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 Recipe
2 cups ciabatta bread, toasted & pulled into 1 inch pieces
10 grape tomatoes, cut in half
6 oz fresh spinach
1/2 cup cucumber,peeled 1/2 inch dice
8 kalamata olives, chopped
4 pepperoncinis,destemmed & cut into 1/3 inch rings
2 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoon basil leaves, julienned
1 tablespoon roasted garlic
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
5 tablespoons olive oil
Toast the bread in the oven to crisp. Combine the dressing ingredients in the mixing bowl and break up the basil leaves and garlic. Add the remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl, reserving 1/2 of the mozzarella for garnish and toss. Arrange the salad on a plate or in a bowl, and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella. Serve room temperature to warm.
Can’t find ciabatta? Any crusty Italian or French bread will work for this recipe.