Maggiano's Little Italy E-mail

Received: 07/19/12

The following is the e-mail response from Maggiano’s Little Italy when asked which of their menu items are vegan:

Thank you for contacting Maggiano’s Little Italy for information on our vegetarian menu items. 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 BrothSliced Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Pesto 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.