Cheese you can never go wrong with, followed with my mom’s fantastic beef stew. Total comfort food for the cool fall season.

  • rah

    It has to be anything pumpkin related! Pumpkin soup,pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake… the smell of those spices and the colour. It screams autumn! 

  • rah

    It has to be anything pumpkin related! Pumpkin soup,pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake… the smell of those spices and the colour. It screams autumn! 

  • Bob G

    I just got your e mail about the pumpkin cheese cake..You made my day…I’ll be there(Tysons) tonight and get my piece..My wife, son and daughter in law will be with me…It’s our 54 year anniversary too…It’s like you planned to have it on my anniversary…Thank you…

  • Ivylevy

    My favorite Fall dish is my sweet potato dish that I make ever year on Thanksgiving. It’s a recipe I found in a magazine, many years ago. It was Chelsea Clinton’s favorite Thanksgiving dish from the White House. It is whipped sweet (very sweet) potatoes with marshmallow topping.

  • Ivylevy

    My favorite Fall dish is my sweet potato dish that I make ever year on Thanksgiving. It’s a recipe I found in a magazine, many years ago. It was Chelsea Clinton’s favorite Thanksgiving dish from the White House. It is whipped sweet (very sweet) potatoes with marshmallow topping.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDYDEEMICQCPXZLMRJQ7O3JQ4A tesha

    My family’s favorite fall dish is sweet potato pie.  My grandmother makes it from scratch and everyone (family & friends) crave it like crazy.  Thank goodness fall is near

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDYDEEMICQCPXZLMRJQ7O3JQ4A tesha

    My family’s favorite fall dish is sweet potato pie.  My grandmother makes it from scratch and everyone (family & friends) crave it like crazy.  Thank goodness fall is near

  • Kristin Mason

    My families favorite fall dish is chili!  My mom taught me the family recipe who learned it from my Grandma who learned it from my Great Grandma.  It is the most amazing chili ever!

  • Kristin Mason

    My families favorite fall dish is chili!  My mom taught me the family recipe who learned it from my Grandma who learned it from my Great Grandma.  It is the most amazing chili ever!

  • Linda Rush

    Linda Rush

    Stuffed cabbage rolls are my favorite. Combine ground chuck and mild itailian sauage. Brown  ith chopped onions and green pepper. Boil rice and combine with mixture. Paraoil cabbage leaves andstuff with mixture. Smother rolls with Itilian tomatoe sauce and cook for about 45 min. Serve with homemade mashed potatoes pouring some of the sauce over potatoes. Yum.

  • Kmcintos

    Our favorite fall dish is homemade pumpkin cheesecake! Of course it must be accompanied by rich apple cider, brewing with cinnamon sticks in a crockpot! The best of fall!!

  • Kmcintos

    Our favorite fall dish is homemade pumpkin cheesecake! Of course it must be accompanied by rich apple cider, brewing with cinnamon sticks in a crockpot! The best of fall!!

  • dogbuckeye

    From our garden, delicatta squash quarter-thick slices roasted in olive oil, salt & pepper, until slightly carmelized!  My family always asks, Is it a side dish or dessert? 

  • dogbuckeye

    From our garden, delicatta squash quarter-thick slices roasted in olive oil, salt & pepper, until slightly carmelized!  My family always asks, Is it a side dish or dessert? 

  • Amy

    When it comes to the fall and winter season here in Seattle I like things that leave me feeling warm inside.  Basically that would be your comfort foods…my mom’s homemade mac and cheese would have to be the ultimate!  From the moment I hade it as little girl I fell in love with this dish and she still makes it after all these years.  I have tried to “copy” what she puts in it so I can make it whenever I want but it never turns out the same as hers…..I think the secret ingredient is love.

  • Amy

    When it comes to the fall and winter season here in Seattle I like things that leave me feeling warm inside.  Basically that would be your comfort foods…my mom’s homemade mac and cheese would have to be the ultimate!  From the moment I hade it as little girl I fell in love with this dish and she still makes it after all these years.  I have tried to “copy” what she puts in it so I can make it whenever I want but it never turns out the same as hers…..I think the secret ingredient is love.

  • Tonia Martin

    The one item I look forward to every Fall is my grandmothers Turkey and Dressing.  For the past 2 years she hasn’t been in good health so all the grandkids usually bring their favorite dish an get together to save our grandmother from even lifting a finger to cook.  None of us can make that Turkey and Dressing as good as “ole granny” but it’s the memories we cherish as a family that we can all look back on.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivianne.morse Vivianne Alvarado Morse

    Homemade spinach pasta (tallaraines de espinaca) and ricotta cheese filled ravioli (ravioles de ricotta).  It takes me back to my younger years when I helped my mom and grandma make it from scratch.  There would be flour all over the kitchen counter and floors.  We’d wait for it to dry and make a batch and freeze the rest.  And how can I forget, the “pumarola” sauce.  Yum!  

  • Dmatoon41

    Recently my kids thru me a surprise party at Beachwood Maggiano’s as they know it is my favorite restaurant.  It was the most amazing evening, surrounded by 70 of my favorite family, relatives and friends and the food was so perfect. Maggiano’s did everything to make everyone happy.
     I can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli.
    Sincerely, Diane of Twinsburg 

  • Cheri_kocmit

    I love anything Pumpkin. Lattes, cheesecake, seeds, it just makes me feel warm inside and helps me to enjoy the fall season!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/howe.chris Chris Howe

    I personally love the pumpkin chcheesecake.  The smell of cinnamon and pumpkins remind me of fall.

  • Lmotabb

    Cannot wait to try the butternut ravioli!! I am in love this fall with Starbuck’s salted caramel mocha latte!!

  • Geoff

    We really enjoy butternut squash dishes in the fall, especially stew or ravioli.

  • Fall Fan

    Our favorite fall dish is French apple pie. Just the smell of baking apples wafting through the house makes me think of changing leaves, the fireplace and other comfort food like Maggiano’s yummy ravioli of any kind!

  • Wanda Walsh

    Kudos to Chef Manny Duron from VA for creating Butternut Squash Ravioli which is by far our family’s favorite. This fabulous, fall dish represents everything wonderful about harvest time in VA, and we look forward to the autumn chill in the air because we know what’s cooking at Maggianos! And also, bless Chef George Poston’s heart for topping the meal off with the Pumpkin Cheesecake. The pecan praline crumbs he puts on top makes me believe Chef George must also be a Southener. Good times, great food, and excellent service keep us coming back for more at our Maggiano’s in Richmond, VA.

  • Anita

    I like savory dishes in the fall.  Stews, chili’s, pot roast, brisket.  Love to have people over to watch football on Sundays and fill them up with a pot roast with potatoes, carrots, celery, onions.  My friends don’t cook like that anymore so I’m happy to do it and see the reaction of their kids!  BTW- love the pumpkin cheesecake. 

  • mistoooo

    We can’t get enough of the Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce….Sorry that it is off the classic menu and we cannot enjoy a free serving to take home.  Wondering if it had something to do with the addition of sausage to the dish.  We all thought it tasted nice but really enjoyed the older version better.   Hope more people speak up and they bring it back to the classic pasta listing!

  • TonySr

    Every item served during the fall I look forward to eating!

  • Martykcat

    In the fall our favorite is a very simple, hearty homemade chili mac that my mom used to make.  It makes the house smell wonderful and is great accompanied by a green salad.

  • Tfkellybricknj

    I love the Maggiano’s in Cherry Hill, NJ, King of Prussia, PA(which looks like a huge mansion from the outside) and the one in downtown Philadelphia across from the Reading Terminal Market.  The staff are all so very friendly and the food has always been excellent.  Love to take friends to each.

  • Lisa Nyinaku

     I am a fan of baked macaroni and cheese (you have to have at least 3 cheeses), baked ribs smothered in bbq sauce and sweet potato pie with whip cream.  To top it off when it gets chilly you can add in a mug of hot chocolate with a swish of peppermint!  Add a cozy sweater, a good movie and friends and family and you have a deliciously perfect evening!

  • Dean Plyler

    Me and my wife had never ate at Maggiano’s until we took a trip to Denver. We ate at the one on 16th Street. We both love pasta so we decided to both get something different. I got the spaghetti and meatball dish. My wife got the Mom’s lasagna with meat sauce. Both dishes were great but we both really loved the lasagna. I live in Lancaster, S.C. and I found out that there is a Maggiano’s in Charlotte, N.C. near the Southpark Mall. I will be visiting it soon. I can’t wait to try something different like the chicken parmesan. 

  • Cynthia

    Growing up I always remember my Mom making Chicken Spagetti.  The chicken was so tender, it fell apart in the gravy.  She would also add hard boiled eggs to the gravy.  It was a Sunday dish quite often.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1109082137 Lisa Drahorad

    ONE WORD-SPUMONI!
    I think that says it all :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1109082137 Lisa Drahorad

    ONE WORD-SPUMONI!
    I think that says it all :)

  • KDStapleton

    Wow… my students (Culinary Arts) and I are drooling as we look over this menu.  I am thinking my husband needs to take me to a special dinner and this will definitely fill the need.  After all, I will need something to compare as we try to make our own butternut squash soup in our school lab!  The pumpkin praline cheesecake is something I want to try for my own Thanksgiving table. 

  • KDStapleton

    Wow… my students (Culinary Arts) and I are drooling as we look over this menu.  I am thinking my husband needs to take me to a special dinner and this will definitely fill the need.  After all, I will need something to compare as we try to make our own butternut squash soup in our school lab!  The pumpkin praline cheesecake is something I want to try for my own Thanksgiving table. 

  • Betty

    Chicken Fontina! Wow – the best…  The flavor, the taste and the look – you can’t go wrong!  A great dish with style….

  • Betty

    Chicken Fontina! Wow – the best…  The flavor, the taste and the look – you can’t go wrong!  A great dish with style….

  • Eric

    Butternut squash rocks!  Ravioli rocks!  Therefore, Butternut Squash Ravioli rocks!

  • Dave

    I love Spaghetti!  As a kid my mother would make this classic dish to ease our hardships in youth.  I now do the same for my kids and they love it.  A surefire standby for any occasion.  Maggiano’s Spaghetti is awesome!

  • BB

    Every Fall…We Love Pumpkin Pancakes.It made every Fall Morning just alittle warmer :).. I wait for the season just to have them. But Now i am all excited to Try Your Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake.FOR REAL.. I am drooling just thinking about it.Ohhhhhhhhh :))

  • BB

    Every Fall…We Love Pumpkin Pancakes.It made every Fall Morning just alittle warmer :).. I wait for the season just to have them. But Now i am all excited to Try Your Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake.FOR REAL.. I am drooling just thinking about it.Ohhhhhhhhh :))

  • Joe

    I like hot beverages in the fall — lemon-ginger tea, a nice strong cup of cocoa, or maybe coffee flavored with some sort of fruit such as pomegranate.

  • Mlannon1

    I do not live close to a maggianos, but we visited last year and we absolutely loved it.  Hope to get there soon. 

  • Mlannon1

    I do not live close to a maggianos, but we visited last year and we absolutely loved it.  Hope to get there soon. 

  • Trish Beyreis

    I love making pumpkin stew each fall with white wine and bacon.  First found the recipe when I lived in California in the ’70′s and make it every fall since. 

    I LOVE your pumpkin cheesecake and look forward to it each year!

  • Trish Beyreis

    I love making pumpkin stew each fall with white wine and bacon.  First found the recipe when I lived in California in the ’70′s and make it every fall since. 

    I LOVE your pumpkin cheesecake and look forward to it each year!

  • Sue Olson

    Can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli!!! I have to say Mac & Cheese is and always will be my favorite comfort fall food. My mom would make it with 2 different chesses and put a little dried mustard in there. Grilled hotdogs on the top made it even more yummy.

  • Tracy

    I love all things pumpkin, especially when it’s a creative savory recipe.

  • b6girl

    Roast turkey is what I look forward to once the weather gets cooler. The smell of it throughout the house as it roasts is intoxicating. When I was dating my (now) husband, he mentioned to his mother how much I liked turkey and pretty much anytime in the next two years that we went there for dinner, she made turkey.

  • Jebby13

    The nearest Maggiano’s is about 40 miles away and we don’t mind at all driving there to eat. My favorite are the lemon cookies.

  • Jkn1995

    Fall is my favorite time of year.  The colors, the food, the weather….  I especially love anything with pumpkin in the fall.  Some of my favorites are pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins and Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte.  Maggianos is my family’s favorite place to go out to eat.  I’m definitely looking forward to trying some of the items on the fall menu, especially the Pumpkin Cheesecake…yummy!!! 

  • Anonymous

    This menu is awesome.  Can hardly wait to try the new ravioli dish…..luv, luv, luv the braciole…some other new menu items have really made visiting Maggianos a special treat everytime.  Keep it up!

  • Nicole

    The fall dishes sound delicious! I would love to try the butternut squash ravioli.

  • Phil

    When there is a chill in the air and the football season has started there is nothing like my homemade chili and corn bread. Start it all off with some of my wife’s home made vegetable soup.   Can’t wait!

  • Karenckk

    Last year I enjoyed the Butternut Squash Ravioli. This fall I will be in to have a dinnr with Chicken Fontina and Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake for dessert, yum! The atmosphere is fabulous and the view of the strip from the tables is entertaining. I <3 Maggianos!

  • Shauna

    My family’s favorite is thick, hot chili smothered in cheese and onions with plenty of grilled cheese sandwiches!

  • Mike

    Everthing I or my dining companions have eaten at Maggiano’s has been fantastic, but I am really
    hooked on the Alfredo sauce which you make with asiago cheese… no other Italian restaurant makes a better Alfredo.

  • Nicole

    I love to come to Maggianos with the family! Thank you for always having good food and good service.

  • Christinebeichler963

    I love to make soups once the weather turns cooler.  A wonderful pasta fagioli, a rich chicken soup or my all time favorite (winner of a soup contest) shrimp bisque.  A little toasted coustini and a glass of wine and this becomes a fantastic meal to share with guests. 

  • Agill64

    Pumpkin Cheescake … yum !!!

  • Ladyjackie6

    I was at the Town Center location this past weekend with Family and friends celebrating September birthdays.  I really enjoyed everything, the atmosphere, food and service was excellent.  The cheescake was to die for.. I will defiently visit again soon.

  • Laura Barton

    My Mom, makes the most wonderful Salmon Chowder! Served with homemade Dill Bread, what a winning combination for a perfect fall meal.  

  • Clairecherven

    My family likes the squash ravioli; but didn’t you put fresh sage in the sause? I hope so!

  • Joe Razzo

    Nothing better on a cold night than a nice hot bowl of Pasta Fasiole.

  • Carolyn

    After seeing the picture of the pumpkin cheesecake, it’s really hard to think about anything else, but I love all kinds of soups or stews in the fall (and winter!) — broad categories here — everything from butternut squash soup, tomato bisque, chili with or without beans, chicken and dumplings, gumbo…the list can go on and on.  

  • Wendy

    Apple Cinnamon Doghnuts! How can you resist them, fresh from the apple haus, warm with a cup of cider and a cool day at the orchard…..its Autumn! And knowing we are having Thanksgiving dinner at Maggianos seals the fall season for us!

  • Datgallynn

    I love how the seasonal dishes are always delicious. Looking forward to trying these dishes.

  • nicole820

    For me fall is about hearty meals – soups, stews, anything that takes several hours on a Sunday afternoon to make and makes the whole house smell delicious!

  • KatieBug

    I know it’s not very elegant, but my family’s favorite Fall dish is…chili!  My mom makes it for the whole family every Halloween night.  The town we live in also has a chili cookoff each year that we love to attend.  It’s definitely a Fall comfort food. 

  • Carolyn

    Soupsand Stews with chunky vegetables with cornbread on the side!

  • Elizabethkirk85

    My favorite fall dish is definitely pumpkin pie, but I dream about the 3 cheese ravioli from Maggiano’s!

    -Elizabeth

  • bitty

    My family and I enjoy my sweet potato casserole with a browned marshmallow topping.  We also have a favorite cranberry pineapple and lemon-lime soda punch with a scoop of lemon ice served on top

  • Sc8888arter2000

    My favorite fall entree is Butternut Squash Ravioli. It is rich and creamy. Full of flavor and has a great appearance. Look forward to my next visit with family and friends.

  • Adamelyse

    Living in Southeast Florida, the fall is very welcomed following a long hot hot summer….mom’s lasagna is my favorite….all year it’s my favorite paired with barb’s artichoke cheese dip…mmmm yummy….

  • Barbara

    I always make a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust…it is the best and everyone wants to take some home (if there’s any left)……..Can’t wait for it to get cooler so I can start baking!!!

  • Ggamboa

    My sister and I are hooked on the Butternut Squash Ravioli!!  She waits all year for it to be on the menu again.  It’s absolutely delicious!

  • Kathleen

    I look forward to my daughter’s roast turkey every thanksgiving.  She has 3 children ages 5 and under and even when she was pregnant manages to serve a wonderful dinner for the whole family.  She prepares everything homemade and I know it is very time consuming.  Her table is set beautifully.  If I win, I will treat her and her husband to dinner at Maggiano’s. 

  • Cathy Tyree

    My family likes anything pasta!

  • Wldstrk09

    My boyfriend took me to your fine restaurant the other evening and I am hooked. From the serving size, to the flavor it was wonderful. I rarely do dessert but could not resist the Pumpkin Parline Cheesecake it was to die for…..

  • Valkbond

    Your menu choices above have really added a twist to conventional fall feast food. My own excitement of Fall dishes is the chance to cook my favorites. I enjoy sharing my whipped Jack Daniels sweet potatoes and creamed corn souffle. My personal memory that always comes back is going behind my grandmother and adding to her spectacular stuffing. One year it’s apples, another year it’s cranberries and so on. It was always a pleasure to see her experience a new flavor in her classic recipe.
    Enjoy the Fall!

  • Mario Cicchinelli

    Maggiano’s rocks!  Especially the one in Cincinnati…great service and great food! 

  • Barb

    I love your Butternut Squash Ravioli

  • Kathleen

    As soon as it get chilly, it’s time for Maggiano’s Baked Zita!!
    Kathleen

  • iamkdub

    It’s definitely the pumpkin spiced latte!  And the pumpkin flavored coffee creamers available in the grocery store.  Anything pumpkin makes me happy…I have a pumpkin cheesecake that I make, but yours looks way better.  Next time I make it, I’ll definitely use the gingersnaps for the crust instead of graham crackers.  I need to figure out the praline topping, though…any tips you can share? :)

  • Hammchicks

    Butternut squash ravioli…YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Geen115

    My and my family’s favorite dish of the fall season is definitely turkey and all the trimmings. The whole experience is savory, from the smell of the roastimg turkey to the traditional pumpkin pie creaminess. It’san event worth looking forward.

  • Joanne

    Recently celebrated my husbands brthday at the Houston location and thoroughly enjoyed the family style experience.  Everything was very tasty, pleanty to eat  and the service was great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Andrus/100001407853396 Bill Andrus

    Gotta be the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!

  • Terri

    With our family spread out all over the country there are fewer and fewer of us to spend Thanksgiving together.  We now celebrate at Maggiano’s with whoever can make it!

  • Lgagnon1954

    I love the warm caramel apple cider with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon at a local coffee house.  Nothing says Fall to me more than this great drink!

  • Stripesjaeger

    I wish the Butternut Squash Ravioli was available year round!

  • Vczmatias

    It is now hockey season and we are very busy.  So a family favouite for us at this time of the year is lasagna.

  • LMSpokes

    Love all the comfort foods, stews, soups and roasts!  Your Pumpkin Cheesecake is GREAT!

  • martin

    The new items look delicious, will have to try them out!

  • Ericksonvalentine

    The mussels were outstanding and enjoyed thoroughly.

  • Jen641

    The torch has been passed from my grandma, to my mom, and now to me.  Thanksgiving is the best with homemade beef noodles and of course the traditional turkey.  I love hosting the Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends. 
    I love the pumpkin praline cheescake each year!

  • Mandy

    Butternut squash, brown butter and pasta are a match made in heaven. I can’t wait to try it AND the pumpkin cheesecake!

  • Darrick E. Williams

    The Roasted Shrimp OMG the best

  • Sbathe

    Chili and soup are our favorite fall and winter weekend meals–while watching footbal of course!

  • Gretchen Mc

    I love all foods, especially the meals that are created in one BIG pot! Stews, and big hearty soups, yummy comfort foods. I am excited about the Cheesecake I and getting my husband and we will be in next week for sure!

  • Dan

    Sounds good, everything is great at Maggiano’s and so consistently good

  • Carol

    I do not typically like any cheesecake, but I do like Maggiano’s pumpkin cheesecake.  My favorite pumpkin dish that always brings back special memories was my Mother’s homemade pumpkin pie.  I will always remember that spicy aroma and the taste of the pumpkin combined with spices.  It was probably extra special because she made it.  Happy autumn.  Carol

  • Mullen1pat

    Pumpkin Pie baby!

  • meg

    i love the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

  • Greekoukla8

    Amazing Raviolis!

  • Gigi

    Maggianos is always the the best!  Butternut Squash  Ravioli and a pumpkin dessert  - what a wonderful way to get one in the mood for the upcoming holidays!  Yum, Yum!!!

  • Johnhdougherty

    My wife makes a receipe from Paul Newman’s collection that is awesome good. Cornish game hens but they have the best cream sauce over the top. She pours some over the top and then I try to pour more on until she has a fit and says “stop, do you know how fattening that is?” Not really but I do know how fantastic it makes those little game hens. OH man, now I have got to get her to make them. I am straving for this receipe.

  • Devona

    I want to try the Chicken Fontina!!!! So pick me so I can be a new customer to Maggiano’s…I’ve only been one time and I need to go again with this awesome gift card! And  I love cheesecake :) and would be a huge word of mouth customer for you!!!

  • Devona

    I want to try the Chicken Fontina!!!! So pick me so I can be a new customer to Maggiano’s…I’ve only been one time and I need to go again with this awesome gift card! And  I love cheesecake :) and would be a huge word of mouth customer for you!!!

  • Cmoaka

    The beef braciole is amazing!

  • Kouthouse

    I married into a BIG Italian family and fortunately live right around the corner from a Maggiano’s in Boston. Always a good time and good food-thank you!

  • Steve

    I’m looking forward to trying this new dish the next time I’m at Maggiano’s!

  • John

    The roasted chicken, mushroom and spinach lasagna at your Old Orchard, IL, location is fantastic and I use to cook for a living at some of the finest private clubs in Chicago.

  • Tracy Parrish

    I look forward to chilidogs! It just screams Fall to me!

  • MK

    All the flavors of fall are wonderful. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CWFK2Q4AUAA37MCMEVPFUJPS2U anthony

    You can’t beat the pumpkin cheesecake…it’s very original and it’s a mouthwatering dessert!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TYZVEPMBJ3PYQHNMH7RNV4KUA Bob the Polish explorer.

  • TSK

    The classics are always the best.

  • Charity

    Anything PUMPKIN!  The smell alone stirs up the feeling of fall…pumpkin bread, pumpkin pies, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin doughnuts…even frying pumpkin seeds in butter!  Needless to say, I can’t wait to get some of that pumpkin chessecake…yummy!

  • gail teed

    pumpkin cheese cake is my all time favorite,i wish we could have it all year long,i do not think i would tire of it.i have gone to many pumpkin festivals in the usa and canada,i am in love with the pumpkin.having dinner at maggianos on oct.9, and can not wait for the pumpkin cheese cake!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    pretzel jello salad and baked mashed potatoes – staples at my favorite holiday of the year – Thanksgiving!

  • Vsylvia

    My wife makes the best tri-color lasagna in the fall, around Christmas time.  Excellent.  Can’t wait until the cool weather gets here.

  • GHS

    My fall favorites are apples.  Enjoying all the great varieties that we have here.

    As a little girl, my elementary school was located in on the west side of Chicago, right next to an Jewish senior home and across the street from a park. 

    During the Jewish holiday period, we’d be invited to come and share with them.  They’d decorate the entrance and give us apples as we entered, then we’d sit through a presentation.  They were kind neighbors.

    On the other hand, we could always look forward to the ripening of crabapples in the trees throughout the park.  They were smaller but quite tasty!!!

    Fall always reminds me of apples; Michigan Golden  and Red Delicious, McIntosh, Jonathan, Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, etc. etc.  Not to mention, the pies, jellies, fritters, and apple crisps.  Delicious!!! 

  • http://www.theviewfrommycloud.com Marie-Francesca

    We celebrated a birthday there last week!   Fabulous food – great service.   Our favorite is home made creamy ricotta cheese – we have it in the fall on crusty Italian bread, served with wine & salad and home-made cannoli for dessert – here’s our receipt for both:  http://theviewfrommycloud.com/?p=1490

  • Nancy

    We have never been served a bad dish at the Oak Brook, Illinois location. Love fall, love butternut squash ravioli.

  • Bob Christy

    I can remember our Thanksgiving meals at my grandmother’s house.  We never had turkey !
    My grandmother would either present us all with a tray of anti-pasta with fresh “Italian” bread followed by a  huge pan of her homemade lasagna  and tossed salad or there were those holidays when my grandmother would make gnocci.  All of the counter space in the kitchen would be covered with flour and her little potato balls !!  This would also be served with salad and meatballs and sometimes pork chops cooked in her spaghetti sauce.

  • Sandrapapp

    I love a  hearty bowl of chile  topped with melted cheese andserved with extra jalopenas on the side and surrounded by muti-colored nachos

  • Margueriteharing

    I think I like the Maggiano’s Salad and the Rigatoni-D Chicken the best of all the food on the Maggiano’s menu

  • Barbara Lazo

    I look forward to the Butternut Squash Ravioli, it is to die for.  It makes the feel of the holidays so much more enjoyable and I just love, love, love Maggiano’s and the food your menu has.  Thank you Maggiano’s.

  • Lollysum

    We love, I mean LOVE your eggplant parmesan. At home our favorite is baked ziti with sausage.
    :D

  • Mike Reily

    Love Maggiano’s…Favorite dish is the zucchini for appetizer…the raviioli…the mashed potatoes….love the soups…incredible italian favorite is the nonna’ lasagna…love the seafood dishes…salmon so yummy…Its our family’s favorite restaurant.  Hoping to get there very soon!!

  • Cindy A

    Glad to see some Gluten-free options – I’m excited about the food demo at the Maggiano in Wisconsin

  • grammy6

    As is all Maggianos food, DELICIOUS!!!! Having Pumpkin Cheesecake on Saturday. Yum!

  • Beth

    Autumn and Maggiano’s have been our family favorite for years!  The food, service, locations, and love are perfect!

  • Mtaw228

    Pumpkin Black bean soup (vegetarian and even vegan – if you care!).  Yum!

  • Jacqulyn Hill

    I love anything pumpkin in the fall.  To start my day a pumpkin cream cheese muffin from Starbucks with caramel macchiato.  For dinner pan roasted steak with chocolate sauce with root vegetables and of course pumpkin cheesecake (Macy’s, Maggiano’s, homemade) for dessert.  Yum….. makes me want some right now!!

  • Maxinakostes

    I LOVE BU TTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI…but my husband was a purist…Baked Ziti without the sausage. Hence the need to go to Maggiano’s!! Since he recently passed away, it has been difficult to go to one of his favorite restaurants. Fortunately my children and grandchildren are fans (my son’s favorite-Chicken Potato Soup; my oldest grandson’s favorite-chicken parmigiano) making fun again.  One of our favorite fall foods at home…Hungarian GHOULash!!! 

  • Dan

    We live in upstate N.Y & love Maggiano’s but hate the fact that we need to drive 4 hours to get to one!

  • Maria Cecala

    I married a Sicilan and the tradition over family and holiday gatherings is serving Arancini.  Which I now love and always looking for Italian restaurants to have it on their menus.  Ever consider adding Arancini to Maggiano’s menu? 

    Always enjoy coming to Maggiano’s all your entree’s are fabulous!  We enjoy sitting in the bar area eating Muscle appetizers with a glass of wine…YUMMY!

  • Scline17

    Love the ravioli.  My family makes them every year and i look forward to both. Yours and ours.

  • Valerie

    Totally love the Butternut Squash Ravioli! :-)

  • Gibie

    Anything pumpkin or Butternut Squash is devine… Soup, pasta, pie. I love it all!

  • Garylowe

    Fall always brought forth a Saturday evening “end of the week” stew.  Mom would carrots, potatos and other veggies to the cut up pieces of the roast from the prior Sunday dinner, and let it simmer all afternoon.  As we got older, beans or pasta would be added to make more filling.  Funny the things you miss, as you get older.   

  • Artsychic72

    I love the soups! Perfect once the weather turns cooler.

  • pk927

    Maggiano’s butternut squash ravioli is my favorite!  I can’t wait to get back there to get it.  At home, I love anything with butternut squash – I make my own soup and freeze it to eat year-round.  And of course I’ll eat anything with pumpkin in it!

  • Jennifer E

    I look forward to pumpkin pie the most!

  • Asquarepeg

    I LOVE the flavors of fall! Butternut squash and pumpkin are two of my favorite ingredients to use at home, so your fall features are a natural draw for us!! Planning to try them both for our anniversary dinner there next week.

  • Mary

    I love pumpkin dishes, especially Pumpkin Cheesecake… will stop by SOON!  Yumm……

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

    The Gnocci is amazing! I wish you didn’t add sausage to it because I do not like sausage. :(

  • Terry Larson

    Our family looks forward to our special events that we celebrate at Maggiano’s in Houston, Texas.  Our daugher Nicole is one of their adopted Make-A-Wish kids and they always make us feel like family when we visit.  Jim and the rest of the team are wonderful and the food is amamzing!

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

    The gnocci is amazing! I can’t wait to try the new items.

  • Abethke23

    I love to make chili in the fall!  Also ham & cheese chowder and zuppa toscana!  Nothing warms you up when it’s cold out like a big bowl of soup!

  • Cahersh

    The favorite fall dish around our house is Pumpkin Chicken Chowder. We hold an annual Pumpkin Carving Party in our yard and make a giant pot (or two) of this chowder. Everyone starts talking about it as soon as the Halloween candy starts to show up in the stores.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1004027323 Brenda A Lamog-Karalnick

    I have enjoyed Maggiano’s for many years in Woodland Hills, California.  From the Spinach Salad to the pasta dishes (most favorite dish, Chicken Picatta) the pumpkin praline cheesecake is my most favorite of all!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JOC33MZ5JG26XLEGOFUVZFJK4 Monique

    Really love the fried zucchini and all the great desserts.

  • ahmed

    I can’t wait to try all of this great food when my large family and I go out for our semi-annual family style dinner.  I want the pumpkin pie like now!

  • Janeheinzmann

    One of the most wonderful things about Fall is the fact the Maggiano’s has carry out.  I love to pick up some of our favorites….bring them home….sit in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine..great food…football…and relax.  The mouthwatering Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake may just make it to our favorites list.  Maggiano’s and Fall…these are a few of my favorite things!!!

  • Michael Gambatese

    Always a great meal, and plenty of leftovers to take home!

  • Janetjer

    Love everything I eat at Maggiano’s . The food is consistantly good, the staff is always friendly and I never feel rushed.

  • Maggiej01

    fall weather makes  me think of a nice hot cup of spicy apple cider to warm your insides. another thing that you can make during the fall is homemade apple sauce. when my daughter who is now a mom was in kindergarten,they made some in class and it was delicious.

  • Andrea

    Every year I look forward to fall as it means picking pounds of apples to make apple strudel, apple sauce, apple butter…apple anything really. Sipping a pumpkin spice latte while doing this makes it all the better. When all my hard work is done, there is no better way than to settle down with the home-cooked comfort and taste of your meat sauce lasagna. Every bite is a hug for my stomach.

  • Melissa

    I love everything on your menu.  But pumpkin praline cheesecake and butternut squash ravioli is wonderful.

  • Joan Casanova

    Unfortunately Maggianos in Westshore is an hour from where we live in Weeki Wachee, Fl – but anytime we are in the area we have lunch/dinner there. My husband and I are looking forward to trying the butternut squash and pumpkin cheesecake the next time (hopefully within the next week or so) we can have dinner there – the food is always so good no matter what we order!

  • Anonymous

    This will be my first Thanksgiving with my husband, last year he and I prepared our favorite fall meal; macaroni and cheese, mixed greens, rice with roasted turkey in gravy, potato salad, green bean casserole, dressing, and for dessert I made banana pudding, and a sweet potato coconut pudding, he made a sweet potato pie. Of course we had deep fried turkey. He’s a chef and I’m not but it was fun cooking a big meal with him for the first time. It was kind of like a competition… I won of course!! LOL!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Adriana-Rubalcava-Taylor/691547410 Claudia Adriana Rubalcava Tayl

    I have not had the priviledge of tasting any of these superb dishes, but I think I would love to try the fontina chicken with the cheesecake.!

  • Lupeserr613

    Look forward to making Chilli!!  Nothing says fall to me more than Chilli and Bears football on a Sunday afternoon!

  • Servantsheart7

    My favorite part of fall is seeing God’s paintbrush high in the sky, I love the colors the tree’s display this time of yer!

  • SLIKARD

    Why I look forward to the fall…..FOOTBALL!!!!……pumpkin bread and cheesecake……butternut squash……mmmmm I need to try that butternut squash! If I had that $100 gift card then I could try some! Love me some Maggianos!

  • Judy

    My husband and I love the spaghetti and meatballs.  I especially love the chocolate cake.  We drive over two hours just to get to the closest restaurant in Denver Colorado.  Absolutely love the food and the atmosphere.  When there everyone makes you feel welcomed.

  • Judy

    My husband and I love the spaghetti and meatballs.  I especially love the chocolate cake.  We drive over two hours just to get to the closest restaurant in Denver Colorado.  Absolutely love the food and the atmosphere.  When there everyone makes you feel welcomed.

  • Cheryl

    I look forward to all the yummy pumpkin-based foods this time of year, especially pumpkin cheesecake!!

  • Karma Jessen

    Love you guys here in Naperville, IL!!!

  • Muffit

    Love your chicken parmigiano, but can’t wait for the Butternut Squash Ravioli.  Will be there next week.   Yum.

  • Ms. Jones

    I am in love with the Chicken Fontina! I could eat this everynight!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashley-Harris/1243842098 Ashley Harris

    Our favorite dish is always Rigatoni D! We’ve loved it from the first time we went there and always have trouble trying to pick something else because we don’t think it will be as good!!! YUMMY :)

  • VickyH.

    Can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tee-Jay/100002036476562 Tee Jay

    This Fall I am looking forward to trying the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake at Maggiano’s.. It just sounds like “yummmmmm”… All their food there is so good!  Maybe I need to go there this weekend!

  • Soapydonutzs

    Fall is Chicken soup time!!! Maggiano’s fall menu rocks!

  • Lisa Bucciarelli

    I married into a large Italian family.  Every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, one of the elderly aunts makes the most fantastic pizzeles.  They are so delicious that I wait anxiously all year for the holidays to come so I can taste those sweet, light treats.  I’ve even been known to ask for a dozen as a Christmas present!

  • Amylcoxen

    Every fall, my Mom makes homemade dinner rolls from scratch for Thanksgiving.  It’s definitely a labor of love – takes about 6 hours to prep and bake properly.  The recipe has been passed down through 4 generations, and this year it’s getting passed down to me! It’s so  funny how a legacy of love and care can be passed down through something as simple as good bread.  

  • 1block

    Everything I’ve had at Maggiano’s is superb!

  • Pevoigt

    In the fall I look forward to having stew and lasagna, items I stop making in the spring and summer. In fact, just went to Maggiano’s last night to celebrate my son’s birthday and had the Chianti braised beef, which is like an elevated stew.  It’s my second time having it and both times it was fabulous!

  • Melissa

    I love the Thanksgiving courses Maggiano’s has every year. It’s a tradition in my family!

  • Jordanthy

    pumpkin anything :)

  • Karen Meacham

    My sweet grandmother’s yummy bread pudding and sauce was the best!  Mommyzel’s recipe was never written down by anyone in the family and I have been in constant search since she passed away 26 years ago to find one that is even half as delicious.  I sure would love to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner again to her turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrot raisin salad, green beans, sweet tea, bread pudding, and MOST OF ALL…HER!

  • Smileyrileys3

    I love cooking with pumpkins & squash in the fall…..I have a dish that i prepare inside a pumpkin.. It is delish!

  • Satterley

    Butternut squash Ravioli is probably my favorite ravioli dish.  It tases good any time of the year but, availability seems better in the fall.  I have had it with Marinara sause or a white sause with walnuts.  Either way it was excellent!

  • Laustoll

    First of all, my husband and I are new to the area and live right down the street from a Maggiano’s. My husband isn’t a huge Italian fan, but I’m slowly working to convince him that Maggiano’s should be a place we frequent with our family. I’m looking forward to the hearty dishes we will experience this fall and winter at our Maggiano’s, as we’ve never experienced them before. There’s nothing that says Fall more than warm, hearty Italian meals. The smells and flavors bring back fond, childhood memories of my mother’s amazing Italian cooking and great family meals together. I would love it if Maggiano’s helped jumpstart these types of memories and traditions for my husband and I and our precious family. I love that we can dine family-style….and I don’t even have to do the cooking!

  • Yeeman To

    My family’s favorite fall dish are the followings:

    1. Salad with Hazelnut
    2. Baked Pumkin with orginic maple syrup
    3. Baked Turkey Legs  (with size dishes of BBQ corn, eggplant,  and seasonal squashes)
    4. Pear pie with mixed nuts topping

    Happy Fall 2011 for all of you !

  • Gaylenerichards

    I look forward to fall flavored coffee? pumpkin and pecan from cost plus are yummy. My favorite food this time of the year is the Butternut Squash Ravioli—perfect fall dish. I love fall food! Dinner is not complete until the pumpkin cheesecake comes to the table.

  • Jeannbe1

    Its clambake season !!  Love going to all the clambakes and making some really great clam chowder

  • Lee Malone

    I love your Butternut Squash Rravioli.  Why not try  Butternut Squash Soup sometime? Yum, Yum!
    Every time I go to Maggianos I am always excited about the food.  Look forward to it for days.

  • Green_8

    I always look forward to hearty soups with homemade bread!

  • Bkeustace

    The butternut squash ravioli!?!? best of all worlds…and pumpkin cheese is an all time fav! 

  • Rene

    The cooler temperatures always make me think of my mother’s tourtiere – French Canadian meat pie – a fall and holiday tradition.  Ground pork, onions, potatoes, spices, flaky crust – what’s not to love!  I make my own version now and we always struggle not to eat the whole thing in one sitting.   It’s a wonderful thing to serve to guests because it is almost completely unknown outside of French Canadian families – but mainly because guests love it.  Homey, satisfying, delicious.  Your favorite wine, a cold beer, a glass of cider – they all pair beautifully.

  • Martinasong1

    Being from the hills of  Kentucky we enjoy a  beans and greens dinner served with fried potatoes and corn bread. Whether we’re celebrating a fall birthday or centering this meal around a bonfire we know we are passing on our heritage in a simple yet important way. Even my Italian sister -in -law insist that we continue this tradition every fall adding to it with her delicious stuffed shells and chocolate cake. Is there any better  way to remember  good times than to share a meal.
    Martina

  • Michael Hodgson

    three cheeseentre and a bottle of wine!

  • Denise Smith

    My father was the gravy maker in the house he had handed down the family recipe to my brother and I then before he had passed away he had taught my children not only the recipe but the meaning of having a family tradition. Autumn item I remember is the Sauteed Wild Mushroom Bruschetta…. delicious! 

  • CakeArtist

    My favorite fall dish is Sweet Potato Crunch.  A close second is, new to our menu last year, Sweet Potato Cake.

    Love Maggiano’s Little Italy, St John’s Town Center, Jacksonville, FL

  • Lori

    We have been coming to Maggiano’s since our children were babies. We drive into Atlanta from Newnan as much as we can. You have always been amazing. The girls even request their favorite dish which is not on the menu everytime. You are always more than happy to make them 1/2 marinera sauce mixed with 1/2 alfredo sauce with ziti. I even end up buying an extra everytime so they can have it again the next day. my favorite is the Chicken parm and my husband always has the seafood pasta. Would love to see you come up with a white bean chicken dish! hint hint! From a family that loves you! the Neely’s Newnan, Georgia 

  • Leanne

    Heading to Vegas on Thursday and already have reservations for Maggiano’s! Can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli!

  • Lil T

    I look forward to my Grandma’s homemade Sicilian pizza, we only get it one time per year, on Christmas eve! Nobody eats all day… then we scarf down the pizza and fight for the leftovers! Good Times =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=520970485 Harleychic Hd

    Two dishes I love and reserve for the fall season menu are Chicken ST. Tropez, which I made last weekend, and Moussaka. Chicken St. Tropez was a recipe I found in an issue if Parade magazine. Made it once and I was hooked! Moussaka, Moussaka, Moussaka … what can I say about this. My aunt brought this now longstanding family favorite to us when I was roughly 9. The dish was introduced to us by her sister/my aunt, who married into a Greek family. There is nothing more I can say about this dish other than .. MOUSSAKA. Both are hearty dishes (especially the Moussaka) and satisfy the comfort food cravings that are stirred up during this time of year.

  • Myonenonlysunshine

    My family absolutely loves Homemade Turkey Tetrazzini with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Fresh Parmesan, mushrooms, lots of garlic & cream with a touch a Sherry. Warm pumpkin bread with cinnamon ice cream is a keeper too!

  • Sjtier2000

    We also love everything at Maggiano’s…. the Chicken Fontina is molto bene!   I am getting hungry just thinking about it…..

  • Nancy

    When we think about going our for a wonderful Italian dinner we always think Mangiano’s! We luv the food, service, friendly atmosphere, and there is ALWAYS plenty to take home! While it is a bit of a drive for us, the trip is ALWAYS more than worth it!

  • sukri

    I am soooooo excited about the food at Maggiano’s that I take my friends and families there for many many occasions. I love it. The atmoshpher is nice and the staff is super courtious and friendly…Great place to be

  • Megan’s Mom

    Traditional home made pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. I have bee a single mom for eight years. Although it was still just the two of us I would still make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We would take turns listing the things we were grateful for from the first part of the year. My daughter has always enjoyed experimenting with food preparation. She loved the pumpkin pie I would make each year. One year she asked me to teach her how I made it from start to finish. She was so excited and made a lovely crust and pie with all the spices. Now that she is in college three thousand miles away I looked back on that very special time we shared. And of course when she comes home we make a pumpkin pie. It is our favorite!

  • Gina P.

    Pumpkin cheesecake is definitely our favorite.

  • Toddewalt

    My quest to eat at every Maggiano’s across the country is coming along just fine.  Making my way to Dallas in a couple of weeks and then off to Orlando.  Excited about visiting and enjoying the experience. One thing for sure, they do their homework and put pride into everything they do.  I have eaten many times at multiple locations and have found consistency to be the cornerstone that ties them together.  Great job to all managers and staff……simply put, you are the best!!

  • B_mueller

     I love pumpkin pie. It always reminds me of home.

  • Doreatha Robinson

    I love everything at Maggiano”s

  • Magz920

    I am new here to the Maggiano’s world but I am never leaving! Everyone I know is in love now and I can’t wait to have the butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake!! See you this weekend!

  • Lois

    anything butternut squash as it helps with cold days wrapped up warm at home.  

  • http://ginaric.com grnolv

    I look forward to the cooler  weather, the beautiful Fall colors, and the wonderful smells of Fall!

  • Cindy

    When I think of fall dishes I think of soups, stews, casseroles, apples, and pumpkin dishes.  All these things make the house smell so good!

  • Rick

    The Butternut Squash Ravioli is great.  Reminds me of when we went to Italy for our anniversary.  Stayed at a little cottage and learned local cooking at its best, with a translator.  But at Maggiano’s with great food and atmosphere, there’s no need for a translator, just enjoy

  • Joanne Polyak

    Love all things Italian from Maggiano’s!  I especially love the Butternut Squash Ravioli!

  • nana

    My parents were born and raised in Mississippi , and money was always tight when I was growing up so we ate a lot of vegetables and potatoes. I loved when in the fall my mom would make as she would say a big mess of turnip greens and Pinto beans with cornbread and fried squash , also a nice onion cut up on the side to go with the beans ummmmmm I can taste it now. My and dad are both gone now so I try and make it for myself and my sister, it is pretty good but not the same. My family and I love Maggiano’s it reminds me of the south cause we love a lot of good food and u sure get that at Maggiano’s.

  • Rickrestivo

    We love everything at Maggiano’s. We have a big family and when everyone gets together from out of town we order take out(4 cheese ravs-salad-beef medallions) and everyone can not say enough on how great the food is. I cant wait to try to squash ravs.

  • Foodie

    My favorite fall meal – beef short ribs with carrots, onions cooked in the crock pot with red wine, rosemary, served over spaetzle.  Williams Sonoma has a great recipe.

  • Garywvalentine

     Just a great Italian ristorante.  Good food and ample portions.

  • Chip

    I love the fall because it leads into the two greatest eating times of the year, Christmas and Thanksgiving.  That is when all the greats come out from the dressing, to the pecan pies to sweet potatoe pies, cookies.  Also Christmas is the best because of the Christmas cheer that people have and also the nip of winter in the air.

  • Dvorce

    I also love everything at Maggiano’s (I call it Mag for short – pronounced Maj). Anyway, my favorite items are the red sauces (marinara and bolognese).  I could eat vats of them on anything except the pumpkin cheesecake which does not need it!  The sauces are so hearty but not overpowering.  Perfect balance in my book.  Combine with a little Chianti and it’s a memorable family outing! GO MAJ!

  • Tracie

    I enjoy the “side dishes” at the Holidays, more than even the main course.  Special salads and desserts, especially.  LOVE Maggiano’s, probably my favorite restaurant!

  • Wjbhome2

    i love the lasagne any time of year but especially in the fall

  • Emily

    I look forward to fall for the chance to pull out my slowcooker. I love doing creamy cauliflower soup, butternut squash risotto, massive batches of bolognese sauce, etc. in there. But the one thing I look forward to most about fall is Pumpkin Pie, which is something that I bake with my mother every year. I love it for the bonding time as much as for the flavor. Your Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake sounds outstanding! Possibly even better than our pie =) I’m guessing I’m going to have to come in very soon to try it =)

  • Joanne

    I am from a typical ITALIAN family. Food is our passion. We have enjoyed Maggiano’s for several years so when out of town family comes to visit we ALL go to Maggiano’s. As  you can guess most italian’s want home cooked food at a house, but they just enjoyed it so much we keep bringing them back time and time again. The food and presintation is soooooooo much like my Mother’s and Nonni’s. 

  • Annette

    My family’s favorite for winter is a nice hearty italian beef stew..with wine, winter veggies..over rice…yummy!

  • Rachel Franklin

    I love everything at Maggiano’s! The Butternut Squash Ravioli sounds divine – and very appropriate for fall!

  • Iluvkevc

    Of course turkey dinner is great but butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake sounds absolutely delicious !  I’ll have to plan a day to go !

  • Machelle

    Everything at Maggiano’s is wonderful!

  • KJSW

    Fall arrives when pumpkin is in every recipe! Can’t wait to try the cheesecake!! And the Butternut Squash Ravioli sounds divine!!

  • Patti Parrillo

    We love your menu and always look forward to a meal with you! In the Fall we love pumpkin, squash, and add hearty greens like kale and escarole to our dishes. Stronger flavors and spices work well in sauces…try sun dried tomatoes after fresh tomato season is past.

  • Anitas1227

    Hello Ghefs’,
    My favorite meal is the Veal Parm. Its is cooked to perfection, the pasta is always cooked correstly, the salads are crisp and fresh. I had my graduation party at Maggiano’s in Beachwood Place. I love you !!! Pick me!!!

  • Meagan Kile

    Every Fall I look forward to 3 major food items!! 1st: I crave Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolates!!! So warming and delicious! 2nd: Mashed Potatoes and Stuffing with Brown Gravy…homemade or at a restuarant, doesnt matter!! 3rd: Pumpkin anything!! Pumpkin cheesecake (gotta try Maggianos!), Pumpkin candy, Pumpkin flavored drinks…love Pumpkin!!!

  • Nmalindavis

    We look forward to going to the mountains and getting apples to make homemade apple pie. We can’t wait to come in and try the butternut squash ravioli and the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. They both sound great.

  • Sarah M Pena

    In the fall I look most forward to my fathers homemade stuffing! I don’t often get a chance to sit down to a home cooked meal and enjoy time with my family and all it takes is one wiff of that stuffing coming out of the oven to remind me to sit back and be greatful! Bits of crisp celery, tender juicy chicken, flavorful bites of soft bread, and all the seasonings of fal

  • Eleanor dane

    I love the fall, ecspecially pumpkin cheesecake. Special times with family at Maggianos. These
    are a few of my favorite fall things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586098246 Sharon Matarazzo Imgrund

    I love butternut squash ravioli.  Pumpkin cheesecake is great too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537071886 Priscilla Tu

    Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

  • Juanh1978

    i agreeee

  • Sam

    In the fall I look forward to butternut squash dishes and pumpkin and apple related desserts! This menu looks delicious and I cannot wait to come in and try it!

  • Smcclary

    Cheesecake and ravioli looked incredible – checking it out soon.

  • Millie

    I can’t wait to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli and the Pumpkin Cheesecake looks so good. I will stop by soon to try them both.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sjsinc2 Sheila Smith

    Chicken Fontina – looks decadent!  But, I am also equally fond of butternut ravioli….  Choices, choices!

  • Jamiesteph24

    Love, love, love Maggiano’s. The food, the service, the atmosphere……it’s just wonderful. I have never had a dish that I did not thoroughly enjoy.

  • Andrea

    In the early foggy mornings of September and October in LA, nothing gets me up like a Starbucks coffee on my way to work. My special breakfast treat is their pumpkin cream cheese muffin or pumpkin scone- when they hit the menu I know it’s fall. My boyfriend and I like to go to The Grove Maggiano’s near our home for date nights or just for sharing a late dessert. We always have a great time and love the outdoor patio atmosphere- it’s a wonderful little oasis in the busy city of LA. I’m so excited to try out the new Butternut Squash Ravioli as the Four Cheese Ravioli has been a favorite of  mine!

  • Pflegervickie

    Can’t wait to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli.  I’ll have to make reservations soon!

  • Regina

    Butternut Squash Ravioli is heavenly!  Maggiano’s is a wonderful place to get good food and have a fun time with friends — a great family oriented restaurant!

  • Jennb

    My husband will be so happy to see the beef braciole. He looks for it every time we go to Maggiano;s

  • Ryanpatrick43

    I have loved everything I’ve eaten at Maggiano’s since they came to the Philadelphia area. They make the best Lasagne ever.  They have stood up to the competition from the Italian eateries in South Philly because they add innovative twists to classic recipes. Bravo Maggianos

  • Judy

    Nothing beats classic spaghetti and meatballs — especially when the weather turns colder.

  • Safarissts72

    First I wanted to say Thank you for all the amazing food and service. We have been going to your restaurant for about 4 years now. We always have our family visit your restaurant at Christmas time. We love your family style dining. It’s awesome! So to answer the question. I love your butternut squash ravioli and then followed by your incredible Pumpkin Cheesecake!I could really use this gift card to treat my parents out to dinner, I am currently unemployed and would like to treat them for dinner as a thank you! They have been helping me so much I would love to return the favor to no better place then Maggiano’s! Were we can escape for the night and eat and be merry!!! So please pick me!!!

  • Julie

    One of family favorites is a pineapple bread pudding recipe my grandmother made every year for Thanksgiving.  She passed away a few years ago, so now it’s a recipe I make for our family Thanksgiving celebration.  I always make a double portion because several family members want leftovers to take home! 

  • Isabellasu

    Butternut Squash Ravioli SCREAMS Fall!

  • Ms. Chef

    Every fall, our family tradition was to make apple pies and take them to friends, neighbors and those without family close by. Who doesn’t love apple pie?? The recipe is my great grandmothers who used to live with my parents before I was born. Now that I have my own home, I’ve carried on the tradition and added one of my own. The week before Thanksgiving, I invite friends over to have wine and make the apple pies and homemade pasta. Every year we look forward to it and look back and remember my great grandmother.

  • Deb

    I live in Prescott and don’t get to Maggiano’s as often as I would like.  I’m looking forward to the Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Cheesecake.  Two of my favorite foods.

  • Lisa

    The Chicken Fontina is to DIE FOR ! Excellent ! Anything pumpkin or apple makes me look forward to fall ! Cinnamon whipped cream on anything – yummy !

  • Susiegip

    I’ve only been to your restaurant once, but that one time was fabulous. I believe I sampled from every dish and it was all delishes. The Butternut Squash Ravioli sounds like something I really want to try. Your chef needs a great big hug!!

  • Mandyep5

    Every fall I look forward to anything pumpkin. The perfect crisp fall day spent pumpkin picking with the family at our favorite farm followed by a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. Nothing says fall like pumpkins!

  • Madelikesnow

    Beef Braciole-Yummy! Along with some Butternut squash ravioli. Oh heavenly, I think I won’t even count calories that day because it would be worth every bite!

  • Natjoy

    It isn’t Fall without having a cookout – a big pot of chili or heartland soup, simmered all day outside over an open fire in a big caudron – then roasting hotdogs over the glowing coals, some fresh made applesauce, hot cinnamon apple cider, and pumpkin bars.  Don’t forget to roast the marshmallows as we sit around the fire, talking, sharing stories, and enjoying a crisp, beautiful Fall evening with family and friends.  After a crazy fun scavenger hunt around the town, we gather back around the fire, sharing a bottle or two of wine, and enjoy each other’s company until all that is left of a wonderful day is the glowing embers of the all-day long fire.  This is a day to look forward to every Fall!

  • AmyB

    Roasted acorn squash is one of our favorites!

  • Heather McDonough

    I’m also a Chicken Fontina fan.  Can’t wait to get to Maggiano’s to enjoy some soon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EKVTOL3FTG372OX4WUIXSPGRIY Jennifer Fest

    I enjoy baking for the staff at my daughter’s school as my way to show how much I appreciate all they do for the kids and our community.  This cupcake just TASTES like fall has arrived and to make that occasion I take these to the school… tastes like Fall. Apple butter in a vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a couple toasted pecans. Yum.

  • Larisa

    I absolutely love your butternut squash ravioli!  Making plans to come and have lunch next week!  It’s officially Fall, right?!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701880939 Allyssa McDaniel

    I wait all year for fall! I love fall! I grew up in New England — the most beautiful place to be in the fall. And, there was plenty of local seasonal produce with all of the farms around to make lots of yummy foods! I used to go apple picking with my parents every year in October. It was a tradition for my dad to put me on his shoulders so I could reach the apples up high and then drop the bad ones on his head :) Haha, we used to have a good laugh. We would then go home and make all kinds of apple goodies with our freshly picked apples! Apple pie, apple fritters, applesauce, etc. But my favorite fall apple treat I look forward to every year is hot apple cider! It is the essence of fall for me. It warms your bones as the weather gets colder and the smell is just amazing.  In the fall, I also make a yummy butternut squash curry soup that is outstanding — if I say so myself! I am about to make my first batch this weekend. Also, I look forward to pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING all year! I love pumpkin pancakes in the morning, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, but my absolute favorite is pumpkin cheesecake! I MUST try the pumpkin and praline cheesecake from Maggiano’s! So to wrap up, I pretty much enjoy all of what the fall season has to offer for my plate!

  • Rose D.

    My family loves Chicken Pot Pie in the fall. It hits the spot on a cold day!

  • Mickmc1969

    Everything on the menu is soooo delicious!!! How can I just pick one as my favorite???

  • Jen714

    Almost anything pumpkin!!!! I always look forward to my pumpkin spice latte…. but my family looks forward to my own acorn squash soup recipe!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICPQW3CO4LOZIP344WX3GKPKWU nona

    I love EVERYTHING about Maggiano’s!  I’ve actually never eaten at Maggiano’s in the Fall season, mostly Spring and Summer.  I am making it a point to visit soon so that my family and I can try their butternut squash ravioli.  And maybe….the Pumpkin Cheesecake.     I can’t wait!

  • Sue Leeper

    Our favorite dishes are the veal ravioli and the chicken rigatoni….in our house, it’s a tie.  Lucky for us, we can get both on the family style dinner!  YUMMMM

  • Danielle

    The food tradition I look forward to every fall is  getting a turkey leg at the State Fair of Texas. The State Fair of Texas is known for its fried food selections, but the turkey leg is really what its all about. Its one of the reasons October is my favorite month! I can’t wait! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=830425444 Jenny Wolff

    I know it’s fall when I see the leaves on the trees change to all of my favorite colors of red, yellow
    and orange. One of my favorite things about fall, besides the trees, is all of the baking I get to do; apple pies, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cheesecakes, you name it, I’ll bake it! I can’t wait to try Maggiano’s Pumpkin Cheesecake and see how it measures up to my own ;) It just one of the best things in the world to share comfort food with family and friends.

  • Rebecca Roehm

    Love love love Pumpkin cheesecake! Well, I love anything pumpkin!!  This email is making me hungry.  My favorite fall dish is a good helping of homemade stuffing and as a treat pumpkin ravioli!  

  • Kwg8r

    definitely the chicken fontina.  One of the best meals I’ve ever had!  Tonight, we’re having GNO at Maggiano’s Tampa and I CAN’T WAIT!!

  • Nicole

    grandma’s pecan pie- i only get it at Thanksgiving & Christmas and i relish every bite!!
    Nicole

  • Judisullivan

    Pumpkin cheesecake is great and really look forward to it this season!!

  • Carol

    Pumkin Cheesecake is my favorite. At home, we love Beef Stew in the winter.

  • Gwendolyn V Barfield

    Gwen B,

    I love the salmon with spinach, it is seasoned perfectly.  I have tried several entrees, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Parm, and lasagna too. Oh and the salads are good, always fresh. I enjoy eating at your restaurant and have spread the word verbally about the food, service, and the wine selections.

    I can’t wait to try the Chcicken Florentine.

    Please continue to serve and prepare meals as you do now and I will definitely keep coming and spreading the word about Maggianos 

  • Testanger

    Our family loves homemade chili.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joan-Patterson/1253965720 Joan Patterson

    My family loves homemade soups in the Fall.  I can’t wait to have your Butternut Squash Ravioli. We love Maggiano’s!!!!!!!

  • Bobbitorres

    I love the fall weather and being able to eat soups in the nice cool weather. My favorite dish still will be the shrimp and garlic.. I even make it here for my own family.. But I love going to Maggiano’s for all their food. I like pretty much everything on their menu. The staff is so great and very friendly and always makes us feel at home..

  • Anonymous

    Our family’s favorite fall recipe is a unstuffed green pepper casserole – easy to make and keeps you nice and warm in this cold Chicago weather!

  • Anonymous

    Pumpkin Cheesecake sounds really good and looking forward to trying the chicken fontina.

  • Katieraeandrade

    We like to come to Maggiano’s on Sunday afternoon to watch the Bears and have your pot roast, which you only have on Sundays. But now I understand it’s not on the menu anymore. I would love to see it come back bacause it’s the most amazing pot roast I’ve ever had.

  • Terry

    I’ve been looking for a good excuse to treat myself and indulge at Maggiano’s, and the new fall menu is just the ticket!!  Can’t wait to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli.  Yummmmmm!!

  • Joan Ziegler

    I look forward to fall feasting – starting with sweet potatoes, squash and pumpkin.   I love pumpkin spice lattes, sweet potato gnocchi, and especially pumpkin cheesecake…can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli and Maggiano’s rendition of pumpkin cheesecake….it makes me feel orange and glowing

  • Caminaz1

    Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, and crunchy cranberry sauce!  Yum!

  • Sarahb21

    Homemade pumpkin muffins!  This year I am looking forward to making them for the first time with my children now that they are old enough to help out.  The smell that fills the house after they come out of the oven makes everything feel like fall!  I think we’ll make some this weekend to kick off the season.  

  • Tamis3angels

    I look forward to hearty soups in the fall and, of course, pumpkin pie.

  • Charles

    Pumpkin Pie is a favorite, but the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is the best. What makes this better than most cheesecakes you can find is that it’s light, not heavy. Yes, it’s sweet, but a perfect dessert to share after a meal of Chicken Fontina.  Fall is my favorite time of year and knowing these dish’s are on the menu make it all the better.

  • Chigen5

    Pumpkin Ice cream

  • Kayla

    Fall to me is the smell of spices pecans roasting….then eating them! Making them with my Grandpa every years is the best part!!

  • alisa

    Maggiano’s Chefs,
    I love the buttenut squash ravioli, I wish it could stay on the menu all year.  The pumpkin praline cheese cake is awesome.  You are the best!  You rock!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000697963673 Monique Dabney

    My family’s favorite fall meal is my “grandmother’s pork chops and gravy,” mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus! Although my grandmother may no longer be with us physically, her legacy lives on.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DHI3DSBWXJGNN6BQRZ3TBMHYGU eMoneyBug

    Chicken Fontina yum!  Looking forward to my $100 dinner spree :)

  • Ginger

    I love everything at Maggiano’s!  It doesn’t have to be a certain season to try anything there.  It is all good!  This is my family’s favorite place to eat at.  A fun and relaxing atmosphere and the best food ever!

  • Pthandie

    When I lived in nj, every fall, all the country stores would have free apple cider while you shopped. I especially loved the apple cider at delicious orchards in colts neck while waiting for my holiday pie order. I still get the spiced apple cider at Starbucks, but I always think about the days when I was a little girl and I looked forward waiting in line…. For the free cider.

  • Barrysome

    My family looks forward to the end of garden stew with pasta.  I sear a chuck roast then add sautéed garlic, peppers, onions and beef broth.  Then add the end of the tomato crop and whatever garden leftovers. This year’s leftovers: zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, beans, carrots and corn.  This year served over penne pasta.

  • Myrna

    Whether in Chicago, Va or Ca, anywhere there is a Maggiano’s I am there! At home, heart is in the kitchen with my husband cooking. We do an eggplant or chicken parmasean with a side of spaghetti, garlic bread and open a bottle of red wine…it may not be Maggiano’s but the house smells divine and reminds us of being there. 

  • Joseph Chianca Jr

    Your Beef Braciole is the BEST! Just like my Mother and Father used to make – Great Childhood Memories are relived when eating this! I have not found this at many of the other Maggianos I have visited and Will be back In Las Vegas the first week of October and my FIRST STOP will be at your restaurant for the Beef Braciole. Thanks for the Memories!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nancy-Yanez/789750570 Nancy Yanez

    Me and my boyfriend made some yummy butternut squash soup for the first time to celebrate fall! The soup came out so good! Can’t wait to make it again :)  Looking forward to trying maggiano’s new butternut squash ravioli’s!

  • Terri

    In my attempt to be healthy, I add Pumpkin Pie spice with some pureed pumpkin to plain oatmeal with wheat germ and ground flax seeds. The pumpkin & spices give it a great flavor without having to add any sugar! I look forward to this treat so much during fall!!  Looking forward to splurging on a Maggiano’s Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake after a healthy start to my day!

  • Kelly

    I love anything Fall related!  Pumpkin and Butternut Squash, bring it on!  YUM!

  • Amy Mauldin

    My family’s favorite fall dish is Chili. It is the perfect dish for cuddling up on the couch and watching football. We also love all of the pumpkin flavors that come out – pumpkin sheet cake is a must bake in my house!

  • Julie_potts

    I am definitely looking forward to Maggiano’s Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!  Anything with praline’s on it is a success in my book!  Everything they have is delicious and I’m sure this won’t disappoint!

  • Chicago Cyn

    Chestnuts roasting on an open pit fire… well, since I live in the city it would be chestnuts cooking in the oven! Growing up, my mom would always bake chestnuts and the nice nutty smell would consume our entire apartment…. that’s when I know it was Fall! When she was a kid, there were  chestnut rolling carts in the streets in her country… it was one of her childhood memories of the seasons changing!!

  • Diane

    Time for old-fashioned crock pot beef stew, which my son once surprised me by calling it “wicked good” (he was college roommate to a NH guy)!

  • Tonitravels

    If Im on the east coast or the west coast I  know  where I can get a great dinner and its always MAGGIANOS

  • Lisa

    The butternut squash ravioli sounds delicious. For fall, I make a pasta with italian sausage and pumpkin sauce that has been become a family favorite.

  • Paul

    Alright its that time of year again FALL and comfort foods !, My wife and I love this time and the foods Maggiano’s prepares. Especially the pumpkin cheesecake everytime we go there during the fall we can’t help our selfs we have the pumpkin cheesecake after a great meal and we than buy a whole pumpkin cheesecake to take home. Just telling this story, I’m going to have to stop by tonight and get some pumpkin cheesecake.

  • Gatechange

    I love all the pasta dishs on a cool fall evening…!!!!!!

  • Teresa Rounds

    My favorite fall food is any type of squash fixed any way. I also cannot do without a StarBucks Chi Tea Latte every day.When it’s really cold, I like to curl up with a cup of spiced tea or hot cider and a warm cozy blanket. I have never been to Maggiano’s, but have heard it is excellent. I plan on trying Maggiano’s in the very, very near future.

  • Giovanni

    Spagetti and meatballs is good year round. My grandparents from Italy made it every Sunday and I’ve eaten it since I was a child.

  • Ljbgarcia

    The ravioli and cheesecake look amazing! I look forward to Thanksgiving all year. It’s my favorite holiday. There’s no great story–it’s just a wonderful time to spend with family and good food. No pressure to have perfect gifts picked out for everyone, just a chance to relax, catch up and eat great food. My husband grills our turkey on the gas grill after brining it overnight. I cut really thin apple slices for the apple pie. We bake sweet potatoes and then mash them for a twice-baked dish. I love to have our favorite foods every year, and it can be a bummer when you have to spend the holidays with someone else and their favorites aren’t yours!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001596753749 Evan Schwartz

    Hey there Maggiano,

    For the past thirteen years, my family and I have lived in sunny Southern California, and fall is always the time that the sun sneaks away until next summer, and, unfortunately, clouds are the replacement. It’s been a family ritual to gather together and resort to the Cheesecake Factory’s warm apple crisp, only up until last year. We decided to break the tradition with your apple crostada with caramel sauce here at the Woodland Hills Maggiano’s. The decadent vanilla ice cream smothered in warm caramel all over the boat of pasty crust was simply unbelievable. We couldn’t believe the difference, and, this year, for the first time, we are looking forward to fall just for this.

  • Steve

    My wife and son love pumpkin and spice type desserts.  They are really looking forward to the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake.

  • Bonnie Schwab

    I look forward to the comfort foods of turkey with homemade bread stuffing and sweet potato pie like my mom used to make.  I love to make home baked pumpkin seeds with a little salt and eat them right out of the oven.  Thanksgiving was always a wonderful time in our home sharing with my sisters and parents and other close relatives.  It brings back such good memories.

  • Katy

    Although I love all things fall and all things pumpkin, my favorite autumnal treat has to be pumpkin spice lattes! Whether from Starbucks or a local ma and pa shop, the warm frothy goodness really perks me up on a crisp fall day. I love to carry a cup while the leaves crunch under my feet on my way to class in the morning.

  • tiffany

    Carmel apples and homemade apple cider!

  • Dawn

    My family loves everything Maggiano’s!  We even hosted my son’s wedding rehersal dinner there in Nashville, TN.  I knew I could count on the same great quality they serve at my home (Houston,TX) location.

  • Shirley

    Aside from going to pumpkin patch for pumpkins, apples and popcorn, I must say that sitting by a fire with a bowl of chili watching football with family and friends is what signifies fall for me.  I do hear the Chicken Fontina calling me which sounds wonderful.

  • Billandjennynoe

    I think I will have the butternut squash ravioli for dinner tonight! And the pumpkin pie for dessert

  • Jrk2579

    My family looks forward to chili. I have so many recipes we never have the same chili more than once a year. That doesn’t count the pots that I make by just throwing together whatever I have sitting around. The big debate is do you eat the chili by itself, with saltines or over rice?

  • Coldleg

    The Butternut Squash ravioli is wonderful!  Looking forward to having it again!

  • Eileen

    OK so here’s how it goes.  I bring enough people with me to be able to order one of everything on the new fall menu and that way I can try all of them.  Of course I want my own Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake.  We just had a company lunch and decided to meet again at Maggiano’s before we go to IITSEC!  It’s become a tradition.

  • bri

    This fall I am def. looking forward to trying the pumpkin cheesecake at Maggiano’s! My husband and I love celebrating special occasions there and I have a birthday coming up in October so I will def. be ordering the cheesecake! Perfect start to the fall season!

  • Mary Ann

    Our family loves all things pumpkin!!  Pumpkin cheesecake is our new favorite dessert.

  • Lsherwin

    I always look forward to the specials that are offered. I have never had a meal that I wouldnot order again. Staff is always friendly and helpful

  • Anonymous

    Yes it is the pumpkin seeds we roast every year when we carve our pumpkins, its our tradition and they are so yummy…we like them extra crisp and extra salty!
    But i have never had that pumpkin cheescake at Maggianos, so i will need to try it and that might become my new favorite tradition!

  • Schteidermeyer

    the food i look most forward to in fall is thanksgiving dinner at maggianos at the pavillions in denver. having our thanksgiving there has become a family tradition that now includes my wife’s parents and several of our close friends. the food, service, and atmosphere make the experience special everytime. and not having to wash dishes isn’t bad either!

  • MihaMiela_082

    Maggiano’s is in my top three restaurants. Indeed everything is great at Maggiano’s. I must try the “Chicken Fontina” as soon as possible. Have a great day.

  • Charlotte

    In the Fall fresh apples are a family favorite.  We make everything from apple dumplings, baked apples with raisins and cinnamon, stewed apples, and of course, just eating the fresh apple.  Soooo good.  My 85 year old Mother made apples special when she made Apple Dumplings from scratch on Sunday afternoons.  Great memories and fun times in the kitchen with Mom.

  • LVSquared

    Oh wow, I’m definitely looking forward to the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake! Everything you guys present is delicious – thank you for the great food and great memories!

  • Cheri Edelman

    My son LOVES Magianno’s.  He’s 10 years old and begs us to take him there.  He likes the Fettucine Alfredo, though his dad and I love the ravioli’s and the eggplant.  We need to come in and try the Butternut squash and pumpkin cheesecake.  They sound so good, and if they are like the rest of the menu, …yum!

  • Dian Pope

    Was just at Maggianos last night and had the eggplant parmesan. It was wonderful and my husband who does not like eggplant. Loves it. Amazing!

  • Csosa

    Butternut squash ravioli is what we wait for!!! It is our ultimate favorite!!!

  • Patmorrone

    My family and I are big brasciole fans.  Have to try this when we have dinner at Maggianos.  This is the time of year when I look forward cooking more hearty Italian dishes and enjoying the sights and smells of all.  Buon Appetite everyone!

  • MeganB

    I always look forward to fall and making a delicious pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting!  Since I am always looking for excuses to make as many as possible all fall, and end up spending a lot of time baking in the kitchen, perhaps I will take a break this fall and go indulge in the pumpkin cheesecake at Maggiano’s instead one weekend!

  • Gs777

    Thanksgiving dinner is our family’s favorite dinner of the year – it is the most anticipated meal and the talking and planning begin in late September!  As much as we love this meal and the time together as we plan, cook and enjoy the meal, we often wonder, “why we do it only once a year???”  Guess that’s part of what makes it so special.

  • Batgirlkim66

    My vote is the  Ravioli for SURE!  My daughter loves the pumpkin cheesecake though.  Either way, it’s always a win/win situation! 

  • Heidi Bibey

    I ate at Maggiano’s for the 1st time last weekend so I can’t say what I am looking forward to this fall.  However…..reading this blog makes me think I will have to visit often in order to try everything all of you are talking about!

  • amp

    Every year we make recipes handed down from my grandmothers.  It’s part of our Italian traditions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1588947607 John McFarlane

    I’m looking forward to trying the Butternut Squash Ravioli AND the Chicken Fontina AND the Pumpkin Cheesecake…they all sound delicious!!

  • Dboykin

    My wife will love the Butternut Squash Rav. We are new patrons to Maggiano’s but loving the choices.

  • Medifran

    We always celebrate our special occasions at Maggiano’s.  Everytime we come to Maggiano’s, I get the zucchinni friti and the Chicken Piccata.  They are my favorites.  My husband always gets the buy one/take home one entree.  I can’t wait to try some of the new fall entrees.   We will be there in October to celebrate of Anniversary.  The staff at the Beachwood Oh Maggiano’s are always terrific and the food is always good.  The portions are so large, I always have enough for another meal.  We love to bring our friends & relatives to Maggiano’s because we know that they will be well satisfied with the ambiance, food and service.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=599365126 Scott Drake

    I know it’s hokey, but what’s better than just some good ol’ creamy mac and cheese?!

  • Gilbert doering

    I want to try the butternut squash ravolis–they sound so good.  I always order the 4 cheese ravoli in pesto sauce which is great.

  • Lennon_s

    I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland so when falls comes I know it is time to make a shepard’s pie and have scones with butter and jam with my tea on a rainy afternoon.
    I love Maggiano’s it feels like I am  going to my grandmothers house to eat.

  • Kat

    My husband and I come here for special nights out. We LOVE the bruchetta, and now I’m looking forward to this Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. Since I’m almost 8 months pregnant, I’ll get my own slice. 

  • Jpanella

    My favorite thing I look forward to every fall is pumpkins!  Pumpkin seeds roasted after carving pumpkins with my nephew, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin shakes…..and throw in some warm apple cider.  Brings back childhood memories.  My parents and I would carve pumpkins and roast the seeds,  They didn’s last long cause we all loved them.  I was in charge of pies for Thanksgiving and I always made a pumpkin and a pecan…..mmmmmmmm.  It is my favorite season and pumpkin just makes it that much better!!

  • Sondra

     I absolutely HATE it when Summer is gone. But if it has to be Fall, there has to be apple cidar and donuts. That butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake doesn’t sound too bad either. sounds like i better make a trip to Maggianos

  • Sharon

    Rigatoni D or the Lasagna are always favorites (with the Maggiano’s Salad as the starter, of course!)   But those Butternut Squash Ravioli’s look wonderful.  Yum!

  • Iwcam123

    Fall means wonderful color on the trees and fires in the fireplace and being cozy with those you love.  Good food is always a part of celebrations.

  • Mdwatson3

    I’ve had the chicken Fontina before and can’t wait to go back and get it again

  • Heidi

    I LOVE butternut squash roasted with melted butter, brown sugar, salt and fresh ground pepper. 

  • Dakreeger

    The Chicken Fontina looks really great! Yum.  Maybe we can get out there this weekend!

  • Jlbrandon

    Chicken Fontina melts in my mouth!  Yum!  We love this one!

  • Cooperwlt6

    I love cooking during the fall and winter. My family really enjoys eating my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, loaded with fresh basil and garlic, with a piping hot buttered biscuit on the side. 

  • Jemfrazier

    Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!

  • Candikane02

    Yam Pie. That’s what I’m looking forward to. It’s my grandmother’s recipe that my mom has made every year as long as I can remember. “It’s NOT sweet potato pie!” she says! So, make sure you call it what it is. Not pumpkin, Not sweet potato. Yam. It’s about as sweet as sweet tea is in the south and I love it. It’s the one thing that stays consistent around the holidays. My dad passed away a few years ago, my sister moved away, my husband and I got married a year ago and my mother has recovered from not one, but two brain tumors – but every year – Yam pie. That’s what I’m looking forward to. Something constant and never changing like a family yam pie recipe.

  • Tracypeach

    Fall favorites our family is looking forward to? Sweet potato cassarole, hot chocolate, our anniversary, pot roast, and our new favorite Italian food: Maggiano’s! (We had a poor experience a few years ago and recently returned…. we kicked ourselves for staying away so long!!)

  • Ninab3

    The hands down favorite for me is 5 hour stew. All cooked in one pot in the oven and about hour 3 the smell is absolutely tempting to make it a 4 hour stew! But we wait and are rewarded for our patience!

  • Martha67

    I love the idea of cold days and hot comfort food like Maggiano’s.  Pile the whole family in the car for a long meal of great food and good conversation.   I cannot wait to go later this weekend with the Kids for a stress free meal.

  • Giselle Guillory

    I use to love to eat my grandmother’s chili in the fall.  I need to start making my own now.  Will try this fall.  I’m looking forward to trying out either the Butternut Squash Ravioli or the Beef Braciole, tonight.

  • Anonymous

    My wife and I look forward to seemingly every coffeshop, Ice Cream store, and restaurant serving Pumpkin flavored items. Our favorite item would be the Pumpkin Cheescake Ice Cream at Coldstone!

  • Amanda

    My husband looks forward to my apple dumplings every fall.  We both love when the apple orchards start to sell them since we grew up in Ohio and surrounded by everything apple.   We also love the homemade apple sauce made from whatever apples are left over!

  • Herronj

    In the fall, my thoughts naturally turn toward Thanksgiving.  When I was a child, this was a glorious holiday filled with good food, family, and friends.  I always looked forward to the turkey, dressing, and giblet gravy my grandmother and mother slaved in the kitchen to make.  I can almost smell the wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen and taste the turkey and of course the array of deserts including my favorite; pumpkin pie.  Both my mother and grandmother are gone now but I try every Thanksgiving to recreate the meal they were so renowned for preparing.  I sometimes come close but my meal doesn’t quite live up to my memories.

  • mp

    I am always looking forward to the acorn squashm my mother made it for me and to this day my kids (40 years later ) still enjoy the squash with butter and brownsugar.  Also belive it or not its that one time of year that we also enjoy a good tender liver and onions with apple.

  • Staciefazzio

    I look forward to all the pumpkin flavored food. Especially the pumpkin cheesecake

  • Linda Johnson

    My family background is part Italian, but my entire family loves all Italian dishes…our favorites are Chicken Florentine and Ravioli (any kind)…Pumpkin Cheesecake sounds yummy since October is my birthday month, I need to come and have a piece…cheesecake is my favorite dessert.

  • Anna

    Braciole is nothing less than food of the gods, my fav!
     

  • DMK

    I look forward to new crop apples and cider!  Going to the orchard to pick them on a crisp sunny day and visiting the gift shop/having donuts ( freshly made) w/ fresh cider ofcourse!  All this with family along! A great day!

  • Cathy M.

    This first time I had the braciole at Maggiano’s my taste buds had an epiphany!  I’m thrilled it’sback on the menu.

  • LUCKYLUCIGNANO

    BEING AN ITALIAN FARMER’S WIFE……I LOOK FORWARD TO ALL 4 OF THE SEASON’S GIFTS.. FALL IS DEFINATELY THE MOST BOUNTIFUL, AND “OUR” FAVORITE!!!                       –BUTTERNUT SQUASH SAUTED W/ CARMELIZED ONIONS ,SAUSAGE, FRESH PARSLEY, OLIVE OIL, AND PAPADELLE PASTAY…..YOU  CAN FEEL THE FALL!!
    –ESCAROLE PIZZA W/ SAUTEED ESCAROLE,PINE NUTS AND RAISINS,GARLIC & OIL  THEN WRAP IN PIZZA DOUGH AND PAN FRY IN OIL…..BUON APPETITO!!!

    STEFANIA

  • Crystal

    The pumpkin praline cheesecake is definitely worth waiting for each year!

  • Le Holmberg

    One of my favorite fall dishes is gingerd sweet potatoes.  I pour a mixture of brown sugar, maple syrup and candied ginger pieces on top of  chunks of cooked sweet potatoes, dot with butter and bake in the oven.  Yum… Goes with fall dishes like baked ham, turkey or chicken. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bella-Bean/100001449104613 Bella Bean

    I will be heading to Maggiano’s this weekend to ty out the buttennut squash ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake. The two foods are good anytime of the year. My husband and I are looking forward to soup and stew weather, which is very brief in central TX. We love New England clam cowder with oyster crackers.

  • Linda

    i love all the smells of food cooking and warming the house!!pumpkin pie, roast, lasagna, you name it. Its the best time of year!!

  • Heather

    Can’t wait to go to the restaurant and try the pumpkin praline cheese cake.    I have enjoyed every meal I have ordered so I know it will be great.

  • Anonymous

    Well, fall is the time of bonfires.  What’s better than cooking a hot dog over the fire?  Outside of that, my mom makes some awesome potato soup during the fall.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2OOXYTGSZBHTU37SV3THRKJXVI Stacie

    The Chicken Fontina sounds excellent.  I look forward to trying it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=743486938 Angela Ross

    I love the zucchini appetizer and eggplant parmesan so much I HAVE TO order it every time I visit.  I’m craving it just thinking about it!

  • Hadam-hay

    My family loves my pumpkin gnocchi – it’s something my grandmother would make me when I was little. Of course, we love roast pork with baked apples, butternut squash ravioli with sage, brown butter sauce, and sweet potato pancakes or latke.

  • JillGross840

    My mom always made homemade soup as soon as it got cold out. Yum!

  • http://twitter.com/beeleeb becky burnier

    apple crisp with cranberries! Sweet sour, soft, warm and crunchy…the best of so many things!

  • Angela

    I love the zucchini appetizer and eggplant parmesan so much that I have to get it EVERY time.  I’m craving it just thinking about it.

  • SABD

    I enjoy baking after the long hot summer in Phoenix. I make many Arabic Sweets as mamool, butter cookies and date stuffed cookies. I also make lots of Italian Food, as my favorite specialty meatballs and lasagna.

  • Theresa Shepherd

    We wait all year for Maggiano’s Pumkin Chees Cake! It just isn’t fall until we have some!

  • Suz_glo

    I look forward to freshly picked apples from the orchard we visit in the NC mountains every October. And the freshly made cider and apple donuts, too!

  • http://greypolitics.blogspot.com/ Adam Singer

    This time of year, we like to bake chicken with onions, garlic, rosemary, and olive oil and serve it with a red wine mushroom rosemary sauce.  It goes great with pearled cous cows! We first tried it together about four years ago when we were looking for a new dish to add to our repertoire and it’s become a favorite that the whole family looks forward to.

  • Darwoj

    Love the Butternut Squash Ravioli and Beef Braciole!   Pumpkin Cheesecake isn’t bad either…..
    Great things about Fall.

  • Jean Massey

    My favorite fall foods are sweet potatoe casserole and your Pumpkin Praline Cheescake.  Can’t wait to get in and order my favorite dessert.  Thanks for bringing it back.  Jean

  • http://countingmyblessings.tyepapd.com BlessingCounter

    My favorite food hands down is at Maggiano’s. Shrimp and Crab Cannelloni and love the Butternut Squash Ravioli. But I could truthfully make a meal out of the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. The best dessert ever! YUM!!!!

  • Enottis

    The Butternut Squash Ravioli is to die for! 

  • http://twitter.com/gagliaea Elizabeth Gagliano

    Pumpkin anything! Preferable with chocolate involved.

  • Pat & Terry

    The Shrimp Scampi is the best,Wine is always great,We drive down from Jupiter just to dine atMaggiano’s
    Pat & Terry

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYSZ6ND22OFRNCV3H27HYUF3DI sam

    Stuffed chicken is our favorite.  I will try it tonight.

  • Stefferino

    I just tried the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake last night for dessert and it was AMAZING!!!  The combination of flavors encompass the feeling of fall….forget the Starbucks pumpkin  latte, I will be returning for more cheesecake while it’s around! :)

  • jill

    Being from Chicago,this is the time of year the air gets crisp & the leaves start changing color,it is my FAVORITE time of year! You can smell the scent of leaves being burned,and the numerous farm stands up north selling pumpkins,indian corn & corn stocks for decorating your yard or porch.This is what makes me crave ANYTHING with pumpkin in it! Can’t wait to try the pumpkin cheesecake….sounds delizioso!!!!

  • Anonymous

     I moved to Cincinnati from New Jersey 43 years ago. I had never been able to find good Italian food until I went to Maggiano’s. It was like coming home! I cannot wait to have your Butternut Squash Ravioli. I called my daughter to go out for dinner at Maggiano’s as soon as I saw that on the menu. I have never had pumpkin praline cheesecake, but I will soon. I love eating at your restaurant, It is a feel good place. Thanks for doing such a great job.

  • Ambercalif

    Love Maggiano’s, but miss your gnocchi!  Our favorite is gnocchi al pesto (made without cream; just lots of EVOO, garlic and nuts!).  Hope you put that back on your menu!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patty-Ryan/1145425847 Patty Ryan

    Can’t wait to try the Chicken Fontina…the photo makes it so sooo scrumptious.  We spend every Thanksgiving at Maggiano’s in Woodland Hills, and always opt for the pumpkin cheesecake for desert…yum!

  • LaurieSA

    Fall is the real start of soup season.  My favorite cool weather dish is my famous chicken soup that is loaded with vegetables and ancini de pepe noodles topped with a slice of avocado and montery jack cheese.  Consider it mamas soup with a TexMex twist!

  • Abigail_speight

    Our fall go to meal is chili! There’s nothing like a crisp day outside with some warm chili in your belly. I remember my late father spending all day with a huge pot of chili simmering on the stove filling the house with that amazing smell. Chili always reminds me of him and the fall is the perfect time of year for that heart and soul warming comfort food!

  • Kmjorgen

    I look forward to warm cinnamon-apple pie – made with freshly-picked apples from the orchard!

  • Abigail_speight

    they had the best cider…and i would always get the snickerdoodles!

  • Rlcjmsandy

    Love anything with pumpkin, would love to try the rolls! What is your recipe?

  • connie jablonowski

    i love decorating the house with fall leaves and the smell of pumpkin and apple smells from my homemade baking. i also love my 3 yr old grandson coming to check out all my halloween decorations

  • Greeneyes74

    I’m just looking forward to being able to use the oven again.  Our summer was so hot I didn’t feel like cooking or eating at all!  Now it’s cooling off and I am looking forward to baking…anything!  My son has requested lasanga and I am ready for pies, cookies and cakes! ;o) 

  • Kkweston

    Every fall I welcome thick robust sauces, simmered long exuding the wonderful scents of herbs and spices. Pasta, Bread and cheese, oh my!

  • Suechrispete

    Every Halloween, my family eats chili, cornbread, and pie. The smells of it cooking fill the kitchen and my sister’s house. We all enjoy our warm, hearty meal before being greeted by those adorable trick or treaters. While some us venture out to chaperone are own little dressed up cuties. We conclude the evening with some hot coffee, tasty pie, and some confiscated pieces of candy from those abundant buckets.

  • Djm60

    A hearty, semi-spicy, 13 bean chili. Very thick made with either ground turkey, ground beef or ground sausage. (Even better – all three)

  • Bruceprv

    Simply a taste of Italy and Heaven right here in our neighborhood; Rigatoni “D” an incredible blending of herb raosted chicken, mushrooms, rigatoni noodles, and a Marsala Sauce that would bring a Grandmother to tears. Inclusive of all the fine senses of Italian Food Love, a great aroma, a beautiful presentation,  how it sits on your fork, and then it excites your taste buds. Bravo,

  • Joanie – Highlands Ranch

    Pork roast with orange/ginger glaze & sauce, served with cinnamon apples, sweet potatotes and fresh snap peas or green beans – fall on a plate!

  • Rlcjmsandy

    My two favorite fall must-haves are pumpkin and cranberries. I also enjoy fresh picked apples from the orchard that our family goes to every year.

  • Karen Stubblefield

    I was so excited to receive your email that the beef braciole is back on the menu, at least for a little while.  My husband and I live in Dayton, Ohio but are more than willing to make the drive to have dinner at Maggiano’s.   It is always a special time for us.  We will most certainly be making a trip for the beef braciole.  My all time fall favorite food is apple dumplings.  It reminds me of my moms kitchen growing up.  Second, was mom’s pumpkin pie.  Look forward to trying the pumpkin cheescake.

  • Arlynn Oliver

    Has to be your pumpkin praline cheesecake…has my mouth watering already. I’ll be there to have some. Look forward to anything pumpkin and any of the fall squashes. Your butternut squash ravioli sounds too good to miss, too.

  • Grovess3284

    I look forward every year to Thanksgiving dessert. Each year, my husband and I have a bake-off to see who wins bragging rights for the year. Two years ago, our bake-off category was cupcakes and when my husband brought out his dessert he passed it to me to open. When I opened his box, inside was an engagement ring! When the cooler weather, sweaters and football comes about, it brings about fall and I am reminded of my special Thanksgiving engagement!

  • Katycakes1010

    The pumpkin cheesecake looks delicious! One of fall’s best treats with a twist on the ordinary pumpkin pie.

  • Eunsulee73

    Great Fall menu!  Al the pastas are great but my favorites are the shrimp and crab tropheo and the lobster carbonara.  I look forward to trying the new menu items soon!

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

    We celebrated a birthday at Maggiano’s  a couple weeks ago.  We ate Maggiano’s salad, the foot and a half long pizza (a great deal, only $6.95) and soo delicious! We also, had glutein-free pasta with marinara sauce, and chicken parmesan–all fantastic! Can’t wait to try your fall favorites–glutein-free (the chef makes me anything I want there)!

  • Debbschmidt

    Must agree with apple cider – the good stuff with junk in it, not that clear stuff.  And also, as luck would have it, butternut squash ravioli.  They used to carry it at Sam’s Club, then it suddenly disappeared… thought it would return the next fall, but no such luck.  I just picked a butternut squash up from the store the other day after finding a recipe for it. I’m not a very good cook and not expecting much from my experiment, so when I saw what your seasonal dish was going to be, well, I was really excited!!!  Can’t wait to try yours!

  • Zim Merman

    This year I am looking forward to the birth of my third child.  I do love this time of year and pumpkin pie and apple cide donuts, though…:)

  • JOHN DEDIONISIO

    My Family had a going away party at Maggiano’s Little Italy in San Jose March of 2010,your chef was from Bradford Pa at that time and we had a dinner party of Eight. We were all impressed by the food and the service we got,everyone is treated like royalty at this restaurant and the chef even came to our table to make sure we were all happy with our meals, Iam looking forward to being in San Jose in November and trying some of the Butternut  Ravioli and having a good memory whenever I think of Maggiano’s ,thank you JOHN DEDIONISIO, ERIE PA

  • VP

    Taffy apples, in abundance at Long Grove, Illinois every fall.

  • friscofan79

    Pumpkins! We love to go the pumpkin patch and picking our favorites. Then we go home and make pumpkin pie.

  • Stacie

    Our fav would be soup like chili!

  • Janet

    Fall is pumpkin, cinnamon and cloves.  September 1st all my fall decorations including apple cider and pumpkin spice candles come out of storage and a new atmosphere is created at home.  This is a settling in time for me since many activities and traditions are a part of Fall that are surrounded around the family I love!

  • Cmonbarbie3

    My grandmother’s homemade spaghetti and sauce. We get together for birthdays on Sunday afternoons and it’s October when she deems the weather appropriate for spaghetti making. It’s the family favorite.

  • Sue

    Love Maggianos-especially nice to dine there before a performance at the North Shore Performance Center.

  • Mary

    My favorite dish of all time at Maggiano’s is the Italian Pot Roast.  I wish it was back on the menu.  The braciole is a good substitute for me.

  • Anonymous

    Our favorite fall recipe is a Yam Casserole I make for Thanksgiving. It has canned yams, cranberries, a streusal topping that is partially mixed in (with brown sugar, oats, butter and cinnamon) and then marshmallows browned on top of course. 

  • Ashlee Burt

    I look forward to boysenberry pie at my grandma’s house on Thanksgiving. She makes the best, most flaky crust (that I used to help with when I was little) and the berries get so warm and heavenly in the oven. Most people in my family add vanilla ice cream, but I like it just as is; total perfection.

  • Monica

    Love everything – desserts are to die for!!

  • Jackiemimi

    Always look forward to the turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie. Love all the food at Maggiano’s.

  • Mprimo1

    We pick apples every year.  I make lots of apple-cinnamon pies and we look forward to Baked apples with grilled pork chops

  • Skamber

    even though it’s nowhere near italian, in my house we have our family’s most coveted pass-down recipe: CHILI! followed by some warm, homemade apple crisp! Talk about “slap your grandma” good!

  • Anonymous

    We love pumpkin cheesecake and fresh roasted pumpkin seeds!  Nothing beats fall and the new entrees:)

  • Kathy

    Butternut Squash Ravioli sounds like a great Fall dish!   We will be in soon to give it a try!

  • http://www.facebook.com/edgard0916 Edgard Torres

    Thanksgiving is something I always look forward to for turkey. I love turkey :)

  • Susan Newbold

    Yum.  The pumpkin praline cheesecake sounds incredible.  Maggiano’s already has the best cheesecake in town!

  • JNB

    Fall is my favorite time of year because I love everything about it, including the smell of the fall breeze. I can’t wait to open up the windows to let the fall air fill the house! I love the chilly nights to sit by a fire or to go shopping with a warm drink in hand. We love getting out to do things this time of year whether it’s the farmers markets or pumpkin patches. And of course, I love the food, especially the pumpkins and apples! We always toast our pumpkin seeds after carving the pumpkins and we eat our fair share of caramel apples! My favorite thing to make though is a pumpkin roll or pumpkin cheesecake. We’re actually heading over to Maggiano’s for dinner tonight and that pumpkin cheesecake and butternut ravioli are beckoning. Really though I love fall because it’s the signal that fun times and family gatherings are coming. And I also love Maggiano’s which has become the place we go to celebrate :)

  • Kathy

    mmm homeade apple pie.  Love the fall fruits and cooler temps makes baking fun.  We also love to make homeade soups and stews in the fall.

  • Barbara Vandervort

    I am so glad to see that your beef braciole is back and the pumpkin cheesecaike.  I was disappointed when the braciole was taken off the menu.  And pumpkin cheesecake is my favorite.
    Barb V. from North Riverside, Ill.

  • Shashi_modi

    We love  the pumpkin cheese cake and now waiting for the butternut squash ravioli.

  • Gcschlut

    Our favorite is the pumpkin Praline Cheesecake.  It is absolutele yummy!

  • Diane P.

    My mom’s homemade pumpkin pie was always my favorite dessert.  I would get to help her make it every year the day before Thanksgiving – loved the time together in the kitchen.  It is still my absolute favorite dessert of all time.

  • Bruceclouser

    Maggianos is my favorite restaurant in Tampa. The prices are reasonable and the food is always unbelievable!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elenaadamo Elena Marie Adamo

    My grandmother’s chicken soup with rice and a hearty sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan!

  • Mom_33040

    My family’s favorite fall food is a  pot roast that I make in a crock pot.  When you come home and open the door, the smell is heavenly.  I brown the meat first and often use tomatoes and  onions, fresh herbs from my garden, and any extra veggies in the refrigerator that I want to us up.

  • Kumiko

    Coming from Japan and Italian being VERY popular there, my family likes to make Italian – Japanese fusion dishes. One popular dish is an eggplant marinade with tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, vinegar and a hint of soy sauce, makes a perfect delicious dish for all year round! 

  • Wilgar

    I always look forward to hot spiced cider from the fall harvest!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shelley-Wilhelm-Hutchek/100000600804226 Shelley Wilhelm Hutchek

    I look forward to my husband’s homemade apple pies in the fall.  Yummy!!!!  Add a little ice cream on top & its heavenly!

  • Joseph Burns

    Every year for the Thanksgiving holiday, my family would enjoy my mother’s homemade Date and Walnut Bread – a recipe passed down from her mother. It’s the only time she made it and we loved it with the turkey and trimmings. I now have the recipe and make the bread for friends and co-workers during the Fall and Winter holidays.

  • susan

    Our favorite is the beef braciole. My dad and I love this dish! The rest of the family does too, but I think we love it more!!

  • Islandgirl2441

    what more says fall then the beautiful turning leaves, Pumpking Praline Cheesecake – my favorite and a delicious cup of coffee.

  • Laura

    We just ate at Maggiano’s for lunch today, and were happy to have the Pumpkin Cheesecake!  Soooo delicious!!!

  • Bhaley518

    i look forward to Maggianos  fall favorites .. I look for your email for the updates … I am so going to get my favorite chicken fontina and absolutly top it off with the pumpkin praline cheese cake

  • Anonymous

    My family really loves the comfort foods!  We make a hot chicken salad (it’s a casserole) that everyone loves on a cold day with a nice warm loaf of bread.  But to top it off, my 12 year old just recently discovered that he likes to bake.  So he started baking homemade apple pie… it was suprisingly delicious.  We are going apple picking this weekend, so guess who will be having some yummy apple pie soon!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vsteerman Vicki Steerman

    Sounds great.  I’ll try it when we eat at Maggianos next week. 

    For cold weather I love chili with lots of whole tomatoes.  Sounds more Italian than Mexican!

    I also love a good Lasagna with wine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alison-Marsh-Durden/1267174643 Alison Marsh Durden

    My family loves chili on a fall day while watching football!

  • Skokietaffyblue

    I LIKE  THE  CHICKEN  FONTIA AND THE FAMILY  LIKES PASTA WITH SHRIMP,AND EGGPLANT  PARMESON.

  • EjP

    I look forward to all of the autumn squashes and sweet potatoes.  There’s nothing like eating vegetables after they’ve soaked up all of summer’s sun and goodness.  Make some soup and I couldn’t be happier. 

  • Stephanie V.

    sweet cornbread stuffing with broccoli and carrots.  I started the tradition when I was a young adult and make it every year now!  How I know Fall and the holidays are here!  Makes me smile.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • Mary Kean

    Living in Las Vegas as soon as the weather and we agree,  it’s CHILLI TIME !!!
    My husband makes a mean vegitarian chilli with or without meat from his own
    excellant skills inherited from his Mom who was a wonderful cook.

  • Kimmie

    My husband & I love Maggiano’s. It is such a great amosphere;everyone is really friendly there and they will go out of their way to make your dining experience great. I love their Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake, chicken potato soup. They have awesome martini’s. I’m looking forward to trying their Chicken Fonina and the Butternut Squash Raviloli. 

  • Cooperpamela

    Our family loves soup when the weather starts to cool. tortellini soup is one of our favorites.

  • Jwesika

    I look forward to pumpkin – cheesecake, ravioli, gnocchi…anything flavored with pumpkin!

  • Joyce

    We love the Beef Bracoli.  My brothers are all the beef out of the meal.  We all loved it.

  • John

    The Chicken piccata with spinach is outstanding all year long!

  • Shirl

    It’s gotta be the anticipation of that roast turkey with stuffing on Thanksgiving, whether made by my mother or grandmother (now both deceased) or me.  There’s nothing like the shopping, preparation, mouth-watering smells from the kitchen, and sharing this special meal with family and friends.  

  • Jo Patricia Aronstein

    my favorite  fall food  is  Duck  L’Orange  with  wild rice  and brussel sprouts  with butter and garlic

  • LishP

    Butternut Squash Ravioli.  Plain and simple.

  • Nala2680

    That squash and brown butter mixture is to die for!  Best thing to happen to stomachs since pumpkin cheesecake!

  • Dapjet45

    I like apple strudel during the autumn, heated up to warm your insides……….!

  • Sandhmom

    I love hot apple cider (with a little cinnamon Schnapps), sitting by a fire on a cool fall day.

  • Paxrose

    Warm apple pie… it reminds me of when my family would go apple picking in New York!

  • JOHN

    The people that you have working are the greatest people  and cant wat to tast that pumpkin cheesecake/

  • Ttreats

    I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli for dinner last night and it was GREAT!!  I’m a big squash fan and have made this at home.  This was outstanding.  But my absolute favor dish at Maggiano’s is the eggplant.  You can’t get it at a lot of  Italian resturants, but it’s wonderful here.  YUM.

  • Sunshy9

    I LOVE everything at Maggiano’s and am ready to try the butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert!

  • Debbie

    My family’s favorite is pumkin pie.  It has been a family tradition to make homemade pumkin pies from the time I was little.  My mother used to make the best homemade pie crusts and we would sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on the leftover pie dough and bake it.  Delicious! 

  • Suzanne

    Christopher, Matthew, Jillian and Suzanne love the butternut squash ravioli.  Actually we love everything but the ravioli is not something we can duplicate in our kitchen.  We love coming to the restaurant together just to enjoy one another’s company, eat way too much and drive home completely satisfied, in every way.

  • Mark WIlkins

    Pumpkin pie-actually I grew to appreciate it and savor it more after marrying my wife. Her mother made the best pie crust I have ever tasted, So the crust was not too soggy and not too doughy.  Plus she used the right amount of spices every time. What really sealed the deal was that the family always made whipped cream from scratch–and used whole cream! It was more than dessert–it could often be the first meal the following morning.  Halloween to Thanksgiving still centers on home made pumpkin pie–which my wife and daughter still make today, often from pumpkins our son-in-law grows in their yard.

  • Denise

    Yummy, can’t wait to come and eat all those wonderful new entrees! We love chili this time of the year! My husband will be in the kitchen for hours working on His special recipe. Perfecting it, making sure it has just the right spice to it.

  • Tmichael

    There is nothing like the smell of roasting green chiles in the fall.  My family’s favorites include green chile stew and green chile chicken enchiladas!

  • Kat

    we love a side of sweet potato bread tinged a pleasant orange and served with brown sugar butter

  • Bmdcrowder

    We have two family fall dishes.  Potato Chowder and Chili with turkey.  We love these dishes on a cold winter’s day. However, I’m anxious to try your fall favorites of Butternut Squash and Chicken Fontina because I LOVE MAGGIANO’S!!!!!
    Berentha Crowder

  • Mmbleakley

    I love, love, love, your butternut squash ravioli. However, I
    also love your regular menu staple of mushroom ravioli!  So of course in the fall, we order both. But if
    you want to hear something truly amazing, I’ll tell you- I DON’T LIKE RAVIOLI!  Except of course, yours!  I’m addicted. I constantly recommend both
    dishes to people far and wide.  Long live
    Maggiano’s.

  • therese

    Anything pumpkin – but especially the seeds.  Still love carving pumpkins, primarily because I know I’ll get to roast those wonderful seeds for a healthy snack.

  • Slely68

    We just love your gnocchi, the stuffed mushrooms, and the mussels.  We order them every time we are there.  I am also looking forward to the pumpkin praline cheesecake…if it’s half as good as all the other desserts we’ve had there…it’s sure to be a hit!!!!!

  • Tammee

    Colder weather means it’s time for pozole, an Aztec stew. Hominy, pork and chilies blend together to make a delicious, comforting meal.

  • Lagroteke

    It feels like Fall when I order the Pumpkin stuffed ravioli. The flavors are so great it reminds me of the foliage in NY!

  • russ valovick

    Chicken fontina………….love it………and the butternut squash  Ravioli ….is too die for…..you have the best kitchen around!   

  • Ellnkraft

    My dad’s parents came from Sicily.  In the fall, after harvesting the vegetables he grew in the back yard, dad made a fantastic dish featuring tomatoes and eggplant, occasionally a zuchinni.  His sauces were always homemade as were the Italian sausages he used for the meat portion of this harvest meal.  I still remember the meat grinder clamped to the old wooden drainboard and the yards of intestines he got from the butcher to use for casings. That was 65 years ago but I can still smell the wonderful aromas from those hearty harvest feasts.

  • Evelyn Cope

    I love Bracciole, my mother made when I was a kid and now I make it for my family.   Pumpkin cheesecake is the favorite for Thanksgiving

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sharon-Dover/1074015315 Sharon Dover

    Maggianos is the best Italian Cuisine

  • Csvanrhein

    Pasta with butternut squash is a perfect comfort food in autumn. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KBOAURBQTIVRKPEUCW6U7W2S4 Suzanne

    During the Superbowl my father makes the best bbq chicken wings and chili.  such great comfort food.   The menu above is making me hungry.  I want to try it all, but it’s hard to go out to eat after getting laid off.

  • Anonymous

    Chicken Fontina is amazing!!! I wish I knew how to make it. I would eat it every week!!

  • LZ

    Some of my favorites are pumpkin pie, apple pie, pot roast, and homemade soup.

  • Jpr1653

    Our family’s favorite fall recipe is making homemade apple pie after we have gone apple picking. We’ve done it ever since my children were small. We even make  pies for friends and relatives

  • Bunny688

    Every year I look forward to sweet potato casserole with brown sugar and marshmallows.  When I was younger, I did not like the appearance of this dish and refused to eat it since I thought the marshmallows were egg whites whipped onto the sweet  potatoes.  Now I look forward to it when the seasons start coming around.  I love the smell, the texture, and the absolute delicacy of my mom’s homemade sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows.  I could skip all of the rest of the food at the holiday meals and just eat this!

  • Steve

    The ravioli is fantastic

  • Pianostitch

    Our family’s favorite fall dish is definitely baked ziti – the more cheese the better!  And there’s nothing like walking into the house when it’s baking . . .       : )

  • Gloria

    I like the spaghetti! I like it any season.

  • Mar

    My family loves my braciole and meatballs.  Have to make a huge pot when we are all together.  It’s a lot of work but worth the time and effort to see the smiles on their faces at dinner time. Yummy!!

  • Troyandtonna

    Our family absolutely loves Maggianos and cannot wait until our next meal there.  I think we are all in agreement that our favorite is the rigatoni D.  Very delicious.  I cant say that I am not excited to try the butternut squash ravioli though and then to end the meal, of course with the pumpkin cheesecake.  Definitely a must.  

  • Lkinder34

    Definitely warm pumpkin bread and hot chili

  • http://twitter.com/marciebeth Marcie

    I love apple pie!

  • Jace

    OMG Comfort foods. That is what coming home for the holidays is all about. Spending time with family setting around a large table filled with all kinds of delicious comfort food. Maggiano’s is just like coming home. Thanks!!

  • mark hendrickson

    Fall means cooler temps and more cooking indoors, Pot roast, oven roasted pork shoulder, soups and chili. Warming the house and the heart with rich flavors and family.

  • Brit

    We always look forward to pumpkin cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory… but that is because we didn’t know this was also offered at Maggiano’s.  AND with this butternut squash ravioli, I can guarantee we will be in.  One other thing that is fall to me is spiced sider.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27000973 Megan Elizabeth Toohey

    I love Maggiano’s this is an awesome place for the Italian lover in us all, my husband and I eat here at your Tyson’s Corner location every year on our anniversary which is 9/23/2005. Other than our yearly visit to your establishment, I am such a foodie and also find myself every year looking forward to the first day of fall, Halloween (my adoption day!), and my birthday; why? Well, because every year on those three days it is tradition for me to make my family’s Shrimp Capallini. It has been a tradition since the day I was adopted at three years old, and now that I am a mom and have kids I follow my mothers tradition and make this dish on the same days. Even though it always taste better in my humble opinion when my mother makes it, my husband prefers when I  make it! Ironic, I think so! I thought I’d share this easy, delicious one of a kind recipe for all to try, IT IS SERIOUSLY A LITTLE BIT OF EUPHORIA! Feel free to experiment with the recipe to make it your own! Hope you enjoy!This recipe yields 6 single servings and is perfect for 2 people and 1 child to be full! (I use these numbers from my personal household experiences with making this for my family, my mom when I was growing up always made double servings with extra sauce to save in a separate container. Why? Well, this meal is an awesomely good reheat and serve but as the noodles saturate all the sauce the extra on the side is perfect for an almost as good as just made re-heat and go meal!)*Each Serving Provides:  609 Calories , 35.7 g Protein , 88.7 g Carbohydrates , 13.1 g Fat , 138 mg Cholesterol , 167 mg Sodium , Calories from Fat 19%Ingredients:
    8ozAngel Hair (Capellini), uncooked1lbsasparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces2teaspVegetable oil5cloveGarlic, chopped1cupSliced mushrooms4tbspLow-sodium soy sauce2tbspSesame oil1tbspBrown sugar3tbspchutney2tbspToasted Sesame Seeds1bunchScallions, finely chopped8tbspVinegar1lbsfrozen medium shrimp, thawed
    Preparation:1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; two minutes before pasta is done, add asparagus pieces.2. When pasta and asparagus are done, drain. 3. Place oil, garlic and mushrooms in a 2-quart saucepan. 4. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. 5. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, chutney, toasted sesame seeds, scallions and vinegar. 6. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. 7. Add shrimp to the sauce and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes. 8. Toss shrimp and sauce with pasta and asparagus and serve.
    Side notes to consider while making this dish:* You can also add a dash of red wine vinegar and rice wine for a more flavorful sauce!*** I recommend pre-boiling water with beer, white vinegar and a tad stir fry dry mix and letting the shimp boil for 2-3 minutes first, then adding them to the dish and watch for them to turn bright pink and curl. (It makes the shrimp have flavor explosions in your mouth instead of a quite bland taste, although both are good this is just an idea for extra body for the dish)Yummy Extras:-This dish goes great with white wines!-Served with a starter Asian blend salad Dole has a premade delicious one for a time cut down, called “Asian Island Crunch Salad Kit.” Or you can make your own the ingredients they use are as follows: Ingredients:    Romaine Lettuce, Green Cabbage, Iceberg Lettuce, Carrots, Snow Peas, Red Cabbage; Toppings: Sesame Ginger Dressing, sliced almonds, dried pineapple, crisp noodles. ( This salad is great for a starter or meal with a tuna steak marinated in soy sauce and sesame seeds for 3-4 hours then thrown on a Forman grill to sear the edges for 2 minutes, the sliced thin and served atop this combination of “asian style” salad!!!!!)-Sherbet or Sorbet are an awesome finisher and with a quick 3 course prep and make time a filling and delicious uncomplicated meal!!!!!I hope you all love this as much as me and my family!

  • Kula2379

    What I love about this time of year is the sweet potato casserole.  It is my favorite thing about fall and part of the Thanksgiving dinner.

  • TW

    Tuscan Bean soup is my family’s favorite fall dish.  I make it from scratch, and the aroma fills the house with love.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27000973 Megan Elizabeth Toohey

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  • violin1

    Love the fried zuchini, strawberry cheesecake, mussels…..EVERYTHING!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002183989095 Carol Bricalt

    Defintely pumpkin cheesecake!  Can’t wait for holidays!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27000973 Megan Elizabeth Toohey

    I love Maggiano’s this is an awesome place for the Italian lover in us all, my husband and I eat here at your Tyson’s Corner location every year on our anniversary which is 9/23/2005. Other than our yearly visit to your establishment, I am such a foodie and also find myself every year looking forward to the first day of fall, Halloween (my adoption day!), and my birthday; why? Well, because every year on those three days it is tradition for me to make my family’s Shrimp Capallini. It has been a tradition since the day I was adopted at three years old, and now that I am a mom and have kids I follow my mothers tradition and make this dish on the same days. Even though it always taste better in my humble opinion when my mother makes it, my husband prefers when I  make it! Ironic, I think so! I thought I’d share this easy, delicious one of a kind recipe for all to try, IT IS SERIOUSLY A LITTLE BIT OF EUPHORIA! Feel free to experiment with the recipe to make it your own! Hope you enjoy!This recipe yields 6 single servings and is perfect for 2 people and 1 child to be full! (I use these numbers from my personal household experiences with making this for my family, my mom when I was growing up always made double servings with extra sauce to save in a separate container. Why? Well, this meal is an awesomely good reheat and serve but as the noodles saturate all the sauce the extra on the side is perfect for an almost as good as just made re-heat and go meal!)*Each Serving Provides:  609 Calories , 35.7 g Protein , 88.7 g Carbohydrates , 13.1 g Fat , 138 mg Cholesterol , 167 mg Sodium , Calories from Fat 19%Ingredients:
    8ozAngel Hair (Capellini), uncooked1lbsasparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces2teaspVegetable oil5cloveGarlic, chopped1cupSliced mushrooms4tbspLow-sodium soy sauce2tbspSesame oil1tbspBrown sugar3tbspchutney2tbspToasted Sesame Seeds1bunchScallions, finely chopped8tbspVinegar1lbsfrozen medium shrimp, thawePreparation:1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; two minutes before pasta is done, add asparagus pieces.2. When pasta and asparagus are done, drain. 3. Place oil, garlic and mushrooms in a 2-quart saucepan. 4. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. 5. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, chutney, toasted sesame seeds, scallions and vinegar. 6. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. 7. Add shrimp to the sauce and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes. 8. Toss shrimp and sauce with pasta and asparagus and serve. Enjoy!* You can also add a dash of red wine vinegar and rice wine for a more flavorful sauce!*** I recommend pre-boiling water with beer, white vinegar and a tad stir fry dry mix and letting the shimp boil for 2-3 minutes first, then adding them to the dish and watch for them to turn bright pink and curl. (It makes the shrimp have flavor explosions in your mouth instead of a quite bland taste, although both are good this is just an idea for extra body for the dish)Yummy Extras:-This dish goes great with white wines!-Served with a starter Asian blend salad Dole has a pre-made delicious one for a time cut down, called “Asian Island Crunch Salad Kit.” Or you can make your own the ingredients they use are as follows: Ingredients:    Romaine Lettuce, Green Cabbage, Iceberg Lettuce, Carrots, Snow Peas, Red Cabbage; Toppings: Sesame Ginger Dressing, sliced almonds, dried pineapple, crisp noodles. ( This salad is great for a starter or meal with a tuna steak marinated in soy sauce and sesame seeds for 3-4 hours then thrown on a Forman grill to sear the edges for 2 minutes, the sliced thin and served atop this combination of “Asian style” salad!!!!!)-Sherbet or Sorbet are an awesome finisher and with a quick 3 course prep and make time a filling and delicious uncomplicated meal!!!!!I hope you all love this as much as me and my family!

  • Kim

    The chicken fontina would be my families favorite. It is stuffed with fontina cheese that is so good and mushrooms. Even my kids like mushrooms. We love to come to your restaurant. Can’t wait to go back.

  • Arworkman7

    I love Maggiano’s Butternut Squash ravioli! I also love making homemade soups and as soon as Fall comes around, I love to make Butternut Squash and Apple Soup and Pumpkin Soup. The smells are so comforting this time of year and remind me of my Mother and all the fun we used to have going apple picking and pumpkin carving. Her and I were always making yummy comfort food this time of year. 

  • Stephaniejo

    The Autumn season reminds me of my youth, the smell of Halloween knocking at your door, while Mom’s cooking up her famous spaghetti & meatballs.  Then I knew that she’d pack it up hot in my Ragedy Ann thermos to take to school in my lunchbox, all the kids would be eating PB&J’s & I had Mom’s S&MB!  Maggiano’s sauce reminds me of hers, that why I love it!

  • BH

    We had my cousins engagement party at Maggiano’s. It was just great, the food was wonderful the staff very professional.  I have been at least once a month since.

  • M Burns

    Love the pineapple float that my Mother made while I was growing up!

  • BH

    I forgot to add my favorite dish is the chicken parm :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gilbert.cervera Pastor Gilbert Cervera

    My favorite food for the fall is pumkin pie. It brings many good memories especially during Thanksgiving, and yes with some good coffee.

  • Drakay

    Maggiano’s is the best Italian food i have ever had! The quality is amazing…and its special to our family because its where my daughter got engaged this year!  the waiters helped to make it a night to remember.

  • http://www.calligraphylady.com Calligraphy Lady

    We just had dinner at Maggiano’s this evening. We enjoyed the 2 entree special. Part of the special was dessert. The Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake was delicious! It is definitely our new favorite.

  • Susan

    Fall is the time of year for us where the weather gets brisk & cool on the outside but warm & aromatic in the kitchen where we start baking breads. Zucchini Walnut is my favorite but Banana Nut is a close second! We enjoy them for breakfast or late night snack with a little butter spread over the warmed or toasted homemade slices.

  • Monica L

    My family’s favorite fall comfort food is pork & sauerkraut roasted all day long served with home made mashed potatoes.  The sauerkraut becomes very mild – of course you can’t do it without garlic!  In regards to the food at Maggiano’s – there isn’t a dish we haven’t loved – the salmon with spinach, the braised beef ravioli were amazing, chix parm, the spinach and artichoke dip al forno!  We definitely miss the mushroom ravioli though!

  • Chellbelle71

    Our favorite fall dish is sweet potato casserole.  We have this once Fall is in the air all the way through the holidays!  Mmmm…..I can smell the marshmallows now!

  • Gshaver

    I love the Pumpkin Cheesecake, YUM!

  • Carly15

    Looking forward to trying them all, starting this Sunday! LOVE Maggiano’s!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=26611898 Laura Detwiler

    I haven’t been able to try anything at Maggiano’s yet. : (  The past two times I had scheduled to go there for dinner for a date with my boyfriend, we didn’t make it. The first time I had a terrible stomach flu and the second time was the hurricane the beginning of September. I live four hours away, so it takes a lot of planning to try to go there for dinner. The butternut squash ravioli looks and sounds amazing, and I’m sure we would both love everything on the menu! Hopefully we will get there soon to try some different dishes! : )

  • Allie Whitt

    My family’s favorite fall, food-related item is BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE.  Hot, bubbly straight from the oven and smiles came across all our faces.  I still remember the sight of the heavenly vision, the smell of the cheese, and the taste of the velvety smooth dish brings back wonderful family memories.  Even though my Mom and Dad are no longer physically with me, just the sight of bubbling macaroni & cheese takes me back to yesteryear.

  • GaLP

    Pumpkin Pie, topped with a HUGE serving of homemade whipped cream.

  • Bob D

    I like the classics where you get to take home a second one free

  • Tiffprl2

    My mom always makes apple crisp. I love the crunchy topping with ice cream and caramel sauce drizzled all over. Gosh she is the best. Im 28, I think its time i learned how to make it for my family instead of relying on her to make it for the entire family!

  • Mukta Agrawal

    I  love Maggianos food Chicken Parmesan, Crispy Zucchini Fritte and Stuffed Mushrooms are my favourite. My husband loves Garlic Bread Focaccia, Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia, Deep fried Crispy Onion Strings and Italian Sausage Flatbread

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bella-L-Weir/1458650201 Bella L Weir

    Before my nona died, every thanksgiving she would make potatoes and meatballs.  It doesn’t sound very extravagant but it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.  Everything was homemade and handrolled in her kitchen.  The sauce was always her own, nothing out of a jar or can, and even in her old age she still refused to let anyone help her roll her handmade meatballs.  She would get the potatoes out of her own garden (along with the tomatoes, onions, herbs, etc) and everything would just marinate in that sauce for hours until that was all you could smell in the house and when you took a bite, it would just melt in your mouth!  Now that’s a dish I looked forward to!

  • elizabeth m.

    I love the pumpkin cheesecake!

  • John_wuenschel

    This is the time of year that we pick the rest of the veggies from the garden and enjoy fresh salads with all the fresh veggies we can add.

  • Teamvargas3ver

    Well one of the fondest memories I have is sitting in my Grandmothers kitchen watching her roll out the dough for the best Nut Rolls in the world! After she mixed all of the ingredients together she would let my sisters and I roll and form the rolls and bake them into such a perfect pastry that the whole family enjoyed! And guess who had clean up duty in the kitchen? Haha

  • ma

    Our fall favorite is the golden crusted potato medallion!!  Cheesy, salty, but buttery potato!!  The steam carries the aroma, and the kichen is filled with happiness!

  • Ccwrites

    Our family’s favorite fall dish is chicken paprikash–creamy with a dash of spicy to thwart the fall chill!

  • Michelle

    Everyone in our family loves butternut squash – curried butternut squash soup, baked or mashed with a bit of butter and cinnamon; would love to try Maggiano’s butternut squash ravioli – sounds yummy!!

  • Jfran972

    We love Maggiano’s!  Our favorite fall dish is pot roast with potatoes, carrots and onions…  Yum1

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001353098465 Misty Sato

    Pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie!

  • Maria Elena Robles

    I love Italian food after fish. Ravioli, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pumpkin and creams either in foods or desserts makes it all worthwhile.  Alfredo futtuchini is one of my favorite and the rolls of warm bread with butter, well I guess I’m getting hungry. 

  • Jan

    The “Famous” Maggiano’s Pumpkin Cheesecake is to die for!  It is simply creamy and devine! 

  • Nancyjadeh

    Every year I look forward to the pumpkin pies during fall. For me it symbolizes a warm, festive dinner. Not only is it a reminded of Thanksgiving, but also delightful Halloween! And I love how everyone makes pumpkin pie in their own way. Some are like it cold, warm, hot, soft, crunchy, hard, or maybe a bit burnt. Pumpkin’s are not having such a great harvest this year, but I’m sure it will all work out. Yummy Pumpkin Pies!!!

  • Kristen

    When the weather starts to cool down we always look forward to garlic mashed potatoes and chicken cacciatore.  It’s a meal we often enjoy taking the time to make from scratch together as a family and then sit down and enjoy as a family. There is much love involved in the entire process.  We are a busy family of 6 on very different schedules, so when we can all come together, it is a wonderful thing.  

  • Kamara2u

    I know it’s fall when I can find pumpkin ice cream for sale! That first taste always lets me know that autumn is upon us and it will soon be time for sweaters, bonfires, colorful leaves, and hay rides. As a child, Halloween was always a special time, and although we didn’t have pumpkin ice cream (it’s an adult discovery), one of my favorite activities was making “candy” apples. Back in the day, you could actually bring them to school and share them with your classmates for the Halloween Day celebration.

  • Muzakluvrr

    There’s nothing better than the smell of warm apple pie in the house. mix that with a nice cup of hot coco with ice cream and homemade whipped cream. Then you have Maggiano’s Butternut squash Ravioli, and the Braised Beef Ravioli, now that’s Fall in a nut shell. I gotta stop now Im making myself so hungry.

    S. Jones

  • Kathy Huggins

    When the cool weather sets in we can’t wait to have a large bowl of our Italian Sausage Chili after letting it cook all day in the crock pot. Afterwards a slice of Cheese cake with a good cup of coffee.

  • Rrubens662

    Can’t wait to try the butternut squash ravioli!!
    Usually we prepare the butternut squash with the squash taken out of its shell, mixed with other ingredients,  then stuff it back into its shell, and then baked.  Delicious!!

  • Jill

    Love the Fall and all of the food that comes along with it! Anything baked with pumpkin, squash or apples. Love to make soups and chili and enjoy the cool weather and football season with my family. Soup and fresh bread from the oven! It doesn’t get any better than that. Unless, of course, I don’t have to cook and we have a reservation at Maggiano’s ;)

  • Cdelia2997

    We always look forward to pumpkin pie. Although the pumpkin cheesecake described above sounds like a winner.

  • Tesc_Bailey

    A steaming pot of simmering chicken and thickly cut homemade noodles makes my taste buds crave this family favorite perfected by my mother. Guaranteed to love!

  • Ejdrugo

    Fall has always meant pumpkins. Growing them, carving them, and,of course, the wonderful pumpkins pies, cakes, fills and breads have always been important parts of my life. Pumpkins more than anything mean fall to me.

  • Sunnybrookfarms

    I can’t wait to try both of the fall favorites at Maggiano’s.  Every fall, our family looks forward  to my pumpkin bread.  The pumpkin bread recipe came from a family friend and has been a favorite for many years!  It’s so moist and especially great when it’s warm!  I love this recipe and even better it makes 2 very nice sized loaves and we love to share it with friends.  Although my grown, married daughter wants to now be the recipient of the 2nd loaf when I make it and she loves it so much she doesn’t want to share!   I think I’ll make some today!  

  • Jrmiller91

    I can’t wail to try the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!!!

  • Margaritaville5170

    I love Italian and Maggiano’s does it best but for a homecooked meal it’s my mom’s fried chicken and home made potato salad.  Nobody can fry chicken like my mom.  It is a must on the menu whenever we go home to visit.

  • Jray141@nc.rr.com

    Looking forwrd to the butternut squash ravioli.  Sounds wonderful!!

  • Kianbubbiesmom

    Polish food….yumm….gramma always made golumpki every Sunday exactly like that. The smells were wonderful….you couldn’t sleep even if you wanted to.:)

  • AM

    We look forward to my Moms Holupki(polish food). half ground chuck and ground round with rice then rolled in a steamed cabbage leaf baked in the oven with tomato sauce. When she makes this we know it is fall. Can’t wait to eat some !

  • Tina Roeder

    Me and my family took forward to frequenting Patterson’s Fruit Farm and making homemade apple crisp with the apples we purchase…I look forward to trying these new dishes at Maggiano’s…

  • Fluppa

    Meatloaf, butternut squash and mashed potatoes :-)

  • A Martinez

    Southpark location in Charlotte, NC – great venue – shop til you drop and have a very nice meal afterwards – Have done this since they opened – can not wait til the holidays

  • Carol

    Chilli Mac and anything Cheesecake!  The first time I hosted a Chilli Party, I didn’t realize how much wine I was drinking while making the Chilli, so when the guest arrived I was pretty sloushed.  Some are very good friends to this day even though I was meeting them for the first time that day.  That party is still mentioned 30 years later probably because I am not a drinker and it was the one and only time they have seen me so entertaining.

  • cw

    On cold days, we make homemade texas style chili over fritos and covered with cheese.

  • Nuris

    My fav fall dish has got to be sweet potato casserole HANDS DOWN!!!  There’s something about the sweetness of the potatoes mixed with the crunchiness of the pecans and swirls of maple syrup that just put me in a cozy mood. Love it! 

  • Bella!

    Nothing like being Italian because Italian’s love their food! Good, flavorful food! Growning up and still to this day, the family gets together every Sunday and for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, it’s a big feast of different foods! Deserts to die for and food that just makes you keep eating! The one thing that I absolutely loved having and looked forward to at every holiday was Arangini’s (Italian Rice balls). I just loved the combination of ground beef seasoned with onions, peas and some italian spices mixed with homemade spagetti sauce just a little for taste placed in the center of cooked rice seasoned with parmesan cheese shaped into a ball and rolled into seasoned Italian bread crumbs. Fry or bake these little babies up and savor all of the flavors coming together for a wonderful experience! Now that I’ve got my own family, I have learned how to make these delicious rice balls of happiness! Of course, no meal is complete without a good cup of coffee and a piece of tiramisu!

  • Morouk18

    Comfort food in the fall comes in the form of a turnip, and mastering grandma’s recipe for fritters.  Alittle sea salt, and yum

  • JIK

    I love home made squash soup, made with sweet potato, leeks and ginger.  I make a huge batch to have left overs, to which I add shrimp for a complete meal.  I’m looking forward to trying your squash ravioli.

  • pc

    A perfect dinner… Butternut squash ravioli and tiramisu!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jessicarwarfield Jessica Warfield

    for the holidays, I like anything pumpkin, for instance, you cheesecake above is amazing sounding!!!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    Braciole! That’s what our family craves when we need comfort.  Our twelve year old son loves to make it for our family and his friends.  As much as we love the comfort of cooking and eating at home it’s even more fun to eat at Maggiano’s Little Italy.  Always an inviting atmosphere, well trained, friendly staff and that awesome food.  Thanks!

  • Madamebrooks3847

    I equate fall with apple picking.  Which means making apple pies, apple cider, caramel apples and cinnamon apples.  I can smell the nutmeg and cinnamon now!  

  • Kdawn1978

    Every fall, I crave my mom’s Sweet Potato Delight- it’s like sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, and a struesel got together and made a baby- It’s awesome!!! Ive made it a few times from her recipe, and while its delicious, for some reason its just not the same as hers- CANT WAIT FOR IT!!! :)

  • jules

    We love it all….now matter what the season! 

  • Kzfate

    My entire family loves Maggiano’s! we always get the zucchini appetizer and the Maggiano chopped salad too! (Love the white balsamic dressing on it) 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1555746535 Carrie Lynn Blevins Kilwy

    Anything pumpkin or apple!  Mostly fresh hot apple cidar and pumpkin bread help me remember the Fall seasons of Upstate New York where I spent several years of my childhood courtsey of the United States Air Force.  Remembering those cool, crisp, autumn days helps make the long, hot days of Texas, my true home, a little less hot.

  • Irene

    We never have had a bad meal at Maggiano’s!!!!! It is be far our favorite dining out destination. Needless to say, Ziti and Sausage is one of our favorites.  Actually, we have tried almost all of the entres, and they are all wonderful.     IB

  • Debbie

    Maggiano’s is my favorite ANY time of the year. The customer service is Superb!!! Just the your food!!

  • Crakajax

    The butternut squash ravioli looks amazing:)

  • Glowbug28

    Maggiano’s is our Favorite place to eat-for ANY occassion!  We love the cheesecake and I especially love their lobster ravioli!  The 1 item I look forward most of all to, is carving pumpkins with my daughter and then roasting them – and eating them of course!  Just a GREAT way to kick-off the holiday season! 

  • Manda

     I can’t wait tio try Maggiano’s pumpkin cheesecake.  I make my own at home in teh fall , but this looks Amazing!

  • Robin

    As the cool seasons fall in, our family loves my homemade lasgana and spaghetti with fresh garlic and herbs from my garden.  My son’s friends always want me to cook for them!  I’m looking forward to trying Little Italy’s October Favorite’s!!

  • Rose Sizler

    Okay, so this is the plan, Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake for lunch, a little run to work it off, back again for dinner for Butternut Squash ravioli.  Must be heaven!!!!

  • Sededra

    I like to prepare a delicious lasagna with layers of pasta, sauce, cheese, riccotta, ground turkey and topped of with oregano seasoning. It’s warm on a chilly day. And for dessert we like to bake chocolate chip cookies because they’re warm and chewy and serve them with a nice cold milk.

  • Amy Jean

    I am so excited to dive into your butternut squash ravioli for my birthday dinner! We always come to Maggiano’s and nothing feels more like fall than butternut squash. Yum!!! So glad it’s back!

  • David Sommers

    Living in one of the hottest parts of Southern California means wearing shorts to visit Maggiano’s in the winter, so it’s hard to identify with special fall foods. However, Maggiano’s is one of our favorite places for lunch or dinner any time of year.

  • Kathy

    Even though we lived in an urban area, we always had a garden!! At the end of summer, we had many vegetables to harvest. Growing up, a vegetable souffle was our favorite dish for the pending autumn weather!! Delicious…and made kids like vegetables.

  • Terrie Aldridge

    One of my family’s fall favorites is a big roast…the kind that simmers all day and has everyone drooling way before dinner!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198102353 Vickie Scott

    Nothing says fall like butternut squash ravioli from Maggiano’s topped off by a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks.

  • Suburbianartist

    My family’s favorite is homemade green bean casserole!  Not the kind that comes out of the can.  The real deal.  It’s got one Italian ingredient that makes this American dish delicious!  My brother makes it all from scratch:  fresh green beans, deep-fried onion haystack onions and ofcourse:  hand-chopped Italian Portebella mushrooms!

  • Maggianosloyalfoodie

    Baked Ziti or a very cheesy lasagna, lots of garlic bread and Maggiano’s chopped salad!!  Yummy!!

  • Heathers63

    I frequently eat at Maggiano’s and I love the Baked Rigatoni with Chicken sausage and of course the chopped salad….YUMMY!!!

  • Anonymous

    We love stuffed acorn squash in the fall or butternut squash soup.

  • Susanplytle

    Pasta’s king in every season…butternut squash ravioli w brown butter–buono!!

  • Lori_moats

    A nice bowl of homemade chili smothered with cheese and served with cornbread! Warms you to the core.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2UILZ7BAEZW64YEIN2YLPUZPM Emily

    love fresh pumpkin muffins hot out of the oven.  Also love this time of year and the pumpkin cheesecake and the butternut squash ravioli.  They are both good fall comfort food!

  • Joyce A. Rubel

    Absolutely love the eggplant parmesan with the caesar salad.  Complimented with lots of garlic bread.
    Incredible!

  • MC

    Our youngest son had given us a gift card to your restaurant. Since we live in the Sacramento Valley we looked and only saw San Jose for Maggiano’s. We really wanted to try it, and we said we would make a special trip to the area.  We had the opportunity to come to your fine establishment while my husband was working in the area with our oldest son. This was some time ago! All I can say is I can hardly wait to come back and bring the entire family! (All 14 of us!) The food is outstanding along with the family atmosphere! Best Italian!
    Having grown-up the child of a restauranteur (Italian) and also of a Mother who was an awesome Polish/Russian cook, our family was never at a loss for “Absolutely Wonderful” cuisine! Whether it be my Dear Dad’s Cioppino or Precious Mom’s Halupke(ground round, rice & special seasonings & sauce) or Pillows(melt in your mouth dough pillows stuffed with potatoes, onions & cottage chesse & special seasonings)…we savoured every bite! We always had Sunday Dinner with Spaghetti & Meatballs (prepared by both Mom & Dad) and Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, & Easter were always filled with Dad’s perfect stuffed turkey with “all” the trimmings, glazed baked ham, and Mom’s Kielbasa (sometimes at any holiday), (an Easter Tradition). “Just the thought brings back the warmth and love.” My Dad also made the very best pizza in the world at many fine restaurants including his own  including Meatball Sandwiches and Garlic Bread. My husband never liked pizza until he had my Dad’s in the North Bay area. I could go on and on…Dad’s New England Clam Chowder and Stuffed Sole…I am craving it already…
    my Mom’s pumpkin pie surpassed any that I will ever make, and that goes for her Apple Crumb.  I must not forget to add that Dad’s Mince Pie was what made me enjoy it as a young child!
    I would like to say that when you grow up with such fine cuisine, it is hard to “eat out” without being a critic! I feel very fortunate and blessed and also would like to bring the family to enjoy dishes at Maggiano’s that taste “homemade”! When the weather is changing it’s nice to “go back in time” and try to re-create one of the specialties that made my life special…the meatballs & sauce, new england clam chowder, the pumpkin or apple pie, stuffed turkey, glazed ham,  or halupke & pillows for my family. I think they all do it better than me! It’s watching the expression on their faces when they eat and enjoy the family time! :0) I must not forget the cheesecake…the Grands love it, and I do believe my husband and I introduced them to it! Pumpkin cheesecake sounds absolutely divine!
    We wish you were in our area!
    I need to go and cook now…!

  • Kristina Packard

    I look forward to pumpkin rolls.  It is something that my mom and started makng together and now it is a tradtion.

  • Sarah Vellutini

    Fried mozzareal for starters with lot’s of oil and vinger with their yummy bread.  Mom’s lasagana for dinner and cheesecake to top the evening off.  Then hit the gym tomorrow.  :)

  • Maggyboy

    Sweet potato cheese cake!!!

  • Romano

    Pumpkin ravioli and a large sage covered grilled drumstick with a glass of venerable Barolo:  Colonial concept with an Italian twist–and don’t forget a shower of shaved Reggiano Parmigiano!

  • Rariley113

    My daughter and I love meatloaf in the fall.  She is currently in culinary school, but when she comes home it is always “Mom, will you make meatloaf?” I have to laugh as she certainly knows how to cook better than me, but you always love family food.  Of course, we also go to Maggiano’s when she is home from school.  Always a great family atmosphere.

  • Kitty I.

    I look forward to every trip to Maggiano’s. Heck, I drive 2 hours just to get to one! – Awesome!

  • Sdetweiler1

    Oh how I love Pumpkin Cheesecake, Just finished eating a nice size piece.  I love basicly anything my mom made with pumpkin,  breads and pies.  My mom would make up to 4 pumpkin pies at a time with her hand made crusts.  I would sit at the counter and watch her make them which inspired me to bake them now after all these years…

  • Amy B

    Spaghetti & meatballs!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3776TTY4VOEXYDWTBY2TUBU2BM Mac L

    I always look forward to macaroni salad with diced ham, fresh apples and dried cranberries. This is paired with homemade cold cuts: a meatloaf (actually, it’s shaped like a log) made out of ground pork, sausage, hard-boiled egg, raisins, pickle relish and carrots. We always look forward to these dishes this time of the year because my grandfather served them to us over the holidays — year after year. He always had roast chicken, vegetable soup with home-made broth — and the macaroni salad and cold-cuts were always my favorite. I can already smell them in the air. I miss my grandpa. Having these fall treats on the holiday dinner table always makes us feel that he’s part of our celebration!

  • Roni

    Chicken fontina!!!!

  • Ersoter

    I miss Maggiano’s Italian Pot Poast that was available only on Sundays.  It was one of my favorite dishes.  That said, I enjoy the Beef Braciole very much also.

  • Cgshaffer

    I love Maggiano’s!!!!!  My favorite one is the restaurant in King of  Prussia!!!!  Looks like a huge mansion.  And the food and staff are outstanding!!!!!!!  Bartenders are fun!.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisakaplan7 Lisa Kaplan

    Baked Ziti

  • Andrea Skeens

    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie – favorite dessert at Thanksgiving

  • Anoosh4

    Butternut squash, pumpkin cheesecake and any pasta dish from Maggiano’s! 

  • P Nut2020

    My favorite fall food?  Easy…pumpkin pie.  But that chicken fontina and butternut squash ravioli sound heavenly too

  • Kims

    Mmmm…. Pumpkin cheesecake!

  • Nana V.

    Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pumpkin Cheesecake are my ultimate favorite!  It’s the only thing I look forward to in the fall!!!  Maggiano’s is my ultimate favorite when it comes to Italian eating!!  I can just close my eyes and taste the wonderful dishes they serve!!!

  • Hellene_dem

    My favorite fall meal is pasta! Any and all kind is awesome, but I do prefer vegetarian dishes like cheese ravioli or fettucini Alfredo. Paired with a glass of wine and crusty bread, yummy! I also enjoy a hot home made soup like minestrone or vegetarian split pea, made with garden fresh veggies like zucchini and squash!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Vote/100000699669541 Rachel Vote

    Our family favorite is definitly mashed potatoes. You can add so many different things to it to make it wonderful. We add garlic, buttermilk and gouda cheese. Then we throw peas in it after its all said and done with cut up peices of leftover meat. Mashed potatoes are so versatile, i just wished they lasted better as leftovers after a couple days in the frige.

  • JOHN

    Growing up in an Italian family meant there was always plenty of good food on the table. I learned how to cook Italian from my mom and grandma. My grandma has passed on but I can sometimes still smell the gravy cooking and filling the house with a wonderful smell. Lasagna and Braciole was always my favorites growing up. Now if I don’t feel like cooking and want to eat Italian food I always go to Maggianos.

  • Dennis Parrish

    Being born and raised in Virgina and attending VCU, I ventured out to find a roommate my junior year.  He was an Italian New Yorker and every fall his family (including his mother and grandmother) would pay us a visit in the large house we rented and they would cook all weekend long for a Sunday Italian meal that was out of this world.  The next best meal I can now find is when I visit Maggiano’s. 

  • mab

    Our favorite dish anytime of the year was something we lovingly called refrigerator stew. Why? Because it was most of the what had been leftover from the weeks dinners all thrown together in a soup pot. YUM! Add some crusty bread, a tall glass of milk and you have a great, easy dinner.

  • Truly_lyd

    I think the thing I can’t wait for the most, is sweet potato casserole!  I love the creamy sweetness of the potatoes, with the burnt sugar flavor as well as the nutty crunch on top. Mmmm…. can smell the cinnamon already!

  • Anonymous

    Okay, one thing about fall cooking I look forward to is soup! I love to make soup but it is always to hot to eat it. Our favorite is Cheeseburger Soup with homemade bread.  Love It! I also look forward to Pumpkin Cheesecake, and about the only time I can find it is around Thanksgiving!

  • Biran Bullis

    I always look forward to sqush and pumpkin items for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

  • Mary c2

    My family’s favorite fall dish is my stuffing.  It is a simple celery, onion & herb stuffing that I make  each year, on Thanksgiving, just like my mother did and the family loves it so much that  I am the designated ‘stuffing maker’.

  • Paula

    Herbal Chicken Soup.
    My mother would prepare a big pot as part of her Mid-Autumn celebration, and to fortify us against seasonal colds that might strike due to the change in season.  It was time when the whole family would gather to enjoy the Soup and other harvest goodies, and afterwards stay up in the magical light of the brightest full moon of the year to play games and to tell and retell family lore.

  • Kaneetra

    Anything with pecans. It just feels like fall. I can’t wait to try the cheesecake

  • Shanna

    My favorite fall dish is butternut squash ravioli!!  I LOVE IT! I would eat it every day all fall if I could!!!

  • Alysse Boyd

    Pumpkin soup is a tradition in my family… it feels like fall (and home) to me.  

  • Rmheyman

    I’d settle for a plate of Braciole right now, although I wouldn’t turn down  Maggiano’s lasagna either. Both would warm us on a cool fall evening.

  • Mnppro

    I’ve fallen in love with something very simple every fall–pumpkin pancakes.  It is a tradition in our family to enjoy them when the pumpkin season comes around.  My children and grandchildren look forward to a celebration of pumpkin every fall.

  • KJones2840

     looking forward to trying the squash ravioli!

  • kw

    We love the Crispy Zucchini FritteWe know it’s not on the fall list, but a close second is the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake.

  • Sandyslzr

    We enjoy so many things it’s very to pick just one! But the spare ribs are fabulous when you can get them!

    Thank you
    Sandy Salazar!!!

  • Jeanette

    Our favorite fall meal is Spaghetti with Italian Sausage, garlic bread, nice antipasto salad and pecan pie for dessert.  YUMMY

  • Jeanette

    Call me when Mom is ready!  Sounds so good!!!  Enjoy!!

  • Kalarabe

    Being from a Great Lakes state, I would have to say all of the amazing fish varieties available up here during the fall.  I grew up having a very talented fisherman for a Dad, so there was never a shortage of delicious walleye, salmon, and crappie during their “run” that time of year.  Lucky for me, I wound up with another very talented fisherman in my life, my husband, so I get to eat as much fish as I can handle during autumn!  No matter how often I eat it, it is always a special treat. 

  • Fishesticks

    I love pomegrantes!  I put them in oatmeal, in cold cereal, in salads, and eat them alone by the spoonful. 

  • Cherizielinski

    I wait every year for the first day I can get an Eggnog Latte from Starbucks! I love that, and it means that the holiday season is starting, which is the BEST time of year due to the good nature and feelings of mankind.

  • Abunt

    I think it has to be beef stew. When you come in on a cool day and smell all the veggies and meat cooking it is so comforting!

  • mandm1

    i love anything that has pumpkin in it.

  • Fann14

    My mom makes homemade minestrone from her mom’s recipe. Its delicious and nutricious and we love it!

  • Catherine

    Apples!  Fresh or baked.

  • Norman S Simons

    I love the butternut squash ravioli

  • Sukina

    Seriously, if my husband could move into your restaurant and eat dinner at one of your tables every night – I think he would!  We absolutely LOVE dining at Maggiano’s and when we have a babysitter for the evening, there’s no mystery about where we’ll be – eating delicious food at one of your tables!  Can’t wait to try the Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pumplin Cheesecake – YUM!

  • Amy M.

    Would love to try the pumpkin praline cheesecake!! Sounds amazing!

  • Bev

    Mmmm, Butternut Squash Ravioli – tasty, & healthy too!  Can’t wait to go back.

  • Amarimpietri

    Our family loves to have hardy food like Chili and homemade Chicken soup when the leaves start to fall.

  • Onashoestring

    Pumpkin R
    oll and Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Butter, Cream, Brown Sugar and Bourbon.

  • Lmgilb

    When there is a chill in the air it is time for homemade soups. The family’s secret recipe for  Cheese soup is most requested by even my college kids and their friends! I enjoy butternut squash and the fall veggies too! I’m looking forward to trying the Pumpkin  Praline cheesecake the next time we visit Maggiano’s! :D

  • Eileen

    Butternut squash and pumpkin are my two favorite fall dishes!  Thank you Maggiano’s for combining them into  a great entree

  • Kathy

    This is the time our family likes to make hearty soups.   Our favourite is a minnestrone that uses a lot of vegetables from our garden.  
    Thanks,
    K

  • Jeniffer

    My family doesn’t have one favorite fall dish.  Everyone has different likes and dislikes.  For me, during Thanksgiving, I love sweet potatoes 

  • Anonymous

    Growing up I always looked forward to Sundays at Grandma’s house for sauce.  Sauce with whatever she was making for the day, whether spaghetti, ravioli, calamari, chicken parmesan or all of them.  I now carry on the tradition with my children and grandchildren on Sundays and I hope they remember it as fondly as I do.

  • PhotogMom

         Fall is when I start to really cook, because the temperature drops to a level at which I can turn on my oven and great squashes are in season.  My favorite thing to make, and surprise my family with, is my homemade vegetable lasagna.
         Whatever veges I had would go into the lasagna; primarily zucchini, fall/winter squash(s), mushrooms, carrots, and of course, garlic. I would pulverize the veges in my food processor.  Saute them in extra virgin olive oil with a few herbs. Then I would make a tomato based sauce (or start with a jar of sauce, if I didn’t have time,) which I would add to the sauted pulverized veges.  The last trick was stirring in a ton of ricotta cheese into the sauce. After the sauce simmers for 30 min. I begin the layers: lasagna noodle; my vege sauce; billion lbs. of shredded mozzeralla; sometimes add a ton of any other shredded cheese on hand; lasagna noodle; sauce; cheeses; lasagna noodle; sauce; and a final layer of cheeses. Then this 50 lb. baking dish of lasagna goes into the oven for about 30 minutes.  Which is just enough time to clean up before my kids would know what I was up to.
         You might be wondering why was there a need to conceal what I was cooking from my children? Now came the real joy – watching my kids really enjoying eating the lasagna; knowing that I just tricked them into eating vegetables that they don’t like!  :-)

  • Sroses

    Fall is our family’s favorite time of year, apple picking for homemade apple pie, butternut squash for butternut squash soup. Roast Pork with baked apples always a hit for Sunday dinner.

  • Btygarl

    I hope to try the pumpkin cheesecake, sounds delicious!

  • Plspemberton

    It is the time of year that I start making soups for my family, there are several types that we enjoy and it gives us a warm way to be together over a meal each day!

  • Hal

    The butternut squash ravioli are very good — I’ve had them in the past.  But Maggiano’s needs to bring back the mushroom ravioli — that’s the only reason I went to Maggiano’s!

  • Diane Obrien801

    The pumpkin cheesecake was to die for.  Yummmmm!!!  You have to try it.  You won’t be disappointed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1424091715 Edward Wyatt

    My fall comfort food would also be a butternut squash ravioli, however I would add a bit of tart apple chiffonade to the filling and to the brown butter sauce some fresh sage. 

  • AR

    Apple picking with the family, then back hoe to make apple crisps. The kids love it!

  • Kate

    I can’t wait to try the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake!It so reminds me of fall, and it sounds fabulous!

  • Robert Toback

    This is the only Italian Restaurant that we eat at, where every dish is prepared to perfection that I do n ot have a favorite dish. I have had your buy one get one free, veal, chicken and  every other dish on your menu and every meal makes me feel like I have eaten food prepared by the angels.

  • Lelizrn

    My favorite fall dish is pumpkin bread!

  • Denise

    I love the pumpkin cheesecake.  It always makes me love the fall.  The smell of pumpkin remnds me of fall. 

  • Ro

    My Italian nana made them with mild sausage, peas and mozzarella. No marinara, she said that was not the Sicilian way. I am glad to have that food memory!

  • Mel

    The frequent battle during the holidays is whether to stink up the house again with brussel sprouts! Not everyone likes them, but they are a loved tradition on Thanksgiving.  Fresh, carefully chosen brussel sprouts, steamed to perfection, then seasoned with butter and salt.  Simple.  Delicious.  And, yes, a bit smelly.

  • Kathy

    I love Maggiano’s so much that I just had my birthday dinner at Maggiano’s with my family.  My grandson came in from college just to be with me and eat at Maggiano’s. The food family style is “out of this world” and everyone in my family loves it!  I especially love your fetticini alfredo and your desserts….thanks, Maggiano’s for making my birthday special.   Also, I eat lunch all the time with my girlfriends at Maggiano’s…we love the booths where we can talk and we love the food! 

    Thanks for making dining so special and so much fun for me!

    Kathy W. 

  • Vicki

    There is nothing better than decorating the house for fall, lighting scented candles, carving pumpkins with your kids, baking the pumpkin seeds and having Thanksgiving dinner with family.  Now that my husband and I have gracefully aged :) our children are on their own.  One with her family four hours away and one in his 20′s who has also left the nest and doing his own thing.  It is just my husband and I now but I still haven’t deterred from decorating the house for fall and making a Thanksgiving dinner .  Since it is just the two of us, I don’t cook much anymore so I actually enjoy making a turkey, stuffing, stuffing patties (my favorite) and real mashed potatoes.  Happy fall and Thanksgiving.

  • Cora

    Every year in the fall…I get into my “seasonal” mode where I crave the flavors of fall…….anything with pumpkin, cinnamon, and spices. My favorite fall items would have to be caramel apples, and ANY version of pumpkin bread with the cream cheese filling. My grandmother used to make a Pumpkin roll made of pumpkin pie filling, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. It was SOOO delicious and no matter how many versions I’ve tried ….NOT one has compared to my grandmothers’. Maggiano’s is also my FAVORITE place to dine….coming into the holiday seasons, with the spices and dishes prepared and the sparkling holiday mood in the restaurant. Maggiano’s is DEFINITELY a holiday tradition in MY family.

  • Lawgirlacs

    Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a winner, but every fall I crave caramel apples and chili (not necessarily together!!) .  Then, I know it’s fall.

  • Lawgirlacs

    Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a winner, but every fall I crave caramel apples and chili (not necessarily together!!) .  Then, I know it’s fall.

  • MRA

    There is nothing better than our holiday raviolis. We all get together to make them the day after Thanksgiving so they are ready for Christmas. Yum!

  • Jeeselysoto

    pumpkin spice latte at starbucks. it’s the first sign summer has ended and the fall is here.

  • happy

    I love Maggiano’s food and the terrfic deals they offer…you never leave hungry at this place!

  • JPS

    I love Maggiano’s!!!  Our family’s favorite fall goodie is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread.  Perfect to bake on a cool fall day.  When the smell of pumpkin and spices fills the kitchen, it really feels like fall! 

  • Wanda

    Fall favorite would be meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy and corn.

  • Anonymous

    i look forward to apple pies!

  • Sarah

    I love a chicken-stuffing casserole for the fall season.

  • Jennifer

    Good old pumpkin pie and all the lovely Thanksgiving meal items, especially dressing.

  • Dancing_hands4u

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of year.  And every year for the past 30 years I make fresh pumpkin pie from scratch.  Baking a pumpkin in the oven and using freshly grated cinnamon and heavy whipping cream as ingredients gives the pie a different texture and taste than using canned pumpkin.  Yummy!!!!

  • Harrison From Match

    Pumpkin cheesecake is something I look forward to in Fall. Pumpkin anything really. Japanese pumpkin squash to traditional American pumpkin pie. 

  • BV

    Our favourite dishes are different but every time that we go to Maggiano’s we both have our favourites- mine is the fettachini alfredo dish and his is the seafood pasta dish :)  love reading your blog :)

  • C Lindaman72

    Pumpkin Pie is the best. My mother used to make it for us every fall, when she was still with us, she would also make a secret one for me to take home. I havent been able to make or find one as good as that ever. She made the best home comfort food i have ever had. I guess i should of helped a little more in the kitchen.

  • Nancy Weston

    My personal favorits at this time of year is the pumpkin cheese cake and pumpkin Martinis.
    We especially have collect great memories from the special events Maggiano’s offer. The wine dinners, beer event, and mostly the cooking classes. We are looking forward to attending the Maggiano cooking class this Friday, Oct 7th, and creating more special and very yummy memories.
    We actually don’t go out a lot, but when we do it is a no brainer we are going to Maggiano’s:)

  • Rick