From the outside, you wouldn't guess Maisano's was a restaurant if not for the sign on the brick wall. Step inside and the atmosphere instantly ... More
Maisano's Italian Restaurant
From the outside, you wouldn't guess Maisano's was a restaurant if not for the sign on the brick wall. Step inside and the atmosphere instantly becomes intimate with subdued lighting and elegant decor that consists of rich drapes and paintings adorning the wall. The Italian menu does not disappoint. Also featuring a good list of wines to accompany your meal, Maisano's is a great little gem just waiting to be discovered.
We were shopping at Twelve Oaks and decided it looked good. The service was the BEST, atmosphere great, and the food was abolutely outstanding. Everything we ordered was beyond all our expectations, especially for the price. What a great find!
10/7/2011 we were driving around the mall looking for a place
for dinner, decided to pull in and were soo pleasantly surprized at the hospitality and excellent italian food. even the dinner salad was wonderful. Thank you Maisanos!
My husband and I have lived in the Novi area for about 7 years and only just learned about this hidden jewel. I'm so glad we eventually did! The food and service is wonderful. You can tell it's family-run and owned. You almost feel like you're dining at a friend's house. Wonderful home-cooked food - I imagine it's fairly close to authentic Italian cuisine. It wasn't all goopy and overly cheesy. Everything was fresh and well prepared/presented. Really enjoyable food, service, and great wine selection. I highly recommend to all the foodies out there. I know we'll be going back - tonight, in fact! :)
We went to Maisano's for my sister's birthday. She had been before and said it was the best italian restaurant in Novi. We ordered bruschetta and spinach artichoke dip. The bread was much too large - I could hardly fit it in my mouth. Our server wasn't very knowledgeable about the menu and was fairly slow. When our food arrived, I realized that she brought me the wrong dish because it was the same as my sister's and we ordered separate items. I ordered the Braciola and she insisted that was what I was served. Another server or a manager had to correct her and explain that I was indeed served the wrong item. My meal came within 8 mins or so, but it was very unpleasant. It was overcooked and the sauce seemed like it was out of a can. The waitress asked me how the meal was and I politely told her that it wasn't very good (which I NEVER do). She apologized, but I was surprised that they didn't try to offer me anything since my meal came out wrong and was not very good. My wife wasn't very happy with her meal either and agreed that the sauce seemed like it came from a can. I don't plan on trying it again.
I was in from out of town for my grandma's funeral. This restaurant is closed on Monday's and the manager was able to make arangements for us to have a small reception (40+ People) within 1 and a half days. The food was excellent, the wait-staff was very pleasant, and the atmosphere was comfortable. The price was well below what we expected. The chicken was EXCELLENT.
All I can say is WOW. This experience was all around great. The prices are between 9 to 15 dollars for the most part (expt might be like lobster). We started with the calamari, it melted in our mouth. It came with a red dipping sause that was so good we used the wonderful (endless) bread to soak up the rest of it. then we got the chicken soup, it was amazing. It seriously tasted like our grandmas home made chicken soup. We both loved our main meals as well. I got the chicken marsala, the best I have ever had. Our services was just as good, with the waitress coming to check on us often and always keeping our waters full. We never had to ask for anything and she was super friendly. She told us this place has been around for over 20 years! I can see why. There was two of us, we had an appitizer and a whole other meal to take home by time we were done because we couldn't finish our meals. (the portions were not huge but a nice size and you fill up on the awsome bread and soup) but our totol was only 36 dollars. Great first date kind of a place!
This is a GREAT restaurant!!! When I want great Italian food, this is where I go. The owners, wait staff, food and wine is superb. I have been coming to this restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed. For those special nights, this is my place.