Maggiano’s Little Italy Makes Food Allergic Diners Feel at Home


Maggiano’s is happy to boast they are repeatedly ranked as a top allergy-friendly restaurant chain in the U.S. by AllergyEats. This rather upscale Italian restaurant takes special diet needs seriously and their staff is quite accommodating. When an allergy is mentioned, it isn’t uncommon for the chef to come to your table to discuss the issue personally. And since everything is made from scratch, they can usually make modifications for special requests. Nevertheless, they do have a handful of dairy-free options right on the main menu, which are carefully outlined in their allergen guide.

Maggiano's Little Italy Dairy-Free Restaurant Guide with Vegan Options - Allergy-Friendly Chain!

Dairy-Free Guide to Maggiano’s Little Italy (with Vegan Options)

The dairy-free options on their menu aren’t earth shattering. But if there is something else on the main menu that you really want to try, don’t hesitate to ask your server. You might be surprised what they can accommodate!


  • Ciabatta Table Rolls (vegan)


  • Italian Tossed Salad (without cheese and without croutons; vegan)

Note: Dairy-free customers can add chicken, salmon, or shrimp to make their salad a meal.

Dairy-Free Salad Dressings: House Dressing (vegan), White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian Vinaigrette (vegan), Balsamic Honey Mustard Vinaigrette


  • Manhattan Clam Chowder


  • Spaghetti with Marinara or Tomato Ragu Sauce (vegan)
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Mediterranean Spaghetti (vegan)

Note: Their Traditional, Whole Wheat, and Gluten-Free Plain Pasta options are dairy-free and vegan.


  • Fresh Grilled Asparagus without Cheese (vegan)
  • Roasted Garlic Broccoli (vegan)
  • Spaghetti Marinara (vegan)


  • Ziti with Marinara (vegan)
  • Ziti with Meat Sauce

Brunch Sides

  • Poached Eggs
  • Italian Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Smoked Ham

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Maggiano's Little Italy Dairy-Free Restaurant Guide with Vegan Options - Allergy-Friendly Chain!

Where to Find Maggiano’s Little Italy

They have over 50 full-service restaurants across the U.S. See the website below for addresses, hours, allergen menu, and contact information.


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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Maggiano’s in Los Angeles at The Grove is also wonderful about accomodating food allergies. I gave them a rave review on Yelp last year. They were so helpful about my special-needs, dairy-free kid I almost cried, actually. We’re going back for her birthday, even though it’s a 2 hour drive!