Maggiano's has been one of my favorite spots for Italian food for some time now. They always have great portions and the food is amazing. I only recently discovered that on the menu they have deals where you order a dish to eat in the restaurant and you get a second to take home. You can't beat that deal!
This past weekend my girlfriend and I decided it was time for a girls day out. So we decided to check out the new brunch at Maggiano's that way we could grab a bite and do some shopping! We went in around Noon and they weren't overly crowded so we were able to sit right away. However, before we ordered our food we noticed the place had packed up fairly quickly. We took forever to order because we were so busy chatting it up. When we finally took a look at the menu, it was tough trying to decide what to order because there were several tasty sounding options.
What is a girls brunch without a tasty drink right!? We opted for the Peach Bellini's which they also offer in a frozen version. We went for the non-frozen option and they were full of flavor. While waiting for our order they also provided us two mini cakes. They were kind of like a coffee cake texture and sweet.
For our meals, I went with the Chicken and Waffles and my friend ordered the crab cake, which comes with a poached egg but they gave her the option to change the way the eggs were cooked so she went with scrambled. In Maggiano's fashion, the portions were plentiful even for brunch!
The presentation definitely matched the taste. The chicken and waffles included 4 pieces of chicken in a batter that reminded me of funnel cake batter. It blended well with the waffles and syrup. The crab cake dish came with two crab cakes which were more crab meat than filler. The potatoes were seasoned with perfection. Both meals were way to much for us to eat in one sitting so we had leftovers to take home. I am looking forward to going back to try some of the other options on the menu, this is certainly a brunch you want to check out! The full brunch menu is served Saturday and Sunday until 3 pm. Make sure you let them know the Housewives of Annapolis sent you!
Maggiano's Little Italy
2100 Annapolis Mall Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401