We went to Maggiano's in DC on a great recommendation from friends. We had a group of 6 for a b-day party. After all the hype and excitement, I found the place to be packed and loud. And the food? Mediocre Italian. Why is it that a mountain of food=orgasmically delicious dining experience for some people?
I'd much rather skip the family style platters heaping full of gnocchi and order an entree of higher quality!