One night in Orlando, we tried to go to Maggiano's http://www.maggianos.com/ because my boyfriend had a craving for linguine with clam sauce. We wandered in the crowded door at 9 pm and the brusque hostess said the wait was 2 hours. We ended up going somewhere else down the street. I feel like very few places are worth waiting that long for a table. Friday we ended up driving to Tyson's to the nearest Maggiano's for a late dinner. We were seated quickly, and the host even called me ma'am. sigh.
We started off with calamari and a small caesar salad. I ordered the linguine with white clam sauce and the pasta was overcooked.
My boyfriend chose the Classic Pasta Angel Hair with Sausage. A surprising special was the inclusion of a choice of Classic Pasta to take home with you when you order from the Classic Pasta list. When the pasta feeds two easily, it's a pretty good deal for the price. Carmine's tastes better for family-style Italian-American, but pricewise, Maggiano's is a solid contender.