Maggiano’s Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano’s menu features both classic and contemporary recipes – authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano’s 46 locations nationwide offer lunch, dinner, delivery and carryout service. Banquet spaces for special occasions are also available at select restaurants. Maggiano’s is owned and operated by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Maggiano’s, Brinker owns and operates Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Maggiano's Little Italy Copycat Recipe
For the Salad:
5 cups romaine lettuce, bite-size
5 cups iceberg lettuce, bite-size
1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
corn oil, for frying
4 ounces thinly slices prosciutto, cut into 2-inch squares
For the Dressing:
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups vegetable oil
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 pinch dried oregano
In large, deep skillet, heat 1/2-inch corn oil. Add Prosciutto and cook until it turns dark brown and curls up on ends. Drain on paper towels. Cool and crumble into small bits.
For dressing, in medium mixing bowl, combine mustard, sugar, water, garlic, vinegar and salt. Whisk until combined. Whisk in oil in thin stream. Add pepper and oregano; whisk to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste, adding more sugar or garlic if necessary.
Place lettuce, onion, cheese and Prosciutto in large bowl; toss. Add enough dressing to lightly coat leaves; toss and serve immediately.
Refrigerate extra dressing in airtight container for future use.