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.



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Ladyfinger cookies soaked in espresso and coffee liqueur layered with Mascarpone, dusted with cocoa powder and served with chocolate shavings

2 (3 oz.) packages soft ladyfingers, split, divided
1/2 cup freshly brewed strong coffee
1/4 cup sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
3 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Arrange half the ladyfingers on bottom of a large baking dish. Mix coffee, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; brush half over ladyfingers in dish.

Beat ricotta cheese, remaining sugar and remaining vanilla in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Whisk in Cool Whip.

Spoon half the ricotta mixture over ladyfingers in dish; cover with remaining ladyfingers. Brush with remaining coffee mixture; top with remaining ricotta cheese mixture. Sift cocoa over top of dessert. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.


  1. I made desserts at Maggiano's and they don't use ricotta. They use marscapone cheese, real heavy whipping cream, coffee liquer and eggs to this. This is just wrong!!!

    1. I've been searching for their recipe to make for valentine's day - any idea? Thanks!!

    2. I just ate there last night in King of Prussia Pennsylvania we had the marscapone tiramisu and the berry creme brulee and it was out of this world

    3. Can you give us the maggianos recipe?

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