Maggiano's is a great Italian chain, the family style meal (about $26 pp) is the best option when whit a group with similar tastes. You chose 2 tyes of appetizers, 2 salads, 2 pastas, 2 entrees and 2 deserts for the table, everthing comes out hot and you share with each other, which is great to try different dishes. If you want more of anything, just ask!! They will bring you as much as you can handle! Dont forget to try and save room for dessert!!
The staff is always friendly and helpful, dont forget to make reservations, as is proper when dining anywhere that gets busy, esp during peak hours. Also if you are waiting too long, remind the hostess - Maggiano's has a policy if they are late fulfilling your reservation, they will give you a discount or something to make it up to you, just ask!