Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Maggiano's Little Italy

My email response from Maggiano's Guest Relations Department:

"Since there is no single vegetarian eating pattern, our company dietitian has compiled the list below of suggested menu options for the various types of vegetarian diets. We hope that you will find this list helpful during your next visit to our restaurant.

If an item you desire does not appear on the list below, our chefs will gladly try to accommodate your special dietary needs by custom-preparing a meal using any ingredients that we have available in our kitchen. However, please be aware that none of our food items are certified vegetarian. Additionally, many of our recipes contain meat, fish, egg and dairy products and normal kitchen operations involve the sharing of cooking and preparation areas, including common fryer oil. Therefore, it is possible for any food item, including fried vegetables, to come into contact with animal products during the cooking process.

When visiting a Maggiano's, please make your special dietary needs known to your server. Our chefs are available to visit your table and personally assist you with meal recommendations as well as create a dish specifically suited to your needs. Please do not hesitate to ask as no request is ever too great. Maggiano’s takes great pride in meeting guests' special dietary requests.

Suggested Menu Options for Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians (contains egg and dairy, but no meat):
All “Suggested Menu Options for Lacto-Vegetarians and Vegans” listed below, including the following:

Any of our salads can be prepared without meat
Any of our pastas can be prepared without meat
Eggplant Parmesan
Salad Dressings: Blue Cheese and Caesar

Suggested Menu Options for Lacto-Vegetarians (contains dairy, but no meat or egg):
All “Suggested Menu Options for Vegans” listed below, including the following:

Any of our salads can be prepared without meat or eggs
Any of our pasta dishes can be prepared with only Garlic and Olive Oil
Any of our string pastas only (does not include Ravioli, Gnocchi, Lasagna or any fresh pasta)
Spaghetti Marinara
Joey Z's Angel Hair
Aglio Spinach
Alfredo Sauce
Shells & Vegetables with Tomato Pesto Broth
Sliced Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella AppetizerPesto Sauce
Diavlo Sauce

Suggested Menu Options for Vegans (contains no meat, dairy or egg):

Any of our salads can be prepared without meat, eggs or cheese.
Any of our pasta dishes can be prepared with only Garlic and Olive Oil.
Any of our string pastas only (does not include Ravioli, Gnocchi, Lasagna or any fresh pastas)
Salad Dressings: House and Italian

We hope that you are able to choose a meal to your liking and look forward to serving you soon."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I recently ate here for the the first time. They did prepare a chicken marsala that did not have eggs in it - I had a reaction of hives that night. I believe that the food was prepared in the same area with other items that contained egg. Be very careful at this restaurant.

I am an adult who was diagnosed in 2010 with an egg allergy.

Anonymous said...

As someone who has been allergic to egg all my life, a lot of the pastas have egg in it, so you have to watch that too when going to Italian restaurants.

gil rukchin said...

Great vegan pasta ! Olive and tomato .