Maggiano’s Little Italy


Thanks to viewer Lesley for this restaurant suggestion:

"In Bellevue, WA there is an Italian Restaurant called Maggiano's Little Italy.  I used to work there and was impressed by how seriously they took their patrons' dietary needs.  All you have to do is mention your allergy to your server and chances are the chef will come to your table and discuss the issue with you personally.  Just about everything is made completely from scratch, so they can accommodate just about any allergy pretty easily.  I recommend reservations on Friday and Saturday nights.  Note: Maggiano's is a chain, so your readers can find them around the country."

We put this under multiple locations, because this restaurant has locations throughout the U.S., but please note that her recommendation was specifically for Bellevue, so you may want to call other locations to ensure they offer the same level of attentiveness.


About Author

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!

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