Maggiano’s Little Italy at NorthPark Center is well known for their well-prepared selection of Italian food. One thing that is not well-known about the restaurant, is that they have a scratch kitchen. What this means for diners is if they have the ingredients to make it, the chef is happy to whip up a custom dish. This makes it a great choice for anyone with a gluten-free, vegetarian, or even vegan diet. In fact, all of their homemade sauces are gluten free.
Because they have the wonderful feature of a scratch kitchen, the chefs are able to curate a seasonal menu for the restaurant. The menu for this Fall is nothing short of amazing.
Roasted Pear Gorgonzola Bruschetta
This heavenly bruschetta has a creamy gorgonzola base, topped with imported prosciutto, arugula, and a honey balsamic glaze.
Smoked Nueske Bacon Carbonara
This fancy take on a classic dish includes fresh Chitarra pasta, peas, garlic cream sauce, and is topped with a poached egg! Don’t let the egg sway you. It adds a creamy, flavorful touch to the dish.
Think chicken parmesan, without the chicken. The shrimp are lightly fried and topped with pomodoro sauce and provolone cheese. It is served with angel hair Aglio Olio.
Cinnamon Spiced Pear Cake
This pear cake is topped with fresh whipped cream, candied walnuts, and a brown sugar crumble. It is served with apples in a caramel sauce.